Comedians


Todd Barry has done EVERYTHING! Late Show with David Letterman, Late Night with Conan O’Brien, Comedy Central Presents, Last Call with Carson Daly, Jimmy Kimmel Live, Dr. Katz, Professional Therapist, Aqua Teen Hunger Force, Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Vancouver International Comedy Festival, Just for Laughs Festival – Montreal and much, much more!
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.
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.
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).
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.
Samantha Santos is a NYC based stand up comedian and podcaster. She has her “Soft Launch” Podcast Every Wednesday.
This Queens N.Y. native regularly performs at venues all around New York City, the country and internationally. This New Year’s Eve, she was the final comedian to perform at the legendary Caroline's on Broadway, before it closed its doors. In 2023, she became the winner of the Jersey City Comedy Festival's Sandy Gunar award. In 2022, she was selected as a Comic to Watch for the New York Comedy Festival and she won Best of Fest at the 3rd annual, Black Women in Comedy Laugh Fest. She is winner of the 2021 U.S. Comedy Contest and a Finalist for Ladies of Laughter 2021. When she's not performing, you can catch Meka Mo across your streaming platforms as host of We're Done Here, an emotional wellness comedy podcast and season two of HBO’s Game Theory with Bomani Jones.
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.
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.
Comedian Tom Cotter has taken the comedy scene by storm since finishing as runner-up and becoming the Breakout Star from Season 7’s "America's Got Talent." He lost to a dog act, but don’t hold that against him; Tom was the first comedian ever to be a finalist on the show and was the highest finishing human being on the show that year. In August 2013, AGT asked Tom back to perform as a special guest star (along with Train) and then again to host “The Season 8 AGT Snapple Viewing Party.” In January 2019 Tom was again invited back to the AGT stage - this time to perform against the best of the best “Got Talent” performers from other years and around the world in “America’s Got Talent: The Champions.” In one the most talked about sets of the entire competition, Tom received a STANDING OVATION from the adoring crowd. Tom's other numerous television and radio credits include "The Tonight Show,” “Last Comic Standing,” his very own "Comedy Central Presents... Tom Cotter, "The Howard Stern Show, Comics Unleashed, multiple appearances on CBS’ "The Late Late Show" and Celebrity Host of “Gotham Comedy Live” on AXS-TV. You can find Tom headlining all of America's most famous comedy clubs including The Comedy Cellar, The Improv and Caroline's On Broadway just to name a few. Tom has also been featured at the Montreal "Just For Laughs" Festival, the HBO Comedy Arts Festival and headlining "America's Got Talent Live" show at the Palazzo, Las Vegas. And recently, Tom was on the dais and took part in the Friars Club Roast of Boomer Esiason at the Waldorf Astoria in New York City. Tom is also a regular on Fox News Channel and co-starred on an episode of CBS’ “The Good Wife.” In addition, Tom has performed in a wide variety of venues from Alaska to China. His appeal is truly international as he was summoned to London to tour and perform on British Television, and won The Seattle International Stand-Up Comedy Competition and Boston Comedy Festival as The Boston Herald noted “winning by the largest margin of victory in the history of the event.” Tom came out with his first book, “Bad Dad: A Guide to Pitiful Parenting” (Willow Street Press) in February 2016 which is a collection of jokes, gags, one-liners and pithy bad advice for fed-up parents everywhere. It is this kind of versatility that has allowed Tom to excel in other areas of showbiz as well. So whether it be comedy, voice-overs, or acting, Tom Cotter gives it everything he's got. "If laughter is the best medicine, I yearn to be drugged."
