Comedians


Rafi Bastos - UNFAMILIAR TERRITORY TOUR Rafi Bastos is a 6’7” tall Jewish-Brazilian comedian with an accent like Dracula and a rapidly growing social media presence of stand up clips in English, mostly filmed from the prestigious Comedy Cellar in New York. In his home-country of Brazil, Rafi is a trailblazer of comedy, media and is one of the first comedians to pioneer the art of stand up comedy as we know it in Brazil. His17-year comedy and acting career before coming to the United States garnered many firsts and was covered in an interview on TheJoe Rogan Experience. Rafi set records, created controversy through freedom of speech and used the power of the internet to reach an astronomical social media following. Rafi’s videos with stage performances, music videos, interviews and sketches have now more than 370 million views on his Youtube channel alone. In 2011, he was considered by the NEW YORK TIMES as the Most Influential Man on Twitter, at the time with 7 million followers, now at 11.4 million. In 2013, Rafi won the SHORTY AWARDS, also known as the “Oscars of Social Media”, for Best Comedian. Both in English and Portuguese, Rafi continues to prove that he is among the most talented artists of Latin America - always setting the bar higher for innovation, quality and influence. Rafi’s quick-witted observational humor has made him a hit online and the first Brazilian comedian to become a regular at the most renowned comedy clubs globally, including COMEDY CELLAR in New York, LAUGH FACTORY, and THE HOLLYWOOD IMPROV in California. He is also the first Brazilian comedian to headline at JUST FOR LAUGHS, the largest comedy festival in the world, hosted in Montreal, Canada. Among his many credits, Rafi has three comedy specials on Netflix:, A Arte do Insulto, Péssima Influencia, and Ultimato. He has starred in movies, had his own controversial talk show, been an in-field journalist and hosted reality shows (Ultimate Beastmaster for Netflix). He is the Co-Founder and owner of Comedians, the largest comedy club in South America. Let’s just say Rafi has done almost everything in Brazil and now he’s in the USA to do it all with a fresh perspective - in UNFAMILIAR TERRITORY.
Famous for his deadpan and often self-deprecating comedy, multi award-winning comedian Romesh Ranganathan has solidified himself as a household name through his stand-up, television and radio presenting, acting and podcasting. He’s best known for fronting such series’ as BBC Two’s The Misadventures of Romesh Ranganathan, topical show The Ranganation, and travelling the globe with his mate and fellow comic Rob Beckett in Rob & Romesh Vs. Former regular and now central host of Sky’s A League of Their Own, Romesh also hosted the show which brought his mum, Shanthi, to our screens, Asian Provocateur. Romesh has been announced as the new host of BBC One’s Weakest Link in a primetime slot, which sees a celebrity line up put through their general knowledge paces. A Sunday Times Bestseller with his autobiography Straight Outta Crawley: The Memoirs Of A Distinctly Average Human Being, Romesh had his second book As Good as It Gets: Life Lessons from a Reluctant Adult published worldwide in October 2020. Romesh last tour, The Cynic’s Mixtape, sold out across the UK, including 14 nights at London’s Eventim Apollo. Romesh embarked on his career in America in 2018 with the launch of Just Another Immigrant on Showtime, and he has also appeared twice on James Corden’s Late Late Show as well as The Late Show with Stephen Colbert. On top of this, he has an award-winning podcast Hip Hop Saved My Life. Romesh also co-hosts hit podcast Wolf and Owl with comedy mate Tom Davis. Romesh is also able to further show off his encyclopaedic knowledge of hip-hop music hosting his own BBC Radio 2 show, For The Love of Hip Hop, which received critical acclaim. Following a mammoth sell out tour in 2019-22, Romesh Ranganathan’s standup special The Cynic is now available on Netflix.
Ralph Barbosa is a Latino stand-up comedian. He’s a winner of the HBO & NYLFF Latino Stand-Up Comedy Competition, crowned the 2019 Funniest Comic in Texas, and made his HBO debut in the HA Festival Comedy Special (streaming now). He’ll next be seen in the Entre Nos’ comedy specials directed by Aida Rodriguez.
