With Election Day nearing, humorous material is abundant for a twisted-gifted collection of stand-up comedians known as Laughing Liberally. See this special group of jokesters in the Celebrity Showroom, October 25, at John Ascuaga's Nugget.
The comedian group includes: James Adomain - An actor and writer from Los Angeles best known for doing impressions of George W. Bush and other laughable characters. A member of the Groundlings Sunday Company and a frequent performer at the Upright Citizens Brigade and Garage Comedy, he has appeared on "The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" on CBS many times, and has performed for Comedy Central, Air America, Channel 101 and The Onion Radio News. He is the star and co-creator of "West Wingers," a Shoutboy.com podcast that is wildly popular in the blogosphere.
Lee Camp, just 25, has headlined 200 college comedy shows, has published two comedy books, is the head satirical news writer for ComedyExpressTV.com, and has been featured on "Law & Order: SVU," E! network's "50 Greatest Chick Flicks," Spike TV's comedy "The Order of The Serpentine," and Gwyneth Paltrow's short film "Dealbreaker." He's also a staff writer for the liberal satire site BigFib.com.
Jim David, one of the top headliners in the country, slays bipartisan audiences nightly with his outrageous and biting comedy. His TV appearances include Comedy Central's Comedy Central Presents Jim David, Tough Crowd With Colin Quinn, Out On The Edge, USO Comedy Tour, Comic Remix, Comic Cabana, and Friars Club Roast of Rob Reiner, Bravo's Queer Eye For The Straight Guy, Greatest Things About Being ..., ABC's The View, New Joke City with Robert Klein, NBC Comedy Showcase with Louie Anderson, A&E's Caroline's and Evening at the Improv, MTV 1/2 Hour Comedy Hour, VH1's Fools For Love, Showtime Comedy Club Network, Dateline NBC, Star Search, and others. Broadway: Best Little Whorehouse Goes Public. Off Broadway: The Learned Ladies, The Liar. Regional: Greater Tuna. CD recordings: Eat Here and Get Gas and Live From Jimville. Winner of MAC and Backstage BISTRO Awards. Comedy Festivals: Montreal Just For Laughs, HBO Aspen, Chicago, Manchester England. His column 'Friend or Foe' appears in 'The Advocate.' His one-man comedy South Pathetic, a play about the worst community theater in the South, was presented at the Williamstown Theatre Festival as well as other theaters around the country. He produces and hosts Comedy Cares, a standup benefit for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS.
Jamie Jackson is an actor, writer and comedian who studied acting at Australia's premiere theatre school, NIDA, gaining his BA in 1989. He worked for ten years as an actor with all of Sydney's major theatre companies as well as in film and television. In 1998 he moved to New York where he gained his MFA in musical theatre writing from NYU in 2000. Since then he has written several musical theatre works with his wife, SoHee Youn (composer) including Love: A Multiple Choice Question, a one man musical which they performed in the 2003 New York International Fringe Festival and then toured to Melbourne and Sydney in Australia. Jamie studied standup with Stephen Rosenfield at the American Comedy Institute and has performed at Caroline's, StandUp New York, Village Lantern, The Duplex, Don't Tell Mama, Joe Franklin's and now with Laughing Liberally. Currently, Jamie and SoHee are working on a new full-length musical comedy, The Man for the Job, as well as a new one man musical, The Trojan Clothes Horse, with book writer, John Herin.
Laughing Liberally plays one night, Oct. 25, in the Celebrity Showroom at John Ascuaga's Nugget. Show starts at 8 p.m. Tickets are just $32 and are available by calling (800) 648-1177 or (775) 356-3300 or by visiting janugget.com. Dinner and show packages are available. “Do the Nugget Tonight!”