The Ivy League of Comedy at the Fairfield Theatre
Clean Stand-up Comedians Shaun Eli, Ryan Reiss & J-L Cauvin
Sunday March 5, 2023 7:45 PM
70 Sanford St.
Fairfield, CT 06824
J-L Cauvin is a veteran stand-up comedian who became an Internet sensation with over 30 million views across social media of his impressions and sketch videos since 2020. Throughout his career he has been seen and heard on The Late Late Show, Howard Stern, Marc Maron’s WTF podcast, The Adam Carolla Show and ESPN radio. He has 6 stand-up albums to his credit and just recorded his first stand up special. He recently made his TV drama debut on season 6 of Showtime’s hit show Billions.
Ryan Reiss is a comedian, writer and actor based in New York City. Ryan began his career while attending college at NYU, and quickly became a favorite act on the scene. Ryan made his network TV debut on the Late Show with Seth Meyers.
Ryan’s quit wit, instant likeability and unique way of engaging any audience have made him one of the most sought-after comedians at the New York clubs and a favorite audience warm up performer. Ryan can be seen daily entertaining Fox studio audiences for the M&J Morning Show, Huckabee, CenterStage, on the YES Network and on Fox & Friends.
When not performing live, Ryan has been seen as a host on WE’s hit series Three Men & a Chick Flick, MTV’s TRL, Nickelodeon’s U Pick Live, Fox’s Red Eye, M&J Morning Show and Howard Stern Show.
Shaun Eli has rightfully been called one of America’s smartest comics. Whether it’s a story about dining with a vegetarian or successfully fighting a parking ticket, master storyteller Shaun Eli shows you that there’s hilarity in the ordinary if you approach life with a comedic warp. Job interviews? Serving on a NYC criminal jury? How about the Ten Commandments? For just about anything he’s experienced he has a hilarious story at the ready. Shaun has been profiled in The New York Times.
With a sense of humor that’s both cheerful and universal Shaun has headlined shows on five continents. His jokes have been quoted everywhere from the New York Post to Forbes to Readers Digest to Healthcare Finance News. In both Reform Judaism magazine and the Christian Science Monitor, where he was the subject of the cover story. He’s been featured on CareerBuilder.com and CNN, in local papers like the Scarsdale Inquirer and the Asbury Park Press and in the college papers the Yale Daily News and the Daily Pennsylvanian. Even in The Journal of Irreproducible Results, a scientific humor magazine. Yes, there is one. And his group The Ivy League of Comedysm was the subject of a front-page story in the Philadelphia Inquirer.
More than just smart, funny and clever, Shaun is determined to express his opinion passionately, not surprising for someone who wrote his first satirical essay at age ten. When profiled in Fortune magazine “Tonight Show” host Jay Leno quoted one of Shaun’s jokes, citing it as an example of the type of “smart comedy” he’s happy to include in his opening monologue. Jay and other late-night hosts have used Shaun’s topical material in their monologues for more than a decade.
Drawing on his vast wealth of clean, clever material Shaun quickly became one of New York’s brightest, funniest, most in-demand stand-up comedians. When he takes the stage other comedians stop and watch.
Outside the world of comedy Shaun was a world-class athlete in two obscure sports (rowing and dragon-boat racing), worked as a lifeguard instructor and is an instrument-rated pilot. He is also an award-winning economic forecaster who once sold his car to a hitchhiker.
Shaun is a graduate of the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. You can watch his videos and read some of his writings, including satirical political essays and hundreds of jokes he’s written for late-night television, on his web site BrainChampagne.com where his slogan “Brain Champagne: Clever Comedy for Smart Mindssm ” rings true.