His credits include: BET, Comedy Central, Showtime at the Apollo, Who’s Got Jokes (hosted by Bill Bellamy), and The Tom Joyner Show, Shaq Comedy All Star Jam, Chocolate Sundaes (hosted by Tommy Davidson) on Showtime. 
Judy has had stand-up specials on HBO, Comedy Central and LOGO. She was a part of Netflix's Stand Out: An LGBTQ+ Celebration. She is the author of Yes I Can Say That: When They Come For The Comedians, We Are All In Trouble, a critically acclaimed book about free speech and cancel culture which debuted as the number one comedy release on Amazon and was featured in the New York Times Book Review. Judy is also host of the hit podcast, Kill Me Now with Judy Gold. Judy TV acting credits include, City On A Hill (Cassndra Kassell), FX’s Better Things (Chaya). Showtime's The First Lady (Elizabeth Read). Judy also guest stars as Sophie in the much-anticipated Apple TV+ drama series Extrapolations. Other guest stars include Hulu’s Life and Beth, and Season 2 of Peacock’s Girls 5 Eva. She has had recurring roles on Comedy Central's Awkwafina, Netflix’s Friends from College and TBS’ Search Party. Her recent film credits include Love Reconsidered and the upcoming She Came To Me, and Eternal Buzz. Judy is one of the main subjects in the Hulu documentary Hysterical. She has appeared on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert and The Tonight Show. From 1999-2010, Judy was the host of HBO’s At the Multiplex with Judy Gold. Judy also won two Emmy awards for writing and producing The Rosie O’Donnell Show. She was also a writer on the final season of Better Things. Judy has written and starred in two critically acclaimed, Off-Broadway hit shows: The Judy Show – My Life as a Sitcom (Outer Critics Circle Nomination), and 25 Questions for a Jewish Mother (GLAAD Media Award – Outstanding NY Theater, Drama Desk Nomination – Actor). Judy received rave reviews as Gremio in The Public Theater’s Shakespeare in the Park all-female production of The Taming of The Shrew. She also co-starred in Off-Broadway’s Clinton! The Musical, and Disaster! The Musical. Judy has made numerous appearances on The View, The Today Show, The Drew Barrymore Show, and on MSNBC, CNN and NewsNation as free-speech advocate. She often pops up on The Food Network, but please do not mention Chopped All Stars or Rachel vs. Guy to her. Judy’s three albums, Conduct Unbecoming, Kill Me Now and Judith’s Roommate Had a Baby are available wherever you get your music. You can also check out her website, JudyGold.com or follow her on Twitter, Instagram or Tik Tok - @jewdygold
Matt Richards is an actor, host, comedian, and writer that has performed on several thousands of shows all across the country and currently hosts the popular game show app HQ Trivia. You can see Matt on Flatbush Misdemeanors for Showtime, both seasons of That Damn Michael Che for HBOMax, CBS’ 2 Broke Girls, Nickelodeon’s School of Rock, as well as KC Undercover and Bizaardvark for Disney. Matt was selected as a NEW FACE Character 2018 for the prestigious Just For Laughs Festival in Montreal and was a standout in the 2017 CBS diversity Showcase. As a writer, Matt is staffed on the WGA award nominated series That Damn Michael Che for HBOMax and he has written and produced for Snoop Dogg on various programming for VH1, TBS, Peacock and Animal Planet. Matt also wrote and performed his original sketches for Complex’s new web-series, Group Therapy sponsored by Old Spice and has appeared on The Funny Dance Show for E!, MTV’s World Star TV, and The Steve Harvey show.
John Early is a comedian who recently wrote, executive produced, and starred in his own episode of Netflix's The Characters. He has appeared on TV in Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp, 30 Rock, Broad City, Difficult People, High Maintenance, Love, and Animals and in the films Other People, Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising, Fort Tilden, and The Greggs. He plays Elliott in the upcoming Search Party on TBS and will soon appear in the films Beatriz at Dinner and The Masterpiece. He recently wrote, created, and starred in an upcoming miniseries for Vimeo with frequent collaborator Kate Berlant, directed by Andrew DeYoung. He was a writer for Season 4 of Billy on the Street. In New York, he is an Artist in Residence and Comedy Curator at Ars Nova, where he hosts the monthly variety show Showgasm. He performs his solo show Literally Me (4 time New York Times Critics' Pick) at Joe's Pub and The Bell House, and co-hosts a weekly stand up show at Cake Shop. He has performed stand up at various comedy festivals including Montreal Just For Laughs, Bonnaroo, South by Southwest, Pemberton, Treasure Island, Outside Lands, Riot LA, and Festival Supreme. He was born in Nashville, Tennessee and is a graduate of the Atlantic Acting School at Tisch School of the Arts NYU.
