New York Comedy Club

COMEDIANS

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
Described as a high energy comic, Chris Distefano acts out a variety of characters derived from his life, typically leaving you on the edge of your seat wondering “Who the hell is that he’s talking about?” Chris has worked at all of the top comedy clubs across New York City including but not limited to Gotham Comedy Club, Broadway Comedy Club, Caroline’s on Broadway, and the Laugh Lounge. Chris still lives in Brooklyn, NY with his Mom (punch line). Chris has a Bachelors degree in Psychology to impress his mom’s friends, and a Doctorate in Physical Therapy to impress his Moms friend’s Moms. That kind of thinking got him on the SNY network as the host of the 2010 Fencing Masters at Hammerstein Ballroom. It also got him all the way to the Final 4 of the 2011 March Madness Comedy Competition at the world famous Caroline’s on Broadway. Chris also headlined at Caroline’s this month and recently opened for Gilbert Gottfried & Dustin Diamond. When he’s not making witty remarks (like the ones you’ve just read) or transforming into various personas on stage, you can find him stretching people’s hamstrings and getting yelled at to clean his room.
Sherrod was a regular on VH1's The Best Week Ever and serves as a regular guest, occasional ombudsman, and stand-in host of Fox News's late-night satire program Red Eye w/ Greg Gutfeld. He has appeared on Tough Crowd, Premium Blend, and The Chris Rock Show. He can also be seen with John Mayer on the parody cover of Tay Zonday's "Chocolate Rain" and on the G4's International Sexy Ladies. In 2009, Small was a guest commentator on both VH1's 100 Greatest One Hit Wonders of the '80s and 100 Most Shocking Music Moments. From 2012 to 2014, Sherrod was an infrequent guest on the Opie and Anthony radio show. Following Anthony Cumia's firing on July 3, 2014 Small took a more regular role on its successor, Opie with Jim Norton. On July 27, 2016, he and comedian Christian Finnegan debuted as co-hosts of Black and White, a comedy/talk show on A&E that explores issues of race relations in America. The show was cancelled in September 2016.
Yamaneika Saunders has been captivating audiences with her dynamic stage presence for over a decade across the entire country. Born and raised in Maryland, Yamaneika has since tackled both the New York and LA comedy scenes by combining her high energy improv skills with a unique vulnerable perspective on life. This mix forces her to go beyond the typical humor one would expect to hear, and allows her to connect to audiences from any background. Yamaneika is one of the stars of Oxygen’s “Funny Girls” series, as well as a semi-finalist on Last Comic Standing, cast member of Comedy Central’s Insecurity and was featured on AXS TV’s Gotham Comedy Live.
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.
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'.
Ronny Chieng is a senior correspondent on The Daily Show on Comedy Central and creator and star of the sitcom and star of the sitcom Ronny Chieng: International Student. Ronny started comedy in Melbourne in 2009. Since then has he had 3 sold out global stand up comedy theater tours in Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Malaysia and London. Ronny has been invited to the Just for Laughs Comedy Festival in Montreal in 2012, 2013 and 2015.  He made his US television debut on the Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson in 2015. He was also invited to open for Dave Chappelle and Bill Burr on their national stand up comedy tours of Australia. Ronny has toured and recorded 4 separate stand up comedy specials - The Ron Way (2012), Can You Do This? No You Can't. (2013), Chieng Reaction (2014), You Don't Know What You're Talking About (2015). In 2015 Ronny moved to New York City after being hired as a correspondent on the Daily Show with Trevor Noah on Comedy Central. He also lost 11kg but that was unrelated to comedy.  
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!
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.
Janeane has had many memorable and critically acclaimed roles in film and television since bursting on the scene in 1992. She's appeared in films such as "The Truth About Cats and Dogs," "Wet Hot American Summer," "Ratatouille" and "Reality Bites." She was a cast member of the Emmy award winning "Ben Stiller Show," as well as the comedy classic "The Larry Sanders Show," and had recurring roles on "24" and "The West Wing." She appeared in Bravo's first scripted series "Girlfriend's Guide to Divorce" and can be seen in the Netflix series "Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp." Along with "Little Boxes," Janeane will appear in several feature films in 2016, including "Blue Angel" and "Speech and Debate." In addition to acting in film and television, Janeane is an outspoken activist and tours the country as a stand-up comedian. She was instrumental in the successful launching of the first liberal radio network, Air America Radio, where she hosted her own talk show, "The Majority Report." A lightning rod for controversy, Janeane's well-informed opinions and unflinching honesty have inspired laughs as well as striking a chord with the left, right and everyone in between. She is a noted peace activist. Notable Roles: Janeane played the role of Paula, the acerbic talent booker, on "The Larry Sanders Show," for which she received an Emmy nomination in 1997 and two Cable Ace nominations. During the fall of '94 she joined the cast of "Saturday Night Live." Other television work includes the series finale of "Mad About You" and the critically-lauded final season of NBC's "The West Wing," where she played Democratic campaign strategist Louise Thornton. In 2007, Janeane's voice was featured in the Disney/Pixar animated comedy Ratatouille. Janeane can also be seen in Stella writer/director David Wain's ensemble comedy, "The Ten," the Lifetime movie "Girl's Best Friend" and as a recurring character on the 2009 season of "24." Janeane lives in New York and Los Angeles.
