Aaron Aryanpur with Co-Headliner CJ Starr
Aaron Aryanpur has appeared in clubs, theaters and colleges nationwide and his voice can be heard in games like Smite and Paladins. Aaron was a semifinalist in both Comedy Central’s Up Next Search and NBC’s Stand Up for Diversity, and his debut album In Spite Of reached number one on the iTunes Comedy charts, appearing on the Billboard Top Ten Comedy Chart.
While Aaron’s act covers a variety of topics, it’s his experiences as a husband and an exhausted father that landed him on the Minivan Men podcast with Maz Jobrani (Superior Donuts) and Al Madrigal (The Daily Show). Aaron delivers laughs with his unique perspective and expressive, likable delivery. He’s been called “engaging, open; he’s relatable and very funny”.
CJ Starr was raised all over the Midwest, but his comedy was born in Texas at local open mic in Corpus Christi, Texas over 10 years ago. His comedy continues to make all crowds laugh about the things that make him win step-dad of the year and anything else that can happen to a mid-30′s man as he tries to figure out what he wants to do when he grows up. CJ Starr’s Comedy can relate to any audience as he makes fun of his upbringing, his bi-racial marriage, family, kids, stereotypes, jail time, and 10 years of Community College. His comedy is very versatile; as well as his fans he has acquired over the years and that is why he has fan base includes every walk of life.
In the past couple years alone, CJ Starr was picked to perform at Gilda’s Laughfest, East Texas Comedy Festival where he was voted "Crowd Favorite" twice, voted top 40 in The World Series of Comedy, and headlined one night The Amsterdam Comedy Festival in Dallas, TX. He has continued to expand his comedic talent as writer and actor for the soon to be release Web series Giggle-Lows. In 2014, CJ Starr appeared in commercials for Hyundai and Wal-Mart, not to mention just film a set for Fox series Laughs, all will probably never be aired.