As a native New Yorker, Des Bishop moved from Queens to Ireland in his mid-teens in 1990. He has since carved out a highly successful career in stand up comedy in Ireland as well as having had three acclaimed television series on RTE, Ireland – The Des Bishop Work Experience (2004), Joy in the Hood (2006) and most recently, the award winning six episode comedy documentary series In the Name of the Fada (2008). The openness and honesty of his presenting style combined with his restless imagination and insightful comic observations make Des Bishop a “must-see” for fans of unique, enquiring and entertaining comedy. Undoubtedly one of the most enigmatic forces on the international comedy circuit Des continues to travel the world over with his stand up shows. His most recent stand up show My Dad Was Nearly James Bond received its premiere at the 2010 Melbourne International Comedy Festival winning rave reviews and playing to packed audiences. Des has gone on to perform this confronting and personal show at the Montreal Just for Laughs, and the Edinburgh Festival Fringe before embarking on a national tour of Ireland this winter. Des has released four stand-up DVDs including Des Bishop Live on DVD (2005), Tongues (2008) and Desfunctional (2009) which all secured positions in the top ten for the busy Christmas periods. As organiser and resident MC of the International Comedy Club in Dublin, Des has also penned two stage plays in collaboration with Arthur Riordan. Funny, erudite and effortlessly delivered The Scotsman, UK One of the finest performers at this years festival. Fast paced and clever. A sure-fire winner The Sunday Age, Melbourne Charismatic, sincere, eloquent and always seeking the angle Chortle Edgy material snappy never sappy Bishop has judged this one beautifully The Age, Melbourne
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.
Sherrod Small is a comedian, writer, producer, actor, radio host and all around performer; born and raised by his mother and two sisters in Brooklyn, NYC. He is a consistent killer connecting with audiences everywhere through his witty commentary, quick improvisation and his views on politics, culture and everyday life. Sherrod has appeared in numerous popular series and is one of the most recognizable talking heads in America. You've seen him all over VH1's "Best Week Ever" & "I Love..." Series, guest hosting on ABC's "Good Morning America" & NBC's "TODAY", & as a frequent guest on FOX's "Red Eye" as well as Travel Channel's "Men Vs Food" & "Street Cred". Most recently Sherrod starred in A&E's "Black & White" which he produced & created with fellow comedian Christian Finnegan as well as wrote & starred as 'Malcom' in Tyler Perry's "Are We There Yet?" Sherrod has also performed on “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” Comedy Central’s “Premium Blend” and NBC’s “Showtime at the Apollo,” wrote & performed on Comedy Central’s “Tough Crowd with Colin Quinn” and was featured in Jerry Seinfeld’s film “Comedian.” Sherrod is also one of the most popular Radio voices today. You can currently listen to Sherrod weekly on on his acclaimed "Racewars" podcast co-starring Kurt Metzger, or as a regular guest on Sirius XM's "Opie Show." He has also appeared as a guest on "Raw Dog," "Scott & Sid Morning Show," "Legion Of Skanks" & more. You can see Sherrod currently touring the country with 'The Comedians of Opie Radio' & 'Race Wars LIVE' as well as on this year’s ‘Just For Laughs’ Comedy Festival in Montreal.
Amanda Gail is a NYC/Hoboken based stand up comedian, writer, producer and podcaster. She can be seen every Thursday in Hoboken performing at her own show SHOWBOKEN. Her writing can be seen on Reductress.com and other tweets floating around the internet.
Chuck Nice is a Philadelphia native and a 18 year veteran of stand up comedy with a rich history in television and radio. For eight years he provided comic relief to the Radio Chick show, bringing the funny to New York’s radio air waves. From that time until present, Chuck has been equally busy making a name for himself on the small screen. He is the host of Buy Like A Mega Millionaire on HGTV, The Juice on Veria Living and The Hot Ten on Centric. Chuck is seen regularly on the Today Show, has guest hosted Joy Behar’s Say Anything and Co-hosted The View. Chuck maintains his radio presence as the co-host of Star Talk Radio with Dr. Neil Degrasse Tyson where he provides humorous commentary on one his favorite subjects...science.
