Hyena's Comedy Nightclubs - Fort Worth
(817) 877-LAFF (5233)
Located in beautiful Downtown Fort Worth at 425 Commerce Street, between 3rd and 4th Street.
Frank Santorelli - Jul 25, 26
Frank is an Italian-American who is best known for playing the recurring role of "Georgie the Bartender" in The Sopranos. Frank is also well known for his star role in The Godfathers of Comedy.
Frank has starred in numerous movies, including: No Reservations, Meet the Parents, and Crooked Lines.
Frank's passion has always been comedy. He has headlined at some of the world's most famous comedy clubs.
Steve McGrew - Aug 1, 2
Comedian Steve 'Mudflap' McGrew (the hellbent southern gent) has been featured on Comedy Central in his own half hour special. He can be heard on 24/7 Comedy and on Sirius XM radio. Mudflap has released several comedy CDs, his latest, One Sick Puppy, is now available on iTunes. He is a regular at Brad Garrett's Comedy Club, The Laugh Factory and Sin City Comedy club in Las Vegas. Steve 'Mudflap' McGrew is also in high demand for comedy clubs and casino shows all around the country. Steve also performs regularly in London and around the UK.
Darren Carter - Aug 7, 8, 9
When Darren Carter takes the stage, he takes the audience with him. A whirlpool of impressions and observations with on-point improvisation keeps the crowd rolling through the night, and on through the morning if they’re lucky.. From The Tonight Show with Jay Leno to Be Cool with John Travolta, to Comedy Central, BET and Showtime, the aptly named “Party Starter”, and sometimes even “Rooster”, gets recognized on the daily by his many adoring fans. See what all the fuss is about and join the party! Darren Carter style.
Robert Hawkins - Aug 14, 15, 16
You know, an enormous number of comics maintain career objectives that include aspirations toward acting in a sitcom, or writing for one. But, hell, Robert Hawkins has already done both—in the same series, no less: the late, lamented “Titus.”
Indeed, he was hired as a story editor, which means he wrote a script or two per season, and contributed mightily to the scripts written by his colleagues, adding jokes, improving dialogue, etc. Before long, his work in the writers room so impressed the Fox show’s producers—who also knew of his acting aspirations and abilities (a few years prior, he had landed a development deal with Fox)—that they cast him in a recurring guest role as Titus’ brother-in-law, Michael.
So when it comes to working in network television, while we wouldn’t exactly say “been there, done that”—we’re guessing that under the right circumstances, he might be persuaded to return to such work—he has logged that experience, and his passion for stand-up has never wavered.
Not coincidentally, perhaps, he’s always had a tremendous flair and a considerable gift for it. One measure of this would be his results over the years in comedy competitions, or similar enterprises.
In 2001, he was voted one of the 25 top comics in the country in a poll of comedy club owners nominating candidates for the American Comedy Awards. And, perhaps needless to say (given all these victories, achievements and accolades), he’s starred in his own Comedy Central half-hour special, appeared on “Late Night With Conan O’Brien,” and a slew of other TV shows.
Still, when all is said and done about his work—cable TV, network TV, writing, acting, etc.—Robert Hawkins’ first love is performing comedy in a club in front of a live audience, and obviously he’s pretty damn good at it. Do you want to miss that? Didn’t think so.
Michael Malone - Aug 21, 22, 23
Comedian Michael Malone is a larger than life performer who delivers heavy-hitting punchlines with the weight of a veteran and the heat reserved only for the country's hottest up and coming comics.
Known best for his top-10 selling comedy album debut on iTunes and "rubber face," Malone is a force to reckon with in the comedy world. His blistering humor and irreverent views on life, love and personal tragedy have earned him recognitions such as Campus Activities Magazine's Top Comedy Performer of 2013 and "Hot Comic to Watch in 2013" and winner of the prestigious 33rd Annual Seattle International Comedy Competition in 2012.
Malone’s been featured on the Bob and Tom Radio and TV, made appearances on WGN TV, National Lampoon’s Operation Comedy Tour, NBC TV, XM Sirius Satellite radio and the CW. He also has two top-ten selling comedy albums on iTunes.
Ian Bagg - Aug 28, 29, 30
Ian Bagg started his comedy career in his native country, Canada. He proceeded to do all the show business things that every successful Canadian entertainer does. He went to a “Hockey Night in Canada” game on a Saturday night, performed at the “Montreal Comedy Festival,” kissed a fish in New Foundland and a “Comedy Now” special on CTV. So what does a Canadian do when he has done it all? He boards a train to New York City, lives in a youth hostel and ends up on “Late Night with Conan O’Brien,” “The Late Late show with Craig Ferguson” and “Tonight Show with Jay Leno.” It is not always fun and games. He was forced to do “Make Me Laugh,” “Showcase Comics with Louie Anderson,” “Fridays” on NBC and the “Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn.” His new, one-hour special “Ian Bagg: Getting to F*cking Know You” premiered on Showtime in April 2013.
