KUCR’s Comedy Apoc 11 * WEDNESDAY * May 21st! * 7:30pm -10:30pm *



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

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 

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

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”.

Comedy Apoc X Live! @UCR BARN on WED 2-19-14!!

KUCR Comedy Apoc X




When: WEDNESDAY Feb 19 8:30PM, Doors open at 7:30pm.   

How Much: STUDENT $5 ADVANCE-ONLY ON SALE NOW at University Theatre Ticket office (open M – F, 10am to 3pm) until WED @ 3PM. All Tickets (including students) at the door are $12, so buy in advance, people!

KUCR 88.3fm Comedy Apocalypse 10 brings Four Acclaimed Comics to UC Riverside’s Barn


Riverside, CA — KUCR 88.3fm continues its series of cutting-edge “Comedy Apocalypse” shows with a special “Tenth Apocalypse,” which celebrates the series by featuring three critically acclaimed audience favorites from previous shows, Nate Bargatze, Shane Mauss and Brent Weinbach.  In addition and new to the series is Ron Funches, named #1 Comic to Watch 2013 by the LA Weekly, in his regional debut. The comedy show, always held near the end of UCR’s academic quarter, is scheduled for Wednesday, February 19th, 8:30pm, at UC Riverside’s Barn.


Nate Bargatze, topping the bill, has had four late night appearances on Conan.  He starred in his own Comedy Central Presents and recently appeared twice on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon.  He is featured in an episode of Mark Maron’s “Maron” on IFC. Bargatze has also been on CMT’s “Comedy Stage”, has written for Spike TV”s Video Game Awards, and has been featured at the Montreal Comedy FestivalBonnaroo, and many more. Nate has performed for the troops in Iraq five times, and was named as one of Esquire’s Best New Comedians of 2012, a “Comedian to Watch” in Rolling Stone and in Paste Magazine, and as one of the 10 Comedians Who Deserve Their Own TV Show on CoolMaterial.com. In September of 2012 Nate’s released his comedy album, Yelled at by a Clown, which reached #4 on the iTunes comedy charts, #2 on Amazon, and #10 on Billboard.


Ron Funches is a stand-up comic with a unique delivery and disarming, lovable demeanor. Most recently Ron was featured as LA Weekly’s Number One Comic to Watch in 2013 and ESQUIRE Magazine’s Best New Comedians List. He has performed live on TBS’s CONAN O’BRIEN SHOW, currently stars as “Roland” in Disney XD’s Crash & Bernstein, and is a writer and has appeared on The Kroll Show on Comedy Central. Ron has also appeared on IFC’s PORTLANDIA. This pilot season Ron landed the series regular role of ‘Shelly’ in Bill Lawrence and Jeff Ingold’s pilot for NBC entitled UNDATEABLE.

Brent Weinbach is a stand-up comedian, writer and actor, who began his career in the underground San Francisco scene.  Since then, he has appeared on ConanLopez Tonight, Comedy Central, toured with the Comedians of Comedy and performed at the Coachella Festival.  Weinbach’s background, which is Jewish/Filipino, has given him a somewhat unique perspective.  He has an original experimental style done in a hilarious abstract deadpan delivery. Brent was a winner of the Andy Kaufman Award at the HBO Comedy Festival, in recognition of innovation in stand-up comedy.  A graduate of the University of California, Berkeley, he was formerly a Professional Jazz Pianist and Substitute Teacher.  His first CD, inspired by radio monologist Joe Frank, was called “Tales from the Brown Side”.  His second CD, released in September 2009, is called “The Night Shift” and features a blend of live recorded comedy, studio recordings, and original musical compositions.  Critics on Weinbach: “scary, hilarious and weird in the best way” (Time Out NY), “disturbingly brilliant” (LA Weekly), “a name to watch” (New York Magazine), “Weinbach’s comedy is about poaching characters from real life and inhabiting them that you forget who you’re watching onstage” (East Bay Express).  Brent’s “Gangster Party Line” comedy video is a on-line viral sensation.

Shane Mauss is originally from La Crosse, WI, and moved to Boston in 2004 to pursue his childhood dream of becoming a standup comedian. In less than three years of performing, Shane was awarded Best Standup Comic at HBO’s US Comedy Arts Festival in 2007. Shane’s TV credits include five appearances on Late Night with Conan O’Brien, an appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live!, Comedy Central’s Live at Gotham, Showtime’s Comics Without Borders, two appearances on BBC’s The World Stands Up, and in what is easily his strangest television appearance to date: Playboy TV’s Night Calls.  Shane has been in several comedy festivals around the world including The Montreal Just For Laughs FestivalThe Comedy Central South Beach Comedy FestivalThe Cat Laughs Comedy Festival in Kilkenny, Ireland, The Sydney Comedy Festival, and The Aspen Rooftop Comedy Festival. Most recently, Shane has started a podcast with his girlfriend and fellow comic, April Macie, entitled Double Date.


Tickets for the Comedy Apocalypse 10 are $5 UCR students with ID, $12 general, available @ Ticketmaster or UCR Theatre Box Office, Ticket Line (951) UCR-BARN or (827) 827-4403.  Parking is $5 in Lot 6 (follow the signs). The UCR Barn opens at 7:30pm, with the show starting at 8:30pm. The show is intended for a mature audience, 18+.  No alcohol is served at the Barn.  UCR is a smoke-free campus.

KUCR 88.3fm (http://www.kucr.org) is UCR’s broadcast voice of student expression, on the air continuously since 1966.  KUCR is part of the Student Affairs Division at UCR.

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