Comedians


Comedy veteran Steve Byrne has seemingly done it all and continues to push himself to accomplish even more. Starting over 20 years ago and cutting his teeth in all the major clubs in NYC, including the Comedy Cellar, he then ventured off to Los Angeles, began working at the Comedy Store and Hollywood Improv, and his career really took off. After becoming a regular on the late-night talk show circuit and even doing "The Tonight Show" ten times, Steve racked up multiple hour specials on Comedy Central, Netflix, and Showtime. In 2012, he starred in, produced and wrote the TBS hit show "Sullivan & Son", which ran for 3 seasons. Through the show, he cultivated a deep appreciation for storytelling, and in 2019 released his first film, "Always Amazing", a documentary about comic/magician the Amazing Johnathan. In 2020, Steve wrote and directed the indie feature "The Opening Act", his love letter to stand-up comedy, that garnered critic and audience ratings on Rotten Tomatoes at 82 and 83% Fresh. In 2022, he released his fifth hour special, "The Last Late Night", on Amazon Prime, his most innovative work to date and rated 5/5 stars – an hour special disguised as a late-night talk show. Steve continues to tour relentlessly, work on material, and is currently casting his next film that he wrote and will direct towards the end of this year.
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 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.
Chris Distefano is one of today's biggest and most beloved names in comedy. Chris quickly rose to success after being named the funniest person on MTV for his show-stopping performances on the "Guy Code/Girl Code" series. From there, he went on to star in IFC’s "Benders", co-host the Netflix gameshow "Ultimate Beastmaster", and even have his own CBS sitcom. Outside of TV, Chris has become one of the most respected and flat-out funniest comedians in the stand-up world. Fresh off his appearances on "The Late Show with David Letterman" and "Late Night with Seth Meyers" in 2019, Chris released his first special, "Size 38 Waist", on Comedy Central, which perfectly encompassed both his Brooklyn-born edge and nice-guy charm. Chris’ second full-length special, "Speshy Weshy", premiered on Netflix in May of 2022 to wide acclaim. When Chris isn’t on stage delivering his gut-busting jokes, you can catch him in his element in the comfort of his own couch where he records his wildly successful podcasts, “Chrissy Chaos” and “Hey Babe”, the latter of which he co-hosts with "Impractical Jokers"' Sal Vulcano. Both podcasts are among the most popular on all streaming platforms and have massive followings on Patreon. In 2022, Chris was selected by Jimmy Kimmel to host Jimmy’s latest TV venture, "Super Maximum Retro Show", which is currently available to stream on ViceTV.A big sports fan, Chris has been fortunate to host episodes of shows including MLB’s "Off The Bat" and MSG's "The Brackets", and was invited by the New York Mets to throw the first game pitch in 2021. Chris has a fearless, yet endearing stage presence, and his natural ability to connect with audiences around the world has made him a household name in not just comedy, but all of entertainment. Since becoming the first stand-up comedian to sell out both the world-famous Radio City Music Hall and the Theater at Madison Square Garden on consecutive nights in September 2023, Chris continues to travel the world on a sold-out comedy tour, entertaining thousands by poking fun at the world – and himself – with his uniquely warm energy
Carmen Lynch has appeared on a string of late night TV shows including The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, and Conan. She has also appeared on Inside Amy Schumer, That Damn Michael Che, Life & Beth and the documentary Hysterical. Carmen also tours doing stand up in Spanish, has a podcast on SiriusXM called The Human CentiPOD in English and another podcast in Spanish titled Podria Ser Peor. Her two comedy specials (one in English and one in Spanish) will be released later this year. For dates to her tapings and other road gigs check out carmenlynch.com/tour/ and IG/TikTok @carmencomedian.
Joe List began his comedy career in Boston, Massachusetts in 2000 just weeks after graduating from high school. Since that time he has been featured on The Late Show with David Letterman as well as multiple appearances on Conan. He’s featured in Season 2 of The Netflix Series “The Stand Ups”. In 2015 List was a finalist on NBC's Last Comic Standing and had his own Half Hour comedy special on Comedy Central. His albums 'So Far No Good' and 'Are You Mad at Me?' can be heard regularly on Sirius Radio. List is also the co-host of his own popular weekly podcast 'Tuesdays with Stories'.
Daniel Simonsen is a Norwegian comic and the 2012 Foster's Edinburgh Comedy Award winner for Best Newcomer. Simonsen has performed at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe since 2009
Julian McCullough is an American actor, writer, producer, and comedian best known for his appearances on Love You, Mean It with Whitney Cummings, Chelsea Lately, and Guy Code
Dante Nero is a comedian, born and bred in Brooklyn, New York. A trained martial artist, Nero dabbled in various fields before turning to comedy. He earned a fencing scholarship to SUNY New Paltz, before working for a phone company and serving as a bouncer and an exotic dancer. In 2001, Dante turned to a different sort of performance: stand up comedy. He quickly made a name for himself, working with established and successful comics like Tracy Morgan and Mike Epps. He co-hosted The Black Phillip Show with Patrice O’Neal, a relationship advice show on Sirius XM Radio. Dante has appeared on The Opie & Anthony Channel, Hot 97, and Chappelle’s Show. An accomplished actor, Dante has appeared on Z Rock on IFC, Damages on FX, and the popular series Fringe on FOX. Recently, Nero had a role in the NBC crime drama, The Blacklist.
