Description: FOUR OF THE HOTTEST COMICS WORKING TODAY HEADLINE ONE AMAZING SHOW! DON'T MISS THESTARS OF "SULLIVAN & SON," THE HIT SHOW ON TBS IN ITS SECOND SEASON EXECUTIVE PRODUCED BY VINCE VAUGHN!
The Sullivan & Son Comedy Tour features Steve Byrne (The Tonight Show, Conan, The Byrne Identity: Comedy Central Special, Four Christmases, Couples Retreat), Owen Benjamin (The Tonight Show, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, Comedy Central Presents, The House Bunny, Jack And Jill), Roy Wood Jr. (The Late Show with David Letterman, The Late Late Show, The Funny Spot with Tony Rock, HBO’s Def Comedy Jam, Chelsea Lately), and Ahmed Ahmed (The Tonight Show, Axis Of Evil: Comedy Central, Iron Man, You Don’t Mess With The Zohan, Swingers).
Join host Steve Byrne and band leader co-host Owen Benjamin on Friday and Saturday for The Tomorrow Show TODAY! - the show to end all shows (and we only say that because it has such a late time slot)! They’ll welcome friends and fellow comics to wrap up the festival happenings with a show of improv and no-holds barred, free thought, all within a talk show format. Steve will also join Owen, Roy Wood Jr. and Ahmed Ahmed as the Sullivan & Son Comedy Tour comes to Zanies on Thursday, May 15th.
Steve has risen through the ranks of the comedy world to become one of the industry's most respected, innovative and sought-after performers. Hailing from Pittsburgh, PA, Steve was born to a Korean mother and an Irish father. His unique background has given him the base comedic material for his first television show, Sullivan & Son, a half hour comedy on TBS, which is returning this summer for its third season. His third hour-long comedy special, Champion, will debut on Netflix in May 2014. The Tomorrow Show TODAY! is the show to end all shows and we only say that because it has such a late time slot! It’s the show where comics end up each night for a no holds barred, anything goes format hosted by Steve Byrne and band leader on keyboard Owen Benjamin. Join Steve and Owen as they welcome friends and fellow comics to wrap up each night with a show of improv and free thought within a talk show format.
Owen Benjamin is a series regular on the TBS series SULLIVAN & SON, recurred on NICK SWARDSON’S PRETEND TIME, and has appeared on THE TONIGHT SHOW, COMEDY CENTRAL PRESENTS, LATE NIGHT WITH JIMMY FALLON, PUNK’D and LIVE AT GOTHAM. He played Marvin the bartender in THE HOUSE BUNNY and can be seen in JACK AND JILL, BUCKY LARSON and ALL’S FAIRE IN LOVE. Owen was featured as a breakout comedian on COMEDY CENTRAL’S 2010 HOT LIST and currently tours the US with Vince Vaughn. Owen’s one-hour standup special HIGH FIVE ‘TIL IT HURTS premiered on Comedy Central in Summer 2013 to terrific reviews.
Egyptian-American Ahmed Ahmed is an actor, comedian, producer, director and the best ambassador of comedy you’ll ever meet! Ahmed joins Steve Byrne, Owen Benjamin and Roy Wood Jr. as the Sullivan & Son Comedy Tour comes to Zanies on Thursday, May 15th. He will also host all shows at Zanies throughout the festival.
Ahmed is a regular on the TBS hit comedy show Sullivan and Son. He recently directed, co-produced and appears in Just Like Us, a documentary that follows a group of critically acclaimed, international stand-up comedians as they perform throughout the Middle East in an effort to break down barriers and encourage cross-cultural dialogue. Ahmed has appeared in films including Iron Man; Vince Vaughn’s Wild West Comedy Show - 30 Days & 30 Nights, Hollywood to the Heartland; You Don't Mess With The Zohan; and Swingers; and on television in Tracey Takes On; Roseanne; JAG; Comedy Central's Tough Crowd with Colin Quinn; and MTV's PUNK'D. He co-founded and performed in Comedy Central’s global Axis of Evil Tour. He can be seen this summer in Danny Green’s musical film Revival! Ahmed was the winner of the first annual Richard Pryor Award for ethnic comedy at the Edinburgh Comedy Festival in Scotland.
Roy Wood Jr:
The thought-provoking comedy of Roy Wood Jr. crosses cultural lines and has entertained millions nationwide by stage, radio and television. Roy will join Steve Byrne, Owen Benjamin and Ahmed Ahmed as the Sullivan & Son Comedy Tour comes to Zanies on Thursday, May 15th.
Wood, a native of Birmingham, Alabama, began his comedy career in 1999 at the age of 19 while attending Florida A&M University. By October 2006 Wood made his network television debut on Late Night with David Letterman. In 2008, Wood appeared on HBO’s historic Def Comedy Jam. Described as “charismatic crankiness” by Entertainment Weekly, Wood has worked with an array of comedians ranging from D.L. Hughley, Ron White, Monique, Bill Engvall, and Katt Williams. In 2011, he was selected by America as one of the top three finalists on Last Comic Standing on NBC and can now be found as a series regular on TBS' hit comedy Sullivan & Son.