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
As 2018 and 2019’s most viewed comedian in the world, Andrew Schulz has taken stand up comedy by storm. A native New Yorker, Schulz is known for his hilariously unapologetic takes and wild off-the-cuff interactions with the crowd. His stand up clips posted on YouTube received over 4 million views per week. Schulz’s latest comedy special THE CROWD WORK SPECIAL has been viewed over 2 million times. His other specials 441 and VIEWS FROM THE CIS have been viewed over 10 million times. Schulz’s debut comedy album 551 was #1 on Billboard, Apple Music, Spotify, iTunes, Google Play, and Amazon Music. Andrew has been a guest on THE JOE ROGAN EXPERIENCE twice this past year, both times with episodes lasting over three hours. His two podcasts – THE BRILLIANT IDIOTS and FLAGRANT 2 – receive over 500k listens per episode. Over the years, Schulz has had many appearances on traditional TV and film, but let’s be honest, who even watches TV anymore?
Lucie Pohl is a German-born-NYC-raised comedian, actor, voice actor and writer. She is the voice of Mercy on Blizzard's Overwatch, Rixxa Fluxflame in World of Warcraft, as well as voicing characters on Red Dead Redemption 2, Hearthstone and more. On screen she has appeared in Homeland, Red Dwarf XI and Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them and an epically terrible Turkish horror film starring Stephen Baldwin (she does not regret this). Lucie has created 4 critically acclaimed solo comedies that have toured internationally at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, London's West End, Germany, Romania, as well as across the US and OFF Broadway in NYC. Her solo comedy Hi, Hitler was nominated for a NY Innovative Theater Award. Her show Immigrant Jam has been featured in the NY Comedy Festival, The NY Times and on NPR.
Late show with Stephen Colbert Conan Album: Dance Like You Don't Need the Money (on NY Times list of "5 to stream")
Raised in a conservative Asian and Muslim family, Sarah is a no-holds-barred comic committed to challenging anti-Muslim biases and stereotypes through joke-telling. In addition, she also tackles taboo topics often found in race, politics, and sexuality. As a Moroccan-Japanese woman, Sarah’s comedic stylings offer a one-of-a-kind perspective on society, while her worldly upbringing allows her material to be universally funny. Some of her comedic accomplishments include being selected New York Comedy Festival's "Best New Comic” showcase, as well as being selected into HBO's Women in Comedy Festival in 2019. Sarah was also a quarterfinalist for Stand Up NBC, won second place in the New Faces in Comedy contest in October 2019, and won several comedy competitions throughout NYC. She was also selected for the Asian-American Comedy Festival, Arab-American Comedy Festival, and Detroit’s 10001 Laughs Festival. She has also performed in several major comedy clubs and venues internationally in Toronto, Philadelphia, Washington, and even the United Nations.
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.
Michael Kosta is a Senior Correspondent on The Daily Show with Trevor Noah. Previously, he hosted and was the co-executive producer of The Comment Section for the E! Network. He is well known from his numerous late night appearances on The Tonight Show, Conan, Seth Meyers, and @midnight. Michael co-hosted Fox Sports 1’s Crowd Goes Wild opposite Regis Philbin and was a regular Correspondent for The Soup Investigates with Joel McHale. His one hour Comedy Central standup special, Michael Kosta: Detroit. NY. LA., premiered last December and is now streaming on Paramount +. Listen to his weekly podcast Tennis Anyone with Michael Kosta and watch his videos online at @MichaelKosta.
Mark Normand is one of the most in-demand comedians working today. His self-produced Youtube special, "Out to Lunch" has over 11 million views! He also co-hosts two very popular podcasts, "Tuesdays with Stories" with Joe List and "We Might Be Drunk" with Sam Morril. Mark has also 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).
Juan is a stand up comedian, writer and occasional nude model. His comedy has been described as "Larry David meets Sofia Vergara", a thing he takes as a big compliment. He is a long time writer and performer at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theater and a former on screen talent for FLAMA, Univision's bilingual digital platform where his viral videos were viewed over 20 million times. He has written for McSweeney's and his work was featured in Huffington Post, BuzzFeed, Latina Magazine, Time Out NY and The New York Times. He is originally from Uruguay (the other Paraguay).
