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.
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.
Mike Finoia is a comedian based out of NYC. He is a writer / producer for TruTV’s Impractical Jokers, and he also opens for the guys on their national theater tour. Mike is also the co-host of the Comes a Time Podcast, alongside Dead & Co / Allman Brothers Bassist Oteil Burbridge. Mike has been featured on TruTV, Sirius XM & Comedy Central. When not on the road, Mike can be found nightly performing at the premiere NYC comedy clubs. He can be heard regularly on The Bonfire on SXM Faction. @mikefinoia
Regarded as one of the hottest rising stars in the city, Phil Duckett is taking NYC by storm. A native of South Carolina, his country grammar and southern charm bring a fresh perspective on life in the big city. It’s been quite the journey - from coaching on the court and chillin at the country club to sleeping on the subway, it’s like he’s lived 9 lives. Commanding the stage with a smile that’ll win over your mama and a mouth that will scare your daddy straight, get ready for the wild truth! You can catch Phil at New York Comedy Club where he just took 1st at the NYCC Competition, on SiriusXM, and at shows all over the city.
IAN IS A NOCTURNAL, NEW YORK BASED COMIC ORIGINALLY FROM MICHIGAN. IAN'S JOKES ARE PLAYFUL WITH A DARK, SARDONIC TWIST. HE IS THE WINNER OF THE 2017 STAND UP NEW YORK COMEDY FESTIVAL AND CREATOR THE POPULAR BROOKLYN BASED BAR SHOW "GOOD FOR YOU." IAN IS A MAD MAGAZINE CONTRIBUTOR AND A MEMBER OF THE SKETCH GROUP "SICKNIKS," WHICH WON THE CHANNEL 101 "BEST SHOW" AWARD FOR THEIR WEB SERIES "INSTA BOYZ."
The co-host of the Are You Garbage? Podcast. H.Foley is a New York based comedian, actor and podcaster. Foley fuses personal stories and hilarious observations in a unique, charismatic package. He has appeared on Gilly And Keeves, The Jim Gaffigan Show, Manifest, Full Frontal With Samantha Bee, Netflix's Iron Fist, Gotham Comedy Live, Gotham, Difficult People, Alternatino, The Last O.G., Comedy Central, NBC, TBS, FOX, TV Land, Netflix, AXSTV, Hulu, and Sirius XM. He has also appeared is such films as Set It Up, Passaic, Night Comes On (Sundance 2018), and The Outside Story (Tribeca 2021)
Gracie Canaan began her comedy career in Philadelphia in 2015, and since then has performed at major comedy clubs, colleges and notable venues in New York and along the east coast. She has made appearances at various festivals including The Hoboken Comedy Festival, Lady Laughs Comedy Festival in Madison, WI, and most recently, Laugh Your Asheville Off in Asheville, NC.
Myq Kaplan is a comedian named Myq Kaplan (pronounced “Mike Kaplan” when done correctly or however you like, he’s not picky). The Comedians magazine calls him “a comedy machine, in the best possible way. The way that some machines vend soda or prevent other machines from killing future revolutionaries – that’s how Myq Kaplan does comedy: relentlessly, methodically, unblinkingly.” Myq just made his debut on “The Tonight Show with Conan O’Brien,” and his half-hour “Comedy Central Presents” special will appear in 2010 (a year for which Punchline Magazine says to watch out for Myq). He has also appeared on Comedy Central’s “Live at Gotham,” at the New Faces show of the 2009 Just For Laughs Festival in Montreal, was voted 2008’s Best Local Comedian in the Boston Phoenix, and won the 2009 NY’s Funniest Standup Competition. A Jewy-ish vegan atheist who spells the name “Mike” weird, Myq enjoys words, social justice, Netflix, and comic books. Also non-comic books, ping-pong, and being great with women. And grammar and run-on sentence fragments. And of course, being hilarious to his demographic, which is anyone who might know the word “demographic.”
