Comedians


MTV's "Girl Code" Carly Aquilino is a stand-up comedian described by audience members as “funny” and by her father as “a huge mistake”. As a New York native, Carly first stepped on stage at Gotham Comedy Club and has since been quickly rising in the comedy scene, performing at the most popular clubs in New York. Carly's hobbies are telling jokes and checking Facebook to make sure the people that made fun of her in high school got fat. Carly feels proud of having her stand-up featured on Sirius XM radio and is especially proud that she once made her grandma Marilyn laugh so hard that her teeth fell out.
Duncan Trussell is a stand-up comedian and host of the wildly popular podcast "The Duncan Trussell Family Hour" known for its blend of humor, fringe ideas, eclectic guests, and great interviews. He regularly tours the country as a stand-up comedian and has performed at Just for Laughs Festival in Montreal and the Moontower Comedy Festival in Austin. In addition, Duncan has appeared on "Curb Your Enthusiasm", “Nick Swardson's Pretend Time", and wrote, and acted in the MTV series "Story Pig. You've also seen him on Scyfy's "Joe Rogan Questions Everything", TBS' "The Pete Holmes Show ", 2 episodes of "Drunk History" (Tesla Vs. Edison and Edgar Allen Poe), and you've heard his regularly occurring character ,Ron James, on Cartoon Network's "Adventure Time." He's also a regular on "The Joe Rogan Experience Podcast."
Jeff Ross is a respected comedian, writer, and producer also known as “The Roastmaster General”. Most recently Jeff produced and starred in the “Comedy Central Roast of Rob Lowe”. Jeff’s other roast victims include Justin Bieber, James Franco, Charlie Sheen, James Carville and Donald Trump (twice). Jeff’s most recent comedy specials are the critically acclaimed and highly rated “Jeff Ross Roasts Criminals”, which was filmed inside a maximum security jail and “Jeff Ross Roasts Cops” which takes place during ride-a-longs with the Boston Police Department. Jeff’s recent acting credits include guest-star roles on Audience Network’s “Kingdom”, ABC’s “Dr. Ken”, Comedy Central’s “Drunk History”, Fox’s “Grandfathered”, “The Simpsons”, “Family Guy” and the feature films “Flock Of Dudes” and “Wedding Ringer” starring Kevin Hart. Jeff is also a regular on many animated shows including “Mr. Peabody and Sherman”, “Future Worm”, “Penn Zero Part Time Hero” and will be seen as “Hook Foot” on Disney’s upcoming “Tangled” TV series. His latest TV venture is “Jeff Ross Presents Roast Battle”, a popular comedy competition show about to start its second run on Comedy Central. Jeff sits on the board of the New York Friars Club and is involved with the many charitable endeavors including the Scleroderma Research Foundation and the USO, which supports military members and their families. Jeff is originally from Newark, New Jersey but please don’t hold that against him.
Greg is a stand-up comedian and television writer/producer. A regular guest on The Howard Stern Show, Chelsea Lately, The Adam Carolla Show, and The Joe Rogan Experience. His 2011 book, Dear Mrs. Fitzsimmons received critical praise from NPR and Vanity Fair. Since 2006, Greg has hosted a radio show on Howard Stern’s Sirius/XM channel and his own twice-weekly podcast, Fitzdog Radio. A regular on Letterman, Conan, and Kimmel, Greg also had two stand-up specials on Comedy Central and spent five years as a panelist on VH1’s Best Week Ever. As a writer, Greg won 4 Daytime Emmy Awards on The Ellen DeGeneres Show. He also worked on HBO’s Lucky Louie, Politically Incorrect w/ Bill Maher and many others. He has created and executive produced pilots for VH1 and FX and served as head writer on The Chelsea Handler Show, The Man Show, and Tiny Tonight. Greg is the winner of “The Jury Award for Best Comedian” from The HBO Comedy Arts Festival and a Cable Ace Award for the MTV game show he hosted called Idiot Savant
Sal Vulcano is a familiar face known for Impractical Jokers and The Tenderloins.
