Comedian RUSS STOLNACK has worked hard to become a San Diego staple. Known for his quick wit and gregarious personality, Russ’s career spans the comedy circuits, radio, internet and television. Using the pseudonym Russ T Nailz, he began as a comic radio-jock for 91X-FM, where he developed improvisational skills and several character's voices. Then, Russ beat out more than 80 comedians to win “The Improv's" 1987 Southern California Laff-Off. From there, he transitioned to the standup scene, headlining such venerable comedy hotspots as The Comedy Store, The Funny Bone, and The Improv in Las Vegas. Naturally, television came next with appearances on Evening at the Improv, music videos and bit parts in several TV Movies and commercials.
The winner of The National Speakers Association’s Humorous Speaker Competition, Stolnack also has six Emmy Awards. He is a trained auctioneer, money talk show host and a veteran entertainer on the high seas all over the world.
He has appeared with Robin Williams, Carlin, Seinfeld, Leno, Dennis Miller and opened concerts with guitar in hand. Russ T’s comedy includes impressions mixed with playing guitar. He customizes each routine making them appropriate to any audience, and will inject laughter into events of all types.