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.
His credits include: BET, Comedy Central, Showtime at the Apollo, Who’s Got Jokes (hosted by Bill Bellamy), and The Tom Joyner Show, Shaq Comedy All Star Jam, Chocolate Sundaes (hosted by Tommy Davidson) on Showtime. 
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).
Big Jay Oakerson is one of the most beloved and easily recognizable comedians in New York City. His easy charm and dirty delivery endear him to audiences every night. Jay’s comedy career spans two decades and a journey from “comic’s comic” to mainstream fame. Beginning as a standout in the Philadelphia comedy scene, Jay quickly became a favorite among other comedians after his move to New York City. He’s no stranger to the rest of America, either, regularly headlining across the country and playing festivals including Bonnaroo, Jager's Korn tour, RockStar Energy Drink's Mayhem Fest, Gathering of the Juggalos and Funny or Die’s Oddball Festival. Jay has also been featured on This Is Not Happening with Ari Shaffir, Comedy Underground with Dave Attell, FX’s Louie, Inside Amy Schumer, and Late Night with Jimmy Fallon & Conan. Jay co-host's “The Bonfire” on Comedy Central Radio Sirius XM 95 alongside Dan Soder Monday through Thursday 6-8pm EST. He is also the co-host of two wildly popular podcasts - “The Most Offensive Podcast on Earth” Legion of Skanks with Luis J. Gomez and Dave Smith and The SDR (Sex, Drugs & Rock & Roll) Show with Ralph Sutton both on The Gas Digital Network. Jay’s debut hour special "Big Jay Oakerson: Live At Webster Hall" premiered on Comedy Central in 2016 & was filmed at the legendary music venue in New York City providing the perfect heavy metal vibe for the show. Jay's comedy is raw, compelling and honest to the core, as he takes viewers on a journey of brutal truths. His second special premiered in 2018 as part of “The Degenerates” on Netflix filmed in Las Vegas. He has 3 albums on Comedy Central Records, The Crowdwork Sessions: What’s Your F@#king Deal?! Volumes 1 & 2 recorded live at The Stand & The Village Underground that capture Jay’s raunchy, off-the-cuff essence with a full hour of crowdwork. They join Jay’s first album, An American Storyteller, a one-hour onslaught of unbridled awesomeness and raunchy rock n' roll hilarity. Oakerson has hosted 2 seasons of "What's Your F@#king Deal?! Crowdwork & Off The Cuff Comedy" on Seeso. Jay asks the audience to let go of pretension and leave egos at the door as he leads a pack of comics in a completely improvised show based on interactions with the crowd. The atmosphere is loose and no-holds-barred, so you'll see a side of the performers you've never seen before. Longtime fans of Jay’s will also remember him as Neil, the sexually ambiguous owner of a NYC rock club, on IFC’s Z-Rock, and from his appearances on Comedy Central's Premium Blend, Comedy Central Presents and Tough Crowd with Colin Quinn. He’s wowed audiences at the prestigious Just For Laughs Montreal festival an impressive four times, both on The Nasty Show and with his solo show, The American Storyteller. And he’s a fan favorite guest on Sirius XM’s Bennington (previously Ron & Fez).
Eric D’Alessandro, a charismatic New Yorker with an unfiltered sense of humor, a camera, and a knack for storytelling, has etched his name into the hearts of comedy lovers across the nation. His unique comedic style, infused with his Italian-American heritage, spins raw, relatable narratives that resonate with the everyday American. From his early beginnings on YouTube, Eric has steadily crafted a diverse portfolio of work that includes engaging sketches, spot-on celebrity impressions, and comedic covers of popular songs. His authentic characters, notably "Maria Marie," have garnered widespread acclaim, demonstrating Eric's ability to create content that both entertains and connects. A viral sensation, Eric's video "Where It Was" has amassed over 45 million views across platforms, further cementing his status as a digital force. His social media progess extends beyond viral videos, with a loyal fanbase that follows his every move. Forbes acknowledged his ability to engage audiences online and onstage, a testament to Eric's multifaceted talent. Eric's onscreen charisma led him to star in the VH1 movie, "Fuhgeddabout Christmas." His versatility also shone through in the 2016 drama/mystery film, "Nerve," alongside Emma Roberts and Dave Franco. Directors, intrigued by his viral videos, included him in the script, underscoring the impact of his online presence. In the realm of podcasts, Eric has shared his wit and humor on various platforms, making waves on Barstool Sports' KFCRadio and the Dr. Drew podcast. His engaging presence and relatable anecdotes have also landed him a feature in a Fox TV interview. Onstage, Eric is a powerhouse. His raw energy and comedic timing have sold out venues across the United States and Canada, including the Borgata in Atlantic City, NJ, New Jersey's iPlay America, and the famed 1,900 seat St. George Theater in Staten Island, NY. His talent extends to animation as well. Eric is the creator of the popular YouTube animated show "MariaMogi," further showcasing his creative versatility. Looking forward, Eric shows no signs of slowing down. His first comedy special, recorded in November 2022, is set to premiere in the fall of 2023. As he continues to break barriers and redefine comedy, Eric D’Alessandro remains an unmissable act, whose journey is as exciting as his performances.