Tone Bell is an actor, writer, and comedian known most recently for starring as John Levy alongside Oscar nominee and Golden Globe-winner Andra Day in Lee Daniels' award-winning film "The U.S. vs. Billie Holiday". Tone also starred as comedic legend Richard Pryor in BET’s "American Soul" and opposite Nina Dobrev in the CBS series "Fam". He has also been seen co-starring with Kathy Bates in Netflix’s original comedy series "Disjointed". Tone guest-starred on the current season of HBO Max’s "A Black Lady Sketch Show", which has been nominated for eight Emmys. An accomplished nationally touring stand-up comic, Tone's debut hour-long comedy special on Showtime first aired in February of 2019. "Tone Bell: Can't Cancel This" can currently be seen on Showtime, Showtime Demand, Showtime Anytime, Hulu, and Amazon Prime. Tone co-starred in the Emmy-nominated film "Sylvie's Love" with Tessa Thompson and Eva Longoria, which premiered at Sundance in January 2020 and was distributed by Amazon. Tone's other films, "Little" starring Issa Rae, Regina Hall and Marsai Martin and produced by Will Packer, and "Dog Days" starring Nina Dobrev, Vanessa Hudgens, Rob Corddry, and Adam Pally are both available on Hulu, as well as DVD and Blu-ray. He can additionally be seen in the independent film "The Weekend", written and directed by Stella Meghie, with DeWanda Wise, Sasheer Zamata, Y’Lan Noel and Kym Whitley, which is also available on Amazon Prime Video and Hulu.
Janeane has had many memorable and critically acclaimed roles in film and television since bursting on the scene in 1992. She's appeared in films such as "The Truth About Cats and Dogs," "Wet Hot American Summer," "Ratatouille" and "Reality Bites." She was a cast member of the Emmy award winning "Ben Stiller Show," as well as the comedy classic "The Larry Sanders Show," and had recurring roles on "24" and "The West Wing." She appeared in Bravo's first scripted series "Girlfriend's Guide to Divorce" and can be seen in the Netflix series "Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp." Along with "Little Boxes," Janeane will appear in several feature films in 2016, including "Blue Angel" and "Speech and Debate." In addition to acting in film and television, Janeane is an outspoken activist and tours the country as a stand-up comedian. She was instrumental in the successful launching of the first liberal radio network, Air America Radio, where she hosted her own talk show, "The Majority Report." A lightning rod for controversy, Janeane's well-informed opinions and unflinching honesty have inspired laughs as well as striking a chord with the left, right and everyone in between. She is a noted peace activist. Notable Roles: Janeane played the role of Paula, the acerbic talent booker, on "The Larry Sanders Show," for which she received an Emmy nomination in 1997 and two Cable Ace nominations. During the fall of '94 she joined the cast of "Saturday Night Live." Other television work includes the series finale of "Mad About You" and the critically-lauded final season of NBC's "The West Wing," where she played Democratic campaign strategist Louise Thornton. In 2007, Janeane's voice was featured in the Disney/Pixar animated comedy Ratatouille. Janeane can also be seen in Stella writer/director David Wain's ensemble comedy, "The Ten," the Lifetime movie "Girl's Best Friend" and as a recurring character on the 2009 season of "24." Janeane lives in New York and Los Angeles.
