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Liza Treyger is an American comedian who has appeared on Comedy Central. She is Jewish and emigrated from Ukraine to Chicago, Illinois during the breakup of the Soviet Union in 1990. Treyger is known for her self-deprecating comedy and for making heavy women feel more comfortable joking about their weight.
  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.
BLAIR SOCCI is an NYC-based comedian from Southern California. She recently starred in the MTV series, LADYLIKE, this past summer. Blair can also be seen on a new comedy series for FUSE TV called UPROARIOUS. This year she also served as creative consultant for Guy Code vs. Girl Code on MTV and also appeared on the show. When she isn’t watching Vanderpump Rules, you can find Blair performing nightly at some of the best clubs and alternative shows in town. Blair has also been lucky to perform alongside some of her favorite comics at the New York Comedy Festival, Brooklyn Comedy Festival, Women in Comedy Festival, Limestone Comedy Festival, Laughing Skull Festival, CROM Comedy Festival, Red Clay Comedy Festival, and Chicago Comedy Exposition. Once a month, she co-hosts a popular show, NACHO BITCHES, at New York Comedy Club that she co-founded with Corinne Fisher of Guys We F*cked fame. Blair holds an MFA in creative writing from The New School and a Bachelors of English from UCLA – which as it turns outs out, she only got to list in this bio as you do not need any degrees to be a comedian. Looking towards the future, Blair notes that she wouldn’t mind having her own weird cooking show after she gets old and slows down. In terms of extracurricular goals, she hopes to become un-allergic to dogs, cats, and horses, and get really good at drawing.
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
Nick Griffin has been featured on Conan, The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, and in his own half-hour special-Comedy Central Presents: Nick Griffin. He is also a frequent guest on the nationally syndicated The Bob & Tom Show. Griffin has made ten appearances on The Late Show with David Letterman. A comic for more than 20 years, Griffin’s smart, sarcastic and hilarious style makes him one of the most well-respected in the business.
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.
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’.
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
Monroe Martin is A Rising comedy star who mines his laughs from life experiences such as growing up in foster care and bouncing around from one dysfunctional family to another. With a frank, open approach to storytelling and an engaging personality, Martin effortlessly turns his childhood of hard knock experiences into comedy gold. Monroe has appeared on NBC’s Last Comic Standing, Comedy Central’s Adam Devine’s House Party, MTV’s Guy Code, TV Land’s The Jim Gaffigan Show, The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, Netflix Master Of None, and AXS TV’s Gotham Comedy Live.
With a dynamic energy and an almost tangible onstage presence, Dean Edwards remains one of the comedy worlds most in demand performers across the globe. Armed with a razor sharp wit, an arsenal of characters and spot on impressions, it’s no wonder that he’s become such a favorite, garnering media attention as well as a legion of fans. As one of the stars of MTV2’s hit show, GUY CODE, Dean has helped the show become the networks most successful show in its history. He also just completed hosting TV One’s clip show, VIDIOTS and serves as a correspondent on BET’s new program, DON’T SLEEP, hosted by TJ Holmes. A talented Actor/Comedian, Dean Edwards has been making his mark in comedy following two successful seasons as a cast member on “SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE With such memorable impressions as Don Cheadle, Michael Jackson and Denzel Washington, as well as such original characters as "Man in Elevator" and "Cop#2", Dean always pushed himself to the limits of creativity and exhaustion. Always the multi-tasker, Dean found the momentum to juggle his SNL career, his numerous standup appearances and multiple television appearances. Born in the Bronx and raised throughout New York, Dean's travels made it easy for him to communicate with all walks of life. After dividing his college career between classes and a 6-year term in the U.S. Army Reserves, Dean ultimately made the choice to devote his career to comedy. Although his fellow soldiers loved his impressions of their drill sergeant, Dean spent many an afternoon doing push-ups to pay for his comedic talent. That talent paid off and Dean found his career after participating in a college talent show. Armed with a degree in communications, Dean became an in-demand comic, and landed his first big break on Russell Simmons' “DEF COMEDY JAM.” Though the show is renown for it's blue humor, Dean found a way to break the traditional mold with his mainstream appeal. Subsequently, he was a featured comedian on “SHOWTIME AT THE APOLLO” a few years later. Dean followed his TV appearances by starring in numerous television commercials, and also worked with Spike Lee on the hit feature film “THE ORIGINAL KINGS OF COMEDY”. Edwards has since earned a reputation as a headlining favorite at comedy clubs and colleges across the country. An international