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JUST FOR LAUGHSHeadliner Jeremy Hotz

 

JEREMY HOTZ
One of the most unique stand-up comics working today, Canadian born Jeremy Hotz has quickly become a proven international success. With stellar performances at the Montreal Comedy Festival: Just For Laughs and his sold out Canadian theater tour “What A Miserable Tour This Is….” as well as performances all over the US, Europe and Australia, Jeremy continues to grab audiences with his completely original and confused, yet very astute, observational comedy. Originally from Ottawa, Jeremy began his career performing at local comedy clubs across the country.

In 1997, he performed at the Just For Laughs Comedy Festival in Montreal and received a standing ovation after his debut performance at the festival’s prestigious television gala. He returned to the Just For Laughs Comedy Festival in 1999, 2002, 2003, 2005 (voted Best Performer by the “Globe and Mail”), 2007, 2008 (Chosen as Best in Fest by the “Montreal Gazette”) 2011 and 2012 where he was one of the hosts for the Just for Laughs TV series for The Comedy Network.  Recognition came quick, as American studios and networks showed interest and Jeremy was offered his first of many major development deals.

Another highlight for Jeremy was his debut appearance on The Late Show with David Letterman, followed by five appearances on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. Jeremy has also appeared on Comedy Central with his own half hour special, and was on MTV’s Half Hour Comedy Hour.   Jeremy filmed a one hour TV special “What A Miserable Show This Is…” for CTV, and his DVD “What a Miserable DVD This Is…”  is a hit.

Hotz is a favorite in theaters and stand-up comedy clubs across Canada and the US, including the world famous Laugh Factory and Improv in both Las Vegas and Los Angeles.  Jeremy has also headlined at HBO’s prestigious comedy festival in Aspen, Colorado.

Beyond his stand-up comic merits, Jeremy is also a talented actor who will be appearing in the fourth season of HBO Canada’s Call Me Fitz, and has appeared in the feature films My Favorite Martian (with Elizabeth Hurley) and Speed 2 (with Sandra Bullock and Jason Patric). He starred in the four-part mini-series Married Life on Comedy Central and was nominated for a Gemini Award for the CBC’s “OH CANA-DUH”.  He was the recipient of a Gemini Award for “Best Performance in a Comedy Show or Series” for his work in the celebrated series “The Newsroom” on the CBC and PBS in America.
Jeremy was also a staff writer and performer on the critically acclaimed “The Jon Stewart Show” (Paramount), and received a Gemini nomination for “Best Writing in Comedy or Variety Show or Series” for his half hour comedy special, “Whatever Happened to Jeremy Hotz?”

In 2008, Jeremy was honored with the Dave Broadfoot, Comic Genius Award at the Canadian Comedy Awards, which is the most prestigious comedy award in the country.  Following that year, he was awarded Best Male Stand-Up 2009.

Most recently, after headlining the Melbourne, Sydney and Auckland Comedy Festivals, Hotz was awarded the Jury Prize for Best International Performer at the Sydney Comedy Festival.

Jeremy’s Magical Misery tour across Canada in 2013 was a smashing success. www.JeremyHotz.com

 

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OPHIRA EISENBERG is a comedian, writer, and host of NPR’s hit trivia comedy show, Ask Me Another in which she has interviewed and played silly games with the likes of John Turturro, Justin Long, Elizabeth Gilbert, Cristin Milioti, Doug Limon, Dr. Ruth, Lewis Black, Hannibal Buress and more. She has appeared on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, The Today Show, Comedy Central, and VH-1. Selected as one of New York Magazine’s Top 10 Comics that Funny People Find Funny, and featured in the New York Times as a skilled comedian and storyteller with a “bleakly stylish” sense of humor, Ophira’s debut memoir, Screw Everyone: Sleeping My Way to Monogamy was recently optioned for a feature film with Zucker Productions. She has appeared as a panelist on Wait, Wait Don’t Tell Me and is also a regular host and storyteller with The Moth and has appeared on their award-winning podcast, radio show, and Audience Favorites compilation. She recently recorded her second comedy album BANGS! www.OphiraEisenberg.com

 

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SIMON CADEL started performing stand up at 11 years old and at the ripe old age of 14 is making a big name for himself in comedy in NYC. Described as a comedian who happens to be a kid, not a kid comedian he is an audience favorite at Comedy Clubs all over New York City including The Comic Strip Live, New York Comedy Club, Broadway Comedy Club, and Levity Live. He was Caroline’s Breakout Artist of the Month in February where he performed his own 45-minute show.