Chuck Nice is a Philadelphia native and a 18 year veteran of stand up comedy with a rich history in television and radio. For eight years he provided comic relief to the Radio Chick show, bringing the funny to New York’s radio air waves. From that time until present, Chuck has been equally busy making a name for himself on the small screen. He is the host of Buy Like A Mega Millionaire on HGTV, The Juice on Veria Living and The Hot Ten on Centric. Chuck is seen regularly on the Today Show, has guest hosted Joy Behar’s Say Anything and Co-hosted The View. Chuck maintains his radio presence as the co-host of Star Talk Radio with Dr. Neil Degrasse Tyson where he provides humorous commentary on one his favorite subjects...science.
Morril is one of the fastest-rising stand-up comics in New York City and one of the best joke writers on the scene today. He was a regular on Comedy Central’s This Week at the Comedy Cellar, where he appeared on frequently when not touring cities across the nation. He was named one of Comedy Central’s Comics to Watch in 2011 and has performed multiple stand-up sets on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, The Late, Late Show with James Corden and Conan. He’s also had stints on Last Comic Standing, America’s Got Talent, @midnight with Chris Hardwick, and Inside Amy Schumer. Morril can be heard on the podcast We Might Be Drunk with co-host Mark Normand and seen on Netflix’s That’s My Time with David Letterman. His special, Same Time Tomorrow, can also be streamed on Netflix. Previously, Sam self-released his stand-up special, Up On The Roof, in which he navigates performing live during COVID. In February 2020, Morril released his 3rd stand-up special for Comedy Central, I Got This on their YouTube channel and received over 1.5 million views within the first two weeks. Morril then later released it as a comedy album with 800 Pound Gorilla Records. In 2015, the comedian recorded his debut album, Class Act, with Comedy Central Records, which went to #1 on iTunes and made numerous top 10 lists and appeared on season four of Comedy Central’s The Half Hour. His first one hour special, Amy Schumer Presents Sam Morril: Positive Influence premiered on Comedy Central in 2018. Morril was the host of his very own show on MSG called People Talking Sports, which ran for two seasons and received an Emmy® nomination. Morril also has a cameo in the Academy Award nominated film, Joker.
Joe List began his comedy career in Boston, Massachusetts in 2000 just weeks after graduating from high school. Since that time he has been featured on The Late Show with David Letterman as well as multiple appearances on Conan. He’s featured in Season 2 of The Netflix Series “The Stand Ups”. In 2015 List was a finalist on NBC's Last Comic Standing and had his own Half Hour comedy special on Comedy Central. His albums 'So Far No Good' and 'Are You Mad at Me?' can be heard regularly on Sirius Radio. List is also the co-host of his own popular weekly podcast 'Tuesdays with Stories'.
Carmen Lynch has appeared on a string of late night TV shows including The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, and Conan. She has also appeared on Inside Amy Schumer, That Damn Michael Che, Life & Beth and the documentary Hysterical. Carmen also tours doing stand up in Spanish, has a podcast on SiriusXM called The Human CentiPOD in English and another podcast in Spanish titled Podria Ser Peor. Her two comedy specials (one in English and one in Spanish) will be released later this year. For dates to her tapings and other road gigs check out carmenlynch.com/tour/ and IG/TikTok @carmencomedian.
Since taking 4th place on "Last Comic Standing"’s 8th season, Joe Machi has been busy touring the United States as a headlining stand-up comedian. He has performed on "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon", and has become a regular on "Red Eye with Greg Gutfeld" on Fox News. Joe also won the 2013 New York Comedy Festival’s Funniest Comedian Competition, and the 2010 NY Underground Comedy Festival's Emerging Comics Competition.
