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When Aida was a teenager one of her relatives declared that she would end up a statistic, she did, she is 1 out of the 10 to make it to the finals of NBC’s Last Comic Standing. Aida Rodriguez’s ͞edgy, raw and in your face͟ style of comedy has set her apart in a world that celebrates funny over double standards. Catching the eye of some of the most recognizable names in Comedy, she is creating a lane of her own. Roseanne Barr doesn’t understand why Aida doesn’t have her own show yet and Keenan Ivory Wayans told the world that she is ͞like a dose of truth serum͟. As a single mom of two, Aida has honed and nurtured her craft all while juggling the daily grind and stresses of family and career. While providing endless material, family remains the heart of the Aida Rodriguez experience. ͞Suddenly, the pages of my journal have become a laughing matter!͟ Aida is a regular on some of the nation’s most iconic comedy stages. She has also hosted and/or been featured on numerous television and radio broadcast programs including but not limited to, Comedy Central’s The Nightly Show, two-time host of the PBS’s Imagen Awards, Fox’s Laughs, Nickelodeon’s Mom’s Night Out, Parental Discretion, as well as NuVo’s Stand Up and Deliver seasons 1&2 and The Wedding Zinger. Aida recently was featured in Robert DeNiro’s latest film The Comedian after being handpicked by director Taylor Hackford which will be released December 2016 and will appear on Showtime this fall as the Shaq’s All Star Comedy Jam’s first Latina. When she’s not on your television or a local stage, you can catch Aida following another childhood dream of becoming Bob Hope, Aida serves yearly on USO and MWR tours; making her an international performer
I am Josh Adam Meyers. I am a comedian. I am from Baltimore, Maryland. I live in Los Angeles, CA. I am the creator and host of The Goddamn Comedy Jam which will be on Comedy Central in 2016. I was a “New Face” at Just For Laughs Montreal in 2013. I have performed at NYCF 15, JFL 15 and Moontower Comedy Fest 16. Catch me at my home club, the Hollywood Improv, every Saturday Night at 11:30pm.
Described by LA Weekly as “a comic who’s got big ideas and big plans to go big places,” Byron Bowers is a stand-up comedian and actor that has toured nationally with Dave Chappelle, Hannibal Buress, John Caparulo, and The Eric Andre Show Live. Byron won the Big Sky International Comedy Competition and was named by LA Weekly as a “Comedy Act to Watch”. He was also featured as a New Face at the prestigious Just for Laughs Comedy Festival. Byron performed on the main stage at the Oddball Comedy Festival, sharing the spotlight with Louis CK, Jim Gaffigan, Sarah Silverman and others. Byron’s appeared on The Eric Andre Show on Adult Swim, Comedy Central’s Adam Devine’s House Party, on the reboot of BET’s Comic View and he made his late night debut on The Pete Holmes Show and followed that with an appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live. He was also featured in the last season of MTV’s Guy Code. In 2016 alone he performed at the Famous Hollywood Bowl to 12,000 people with Flying Lotus, Thundercat, and George Clinton. He is in the film THE 4TH written and directed by Andre Hyland and also appears in KUSO which recently got into Sundance this year. His TV credits include season 3 of The Meltdown on Comedy Central, Funny as Hell in Montreal for Canada HBO, and Vice Land TV. He has also performed at many festivals this year including Montreal Comedy Festival, SXSW, Life is Beautiful, Austin City Limits, RIOT, SF Sketchfest and Blue Whale Comedy Festival. Byron appears regularly at The Comedy Store, The Comedy and Magic Club, The Hollywood Improv, The Nerdist Theater, and various Colleges and Clubs throughout the nation.
