Queens vs. Brooklyn: Stand-Up Smackdown at Long Island City's Laughing Devil Comedy Club
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- Author, columnist, and comedian Steve Hofstetter is often called the hardest working man in show-business. With all due respect to the late James Brown.
Hofstetter’s national TV debut came on ESPN’s Quite Frankly, where Stephen A. Smith yelled at him for three minutes. Hofstetter has also appeared on Showtime’s “White Boyz in the Hood,” VH1’s “Countdown,” and does what he can to represent American comedy in the groundbreaking New Line documentary “On the Road in America.” Having appeared on networks from Boston to Denver, his local television appearances are too numerous to count, especially if you’re using your fingers.
One of the top booked acts on the college circuit, the 28-year-old humorist also just released his third album and his third book. The book is titled “National Lampoon’s Balls!” Thankfully, It’s a sports book.
After hosting Four Quotas on Sirius Satellite Radio for two seasons, Hofstetter moved to broadcast radio, and his Sports Minute (Or So) is currently syndicated on over 150 stations and in over 30 newspapers. Hofstetter released his first live comedy album in 2006, CURE FOR THE CABLE GUY, which debuted at #22 on Billboard’s comedy charts. Hofstetter is a former weekly columnist for SportsIllustrated.com and NHL.com, where he publicly admitted to being a Ranger fan.
Hofstetter’s brutal tour schedule consists of over 100 colleges and dozens of clubs every year, and is fueled by an immense online popularity, tons of press, and a Prius with great gas mileage. His reach includes 200,000 friends on Facebook and 400,000 more on MySpace, with thousands more every week. SteveHofstetter.com is one of the top two most trafficked websites of any American standup act on the market today, behind Dane Cook’s appropriately named DaneCook.com.
Hofstetter was named one of Two Drink Minimum magazine’s Best New Faces of 2004, which confuses him since he definitely had a face in 2003. And while Hofstetter’s live shows are routinely sold out, he is best known for his writing, first published at age 15 (when he also had a face). At 18, he co-founded “Sports Jerk of the Week,” an irreverent website featured by press like USA Today’s Baseball Weekly, Sports Illustrated and CNN. And at 20, Hofstetter took a year off of school to head up web content for the New York Yankees. The Yankees won the World Series that year, which would have been wonderful if they hadn’t beaten Hofstetter’s Mets. He did not have a face that night.
- Known to those in the know as â€œThe Full Charge,â€? Matt Fulchiron hardly lives up to his nickname. Worn down by relationships, adult responsibilities, and limited resources, Fulchiron coasts through his life and his act with a sarcastic and defeated outlook; creating the illusion that Julian Casablancas quit his job as the lead singer of The Strokes to fill in for Rodney Dangerfield. Matt graduated from The University of Maryland, Baltimore County, where he turned his middle-class opportunities into unrealistic ambitions, obtaining a bachelorâ€™s degree in Visual arts. Around this time, Matt began making short films in Baltimore and was accepted into several film festivals, including Baltimoreâ€™s Microcinefest, where he won â€œThe Best New Directorâ€? Award. He soon moved to Los Angeles to fulfill his dreams working in movie theaters, post production facilities, cater/waiter cruise ships, landscaping ventures, and â€œPepsi Challengeâ€? booths. After a bad breakup with a girl he still really hasnâ€™t really gotten over, Fulchiron started performing in coffee houses and bars as a stand up comic. Before he knew it he was even going out on commercial auditions ! ! ! ! ! Fulchiron also starred in the feature film, Hollywood 5, playing the movie theater usher/hipster â€œWes.â€? Shot just 7 years ago, the movie is set to be released in the Philippines next August. A regular at The Comedy Store on the Sunset strip, and fresh from his appearances on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson and Live at Gotham on Comedy Central, Matt performs nightly in order to share his experiences and positive outlook on life.
- Ashley started his career in 1996, appearing in the low-budget sci-fi fantasy flick Ionopsis, in which he played (appropriately) Seren of the forest people, a frustrated virgin whose selfish quest for power is cut spectacularly short when he grabs a magic sword and explodes.
Still his best death ever.
In 1997 he got his first stage work in Funny Money and The Unsinkable Molly Brown at The Golden Apple Dinner Theater in Sarasota FL. Since then, Ashley has taken the stage in OH, VA, MD, DC, GA, MA, NY state and New York City, where he played Creon in Red Bull Theater’s acclaimed production of Pericles, and was a founding member of Folding Chair Classical Theatre.
Most recently, he appeared in Spring Awakening at The Everyman Palace Theatre, where he played all 9 adult male roles.
Ashley earned an MFA from Michael Kahn’s Academy for Classical Acting, becoming the first ACA graduate to be cast at The Shakespeare Theatre, the United States’ premiere classical theatre, where he appeared in The Duchess of Malfi, The Winter’s Tale, and Two Gentlemen of Verona.