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 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 Schmoes Know, his movie show that has over 250K subscribers and 50 million views on YouTube.Mark’s acting has been showcased in film, television and numerous national commercials; he regularly appears as a commentator on Spike, MTV, VH1, Reelz and network programs as well. He can also be seen on the online show Collider Movie Talk.In addition to his weekly Schmoes Know podcast, Mark also makes regular appearances on the KLOS morning show Heidi & Frank, The Adam Carolla Podcast & Jedi Council.Mark Ellis recently released his debut comedy album Get to the Castle to a Top 10 showing on iTunes Comedy…he currently lives in Los Angeles, does not play second base for the Dodgers and is considering hiring a maid.
Yannis Pappas is a stand-up comedian. His Album “Let Me Be Yannis” was awarded Album of the Year for 2016 by SiriusXM Comedy. Yannis’ Half Hour Comedy Central Special aired in June of 2014 and is available on Amazon, iTunes, ComedyCentral.com and whenever Comedy Central re-runs it. In 2015, he was the host of the comedy sports show, Webby nominee and Media Synopisis Award winner for "Best Sports Digital Series”, AOL’s 2 Point Lead. Before that, he was the Co-Anchor of Fusion Live, a live, primetime, one-hour news magazine program which focused on current events, pop culture and satire. Fusion TV network launched in September 2013 as a joint venture of ABC and Univision. Yannis was also the co-host of MSG’s sports fan show, The Bracket. He has also been featured on AXS TV, TruTV, VH1 and Good Morning America. He was the first comedian to ever do stand up on the New Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon–It was a test show and didn’t air, but that’s kind of a cool thing. He is known for his popular characters Mr. Panos and Maurica. All his comedy shorts with Ditch Films can be found on YouTube. Go watch them, they are there.
Justin looks and sounds like he’s from New York probably because he’s from New York. As a long time voice over artist and actor, he can bleach the accent but what can’t be faded is the influence of his urban upbringing. There’s a hustle, energy and unique honesty that is expressed in all of his work.And theres a lot of work... Justin is a stand up comic with a self-prodding, open book style that can be served on any stage. He can be seen regularly at New York's favorite comedy clubs as well as on tour nationally. He's a TV host, best selling author and co-hosts the weekly podcast "Neurotica". Justin is a passionate animal activist. He combines his two passions for comedy and dogs as the producer/ host of Funny For Fido. A charity that brings the countries top comedians together to raise money and awareness for animal rescue. Justin’s comedic talent and way with man’s best friend caused CBS to take notice and in May 2012, the debut episode of CBS’ “Dogs In The City,” a primetime reality series hosted by none other than Justin Silver hit the airwaves. He recently co-starred in "The Sinner" on USA. Guest starred in "Law and Order" on NBC. He has appeared in innumerable morning shows and articles including Live with Kelly and Michael, Rachel Ray, The Today Show, The Talk, CBS This Morning, The New York Times, The New York Post, FOX News, The Daily News, The Post, Daily Shot with Ali Wentworth, Extra, People Magazine, Inked Magazine, etc.
