James was born and raised in Woodbury, Minnesota where he started doing stand up comedy at the very young age of 16. James now preforms all around the Midwest telling sharp, wonderfully funny stories about growing up, mental health, and his odd, semi-dysfunctional family.
James Stanley is a paid regular at Acme Comedy Company and Laugh Camp Comedy and has opened for names such as Sean Patton, Stavros Halkias, Dusty Slay, and Josh Johnson. James has also been featured in the yearly write up for 2021 Comics to Watch MN and was a semi-finalist in the ‘Funniest Person in MN Contest’ in 2018
Although the world is changing, Russell refuses to. He’s been entertaining people, young and old, for almost 30 years and doesn’t want to stop. Whether it’s successful runs in regional and national radio as a host and voiceover guy, two starring roles in Midwest dinner theater, or making comedy club audiences laugh until they cry for the past 10 years across the U.S., John is self-deprecating, slightly angry, and highly likeable. His ability to “hate stuff nicely” has earned him opening spots for the some of the best in the business, including: Mark Poolos, Moshe Kasher, Josh Blue, Costaki Economopoulos, Gilbert Gottfried, and TruTV’s Impractical Jokers. He recently appeared on “Pauly Shore Stands Alone” on Showtime TV, he’s also the “The Oldest Guy on Twitch” hosting The Two Count: Comedy Meets Wrestling show!
Shyloh Blake is a Minneapolis-based comedian who tells funny stories about navigating life’s awkward moments. Which Blake claims, are most moments.
In 2023, Shyloh has performed in the “10,000 Laughs Festival” in Minneapolis as well as the “Sno Jam Comedy Festival in South Dakota.
When Blake isn’t conducting interviews with MPR News, Twin Cities Live and Voyage Minnesota Magazine; you can find her hosting the “Stand-Up Saloon” in Minneapolis or cracking up patrons as comedy spots across the Midwest.