"Tj Francis is a NYC based comedian originally from New Jersey. He is a regular at various clubs all over NYC and will travel the country to perform on weekends. He hosts a Podcast called the ‘Tj Francis Program’ and has been featured in Various Sketches, Blogs, and shorts. Outside of Stand Up you can catch Tj as the host of the Popular Snapchat Web Series called “If You Dare’ or check out his various Social channels which have over 75k followers."
Dara Jemmott is a Brooklyn based comedian, host, voice over artist and actress. Dara has been entertaining audiences on stages since she was three years old. She performs all around the country, and has even taken her talents to the UK and Spain. Dara was most recently featured in the 2022 Katra Film Series for "Hysterical Justice" (Series Winnner) Her performance in the short, "Where's My White Privilege?" landed her in Just For Laughs - Eat My Shorts (2021).The short was also featured in the Greater Cleveland Urban Film Festival (2022), Toronto Black Film Festival (2021), Houston Comedy Film Festival, Hip Hop Film Festival (2021). Dara won Best Actor- Gold Category, in the 2021 Best Actors Awards New York. Dara has also been featured in the Black Women in Comedy Festival and BET. When not performing, Dara trains young students and performers in stand up, acting and improv, in numerous NYC schools through Stand Up Girls and Little Humans/Big Dreams! You can also catch her podcast, she co-hosts, Comedians for Hire, which was inspired by her personal journey of ditching the corporate cubicle for the crazy world of comedy and entertainment.
KRYSTYNA HUTCHINSON is a stand-up comedian, actress and writer based in New York City. She is the co-host of the critically acclaimed GUYS WE F*CKED: The Anti Slut-Shaming Podcast with her comedy partner, Corinne Fisher. Together, the duo has been written up by Vogue, Esquire, The Huffington Post, Cosmo and Elle to name a few, as well as appearances on CNN, NBC and the TEDx Stage. Their debut comedy special, OUR SPECIAL DAY, was released in February of this year on YouTube. In addition to podcasting accolades, Krystyna has appeared on Netflix's Master of None and Comedy Central's This Is Not Happening.
CORINNE FISHER is a stand-up comedian, writer, director & actor originally from Union, NJ and currently residing in New York City. Most recently, she directed the debut comedy special from her and her longtime comedy partner, Krystyna Hutchinson. The special is set to air in February 2022. The duo is most known for co-creating and co-hosting their groundbreaking, genre-creating GUYS WE F*CKED: The Anti Slut-Shaming podcast — a vulnerable firsthand look into modern female sexuality from a comedic perspective — which began tearing up charts in December 2013. Over eight years later, the show boasts millions of listeners nationally and internationally and has inspired dozens of female-led comedy/sexuality shows. The podcast has hit #1 on the iTunes comedy charts multiple times and has been featured in Vogue, Interview, Esquire, The Huffington Post, The Daily Beast, Splitsider, Mother Jones, Perez Hilton, Elle, A.V. Club, E! News, People, US Magazine, Bust, CNN, and The Village Voice as well as on Sirius Radio, and NBC’s Last Call with Carson Daly. High-profile guests include Amanda Knox, Amber Rose, and Fran Drescher. The podcast was also turned into a book by HarperCollins entitled F*CKED: Being Sexually Explorative and Self-Confident in a World That’s Screwed and the duo was asked to give a TEDx talk exploring topics from their show. Corinne first made a splash in the comedy scene with her debut one-woman show Corinne Fisher: I STALK YOU (Dir. David Crabb) which had a run at The Peoples Improv Theater in the Summer of 2010 and was a featured show in Time Out New York. Since then, she has been a regular on the stand-up scene selling out shows at world-famous clubs like The Comedy Store, New York Comedy Club, The Stand, and Caroline’s on Broadway and theaters such as The Wilbur in Boston, the Athenaeum in Chicago, and the Tribeca Performing Arts Center in New York City. Fisher has also been selected to perform at the prestigious Just For Laughs Comedy Festival in both Montreal and Toronto, Moontower Comedy Festival, Boston Comedy Festival, and cult favorite Skankfest. She’s been seen on FOX’s LAUGHS and her show with fellow comic Katie Hannigan THE COMEDIENNE PROJECT (Dir. Ted Alexandro) was selected for the NYC Fringe Festival. Fisher remains an innovator in podcasting, having co-created the WITHOUT A COUNTRY podcast which she currently co-hosts with comedian Shayne Smith, a weekly news shows that covers stories using a slew of sources from various political perspectives. She also previously co-hosted and co-created TWO LESS LONELY GIRLS, a podcast for adult Justin Bieber fans with comedian Rosebud Baker. Right now, Corinne is working on writing and producing several projects including the cartoon series MYSTERY SQUAD GALS created by Ryan Duff. In an unexpected plot twist, she also took over her Dad’s baseball card and horror collectibles store, Perfectly Centered, in 2021.
