State of Comedy
Chris Smith is known as “The Ultimate Road Comic” for his willingness to perform on the road nearly 250 days a year every year, he began his stand-up comedy career after graduating college where he had a successful comedy radio show from 1985-1987. Early in his stand-up career Chris earned a finalist
spot in the National Lampoon Comedy Search contest and two separate Johnny Walker Comedy Competitions which opened the door for him to open for such comics as Jerry Seinfeld, Tim Allen, Jon Stewart, Drew Carey, Jeff Foxworthy, Howie Mandel, Bernie Mac, Steve Harvey, Richard Jeni, and Rodney Carrington among others. Chris has also opened for musical acts such as Johnny Paycheck, Crystal Gayle, Foghat, and Terri Clark. He has performed in 48 states and Canada only taking time off to co-host two morning radio shows, one in 1990 and the other in 2001 and taping a TV pilot. In addition to performing at hundreds of comedy clubs throughout the country, Chris also performs at casinos, colleges, high schools, country clubs, military bases, corporate events, and charity fundraisers for such groups as Comic Relief, Flood Relief, M.A.D.D., Juvenile Diabetes, Police and Firefighters, Multiple Sclerosis, and many children’s hospital events. A versatile comedian, Chris has successfully done shows that range from church functions and black-tie dinners to biker bars and strip clubs, which has earned him respect amongst his peers for his ability to do a quality show in any situation and for any type of audience.
Mike Conley has been performing throughout the Midwest since 1990. Along with his stand up appearances, Mike has also had two stints as a radio personality for stations in the Akron and Canton (OH) markets. From May of 1998 through the end of 1999, Mike was the voice of “Dr. Job Crevice” on 97.5 WONE FM in Akron. From February 2002 through August of 2005, Mike was the known throughout the Canton radio market as “Dr. Damien Love” on “Q92 radio”, 92.5 WZKL FM in Alliance. He is a semi-regular visitor on the 100.1 WNIR FM morning show, in Akron. He’s performed in benefit shows for The American Cancer Society, The Northeast Ohio Adoption Services, and many others. He‘s highly regarded as a great night of entertainment by many fraternal organizations as well, such as the Elks, Eagles, and Moose. Mike has also hosted many, many private retirement roasts, birthday, and anniversary parties for groups of 15 to 500. He takes great pride in being able to perform a show suited and geared for any audience, at any venue. His material covers the day-to-day occurrences we all experience, but don’t often share with each other. His slant on family life, vacations, growing older, and being a single male never fail to keep his audiences laughing and wanting more.
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