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The Break Out Laughing Brain Trust

Scott Urban is a Chicago born singer, songwriter, actor, author, playwright and lyricist of the soon to be classical musical, “Love In The Middle Ages,” bon vivant and all around good guy.


For the last 20 years Scott has also run Urban Consulting, an outsourced human resource company specializing in employee alignment. He has worked extensively with both small and large companies and has learned, first hand, how difficult it is to stay focused through day long meetings.


Having passed 60, Scott still has no idea of what he wants to be on the off chance he should ever grow up.

Ernie Lane enjoys a wealth of experiences derived from a  body of work that includes almost every aspect of the show business industry. He is a veteran of over 75 theatrical productions and more than 800 commercial, industrial, and trade shows.

Beginning as a singer in Chicago-area night clubs, he quickly became a featured player in the musicals "Man of La Mancha", "Fiddler on the Roof", "1776", "Mame" and "Most Happy Fella". He has been a corporate spokesman, stage manager, and director for multi-media industrial productions worldwide, for such clients as Century 21, Davol, Merck, Nikken, Merle Norman, Siemens, Foundry Networks, ACE Cable Awards.

No stranger to working with well known artist he has worked with industry giants like Paul Anka, Sammy Davis Jr., Natalie Cole, Robert Klein, Ben Vereen, Robert Goulet , George Hamilton and many other well known celebrities. Mr Lane most recently directed the HSM World Business Forum at Radio City Music Hall for which he coordinated Jack Welch, Colin Powell, Rudy Giuliani, and President Bill Clinton.

For the past several decades, Carla Gordon’s talents have spanned both the business world and the world of cabaret. By day, Gordon has guided thousands of candidates of candidates to success at the rigorous Certified Financial Planner examination as a trainer, writer and professor at De Paul University.  She is the principal writer of the Personal Financial Specialist Examination offered by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. At other times, however, Gordon wears different hats, and has become a nationally recognized singer/songwriter.  In addition to performing in solo shows saluting such notables as Beatrice Arthur and Sophie Tucker, Gordon appears and directs showcases frequently with the Chicago Cabaret Professionals on whose Board of Directors she serves.  She produced, directed, wrote, and appeared in Eleven, a tribute to the tenth anniversary of the events of September 11, 2001.  The concert, which was presented to a sold out audience at the Illinois Holocaust Museum, was also the subject of a feature article in the Chicago Tribune Arts Section.

Carla writes custom material for singers around the country.   Her original ballad, “The Voice In Your Heart,” closed the Cabaret Conference at Yale University.  She is also the Midwest reporter/reviewer for Cabaret Scenes Magazine.   After the New York City Debut of Gordon’s Bea Arthur show, reviewer Bob Barnett called Gordon, “Hilarious…show stopping….moving.”  Ageless called Gordon “A gem!”  Darned few hold an undergraduate degree in Theater and a Master’s of Science in Financial Services.  Carla Gordon is in a unique position to analyze and deliver the entertainment needs of businesses in many arenas.

Jack Briseno.  This family man and Chicago native, brings a vast and eclectic range of experience to the table.  An accomplished musician, who has played across the country with many Old Town School of Music ensembles, a published artist and illustrator, having begun that career as a display artist for Jewel, and eventually launching Rock Spectacular a magazine he helped publish with W. Clement Stone.  Jack has owned his own restaurant, an ice-cream shop, a folk-rock pub and a fishing lodge.  Currently, Jack provides theatrical and technical support for a marketing and production company whose clients include:  Hyatt Corporation, Brown’s Chicken and the Tilted Kilt. 

Formally trained in x-ray technology, Jack has helped design x-ray systems and equipment for China and South Africa.  For the past fifteen years, he has been a proud member of I.A.T.S.E. and has dedicated his talents as a video engineer and cameraman to the Chicago convention and entertainment scene.  Jack has appeared on film and on stage, but prefers to be backstage and behind the scenes.  His stage manager roles include such credits as:  Carl Reiner, Marvin Hamlisch, Paula Poundstone, George H. Bush, Barack Obama, and his favorite, Ron Santo.  Jack is excited to be part of our crew and looks forward to supporting you in any way he can.





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