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The Road 2 Oddball Panel of Judges

KURT BRAUNOHLER

Kurt was chosen as featured comic in Variety’s annual prestigious “10 Comics To Watch” list. He was also featured in Time Out New York's list of 50 Funniest New Yorkers and Backstage Magazine’s “5 Comics To Watch,” named as a "Comic to Watch" by Comedy Central, the New York Comedy Festival and TimeOut NY, as well as “Best Male Stand-Up” by the ECNY and “Best Unscripted Host” by the New York Television Festival.

Kurt’s chart-topping debut album How Do I Land?, recorded live at packed rock clubs in Seattle and Portland, was released to great praise in late summer 2013 as the first comedy album from venerable indie label Kill Rock Stars. The album’s title comes from Kurt’s “Cloud Project” in which he raised $6k on Kickstarter and hired a pilot to write the words “How Do I Land?” across the LA sky. The resulting skywriting images went viral and the album was named in several Best of 2013 lists.

Kurt’s popular podcast “The K Ohle with Kurt Braunohler” features some not-so-standard segments featuring Kurt and guests including Paul F Tompkins, Matt Braunger, Jon Daly, Kumail Nanjiani, Steve Agee and Nick Thorburn (from Islands/Unicorns who also wrote the theme song.). New episodes are available every Tuesday on the Nerdist Network.

On TV, Kurt can been seen (or heard) on Bob's Burgers, Chelsea Lately, John Oliver Stand Up, Delocated, @midnight, The Heart She Holler, Comedy Central Presents, Jon Benjamin Has a Van, Assy McGee, Human Giant and as host of IFC’s hit comedy game show Bunk!, He can also be heard on the radio on This American Life telling a story which he is currently developing for film.

Called "a prolific stand-up comedian" by the Los Angeles Times, Kurt has performed his whip-smart comedy on stages across the world as featured act and at festivals including Outside Lands, SXSW, All Tomorrow's Parties, Bonnaroo, Just for Laughs in Montreal and Chicago, SF Sketchfest and on IFC’s Comedy Bang! Bang! Live. Oh, and he once performed at Radio City Music Hall.

Kurt co-created and co-hosted the continuously sold-out NYC variety show “Hot Tub” for 7 years with his comedy writing partner Kristen Schaal. The duo moved the show to LA and in Jan 2013 it relaunched with a sold out show at The Virgil. Hailed as “the hottest new comedy show” by Los Angeles Magazine, Kurt and Kristen continue to curate, host and peform Hot Tub to a packed house every Monday night.

“Braunohler is very funny” – USA Today

“Do you like wunderkinds? Then you will LOVE KURT!” – BrooklynVegan

“There are wild and wondrous impulses in the brain of Kurt Braunohler” – Comedians to Watch 2014, Time Out LA

Jake Fogelnest

Jake Fogelnest is a professional. He's currently a writer at Funny Or Die. He's been a regular panelist on VH1, written for Weekend Update on Saturday Night Live, Best Week Ever, Spin Magazine, New York Magazine and the Emmy nominated, Billy On The Street. Jake was kicked out of camp early in the film Wet Hot American Summer and was the host and creator of SQUiRT TV on MTV when he was a teenager. He also hosts "The Fogelnest Files" podcast for Earwolf.

Dave Rath

Dave Rath is a Founding Partner of Generate, a talent management and production company, which launched in 2006. For over twenty years, he has represented high profile comedians, writers and actors who have influenced popular culture and pushed the boundaries of comedy.

Mr. Rath began his career working at the world famous Improv in Hollywood. He booked stand-up comedy talent for shows on MTV, Fox, Comedy Central and VH-1 where he developed a reputation for spotting young, blossoming comedians. He joined Messina Baker Entertainment as a talent manager and began long standing relationships with clients such as Janeane Garofalo and Patton Oswalt. In 1999 he joined 3 Arts Entertainment, where he continued to focus on comedy talent. In 2001 he formed The Rath-Welker Company, with his partner Kara Welker.

Dave has managed some of the most prolific minds working in comedy today and has produced comedy cult hits such as WonderShowzen (MTV,) The Andy Milonakis Show (MTV) and The Comedians of Comedy (Comedy Central.) He was a Producer on Jimmy Kimmel Live (ABC,) The Benson Interruption (Comedy Central,) Enjoy it! With Brody Stevens (Comedy Central,) and is currently an Executive Producer on The Pete Holmes show (TBS.) Dave has also produced many Comedy Specials for his clients including Patton Oswalt (2 Grammy noms,) Janeane Garofalo, Pete Holmes, Kyle Kinane, Brian Posehn, Myq Kaplan, Wyatt Cenac and Anjelah Johnson.

He has worked with actors, writers and comedians across the landscape of TV including Saturday Night Live, Mad TV and many scripted and non-scripted television shows. He has also developed young talent out of The Groundlings and the Upright Citizens Brigade Theater. He is a creative partner for his clients and widely recognized as an industry trailblazer in leveraging alternative distribution avenues to develop and showcase talent.