Jessica Kirson is a powerhouse on stage. She’s a hilariously relatable performer of sheer silliness, vulnerability, and ridiculous characters. Her countless comedic character videos have racked up over 50 million views on social media. Her audience is multigenerational, creating an excuse for large groups of friends and families to spend a night out together. In an era where only 10% of all touring comedians are female, Jessica stands out as one of the strongest comedians regardless of gender. Jessica produced FX’s Hysterical, a feature-length documentary that premiered at SXSW 2021. The film explores the changing landscape of women in stand-up comedy and features Margaret Cho, Nikki Glazer, Chelsea Handler, Fortune Feimster, and other notable comedians. Her one-hour special Talking to Myself was executive produced by Bill Burr and debuted on Comedy Central. She is a regular on This Week at the Comedy Cellar and has appeared on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, The View, HBO’s, Crashing, and Kevin Can Wait. She also recently acted in and served as a consultant, producer, and writer on the Robert De Niro film The Comedian. Jessica’s highly anticipated prank call album, The Call Girls, also featuring Rachel Feinstein, was released on September 24th. Recorded virtually during the depths of quarantine, the album features characters such as old Jewish grandmothers, sexy co-eds, a conservative mother and her gay son, and more. Jessica’s characters are coming to life in her new podcast, Disgusting Hawk with rave reviews. Through her Relatively Sane podcast, Jessica has interviewed the likes of Bill Burr, Jim Gaffigan, and Rosie O’Donnell. She was awarded “Best Female Comic” by the MAC association in New York City and received the prestigious Nightlife Award for “Best Stand-up Comedian.” In her spare time, Jessica is a regular contributor to The Howard Stern Show, where she produces and stars in prank calls for the program.
Hannah Berner was born in Brooklyn, New York and played competitive tennis for the University of Wisconsin. She emerged on the comedy scene by directing, editing, and acting in videos on Instagram and writing viral tweets. She has two podcasts, Giggly Squad and Berning In Hell, with over 20 million downloads. She was a cohost on Bravo’s Chat Room, as well as a member of Bravo’s Summer House for three seasons. She currently performs standup in NYC and at clubs and theaters around the country. In 2022, she was named one of Just For Laughs "New Faces Of Comedy" in Montreal. Hannah is an advocate for mental health, animals, and napping.
From Waukegan, Illinois. He started stand-up in the comedy capital of the world........Iowa City, IA where he went to college. After graduating in 2015 he moved to NY to further pursue comedy. Honing his voice as in Brooklyn for years, he now can be seen all over New York and the United States.
