May 9, 2014 by Tina Bold
KUCR presents Comedy Apocalypse 11 at UCR’s Barn Wed May 21st
Three comic talents announced for the long-running UCR series
Riverside, Ca — KUCR 88.3FM (kucr.org) will present the eleventh installment of it’s “Comedy Apocalypse” series at UCR’s Barn on Wednesday May 21st at 8:30pm. Apocalypse producers proudly say about the show, “this one goes to eleven,” and that “we are pleased we are finally able to use that line for something.” Noting also that “eleven is a prime number,” which is significant because “it’s math and stuff, and also prime is good, right?”
The series features up and coming acts picked for their comedic excellence and because they are “sort of famous, but not so famous that we can’t afford them.” John Roberts, best known for his voice acting on “Bob’s Burgers,” headlines the show. He is supported by the buzz-worthy talents of Emily Heller (John Oliver, Conan, Comedy Central) and Byron Bowers (Comedy Central, BET, Just for Laughs).
John Roberts provides the voice of Linda in the FOX animated prime time comedy “Bob’s Burgers.” He has appeared several times on NBC’s Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, Watch What Happens Live, Co-written a pilot for MTV with Bob Odenkirk, and performed in two national tours for Margaret Cho as well as her Showtime special. He is currently working on a project for Comedy Central.
John first gained attention as one of the standout performer/writers on YouTube. His first viral video “The Christmas Tree” was hailed as an instant comedy classic. It was nominated for a broadband Emmy award and was featured on VH1′s Best Week Ever, Comedy Central Insider and countless other blogs and websites. The follow up “Jackie & Debra” won The Comedy Smalls award in London and has a huge cult following both young and old.
He has over 20 million hits on YouTube and counting and continues making new videos with the likes of Debbie Harry and David Cross. He performs several times a year at NYC’s famous Joe’s Pub and just signed a publishing deal with French Kiss Records.
Emily Heller is a comedian and writer who likes you very much. You may have seen her on Conan, on the third season of John Oliver’s New York Stand Up Show on Comedy Central, or as one of the New Faces at the 2012 Montreal Just For Laughs Festival. She is the creator and star of the Above Average series The Future. In 2011, She was included in Comedy Central’s Comics to Watch, won Rooftop Comedy’s Silver Nail Award, and was named one of the “Funniest People in Town” by 7×7 Magazine in San Francisco. In addition to performing all over the country, she was most recently a staff writer on the FOX series Surviving Jack and has become a frequent panelist on Chelsea Lately.
Byron Bowers is a stand-up comedian from Georgia who was featured as New Face at the prestigious Just for Laughs Comedy Festival last year. He has appeared on the Eric Andre Show on Adult Swim and toured with Eric Andre Live, in addition to performing at Comedy Central’s South Beach Comedy Festival, The Bridgetown Comedy Festival, and SXSW. Byron has performed stand-up on Comedy Central’s “Adam Devine’s House Party”, the reboot of BET’s “Comic View”, and recently made his late night debut this year on TBS’s “The Pete Holmes Show”.
Posted on May 9, 2014 by Tina Bold