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2019 Fall Midwest Campus Activities Planning Conference

Showcasing Acts


Showcasing Artists

Jose Sarduy

admin@josesarduy.com
ComedianJoseSarduy
JoseSarduy

Gathering material from a wealth of life experiences, Jose takes audiences on the roller coaster ride that’s been his life. Born in Cuba and deported because his father was a political prisoner, he came to the U.S. at a young age. Growing up with a hard working and quirky Cuban family brought loads of funny moments everyday. He made them proud when after high school he was accepted to the U.S. Air Force Academy. He became an Air Force officer, is an accomplished aviator, and is a veteran having served in Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom. He’s been all over the world and has even been shot at in two countries. His comedy career started out in New York and Philadelphia, getting on stage anytime he could. He performs all over the world now and is an audience favorite for his ability to make deportation, and life threatening moments hysterical.

Standard Isolated: 2000.
APCA Isolated: 2000.
2 of 3: 1850.
3 of 5: 1700.
5 of 7: 1500.
Additional requirements: Travel, Lodging, Meals, Sound, Lighting

Wayne has traveled around the world presenting his , and reading abilities to millions of people. He has performed in over 74 different countries and is ranked as one of the top mentalists in the world! He has appeared on NBC’s ”Phenomenon”, The Ellen DeGeneres Show, CNN, The National Geographic Channel, America's Got Talent, France’s Got Talent, and recently fooled Penn & Teller on their hit show ”Fool Us”. Wayne is the proud recipient of the 2016 Mentalist of the Year award and is eager to visit your campus and blow your minds!

Standard Isolated: 2500.00
APCA Isolated: 2500.00
2 of 3: 2400.00
3 of 5: 2200.00
5 of 7: 2100.00
Additional requirements: Travel, Lodging, Meals, Sound, Lighting

Improv Unlimited

mike@mediatainment.net

We are an entirely artist owned and operated live comedy company. Featuring veterans from Chicago's best Improv theaters, we've joined together to bring the laughs to you!

Standard Isolated: 2000
APCA Isolated: 2000
2 of 3: 1800
3 of 5: 1700
5 of 7: 1500
Additional requirements: All Inclusive

Hailing from Toronto, Canada, Nick Reynoldson has a unique view of the world. Sharp, smart and energetic, this young comic is quickly on the rise. A 2018 Runner Up at SiriusXM’s Top Comic Competition, Nick has appeared at major festivals including Just For Laughs, the Winnipeg Comedy Festival, NXNE and as part of the New Faces Showcase at JFL 42. He’s been featured in multiple national commercials and can be seen on Kevin Hart’s LOL Network.

Standard Isolated: 2000
APCA Isolated: 1650
2 of 3: 1250
3 of 5: 1050
5 of 7: 950
Additional requirements: Travel, Lodging, Meals, Sound, Lighting

It’s rapper and lyricist Brian Thompson’s love for words and melodies that steered him away from the grip of a five-year struggle with drugs and alcohol. Now sharing his positivity under the moniker, Stealing Oceans, he has created a unique sound to help spread positivity and remain an encouraging influence.

Standard Isolated: 2500
APCA Isolated: 2300
2 of 3: 1900
3 of 5: 1700
5 of 7: 1500
Additional requirements: Travel, Lodging, Meals, Sound, Lighting

Meet Selkii - the Live-Looping-Songstress hailing from South Africa’s Surf City, Durban. She's often been called a female version of Jack Johnson or Jason Mraz stylistically - with a powerful raspy voice that gets compared to voices like Amy Winehouse and Brandi Carlile. Selkii’s love for nature, connection, travel - and life simple pleasures - comes through her thoughtful ocean-minded lyrics. Selkii not only just made The Top 24 of NBC's The Voice under Blake Shelton's mentorship - but she was also a top 7 finalist on the South African version of American Idol - South African Idol. Her version of IRIS by The Goo Goo Dolls for the Top 24 made it to #86 in iTunes' Alternative category on apple Music Charts in the USA in May 2019. Her hope is to heal and enrich people’s souls with a beautiful message.

