Comedians


Jackie Gold was raised on the tough middle-class streets of Brooklyn, NY. She has a sharp tongue and a quick sense of humor. Her humor is brutally honest; often saying out loud the thoughts you have in your head but don’t think would be appropriate to share. Jackie’s debut comedy album, “Maximum Occupancy”, was #1 on Amazon and iTunes. She has been a writer for CBS, Comedy Central, and VH1.
Max Manticof is a Latino and Jewish standup comedian, writer, and actor born and raised in Queens, NY. He has been seen on Amazon Prime’s “Basement Yard” with host Joe Santagato, as well as “Lyft Comics” on Kevin Hart's LOL Network. When he's not headlining around the country, Max has enjoyed touring with Tim Dillon, Leonard Ouzts, Matt Rife, and more. His wildly popular “Street Talk Comedy”, which has since produced 100+ shows in 15+ cities around the country, was selected as a Just For Laughs New Face of Comedy in 2023.
Casey Balsham is a stand-up comedian living and breathing in New York City. You’ve seen her at various clubs all over the country and as a regular at New York Comedy Club and Gotham. You’ve heard her as the host of the Shady Sh*t Podcast on Dear Media. Casey has also been featured on Gotham Comedy Live, Lifetime, Tidal’s No Small Talk Series and in a Monistat commercial you can only find online. Her debut album “Son of a Barb” hit number one on the iTunes charts and can be streamed on Spotify and Pandora. She recently wrote and starred in a one-woman show called “Casey Balsham Does a Thing” and was the lead in the off-Broadway musical, HA! In between Instagram breaks, Casey is working on her second solo show and writing a musical with her writing partner, Bradley Beahan. She hopes to keep adding credits to and rewriting her bio until the end of time.
Cansu Karabiyik is a UK comic who recently made the move to NYC. She was a regular on the London circuit and performed in more than 15 cities across the UK. She is the founder of the non-profit Laugh 4 Change, an organization that produced more than 50 shows in 10 different cities across the UK to raise relief aid for refugees in Greece. Laugh 4 Change hosted by Cansu played the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in 2019. Cansu was the producer of the highly acclaimed comedy trio show FootDarks at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival (2019) that was featured in The Guardian. In 2018, she performed on The Guilty Feminist Live Tour, an award-winning podcast and live show hosted by Deborah Frances-White. Credits: BBC New Comedy Award nominee, 2017. Featured on the BBC, 2017. Edinburgh Fringe Festival, 2018, 2019; Brighton Fringe Festival, 2019; Leicester Comedy Festival, 2018; Cambridge Fringe Festival, 2019; Producer of FootDarks at Edinburgh Fringe Festival, 2019; The Guilty Feminist Live Tour, 2018. Quotes: “Cansu Karabiyik is funny and fearless-two qualities that will take her far as a brilliant rising star in comedy” Desiree Burch “A joyful new very funny voice with a lot to say!” Deborah Frances-White
Jourdain Fisher is a New York based comedian that was born in raised in North Carolina. He started doing stand up comedy at the age of 17 to avoid working for his family's funeral home. Since then he has found success in clubs and colleges across the country. Jourdain has been a part of various festivals including, The New York Comedy Festival, Laughing Skull Festival, and Laugh Your Asheville Off. Jourdain was also a back-to-back winner of The Ultimate Comic Challenge, and a finalist in The Carolina's Funniest Competition. His smooth demeanor and quick wit are what drives Jourdain's hilarious takes on everything from his family to social observations. Jourdain is currently a writer and actor on BET's sketch comedy show, 50 Central.
Michael Brigante has been entertaining audiences for over a decade with his side-splitting comedy and unique brand of storytelling. Having performed to sold-out audiences throughout the United States and Canada, this Caribbean-born, New York City-bred, performer is unapologetic in his approach to humor. He has been featured on Comedy Central, Kevin Hart's LOL Radio, and his comedy special, MICHAEL BRIGANTE: RELAX is now streaming on YouTube and TIDAL. His album (of the same name) debuted at #1 on iTunes with over 300k streams in the first 60 days. Energetic, loud, and always funny, the crowd is guaranteed to be taken for a ride they’ll remember.
