New York Comedy Club

COMEDIANS

Yamaneika Saunders has been captivating audiences with her dynamic stage presence for over a decade across the entire country. Born and raised in Maryland, Yamaneika has since tackled both the New York and LA comedy scenes by combining her high energy improv skills with a unique vulnerable perspective on life. This mix forces her to go beyond the typical humor one would expect to hear, and allows her to connect to audiences from any background. Yamaneika is one of the stars of Oxygen’s “Funny Girls” series, as well as a semi-finalist on Last Comic Standing, cast member of Comedy Central’s Insecurity and was featured on AXS TV’s Gotham Comedy Live.
Ted Alexandro has been a comedian for twenty years. Time Out NY called Ted “One of the funniest comedians working today.” Ted has performed on David Letterman, Conan O’Brien, Jimmy Kimmel, Craig Ferguson, The View and two half-hour specials on Comedy Central. Ted opened for Louis C.K. at Carnegie Hall. Ted has performed internationally in Jordan, Egypt, Kuwait, Hong Kong, South Korea, Singapore, Jakarta, England, Holland, Israel, South Africa and Qatar. Ted has appeared on the television shows “Oz”, “Dr. Katz” and “Louie”. Ted collaborated with Hollis James on such videos as “Kiss Our American Ass” and “Nobody’s Dummy”, which can be found on Ted’s YouTube channel. Ted and Hollis' web series “Teachers Lounge” stars Ted and Hollis as a music teacher and janitor, respectively, in a NYC elementary school. Lewis Black guest stars as the Principal, Judy Gold as the Gym Teacher, Judah Friedlander as the Computer Science Teacher, musician Ted Leo as himself and Janeane Garofalo makes the P.A. announcements.
Since moving to New York City to pursue comedy Joe Machi has: ‐ Finished 4th on season 8 of NBC’s Last Comic Standing ‐ Performed stand up on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon ‐ Became a regular on Red Eye with Greg Gutfeld on Fox News ‐ Won the 2013 NY Comedy Festival’s Funniest Comedian Competition ‐ Won the 2010 NY Underground Comedy Festival’s Emerging Comics Competition.
Janeane has had many memorable and critically acclaimed roles in film and television since bursting on the scene in 1992. She's appeared in films such as "The Truth About Cats and Dogs," "Wet Hot American Summer," "Ratatouille" and "Reality Bites." She was a cast member of the Emmy award winning "Ben Stiller Show," as well as the comedy classic "The Larry Sanders Show," and had recurring roles on "24" and "The West Wing." She appeared in Bravo's first scripted series "Girlfriend's Guide to Divorce" and can be seen in the Netflix series "Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp." Along with "Little Boxes," Janeane will appear in several feature films in 2016, including "Blue Angel" and "Speech and Debate." In addition to acting in film and television, Janeane is an outspoken activist and tours the country as a stand-up comedian. She was instrumental in the successful launching of the first liberal radio network, Air America Radio, where she hosted her own talk show, "The Majority Report." A lightning rod for controversy, Janeane's well-informed opinions and unflinching honesty have inspired laughs as well as striking a chord with the left, right and everyone in between. She is a noted peace activist. Notable Roles: Janeane played the role of Paula, the acerbic talent booker, on "The Larry Sanders Show," for which she received an Emmy nomination in 1997 and two Cable Ace nominations. During the fall of '94 she joined the cast of "Saturday Night Live." Other television work includes the series finale of "Mad About You" and the critically-lauded final season of NBC's "The West Wing," where she played Democratic campaign strategist Louise Thornton. In 2007, Janeane's voice was featured in the Disney/Pixar animated comedy Ratatouille. Janeane can also be seen in Stella writer/director David Wain's ensemble comedy, "The Ten," the Lifetime movie "Girl's Best Friend" and as a recurring character on the 2009 season of "24." Janeane lives in New York and Los Angeles.
