Sat, May 21st @9:00pm - Andy Gold, Dustin Chafin, Drew Thomas
Dustin Chafin was born in a doublewide trailer in Kilgore, Texas; son of a used-car salesman and a beautiful and wild hippy child; grandson of Choctaw Native Americans: Dustin set foot in the boxing ring at the young age of five. Full of fight and fury, he quickly won golden gloves. As a young man, Dustin’s path took a turn towards the spiritual and led him to the mountains of Chile, where he worked as a missionary for many years. After developing a love and deep appreciation for people and their experiences, Dustin followed his calling from the Chilean forests to the tall buildings and crazy streets of New York City. He found his true passion there, culminating in his experience of people and their voices and the fight of the ring: stand-up. Dustin Chafin is a stand-up comedian based in New York City currently in Los Angeles who The New York Times said: “is getting laughs every time he speaks.” Chafin has had the honor of touring with the USO, performing for the troops in Korea, Japan, Africa, and Iraq. He is a regular on SiriusXM, where he’s been featured on Jim Breuer Unleashed, Court TV Radio, Blue Collar Radio, Howard Stern Radio, Howard Demand, The Insight Channel, and Raw Dog. Chafin brought down the house on Showtime's White Boyz in the Hood and was also featured on ABC’s special coverage of the New York Comedy Festival. He performed in the New York Underground Comedy Festival and hosted The Bill Hicks Tribute Show at the Laugh Factory. He’s been a staff writer for the SciFi Channel and contributed to many television shows. Chafin has also written and produced for United Stations Radio and iHeart radio. He played himself in an episode of Crashing, an HBO series created by Judd Apatow and Pete Holmes. Holmes said that Chafin is “a funny and good man.” Chafin Album’s Stop Telling People That on Comedy Records and The Zoom Album 2020. Podcast Dustin’s Vinyl This is repped by Authentic Management. A lot of the comedy centers around Dustin’s sobriety of 14 years. He hopes it will help people who suffer from addiction know they're not alone and can get a good laugh from his story. He is currently on tour with Nate Bargatze and T.J. Miller and resides in Los Angeles with his fiancé and rescue dog.
Drew Thomas. For over 10 years, Drew has been treating the stage like his home, drawing his diverse audiences into a world of “face hurting” laughter with his quick wit and smooth delivery he gives accounts of relationship follies and keen retorts on everyday life. Originally a native of Kingston Jamaica, Drew migrated with his family to the U.S. at 9 years old. Adjusting to New York culture was quite the adolescent challenge at first, but he soon made friends by defending himself through humor and honing his skill of “snapping" in his Bronx neighborhood. It was not much later, while listening to an Eddie Murphy comedy album in his friend’s living room that he envisioned himself becoming a stand-up comedian "one day". Years later, after being fired from his job as a car salesman in Atlanta and consistent nudging from a friend, Drew decided to "get off the couch" and finally give his childhood dream a shot. While pursuing a second degree in Theatre at Kennesaw State University, he convinced event organizers to let him open at their Valentine’s Day comedy show. Within a short amount of time, Drew went from winning a local comedy competition 3 months in a row, to honing his set and hosting at the infamous Phat Comedy Show at Twisted Taco and the legendary Punchline in Atlanta. In 2006, Drew was voted Best Comedian in Atlanta by Creative Loafing and soon after hit the road touring the country performing in 45 states, 40 plus weeks a year. His hard work has led to appearances on NBC's Last Comic Standing (Seasons 6 & 9) and The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, For 3 yrs Drew was the opening act on Rodney Carrington’s Laughter’s Good Tour playing countless theaters, arenas and casinos throughout the U.S. and Canada. Drew has also opened for notable musical acts such as Salt N Pepa, Boyz II Men, Chaka Khan, Al Green, Jeffrey Osborne, Tito Jackson, M.C. Hammer, The Temptations, Morris Day and The Isley Brothers, just to name a few. He's also appeared at over 75 Colleges and Universities. In addition to performing, he also produced two successful comedy series at California’s Morongo and Chumash casinos.