Shawn Jackson is a stand-up comedian, writer, and actor hailing from Philadelphia, PA. Shawn realized his comedy path at an early age. Staying up past his bedtime, he would religiously sneak and watch ComicView or Comedy Central Presents. After realizing he was not making the NBA, right after graduating high school in 2008, Shawn started performing stand up at The Laff House and open mics around Philly. After gaining some local notoriety by being voted to “Philly's Phunniest” top in 2012, Shawn decided it was time to take the leap and move to New York City to fully pursue his dream. Arriving in NYC in 2014, Shawn quickly started to ascend the ranks of the city referred to as, “Comedy Mecca.” In 2015, Shawn Jackson made his National TV debut performing on AXS TV’s Gotham Comedy Live. Since then, Jackson has become a regular performer around the city. You can catch Shawn at Gotham Comedy Club, LoL Times Square, or Broadway Comedy Club to name a few. In 2017, Shawn began taking courses at Upright Citizens Brigade for sketch writing and improv.
Negin Farsad was named one of the 50 Funniest Women by Huffington Post, one of the 10 Best Feminist Comedians by Paper Magazine, and was selected as a TEDFellow and gave a TEDTalk for her work in social justice comedy. She is author of the Thurber Prize-nominated book How to Make White People Laugh and host of the podcast Fake the Nation on the Earwolf network. You can see her on the upcoming season of HBO’s High Maintenance, as a regular on NPR’s Wait Wait Don’t Tell Me, or read her op-eds in The Guardian, Oprah Mag, and other publications. She is the filmmaker behind the Amazon & Netflix feature films The Muslims Are Coming! (with Jon Stewart), 3rd Street Blackout (with Ed Weeks & John Hodgman), and Nerdcore Rising (with Weird Al Yankovic). She started her comedy career as a Cornell and Columbia-educated policy advisor for the City of New York.
Born and raised on the gritty streets of Queens, Matt used comedy as a means of defending himself from bullies and gangsters. It worked 62% of the time. Matt is also an actor, a magician, and a hypnotist. In the last 7 years, he's performed on several thousand shows. Matt is best known as one of the hosts of HQ Trivia and a cast member of MTV's Joking Off
Krystyna Hutchinson is a stand-up comedian, writer and actress, originally from Doylestown Pennsylvania and a graduate of Marymount Manhattan College with a BFA in Acting. Krystyna is a regular in the New York City stand-up scene and has performed in clubs, colleges, bars, basements, laundromats and sushi restaurants all over the country. She is half of the comedy duo, Sorry About Last Night, with fellow stand-up, Corinne Fisher. Together, they have produced a myriad of hit stand-up shows in New York City and Los Angeles, including selling out the Main Room at The Comedy Store, and wrote and starred in a two woman self-titled show at The Upright Citizens Brigade Theater. Most notably, the girls are the creators and co-hosts of iTune's top comedy podcast, Guys We Fucked: The Anti Slut-Shaming Podcast, which has been featured in The Daily Beast, The Huffington Post, Shape Magazine, Glamour Magazine, Mother Jones, Elle Magazine, Salon and Last Call with Carson Daly. Past notable guests include Artie Lange, Andy Dick, Horatio Sanz, Neal Brennan, Michael Che, Bonnie McFarlane, Dan Savage, Lizz Winstead and Kevin Meaney.
Ophira Eisenberg is a standup comic and host of NPR’s nationally syndicated comedy, trivia show Ask Me Another where she interviews and plays silly games with Sir Patrick Stewart, Terry Crews, Awkwafina, Roxane Gay, Jessica Walter, Nick Kroll, Tony Hawk, Sasha Velour, Julia Stiles, Lewis Black, Uzo Aduba, Ethan Hawke and more. She has appeared on Comedy Central, This Week At The Comedy Cellar, The Late Late Show, The New Yorker Festival, Kevin Hart’s LOL Network, HBO’s Girls, Gotham Live, The Today Show, and VH-1, and more Her comedy special Inside Joke is available on Amazon and iTunes. She also is a regular host and teller with The Moth and her stories have been featured on The Moth Radio Hour and in their best-selling books, including the most recent: Occasional Magic: True Stories About Defying the Impossible. Ophira’s own comedic memoir, Screw Everyone: Sleeping My Way to Monogamy was optioned for a feature film
Currently seen on CBS's hit comedy, "Superior Donuts," Rell Battle is a Washington D.C. native who made his stand up comedy television debut on Adam Devine’s “Houseparty" on Comedy Central. He's also appeared on hit show "Key and Peele" and Adult Swim’s “Eric Andre Show." He’s was chosen as one of Vulture Magazines "Top 50 comics to watch" 2015 list. Rell is the co-creator and cast member of one of L.A.'s hottest shows "RoastBattle" which has been featured in multiple comedy festivals like New York and South by South West.