Charlie Pickering spent ten years travelling the world as an award winning stand-up comedian before settling into the closest thing he had to a day job since he left his legal studies behind. As host of The Project for 5 years, Charlie was at the centre of one of Australian television’s most daring experiments – re-defining the way that hundreds of thousands of Australians see the news. Charlie chose to wrap up with The Project at the start of 2014 so that he could focus on his stand up and some other exciting projects and in 2015 he returned to our TV screens as host of his own hotly anticipated show for the ABC, The Weekly with Charlie Pickering which returned for a second series in early 2016.
Nikki Glaser is a comedian, writer, and host whose television appearances have included The Tonight Show, CONAN, and Last Comic Standing. She was the co-host of the MTV late night talk show, Nikki & Sara LIVE, as well as the popular podcast, You Had To Be There. She lives in New York City, performing nightly at clubs such as The Comedy Cellar and The Stand, and travels frequently as a nationally touring headliner. Nikki can currently be seen as a regular contestant on Comedy Central’s @Midnight and will guest star on the upcoming season of Inside Amy Schumer
When he is not on the road, you can usually find him at The Comedy Store in Hollywood. He made his Comedy Central debut on Gabriel Iglesias' "Stand Up Revolution". He would rather write movies than this bio, so if you want to know who he is, please listen to his podcast "Good Times with Steve Simeone".
Sam Tripoli views comedy as a calling rather a profession. It’s a passion that he preaches to audiences at comedy clubs across the country and on television. In 2014, Tripoli’s 2nd album “Believe In Yourself” went to #2 on iTunes in America and #1 in Canada! His TV Credits include Showtime’s “Live Nude”, “Russell Peters’ Comic Without Borders!”, E!’s “Love You, Mean it! With Whitney Cummings,” CMT’s “The Josh Wolf Show,” Comedy Centrals’ “Premium Blend” (receiving only one of two standing ovations in the history of the show), a frolicsome turn as a male escort for E! Entertainment’s “Party @ the Palms,” “The Late Late Show on CBS”, “Comics Unleashed”. He was also a co-host of Spike TV’s hugely popular “Wide World of Spike” and “Bellator MMA Digital!” Tripoli has been heard on The Howard Stern show, The Jason Ellis Show on Sirius Radio, and also regularly appears on The Joe Rogan Experience podcast. Tripoli hosts his own very popular radio show called “The Naughty Show” on PlayboyRadio as well as his mega popular All Things Comedy “Punch Drunk Sports” podcast with co- host Ari Shaffir of Comedy Central. Sam’s writing credits include The 2012 MTV Movie Awards, Comedy Central Roast of Joan Rivers and Pamela Anderson, The 2011 World MMA Awards and most recently his Roast Of The Iron Sheik jokes were quoted in Rolling Stone Magazine. On stage he’s a force of nature, pacing the stage like a cyclone of funny as he questions authority and the conventions of our society one moment, then earnestly expressing his affinity for bizarre the next. His comedy has no limits – its whatever he’s thinking about, and that’s usually what everyone else is thinking about, even though sometimes we don’t like to admit to it. “I like to think of myself as the little voice in everyone’s head, except I have a microphone and I’m funnier,” Sam says.
Eleanor is the latest in a long line of historically funny women who cut their teeth at the World Famous Comedy Store. Starting out as a waitress there, Eleanor learned the ropes of comedy, all the while making the best comics in the country laugh, in the kitchen of the club. It would take several years and lots of pushing from one of her biggest fans, Andrew Dice Clay, to finally get her to take her comedic talents to the stage. After co-starring with him in “Dice Undisputed”, Dice invited Eleanor to go on the road with him to promote the show. “I’m an actress not a stand up!” she replied. After seeing her one woman show, Andrew would no longer take no for an answer. “You’re hysterical and everyone should know that!” he said, and Eleanor’s been performing stand up in clubs and theaters around the country ever since.
