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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!
Dan Soder is a New York City based comedian and actor who’s best known as ‘Mafee’ on the hit Showtime Billions series . This summer he will have a brand new Netflix Half Hour special. His first hour-long stand-up special, Not Special premiered last year on Comedy Central. Other credits include: Comedy Central’s Half Hour, Conan, Inside Amy Schumer, and @midnight. Dan also hosts Sirius XM’s The Bonfire with Big Jay Oakerson, every Monday and Wednesday at 6pm ET.
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.
Marietta, Georgia native Yassir Lester almost drowned to death at a pizza party when he was seven. Now he tells jokes about pizza.
Liz Miele, originally from New Jersey, started doing stand-up at 16 in New York City. At 18 she was profiled in The New Yorker Magazine, at 22 she appeared on Comedy Central’s “Live at Gotham.” She recently appeared on AXS TV’s “Gotham Comedy Live” and Hulu’s “Coming To The Stage” and was profiled in the March 2015 issue of Runner’s World. She regularly tours with the “Nobodies of Comedy” and Armed Forces Entertainment and just finished performing on a book tour for Chris McDougall, author of “Born to Run.” Her joke “Feminist Sex Positions” went viral both on YouTube and Upworthy.com. She just completed writing and producing season one of her animated web series “Damaged,” voiced by great comics including, Maz Jobrani, Hari Kondabolu, Ted Alexandro, Dean Edwards, DC Benny, Joe Machi and so many more. She also co-produced and co-starred in 40 episodes of a web series called “Apt C3” with fellow comic, Carmen Lynch and fashion photographer, Chris Vongsawat. Liz recently released her debut comedy album, “Emotionally Exhausting” on iTunes and Amazon.
  Host Of truTV's "Comedy Knockout" MTV2's "Guy Code" The Amazing Spiderman Brooklyn native Damien Lemon's comedy career began from his seat in the back of public school classrooms over 20 years ago and continued at his college alma mater, Clark Atlanta University, where he fine-tuned his ability to make people laugh until they cough and choke. Over the last few years, he has rapidly built a name for himself on the New York City comedy circuit and beyond. On stage, his material comes from everywhere and nowhere, from fornicating politicians driving up sex prices to the "Stop BCC'N!" campaign, and is delivered with a flair that can best be described as an all-inclusive bug-out session.
Phil Hanley began standup comedy by performing at open mics around Vancouver, often in between bands at music venues. In these establishments he discovered and honed his unique blending of material and crowd interaction that makes no two of his performances the same. Phil’s style can best be described as unpredictably reflective, delivered with sharp accuracy, and rooted in the grand tradition of joke-telling. Phil's Comedy Central "The Half Hour" premiers November 14, 2015. Phil has previously been seen on Late Night with Seth Meyers, The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson, The Pete Holmes Show, John Oliver’s New York Stand-Up Show, and @midnight. He has been showcased at numerous comedy festivals and can be seen regularly at The Comedy Cellar in New York City.
Mike Lawrence is a New York City based comedian from South Florida who has found success in both writing and stand up. He is a staff writer on the upcoming season of Inside Amy Schumer and was a writer on the 2015 MTV Movie Awards, the 2015 Webby Awards, and We Have Issues on E!   Mike is a recurring guest on the Comedy Central TV show @midnight and his stand up has been featured on NBC’s Late Night with Seth Meyers, TBS’ Conan, FX’s Totally Biased, and John Oliver’s New York Stand-Up Show on Comedy Central. In 2013 His half hour special for Comedy Central aired in conjunction with the release of his album “Sadamantium”, produced by Comedy Central Records.   Additionally, Mike co-hosts the podcast Nerd of Mouth on Cave Comedy Radio and has appeared on countless others such as WTF with Marc Maron, Robert Kelly’s You Know What Dude, You Made It Weird with Pete Holmes, Who Charted, The Dana Gould Hour, The Adam Corolla Show, and The Artie Lange Show.
Born in Youngstown, Ohio and raised Italian American and Catholic. My father was involved in a family business and my mother was/is an elementary school teacher. As a family, we moved back and forth between northeast Ohio and South Florida throughout my childhood. Started playing contact football at age 9 in Florida and wrestling at age 13 in Ohio. My senior year of high school I placed second in the Florida AAA State Tournament and went on to college at Pennsylvania State University where I wrestled in 1991-1992 and tutored student athletes. Moved to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1995 with my bachelors degree in criminal justice. Began work counseling adjudicated teens and children with mental health issues. Started teaching special education in the Philadelphia School District in 1998. Received my masters in Special Education in 2001 from Cabrini College and continued to teach in both public school and residential school settings. Started stand up comedy in 2000 and moved to New York City in 2003. Was the 1983 and 1984 Spelling Bee runner up at Pine Grove Elementary School. I failed to advance to the national bee in Washington D.C. because of the complexity of the word roothless, which I still spell with two o's.