Josh Johnson is an Emmy-nominated writer, stand-up, actor, and NAACP award-winner from Louisiana by way of Chicago. He is currently a writer on "The Daily Show", and is a former writer and performer on "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon", on which he made his Late Night debut in 2017. In addition, Johnson is Comedy Central’s "Most Watched Comedian Ever: with 40M+ views to date across their platforms. As a stand-up, Johnson headlines clubs, colleges, and festivals around the world. In 2015, he was named one of Comedy Central’s “Comic to Watch”, in 2016 a “New Face” at the Just for Laughs comedy festival in Montreal, and in 2018 the winner of the “New York's Funniest” competition in the New York Comedy Festival. Johnson’s most recent stand-up special, "Josh Johnson: Up Here Killing Myself", premiered on Peacock earlier this year to rave reviews touting Josh as a “naturally gifted story teller”. Comedy Central released Johnson’s first hour-long special, "#(Hashtag)" in June 2021. Johnson’s self-released comedy and music mixtape album, "Elusive", was described by Vanyaland as “live stand-up observational humor with musical compositions. Both elements wade in and out of political and social waters between the two 'arcs' of the multi-genre epic". Johnson also co-hosts the weekly podcast "The Josh Johnson Show" with fellow stand-up Logan Nielsen. Johnson’s other credits include, "CONAN" (TBS), "@Midnight", Kevin Hart's "Hart of The City", "The New Negroes", and "This Week at the Comedy Cellar" on Comedy Central. Johnson lives in New York and can be seen performing regularly at the Comedy Cellar.
Michael is a Senior Correspondent on "The Daily Show". Previously, he hosted and was the co-executive producer on "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 stand-up special, "Michael Kosta: Detroit. NY. LA." is now streaming on Paramount+ and YouTube. Michael is a former pro tennis player, and is now a frequent contributor on "The Tennis Channel" and hosts a weekly podcast called "Tennis Anyone with Michael Kosta". 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).
Corey Bonalewicz, aka COREY B, is an American radio personality, comedian, and content creator based in New York. Corey B has been working in Radio for over ten years. He got his start in New Orleans and has hosted radio shows in Chicago and New York. Prior to the pandemic, Corey performed stand-up in the New York comedy club circuit and was planning on touring. Corey shifted his focus to long form content during the pandemic which showcased his comedic style on top of food hacks. He has amassed over 9M followers on TikTok and almost 6M followers on Facebook. He is releasing his own BBQ sauce and has equity in a New York restaurant and cookie company. Corey co-hosts a podcast, "Cane and Corey", which is currently behind a paywall. He had a family YouTube page with his fiancé, "The B Family", with a decent following, but stopped posting due to restrictions on videos with children in them. Corey would like to dive back into YouTube and build upon this audience with a "Corey B Reacts" and "Corey B Reviews" page.
Sahib Singh is a rising star of the Baltimore/D.C. stand-up scene. He has performed at clubs and colleges across the East Coast, and in 2019, he won the Magooby’s New Comedian of the Year competition. His original videos have earned him a strong following on social media, and in 2021, he worked as a writer and performer at Comedy Central. His work has been featured on the CBS Comedy Showcase and the digital series AS SEEN ON ADULT SWIM. Currently he’s been on the road opening for various comics such as Mark Normand, Nimesh Patel, Stavros Halkias, and Hasan Minhaj.
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.
A comedian since 2013, Raj Suresh tells jokes about cats, being Indian, race, politics and more and has performed in most of the United States and overseas, too. His debut album aired on SiriusXM and his new special will release mid-2023. He lives in New York City with his girlfriend and their cat/small tiger named Mr. Jack.
Alex Gardes is a stand up comedian who performs and produces all over the city. He holds dual French and US citizenship and is fluent and funny in French and Spanish.
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.
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. He recorded his first comedy album, I am LeClerc, live at New York Comedy Club in the Spring 2022 and is out now on Apple Music.
