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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.
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.
Sal Vulcano is a familiar face known for Impractical Jokers and The Tenderloins.
Kevin, originally from Philadelphia – now in New York City, is a stand up comic who is on stage every night telling jokes. He is quickly becoming an audience favorite with his easy going yet straight forward point of view. His jokes topics include everything from daily interactions with strangers to how his self esteem is so low that he is no longer in his own dreams. In 2015 Kevin made his television debut on ‘Gotham Comedy Live” on AXS TV and was also selected to participate in the Boston Comedy Festival.
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.
Sam Morril, one of the fastest-rising stand-up comics in New York City, is also one of the best joke writers in the scene today. How do you know that’s true? Because he is writing this bio, and he wouldn’t lie about that to get extra work. In 2011, Sam won The Laughing Skull Comedy Festival in Atlanta and was named one of Comedy Central’s “Comics to Watch.” More recently, Sam has been seen on Comedy Central’s Adam Devine’s House Party, “Conan” on on TBS three times, and is a regular on Fox News’ “Red Eye.” He’s also been on Last Comic Standing, @Midnight, and Inside Amy Schumer. Sam recorded his debut album on Comedy Central records, which went to #1 on iTunes and made numerous top 10 lists. He also released his very own half-hour Comedy Central special. Now is your chance to see Sam. Do it soon before you catch swine flu or something. It’s out there!
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.
Luis J. Gomez is a comedian, writer, and radio personality based out of New York City. ​ He’s been featured on NBC’s “Last Comic Standing”, Comedy Central’s “Roast Battle”, TruTV’s “Comedy Knockout”, and two seasons of NBC Seeso’s “What’s Your F@%king Deal?!”. Luis currently hosts “The Countdown” on Sirius XM’s RUSH channel 93 alongside UFC Middleweight champion Michael Bisping and has made regular appearances on Bennington, Jim Norton and Sam Roberts, Fox News’ “Red Eye”, and UFC Unfiltered. Recently, Luis performed at the prestigious Just For Laughs Festival in Montreal and was named a “breakout performer” by Time Out NY. In 2016, Luis started the GaS Digital Podcast Network with his good friend, and fellow podcaster, Ralph Sutton. He hosts the podcasts Legion of Skanks, Believe You Me, and The Real Ass Podcast, all of which live on the network.
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.
MATTEO LANE is a New York-based comedian, originally from Chicago. Matteo recently performed on LATE NIGHT WITH SETH MEYERS and Comedy Central’s ADAM DEVINE’S HOUSE PARTY, as well as MTV’s GIRL CODE and MTV2’s GUY CODE. He also recently performed in the IFC holiday special AT JOE’S PUB alongside Tony Hale and the Dap Kings, and is upcoming in the new Comedy Central series THE COMEDY JAM. Matteo is also currently developing an IFC digital series that he will both write and star in, and an animated project with Titmouse. Matteo was also a New Face at JFL Montreal in 2014. Before starting stand up, Matteo lived in Italy as an oil painter and Opera singer.
In 2014, Emma Willmann was featured on the Cover of TimeOutNY, as one of the top ten funniest females in New York City, beat out hundreds of comics to be a top ten finalist in New YORK’S Funniest at Caroline’s on Broadway, headlined her own sold out show in The New York Comedy Festival at Stand Up New York, started to tour the college market nationally, appeared on the TV shows “Deadly Affairs,” “My Crazy Love,” and “True Crime,” and made her national stand up comedy television debut on AxisTV’s Live at Gotham hosted with Louie Anderson. She performs comedy every night of the week and has been doing so for the past four years. Extremely unique, you don’t want to miss this one of a kind act.
Kate Wolff is a stand-up comedian who was on Tru Tv's hit TV series, "World's Dumbest", FOX's Red Eye, and NickMom's Night Out on Nickelodeon. Kate combines her extremely honest and edgy humor with her unique spiritual beliefs in a way that is hilarious, unique, and entertaining. She performs almost every night at clubs throughout Manhattan, and is a regular at New York Comedy Club, Stand Up New York, and Greenwich Comedy Club. She has a popular podcast "Invasion of Privacy" that combines comedy with spirituality. She has performed in the Laughing Skull Festival, and Boston Comedy Festival.
