Mike Cannon is a New York City based comedian, podcaster and actor. This year Mike has released two Independently produced comedy specials - WHITE PRIVILEGE HOMELESS - and his crowd work (on edibles) special - "MIKE CANNON'S HUGE MISTAKE" - on Youtube where they have each received thousands of positive reviews from fans, comedians and critics alike. His debut comedy special – LIFE BEGINS – was released in January 2020 on YouTube and earned a spot on Laugh Button’s Top 35 Comedy Specials of 2020. The audio album – LIFE BEGINS – 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. Recently, Mike earned critical acclaim for his acting as the lead role in the feature film Timing on Amazon Prime. Mike’s first comedy album – I Think It Just Kicked In – debuted at #1 on the iTunes comedy charts and #7 on Billboard comedy charts and has over 5 million streams on Pandora. He is the co-host of "Here's the Scenario" Podcast alongside comedians Brendan Sagalow and Mike Feeney.
Sally Ann goes by Sally Ann, and is an award-winning Brooklyn-based comedian, writer, actress, and singer. Originally from Alaska, she came to New York by way of Idaho, to fulfill her dream of performing nightly for tourists visiting from Alaska and Idaho. She tours colleges around the country and cruises around the world with her solo show BAKED ALASKAN featuring standup and music. Her live show in New York City have been recommended by the New York Times, TimeOut NY, and VICE. She has headline Caroline’s on Broadway as a Breakout Artist and was named a Comic to Watch for the New York Comedy Festival.
Adrienne Iapalucci is a writer, comedian, and podcast host who made her stand-up debut on NBC’s Last Comic Standing. She has appeared on Netflix's Degenerates S2, This Week at the Comedy Cellar, The Late Show with David Letterman, and Gotham Comedy Live on AXS TV. She was a featured performer on JFL’s New Faces. She won the first-ever People’s Choice award at the New York Comedy Festival. Adrienne was also a semifinalist in the festival’s New York’s Funniest Stand-Up competition and a runner-up in the New York Underground Comedy Festival’s Best of the Boroughs contest. Adrienne wrote for What’s Your F@3King Deal?! with Big Jay Oakerson. When she’s not touring comedy clubs around the country, she can be seen regularly at The Comedy Cellar and The Stand in New York City. She also co-hosts the popular weekly podcast ‘Vadge’ with Sarah Tollemache.
Nick Griffin has been featured on Conan, The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, in his own half-hour special-Comedy Central Presents: Nick Griffin and is a frequent guest on the nationally syndicated The Bob & Tom Show. Griffin recently made his tenth appearance on The Late Show with David Letterman. A comic for more than 20 years, Griffin’s smart, sarcastic and hilarious style makes him one of the most well-respected in the business.
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’.
Liz Miele is a NYC comedian that has appeared on Comedy Central, FOX, AXS TV, Hulu and NPR’s Wait Wait Don’t Tell Me. She's been featured in The New Yorker, NY Times, Runner's World, Psychology Today and The Guardian. She has several viral videos on Youtube, Instagram and Tiktok including jokes “Feminist Sex Positions,” "Dating Is Harder for Comedians," and "F*ck Finland" She regularly tours internationally and has three albums out including her first, “Emotionally Exhausting” which has over 2 million views on youtube and her most recent special, Self Help Me which has over 1 million views on youtube. Her newest special “Ghost of Academic Future” premiered Sept 2022 on youtube and was listed on The New York Times, Paste Magazine and Interrobang “Best Comedy Specials of 2022” list. Her book "Why Cats Are A**holes" was published March 2021 and she has a weekly podcast with comedian Maria Shehata called 2 Non Doctors.
"MTV has ordered Backup Plan, an unscripted pilot starring Leonard Ouzts, a 23-year-old former IHOP waiter-turned-standup comedian. While he has had success — Ouzts was named a New Face at the Just for Laughs Montreal Comedy Festival, he has performed stand-up on TBS’ Conan, and will be in this season of Adam Devine’s House Party on Comedy Central — he is being practical, which is reflected in Backup Plan. Ouzts has seen what happens when people hit their 15th minute of fame and realizes he should be thinking about a more realistic career. Each episode of the show follows Leonard’s search for a backup job, just in case the one he has doesn’t work out. The pilot is produced by Triage Entertainment. Executive producers are Stu Schreiberg, Judi Brown-Marmel and Reg Tigerman of Levity Entertainment Group." Deadline.com
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.
