Sat September 25th @ 6:30pm - Karen Rontowski, Chris James, and Steve Simeone
Karen Rontowski has appeared on The Late Show with David Letterman, Sirius Satellite Radio, Comics Unleashed, Comedy.com, Live at Gotham, Comedy Central and Mysteries of the Unexplained. You can see her Dry Bar Comedy Special called Ridiculous Me on VidAngel.com where it just received over 3 million hits. She is also a Paranormal Panelist at the Los Angeles ComicCon. After performing and hosting at paranormal conventions all over the world she created the hilariously odd web series Paranormal Karen where she has fun reporting from haunted and obscure places everywhere. She also has an in-depth podcast by the same name. Karen’s comedy is now featured in the new line of greeting cards called “Frank and Funny” sold at Target stores everywhere and is the comedy writer for “Haunted Magazine.” She is a regular on the Bob and Tom Radio Show and is a featured performer on their CD. Mixing comedy with the paranormal, she was featured as the hostess of the Las Vegas Bay Paula the Pioneer ParaCon (Santa Area and CA). She also performs her show My Normal Paranormal at top ParaCons including FrontierParaCon (Stanley Hotel, Colorado), LA Supernatural Summit (Glen Tavern, Santa Clarita, CA), . 105 (Gettysburg, PA) and Saint Mary's ParaCon (Virginia City, NV) and has opened for Britt Griffith of SyFy's Ghost Hunters at the Pasadena Playhouse.Phenomenology. She performed at the Australian ParaCon bringing her variety show My Normal Paranormal where she entertained with stand up comedy, hilarious tarot readings and a paranormal trivia game. She also does a full tarot show with her best friend the hilarious Lamont Ferguson called SuperNatural Junkyard.
British born actor. comedian Chris James started his career in NY. In just a few years he wrote and directed his one man show, selling out theaters all over the city including the world famous NY Comedy Club. Chris decided the time was right to move to Hollywood and before the ink had dried on his green card he was signed to a top LA agent. His first audition landed him a role in the hit FOX show ‘Buffy The Vampire Slayer’. As a stand up comedian, Chris has performed Major Clubs in LA, including the world famous Comedy Store, The Hollywood Improv and The laugh Factory. Chris also successfully wrote, produced and starred in his first half hour special, “One Night of Stand Up”,hosted by HBO’s Tourgasm, Jay Davis. Chris has been performing standup all over the world and recently came back from a tour in South Africa.
Steve Simeone’s family friendly high energy storytelling style of comedy was developed as a child, competing for laughs around his family dinner table. He made his Comedy Central debut on Gabriel Iglesias’s “Stand Up Revolution” and has been featured multiple times on the network’s “This Is Not Happening” show. His number one Comedy Albums “What’s Up Nerds?” and “Jabba” can be heard on SiriusXM radio and tours internationally. Giving back to the community is important to Steve. He coordinates The Comedy Store’s “Comedian Assistance Fund” and founded HelpSteveHelp to help families with sick children. His weekly podcast “Good Times” reminds listeners to celebrate everyday by practicing kindness, compassion and gratitude.