The fierce pride in India is real, although it’s worth noting Akaash’s middle school principal thought he was Mexican for all three years. Such was life growing up in suburban north Dallas. Home. Akaash left home to help people. He wanted to be a doctor like his uncle and graduated pre-med from Austin College. Naturally, the next step was to move to Los Angeles and become a comedian. There is no easy explanation for this leap of faith. It was an idea that always flickered in his mind. Even when he was young, Akaash saw comedy differently. He appreciated the nuances and broke it down to a science, fascinated by what worked and what didn’t. The first time he performed in front of his friends in high school, he bombed. Of course, it’s a little more disheartening when the laughs don’t come while you happen to be on the mic at The Comedy Store in L.A. You know, The Comedy Store, stomping grounds of Pryor, Seinfeld, Leno and… Singh? Akaash bombed there so badly that it was, well, almost funny. Before that night, he hopped on stage once every few months and called himself a comedian. After that night, he developed a singular focus on scrapping for as much stage time as possible while writing incessantly. This wasn’t a turning point. There are no turning points in this business, just a perpetual grind until you can’t take it anymore. Little by little, Akaash gained traction while learning and developing his voice, unique in both content and style. One step forward, two steps back. Two steps forward, one-and-a-half steps back… His drive grew with his name, highlighted by head-turning performances at The Laugh Factory, The Improv and yes, The Comedy Store. And just like that, it was over in Los Angeles for the time being. Akaash saw a plateau on the horizon, and that is one thing he will never accept. Because really this whole ride boils down to one personal truth. He would rather fail doing something he loves than succeed at something he never really wanted. Akaash realized the need to test that love in New York, a place he envisioned would tear him down so he could grow back stronger. No city in the world would be better suited to oblige. If L.A. gave him the ability to be brilliant before the red light in the back started blinking, New York provided the raw edge that kept him from being owned by that light. His goal morphed from being somebody who told jokes while sneaking in personal beliefs to a beast who said exactly what he wanted to say and still made you laugh. Sounds like a poetic transition, right? As poetic as the streets of New York. So Akaash continued his climb in New York, undeterred by setbacks that are necessary for a comic who refuses to go for cheap laughs.
Jon has appeared on the Late Show with Stephen Colbert and the Late Show with David Letterman, has been featured in Maxim Magazine, and was the host of the widely popular podcast, “In the Tank”. A prolific monologist with universal appeal, Jon focuses on the idiosyncrasies of city living. Shortly after moving to NYC from his native Boston, he was chosen as one of Comedy Central’s Fresh Faces of Comedy and named one of Back Stage Magazine’s 10 Standout Stand-ups. His appearance on Last Comic Standing 4 – where he was the New York City Capital One Audience Favorite – earned him wide recognition and a new legion of fans. His other TV appearances include Comedy Central’s Premium Blend, VH1, Celebrity Apprentice, and 3 Men and a Chick Flick on the WE Network where he served as a host. Interestingly, the credit people seem most impressed by was that he was handpicked to open for Jerry Seinfeld in 2009 at Gotham Comedy Club Jon has performed at multiple festivals including the 2007 HBO Comedy Arts Festival in Aspen and the 2010 Great American Comedy Festival at the Johnny Carson Theatre in Norfolk, Nebraska. In addition, he was a critical favorite at the prestigious Montreal “Just for Laughs” Festival where he appeared in both the “New Faces” showcase and the Club Series show “Dating It.” Following his impressive performances, Jon was singled out by the Hollywood Reporter and the Montreal Gazette as a “stand out performer”. Most recently, he was invited to perform at this year’s TBS “Just For Laughs” Comedy Festival in Chicago.
Liza Treyger is an American comedian who has appeared on Comedy Central. She is Jewish and emigrated from Ukraine to Chicago, Illinois during the breakup of the Soviet Union in 1990. Treyger is known for her self-deprecating comedy and for making heavy women feel more comfortable joking about their weight.
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.
