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COMEDIANS
Described as a high energy comic, Chris Distefano acts out a variety of characters derived from his life, typically leaving you on the edge of your seat wondering “Who the hell is that he’s talking about?” Chris has worked at all of the top comedy clubs across New York City including but not limited to Gotham Comedy Club, Broadway Comedy Club, Caroline’s on Broadway, and the Laugh Lounge. Chris still lives in Brooklyn, NY with his Mom (punch line). Chris has a Bachelors degree in Psychology to impress his mom’s friends, and a Doctorate in Physical Therapy to impress his Moms friend’s Moms. That kind of thinking got him on the SNY network as the host of the 2010 Fencing Masters at Hammerstein Ballroom. It also got him all the way to the Final 4 of the 2011 March Madness Comedy Competition at the world famous Caroline’s on Broadway. Chris also headlined at Caroline’s this month and recently opened for Gilbert Gottfried & Dustin Diamond. When he’s not making witty remarks (like the ones you’ve just read) or transforming into various personas on stage, you can find him stretching people’s hamstrings and getting yelled at to clean his room.
Sherrod was a regular on VH1's The Best Week Ever and serves as a regular guest, occasional ombudsman, and stand-in host of Fox News's late-night satire program Red Eye w/ Greg Gutfeld. He has appeared on Tough Crowd, Premium Blend, and The Chris Rock Show. He can also be seen with John Mayer on the parody cover of Tay Zonday's "Chocolate Rain" and on the G4's International Sexy Ladies. In 2009, Small was a guest commentator on both VH1's 100 Greatest One Hit Wonders of the '80s and 100 Most Shocking Music Moments. From 2012 to 2014, Sherrod was an infrequent guest on the Opie and Anthony radio show. Following Anthony Cumia's firing on July 3, 2014 Small took a more regular role on its successor, Opie with Jim Norton. On July 27, 2016, he and comedian Christian Finnegan debuted as co-hosts of Black and White, a comedy/talk show on A&E that explores issues of race relations in America. The show was cancelled in September 2016.
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.
Ardie Fuqua is a comedian and actor from New York. He has made appearances on BET’s Comic View and BET News. A veteran of the NYC stand up scene, he can be seen regularly at the city’s finest clubs, including Comedy Cellar, Caroline’s on Broadway, and Stand Up NY. Fuqua has given hilarious commentary as himself on VH1’s shows and Comedy Central’s Tough Crowd with Colin Quinn. He has also worked as a writer and performer on the P. Diddy Presents The Bad Boys of Comedy series. In 2009, Fuqua made over a dozen appearances on TruTV’s The Smoking Gun Presents: World’s Dumbest, a popular long running series. Recently, Fuqua appeared on the 1st season finale of the critically acclaimed FX series, Louie, co-starring with comedian, Godfrey. Fuqua made a return appearance in the 2nd season of Louie, appearing as the Comedy Cellar emcee, a role he regularly fills with the club.
Late show with Stephen Colbert Conan Album: Dance Like You Don't Need the Money (on NY Times list of "5 to stream")
Rory Albanese is the Executive Producer and Writer of Comedy Central’s next great late night franchise, “The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore.” Previously, Albanese was Executive Producer and Writer of “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart” from 2009-2013 where he held various posts for over a decade and won nine Primetime Emmy® Awards. Outside of his television career, Albanese is an accomplished stand-up comedian. Beyond touring the country as a headliner, he has been a featured performer on Comedy Central’s “John Oliver’s New York Stand-Up Show,” starred in his own Comedy Central half-hour special and entertained the American troops in a two-country, morale boosting USO/Armed Forces Entertainment tour in the Middle East. Albanese spends his free time keeping the streets of New York City safe by employing the lost art of “Vigilante Justice.”
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.
Ari wants us to say "You know him from standup comedy." But we're gonna list specific credits anyway, there's a lot - Skeptic Tank, Netflix double special Double Negative, 2 Comedy Central Specials, Creator of This Is Not Happening, Host of Ari Shaffir's Skeptic Tank, @midnight, Comedy Underground with Dave Attell, The Green Room with Paul Provenza, Brody Stevens: Enjoy It, Down & Dirty with Jim Norton, and standup in NYC, LA, everywhere in between, Australia, Asia, Europe... pretty much every festival and club worth a damn.