Simon’s material is smart, observational, high-energy, and changes constantly. He explores topics ranging from being an awkward 9th grader, to technology, to his Jewish upbringing, which has made him a self-declared “Jatheist.”

And, when words just won’t do, Simon puts his comedy to music with songs like “The Cult of Apple” and the irreverent Disney parody, “Everybody Dies.” www.simoncadel.com

 

Lisa Geduldig

Lisa Geduldig

LISA GEDULDIG is a San Francisco-based comic and comedy producer who’s originally from New Yawk where her entire suburban block was Jewish except the Mazzolas next door who had on their lawn the largest Nativity scene in the history of the world. Lisa is the creator, producer, and MC of a variety of comedy shows: Kung Pao Kosher Comedy; The
George Bush Going Away Party: An Evening of Political Comedy; Funny Girlz: A Smorgasbord of Women Comedians; The Color of Funny: A Multi-Cultural Comedy Show; A Muslim, A Mormon,
and A Jew Walk into A Bar: The Comedy of Religion. Lisa has produced Charo twice at The Herbst Theatre. For the past 5-1/2 years, she has been running a monthly show Comedy Returns to El Rio at El Rio in San Francisco’s Mission District where she began her comedy career 25 years ago. Lisa has also recently become a filmmaker; her first film, “Esther & Me,” a profile of
octogenarian, Esther Weintraub, a former comedian (Funny Girlz 2003), and resident at The Jewish Home San Francisco made the rounds on the film festival circuit and screened at 12 festivals far in the US, Canada, and Europe. www.EstherandMe.com – Lisa also does freelance PR (arts, health, news, politics) in both English and Spanish.
www.SFPublicist.com

 **Hi res photos are available for download on the Press Page.

Past Performers:

2013

    • Gary Gulman
    • Adrianne Tolsch
    • Samson Koletkar

2012

      • Judy Gold
      • Scott Blakeman
      • Mike Capozzola

2011

      • Elayne Boosler
      • Avi Liberman
      • Jeff Applebaum

2010

      • Wendy Liebman
      • Joe Nguyen
      • Nathan Habib

2009

      • Jonathan Katz
      • Brian Malow
      • Hilary Schwartz

2008

      • David Brenner
      • Dan Naturman
      • Page Hurwitz

2007

      • Shelley Berman
      • Scott Blakeman
      • Esther Paik Goodhart

2006

      • Cathy Ladman
      • Dan Ahdoot
      • Stephanie Blum

2005

      • Wendy Liebman
      • Gregg Rogell
      • Betsy Salkind

2004

      • Judy Gold
      • Page Hurwitz
      • Brad Zimmerman

2003

      • Judy Gold
      • Ed Crasnick
      • Bruce Smirnoff

2002

      • Jeffrey Ross
      • Cory Kahaney
      • Eddie Sarfaty

2001

      • Cathy Ladman
      • Scott Blakeman
      • Lisa Kron

2000

      • Marc Maron
      • Page Hurwitz
      • Brian Malow

1999

      • Carol Leifer
      • Betsy Salkind
      • Dan Rothenberg

1998

      • Freddie Roman
      • Sara Cytron
      • Dan Lewis

1997

      • Henny Youngman
      • Charlie Varon
      • Judith Sloan

1996

      • Sherry Glaser
      • Josh Kornbluth
      • The Kinsey Sicks

1995

      • Cathy Ladman
      • Jaffe Cohen

1994

      • Carol Leifer
      • Ed Crasnick
      • Sara Felder
      • Scott Silverman
      • Andrea Leigh Levin
      • Surprise Guest: Margaret Cho

1993

      • Suzy Berger
      • Scott Silverman
      • Stu Silverstein
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