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nick offerman

Nick Offerman is an actor, writer and woodworker, best known for the role of Ron Swanson on NBC’s hit comedy series “Parks & Recreation.” The show, in which he starred with Amy Poehler, Chris Pratt, and Aziz Ansari, wrapped its 7th and final season in 2015. For his work on the show, Offerman won a Television Critics Association Award for Achievement in Comedy in 2011, having earned his first nomination in 2010.  He also received two Critics’ Choice Television Award nominations for Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series.

 

In addition to “Parks & Recreation” and “Fargo”, television audiences have seen Offerman on multiple episodes of Adult Swim’s “Children’s Hospital” and ABC’s “George Lopez.”  He has also guest starred on numerous series, including “Deadwood,” “NYPD Blue,” “24,” “The Practice,” “Will & Grace,” “The West Wing”, “Gilmore Girls,” “Monk,” and “ER.” He has voiced animated characters for “Axe Cop”, “The Simpsons”, “Bob’s Burgers”, “Gravity Falls”, and “Out There”.

 

Offerman got his start in the Chicago theater community, where he was a founding member of the Defiant Theatre.  He received a Joseph Jefferson Award for his performance in “The Kentucky Cycle,” at Chicago’s Pegasus Players Theatre, and was awarded a second Jefferson Award for the puppets and masks he and his team crafted for “The Skriker,” at Defiant.  He also worked extensively at Steppenwolf, The Goodman, Wisdom Bridge and Pegasus Players, among others.  His stage work includes the off-Broadway play “Adding Machine,” and he is a company member of the Evidence Room Theater Company in Los Angeles.

 

In his spare time, he can be found at his woodshop in Los Angeles building hand-crafted items ranging from fine furniture to canoes to ukuleles.

DAVID KOECHNER

David Koechner, an alumnus of Chicago’s Second City Theater, got his first break as a cast member on Saturday Night Live, and since has become an instantly recognizable face appearing in over 100 Film and Television productions.  He is best known as Champ Kind, in Anchorman and Todd Packer, on “The Office”.  Packer will be back on NBC this fall, and filming of Anchorman 2 begins early next year. Other notable credits include Waiting, Out Cold, Talladega Nights, Get Smart, Extract, and Thank You for Smoking…. and yes that was him playing Uncle Earl on Hannah Montana.  David can be seen live, performing stand up throughout the country. Look for him currently in the feature film, Piranha 3 DD, and soon to be released Hit and Run and Small Apartments. David has been married to his wife Leigh, for14 years.  They reside in Los Angeles with their five children, ranging from infant to pre-teens.

JR De Guzman

JR De Guzman has entertained all over the world, having performed in the "invitation-only" 2014 Joker's Ball in Indonesia, the 2015 Badaboom Comedy Series in Amsterdam, and the 2015 SF Sketch Festival. He performed with Margaret Cho, and even let her borrow his guitar. He hasn't washed his guitar since. Please welcome JR De Guzman!

 

Elisia Gonzales

Elisia Gonzales started her entertainment career hosting fashion shows for Sheen Magazine and Hair+ Fashion Week. She’s danced in burlesque shows and acted in plays. She studied improv at the Sacramento Comedy Spot and where she was introduced to stand-up. As a growing stand-up comedian, she’s performed in local comedy clubs in Sacramento and San Francisco. Elisia is a huge fan of entertainment and arts. She dreams to own a tiny home to travel the country and share her story about childhood, her failed relationships and questionable life choices

 

Brian Crall / Host

Brian Crall is the founder of Sacramento Comedy Spot and performs weekly with the improv show Anti-Cooperation League, which celebrates its 10-year anniversary in 2017.  Brian also co-hosts the Comedy Spot's weekly variety show, Comedy Mashup. And if you never leave the house, you can see Brian on TV interviewing film stars and talking movies on ABC10's Extra Butter.