New York Comedy Club
COMEDIANS
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 be seen on the next season of Better Things on FX by Louis CK and Pamela Adlon.
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 five years in a row where he headlined his own show in 2015. @notjulio
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.
The World's Most Famous Retired Porn Star joins as the new co-host for our show.
Calise Hawkins is a comedian and writer. Most recently, she wrote for “Hood Adjacent” and “@midnight” on Comedy Central. Calise has appeared as a stand up on numerous television shows including “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon,” “Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell,” “Shortcoms,” “Stand Up in Stilettos” and “Parental Discretion.” She is also one of the stars of Oxygen's series "Funny Girls". As a writer, Calise’s work has appeared on several major television networks as well as the Whoopi Goldberg pilot, “Spoil Me Mad.” In 2012, Calise was named a New Face at JFL Montreal and has returned to do tapings such as Kevin Hart's digital series "LOL" in 2017. Calise has been a writer for Comedy Central's @Midnight, Comedy Central's "Hood Adjacent" and Trutv's "Comedy KnockOut."
Pete Lee's comedy is candy coated with a dash of mean. Pete mixes cutting punchlines with an underdog perspective to absolutely roast himself on stage. His likable style and self-deprecating humor have made him one of the hottest acts today. He made his television debut on Comedy Central’s Premium Blend. Since then, he has been a standout at the Montreal Just For Laughs Comedy Festival. His comedy CD Gasmoney plays in regular rotation on XM and Sirius Satellite Radio. He is a regular on the Bob and Tom radio show. Recently, he was selected as a semi-finalist on NBC’s Last Comic Standing, filmed his own Comedy Central Presents special and played a doctor on CBS' As the World Turns. His growing popularity placed him 7th out of the top 100 comedians in Comedy Central's Standup Showdown. Pete also proved that his humor transcends demographic boundaries by winning Country Music Television's Next Big Comic. In addition to standup, Pete also loves writing, directing and editing web shows. A few years back, Pete created a web show called Unsportsmanlike Conduct, which attracted the attention of the NFL. This earned Pete a role in the NFL Network pilot titled After Further Review. Most recently, he created Pete Lee's Internet Freak Show, which earned him a spot as a cast member on the FUSE TV's new show, Special Videos Unit: Video on Trial. Pete can be seen weekly on the web and TV, as well as touring the country. If you haven't heard of Pete Lee yet, prepare to tell other people!
Rachel Feinstein grew up outside Washington DC, in the mean streets of Bethesda, MD.  She maintained a healthy D+ average in school, while finding time to mock and imitate her loved ones.   Rachel moved to New York at 17  to start her career as an actress and slowly developed her character-driven stand-up act, whi...
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’.
Hot off a killer run on this season's America's Got Talent (being only comedian to be voted into the semi-finals), Dan Naturman is also known to his fans as the "real winner" of Last Comic Standing 2, Dan was the favorite of celebrity "judges" Drew Carey and Brett Butler. Dan Naturman began performing stand-up co...
Rich Vos is an incredibly gifted comic who not only has sharp, insightful material, but he is also a master at working the crowd. Hisability to perform in front of any audience has landed him television shows as varied as being the first white comic on Def Jam to performing on the View. Rich was the breakout star of NBC's Last Comic Sta...
Sean Patton is a comedian based in Los Angeles and New York, by way of New Orleans. He began doing stand-up in the Crescent City and have since performed in comedy clubs across the US and Canada, as well as The Melbourne International Comedy Festival (2011), Just for Laughs Chicago (2013), Just for Laughs Toronto (2013), and Just for Laughs Montreal (2008, 2010, 2012). He's performed on Comedy Central’s Live at Gotham (2009), Late Night with Jimmy Fallon (2010), and Conan (2011, 2013). 2013 also marked the release of his Comedy Central Half Hour. More recently, He's been on @midnight (2014, 2015) and will be on the second seasons of The Meltdown with Jonah and Kumail (2015) and This Is Not Happening (2015, 2017), Showtime's Live from SXSW (2017) and TruTv's Comedy Knockout (2016, 2017) As for acting, He's appeared on IFC'S Maron, Comedy Central's Inside Amy Schumer and TruTV's Those who can't. Those are the things I’ve done that I’m proud of. For a list of things I’ve done that I’m not so proud of... yeah right, you ain’t never gonna know that! I love what I do, some of you will too (thanks!), and some of you will not (but thanks for coming). I want to share myself with you, whomever you are.
I AM NIMESH PATEL. If you Google me, I am the first result. And most every other Nimesh Patel is a doctor. Which means if my parents Google me, they get their son, and then a list of everything they wanted their son to be. I AM NIMESH PATEL I like family, sarcasm, water, the Lakers, and dancing while drunk. I AM A WRITER I wrote for the 2016 Oscars with Chris Rock. I hope to write for you, too (if you pay me). I AM A STAND-UP COMEDIAN I say things people find funny. On stage. My idols are Larry David, Chris Rock, and Patrice O'Neal. I AM NOT AN ASSHOLE If you've not read David Foster Wallace's "This is Water," go read it. It guides a lot of my everyday life. There is more to me, but I am not unrealistic. I don't even want to write my biography, why would you want to read it? I hope you like me as a person so far.
