Earthquake | Dec 3-4

Washington DC’s own comedian, actor and voice-artist, Earthquake earned a strong fan-base in stand-up comedy via programming platforms fueled by BET, HBO, Comedy Central, Showtime and more.

Born Nathaniel Stroman, ‘Quake’ (as he’s known by fans), entered America’s households on the classic run of BET’s ‘Comic View’ and HBO’s comedic rites of passage program, ‘Def Comedy Jam’. Pointedly, Earthquake wowed audiences with one of his most memorable performances for HBO’s coveted 30-minute comedy special series, ‘One Night Stand’. While becoming one of the hottest properties of the standup comedy circuit, Earthquake filmed a string of comedy specials. The specials include, ‘About Got Damm Time’, ‘Walter Latham Presents’, ‘From the Outhouse to the Whitehouse’ and more recently, ‘These Ain’t Jokes’ which premiered on the Showtime Network. Quake’s fans also enjoy an extensive cluster of comedy content collector’s DVD’s as well such as the ‘Shaq’s All-Star Comedy Jam’ DVD Collections.

In addition to televised comedy specials, Comedian Earthquake has enjoyed a string of cameo appearances on primetime television as well. He is mostly known for his recurring role as the beloved ‘Uncle Mike’ from the hit sitcom, ‘Everybody Hates Chris’. His past appearances also include hit sitcom, ‘The Game’ and reality program spoof, ‘The Husbands of Hollywood’. More recently, he made a guest appearance on Bounce Network’s, ‘In the Cut’ and the Wanda Sykes produced ‘Face Value’ airing on the BET Network. Currently, Earthquake can be seen in a string of cameo’s on Cedric The Entertainer’s sitcom, ‘The Neighborhood’, Fox Television’s, ‘Rel’ and Comedy Central’s, ‘South Side’. He has also blessed the talk show circuit with appearances on ABC’s ‘The View’, Fox Television’s ‘The Real’, TBS’s ‘Late Night with Conan O’Brien’ and many more; however, his most memorable appearances were on ‘Howard Stern’ and HBO’s, ‘Bill Maher’.

Earthquake

Earthquake has enjoyed the film arena as well. His film credits include animated favorite ‘Barnyard’, ‘Something Like a Business’ with Kevin Hart, ‘Getting Played’ with Vivica Fox, Ice Cube’s ‘The Longshots’ and the Kevin Smith cult classic ‘Clerks II’ with a recent appearance in Mario Van Peebles indie-project, ‘Armed’. As an extension of his film work, Quake has provided voicing for global brands Nike and Beats by Dre respectively.

Presently, Earthquake can be heard on Monday through Wednesday on the Sirius XM radio show ‘Quakeshouse’ for Kevin Hart’s Laugh Out Loud Radio. Earthquake resides in Los Angeles and continues to thrive on the comedy circuit and remains a favorite among top tier stand-up comedy talent. As he prepares for this forthcoming comedy special, Quake will continue to make television appearances giving his fans glimpses of his work on popular programming.

Cabaret | Dec 12

Leading Ladies Cabaret is a celebrity illusion show, starring “America’s Got Talent” contestant, Dorae Saunders.

Dorae Saunders on America's Got Talent

Come see this Las Vegas style female impersonator show. Big hair, gowns, heels, jewelry and make-up! Dancing and birthday celebrations! You will laugh and be amazed! Everyone is welcome.

Brooke Collins, Show Girl of the South
Showgirl of the South
Brooke Collins

Be sure to honor the tradition of tipping your entertainer. We have tip money for exchange at the door.

Samantha Hunter
Ebony Goddess
Samantha Hunter

Micro Wrestling | Dec 16

Micro Wrestlers are back by popular demand at the Comedy House!

These micro athletes are ready to entertain you for 90 minutes with a minimum of 4 matches. Free autographs/pictures for each fan after the completion of the last match.

The Micro Wrestling Federation is a full-scale, WWE type event supported by an entire cast under five feet tall. Founded in 2000, the MWF is the longest running organization within the Little Person wrestling industry; no other company has performed in more events since our inception. The Micro Wrestling Federation has been imitated without success as we are the original “MICRO” professional wrestling organization.