Career Bio Letting laughter carry her through the day, Zainab Johnson shares with audiences how interesting everyday life can be, especially when you turn the day’s drama into serious comic relief. Whether she’s performing on stage, writing a script, or acting on screen, Zainab is making people laugh with her own engaging style. Zainab began her career in entertainment as an actress, having moved from home in New York City to the glitz and grit of Los Angeles soon after college. As she pursued roles for television and film, others saw in her a talent for comedy that she had never considered before. Her first appearance as a series regular on television for BET’s “Hell Date” led her to explore comedy in earnest, studying the craft with the Groundlings and IO West, two improvisational comedy groups. Zainab then went on to perform improv and sketch comedy with Troop Hollywood and the Black Hand Side. In 2010, Zainab took a leap of faith in her talent and did her first solo stand-up performance. Her success from that day and her talent for the craft have propelled her to working in top clubs throughout the country, from LA to NYC, including the Improv, Laugh Factory, Standup NY, and Caroline’s on Broadway. Zainab is a Last Comic Standing semi-finalist and has performed at the 2014 BET Experience at LA Live and the world famous Just For Laughs Festival in Montreal. She has also appeared on Comic View, the Arsenio Hall Show, and Gotham Live. AWARDS Winner, 2013, HBO’s American Black Film Festival Comedy Wings Competition Semi-Finalist, 2014, NBC’s Last Comic Standing
Jon Laster is a New York City based comedian who originally hails from Denver Colorado. He graduated with a BA from Colorado State University. Shortly after, Jon moved to New York City to realize his dream of being a Comedian. Jon quickly moved up the comedy hierarchy and established himself as one of the funniest comedians and most sought after host. After just six years, Jon has taped three season’s of BET’s Comic View, hosted the first and second Underground Comedy Festival held in New York City, completed a one year tour with the NACA showcase, and will soon appear on Comedy Central’s Premium Blend. In addition Jon finds the time to host his own weekly comedy room in Clinton Hill/FT Greene Brooklyn, which also happens to be the longest running comedy room ever in Brooklyn.
You know him as - --- Celebrity voices on FOX's Family Guy and American Dad --- "The New Guy" at Kevin James' work on CBS's King of Queens --- Miranda's "Glazed Donut" boyfriend on HBO's Sex and The City --- Multiple appearances on The Howard Stern Show --- Featured on The Roast of Gene Simmons
Paul is a stand up comedian who grew up in the suburbs outside of New York City. He loves his family, cigars and having pointless sports arguments with his friends. He was first attracted to stand up comedy at a very young age. He was only nine years old when he witnessed Eddie Murphey's "Raw". Although he couldn't understand all the jokes and probably should not have been listening to expicit language, he became instantlly intrigued by the idea of speaking into a microphone and making a crowd of people happy. Also, in the mid-eighties, his father took him to see Rodney Dangerfield live at Radio City Music Hall in NYC. By the end of the show, he was sleeping on his fathers lap but the seed was planted. Starting out Paul was performing anywhere he could. From doing contests, awful bar gigs where he stood on soda crates as a stage and even someones living room holding an empty corona bottle as a mic. Paul now headlines clubs all across America. Many of the nations top comedy clubs have called him one of the strongest up and comers working today. Paul has also opened for some of the biggest names in the business. Comics such as Bill Burr, Dave Attell and Jim Breuer to name a few. Recently he has toured with Bill Burr in some of the country's greatest theaters including, Constitution Hall, The Chicago Theatre and Carnegie Hall where he killed in front of a sold out crowd on the most legendary stage in the world. During the NY Comedy Festival Paul opened for Burr at Madison Square Garden in front of 15,000 people. Paul's debut album Paul Virzi "Night At The Stand" was #1 on iTunes and #4 on Billboards comedy album charts. Every week you can hear him host his very popular podcast "The Virzi Effect". Some of his credits include TV appearances on AXS TV's "Gotham Comedy Live", The NFL Networks "Good Morning Football" and writing for the ESPN ESPY Awards. Paul has made numerous appearances at the very prestigious Just For Laughs Comedy Festival In Montreal and was recently asked to perform at the SXSW Festival in Austin, TX. He can also be seen on the upcoming season of truTV's "Comedy Knockout". Paul never fails in keeping the laughs coming and making the audience feel comfortable with his hard hitting personal approach. He is fun to watch and has a stage presence that is second to none.
