SXSW Comedy: Toasty (A Mischief Beta Show)
An elegant free form roast of strangers, Toasty is a gathering of friends, family and colleagues to honor today's inspirational heroes. An array of important speakers will be on hand to toast and honor the guest(s) of honor.
With Adam Cayton-Holland, Andres du Bouchet, Brent Weinbach, Jay Larson, Jerrod Carmichael, Kyle Mizono, Rory Scovel, Nick Turner
Comedian/actor/writer based in Los Angeles. Currently a staff writer for CONAN on TBS.
With appearances on TOSH.0, The Late Late show, The Smoking Gun Presents, Conan and his own half hour special on Comedy Central Jay has come a long way since he moved to Los Angeles in 2000. After flunking out of college, then finally getting accepted back after many attempts, Jay threw away his diploma to pursue a career in Stand Up comedy. After living in a condemned house for 14 months, I mean who hasn’t, Jay started opening for comedy greats such as Nick Swardson, Daniel Tosh and Pablo Fransisco. He soon became known as a comedian with a whacky, original voice who tends to get a little weird. Since those early days Jay has continued climbing the ranks with multiple TV appearances, many internet short films and his first album, “Self-Diagnosed”, available on itunes. His voice continues to grow as he has delved into the world of interacting with strangers and creating conflict with people he doesn’t know. Jay is a fantastic storyteller, showcased weekly on his podcast, “The Crabfeast” on Jay Mohr’s Fake Mustache Studios. With TV projects in development, be sure to catch Jay now before he ignores everyone…forever…seriously…he will.
Nick Turner made his television debut performing stand up on "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon." He is also a cast member on VH1's recently rebooted "Best Week Ever." Nick has performed at the Montreal Comedy Festival as a "New Face," earning a spot on the "Best of Fest" showcase as well as at SXSW, The New York Comedy Fest, Bridgetown, and The Eugene Mirman Comedy Festival. He has also appeared in videos for College Humor, Funny or Die, My Damn Channel and Comedy Central.