Mark Ellis is a comedian, actor and host you’ve probably seen on tv, heard on the radio or at least clicked on the internet. A headlining stand-up that has played to sold-out shows all over the world and on television, Mark also has a monstrous online following as the co-host of the "Movie Trivia Schmoedown", his cinematic combat trivia show that has over 300K subscribers and over 350 million views on YouTube. Mark recently released his new stand-up hour special "Dog Stepfather" (produced by Bill Burr and All Things Comedy) as well as another tv set for an upcoming Comedy Central production...his acting has been showcased in film, television and numerous national commercials; he regularly appears as a commentator on NBC, MTV, VH1, MLB Network, CBS Sports, E!, Reelz and network programs as well. He also makes regular appearances on the "Heidi and Frank" LA morning show, "The Adam Carolla Podcast" and "Doug Loves Movies". Mark is set to release his brand new hour special (with Bill Burr back as a producer) "Alive & Well" in July! Mark co-created "Schmoes Know" with his buddy Kristian Harloff, a movie review show that took off on Youtube thanks to hundreds of millions of views…when the vids evolved into the "Movie Trivia Schmoedown", it became the most popular cinematic trivia game in the world, garnering a rabid online fanbase as the live show toured to packed theaters across the country. The perfect marriage of movie trivia competition and WWE sports- entertainment flair, "The Schmoedown" pits celebrities and internet personalities against each other in an exciting winner-take-all format. Mark’s proprietary hosting style, featuring quick-witted humor, in-depth knowledge and smooth delivery, has been showcased in numerous television, streaming and online projects, and he is currently the lead host at Rotten Tomatoes, including the top-rated weekly podcast "Rotten Tomatoes is Wrong", and his smash hit Peacock show Versus, which he also writes. A staple at conventions like Comic-Con, festivals such as South By Southwest and comedy clubs across the nation, Mark currently lives in Los Angeles, does not play second base for the Dodgers but has led the Comedy Store rec league basketball squad to 4 championships.
Jessica Levin is an NYC comedian. The daughter of a sanitation worker, with longshoreman genes, she has a blue collar mentality with white color taste. When she's not in the clubs, she attempts to go to the gym but mostly ends up co-producing her shows "Tough Love Comedy" , "Fowl Mouth Comedy", and performing all around the city.
Alex Gardes performs in and has produced shows all over New York city. He currently produces Happy Time Apocalypse at New York Comedy Club Gramercy. Alex relies on his improv training and disarming jokes on a life of pain and privilege to entertain and endear comedy audiences wherever he performs. When not doing comedy, Alex can be found in his living room re-watching "Succession" with a glass of wine and his favorite slippers.
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
Haitian Canadian comedian Che Durena was born and raised in British Columbia and is based in Toronto after spending time performing standup in Mexico. He is known for his work as a host and writer for My Most Amazing Top 10 (over 7.6 million subscribers) and he has amassed a social media following of over 7 million with over 197 million likes on his viral TikTok rants and commentary. Che has appeared on JFL All Access, Comedy Network, CraveTV, and recently dropped his debut comedy album Tales From My Butthole. His comedy offers an absurd angle on his experiences living abroad and his perception of matters like culture, race, relationships and drugs. Che has worked with brands like Coors Light, Herb, Vapen and many more. Catch him on tour in a city near you!
Rell Battle is a writer and stand-up comedian who is currently a series regular role opposite Craig Robinson in the Peacock / 3 Arts comedy KILLING IT. Rell has been featured in Conan’s TEAM COCO House nationwide tour and Will Smith’s THIS JOKA on Roku. He was also a series regular on the CBS / 3 Arts multi-camera comedy series SUPERIOR DONUTS for two seasons and previously guested on NBC's GOOD GIRLS, ABC’s BLACK-ISH, and recurred on ABC’s THE GOOD DOCTOR. He recently wrapped a role on Hulu/ABC Signature pilot BAMMAS, produced by Ramy Youssef, as well as a guest role on the Donald Glover/Amazon comedy series MR. + MRS. SMITH. Rell just wrapped on Village Roadshow's film THE GUTTER in LA, written by Yassir Lester, starring Susan Sarandon and Shameik Moore. Liz Destro produced, with Isaiah Lester directing. Rell is currently the host at the Soho House Comedy show.       On the writing side, Rell recently partnered up with Unanimous Media to produce his half-hour comedy pilot OFF FAIRFAX. The OFF FAIRFAX short/POC premiered at the 2022 Tribeca Film Festival. Won the “Episodic Award” at 2023 Slamdance Film Festival, also appeared at HollyShorts Film Festival, Hip Hop Film Festival, Atlanta Film Festival, Catalyst Film Festival, and was a Vimeo Staff Pick. Rell is currently writing on BAD BOYS for Will Smith and Westbrook. Rell was a producer on Peacock and LOL's SO DUMB, IT'S CRIMINAL for Snoop Dogg. Rell also sold half-hour multi-cam comedy UNCIVIL LAW to NBC with Orion and Hazy Mills, which he co-wrote with Pardis Parker. He previously sold ROAST BATTLE to Comedy Central and Jeff Ross.
