Comedians


Standup comedian and game show host who became recognized for hosting the popular live streaming trivia app HQ Trivia. He also hosted the Running Late show which featured other comedians and local musicians.
Henry Sir is a former All Canadian university basketball player gone comedian and writer. Henry has performed all over North America for independent venues, festivals and comedy clubs alike. He has performed in some of America's best clubs including ACME Comedy Co., Denver Comedy Works, The Mix, Broadway Comedy Club, Rick Bronson's Comic Strip and House of Comedy, Zanies, the Laugh Factory, The Creek and the Cave, New York Comedy Club, and The Ice House. ​ Henry's act has been described as smart, witty and innovative while earning a strong reputation for his impeccable joke writing; putting original twists on everyday topics along with his unique point of view and outlook on everything that is anything but. Henry has the ability to take on lighthearted and serious subjects while remaining likeable and friendly. He is a favourite in front of all audiences; young, old, indie, club and corporate. ​ Henry also cowrote and starred in Mr. Vigilante Production's "Trigger", as featured on CBC and has released musical comedy as well as real music that isn't funny; not even remotely, it's actually kind of good. ​ When not writing and performing; Henry is a regular contributor on TSN Radio's "The Basketball Show". ​ His first album, Chalant, which debuted at #1 on iTunes, is available on all streaming services.
Let’s start with Ms. Pat hasn’t lived the life of your typical comedian. Born to a single mother of 5, living on welfare in a tough West end neighborhood of Atlanta, Ms. Pat learned early on she would have to fend for herself in this world. Her Grandfather ran a “bootleg” house where as a kid Pat learned how to roll the drunks for food money. She had her first child at 14 and her second child at 15, “I knew I wasn’t going to college so I figured why not get an early start on my family”. She became a drug dealer in her teens known by the street name “Rabbit”. “I figured there were two things I could do in my neighborhood to earn money, either sell drugs or sell p*@#$y”. At 16 she purchased her first Cadillac. During her teens she was shot twice and arrested numerous times. At 19 years of age she met a man, and with his help and encouragement decided to get out of the “life”. “I was so tired, I thought for sure I was going to end up dead. He was 21 and a military vet and he showed me a way out”.
Tony started stand-up comedy at the world famous Comedy Store in Hollywood in 2007. An amazing comedy club known for being a hub of development, Tony used the darkness and freedom of the club to mend his trademark style of dark edgy jokes and seamlessly going in and out of material and crowdwork. While constantly doing standup he has also written for the last five Comedy Central Roasts and hosts his popular live podcast KillTony. His popularity began to thrive in 2014 after becoming a regular guest on The Joe Rogan Experience. Tony's first comedy special "ONE SHOT" is due for release January 15, 2016 only available on Netflix.
Jason Lawhead is as relatable a comic as you’ll see working live on stage today. Observational everyday takes, with personal family experiences & an array of sports material along with a knack for impressions, voices & story telling make the Cleveland born comedian funny from start to finish. Lawhead made a name for himself as a regular opening act for Bill Burr on both his “Billy Red State” & “Billy Bible Belt” tours in 2014 & 2015, as well as opening for Bill’s Netflix special “You People Are All the Same”. A favorite guest of the Artie Lange show, Jason has also appeared twice on Gotham Comedy Live & was on Season 9 of Last Comic Standing. Jason currently tours all over the country & can be seen regularly in Los Angeles at the Comedy & Magic Club in Hermosa Beach.
Brooks is a cool dude. He went to University of Iowa and got a biomedical engineering degree, but then pursued comedy. Here’s some stuff he’s done: -Cast Member of Saturday Night Live (2013-14) -Had the #1 comedy album on iTunes with the release of his debut album, “This is cool, Right?” which was hailed by many outlets as one of the best comedy albums of 2015 -Released a Comedy Central Half Hour special -Appeared on Conan -Appeared on Late Night with Seth Meyers -Appeared on Girls -Appeared on MTV’s Ridiculousness -Appeared on @Midnight -Appeared on Comedy Central’s This Is Not Happening -Appeared on Comedy Central’s Adam Devine’s House Party -One of Comedy Central’s 10 comics to watch in 2012 -Voice of Fred on Disney’s Big Hero 6 television series -Montreal Just For Laughs Festival in 2013, 2014, and 2016 -RollingStone named him as one of the top 45 acts from the 2014 Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival -Also performed at Comedy Central’s South Beach Comedy Festival, SXSW, Sasquatch Music and Arts Festival, Moontower Comemdy Festival, Bridgetown Comedy Festival, and many others. The A.V. Club described Brooks’ stand up as absurd and honest saying, “Wheelan is a considerable talent with a unique voice and perspective.”
