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."
Hasan Minhaj is an American comedian, writer, producer, political commentator, actor, and television host. Born of Indian descent, much of Minhaj's comedy centers around his takes on Indian culture and the modern American political landscape through the use of satire, observational comedy, and black comedy. Five years after his breakout Peabody-Award-winning Netflix special Homecoming King, Hasan Minhaj released his second Netflix special, The King’s Jester.
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.
JERMAINE FOWLER is an actor, producer, and writer who is making his mark as one of Hollywood’s fastest rising young talents. Fowler will next be in COMING 2 AMERICA starring as “Lavelle” opposite Eddie Murphy, Arsenio Hall, and Leslie Jones. The film, which is set to release Christmas 2020, is a sequel to the 1988 hit comedy COMING TO AMERICA. In the sequel, “Akeem,” played by Eddie Murphy, learns he has a son in America and must return to meet the unlikely heir to the Zamundathrone. COMING 2 AMERICA is directed by Craig Brewer and written by Kenya Barrisand Barry W. Blaustein. On TV, Fowler starred in and executive produced CBS’s comedy series SUPERIOR DONUTS, where he was the first Black lead of a CBS sitcom in a generation. Created by Bob Daily, Garrett Donovan and Neil Goldman, SUPERIOR DONUTS is about an old-school doughnut shop owner, his spunky young employee and aspiring artist, and their friends and patrons who keep the shop going in a changing inner cityChicago neighborhood. Fowler starred in the series alongside Emmy Award-winner Judd Hirsch, David Koechner, Maz Jobrani and Katey Segal.
Described as dry, quirky and hilarious, Sarah Tollemache has been a professional comedian for over a decade. Starting in Houston, Texas, Sarah quickly made a name for herself when she was named ‘Best Local Comedian’ by the Houston Press and later was the winner of the prestigious Houston’s Funniest Contest. After being featured on consecutive seasons of NBC’s ‘Last Comic Standing’ Sarah took her talents to New York City. Since moving to New York, Sarah has been named one of the top 20 female comics to follow on twitter by the Huffington Post. In addition to performing stand-up comedy nightly in many of New York’s top clubs and alternative venues, Sarah can also be seen regularly performing at the Upright Citizen Brigade Theater where she is a writer and performing with her sketch group ‘Absolutely’.
Usama Siddiquee (formerly known by his stage name “Usama Bin Laughin”) is completely comfortable with writing a bio about himself in third person. His absolute ease should already be impressing you by now. Usama Siddiquee is a Bengali-American stand-up comedian and actor based in New York. He’s the kind of comic you want to follow right now, so you can totally gloat to your friends about how you were totally into him before he got huge. And then they’ll get really jealous of your impeccable foresight and superior taste. His act is an energetic (bordering on frenetic) and intelligent (bordering on genius) romp through his own life experiences. Family! Friends! Sex! Religion! Sex with religious friends! It’s all there, and Usama slings jokes on these topics and more with rapid-fire charisma and hilarity. And if you thought that last paragraph was self-serving, here is a shameless list of Usama’s achievements. He most recently was featured on the 2020 season of America’s Got Talent. He traveled to Montreal as one of the New Faces at Just For Laughs in 2018. Shortly after he was passed at the world famous Comedy Cellar in New York. He made his standup television debut on BET's 50 Central. He has been featured on Showtime’s Desus and Mero, MTV’s News, and Bravo’s Cash Cab. He was a finalist for the 2017 NY's Funniest Competition at Caroline's; a finalist in the 2017 NBC Standup Competition; 1st place winner of the 2016 Laughing Devil Cup Comedy Festival in New York; the 1st place winner of the 2015 Yonkers Comedy Festival as well as the 1st place winner of the 2015 Make Me Laugh Albany Comedy Festival. Usama has also featured on videos for NBC, Buzzfeed, Refinery29, The Scene, Mic.com, FusionTV, and Huffington Post. P.S. Usama can probably beatbox better than you can.
Dan Naturman, a New York based comic originally from Stamford, CT, is a veteran of numerous late night television shows and had a recurring role on the HBO series Crashing. He also appeared on season 9 of America's Got Talent.