Adam Ray was most recently seen on HBO’s CURB YOUR ENTHUSIASM & the NETFLIX film GAME OVER MAN from the creators of WORKAHOLICS. He recently wrapped production on the upcoming season of ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT for Netflix, as well as season 2 of AMERICAN VANDAL, also for NETFLIX. Currently, Adam is shooting & starring in the indie comedy THE BELLMEN also starring Thomas Lennon, hitting NETFLIX this spring! This fall Adam can be seen in the Jennifer Lopez comedy SECOND ACT, and on the HBO show BALLERS. Adam was also a cast member in the reboot of the sketch comedy franchise MADtv for the CW, and played Joey McIntyre's manager on the POP NETWORK show RETURN OF THE MAC. Adam is known from his work opposite Sandra Bullock and Melissa McCarthy in Paul Feig's buddy cop comedy THE HEAT. Adam was also featured in Paul Feig’s SPY and last summer’s reboot of GHOSBUSTERS in which he voiced the iconic character of SLIMER and played a supporting role as well. Adam co-hosted the comedy game show, SEPARATION ANXIETY on TBS with comedian Iliza Schlesinger, and has guest-starred on 2 Broke Girls, Workaholics, Silicon Valley and @Midnight. He has written for MTV's PUNK'D, Adam Devine's House Party, and the reboot of MYSTERY SCIENCE THEATER. Raytours the country with his standup, headlining the top comedy clubs, and has opened for acts such as Adam Devine, John Legend, The New Kids on the Block, and The Goo Goo Dolls. Ray's standup has been featured on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, as well as Adam Devine's House Party on Comedy Central. On the voice over front, Adam has been the voice of CONAN for the past 2 years, has been featured in cartoons like TROLLS, Rick & Morty & Super Mansion, and this fall, voices the talking horse Swift Wind in the Dreamworks show SHE-RA, streaming on NETFLIX. Adam is a regular on The Adam Carolla Podcastbut also co-hosts the popular About Last Night podcast, which has welcomed guests such as Melissa McCarthy, Dana Carvey, Susan Sarandon, Nick Swardson, Adam Carolla, Tony Danza, Jason Derulo, Neil Patrick Harris, Jeff Garlin, Jokoy, Whitney Cummings, Marc Maron, and Kevin Nealon. His hilarious sketches, which have garnered over 30 million views on YouTube and Funny Or Die, can be viewed at adamraycomedy.com
Eric D’Alessandro, a charismatic New Yorker with an unfiltered sense of humor, a camera, and a knack for storytelling, has etched his name into the hearts of comedy lovers across the nation. His unique comedic style, infused with his Italian-American heritage, spins raw, relatable narratives that resonate with the everyday American. From his early beginnings on YouTube, Eric has steadily crafted a diverse portfolio of work that includes engaging sketches, spot-on celebrity impressions, and comedic covers of popular songs. His authentic characters, notably "Maria Marie," have garnered widespread acclaim, demonstrating Eric's ability to create content that both entertains and connects. A viral sensation, Eric's video "Where It Was" has amassed over 45 million views across platforms, further cementing his status as a digital force. His social media progess extends beyond viral videos, with a loyal fanbase that follows his every move. Forbes acknowledged his ability to engage audiences online and onstage, a testament to Eric's multifaceted talent. Eric's onscreen charisma led him to star in the VH1 movie, "Fuhgeddabout Christmas." His versatility also shone through in the 2016 drama/mystery film, "Nerve," alongside Emma Roberts and Dave Franco. Directors, intrigued by his viral videos, included him in the script, underscoring the impact of his online presence. In the realm of podcasts, Eric has shared his wit and humor on various platforms, making waves on Barstool Sports' KFCRadio and the Dr. Drew podcast. His engaging presence and relatable anecdotes have also landed him a feature in a Fox TV interview. Onstage, Eric is a powerhouse. His raw energy and comedic timing have sold out venues across the United States and Canada, including the Borgata in Atlantic City, NJ, New Jersey's iPlay America, and the famed 1,900 seat St. George Theater in Staten Island, NY. His talent extends to animation as well. Eric is the creator of the popular YouTube animated show "MariaMogi," further showcasing his creative versatility. Looking forward, Eric shows no signs of slowing down. His first comedy special, recorded in November 2022, is set to premiere in the fall of 2023. As he continues to break barriers and redefine comedy, Eric D’Alessandro remains an unmissable act, whose journey is as exciting as his performances.
Rachel Wolfson is a Los Angeles-based standup comedian. Born in Las Vegas, Nevada, Rachel began her comedy career in LA in 2016 and since then has toured the country with her brand of high humor. Wolfson’s comedic style is a hybrid of crowd work and the dry humor of her day-to-day life. You can see her in February 2022 in the fourth installment of the Jackass franchise “Jackass Forever” as a new cast member. Rachel also performs standup nightly so follow her on social media to catch a show.
Peter Grosz started his comedic career in Chicago at iO Chicago, the Annoyance Theater and The Second City. He’s written for Stephen Colbert, Seth Meyers and Amy Sedaris. You’ve seen him in Veep, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, The Menu, The President Show, Search Party, Key and Peele, Inside Amy Schumer and more. He’s been a panelist on NPR’s Wait Wait Don’t Tell Me for 12 years and yes, he was the guy in the driver’s seat in those Sonic commercials.
