Not only will the WOPT provide an amazing network opportunity among the top oil executives in the world, but it is also a lot of fun too. You will be able to partcipate in a professional top-tier poker tournament with a chance to win top earnings and after the show you will see one of the nation's top performers perform at the Wynn|Encore's award winning nightclubs.
Comedian Ron “Tater Salad” White first rose to fame as the cigar-smoking, scotch-drinking funnyman from the Blue Collar Comedy Tour phenomenon, but now
as a chart-topping Grammy-nominated comedian and a feature film actor, Ron White has established himself as a star in his own right. White has always been a classic storyteller. His stories
relay tales from his real life, ranging from growing up in a small town in Texas to sharing stories of his daily life to becoming one of the most successful comedians in America. All 4 of his
comedy albums charted #1 on the BillboardTM Comedy Charts. He has sold over 14 million albums (solo and with the Blue Collar Comedy Tour), been nominated for two Grammys, and over the past
9 years (since 2004) been one of the top three grossing stand up comedians on tour in America.
Ron White began performing comedy in 1986 and was quickly opening for legendary comedians Sam Kinison and Jeff Foxworthy. After eventually becoming a comedy club headliner, in 2000 White was asked to join the Blue Collar Comedy Tour alongside Jeff Foxworthy, Bill Engvall and Larry the Cable Guy. The show toured for over three years to sold-out audiences in over 270 cities and grossed more than $35 million. In 2003, Warner Brothers filmed the show, Blue Collar Comedy Tour: The Movie for a theatrical/TV/DVD/CD release. The film premiered as the most-watched movie in Comedy Central's history. In 2005, the video Blue Collar Comedy Tour Rides Again was filmed and released on TV and DVD/CD.
In November of 2003, White released his breakthrough comedy CD Drunk In Public followed by his first one-hour TV comedy special They Call Me Tater Salad. The special had the highest viewership for a Sunday program in Comedy Central history. The DVD version was released in 2004 and reached #1 on the BillboardTM Comedy Chart. In 2005, White's second one-hour special You Can't Fix Stupid aired on Comedy Central to 4.5 million viewers, making it the third largest audience in Comedy Central's history and the #1 show on primetime basic cable. The CD reached #1 on the BillboardTM Comedy Charts and remained there for 9 consecutive weeks. This success also earned White his first Grammy nomination. Ron received his second Grammy nod for the show Blue Collar Comedy Tour - One for The Road. In June 2006, Penguin Books released Ron's first book Ron “Tater Salad” White: I Had the Right to Remain Silent…But I Didn't Have the Ability, which landed him on the New York Times Best Seller List. In 2009, Ron released his 3rd album Behavioral Problems, which reached #1 on the BillboardTM Comedy Chart. In 2013 Ron's 4th album, A Little Unprofessional, also reached #1 on the BillboardTM Comedy Chart. All of Ron's DVDs are certified Platinum.
Ron has been a passionate supporter of the US military troops for more than 20 years, donating his time and resources. In 2008, he created an annual charity show Ron White's Comedy Salute to the Troops. The profit from ticket/DVD sales is donated to the Armed Forces Foundation to assist troops and their families. Many of White's celebrity friends have participated in these shows: Lewis Black, Dave Attell, Kathleen Madigan, Brian Regan and Rascal Flatts. In 2011, the show was recorded for TV/DVD and was the second highest-watched show on CMT that year. The taping location that year and the next was the historic Grand Ole Opry. In 2013 the show was recorded in Las Vegas and premiered March 2013.
As an actor, Ron White had supporting roles acted in the major theatrical films Horrible Bosses and Sex and the City 2. He also had a principal role in Jayne Mansfield's Car (written/directed by Billy Bob Thornton), He is a co-Executive Producer of Bridegroom, a Linda Bloodworth–Thomason documentary, which debuted at the 2013 NYC Tribeca Film Festival and won the Audience Award.
In 2016, Ron White's acting talents were showcased alongside Luke Wilson, Carla Gugino, and Imogen Poots, in music-industry veteran Cameron Crowe's Showtime series, Roadies. White played road-tested tour manager Phil in a critically praised performance.
For more on Ron visit www.tatersalad.com and follow Ron on Twitter - @Ron_White.