New-York based Marina Franklin is emerging as one of the hottest comedians in the comedy scene today, with such notable appearances as Chapelle’s Show, NBC’s Last Comic Standing Season II, VH1’s Black to the Future, Oxygen’s Girls Behaving Badly, Comedy Central’s Premium Blend, and Showtime at The Apollo. She is a favorite in Comedy Festivals across the world, like Montreal’s Just For Laughs, New York Underground Comedy Festival, Ireland’s Kilkenny Comedy Festival, and Nashville’s Bonnaroo Music Festival. Franklin’s career in entertainment wasn’t always in stand-up comedy; originally from Chicago, she made her acting debut at the Illinois Rep Theatre. She then quickly realized her love for acting and went on to pursue a MFA in acting at Syracuse University. Franklin is viciously likeable, if there is such a thing.
 Known to colleagues and audiences as "Sim", Simeon Goodson is a native son of Brooklyn who's been hitting the city's comedy clubs, bars, and taverns since 2004 in pursuit of a dream. He has performed at a variety of world famous venues including Caroline's on Broadway and Stand Up NY. Simeon Goodson has an extensive internet following with well over sixteen twitter followers. He can be seen as an irreverent radio host in the popular web series "D.Lemon in the Morning" (www.DLemonInTheMorning.com).  Sim defines his comedy style as a verbal manifestation of his inner conflict. Constantly battling within are opposing forces, on one hand urging him to be an upstanding citizen and on the other an intimate desire to punch you in the face. His clever writing and unconventional delivery allow him to do both. Check out Sim online at www.InSimWeTrust.com.
Molly Austin has been seen on Tru TV, Comedy Central and MTV. She loves comedy and honestly doesn't like sneezes. You can check her out at mollyisfunny.com
Subhah’s unique perspective comes from growing up Indian-American in the mid-west. Strict parents in a suburban world led Subhah down a path of exploration and what came from it is a voice that is fast becoming one of the funniest up and coming comedians in New York City. Subhah has a relentless work ethic has been detailed in the PBS series Modern Comedian. She has also been featured on TruTV, Comedy Central, and MTV. When she’s not touring colleges and clubs around the country you can catch her making regular appearances at the Stand Comedy Club in New York City.
Jamie Roberts is a name synonymous with many things including determined, focused, and laugh out loud funny. He possesses a persona that warms up the crowd and brings down the house. Jamie’s comedic timing and ability to turn any situation humorous has made him into one of the most sort after hosts in the New York City area. From film to the stage, Jamie is a comic’s comic – you never know what he may say or do next. Who would have thought this Long Island native would have what it takes to make it in the big city? Jamie is currently the executive producer and weekly host of the longest running Sunday show in NYC called Sunday Night Live. He is also the founder and executive director of Comedy With A Purpose. A business in which he uses comedy to address some serious social matters. With his clean cut good looks, insatiable charm, and cutting edge comedy, Jamie Roberts is the one to watch in the upcoming yea
Richie Redding is one of the funniest guys that you’ve probably never heard of. As a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania it was unlikely that his comedy career start off in urban rooms and burlesque shows, but that’s how it happened. He left the corporate world determined to get paid to have fun which is obvious every time he takes the stage. His set is edgy, high energy and autobiographical, drawing on a lifetime of ridiculous true stories that can only happen to a recovering alcoholic Ivy Leaguer. His boy band looks and colorful word selection have gained him well-deserved attention. In 2012, he was selected to perform in Walter Latham’s Comedy After Dark and became a regular on HOT 97FM. In 2013 he beat out 32 comics from all over the world to win the Bermuda International Comedy Competition and also had his TV debut on AXS TV’s Gotham Live! He has headlined in six foreign countries and also had the honor of being selected to feature in a USO tour of South Korea, entertaining the 30,000 American troops stationed there. 2014 was a pivotal year, as he was hand picked by Katt Williams to be the official host of the Growth Spurt Tour and for the HBO special Priceless. Based on that success, Katt then asked him to be his featured act for the Born Again, Again Tour. His fanbase has grown rapidly since, as he was regularly killing crowds of 10,000 people or more! He continues to be a constant presence in New York’s top clubs, especially after command performances at both the Barclay’s Center and Madison Square Garden.