Described as dry, quirky and hilarious, Sarah Tollemache has been a professional comedian for over a decade. Starting in Houston, Texas, Sarah quickly made a name for herself when she was named ‘Best Local Comedian’ by the Houston Press and later was the winner of the prestigious Houston’s Funniest Contest. After being featured on consecutive seasons of NBC’s ‘Last Comic Standing’ Sarah took her talents to New York City. Since moving to New York, Sarah has been named one of the top 20 female comics to follow on twitter by the Huffington Post. In addition to performing stand-up comedy nightly in many of New York’s top clubs and alternative venues, Sarah can also be seen regularly performing at the Upright Citizen Brigade Theater where she is a writer and performing with her sketch group ‘Absolutely’.
In 2014, Emma Willmann was featured on the Cover of TimeOutNY, as one of the top ten funniest females in New York City, beat out hundreds of comics to be a top ten finalist in New YORK’S Funniest at Caroline’s on Broadway, headlined her own sold out show in The New York Comedy Festival at Stand Up New York, started to tour the college market nationally, appeared on the TV shows “Deadly Affairs,” “My Crazy Love,” and “True Crime,” and made her national stand up comedy television debut on AxisTV’s Live at Gotham hosted with Louie Anderson. She performs comedy every night of the week and has been doing so for the past four years. Extremely unique, you don’t want to miss this one of a kind act.
Nick Griffin has been featured on Conan, The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, in his own half-hour special-Comedy Central Presents: Nick Griffin and is a frequent guest on the nationally syndicated The Bob & Tom Show. Griffin recently made his tenth appearance on The Late Show with David Letterman. A comic for more than 20 years, Griffin’s smart, sarcastic and hilarious style makes him one of the most well-respected in the business.
Fresh off her national television debut on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, Leah Bonnema is a comic on the rise. You’ve seen her on IFC’s Comedy Crib, Chris Gethard Presents HARD READ, Oculus & AXS TV’s Gotham Comedy Live and is a regular on SiriusXM. Leah has performed for our troops overseas, toured the US with Lizz Winstead’s Lady Parts Justice and HuffPo named her one of their Favorite Female Comedians. She’s been featured on The America Stands Up Showcase at The International Glasgow Comedy Festival and performed in The New York Comedy Festival, The Lucille Ball Comedy Fest at The National Comedy Center, Politicon, Bumbershoot and at The Kennedy Center in Washington DC for The District of Comedy Festival. A versatile comedian, Leah was on the writing team for Celeb Have Issues, a sketch series that created viral videos for Kristen Bell, Taye Diggs and Reid Scott. She starred in, wrote, and co-produced comedic detective pilot, Solving Leah, which was an *Official Selection* of The New York Television Festival and The Portland Film Festival. You can see Leah on Buzzfeed’s Did You See This?! and listen to her on Were You Raised By Wolves, which made Apple’s *New & Noteworthy* podcast list. Check out LeahBonnema.com to learn more about why The NY Times calls her “one of the city’s most consistently excellent young comics.”
Born during a freak hailstorm in Texas, Jason’s mom sensed early that something was off. Turns out that something, was Comedy. Jason's mix of colloquial philosophy and absurdist observation have made him a must-see for comedy fans of all ages. His standup has been described as “…like getting the best advice ever from the dumbest guy you know.” As an actor, improv and sketch comic, Jason found success, but it wasn't until he stepped onto the standup stage that he realized his true calling (and that he could still do those other things). He has since appeared on standup stages across the U.S., on the big screen (in a series of unprofitable indy films), on the small screen (in Orange is the New Black and 30 Rock), in a ton of commercials (including Toyota 4Runner: Snakebite and GEICO: Happier than a Witch in a Broom Factory), and on the very small screen (in a bunch of ridiculous internet videos). You can find out more about Jason by visiting his website at www.JasonSalmon.com or His YouTube Channel (Jason Salmon) or by following him on Twitter (@JasonTSalmon) or Instagram (@JasonSalmonComedy) or write him a letter.
Shane Torres is a touring stand up, writer, host, and actor originally from Texas, and more recently, Portland. Catch his Comedy Central Half Hour Special and album (Established 1981), available now. So far in 2017 you can see him performing standup on Conan, Night Train and, The Guest List for Seeso, in addition to AXS’ Gotham Comedy Live. He made his late-night debut on Conan in 2016 and also made an appearance that year on Uproarious for Fuse. You may have also seen him performing on Last Comic Standing (NBC), Ron White’s Comedy Salute to the Troops (CMT), or as a New Face at JFL Montreal (2013). He’s performed at many festivals all over the country including Moontower, Bridgetown, RIOT LA, High Plains Comedy, Bumbershoot Music and Arts, and more. Shane has appeared on popular podcasts such as Savage Love and Comedy Bang Bang. He is the creator of the podcast radio show Help Wanted. Shane has also contributed writing to Splitsider, Paste Magazine, Laughspin, The Portland Mercury, and Nailed Magazine.
