Thank You East Coast Campers!!

Bunkhouse Entertainment & Comedy Night Spotlight

January 4th, 2018

The Bunkhouse is where you go to see the unexpected and where Campers get a chance to shine! Be the talk of the Campgrounds by showing off your skills in any number of offerings open to campers including a talent show, a beatbox competition, pie eating contest, and more! If you’re jonesing for a good joke, professional comedians will be on deck Saturday night supplying campers with hours of pure unadulterated humor and belly laughs.

Whether it suits your fancy to be a spectator or part of the spectacle, the Bunkhouse is stacked with experiences that you do not want to miss!

Welcome to Camp Dirtybird Ceremony

When: Friday @ noon

Hey campers! Get your camp all dialed, get your camper flare on and head over to the Bunkhouse for the welcoming ceremony. Meet the color team leaders and characters and then head on over to Games HQ to get your team bandana and color assignment chosen at random.

Bunkhouse Bar Opening Party

When: Friday @ 9pm

Get your pre-game on before heading to the dance floor for the night! We’ll have good drinks and surprises!

The Great Bingo Revival

When: Nightly – Friday @ midnight, Saturday @ 2am, Sunday @ 3am

Don’t call it a night into you step into the funkiest world of bingo! Styled after a 1970’s game show, ‘The Great Bingo Revival’ brings forth comedy, art, dance, music and prizes. This is a Campout favorite so arrive on time to get in on the action.

Comedy Night at The Bunkhouse

When: Saturday @ 8pm

The East is home to Jerry Seinfeld and Chris Rock, so you know that there is something funny in the water. Our stellar lineup of comedians from near and far that will have you falling out of your bunk bed with uncontrollable laughter. Hosted by Eric Toms, scroll down to see the full comedian bios!

The Great American Talent Show

When: Saturday @ 6pm

If you think you’ve seen it all, wait until you see the secret talents of your fellow Campers! If you have a talent, special skill or miraculous act of wonder, this is the time to share it with the world. Impress our celebBIRDy judges and take home the title of 2018’s Most Talented Camper.

Give a Beat Jenga Tournament

When: Sunday @ noon-Block decorating will take pace at Craftopia Saturday @ noon

Don’t miss Dirtybird Campout’s only fundraising game. DJ’s such as Walker & Royce, Soul Clap, Deron Delgado, and many more will play Give a Beat Giant Jenga for Justice! Through music and mentoring programs, Give A Beat connects our dance community with youth impacted by mass incarceration. Give a Beat is the official non-profit partner for the Dirtybird Campout. Starting January 17th, go to to sponsor your favorite artists or place a bid to get to play on a team yourself!

Alligator Wrestling

When: Friday @ 4pm

Do you dare? You won’t leave Dirtybird Campout East without sighting a gator so why not take the experience to the next level and wrestle one! We’ll put two alligators head to head for a battle royale. These gators might not look like what you expect, but they might resemble some familiar artist faces. Regardless, they will have the camper spirit!

Ax Throwing Demonstration and Workshop

When: Saturday @ 4pm & Sunday @ 2pm

If you feel like you’re ready to graduate from our archery classes and want to try something more dangerous, we are going to up the ante and invite you to an ax throwing show and workshop. We’ll have Florida’s own, Bill Nichols, a maven of danger join us at Campout to show you what it’s like to have such swift and deadly skills. Bill has appeared in the World Records Book for the International Knife Throwers Hall of Fame and in 2017 was crowned the award of World Champion Speed Throw.

Beatbox Competition

When: Friday @ 5:30pm

If you know how to rock the mic, we want you to sign up for our Beatbox Competition. Come equipped with your strongest rhymes and show us that the campfire won’t be the only thing that will be lit!

Madame Zelda the Soothsayer’s Psychic Show

When: Saturday @ midnight

Will you find love in 2018? Will you end Campout on stage with Claude Vonstroke during the family set? Come take a look at our magic crystal ball and see what the future holds for you. Our licensed fortune tellers will be standing by waiting for you.

Lap Dance For Your Life

When: Friday @ 7pm

You won’t get a lap dance like this anywhere else than Campout! A camp favorite, come see what all the talk is about. This will be something that you’ll write home about. Or if you’re more into giving the lap dance, you never know what Dirtybird artist might be on the receiving end.

Pie Eating Contest

When: Saturday @ 2pm

Forget everything that you’ve learned about manners or dining etiquette! The game here is to eat as much as you can, as fast as you can, as messy as you can! Great Grandma Dirtybird’s secret family recipe for key lime pie will be coming out of the vault for this, you won’t be able to get enough.

