Lamont Ferguson (Headliner)
Lamont Ferguson started his comedy career at the ripe age of 17. Having been a highly touted musician throughout high school, it seemed only natural. Lamont’s trumpet playing got him such prestigious gigs as opening band musician for Miss Ella Fitzgerald as well as various Las Vegas performances. Lamont made his first stand-up appearance at the La Jolla Comedy Store and according to him it’s been “one long war of attrition after that.” In the past 20 years he’s played everywhere from Anchorage to Yuma and all letters in between. He’s been honing his craft for all those years. “I feel like if I can provide a good living for my family doing something that I love, then in a sense I have made it…but a pay raise can never hurt,” says Ferguson. Lamont’s act is constantly evolving, changing with him as he grows. “That’s what makes Cosby so great, he’s been funny, I mean double over funny for the past 30 years!” That’s what I base my plan on. “ wrote about Ferguson: “Having the benefit of seeing Lamont a few times … I am constantly impressed by his professionalism. He simply doesn't make mistakes--he doesn't stumble over words, he doesn't step on the audience's laughs, and he drops every punch line at the perfect time to deliver maximum impact...and yet, he never seems over-rehearsed or too polished. Everything he says, somehow, seems to be coming right from his head to his he is so in the moment-- That is a gift.”
Doug Funk
Award winning and two time nominated comedian Doug Funk is a seasoned performer with a fresh and contagious style, whose entertainment background has molded him into one the most funny, thought provoking and versatile comics in the country. Doug Funk has four consecutive seasons on the Comedy Network to his credit, five seasons on the Global Network, two appearances on the very successful "Air Bud" movies (IV & V), countless TV commercials and hundreds of "Live" performances in every nook and cranny of the country. When Doug Funk performed at CBC's Halifax Comedy Festival; comedian/ actor Kevin Pollak (A Few Good Men, Grumpy Old Men, The Wedding Planner, The Usual Suspects, Whole Nine Yards) called him the funniest comedian at the festival and told him how much he enjoyed Doug's material.