Marion Grodin has been one of the hottest comics in the country. She is a favorite at New York City’s top clubs, including Standup NY and Gotham Comedy Club, where she regularly headlines. As one of the country’s top emcees, Marion’s incredible ability to improvise has allowed her to master the art of talking with the audience. Always willing to be as self-revealing as she is probing of the audience…this affectionately edgy style has become Marion’s trademark. The result is a hilariously personal show that makes the audience feel like it was custom-made just for them.
Beau McDowell is a stand-up comedian and former co-host of the "Losers with a Dream" podcast alongside comedy legend Lisa Lampanelli. Beau performs regularly on the East Coast, and is known for his big personality, big stature, and even bigger sense of humor about his former struggles with substance abuse, family codependency, and his search for self-acceptance. Beau’s ability to approach serious, and sometimes heartbreaking, experiences with levity and warmth differentiate him as a comedian on the rise with something new to say. Find him on Instagram @beaumcdowellcomedy!
Chuck Nice is a Philadelphia native and a 18 year veteran of stand up comedy with a rich history in television and radio. For eight years he provided comic relief to the Radio Chick show, bringing the funny to New York’s radio air waves. From that time until present, Chuck has been equally busy making a name for himself on the small screen. He is the host of Buy Like A Mega Millionaire on HGTV, The Juice on Veria Living and The Hot Ten on Centric. Chuck is seen regularly on the Today Show, has guest hosted Joy Behar’s Say Anything and Co-hosted The View. Chuck maintains his radio presence as the co-host of Star Talk Radio with Dr. Neil Degrasse Tyson where he provides humorous commentary on one his favorite subjects...science.
osh Johnson is an Emmy-nominated writer, stand-up, actor, and NAACP award-winner from Louisiana by way of Chicago. He is currently a writer on "The Daily Show", and is a former writer and performer on "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon", on which he made his Late Night debut in 2017. In addition, Johnson is Comedy Central’s "Most Watched Comedian Ever: with 40M+ views to date across their platforms. As a stand-up, Johnson headlines clubs, colleges, and festivals around the world. In 2015, he was named one of Comedy Central’s “Comic to Watch”, in 2016 a “New Face” at the Just for Laughs comedy festival in Montreal, and in 2018 the winner of the “New York's Funniest” competition in the New York Comedy Festival. Johnson’s most recent stand-up special, "Josh Johnson: Up Here Killing Myself", premiered on Peacock earlier this year to rave reviews touting Josh as a “naturally gifted story teller”. Comedy Central released Johnson’s first hour-long special, "#(Hashtag)" in June 2021. Johnson’s self-released comedy and music mixtape album, "Elusive", was described by Vanyaland as “live stand-up observational humor with musical compositions. Both elements wade in and out of political and social waters between the two 'arcs' of the multi-genre epic". Johnson also co-hosts the weekly podcast "The Josh Johnson Show" with fellow stand-up Logan Nielsen. Johnson’s other credits include, "CONAN" (TBS), "@Midnight", Kevin Hart's "Hart of The City", "The New Negroes", and "This Week at the Comedy Cellar" on Comedy Central. Johnson lives in New York and can be seen performing regularly at the Comedy Cellar.
Nick Scopoletti is a stand-up comedian, and was a co-host of the “Losers With A Dream“ podcast with comedy legend Lisa Lampanelli. He has performed at comedy clubs across the northeast such as Carolines On Broadway, Stand Up New York, Broadway Comedy Club, The Stress Factory, Fairfield Comedy Club, and Nick’s Comedy Stop. He was also selected to perform in the Connecticut Comedy Festival. Nick is your friendly neighborhood Italian! He is a master storyteller who blends hilarious characters with powerful punchlines. His warm, engaging style makes him a fan favorite at any show.
Jessica Levin is an NYC comedian. The daughter of a sanitation worker, with longshoreman genes, she has a blue collar mentality with white color taste. When she's not in the clubs, she attempts to go to the gym but mostly ends up co-producing her shows "Tough Love Comedy" , "Fowl Mouth Comedy", and performing all around the city.
Vic Dibitetto has over 2 million followers on social media with over 1 billion digital and linear worldwide views. He is a regular cast member on Amazon Prime's "Gravesend". You can hear his album, "Working Class Zero" on SiriusXM radio and Pandora. Vic has created many viral video characters: Uncle Vic’s Garage, Tony Gaga, That Guy, Frankie Pentangelli, Scarface, Rocky, Fool by the Pool and Ticked Off Vic. His Yankee and Giant locker room and press conference satires are now legendary. And his "Bread and Milk" video is like a Christmas Carol that comes back on TV, radio and news outlets every time it snows worldwide!