Sean Patton is a comedian based in Los Angeles and New York, by way of New Orleans. He began doing stand-up in the Crescent City and have since performed in comedy clubs across the US and Canada, as well as The Melbourne International Comedy Festival (2011), Just for Laughs Chicago (2013), Just for Laughs Toronto (2013), and Just for Laughs Montreal (2008, 2010, 2012). He's performed on Comedy Central’s Live at Gotham (2009), Late Night with Jimmy Fallon (2010), and Conan (2011, 2013). 2013 also marked the release of his Comedy Central Half Hour. More recently, He's been on @midnight (2014, 2015) and will be on the second seasons of The Meltdown with Jonah and Kumail (2015) and This Is Not Happening (2015, 2017), Showtime's Live from SXSW (2017) and TruTv's Comedy Knockout (2016, 2017) As for acting, He's appeared on IFC'S Maron, Comedy Central's Inside Amy Schumer and TruTV's Those who can't. Those are the things I’ve done that I’m proud of. For a list of things I’ve done that I’m not so proud of... yeah right, you ain’t never gonna know that! I love what I do, some of you will too (thanks!), and some of you will not (but thanks for coming). I want to share myself with you, whomever you are.
Yannis Pappas is a stand-up comedian, podcaster and TV host. He’s a regular on The Joe Rogan Experience, Tim Dillon Show, Your Mom’s House, 2 Bears 1 Cave, Bad Friends and Tigerbelly. His insanely popular podcast LongDays with Yannis Pappas is available on YouTube and wherever you listen to podcasts. His previous podcast History Hyenas with Chris Distefano is also available on Youtube and wherever you listen to podcasts. Yannis has two hour-long stand-up comedy specials on YouTube (Mom Love 2022 & Blowing the Light 2019), an hour-long album (Let Me Be Yannis) and a half-hour Comedy Central Special (2014) all available on YouTube. He was the host of NextVR's virtual reality live stand-up series, Live In Gotham (44 episodes 2018-19). He was also the host of AOL's award-winning Original Series, 2 Point Lead (a sports comedy show). Yannis was also the co-host of MSG's sports fan show, The Bracket, BetMGM’s Unleashed with Olivia Harlan Dekker and the co-host of ABC's Fusion Live. Yannis has been part of the Just For Laughs Festival in Montreal, New York Comedy Festival and tours the world as a stand-up comedian.
Chris Laker is a New York City based stand-up who just made his television debut on Jimmy Kimmel Live. Named a New Face at the Montreal Just for Laughs Comedy Festival in 2011, Chris’s sharp and edgy comedy has earned him a loyal following in New York’s alternative scene, where he’s hosted a variety of shows (The Show at The Creek and the Cave, The Laker Awards) and podcasts: This Week in Jackin’, Heteronormative, and Overslept. This past year Chris has been opening for Mike Birbiglia on his Working t Out and The New One tours. Chris’s debut stand-up album, “Moments of Greatness”(Comedy Dynamics) is available everywhere that sells music. Chris writes and acts too.
Sasheer Zamata is a comedian, actress and writer. She was a cast member on Saturday Night Live, and has appeared on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert and This American Life. She serves as ACLU’s Celebrity Ambassador for Women’s Rights. She hosts a live variety show called Sasheer Zamata Party Time, and you can watch her standup special Pizza Mind on Amazon Prime and Starz, and listen to it on iTunes and Spotify. She’s been listed in Time Out New York’s Top 10 Funniest Women in NYC, Brooklyn Magazine’s 50 Funniest People in Brooklyn, and Complex Magazine’s Women in Comedy You Should Be Paying Attention to Right Now. She co-created and co-starred in the webseries Pursuit of Sexiness, which was named one of the Top 10 Web Series of 2013 by Variety, and part of Glamour’s 7 Web Series We Can’t Stop Watching in 2015. She’s performed at Clusterfest, Just for Laughs (Montreal, Toronto and Vancouver), Bonnaroo, SXSW, Moontower Comedy Festival, Outside Lands, SF Sketchfest, Vodafone Festival, Bridgetown Comedy Festival, New York Comedy Festival, Brooklyn Comedy Festival, Limestone Comedy Festival, Woodstock Comedy Festival, North Carolina Comedy Arts Festival, Great American Comedy Festival, and Women in Comedy Festival.