Mike Cannon is a New York City-based comedian, podcaster, writer, and actor. 2023 has already been a big year for Mike: He has headlined at some of the world’s most iconic venues – including a sold-out performance at Gramercy Theatre in his hometown of NYC – and worked as a contributing producer, writer and panelist for ViceTV's "Super Maximum Retro Show" hosted by Chris Distefano. He recently came on as co-host of "Chrissy Chaos" podcast, also with Chris Distefano. In 2022, Mike released two independently produced hour specials on Youtube – "Mike Cannon's Huge Mistake", a crowd work special on edibles, and "White Privilege Homeless" – both of which received wide praise from fans, comedians, and critics alike. His debut comedy special, "Life Begins", was released on YouTube in January 2020 and earned a spot on Laugh Button’s Top 35 Comedy Specials of 2020. The album version of "Life Begins" was released in February 2020 by 800 Pound Gorilla Records, and 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. Mike’s first comedy album, "I Think It Just Kicked In", debuted at #1 on the iTunes comedy charts and has over 5 million streams. Outside of stand-up, Mike has made a name for himself in both acting and writing. He earned critical acclaim for his performance as lead character Mike in the feature film Timing, which is available on Amazon Prime, and he can be seen on the popular Barstool Sports series "Friday Night Pints" and "Answer The Internet", "Stupid Questions with Chris Distefano" and "The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore" on Comedy Central, as well as "Blake Griffin’s Double Cross", "Greatest Ever", and "Top Funniest", all on TruTV. Additional appearances include "Failosophy" and "Money From Strangers" on MTV, "Red Eye" on Fox, and MSG’s "The Bracket". He was a contributing writer and performer on MTV2’s "Guy Code", co-host of Cosmopolitan Magazine’s series "Sexy vs Skanky", and a featured performer on VH1’s "Why Am I Still Single?" In addition to Chrissy Chaos, Mike hosts two digital series, "Heads Up with Mike Cannon" and "Mike Takes Edibles". He co-hosted "Here’s the Scenario" podcast with fellow comedians Mike Feeney and Brendan Sagalow, as well as hosted "Irish Goodbye Podcast" and the popular weekly web series "The Weed News with Mike Cannon". Mike is a regular guest on Sirius/XM Radio, including recurring features on "The Jim Norton and Sam Roberts Show", KFC Radio, Barstool Radio, Barstool Breakfast, and "The Bonfire" with Big Jay Oakerson and Dan Soder and Bennington. When he’s not on his nationwide tour, he plays all the major New York City clubs, including the Comedy Cellar and New York Comedy Club. It makes no difference to him whether he’s performing in a club, bar, casino, elevator (done that twice), parking lot, rooftop, on a fake beach in front of a freight train, or in technically-legal underground speakeasies; comedy is his life. Mike is dedicated to making the majority of you laugh and the rest of you confused, yet oddly satiated.
Justin Silver is stand up comedian, actor, TV host, podcast host, and published author with a self-prodding, open book style that can be served across any stage of his work. He can be seen on tour in America's favorite comedy clubs. He recently appeared in High Fidelity (Hulu), Blue Bloods (CBS), The Sinner (Netflix), Dwell. He's co-host of the popular podcast "Himbos" and is a regular on Comedy Central Radio’s "The Bonfire". Justin is also founder and host of the non-profit comedy charity Funny For Fido, where the country's top comedians perform to raise money for dog shelters. He's also appeared in Law & Order and in dozens of morning shows and articles including Live with Kelly and Michael, Rachel Ray, The Today Show, The Talk, CBS This Morning, Hollywood Extra, The New York Times, New York Lifestyles Magazine, The New York Post, FOX News, The Daily News, The Post, Daily Shot with Ali Wentworth, People Magazine, Inked Magazine, and many more.
Eliot Thompson is an up and coming NYC based comedian. He won the 2021 New York Comedy Club stand-up competition, and was named a 2022 New York Comedy Festival Comic To Watch.
Akeem Woods is the funny little brother you always (never) wanted — his comedy style will have you on the edge of your seat reeling from laughter! No topic is safe from discussion, whether it be the KKK or the hardships of growing up poor. Akeem was a semi-finalist on Stand Up NBC, has been seen on Kevin Hart’s LOL Network and just recently made his television debuts on The Late Late Show with James Corden and season two of Pause with Sam Jay on HBO.
Rachel Williams is a stand up comedian from Long Island, NY who started her comedy career right out of college. Now you can catch her performing stand up almost every night all over the city. She’s been on SiriusXM, a part of the 2022 New York Comedy Festival and a featured performer at the 2023 Rogue Island Comedy Festival. See all her most recent work @wachelrilliams on all social media platforms.
Jiaoying Summers is a stand up comedian, Asian Hall of Fame inductee and social media comedy queen with over one billion online views and counting. She is a sold out national headliner. She recently starred in Netflix is a Joke Festival's Women in Comedy Show. Her 30-minute comedy special HOT GIRL SUMMERS is streaming on Peacock TV and Prime Video. Jiaoying is also an award-winning actress, CEO of Summers Group, and philanthropist empowering women and children and helping causes that touch Asian American communities. She was recently featured on BBC, CBS aNews, FOX News 5, NBC4, NBC Bay Area, KRON4, The LA Times, LA Confidential, San Francisco Chronicle, Yale Daily News, NHK World Japan and Vogue. She is the owner of The Hollywood Comedy in Los Angeles and focuses on producing shows that promote representation in comedy. “A major voice on the national comedy scene.” - Vogue International "Her name and survival story have one thing in common — a refusal to fade into the background." - The LA Times "[Summers is] amplifying the Asian American perspective through her work [with] uncensored, unapologetic comedic stylings." - San Francisco Chronicle Jiaoying Summers has been named one of “The Women Running The [Comedy] Scene in L.A.” -The LA Times
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.
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.