Rafi Bastos - UNFAMILIAR TERRITORY TOUR Rafi Bastos is a 6’7” tall Jewish-Brazilian comedian with an accent like Dracula and a rapidly growing social media presence of stand up clips in English, mostly filmed from the prestigious Comedy Cellar in New York. In his home-country of Brazil, Rafi is a trailblazer of comedy, media and is one of the first comedians to pioneer the art of stand up comedy as we know it in Brazil. His17-year comedy and acting career before coming to the United States garnered many firsts and was covered in an interview on TheJoe Rogan Experience. Rafi set records, created controversy through freedom of speech and used the power of the internet to reach an astronomical social media following. Rafi’s videos with stage performances, music videos, interviews and sketches have now more than 370 million views on his Youtube channel alone. In 2011, he was considered by the NEW YORK TIMES as the Most Influential Man on Twitter, at the time with 7 million followers, now at 11.4 million. In 2013, Rafi won the SHORTY AWARDS, also known as the “Oscars of Social Media”, for Best Comedian. Both in English and Portuguese, Rafi continues to prove that he is among the most talented artists of Latin America - always setting the bar higher for innovation, quality and influence. Rafi’s quick-witted observational humor has made him a hit online and the first Brazilian comedian to become a regular at the most renowned comedy clubs globally, including COMEDY CELLAR in New York, LAUGH FACTORY, and THE HOLLYWOOD IMPROV in California. He is also the first Brazilian comedian to headline at JUST FOR LAUGHS, the largest comedy festival in the world, hosted in Montreal, Canada. Among his many credits, Rafi has three comedy specials on Netflix:, A Arte do Insulto, Péssima Influencia, and Ultimato. He has starred in movies, had his own controversial talk show, been an in-field journalist and hosted reality shows (Ultimate Beastmaster for Netflix). He is the Co-Founder and owner of Comedians, the largest comedy club in South America. Let’s just say Rafi has done almost everything in Brazil and now he’s in the USA to do it all with a fresh perspective - in UNFAMILIAR TERRITORY.
Mike Cannon is a New York City-based comedian, podcaster, writer, and actor. 2023 has already been a big year for Mike: He has headlined at some of the world’s most iconic venues – including a sold-out performance at Gramercy Theatre in his hometown of NYC – and worked as a contributing producer, writer and panelist for ViceTV's "Super Maximum Retro Show" hosted by Chris Distefano. He recently came on as co-host of "Chrissy Chaos" podcast, also with Chris Distefano. In 2022, Mike released two independently produced hour specials on Youtube – "Mike Cannon's Huge Mistake", a crowd work special on edibles, and "White Privilege Homeless" – both of which received wide praise from fans, comedians, and critics alike. His debut comedy special, "Life Begins", was released on YouTube in January 2020 and earned a spot on Laugh Button’s Top 35 Comedy Specials of 2020. The album version of "Life Begins" was released in February 2020 by 800 Pound Gorilla Records, and was recognized as one of Interrobang’s Top 11 Albums of 2020 as well as one of Sirius/XM Raw Dog Radio’s Top 10 Comedy Albums of 2020. Mike’s first comedy album, "I Think It Just Kicked In", debuted at #1 on the iTunes comedy charts and has over 5 million streams. Outside of stand-up, Mike has made a name for himself in both acting and writing. He earned critical acclaim for his performance as lead character Mike in the feature film Timing, which is available on Amazon Prime, and he can be seen on the popular Barstool Sports series "Friday Night Pints" and "Answer The Internet", "Stupid Questions with Chris Distefano" and "The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore" on Comedy Central, as well as "Blake Griffin’s Double Cross", "Greatest Ever", and "Top Funniest", all on TruTV. Additional appearances include "Failosophy" and "Money From Strangers" on MTV, "Red Eye" on Fox, and MSG’s "The Bracket". He was a contributing writer and performer on MTV2’s "Guy Code", co-host of Cosmopolitan Magazine’s series "Sexy vs Skanky", and a featured performer on VH1’s "Why Am I Still Single?" In addition to Chrissy Chaos, Mike hosts two digital series, "Heads Up with Mike Cannon" and "Mike Takes Edibles". He co-hosted "Here’s the Scenario" podcast with fellow comedians Mike Feeney and Brendan Sagalow, as well as hosted "Irish Goodbye Podcast" and the popular weekly web series "The Weed News with Mike Cannon". Mike is a regular guest on Sirius/XM Radio, including recurring features on "The Jim Norton and Sam Roberts Show", KFC Radio, Barstool Radio, Barstool Breakfast, and "The Bonfire" with Big Jay Oakerson and Dan Soder and Bennington. When he’s not on his nationwide tour, he plays all the major New York City clubs, including the Comedy Cellar and New York Comedy Club. It makes no difference to him whether he’s performing in a club, bar, casino, elevator (done that twice), parking lot, rooftop, on a fake beach in front of a freight train, or in technically-legal underground speakeasies; comedy is his life. Mike is dedicated to making the majority of you laugh and the rest of you confused, yet oddly satiated.