Leah Bonnema is a Stand-Up Comic based in New York City. Huffington Post named her one of their Favorite Female Comedians and College Candy listed Leah as one the Ten Funniest Female Comics. She has been featured on AXS TV’s Gotham Comedy Live, VH1’s 100 Greatest Series, IFC’s Comedy Drop, Above Average, Elite Daily, Arise Entertainment 360, ComedyTimeTV, Internet Action Force, Patrice O’Neal’s The Black Philip Show and is a regular on Riotcast Radio’s The Hole. Leah has had the honor of performing for the troops in Iraq, toured throughout the Middle East and performed for the US Marines at the famed Friar’s Club. Leah was a finalist in ‘New York's Funniest’ during the NY Comedy Festival and was featured on ‘The America Stands Up Showcase’ at The Magner's Glasgow Comedy Festival. She has also performed in the Women in Comedy Festival, The 360 Comedy Festival, The Maine Comedy Festival, The NY Underground Comedy Festival, The Reel Recovery Film Festival, The Charleston Comedy Festival, Bumbershoot, AfroPunkFest, The Hoboken Comedy Festival and at The Piccolo Fringe. Leah has opened for comedy legends Darrell Hammond, Kevin Nealon, Paul Mooney, Sarah Silverman, Pat Cooper and Gilbert Gottfried. She headlined the Breakout Artist Series at Caroline's on Broadway, which was rated a "Top Pick" by AM NY. Leah has been a freelance comedy writer for United Stations Radio, Lizz Winstead’s Lady Parts Justice and Funny or Die’s Billy on The Street. The NY Times said Leah is “one of the city’s most consistently excellent young comics” and The Scotsman called her “A force of nature”. She hails from the mountains of rural Maine and received her degree in Honors Cultural Studies and Women’s Studies from McGill University. Leah loves animals, guacamole nachos and Gandalf.
Jeff Leach is a true Renaissance man. An award-winning actor, comedian, writer and host he has enjoyed global success on stage, film, television and within the gaming community. A multi-faceted performer with an ‘no holds barred’ mentality, his television shows have broken boundaries whilst his live performance questions the very fabric of modern society and all of humanity’s foibles. This young man has become a favourite on the global comedy scene, in just six years on stage he has performed national tours throughout the UK & Europe, three critically acclaimed one hour solo shows at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and signed a DVD deal with BBC Worldwide’s 2Entertain. In August 2015 he relocated to the US joining the regulars at the world famous Comedy Cellar in NYC alongside his comedy heroes and is now booked on both coasts at venues including The Stand, Hollywood Improv, Laugh Factory, Comedy Store, Stand Up NY and New York Comedy Club to name but a few. Also an immensely talented actor, Jeff can be seen in features films ‘London Town’ in which he plays warm-hearted punk rocker Ronnie alongside Jonathan Rhys-Meyers’ portrayal of The Clash frontman Joe Strummer. Other films include ‘The Smoke’ and ‘The Dog Wedding’ and tv roles on shows such as ‘Hollyoaks’, ‘Whipped’ and ‘Gutpunch’.
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.
Jamie Roberts is a name synonymous with many things including determined, focused, and laugh out loud funny. He possesses a persona that warms up the crowd and brings down the house. Jamie’s comedic timing and ability to turn any situation humorous has made him into one of the most sort after hosts in the New York City area. From film to the stage, Jamie is a comic’s comic – you never know what he may say or do next. Who would have thought this Long Island native would have what it takes to make it in the big city? Jamie is currently the executive producer and weekly host of the longest running Sunday show in NYC called Sunday Night Live. He is also the founder and executive director of Comedy With A Purpose. A business in which he uses comedy to address some serious social matters. With his clean cut good looks, insatiable charm, and cutting edge comedy, Jamie Roberts is the one to watch in the upcoming yea
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.
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.
Mike Recine is either the smartest dumb guy or the dumbest smart guy in the room. He’s performed stand-up on Conan, written for the MTV Video Music Awards, performed as a New Face in the Montreal Just for Laughs Festival, and been nominated for Time Out New York’s Joke of the Year. Since his first open mic as a teenager in Jersey, he’s performed at nearly every comedy venue in NYC, blending observation and personal storytelling with a pitch-perfect dark wit. Catch him live across NYC to see one of the only guys Brooklyn hipsters and Jersey slobs can agree on.