The Micro Wrestlers have been featured in Sports Illustrated Magazine, Country Music Television, and the WWE. There is no denying that the Micro Wrestling Federation is the number one Little Person wrestling organization on the planet – high-flying, body slamming, and off the top rope!

Guy Torry | Dec 17-19

In the tradition of comedians who have made the transition from the stage to the screen, such as Richard Pryor and Bill Cosby, multi-talented Guy Torry has made the leap with great success.

Fresh out of college, Guy landed a job as a production assistant on the Fox comedy Martin. His quick wit captured the attention of the show’s writers, producers and the show’s star Martin Lawrence. Guy became a contributing writer to the series and on the sitcom Moesha.

With notebooks full of original comedy material, Guy set out to perform on BET’s “Comic View,” Comedy Central’s “Premium Blend,” “Showtime at the Apollo” and “Russell Simmons: Def Comedy Jam.”

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Torry stepped out as an actor to receive critical acclaim for his work starring in the NBC mini-series The 70’s. Guy has made guest star appearances on television series including Blind Justice, The Shield, One On One, X Files and NYPD Blue.

Guy Torry in American History X

Guy has appeared in such feature films as The Last Stand, starring Anthony Anderson and Kevin Hart and written and directed by Russ Parr. His other film credits include Life starring Eddie Murphy and Martin Lawrence and most notably American History X.

J.J. Williamson | Jan 7-8

Hard work and enthusiasm has promoted Jeremiah (J.J.) Williamson into a very successful start in the entertainment industry. J.J. is rapidly becoming nationally known and requested for both his comedy and acting abilities.

J.J. has performed via the television circuit on “The Monique Show”, “Russell Simmons HBO Def Comedy Jam”, “Comedy Central”, “Showtime at the Apollo” and “BET Comicview”. In 2000, J.J. earned his status among the comedy elite by winning the Bay Area Comedy Competition in Oakland, California.

J.J. has proven to show his versatility and stage presence which enabled him the opportunity to debut on the “Big Screen” as Cousin Bowdie in the 2004 Blockbuster Film “Johnson Family Vacation”. Jeremiah co-starred in the film with such actors as Cedric “The Entertainer”, Vanessa Williams, Steve Harvey, Bow-Wow and the list goes on. He also starred in the comedy series “Cedric The Entertainer Presents: The Platinum Comedy Series – Starting Line-Up”, produced by Urban Works Entertainment. His ability to move the crowd with consistent delivery has given him an abundance of positive exposure and support in the field of entertainment.

J. J. launched his career in a spectacular manner and continues to escalate to the next level. His sayings “Az-U-Should” and “I Pre-C-8 Dees Few Giggles Ya’ll Givin A Brotha” have become well known and well received by audiences both young and old!

TK Kirkland | Jan 14-15

Terence ‘TK’ Kirkland is a well-respected comedian, podcast host, writer, businessman, motivator, and actor with 35+ years of experience in the entertainment industry. TK was born in Jersey City, New Jersey but grew up on the streets of Compton, California. His national notoriety began as a stand-out in track & field at Henry Snyder High School. TK’s natural athleticism and drive allowed him to secure a scholarship to California State where he graduated with an MBA.

His introduction to stardom began as the first comedic opening act for a rap concert when he toured with the legendary group NWA. Since then, TK has shared the stage with a multitude of celebrities including: Outcast, Ludacris, Jay-Z, Cash Money Millionaires, Ruff Ryders, DMX, 50 Cent, TuPac, and countless others.

TK is a prolific writer possessing the natural ability to captivate his audience through laughter and real-life experiences. He collaborated with HBO and starred in “Mo’ Funny: Black Comedy in America.” The reviews were astounding – TK was compared to the legendary comedy styles of Richard Pryor, Redd Foxx, and Moms Mabley.

Possessing talents beyond the stage, TK immersed himself into opportunities that included writing and producing on projects such as BET ComicView, Laffapolooza and MAD Sports. He also started a management company that launched the careers of Jamie Foxx, DL Hughley, and Mike Epps. TK later partnered with Tommy Castro and David Clingman to start the Artistry Management Firm. This collaboration allowed TK to work with critically acclaimed actors such as Sandra Bullock, Anthony Michael Hall, and John Leguizamo.

