12th Annual U.S. 2017 Sketch Comedy Competition:

This year's prestigious judge's panel includes:


Bill Devlin (comedian, actor, writer)

Producer of one of the longest running shows at the world famous Hollywood improv, Bill Devlin’s Comedy and Cocktails . Devlin's show has featured comedy greats, Chris Rock, Jerry Seinfeld, David Spade, Margaret Cho and Drew Carey just to name a few. Before launching his stand–up career Devlin had his own sketch comedy improv troupe and had studied under legendary improv instructor Del Close.
Devlin has starred in several independent feature films and has been in dozens of television He has worked with such film veterans as Faye Dunaway, Sean Young, and Ernie Hudson.


Javelyn

Javelyn is a graduate of the Second City Improv Training Center in Los Angeles. She started in the world of guerilla indie music and film both here and in New York, and now currently is the creator and host of a New Media Show called "Adventures With Javelyn", a reality interview show with a touch of mermaid magic, totally unscripted and on location, the first season being released later this year. Javelyn is also going to be a co-host for the new Hollywood Shineon Live! show filming next year which will interview interesting celebrities that give back to the community and have interesting stories.


Javelyn had a song on national radio which charted on over 200 national radio stations. She also created a successful live event twice a month in Los Angeles for independent music artists called "Java With Javelyn Indie Music Nites" where she hosted and performed with some of the hottest live and recorded indie acts from LA and touring acts. Out of this event, she helped produce 4 indie compilation CDs which went on to have over 8 songs placed in movies and New Media. Javelyn plays keyboards and ukulele – acoustic and electric.

Lisa London

Lisa London has been a Casting Director for over three decades and has cast over 60 film and television shows. Along with her partner, Catherine Stroud, they have discovered and/or cast many notable actors and actresses early in their careers who have all gone on to become stars; such as Miley Cyrus in Hannah Montana, Jonah Hill in Grandma’s Boy, Emma Stone, Katharine McPhee and Kat Dennings in House Bunny, Selena Gomez in the Disney pilot of What’s Stevie Thinking, Jennifer Aniston in her first feature, Leprechaun, Taraji P. Henson in From The Rough, Mark Ruffalo in the CBS series, Due South, Megan Hilty and Adrian R. Mante in The Suite Life of Zack and Cody
and Yara Shahidi in her first television series.


Host:

Ron Beau

A native of the San Francisco Bay Area, Ron Beau graduated from UC Berkeley with a degree in history. A stand-up comedian who combines storytelling with social commentary, he tries to make audiences think as well as laugh. Now living in South Florida, he is a popular emcee and guest comic at smaller clubs throughout the region.