Rebecca O’Neal is a comedian, writer, and former host of the stand up television show WCIU’s One Night Stand Up in her hometown of Chicago, IL. She now resides in Brooklyn where she was named among TBS’s 2018 Comics To Watch, has performed at Bridgetown, RIOT, Brooklyn Comedy Fest, and New York Comedy festivals, on 2 Dope Queens, written for Vanity Fair, Gawker.tv, Buzzfeed, and Splitsider.com, and has appeared on the season 2 of Netflix’s Easy and on Refinery 29′s After After Party. In Chicago and around the midwest, Rebecca has opened for Maria Bamford, Janeane Garofalo, Arsenio Hall, Hannibal Buress, Michael Che, Roy Wood Jr, Ron Funches, Michelle Wolf, Sasheer Zamata, Jena Friedman, Al Madrigal, Jaboukie Young-White, and more.
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MEGHAN HANLEY is a National Touring stand-up comic, writer and baseball blogger. She has appeared on AXSTV’s “Gotham Comedy Live,” DreamsTv, as well as Fox’s “Laughs,” and “Red Eye.” Hanley, know for her quick wit and upbeat persona, has been featured in several festivals, including Boston, Austin’s Out of Bounds, Atlanta’sLaughing Skull andThe Women in Comedy Festival. This past March she completed her first tour with Armed Forces Entertainment, performing for the Troops in Kosovo, Germany, The Netherlands, Belgium and England. In addition to stand-up she has contributed to WABC’s “Curtis and Kuby Show,” “Sports Rants,” and in 2017 co-wrote and co-hosted the program for Fordham University’s Inaugural Athletics Gala. Currently Meghan can be seen in the web series “Seeking Sublet,” onFunny or Die, and is the creator and host of the popular web series “Sports Tabata.” Lastly, she smiles a lot, which some people find suspicious, but mostly endearing.
Born in New Jersey, raised in Atlanta, and, in 2012, winner of Houston's Funniest Person, Matthew Broussard is not exactly sure where he's from. Matthew earned a degree in Applied Mathematics and a job as a financial analyst before moving to West Hollywood to pursue stand-up comedy full time. His brand of playful, witty humor covers topics from physics & grammar to the hardships of looking like an 80s movie villain. Aside from his popular webcomic, mondaypunday.com, he can be seen on The League, The Mindy Project, MTV2's Guy Code, and has his own Half Hour Special premiering on Comedy Central this fall. But his Cajun father and Jewish mother still really want him to take the GMAT.
One of NY’s brightest and funniest young comedians, Sam Evans is a comic originally from Cincinnati Ohio. After winning the 2012 Funniest Person in Cincinnati competition, Sam relocated to New York City in order to pursue comedy further. He was rewarded in 2014 when he was selected as on of the New Faces at Just For laughs Comedy Festival in Montreal. He has been featured on Sirius XM and the Audible comedy podcast “Sounds Like America”
Maria Heinegg is a comedian, writer and actress who has been seen on Bravo, Spike TV and heard on Sirius radio. She's been featured in the New York Comedy Festival, Bridgetown Comedy Festival, High Mud Comedy Festival and Brooklyn Comedy Festival. Maria has opened for Tig Notaro, Gina Yashere, Dan St. Germain, Brooke Van Poppelan and Mike Lawrence. She's written for XOJane, HuffPo, Milk.XYZ, CollegeHumor and I Can Has Cheezburger?. She hosts "The Worst Thing Podcast" on iTunes and cohosts and produces Butterscotch Comedy 1st Thursdays in Ft. Greene with Courtney Fearrington. She's steady tweeting at (@mariaheinegg). Maria loves children crying in Santa pictures, pad thai and holding your dog.
Greg Stone is a NYC based comedian who has been on AXS TV's Gotham Comedy Live, America's Got Talent and is a regular on Sirius XM and NPR’s Snap Judgement
I AM NIMESH PATEL. If you Google me, I am the first result. And most every other Nimesh Patel is a doctor. Which means if my parents Google me, they get their son, and then a list of everything they wanted their son to be. I AM NIMESH PATEL I like family, sarcasm, water, the Lakers, and dancing while drunk. I AM A WRITER I wrote for the 2016 Oscars with Chris Rock. I hope to write for you, too (if you pay me). I AM A STAND-UP COMEDIAN I say things people find funny. On stage. My idols are Larry David, Chris Rock, and Patrice O'Neal. I AM NOT AN ASSHOLE If you've not read David Foster Wallace's "This is Water," go read it. It guides a lot of my everyday life. There is more to me, but I am not unrealistic. I don't even want to write my biography, why would you want to read it? I hope you like me as a person so far.
