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Hampton Yount

Hampton was born in Virginia, started comedy in DC, aged four years, and now lives in Los Angeles. Hampton won the DC Improv Comedy Competition in 2008 and other lesser important comedy contests in VA. He’s been a recurring presence at the Just For Laughs Montreal Festival, Bridgetown Comedy Festival, South By Southwest, The DC Comedy Festival and the Bentzen Ball Comedy Festival, and was a semi-finalist at the Laughing Skull Festival, and was named one of Esquire’s best new standup comedians of 2012. He's written for “Upload With Shaquille O'Neal” on TruTV, “Fantasy Factory” on MTV, “Loiter Squad” on Adult Swim, and most recently for “Ridiculousness” on MTV.

In 2014, Hampton appeared at the Montreal Comedy Festival as one of their New Faces, appeared on TBS’s “Conan” and NBC’s “Last Comic Standing.” This year, Hampton appeared on Comedy Central’s “The Meltdown With Jonah And Kumail,” “@midnight,” and has his first stand up special with his 2015 “Comedy Central Presents: The Half Hour.” Hampton’s new album “Bearable” is available from ASpecialThing Records, and through all digital retailers and streaming services.

Hampton has appeared on the G4 Network, Adult Swim, and performed his stand up to millions of listeners on the Bob and Tom Radio Show, the Nerdist Podcast, and XM Comedy Radio. Most recently, Hampton previously appeared on ComedyCentral.com for Comedy Central’s Comics To Watch at the NY Comedy Festival in 2012, and appeared on “Adam Devine’s House Party” (Comedy Central) in 2013.

Hampton also made a webcomic with his brother Clay Yount: www.robandelliot.com. It has an awesome fanbase and has been a critics' favorite.

"He's got this really boyish face, and he's a really great joke writer. Stylistically, he's not the same as Paul F. Tompkins, but he has the same ability to build a premise in a way that you don't see the joke coming. Then, suddenly, he's taken it to a place that you don't see."- Esquire Magazine.

"Of all the comedians coming to The Laughing Skull Comedy Festival, I was most excited to see Hampton perform... and he lived up to the expectations. He is a very good dude and a very funny comedian who truly has fun on stage!" Marshall Chiles, runs the Funny Farm and Laughing Skull Lounge in Atlanta.

'"Hampton—he is the rare dependable one that shows up on time, clean & sober, destroys the room and quietly leaves—no drama."-Curt Shackleford, runs Laugh Riot at the Hyatt Comedy Club, and Standupcomedytogo.com

"Unflappable devilish intelligence"- accurately describes Brightestyoungthings.com

"Yount, has a relaxed, gregarious comic style"- points out The Washington Post