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COMEDIANS
Kerry Coddett [Cah-dit] is a New York- based comedian, actress, and writer. Born and raised in Brooklyn to Caribbean parents, Kerry draws comedic inspiration from her colorful surroundings and offers a uniquely unapologetic perspective that is both irreverent and insightful. A stand up comedian with a modern storytelling style, Kerry is edgy, raw, and energetic, while still finding hilarious ways to skewer the status quo.    Kerry can be seen as the newest cast member on MTV2’s Joking Off, where comedy news site The Interrobang touted her as a comedic force with "a gigantic stage presence who belongs on television." She’ll also appear on Tru TV’s new series Comedy Knockout and has been on Comedy Central’s The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore and Why? w/ Hannibal Burress, Huffington Post Live, and Essence Live.She has also been a guest co-host on The Young Turks.  Kerry has written viral articles for The Huffington Post and The Atlantic, and has also been featured in numerous publications, includingEntertainment Weekly, Mashable, Elle.com, Buzzfeed, and Salon, among others. Kerry has performed stand up at the New York Comedy Festival, and she’s also the host of Brooklyn, Stand Up!!, a monthly stand up comedy show that has been listed in The Village Voice and the New York Times. She has also written and starred in her own sketch comedy web series, The Coddett Project.  Kerry attended CUNY Baruch College and graduated cum laude with a B.A. in English and Psychology, at the age of 19. Old enough to make decisions without her parents’ permission and young enough to believe that a career in performing arts was possible, Kerry forwent a traditional job utilizing her degree and sought to become a comedic actress. She went on to receive training at the Esper Studio, theStella Adler Studio, and HB Studio. She was able to further refine her comedic chops when she studied at the People’s Improv Theaterand the Upright Citizen’s Brigade (UCB), where she was named a UCB Diversity Scholar, and performed with an all female, all women of color improv team, called Affirmative Action. When Kerry is not on stage telling jokes, she is finding ways to make real life as exciting. This usually involves starting conversations with strangers. In some places, that’s considered illegal. Kerry thinks not having a sense of humor should be illegal, too. Thank goodness Kerry is a comedian. She is not running for president.     
Paul Hooper hits the stage with thought provoking, politically incorrect comedy that slams society and himself with absolute irreverence. An only child with OCD, Hooper channels his dysfunction into a cathartic harangue. He has an undeniable likability, and this young comic plays it to the hilt as he rants non-stop through his routine, winning over any judgmental people who could be shocked by his outrageous take on life. This native of Charlotte, North Carolina has already proven to be a hit in clubs from Florida to Alaska. He has been featured at the HBO Comedy Festival in Vegas, the Boston Comedy Festival and was a finalist in the 30th Annual Seattle International Comedy Competition.
Andy Sandford is a fresh (yet bearded) face who got funny in Atlanta, GA and is now based out of New York City. He can be heard on “Aqua Teen Hunger Force”. Andy is a featured guest on the nationally syndicated “Regular Guys” radio show, and has appeared on The Bob and Tom Show. His stand up is featured on XM/Sirius satellite radio as well as Pandora. Creative Loafing Magazine named Andy “Best Atlanta Comedian,” and he was a top 12 finalist in CMT’s “Next Big Comic” Competition… In 2011, Rooftopcomedy.com bestowed Andy the Silver Nail Award; given to the “8 best up and coming comics in the country.” Andy also received a very respectable score on an anatomy midterm during his very brief college career. Andy Sandford has been described as “a skillful linguist who carefully plays with pitch, tone and timing to spice up his jokes.” One thing is for certain: you won't want to miss this guy’s act.
In a short amount of time, Rob Haze has become a rising star in stand up comedy.  The Atlanta native began his stand up journey while studying Political Science, at the University of Georgia. There he would host and perform at many talent shows, pageants, and step shows. He went on to win the Athens Last Comic Standing contest. Robert moved back to his hometown Atlanta, Georgia to further his comedy career. With a sense of humor that is full both of clever wordplay and references to popular culture, there is no wonder why Rob has become a favorite at the Laughing Skull Lounge, Punchline, and Uptown Comedy Corner.  Rob uses his gift, to help others as well; in 2012 he won the Autism Laughs charity competition. He also was a writer and star of a (local) sketch comedy show called Cabbagetown. In 2012, Rob began to branch out from the Southeast, and was a finalist in the Bay Area Black Comedy Competition in Oakland, California.  He was a 2012 Finalist in the NBC Stand Up for Diversity contest and will be joining them on their 2013 college tour. There are no racial or age limits to Rob’s comedy as he likes to bring people together rather than tear them apart.
