New York Comedy Club
COMEDIANS
Ricky Velez is a New-York based actor and stand-up comedian who was named one of Variety's "Ten Comics to Watch." He currently appears as a correspondent on Comedy Central's THE NIGHTLY SHOW with Larry Wilmore and appeared on the Netflix series, MASTER OF NONE. Ricky was trained at the Frank Sinatra School of the Arts where he received the Special Recognition Diploma in Drama presented to him by Kevin Spacey. As a comic, Ricky was named "New York's Funniest Comedian" by Caroline's Comedy Club and was featured in Comedy Central's and The New York Comedy Festival's Fifth annual "Comics to Watch."
Big Jay Oakerson is one of the hottest up and coming comedians in New York. His television credits include Comedy Central's "Premium Blend", "Comedy Central Presents" and "Tough Crowd with Colin Quinn, " along with multiple appearances on BET's "Comic View" and HBO's "P. Diddy's Bad Boys of Comedy."
Hasan Minhaj is a comedian, actor, and writer based in Los Angeles, California. He currently plays the role of ‘Seth’ on ABC Family’s ‘State of Georgia’ and is a series regular on MTV’s improv comedy show ‘Disaster Date’. Hasan has appeared on E!‘s ‘Chelsea Lately’, Fox’s ‘The Wanda Sykes Show’, and Comedy Central’s ‘Legend of Neil’. His debut album ‘Hasan Minhaj: Leaning on Expensive Cars and Getting Paid to Do It’ is now available on Itunes/Amazon. Originally from San Francisco’s booming comedy scene he quickly became a regular at the world famous Punchline Comedy Club working with some of the nations top headlining acts. As the winner of Sierra Mists ‘Best Comic Standing’ he performed at LiveNation’s Wild 94.9 Comedy Jam, the nations largest comedy concert. In 2009 he was a national finalist in NBC’s Standup for Diversity and signed on to join their prestigious National College Touring Company. The same year he performed at the Aspen Comedy Festival, SF Sketchfest, and was featured in Punchline Magazine. In 2010 he participated in the CBS Diversity Showcase and the MTV Comedy Showcase. Today, Hasan enjoys writing biographies about himself in the third person.
Jessica Kirson's unique style and captivating stage presence captures the attention of audiences and club bookers everywhere she performs. Her wide variety of characters brings a diverse energy to her routine. Once you have seen her amazing talent, it is easy to understand why she was selected to perform at the Hamptons, Toyota, Marshall's Women in Comedy, Comedy Central's South Beach, Montreal, and HBO's Las Vegas comedy festivals. She was awarded, "Best Female Comic" by the MAC association in New York City and recently accepted the Nightlife Award for, "Best Stand up Comedian" in NYC. Jessica has a strong social media presence. Her Youtube channel, "The JessyK Show" and her Facebook page, ComedianJessicaKirson, videos have over 10 million views.     Jessica has been featured on various television shows, including, Comedy Central's "Premium Blend" and "Fresh Faces," Nickelodeon's "Sixth in the Suburbs," Noggin's "LOL," VH1's "Awesomely Bad" Shows, Oxygen's premier game show "Can You Tell?," Bravo's "The Great Things About Being," The Women's Television Network's, "She's So Funny," NBC's "Last Comic Standing" Seasons 2 and 3, NBC's "Last Call With Carson Daly",  "The Dr. Oz Show", "Why We Heart Vampires", "When Vacations Go Bust" on The Travel Channel, TV Guide channel, Two appearances on the "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno", Two appearances on Abc's, "The View", Showtime's, "White Boyz in the Hood", and NBC's "Celebrity Apprentice". She also has a one hour special on the Logo Channel called, "My Cookie's Gone" and has appeared on, "The Joy Behar Show" on CNN-HLN numerous times. Jessica appeared in a movie written directed by, Nick Cannon, starring, Jim Breuer, and, George Lopez, called, "School Dance". She recently was on "The Nightly Show", on Comedy Central and "The Jim Gaffigan Show", on TV Land. She has been working with the Howard Stern show producing and starring in prank calls that are being played weekly on Sirius/XM radio. In 2017, she will be in Robert Deniro's new movie comedian. She is also a consultant and cowriter on the film.