Emma Willmann is one of New York City’s top comedians, and perhaps one of the only dyslexic-gender-wiggly-comics-with-ADHD from Blue Hill, Maine. In the third grade, Mrs. Weller would bribe Emma with the chance to tell a story at the end of every class if Emma promised to stop talking to the other classmates. Now, Emma gets to tell stories nightly at The Comedy Cellar, on Netflix’s: The Comedy Line Up, Comedy Central, and is one of the few comics ever to have multiple appearances on The Late Show with Stephan Colbert. All of which has earned Emma a spot on Caroline’s 10 Funniest Comics, Just For Laughs: New Faces, and TimeOut’s 10 Funniest Women in NYC. Emma’s mom is “really proud of all of this but doesn’t like comedy.” Additionally, Emma is an actor and writer best known for playing the role of Beth on Crazy Ex-Girlfriend and also featured on Paramount Plus’s The Good Fight, Judd Apatow’s Crashing, MTV, and TruTV. Emma also has a chart-topping podcast, Inside The Closet and is a regular on The Taylor Strecker Show. Emma tells stories everyday on Instagram and TikTok, several of which have gone viral and earned a total of 450,000 followers (although we’re pretty sure Mrs. Weller isn’t one of them). From peanut butter to porn preferences, Emma loves talking about everything and is known for the unique ability to authentically connect with all types of audiences, even the occasional heckler.
Funny, smart, fresh, magnetic. These are just some words that describe the comedy of Neko White. Born in 1993, Neko has been a professional stand-up comedian since 2007 at the age of 14. In 2014, Neko taped his first one-hour stand-up special, Introducing Me. As a personality, Neko has stolen the show on MTV 2’s Hip Hop Hollywood Squares, and Elite Daily’s wildly popular Gen Why show. As a stand-up comedian, Neko has appeared on Axs Tv's Gotham Comedy Live, Sirus XM's "Sway In the morning Show" FOX’s Laughs, Popcornflix’s Live at New York Comedy Club, and a documentary on his life entitled One Mic. A native of Harlem, Neko began his comedy career the first day of high school when a teacher asked if anyone in the class had a talent. Being a shy kid who never thought he would do stand-up, he felt inspired. “Something just came over me that said ‘Go tell jokes.’ I went up in front of eight people and it worked. It’s been comedy ever since.” Now a professional working comedian there is no stopping this twenty something from chasing his dream of being the best comedian he can be. Following in the footsteps of his favorite comedians Katt Williams, Chris Rock, Bernie Mac and Dave Chappelle. Armed with a well-developed view of the ever changing world around him, quick wit, and very endearing charm. Neko’s material is a mix of social commentary and personal analysis that hits on every target from the most topical controversy to his own self-image. Not to mention a tenacious work ethic that leads White to do more than 500 shows a year. He hones his skills on the comedy club circuit of New York City, a regular at top comedy clubs such as Caroline’s on Broadway, Comic Strip Live, Broadway Comedy Club, and New York Comedy Club. He has performed in the New York Comedy Festival and opened for headliners including Donnell Rawlings and Jay Pharoah. Neko has been described by fans and reviewers as “a breath of fresh air” and “an endearing old soul.” Neko’s biggest supporter was his grandmother who would tell Neko before he left for shows: “Knock ‘em dead, kill ‘em.” After her passing, Neko vowed to make his grandmother proud. It’s safe to say that grandma can rest assured because her baby boy is still knocking them dead and does not show any signs of slowing down.
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.
Rojo Perez is a New York-based comedian. Originally from Puerto Rico, Rojo moved to Florida for college and began performing stand-up comedy at age 20. In August 2017 he made his late night standup debut on TBS "Conan". As a cast member on MTV's Decoded, Rojo was featured on Comedy Central's Funny 'Cause It's True, Time Out New York and Univision's FLAMA. Rojo has also performed at top-tier comedy clubs across the country, such as the Comedy Studio in Boston, the Comedy Club on State in Madison, Cap City Comedy Club in Austin, ACME Comedy Company in Minneapolis, and Go Bananas Comedy Club in Cincinnati. In 2016 he was selected as a Standup NBC finalist and has been a part of the Just for Laughs Comedy Festival, Moontower Comedy Festival, New York Comedy Festival, Bridgetown Comedy Festival, LA Riot Comedy Festival and Akumal Comedy Festival in Mexico. Rojo's future plans include one day earning enough money so that relatives will ask to borrow some and continuing to spread laughter regardless of race, religion, or gender.