Plagued by constant sunshine, he desperately applied to graduate programs on the east coast. Rejected from all but one school, he packed all his belongings and boarded a plane to Boston. His belongings boarded a plane to Philadelphia and were never seen again. Jono is currently earning his PhD in Neuroscience at Boston University, where he spends his days giving cocaine to rats, and his nights with similar company in comedy clubs all over New England and the rest of our great nation. Inspired by the legendary performers before him, Jono is proud to continue the great stand-up comedy tradition of studying Neuroscience
Anything worth having demands hard work and sacrifice. Just ask New York City’s newest superstar-in-the-making Wellie Jackson. Being a stand-up comedian might have been the last thing on his mind growing up the former college basketball standout turned to comedy after a season ending injury. Wellie found comedy while attending college encouraged by friends and family he turned to a friend who was an established National Comiedian who help him get his 1st show on the New York Comedy circuit. After his 1st show he was booked for another show at another New York City comedy club which is where he learned his style of telling his life story through comedy is what makes him unique. After making appearances on The Wendy Williams Show, Mtv’s “Totally Clueless”, Sirius Xm radio and various other media outlets with only being in comedy for a short time Wellie is recognized as one of the brightest up and coming stars in the comedy world. Wellie has traveled the country with names such as: Tracy Morgan, Colin Kane, and Andrew Schulz. These days Wellie is currently on his second Tour with Tracy Morgan this one entitled “Picking Up The Pieces” which will be hitting over 65 cities in United States and Canada. He wrote for Tracy’s comedy special with will air on Netflix. Wellie is a regular in New York city’s most prestigious comedy clubs.
Ryan Beck is a comedian in New York City. He has participated in several comedy festivals, including the New York Comedy Festival, Brooklyn Comedy Festival and the Limestone Comedy Festival. Ryan has appeared on MTV’s Girl Code, Comedy Central, and The Daily Show with Jon Stewart. As a writer, he’s contributed to the Comedy Central Roasts of Bob Saget, Roseanne Barr and James Franco, and just completed work on his first novel. Ryan has also written, produced and starred in his own web series "#RyanBeckShow" and the interactive short film "We Need To Talk" (wntt.tv). Follow him on Twitter at @iamryanbeck
I’m a stand up comic who lives in LA, but often travels telling jokes throughout the rest of the country (and various other parts of the world). When I’m not out performing, you can find me surfing, playing tennis and (most likely) napping. These are my favorite things, though I’m really only great at one of them. I’ve been on Kate Flannery’s “Stand Up in Stilettos” on the TV Guide Network, “Gotham Live” on AXS TV, and have been part of live comedy shows and festivals all over the world. This past year I was super excited to be invited to be part of the prestigious “Just For Laughs” comedy festival in Montreal, and also got to entertain our troops for two weeks performing at various bases throughout Japan. I’m often a guest on my friends’ podcasts, can be heard on the Bob and Tom show, and am half of the sketch group “See You Next Tuesday.”
Stavros Halkias recently moved to New York City, hoping to get on television and buy his mother a nice house. After dabbling with comedy in college, he started performing regularly in his hometown of Baltimore, where he was named New Comedian of the Year in 2012. Since then he’s toured clubs, colleges, and independent shows across the U.S., been featured on XM Satellite radio, and become a regular on Robert Kelly’s You Know What Dude podcast. Here’s a list of some the great comedians he’s had the opportunity to work with: Tom Papa, Dave Attell, and Tig Notaro. Here’s a list of people that don’t approve of his comedy career: Emmanuel Halkias, his father.