Greer Barnes was born in the Bronx, New York City. Raised by his mother and Jewish stepfather, Greer received his Bar Mitzvah at age thirteen. Athletics led Greer to baseball in which he excelled. Having been scouted by the San Francisco Giants he seemed to be on his way until he suffered a career ending injury at age eighteen. Following his second dream of stand up comedy, Greer was quickly noticed and began headlining at clubs and colleges across the country. Greer has done commercial work for both the NBA and the NFL. His television credits include, "In Living Color", "The Late Show with Carson Daly", Comedy Central's "Premium Blend", "The Late Show with David Letterman", and "Chappelle's Show", to name a few. Greer was able to combine both his love for baseball and acting when he appeared with Kevin Costner in the film "For the Love of the Game". His first "Comedy Central Presents" half-hour special premiered in 2009.
Harrison began performing stand-up comedy while studying psychology and English at Harvard. A summa cum laude graduate, Harrison was the co-founder of the Harvard College Stand-Up Comic Society (or "Harvard College SUCS," as the group's name is cheekily acronymized), the first organization at Harvard dedicated to the performance and appreciation of stand-up comedy and one still popular on campus today. Now living in Manhattan, Harrison has quickly become one of the most in-demand comedians in New York, performing in more than 600 shows a year and thus leading both Time Out New York and the NY Daily News to call him "the hardest-working man in comedy." One of Comedy Central's "Comics to Watch," Harrison has also received many awards and honors for his comedy, including the Andy Kaufman Award (2010) for creativity and originality in comedy, the Shorty Award in collaboration with Comedy Central and the New York Comedy Festival for "Best Emerging Comic" (2011), and the Magners Comic Stand-Off (2011). On television, Harrison was featured on NBC's Last Comic Standing (for a clip, click here), AXS.TV’s Gotham Comedy Live, and National Geographic Channel's Brain Games, and has appeared on MTV, SPIKE TV, the Discovery Channel, and the Science Channel. Behind the scenes, Harrison was a producer for Primetime: Would You Fall for That? on ABC (which premiered in 2013 to over 3.5 million viewers) and a story producer for VH1’s This is HOT 97, as well as the warm-up comic for Katie, Katie Couric's daytime talk show on ABC. Internationally recognized for his talent, Harrison was the head writer for Tu Nite con Lorenzo Parro, the first-ever late night show on NBCU/Telemundo; was a featured correspondent on the Japanese television show, Scooper, which was broadcast nationally on Nippon TV; appeared in the documentary, 10 Minutes in America, on France's Canal+; and was a featured act in the Magners Glasgow International Comedy Festival in Scotland. Harrison was also the co-host and featured performer of the official Times Square New Year’s Eve World Wide Webcast in 2010 and 2011, broadcasting live to over 250 million viewers around the globe. Harrison also headlines comedy clubs around the country, including sold-out shows at TBS Just for Laughs Chicago and the legendary Carolines on Broadway (leading Punchline Magazine to name Harrison one of the “Breakout Artists” of the year). Harrison has also been featured in a wide variety of national and international publications, including being highlighted for the "Joke of the Week" in TimeOut NY and being featured in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, the Boston Globe, and CNBC.com. Harrison's one-man show, Harrison Greenbaum: What Just Happened?, debuted at the legendary New York comedy hotspot, the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre, before commencing an Off-Broadway run and international tour that's included performances at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C, and the Magic Castle in Hollywood, CA. (For more information on the show, visit the show's official site here.) Harrison is a talented comedy writer as well. He is a nationally published author (with selections printed in the books, 50 Successful Harvard Essays, 2nd ed., and How They Got Into Harvard) and has been a writer for MAD Magazine since 2005. From colleges to comedy clubs, from talk shows to theaters, Harrison is bringing his unique style of comedy to audiences across the country and around the world, proving each night why publications such as Newsday have named him one of “today’s best.”