MTV's "Girl Code" Carly Aquilino is a stand-up comedian described by audience members as “funny” and by her father as “a huge mistake”. As a New York native, Carly first stepped on stage at Gotham Comedy Club and has since been quickly rising in the comedy scene, performing at the most popular clubs in New York. Carly's hobbies are telling jokes and checking Facebook to make sure the people that made fun of her in high school got fat. Carly feels proud of having her stand-up featured on Sirius XM radio and is especially proud that she once made her grandma Marilyn laugh so hard that her teeth fell out.
Ricky Velez is a New-York based actor and stand-up comedian who was named one of Variety's "Ten Comics to Watch." He currently appears as a correspondent on Comedy Central's THE NIGHTLY SHOW with Larry Wilmore and appeared on the Netflix series, MASTER OF NONE. Ricky was trained at the Frank Sinatra School of the Arts where he received the Special Recognition Diploma in Drama presented to him by Kevin Spacey. As a comic, Ricky was named "New York's Funniest Comedian" by Caroline's Comedy Club and was featured in Comedy Central's and The New York Comedy Festival's Fifth annual "Comics to Watch."
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.
Yannis Pappas is a stand-up comedian. His Album “Let Me Be Yannis” was awarded Album of the Year for 2016 by SiriusXM Comedy. Yannis’ Half Hour Comedy Central Special aired in June of 2014 and is available on Amazon, iTunes, ComedyCentral.com and whenever Comedy Central re-runs it. In 2015, he was the host of the comedy sports show, Webby nominee and Media Synopisis Award winner for "Best Sports Digital Series”, AOL’s 2 Point Lead. Before that, he was the Co-Anchor of Fusion Live, a live, primetime, one-hour news magazine program which focused on current events, pop culture and satire. Fusion TV network launched in September 2013 as a joint venture of ABC and Univision. Yannis was also the co-host of MSG’s sports fan show, The Bracket. He has also been featured on AXS TV, TruTV, VH1 and Good Morning America. He was the first comedian to ever do stand up on the New Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon–It was a test show and didn’t air, but that’s kind of a cool thing. He is known for his popular characters Mr. Panos and Maurica. All his comedy shorts with Ditch Films can be found on YouTube. Go watch them, they are there.
Christian Finnegan is a stand up comedian. He appears frequently on the television and also writes stuff. CF Kindergarten Christian is the creator and co-host of Black & White, a new comedy show set to premiere July 6th, 2016 on A&E. Christian and co-host Sherrod Small will examine current events and social trends through the lens of Race. DETAILS COMING SOON! Christian is perhaps best known as one of the original panelists on VH1’s “Best Week Ever” and as Chad, the only white roommate in “Chappelle’s Show’s” infamous “Mad Real World” sketch. He played Martin on the popular syndicated sitcom “Are We There Yet?” and politics junkies will recognize Christian from his many appearances on “Countdown with Keith Olbermann”. Over the past decade, Christian Finnegan has been a fixture on Comedy Central, having starred in his own one hour stand up special “Au Contraire!”, as well as “Comedy Central Presents”, “Tough Crowd with Colin Quinn” and countless network interstitials. He’s also appeared on “Conan”, “The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson”, “Good Afternoon America” and “The Today Show”. Christian’s latest comedy special, “The Fun Part” was released on Netflix in April 2014. It’s available on iTunes and Amazon, along with his first two albums, “Two for Flinching” and “Au Contraire!”. When he’s not on tour, Christian Finnegan lives in New York City with his wife, author Kambri Crews, their faithful pooch Griswold and two dumb parakeets.