Here is a list of things that Eric calls "accomplishments", but his Jewish mom calls "distractions from finding a wife." He was recently listed as "One of the hottest rising stand-up comedians in New York" by the Hollywood Radio and Television Society. Eric has been heard on The Bennington Show on Sirius XM, as well as Barstool Breakfast on Barstool Sports Radio. In 2016 & 2017, he was a semi-finalist in New York's Funniest stand up competition for the New York Comedy Festival. He has featured for comedy legends Gilbert Gottfried and Richard Lewis. His debut headlining show “Bring Your Parents To Work Day” was part of the 2017 New York Comedy Festival (Sponsored by TBS). In 2018 he dropped his debut album, Nervous Lover, which landed number 1 on I-Tunes’ Comedy Charts, number 2 on the Billboard Charts, and was named "Album Of The Week" on Sirius XM's Raw-dog Channel. In 2019, he became the host & writer of Deep Dive on the IFC Channel. In 2020, he is set to appear in The Iliza Shlesinger Sketch Show on Netflix. When Eric is not touring, he resides in New York City where he is a regular at the Comedy Cellar, New York Comedy Club, and other top NYC clubs.
Kevin, originally from Philadelphia – now in New York City, is a stand up comic who is on stage every night telling jokes. He is quickly becoming an audience favorite with his easy going yet straight forward point of view. His jokes topics include everything from daily interactions with strangers to how his self esteem is so low that he is no longer in his own dreams. In 2015 Kevin made his television debut on ‘Gotham Comedy Live” on AXS TV and was also selected to participate in the Boston Comedy Festival.
Sean Patton is a comedian based in Los Angeles and New York, by way of New Orleans. He began doing stand-up in the Crescent City and have since performed in comedy clubs across the US and Canada, as well as The Melbourne International Comedy Festival (2011), Just for Laughs Chicago (2013), Just for Laughs Toronto (2013), and Just for Laughs Montreal (2008, 2010, 2012). He's performed on Comedy Central’s Live at Gotham (2009), Late Night with Jimmy Fallon (2010), and Conan (2011, 2013). 2013 also marked the release of his Comedy Central Half Hour. More recently, He's been on @midnight (2014, 2015) and will be on the second seasons of The Meltdown with Jonah and Kumail (2015) and This Is Not Happening (2015, 2017), Showtime's Live from SXSW (2017) and TruTv's Comedy Knockout (2016, 2017) As for acting, He's appeared on IFC'S Maron, Comedy Central's Inside Amy Schumer and TruTV's Those who can't. Those are the things I’ve done that I’m proud of. For a list of things I’ve done that I’m not so proud of... yeah right, you ain’t never gonna know that! I love what I do, some of you will too (thanks!), and some of you will not (but thanks for coming). I want to share myself with you, whomever you are.
Nore Davis is a New York City based stand-up comedian who delivers an energetic performance filled with witty quips and sharp punch lines. Davis’s style hones the perfect balance between observational and anecdotal humor as he takes ordinary situations and transforms them into personal, relatable, cackle-inducing stories. Davis creates energetic, layered scenes complete with bold dialogues and wild intonation shifts showcasing a unique style of stand-up comedy and a powerful stage presence unlike anyone else. In the last year, Nore Davis has released his third comedy album Too Woke, filmed his first Comedy Central Half Hour which will air in Fall 2019, made two late-night television appearances (including an interview) on Conan, was featured on the final season of hit HBO show 2 Dope Queens, released his first comedy special You Guys Are Dope on Amazon Prime, is the recurring host for Marvel’s digital series Let’s Play, and was featured in season two of Comedy Central’s Thank You, Goodnight. Past credits include MTV, VH1, HBO’s Boardwalk Empire, Comedy Central’s Inside Amy Schumer, and was a comedy writer producing 74 sketches and segments for Seriously.tv under Complex.
Giulio Gallarotti is a New York based standup comedian and actor. He has appeared on Girl Code and Totally Clueless on MTV, Hulu’s Ramy as well as Gotham Comedy Live, Comedy Central and Sirius XM radio. He performs regularly at comedy clubs in NYC
Kevin has been in New York for three years and has performed at the odd ball comedy festival, appeared on Adam Devine’s house party, but still won’t pay for Netflix.