Seaton Smith is a comedian & actor. In late 2014 Seaton made his television debut as ‘Motif’ on Fox's Mulaney. Soon after in 2015 he had a breakout performance on “late night with seth meyers.” then he got real lucky appearing in Inside Amy Schumer. In the season 5 finale of HBO “Girls.” and Hulu's Difficult People. All while also being a regular guest on the comedy central’s nightly show. Vulture named him one of the 50 comedians you should know in 2015: " he’s bursting with energy in a way that sets him apart in a overcrowded stand-up scene." Chortle.com says Seaton “offers a mesmerizing, livewire performance, full of joy and amazing comic energy”. "A naturally effervescent stage presence. As spirited as he is cerebral…one to watch." Time Out New York In September 2015 under the legendary comedy record comedy new wave Seaton released his debut album bologna meat. Which laugh button reviewed: Smith’s humor is smart, energetic, and refreshingly clever as he fiddles with unique views on the world…continuously brings something new and exciting to stale topics.” He’s performed at over 200 colleges across the country and he has headlined shows across the world, appearing in international comedy festivals the Montreal just for laughs, Melbourne Comedy Festival, and the Iveagh Gardens Comedy Festival in Dublin. I got platinum miles yo! – Seaton Smith once said. Originally starting in Washington DC, he now lives in NYC.
Ted Alexandro has been a comedian for twenty years. Time Out NY called Ted “One of the funniest comedians working today.” Ted has performed on David Letterman, Conan O’Brien, Jimmy Kimmel, Craig Ferguson, The View and two half-hour specials on Comedy Central. Ted opened for Louis C.K. at Carnegie Hall. Ted has performed internationally in Jordan, Egypt, Kuwait, Hong Kong, South Korea, Singapore, Jakarta, England, Holland, Israel, South Africa and Qatar. Ted has appeared on the television shows “Oz”, “Dr. Katz” and “Louie”. Ted collaborated with Hollis James on such videos as “Kiss Our American Ass” and “Nobody’s Dummy”, which can be found on Ted’s YouTube channel. Ted and Hollis' web series “Teachers Lounge” stars Ted and Hollis as a music teacher and janitor, respectively, in a NYC elementary school. Lewis Black guest stars as the Principal, Judy Gold as the Gym Teacher, Judah Friedlander as the Computer Science Teacher, musician Ted Leo as himself and Janeane Garofalo makes the P.A. announcements.
Raised in Hyattsville, Maryland, Jermaine began performing stand-up in 2006 while still in high school. On his 20th birthday he moved to NYC on a Megabus with three pieces of luggage and a dream. Before building a buzz with stand-up, Jermaine was featured in promos for McDonalds, Sobe, and Sports Illustrated.  In 2012, Jermaine was one of the “New Faces” at the Just For Laughs Montreal Comedy Festival and was invited back the following year to tape Funny as Hell for HBO. He’s toured nationally with College Humor, Comedy Central on Campus, and has one half of the internet sketch group BodegaCat Sanchez, alongside Kevin Barnett. He’s been featured on two seasons of MTV2′s Guy Code, @Midnight, and “Comedy Underground with Dave Attell”. Now he’s the co-creator, writer, and star of a new TV series, “Friends of The People” Tuesdays on TruTV. Now in LA, his stand up will be featured on the Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson and has a development deal with ABC to create his own sitcom.
Alingon Mitra is a stand up comedian known for his tight jokes, original thoughts, and affable presence. Making his television debut on NBC's Last Comic Standing, Alingon finished first in the public vote 5 weeks in a row to win the comic comeback contest and perform on the finale. He has since been invited to do stand up on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, Conan, The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, and Adam Devine's House Party on Comedy Central. In addition, he wrote for The Daily Show with Trevor Noah and Adam Ruins Everything. Alingon went on to be named one of the "New Faces of Comedy" at Montreal's Just for Laughs Comedy Festival. He also won both the Boston Comedy Festival and the "Funniest Comic in New England" contest in the same year. Alingon was a writer for the humor magazine The Harvard Lampoon and can now be found on Twitter, on Facebook, or in bed.