Standard Isolated:
APCA Isolated: 1,800
2 of 3: 1,700
3 of 5: 1,600
5 of 7: 1,200
Additional requirements: Travel, Lodging, Meals, Sound, Lighting

Keynote speaker and mental health advocate Ethan Fisher draws from his life experience to challenge, motivate, and inspire his audiences. From star high school athlete, to prison inmate, to the recipient of an MBA with honors, Ethan’s life is a lesson in accountability, passion and perseverance. Growing up in a family that did not speak openly about mental health, Ethan spent his teenage years secretly battling clinical depression while he publicly received accolades for his uncommon talent on the basketball court. He began to self-medicate, leading to a years-long battle with alcoholism and substance abuse that derailed his basketball career and ended in a 3-year prison sentence. He graduated summa cum laude, was awarded the entrepreneurship student of the year award and was the recipient of the President's award.

Standard Isolated: 2,800
APCA Isolated: 2,500
2 of 3: 2,200
3 of 5: 2,000
5 of 7: 1,800
Additional requirements: Travel, Lodging

ashington, DC’s Sub-Radio makes catchy, danceable indie-pop that’s always expanding its boundaries. The band’s clean guitars, dancefloor rhythms, and powerful vocals have garnered comparisons to established acts like Walk The Moon, Fun., The Killers, and MisterWives. The sextet’s high-energy live performances have put them on the map up and down the East Coast, including events such as Capital Pride, Launch Music Conference & Festival, Celebrate Fairfax, and Firefly Music Festival. The band’s most recent EP “Headfirst” tackles the 21st-century struggle to define relationships and find a community from the offbeat perspective they’ve cultivated in their 10+ years of writing together.

Standard Isolated:
APCA Isolated: 2,300
2 of 3: 2,200
3 of 5: 2,100
5 of 7: 2,000
Additional requirements: Travel, Lodging, Meals, Sound, Lighting

Ashley Kirkwood

admin@thelawschoolhustle.com

Whether it's a jury or an audience of students, Ashley uses her humor and the art of storytelling to engage, educate and inspire her audience! Ashley speaks at high schools, colleges and law schools around the country motivating students to excel academically and think strategically about their future careers. Ashley’s dedication to students, however, doesn’t stop at the collegiate and graduate school levels! In 2017, Ashley and her husband Chris started The Kirkwood Foundation (TKF), which provides under-resourced high school students with the tools needed to enter the STEM, medical, and legal fields. Ashley graduated with honors from Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law, and began her legal career at Kirkland & Ellis LLP, one of the largest and most prestigious law firms in the world. Ashley currently runs her own law firm and speaking practice based in Chicago, Illinois.

Standard Isolated: 4,500
APCA Isolated: 3,000
2 of 3: 2,750
3 of 5: 2,500
5 of 7: 2,250
Additional requirements: Travel, Lodging, Meals, Sound, Lighting

Patrick Roche is an award-winning poet and performer from New Jersey. Videos of Patrick’s work have amassed over 7.5 million views on YouTube, making him one of the most popular spoken word poets. He is the author of An Exercise in Necromancy (Bowery Poetry/The Operating System, 2017). Patrick has competed or been featured at multiple national and international competitions and festivals, including placing 3rd in the world at the 2016 Individual World Poetry Slam, 2nd at the 2017 Capturing Fire national queer slam, 9th at the 2017 National Poetry Slam as part of the Bowery Slam Team, and 3rd at the 2014 College Unions Poetry Slam Invitational (CUPSI, the national collegiate slam) as part of Princeton University’s team. Patrick serves nationally as an ambassador for the JED Foundation, promoting mental and emotional health, suicide prevention, and substance abuse awareness. He has shared stages with Darryl “DMC” McDaniels of RUN DMC, Pitch Perfect star Brittany Snow, Everybody Hates Chris and The Walking Dead star Tyler James Williams, and Olympic Gold Medalist Chamique Holdsclaw, among others.Patrick’s work has appeared in or been published by Button Poetry, UpWorthy, Buzzfeed, The Huffington Post, MSN, Beech Street Review, Gal Pals Present, Freezeray Press, Voicemail Poems, and more. His work explores mental health, grief, sexuality, body image, disordered eating, family, memory, love, joy, pop culture, and everything in between. Patrick is a 2014 graduate of Princeton University, where he studied Classics (specifically Latin and Greek poetry) and Education.