Newest Daily Show correspondent Michael Kosta is a stand-up comedian who was most recently seen on Fox Sports 1’s flagship series, Crowd Goes Wild.  Kosta and Regis Philbin lead a panel of sports experts in a lighthearted look at the daily happenings in the world of sports. After 176 live episodes the show got canceled because Regis didn't know shit. Some of Michael's successful segments were “This Week in Punting,” “Stupid Sports Stuff You Can Actually Buy Online,” and “On This Date in Sports History”. Kosta started out as an athlete; he is quick to point out that he was once-ranked number 864 in the world in professional tennis and earned over $11,000 on tour.  Don't laugh, that's $11,000 more than you made as a pro athlete. Kosta gained attention as a comedian when he broke out of the HBO Comedy and Arts Festival in Aspen.  He quickly relocated to Los Angeles where he began his television career; he made regular appearances on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno & Chelsea Lately before both those hosts drowned in their money and ended their shows. He has performed on Conan, @Midnight and also starred in his own comedy special, Comedy Central Presents: Michael Kosta.  As a host, Michael acted as a know-it-all correspondent for E!’s spinoff of The Soup, entitled The Soup Investigates, and was recently seen guest hosting the hit G4 series, Attack of The Show; that stint ended after Kosta caused the show as well as the network to be cancelled (the media says that the network was being reformatted, but we know better). His other TV credits include TruTV’s The Smoking Gun Presents, Showtime’s Live Nude Comedy and Michael also hosted the 63rd Annual Emmy Awards’ Backstage Live show. Kosta has also shot pilots with MTV, NBC, E! and developed a late night talk show with Comedy Central and recently developed his own scripted pilot based on his life, produced by Fox. All of those projects were colossal failures. In the sports world, Kosta hosted Fox Sports Network’s CCHA All Access, a hockey show in Detroit, for which he won two “Michigan Emmys” as performer/host. Those are like regular Emmys, but smaller and a lot less prestigious.  He is also the author of a book titled “101 Tips for Winning More Tennis Matches” which earns him quarterly royalty checks of around $110. Michael lives in Los Angeles where he hopes to someday become famous and forget the little people. You should sleep with him.
Famous for her appearances on the NBC reality talent competition Last Comic Standing, she is also well known as the co-host of the humorous podcast My Wife Hates Me.
Justin looks and sounds like he’s from New York probably because he’s from New York. As a long time voice over artist and actor, he can bleach the accent but what can’t be faded is the influence of his urban upbringing. There’s a hustle, energy and unique honesty that is expressed in all of his work.And theres a lot of work... Justin is a stand up comic with a self-prodding, open book style that can be served on any stage. He can be seen regularly at New York's favorite comedy clubs as well as on tour nationally. He's a TV host, best selling author and co-hosts the weekly podcast "Neurotica". Justin is a passionate animal activist. He combines his two passions for comedy and dogs as the producer/ host of Funny For Fido. A charity that brings the countries top comedians together to raise money and awareness for animal rescue. Justin’s comedic talent and way with man’s best friend caused CBS to take notice and in May 2012, the debut episode of CBS’ “Dogs In The City,” a primetime reality series hosted by none other than Justin Silver hit the airwaves. He recently co-starred in "The Sinner" on USA. Guest starred in "Law and Order" on NBC. He has appeared in innumerable morning shows and articles including Live with Kelly and Michael, Rachel Ray, The Today Show, The Talk, CBS This Morning, The New York Times, The New York Post, FOX News, The Daily News, The Post, Daily Shot with Ali Wentworth, Extra, People Magazine, Inked Magazine, etc.
Erin Maguire is a broad, a dame, a good time gal. She's a stand-up comic, an emcee, an actor, a writer, a ginger with basic bitch tendencies. A Boston babe originally, she now calls NYC her home base, appearing at clubs in the city and beyond. She sees the world through a warped kaleidoscope and wants to take you along for the ride through word play and act outs. Catch this twisted hooker in a city near you!