Currently seen on CBS's hit comedy, "Superior Donuts," Rell Battle is a Washington D.C. native who made his stand up comedy television debut on Adam Devine’s “Houseparty" on Comedy Central. He's also appeared on hit show "Key and Peele" and Adult Swim’s “Eric Andre Show." He’s was chosen as one of Vulture Magazines "Top 50 comics to watch" 2015 list. Rell is the co-creator and cast member of one of L.A.'s hottest shows "RoastBattle" which has been featured in multiple comedy festivals like New York and South by South West.
Leah Bonnema is a Stand-Up Comic based in New York City. Huffington Post named her one of their Favorite Female Comedians and College Candy listed Leah as one the Ten Funniest Female Comics. She has been featured on AXS TV’s Gotham Comedy Live, VH1’s 100 Greatest Series, IFC’s Comedy Drop, Above Average, Elite Daily, Arise Entertainment 360, ComedyTimeTV, Internet Action Force, Patrice O’Neal’s The Black Philip Show and is a regular on Riotcast Radio’s The Hole. Leah has had the honor of performing for the troops in Iraq, toured throughout the Middle East and performed for the US Marines at the famed Friar’s Club. Leah was a finalist in ‘New York's Funniest’ during the NY Comedy Festival and was featured on ‘The America Stands Up Showcase’ at The Magner's Glasgow Comedy Festival. She has also performed in the Women in Comedy Festival, The 360 Comedy Festival, The Maine Comedy Festival, The NY Underground Comedy Festival, The Reel Recovery Film Festival, The Charleston Comedy Festival, Bumbershoot, AfroPunkFest, The Hoboken Comedy Festival and at The Piccolo Fringe. Leah has opened for comedy legends Darrell Hammond, Kevin Nealon, Paul Mooney, Sarah Silverman, Pat Cooper and Gilbert Gottfried. She headlined the Breakout Artist Series at Caroline's on Broadway, which was rated a "Top Pick" by AM NY. Leah has been a freelance comedy writer for United Stations Radio, Lizz Winstead’s Lady Parts Justice and Funny or Die’s Billy on The Street. The NY Times said Leah is “one of the city’s most consistently excellent young comics” and The Scotsman called her “A force of nature”. She hails from the mountains of rural Maine and received her degree in Honors Cultural Studies and Women’s Studies from McGill University. Leah loves animals, guacamole nachos and Gandalf.
In 2010 The Hollywood Reporter named Nick Vatterott one of the “break-outs” at Montreal’s Just for Laughs Comedy Festival. Since then he has performed on Conan, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon and has a half hour special on Comedy Central. Nick was also a producer/writer/performer on Comedy Central’s stand-up sketch hybrid show Mash-Up. Nick has toured with Chicago’s storied Second City and his sketch group ‘Heavyweight’ has performed at Second City’s Unhinged and the Toronto Just for Laughs Festival. He was the recipient of the prestigious Andy Kaufman Award in 2011 and before heading off to NYC, Chicago Magazine listed Nick as “The Funniest Man in Chicago.” Nick Vatterott’s comedy has been called high-energy, improvisational, unconventional, outside the box, but most of all hilarious! http://nickvatterott.com/
Kevin plays "Dot Com" on ABC's hugely popular show 30 Rock. Kevin has also been featured on Late Night with Conan O'Brien, NBC's Last Comic Standing, 50 Cent's Get Rich or Die Tryin, and Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen.
Josh Gondelman is a writer and comedian who incubated in Boston before moving to New York City, where he currently lives and works as a writer for Last Week Tonight with John Oliver. Onstage, Josh charms audiences using his good-natured storytelling and cracks them up with his sharp, pointy wit. He takes topics from surprise parties to his experience teaching preschool and makes them all equally hilarious. Last spring, he made his late night standup debut on Conan (TBS), and he can also be seen on the first season of Night Train With Wyatt Cenac (SeeSo). Josh’s newest comedy album Physical Whisper debuted in March of 2016 at #1 on the iTunes comedy charts (as well as #4 on the Billboard comedy chart) and stayed there for…well…longer than he expected, honestly. Offstage, Josh has earned a Peabody Award, an Emmy, and a WGA Award for his work on Last Week Tonight. He is also the co-author (along with Joe Berkowitz) of the book You Blew It, published October 2015 by Plume. In the past, Josh has written for Fuse TV’s Billy On The Street. His writing has also appeared in prestigious publications such as McSweeney’s Internet Tendency, New York Magazine, and The New Yorker. Gondelman is the co-creator and co-author of the Shorty Award-winning Modern Seinfeld Twitter account, and his own Twitter feed was named the year’s best by Paste Magazine in 2015. The Ellen DeGeneres Show took notice of Josh’s joke writing skill and featured him as part of their “Tweetly Roundup.” Additionally, Josh has performed at the Rooftop Comedy Festival in Aspen, CO, and headlined at the Laugh Your Asheville Off Festival in Asheville, NC. More recently he has appeared in the Eugene Mirman Comedy Festival, the Bridgetown Comedy Festival, and SF Sketchfest. His debut standup comedy CD, “Everything’s The Best” was released in November of 2011 by Rooftop Comedy Productions.