Standard Isolated:
APCA Isolated: 1,750
2 of 3: 1,675
3 of 5: 1,600
5 of 7: 1,500
Additional requirements: Travel, Lodging, Meals, Sound, Lighting

Ryan Jones is a spoken word artist based in Atlanta, Georgia. Throughout his work, Ryan flips the audience’s perspective on its head, by bringing them into worlds of his own machination. From zombies and breakup voicemails from the earth, to stories about his father and accounts of police brutality, Ryan tackles subjects that are both difficult to talk about, and near and dear to us all. Ryan is a 2018 Cave Canem Fellow, the 2018 Art Amok Grand Slam Champion, a 2018 Individual World Poetry Slam Finalist, and a member of the 2018 National Poetry Slam Group Piece Finals Championship Team, Art Amok. You may recognize Ryan from NPR Station 90.1 WABE’s City Lights or the Season 2 Finale of BET’s The Quad. To find out more, please visit Ryan’s website: https://gohomeryan.com.

Standard Isolated: 1525
APCA Isolated: 1525
2 of 3: 1400
3 of 5: 1275
5 of 7: 1150
Additional requirements: Travel, Lodging, Meals, Sound, Lighting

Free Daps

ari@degy.com
facebook.com/FREEDAPS
@freedaps

FREE DAPS is a group of freestyle rappers and improvisers who have been using hip-hop to create thrilling, one-of-a-kind musical comedy shows since 2012. After bringing authentic freestyle comedy shows to both Disney World & Universal Studios, and with clout in both the underground hip-hop & improv scenes internationally, FREE DAPS is ready to bring their brand of hilarious, impressive improv musicality to you.Our team has provided entertainment for everything from college event nights to the Vans Warped Tour to sporting events at the ESPN Wide World of Sports. Members of our team have been featured on Fuse TV, Lifetime Network, The AV Club and Sway in the Morning.

Standard Isolated: 2500
APCA Isolated: 2250
2 of 3: 1800
3 of 5: 1600
5 of 7: 1500
Additional requirements: Travel, Lodging, Meals, Sound, Lighting

Tim Mooney

tim_mooney@earthlink.net
Twitter.com/TimMooneyRep
YouTube.com/Molierelover

Timothy Mooney’s favorite audience response is “I used to think I hated Shakespeare… Now I think I LOVE Shakespeare!” Over seventeen years of touring, Tim’s one-man plays, Molière than Thou, Lot o’ Shakespeare, Shakespeare’s Histories, Breakneck Hamlet and Breakneck Julius Caesar have earned this response from a whole new generation of students! Tim has adapted seventeen of Molière’s plays to rhyming verse, seen all over the world, most published by Playscripts, and Stage Rights. His play, The Greatest Speech of All Time revisits historical speeches from Socrates through Martin Luther King. Formerly, Tim produced fifty plays as Artistic Director of the Stage Two Theatre, and recently published his acting text, Acting at the Speed of Life; Conquering Theatrical Style along with The Big Book of Moliere Monologues. Tim’s latest play “Man Cave,” a one-man sci-fi climate change tragicomedy, is turning people on to the urgent challenges of climate change!

