The 2017 Crapshoot Comedy Festival presents...
BEHIND the BEAUTY BAR
Chris Cubas, Sam Jay, Jesus Trejo, Morgan Murphy, Matt Braunger
517 E. Fremont
Las Vegas, NV, 89101
Doors 10:30 PM / Show 11:00 PM (event ends at 12:30 AM)
"Brimming with a more-than-healthy dose of 'what the hell is wrong with you people?!' angst, Chris calls to mind Lewis Black's societal rants combined with Richard Pryor's deadpan delivery style. In other words, he's a true original." - Amp Magazine 2008
"Touching on topics ranging from Sept. 11 to necrophilia, Chris Cubas was obviously comfortable on the stage. Cubas kept the crowd in hysterics with a blend of taboo topics and self-depreciation." -Eric Pulsifer, Austinist.com
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.
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.
Morgan started making a name for herself on the LA comedy scene while still a student at Loyola Marymount University. Shortly after she graduated, she appeared on Comedy Central's Premium Blend, Jimmy Kimmel Live and Last Call w/ Carson Daly. While still in college, she wrote on the sketch pilot The Offensive Show created by BJ Porter and Scott Aukerman and after graduating was a staff writer on Jimmy Kimmel Live. Morgan is currently a writer for Late Night with Jimmy Fallon.
Matt Braunger was raised in Portland, Oregon. An actor since childhood, Matt studied theatre in New York and improvisation in Chicago under such luminaries as Susan Messing and Del Close.
Matt's television credits include a recurring role on NBC's UP ALL NIGHT, a series regular role on MADtv, and various roles on The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien, The Late Show with David Letterman, United States of Tara, Pushing Daisies, Carpoolers, The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, Acceptable TV, and Live At Gotham. He is also a regular guest on the Chelsea Lately roundtable. In 2009, he was named to Variety's Top 10 Comics to Watch and Comedy Central's Hot 9 in '09 list, his debut album Soak Up The Night was released by Comedy Central Records and named to the iTunes REWIND Top 20 Albums of 2009 In 2010, he recorded his half hour Comedy Central Presents special and in 2011 recorded an hour-long special entitled SHOVEL FIGHTER. Along with touring comedy clubs across the country he is also a regular at the Upright Citizens Brigade in Los Angeles. Matt has also performed at a variety of prestigious comedy festivals including the Just For Laughs Festival in Montreal and Chicago, The TBS Comedy Festival Las Vegas, South By Southwest. Matt won the 2008 "Best Of The Fest" at the inaugural Rooftop Comedy Festival in Aspen and he co-founded the popular Bridgetown Comedy Festival that takes place annually in Portland.
A professional Showcase featuring comics from "The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon", "Late Night with Seth Meyers", "The Late Show", "The Daily Show", Conan on TBS, Comedy Central, Netflix and various TV shows and films. Learn more about these comics and more at CrapshootComedyFestival.com