Creepy Comedy with Jonathan Gregory
featuring Amber Frame
Friday, October 4, 7:30PM at
Vail Theater of the Arts
Doors open at 6:00PM
A three time Arizona State Boxing Champion and a public speaker by trade, Jonathan Gregory was the creator and president of a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Gregory worked in partnership with the public school system to inspire today’s misguided youth, and equip them with the tools for success. He produced and performed high-energy motivational speeches to packed auditoriums, while warming the hearts of many. As he settled into his new found career, Gregory grew weary of stupid kids, thus propelling him to change his venue, and pursue his lifelong dream of becoming a comedian.
Jonathan Gregory broke onto the scene at the age of 19, as a punching dummy in a Mike Tyson promo, which aired on Showtime. In an attempt to extend his fifteen minutes of fame, he shocked American viewers while portraying the victim of a crazed fraternity in E! True Hollywood Story Investigates: Hazing. He showcased Herculean strength when he sustained 96 paddles from a giant wooden oar.
Still not humiliated enough, Gregory put his dunce cap on, and prepared himself for the worst. In 2008, Gregory’s talents were highlighted on NBC’s Last Comic Standing as Dick Dynamo, an intense personal trainer with a love for spandex, and delusions of grandeur. His outlandish character and sketch work landed him on Last Comic Standing’s top ten best of the worst episode. Ranking in at number ten, his status as the worst best of the worst comic was solidified.
Today, Jonathan Gregory's unique one of a kind "creepy" comedy has audiences howling wherever he goes . A cross between Steven Wright and Sam Kinison, Jonathan has over 8 million hits on YouTube; and has been seen on the Comedy Time Network and the CW's Jokesters TV. Gregory spent over a year on a weekly morning radio program called "Think Tank Tuesday" which was part of the Morning Infidelity on KWSS 106.7FM. He also made multiple appearances on the "Wild Jokers" radio show which aired nationally on 24/7 Comedy Radio.
Jonathan Gregory was named one of Thrillist's "50 best undiscovered comedians". He tours the country as a national headliner working at some of the top clubs. He has also featured for some of the biggest names in comedy including Chris Kattan, Fortune Feimster, Pete Davidson, Jessimae Peluso, and Big Jay Oakerson. Jonathan Gregory was picked to showcase his stand-up at many comedy festivals including the San Luis Obispo Comedy Festival, the Ventura Comedy Festival, the Big Pine Comedy Festival, and performed on opening stage for the Odd Ball Comedy Festival with Jim Jefferies, Dane Cook, Tom Segura, Jeff Ross, Iliza Shlesinger, and Sebastian Maniscalco. Jonathan was a semi-finalist in the Laughlin Laugh Fest, a finalist at the World Series of Comedy, and winner of Arizona's Funniest Comedian, and he likes pizza...
Amber Frame: What a charm this will be with Ambers' take about how all advertising is based on fear, and that people on health food diets sound like they're talking about drugs. Everybody understands Amber's sense of humor and will laugh with delight as she describes some of your friends to a T.
Born in Tucson but raised on the east coast, Amber grew up amongst the sprawling horse farms, strip mall diners, and angry sports fans of the Philadelphia area. She spent her twenties as a starving artist in Boston before a desire to be closer to family not to mention Boston’s rising real estate prices… drove her back to her native desert lands in 2014.
Her self-deprecating comedy pokes fun at her own “hipster” sensibilities, the culture shock of an east-coaster living in Arizona, and the joys and pitfalls of starting over in your thirties. Performing at the all-female showcase ‘Estrogen Hour’ at Laffs Comedy Café, and ‘Comedy at the Wench’ on Tucson’s 4th Avenue, has made Amber a household name (at least in her own house.)
The host for this fabulous night of comedy is Monte Benjamin. Monte Benjamin is an all around performer, comedian, and actor that's revolutionizing comedy, Monte's clean, high-impact, charismatic style of comedy is a breath of fresh air that will have you in tears with laughter! He been taking to the stage for more than 20 years, entertaining countless thousands of people all along the way from Tucson to his hometown of Miami, FL.
He has acted in stage plays and live productions all over the eastern part of the nation! Monte has opened for such groups as: God’s Property, Eve, Second Chapter, Kirk Franklin, and Shirley Caesar just to name a few. He has worked with comedians like Brodrick Rice, Lil Duval, Ian Bagg,Thomas Ford of “The Martin Show”, and John Witherspoon of "The movie Friday." Monté has performing stand-up in clubs like: Laff’s Comedy Club, Tucson AZ, Tempe Improv Tempe AZ, Stand Up Live, Phoenix AZ, Oak Leaf Comedy Corner, Jacksonville FL, and New York Comedy Club.