Just back from his appearance at the prestigious Just For Laughs Festival in Montreal, where he was hand selected to perform for Kevin Hart's Laugh OutLoud Network, Erik Rivera keeps making his mark on the stand-up comedy scene. Since his Late Night debut on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno, a recognition that has been a springboard to many comedy greats, Rivera has become a familiar face on television. He was then chosen as one of the Top 100 comedians to be invited to perform in the re-launch of NBC’s Last Comic Standing. In 2015 Erik got to cross off another comedy milestone when he recorded his debut 1 Hour Comedy Special, "I'm No Expert" which is available on iTunes & Amazon. Last year Rivera was cast to star alongside Brandon T Jackson and DeRay Davis in Oxygen's docu-series "Living With Funny" - a look at life off stage for the touring comedians. Recently he co-starred in CBS's most talked about episode of Superior Donuts, where they tackled the current state of immigration in the United States! 2019 is starting off with a bang as Erik will be featured in HBO/HBO Latino’s “Entre Nos” stand up comedy showcase, highlighting the nation’s funniest Latino comedians!
Dave Temple is the Spotlight stealing comic that has clubs managers and college bookers across the country asking, "Where did you find this guy?!" Originally from Philadelphia, Dave began stand-up comedy as a challenge amongst friends. Dave brings an unadulterated view on life and his immediate surroundings with a poignancy that is unparalleled and leaves every single audience in stitches. Dave has appeared on TruTV's LaffMobb LaffTracks, Showtime at the Apollo, VH1 Live as well as his own YouTube Show #LOOKATITTHISWAY
With the name “Vladimir,” few people expect a Dominican from The Bronx to take the stage. His comedic style is the fruit of an immigrant Dominican family living in the cultural mecca that is New York City and is described as an elegant combination of urban grit and intellect. He began polishing his wit in the concrete jungles of The Bronx and Washington Heights and after graduating from Wesleyan University launched into Standup Comedy. After his stand out performance at Just for Laughs (JFL) in 2015, Vlad entered into a put pilot development deal to co-write, and star in a pilot based off of his comedy for NBC with Bill Lawrence and WB supervising. Vlad co-wrote the script with UNDATEABLE writer, Adam Styzikiel and recently shot the pilot directed by Phill Lewis. Vlad was the only one of his New Faces class to be chosen to perform as part of the CW Gala hosted by Howie Mandel. In 2016, Vlad was named one of the Top 10 Comics to Watch by Variety and was honored at JFL. In 2017 Vlad made his late-night standup debut on Jimmy Kimmel Live! and performed again at the prestigious Just for Laughs Gala hosted by Lilly Singh. Vlad has been seen on Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Marvel’s Runaways, and NBC’s Superstore. He is currently developing television shows with top comedy producers and networks.
Mo Mandel has been on fire on all fronts. Along with making recent appearances on CBS’S hit show, 2 BROKE GIRLS, and COMEDY CENTRAL’S new sitcom, CORPORATE, Mo just released his first hour special on AMAZON to critical acclaim, and the series that he created and executive produces, COMEDY KNOCKOUT, recently premiered it’s 3rd season on truTV. Best know for making over 40 appearances on CHELSEA LATELY and hosting truTV’s BARMAGEDDON, Mo has also made numerous appearances on CONAN, THE LATE LATE SHOW, has a half hour special on COMEDY CENTRAL, and has even been a guest on big podcasts like ADAM COROLLA, THE FIGHTER AND THE KID, and JUICY SCOOP. In the past, Mandel has acted on such hit shows as MODERN FAMILY, CASTLE, HAPPY ENDINGS, and was one of the leads of NBC’S comedy FREE AGENTS, opposite Hank Azaria. Mo is real talent and always takes the audience on a wild ride that leaves them rolling.
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.
Dov Davidoff currently appears on HBO’s Crashing and NBC’s Shades of Blue with Jennifer Lopez and Ray Liotta. He’s been seen on The Tonight Show and Late Night with Jimmy Kimmel as well as a lead role alongside Mark Wahlberg in the Movie Invincible. He’s done a comedy special for Comedy Central and Showtime, and recently had a memoir published by St. Martin’s Press entitled ‘Road Dog’, life and reflections of a standup comic from the road.
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.