Tom Segura is a comedian originally from Cincinnati, Ohio. His television credits include Conan, Happy Endings, The Late Late Show, Comedy Central Presents: Tom Segura,
Mash Up, How To Be A Grown Up, and his One Hour stand up special Completely Normal on Netflix. Segura also co-wrote and starred in the short series, Cutman, which
aired on Comedy Central. When he's not touring clubs, Tom continues to perform at the top comedy festivals in the world, including Montreal's Just For Laughs Comedy Festival, The
Melbourne International Comedy Festival, The Comedy Festival - Las Vegas, The South Beach Comedy Festival, and The Hong Kong Comedy Festival. Tom also regularly appears on radio
shows like Ron and Fez and some of the most downloaded podcasts in the world of comedy such as The Joe Rogan Experience and WTF with Marc Maron among others. Additionally,
his noted podcast, Your Mom's House, which he co-hosts with his wife, comedian Christina Pazsitzky, was a finalist for Best Comedy Podcast at the Stitcher Awards and profiled by
VICE. Tom recently released his third hour-long stand up album, which sat atop the iTunes and Billboard Comedy charts for consecutive weeks. Tom's first two albums Thrilled and
White Girls with Cornrows also debuted at number 1 and continue to play heavily on satellite radio and streaming music platforms. When Tom isn't performing on stage or recording a podcast
he's watching College Football or waiting for College Football to come back.
For more on Tom visit www.tomsegura.com and follow Tom on Twitter - @tomsegura.
What's Wrong With People? asks Sebastian Maniscalco in his hilarious new hit stand-up special airing on Showtime and available on DVD nationwide on March 27th.
In What's Wrong with People, he brings his witheringly sarcastic and exasperated take on modern behavior and decorum, trying to bridge the gap between the Italian-American Old World
he grew up in and the contemporary frenetic world we all live in today. The result is an original, highly relatable stand-up comedy tour-de-force that has Sebastian performing sold-out
concerts worldwide. His self-deprecating comedy reminds fans of a young Jerry Seinfeld who constantly challenges his audience to recognize the absurdities of everyday life.
A native of Chicago, Sebastian grew up with comedy in his blood. After earning a degree in Corporate Organizational Communications from Northern Illinois University, he realized his passion for stand-up comedy and immediately headed out to Los Angeles. While working as a waiter at a Four Seasons in Beverly Hills, Sebastian spent every free night performing at local clubs, bowling alleys and bars. He remembers being so bad during his first stand-up act that the audience jeered him off the stage by screaming, “Sandman! Sandman!” in reference to Showtime at the Apollo's Howard Sims who would usher failed acts offstage with a shepherd's crook. But, with a steadfast work ethic and impeccable comedic timing, Sebastian has risen through the ranks to become one of the most respected entertainers in the stand-up community today.
As his career roll continued, Sebastian catapulted into the national spotlight with a 20-city tour for his one-hour Comedy Central DVD Special Sebastian Live! On The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Sebastian has appeared as the unforgettable style correspondent providing hilarious grooming advice to unsuspecting airline passengers and churchgoers. His other national television appearances include the award-winning series The Savages, The Late, Late Show with Craig Ferguson, Lopez Tonight, Tim Meadows’ The Very Funny Show, Comedy Central's Premium Blend, Showtime's Comics without Boarders, Comics Unleashed and Hollywood Uncensored. He is also a popular guest on such ground-breaking podcasts as WTF with Marc Maron.
While perfecting his routine on the stand-up circuit, Sebastian captured the attention of award-winning actor and entertainer Vince Vaughn who selected him to be one of the four featured comedians in the critically acclaimed film Vince Vaughn's Wild West Comedy Show. “Performing with Vince every night for a month was the best time of my life,” Sebastian recalls. With hilarious appearances from other renowned comedians: Justin Long, Jon Favreau, Dwight Yoakam and Keir O'Donnell, the film became an instant cult success.
Throughout his diverse career, Sebastian has worked with many other entertainment legends including Prince, BB King, Al Green, Anita Baker, and Gladys Knight. In 2009, Sebastian completed an international USO tour for the troops where he performed in Guam, Fuji, Misawa, Iwakuni and Hiroshima. His sold-out shows at the Dubai Comedy Festival and Lebanon's Music Hall have solidified him as an international sensation.
Sebastian currently resides in Los Angeles where he can be found eating plates of pasta at Maggianos and working out new material at the Comedy Store on Sunset Boulevard. In his spare time, Sebastian enjoys traveling, golf, cooking and fashion. He is active in various charities benefiting The Foundation for Fighting Blindness and Hurricane Katrina.
Bill Burr is one of the top comedic voices of his generation achieving success in TV and film as well as the live stage.