James Pontillo is a comedian from Queens New York . He is also producer of the monthly IOU comedy show in Williamsburg and one of the producers of New York Comedy Club Roast Battle . He does comedy all over the city and recently opened for Joey Gay and Dave Sirus at The Philadelphia comedy club . He is also one of the countries top roasters and main events roast battle often . He’s recently performed at The Comedy Store in Los Angeles , Skankfest in Brooklyn and will be appearing at Fairfield Comedy Club in a few weeks
Based in NEW YORK CITY, Santi is a multilingual stand-up comedian who performs regularly in NYC's best comedy clubs. He has been doing standup comedy for over a decade and his comedy can be described as honest, anecdotal and personal. He is the host of the very successful comedy showcase ItMatters Comedy at New York Comedy Club. He has performed from small and big audiences in rundown bars/comedy clubs across North America to sold out clubs in London, England and Bogota, Colombia. Santi is one of the few comics who has performed at the New York Comedy Festival both in English and Spanish. He just recorded his debut comedy album IDENTITY CRISIS, which people can listen to on iTunes, Sirius XM and Spotify. Some of his credits Include: NY Comedy Festival, TBS, and Sirius/XM.
Ben Kirschenbaum is a New York stand-up comedian and writer who currently lives ten blocks away from where he grew up. In his early twenties, he mustered up the courage to move to Chicago to pursue his dream of performing at Second City. Once he discovered that improv repels women, Ben moved back to his hometown. He’s written for MTV, Clickhole, and seriouslyTV. Ben performs all over New York and headlines across the country.
Jessica Brodkin is not your average stand up comedian. In addition to being a comedian/actress, she is an MIT graduate, former CIA analyst, and an reiki energy healer. She brings her unique perspective and life experience to the stage telling personal stories, uncovering uncomfortable hilarious truths, all delivered in a whirlwind of unforgettable energy. Jessica also has acting credits to her name including a principle role on AMC's series Making of the Mob as Loretta Costello, and a recurring principal role on TruTV's Road Spill. She has previously been on HBO's VEEP, PBS’s The Truth About Money, National Geographic's Brain Games, Investigation Discovery, a new feature film called Driven to Succeed, and CNN’s Congressional Correspondents Dinner. Jessica also voiced an award-winning cartoon called Heroine featured at the 2015 Reel Recovery Film Festival. Jessica now lives in New York City and performs at the top clubs in the city. She performs at clubs, theaters, colleges, and comedy festivals around the country. She has performed at the Laughing Skull Comedy Festival (Atlanta), the Women in Comedy Festival (Boston), the Philadelphia Improv Festival, 360 Comedy Festival, the Derby Festival, and the North Carolina Comedy Arts Festival.
Wilfred Padua is a comedian in New York who has an MFA in Writing from some place in Chicago. He was the winner of the 2019 Boston Comedy Festival, and a finalist of the Big Sky Comedy Festival. He has also performed at Bumbershoot, Bridgetown Comedy Festival, 10,000 Laughs, and SF Sketchfest. He was featured on NPR and Sirius XM, and was named one of the 50 Best Undiscovered Comedians in America by Thrillist where they said his comedy was “impish” for some reason.
Actor/Comedian/ Brian Scott McFadden is one of the funniest stand up comics working in the industry today. A regular on the NY comedy club circuit, Brian has recently taken his act to a whole new level with his high energy performances & some of the most unique, incisive & hilarious routines around. After making his debut on The Late Show with David Letterman Brian followed that up with an appearance on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson on CBS. A multidimensional performer Brian is both an accomplished stage actor, who has played Hamlet in New York, and a versatile voice over artist with a vast range of accents and character voices in his repertoire. Brian was recently seen on the big screen in The Secret Life of Walter Mitty with Ben Stiller & also performed in such films as Ice Age II with Ray Romano and Robots with Robin Williams & Halle Berry. Look for Brian’s new comedy special “Accents & Nonsense” on Drybar Comedy later this year.