Originally from Oceanside NY, Lenny Marcus has been a mainstay of the New York City comedy scene for over for twenty years. He is currently a regular performer in every major comedy club in New York City. Most recently, Lenny appeared on TruTV on the show TruInside in the episode about the world famous Comedy Cellar in NYC where you can see him perform regularly. Recently, you may have seen Lenny on Louie, on the FX network, The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore on Comedy Central, or in the short film The Unimportance of Being Ernest. Lenny has performed stand-up comedy on television multiple time. he performed on The Late Show with David Letterman three times to amazing reviews. He has also appeared on Comedy Central’s Live at Gotham, AXS Tv’s Gotham Comedy Live, NBC’s Comedy Showcase with Louie Anderson and MTV’s The Jim Brewer Show. Lenny has made multiple appearances on Tru-tv making fun of the worlds stupidest criminals, shoppers and drivers. You may also have seen him in commercials for the MTV Video Movie Awards, Wendy’s and Marriott or on the radio in commercials for Southwestern Bell Telephone or Priceline.com. He has performed at both the prestigious Just for Laughs Comedy Festival in Montreal, Canada three times, HBO’s US Comedy Arts festival, in Aspen Colorado and the Great American Comedy festival in Norfolk, Nebraska.
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.
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.
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.
Chloe Radcliffe is a Minneapolis-based comic recently named a TBS Comic To Watch at the New York Comedy Festival. Chloe’s comedy is all smiles, no matter how exasperated she is with the world around her. She balances being incredulous with being delightful, and draws from her experience of having a huge birthmark on her cheek (but she doesn’t talk about it too much…or, just enough? Whatever’s correct). In 2017, Chloe was a Semifinalist in StandUp NBC and listed as one of the top five comics in the Twin Cities. She was a quarterfinalist in the Laughing Skull Comedy Festival, and performed at the Women In Comedy and Oddblock festivals. She is on the production team for Minneapolis’ 10,000 Laughs Comedy Festival, entering its eighth year. Chloe helps run the Comedy Corner Underground, a comic-run club in Minneapolis, where she produces REAL SHIT, a comedy and storytelling show. She is a paid opener at all clubs in the Twin Cities, including Acme and the House of Comedy. Along with standup, she produces house sketch shows in her living room, writing and performing personal, grounded sketches for alt-comedy audiences.
Mike Cannon is a New York City based comedian and a delightful human being. He thinks being a good human being is more important, but for the purposes of this advertisement will keep his thoughts focused to comedy. Mike was a finalist in the 2016 (and 2014) New York Comedy Festival’s “NY’s Funniest” contest and made his stand up television debut in March 2017 on AXS Gotham Comedy Live. He has recently appeared as a regular guest on Fox’s Red Eye, as a panelist on Comedy Central’s The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore, TruTV’s Top Funniest, MTV’s Failosophy, MTV’s Money From Strangers, MSG’s The Bracket and has been a contributing writer/performer for MTV2’s Guy Code. He currently is a regular guest on several Sirius/XM Radio shows including Opie Radio, The Jim Norton and Sam Roberts Show, Bennington, The Compound Media Network, tons of popular podcasts as well as hosting two of his own – Mike and Tim Visit Earth and Irish Goodbye Podcast. Previously Mike hosted a popular weekly web-series called “The Weed News with Mike Cannon” and his conspiracy theory podcast “Deep Inside the Rabbit Hole.” He was also a co-host of Cosmopolitan Magazine’s web-series Sexy vs Skanky and a featured performer on VH1’s “Why Am I Still Single?” Mike regularly tours the country, but when he is home in New York City he plays all the major clubs and is always working on his act. It makes no difference to him whether he’s performing in a bar, an elevator (done that twice), trying jokes out on his friends, or bothering strangers on the subway for loose change or a sandwich. Comedy is his life, and he is dedicated to making the majority of you laugh and the rest of you confused, yet oddly satiated. He also isn’t sure if he used the word satiated correctly.
Comedienne April Boddie is a contributor for iHeart Radio and performs across the U.S including opening for Mike Epps. Her credits include NY Comedy Festival and a Super Bowl commercial.
