#AccidentalComedyFest presents KUMITE Comedy Bloodsport at (#WBB) Great Lakes Brewing Company
September 12, 2012 @ 9:30 p.m.
39 seats left — login to reserve yours
Once a month, the basement pub at Great Lakes Brewing Company plays host to an immaculate night of FREE comedy. Wednesday September 12, the show will coincide with the first ever #accidentalcomedyfest and things are going to get IN-TENSE.
Ramon Rivas II normally hosts a variety of comics for an innocent evening of fun. In September, we're turning it into a glorious winner-take-all-the-money battle for those folks willing to put their money where their mouth is.
Remember Bloodsport (arguably the best Jean Claudde Van Dam movie ever)? It'll be like that, except hopefully no one gets put in a wheelchair or gets their ribcages crushed.
Glory, some comedians are coming for you!
Show starts at 9:30p. Please arrive at 9p to guarantee yourself a seat for this evening of comics STRAIGHT UP BRINGING IT!
-Curtis Cook (Cleveland)
-Yusuf Ali (Cleveland)
-Tim Cornett (Cleveland)
-Micheal Ivy (Cleveland)
-Quinn Patterson (Cleveland)
-James Fritz (Chicago)
-Ryan Dalton (Cleveland)
-Matty Ryan (Chicago)
View Larger Map
Ramon Rivas II (Host)
Despite being mexican, unemployed, carless and heavy, Ramon Rivas is one of the hardest working comedians to come out of Cleveland in years. Combining his work ethic with a overtly chill stage presence, Rivas leaves an impression on every show he performs on. In 2011, he performed at the Just For Laughs Chicago Festival opening for Jo Koy at the historic Vic Theatre.
Rivas has become a fixture in the rich & deep Chicago comedy scene and has been working feverishly to make Cleveland a similar hub for great comedy. Between producing his own shows around town, being one of the club favorites at Hilarties and constantly searching out stage time, Rivas is becoming synonomous with comedy in Cleveland.
His blog has been quoted in the New York Times and his inconsistent personal journalism has led to him receiving props from one of the great comedy curators, Paul Provenza.
Not bad for a lovable stoner.
Curtis Cook (Entrant)
Curtis Cook is an Ohio native, a local filmmaker, a published author, and a student at Oberlin College. As a comedian, he has reached the semi-final rounds in North East Ohio’s premier amateur comedy competition and performed on stages in venues including Hilarities Comedy Club, The Improv in Cleveland, and countless coffee shop open mics.
Will Miles (Entrant)
Comedy, women, and music. I do them all. I'm only good at one.
Quinn Patterson (Entrant)
Quinn Patterson is a comedian, writer and actor. He can bring chuckles and gut busting laughter to people of all ages and backgrounds. He is a well rounded comedian who has the ability to read the crowd and fit the situation. Quinn entertains with true life stories and comparisons from growing up poor to present day tribulations. As well as comedy on the fly, using his improv skills, Quinn trained and graduated from improv workshops at the Second City and went on to become a main stage player. Quinn believes that laughter is as necessary as the air we breath. “Live to laugh, laugh to live” is his motto.
Bill Squire (Entrant)
At age six Bill Squire fell while getting out of a kiddie pool and broke his left arm. It got a huge laugh. Ever since then Bill has wanted to make people laugh.
Bill has earned the respect of his peers by performing fearlessly at any venue, whether it is a hole in the wall bar or a 2000 seat theater Bill is going to put on a show to remember.
In 2011 Bill won the “Car Crash Comedy Contest” on SiriusXm’s Opie and Anthony Show. In 2008 he was part of the Mitch Across America Tribute to Mitch Hedburg where several Comedy Clubs across the country held shows to celebrate the life of Mitch Hedburg and the release of his last album. In the summer of 2009 Bill made a non-traditional appearance on Comedy Central by winning the “Show Us Your Best” contest and had his stand up clip aired on Comedy Central and featured on comedycentral.com . Bill is also a cast member on the youtube sensation webseries “Man in the Box” which has over 60,000 subscribers, nearly 200 episodes and was aired on Cinemax OnDemand in 2008.
Bill is also a regular in comedy clubs all over the country and has opened for some of the best comedians working today like Daniel Tosh, Tom Green, Roy Wood Jr, Russell Peters, and Bruce Bruce. Bill has even shared the stage with comedy legend George Wallace. His hard work ethic and his natural comedic talent have made him one of the fastest rising stars in the comedy world today and his performances are always non-stop laughs.
Tim Cornett (Entrant)
Cornett yourself, before you make me wreck yourself
James Fritz (Entrant)
James Fritz moved to Chicago in 2000 from his home state of Kentucky, but still struggles with his religious upbringing, Republicans, Democrats, people who pick sides, people who don't, and all four seasons. He appeared at the 2009 Just For Laughs Festival and has opened for such diverse performers as Rick Shapiro, Jamie Kilstein and TJ Miller. Comedy.com recently named him one of the top 5 stand-up comedians in Chicago. He can often be heard on the popular internet radio show Red Bar Radio. Be nice to him ... He's hanging by a very thin thread these days.
James Fritz is a comedian who sometimes performs at the Lincoln Lodge Comedy Club in Chicago, IL.
Ryan Dalton (Entrant)
Ryan Dalton is a homegrown Cleveland favorite. Ryan attended the prestigious Kent State University. After college, Ryan went on to hold part-time jobs in such world-reknowned trades as food service, retail, and coffee distribution. Finally, Ryan sunk his teeth into the most honest profession in the world, car sales. This dream occupation was not enough for him. Ryan hungered for the taste of stand up comedy, and on a dare, took the stage in Nanuet, NY in 1998. This experience started a hunger for the constant approval from crowds of complete stangers. His thirst would never be quenched!
Ryan soon discovered the entertainment industry where a basic lack of knowledge on any subject is not only necessary, but also embraced. He uses stand-up as a device in which he pokes fun at controversy and the “everyday personal injustices” that are dealt with by the common man, sorry, person, whatever!
Ryan is a comedian that wants everyone to just relax. His lovable sarcasm and smart, conversational style makes for a broadly appealing show.
Ryan’s standup has led him to regular appearences in the country’s best comedy clubs. Ryan is a regular the nationally syndicated, “Bob and Tom Radio Show,” and he was featured as one of “Myspace.com’s Featured Comedians.” Ryan recently made his television debut on the third season of Comedy Central’s “LIVE AT GOTHAM.”
Micheal Ivy (Entrant)
You think I'm weird and black. I agree.
Yusef Ali (Entrant)
Yusef Ali is one of the hungriest young comics in Cleveland.
He hosts the weekly comedy series at the Grog Shop called #thebigchucklefck in addition to anywhere else with a microphone every day of the week.