Long Beach, CA native and stand-up comic Jason Collings toured the country and shared the stage with some of the biggest names in comedy early on in his career. Opening for some of the greats turned him into a headliner and respectively, he is now headlining the country on his own bringing his observational and highly conversational trademark comedy to the masses. Proving to be a powerhouse in the field of entertainment, Collings owned the late night stage on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno and has showcased his comedic prowess on BET’s Comic View and on VH-1. He is also a frequent staple at The Comedy Store in Hollywood, the Improv comedy clubs, Laugh Factory, The Ice House in Pasadena, and at The Comedy & Magic Club in Hermosa Beach.   What started as a mere hobby has turned into what is sure to be a life-long career for Jason Collings and if you have the chance to see him live, you are sure to become a fan of his brand of comedy that has crowds roaring with laughter from coast to coast.
Rosebud Baker is a New York based actress. With a Bachelors in Acting from Emerson College in 2006, she trained extensively with William Esper in NYC. During her first two years in NYC she spent some time work-shopping LAByrinth Theatre Co. member Rebecca Cohen's "Into The Sunset" on the stage of The Public Theatre as part of the LAB Theatre Co. intensive in 2008 and starred in "Wonderlust" at H.E.R.E. Arts Center in 2009, as well as various independent short/student films throughout 2008-2009. Winner of "Best Actress in a One Act Production" (Planet Connections Theatre Festival 2010) for her performance originating the role of 'Lili" in "Lying Naked" by Alex Goldberg. Rosebud also starred in Season One of the Sundance Channel's "Girls Who Like Boys*Who Like Boys" (Nominee, GLAAD Media Awards "Most Outstanding Reality Series, 2010-2011) Rosebud is honored to be a member of The Indies Lab in NYC; a group of select, awarded independent film writers, directors, actors and producers dedicated to cultivating work which supports Indie Spirit, founded by the award winning indie-film actor, George Katt.
He began his comedic odyssey back when he was growing up in Ottawa Canada at Yuk Yuk's Comedy Cabaret and Absolute Comedy Club. Since then he has appeared in many venues in Europe and New York, including, Times Square Arts Centre (former Laugh Factory), and the Comedy Village NYC. Graham has also appeared in various small films as well as television appearances for VBS.TV. and the CBC. And when he is not busy proving his elementary teachers wrong, that you can in fact work as a class clown, you can find him at the local bar practicing how to drink a beer.
One of the most original stand-up comedians working today. A recovering alcoholic and erstwhile waitress, Lederman keeps her humor salty and sharp, delivering zingers that are equally honest and hilarious. Currently a cast member on MTV's Girl Code but you've also seen her on Comedy Central's "@midnight", "Adam Devine's House Party" and as a regular on E!'s "Chelsea Lately", "The Soup Investigates with Joel McHale", "Gotham Comedy Live", MTV's "Money From Strangers", and heard her voice on "Opie and Anthony" and as "Cheryl" alongside JB Smoove in the latest "Grand Theft Auto" video game. Follow her on twitter and intagram: @annielederman and like her on facebook: www.facebook.com/annieledz 
Nick Youssef is a Los Angeles-based comedian and actor whose been seen in numerous national TV commercials, guest roles on sitcoms such as NBCs Animal Practice and in the popular video game, LA Noire. When not on tour, Nick hosts the Occasionally Awesome podcast on the All Things Comedy network and can be seen performing stand up at The Comedy Store, Laugh Factory and Improv comedy clubs in Hollywood.
Emily Galati is whip-smart and not afraid to prove it. Known for her relentlessly clever style, she brings a social awareness and quick-wit to her shows. Emily isn’t afraid to delve into jokes that are controversial — occasionally bruising some feelings along the way and then gleefully waiting for those shocked and chagrined reactions after delivering the punchline. Emily has performed standup on the Conan on TBS, NBC’s Last Comic Standing, Comic’s Unleashed, Laughs, and Gotham Live.
