Born and raised on the South Side of Chicago, Mark Simmons is a graduate of Illinois State University and proudly served his country as a member of the U.S. Air Force. Knowing early on that he possessed the gift of humor and enjoyed the feeling he derived from making people laugh, Mark auditioned for the "Miller Lite Comedy Search" on a dare from a friend. He made it to the semi-finals and the experience presented him with his true calling. Mark made his national TV debut in 1998 on BET;s "Comicview." In 2000, he won the Miller Genuine Draft Comedy Search and was the Midwest finalist in the national Salem ORB-e Emerging Artist Contest. He has developed a following around the world through standout performances in Germany, Italy, The Netherlands and the U.S. Virgin Islands. One of the most promising new faces in today's comedy scene, Mark continues to grow as an artist while expanding his talent and experience. As a founding cast member and writer for a sketch comedy troupe "Forgotten City," he enjoyed an extended run at one of comedy's most celebrated venues, Chicago's Second City Theater. Mark also landed a role in the hit film Barbershop
and reprised his role for Barbershop 2: Back In Business.
TuRae: TuRae is Philadelphia's exception to the rule, that no one can be THAT funny. As one of today's fastest rising comedic talents, TuRae uses his brand of "Urban Realism" to bring audiences into his world and uses his bright personality and quick wit to plunge into theirs. TuRae quickly gained critical acclaim as a regular performer at The Laff House. TuRae is a two-time Def Comedy Jam Champion. He has also appeared on ABC's "Comedy After Midnight," "Bud Light Comedy Competition" and Good Morning America's "Make Me Laugh All Night Long." TuRae promises to be the face you will see on television, silver screen and the voice of reason to invade the radio. After all his DUES have been "Paid-n-Full."
Kevin Hart: Originally from Philadelphia, Kevin Hart moved to New York City after jump-starting his career at The Laff House. One of the funniest young comedians, Kevin has developed a following wherever he has performed. His ability to connect with and adapt to any audience has made him a mainstay on the incredibly challenging comedy circuit. After successfully reaching his goal of making a name for himself in comedy clubs and college campuses, Kevin has started to make waves on both TV ("The Big House") and the big screen (Soul Plane).