Bagg has acted in Tim Robbins’ “The Cradle will Rock,” “MVP 2,” and “MXP”. Fun fact: he’s the the only known comic to have worked for famed director/producer Judd Apatow and not become a multi-billionaire. Life has been amazing for Bagg being on such diverse platforms as the History Channel, the Food Network, the Biography Channel and being the first ever Canadian to meet three US presidents– Ronald Reagan, Jimmy Carter and George Bush…although only one was in the White House at the time while he met one on a plane and the other at a hockey practice.
While working red carpet interviews, Ian has pissed off Brad Pitt, been hit with a champagne bottle and asked for chocolate covered pretzels by Alec Baldwin. You probably wonder what kind of man does this and without imploding? The answer is a man whose dog survived a three- story fall and who’s been known to think he is twelve–but may actually be twenty-nine or seventy-two.
Ian went to school to be an explosives engineer, but a lucky chance at an open mic made him the volatile one. He may be in your area sooner than you think, because this manchild does over 100,000 air miles a year…or you could listen to his radio/podcast show on XM Radio channel 160 or The Toadhopnetwork (The Ian Bagg Show.) He has performed 2 successful half-hour specials, “Comedy Central Presents” and HBO’s “A Comics Climb” and has been seen on “Gabriel Iglesias Presents Stand-Up Revolution.”
Gilbert Gottfried - Sept 5
At the young age of 15, Gilbert Gottfried began doing stand-up at open mike nights in New York City and after a few short years, became known around town as "The Comedian's Comedian." After spending several years mastering the art of stand-up comedy, producers of the legendary NBC late night comedy show "Saturday Night Live" became aware of Gottfried and, in 1980, hired him as a cast member. It wasn't until a few years later when his true notoriety would begin when MTV hired him for a series of improvised and hilarious promos for the newly formed channel. This led to several television appearances on "The Cosby Show" and "Late Night with David Letterman."
Gottfried's work in television soon led to roles in film. Most notable was his improvised scene as business manager Sidney Bernstein in the hit sequel "Beverly Hills Cop II," for which the New York Daily News said, "Gilbert Gottfried steals the picture with a single scene." Aside from his glowing reputation in comedy clubs, Gottfried began to gain a reputation as the king of quirky roles in both movies and television. He appeared in such movies as "Problem Child," "Problem Child II," "Look Who's Talking II" and "The Adventures of Ford Fairlane." He was also the host of the very popular late night movie series "USA Up All Night."
After his stellar performance as the wise cracking parrot, IAGO, in the Disney classic "Aladdin," Gottfried became one of the most recognizable voiceover talents, lending his voice to several commercials, cartoons and movies, including the frustrated duck in the AFLAC Insurance commercials. Gottfried also is the voice of DIGIT in the long running PBS Series "Cyberchase," can be heard on the Comedy Central series, "The Annoying Orange", and as the voice of the horse on "Family Guy."
Gottfried appeared on the ABC reality series "Celebrity Wife Swap," swapping with Alan Thicke, numerous Comedy Central Roasts and the Comedy Central series, "The Burn with Jeff Ross." Gottfried's hilarious viral video reading of "Fifty Shades of Grey" (College Humor) received over 4 million views on YouTube. Gilbert is a frequent guest on "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno" and "The Howard Stern Show." In addition, has had a recurring role on "Law and Order" SVU as TARU tech Leo Gerber.
Gottfried appeared in the hit comedy documentary "The Aristocrats," with Entertainment Weekly saying that "out of the 101 comedians who appear on screen, no one is funnier - or more disgusting than Gilbert Gottfried." Gottfried, a classic movie lover, was a guest Programmer on TCM. He mock-complained to TCM host Robert Osborne that choosing only four films out of all those available was "the worst homework assignment ever!"
"Gilbert Gottfried Dirty Jokes" was released on both DVD and CD, featuring 50 non-stop minutes of Gottfried telling the funniest and filthiest jokes ever. The show was filmed live at the Gotham Comedy Club in New York City. Also featured on the DVD are some of the funniest bonus features ever, including wild stories, indignant ranting and celebrity impressions.
Rubber Balls and Liquor is Gilbert Gottfried's hilarious first-ever book. Part memoir, part twisted social commentary, and part scratches on the bathroom wall. With this scathingly funny book of rants and musings, Gottfried sullies an entirely new medium with his dysfunctional worldview.
As a famed comics comic, Gottfried puts aside political correctness for his live performance and fires an onslaught of jokes that know no boundaries.
STEPHEN KING ON GILBERT GOTTFRIED "More than a national treasure, he's a secret weapon. If we had had Gilbert Gottfried in World War II, Hitler would have given up in 1942."