Ophira Eisenberg is a standup comic and host of NPR’s nationally syndicated comedy, trivia show Ask Me Another where she interviews and plays silly games with Sir Patrick Stewart, Terry Crews, Awkwafina, Roxane Gay, Jessica Walter, Nick Kroll, Tony Hawk, Sasha Velour, Julia Stiles, Lewis Black, Uzo Aduba, Ethan Hawke and more. She has appeared on Comedy Central, This Week At The Comedy Cellar, The Late Late Show, The New Yorker Festival, Kevin Hart’s LOL Network, HBO’s Girls, Gotham Live, The Today Show, and VH-1, and more Her comedy special Inside Joke is available on Amazon and iTunes. She also is a regular host and teller with The Moth and her stories have been featured on The Moth Radio Hour and in their best-selling books, including the most recent: Occasional Magic: True Stories About Defying the Impossible. Ophira’s own comedic memoir, Screw Everyone: Sleeping My Way to Monogamy was optioned for a feature film.
Andre Kim is a Stand Up Comedian from Queens, New York. The Korean-American performer has also served as an opening act for Godfrey, Dave Attell, and Artie Lange. He currently co-hosts the popular podcast In Godfrey We Trust. Come enjoy a night of laughs!
Shawn Jackson is a stand-up comedian, writer, and actor hailing from Philadelphia, PA. Shawn realized his comedy path at an early age. Staying up past his bedtime, he would religiously sneak and watch ComicView or Comedy Central Presents. After realizing he was not making the NBA, right after graduating high school in 2008, Shawn started performing stand up at The Laff House and open mics around Philly. After gaining some local notoriety by being voted to “Philly's Phunniest” top in 2012, Shawn decided it was time to take the leap and move to New York City to fully pursue his dream. Arriving in NYC in 2014, Shawn quickly started to ascend the ranks of the city referred to as, “Comedy Mecca.” In 2015, Shawn Jackson made his National TV debut performing on AXS TV’s Gotham Comedy Live. Since then, Jackson has become a regular performer around the city. You can catch Shawn at Gotham Comedy Club, LoL Times Square, or Broadway Comedy Club to name a few. In 2017, Shawn began taking courses at Upright Citizens Brigade for sketch writing and improv.
Chaunte Wayans is a comedian, writer, and actress who proudly represents the new generation of Wayans’ legacy-making its mark in Hollywood. She was last seen in the film 50 Shades of Black, with other film and television credits including Hollywood Misconceptions, Dance Flick, TLC's Trading Spaces, Bounce TV's Off The Chain and Nicktoon's animated series, The Boo Crew. As a comedian, she has toured nationally wowing the audience with her unique brand of comedy featuring for comedic veterans such as Katt Williams, Russell Peters, and her uncles Marlon, Shawn, and Damon Wayans. Her comedic talent led her to become a featured cast member on MTV’s hit sketch comedy series Nick Cannon Presents: Wild N’ Out. Chaunte can also be seen on Katt Williams comedy special Kattpacalypse. Chaunte has showcased as a writer as part of CBS’ Diversity Showcase 2017. Recently she has featured on 50 Cents "50 Central" on Bet. Currently, you can see her featuring on TruTV's "Laff Tracks."
Jay Jurden is a New York-based comedian, writer, and actor. Originally from Mississippi, Jay regularly performs comedy all over the country, and is currently a Staff Writer for Apple TV+'s Emmy-nominated show, "The Problem With Jon Stewart". Jay has performed on "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon" twice and has also been seen on "The Late Late Show with James Corden", "Comedy Central Featuring", "The Late Show with Stephen Colbert", and HBO’s "High Maintenance".
Stand-up comic and Emmy-nominated writer (Saturday Night Live) SAM JAY can currently be seen on HBO’s Pause with Sam Jay, a weekly late-night series on which she serves as Host and Executive Producer, and is currently in production on its second season. She will next be seen on the upcoming Peacock series Bust Down. In 2020, she debuted her first one-hour stand up special Sam Jay: 3 in the Morning on Netflix. In 2019, Sam made her Netflix debut on The Comedy Lineup and released her album Donna’s Daughter through Comedy Central Records. Donna's Daughter was produced by Coach Tea and contains sporadic beats and "skit-like" interludes that make it sound as much like a hip-hop mixtape as it does a standup record. Also in 2018, Sam wrote for The 70th Primetime Emmy Awards and the MTV Movie & TV Awards. Sam’s 2018 TV credits include a recurring role on TV Land’s Nobodies and a guest star in Season 5 of Comedy Central’s Broad City. In 2017, Sam was a standout of the Just For Laughs: New Faces. She was the host of Ricking Morty, the Rick and Morty post-show on Adult Swim and she was a cast member of MTV’s SafeWord. Sam made her late-night television debut on ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live! and her half-hour stand-up Comedy Central Presents premiered in 2017 to rave reviews. Sam was named as one of Variety’s 10 Comics to Watch for 2018 and Comedy Central Comics to Watch in 2015 and has performed internationally at comedy clubs and festivals including the Vodafone Dublin Comedy Festival, Bumbershoot Festival, 208 Comedy Festival, New York Comedy Festival, Portland’s Bridgetown Festival, The Laugh Your Asheville Off Comedy Festival, Boston’s Women In Comedy Festival, among others. Sam’s television credits also include a part in the award-winning film Pinsky, Starz’s Take My Wife, Comedy Central’s White Flight, Crank Yankers, and The Meltdown with Jonah and Kumail; as well as Viceland’s Party Legends and Flophouse.