As seen on Comics Unleashed and Late Night TV
Born and raised on the gritty streets of Queens, Matt used comedy as a means of defending himself from bullies and gangsters. It worked 62% of the time. Matt is also an actor, a magician, and a hypnotist. In the last 7 years, he's performed on several thousand shows. Matt is best known as one of the hosts of HQ Trivia and a cast member of MTV's Joking Off
CORINNE FISHER is a stand-up comedian, writer & actor originally from Union, NJ. She first made a splash with her debut one-woman show Corinne Fisher: I STALK YOU (Dir. David Crabb) which had a run at The Peoples Improv Theater (The PIT) in the Summer of 2010 and was featured in Time Out New York. Since then, she has been a regular on the stand-up scene playing anything from dive bars to world-famous comedy clubs like New York Comedy Club, The Stand, The Standing Room, Caroline’s, Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre, Broadway Comedy Club, Comix, Laugh Boston, The Stress Factory & Gotham. Her second stage show, Almost Former Reality TV Stars, had a run at The PIT in June 2011 and told the true (albeit slightly exaggerated) story of how CORINNE and her real-life best friend, actor/model THOMAS WHITFIELD, were hired, then fired from their very own reality TV show. Known as @PhilanthropyGal on Twitter (slightly tongue-in-cheek…), in 2012 CORINNE performed in a series of benefit shows for the AFGHAN WOMEN’S WRITING PROJECT alongside other female New York comedians including SNL alum RACHEL DRATCH. Over the past few years, CORINNE has been selected to perform in the prestigious BOSTON COMEDY FESTIVAL, the WOMEN IN COMEDY FESTIVAL, THE LAUGHING DEVIL COMEDY FESTIVAL & the SHE-DEVIL FESTIVAL. On YouTube, she is the messed up mind behind Internet vlogger GINA SPRINKLES and the voice of ‘TOIBA’ on the cartoon web series MYSTERY SQUAD GALS, the brainchild of RYAN DUFF. Perhaps most notably, however, CORINNE is 1/2 of SORRY ABOUT LAST NIGHT…, her comedy writing and performance duo with KRYSTYNA HUTCHINSON. In December 2013, the duo launched Guys We Fucked: The Anti Slut-Shaming Podcast that now boasts a million+ listeners worldwide. Having featured celebs such as AMBER ROSE, STOYA, DAN SAVAGE, JIM NORTON, ARTIE LANGE, HORATIO SANZ, ANDY DICK, LIZZ WINSTEAD (Co-Creator of “The Daily Show”) and JENNI ‘JWOWW’ FARLEY (“Jersey Shore”) in addition to real gents they’ve had their way with, the podcast is consistently ranked among the Top 5 comedy podcasts on iTunes (but has reached as high as #1) and has been featured on The Huffington Post, The Daily Beast, Splitsider, Mother Jones, Perez Hilton, Elle, A.V. Club, E! Online, People, US Magazine, and Bust as well as OPIE & JIM on Sirius Radio and NBC’s LAST CALL WITH CARSON DALY. Previously, the duo wrote and starred in a self-titled sketch show that debuted at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre in NYC in the Spring of 2013 (Dir. Jon Bershad) and co-hosted a popular underground comedy variety show of the same name that has had homes at the Brooklyn Winery, The PIT and originated at Gotham City Improv. The show was like the best college keg party you’ve ever been to and featured comedy faves such as HANNIBAL BURESS & KURT METZGER as well as cult folk-rock sensation DAN BERN. This Summer, CORINNE and KRYSTYNA will be appearing for the second time at Montreal's JUST FOR LAUGHS FESTIVAL, arguably the most important comedy festival in the world. Last year, their first show sold out so quickly a second had to be added. They have also sold out the main room at The World Famous Comedy Store in Hollywood where they were joined by special guests DANE COOK, NEAL BRENNAN & OWEN BENJAMIN. Additionally, they were also guest editors for GLAMOUR MAGAZINE where they penned their own take on the all-too-familiar “How To Please Your Man” article. The duo's first book, "FUCKED: Being Sexually Explorative and Self-Confident in a World That's Screwed" drops on October 24th, 2017. In 2014, CORINNE made her television stand-up debut on FOX’s LAUGHS on the special “Under 30” episode. She also co-hosts a monthly show at NEW YORK COMEDY CLUB called NACHO BITCHES with BLAIR SOCCI (MTV’s “Ladylike”) where GARY GULMAN, YANNIS PAPPAS, ARI SHAFFIR, BONNIE MCFARLANE, KEVIN MEANEY, and SNL’s PETE DAVIDSON are regular drop-ins. In the Summer of 2015, FISHER and fellow comic KATIE HANNIGAN created THE COMEDIENNE PROJECT (Dir. TED ALEXANDRO), a show challenging its participants to write and perform twenty new minutes of stand-up sans sex, dating, or relationship material, which was accepted into The NYC Fringe Festival and is now a monthly show at The Standing Room. CORINNE holds a BFA in Film & Video from the School of Visual Arts, has been trained in the Stanislavski method by Joie Lee (“Do The Right Thing”) and is a graduate of the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre’s prestigious improvisation training program. She loves ice cream and the Spice Girls.