Ben Creed - Sept 6
A thirty year veteran of the road, Ben Creed began performing at comedy clubs in Los Angeles at the ripe age of sixteen. As a young actor under the tutelage of acting coach Joan Peterson, he won first place in the California Shakespeare Festival for his portrayal of Caliban, from ’The Tempest.’ Later that year he founded ’Cheap Thrills Theater’, a comedy sketch revue performed weekly at The Little Theater in Granada Hills. Still in high school, Ben performed his stand-up at The Comedy Store, The Laff Stop, and countless horrible one nighters and around the Los Angeles area. Turning down a drama scholarship to Pepperdine, Ben opted instead for the rewarding life as a traveling road comic, starvation, eviction, disconnection, collection. After three years of hammering out sets to late night drunks from Loserton to Obscurityville, he hocked everything he owned and pooled the money with what he had earned on the road, took that eighteen dollars and headed out to New York City. The grim meathook reality of New York helped to sharpen Ben’s comedic edge and hone his sarcastic wit, (and we all know how painful it is to be honed.) He quickly became a fixture in the city clubs such as Dangerfields, where he became the house comic for the next sixteen years sometimes performing up to five shows a night for the ’Blood & Whisky’ crowds who, having sat through two hours of hack impressionists, poop jokes, and ’The Hands Bit’ found Ben’s original material and unique stage presence a welcome relief. Here are some of the things the New York Press has to say about Ben, "Creed’s sarcastically intelligent, wise guy material and dynamic stage presence make him a stand out among New York Comics. With sharp insightful writing and strong performing skills, smart-aleck delivery and raspy resonance of Bill Murray, plus the tough yet sensitive magnetism of Bruce Willis, Creed seems destined for film." ...New York Post..."I was recently blown away by edgy comic Ben Creed at Dangerfields, I highly recommend him." ...New York Times..."We nearly shat ourselves."...The Queen of England. Ben has appeared on Comic Strip Live, Comedy Tonight, A & E’s Comedy on the Road, Showtime, The Playboy Channel and in the film ’Comedy’s Dirtiest Dozen.’
Ben Creed - Sept 11, 12, 13
Billy D Washington - Sept 18, 19, 20
Billy is a witty, philosophical, piano-playing comedian, who works as a nationally recognized headliner. “It’s weird” Billy muses in a recent newspaper article, “After my shows even though people have laughed their hearts out all night, they ask me why am I not doing something else”?
Billy is not only talented musically, he possesses an incredible ability to create cleverly constructed jokes and improvise obscure audience situations. After an hour of this poetic and intelligent banter, people often wonder why they haven’t heard more of him. He is quietly one of the most sought after comedians in the country, if you don’t believe it ask Aretha Franklin.
After opening one of her concerts in November 2000, Aretha was so impressed that she requested Billy to do tour dates from that day forward, he has been the opening act for Aretha Franklin every since.
Do you ever watch VH-1? In 1998 after several stimulating comedy sets at HBO’s Aspen Comedy Festival, Billy was hired by the music video network to host several of their programs. These programs included, The Michael Jackson Music Video Collection, The History of Music Video A-Z and a daily slot hosting a video music show.
Thirty Thousand plus, is the number of people that see Billy perform yearly. Twelve, is the number of national television appearances he can claim (HBO, Fox, NBC, CBS). Two is his number of International television appearances (BBS- The Montreal Comedy Festival Gala). Zero, the number of unsatisfied audience members.
Jim Florentine - Sept 25, 26, 27
In June 2012 Jim just hosted the OMA Awards for MTV that aired worldwide. In Aug of 2012 That Metal Show that Jim co hosts on VH1 Classic will be going into it's 11th season. Jim also recently opened for the band Metallica at a festival called Orionfest that attracted over 50,000 fans!
"Being a fan of the Metal Blade label since its inception, it is truly an honor to be part of the family now. I will try my hardest to make the heaviest comedy album ever. So expect plenty of fat jokes!" comments JIM FLORENTINE.
Metal Blade Records CEO Brian Slagel adds: "I have always been a big fan of comedy and Jim is a great comedian. He is also a metal head and friend so I am so excited to welcome him to the Metal Blade Family!"
JIM FLORENTINE has also been in involved in shows such as HBO Inside the NFL, Late Late Show withCraig Kilborn, Chelsea Lately on E, The Howard Stern Radio & TV Show, Jimmy Kimmel Live on ABC, MTV Music Video Awards, Spike TV Video Game Awards, HBO Down and Dirty Comedy Show, and The Apprentice just to name a few.
Steve Hirst - Oct 2, 3, 4
With dead on impressions, music and a closing bit that will have you falling out of your seat, Steve's roller coaster ride of laughs will leave you short of breath and begging for more. Get ready America because the new British Invasion of comedy has arrived and it goes by the name of Steve Hirst.