Sean Patton is a comedian based in Los Angeles and New York, by way of New Orleans. He began doing stand-up in the Crescent City and have since performed in comedy clubs across the US and Canada, as well as The Melbourne International Comedy Festival (2011), Just for Laughs Chicago (2013), Just for Laughs Toronto (2013), and Just for Laughs Montreal (2008, 2010, 2012). He's performed on Comedy Central’s Live at Gotham (2009), Late Night with Jimmy Fallon (2010), and Conan (2011, 2013). 2013 also marked the release of his Comedy Central Half Hour. More recently, He's been on @midnight (2014, 2015) and will be on the second seasons of The Meltdown with Jonah and Kumail (2015) and This Is Not Happening (2015, 2017), Showtime's Live from SXSW (2017) and TruTv's Comedy Knockout (2016, 2017) As for acting, He's appeared on IFC'S Maron, Comedy Central's Inside Amy Schumer and TruTV's Those who can't. Those are the things I’ve done that I’m proud of. For a list of things I’ve done that I’m not so proud of... yeah right, you ain’t never gonna know that! I love what I do, some of you will too (thanks!), and some of you will not (but thanks for coming). I want to share myself with you, whomever you are.
Adam Gilbert is happy to see you. The Indiana native cut his teeth in the midwest alternative comedy circuit, opening for touring comics such as Doug Stanhope, Robert Kelly, Todd Barry, and Brian Posehn. Adam recently moved to New York after being announced as a New Face at the Just For Laughs Festival in 2022. He was then featured on the Chrissy Chaos podcast and recently opened for Chris Distefano at the Chicago Theatre.
Matt Pavich is a comedian and actor from New York City. He was crowned "New York's Funniest" at the New York Comedy Festival in 2015. He is a cast member on MTV2's "Joking Off", Elite Daily's "Genwhy" series, MTV's "Safeword" and is the co-founder of the YouTube channel, "Handsome Dancer". He also co-created "The Neighborhood" which won "Audience Award" and "Best Editing" at the 2014 New York Television Festival.
Richie Redding is one of the funniest guys that you’ve probably never heard of. As a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania it was unlikely that his comedy career start off in urban rooms and burlesque shows, but that’s how it happened. He left the corporate world determined to get paid to have fun which is obvious every time he takes the stage. His set is edgy, high energy and autobiographical, drawing on a lifetime of ridiculous true stories that can only happen to a recovering alcoholic Ivy Leaguer. His boy band looks and colorful word selection have gained him well-deserved attention. In 2012, he was selected to perform in Walter Latham’s Comedy After Dark and became a regular on HOT 97FM. In 2013 he beat out 32 comics from all over the world to win the Bermuda International Comedy Competition and also had his TV debut on AXS TV’s Gotham Live! He has headlined in six foreign countries and also had the honor of being selected to feature in a USO tour of South Korea, entertaining the 30,000 American troops stationed there. 2014 was a pivotal year, as he was hand picked by Katt Williams to be the official host of the Growth Spurt Tour and for the HBO special Priceless. Based on that success, Katt then asked him to be his featured act for the Born Again, Again Tour. His fanbase has grown rapidly since, as he was regularly killing crowds of 10,000 people or more! He continues to be a constant presence in New York’s top clubs, especially after command performances at both the Barclay’s Center and Madison Square Garden.
Molly Densmore is a comic, actor and writer hailing from Woodstock, NY. Her credits include principal roles in movies on HBO and Amazon, national and international commercials and Off-Broadway. She produces and performs stand up all over NYC and her comedy style was once dubbed "dirty vaudeville" (which is literally what burlesque is. She doesn't do burlesque...yet...but appreciates the art form.) Beating her gym teacher in a tetherball match in third grade remains her greatest accomplishment.
Maria Heinegg is a comedian, writer and actress who has been seen on Bravo, Spike TV and heard on Sirius radio. She's been featured in the New York Comedy Festival, Bridgetown Comedy Festival, High Mud Comedy Festival and Brooklyn Comedy Festival. Maria has opened for Tig Notaro, Gina Yashere, Dan St. Germain, Brooke Van Poppelan and Mike Lawrence. She's written for XOJane, HuffPo, Milk.XYZ, CollegeHumor and I Can Has Cheezburger?. She hosts "The Worst Thing Podcast" on iTunes and cohosts and produces Butterscotch Comedy 1st Thursdays in Ft. Greene with Courtney Fearrington. She's steady tweeting at (@mariaheinegg). Maria loves children crying in Santa pictures, pad thai and holding your dog.