Mike Cannon is a New York City-based comedian, podcaster, writer, and actor. 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 in 2023. He also co-hosts 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.
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.
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.
No one can do what Josh Adam Meyers is doing with comedy and music. 1 part stand up comic, 1 part rock star, Josh brings comedy and music together with his signature high energy, raspy voice, and command of the stage; combining killer jokes with music, he is the best of both worlds. Everything in the club is part of the show; the staff, the audience, and you never know when a full rock band will join him on stage. Growing up in the Washington D.C. area, Josh was a funny kid who played in bands. Now as a professional comedian and musician - he has come full circle. Josh spent the summer of 2023 opening for Jelly Roll in front of 20k a night at 45 different arenas and amphitheaters around the country, with more high profile concert dates coming in 2024. For Bill Burr, Josh Adam Meyers tours arenas with the man, he was featured on Bill Burr’s "Friends Who Kill" (Netflix), "The Ringers" (Comedy Central), and can also be seen voicing ‘DJ’ Howlin Hank’ on Bill Burr’s "F is for Family" (Netflix). Josh Adam Meyers is a nationally touring headliner performing at clubs and festivals as a stand-up. He has appeared at the prestigious Just For Laughs Festival as a New Face in 2013 and continues to be a regular on the festival performing on The Nasty Show and other festival favorites. Josh has performed at Madison Square Garden, Kennedy Center, Netflix Is A Joke Festival, JFL Toronto, NY Comedy Festival, Moontower Comedy, Bonnaroo, Bumbershoot, Blue Whale, Outsidelands, RIOT LA, Bridgetown, Life is Beautiful, and Clusterfest amongst others. He is the creator and host of "The Goddamn Comedy Jam", a live comedy show where famous comedians sing a cover song with a live band, which continues to be one of the most popular live shows in Los Angeles at its homebase, The Comedy Store. GDCJ inspired a TV version and a special on Comedy Central. The show has toured the continent performing on the live festival circuit in front of thousands of die-hard comedy fans. On “The 500 Podcast with Josh Adam Meyers”, he combs through Rolling Stone Magazine’s 500 Greatest Albums of All Time list, the show was a Spotify Original from 2019-2020 until Spotify spent all their money on Joe Rogan. See you at the show.
Jeremiah Watkins is heralded as the comedian for making Judd Apatow fall in love with comedy again, and that’s a direct quote from Judd himself! His debut 1 hour standup special Jeremiah Watkins: Family Reunion is streaming now on Amazon Prime and his 2nd hour special DADDY is streaming now on Youtube. You can hear him as the voice of the iconic role of The Joker on DC Superhero Girls and you can see him weekly as co-host of the Scissor Bros podcast. His hit series Stand-Up On The Spot continues to receive viral attention as well as his numerous sketches online that he also directs and writes. Other credits include Carpool Karaoke, Lights Out with David Spade, Netflix’s Historical Roasts, Nickelodeon's The Casagrandes, Jimmy Kimmel Live & more. Jeremiah’s off-the-cuff and physical standup style guarantee you a memorable show experience like you’ve never seen before.
Kaneez Surka is South African-born Indian comedian based in New York City. She has her own Comedy Special available on Netflix called ”Ladies Up” and has created and been featured on Netflix's “Comedy Premium League”, Amazon Prime's “Something From Nothing” and “Improv All Stars - Games Night”. Kaneez has also been a judge on comedy reality show “Comicstaan” Season 1 and 2 on Amazon Prime and “Queens of Comedy” on TLC. Currently Kaneez is touring internationally with her new solo “I Found My People!” show, which explores what it means to be a multicultural female immigrant trying to find her people in this world through anecdotes and observations. Over the past 10 years, Kaneez has amassed a huge social media following of around 1 million followers across all platforms.
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.
Akaash Singh is a nationally touring stand-up comedian, podcaster, and actor. His career took off with many television shows including MTV’s “Guy Code” and “Wild’n Out,” Netflix’s “Brown Nation,” and HBO’s “The Leftovers.” After finding success in TV, he pivoted his focus toward growing the now hugely successful podcast “Flagrant,” co-created with fellow comedian and good friend, Andrew Schulz, along with his successful stand-up comedy touring career. Akaash self-produced and directed his first stand-up special, “Bring Back Apu” in February, amassing over a million views in its first week alone. Just one month later, he released “The Crowdwork Special,” putting him in the rarified air of comedians who produced two specials in back-to-back months. Aside from stand up, look for Akaash as the lead in the Netflix animated series "Conquest" as well as an upcoming Hulu series created by Ramy Youssef.
