New York Comedy Club
COMEDIANS
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.  
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.
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.
Aasif Mandvi Is an Indian-American actor and comedian. He first gained notoriety as a correspondent on The Daily Show. He is the lead actor, co-writer and producer of the web series Halal In The Family which premiered on "Funny or Die" in 2015 and an actor, writer and co-producer of the HBO comedy series The Brink. Mandvi is also the author of the book No Land's Man.
You usually have to pay top dollar to see this guy at arenas & theaters, so we can't tell you who it is, but you're gonna be glad you came and found out!
Erin Maguire is a broad, a dame, a good time gal. She's a stand-up comic, an emcee, an actor, a writer, a ginger with basic bitch tendencies. A Boston babe originally, she now calls NYC her home base, appearing at clubs in the city and beyond. She sees the world through a warped kaleidoscope and wants to take you along for the ride through word play and act outs. Catch this twisted hooker in a city near you!
Christian Finnegan is a stand up comedian. He appears frequently on the television and also writes stuff. CF Kindergarten Christian is the creator and co-host of Black & White, a new comedy show set to premiere July 6th, 2016 on A&E. Christian and co-host Sherrod Small will examine current events and social trends through the lens of Race. DETAILS COMING SOON! Christian is perhaps best known as one of the original panelists on VH1’s “Best Week Ever” and as Chad, the only white roommate in “Chappelle’s Show’s” infamous “Mad Real World” sketch. He played Martin on the popular syndicated sitcom “Are We There Yet?” and politics junkies will recognize Christian from his many appearances on “Countdown with Keith Olbermann”. Over the past decade, Christian Finnegan has been a fixture on Comedy Central, having starred in his own one hour stand up special “Au Contraire!”, as well as “Comedy Central Presents”, “Tough Crowd with Colin Quinn” and countless network interstitials. He’s also appeared on “Conan”, “The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson”, “Good Afternoon America” and “The Today Show”. Christian’s latest comedy special, “The Fun Part” was released on Netflix in April 2014. It’s available on iTunes and Amazon, along with his first two albums, “Two for Flinching” and “Au Contraire!”. When he’s not on tour, Christian Finnegan lives in New York City with his wife, author Kambri Crews, their faithful pooch Griswold and two dumb parakeets.
Chris Gethard has been seen in The Office, Louie, The Other Guys, Iron Man 3, The Heat, Bored to Death, and in a whole bunch of commercials and College Humor videos. But most importantly, he's the host of The Chris Gethard Show, a weekly live call in fiasco that goes down on New York's public access airwaves. The New York Times said Chris is a "short, unassuming fellow with the sneaky intensity of someone with a chip on his shoulder" and New York Magazine has referred to him as "The Carson of Cable Access".
Luis J. Gomez is a comedian, writer, and radio personality based out of New York City. ​ He’s been featured on NBC’s “Last Comic Standing”, Comedy Central’s “Roast Battle”, TruTV’s “Comedy Knockout”, and two seasons of NBC Seeso’s “What’s Your F@%king Deal?!”. Luis currently hosts “The Countdown” on Sirius XM’s RUSH channel 93 alongside UFC Middleweight champion Michael Bisping and has made regular appearances on Bennington, Jim Norton and Sam Roberts, Fox News’ “Red Eye”, and UFC Unfiltered. Recently, Luis performed at the prestigious Just For Laughs Festival in Montreal and was named a “breakout performer” by Time Out NY. In 2016, Luis started the GaS Digital Podcast Network with his good friend, and fellow podcaster, Ralph Sutton. He hosts the podcasts Legion of Skanks, Believe You Me, and The Real Ass Podcast, all of which live on the network.
