Claude Stuart is a comedian, actor, writer and producer. From packing comedy venues across the globe to regular television appearances on shows like "The Tonight Show", and "Last Comic Standing," Claude Stuart has come a long way from his down home southern roots. By his own admission, he was "paddled on more than one occasion for being the class clown." Claude's explosive, in-your-face, rapid-fire, madman stage style is truly an exhilarating assault on the senses and has evoked comparisons to golden era physical comedians such as Steve Martin, Robin Williams and Jim Carrey. Claude's unique brand of Don Rickles-esque crowd interaction, coupled with clever well-written jokes makes him not only the world's first physical insult comedian but a "comedy triple threat!" Claude's decision to pursue a career as a comedian was not well-received by his family. Born in deep south tugboat town, Greenville Mississippi, Claude's attorney father and school teacher mother were not initially thrilled their only son chose stand-up over law school. "Growing up, there was more judgment in my house than Nuremberg. Most kids got in trouble; I got cross examined,'" says Claude. Instead of taking the criticism personally, he transformed the experience into the unique style his fans have come to know and love. He likens his comedy to legal arguments focused upon proving a point, which clearly comes from growing up in a family full of lawyers. Now, even his parents agree: Comedy was the right choice! Claude's natural comedic flair was recognized early on. As a teen he interned at a local radio station and ended up writing and performing a morning show broadcast to over 30 cities nationwide. Next he won the title, "Funniest Person at SMU." After a pit stop in Houston where he developed his stand up act, he naturally ended up in L.A.. This lead to an extremely successful stand up career; as well as myriad appearances in feature films - such as Starship Troopers, Man On the Moon and Adam Carolla's Road Hard - and television, including a recent spot starring with Jay Leno on the wildly popular "Undercover Jay" skit segment of "The Tonight Show." Some of his other credits include national commercials for products such as, Honda, Heineken, Jeep, Grapenuts and even Midol. He has appeared on "That 70's Show," "Scrubs," "Comics Unleashed," "Will & Grace," "The Best Damn Sports Period!," "Oblivious!," "Talk Soup" and as a regular on "The Bob and Tom Show." Claude frequently performs at the world famous Hollywood Improv and is currently on tour, headlining comedy clubs, colleges , cruises and military tours for our troops; nationwide and internationally. Claude also recently co-founded the production company/sketch comedy team "Recycled Babies"; in which he is a writer, producer and performer.
A complete stand up line up made up of veterans of the armed forces! Don't miss this incredible once in a life time line up staring Erik Knowles and friends.
Erik Knowles (USMC) Erik did his first stand-up set in the fourth grade at a summer camp talent show. Even at just nine years old, his two minutes of Nickelodeon jokes killed. His next performance was in 1999 while he was in the Marine Corps. One of his superiors, noticing Erik’s ability to make his peers laugh, ordered him to do a stand-up routine at the upcoming squadron Christmas Party talent contest. Erik won the contest by making fun of the Commanding Officer. After he got out of the Marine Corps in 2003, he did his first open mic at the Comedy Store in La Jolla. After that, there was no stopping him. He has performed in comedy clubs and casinos, and military bases all over California, Arizona, Nevada, and Texas. Erik’s show leaves everyone satisfied. He looks back nostalgically, at his younger days in the Marines, boot camp, partying, and even a few war stories from his time overseas in Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom. He then contrasts that with a witty look at his adult life full of responsibilities, becoming a father, and his uncontrollable desire to challenge social stigmas. His comedy is refreshing and edgy, without being filthy. Erik Knowles fits nicely into any lineup and is a perfect fit for any venue in the country.
LMAO Comedy is located at 12 First st NE in Downtown Paris Texas! We host national touring comedians, sitcom stars, classic, comics, dueling pianos, and incredible improv shows. Our venue seats 100 comfortably, and is a BYOB facility. That's right! You save tons of money by bringing in your own beer, wine, and spirits! Tickets are generally available with discounted advance and general admission.
Few things compare with the complete unscripted on the spot laughter like live IMPROV. You get to be part of the story, and direct the show. If you loved Drew Carey's "Who's Line is it Anyway?" you'll love Live Improv!