Shane Todd is one of Northern Ireland’s most established and beloved stand-up comedians. He has just announced another run of sold-out shows in Belfast’s SSE Arena. Shane has supported Bill Burr on tour, performed regularly throughout the UK and Ireland and toured the US with solo shows. He stars in. Previously With Shane Todd for BBC NI, hosts on BBC Radio Ulster, and his weekly podcast Tea With Me’, features regularly in the Apple Podcast chart. Shane’s online sketches and stand-up clips have amassed millions of clips and feed well into his stand-up. Shane has just launched a new podcast series ‘We’re Not F**cking Historians which is an alternative guide to Irish history and is hosting the BBC New Comedy Awards; in Belfast. He is also set to appear in the new series of ’The Stand Up Sketch Show for ITV.
John Bishop is one the UK’s biggest names in comedy. Within three years of his first ever gig, John was playing sold-out arena audiences across the country, and released the fastest selling stand-up DVD in UK history. He has achieved huge success with a number of his own comedy, entertainment and documentary shows including ‘John Bishop’s Australia’ (BBC1), ‘John Bishop’s Britain’ (BBC1), ‘John Bishop’s Only Joking’ (Sky1), ‘The John Bishop Show’ (BBC1), ‘The John Bishop Christmas Show’ (BBC1), ‘John Bishop’s Gorilla Adventure’, filmed in Rwanda for ITV1 and most recently ‘John Bishop’s Ireland’ (ITV1). Other TV work includes John’s one-off special for Sport Relief, ‘John Bishop’s Week Of Hell’ (BBC1), a stint as team captain on Sky One’s ‘A League of their Own’ (Sky1), and his guest appearances on ‘Live at the Apollo’ (BBC1). Shortly before this, John took the reins as director and star of his own comedy drama for Sky One’s ‘Little Crackers’ season. Adding another string to his bow as a dramatic actor, John worked with director Ken Loach in thriller ‘Route Irish’ and Jimmy McGovern’s critically acclaimed ‘Accused’.
Tina Friml’s sharp jokes and fearless honesty about the social assumptions that come with living with cerebral palsy has earned a dedicated social media following with over 234K followers on Instagram and over 180K on Tiktok. She made her late night debut on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon. She can also be seen on the Comedy Central series Featuring and The Drew Barrymore Show.
Besides being a self-proclaimed expert on Barry Manilow and Little House on the Prairie, Ray Ellin is a host, comedian, producer, and writer. He is the host of the upcoming tv show Trivia Truck, and the upcoming podcast Wild Night Nights on the Prairie. Ray was an executive producer of Comedy Central’s This Week at the Comedy Cellar, which wrapped its third season right before the NYC lockdown. He was profiled on Dateline NBC, where it was discovered that his blood pressure actually drops when he’s onstage. Ray was the host of the all-new Gong Show Live, a resurrection of the legendary 70s talent competition, and he was the popular host of Late Net with Ray Ellin, the groundbreaking comedy/variety show to simultaneously combine both in-studio and interactive online audiences, live. The show featured A- List celebrities, top comedians, and musical guests including Chevy Chase, Hank Azaria, Leonard Nimoy, Paul Shaffer, Fran Drescher, and more. Ray was also the host/writer of the tv shows New York Now, Brain Fuel, and The Movie Loft. Ray produced and directed the film The Latin Legends of Comedy, which he sold to 20th Century Fox. The film came in third in per-screen average during its limited theatrical release. Ray is the owner of Aruba Ray's Comedy Club on the island of Aruba. The venue recently celebrated its nine-year anniversary, and does approximately 100 shows a year, featuring top US comedians on each show (including Ellin). The wildly successful venue is rated Number One on TripAdvisor for ‘Best Show’ and ‘Best Nightlife Activity.’ Ray co-starred in the romantic comedy “Killing Cinderella,” has appeared on numerous television programs, and has been featured in many tv commercials including those for Volkswagen, Microsoft, Coca-Cola, and Budweiser. Ray is a regular performer and host at the NY Comedy Club and Comedy Cellar in New York City.