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Seaton Smith is a comedian & actor. In late 2014 Seaton made his television debut as ‘Motif’ on Fox's Mulaney. Soon after in 2015 he had a breakout performance on “late night with seth meyers.” then he got real lucky appearing in Inside Amy Schumer. In the season 5 finale of HBO “Girls.” and Hulu's Difficult People. All while also being a regular guest on the comedy central’s nightly show. Vulture named him one of the 50 comedians you should know in 2015: " he’s bursting with energy in a way that sets him apart in a overcrowded stand-up scene." Chortle.com says Seaton “offers a mesmerizing, livewire performance, full of joy and amazing comic energy”. "A naturally effervescent stage presence. As spirited as he is cerebral…one to watch." Time Out New York In September 2015 under the legendary comedy record comedy new wave Seaton released his debut album bologna meat. Which laugh button reviewed: Smith’s humor is smart, energetic, and refreshingly clever as he fiddles with unique views on the world…continuously brings something new and exciting to stale topics.” He’s performed at over 200 colleges across the country and he has headlined shows across the world, appearing in international comedy festivals the Montreal just for laughs, Melbourne Comedy Festival, and the Iveagh Gardens Comedy Festival in Dublin. I got platinum miles yo! – Seaton Smith once said. Originally starting in Washington DC, he now lives in NYC.
Monroe Martin is A Rising comedy star who mines his laughs from life experiences such as growing up in foster care and bouncing around from one dysfunctional family to another. With a frank, open approach to storytelling and an engaging personality, Martin effortlessly turns his childhood of hard knock experiences into comedy gold. Monroe has appeared on NBC’s Last Comic Standing, Comedy Central’s Adam Devine’s House Party, MTV’s Guy Code, TV Land’s The Jim Gaffigan Show, The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, Netflix Master Of None, and AXS TV’s Gotham Comedy Live.
Born in Youngstown, Ohio and raised Italian American and Catholic. My father was involved in a family business and my mother was/is an elementary school teacher. As a family, we moved back and forth between northeast Ohio and South Florida throughout my childhood. Started playing contact football at age 9 in Florida and wrestling at age 13 in Ohio. My senior year of high school I placed second in the Florida AAA State Tournament and went on to college at Pennsylvania State University where I wrestled in 1991-1992 and tutored student athletes. Moved to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1995 with my bachelors degree in criminal justice. Began work counseling adjudicated teens and children with mental health issues. Started teaching special education in the Philadelphia School District in 1998. Received my masters in Special Education in 2001 from Cabrini College and continued to teach in both public school and residential school settings. Started stand up comedy in 2000 and moved to New York City in 2003. Was the 1983 and 1984 Spelling Bee runner up at Pine Grove Elementary School. I failed to advance to the national bee in Washington D.C. because of the complexity of the word roothless, which I still spell with two o's.
Dave Siegel was a doorman at the DC Improv, while a college student in Washington, DC in the late 90's. His first show as a performer came at an open mic at an open mic on Manhattan's Upper East Side. Since that time, he has headlined premier comedy clubs across the country from Carolines on Broadway to The Improv on Melrose. He's featured for such comedians as David Alan Grier, Richard Lewis, Jon Lovitz, Tim Meadows and Kevin Nealon. Dave has appeared on Comedy Central on three separate occasions and in the 2016 season on 'American's Got Talent.' Dave has also appeared as a panelist on CNN, the CW, HLN, ABC's 'Good Morning America' and is a regular guest on SiriusXM's 'Stand-Up with Pete Dominick.' Dave's original character 'White Guy Indifferent' went viral in 2017, resulting in over 10 million hits in a 3-day span. You can see Dave Siegel on a regular basis at various NYC comedy clubs.
In the history of NBC’s hit show, “America’s Got Talent”, only four stand-up comics have made it to the final ten. Gary Vider is one of them. Gary made his TV stand-up debut in 2014 on TBS’, “Conan”. Gary’s other TV appearances include AXS TV Gotham Live, and Comics Unleased with Byron Allen. He has been heard on SiriusXM’s The Jay Thomas Show and The Sam Roberts Show. He has performed nationally in comedy festivals such as Bridgetown and Laughing Skull. In 2014, Gary placed 1st in the Carolines on Broadway March Madness Competition where he beat out 63 of NYC’s best young comedians.