I have to go by Ashley Austin Morris because when I joined SAG there was already an Ashley Morris… Austin is not my real middle name. My real middle name is Sue… Yep. Austin is a city I lived in for a random year it was really fun… I remember nothing. When I was born I was a baby… I have never been on Law and Order. I perform stand up comedy but my ultimate dream is to remake the show mammas family. I’ve done 3 fried chicken commercials. Why? No idea, I guess my classiness is just evident to all. If you would like to see the real resume I’m sure it’s on here as the person who built this is much smarter then I, but basically it’s just a bunch of TV shows and plays and special skills that hopefully prove my worth. Bla bla bla. Here’s the deal… I think it’s strange to be a human, not that I’ve ever been a dolphin or anything, hey maybe its weird to be a dolphin I don’t know, but human?! Weird. For sure! I try to laugh at it and hope you will too! I like long walks in dangerous neighborhoods and traveling to nearby bodegas.
Stewart Fullerton is a comedian, actress and incredible waitress living in New York City. She has been seen at the She Devil Comedy Festival (NYC), Laughing Devil Comedy Festival (NYC) and the Burbank Comedy Festival (LA) where she was selected for the Best of the Fest Showcase. She performs all over New York City and she wrote this entire bio.
Maximilian Spinelli is an NYC-based comedian, actor, writer and all-around peach of a human being. A 2020 Breakout Headliner for Broadway Comedy Club and a comedian commentator on BuzzFeed, he’s more than just the guy you’ve seen in the background of several canceled network TV shows. He’s also a viral TikTokker (who isn't?), co-host of the We Were Had Podcast and was a featured act in the 2021 New York Comedy Festival. Blending together a style that is both conversational and confrontational, he’s built a brand that can only be described as “Premium Trash Bag”.
Tony V started his stand-up comedy career in 1982 after attending several shows at Boston’s prestigious Comedy Connection. He wandered in one night, quite by accident, looking for a little stress relief from a high-pressure job as a caseworker at the Somerville Mental Health Center. Tony was working his way toward a Masters degree in social work having graduated from the University of Massachusetts with a B. S. in Psychology. It was not long after that he took to the stage himself. Tony’s street wise humor tempered with a genuine feel for the human condition quickly propelled him to headliner status on the national comedy club circuit. In 1986 Tony V was named “Funniest Person in Massachusetts” by Showtime television. He followed this achievement with several performances on HBO, the Arts and Entertainment Network, Comedy Central and MTV. From 1987 through 1992 Tony V became the “spokesperson” for American Tourister Luggage. Remember the suitcase smashing gorilla? It was Tony that gave the ape it’s distinct voice and temperament. Touring extensively in and out of his high tech forty-five thousand dollar yak hair gorilla suit, both Tony and his alter ego had many interesting adventures. If you get a chance ask Tony about a meeting between The Gorilla, Spuds MacKenzie, and Ronald McDonald. You won’t believe your mind. Network television was next on the list for this Boston native. Spending time in New York and L. A. paid off with multiple highly acclaimed appearances on Late Night w/ Conan O’Brien, Comedy Central’s Tough Crowd w/ Colin Quinn and several sit-coms including Seinfeld, Boston Common, The Single Guy and Dr. Katz Professional Therapist. Having proven himself a solid comic actor Tony then tackled dramatic roles on television working with such notable actors as Eric Roberts, Ice T and James McDaniels from NYPD Blue. Tony’s big-screen outings include State and Main, Celtic Pride, Housesitter, One Crazy Summer and Shakes the Clown as well as the independently produced By the Sea and Abracadabra. Tony has also produced and written on several shows for network and production companies. He is no stranger to benefits and fundraisers performing at functions for The American Cancer Society, Children's Hospital, The Boston Food Bank and many other charitable organizations. His corporate shows include Citizens Bank, The North East Lumber Association, Stop & Shop, American Express Corp. and Staples. Along with being a popular headliner at clubs and colleges all over the free world, Tony V has worked with Jay Leno, Dennis Miller, Bobcat Goldthwait, Steven Wright, Adam Sandler and countless other friends and nationally known acts. Tony has opened for Kenny Rogers, The Temptations, Billy Ray Cyrus, The Beach Boys and Joan Jett. Tony also really believes that this is enough of a Bio and if you’re not convinced or impressed by now nothing is going to change your mind. So thanks for reading this far and good luck in all your endeavors.