sensation, Dean has attended Montreal’s Just For Laughs Comedy Festival twice and was chosen to perform at the Jozi, Cape Town and Durban Comedy Festival’s in Johannesburg, Cape Town, and Durban South Africa, as well as Saudi Arabia in late, 2009. More recently, Dean completed a tour of the Middle East, performing in front of more than 10,000 comedy fans: beginning in Cairo, Egypt and ending in Kuwait. Dean has made several late night appearances, including “The Late Show with Craig Ferguson” and “Last Call with Carson Daly.” He is also a favorite and frequent guest on Byron Allen’s “Comic Unleashed,” and is frequently providing comedic commentary on various VH1 highlight shows. Director Malcolm Lee also chose Dean to finish Bernie Mac's voice/ADR work on "Soul Men" after the comedian’s untimely death. He spent 2 years workshopping and creating the character of Donkey, leading up to Dreamworks’ SHREK THE MUSICAL on Broadway. Jeffrey Katzenberg was so impressed by Dean’s vocal talents that he invited Dean to step into Eddie Murphy’s shoes to reprise the role of Donkey in Dreamworks’ new Halloween classic, “SCARED SHREKLESS”. Some of his feature credits include “SPIDERMAN 3”, “TONY –N- TINA’S WEDDING” and “UNIVERSAL REMOTE”. Dean’s first comedy CD, “REAL TALK WITH FAKE PEOPLE, Volume 1” debuted at the top of Itunes comedy charts in 2009. As he continues to ascend in the ranks of entertainment, Dean next plans to record a one hour comedy special in the near future.
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.
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
Mike Britt is a Brooklyn, NY born stand-up comedian. He got his start at the Uptown Comedy Club in Harlem. Since then, He has appeared on Comedy Central Presents, BET's Comicview, VH1's Best Week Ever, and The Bad Boys of Comedy. In 2015, he's now known as the "singer" of the Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt theme song.
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’.
Adam Glyn's youthful look is only disguised by his scope and depth in the comedy scene. A native New Jersian, Adam's humor has expanded from coast to coast. He has opened for such modern day comic icons such as Jim Norton, Shawn Wayans, and Artie Lange from the Howard Stern Show. On the small screen, Adam has appeared on TMZ, MTV Hits, TRL, and quickly became a favorite correspondent for the MTV networks. His quick wit and humor quickly transcended him as a frequent guest on the Maxim Radio as well as the Howard Stern Show on Sirius Satellite Radio. Being funny is second nature to Glyn. Quickly finding his comedic talents lent to print as well. The Star Ledger boasted Adam as "one comic to definitely to keep an eye on as his humor and energy light up a room." His blogs are funny and addresses the 20' something needs with a clever twist.
Born on the luscious island of, St. Croix in the United States Virgin Islands, Michael Yard gave up his dreams of becoming a professional baseball player and moved with his family to New York in the winter of 1986. "Seeing the New York skyline for the first time was a real trip! I couldn't believe how tall those buildings were. I guess they don't call them skyscrapers for nothing!" After experiencing snow for the first time and surviving both his first New York winter and the New York City Public school system, he began his comedy career on a whim in 1993. " I kept going to comedy clubs and open Mic nights and watching comics do their sets but on the inside I was itching to hit the stage myself. The problem was that every time I would try to psyche myself up to get on stage I would get sick to my stomach! One day I just decided to go for it and my goal was simply not to get booed off stage -- and I didn't!" Fast forward to over a decade later and Michael Yard has become one of the hottest comedians touring the country today. In addition to being one of the most sought after acts on the college and university circuit, Mike's made a name for himself as one of New York City's premier comedians. Michael was honored to be named one of Comedy's most thought provoking comedians by The Black Comedy Awards. His quest to delve deeper into the minds of the masses paid off when Rev. Jessie Jackson invited Mike to perform twice for The Rainbow Coalition/ Operation PUSH national conventions in New York and Chicago. When not on stage making new friends at well-known venues like The Improv, Caroline's, The Comedy Store, Rascal's, Stand Up NY, The Laugh House or The Mohegan Sun, Mike likes to flex his writing muscles. He had a chance to do so as a writer and voice talent on an animated pilot for Spike TV. He's also been a cast member and writer on the Internet radio sketch show Mo' Funny Comedy Hour! Michael loves writing screenplays as well and hopes to one day direct and star in one of his works. In addition to his writing, Mike is rapidly becoming well known for his ability to morph into anyone right before your eyes. His repertoire of voices includes dialects from The Caribbean, Africa, India, Ireland, England and many more exotic lands. He has a knack for making his audiences see, hear and feel his comedy. Mike's quickly becoming a familiar face with his numerous television appearances. They include, The Apollo Comedy Hour, Russell Simmons Def Comedy Jam, (All Star Edition) BET's ComicView (1998-2002) and Video Vixens on MTV.