Open Board Games

When: Friday @ 1pm, Saturday @ noon, Sunday @ 3pm

Take a load off and enjoy some classic game time fun! Post up with your pals and choose from our selection of vintage board games.

Meet Your DBC East Comedians!

JB Ball:

J.B. Ball is the “good guy” who can’t help but speak up, even when he shouldn’t. He was raised on fairytales and there’s no convincing him he’s not a Prince Charming in his own way. His wit and charm are the perfect buffer to bring people together on matters of race, homophobia, sexism, classism, and outright stupidity. His talents have landed him appearances on Comedy Central’s “Kevin Hart’s Hart of The City”, Kevin Hart’s new “LOL” streaming comedy network, MTV, and CBS. He was selected for the prestigious “New Faces” at the 2016 Montreal Just For Laugh Festival and was previously named “Florida’s Funniest Comedian.” His debut comedy album “Wait, What?” is now available on iTunes.

Eric Toms:

Raised in San Jose, California Eric Toms began his career when his sketch comedy troupe pitched and sold their late night sketch show to a local TV channel. Eric immediately dropped out of college and threw himself into the experience, taking on the role of head writer, performer, and video producer. Making the leap to stand-up comedy Eric traveled the world and by 25 had already worked with some of his comedy heroes, such as Kevin Pollak, Norm Macdonald, Lewis Black, Tracy Morgan and Bobby Slayton. Since then Eric’s writing has won recognition with The Academy of Arts and Sciences and The Austin Screenwriting Festival, and has written commercial campaigns for brands such as 7-11, Netflix, and Cholula Hot Sauce. Eric returns for his 3rd Dirtybird Campout, this time as the Host of Comedy Night at The Bunkhouse, Florida edition!

Casey Balsham:

Casey has been seen on Lifetime, NuVo TVs Stand Up and Deliver, Arise 360 news, TIDA, No Small Talk Series, and appeared on Gotham Comedy Live twice. She was selected to perform at Festivals in North Carolina, Austin, Atlanta, New York Comedy, Maine and was a finalist at The Big Sky Comedy Festival in Montana. She also hosted the AVN affiliated Go Fuck Yourself awards in Las Vegas, which she invited her dad to which was a hilarious experience.

Matt Fernandez:

Matt Fernandez’s approach to comedy comes off as detached and nonchalant. Originally from Tampa, Matt has performed with some of the biggest names in comedy (Aziz Ansari, Jim Jefferies, Bill Burr, and Dave Chappelle to name a few). Matt has written articles for College Humor and Playboy. He’s also a 2nd City alum, and has been featured on Sirius XM Radio and He’s a regular guest on Doug Loves Movies. Along with being named best comedian in Tampa Bay by Creaitve Loafing in 2017, he was also named one of the 15 funniest comedians you should be following on twitter by He has also had tweets featured on Ellen, Jimmy Kimmel Live, and The Today Show. Add to that performances at the Funny or Die Oddball Comedy Festival, the Boston Comedy Festival, and Laugh Your Asheville Off. It all adds up to a fascinating brand of irreverent comedy. Matt Fernandez is making his Dirtybird Campout debut this February in St. Cloud, Fl.

Robby Slowik:

With a style best described as, “observation with an edge” comedian Robby Slowik is quickly establishing himself as someone to watch. Establishing himself as anything else would be a complete waste of time.
After starting comedy in Tampa, FL Robby moved to Los Angeles where he became a regular performer at clubs, bars, and venues throughout Southern California. He has appeared in numerous festivals around the country and was a finalist in the 2014 and 2015 Laughing Skull Comedy Festival. He was also handpicked to participate in the prestigious Great American Comedy Festival. He has performed across the country and internationally and he can be seen and heard on Hulu, Seeso, Spotify, Pandora, and Sirius/XM. Robby is currently a writer on Jon Stewart’s new HBO project and he has also written for MTV, SpikeTV, and a few major national ad campaigns. Robby now resides in New York City where he can be seen nightly getting up in clubs, alt rooms, and bars. He can also be seen eating 99¢ pizza more often than is probably ok.

Paul Soleo:

Named “Florida’s Funniest Person” in 2009 and “Best Speller” in kindergarten, Paul Soleo is clearly an acheiver.  Paul studied improv and sketch comedy while obtaining his degree from the University of Florida, and is a veteran stand-up comic and mobile DJ. Paul was selected to the 2012 North Carolina Comedy Arts festival, where he was chosen to perform in a talent showcase for the “Late Show” with David Letterman.  He has also appeared at the 2012 Boston Comedy Arts Festival, and the 2009 Aspen Rooftop Comedy Festival. Paul will open The Dirtybird Campout Comedy Night at the Bunkhouse on Saturday at 8:00pm!