Having first gained notoriety for his recurring role on the second season of Chappelle's Show, Burr developed a comedic style of uninformed logic that has made him a regular performer on the Late Show with David Letterman and Late Night with Conan O'Brien (and later became the first stand-up comedian to perform on “The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien”).
Burr's first hour special, Bill Burr: Why Do I Do This? premiered on Comedy Central in the fall of 2008 to rave reviews, and is now available on CD and DVD. Burr's first CD, Emotionally Unavailable: Expanded Edition, was released by What Are Records? His third hour-long comedy special, You People Are All The Same, premiered on Netflix on August 16 and is now available for download through his website. Bill was seen again this summer in his recurring role on the hit AMC-TV show, Breaking Bad, and he recently finished filming the Paul Feig film, The Heat, starring Sandra Bullock and Melissa McCarthy and the Al Pacino and Christopher Walken film, Stand Up Guys. His two critically acclaimed hour-long Comedy Central specials are available on Netflix and DVD.
Comedian, actor, radio host and best selling author, Jay Mohr has been performing stand-up comedy since he was sixteen years old. With a career that
has spanned over three decades, Jay has become an artist that is very difficult to define. Never wanting to rest on his accomplishments, Jay has always pushed himself to be
more than just a comic.
After landing his dream job of Saturday Night Live, it appeared as though Jay had reached the height of comedic success. Little did he know that just three years later, he would be cast opposite Tom Cruise in Jerry Maguire and that same year co-star with Jennifer Anniston in Picture Perfect. Now the world that knew “comedian Jay” was quickly introduced to the “actor Jay.” Never wanting to choose one career over the other, Mohr has brilliantly balanced both acting and stand-up comedy as roommates in his brain.
Additionally, he has continuously added other genres to his journey and wrote the best selling book Gasping for Airtime about his time on SNL and his battle with panic attacks throughout his tenure on the show. To this day the book remains a must read for both fans of the show, followers of Jay, as well as people who suffer from social anxiety, depression and panic disorders.
On a much lighter note, Jay's second book was the hilarious, No Wonder My Parents Drank, which describes in painful and beautifully funny detail the pros and cons of parenthood... which was subsequently optioned by ABC for development of a sitcom based on its content.
In the radio world, Jay is a regular guest host on the nationally syndicated Jim Rome Show as well as a regular contributor on the highest rated radio shows in the country, with multiple stints on Kevin and Bean and Opie and Anthony...just to name a few.
Jay Mohr is the rarest of entertainers. After 25 films and starring in his own groundbreaking series produced by Joel Silver and the late Ted Demme (Action) he recently starred in the CBS scripted comedy Gary Unmarried, which was critically acclaimed and was on for two seasons.
Jay has guest starred in over 50 different television dramas and comedy series episodes, but his most recent turn on an episode of Dick Wolf's Law and Order: Criminal Intent as a Charlie Sheen type character ripped from the headlines, has garnered him the most attention and respect. “He's really good” said Wolf, “it's kind of odd because he is known as a comic and this is a highly dramatic role that a lot of dramatic actors would have had a very hard time eschewing and he does a great job.” He added “...you know, it's like if you're playing tennis against a club champion, you're game should go up...the better the competition the better the game...and I think Jay really came to play.”
Throughout his journey, Jay still loves performing stand-up comedy—it's in his blood, his bones and his DNA. Anyone that has ever seen one of his concerts will be quick to tell you that there is no one better. Comedy Central agrees, having named Mohr one of the 100 greatest stand-up comics of all time. A simple bio doesn't do the stage show justice...as there are no notes, no two shows the same, and an act that never picks on the audience. These are the three tenets that Jay believes makes great live comedy, and the foundation is laid when Jay often tells his audiences, “Lets just jump off a cliff together and build our wings on the way down!”
After his renowned four year run on Saturday Night Live (becoming best known for his original character "Goat Boy" and his impression of actor Joe Pesci, resulting
in the recurring "Joe Pesci Show" sketch) and starring role in the cult classic movie "Half Baked" alongside Dave Chappelle, Jim Breuer was propelled into superstardom.
With many accolades including Comedy Central's “100 Greatest Stand-Ups of All Time,” Breuer is currently one of the top touring comedians in the country. His one-hour Comedy Central special, “Let's Clear the Air” premiered last year with hilarious topics including what “success” really is, the SNL days, and life with his elderly parents, his wife and three daughters. “Let's Clear the Air” ranked in as one of the highest rated specials on Comedy Central raking in over 1 million viewers with an astounding 100% retention rate.