With equal parts confident social observation and cutting self-deprecation, New York City-based comedian Brendan Sagalow has deftly and defiantly owned the stage for over 10 years. His debut album, Not Now More Than Ever, premiered at #1 on the iTunes Comedy charts. Brendan performed as a “New Face” in the 2022 Just For Laughs Comedy Festival. He has also taken part in the Rogue Island Comedy Festival, Skankfest, and the New York Comedy Festival. He was a finalist in 2018’s "New York’s Funniest", 2017’s Carolines Comedy Club Competition, and 2017’s Carolines March Madness Competition. He has written for MTV's Joking Off, and appeared on ViceTV’s "Tumbleweeds with Killer Mike" and the popular Barstool Sports series Answer the Internet. He is a recurring guest on "The Jim and Sam Show", Barstool Sports’ KFC Radio, and "The Bonfire with Big Jay Oakerson and Dan Soder". Until recently, Brendan co-hosted the podcast "Here’s the Scenario" with fellow comedians Mike Cannon and Mike Feeney. He has been a guest on an array of popular podcasts, including "You Know What Dude!" with Robert Kelly, "Are You Garbage?", Ari Shaffir's "Skeptic Tank", "Tuesdays with Stories", "Chrissy Chaos", "The Chip Chipperson Podcast", Joe List’s "Mindful Metal Jacket", "Guys We Fcked", "Calta and Kelly", and "Legion of Skanks". When not touring nationally, Brendan can be seen performing at comedy clubs across New York City.
In the past, Ali Kolbert was as an NBC Page at 30 Rock--where she worked on shows such as Saturday Night Live, The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon, and Late Night with Seth Meyers. Recently, Ali made her television debut in that very building, on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. Ali has worked as a contributing writer at The Onion and has written for Above Average. She recently performed in the Laughing Skull Comedy Festival in Atlanta. Ali performs stand-up comedy nightly in NYC bars and clubs. She even once impersonated Reese Witherspoon on The Howard Stern Show.
Ayanna Dookie is a stand-up comedian based in Brooklyn, New York. She is the 2014 winner of The She Devil Comedy Festival. She also earned a spot in the semi-finals of NBC Stand-Up fo Diversity and a finalist in the New York Underground Comedy Festival Emerging Comics Competition. She has appeared on Comcast-on-Demand, is currently a cast member on Fox's Laughs, and has been featured in the New York Post, Health Magazine, and the Lifetime Network
Tayler Yarish is a NYC based comedian. He’s been a featured performer at multiple comedy festivals including SLO Comedy Festival, Baltimore Comedy Festival, and Charm City Comedy Festival. He hosts a weekly podcast called The Tayler Yarish Show.
Shaun Murphy is a comedian originally from Buffalo, NY who has performed in many clubs and colleges throughout North America. He has told jokes at prestigious places like the Boston Comedy Festival and the Asheville Comedy Festival to less prestigious places like a high school graduation party with a broken microphone. He has been lucky enough to feature for a diverse group of headliners such as Dave Attell, Michael Ian Black, Jen Kirkman, Tom Green and Mark Normand. Shaun’s like-ability and awkwardness keeps audiences captivated whenever he performs. However, he thinks it’s really weird to impress strangers by talking about his accomplishments but hopefully it worked. If not, that’s okay too. He currently lives in New York City and has no money.
"Born in Atlanta, GA, matured in San Francisco, and now residing in New York City, Jill Weiner is a comedian and writer. Jill participated in the Come and Take it Festival in Houston, TX, placed second in the Trial by Laughter comedy festival, and has performed at the Boston Comedy Festival. She co-produces and co-hosts a weekly, standing-room-only comedy show in Williamsburg called Laf Dance Saloon. She is also the first female champion of the New York City based roast battle, Comedy Fight Club and produces and co-hosts the hilarious and informative podcast, WikiFreakz. When not on stage you can catch Jill slurping soup at one of New York’s hottest diners."