Yannis Pappas is a stand-up comedian. His Album “Let Me Be Yannis” was awarded Album of the Year for 2016 by SiriusXM Comedy. Yannis’ Half Hour Comedy Central Special aired in June of 2014 and is available on Amazon, iTunes, ComedyCentral.com and whenever Comedy Central re-runs it. In 2015, he was the host of the comedy sports show, Webby nominee and Media Synopisis Award winner for "Best Sports Digital Series”, AOL’s 2 Point Lead. Before that, he was the Co-Anchor of Fusion Live, a live, primetime, one-hour news magazine program which focused on current events, pop culture and satire. Fusion TV network launched in September 2013 as a joint venture of ABC and Univision. Yannis was also the co-host of MSG’s sports fan show, The Bracket. He has also been featured on AXS TV, TruTV, VH1 and Good Morning America. He was the first comedian to ever do stand up on the New Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon–It was a test show and didn’t air, but that’s kind of a cool thing. He is known for his popular characters Mr. Panos and Maurica. All his comedy shorts with Ditch Films can be found on YouTube. Go watch them, they are there.
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Mary Beth is a Manhattan-based comedian and student at the Upright Citizen’s Brigade in New York City. Originally from Stamford, Connecticut, Mary Beth is the youngest child in a large Catholic family. She is thankful for her religious upbringing and five older siblings, as they have provided a great deal of comedic inspiration. As a teenager, Mary Beth had convinced herself that she wanted to become an English teacher and live a simple life in suburbia. That all changed during her sophomore year at Boston College when she realized that she wanted the illusive more and New York City had just that. Mary Beth moved to Chinatown at age 20 and began working for eyewear startup Warby Parker. After almost 4 years there, she left for a new adventure–working at a pre-launch health and wellness startup in mobile app development. This coincided with her enrollment in the Upright Citizens Brigade’s core improv curriculum, which she has continued and recently began level 4. Mary Beth has studied under amazingly talented teachers including Amber Petty, Aaron Jackson, Zack Willis, and Jackie Jennings. She used her newfound comfort on stage, developed through improv, to try stand-up comedy for the first time in August 2015. Mary Beth is now quite sure of what she wants: a career in comedy writing and performing. Although she has only recently begun formal training, at age 15 Mary Beth played a starring role in the The FC, a two-episode parody of the hit show The OC which developed a (Canadian) following in the thousands-ish. Unfortunately the videos were removed from YouTube due to copyright laws or something. Mary Beth can be seen performing stand-up and improv at comedy venues throughout New York City.  
Starting comedy in Atlanta, GA and now based in Los Angeles, Neel Nanda has performed all over the country with some of comedies’ biggest acts.  Neel has acted and performed stand up on COMEDY CENTRAL's ADAM DEVINE'S HOUSE PARTY. He has appeared on IFC's GARKUNKEL AND OATES and performed stand up comedy on Oxygen's FUNNY GIRLS. He is also performing stand up in the upcoming series FLOPHOUSE for VICELAND / HBO GO directed by Lance Bangs.  Neel recently featured at Bridgetown Comedy Festival in Portland, the Laughing Skull Festival in Atlanta and was the runner up for the Westside Stand Up Showdown (2015) in Los Angeles.  Aside from just performing standup, he currently produces a few shows in LA including "Unnecessary Evil" at the Westside Comedy Theater, which was recently named one of LA Weekly’s top 10 stand up shows. You can catch Neel every week at his show on the Westside where he has shared the stage with comedians like Hannibal Buress, Demetri Martin, Laura Kightlinger, and even Yakov Smirnoff.
