The United Nations of Comedy Tour returns to The Paramount Theater! This tour features national comedians as seen on Def Comedy Jam, CONAN, Comedy Central, BET Comic View, HBO, Showtime, HULU, FOX, TVOne, and other national programs. The United Nations of Comedy is one of the funniest national comedy tour to visit the area and has become one of the area's most highly anticipated comedy events.
The tour was founded to promote diversity through laughter and focuses on choosing the perfect blend of national comics by selecting an eclectic mix of styles. This years lineup includes a hysterical array of national comedians: headliner, Jay Phillips, Funnyman Skiba, Liz Miele, and Brendan Eyre.
The Paramount Theater was chosen as the host venue due to its historical significance, convenient location, and community driven mission. The theater’s stage has been visited by some of the top comedians and performers in the nation and the United Nations of Comedy continues its streak.
This event is sponsored by Presenting Sponsor C-Ville Weekly, along with the supporting sponsors the Charlottesville Albemarle Convention and Visitors Bureau, Hyatt Place, Declan Murphy and Molly Pyle, and Lifeview Marketing. A percentage of the profits will support the making of America's Darkest Future: The Cost of an Inaccessible Early Education, the non-profit documentary.
Jay Phillips is one of today's top comics on the circuit. Jay Phillips have appeared in blockbuster movies such as Semi-Pro with Will Ferrell, Baby Mama with Tina Fey, and Prom Night with Brittany Snow. He appeared in a recurring role in the DL Hughley Show, Grown Folks, Cleaners, The Daily Habits, and others. Appearances also include The Eastmans, Fresh off the Boat, All Between Us, and more. With his extensive credits, Jay has toured the world and this is not his first visit to Charlottesville. He headlined the 2013 visit to the Paramount Theater which some stated was the funniest comedy show they have ever experienced. Jay is coming for California to make the Charlottesville audience bust a gut.
Funnyman Skiba is back by popular demand. Funnyman Skiba is returning to Charlottesville, making this his 14th visit to the city. Skiba is a 4 Time BET Comic View All-Star, regular guest on TVOne, and a radio host. Skiba has toured the nation for two decades, and making this his 14th visit to Charlottesville. He has shared the stage with Dave Chappelle, Martin Lawrence, and other greats. He has served as the exclusive host of the United Nations of Comedy Tour since 2011 and have been featured on it since 2002. Often referred to as your favorite comedian's favorite comedian which makes it difficult for any comedian to follow him on stage. Funnyman Skiba is a DO NOT MISS comic.
Liz Miele is New York's Hot Comic. Liz Miele has appeared on NPR's Wait Wait Don't Tell Me, FOX, ASX-TV, Comedy Central, Live On Gotham, Hulu, and other national programs. Recently returning from her seventh European tour, Liz is gearing up for her American tour and Charlottesville, Virginia is on the list. Various of Liz jokes went viral on YouTube, Facebook, and Instagram. Her style of comedy is appreciated by the more mature audience to the younger millennials, which is one of the reasons Liz has experienced the level of success she has experienced. Check out her second album, "Mind Over Melee", to soon be released.
Brendan Eyre is one of the country’s top young comedians. He has appeared on Late Night with Seth Meyers, Comedy Central, and is a regular on Sirius XM Satellite radio. His album, Desiree, debuted at #1 on the iTunes comedy charts and in the top ten on the Billboard charts. Brendan cohosts the popular Rad Dudecast Podcast and headlines clubs throughout the country. He is also a blue belt in jiu jitsu.
Sponsored By: Lifeview Marketing & Visuals, The Charlottesville Albemarle Convention and Visitors Bureau, The Hyatt Place, and Declan Murphy and Molly Pyles.