Some of TK’s cherished memories include: Master of Ceremonies at the Coliseum in Oakland during President Nelson Mandela’s US tour; presenting his lifetime friend and colleague, Martin Lawrence, with a Soul Train Award; and being a recipient of the coveted Redd Foxx Award (2019) for his long-lasting impact to comedy.

It has been often said that TK’s comedy circuit has been the best kept secret for over several decades. In addition to maintaining a robust schedule of sold-out live performances at theatres, concerts and comedy clubs TK is a regular featured guest on television, podcasts, local, and syndicated radio shows across the nation. Some of his notable appearances include: VLAD TV, Hotboxin’ With Mike Tyson, The 85 South Show, The Breakfast Club, and Drink Champs.

As a content owner, TK released his first stand-up special “Are There Any Questions” in 2008. In 2017 TK began to share his signature blunt advice and inspiration with a wider audience through the launch of his popular podcast the TK Kirkland Show – rated as a Top 50 podcast nationwide. As a strong follow, his first streaming special “Who Raised You” quickly became the #1 comedy event on Amazon Prime when it released in 2019.

Despite his success, TK maintains a passion for inspiring others to see past their circumstances. He has donated time at Montclair School with their Upward Bound Program and at The Academy for Urban Scholars, servicing at-risk high school students. His dedication to inspire change goes beyond young men and women who want an education. TK has also lent his time to those ensnared in and out of the justice system with the Scared Straight program.

Aligned with his devotion to health and wellness, TK worked with John Gregory as he created the framework for the National African American Male Wellness Walk/Run Initiative. This initiative allows men and their families to obtain free health screenings and raises awareness in living a healthier lifestyle.

As a catalyst in politics, TK’s urban initiatives have included: Campaigning for Congresswoman Maxine Waters, serving as a commissioned volunteer to Johnnie Cochran, speaking at racial equality rallies, using his podcast as a platform to encourage voting, and promoting Covid safety protocols.

TK is a firm believer in what lives on after your death is how your life will be remembered. He is a loving father who is passionate about his children’s overall well-being and leaving a legacy that shows what dedication and drive can accomplish. TK remains one of the most influential comedians working in comedy today and continues to approach each day as if it is his last.

Ginger Billy | Jan 21-22

Ginger Billy’s Backwoods Comedy Tour

Former Respiratory Therapist Breathes New Life Into Rural Comedy

Shirtless and tattoed, the Ginger Billy gives viewers a humorous look into life in rural Upstate South Carolina. And he’s doing it all on his own. 

He lives between Union and Lockhart, South Carolina, with his wife and family. For years, he says, he was a respiratory therapist. But one day, after the retirement of Dale Earnheart, Jr., he thought maybe he’d make a video. 

“Well, when he retired, I thought to myself, ‘man, you know what? This would be something that, uh, all rednecks would love if I talked about,’” he said. “When I saw how many views it got, I thought to myself, you know what, this might be actually pretty cool. This might be something I want to try again.” 

After that, it was the men’s romper craze, so he went to JC Penny’s and bought the biggest girls’ romper he could find and did a video about that. 

“I saw them city boys wearing one and I thought ‘I’m not going to let them beat me to the fashion punch’, so I got me one,” he says in the video. “Before you go judging anybody, you go get you one, cause this thing right here? It’s like the Swiss Army knife of clothing. And really, it fits your giblets down there too, if you’re a man. They’re really feeling R-rated right now.”

The video has almost 840,000 views on YouTube alone. He estimates it got between 40 and 50 million views across all social media channels.  

From there, he said, things just took off. 

ROMPERS, GNATS, AND SWAMPY, HOT SUMMER DAYS – THESE ARE JUST A FEW THINGS THAT GINGER BILLY FEELS STRONGLY ABOUT.

The next thing he knew he was doing stand-up. A manager signed him on and got him a gig at a casino. 

“I’d never done stand-up before in my life,” he says. “So the first time I ever did stand-up, he put me out on the stage and said ‘You’ve got five minutes in front of 4,000 people – have fun.’ It was a real sink or swim situation, you know?”

After that, he started touring with Catfish Cooley and others. It was a whole new world, he said. 