Leah Bonnema is a Stand-Up Comic based in New York City. Huffington Post named her one of their Favorite Female Comedians and College Candy listed Leah as one the Ten Funniest Female Comics. She has been featured on AXS TV’s Gotham Comedy Live, VH1’s 100 Greatest Series, IFC’s Comedy Drop, Above Average, Elite Daily, Arise Entertainment 360, ComedyTimeTV, Internet Action Force, Patrice O’Neal’s The Black Philip Show and is a regular on Riotcast Radio’s The Hole. Leah has had the honor of performing for the troops in Iraq, toured throughout the Middle East and performed for the US Marines at the famed Friar’s Club. Leah was a finalist in ‘New York's Funniest’ during the NY Comedy Festival and was featured on ‘The America Stands Up Showcase’ at The Magner's Glasgow Comedy Festival. She has also performed in the Women in Comedy Festival, The 360 Comedy Festival, The Maine Comedy Festival, The NY Underground Comedy Festival, The Reel Recovery Film Festival, The Charleston Comedy Festival, Bumbershoot, AfroPunkFest, The Hoboken Comedy Festival and at The Piccolo Fringe. Leah has opened for comedy legends Darrell Hammond, Kevin Nealon, Paul Mooney, Sarah Silverman, Pat Cooper and Gilbert Gottfried. She headlined the Breakout Artist Series at Caroline's on Broadway, which was rated a "Top Pick" by AM NY. Leah has been a freelance comedy writer for United Stations Radio, Lizz Winstead’s Lady Parts Justice and Funny or Die’s Billy on The Street. The NY Times said Leah is “one of the city’s most consistently excellent young comics” and The Scotsman called her “A force of nature”. She hails from the mountains of rural Maine and received her degree in Honors Cultural Studies and Women’s Studies from McGill University. Leah loves animals, guacamole nachos and Gandalf.
Adrienne Iapalucci from "Last Comic Standing 2010" is one of the comedians competing in Season 7 of the NBC reality competition series. She auditioned in New York. Born and bred in the Bronx, Adrienne Iapalucci's skewed look on life is reflected in her unique brand of intelligent comedy. Her dark sense of humor is enhanced by her political incorrectness and counteracted by her love of puppies. Adrienne won the 2009 first-ever People's Choice Opening Act Competition and got the opportunity to perform Adrienne Iapalucci Last Comic Standing Adrienne Iapalucci of "Last Comic Standing" MORE PICTURES at NYC's Town Hall Theater for 1400 people as part of the New York Comedy Festival. Adrienne was also a semi-finalist in New York's Funniest Stand-Up Contest, also part of the New York Comedy Festival, and was the runner-up in the 2009 New York Underground Comedy Festival's Best of the Boroughs contest. She has also been featured in the Daily News, New York Times, Stage Time and Reader's Digest.
Mark Normand is a fun-loving, New York comedian. Ok, I’m gonna brag a little here but hey, you’re on the site so that must mean you’re somewhat interested. I don’t know, I’ve just seen other comics do this. Ah screw you, I’m proud of these credits! Sorry, I got worked up there. (I just wanna be liked) So far, Mark has done a Comedy Central HALF HOUR special, has appeared on TBS’s CONAN 4 times, Late Show with Stephen Colbert, Showtime’s “Live at SXSW”, INSIDE AMY SCHUMER, TruTv, Best Week Ever, MTv, Last Comic Standing, @Midnight and released an album with Comedy Central records titled “Still Got It” (it’s not bad). This year, Mark took first place at the Great American Comedy Festival competition. In 2013 won Caroline’s March Madness competition, beating out 63 other comedians. And this is a real shocker for all of us, but he was also voted Village Voice’s “Best Comedian of 2013”, I know, right? In 2012, Mark appeared on “John Oliver’s New York Standup Show” on Comedy Central, and in 2011 was picked as one of Comedy Central’s “Comics to Watch.” Mark was born and raised in New Orleans, LA surprisingly to two normal parents. As a kid he spent most of his time shooting short films and wetting the bed. He started doing comedy right after college and quickly moved to New York. Mark now does comedy clubs and colleges across the country and has been involved in many festivals including Portland, Seattle, DC, Boston, Vancouver, Melbourne and in 2013 was featured as a New Face at the Montreal Comedy Festival. More annoying accolades that no one really cares about: Mark was named one of Comedy Central’s Comics To Watch for the 2011 New York Comedy Festival. Mark was also named Esquire’s “Best New Comedians 2012”, Splitsider’s “Top 10 Up and Coming Comedians on Each Coast”, and Time Out New York’s “21 New York Comedy Scene Linchpins”. Whew, sorry about all that.