ANDREW DICE CLAY is proud to be one of America's most controversial and outrageous comics. And it’s that persona that has made him a Rock and Roll, Comedy Legend. When he released his debut album, Dice, the parental advisory label simply read “Warning: This album is offensive.” Despite media backlash, Dice’s rise to fame was nothing less than meteoric, creating “Dicemania”. He became the first comedian to sell out Madison Square Garden two nights in a row, as well as sporting arenas all across the country and was the only performer ever “Banned For Life from MTV.” Dice has released numerous best-selling DVDs (No Apologies and Dice Rules!) and a string of multi-gold and platinum selling CDs (The Day The Laughter Died and Face Down, Ass Up). Dice also starred in several one-hour HBO, pay per view and Showtime stand-up specials including: The Diceman Cometh and Indestructible. In recent years, Dice’s career has experienced a resurgence. In 1992, Dice performed in front of the largest audience ever by a comedian at that time, when he shared the stage with Guns & Roses at the Rose Bowl and most notably for his recurring role on the final season of Entourage, when he starred to great critical acclaim alongside Cate Blanchett and Alec Baldwin in Woody Allen’s Blue Jasmine, Martin Scorsese’s Vinyl and most recently in the award winning, blockbuster hit, A Star Is Born. His other notable TV credits are The Celebrity Apprentice, where he is proud to have been the first celebrity thrown off the show that season and his Showtime series, for two seasons, called Dice, which was very loosely based on his own life. Additionally, in 2014, Simon & Schuster published Dice’s brutally honest, unapologetic and uncensored autobiography “The Filthy Truth”, in which, Dice chronicles his remarkable rise, fall, and triumphant return. Filled with no-holds-barred humor and honesty, the book sets the record straight and gives readers plenty of never-before-shared stories from his career and his celebrity friendships. For decades, the secret to Dice's continuing success is that he has a lot more going for him than just being a shocking potty mouth. He is a comedic icon and his acting roles and credits clearly show that he is capable of being just as funny (or serious) without the dirty words. Dice is a talented, disciplined and versatile performer/actor and continues to be a comedy force to reckon with. But more than anything, audiences continue to crave the excitement, and demand to see The Diceman, and he is more than happy to oblige so don’t miss this Undisputed Comedy King if he appears in a city near you.