Ted Alexandro has been a fixture on the NYC comedy scene for decades. Time Out NY named Ted “A lynchpin of the NY comedy scene” and “one of the funniest comedians working today.”

The NY Times called Ted “Crafty, thoughtful and extremely funny!”

Ted has appeared on Kimmel, Conan, Letterman and Comedy Central. He has five comedy specials and currently tours with Jim Gaffigan.
Fresh off her national television debut on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, Leah Bonnema is a comic on the rise. You’ve seen her on IFC’s Comedy Crib, Chris Gethard Presents HARD READ, Oculus & AXS TV’s Gotham Comedy Live and is a regular on SiriusXM. Leah has performed for our troops overseas, toured the US with Lizz Winstead’s Lady Parts Justice and HuffPo named her one of their Favorite Female Comedians. She’s been featured on The America Stands Up Showcase at The International Glasgow Comedy Festival and performed in The New York Comedy Festival, The Lucille Ball Comedy Fest at The National Comedy Center, Politicon, Bumbershoot and at The Kennedy Center in Washington DC for The District of Comedy Festival. A versatile comedian, Leah was on the writing team for Celeb Have Issues, a sketch series that created viral videos for Kristen Bell, Taye Diggs and Reid Scott. She starred in, wrote, and co-produced comedic detective pilot, Solving Leah, which was an *Official Selection* of The New York Television Festival and The Portland Film Festival. You can see Leah on Buzzfeed’s Did You See This?! and listen to her on Were You Raised By Wolves, which made Apple’s *New & Noteworthy* podcast list. Check out LeahBonnema.com to learn more about why The NY Times calls her “one of the city’s most consistently excellent young comics.”
Comedian and Actor Drew Lynch captured the hearts of America in 2015 with his Golden Buzzer performance on Season 10 of America’s Got Talent (NBC), where he finished in second place. Since then, Drew has amassed a following of millions on social media and has been touring the world nonstop performing standup to sold out audiences. In August 2021, Drew released his hour special ‘Concussed’ Directed by Saturday Night Live’s Aristotle Athari, which has reached over 1.5 million views. Drew appeared in a recurring role in the final season of IFC’s hit series Maron as well as TBS’ Conan. A favorite on the podcast circuit, Drew has made multiple appearances on some of the most downloaded shows, giving his unique take on everything from pop culture to news headlines to the often-peculiar life of a traveling comic.
Jon Rudnitsky was the only new cast member hired for the 41st season of SNL, and portrayed Young Larry on the latest season of CURB YOUR ENTHUSIASM. He has appeared in leading roles opposite Reese Witherspoon in the Nancy Meyers film HOME AGAIN, alongside George Clooney in the Hulu mini series CATCH 22, the Netflix movie SET IT UP with Zoey Deutch and Glen Powell and the lead role in THE BIG LEAP on Fox. Jon starred in THE YOUNG WIFE with Kiersey Clemons and Judith Light, which premiered at SXSW this year, and he can be seen in the upcoming Amazon feature THE RED ONE with The Rock and JK Simmons, animated Paramount feature UNDER THE BOARDWALK with Michael Cera, Russell Brand and Bobby Cannavalle, and STEALING PULP FICTION with Karan Soni and Jason Alexander. As a stand up he’s performed on CONAN, Comedy Central’s THE COMEDY JAM where he performed Footloose with Kenny Loggins, and is a regular at the world famous Comedy Cellar in New York. He was also selected as one of the "New Faces" at the prestigious JUST FOR LAUGHS Comedy Festival in Montreal.
Rory Albanese is the Executive Producer and Writer of Comedy Central’s next great late night franchise, “The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore.” Previously, Albanese was Executive Producer and Writer of “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart” from 2009-2013 where he held various posts for over a decade and won nine Primetime Emmy® Awards. Outside of his television career, Albanese is an accomplished stand-up comedian. Beyond touring the country as a headliner, he has been a featured performer on Comedy Central’s “John Oliver’s New York Stand-Up Show,” starred in his own Comedy Central half-hour special and entertained the American troops in a two-country, morale boosting USO/Armed Forces Entertainment tour in the Middle East. Albanese spends his free time keeping the streets of New York City safe by employing the lost art of “Vigilante Justice.”