Dante Nero is a comedian, born and bred in Brooklyn, New York. A trained martial artist, Nero dabbled in various fields before turning to comedy. He earned a fencing scholarship to SUNY New Paltz, before working for a phone company and serving as a bouncer and an exotic dancer. In 2001, Dante turned to a different sort of performance: stand up comedy. He quickly made a name for himself, working with established and successful comics like Tracy Morgan and Mike Epps. He co-hosted The Black Phillip Show with Patrice O’Neal, a relationship advice show on Sirius XM Radio. Dante has appeared on The Opie & Anthony Channel, Hot 97, and Chappelle’s Show. An accomplished actor, Dante has appeared on Z Rock on IFC, Damages on FX, and the popular series Fringe on FOX. Recently, Nero had a role in the NBC crime drama, The Blacklist.
Cort McCown is an American actor and comedian. McCown debuted on the 1985 hit film Teen Wolf with a role as one of Michael J. Fox's basketball teammates. He followed that with a supporting role as Quint on the 1987 hit teen film Can't Buy Me Love. In 1989 he had roles in the films Beverly Hills Brats and One Man Force. And 1992 comedy/horror film Auntie Lee's Meat Pies, with Pat Morita. McCown has also appeared on television shows like Hunter, JAG, Beverly Hills, 90210, and on the soap opera’s General Hospital and The Young and Restless. In 2010, he returned to TV with a role on the FX sitcom The League. He recently completed a Feature Film with the Sundance Award Winning Barnes Brothers. He was most recently seen on the ABC show To Tell The Truth. You can see Cort in the latest season of Arrested Development on NETFLIX. In 2001 McCown began touring as a Stand Up Comedian, opening for acts like Andrew Dice Clay and Harland Williams. He is a regular at Los Angeles clubs The World Famous Comedy Store and The Ice House. In 2003 McCown created The Playboy Comedy Tour that was at The Palms Hotel in Las Vegas for 9 years, winning “Best of Las Vegas” several times. He was also the Morning Show host for Playboy Radio when it debuted on Sirius Satellite Radio. McCown was featured in The Wild West Comedy Festival in Nashville. McCown also performed at the prestigious Edinburgh Fringe Festival in the show American…ish, and The Amsterdam International Comedy Festival, as well as a Tour in England. In 2015 McCown appeared on AXS TV’s “Live at Gotham” McCown is featured in the Showtime Documentary about The Comedy Store. He can also be seen touring clubs across the country performing Standup Comedy.
Paul Virzi is fresh off the release of his critically acclaimed Netflix special, "Nocturnal Admissions," directed by Pete Davidson, which received rave reviews from both his fans and peers alike. Currently, Paul headlines comedy clubs across the globe as well as hosting two popular podcasts, "The Virzi Effect" and "Anything Better?" with co-host Bill Burr. A veteran of the stand-up scene, Paul has performed all over the world, including many of the United State’s most prestigious venues such as Madison Square Garden, the Chicago Theatre, and Carnegie Hall. He is a regular at the prestigious Just For Laughs Comedy Festival in Montreal and performed at the SXSW Festival in Austin, TX. Paul’s debut hour-long comedy special, Bill Burr Presents Paul Virzi: I’ll Say This, premiered on Comedy Central in November of 2018 and is currently available to stream on CC.com. Comedy Central featured a clip from the special on its official TikTok standup page that has since garnered over 5 million views and 1.3 million likes. His 2015 debut comedy album, Paul Virzi: Night at the Stand, ranked #1 on iTunes and reached #4 on Billboard’s Top 100. Off the stage, Paul has also made appearances on a variety of TV shows, including TruTV's Comedy Knockout, AXS TV's Gotham Comedy Live, and the NFL Network’s Good Morning Football. He has also written for ESPN’s highly coveted ESPY Awards. Paul grew up in the suburbs, outside of New York City. He loves his family, cigars, and having pointless arguments about sports with his friends.