Chris Distefano is one of today's biggest and most beloved names in comedy. Chris quickly rose to success after being named the funniest person on MTV for his show-stopping performances on the "Guy Code/Girl Code" series. From there, he went on to star in IFC’s "Benders", co-host the Netflix gameshow "Ultimate Beastmaster", and even have his own CBS sitcom. Outside of TV, Chris has become one of the most respected and flat-out funniest comedians in the stand-up world. Fresh off his appearances on "The Late Show with David Letterman" and "Late Night with Seth Meyers" in 2019, Chris released his first special, "Size 38 Waist", on Comedy Central, which perfectly encompassed both his Brooklyn-born edge and nice-guy charm. Chris’ second full-length special, "Speshy Weshy", premiered on Netflix in May of 2022 to wide acclaim. When Chris isn’t on stage delivering his gut-busting jokes, you can catch him in his element in the comfort of his own couch where he records his wildly successful podcasts, “Chrissy Chaos” and “Hey Babe”, the latter of which he co-hosts with "Impractical Jokers"' Sal Vulcano. Both podcasts are among the most popular on all streaming platforms and have massive followings on Patreon. In 2022, Chris was selected by Jimmy Kimmel to host Jimmy’s latest TV venture, "Super Maximum Retro Show", which is currently available to stream on ViceTV.A big sports fan, Chris has been fortunate to host episodes of shows including MLB’s "Off The Bat" and MSG's "The Brackets", and was invited by the New York Mets to throw the first game pitch in 2021. Chris has a fearless, yet endearing stage presence, and his natural ability to connect with audiences around the world has made him a household name in not just comedy, but all of entertainment. Since becoming the first stand-up comedian to sell out both the world-famous Radio City Music Hall and the Theater at Madison Square Garden on consecutive nights in September 2023, Chris continues to travel the world on a sold-out comedy tour, entertaining thousands by poking fun at the world – and himself – with his uniquely warm energy
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).
Now a massive star in Ireland, native New Yorker, Des moved from Queens to Ireland in his mid-teens in 1990. He first came to prominence with his extraordinary TV series The Des Bishop Work Experience (2004), where he lived on minimum wage in a series of different jobs in Ireland. Mixing this documentary footage with stand-up, the series became one of the most talked-about of the year, and propelled Des into national stardom. In 2006, he embarked on his second critically acclaimed TV series, Joy In The Hood, where he taught stand-up comedy in disadvantaged areas in four major Irish cities. Another hugely successful live tour followed including invitations to the Just For Laughs Festival in Montreal and the Melbourne Comedy Festival in Australia. Des’s most recent project took him to Beijing, China in 2013 to learn Mandarin and he has been living there for the past 18 months. He is now fluent and the show, Breaking China was another major hit for broadcaster RTE in 2014 and he also made a half hour radio documentary about the rise of Stand Up in China for the BBC World Service called “Stand up for China”. His live show again opened at the Edinburgh Festival where he played to over 5,000 people and included an invitation to perform at the Soho Theatre in London and a return to Barrow Street in New York.
Pete Davidson is a celebrated stand-up comedian, actor, writer, and producer. In 2023, Davidson starred in Peacock’s “Bupkis"; a semi-autobiographical comedy series he also co-created, co-wrote, and executive produced. Davidson was a cast member on NBC’s “Saturday Night Live” from 2014-22, where his singular "Weekend Update" features and original music videos garnered millions of views. He recently returned to Studio 8H to host the 49th Season Premiere of “SNL,” earning rave reviews. Davidson shot his first one-hour stand-up special for Comedy Central in 2016 and was named one of Forbes’ "30 Under 30" the same year. In 2020, he released the stand-up special “Pete Davidson: Alive From New York.” Davidson was listed as one of Time’s "100 Most Influential People of 2022". In 2020, Davidson co-wrote, executive produced, and starred in the critically acclaimed film “The King of Staten Island.” Additional film work includes “Dumb Money,” “Transformers: Rise of the Beasts,” “Trainwreck,” “Big Time Adolescence,” “Set It Up,” “Meet Cute,” and “Bodies Bodies Bodies.” Upcoming projects include “The Home,” “Wizards!,” and “I Slept with Joey Ramone.”
Judah Friedlander was born on March 16, 1969 in Gaithersburg, Maryland, USA. He is an actor, known for 30 Rock (2006), The Wrestler (2008) and Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015). I'm a comedian. I do mostly mainstream rooms and I do alternative rooms too, and I don't change my act at all. I'll do black rooms, I'll do Latino rooms. I've done gay rooms, I've done Asian nights, and I'll always just do my thing. I try to make my act so it works for everybody. It's not exclusionary. I'm not in any clique. I'm an outsider. I'm a comedian for the people. I'm not big on preachy. If I'm sending out any message, I like people to find it. I don't like to shove it down their throats. So my act's changed over the year, but it's certainly a comment on just how self-involved many people are.