FELONIOUS MUNK is a comedian, social commentator, and above average beards-man. He appeared regularly on The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore on Comedy Central and at the legendary Second City in Chicago as co-creator, host, and writer for the groundbreaking Afrofuturism and Black Side of the Moon shows, the latter of which was the highest grossing show in Woolly Mammoth Theater (DC) history. He also wrote the critically acclaimed "Nothing To Lose (But Our Chains), an autobiographical stage show. He began his career doing stand up (poorly). He has since improved and has headlined comedy clubs all over the country. He’s also a nice person. Probably.
Adam Newman is a New Hampshire-born, Georgia-schooled, ex-Brooklyn-based, now LA-based comedian who has performed stand-up on the Late Show with David Letterman, John Oliver's New York Stand-Up Show, Gotham Comedy Live, Comedy Central's The Half Hour, and most recently a one hour special called Fuzzies on Seeso. He's also appeared on MTV's The CollegeHumor Show, HBO's Last Week Tonight and Silicon Valley, the Tyra Banks Show (weird!), Animal Planet's We Love Puppies, Comics Unleashed, and is a regular contestant on Comedy Central's @midnight. Adam was among Comedy Central's first class of "Comics to Watch" to perform at the 2011 New York Comedy Festival, and was invited to the prestigious Just for Laughs Comedy Festival in Montreal as a "New Face" in 2013, and again (and again!) in 2014 and 2016 to perform on HBO Canada's Funny as Hell. Adam has released two critically acclaimed stand-up albums, Not for Horses (2011) and Killed (2015) through Rooftop Comedy Productions. Look for Adam in 2017 on TruTV's Full Court Pranks and Showtime's I'm Dying Up Here!
Jeremiah Watkins is one of those comedians that you can't forget. Born and raised in Kansas, he's literally been performing since the day he was born. (His mom brought him home from the hospital in a Santa Claus outfit) Throughout childhood, he acted, sang, and began honing impressions. In high school, Jeremiah was known for his comedic music videos, sketches, and broadcasting segments which he won multiple awards for at the state and national level. At 19, Jeremiah landed his first job in the industry as an on-air personality at a local Kansas City radio station. A  year later, he moved to LA to pursue his dream of becoming a cast member on Saturday Night Live. Since then, he has established himself as one of the most physical stand-up comedians in Los Angeles with his high energy and off-the-cuff style.   He performs regularly at The Comedy Store, The Improv, The Laugh Factory and more. His show Stand-Up On The Spot was named 1 of "5 Funniest Nights in America" by GQ, and he recently placed 2nd in the Big Sky Comedy Festival.  Watkins has also performed at Just For Laughs in Montreal, Comedy Central's New York Comedy Festival, South by Southwest, and Riot LA. You've seen him on Jimmy Kimmel Live, on VH1 with his comedic dance skills, and he can be seen starring in the the film i-Lived (available on HULU) and the upcoming film Betting On Baker in 2016. He has also trained at Second City and The Groundlings, and has performed improv all over Los Angeles. No matter what size the audience,  Jeremiah Watkins guarantees a memorable show experience like you've never seen before.
Dave Siegel was a doorman at the DC Improv, while a college student in Washington, DC in the late 90's. His first show as a performer came at an open mic at an open mic on Manhattan's Upper East Side. Since that time, he has headlined premier comedy clubs across the country from Carolines on Broadway to The Improv on Melrose. He's featured for such comedians as David Alan Grier, Richard Lewis, Jon Lovitz, Tim Meadows and Kevin Nealon. Dave has appeared on Comedy Central on three separate occasions and in the 2016 season on 'American's Got Talent.' Dave has also appeared as a panelist on CNN, the CW, HLN, ABC's 'Good Morning America' and is a regular guest on SiriusXM's 'Stand-Up with Pete Dominick.' Dave's original character 'White Guy Indifferent' went viral in 2017, resulting in over 10 million hits in a 3-day span. You can see Dave Siegel on a regular basis at various NYC comedy clubs.