Mark Gagnon is an internationally touring comedian opening for Andrew Schulz's "Infamous Tour". He is the Co-Creator of the Netflix Series "Schulz Saves America" and a co-host on the "Flagrant 2" Podcast."
Alingon Mitra is a stand up comedian known for his tight jokes, original thoughts, and affable presence. Making his television debut on NBC's Last Comic Standing, Alingon finished first in the public vote 5 weeks in a row to win the comic comeback contest and perform on the finale. He has since been invited to do stand up on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, Conan, The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, and Adam Devine's House Party on Comedy Central. In addition, he wrote for The Daily Show with Trevor Noah and Adam Ruins Everything. Alingon went on to be named one of the "New Faces of Comedy" at Montreal's Just for Laughs Comedy Festival. He also won both the Boston Comedy Festival and the "Funniest Comic in New England" contest in the same year. Alingon was a writer for the humor magazine The Harvard Lampoon and can now be found on Twitter, on Facebook, or in bed.
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
Comedians Greg Stone and Dan Harumi have united together to present the World the gift of funky beats, lyrics that slap, and the soundtrack for when the planet is run by robots... and the birds will be the only ones left to save us.
LeClerc Andre made his first splash on the scene as a featured new face at the prestigious Just For Laughs Comedy Festival. Since then, he has made his network television debut on the Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon and continues to work clubs and colleges across the country.
Mia Jackson is a Georgia peach (that's Georgian for “native”), currently living in New York. In 2017, she was selected as a New Face by the Just for Laughs Comedy Festival and Atlanta's Creative Loafing named her the Critic's Choice Best Stand-Up in the city. She has toured nationally with Amy Schumer and is a featured comic at festivals and clubs across the country. Her first stand up special aired as part of Unprotected Sets on EPIX in 2018. Mia has appeared on Comedy Central's This Week at the Comedy Cellar, NBC's Last Comic Standing and HBO Max. Her Comedy Central half hour special debuted in November 2019.
Atheer Yacoub is a Brooklyn based comedian and writer, whose comedy is inspired by her Palestinian-Muslim upbringing in Alabama. Atheer has a half-hour special on Comedy Central Arabia and has been featured on AXSTV's Gotham Comedy Live. She has written for the Emmy award-winning channel BRIC TV on The Breakdown and Passport Control. She's also the co-creator of the sketch comedy show Muslim Girls DTF: Discuss Their Faith, which won Series Fest Best Independent Comedy Writing. Atheer also co-hosts The No Fly List podcast which features funny conversations with other comedians, artists, and interesting people of color. She has been featured in numerous comedy festivals and tours domestically and internationally. Come watch her record her first comedy album!
Jon "Polar Bear" Gonzalez is a stand up comedian, podcaster and entertainer living in the heart of Texas. After getting involved in the local comedy scene, Jon quickly found success through the release of multiple comedy skits which went viral receiving millions of views on Facebook and shortly after, TikTok. Since then Jon has toured all over the country performing his live standup show while also growing his fan base through TikTok and his weekly show on Facebook and YouTube. Make sure to catch Polar Bear’s live show when he comes through your city. You won’t wanna miss it!
Liz Miele, originally from New Jersey, started doing stand-up at 16 in New York City. At 18 she was profiled in The New Yorker Magazine, at 22 she appeared on Comedy Central’s “Live at Gotham.” She recently appeared on AXS TV’s “Gotham Comedy Live” and Hulu’s “Coming To The Stage” and was profiled in the March 2015 issue of Runner’s World. She regularly tours with the “Nobodies of Comedy” and Armed Forces Entertainment and just finished performing on a book tour for Chris McDougall, author of “Born to Run.” Her joke “Feminist Sex Positions” went viral both on YouTube and Upworthy.com. She just completed writing and producing season one of her animated web series “Damaged,” voiced by great comics including, Maz Jobrani, Hari Kondabolu, Ted Alexandro, Dean Edwards, DC Benny, Joe Machi and so many more. She also co-produced and co-starred in 40 episodes of a web series called “Apt C3” with fellow comic, Carmen Lynch and fashion photographer, Chris Vongsawat. Liz recently released her debut comedy album, “Emotionally Exhausting” on iTunes and Amazon.