David Attell is a stand-up comedian, actor, and writer, best known as the host of Comedy Central's INSOMNIAC WITH DAVE ATTELL, which gave him a cult following. Dave Attell can next be seen on Netflix’s, BUMPING MICS with Jeff Ross, set to be released in 2019. Dave starred alongside Amy Schumer in her hit films, TRAINWRECK and I FEEL PRETTY. Dave can also been seen on HBO’s critically acclaimed series, CRASHING with Pete Holmes. His stand up series, DAVE ATTELL’S COMEDY UNDERGROUND and his one hour special, ROAD WORK were featured on Comedy Central and ROAD WORK is now streaming on Netflix. His film credits include Chris Rock’s cult film, POOTIE TANG, FUNNY PEOPLE, SCARY MOVIE 4, and LOS ENCHILADAS! His television credits include THE SIMPSONS, DIFFICULT PEOPLE, BOB’S BURGERS, ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT, THE JIM GAFFIGAN SHOW, THE JIM NORTON SHOW, INSIDE AMY SCHUMER, LOUIE, ED, EVERYBODY LOVES RAYMOND, and TOUGH CROWD WITH COLIN QUINN. He was named one of the “25 Funniest People in America” by Entertainment Weekly Magazine. When not on the road, Attell makes regular appearances at the Comedy Cellar in New York City.
Keith Robinson is the quintessential comedian’s comedian, admired by his fellow artists – his great art of inherently subverting his audience, shaking them out of their cozy assumptions to fresh perspectives sustains his comedic prominence. His commanding stage presence has gained him appearances on MTV, VH1, HBO’s Def Comedy Jam, TBS’s family comedy series Are We There Yet, The Chelsea Lately Show on E! and Late Night with Conan O’Brien. Many talented comedians can make you laugh but it’s difficult to find a comedian who rises to a level of middle brow brilliance finding comic expression in cultural/racial disparities, his mischievous past, and political absurdities, which leads to a further probing deep beneath Keith Robinson’s hardened pseudo-street exterior to expose his geeky indisputable-intellectual interior. It is within the comedic improvisation of standup where his strident honesty and confrontational style expose the conspicuously concealed obvious – spilling to observations that masterfully make him a skillful teller-of-tales. In his teens, Keith began cultivating his wit with his "back of the bus funny," subsequently working the comedy circuit in his hometown Philadelphia and securing a spot as one of the finalists on Ed McMahon’s Star Search. He did not take home the $100,000 prize, but his career as a comic and actor mushroomed. He now merits a coveted comedic and acting career on the stage, screen, and television. Keith’s impressive record of accomplishments include his self-titled special on Comedy Central, a standout regular on Tough Crowd with Colin Quinn, writer and central performer on The Wanda Sykes Show and writer for the Chappelle Show. He was recently seen in Kevin Hart's record-breaking movie, "Laugh at My Pain." One of New York Comedy Cellar’s elite, where he frequently hosts, Keith Robinson has a reputation, best described by Cringe Humor for "being the best at impromptu zingers and one-liners that annihilate his colleagues." His first hour special, recorded live in New York at The Gramercy Theater: Kevin Hart presents Keith Robinson in Back of the Bus Funny, is now released on iTunes, Hulu, Amazon, and Google Play.
Originally from New Jersey, veteran stand-up comedian Artie Lange rose to prominence as a contributor to The Howard Stern Show. More recently seen on Judd Apatow's HBO series Crashing, Artie has also made appearances on MADTV, Norm MacDonald's film Dirty Work, Mystery Men and The Jim Gaffigan Show.