Standard Isolated: 1,195.00
APCA Isolated: 1,195.00
2 of 3: 1,095.00
3 of 5: 945.00
5 of 7: 795.00
Additional requirements: All Inclusive

Comedian Mike Cronin is a self-deprecating smart, dumb guy who happens to also be a fantastic writer with a truly original voice. Mike spent several years honing his craft at clubs and colleges near his hometown of Cincinnati before relocating to Chicago, where he hosts the popular showcase, “Best Night Ever.” Mike performed at the inaugural Limestone Comedy Festival, The Boston Comedy Festival, 10,000 Laughs Festival and has opened for Bo Burnham, Tommy Johnagin, and Tom Segura.

Standard Isolated: 950
APCA Isolated: 950
2 of 3: 850
3 of 5: 750
5 of 7: 650
Additional requirements: Travel, Lodging, Sound, Lighting

A past winner of both the Seattle International Comedy Competition and The Laughing Skull Comedy Festival in Atlanta, Gabriel has made numerous television appearances including Comedy Central's Live at Gotham, Nickelodeon's Nickmom Night Out, Laughs on FOX, and Inside Joke with Asif Ali streaming on Amazon Prime Video. Gabriel has performed at the HBO/TBS Comedy Festival in Las Vegas, the Bridgetown Comedy Festival in Portland Oregon, and the Great American Comedy Festival held in Johnny Carson's home town of Norfolk Nebraska. Gabriel has released three albums that can be heard on Sirius Satellite Radio, 24/7 Comedy Radio, and wherever you want if you buy one. He is also author of the book "Happiness Isn't Funny."

Standard Isolated: 2000
APCA Isolated: 2000
2 of 3: 1800
3 of 5: 1500
5 of 7: 1300
Additional requirements: Travel, Lodging, Sound, Lighting

Kylie Rothfield is a force to be reckoned with. It’s no wonder her unique, soulful voice caught the ears of Alicia Keys on Season 11 of The Voice, who described her as “a blossoming, powerful flower with so much heart, so much talent, so much emotion and vocal power” Kylie is also an accomplished songwriter and guitarist. In 2015, Kylie signed her first publishing deal and has had her songs placed on ABC, NBC, MTV and E! Network. She has also been endorsed by Epiphone Guitars and has recently been featured on Epiphone.com, SheShreds, Bustle, Billboard and Rolling Stone for her performances. “Kylie absolutely blew me away. She interprets songs like a true artist and she could sing ANYTHING” - Faith Hill. Kylie is continuously touring throughout the US and finishing a new album to follow up her most recent two singles.

Standard Isolated: 1400
APCA Isolated: 1400
2 of 3: 1200
3 of 5: 1000
5 of 7: 900
Additional requirements: Travel, Lodging, Sound, Lighting

Cory Michaelis

booking@corymichaelis.com
facebook.com/corymichaeliscomedy
twitter.com/mrcorymichaelis

Cory has opened for and been mentored by Louie Anderson who helped him record a 40-minute squeaky-clean comedy special "Bad Teacher" in Provo, Utah for DryBarComedy.com that has 20 million+ Facebook views. Additionally, his debut album "The Collage Dropout" was released June 19th, 2018 on 800 Pound Gorilla Records and reached #2 on both the Billboard and iTunes Charts (dang "Weird Al" Yankovic - didn't even know he did comedy any more). Cory is a regular headliner in all of the clubs in the Pacific Northwest and a dozen others in the US and Canada. He works regularly at Brad Garrett's Comedy Club at the MGM Grand Casino in Las Vegas and has headlined many comedy clubs, colleges, private corporate gigs.