Kevin Nealon is an Emmy and SAG-nominated actor and comedian who sets himself apart from other comedic performers with his unique sense of humor, dry wit and likable demeanor. Nealon is best known for his nine-year stint as a cast member of NBC’s "Saturday Night Live," and received critical acclaim for his role in the hit Showtime series "Weeds." Kevin currently produces and hosts his digital series "Hiking with Kevin," and tours his stand-up globally. He will be releasing his latest book, "I Exaggerate: My Brushes with Fame (Abrams)," on October 25, 2022. Part art book, part memoir -- the book is full of original full-color caricatures Kevin has created along with funny, endearing personal essays about his famous friends. Nealon’s extensive television credits include the CBS sitcom "Man With a Plan," in which he starred alongside Matt LeBlanc; Showtime’s "Weeds," which ran for eight seasons and was honored at the 2006, 2007 and 2009 Golden Globes with nominations for “Best Television Series Comedy or Musical.” In 2007 and 2009, "Weeds" was nominated for the Screen Actors Guild Award for “Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series.” Additional television roles include two critically acclaimed stand-up specials for Showtime; and a number of appearances on "Hot In Cleveland," "Franklin & Bash," "Monk," "Curb Your Enthusiasm" and "Still Standing." Nealon’s self-produced, edited, and hosted web series "Hiking with Kevin" is exclusively available on his YouTube channel of the same name. In the series, Kevin interviews his A-list celebrity friends on hikes throughout the country. Past guests include Michael Keaton, Jimmy Kimmel, Lin Manuel-Miranda, Cheryl Hines, Ray Romano, Al Franken, Hilary Swank, Kumail Nanjiani, Kate Beckinsale, Conan O’Brien, Adam Sandler and more. Nealon has found great comedic success in his extensive film career. In "Anger Management," he played opposite Jack Nicholson and fellow SNL comedian "Adam Sandler." He and Sandler also teamed up in "Eight Crazy Nights," "The Wedding Singer," "Happy Gilmore," "Just Go With It," "Blended," and "You Don’t Mess with the Zohan," the latter of which grossed over $200 million worldwide. In "Joe Dirt," Nealon joined another SNL alumnus David Spade. Additional film credits include "Daddy Day Care" with Eddie Murphy, "Good Boy" with Molly Shannon, "Bucky Larsen: Born to be a Star" with Nick Swardson, "Roxanne" with Steve Martin and the cult hit "Grandma’s Boy," also with Nick Swardson and Jonah Hill. As one of the longest running cast members on NBC’s "Saturday Night Live" (1986-1995), Nealon created some of the show’s most memorable characters, including ‘The Subliminal Man’ and ‘Hans and Franz.’ Nealon’s recurring role as an anchor on ‘Weekend Update’ helped make the sketch a show staple. In 1988, he earned an Emmy nomination as part of the SNL writing team. In 2008, Nealon released his first book, "Yes, You’re Pregnant, But What About Me?" -- a comical look at the male perspective of pregnancy. Currently, Kevin resides in Los Angeles with his wife and son.
Michael Longfellow is a cast member on "Saturday Night Live". He joined as one of the new featured players of the show’s current 48th season. Prior to SNL, Michael was one of eight comedians chosen for the inaugural “Netflix Introducing…” showcase at the Netflix is a Joke Festival in 2022, and made his late night debut on CONAN in 2018.