Gary Gulman is a Boston native who always knew he wanted to be a comedian. Gulman’s humor is unique, clever and highly entertaining. He was seen on Dane Cook's 'Tourgasm' on HBO and recently shot the pilot 'Dinner with Todd Glass' with Todd Glass and Sarah Silverman. At the young age of 6, Gulman always loved late night television and dreamed of being a guest one day. That dream came true and he has appeared on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, The Late Show with David Letterman, The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson and Craig Kilborn, Last Call with Carson Daly, Comedy Central's Premium Blend, Comedy Central (1 hr Special 'Gary Gulman: Boyish Man'), Showtime Presents Gary Gulman, Comics Unleashed with Byron Allen, Jimmy Kimmel Live, HBO's 'Dane Cook's Tourgasm,' Last Comic Standing Seasons 2 and 3 (Runner UP), and was a guest star on Last Comic Standing Season 4. Gulman also performed at the NASCAR Year End Banquet (3 times), New York Comedy Festival (performed at Madison Square Garden) , HBO's Las Vegas Comedy Festival, Just for Laughs Montreal International Comedy Festival and Just For Laughs Gala in Canada. He was the host of New England Sports Network's Comedy All Stars and New England Emmy Awards and appeared on National Lampoon's Rising Stars DVD. He has also performed at over 100 colleges including: Yale, Harvard, Boston College, Tulane, Villanova, Boston University, NYU, UCLA, Ohio State, Texas Christian University, Brandeis and MIT.  
Named one of Rolling Stone’s five comics to watch, Ryan’s appearances on NBC's Last Comic Standing, Conan, Comedy Central's Live at Gotham, and the Showtime special Caroline Rhea and Friends, Ryan is on his way to establishing himself as one of the country's favorite stand-ups. With immediate comic charisma and a crisp, clean writing style, Ryan is sought after for his ability to perform for a variety of audiences while making each show an individual and unique experience.  With an extensive touring schedule, he often finds himself far from his Idaho roots and currently makes his home in New York City. Much of his trademark humor comes from that unique contrast.      He's become known among industry insiders as the fastest rising star, racking up local and national comedy competition wins and festival appearances.  He most recently won the Great American Comedy Festival in Norfolk, Nebraska, which honors the roots of Johnny Carson. He has also won the National MVP award for The Comedy Leagues competition at the Just For Laughs Montreal Comedy Festival. Prior to that, he won Sierra Mist's America's Next Great Comic Search, was a two-time finalist at the Boston Comedy Festival competition, and appeared at the Las Vegas Comedy Festival as an up and coming talent. He's also a regular guest on the nationally syndicated Bob and Tom radio show.
Rob Little’s outlook on life can be summed-up in two words: Pure Optimism. At a young age, he developed and nurtured an upbeat philosophy about life. "In elementary school, kids would always pull food away from me at lunchtime saying mean, hurtful things like… ’Let go of my sandwich!’" Fortunately, Rob’s ability to see things in a positive light, coupled with his desire to make people laugh, has served him well. While working in a lucrative position as a computer programmer for IBM, he decided to take a huge risk. The Detroit-born comic sent out an ALL-company e-mail that read "If you aren’t happy here, quit your job and follow your dream." IBM promptly gave him his walking papers, but getting fired was a blessing for Rob and comedy lovers nationwide. He now enjoys an incredibly successful career as a standup comedian and with an impressive and growing portfolio of television and film appearances, he is quickly earning national recognition. Watch Rob in action, and you’ll agree that he is one of the very best stand-up comedians in the country. A sketch comedy player on the Fox Sports Net Show, "The Best Damn Sports Show Period" and "Last Call with Carson Daly," Little uses his training from the world famous Second City Comedy Club to create routines that are inventive, funny, spontaneous, and completely unique. He headlines clubs and colleges all over the country, has appeared in national television commercials and on such shows as “Strictly Sex with Dr. Drew,” Comedy Central’s “Distraction,” Fox News and SiTV’s “Latino Laugh Festival.” He also earned a role on the CBS network summer hit series, “Fire me Please.” Rob’s recently released 2nd comedy DVD/CD, “Haulin’ Ass,” is another testament to his talent and status as a comedic force. Having established himself as one of the funniest, most progressive, new comedians in the country, it’s easy to understand why entertainment bookers call him "The Future of comedy with more contagious energy than the Energizer Bunny." The Detroit Free press selected him as Michigan’s “Best up and Coming Comedian,” and he earned the title of “finalist” in both the Seattle and San Francisco International Comedy Competitions. Rob was also selected as a feature performer at the Chicago Comedy Festival along with the Boston Comedy and Movie Festival. And in 2007 Rob was named Maxim Magazine’s “Real Man of Comedy”. Don’t let the "Little" name fool you. Little is BIG! "Yeah, I’m big, and all my relatives are too. Heck, we just got our family portrait done by aerial photography. And there are only three of us." The truth is, Rob is big in more ways than one. With a grin on his face, a gleam in his eye, and a passion for comedy that is larger than life, he’s the biggest thing to happen to comedy in a long, long time.
