The World Famous Mad House Comedy Club Showcase Special. 8 Awesome comics, in a row, all on one show all for you! Including Sean Grant as seen on Jimmy Kimmel Live, Tyler Perry's Meet the Browns, Maron and more!

Super funny, free parking, craft beer, full bar, award winning kitchen!

The World Famous Mad House Comedy Club Showcase Special. 8 Awesome comics, in a row, all on one show all for you! Including Sean Grant as seen on Jimmy Kimmel Live, Tyler Perry's Meet the Browns, Maron and more!

TK Kelly, Dan Venti, Bijan Mostafavi, JC Currais, Dave Callans, Joe Carl Abou Sakher, Jesse Egan

Sat · July 15, 2017

Doors: 9:00 pm / Show: 9:45 pm

$15 - $30

This event is 18 and over

The World Famous Mad House Comedy Club Showcase Special
The World Famous Mad House Comedy Club Showcase Special
Up to 8 super talented comedians go onstage, back, to back, to back. You get everyone's best 10 or 15 min and if you happen to not like one comedian... you don't have to stare at them for an hour! It's like the All Star Game of Comedy and more fun than one person should be allowed to have 🙂
Sean Grant
Sean Grant
The Story of Sean G
Sean G Grant was born in Miami, FL to a sixteen year old mother of Jamaican and English descent. Sean's biological father was not there to raise him but his step-father took the helm when he was a year old, and taught him the true meaning of manhood and responsibility.

Because his parents were frequently working to provide, much of Sean's time was spent with his 93 year old Great-Grandmother Daisy. "I get my comedy from her. Because of her age she is always in constant pain, yet she always finds the time to sing, laugh and get joy out of life."

While attending school, Sean learned to make friends by making people laugh. "I was a fat boy and I made friends by making fun of myself, overeating and doing whatever it took to keep the other kids laughing with me."

Sean's first time on stage was at the Improv in Coconut Grove. "Looking back, it was terrible. My timing was horrible and I was a sheltered 17 year old, so I had very little life experience to offer. But I knew I was addicted to the stage lights and one day, with hard work, I would be great."

After getting the hang of the comedy game for a few months, Sean was given the opportunity to perform at the Apollo Theater in Harlem. "I went to the audition and killed it. Everybody was laughing. But at show time, when I hit that stage I was overcome with a sense of fear mixed with the excitement of being on a legendary platform. Unfortunately, the audience could sense that I was overwhelmed and unready. They booed me before I could get out a full sentence. It lasted 30 seconds - the longest 30 seconds of my life. The worst part was when I left because the security guard would not let me leave through the back door. He said 'Naw little homie. Apollo tradition is when you get booed, you gotta leave through the crowd.' That was by far the lowest point in my career, but a learning experience nonetheless."

Sean went on to attend the Florida State University, where he studied Creative Writing, Theatre and Film. In addition to performing at campus events and local comedy clubs, Sean honed his skills by joining the Black Actors Guild and 30 in 60 Improv Troupe.

In 2008, Sean entered a competition that would propel him into the national spotlight for the first time in his career. "Someone told me that Jimmy Kimmel Live and ABC were looking for the Funniest College Student in America. I was getting pretty well known around my school for having great shows and I had been winning regional competitions throughout the state so I said, Why not give it a try?" Sean outshined over 2,000 contestants, earned the victory and became America's College Comedy Champion.

Sean continues to entertain audiences around the country today, both on stage and TV. Most recently, he landed a guest role on Tyler Perry's hit sitcom Meet the Browns, TBS' #1 rated TV show.

Sean understands that success is a journey, not a destination. "I have spent the majority of my career hustling, doing shows wherever I can. I've rocked houses with thousands of people and I've done shows for five people in a smokey bar. I've slept in ratty motels, been ducked by bookers for money and basically lived out of my car at times but its a great adventure. My goal is to keep having fun and make the world laugh a little more."
TK Kelly
TK Kelly
TK Kelly is an LA-based comic and writer originally from New York. He has performed at clubs across the country like Gotham, the Improv, Caroline's, the Comedy Store, Laughing Skull and The Stand, and is currently writing for Tosh.0.
Dan Venti
Dan Venti
As seen on Tonight in San Diego and a finalist in San Diego's Funniest Person Contest!
Bijan Mostafavi
Bijan Mostafavi
A Mad House Favorite. Finalist, San Diego's Funniest Person Contest!
JC Currais
JC Currais
Born and raised in Miami FL. Currais began performing stand up comedy while attending college at The University of Florida. He is a founding member of The Gainesville Comedy Showcase and UF’s University Stand up Comedy Club (U.S.U.C.C.)
His high energy performance style and outrageously quirky material gained Currais some local notoriety and a number of high profile shows which included opening spots for comedians like Dan Cummings (Last Comic Standing) and Finesse Mitchell (Saturday Night Live). Soon he began performing on the road at several bars and venues in Florida.