Funny, smart, fresh, magnetic. These are just some words that describe the comedy of Neko White. Born in 1993, Neko has been a professional stand-up comedian since 2007 at the age of 14. In 2014, Neko taped his first one-hour stand-up special, Introducing Me. As a personality, Neko has stolen the show on MTV 2’s Hip Hop Hollywood Squares, and Elite Daily’s wildly popular Gen Why show. As a stand-up comedian, Neko has appeared on Axs Tv's Gotham Comedy Live, Sirus XM's "Sway In the morning Show" FOX’s Laughs, Popcornflix’s Live at New York Comedy Club, and a documentary on his life entitled One Mic. A native of Harlem, Neko began his comedy career the first day of high school when a teacher asked if anyone in the class had a talent. Being a shy kid who never thought he would do stand-up, he felt inspired. “Something just came over me that said ‘Go tell jokes.’ I went up in front of eight people and it worked. It’s been comedy ever since.” Now a professional working comedian there is no stopping this twenty something from chasing his dream of being the best comedian he can be. Following in the footsteps of his favorite comedians Katt Williams, Chris Rock, Bernie Mac and Dave Chappelle. Armed with a well-developed view of the ever changing world around him, quick wit, and very endearing charm. Neko’s material is a mix of social commentary and personal analysis that hits on every target from the most topical controversy to his own self-image. Not to mention a tenacious work ethic that leads White to do more than 500 shows a year. He hones his skills on the comedy club circuit of New York City, a regular at top comedy clubs such as Caroline’s on Broadway, Comic Strip Live, Broadway Comedy Club, and New York Comedy Club. He has performed in the New York Comedy Festival and opened for headliners including Donnell Rawlings and Jay Pharoah. Neko has been described by fans and reviewers as “a breath of fresh air” and “an endearing old soul.” Neko’s biggest supporter was his grandmother who would tell Neko before he left for shows: “Knock ‘em dead, kill ‘em.” After her passing, Neko vowed to make his grandmother proud. It’s safe to say that grandma can rest assured because her baby boy is still knocking them dead and does not show any signs of slowing down.
An Indian American born and raised in Texas,Akaash Singh is a nationally touring stand up comedian who is quickly working his way up to becoming a household name. His comedy is driven by cultural differences, an intense pride in his upbringing, and a desire to challenge the audience. He has been featured on HBO’s The Leftovers; several shows on MTV, and can currently be seen on the Netflix show "Brown Nation", as well as the new MTV show "Safeword"
Kate Wolff is a stand-up comedian who was on Tru Tv's hit TV series, "World's Dumbest", FOX's Red Eye, and NickMom's Night Out on Nickelodeon. Kate combines her extremely honest and edgy humor with her unique spiritual beliefs in a way that is hilarious, unique, and entertaining. She performs almost every night at clubs throughout Manhattan, and is a regular at New York Comedy Club, Stand Up New York, and Greenwich Comedy Club. She has a popular podcast "Invasion of Privacy" that combines comedy with spirituality. She has performed in the Laughing Skull Festival, and Boston Comedy Festival.
Paul Hooper hits the stage with thought provoking, politically incorrect comedy that slams society and himself with absolute irreverence. An only child with OCD, Hooper channels his dysfunction into a cathartic harangue. He has an undeniable likability, and this young comic plays it to the hilt as he rants non-stop through his routine, winning over any judgmental people who could be shocked by his outrageous take on life. This native of Charlotte, North Carolina has already proven to be a hit in clubs from Florida to Alaska. He has been featured at the HBO Comedy Festival in Vegas, the Boston Comedy Festival and was a finalist in the 30th Annual Seattle International Comedy Competition.