Breuer continued touring through 2010 while still writing his book, “I'm Not High (But I've Got a Lot of Crazy Stories about Life as a Goat Boy, a Dad, and a Spiritual Warrior),” released October 2010 to rave reviews and record breaking sales. In addition to his regular guest appearances on the Howard Stern Show, and his own weekly Sirius show, “Friday's with Jim Breuer” (which airs every Friday 4–6pm EST ), Jim has an enormous and regular listenership, and with only two episodes released, his new podcast, “The Podcast Masters” has already climbed the iTunes charts to top 20, and #8 in on the comedy charts.
His appearances include several stints on NBC's “Late Night with Conan O'Brien,” as well as roles in numerous movies including “Dick,” “Once in the Life,” “Beer League,” and “The Zookeeper” with Kevin James. Fans adoringly describe Breuer's multigenerational family comedy as the modern day Bill Cosby, if he was wearing a Metallica t-shirt.
Pablo Francisco is a Chilean-American comedian who began his career in comedy at an open mic competition at the age of 17 in Tempe, Arizona. One of Pablo Francisco's comedy styles is his ability to
do impressions of celebrities: stars such as Jackie Chan, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Gary Busey, and Michael J. Fox, among others. Other talents are the sound effects Pablo can create; such as beat boxing and imitating
the voices of fictional characters such as Count Dracula, R2-D2 and Kermit the Frog.
When Pablo Francisco hits the stage, he immediately brings his audiences to their feet with boisterous laughter and applause. He weaves together his arsenal of characters, spontaneous outbursts, and clever insights to create a standup show that more resembles an hour-long comedic jazz riff. He is an off-the-wall, animated character that points out the absurdity in an illogical pop-culture obsessed world.
Pablo's own critically acclaimed One Hour Special on Comedy Central entitled “OUCH!” continues to stay on the network's most requested list. In addition to his Comedy Central specials, Pablo has made appearances on the “Tonight Show with Jay Leno”, FOX's “MadTV”, “Mind of Mencia”, “The Family Guy”, and TBS's “Frank TV”.
From his many appearances on the Late Show with David Letterman to his weekly picks segment on the FOX NFL pregame show with Terry Bradshaw, Howie Long and Jimmy Johnson,
comedian/actor/impressionist Frank Caliendo has been all over Television the past few years. (Last year He even performed in front of the Vice President of the United States broadcast on C-SPAN).
Known for “dead on” impressions of famous actors (like Al Pacino, Robin Williams, Robert DeNiro), politicians (George W. Bush, Bill Clinton) and broadcasters (John Madden, David Letterman, Jay Leno, and Jim Rome), Frank, a 7 year veteran of television sketch comedy (MadTV, Hype) now stars on Frank TV, his own sketch show on TBS that began airing in November 2007.
On the Stage, Frank's high energy act is a blend of observations, impressions, characters and anecdotal stories that build to a frenetic pace. Once described by the “Hollywood Reporter” as “a combination of Robin Williams and Jim Carrey” Frank is one comedian that should not be missed.
Other places you might have seen Frank: “The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson”, “Jimmy Kimmel Live”, “Conan O'Brien”, “The View”, “Last Call with Carson Daly”, Superbowl XXXIX, “Comedy Central Presents Frank Caliendo”, “The Best Damn Sports show Period”, and “Mike and Mike” on ESPN 2.
Born in Queens and raised on Long Island, Dave Attell got into stand-up comedy in the late eighties after graduating from New York University with a degree in Film and Television. Attell used this prestigious
degree to land amazing jobs in the food service industry - as a waiter. At night he would hit the “open mic” circuit in Manhattan. After many years, Attell worked his way up through the club scene
onto the road, touring across America as a national headliner and developing a huge following among fans and the industry alike.
Dave Attell was named one of the “25 Funniest People in America” by Entertainment Weekly Magazine. His caustic wit, rapid-fire delivery and his choice of material that can best be described as “very adult” has earned him the reputation as a “comic's comic.” But if you ask Attell, he'd say, “I'm just trying to get some laughs and sell some drinks.”
In 2001, Attell used this love of booze and laughter to create and host the hit series, “Insomniac with Dave Attell” for Comedy Central. A travelogue show in which Attell goes from city to city looking for late-night fun, The New York Times called the show, “a doubly rare beast, a comedy without rancor and a travel show about the virtues of the American underdog.” To Attell, the Insomniac show is more of a cross between “Girls Gone Wild” and “Cops”.
