Jim Gaffigan is one of the top touring comedians in the country today. His latest comedy special, Mr. Universe, got a Grammy nomination for Best Comedy Album. He’s appeared on Portlandia, Flight of the Conchords, Bored to Death as well as movies including Going the Distance and Away We Go, and he starred on Broadway’s That Championship Season. His first book, "Dad is Fat" debuted at #5 on the New York Times Bestseller’s List. He is also currently developing a sitcom with CBS based on his life.
Possessing a hyper-literate, intellectual style of rapping augmented with dizzying elocution that would tongue-tie even the fiercest auctioneer, Busdriver is eclectic and eccentric enough to cite vocalese jazz singer Jon Hendricks as a primary influence. Born Regan Farquhar, Busdriver began rapping at age nine, releasing his first record at age 13 with his group, 4/29, named after the 1992 L.A. riots. He guested on upward of 20 singles, and by 2001 he could no longer be contained by guest spots, releasing his first full-length, Memoirs of the Elephant Man. Since then, he's released several more albums, the latest is called Beaus$Eros.
Open Mike Eagle@Mike_Eaglemikeeagle.net
The LA Times calls Open Mike Eagle "one of LA's smartest young voices." He has released three albums and has collaborated with P.O.S. and MC Paul Barman. Mike has also bridged rap and comedy, rapping at shows by some of our favorite comedians, including Paul F. Tompkins and Hannibal Buress.