“Every day I wake up and I’m just like, this is absolutely amazing. I mean, I’m a dude, you know, I grew up in a little blue-collar town,” he says.  You’re supposed to grow up. You go to school then you work here. I am making a very good living doing videos and acting the total jackass.”

But the new life has come with some adjustments. People recognize him on the street, he said. And his life is now about making videos and planning on tour dates once Covid-19 passes instead of working to help people breathe. 

For a while, he said, he was keeping his respiratory therapist job and licensing in his back pocket, just in case. But once Covid-19 hit, he had to focus entirely on comedy. 

“With the restrictions and all, they said that if I was going to work, I had to shave my beard,” he says. “I make a lot more money with that beard than I do as a respiratory therapist.” 

And while his new comedy career may be a surprise hit, it’s stressful, he says. Everything is dependent upon him being funny. 

“It sounds cool, but it is the most stressful thing I’ve ever done in my life,” he says. “Because every day I have people walking up to me saying, ‘Man, I love you,’ which is the coolest thing in the world to me. … But the downside is that your income is based on you, that’s the thing. If I put out a video and it doesn’t get 5 million views, I think it’s a failure. Now I’m so picky at what I put out I think I hurt myself because I will work my butt off to make a video and then be like ‘That’s not good enough.’” 

Regardless, the funny ideas keep coming.

“I will be sitting around and something just pops in my head. There is no rhyme or reason to it,” he says. “My brain’s just like, ‘Hey, you know what? Today, let’s do this. And it just happens.” 

The only thing he won’t talk about, he says, is politics. The goal is to give people a place to breathe for a while.

“I want people to be able to come to my show and say, ‘Man, this is a break,’ Right?” he says. “Everybody, you know, I don’t care what you are. A Democrat, Republican. I don’t care. I just want people to be able to come and get a break from all the craziness going on.”

Eddie Griffin | Jan 28-29

A popular comedian turned actor who started his career on-stage as a dare, funnyman Eddie Griffin has built an ever-growing fan base since jumping onto the comedy scene in 1990.

His Stand-Up Comedy Specials have received rave reviews including Def Comedy Jam (1992), the Cable Ace Award-nominated HBO special One Night Stand (1992), the HBO special Voodoo Child (1997), Dysfunktional Family (2003), Comedy Central’s You Can Tell ‘Em I Said It (2011), and the Showtime Special Undeniable (2018).

Comedy Central has honored Eddie as one of the Top 100 Greatest Stand-Up Comedians of all time.

As an actor, Eddie Griffin has appeared in over 50 films such films as The Last Boy Scout (1991), Coneheads (1993), Armageddon (1998), Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo (1999), Norbit (2007), American Hero (2015) Mucho Dinero (2016), and A Star is Born (2018).

His most notable film role was Anton Jackson in Undercover Brother (2002). Eddie was nominated (1996) and won (2000) the NAACP Image Award for Best Actor in his own hit comedy series Malcolm and Eddie (1996-2000).

In 2019 Eddie began shooting the feature film The Comeback Trail alongside actors Robert De Niro, Morgan Freeman and Tommy Lee Jones.

Eddie’s third SHOWTIME comedy special, Eddie Griffin: E-NIGGMA, premiered on December 6, 2019. Griffin’s unapologetic storytelling canvasses his 30-plus year comedy career and offers an intimate glimpse into the 10th year of his nightly Las Vegas residency, The Eddie Griffin Experience at the Sahara Hotel and Casino.

B. Simone | Feb 25-26

B SIMONE is a comedian, actress, and businesswoman originally from Dallas TX and who now resides in Atlanta GA. B Simone is a long standing cast member of MTV’s hit series Wild N Out with six seasons to her name.

Simone’s other acting credits include multiple feature films as well as dozens of appearances on BET, MTV, and VH1. The exposure has brought her a huge fanbase of over 5,000,000 Instagram followers and her own wildly popular make up line BSimoneBeauty.

B Simone is also taking over the world of stand up comedy, headlining her own sold out comedy tour in clubs across the country and appearing as a special guest alongside comedy legends on the Ladies Night Out Comedy Tour and the Lit AF Tour with Martin Lawrence.