Michelle Wolf is a stand-up comedian who writes and performs on "Late Night with Seth Meyers." She has also written for the television series "Girl Code" and the 2014 Primetime Emmy Awards. In 2014, Wolf was named one of the New Faces of Comedy at the Just For Laughs comedy festival.
Megan Gailey grew up in Indianapolis, the perfect town to raise a delusional upper-middle class Midwestern socialite. With a love of flirting and vacationing, it was a natural fit to leave the monotonous exercise schedule for a life of stand-up. Gailey recently made her late-night debut on The Conan O’Brien Show, she was a part of the 2015 Just For Laughs "New Faces", a finalist in NYC’s Laughing Devil Fest, a featured performer at the Traverse City Winter Comedy Festival, New York Comedy Festival and Comedy Expo. Megan was recently featured in Chicago Magazine and Marie Claire Magazine for her comedic risk taking and amazing dresses. And she has finally performed alongside enough famous people that her older brothers no longer hate her. Megan just wrapped Season 1 of Ladylike for MTV and will next be seen on the upcoming season of Adam Devine’s House Party on Comedy Central. Megan works and applies makeup at a fanatical pace. She continues to search for a rich husband, just in case.
Pat Brown was voted "Most Humorous" by her high school class which turns out to be the only thing they were actually, ever right about. The "Great Cootie" scare, that same year?...all a hoax.   Pat Brown's style is "girl comedy, guy approved". As a proud and self-declared "Tomgirl", Pat moves deftly from both gender knowledge bases to craft funny life stories and experiences that are relatable and unique. Well regarded as a great writer and a seasoned performer, Pat’s success can be attributed to her smart playful and infectious onstage presence.  Pat is a native of Kansas City, MO and honed her comedic style in the performance driven comedy clubs of Atlanta, GA where Chris Tucker and Monique got their comedy start. Pat's talents were soon recognized and she was given the opportunity to tour as a feature for Brett Butler, "One of the best experiences of my life".  Pat Brown is the Winner of "Best Female Comic" at Las Vegas Comedy Festival and the 2013 Winner of the She Devil Comedy Festival. She has appeared on Laughs on Fox, Gotham Axis Live, and One Mic Stand hosted by Kevin Hart. Pat was a fan favorite of BET's Comic View with more than 8 appearances on the show which lead to a writer position for hosts, Ricky Smiley and Sommore. She has appeared on NBC's Comic's Unleashed, and Comedy Central's Laffapoolza. She is a highly sought-after panelist appearing on Fox's Good Day NY, She Said She Said, Internet Action Force and can be heard on Sirius Radio The Foxhole. Pat is a regular on the podcast FriendsLikeUs on Itunes.  Her recent and most notably movie appearances include: White Water, as "Ms. Sophie", Blood Ties alongside Zoe Saldana and Three Can Play That Game. Pat brings her improvisation background to all her stand-up shows, being an accomplished improv actor with UCB in NY, Blacktop Circus and Laughing Matters.  Come to a Pat Brown show and become a fan. Become a fan and subscribe to Pat's website: www.comedianpatbrown.com  Twitter: @patbrownshow Instagram: @patbrownshow Facebook fanpage: Comedian Pat Brown            
Jared Freid is a NYC based comedian. He has been featured on Tru TV’s “NFL Full Contact,” MTV’s “Failosophy,” and more recently on AXS TV’s “Gotham Comedy Live.” He is also a writer for TotalFratMove, BroBible, and HeTexted. Each week you can find a new original column on TotalFratMove.com and his dating advice column on PostGradProblems.com. In addition to writing he is also the host of the JTrain Podcast and the creator of the “Frat Dude Goes To” series where he travels the country interviewing “Bros” at wild events like the Carolina Cup and the AVN Awards. Follow him on twitter @JTrain56 for all of his weekly content.
D.C. Benny is a New York based stand up comic has been performing his story-telling style of stand-up comedy for the last 20 years. He tells stories about his unusual life and acts out each character, which adds another dimension of comedy to his funny narratives. He has acted in multiple national commercials, television shows, and feature films while constantly writing and producing a multitude of projects in every medium. D.C. currently resides in Brooklyn, New York, with his wife and animals.