Mike Feeney is a New York City based comedian from Long Island, New York. Mike is an easygoing guy with too much on his mind. His laidback style and dynamic stage presence captivate young and old audiences alike. Mike has been featured on Fox’s Laughs, TruTV's Rachel Dratch's Late Night Snack, and Food Network's Restaurant Stakeout. He has been a part of the New York Comedy Festival, Cape Fear Comedy Festival and the Laughing Devil Comedy Festival. Mike also studied at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre (UCB) and The Peoples Improv Theatre (P.I.T.). His sketch group, "Papaya Brothers Comedy" has been featured online at College Humor, Funny or Die, Comedy Smack, Comedy Rants, and UCB Comedy. They were also featured in the Williamsburg Independent Film Festival.
Calise Hawkins is a comedian and writer. Most recently, she wrote for “Hood Adjacent” and “@midnight” on Comedy Central. Calise has appeared as a stand up on numerous television shows including “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon,” “Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell,” “Shortcoms,” “Stand Up in Stilettos” and “Parental Discretion.” She is also one of the stars of Oxygen's series "Funny Girls". As a writer, Calise’s work has appeared on several major television networks as well as the Whoopi Goldberg pilot, “Spoil Me Mad.” In 2012, Calise was named a New Face at JFL Montreal and has returned to do tapings such as Kevin Hart's digital series "LOL" in 2017. Calise has been a writer for Comedy Central's @Midnight, Comedy Central's "Hood Adjacent" and Trutv's "Comedy KnockOut."
Here is a list of things that I call "accomplishments", but my Jewish mom calls "distractions from finding a wife" I’m a New York based comedian and a regular performer at Comic Strip Live, New York Comedy Club, Carolines On Broadway, Broadway Comedy Club and Greenwich Comedy Club, as well as New York's alternative rooms. I have performed at various festivals including The New York Comedy Festival, Laughing Skull Festival, Laughing Devil Festival and Hoboken Comedy Festival. I've headlined Caroline's On Broadway three times. Hollywood Radio and Television Society named me "One of the hottest rising star stand-up comedians in New York". My audio clips have been featured on Rooftop Comedy's "Best Of" collection and have aired on Sirius XM Radio, Spotify and Audible. In 2016, I contributed material to The Comedy Central Roast Of Rob Lowe. Also in 2016, I was a semi-finalist in New York's Funniest stand up competition as part of the NY Comedy Festival. I continue to tour around the country, but still with all of this stage time, I am yet to have a year that financially tops my Bar Mitzvah year- if you book me you can help make this sad reality go away.
Jay Wells L’Ecuyer & Eytan Millstone are professional sketch comedians and award-winning filmmakers based in NYC. Currently, Jay & Eytan perform monthly on ‘The Interrobang Presents: The Comedy Records Showcase’ at The New York Comedy Club. Their untitled sophomore album, produced by Comedy Records, is set to release in June of 2018, and the latest installment of the Jay & Eytan Web Series, ’Night Light’ recently premiered at The New York Short Film Festival. Their debut album, All Growed Up reached #1 on the iTunes Comedy Charts in 2016 and is played frequently on Sirius XM Radio. It is also available on iTunes, Apple Music & Spotify. The first episode of the Jay & Eytan web series, Meat Pie won the Audience Choice Award at the New York No Limits Film Fest.
Born and raised in Queens, Chris threw himself into the fire of the New York comedy scene a year after graduating from college, which he still apologizes to his parents to this day because they paid for it. Since starting comedy, Chris has performed at some of the best clubs, not only in New York, but across the country. In August of 2013, Chris had the privilege of joining one of the most popular podcast’s in the country, Robert Kelly’s “You know What Dude” podcast, where he learned valuable lessons in life and comedy. Since joining the podcast, Chris worked his way to become Producer of the show, a title he currently holds. Along with the YKWD podcast, he also is the co-host of Luis J. Gomez’s “Realass” podcast. Chris has had the honor of opening for top comics such as Robert Kelly, Dan Soder, Andrew Schulz, Joe List and Luis J. Gomez. For all the directors who want to put Chris in movies, he studied two years of acting at Stetson Studio with Ron Stetson of the Neighborhood Playhouse. In those two years, Chris was trained in the Meisner technique by Ron, which he learned first-hand from Sanford Meisner. Follow Chris on Facebook and Twitter to see how his everyday life is going or don’t and check back in a few months to see if he made it.