Joe Pera is a stand-up comedian, writer, and filmmaker from Buffalo, NY now living in New York, NY. Pera is best known for his Adult Swim series, “Joe Pera Talks With You,” which "The LA Times" referred to as "TV’s quietest, most artful comedy." He has performed his subdued stand-up on "Conan," "Late Night with Seth Meyers," and Comedy Central. After his animated special, “Joe Pera Talks You to Sleep” (which many have found to work,) he followed up with other projects for Adult Swim including “Joe Pera Helps You Find the Perfect Christmas Tree” and “Relaxing Old Footage with Joe Pera.” Through his production company, Chestnut Walnut, Pera has also directed a number of film and TV projects including Conner O'Malley's “Truthhunters” pilot for Comedy Central. Pera’s first book "A Bathroom Book for People Not Pooping or Peeing But Using the Bathroom as an Escape" is out now from Macmillan publishing, and on the "USA TODAY" bestseller list. “Joe Pera Talks With You” is now available to stream on Max, and Pera can be seen appearing on Season 5 of “Search Party.” Pera also voiced the role of “Fern” in Peter Sohn’s Disney Pixar box office smash animated feature film “Elemental.” Pera's new sleep podcast, “Drifting Off with Joe Pera,” a collaboration with Composer Ryan Dann, can be found on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, and Patreon. New episodes release on the first Sunday of each month. On October 6th, Joe released his independently-financed and produced comedy special, “Joe Pera: Slow and Steady,” exclusively on his own YouTube channel. The special's premiere gained a quarter of a million views within its first 48 hours and views continue to increase.
Yannis Pappas is a stand-up comedian, podcaster and TV host. He’s a regular on The Joe Rogan Experience, Tim Dillon Show, Your Mom’s House, 2 Bears 1 Cave, Bad Friends and Tigerbelly. His insanely popular podcast LongDays with Yannis Pappas is available on YouTube and wherever you listen to podcasts. His previous podcast History Hyenas with Chris Distefano is also available on Youtube and wherever you listen to podcasts. Yannis has two hour-long stand-up comedy specials on YouTube (Mom Love 2022 & Blowing the Light 2019), an hour-long album (Let Me Be Yannis) and a half-hour Comedy Central Special (2014) all available on YouTube. He was the host of NextVR's virtual reality live stand-up series, Live In Gotham (44 episodes 2018-19). He was also the host of AOL's award-winning Original Series, 2 Point Lead (a sports comedy show). Yannis was also the co-host of MSG's sports fan show, The Bracket, BetMGM’s Unleashed with Olivia Harlan Dekker and the co-host of ABC's Fusion Live. Yannis has been part of the Just For Laughs Festival in Montreal, New York Comedy Festival and tours the world as a stand-up comedian.
Funny, smart, fresh, magnetic. These are just some words that describe the comedy of Neko White. Born in 1993, Neko has been a professional stand-up comedian since 2007 at the age of 14. In 2014, Neko taped his first one-hour stand-up special, Introducing Me. As a personality, Neko has stolen the show on MTV 2’s Hip Hop Hollywood Squares, and Elite Daily’s wildly popular Gen Why show. As a stand-up comedian, Neko has appeared on Axs Tv's Gotham Comedy Live, Sirus XM's "Sway In the morning Show" FOX’s Laughs, Popcornflix’s Live at New York Comedy Club, and a documentary on his life entitled One Mic. A native of Harlem, Neko began his comedy career the first day of high school when a teacher asked if anyone in the class had a talent. Being a shy kid who never thought he would do stand-up, he felt inspired. “Something just came over me that said ‘Go tell jokes.’ I went up in front of eight people and it worked. It’s been comedy ever since.” Now a professional working comedian there is no stopping this twenty something from chasing his dream of being the best comedian he can be. Following in the footsteps of his favorite comedians Katt Williams, Chris Rock, Bernie Mac and Dave Chappelle. Armed with a well-developed view of the ever changing world around him, quick wit, and very endearing charm. Neko’s material is a mix of social commentary and personal analysis that hits on every target from the most topical controversy to his own self-image. Not to mention a tenacious work ethic that leads White to do more than 500 shows a year. He hones his skills on the comedy club circuit of New York City, a regular at top comedy clubs such as Caroline’s on Broadway, Comic Strip Live, Broadway Comedy Club, and New York Comedy Club. He has performed in the New York Comedy Festival and opened for headliners including Donnell Rawlings and Jay Pharoah. Neko has been described by fans and reviewers as “a breath of fresh air” and “an endearing old soul.” Neko’s biggest supporter was his grandmother who would tell Neko before he left for shows: “Knock ‘em dead, kill ‘em.” After her passing, Neko vowed to make his grandmother proud. It’s safe to say that grandma can rest assured because her baby boy is still knocking them dead and does not show any signs of slowing down.
Kaneez Surka is South African-born Indian comedian based in New York City. She has her own Comedy Special available on Netflix called ”Ladies Up” and has created and been featured on Netflix's “Comedy Premium League”, Amazon Prime's “Something From Nothing” and “Improv All Stars - Games Night”. Kaneez has also been a judge on comedy reality show “Comicstaan” Season 1 and 2 on Amazon Prime and “Queens of Comedy” on TLC. Currently Kaneez is touring internationally with her new solo “I Found My People!” show, which explores what it means to be a multicultural female immigrant trying to find her people in this world through anecdotes and observations. Over the past 10 years, Kaneez has amassed a huge social media following of around 1 million followers across all platforms.
