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Stacked Comedy: Baron Vaughn

Multi-talented performer, Baron Vaughn is sneaking the funny into Smashbox Studios this week for The Super Serious Show.

Vaughn's a classically trained actor with writing and music chops to boot, while also excelling at comedy, making a name for himself in recent years touring nationwide as a stand-up comedian. Vaughn's performances are always self-reflective and inspired, while always tackling a great variety of subject matter. Vaughn has a spark on stage, never shying away from going off script for the laughs.

Hailing from Las Vegas, Vaughn started his comedy career in the Boston area. He now splits time between New York City and Los Angeles.

Vaughn appeared on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, Live at Gotham, Russell Simmons Presents: Stand-up at the El Rey. Baron Vaughn was also a featured performer in the stand-out Comedy Central documentary/comedy special, The Awkward Comedy Show.

Vaughn often performs at festivals nationwide, including the HBO US Comedy Arts Festival, DC Comedy Festival, Bridgetown Comedy Festival, Vancouver Comedy Festival, and the Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival.

Vaughn will be showing off his acting skills in the upcoming USA Network drama, Fairly Legal.


UPDATE: The Super Serious Show with Brent Weinbach

In the comedy game sometimes things get serious. This week things got super serious. Our great host, Maria Bamford, had to pull out of the Super Serious-ness due to another obligation. We believe she may be testifying before Congress but can neither deny or confirm this information at this time. We hope to have her back after she is done making the world a better place.

Our time as an orphan was brief. Thankfully, one of our all-time favorite comedians appeared in our time of need to take us in from the cold. We have a new headliner/host for this week's show...Brent Weinbach! You can still save some money and buy tickets ahead of time.

Brent Weinbach is a one-of-a-kind stand-up comedian. His comedy has an emphasis on the weird and absurd. Weinbach's website describes him as such:

Here are some other words to describe Weinbach: deadpan, silly, obscure, unconventional, smart, stupid, post-modern, grass roots, Berlin, 1980's, tennis, bike riding, Virgo, Rygar, etc. The list goes on and on.

Weinbach started his comedy career in the underground San Francisco scene. He now tours nationwide, including clubs, colleges, festivals, theaters and music venues.

Brent was a winner and recipient of the Andy Kaufman Award at the HBO Comedy Festival, which is given out once a year to recognize innovation in stand-up comedy.  He has appeared on Comedy Central, toured with the Comedians of Comedy, performed at the Coachella and Bumbershoot festivals as well as Just For Laughs in Montreal.

Weinbach created and starred in his own Super Deluxe web series, "Weinbach in Wonderland." His 2009 comedy album, The Night Shift, is a fun mix of stand-up, characters and overall comedic randomness.

Weinbach is a surprising comedian with an unique style. We can't wait to get to Smashbox Studios Thursday to see Brent Weinbach make this Super Serious Show like no other.

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