tribute to ralphie may
FEAT. THE SMASH BROTHERS, SARAH TIANA, TONY HINCHCLIFFE & SPECIAL GUESTS!
zanies | APRIL 20 & 21
Featuring The Smash Brothers, Sarah Tiana, Tony Hinchcliffe & Special Guests!
SARAH TIANA: Most recently, Sarah was featured on the big hit show Roast Battle on Comedy Central in which she was the runner-up in a field of 16 other comics at the Just for Laughs festival in Montreal. She is a regular on @Midnight on Comedy Central, regular on Chelsea Lately, regular/writer on The Josh Wolf Show on CMT, regular at “ignoring red flags.” Writer for Jeff Ross and The Burn, Host of the Roast of Justin Beiber Red Carpet, Host of the CMA’s Red Carpet.
These are the things you know about Sarah Tiana.
What you don’t know is Sarah Tiana has been a “working” comedian/ex-waitress in Los Angeles since 2003. Originally from Calhoun, GA, Sarah's act emphasizes the thrills of growing up after “The War Of Northern Aggression” and trying to survive in the current battle of the sexes. She doesn’t call herself “single,” (she’s too old for that), she prefers to be called “sexually active.”
Sarah’s big break came after she was recognized for her "breakout performance" as Carmen in four episodes of Reno 911's 7th season. In 2005, she helped create a sketch comedy company called The Strait Jacket Society as a way to help young actors in Hollywood accelerate their stage time and gain exposure while still having fun (she has currently put over 500 actors through the program).
A downright ‘Merican, Sarah has done over 12 tours of comedy for the troops including Germany, Singapore, Afghanistan, Guam, Okinawa, and several Wounded Warrior Facilities. A trip to Iraq at the beginning of the war is highlighted in the documentary film, "We Love You Mrs. Bevins.” She has been a correspondent on “The Soup Investigates” as well as “Love You, Mean It” starring Whitney Cummings.
An avid sports fan, Sarah wrote for the ESPY awards and the Rob Riggle NFL segments on FOX. She can be seen at The World Famous Comedy Store, Twitter, and numerous unhealthy relationships in and around Los Angeles. She will never be seen in the three pilots she taped last year or be caught dead in the dress she wore on Craig Ferguson (it no longer fits).
SARAH TIANA – Roast Battle Clips
Judges: David Spade, Kevin Hart, Jeff Ross
Judges: Anthony Jeselnik, Whoopi Goldberg, Jeff Ross
Judges: Seth Rogen, Jimmy Kimmel, Jeff Ross
Judges: Judd Apatow, Sarah Silverman, Jeff Ross
THE SMASH BROTHERS: Cory and Chad, The Smash Brothers, are identical twin brothers born and raised outside of Los Angeles in the Inland Empire. Growing up with a biker for a dad, and a Post Office delivery lady for a mom, they moved frequently and attended a total of 14 different schools during childhood. Always being the new kids made them adapt by being outgoing and spontaneously humorous to gain new friendships.
Despite their identical DNA, The Smash Brothers are almost polar opposites in personality and lifestyle. Cory is “the good twin” of the two, with a calm and passive personality he refrains from drinking and partying to keep the two grounded. Chad is “the evil twin”, with his bad boy personality and crazy, wild partying ways that keeps Cory on his toes.
Growing up identical twins, Cory and Chad found many hilarious ways to get through life by switching roles and using each other to benefit the duo. The two will shock and surprise you on stage with what each will say or do next. The Smash Brothers have impeccable timing and a fantastic way of working the crowd. They’ll share comedic stories of growing up and all the antics involved in being identical twins. The Smash Brothers are a must-see as one of LA’s top comedy duo performances.
Cory and Chad started doing stand-up comedy in 2004. In 2006, they created, produced, and directed The Dirty Show, their monthly hit comedy show that can be seen at the Ontario, California Improv. The Dirty Show has numerous sold out performances and is currently the longest running comedy show at any Improv in the United States. In 2007, they appeared on the first season of Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader? and discovered that, combined together, they are only as smart as a 4th grader! Between 2012 through 2017, The Smash Brothers toured the country multiple times with Ralphie May and were a fixture of his Filthy Animal Tour. In 2015 they filmed and are featured in Andrew Dice Clay’s The Blue Show currently on the Showtime Network.
A stand-up comedian considered a fresh new evolution to the now immensely popular roasting scene, Tony Hinchcliffe has worked as a staff-writer on the past six Comedy Central Roasts, where he has shaped many iconic sets from many dais members from Jeff Ross to Martha Stewart. His innovative 2016 one hour comedy special, “One Shot”, follows Tony in one continuous take, and is now streaming on Netflix. Tony appeared in the Comedy Central’s inaugural Roast Battle specials, appeared in Fusion’s All Def Roast Snoop Dog Smoke Out and is appeared on Seeso’s What's Your F@%king Deal.
Tony hosts his own weekly show and podcast, “Kill Tony,” which has over 200k downloads per week. On the road he sells out with strong drawing power due to his podcast, being a regular on The Joe Rogan Experience, and years of opening/featuring theaters on tours with Jeffrey Ross, Joe Rogan, Dave Attell, and most recently Dave Chappelle. Tony recently added to his podcasting empire with his interview podcast “The Pony Hour” and his hilarious pro-wrestling panel podcast “The Store Horseman” which Tony records with his friends Josh Martin, Chris Burns, Matt Edgar and Johnny Skourtis.
Here are some more of Tony's accomplishments...a writer for NBC’s New Year's Eve with Carson Daly, Will Ferrell’s one hour special, the Comedy Central Roasts, the Comedy Central specials Jeff Ross Roasts Criminals: Live at Brazos County Jail and Justin Willman’s Sleight of Mouth. Tony was the opener for the 311 tour, appeared on NBC’s Last Call w/ Carson Daly and Comedy Central’s @Midnight.
Hinchcliffe is one of the most widely respected punch up writers for both TV and standup and is highly trusted by some of the best comedians in the world (Chris Rock, Dave Attell). His dark, free flowing, and truly unapologetic standup comedy style is already well known in Los Angeles and will steal the show at many upcoming comedy festivals, tours, and venues around the world.
Follow Tony on twitter: @TonyHinchcliffe