Andrew Ginsburg is a stand-up comedian, actor, and author of Pumping Irony: How to Build Muscle, Lose Weight, and Have the Last Laugh. He has appeared on Saturday Night Live and The View. Ginsburg has four comedy albums available and you've probably heard him on Sirius/XM's Laugh Attack, Clear Channel's 24/7 Comedy Radio,The Mangina Dialogues Podcast and The Rock Star Dad Show. His work has been published in The New York Times, New York Post, The Boston Globe, LA Times, San Francisco Chronicle, The Daily News, and Hartford Courant.
Originally from Vancouver, Phil Hanley is a stand-up, actor, and writer who's a regular at NYC’s renowned Comedy Cellar. He has performed stand-up on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, Late Night with Seth Meyers, The Late Late Show, The Pete Holmes Show, and John Oliver's New York Stand-Up Show on Comedy Central. His half-hour special can be seen on Comedy Central and iTunes. Phil can be seen starring in the film "Sundowners" alongside Tim Heidecker and in Amy Schumer's "I Feel Pretty." His album, “Please Don’t Chit Chat While I’m Pursuing My Dream,” was released in 2018.
Akaash Singh is a nationally touring stand-up comedian, podcaster, and actor. His career took off with many television shows including MTV’s “Guy Code” and “Wild’n Out,” Netflix’s “Brown Nation,” and HBO’s “The Leftovers.” After finding success in TV, he pivoted his focus toward growing the now hugely successful podcast “Flagrant,” co-created with fellow comedian and good friend, Andrew Schulz, along with his successful stand-up comedy touring career. Akaash self-produced and directed his first stand-up special, “Bring Back Apu” in February, amassing over a million views in its first week alone. Just one month later, he released “The Crowdwork Special,” putting him in the rarified air of comedians who produced two specials in back-to-back months. Aside from stand up, look for Akaash as the lead in the Netflix animated series "Conquest" as well as an upcoming Hulu series created by Ramy Youssef.
Vannessa Jackson is a stand-up comedian who performs all over NYC. She currently works as a writer for Saturday Night Live and recently wrote for Season 2 of A Little Late With Lilly Singh.
Myka Fox is a NYC comedian, writer, and radio personality known for her quick, off-the-cuff style and sharply written jokes. She currently writes for Comedy Central and Spike networks, has contributed for Saturday Night Live's Weekend Update, and maintains a forceful presence on Twitter and Facebook. Myka's safe word is "Cosby."
Ian Levy is an up and coming comedian based out of New York. He uses a silly irreverent style to joke about life, love, and his many shortcomings. He regularly performs at clubs and colleges across the country. Some of his credits include being a finalist in the San Francisco Comedy Competition, Edinburgh Festival Fringe, Sketchfest, and the Big Pine Comedy Festival. He's also the winner of the prestigious Employ of the Month award at Hollow Cafe.
Tocarra Mallard is a New York-based comedian, writer, and actress known for her work on "The Problem With Jon Stewart" on Apple TV+ and the show’s companion podcast. In 2022 she was a featured performer at the Limestone Comedy Festival.
Chris Franjola is a writer/comedian who can currently be heard co-hosting Heather McDonald’s wildly successful podcast, Juicy Scoop. Chris was also a writer and a regular performer on E!’s hit show “Chelsea Lately" for 8 years. Together with the talented writing staff, Chris wrote over 1500 episodes while performing on the show more than anyone else beside Chelsea Handler and Chuy. During his time on the show Chris created some of the shows most memorable characters like Gay Caveman, Bieber Man, Johnny Depp, Seventeen Magazine Players and many more. He also starred on the critically acclaimed scripted comedy series “After Lately,” which aired for three seasons on E!, he was the host of the Sons of Anarchy aftershow Anarchy Afterword, airing live on FX. Last year Chris released his first comedy album "The Shallow End" which received rave reviews and stayed in iTunes Top 10 Comedy Albums for 5 weeks. Earlier this year Chris could be seen as a contributing panelist on The Josh Wolf Show on CMT and Funniest Fails on Fox. When he isn’t busy writing and acting, he’s performing stand-up on the road, headlining venues all over the country. Before Chelsea Lately, Chris wrote for other shows, including Family Guy, the MTV Video Music Awards, and the original Chelsea Handler Show. Chris can also be seen beginning in 2017 on the new Netflix show from the makers of Orange Is The New Black, GLOW.