After four seasons of “Insomniac,” Attell taped several hour-long “Insomniac” specials overseas in Japan, Germany, England and Brazil. Once back in the states, he headed out on a thirty-five city theatre tour ending in Vegas, where he hosted a two-hour special for Comedy Central featuring Sean Rouse, Greg Geraldo and Dane Cook, some of the biggest comics in the country.
Dave Attell has made numerous appearances on “The Late Show with David Letterman,” “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” “Late Night with Conan O'Brien,” “The Howard Stern Show,” “Later with Carson Daly” and “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart”. He also appeared in Chris Rock's cult film “Pootie Tang”. Other television credits include FOX's “Arrested Development,” NBC's “Ed,” HBO, Comedy Central's “Tough Crowd with Colin Quinn” and his own half-hour stand-up special “Comedy Central Presents Dave Attell.”
The thing that makes any entertainer successful is the ability to connect with an audience. It's the quality of sharing the humor in everyday situations that has made Bill Engvall one of the top comedians
today and among the busiest. Bill will voice an animated character in a new show for CMT currently titled “Bounty Hunters”, which will begin airing in the summer of 2013.
Bill has hosted numerous television shows including the game show LINGO for GSN, Country Fried Videos and Mobile Home Disasters, for CMT as well as several award shows. He had a 3 episode arc on the TNT show Hawthorne, narrated a documentary for the Speed Channel on Darrel Waltrip and starred in the Hallmark Channel movie Kiss at Pine Lake.
Bill starred in and executive produced his own self-titled sitcom for TBS, which ran for three seasons. He was one of the stars of the sketch comedy show, Blue Collar TV, on the WB network. In 2008 Bill starred in Bait Shop which co-starred Billy Ray Cyrus and had its world premiere on the USA Network.
A star of the big screen as well, Bill has appeared in several films including Strawberry Wine with Christina Ricci and , Bed and Breakfast with Dean Cain, as well Delta Farce.
Bill was part of the enormously successful Blue Collar Comedy concert films, which have sold more than 9 million units and are some of the most watched movies and special in Comedy Central history. The soundtrack for Blue Collar Comedy Tour- One For The Road (Warner Bros./Jack Records) was also nominated for a Grammy Award.
Along with his Blue Collar movies, Bill has several solo specials which aired on Comedy Central including Aged and Confused ( 2009), Live (2004 (certified multiplatinum). He recently reunited with Jeff Foxworthy and Larry the Cable Guy on the “Them Idiots Whirled Tour”, which was filmed as a special for CMT and aired in March of 2012. 15° Off Cool ( 2007) and Here's Your Sign.
Bill's first album, HERE'S YOUR SIGN (Warner Bros. May '96), has been certified platinum and held the #1 position on the Billboard Comedy Chart for 15 straight weeks. went on to peak at #5 on Billboard's Current Country Album Chart and reached the Top 50 on Billboard's Top 200 Album Chart. The single of the same name was ranked #1 on Billboard's Country Singles Sales Chart for ten weeks, reached the Top 30 on the Billboard's Singles Sales Chart, and achieved Gold status, which is not a common occurrence in the comedy market. 1997, Engvall won the “Best Selling Comedy album” award at the annual NARM convention, outselling albums by Chris Rock and Adam Sandler.
Bill's second CD, DORKFISH (Warner Bros., October '98), was certified gold (500,000 copies), and had the honor of being ranked #1 on Billboard's Comedy Chart, surpassing Jerry Seinfeld's album. All of his following comedy album releases debuted at #1 on the Billboard Comedy Chart, including 15° Off Cool and Aged and Confused.
Bill has written several books, including his autobiography Bill Engvall -Just A Guy from St. Martin's Press on May 15, 2007.
A native of Galveston, Texas, Bill moved to Dallas and was working as a disc jockey with plans of becoming of a teacher. While in a nightclub one evening, Bill decided to try his hand at stand-up comedy and quickly found that making people laugh was truly his forte. Soon after, he decided to move to Los Angeles to pursue television opportunities. First there was a Showtime special, A Pair of Joker's with Rosie O'Donnell, followed by hosting A&E's Evening at the Improv and appearances on both The Tonight Show and the Late Show with David Letterman. In 1992, Bill won the American Comedy Award for “Best Male Stand-up Comedian.” After appearing in episodes of “Designing Women,” Bill went on to portray Buck Overton on the ABC sitcom, “Delta” starring Delta Burke. Bill also starred in the NBC series, The Jeff Foxworthy Show, where he played Jeff's best friend.