 Chris Thayer is a comedian and founding member of weekly stand-up show The Business LA; has appeared multiple times on the "You Made it Weird" podcast; wrote on The Midnight Show with Pete Holmes; has performed at Riot LA, Bridgetown Comedy Festival, LitCrawl, & SF Sketchfest; and was featured in both Splashlife.com's “30 Under 30: Comedians to Watch” and Mashable.com's "The 100 Funniest Tweets of 2012". Find him online at thisischristhayer.com and follow him on Twitter: @ChrisThayerSays.
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.
Jackie Kashian is a comic who's new album, I Am Not The Hero Of This Story, was #1 comedy album on iTunes and Amazon and is critically acclaimed. She is in the twelfth year of her podcast The Dork Forest, where she talks with people about what they love to do, think about and collect. She also has a new podcast on the Nerdist Network with Laurie Kilmartin called The Jackie and Laurie Show.
Mark Ellis is a comedian, actor and host you’ve probably seen on tv, heard on the radio or at least clicked on the internet.A stand-up that has played to sold-out shows all over the world and on television, Mark also has a monstrous online following as the co-host of Schmoes Know, his movie show that has over 250K subscribers and 50 million views on YouTube.Mark’s acting has been showcased in film, television and numerous national commercials; he regularly appears as a commentator on Spike, MTV, VH1, Reelz and network programs as well. He can also be seen on the online show Collider Movie Talk.In addition to his weekly Schmoes Know podcast, Mark also makes regular appearances on the KLOS morning show Heidi & Frank, The Adam Carolla Podcast & Jedi Council.Mark Ellis recently released his debut comedy album Get to the Castle to a Top 10 showing on iTunes Comedy…he currently lives in Los Angeles, does not play second base for the Dodgers and is considering hiring a maid.
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Born in New Jersey to Caribbean parents, comedian/host/performer Michelle Buteau brings a cheeky swagger, unique perspective and big personality to stage and screen. You can catch her co-hosting on VH1's Big Morning Buzz Live with Nick Lachey weekdays at 9AM. Michelle has been a staple at VH1 appearing on countless I Love The series, Best Week Ever, where she was nominated for a New Now Next Award, and also played the sassy sidekick on The Jenny McCarthy Show. As a comedian, Buteau has toured the country performing at colleges, clubs and comedy festivals. Her television stand-up appearances include the The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, Lopez Tonight, Comedy Central and Last Comic Standing. As well as playing Private Robinson on FOX's critically acclaimed series Enlisted, Michelle is also known as 'The Crazy Girlfriend' on Comedy Central's Key & Peele and Adult Swim's The Eric Andre Show. Michelle's dynamic presence both on television and on the stage, bringing an unapologetic frankness to every performance will have you saying "Hey, Girl Hey!" the rest of your day.