We’re excited to announce our special guests, three hilarious stand-up comics for this year’s 2015 Out of Bounds Comedy Festival: Mike Lawrence, Matt Peters, and April Richardson.
You can learn more about them below:
MIKE LAWRENCE (NYC) is a New York City based comedian who has been featured as a stand-up on TBS’s Conan, and Comedy Central’s John Oliver’s New York Stand-Up Show and The Half Hour. He wrote and performed a segment for Totally Biased and has appeared on Comedy Central’s @midnight. Mike has also been featured on many notable podcasts, including the Adam Carolla Show, WTF with Marc Maron, You Made it Weird with Pete Holmes and the Artie Lange Show. When he’s not working in NYC’s best clubs or headlining on the road he can be seen featuring for the likes of John Oliver, Marc Maron and Tom Papa (who, shortly thereafter, hired Lawrence as a writer for his pilot). Mike was a Montreal Just For Laughs Comedy Festival “New Face” in 2010 and performed with JFL in both Chicago and Montreal in 2012, where he recorded a set for HBO Canada’s Funny as Hell. His debut album “Sadamantium” was released by Comedy Central Records in conjunction with the debut of his half hour special in 2013
MATT PETERS (LA)is an actor stand up and writer who portrays Luschek, on Orange is the new Black and also appeared in Jenji Kohan’s Weeds as well as G4TV’s Attack of the Show, and elsewhere. Additionally, he hosts the popular bi-weekly comedy show, BLAM! BLAM! BLAM! that takes place at the infamous R Bar in Los Angeles.
Hey! I’m APRIL RICHARDSON (LA) — I grew up in Atlanta, Georgia, and now reside in Los Angeles. I really, really enjoy performing stand-up comedy and have done so at places like San Francisco Sketchfest, Portland’s Bridgetown Comedy Festival, Seattle’s Bumbershoot Music & Arts Festival, and more fancy names that may (or may not?) impress you. (I also made Glenn Danzig laugh once — true story — so I’M LEGIT.) I’ve written things for MTV and been published in various magazines and books (remember those?), so that’s pretty cool, right? I created and hosted the popular Saved by the Bell-themed Go Bayside podcast for nearly two years, until I ran out of episodes to watch. I was a writer and regular panelist on E!’s hit show Chelsea Lately, and now appear often on Comedy Central’s hit @midnight, where I actually won the Internet once. I am currently on tour with the Nerdist himself, Chris Hardwick, and spend the nights I’m not on the road at home watching Food Network.