Al Jackson is a Los Angeles based stand-up comedian, writer and TV/radio personality best known for his 30-minute Comedy Central Presents: Al Jackson special and for his role as host of the BAFTA-nominated BBC series, Officially Amazing. In 2014, Jackson appeared on Dave Attell’s new Comedy Central stand-up series, on FXX’s Legit, on GSN’s Mind of a Man, and on the NickMOM series, Parental Discretion.
Born and raised in Cleveland, Jackson began his comedy career while working as a middle school teacher in Miami. After two appearances on NBC’s Last Comic Standing and winning several comedy competitions, he continued to further build his resume and has become one of the few minority writers in comedy, including a head writing position with TruTV’s Upload with Shaquille O’Neal.
In addition to his work in television and radio, Jackson performs regularly at colleges, comedy clubs and prestigious comedy festivals including the Montreal Comedy Festival, the HBO Comedy Festival and the Just For Laughs Comedy Festival where, in 2011, he was voted one of the Best of the Fest.
Gregory Freiler is a stand-up comedian with a unique blend of experiences from which he draws his comedy. From a nomadic childhood, his experiences being the child of a stoic immigrant father, personal relationships and even from his experiences as a teacher. His fifteen years in education honed his comedic skills. Using humor to engage and entertain colleagues, students and occasionally putting a bully in their place.
Freiler was constantly moved about the country throughout his childhood. He attended a different school year after year and was always the new kid, where he learned early to use his sense of humor and joke-telling ability to make friends, ward off potential bullies and beatings.
Since taking to the stand-up stage, he has performed across the US in venues like Gotham, the Ice House, the House of Comedy, Tempe Improv and Stand-Up Live. Working with comedians like Bob Marley, David Spade, Ritch Shydner, Louie Anderson, Tom Arnold and Paul Reiser to name a few. Freiler continues to grow as a storyteller and is a truly entertaining, engaging, and memorable comedian not to be missed.
Joleen Lunzer is a Los Angeles-based stand-up comedian. Her comedy has been featured on the FOX’s Laughs TV Show, Comedy Time TV, On the Fly TV and Rooftop Comedy. She was a selected as a performer in Boston’s Women in Comedy Festival, the Sacramento Comedy Festival and the Burbank Comedy Festival where she was selected to perform on the “Best of the Fest” showcase. Lunzer was a semi-finalist in the Ventura Comedy Competition and placed first in The Ultimate Funny Person Competition in Minneapolis.
Recently, she released her first comedy album, Hot off The Hotdish. The album is a collection of original audio sketches that she professionally recorded in her parent’s Minnesota basement. In addition to hanging out in basements, Lunzer is an improviser and commercial actress. Maybe you’ve seen her as the girl checking herself out in the mirror in the newest Weight Watchers commercial. She also writes a comedy column for SmartFem Magazine.
Award winning comedian Michael Malone is a larger than life performer who delivers heavy-hitting punchlines with the weight of a veteran and the heat reserved only for the country’s hottest up and coming comics. Malone’s blistering humor and irreverent views on life, love and personal tragedy have earned him two top ten best-selling comedy album on iTunes and recognitions like Campus Activities Magazine’s Top Comedy Performer of 2013, Hot Comic to Watch in 2013, and winner of the prestigious 33rd Annual Seattle International Comedy Competition in 2012.
Malone’s latest album, Thirty-One breaks down the idiotic ways we deal with life, death, love and sex. He has been featured on the Bob and Tom Radio and TV show. He’s also made appearances on WGN, National Lampoon’s Operation Comedy Tour, NBC, The CW, SiriusXM Satellite radio. He was named the “Next Big Thing in Comedy” and asked to be an official cast member for season two of Laughs on FOX. Last year Malone also made his jump into the film world and will be starring in three feature length films and a documentary. One of the films (Bethlehem) he co-wrote, starred in and directed. It’s in the festival circuit now and recently took home “Best Picture” in the Hollywood International Film Festival.
Xchel Hernandez is a multi-cultural stand-up comic currently residing in Hollywood, California. He has performed on several stages across the US including Out of Bounds, the World Series of Comedy, the Ventura Comedy Festival, and many more. In 2014, he co-created the popular nationally touring Dissecting the Set, a monthly show that engages audiences in an interactive form of impromptu comedy. Hernandez is a featured master of ceremonies in many public and private events. He has received several awards in the field of comedy including a Best of the Festival in Phoenix, Arizona. Hernandez loves to use comedy to poke fun at the seriousness of life.
PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE – Comedy Force 5
|Tuesday||23 February||Performance||Show #1 Camp Bondsteel, Kosovo|
|Thursday||25 February||Performance||Show #2; USAG Wiesbaden, Germany|
|Friday||26 February||Performance||Travel/Show #3 Ramstein AB, Germany|
|Saturday||27 February||Performance||Travel/Show #4 Spangdahlem AB, Germany|
|Monday||29 February||Performance||Travel/Show #5 SHAPE – Mons, Belgium|
|Tuesday||1 March||Performance||Travel/Show #6 USAG Benelux-Brussels, Belgium|
|Wednesday||2 March||Performance||Travel/Show #7 USAG Schinnen, the Netherlands|
|Thursday||3 March||Performance||Travel/Show #8 USAG Stuttgart, Germany|
|Saturday||5 March||Performance||Show #9 Aviano AB, Italy|
|Monday||7 March||Performance||Show #10 USAG Vicenza, Italy|
|Wednesday||9 March||Performance||Travel/Show #11 NSA Rota, Spain|