Beth Stelling is a stand-up comedian, writer and actress based in Los Angeles. Beth began her comedy career in Chicago as a cast member of Chicago Underground Comedy, later breaking out on her own on the Chicago stand up scene such that The Chicago Reader named Beth the "Best Stand-up Comedian in Chicago." Beth moved to LA to further her ...
Louis was born and raised in Los Angeles (not the Valley, not Orange County, but actually in Los Angeles). His comedy career began at the incredibly early age of 9 when as part of a school project he submitted several jokes to “The Tonight Show,” two of which were read on air by Johnny Carson. When Louis moved to Northern California to attend UC Berkeley, he continued to pursue comedy as a writer/performer with the Theater Rice sketch comedy troupe. After graduating, he began performing stand-up throughout the Bay Area and quickly made a name for himself. He is now a professional comedian who can be seen performing at clubs and colleges across the country. In 2005, Louis had a great year, appearing in both the Montreal Comedy Festival and Atlanta’s “Laffapalooza” Comedy Festival. He also made his television debut (not counting the time he went on "The Judge Joe Brown Show") on “Last Call with Carson Daly.”
"MTV has ordered Backup Plan, an unscripted pilot starring Leonard Ouzts, a 23-year-old former IHOP waiter-turned-standup comedian. While he has had success — Ouzts was named a New Face at the Just for Laughs Montreal Comedy Festival, he has performed stand-up on TBS’ Conan, and will be in this season of Adam Devine’s House Party on Comedy Central — he is being practical, which is reflected in Backup Plan. Ouzts has seen what happens when people hit their 15th minute of fame and realizes he should be thinking about a more realistic career. Each episode of the show follows Leonard’s search for a backup job, just in case the one he has doesn’t work out. The pilot is produced by Triage Entertainment. Executive producers are Stu Schreiberg, Judi Brown-Marmel and Reg Tigerman of Levity Entertainment Group." Deadline.com
Francisco Ramos is one of the top 10 finalists from Last Comic Standing Season 9, has appeared on @midnight at Comedy Central, appears as Ramon on Netflix’s “Lady Dynamite” and recently won the NBC Cozi TV Comedy Festival. He is also the voice of the Lead Marmoset in the movie “RIO” with Anne Hathaway and Jesse Eisenberg. He has toured worldwide as a standup comic, including going to Afghanistan to perform for the US troops. He appeared in the Byron Allen syndicated show “First Family”, has appeared in several sketches for the Jimmy Kimmel Live Show, and is also a part of Steve Carell’s TBS pilot episode of “Tribeca”. Originally from Venezuela, Francisco moved to Washington D.C. in 1994. He graduated from the University of Maryland in 2004 with a double major of Finance and International Business. However, after a short-lived desk job, Francisco realized that his passion was comedy. Since then, he has been selected to perform in the CBS Multicultural Diversity Showcase, where he was one of 12 selected from a pool of 5,000 applicants. He has also appeared in NUVO TV’s show “Latino 101″ and in the movie “Marmaduke” with Owen Wilson and George Lopez. Francisco Ramos performs regularly at the major comedy clubs in Los Angeles such as the Comedy Store, Comedy & Magic Club, Laugh Factory, Improvs. He worked as one of the writers and host for the 123UNODOSTRES channel show “Bashtag”, and is on route to become one of the top comics in the industry.
Jeff Leach is a true Renaissance man. An award-winning actor, comedian, writer and host he has enjoyed global success on stage, film, television and within the gaming community. A multi-faceted performer with an ‘no holds barred’ mentality, his television shows have broken boundaries whilst his live performance questions the very fabric of modern society and all of humanity’s foibles. This young man has become a favourite on the global comedy scene, in just six years on stage he has performed national tours throughout the UK & Europe, three critically acclaimed one hour solo shows at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and signed a DVD deal with BBC Worldwide’s 2Entertain. In August 2015 he relocated to the US joining the regulars at the world famous Comedy Cellar in NYC alongside his comedy heroes and is now booked on both coasts at venues including The Stand, Hollywood Improv, Laugh Factory, Comedy Store, Stand Up NY and New York Comedy Club to name but a few. Also an immensely talented actor, Jeff can be seen in features films ‘London Town’ in which he plays warm-hearted punk rocker Ronnie alongside Jonathan Rhys-Meyers’ portrayal of The Clash frontman Joe Strummer. Other films include ‘The Smoke’ and ‘The Dog Wedding’ and tv roles on shows such as ‘Hollyoaks’, ‘Whipped’ and ‘Gutpunch’.