NACA® National Convention - Convention Kickoff

Saturday, February 17 3:45 PM

Emcee - Jackie Tohn

Creative Artists Agency
Booth 911

Jackie Tohn

Jackie Tohn is an actress, standup comic, musical comedian and singer/songwriter. Jackie plays MELROSE in the upcoming Netflix comedy series G.L.O.W., executive produced by Orange Is the New Black creator Jenji Kohan. G.L.O.W. was inspired by the real story of the 1980s female wrestling league. Jackie will also be playing GILDA RADNER in director, David Wains, “A Futile and Stupid Gesture,” alongside Will Forte, Domhnall Gleeson & Joel McHale, set for release late 2017 on Netflix. Her recent movies include, “CHiPS” (Dax Shepard & Michael Pena), “Bad Roomies,” & “Sisters” (Tina Fey & Amy Poehler.) Jackie was a finalist in the Top 24 of AMERICAN IDOL” season 8. She continues to tour the country, having played hundreds of shows, doing standup and playing music. She has also guest starred on “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia,” “Rules of Engagement,” “The Sopranos,” “House of Lies,” “Castle,” “The Nanny” when she was a kid, and many more.

Travis Porter

Success Stories, LLC
Booth 705

Travis Porter

​Originally formed in 2006 as the Hard Hitters, the trio officially switched to the enigmatic moniker Travis Porter in 2008. MCs Ali (Lakeem Mattox), Quez (Donquez Woods), and Strap (Harold Duncan) grew up together in Decatur, Georgia, and formed the band with the hope of taking over the rap world from the underground up.

The irreverent crew began to cultivate a strong Internet presence, releasing videos through its YouTube page and releasing four mixtapes, Who Is Travis Porter?, I'm a Differenter, I'm a Differenter 2, and Streets R'Us, in 2009. Travis Porter caused some controversy that year when they inadvertently released a Roscoe Dash single they did a guest spot on, "All the Way Turnt Up," on one of their own tapes. Dash eventually re-recorded the song with Soulja Boy and released the new version the following year.

After releasing three more mixtapes, Proud 2 Be a Problem, I Am Travis Porter, and Differenter Gang, in 2010, Travis Porter found themselves being courted by labels hoping to bring them to a larger audience. They eventually decided to sign with Jive near the end of 2010, but the label would be closed in 2011 by its parent company, RCA.

The group's debut album, From Day 1, finally arrived in 2012 on RCA with productions from Diplo, J.U.S.T.I.C.E. League, and others.

Piff the Magic Dragon

Piff the Magic Dragon

Creative Artists Agency
Booth 911

The stand out star of season 10 of NBC’s ‘America’s Got Talent’ was without question Piff the Magic Dragon. When it comes to Piff, think Larry David in a dragon suit (with a trademark Chihuahua named Mr. Piffles) who performs jaw-dropping magic tricks and you’re on the right track.

With over 12 million YouTube hits to his name, Piff has performed to hundreds of thousands of fans in iconic venues such as Radio City Music Hall, Shakespeare’s Globe, the O2, London and Sydney Opera house.

His one-man show has had five record breaking runs at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, two sell-out seasons at SoHo Theatre in London’s West End, a national tour of the UK and Australia.

Previously, he was the opening act for Mumford & Sons on their 17 date UK tour and has just completed a six month residency at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas in their flagship show Vegas Nocturne.

Piff is conquering TV too. Piff stole the show on ‘Penn and Teller: Fool Us’ and in 2015 became the breakout star of the 10th season of NBC’s ‘America’s Got Talent.’ Howard Stern and Howie Mandel were huge fans and singled Piff out as one of the funniest and most unique acts in the history of the show. America agreed and voted Piff into the finals.

Luke Null

United Talent Agency
Booth 717

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Luke Null is currently a featured player in the Emmy Award-winning SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE. Previously based in Chicago, Luke frequently performed with iO Chicago and is known for his musical comedy.

 

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