Louise was a finalist on the second season of Last Comic Standing and has appeared on television programs such as Tough Crowd with Colin Quinn and The View. Louise has performed at many of the leading comedy clubs throughout the world, including Caroline's, The TakeOut Comedy Club Hong Kong and The Comic Strip Live. Louise is married to Tom Cotter, who is also a notable stand-up comedian. They have worked together on different projects including Two Funny, a reality show on Women's Entertainment Network.
Reena Calm is an East Coast Jew turned Chicago favorite, and one of the most respected and requested comedians in the Midwest. Pulling from a lifetime of questionable choices, Reena’s material is autobiographical, silly, and charmingly inappropriate. Reena is a featured regular at the Laugh Factory and performs all over the country on her signature #CalmedyTours. She loves a good fest! Some of the best were Accidental Comedy Festival, Birmingham Comedy Festival, Milwaukee Comedy Festival, Let’s Fest, Burning Bridges Festival, Turnbuckle Fest, The Comedy Exposition, Flyover Comedy Invasion, Limestone Comedy Festival, RiOT LA, Gilda’s LaughFest - Best of the Midwest, and Just For Laughs Chicago. She has opened for Arsenio Hall, Laurie Kilmartin, and Eddie Pepitone to name a few. Reena has been a frequent guest on WGN Radio, the Doug Loves Movies podcast, and she was named Comic of The Week on The Jackie & Laurie Show. Check out her first book “Once A Pun A Time…” here: http://a.co/cAZpbVm. She’s been called “also terrific” by the Chicago Tribune, and “not a disappointment” by her mother.
Milana Vayntrub is an Uzbekistan-born American actress and comedian most recognized for her role as Lily Adams in AT&T commercials or as Sloane on the NBC dramatic series This Is Us.
Sarah Cooper is a comedian and author of bestselling book How to Be Successful Without Hurting Men’s Feelings.
Sara Schaefer is a critically acclaimed stand-up comedian, writer, and producer currently based in Los Angeles. She was the co-host of MTV’s late-night show Nikki & Sara Live. Her Comedy Central Stand Up Presents half hour special debuted in November 2019. She won two Emmy awards for her work at Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, and won a WGA Award for her work on Ed Helms’ Comedy Central special The Fake News with Ted Nelms. She has also written for numerous programs including The Mark Twain Prize for American Humor, Comedy Central’s Problematic with Moshe Kasher and Not Safe with Nikki Glaser. Her digital series Woman Online debuted on Seriously.TV in February 2017, and her stand up show Little White Box debuted to a sold-out run at the 2017 Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Sara’s scripted web series Day Job was named one of 100 Best Web Series by TimeOut New York. Sara’s memoir is forthcoming on Simon & Schuster imprint Gallery Books.
Ryan Long is currently the Creator, Star and Showrunner of the hit digital series ‘Torontopia’ on CBC Comedy, now in it's third season, and has been seen on Netflix, NBC, MTV, and Fuse TV, to name a few. Ryan also created and starred in Bite TV’s original half hour TV Series ‘Ryan Long is Challenged’, nominated for two Canadian Comedy Awards, the award nominated TV series ‘Crown the Town with Ryan Long’ on Rogers TV, and the CBC Comedy digital series 'That Guy'. He is the host of popular podcast 'The Boyscast with Ryan Long' and can currently be seen as the voice of 'Sublo' on the hit animated digital series 'Sublo & Tangy Mustard'. Ryan has over 300K followers on Instagram/Tikok/Twitter and has has now amassed more than 40 Million views on the web through his digital shorts. He has released two cutting edge standup specials, and has performed at the Just for Laughs festival, NXNE, Sirius XM’s Top Comic, and toured with names like Tom Green, Steve-O, Kenny vs Spenny, The Trailer Park Boys and more. In 2019 the culmination of Ryan's successful career allowed him to immigrate to America with the 'Extraordinary Alien' Greencard where he is quickly making a name for himself in the New York club scene while continuing to prolifically produce content for platforms of all kinds.
NBC recently crowned Franqi French the 2019 winner of their National Standup Up Comedy competition! Out of thousands of submissions and auditions Ms. French was an undeniable stand out. Franqi’ an award-winning talent, who regularly performs coast to coast with appearances at The DC Improv, The Kennedy Center, the Hollywood Improv and the world-famous Comedy Store. Ms. French has shared the stage with Donnell Rawlings, Fortune Feimster, Todd Glass, D.L. Hughley, Nicole Byer, among other talented comedians. She has made guest appearances on WeTV, TVOne’s “The Roland Martin Show,” and she will be a featured comic on season 3 of “Laugh After Dark” on Amazon Prime. Franqi has headlined The Bentzen Ball as well as The Black Women in Comedy Festival in Brooklyn. She is currently based in Los Angeles, CA and will be a featured headliner on the Stand Up NBC Summer Tour!