CORINNE FISHER is a stand-up comedian, writer & actor originally from Union, NJ. She first made a splash with her debut one-woman show Corinne Fisher: I STALK YOU (Dir. David Crabb) which had a run at The Peoples Improv Theater (The PIT) in the Summer of 2010 and was featured in Time Out New York. Since then, she has been a regular on the stand-up scene playing anything from dive bars to world-famous comedy clubs like New York Comedy Club, The Stand, The Standing Room, Caroline’s, Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre, Broadway Comedy Club, Comix, Laugh Boston, The Stress Factory & Gotham. Her second stage show, Almost Former Reality TV Stars, had a run at The PIT in June 2011 and told the true (albeit slightly exaggerated) story of how CORINNE and her real-life best friend, actor/model THOMAS WHITFIELD, were hired, then fired from their very own reality TV show. Known as @PhilanthropyGal on Twitter (slightly tongue-in-cheek…), in 2012 CORINNE performed in a series of benefit shows for the AFGHAN WOMEN’S WRITING PROJECT alongside other female New York comedians including SNL alum RACHEL DRATCH. Over the past few years, CORINNE has been selected to perform in the prestigious BOSTON COMEDY FESTIVAL, the WOMEN IN COMEDY FESTIVAL, THE LAUGHING DEVIL COMEDY FESTIVAL & the SHE-DEVIL FESTIVAL. On YouTube, she is the messed up mind behind Internet vlogger GINA SPRINKLES and the voice of ‘TOIBA’ on the cartoon web series MYSTERY SQUAD GALS, the brainchild of RYAN DUFF. Perhaps most notably, however, CORINNE is 1/2 of SORRY ABOUT LAST NIGHT…, her comedy writing and performance duo with KRYSTYNA HUTCHINSON. In December 2013, the duo launched Guys We Fucked: The Anti Slut-Shaming Podcast that now boasts a million+ listeners worldwide. Having featured celebs such as AMBER ROSE, STOYA, DAN SAVAGE, JIM NORTON, ARTIE LANGE, HORATIO SANZ, ANDY DICK, LIZZ WINSTEAD (Co-Creator of “The Daily Show”) and JENNI ‘JWOWW’ FARLEY (“Jersey Shore”) in addition to real gents they’ve had their way with, the podcast is consistently ranked among the Top 5 comedy podcasts on iTunes (but has reached as high as #1) and has been featured on The Huffington Post, The Daily Beast, Splitsider, Mother Jones, Perez Hilton, Elle, A.V. Club, E! Online, People, US Magazine, and Bust as well as OPIE & JIM on Sirius Radio and NBC’s LAST CALL WITH CARSON DALY. Previously, the duo wrote and starred in a self-titled sketch show that debuted at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre in NYC in the Spring of 2013 (Dir. Jon Bershad) and co-hosted a popular underground comedy variety show of the same name that has had homes at the Brooklyn Winery, The PIT and originated at Gotham City Improv. The show was like the best college keg party you’ve ever been to and featured comedy faves such as HANNIBAL BURESS & KURT METZGER as well as cult folk-rock sensation DAN BERN. This Summer, CORINNE and KRYSTYNA will be appearing for the second time at Montreal's JUST FOR LAUGHS FESTIVAL, arguably the most important comedy festival in the world. Last year, their first show sold out so quickly a second had to be added. They have also sold out the main room at The World Famous Comedy Store in Hollywood where they were joined by special guests DANE COOK, NEAL BRENNAN & OWEN BENJAMIN. Additionally, they were also guest editors for GLAMOUR MAGAZINE where they penned their own take on the all-too-familiar “How To Please Your Man” article. The duo's first book, "FUCKED: Being Sexually Explorative and Self-Confident in a World That's Screwed" drops on October 24th, 2017. In 2014, CORINNE made her television stand-up debut on FOX’s LAUGHS on the special “Under 30” episode. She also co-hosts a monthly show at NEW YORK COMEDY CLUB called NACHO BITCHES with BLAIR SOCCI (MTV’s “Ladylike”) where GARY GULMAN, YANNIS PAPPAS, ARI SHAFFIR, BONNIE MCFARLANE, KEVIN MEANEY, and SNL’s PETE DAVIDSON are regular drop-ins. In the Summer of 2015, FISHER and fellow comic KATIE HANNIGAN created THE COMEDIENNE PROJECT (Dir. TED ALEXANDRO), a show challenging its participants to write and perform twenty new minutes of stand-up sans sex, dating, or relationship material, which was accepted into The NYC Fringe Festival and is now a monthly show at The Standing Room. CORINNE holds a BFA in Film & Video from the School of Visual Arts, has been trained in the Stanislavski method by Joie Lee (“Do The Right Thing”) and is a graduate of the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre’s prestigious improvisation training program. She loves ice cream and the Spice Girls.
