Actor /comedian Hal Sparks began his professional career as a teenager in Chicago. As a member of the famed Second City Troupe, his quick wit and affable personality quickly gained him recognition and acclaim. In 1987 he was named the “Funniest Teenager In Chicago” by the Chicago Sun Times.
After a successful run with Second City, Sparks moved to Los Angeles and immediately began performing at numerous comedy clubs, including The Improv, The Comedy Store, The Laugh Factory and The Ice House, as well as at Comic Relief’s American Comedy Festival.
From 1999 – 2000, Sparks was the host of the Emmy-award winning “Talk Soup” on E! Entertainment Television, winning rave reviews from fans and critics alike. For five seasons, he co-starred as Michael Novotny on the hit Showtime series “Queer As Folk,” based on the controversial and critically acclaimed British series.
Hal returns to his stand-up roots on June 4th when he stars in his own one-hour Showtime stand-up comedy special “Charmageddon.”
Chris Bonno, once voted the Funniest Person in Austin, is a regular performer at the Improv in LA, with the improv troupe “The Fugitives”, and at the ACME comedy theater with the improvisational forties radio comedy troupe “Liquid Radio Players” and has also done numerous shows with the “Fake Radio Players” performing in live traditional radio shows with a comic twist.
He wrote for the VH1 pilot “Popshot” and created commercial parodies for the Disney Channel. He now is the writer and voice of Spike TV’s deluded cartoon mascot named “Roger”. You may also remember him as the voice of the Red Bull frog prince.
He recently returned from a comedy tour including gigs in New York’s Caroline’s Comedy Club and Cobb’s comedy club in San Francisco. His TV career includes appearances on “Just Shoot Me!” (1997), “Rock Me, Baby”(2003), “The Drew Carey Show” (1995), “Mad About You” (1992) and Oxygen’s Movie of the Week, Nadine in Date Land (2005) (TV), playing a detective opposite Janeane Garofalo. Most recently, Bonno filmed guest star roles on both the new Comedy Central series “Halfway Home” (2007) and playing opposite Michael Rapaport on Fox’s “The War at Home” (2005). You can find Chris on the web playing the character Ralph the Roadie, a roadie who wants to be a rock star.