With his ranty, need-to-get-this-out style, Nathan Macintosh is an award winning comedian who offers a deeper, different perspective that’s always fresh and funny. His opinions and thoughts focus on a unique sense of individuality, making him compelling and interesting, while touching on topics most people overlook. Most recently making his late night debut on Conan on TBS, he's also appeared on Gotham Comedy LIVE for AXS TV, his own half hour Comedy Now! special shown on The Comedy Network/CTV, JFL's Talk Of The Fest, Red Eye on Fox News, and The 10th Annual Canadian Comedy Awards. Nathan has performed at many of the major comedy festivals, including the Halifax Comedy Festival four times, the Boston Comedy Festival, and the prestigious Just For Laughs Comedy Festival in four times, including 2016 where he performed on a Gala taped for TV which was hosted by Carrie Fisher. Nathan has also been heard on radio, Sirius Satellite Radio, XM radios Laugh Attack, Chomping At The Bit, is a regular on CBC's radios 'The Debaters' and has been heard on Raw Report. Nathan's debut album I Wasn't Talking was featured in Ex!aim Magazine's Top Ten Hilariously Good Comedy Moments of 2015. He is also the host of the podcast Positive Anger, which has over 400,000 listens on SoundCloud and is frequently in the top 200 podcasts on iTunes. Nathan is a winner of and has been nominated for multiple Canadian Comedy Awards, including Best Writing and Best Taped Performance, and winning the Tim Simms Encouragement Award in 2007. "Brilliant Stand Up Comedy" - Glenn Sumi, NOW Toronto
Born in the Great State of New Jersey, Dean’s comedy comes in large part from his unique background of being the son of a Palestinian father and a Sicilian mother. Dean, an award winning comedian who was at one time a practicing attorney, co-starred on Comedy Central’s “The Axis of Evil” Comedy TV special. He is the co-creator of Comedy Central.com’s critically acclaimed Internet series “The Watch List” featuring a cast of all Middle Eastern-American comedians performing stand up and sketch comedy. Dean has appeared twice on ABC’s “The View,” on the nationally syndicated TV series “Comics Unleashed with Byron Allen” and was one of five comedians profiled in the recent one hour TV Special entitled: “Stand Up: Muslim-American Comics Come of Age” which aired in the US on PBS and internationally on BBC World and Al Jazeera. Dean co-directed and co-produced the award winning documentary “The Muslims Are Coming!” featuring a tour of American-Muslim comedians performing free comedy shows across the heartland of America in the hopes of using comedy to foster understanding and dispel misconceptions about Muslims. The film also features special guest interviews with various well known people including: “The Daily Show’s” Jon Stewart and Assif Mandvi, Russell Simmons, Soledad O’Brien and Ali Velshi, MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow, comedians Lewis Black, David Cross, Lizz Winstead and Colin Quinn as well as Congressman Keith Ellison, and many more. The film is now available on Netfilx, iTunes and Amazon. Dean co-created the comedy show “Stand up for Peace” along with Jewish comic Scott Blakeman which they perform at colleges across the country in support of peace in the Middle East and as a way of fostering understanding between Arab, Muslim and Jewish-Americans. He is a also columnist for The Daily Beast and writes frequently for CNN.com as well as other publications.
Sober at 19, married at 21, Carolina-born comedian Evan Williams moved to New York City with his wife and Dumbbells at 23 to pursue the dream. Bringing his life experiences to the stage and putting a light spin on dark events became a passion. He been featured on Comedy Central’s Roast Battle II and was a 2016 ‘New Face’ at the Montreal Just For Laughs Festival. He’s also been listed as a ‘Top Comedian Under 30’ by Complex Magazine, one of Addiction.com‘s ‘5 Sober Comics You Should Know’, and has been featured in TimeOut NY, Interrobang, and The New York Times. He can also be seen on MTV’s Bugging Out and as a finalist on the Seeso original series ‘New York’s Funniest’.