Aaron Berg made his Comedy Central debut on THIS IS NOT HAPPENING in 2016 and has made two appearances on AXS TV’s LIVE AT GOTHAM as well as an appearance on BIG JAY OAKERSON’S “WYFD?!?” on Seeso. He will also be appearing in Comedy Central’s Roast Battle Season 2 in 2017. Aaron is half of the weekly show “IN HOT WATER” which can only be viewed on COMPOUNDMEDIA.COM . He is also an author and has two books out currently. Mr Manners and American Etiquette. His two albums are available on iTunes and can be heard on RAW DOG on SIRIUS XM, “COMEDY COLTRANE” and “UNSCRIPTED.” Aaron is the host of FRANTIC MONDAYS at the STAND NYC can be seen every night doing stand-up in NYC. Also, Aaron was one of the stars of the groundbreaking TV show 24 HOUR RENTAL airing on HULU.
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.
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.
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.
Paul is a stand up comedian who grew up in the suburbs outside of New York City. He loves his family, cigars and having pointless sports arguments with his friends. He was first attracted to stand up comedy at a very young age. He was only nine years old when he witnessed Eddie Murphey's "Raw". Although he couldn't understand all the jokes and probably should not have been listening to expicit language, he became instantlly intrigued by the idea of speaking into a microphone and making a crowd of people happy. Also, in the mid-eighties, his father took him to see Rodney Dangerfield live at Radio City Music Hall in NYC. By the end of the show, he was sleeping on his fathers lap but the seed was planted. Starting out Paul was performing anywhere he could. From doing contests, awful bar gigs where he stood on soda crates as a stage and even someones living room holding an empty corona bottle as a mic. Paul now headlines clubs all across America. Many of the nations top comedy clubs have called him one of the strongest up and comers working today. Paul has also opened for some of the biggest names in the business. Comics such as Bill Burr, Dave Attell and Jim Breuer to name a few. Recently he has toured with Bill Burr in some of the country's greatest theaters including, Constitution Hall, The Chicago Theatre and Carnegie Hall where he killed in front of a sold out crowd on the most legendary stage in the world. During the NY Comedy Festival Paul opened for Burr at Madison Square Garden in front of 15,000 people. Paul's debut album Paul Virzi "Night At The Stand" was #1 on iTunes and #4 on Billboards comedy album charts. Every week you can hear him host his very popular podcast "The Virzi Effect". Some of his credits include TV appearances on AXS TV's "Gotham Comedy Live", The NFL Networks "Good Morning Football" and writing for the ESPN ESPY Awards. Paul has made numerous appearances at the very prestigious Just For Laughs Comedy Festival In Montreal and was recently asked to perform at the SXSW Festival in Austin, TX. He can also be seen on the upcoming season of truTV's "Comedy Knockout". Paul never fails in keeping the laughs coming and making the audience feel comfortable with his hard hitting personal approach. He is fun to watch and has a stage presence that is second to none.
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.
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.
SHULI EGAR truly knows that if you’re going to make it in comedy, you’ve got to hustle. His start in stand up began with him bombing every night in nearly empty casinos along the Las Vegas Strip. But in 2002 Shuli’s luck would change. That’s when he met the one and only Howard Stern. SHULI’s love for The Howard Stern Show started in middle school. He moved to Las Vegas from Los Angeles to start his stand-up career and was a frequent caller to the Stern Show. After seven years of weekly calls, he was invited to play a round of blackjack with Stern and his gang while the show was in Las Vegas. As it happened, he won more than just money gambling at the table that day. Despite having no journalism experience, Shuli was brought on as a correspondent for the Howard 100 News team and has been reporting on all things Howard ever since. In addition to his work on the Stern Show, Shuli co-hosts The Jay Thomas Show, the Dr. Harry Fisch Show on Sirius XM, and he has contributed to the Scott Ferrall Show and Miserable Men. SHULI has toured the country as part of “The Killers of Comedy “ and “Ronnie’s Block Party”, and he regularly performs stand-up in clubs all across the U.S.
