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).
Steve Byrne: Steve Byrne is the star of the hit TBS half hour comedy Sullivan & Son. The show is based on Steve Sullivan (played by Byrne) leaving behind his life in New York as a successful corporate attorney to take over the family bar in a working-class Pittsburgh neighborhood. The first two seasons were a huge success averaging 2.4 million viewers an episode. The third season will appear on TBS in the summer of 2014.
Steve’s standup has been featured on several shows including NBC’s The Tonight Show, ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live, and TBS’s Conan. He has also appeared in the hit comedies The Dilemma, Couples Retreat, and Four Christmases. His most recent hour special, The Byrne Identity, premiered last year on Comedy Central to rave reviews.
A true international comedian, Byrne has performed to sold-out crowds around the world. He has been a featured comic at the Just For Laughs Festival (in Montreal, Toronto and Chicago), and he has been a part of several national comedy tours including Vince Vaughn’s Wild West Comedy Tour, The Kims Of Comedy, and most recently The Sullivan & Son Comedy Tour. As a big supporter of the US troops, Steve has headlined several USO tours in Afghanistan, Iraq, Japan and Guam.
Steve’s lack of ego and outstanding work ethic has helped him become one of today’s most respected comedians.
Owen Benjamin started his comedy career in music. Growing up with an opera singer father, Owen has played classical piano since childhood. Owen was a regular on MTV’s PUNK’D, E!’s CHELSEA LATELY, Comedy Central’s LIVE AT GOTHAM, Late Show with Jimmy Fallon, he's had his own special "Comedy Central Presents Owen Benjamin", he's a regular on Nick Swardson's "Pretend Time" as well as over ten appearances on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno Owen feature credits include I NOW PRONOUNCE YOU CHUCK AND LARRY and THE HOUSE BUNNY where he played Marvin the Butler. He can soon be seen in ALL’S FAIRE IN LOVE with Christina Ricci and BORN TO BE A STAR with Nick Swardson and JACK AND JILL with Adam Sandler. He has done stand up at the Aspen Comedy Festival, Montreal Comedy Festival, a nationwide 18 city tour with Vince Vaughn and Kevin James as well as clubs and colleges across America. His short films and web series (OWEN BENJAMIN PRESENTS and GAYTOWN) have accumulated over 10 million hits. His unique blend of music and comedy makes his show a must-see.
You can see him currently starring on the hit TBS sitcom, "Sullivan and Sons".
Ahmed Ahmed: Ahmed Ahmed - Born in Helwan, Egypt June 27th, 1970. Parents immigrated to the US when he was one month old and grew up in Riverside, CA. Moved to Hollywood when he was 19 years old to pursue a career as an actor and stand up comedian. Attended The American Academy of Dramatic Arts for one year and studied with various acting coaches such as Cliff Osmond, Ivana Chubbuck and Sandy Marshall. Seen in such films and television shows as Iron Man, You Don't Mess With The Zohan, Swingers, Tracey Takes On, Roseanne, JAG, Tough Crowd with Colin Quinn on Comedy Central and MTV's PUNK'D. Also appeared on CNN, The View, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, and NPR. Was featured on the front page of The Wall Street Journal in December of 2001 and featured in Newsweek Magazine. Will be seen in the upcoming ONION MOVIE for FOX Searchlight. Currently can be seen on the Fahrenheit 9/11 DVD bonus track performing stand up comedy. A paid regular performer at The World Famous Comedy Store in Hollywood and tours all across America and Europe. Winner of the first annual Richard Pryor Award for ethnic comedy at the Edinburgh Comedy Festival in Scotland summer of 2004. Wrote an original screenplay titled "The Pilgrimage" based on his Hajj (Pilgrimage to Mecca). He also co-wrote the script "Google Me" with comedian Erik Griffin.
Roy Wood Jr:
The thought-provoking comedy of Roy Wood Jr. crosses cultural lines and has entertained millions nationwide by stage, radio and television. Now, Wood joins the cast of TBS’ new comedy, Sullivan and Son, guest-starring as the likable sidekick and best friend of Steve Byrne, who returns to Pittsburgh to run his parent’s local pub.
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 followed by an appearance on TBS’ CONAN.
Wood is a freelance writer for a variety of morning shows, and his prank calls can be heard on more than 40 national radio shows, including Jamie Foxx's Foxxhole Radio on Sirius/XM Satellite Radio. He has served as an online video blog correspondent for “The Soup” on E! Network.
Wood appeared at the 2006 Montreal Just for Laughs Comedy Festival in the “New Faces Showcase” where critics awarded him top honors. The Hollywood Reporter called Roy a “standout” among all the New Faces of 2006. The Montreal Gazette said, “Roy Wood Jr. gives tremendous show” taking “the top spot”. Later that year he performed at the Las Vegas Comedy Festival. In 2009, Wood appeared on the Bob and Tom Radio Show: The Comedy Tour a one-hour special, which aired on Comedy Central.
In 2002, Wood earned a slot as one of 10 national finalists in Comedy Central’s Laugh Riots competition in Los Angeles. In March 2003, Roy was selected for Star Search on CBS where he advanced to the semi-finals. He also appeared on It’s Showtime at the Apollo, Live in Hollywood and the 2005 season of Comedy Central’s Premium Blend and BET’s Comic View. Roy has also performed on The Late, Late Show with Craig Ferguson and BBC America’s The World Stand Up in London.
Wood has recorded three nationally-released prank call CD’s: My Momma Made Me Wear This (2003), Confessions of a High School Bench Warmer (2005) and I’ll Slap You to Sleep! (2009).