Taiwan born, Houston raised and SF Bay Area based, Sheng Wang performs comedy focused on personal experiences and insightful observations of the mundane with intense honesty and ill logic. His refreshingly affable stage presence combined with a healthy penchant for absurdity and self deprecation make his comedy universally hilarious. He is the reci...
Jade Catta-Preta has performed across the country with Bill Burr, Kevin Nealon and Bobby Lee. She is a regular at The Improv, Laugh Factory and The Comedy Store. She was a cast member last year on Punk'd, and guest starred on "Two Broke Girls" and "The Office." You can watch her opposite Steve Rannazzisi in "Daddy's Knows Best," on Hulu's "The Morning After" and she just finished production on MTV's "Hot Mess." Recently, she made her television stand-up debut on TV Guide's "Stand-up in Stilettos." You can also see her on the upcoming season of Showtime's Californication.  
Mark Demayo is a retired cop turned stand-up comedian. Popular in clubs throughout the city, he can also be seen on Optimum's The Unmovers and in his acclaimed one main show "20 and Out"
Gibran Saleem was born in North Carolina and raised in Virginia in a Pakistani household. He started comedy while attending graduate school at New York University. While attending school he was individually handpicked as an MVP nominee on the national TBS Rooftop Comedy College Competition and was a 2-time recipient of the UCB diversity scholarship. Gibran is the only comedian to ever be chosen as a finalist for both the Stand-Up NBC and NBC Late Night program; where he was 1 of 6 individuals hand selected over 1,000 submissions. Gibran has been featured on MTV, TV Land, Popcorn Flix, PBS, CUNY TV, VOA, Elite Daily, and Cosmopolitan and performed his stand-up television debut on Gotham Comedy Live for AXS TV. Gibran was the focus of an international documentary on NHK TV called Asian Dreamers: Brown is Funny. He has been featured nationally in festivals across the country as well as winning 1st place in the Hoboken comedy festival. Gibran is a staple among college campuses and travels throughout the year. He can also be seen on season 2 of Better Things on FX.
Giulio Gallarotti is a standup comedian and actor from Brooklyn, NY. Giulio has appeared on MTV shows such as Girl Code and Totally Clueless where he was a recurring cast member. As a standup comedian he has appeared on Gotham Comedy Live on AXStv, No Small Talk on Tidal and won backstages 360 comedy festival. Giulio has been featured in the New York Comedy Festival 6 years in a row.. @notjulio
Pat Dixon is a stand-up comedian, journalist and television personality who lives and works in New York City. A victim of violent crime (Dixon was nearly murdered in 2004) he created and hosts "The New York City Crime Report with Pat Dixon." The show incorporates humor and focuses exclusively on court and criminal activity in America's largest and most-storied city. Pat has appeared on Comedy Central’s “Premium Blend”, “The Late, Late Show with Craig Ferguson” (CBS), “The World Stands Up” (BBC), “Very Funny Live”(TBS) and his own half hour special “Comedy Central Presents: Pat Dixon”. He has also appeared as a correspondent for E! Television, CMT, VH1 and the Fox News program “Red Eye.”
Mike Recine is either the smartest dumb guy or the dumbest smart guy in the room. He’s performed stand-up on Conan, written for the MTV Video Music Awards, performed as a New Face in the Montreal Just for Laughs Festival, and been nominated for Time Out New York’s Joke of the Year. Since his first open mic as a teenager in Jersey, he’s performed at nearly every comedy venue in NYC, blending observation and personal storytelling with a pitch-perfect dark wit. Catch him live across NYC to see one of the only guys Brooklyn hipsters and Jersey slobs can agree on.
Geno Bisconte is a fifteen year veteran of the NYC Comedy scene and has been seen in some capacity on all things comedy. Sometimes he's even funny while on them.
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