Jake Velazquez is a NYC based comedian who's been featured in TimeOut NY and the Bronx Times. He was in the Rogue Island Comedy Festival in 2021 and a semi finalist in the World Series of Comedy Laugh Boston. Jake regularly opens for Jordan Jensen and has performed at clubs across the country including: Laugh Factory, Zanies, Comedy Bar, Comic Strip Live, and The Creek & The Cave Austin.
Mia Jackson is a Georgia peach (that's Georgian for “native”), currently living in New York. In 2017, she was selected as a New Face by the Just for Laughs Comedy Festival and Atlanta's Creative Loafing named her the Critic's Choice Best Stand-Up in the city. She has toured nationally with Amy Schumer and is a featured comic at festivals and clubs across the country. Her first stand up special aired as part of Unprotected Sets on EPIX in 2018. Mia has appeared on Comedy Central's This Week at the Comedy Cellar, NBC's Last Comic Standing and HBO Max. Her Comedy Central half hour special debuted in November 2019.
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.
Nikki MacCallum is a New York based comic, actress, and musician. As a performer she's been seen at Lincoln Center, Birdland, 54 Below, and has been featured on CBS and VH1. She's a regular comic at The Grisly Pear.
Jordan Rock is an actor and stand-up comedian most well known for portraying Kevin on the Netflix series "Love." Jordan has also been feautred on Def Comedy Jam as well as releasing his own 2011 comedy special Ladies and Gentlemen, Jordan Rock.
Eleanor is the latest in a long line of historically funny women who cut their teeth at the World Famous Comedy Store. Starting out as a waitress there, Eleanor learned the ropes of comedy, all the while making the best comics in the country laugh, in the kitchen of the club. It would take several years and lots of pushing from one of her biggest fans, Andrew Dice Clay, to finally get her to take her comedic talents to the stage. After co-starring with him in “Dice Undisputed”, Dice invited Eleanor to go on the road with him to promote the show. “I’m an actress not a stand up!” she replied. After seeing her one woman show, Andrew would no longer take no for an answer. “You’re hysterical and everyone should know that!” he said, and Eleanor’s been performing stand up in clubs and theaters around the country ever since.
Josh Adam Meyers is a comedian, host, writer, actor, producer, and musician from the Washington D.C. area. He is the creator and host of The Goddamn Comedy Jam, a live comedy and music show that continues to be one of the most popular live shows in Los Angeles at its base, The Roxy. This show inspired a TV version that ran for a season and a special on Comedy Central. The show’s live festival appearances have played to up to 15,000 people. Josh can also be seen voicing ‘DJ’ Howlin Hank’ on Bill Burr’s Netflix show F is for Family. In 2020, Josh was featured on Comedy Central’s Bill Burr Presents The Ringers, closing out the first episode. Josh tours festivals and clubs around the country as a stand-up, and has appeared at JFL Montreal as a New Face in 2013, JFL Toronto, Moontower, Bonnaroo, New York Comedy Festival, Bumbershoot, Madison Square Garden, Kennedy Center, Blue Whale, Outsidelands, RIOT, Bridgetown, Life is Beautiful, and Clusterfest amongst others. Josh is currently the host of the podcast “The 500 with Josh Adam Meyers” where he is going through Rolling Stone Magazines 500 Greatest Albums List, which was a Spotify Original from 2019-2020.
Julia Shiplett is a comedian, writer, actor and freckly bitch. Since finding her own distinct voice in comedy over the years, Julia has performed around the country and was named one of Comedy Central’s Up Next comedians and a TBS Comic To Watch. In addition to appearing on HBO’s High Maintenance, HBO Max’s Love Life and HBO's Crashing, she has also contributed as a writer to Comedy Central’s Doing The Most and HBO Max’s 10-Year-Old Tom. You can find her published work in The New York Times, The New Yorker and McSweeney's. Please cast her in your next period drama.