Comedian and writer Gina Brillon was born and raised in Bronx, New York. Shes been a standup comic since she was 17 years old. Her first one hour special, Pacifically Speaking, was produced by Gabriel Iglesias and will debut on NuvoTV in September 2014. She has a featured role in Gabriel Iglesias; upcoming theatrical film, The Fluffy Movie. The film will be released in theaters on July 25th 2014. She made appearances on Comedy Central Live at Gotham, E! Chelsea Lately, AXS; Gotham Comedy Live, The View, and is the first (and only) Latina winner of NBC 2012 Stand up for Diversity Showcase. She was selected to be part of Montreal Just For Laughs New Faces Showcase. Gina is also an accomplished singer, published writer, and poet. Her pieces have appeared in the New York Post and Daily News among others.
Robby Slowik is a stand-up comic, TV writer, and podcast host based in New York City. He is currently a Staff Writer for "The Problem with Jon Stewart" on Apple TV+ and he appears regularly as a correspondent on the podcast of the same name. Robby has performed stand-up on "Conan" (TV!), and his album, "Live Near Carnegie Hall" (available to stream wherever you do your streaming), plays frequently on SiriusXM. He performs regularly in New York City and headlines across the country.
Jason Choi is a New York-based comedian, writer and actor who has been featured in the New York Comedy Festival and Time Out New York. He was a finalist at the Boston Comedy Festival and the New York Comedy Club Fall Invitational, and winner of the 2019 Comedy Mob Festival. He's also appeared at the Asian Comedy Festival, Tiny Cupboard Festival, and SF Sketchfest. Jason has opened for Ronny Chieng at The Town Hall in NYC. You can catch him performing regularly at New York Comedy Club and Stand Up NY.
Tom Cassidy is a comedian from Philadelphia, based in New York City. His debut stand-up album funnymatic reached #1 on the iTunes comedy chart. Tom was the lead producer for the first season of Danny’s House on Vice TV, has been featured on Adult Swim programming including Mostly for Millennials and was a writer for The F-Spot With Derrick Beckles. Tom turned his 2nd Album 'LIFE AFTER FUNNY' into a youtube special in 2022. His new Pilot SNOWDANCE is also out now on Youtube!
Katie Boyle is an Irish comedian living in New York City. She performed as a "New Face" in the 2023 Just For Laughs Festival in Montreal, and was featured in NY Funniest showcase and New York Comedy Festival in 2022. Katie's debut album and special, I'll Do It Myself, was released through Pinch Records in summer of 2023. The album hit #1 on iTunes Comedy Charts and is currently available to stream on all major platforms. Her next special, Don't Tell, will premiere this coming November. Katie has headlined clubs across the United States, and brought her hour to Dublin and Cork earlier this year for four sold-out shows. Her work has been featured in Laughing Skull, Women in Comedy, Kanas City Irish Fest, and on SiriusXM. Outside of stand-up, Katie has acted in various sketches and shorts, including LadBible and Unilad's "Man of the Street" videos, and she appeared in a commercial for Oracle. She also collaborates with brands like Piece of Cake Moving, Language Drops, Sundance, and MTV to create and develop funny content. She currently hosts "The Shift" podcast, on which she and guests discuss sex and dating from an Irish perspective.
Tracey Carnazzo is a comedian and podcast host from New York City. Her OCD and love for reality TV has shaped who she is today. Tracey hosts the podcasts Teen Mom Trash Talk, 90 Day Fiancé Trash Talk and Catfish Trash Talk, which sit on podcast top charts. Tracey has performed at New York Comedy Festival, New South Comedy Festival, Free Standup Festival, Skankfest, Asheville Comedy Festival, Cola Comedy Con and Oak City Comedy Festival. She has been featured on SiriusXM’s The Bonfire, Jim & Sam and Tell Me Everything. Tracey can be seen on Elite Daily, Refinery 29, Bravo, MTV, FX, Hulu and VICE. You can hear her as a guest on various comedy podcasts. Tracey is a regular at NYC venues and performs all over the country.
Yemi Afolabi is a New York born comic who's famous in Sweden. As a first generation Nigerian, Harlem native and Swedish citizen. He pulls jokes from his experiences abroad and as a New New Yorker. He has been featured on Comedy Central (EU), New York Comedy Festival and South Land Comedy Festival. His act is defined by his charm, story telling, characters and larger than life act outs, painting punchlines throughout.