Energetic, loud, never understated and always funny, Nathan Macintosh is quickly becoming one of the names to know in comedy. Most recently appearing on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on NBC, he’s also performed on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert on CBS, Conan on TBS, his own half hour special shown on The Comedy Network/CTV, and Just For Laughs All Access and Talk Of The Fest. His debut album I Wasn't Talking was featured in Ex!aim Magazine's Top Ten Hilariously Good Comedy Moments of 2015. He is also the host of the podcast Positive Anger, which has over 1,000,000 listens on SoundCloud and is frequently in the top 200 podcasts on iTunes. Nathan has performed at many major comedy festivals, including the Halifax Comedy Festival, the Boston Comedy Festival, and the prestigious Just For Laughs Comedy Festival seven times. He's also been heard on Sirius Satellite Radio, XM radios Laugh Attack,is a regular on CBC's radios 'The Debaters' and has been heard on Raw Report.
Kunal C. Arora “KC” is a New York-based comedian whose biting observational humor and sarcastic charm will have you doubled over with laughter at every show. When KC isn’t performing across the U.S., you can find him hanging out in comedy clubs around New York City or Instagram (@KCAroraViews). KC made his first national, non-court related TV appearance on Laughs on FOX in 2015, and has been on the rise ever since. After making almost a dozen appearances on Laughs on Fox, he was seen on SeeSo’s New York’s Funniest. TruTV’s Late Night Snack and was a semi-finalist in NBC’s Standup for Diversity. KC made it to the final four of Caroline’s March Madness competition. KC was also part of the viral web series and advertisement campaign for Optimum’s The UnMovers. It is still on air. His first full nationally televised comedy set for Gotham Comedy Live aired on AXS TV February 2017. His set on SeeSo’s The Guest List aired on June 2017. He also appeared on three episodes of FOX’s Punchlines in August 2017. Recently, he was seen on ESPN’s Sportscenter and NextVR’s Comedy Live.
Born and raised in Queens, Chris threw himself into the fire of the New York comedy scene a year after graduating from college, which he still apologizes to his parents to this day because they paid for it. Since starting comedy, Chris has performed at some of the best clubs, not only in New York, but across the country. In August of 2013, Chris had the privilege of joining one of the most popular podcast’s in the country, Robert Kelly’s “You know What Dude” podcast, where he learned valuable lessons in life and comedy. Since joining the podcast, Chris worked his way to become Producer of the show, a title he currently holds. Along with the YKWD podcast, he also is the co-host of Luis J. Gomez’s “Realass” podcast. Chris has had the honor of opening for top comics such as Robert Kelly, Dan Soder, Andrew Schulz, Joe List and Luis J. Gomez. For all the directors who want to put Chris in movies, he studied two years of acting at Stetson Studio with Ron Stetson of the Neighborhood Playhouse. In those two years, Chris was trained in the Meisner technique by Ron, which he learned first-hand from Sanford Meisner. Follow Chris on Facebook and Twitter to see how his everyday life is going or don’t and check back in a few months to see if he made it.
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.
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.
Gibran Saleem was born in North Carolina and raised in Virginia in a Pakistani household. He started comedy while attending graduate school at New York University. While attending school he was individually handpicked as an MVP nominee on the national TBS Rooftop Comedy College Competition and was a 2-time recipient of the UCB diversity scholarship. Gibran is the only comedian to ever be chosen as a finalist for both the Stand-Up NBC and NBC Late Night program; where he was 1 of 6 individuals hand selected over 1,000 submissions. Gibran has been featured on MTV, TV Land, Popcorn Flix, PBS, CUNY TV, VOA, Elite Daily, and Cosmopolitan and performed his stand-up television debut on Gotham Comedy Live for AXS TV. Gibran was the focus of an international documentary on NHK TV called Asian Dreamers: Brown is Funny. He has been featured nationally in festivals across the country as well as winning 1st place in the Hoboken comedy festival. Gibran is a staple among college campuses and travels throughout the year. He can also be seen on season 2 of Better Things on FX.
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.
Jay Wells L’Ecuyer & Eytan Millstone are professional sketch comedians and award-winning filmmakers based in NYC. Currently, Jay & Eytan perform monthly on ‘The Interrobang Presents: The Comedy Records Showcase’ at The New York Comedy Club. Their untitled sophomore album, produced by Comedy Records, is set to release in June of 2018, and the latest installment of the Jay & Eytan Web Series, ’Night Light’ recently premiered at The New York Short Film Festival. Their debut album, All Growed Up reached #1 on the iTunes Comedy Charts in 2016 and is played frequently on Sirius XM Radio. It is also available on iTunes, Apple Music & Spotify. The first episode of the Jay & Eytan web series, Meat Pie won the Audience Choice Award at the New York No Limits Film Fest.