Jo Firestone is a Brooklyn-based comedian who can be seen on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, Joe Pera Talks With You, High Maintenance, Shrill, The Chris Gethard Show, and more. She can be heard on Maximum Fun’s Dr. Gameshow, a podcast she co-hosts with Manolo Moreno. Her album, "The Hits" is available on Comedy Central Records, and if you like puns, check out Punderdome: A Card Game for Pun Lovers. She is very willing work with animals please consider her for animals.
An internationally touring headliner, Nate is a paid regular at the LA Comedy Store and NY Comedy Cellar among others. Most recently he appears in the hit Netflix movie "Old Dads". He also played Jonah Hill's brother "Phil" in the Netflix series "Maniac" and was a cast member on TruTV's "World's Dumbest". Nate's latest comedy special, "Live at The Green Mill" was executive produced by Bill Burr, and is his second standup special distributed by the All Things Comedy network. He plays a role in the last season of the animated Netflix series "F is for Family" and was featured on Season two of Comedy Central's "Roast Battle". He's also been on AXS Gotham Comedy Live, Tosh.0, Comedy Central's "Mash-up", and he wrote for 3 seasons of "Ridiculousness" on MTV. Nate has been featured at The Just for Laughs Montreal, JFL Northwest, Bridgetown, and HBO Las Vegas Comedy Festivals. He's been on "You Made it Weird" with Pete Holmes, has written for "A Prairie Home Companion" with Garrison Keillor, and was featured on the "Best of the Bob & Tom Radio Show". He headlines internationally and has multiple full length comedy albums available on iTunes and everywhere else.
Negin Farsad was named one of the 50 Funniest Women by Huffington Post, one of the 10 Best Feminist Comedians by Paper Magazine, and was selected as a TEDFellow and gave a TEDTalk for her work in social justice comedy. She is author of the Thurber Prize-nominated book How to Make White People Laugh and host of the podcast Fake the Nation on the Earwolf network. You can see her on the upcoming season of HBO’s High Maintenance, as a regular on NPR’s Wait Wait Don’t Tell Me, or read her op-eds in The Guardian, Oprah Mag, and other publications. She is the filmmaker behind the Amazon & Netflix feature films The Muslims Are Coming! (with Jon Stewart), 3rd Street Blackout (with Ed Weeks & John Hodgman), and Nerdcore Rising (with Weird Al Yankovic). She started her comedy career as a Cornell and Columbia-educated policy advisor for the City of New York.
"Washington has been the home of a number of very good comics and a few great ones (Wanda Sykes, Dave Chappelle, Lewis Black, Martin Lawrence). Erin Jackson could be next in line." —The Washington Post Armed with a megawatt smile and a pocket full of dreams, Erin Jackson is poised to conquer the world o...
Erin Foley is an amazing comedic actress, comedian, and writer. Foley is the host of Mixologist And A Movie on Lifetime and is a cast member on season one of How to Be A Grown-Up on Tru Tv. As a seasoned comedian, she has her own Comedy Central Presents, as well as having been on Conan O’Brien, @ Midnight, The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, Chelsea Lately, Arsenio Hall and Last Call With Carson Daly . She has performed five times at the Montreal Comedy Festival, the San Francisco Sketch Fest, Moontower Comedy Festival in Austin and Limestone Comedy Festival in Bloomington.
Nore Davis is a New York City based stand-up comedian who delivers an energetic performance filled with witty quips and sharp punch lines. Davis’s style hones the perfect balance between observational and anecdotal humor as he takes ordinary situations and transforms them into personal, relatable, cackle-inducing stories. Davis creates energetic, layered scenes complete with bold dialogues and wild intonation shifts showcasing a unique style of stand-up comedy and a powerful stage presence unlike anyone else. In the last year, Nore Davis has released his third comedy album Too Woke, filmed his first Comedy Central Half Hour which will air in Fall 2019, made two late-night television appearances (including an interview) on Conan, was featured on the final season of hit HBO show 2 Dope Queens, released his first comedy special You Guys Are Dope on Amazon Prime, is the recurring host for Marvel’s digital series Let’s Play, and was featured in season two of Comedy Central’s Thank You, Goodnight. Past credits include MTV, VH1, HBO’s Boardwalk Empire, Comedy Central’s Inside Amy Schumer, and was a comedy writer producing 74 sketches and segments for Seriously.tv under Complex.
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."
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.”