LurkSquad Sketch Comedy is…
Nick Spears, Chris & Adam, Garrett Lynn & Mark Magid
Chris was born and raised in Santa Barbara, California. Ever since he was young, he had his eye behind the camera and enjoyed making comedy shorts with his friends. He has participated in Improv workshops and has taken a wide variety of film and editing classes. Chris graduated from BYU in 2007 and moved back to Southern California to explore his career in real estate. Chris currently resides in Newport Beach with other members of LurkSquad while still also contributing to all LurkSquad projects.
NICK SPEARS *RIP*
Nick Spears passed away from heart complications on February 21st, 2014. He was the father of the Lurksquad family and the best friend anyone could ask for. He will forever be missed but are glad that his videos and comedy can live on forever.
At 28 years-old, Nick Spears, is starting to make a name for himself in the comedy world. Growing up in Santa Barbara allowed Nick to create videos with Chris and Adam as young kids. In 2004, Nick created the sketch comedy group now known as “LurkSquad” with Adam, Chris and Mark. Nick has appeared on MTV and just finished his first role in a feature film due to hit the film festivals next year. Nick began his stand-up comedy career in Boise, Idaho, performing regularly at the FunnyBone. Being a Southern California native, he is now back to pursue his comedy goals in Los Angeles.
After just 3 months of stand-up experience, Nick headlined his first stand-up show July 6, 2007 at Rocks in Santa Barbara, California, performing a 45 minute set. In late July, Nick put out his first stand-up comedy dvd, entitled Nick Spears: Bald & Bankrupt. He has had the opportunity to share the stage with comedians such as Dwayne Perkins, Steve Mazan, Kenny Klein, Chris D‘Elia, Adam Richmond, Sadiki Fuller, Richie Stratton, Jimmie Roulette, Lahna Turner, Thai Rivera, etc. Nick is now focusing his energy and aspirations in the comedy genre’s of sketch, television, movies, commercials and voice over work. In 2007, Nick was featured within the comedy channel of Myspace and is now getting a dedicated comedy channel created within Uber.com’s new site “CRASH.TV”. Nick now resides in Newport Beach.
Nick’s Myspace Comedy page: myspace.com/nickspearscomedy
Feel free to contact Nick with inquiries at: Email Nick
Garrett was born and raised in Santa Barbara, California and grew up blocks away from Nick, Adam and Chris. At an early age, he found an art for filming and editing and created many shorts during his teenage years (Chessler). Garrett graduated from BYU, majoring in communications. After college, he moved down to Huntington Beach, Ca to work with a marketing company. Since then, Garrett has been very active in the film industry working with GrindTV, StupidVideos.com, and where he currently works, Nickelodeon. Garrett is continuing to film and edit movies. You can find a lot of his videos and trailor re-cuts here and all over the web.
Born and raised in Santa Barbara, California, Adam was introduced to the arts at a young age. Music and painting were his passions as well as enjoying the ocean and other hobbies. Adam has participated in local theater, musical groups and in music production and songwriting in recent years. He has also been involved in action sports film production and has extensive experience in marketing promotions. In 2002, Adam began writing and producing his own music with his brothers through Chadam Studios and has, since then, created a variety of songs. Adam now works with a hotel management company in Santa Barbara.
Mark is our family man with 3 young-ones and a wife of 7 years, striving to build his career as an actor/comedian while running a construction business as his main source of income. He has always loved the world of comedy and as of a couple years ago is now falling in love with the art of acting. He began grabbing comical roles in plays while attending Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo. He also was part of a group that began their own improv team called Smile&Nod which has become a huge success at Cal Poly, now in its twelfth season. Mark loves making sketches and Lurksquad was created for that, for us, for you, then back to us, so that it’s for you. Currently Mark is performing improv in Hollywood at IOWest and has just wrapped on an independent film, THE LACKEY where he played a French Mob Boss. Mark is rather calm and quiet in everyday life, but set is where he comes out to play. He loves his art…and loves to do it with/for the audience.