Born in the Great State of New Jersey, Dean’s comedy comes in large part from his unique background of being the son of a Palestinian father and a Sicilian mother. Dean, an award winning comedian who was at one time a practicing attorney, co-starred on Comedy Central’s “The Axis of Evil” Comedy TV special. He is the co-creator of Comedy Central.com’s critically acclaimed Internet series “The Watch List” featuring a cast of all Middle Eastern-American comedians performing stand up and sketch comedy. Dean has appeared twice on ABC’s “The View,” on the nationally syndicated TV series “Comics Unleashed with Byron Allen” and was one of five comedians profiled in the recent one hour TV Special entitled: “Stand Up: Muslim-American Comics Come of Age” which aired in the US on PBS and internationally on BBC World and Al Jazeera. Dean co-directed and co-produced the award winning documentary “The Muslims Are Coming!” featuring a tour of American-Muslim comedians performing free comedy shows across the heartland of America in the hopes of using comedy to foster understanding and dispel misconceptions about Muslims. The film also features special guest interviews with various well known people including: “The Daily Show’s” Jon Stewart and Assif Mandvi, Russell Simmons, Soledad O’Brien and Ali Velshi, MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow, comedians Lewis Black, David Cross, Lizz Winstead and Colin Quinn as well as Congressman Keith Ellison, and many more. The film is now available on Netfilx, iTunes and Amazon. Dean co-created the comedy show “Stand up for Peace” along with Jewish comic Scott Blakeman which they perform at colleges across the country in support of peace in the Middle East and as a way of fostering understanding between Arab, Muslim and Jewish-Americans. He is a also columnist for The Daily Beast and writes frequently for CNN.com as well as other publications.
Sober at 19, married at 21, Carolina-born comedian Evan Williams moved to New York City with his wife and Dumbbells at 23 to pursue the dream. Bringing his life experiences to the stage and putting a light spin on dark events became a passion. He been featured on Comedy Central’s Roast Battle II and was a 2016 ‘New Face’ at the Montreal Just For Laughs Festival. He’s also been listed as a ‘Top Comedian Under 30’ by Complex Magazine, one of Addiction.com‘s ‘5 Sober Comics You Should Know’, and has been featured in TimeOut NY, Interrobang, and The New York Times. He can also be seen on MTV’s Bugging Out and as a finalist on the Seeso original series ‘New York’s Funniest’.
Will Miles is a New York based comedian.  He has been featured in the New York Times, Buzzfeed, Huffington Post, Time Out Chicago, the Village Voice, and was voted one of the funniest comedians of 2014 by Brightest Young Things.  In 2014, he was a featured performer in Comedy Central's New York Comedy Festival and appeared on Saturday Night Live. He has also been heard on The Moth and on National Public Radio's All Things True show. On top of these things, Will has toured with Hannibal Buress since 2011.  In 2015, Will was featured on truTV's Friends Of The People, Fusion TV's Come Here And Say That, and MTV2's Uncommon Sense.
Actor, writer and producer David Koechner is best known for his roles as Todd Packer on “The Office” and Champ Kind from “Anchorman” and “Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues.” Koechner recently received rave reviews for his role in the dark, twisted and film festival award-winning thriller “Cheap Thrills.” He stars in Paramount’s “Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse” and Legendary / Universal’s “Krampus,” both set to release in fall 2015. On the small screen, Koechner currently appears in Comedy Central’s “Another Period,” ABC’s “The Goldbergs” and voices a reoccurring character on FOX’s animated comedy “American Dad.”
One of the most innovative and surreal comedic artists to date: A staple of the NYC and LA Underground Comedy Scene. His life story is featured in "Getting It Right," a book by award-winning author Adrian LeBlanc, which will be published by Random House this fall. Rick Shapiro is known for his hilarious appearances in the HBO sitcom, "Lucky Louie," as the brother-in-law Jerry; this role proudly featured full frontal nudity. Rick has also been a featured performer on Conan O'Brien, Tough Crowd and Howard Stern, XM Radio: Opie and Anthony, Raw Dog and National Lampoon Radio. Rick has also performed on "Law and Order," "Deadline" and "Saturday Night Live." Rick was cast as a character on the spoof radio feature in the recently released Grand Theft Auto series. In a comedic look at public radio, Rick appears on a show debating health care as a down home medicine man named Mason Waylon. Rick has performed at the 2007 Edinburgh Comedy Fringe Festival where he received numerous 4 and 5 star reviews from publications such as Chortle, Metro, The List and others. This publicity then prompted Rick's 45 day tour throughout the UK. Rick then performed for two weeks at the Soho Theatre in London, The Glasgow Comedy Festival in Glasgow, Scotland, the Galway Comedy Festival in Ireland and then toured other various locations within England. Rick returned to Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2008 under promotional Management of Mick Perrin. In 2010 you can expect to see Rick in San Francisco, all-around Texas (in one location tbd, Rick will be taping his first DVD), Chicago and back on TV in Louie CK's FX show, Louie - Rick was in the pilot. In 2011, Rick will return to Toronto, Canada for his week-long performance at the famous Yuk Yuks Comedy Club; following that he will go on to tour Canada's great land. Also, Rick has just signed a 4-picture deal with Warner Brothers, so expect to see him on the big screen, come November 2011. Rick, although a long-time devout Lower East Side performer, now resides in Los Angeles, California. Rick Shapiro's CD Unconditional Love' can be found at http://www.StandUpRecords.com, http://www.amazon.com, iTunes and most digital retailers. Rick's second CD is scheduled to release shortly.
Nicole Byer is one of comedy’s fastest rising stars. As a breakout of MTV’s hit show, GIRL CODE, she holds over 166,000 Twitter followers and now regularly appears all over the network. She has previously appeared on MTV’s Failosophy, and NBC’s 30 Rock and Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. You can see her perform regularly at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre in LA and NY as part of her own teams and the famed ASSSCAT show.