Born in New Jersey, raised in Atlanta, and, in 2012, winner of Houston's Funniest Person, Matthew Broussard is not exactly sure where he's from. Matthew earned a degree in Applied Mathematics and a job as a financial analyst before moving to West Hollywood to pursue stand-up comedy full time. His brand of playful, witty humor covers topics from physics & grammar to the hardships of looking like an 80s movie villain. Aside from his popular webcomic, mondaypunday.com, he can be seen on The League, The Mindy Project, MTV2's Guy Code, and has his own Half Hour Special premiering on Comedy Central this fall. But his Cajun father and Jewish mother still really want him to take the GMAT.
David Juskow has appeared on HBO's Crashing, Men of a Certain Age and The Sarah Silverman Program.
The self-proclaimed leader of the Sweater Vest Army burst onto the stand-up comedy scene in Los Angeles in the summer of 2004 and hasn't looked back. His famous trademark outerwear has gotten him national recognition, and even publicly acknowledged by former Ohio State head football coach and original Sweater Vest wearer Jim Tressel. Chad Zumock is a proud 2.4 GPA General Studies graduate out of Kent State University, the same University that produced famous comedians such as Arsenio Hall, Steve Harvey, and Drew Carey. He captivates audiences with his high energy humor, brutal honesty about his life, and quick slacker wit. His likability is what connects him with all kinds of people and makes him a strong draw for all over the country, and also a strong social media presence. His stand-up comedy has led him to appearances on Comedy Central, Spike TV, Showtime, E!, AXS TV, Gotham Comedy Live, HBO Lab, The Artie & Anthony Show, numerous low-budget commercials, and even a writing spot on the 2006 Comedy Central Roast of William Shatner. In 2015 he released his Top 20 iTunes ranked comedy album “Reckless Operation” which also can be heard on Sirius XM Raw Dog, Slacker, and Pandora Radio. Although Chad has accomplished a lot in stand-up comedy, he still doesn’t not consider himself a comedian. He claims to be a basketball player that tells jokes. Chad is currently averaging six points a game in his Men’s YMCA basketball league that plays on Monday nights. For Cleveland and Northeast audiences Chad was an everyday voice on the legendary 100.7 WMMS for over three years, taking his drive-time talk radio slot to number one in several key demographics. He was also correspondent for Tailgate 19 CBS during the 2011 Cleveland Browns season and the host of the short lived “That’s Cleveland” on Fox Sports. Chad was also honored by the NBA's Cleveland Cavaliers franchise in 2012 with "Sweater Vest Night,” which was his biggest honor to date considering this was his favorite childhood sports team. This led to appearances on ESPN’s Sportcenter and Fox Sports. In 2011, Zumock returned to his former Alma Mater and served as Grand Marshall for the Kent State Homecoming Parade after Drew Carey cancelled. This made him the very first seven-year General Studies graduate to ever hold this honor in Kent State’s history. Chad can sometimes be heard guest hosting the nationally syndicated legendary radio program, “The Bob & Tom Show" on radio station WFBQ our of Indianapolis, Indiana and is a regular guest on Sirius/XM’s BENNINGTON on Raw Dog Comedy Hits 99 He hopes his stand-up comedy will one day lead him to his dream job of being in 'The Beastie Boys," replacing the late, great Adam "MCA" Yauch R.I.P.
Jena Friedman is a comedian and filmmaker. She has a half-hour live action special coming out on Adult Swim in 2018 and has previously worked at The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, National Geographic and Late Show with David Letterman. Her critically acclaimed stand up special, American Cunt, is now available on iTunes.
