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Featuring Johnny Dam has been performing comedy ever since he could utter a sentence. As the resident class clown, he deprived his fellow students of any semblance of a public education all in the name of comedy. They still haven’t thanked him.
A native of Los Angeles, Johnny began his actual comedy career out of necessity in December of 1991 because he couldn’t afford therapy. Since then he has toured the U.S., Canada, and traveled into war zones to entertain the troops. When asked if he did the latter out of some sense of patriotic pride, Johnny will simply say he wanted to finally serve those who serve his country, and he’s pretty sure that had he actually enlisted in the military when he was 18, he’d be getting out of Leavenworth right about now.
In 2004, Johnny began teaching stand-up comedy for the internationally famous Improv comedy clubs in Irvine and Ontario, California. His logic being, if he could keep just one person from having to get a day job, it would all be worthwhile.
In September of 2006, Johnny released his first CD “The Painful Truth”, which, after months of harassing letters, a well-documented court case, and a strategically-placed ad between a pizza joint and a custom shoemaker in the Penny Saver, was begrudgingly picked up by iTunes.
In February of 2008, Johnny Dam left the stage to produce his own 2x award-winning politically funny Internet radio show – The DAMage Report, where he would bring together 4 comedians, 5 headlines, and two hours of open microphones. On the heels of such success, and his head filled with an artificially sweetened ego, he then created Porn Star Pundits, foolishly thinking that porn stars actually cared about politics. This venture ruined porn for Johnny, and he has not been the same since.
In 2012, Johnny, his wife and two cats that disavow all knowledge of his existence, moved from Los Angeles, CA, to the small rural town of New Castle, PA, which incidentally has one of the highest unsolved murder rates in the country… which is a good thing since Johnny really isn’t a detail oriented kind of person.
In 2013, Johnny reformatted The DAMage Report into a 2-3 minute FCC-friendly satirical newscast that was instantly picked up by three different radio stations across the U.S. This format change was inevitable once he realized that, politically speaking, nothing ever gets better, only crazier.
He has since gotten back to his roots and is performing comedy to appreciative audiences all across the nation. And in July of 2013, competing against 31 other comedians, Johnny took home the $500 first prize in an annual comedy contest in Ohio. Unfortunately, he cannot divulge the name of the contest until he has been cleared of all doping charges.
But beware, Johnny’s humor is brutally honest, and if asked to define comedy he will tell you that every joke has a victim, and the only thing funnier than the truth is the painful truth.
Headliner David Kaye
Audiences laugh out loud, as David Kaye shares side-splitting tales of his dysfunctional family affairs, and blue-collar upbringing in Pittsburgh, PA. As the last child born to a Polish steel mill worker and a Ho Jo’s waitress, his wry recollections of life as the “baby brother” are candidly funny. “I grew up believing that my parents were not prejudice people. However, judging from all the beatings I took as a child, I now realize my parents hated white children.”
David’s tongue-in-cheek observations have continued to set off boisterous laughter and applause in corporate boardrooms, college rathskellers, and smoky nightclubs throughout the country for over two decades. A former mechanical engineer and more recently, trained thespian, Kaye smartly lampoons life with countless comical vignettes. Acting as narrator and cast, he morphs into a one man comedy troupe using manic mannerisms, outlandish dialects, and contorted facial expressions to convey vividly funny living snapshots of his many off-the-wall characters.
David Kaye’s many credits include performances with Weird Al Yankovic, Richard Jeni, David Brenner, and Drew Carey. Along with numerous television appearances on ABC, Comedy Central, dozens of commercials and industrial films, and a starring role in the independent films, ”Creep” and “Saffronia”.
The perfect headline performer for any occasion, David Kaye always delivers huge laughs with his original wit, rock solid act, and genuine comedic talent.