Aaron Berg made his Comedy Central debut on THIS IS NOT HAPPENING in 2016 and has made two appearances on AXS TV’s LIVE AT GOTHAM as well as an appearance on BIG JAY OAKERSON’S “WYFD?!?” on Seeso. He will also be appearing in Comedy Central’s Roast Battle Season 2 in 2017. Aaron is half of the weekly show “IN HOT WATER” which can only be viewed on COMPOUNDMEDIA.COM . He is also an author and has two books out currently. Mr Manners and American Etiquette. His two albums are available on iTunes and can be heard on RAW DOG on SIRIUS XM, “COMEDY COLTRANE” and “UNSCRIPTED.” Aaron is the host of FRANTIC MONDAYS at the STAND NYC can be seen every night doing stand-up in NYC. Also, Aaron was one of the stars of the groundbreaking TV show 24 HOUR RENTAL airing on HULU.
MATTEO LANE is a New York-based comedian, originally from Chicago. Matteo recently performed on LATE NIGHT WITH SETH MEYERS and Comedy Central’s ADAM DEVINE’S HOUSE PARTY, as well as MTV’s GIRL CODE and MTV2’s GUY CODE. He also recently performed in the IFC holiday special AT JOE’S PUB alongside Tony Hale and the Dap Kings, and is upcoming in the new Comedy Central series THE COMEDY JAM. Matteo is also currently developing an IFC digital series that he will both write and star in, and an animated project with Titmouse. Matteo was also a New Face at JFL Montreal in 2014. Before starting stand up, Matteo lived in Italy as an oil painter and Opera singer.
In 2014, Emma Willmann was featured on the Cover of TimeOutNY, as one of the top ten funniest females in New York City, beat out hundreds of comics to be a top ten finalist in New YORK’S Funniest at Caroline’s on Broadway, headlined her own sold out show in The New York Comedy Festival at Stand Up New York, started to tour the college market nationally, appeared on the TV shows “Deadly Affairs,” “My Crazy Love,” and “True Crime,” and made her national stand up comedy television debut on AxisTV’s Live at Gotham hosted with Louie Anderson. She performs comedy every night of the week and has been doing so for the past four years. Extremely unique, you don’t want to miss this one of a kind act.
Marietta, Georgia native Yassir Lester almost drowned to death at a pizza party when he was seven. Now he tells jokes about pizza.
An Indian American born and raised in Texas,Akaash Singh is a nationally touring stand up comedian who is quickly working his way up to becoming a household name. His comedy is driven by cultural differences, an intense pride in his upbringing, and a desire to challenge the audience. He has been featured on HBO’s The Leftovers; several shows on MTV, and can currently be seen on the Netflix show "Brown Nation", as well as the new MTV show "Safeword"
Jon has appeared on the Late Show with Stephen Colbert and the Late Show with David Letterman, has been featured in Maxim Magazine, and was the host of the widely popular podcast, “In the Tank”. A prolific monologist with universal appeal, Jon focuses on the idiosyncrasies of city living. Shortly after moving to NYC from his native Boston, he was chosen as one of Comedy Central’s Fresh Faces of Comedy and named one of Back Stage Magazine’s 10 Standout Stand-ups. His appearance on Last Comic Standing 4 – where he was the New York City Capital One Audience Favorite – earned him wide recognition and a new legion of fans. His other TV appearances include Comedy Central’s Premium Blend, VH1, Celebrity Apprentice, and 3 Men and a Chick Flick on the WE Network where he served as a host. Interestingly, the credit people seem most impressed by was that he was handpicked to open for Jerry Seinfeld in 2009 at Gotham Comedy Club Jon has performed at multiple festivals including the 2007 HBO Comedy Arts Festival in Aspen and the 2010 Great American Comedy Festival at the Johnny Carson Theatre in Norfolk, Nebraska. In addition, he was a critical favorite at the prestigious Montreal “Just for Laughs” Festival where he appeared in both the “New Faces” showcase and the Club Series show “Dating It.” Following his impressive performances, Jon was singled out by the Hollywood Reporter and the Montreal Gazette as a “stand out performer”. Most recently, he was invited to perform at this year’s TBS “Just For Laughs” Comedy Festival in Chicago.