Avery Pearson has quickly become the go-to man for Comedy Music in Los Angeles. His new show, ‘On the Keys with Avery Pearson’ is a sold-out monthly staple at The Hollywood Improv featuring Original Comedy Music in a Late Night format. He recently appeared as part of Iliza Shlesinger’s ‘Truth & Iliza’ (Freeform), Big Jay Oakerson's 'WYFD?!' (Seeso) and co-hosted Comedy Central Digital’s ‘After Jam’ & Snapchat Series (The Comedy Jam). For Funny Or Die, he co-hosts the widely popular livestream show ‘Stand Up Or Die’ as well as writing branded music videos. He just wrapped playing a lead in the Jillian Armenante directed feature STUCK alongside Heather Matarazzo, Joel McHale, and Felicia Day, and was on Showtime’s MASTERS OF SEX and USA’s SUITS. Avery is a resident pianist at The Comedy Store and tours the national club circuit performing comedy music with Adam Ray. He plays comedy festivals with The Goddamn Comedy Jam (Just For Laughs, Clusterfest, Moontower). @averyfunny
Once referred to as “a joke monster” by Dom Irrera and “a Mitch Hedberg who works at a carwash in Glendale” by Moshe Kasher, Gabriel Killian knew he wanted to be a stand-up comedian as early as 14 years old. At age 13, he happened to be at the right place at the right time, as Rodney Dangerfield approached him inside of a SEARS parking lot in North Hollywood, CA and started making conversation. Gabe told Rodney he wanted to be an actor, and finding Gabe funny, Rodney said he thinks Gabe should be a comedian. Gabe didn’t think much of it until a year later when he was attending a lunch time stand-up comedy show that the Theater teacher at his high school was putting on. After watching the show, Gabe knew that’s what he wanted to do, and on that day, he went home and started writing jokes. He wrote jokes for years without telling them to anyone, and it took a full decade for him to develop the courage to finally go on stage. “Gabriel Killian, the comedian” was born in Los Angeles on his 24th birthday. He soon found his way to The Comedy Store, which quickly became his home. After visiting NYC for the first time for the New York Comedy Festival in 2014, Gabe fell in love with the city and comedy scene, deciding to do his best to live a bi-coastal life between LA & NY. Having opened and featured for the likes of Jeff Ross, Steve Rannazizzi, Sam Tripoli and Tony Hinchcliffe, Gabe can regularly be seen at comedy clubs across the country, and frequently in Las Vegas. He is a recurring co-host on the Punch Drunk Sports and MMA Roasted podcasts, and is recognized as one of the best Mixed Martial Arts analysts in the sport. Gabe is a comedy writer, as well as the lead writer for MMAOddsBreaker.com
Josh Johnson, featured on Season 1 of Kevin Hart’s “Hart of the City” on Comedy Central, was named one of Comedy Central’s “Comics to Watch” in 2015 and one of the Just For Laughs festival’s “New Faces” in 2016. He is a former writer/performer on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, where he also made his late-night stand-up debut earlier this year. As a stand-up, Josh has performed at clubs, colleges and festivals across the country, such as Just For Laughs, Moontower, SF Sketchfest, Bridgetown, RIOT LA and the New York Comedy Festival. He has also appeared on @midnight with Chris Hardwick and has a Comedy Central Presents- Stand Up half hour coming out this fall. Josh lives in Brooklyn with his roommate’s dog.
Shane Torres is a touring stand up, writer, host, and actor originally from Texas, and more recently, Portland. Catch his Comedy Central Half Hour Special and album (Established 1981), available now. So far in 2017 you can see him performing standup on Conan, Night Train and, The Guest List for Seeso, in addition to AXS’ Gotham Comedy Live. He made his late-night debut on Conan in 2016 and also made an appearance that year on Uproarious for Fuse. You may have also seen him performing on Last Comic Standing (NBC), Ron White’s Comedy Salute to the Troops (CMT), or as a New Face at JFL Montreal (2013). He’s performed at many festivals all over the country including Moontower, Bridgetown, RIOT LA, High Plains Comedy, Bumbershoot Music and Arts, and more. Shane has appeared on popular podcasts such as Savage Love and Comedy Bang Bang. He is the creator of the podcast radio show Help Wanted. Shane has also contributed writing to Splitsider, Paste Magazine, Laughspin, The Portland Mercury, and Nailed Magazine.
I am Mike Finoia. I'm a standup comedian based out of New York City. I am a Comedy Producer for TruTV's Impractical Jokers. I am also the host of "JamCast" where I interview esteemed guests about their lifelong love affair with music. I've been featured on the 2015 Oddball Comedy Tour, the 2014 Comedy Central New York Comedy Festival, and can be found opening up TRUTV's Impractical Jokers National Theater Tour. I can be heard regularly on "The Bonfire w/ Big Jay Oakerson & Dan Soder" on SiriusXM Comedy Central Chan 95