About the performers:
Phil Ackerly is the Bay Area’s Favorite Performer. He left his cushy job working for a Silicon Valley high tech company and became one of the busiest performers in the Bay Area. He has captured first place awards for his magic, comedy and close-up sleight of hand from leading magic organizations. He’s a featured performer at the Magic Castle in Hollywood, Off Broadway at Monday Night Magic in New York and The California Magic Dinner Theater in Martinez. His has presented over 10,000 shows in his career. Each year he produces a benefit show for the South Bay Blue Star Moms raising funds for our military troops to pay for the shipment of care packages.
Frank Olivier developed his unique off-beat brand of humor in San Francisco starting off on the streets entertaining tourists, and quickly moving into the Bay Area's numerous comedy clubs. He was soon sharing the bill with Dana Carvey, Robin Williams, Whoopi Goldberg, and others. While on his first trip to New York, planned as a vacation, theatre producers spotted his talents, and quickly signed him. He performed his act for the next three years in the Broadway touring hit show 'Sugar Babies’— a variety and burlesque musical, starring Mickey Rooney and Ann Miller. Olivier has a growing number of television appearances including The Tonight Show, HBO's 'Just for Laughs', Comic Strip Live, and shows for PBS, HBO, BBC, Disney and more.
Patrick McDermott has performed at comedy clubs and theaters throughout California, such as the San Francisco Punch Line, the San Jose Improv, Marin Center and the Throckmorton Theatre. He performed at the World Series of Comedy in Las Vegas, and has opened for comics such as Louie Anderson, Nick Swardson, and Rob Schneider.