Shane Gillis was the winner of 2016’s Philly’s Funniest. Shane is a regular on Comedy Central radio’s The Bonfire. He’s also one half of A Fair One as well as Matt and Shane’s Secret Podcast, which only real dogs listen to. He recently moved to New York and has hung out with Rich Vos like three or four times.
Jack Whitehall is an award-winning actor, comedian, presenter and writer. Widely celebrated for his hit show Travels With My Father (Netflix, 2017-19), his starring role in the BBC’s adaptation of Decline & Fall (2017) and Bad Education (BBC 2012-14), Jack has most recently been seen in Disney’s The Nutcracker And The Four Realms (2018), and in Bounty Hunters (Sky 2017-19). He is currently in Good Omens (Amazon, 2019) and set to star in Jungle Cruise (Disney, 2020), opposite Dwayne Johnson and Emily Blunt, while Travels With My Father is entering its third season in 2019. An acclaimed comedian who loves the stage, Jack has also sold out arenas across the UK on two tours: Jack Whitehall Gets Around (2014) and Jack Whitehall: At Large (2017), which was filmed for Netflix. In the autumn/winter 2019, he will go back on the road for his biggest-ever tour, Jack Whitehall: Stood Up. In fact, the stage is where it all started. Jack began his career at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in 2007, where he won both The Charlie Hartill Special Reserve Competition and The Amused Moose Laugh Off. A string of further awards followed, including The British Comedy Awards’ King Of Comedy, as voted for by the public, three years in a row. From there, Jack has increasingly appeared in films, on television, the stage and as an unlikely comedy duo with his father, Michael Whitehall. Finally, as a presenter, Jack has hosted the BRIT Awards (2018 and 2019) and several other prestigious award ceremonies, like the BAFTA Britannia Awards (2015, 2017 and 2018). He became the youngest-ever host of the Royal Variety Performance in 2015. For YouTube, he presented Training Days, where he travelled the world to interview international football stars in the lead-up to the FIFA World Cup 2018. In 2019, Jack became the first person to stand in as host of the Graham Norton Show in 20 years.
PHOEBE ROBINSON is a stand-up comedian, writer, and actress. She is best known as the co-creator and co-star of the hit WNYC Studios podcast 2 Dope Queens, which was turned into four one-hour, critically-acclaimed HBO specials. She is a New York Times best-selling author of the book You Can’t Touch My Hair and Other Things I Still Have to Explain. Following these successes, Phoebe has gone on to be a staff writer for the final season of Portlandia, act in TBS’s Search Party, host another critically-acclaimed podcast for WNYC Studios entitled Sooo Many White Guys, and made her film debut in the Netflix summer comedy Ibiza. Her sophomore book Everything's Trash, But It’s Okay was published by Dutton on October 16, 2018.
Hannah Berner was born in Brooklyn, New York and played competitive tennis for the University of Wisconsin. She emerged on the comedy scene by directing, editing, and acting in videos on Instagram and writing viral tweets. She has two podcasts, Giggly Squad and Berning In Hell, with over 20 million downloads. She was a cohost on Bravo’s Chat Room, as well as a member of Bravo’s Summer House for three seasons. She currently performs standup in NYC and at clubs and theaters around the country. In 2022, she was named one of Just For Laughs "New Faces Of Comedy" in Montreal. Hannah is an advocate for mental health, animals, and napping.
Emmy Blotnick is a stand-up comedian and writer based out of New York. She has appeared on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, CONAN, The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, and in her own half hour special on Comedy Central. She was a staff writer on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, head writer on Comedy Central’s The President Show, and co-executive producer on HBO’s Pause with Sam Jay. Emmy was highlighted as one of Comedy Central’s Comics to Watch and a "New Face" at Just For Laughs in Montreal.
Chloé Hilliard is a comedian, TV writer, and award-winning author. Her humor stems from being the awkward “big girl” who had plenty of time to observe others. It’s an experience she writes vividly about in her debut book F*ck Your Diet, a collection of essays addressing weight, diet culture, feminism, politics, and more. F*ck Your Diet was named Best Comedy Book of 2020 by the African American Literary Awards.