James Johann was born in the Midwest during the 70’s era of bell-bottom jeans, wood paneled station wagons and disco music. His childhood upbringing was significantly influenced by country music, countless bad haircuts and heavy doses of Catholic school. In 1991, after being fired from several “McJobs” James began his stand-up career in Kansas City. But don’t let James’ boyish appearance fool you; he’s a ten-year veteran of the stand-up comedy circuit. His self-deprecating sense of humor and high-energy style all come together to create a unique onstage persona. James relies more on his brain than the profane, and his comedy often hits upon the universal theme of failure, and provides a truthful and hilarious reflection of life as he sees it. James has performed in the “New Faces of Comedy” category at the Montreal Just for Laughs Comedy Festival, also featured on Comedy Central’s Premium Blend and The Late Show on CBS and currently headlines comedy clubs nation-wide.
John Hilder is an up and coming comedian who is quickly making a name for himself as one of the funniest and hardest working young comics in America. In 2004 John left Utah and the Mormon Church for the neon pastures of lovely Las Vegas, Nevada to pursue a life of comedy and sin. With his quirky personality, unparalleled originality and fearless attitude on stage, John quickly rose above the fray to become one of the most respected local comedians in the city. By seamlessly combining his small town innocence with a big city edge, John has become a favorite in some of the biggest casinos in Las Vegas, including the Palms, the Rio, Planet Hollywood, Bally’s, and the Mandalay Bay. In January 2010 John released his debut comedy album entitled Johnsense, which is currently available on iTunes and Amazon. It is taking the country by sarcastic storm.
Jill Maragos developed her sense of humor and knack for story-telling as a survival tactic for growing up with a crazy family in Buffalo, NY. With degrees in Broadcast Journalism & Mechanical Engineering, she made the natural progression into Stand-Up Comedy. She has appeared on Laughs (FOX), Comedy Time for The Ice House in Pasadena (YouTube), and West Coast Comedy (Hulu). She is a regular at Cobb’s Comedy Club and The Punchline in San Francisco and performs throughout the country.