Standard Isolated: 1000
APCA Isolated: 1000
2 of 3: 900
3 of 5: 800
5 of 7: 700
Additional requirements: Travel, Lodging, Sound, Lighting

Monica Nevi

monicanevi@gmail.com
Facebook.com/MonicaNevi
twitter.com/MonicaNevi

Monica Nevi is a native of Washington State, having grown up about 20 minutes south of Seattle. A collegiate basketball player, after injuries ended her career she decided to move forward with the other thing people love that women do and pursue her strong interest in stand-up comedy. Years later, Monica has had the privilege of performing in the 208 Comedy Festival, Bridgetown Comedy Festival as well as an hour solo show at the Bumbershoot Music and Arts Festival. She created, produced and hosted a documentary series on Amazon Prime called ‘80 For 80.’ She has been seen on FOX’s nationally syndicated Laughs TV Show and Seattle TV shows New Day Northwest and [the 206]. Monica is also the co-host of the popular HugLife Podcast and the producer and star of the web series ‘Mellowing Out with Monica.’

Standard Isolated: 950
APCA Isolated: 950
2 of 3: 850
3 of 5: 750
5 of 7: 650
Additional requirements: Travel, Lodging, Sound, Lighting

Over the last ten years John Hastings has appeared at every major comedy festival in the world including Edinburgh (2012-2019), Melbourne (2015-2019) and Just for Laughs Montreal. He has told jokes on BBC Radio 4, BBC 1, BBC 3, Comedy Central, CTV Australian Comedy Channel, and CBC The Comedy Network. He is also the COCA Comedian of the Year, a Martin Sims Award Nominee, an Amused Moose Comedy Award winner, and was briefly a viral sensation after Dennis Rodman heckled him in Los Angeles. He has also been given these reviews: ‘...a near-perfect hour of stand-up’ ★★★★½ - Melbourne Age, ‘This fast growing comic is a pleasure to watch’ - ★★★★ The Times, ‘Well crafted show.’ ★★★★ - The Herald, ‘… go see him now!’ ★★★★★ -Ed Fest Mag, ‘… a truly inspired show’ ★★★★ - Chortle, ‘… truly devastating lines ‘ ★★★★ - Short Com, and ‘...you’re in for a gold star evening’ ★★★★★ - BroadwayBaby

Standard Isolated: 1600
APCA Isolated: 1500
2 of 3: 1400
3 of 5: 1200
5 of 7: 1000
Additional requirements: Travel, Lodging, Meals, Sound, Lighting

Mission IMPROVable is a four-person improv comedy team that performs a totally unique style of short form improv. Voted Comedy Act of The Year and Entertainer of The Year in Campus Activities Magazine's readers choice awards, Mission IMPROVable is one of the top-ranked traveling comedy companies in the country. This Chicago and Los Angeles-based troupe has proven itself as a consistent presence in the college market. The members of Mission IMPROVable adopt the roles of secret comedy agents, ready to take you on a laughing roller coaster. The audience members are the co-agents and participate in hilarious theater games or “missions” by yelling out suggestions. The on-the-spot randomness provided by the audience makes each mission truly unique and hilarious. May your mission be a memorable one!

Standard Isolated: 2500
APCA Isolated: 2500
2 of 3: 2350
3 of 5: 2125
5 of 7: 1900
Additional requirements: All Inclusive

Efthimios Nasiopoulos

ari@degy.com
@ef_Thimios

Efthimios Nasiopoulos grew up in a blue-collar family in Toronto, Canada. His hysterical insight into human nature has been featured at clubs and theatres throughout North America as well as JFL Northwest, The Hubcap Comedy Festival, Winnipeg Comedy Festival and CBC’s LOL. Efthimios’ one-man show, Disengaged premiered during the summer of 2017 at the Toronto, Vancouver and Montreal Fringe Festivals where it earned a nomination for Best English Comedy. His debut album, Efthimios is featured regularly on SiriusXM’s JFL Canada and Raw Dog Radio.