Paul is a stand up comedian who grew up in the suburbs outside of New York City. He loves his family, cigars and having pointless sports arguments with his friends. He was first attracted to stand up comedy at a very young age. He was only nine years old when he witnessed Eddie Murphey's "Raw". Although he couldn't understand all the jokes and probably should not have been listening to expicit language, he became instantlly intrigued by the idea of speaking into a microphone and making a crowd of people happy. Also, in the mid-eighties, his father took him to see Rodney Dangerfield live at Radio City Music Hall in NYC. By the end of the show, he was sleeping on his fathers lap but the seed was planted. Starting out Paul was performing anywhere he could. From doing contests, awful bar gigs where he stood on soda crates as a stage and even someones living room holding an empty corona bottle as a mic. Paul now headlines clubs all across America. Many of the nations top comedy clubs have called him one of the strongest up and comers working today. Paul has also opened for some of the biggest names in the business. Comics such as Bill Burr, Dave Attell and Jim Breuer to name a few. Recently he has toured with Bill Burr in some of the country's greatest theaters including, Constitution Hall, The Chicago Theatre and Carnegie Hall where he killed in front of a sold out crowd on the most legendary stage in the world. During the NY Comedy Festival Paul opened for Burr at Madison Square Garden in front of 15,000 people. Paul's debut album Paul Virzi "Night At The Stand" was #1 on iTunes and #4 on Billboards comedy album charts. Every week you can hear him host his very popular podcast "The Virzi Effect". Some of his credits include TV appearances on AXS TV's "Gotham Comedy Live", The NFL Networks "Good Morning Football" and writing for the ESPN ESPY Awards. Paul has made numerous appearances at the very prestigious Just For Laughs Comedy Festival In Montreal and was recently asked to perform at the SXSW Festival in Austin, TX. He can also be seen on the upcoming season of truTV's "Comedy Knockout". Paul never fails in keeping the laughs coming and making the audience feel comfortable with his hard hitting personal approach. He is fun to watch and has a stage presence that is second to none.
Dan Soder is a New York City based comedian and actor who’s best known as ‘Mafee’ on the hit Showtime Billions series . This summer he will have a brand new Netflix Half Hour special. His first hour-long stand-up special, Not Special premiered last year on Comedy Central. Other credits include: Comedy Central’s Half Hour, Conan, Inside Amy Schumer, and @midnight. Dan also hosts Sirius XM’s The Bonfire with Big Jay Oakerson, every Monday and Wednesday at 6pm ET.
Born in Youngstown, Ohio and raised Italian American and Catholic. My father was involved in a family business and my mother was/is an elementary school teacher. As a family, we moved back and forth between northeast Ohio and South Florida throughout my childhood. Started playing contact football at age 9 in Florida and wrestling at age 13 in Ohio. My senior year of high school I placed second in the Florida AAA State Tournament and went on to college at Pennsylvania State University where I wrestled in 1991-1992 and tutored student athletes. Moved to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1995 with my bachelors degree in criminal justice. Began work counseling adjudicated teens and children with mental health issues. Started teaching special education in the Philadelphia School District in 1998. Received my masters in Special Education in 2001 from Cabrini College and continued to teach in both public school and residential school settings. Started stand up comedy in 2000 and moved to New York City in 2003. Was the 1983 and 1984 Spelling Bee runner up at Pine Grove Elementary School. I failed to advance to the national bee in Washington D.C. because of the complexity of the word roothless, which I still spell with two o's.
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.
In the history of NBC’s hit show, “America’s Got Talent”, only four stand-up comics have made it to the final ten. Gary Vider is one of them. Gary made his TV stand-up debut in 2014 on TBS’, “Conan”. Gary’s other TV appearances include AXS TV Gotham Live, and Comics Unleased with Byron Allen. He has been heard on SiriusXM’s The Jay Thomas Show and The Sam Roberts Show. He has performed nationally in comedy festivals such as Bridgetown and Laughing Skull. In 2014, Gary placed 1st in the Carolines on Broadway March Madness Competition where he beat out 63 of NYC’s best young comedians.
Mike Britt is a Brooklyn, NY born stand-up comedian. He got his start at the Uptown Comedy Club in Harlem. Since then, He has appeared on Comedy Central Presents, BET's Comicview, VH1's Best Week Ever, and The Bad Boys of Comedy. In 2015, he's now known as the "singer" of the Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt theme song.
