Dane Cook has maintained his reputation as one of today's most prolific stand-up comedians, while simultaneously distinguishing himself as a charismatic and versatile actor in a variety of film and television projects. Combining energetic physical comedy, clever wordplay and trenchant observations about human behavior, Cook’s unique brand of stand-up and accessible guy-next-door attitude have galvanized audiences of all ages.
He is well-known for his appearances on Comedy Central and his HBO specials, and for such successful comedy albums as Harmful If Swallowed, Retaliation, Vicious Circle, Rough Around The Edges: Live From Madison Square Garden, ISolated INcident, and Dane Cook: I Did My Best - Greatest Hits. In 2006, Retaliation became the highest-charting comedy album in 28 years and went double platinum, earning him a place alongside best-selling comedy vets Bill Cosby, George Carlin, and Steve Martin. After inking a multi-faceted production deal with HBO in 2006, Cook created, directed and starred in the network’s nine-part comedy documentary series, Tourgasm, and wrote, executive produced and starred in Vicious Circle, a feature-length stand-up event.
Cook guest-starred on Comedy Central’s Workaholics, and his other film credits include starring roles in My Best Friend’s Girl opposite Kate Hudson, Dan In Real Life opposite Steve Carell and Mr. Brooks opposite Kevin Costner, among others. Cook recently returned to the stage with his directorial debut, Troublemaker, which premiered on Showtime. He currently lives in Los Angeles, where he continues to develop new comedy material and film and television projects.
Vinny Fasline is a Los Angeles-based standup comedian who has appeared in the films John Hughes Ruined My Life and The Bum Chum. After being diagnosed with a brain tumor and having surgery in 2000, Fasline found an outlet for his life-changing experiences through standup comedy. He quickly became a regular at the Pittsburgh Improv, and soon there after, moved to Los Angeles.
In 2013, Fasline started the live standup comedy show “Socially Awkward," which is now featured every month at the famous Hollywood Improv Comedy Club. He regularly performs at comedy clubs all over the country, was seen on ABC's talk show FABLife, and appeared at the New York Comedy Festival and the Cabo Comedy Festival.