2009 marked Currais’s decision to pursue comedy full time. Currais now performs in Comedy Clubs, bars, colleges and other venues across the United States. His comedic talent and his stage act continue to grow with each performance. He has slowly begun to build a following among college students and comedy club patrons. He has been featured on ABC, FOX, Rooftop Comedy, The Independent Alligator, and Orlando Magazine.

He is the star of the online sitcom “Oppie’s Friend Gene” and made his filmic debut in the Sundance Film Festival film “New Low”. He has opened for the likes of Pauly Shore, David Allen Greer, Steve Byrne and Ralphie May. His persona is as big as his imagination and you never know where the show will end up when this man-child is the ring master.
Dave Callans
Dave Callans
A Mad House Favorite!
Joe Carl Abou Sakher
Joe Carl Abou Sakher
Joe Carl Abousakher has been performing stand up comedy since 2010 and he really hates writing these blurbs about himself. Some would say he’s too dashing to be a comic, but his obese childhood would say otherwise.

He grew up in a multi-cultural household (half Palestinian-Arab, half Country Bumpkin-White) in the middle of nowhere (McEwen), Tennessee. He raised sheep and chickens there. He killed a lot of those sheep (for food, not fun), and ate all the unborn babies of those chickens (eggs). Does that sound weird? Screw you, dude. You're weird.

He was a semifinalist on NBC's Stand Up Diversity Showcase in 2016, and he will be competing in the finals of The Funniest Comic In LA show at The IceHouse Comedy Club in February 2017. He loves performing all around Southern California, but he'd love to travel the country to perform for YOU!

(That "YOU" was too much, right?)

He’s married, he has a step-daughter, and he’s only 29 years old (as of Jan, 2017). Also, he's a big Tennessee Titans fan. So - YEAH - he can be on edge sometimes, but he still loves you.

(There were way too many parenthesis in this bio.)

(Wait, you're supposed to put the puncuation on the outside of the parenthesis, aren't you)?

(Well that doesn't look right at all!)!
Jesse Egan
Jesse Egan
Jesse Egan started doing stand-up comedy after a summer road trip took him from his hometown of Arlington, Virginia to the west coast. He was named part of the Best of San Diego at The Comedy Store in La Jolla California and in 2014 Jesse won first place in the San Diego’s Funniest Person Contest.
Jesse is the current host of Tonight in San Diego, San Diego’s very own late night variety talk show. TISD tapes live on Mondays 7:30pm at The Geoffrey Theatre at Spreckles, at 923 1st ave in downtown San Diego, and airs Saturdays at 11pm on CW6 San Diego TV and locally Thursdays at 10pm on KSDY channel 50. You can see Jesse’s nationally televised spots on KPBS TV and he’s also appeared on Union Tribune TV, Fox Rox TV, and in the documentary film Stage Time.
Jesse performs stand-up comedy all over the country and has opened for Dane Cook, Doug Stanhope, Chris D’Elia, Brian Posehn and toured with Nick at Nite’s America’s Funniest Mom, Vicki Barbolak. Jesse co-hosts two podcasts, Comics Talk Comedy, with comedian Jeff Bilodeau, and Sordid Tales, with San Diego columnist Edwin Decker.
Jesse’s comedic influences range from Dave Chappelle, Rodney Dangerfield, Richard Pryor, Dean Martin, Peter Sellers and Charlie Chaplin. Catch Jesse performing at clubs and colleges in your area or on Tonightinsandiego.com!
Venue Information:
Mad House Comedy Club
502 Horton Plaza
San Diego, CA, 92101
http://madhousecomedyclub.com/