Mike Cannon is a New York City based comedian, podcaster and actor. This year Mike has released two Independently produced comedy specials - WHITE PRIVILEGE HOMELESS - and his crowd work (on edibles) special - "MIKE CANNON'S HUGE MISTAKE" - on Youtube where they have each received thousands of positive reviews from fans, comedians and critics alike. His debut comedy special – LIFE BEGINS – was released in January 2020 on YouTube and earned a spot on Laugh Button’s Top 35 Comedy Specials of 2020. The audio album – LIFE BEGINS – was recognized as one of Interrobang’s Top 11 Albums of 2020 as well as one of Sirius/XM Raw Dog Radio’s Top 10 Comedy Albums of 2020. Recently, Mike earned critical acclaim for his acting as the lead role in the feature film Timing on Amazon Prime. Mike’s first comedy album – I Think It Just Kicked In – debuted at #1 on the iTunes comedy charts and #7 on Billboard comedy charts and has over 5 million streams on Pandora. He is the co-host of "Here's the Scenario" Podcast alongside comedians Brendan Sagalow and Mike Feeney.
Jack Finnegan is an up and coming stand up comic originally from central New Jersey. He now lives in New York City and performs nightly all across the tristate area. When not on stage, you can catch Jack working mostly with beanstalks, candlesticks, and Jill.
Ahri Findling is a writer and comedian living in New York City. He has written for Nikki Glaser is Obsessed on E!, The MTV TV Awards, and is currently writing, directing, and acting on the new Nickelodeon sketch show, Nick Shorts. He was named an emerging comedian alongside Tim Dillon, Meg Stalter, and Andrew Schulz by the NY Post in 2020. He performs standup in clubs and colleges all over the country and has opened for Nikki Glaser, Kyle Kinane and Bret Ernst just to name a few. Ahri has performed in festivals including New York Comedy Festival, Trial by laughter, Devil Cup, Laughing Devil Comedy Festival, Brooklyn Comedy Festival, and the Pittsburgh Comedy Festival. He has been featured on Bravo and Comedy Central Digital and will make his Standup TV debut on Amazon in 2022.
Jeremiah Watkins is one of those comedians that you can't forget. Born and raised in Kansas, he's literally been performing since the day he was born. (His mom brought him home from the hospital in a Santa Claus outfit) Throughout childhood, he acted, sang, and began honing impressions. In high school, Jeremiah was known for his comedic music videos, sketches, and broadcasting segments which he won multiple awards for at the state and national level. At 19, Jeremiah landed his first job in the industry as an on-air personality at a local Kansas City radio station. A year later, he moved to LA to pursue his dream of becoming a cast member on Saturday Night Live. Since then, he has established himself as one of the most physical stand-up comedians in Los Angeles with his high energy and off-the-cuff style. He performs regularly at The Comedy Store, The Improv, The Laugh Factory and more. His show Stand-Up On The Spot was named 1 of "5 Funniest Nights in America" by GQ, and he recently placed 2nd in the Big Sky Comedy Festival. Watkins has also performed at Just For Laughs in Montreal, Comedy Central's New York Comedy Festival, South by Southwest, and Riot LA. You've seen him on Jimmy Kimmel Live, on VH1 with his comedic dance skills, and he can be seen starring in the the film i-Lived (available on HULU) and the upcoming film Betting On Baker in 2016. He has also trained at Second City and The Groundlings, and has performed improv all over Los Angeles. No matter what size the audience, Jeremiah Watkins guarantees a memorable show experience like you've never seen before.
GARETH REYNOLDS is an internationally touring Stand-up Comedian whose brilliantly clever quips perfectly offset Dave Anthony’s hilarious snark on their smash-hit podcast THE DOLLOP which garners over 5 Million downloads every month. Gareth has written on ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT, FLAKED and HOOPS for NETFLIX as well as YOU’RE THE WORST on FX and I’M SORRY for truTV. Previous to that he wrote on COMEDY CENTRAL sitcom IDIOTSITTER, took the lead on ABC show HAIL MARY and has been seen on IFC’s MARON. His debut stand-up album was released Dec 2019 on Comedy Dynamics. Originally hailing from the sweet streets of Milwaukee, Wisconsin; Gareth moved to Los Angeles where he began producing and writing his own material, eventually making shows at COMEDY CENTRAL, the TRAVEL CHANNEL, and MTV. He also has a cat named Jose.
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.