Josh Gondelman is a writer and comedian who incubated in Boston before moving to New York City, where he currently lives and works as a writer for Last Week Tonight with John Oliver. Onstage, Josh charms audiences using his good-natured storytelling and cracks them up with his sharp, pointy wit. He takes topics from surprise parties to his experience teaching preschool and makes them all equally hilarious. Last spring, he made his late night standup debut on Conan (TBS), and he can also be seen on the first season of Night Train With Wyatt Cenac (SeeSo). Josh’s newest comedy album Physical Whisper debuted in March of 2016 at #1 on the iTunes comedy charts (as well as #4 on the Billboard comedy chart) and stayed there for…well…longer than he expected, honestly. Offstage, Josh has earned a Peabody Award, an Emmy, and a WGA Award for his work on Last Week Tonight. He is also the co-author (along with Joe Berkowitz) of the book You Blew It, published October 2015 by Plume. In the past, Josh has written for Fuse TV’s Billy On The Street. His writing has also appeared in prestigious publications such as McSweeney’s Internet Tendency, New York Magazine, and The New Yorker. Gondelman is the co-creator and co-author of the Shorty Award-winning Modern Seinfeld Twitter account, and his own Twitter feed was named the year’s best by Paste Magazine in 2015. The Ellen DeGeneres Show took notice of Josh’s joke writing skill and featured him as part of their “Tweetly Roundup.” Additionally, Josh has performed at the Rooftop Comedy Festival in Aspen, CO, and headlined at the Laugh Your Asheville Off Festival in Asheville, NC. More recently he has appeared in the Eugene Mirman Comedy Festival, the Bridgetown Comedy Festival, and SF Sketchfest. His debut standup comedy CD, “Everything’s The Best” was released in November of 2011 by Rooftop Comedy Productions.
Mark Normand is a fun-loving, New York comedian. Ok, I’m gonna brag a little here but hey, you’re on the site so that must mean you’re somewhat interested. I don’t know, I’ve just seen other comics do this. Ah screw you, I’m proud of these credits! Sorry, I got worked up there. (I just wanna be liked) So far, Mark has done a Comedy Central HALF HOUR special, has appeared on TBS’s CONAN 4 times, Late Show with Stephen Colbert, Showtime’s “Live at SXSW”, INSIDE AMY SCHUMER, TruTv, Best Week Ever, MTv, Last Comic Standing, @Midnight and released an album with Comedy Central records titled “Still Got It” (it’s not bad). This year, Mark took first place at the Great American Comedy Festival competition. In 2013 won Caroline’s March Madness competition, beating out 63 other comedians. And this is a real shocker for all of us, but he was also voted Village Voice’s “Best Comedian of 2013”, I know, right? In 2012, Mark appeared on “John Oliver’s New York Standup Show” on Comedy Central, and in 2011 was picked as one of Comedy Central’s “Comics to Watch.” Mark was born and raised in New Orleans, LA surprisingly to two normal parents. As a kid he spent most of his time shooting short films and wetting the bed. He started doing comedy right after college and quickly moved to New York. Mark now does comedy clubs and colleges across the country and has been involved in many festivals including Portland, Seattle, DC, Boston, Vancouver, Melbourne and in 2013 was featured as a New Face at the Montreal Comedy Festival. More annoying accolades that no one really cares about: Mark was named one of Comedy Central’s Comics To Watch for the 2011 New York Comedy Festival. Mark was also named Esquire’s “Best New Comedians 2012”, Splitsider’s “Top 10 Up and Coming Comedians on Each Coast”, and Time Out New York’s “21 New York Comedy Scene Linchpins”. Whew, sorry about all that.
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.
Liz Miele, originally from New Jersey, started doing stand-up at 16 in New York City. At 18 she was profiled in The New Yorker Magazine, at 22 she appeared on Comedy Central’s “Live at Gotham.” She recently appeared on AXS TV’s “Gotham Comedy Live” and Hulu’s “Coming To The Stage” and was profiled in the March 2015 issue of Runner’s World. She regularly tours with the “Nobodies of Comedy” and Armed Forces Entertainment and just finished performing on a book tour for Chris McDougall, author of “Born to Run.” Her joke “Feminist Sex Positions” went viral both on YouTube and Upworthy.com. She just completed writing and producing season one of her animated web series “Damaged,” voiced by great comics including, Maz Jobrani, Hari Kondabolu, Ted Alexandro, Dean Edwards, DC Benny, Joe Machi and so many more. She also co-produced and co-starred in 40 episodes of a web series called “Apt C3” with fellow comic, Carmen Lynch and fashion photographer, Chris Vongsawat. Liz recently released her debut comedy album, “Emotionally Exhausting” on iTunes and Amazon.
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.
An Indian American born and raised in Texas,Akaash Singh is a nationally touring stand up comedian who is quickly working his way up to becoming a household name. His comedy is driven by cultural differences, an intense pride in his upbringing, and a desire to challenge the audience. He has been featured on HBO’s The Leftovers; several shows on MTV, and can currently be seen on the Netflix show "Brown Nation", as well as the new MTV show "Safeword"