You could say that Mike Cano has been entertaining his whole life. As a young child, Mike would dress up and put on “shows” for family and friends. He always had something witty to say even as a child and his love for making people laugh blossomed as a young adult. He was known as the class clown and ladies man all tied up into one “little” package. He was always in theatre and dance throughout high school, some say “DRAMA” is his...
Helen Hong is a comedian, TV host, matchmaker, and star of Logo Channel’s reality dating series “Setup Squad.” Helen’s adorable stage presence and mischievous point of view have landed her on The Huffington Post’s Favorite Female Comedians list and a profile in The New York Times. She’s been featured on E!, TLC, and is a frequent host of the PBS syndicated talk show “Asian America.”
As a standup comedian, Helen’s “cute little Asian girl” demeanor leaves audiences totally unprepared for her naughty and irreverent material. She was a semi-finalist in the 2008 and 2007 NY’s Funniest Stand-Up Competition, was selected for the Emerging Comics Showcase at the 2007 NYC Underground Comedy Festival, and was a semi-finalist in the 2006 California’s Funniest Female Contest. Helen has performed across the country, including at The Borgata Casino in Atlantic City, in Puerto Rico for Armed Services Entertainment, and at dozens of colleges and universities.
Helen is the creator and host of a popular comedy-matchmaking event called “Laugh Match.” She stars as a professional wing-woman in Logo Channel’s “Setup Squad,” a reality series about a New York dating agency. When she’s not playing cupid or making people laugh, Helen enjoys karaoke, NPR, and cheese.
The media dubbed Vargus “THE HUMAN CARTOON” at the 2002 San Francisco Comedy Competition. Using highly physical movement and an arsenal of animated voices, Vargus took 2nd place defeating 340 competitors world wide. Other national comedy titles include 2006 Top 10 Comics of Myspace, 2007 Finalist Purina Pet Comedy Competition, Semifinalist 2006 Boston International Comedy Festival and HBO’s Young Young Comedian Spotlight; where performing for the first time at only 15, Vargus became the Rocky Mountain Regional Champion. Vargus' has also appeared on a diverse range of television comedy shows. Foremost is NBC’s Last Comic Standing, where he was selected among in the world’s elite 40 comedians to compete in the semifinals of year 4. Other television credits include Russell Simmons Def Comedy Jam, Comedy Central’s Live at Gotham, Comics Unleashed with Byron Allen, BET’s Comic-View and VH1’s Super Secret Movie Rules. Most recently Vargus was Comedy Central’s online red carpet host for the Celebrity Roast of Flavor Flav. More importantly, Vargus takes a great deal of pride performing abroad for the military. His talents have taken him literally around the globe to 20 different countries as an entertainer for the U.S. Troops.
The favorite son of Baltimore, Erik Myers has been killing audiences with his fast-paced, high-energy comedy for the last few years. It really has to be seen in person to be believed (this isn't Erik writing this paragraph, by the way)--these are the kinds of jokes you'll try to pass off as your own when talking to your co-workers the next day, you bastard. The concepts (partying, women, family, weighing about 115 pounds soaking wet) are familiar, but no one does them with Erik's style. Erik has been a regular on the 98 Rock morning show in Baltimore. He has won stand-up competitions at the DC Improv, the Baltimore Improv and the Tampa Improv.