Andy Hendrickson is a comedian, writer and actor that built his career in New York City and now resides in Los Angeles. He has a clever, conversational style and has been engaging audiences for well over a decade. Since 2013, he’s had multiple TV appearances including: The Late Show with David Letterman, The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, Last Comic Standing (Season 9) and Gotham Comedy Live. Internationally, Andy has performed at clubs and festivals throughout the world, including Canada, England, Holland and Ireland. In 2011 he performed for our troops on Outback’s Feeding Freedom Tour that provided entertainment for the troops on military bases across Afghanistan. His 3rd comedy CD “Underachiever” recently released to rave reviews and debuted in the iTunes Top 40.
Joe Bartnick was born and raised in Pittsburgh PA where he learned to eat, drink and be funny. He moved to San Francisco and began his career as a standup comic working his way up from performing in coffee shops and laundry mats to play prestigious venues around the world such as The Chicago Theater, The Ryman Auditorium, The Forum and Madison Square Garden. Joe moved to Los Angeles and jumped into writing and acting. In LA Joe has written on many television projects including the ESPYS, The NFL on FOX, ‘Snoop After Dark’ and Eddie Griffin’s ‘Going for Broke’. As an actor Joe starred in ‘Dirty Jokes’ the Movie. Joe created and starred (fully clothed) in the Playboy TV series ‘King of Clubs’. Joe performed a closing set on AXS-TV’s Live at Gotham. For many years Joe wrote and opened for the Queen of Mean Lisa Lampanelli. He can now be seen opening for Bill Burr or headlining on his own One of Joe’s biggest thrills was roasting Motley Crue’s Tommy Lee his cable show ‘Battleground Earth’. Joe wrote the best- selling book “You Might Be a Douchebag” and collaborated with Don Jamieson on “You Might Be A Metal Head”. Joe has parlayed his love of hockey into the highly successful podcast ‘Puck Off’ and writes a column for Pro Hockey News.
Jim Florentine is the co-host of "That Metal Show" on VH1 Classic and just filmed the movie "A Little Help" with Jenna Fischer and Chris O'Donnell. He is best known as the voices of "Special Ed" and "Bobby Fletcher" from Comedy Central's "Crank Yankers" and as the guy who spends his days turning the tables on Telemarketers. He just released a new CD called "Terrorizing Telemarketers Volume 5 Wanted Dead or Alive." Florentine has been seen on "Red Eye" on Fox News Channel, "The Apprentice," "Chelsea Lately," "Down and Dirty with Jim Norton" on HBO, "Meet The Creeps," Comedy Central's "Mother Load," "Inside the NFL," "Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn," Spike TV's "Video Game Awards," "MTV Music Video Awards," "Jimmy Kimmel Live," "Last Call with Carson Daly," "Tough Crowd with Colin Quinn" on Comedy Central, VH1's "The List," and "Louie Anderson's Comedy Showcase."
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.
Justin Silver is stand up comedian, actor, TV host, podcast host, and published author with a self-prodding, open book style that can be served across any stage of his work. He can be seen on tour in America's favorite comedy clubs. He recently appeared in High Fidelity (Hulu), Blue Bloods (CBS), The Sinner (Netflix), Dwell. He's co-host of the popular podcast "Himbos" and is a regular on Comedy Central Radio’s "The Bonfire". Justin is also founder and host of the non-profit comedy charity Funny For Fido, where the country's top comedians perform to raise money for dog shelters. He's also appeared in Law & Order and in dozens of morning shows and articles including Live with Kelly and Michael, Rachel Ray, The Today Show, The Talk, CBS This Morning, Hollywood Extra, The New York Times, New York Lifestyles Magazine, The New York Post, FOX News, The Daily News, The Post, Daily Shot with Ali Wentworth, People Magazine, Inked Magazine, and many more.
Marla Schultz is a comedian, actress, and TV Host. As a comedian, she’s headlined all over the country, entertained the troops overseas and toured nationwide opening for Chelsea Hander. She’s appeared several times on WPIX’s Morning Show hosting their Steals and Deals segments. Additionally she has acted on several TV shows including TNT’s Men of a Certain Age, FX’s Dirt, Oxygen’s top–rated syndicated show, Girls Behaving Badly and E! Entertainment Television’s The Entertainer with Wayne Newton, Who Wants To Date a Comedian. Marla’s stage credits include co-starring in The 2013 NY Fringe Festival’s British import, Kemble’s Riot which won the prestigious “Overall Excellence Award”. Additionally she co-starred in the Off-Broadway hit JAPS: The Jewish American Princesses of Comedy.