Having been named one of Rolling Stone’s “50 Funniest People,” Buzzfeed's "50 Hottest Men in Comedy," and Variety’s “Top 10 Comics To Watch,” Che is quickly leaving his mark on the media landscape. A native of lower Manhattan, Che’s comedy uses humor to identify humanity in the most controversial actions. He applies street culture to world issues with a delivery that The New York Times describes as "a reflective, laid-back stage presence with jokes that draw as much from his city upbringing…as from blunt, insightful points that bring the abstract into focus.” Che is currently the co-anchor of Saturday Night Live’s iconic “Weekend Update” segment where he is also a co-head writer writer for the show. Prior to joining SNL, he was part of “The Best F*&#ing News Team Ever!” as a correspondent on Comedy Central’s Emmy & Peabody Award-winning program The Daily Show with Jon Stewart. Che has performed stand-up on NBC's Late Night with Seth Meyers and on CBS's Late Show with David Letterman. In 2016, he released his first hour-long stand-up special entitled Michael Che Matters on Netflix. His first special aired in 2014 on Comedy Central’s The Half-Hour stand-up series. Che has made numerous other television and film appearances. Most recently he co-hosted the 70th Annual Primetime EMMY Awards on NBC. Che’s other appearances include Chris Rock’s Top Five, Comedy Central's hit series @midnight, and as a weekly cast member on Vh1’s Best Week Ever. In August 2013, Che headlined a successful month-long run of standup shows entitled “Cartoon Violence” at The Edinburgh Fringe Festival, with The Guardian raving, “his effectiveness as a comic is instant.” Che has performed on the Oddball Comedy and Curiosity festival tour, at The Melbourne International Comedy Festival, The Montreal Comedy Festival, Comedy Central’s South Beach Comedy Festival, The Moontower Comedy Festival, and Bonnaroo, where The Nashville Scene proclaimed “Straight up: Michael Che is going to be a star.” He was crowned the winner of the New York’s Funniest Stand-Up competition at the 2012 New York Comedy Festival, and both Time-Out NY and Comedy Central have listed him as one of their "Comics To Watch." He headlines comedy shows nationally and internationally.
Described by the Sunday Times as a ‘truly gifted stand-up’, Joanne has been taking Ireland and the UK’s comedy scene by storm, enjoying sell-out Edinburgh runs with her stand-up shows Wine Tamer and The Prosecco Express. Both shows have toured in Ireland, and she has sold out over 50 nights at Vicar Street in Dublin, four nights at the London Palladium, and three nights at London’s Eventim Apollo. She is the cohost of the hugely popular podcast My Therapist Ghosted Me, alongside her best friend Vogue Williams, which has over a million downloads a week. Joanne created, wrote and presented the funny and insightful documentary Baby Hater which was broadcast in Ireland for TV3. Her first one woman show, Bite Me, a show about eating disorders, was nominated for multiple awards at the Dublin Fringe in 2016. She went on to perform Bite Me at the Vault Festival in 2019 where Lyn Gardner described her as ‘hilarious and brutal’. Joanne’s numerous TV credits include ITV’s The Jonathan Ross Show and Jonathan Ross’ Comedy Club, Comedy Central’s Guessable and Comedians Solve World Problems, BBC’s Michael McIntyre’s The Wheel, Richard Osman’s House of Games, Channel 4’s The Big Fat Quiz of Everything, and Joe Lycett’s Got Your Back. She has been a guest on various radio shows including BBC Radio 4’s A Good Read, Radio 5 Live’s Sarah Brett Show, and also hit podcast Evil Genius. In Ireland, she’s co-hosted RTÉ 2’s flagship comedy show Republic of Telly, and appeared on The Blame Game (BBC Northern Ireland), Women on The Verge (UKTV), The Late Late Show (RTÉ One), The Tommy Tiernan Chat Show (RTÉ One), and Clear History (RTE).