Recurring on HBO's “Boardwalk Empire” and MTV's “Nikki & Sara Live.” Appearances on “Inside Amy Schumer,” Jerry Seinfeld’s “Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee,” “Ours to Own” Campaign on Upworthy.com, “Russell Simmons Presents: The Ruckus” Comedy Central and two appearances on “Gotham Comedy Live” AXS TV. He has been seen on nickmom “Night Out” and “Mother Funny Specials” as well as BET's “Comic View.” Recorded an hour special “Off the Chain” for Bounce TV and New Wave Entertainment. His first CD “Home Game” for RooftopComedy.com was released on Black Friday, November 28, 2014, to rave reviews. His second CD “Away Game” for New Wave has also been released. He was a writer on “Comedy Fight Night” and writer performer on “Bullet Pudding” truTV and a writer on “Yo Is This Racist?,” MTV. Nore is currently a writer and on-air talent for seriously.tv. NORE DAVIS, the young refreshing face of comedy, delivers an energetic performance filled with witty quips and sharp punch lines, combined with an amazing stage presence. Edgy and clean, NORE tells it like it is, speaking to audiences everywhere. NORE is a comedian for the masses, relating to everyone from teens to the mature adult, delivering original content, and leaving no topic unturned. From relationships to family, race, and politics, NORE brings a comedic talent that has been refined in front of countless audiences on the world's biggest stages. NORE’s credits include Boardwalk Empire, Inside Amy Schumer, Jerry Seinfeld’s Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee, Ours to Own Campaign on www.Upworthy.com, two appearances on Gotham Comedy Live, nickmom Night Out, and The Ruckus. He has been seen at Just for Laughs, Bridgetown and Chicago Comedy Festivals. His first CD Home Game was released on Black Friday, November 28, 2014, on www.RoofTopComedy.com to rave reviews, with sales still climbing. NORE is always perfecting his act. Look out for this rising star, as he reinvents comedy one laugh at a time.
Matt Pavich is a comedian and actor from New York City. He is a cast member on MTV2's "Joking Off", Elite Daily's "Genwhy" series, and is the cofounder of the YouTube channel, "Handsome Dancer". He also co-created "The Neighborhood" which was won "Audience Award" and "Best Editing" at the 2014 New York Television Festival.
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.
Richie Redding is one of the funniest guys that you’ve probably never heard of. As a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania it was unlikely that his comedy career start off in urban rooms and burlesque shows, but that’s how it happened. He left the corporate world determined to get paid to have fun which is obvious every time he takes the stage. His set is edgy, high energy and autobiographical, drawing on a lifetime of ridiculous true stories that can only happen to a recovering alcoholic Ivy Leaguer. His boy band looks and colorful word selection have gained him well-deserved attention. In 2012, he was selected to perform in Walter Latham’s Comedy After Dark and became a regular on HOT 97FM. In 2013 he beat out 32 comics from all over the world to win the Bermuda International Comedy Competition and also had his TV debut on AXS TV’s Gotham Live! He has headlined in six foreign countries and also had the honor of being selected to feature in a USO tour of South Korea, entertaining the 30,000 American troops stationed there. 2014 was a pivotal year, as he was hand picked by Katt Williams to be the official host of the Growth Spurt Tour and for the HBO special Priceless. Based on that success, Katt then asked him to be his featured act for the Born Again, Again Tour. His fanbase has grown rapidly since, as he was regularly killing crowds of 10,000 people or more! He continues to be a constant presence in New York’s top clubs, especially after command performances at both the Barclay’s Center and Madison Square Garden.
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 7years, he's performed on several thousand shows. Matt is best known as a castmember of MTV's Joking Off
JAMES MATTERN is a Nationally Headlining Comic and Radio personality, who has fast become one of the most beloved Emcee's in NYC. JAMES has appeared on several television programs including Fox Sports One's "Garbage Time with Katie Nolan" The WWE Network's "The List", MSG Networks "The Bracket", and ""The Artie Lange Show." As the former audience warmup for FOX SPORTS ONE's "Crowd Goes Wild", he worked with the legendary Regis Philbin. Additionally, James has appeared on "THE MOJO SHOW" on CBS SPORTS RADIO; and was a "man on the street" for "FERRALL ON THE BENCH" on SIRIUS-XM.