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2018 MCs

Whitney Bissell

June 30, 2018

Arkansas native Whitney Bissell is an entertainment host with a passion for Los Angeles. TV appearances include CBS’ Undercover Boss as well as numerous commercials. In her spare time, she loves playing tour guide to out of towners, seeing live music, and being Mom to her two Shih Tzus!

Grant Cotter

May 12, 2018 / May 26, 2018 / June 2, 2018 / June 16, 2018 / June 30, 2018 / July 28, 2018 / August 11, 2018 / August 25, 2018  / September 8, 2018/ October 6, 2018 / October 27, 2018

Grant Cotter is a stand up comedian originally from San Diego CA. Cotter was one of the break-out stars of the MTV prank show, Jerks With Cameras. His natural ease, charisma and improv skills, have led to his hosting several television and man on the street shows. Not to be pigeon-holed as a host, Grant’s talents lie also in scripted comedies and recently he filmed HBO’s Silicon Valley. On the stage, he’s also made a name for himself, having been selected to perform on all 22 dates of Funny or Die’s Oddball Comedy Tour alongside Louis CK, Aziz Ansari and Amy Schumer. Last year marked his feature debut in the highly acclaimed Dying Laughing.

Alison Deyette

October 6, 2018

As a style expert, TV and digital host and celebrity fashion stylist, Alison Deyette has worked extensively for national news and entertainment programs, magazines and online media outlets, including Today, GMA, Access and Access Live, as well as LA’s very own KTLA. Over the course of her career, Alison has swapped stories on the red carpet and conducted celebrity interviews with a long list of actors like Ryan Gosling, Jessica Chastain, Scarlett Johansson, Jim Carrey, Zoe Saldana and Britney Spears. Alison also co-hosts the top-rated, topical Westwood One podcast, Alternative Styles.

Jamie Kaler

July 7, 2018

An accomplished actor, comic, host, voice-over artist and podcaster, Jamie Kaler is probably best known for his starring role as “Mike” on the hit TBS show, “My Boys”. His prolific acting career includes appearances on Friends, Will and Grace, How I Met Your Mother, Parenthood, King of Queens, The Middle, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, NCIS, numerous films & over 200 commercials. He is currently recurring on the new shows, “I’m Sorry” on TruTv and “Heathers” coming soon, and is the host of “America: Facts vs. Fiction” on the American Heroes Channel. As the founder of the parenting website,, he creates the web series, Dads in Parks, and the podcast, Father Time.

Kurt Long

May 19, 2018 / June 2, 2018 / June 9, 2018June 16, 2018

Kurt Long is a professional actor, comedian, host and podcaster who graduated with a degree in Mass Communications from Emerson College. During his 20 year career in Hollywood, he’s worked for Jay Leno at the Tonight Show, hosted a travel show about games at GSN, appeared in over a hundred commercials, dozens of television programs and films. You might recognize him from his 4 seasons as “Johnny Nimbus” from the hit Disney Channel show, “Liv And Maddie”. You can also hear him on his weekly hit podcast, “Dudes of Future/Past”, a comedic discussion of social issues from the perspectives of Gen X and Millennial points of view.

Scott Mantz

April 28, 2018 / June 23, 2018

Winner of the ICG Publicists Guild Press Award (honoring outstanding entertainment journalism), Scott “Movie” Mantz is the resident Film Critic and Film Segment Producer for “Access Hollywood” and “Access Hollywood Live.” In recent years, Mantz has been a regular correspondent on the TV Guide Channel’s “Count It Down” series and was a frequent guest on Reelz Channel’s “Hollywood Uncensored with Sam Rubin.” In addition, he contributed commentary on “Extreme Close-Up” for the E! network and on Bravo TV´s “13 Scary Movie Moments” and “30 Even Scarier Movie Moments. When he’s not on-camera, Mantz can be found moderating Q&A’s with filmmakers and celebrities at special movie screenings.

Justin Rupple

May 5, 2018 / May 12, 2018/ August 11, 2018 / August 18, 2018 / August 25, 2018 / September 15, 2018 / September 22, 2018 / September 29, 2018 / October 20, 2018 / October 27, 2018

It’s been a decade since Justin Rupple graduated from the Edward R. Murrow School of Communications at Washington State University. Thanks to the school, he landed a dream internship and eventual job at KIRO Radio in Seattle. It was truly a lifelong goal of his to work for the home of the Seahawks & Mariners, considering he grew up a stone’s throw away in Issaquah. His previous radio show at KUGR Radio in Pullman was certainly a lot easier to break into than this Northwest powerhouse.

Kevin Schatz

July 28, 2018 / September 15, 2018

Kevin Schatz is an on air personality at 97.1 AMP Radio, born and raised in the South Bay of LA. Dodgers are his life. Give him Mexican food and he’s happy. In his free time, you can catch him writing original comedy songs on his acoustic guitar, playing Ultimate Frisbee and walking his American Bulldogs, Pickles and Cucumber.

Joseph Harris Whipple

June 9, 2018 / June 23, 2018/ July 7, 2018 / August 4, 2018August 18, 2018/ September 1, 2018/ September 22, 2018 / September 29, 2018

Joseph Harris Whipple hails from Eugene, OR. This Eagle Scout earned a fashion degree from Oregon State University. After graduation, he made his way down to LA to become a star! JHW was catapulted into the industry as the Assistant to the President of The CW. This earned him a spot as an Event Coordinator for the TV Network. Joseph enjoys shopping, singing and entertaining! Nothing makes him happier than a hot dance floor and an ice cold rosé. On the weekends, you can spot JHW at any chic brunch spot in LA. Joseph is fiercely committed to his friends and RuPaul’s Drag Race. In the words of Miranda Priestly, “That’s all.”

Chris Williams

May 26, 2018

An extremely versatile performer in film, television and on stage, Chris is no stranger to the entertainment arena both on and off camera in both comedy and drama. Film credits include the “The World’s Fastest Indian” playing Tina, a transvestite opposite Sir Anthony Hopkins “The Joneses” opposite Demi Moore as well as a lead in the classic comedy “Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story”. Other credits include “The Lottery Ticket” “Friday After Next”, “Sex Ed”, “‘TRI” and “Jimmy Vestvood American Hero”.