His subtle style of humor took him all the way to the finals on season 10 of America’s Got Talent. His dry delivery has also earned him TV appearances on CONAN and The Late Show with Stephen Colbert. ​His jokes have been published in the New York Times and Time Out NY Magazine. He was named a "Comic to Watch" by Esquire and was the winner of the 2014 Carolines on Broadway March Madness competition where he beat out 63 of the best young comedians. In early 2020, Gary released his debut comedy album, ‘Vider Las Vegas’.
JAMES MATTERN is a Nationally Headlining Comic and Radio personality, who has fast become one of the most beloved Emcees in NYC. His second featured album, "The Check Spot" was critically acclaimed and won Album of the Year from the Interrobang. 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.
Chicago based, Kevin has been seen on Comedy Central, NBC’s Last Comic Standing and his Dry Bar internet videos has amassed over 30 million views.
Ian Levy is an up and coming comedian based out of New York. He uses a silly irreverent style to joke about life, love, and his many shortcomings. He regularly performs at clubs and colleges across the country. Some of his credits include being a finalist in the San Francisco Comedy Competition, Edinburgh Festival Fringe, Sketchfest, and the Big Pine Comedy Festival. He's also the winner of the prestigious Employ of the Month award at Hollow Cafe.
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.
Matt Ruby is a comedian from New York City. His smart and dark brand of standup is "button-pushing" and "funny" according to the NY Times. His comedy has been filmed by Comedy Central, MTV, NBC/Seeso, and FOX. He hosts the podcast Kind of a Lot with Matt Ruby. In his latest special, Substance, he performs 4 sets on 4 nights, 1 high, 1 drunk, 1 sober, and 1 on shrooms. His previous special, Feels Like Matt Ruby is also available on YouTube. His two albums, Feels Like Matt Ruby and Hot Flashes, are in regular rotation on Sirius and went top 10 on the iTunes Comedy charts. He's also been featured on CNN, The Huffington Post, New York magazine, Time Out, etc.
Calise Hawkins is a writer for HBO Max's "That Damn Michael Che" and a story editor for Hulu's "Everything's Trash" starring Phoebe Robinson. She has performed on NBC's "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon", Oxygen's "Funny Girls", Comedy Central's "Russel Simmons Presents", Kevin Hart's "LOL Series", Comedy Central's "The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore" , and W. Kamau Bell's "Totally Biased", amongst others. She has also written for Comedy Central’s "@midnight" , Disney's "Walk The Prank", Disney's "Just Roll With It", Comedy Central's "Hood Adjacent", Aisha Tyler's "Unapologetic", MTV's "Girl Code", Trutv's "Comedy Knockout", GSN's "Lie Detectors", and MTV's "Charlemagne and Friends" and MTV's "Totally Clueless" prank show.
Mary Lynn Rajskub, best known for her roles in "24" and "It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia" as "Chloe" and "Gail the Snail," is a seasoned comedian, actress, and writer. She recently released her first book, "FAME-ISH: My Life At The Edge Of Stardom," providing a comedic take on her journey to becoming "fame-ish." Beyond her comedic pursuits, Mary Lynn has appeared in various TV series, including "Accused," "The Dropout," "Big Shot," and "Immoral Compass." Her film roles span a range of genres, from the sci-fi film "The Tomorrow War" to comedies like "Night School" and classics such as "Little Miss Sunshine" and "Man on the Moon." As a seasoned stand-up comedian, Mary Lynn draws on her own life experiences to explore themes of modern womanhood through a personal, relatable, and revealing lens.
As seen on "America's Got Talent" and "Kill Tony", Ahren Belisle is a software engineer and mental health advocate turned comedian. Born in Northern Ontario with cerebral palsy, Ahren is a mute comedian who uses his phone to deliver jokes. Ahren has over 500,000 followers and uses his platform to spread positive messages and comedy.
Ben has performed with the likes of Andrew Schulz, Joe List, Louis J. Gomez, and has a surprisingly diverse cult-like following of comedy fans thatl ove to laugh. Ben is the hottest commodity coming out of Canada right now with over 92,000 followers on Instagram. Ben mocks politics, current events, pop culture, and himself. Ben is the host of his own podcast "The Bankas Show" on YouTube with over 3000 weekly listeners. He has been featured on InfoWars, Blaze TV in the USA and in notable Canadian publications like the Toronto Sun, CBC, BlogTo, Toronto Life, CP24, Rebel News, The Western Standard. Check out Ben Bankas' comedy specials "GAYTATORSHIP" and "Please, Wear a Mask" on Youtube. All material Ben will be performing will be new and cannot be found online.
Brandon Barrera is a New York comedian originally from Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. By telling unique and funny stories about himself, Brandon's goal is to leave an audience feeling as if they’ve known him their entire lives.