The 2017 Crapshoot Comedy Festival presents...
Fahim Anwar, Sam Jay, Joel Kim Booster, Jesus Trejo, Michelle Buteau
600 Fremont St, Las Vegas, NV 89101
Las Vegas, NV, 89130
Doors 9:00 PM / Show 9:30 PM (event ends at 11:00 PM)
This event is 21 and over
Fahim Anwar started his standup career in Seattle shortly after graduating high school. His parents were instrumental in molding his future beyond this point. Threatening to drop kick him if he didn't go to college, Fahim attended the University of Washington where he obtained a degree in Mechanical Engineering. Seconds after tossing his mortarboard, he landed a job in SoCal as an aerospace engineer. Fahim is now a regular on the LA comedy circuit, doing spots at the Improv, Laugh Factory, Comedy Union, Ice House and the Comedy Store, among others. He has also recently toured with national headlining comedian Jo Koy. Fahim dabbles with internet shorts as well and had the viral video Gods smile upon him with the success of "Afghan Wedding" as it amassed over half a million views on YouTube while being featured on Break.com and Digg.com. His YouTube channel videos have now been viewed over a million times and this spring he will be guest starring on the new season of NBC's CHUCK.
When asked how long she has been doing comedy Sam Jay smiles and replies "For as long as I could speak". Hailing from Boston MA a city that is no stranger to comedic prowess; a place that can lay claim to the comedic talents of Jay Leno, Louis C.K., Conan O'Brien and many others, Sam Jay is setting her own stage. Some would say the fact that she's female, African American, and a lesbian has allowed her to stand out in a male dominated industry. But it is more so how she can take these experiences and make them not only funny but relatable. Witty, candid, and raw she is bringing about a brand of comedy that has yet to be seen. Provoking audiences by pushing their thinking while still giving her sets the feel of a barroom conversation with one of your funniest friends. Her familiar personality on and off stage has allowed her to build quite the buzz in and around Boston comedy circles. Her 2013 invite to Laugh Your Asheville Off Comedy Festival and her 2014 acceptance into the Women In Comedy Festival as well as a stellar performance at the auditions for BET Comic View return to TV has got the industry insiders buzzing about this young lady. Opening for power house/veteran acts like Joe Clair (BET), Hannibal Burres (Comedy Central), and Rob Stapleton(Comedy Central) has not only helped this rising star hone her skills but has allowed her to branch out booking shows up and down the east coast. Performing at comedic institutions like Gotham NYC to the Comedy Studio in Cambridge Ma. Sam Johnson is wowing audiences and building her fan base. Her fresh, unique and warm approach makes Sam Jay a comedian worth seeing and one you will be talking about long after you do.
Joel Kim Booster
Joel Kim Booster is a Chicago bred, Brooklyn based comedian and writer. He cares deeply about cats, appointment television, various feuds and more! He has been featured on Conan, Logo, Comedy Central and he desperately wants you to like him.
A native of Long Beach, CA, Jesus Trejo, has been described as one of funniest young comics to look out for. Jesus started stand- up in college, where soon after he graduated, he got a job parking cars at The World Famous Comedy Store.
His high-energy performance is a fusion of characters, storytelling, and physical comedy that paint a picture from within the world he grew up. Jesus's work ethic has earned him spots opening for the likes of: Steve Trevino, Pauly Shore, Steve Byrne, and Russell Peters.
Jesus recently landed a recurring role as "Javier" on the new TBS's sitcom titled "Sullivan & Son", Starring Steve Byrne and produced by Vince Vaughn premiering July 2012.
Born in New Jersey to Caribbean parents, comedian/host/performer Michelle Buteau brings a cheeky swagger, unique perspective and big personality to stage and screen. You can catch her co-hosting on VH1's Big Morning Buzz Live with Nick Lachey weekdays at 9AM. Michelle has been a staple at VH1 appearing on countless I Love The series, Best Week Ever, where she was nominated for a New Now Next Award, and also played the sassy sidekick on The Jenny McCarthy Show. As a comedian, Buteau has toured the country performing at colleges, clubs and comedy festivals. Her television stand-up appearances include the The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, Lopez Tonight, Comedy Central and Last Comic Standing. As well as playing Private Robinson on FOX's critically acclaimed series Enlisted, Michelle is also known as 'The Crazy Girlfriend' on Comedy Central's Key & Peele and Adult Swim's The Eric Andre Show. Michelle's dynamic presence both on television and on the stage, bringing an unapologetic frankness to every performance will have you saying "Hey, Girl Hey!" the rest of your day.
They may say a bad word or they may not. They may fire off an F-bomb or they may not. What we can guarantee is a collection of comics who don't rely on being blue, but just rely on being brilliant and hilarious.
Learn more about these comics and more at CrapshootComedyFestival.com