Standard Isolated: 1500
APCA Isolated: 1450
2 of 3: 1150
3 of 5: 1050
5 of 7: 900
Additional requirements: Travel, Lodging, Meals, Sound, Lighting

Mark Poolos was born and raised in Edina, Minnesota. To start his career he co-starred in two independent films "Attack of the Killer Snow Cone Zombies" and "Joanie Loves Furbies". He did more films, some commercials and some theater but it wasn't enough, so he began his stand-up comedy career. Mark stands 6'7" weighs in at 350 technically a giant however he is very weak and a wimp. In his routines he weaves story of his life as a bumbling jolly giant in his fast engaging story telling style. 
Mark has performed all over America and Canada. He is the ultimate chameleon performing at clubs, colleges, hundreds of corporate shows and even doing an all ages shows touring with Tru TVs Michael Carbonaro. He has been compared to the likes of Jim Gaffigan and Louie Anderson. 


Standard Isolated: 2000.
APCA Isolated: 2000.
2 of 3: 1800.
3 of 5: 1650.
5 of 7: 1500.
Additional requirements: Travel, Lodging, Meals, Sound, Lighting

Derek Sallmann is a heartfelt, thoughtful, and unique singer/songwriter based out of Milwaukee Wisconsin. He’s known for creating catchy melodies in his folk/pop/rock compositions and being brutally honest in his songwriting. He released his first LP “All Seasons” in 2016 and is set to release a new EP on December 14, 2018 titled “Love, Future You”. His relentless touring in Wisconsin allowed him to play the states finest and most notable venues including Milwaukee’s world-famous “Summerfest”, the Wisconsin State Fair, Waukesha County Fair, Bastille Days, and many more. Accumulating over 300 performances since 2014, Sallmann’s hard work paid off when he was voted “Best Acoustic Musician” by the local Shepherd Express Newspaper in 2017 during their “Best of Milwaukee Awards”. His dedication to his craft and relentless persistence make him an upcoming singer/songwriter to watch in the coming years

Standard Isolated: 1500
APCA Isolated: 1250
2 of 3: 1100
3 of 5: 950
5 of 7: 850
Additional requirements: Travel, Lodging, Meals, Sound, Lighting

byerSelf

ari@degy.com
facebook.com/CelloGregCello/
@cellogreg

Despite its moniker, byerSelf is more than your typical solo project; with its mesmerizing blend of modern covers and catchy originals, it will redefine what you thought a cellist was capable of! byerSelf is the pseudonym of singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Greg Byers. With a pioneering musical style that blends modern genres, improvisation, and technology; Greg has been asked to perform and record with artists such as Trans-Siberian Orchestra, Dr. John, Raquel Sofia, and VocalEssence. He has received an Artist Initiative grant and has been a finalist for the McKnight Fellowship for Musicians. Armed with only his voice, electric cello and pedalboard, byerSelf uses live looping to create a lush backdrop or an infectious groove. Every performance, Greg amazes the audience with his instrumental virtuosity and heartfelt vocals. His charisma and on-stage energy guarantee an engaging, interactive show for fans of all ages and musical tastes.

Standard Isolated: 1750
APCA Isolated: 1750
2 of 3: 1350
3 of 5: 1250
5 of 7: 1150
Additional requirements: Travel, Lodging, Meals, Sound, Lighting

Evan Wecksell

evan@evanwecksell.com
@evanwecksell

Comedian and Singer-Songwriter Evan Wecksell is one of the funniest and most energetic performers currently touring the country. Often compared to comedic superstars Adam Sandler and Stephen Lynch, Evan’s act is a blend of comedy and music that brilliantly and spontaneously engages every audience. Most recognized from his appearances on such shows as VH1’s “I Love the 80s,” “Conan,” “The Goldbergs” and “The Gong Show,” Evan can also be heard across such music outlets as SiriusXM, Spotify and Pandora. Able to put on a clean show, Evan is a young veteran who plays over 50 shows every year!

Standard Isolated: 1850.
APCA Isolated: 1850.
2 of 3: 1750.
3 of 5: 1600.
5 of 7: 1500.
Additional requirements: Travel, Lodging, Meals, Sound, Lighting

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