Chris Distefano is one of today's biggest and most beloved names in comedy. Chris quickly rose to success after being named the funniest person on MTV for his show-stopping performances on the Guy Code/Girl Code series. From there, he went on to star in IFC’s Benders, co-host the Netflix gameshow Ultimate Beastmaster, and even had his own CBS sitcom. Outside of television, Chris has also become one of the most respected and flat-out funniest comedians in the standup world. Fresh off his appearances on The Late Show with David Letterman and Late Night with Seth Meyers, Chris released his Comedy Central special 38 Waist, which perfectly encompassed both his Brooklyn-born edge and nice-guy charm. When Chris isn’t on stage delivering his gut-busting jokes, you can catch him in his element in the comfort of his own couch where he records his wildly successful podcasts, “Chrissy Chaos” and “Hey Babe”, alongside Impractical Jokers' Sal Vulcano. Both podcasts are among the most popular on all streaming platforms and have massive followings on Patreon. A big sports fan, Chris has been fortunate to host episodes of shows including MLB’s Off The Bat and MSG's The Brackets, and was invited by the New York Mets to throw the first game pitch in 2021. Chris has a fearless, yet endearing stage presence, and his natural ability to connect with audiences around the world has made him a household name in not just comedy, but all of entertainment. Since selling out the world-famous Beacon Theater in New York City, Chris continues to travel the country on a sold out comedy tour, entertaining thousands by poking fun at the world—and himself—with his uniquely warm energy. Chris’ second full-length special, Speshy Weshy, premiered on Netflix this past May.
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.2
Dubbed by Jerry Seinfeld as the “best young up and coming comic,”, Mark Normand is quickly becoming one of the most talked about touring comedians on the scene. Following his self- released special, “Out To Lunch” which amassed over 10 million views on Youtube, he released his latest half-hour on Netflix’s Season 3 of The Stand Ups. An extremely prolific stand-up, he previously had a one-hour and a half hour Comedy Central special and has made an unparalleled seven appearances on “Conan,” four appearances on “The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon,” and one appearance on both “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” and “The Late Late Show with James Corden.” Mark can also be heard on his multiple appearances on “The Joe Rogan Experience,” or on his own podcasts “Tuesdays with Stories” and “We Might Be Drunk”.
Haitian Canadian comedian Che Durena was born and raised in British Columbia and is based in Toronto after spending time performing standup in Mexico. He is best known for his work as a host and writer for My Most Amazing Top 10 (over 7 million subscribers), a content creator with Herb (14 million followers) and he has amassed a social media following of over 7 million with 170 million likes on his viral TikTok and instagram rants and commentary. Che has appeared on JFL All Access, Comedy Network, CraveTV and recently dropped his debut comedy album Tales From My Butthole. His comedy offers an absurd angle on his experiences living abroad and his perception of matters like culture, race, relationships and drugs. Catch him on tour in a city near you!
Matt Richards is an actor, host, comedian, and writer that has performed on several thousands of shows all across the country and currently hosts the popular game show app HQ Trivia. You can see Matt on Flatbush Misdemeanors for Showtime, both seasons of That Damn Michael Che for HBOMax, CBS’ 2 Broke Girls, Nickelodeon’s School of Rock, as well as KC Undercover and Bizaardvark for Disney. Matt was selected as a NEW FACE Character 2018 for the prestigious Just For Laughs Festival in Montreal and was a standout in the 2017 CBS diversity Showcase. As a writer, Matt is staffed on the WGA award nominated series That Damn Michael Che for HBOMax and he has written and produced for Snoop Dogg on various programming for VH1, TBS, Peacock and Animal Planet. Matt also wrote and performed his original sketches for Complex’s new web-series, Group Therapy sponsored by Old Spice and has appeared on The Funny Dance Show for E!, MTV’s World Star TV, and The Steve Harvey show.
Michael Palascak is a comedian who grew up in Indiana and now lives in LA. He performed on both The Late Late Show with James Corden and The Late Show with Stephen Colbert in the same year. He has over 1 million views on YouTube. In addition, his resume includes A Little Late with Lilly Singh, The Tonight Show, Letterman, Craig Ferguson, Conan, has a Comedy Central Half Hour special, and was a Top 5 Finalist on Last Comic Standing where one judge claimed, “My first impression of Michael was a great likability. This is a guy that could star in a sitcom.” Michael’s likability allows him to relate to his audiences in a real way which sets up the huge laughs he gets from his sharp, personal material. Consistently writing and performing, this summer Michael released both a new album— The Internet Live through 800 Pound Gorilla and a new stand-up special on the Dry Bar app— 1984. Available for free streaming. Drew Hunt of The Chicago Reader wrote about Michael, “In a lot of ways, he represents the ideal antidote to the sort of unbridled cynicism that pervades much of contemporary stand-up.” Michael’s optimism continues in the new National Lampoon series — The Bright Side where he takes a positive stance on a negative topic streaming on YouTube. www.michaelpalascak.com
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.
GARETH REYNOLDS is an internationally touring Stand-up Comedian whose brilliantly clever quips perfectly offset Dave Anthony’s hilarious snark on their smash-hit podcast THE DOLLOP which garners over 5 Million downloads every month. Gareth has written on ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT, FLAKED and HOOPS for NETFLIX as well as YOU’RE THE WORST on FX and I’M SORRY for truTV. Previous to that he wrote on COMEDY CENTRAL sitcom IDIOTSITTER, took the lead on ABC show HAIL MARY and has been seen on IFC’s MARON. His debut stand-up album was released Dec 2019 on Comedy Dynamics. Originally hailing from the sweet streets of Milwaukee, Wisconsin; Gareth moved to Los Angeles where he began producing and writing his own material, eventually making shows at COMEDY CENTRAL, the TRAVEL CHANNEL, and MTV. He also has a cat named Jose.
Christian Finnegan is a stand up comedian. He appears frequently on the television and also writes stuff. CF Kindergarten Christian is the creator and co-host of Black & White, a new comedy show set to premiere July 6th, 2016 on A&E. Christian and co-host Sherrod Small will examine current events and social trends through the lens of Race. DETAILS COMING SOON! Christian is perhaps best known as one of the original panelists on VH1’s “Best Week Ever” and as Chad, the only white roommate in “Chappelle’s Show’s” infamous “Mad Real World” sketch. He played Martin on the popular syndicated sitcom “Are We There Yet?” and politics junkies will recognize Christian from his many appearances on “Countdown with Keith Olbermann”. Over the past decade, Christian Finnegan has been a fixture on Comedy Central, having starred in his own one hour stand up special “Au Contraire!”, as well as “Comedy Central Presents”, “Tough Crowd with Colin Quinn” and countless network interstitials. He’s also appeared on “Conan”, “The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson”, “Good Afternoon America” and “The Today Show”. Christian’s latest comedy special, “The Fun Part” was released on Netflix in April 2014. It’s available on iTunes and Amazon, along with his first two albums, “Two for Flinching” and “Au Contraire!”. When he’s not on tour, Christian Finnegan lives in New York City with his wife, author Kambri Crews, their faithful pooch Griswold and two dumb parakeets.
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.
Paul is a stand up comedian who grew up in the suburbs outside of New York City. He loves his family, cigars and having pointless sports arguments with his friends. He was first attracted to stand up comedy at a very young age. He was only nine years old when he witnessed Eddie Murphey's "Raw". Although he couldn't understand all the jokes and probably should not have been listening to expicit language, he became instantlly intrigued by the idea of speaking into a microphone and making a crowd of people happy. Also, in the mid-eighties, his father took him to see Rodney Dangerfield live at Radio City Music Hall in NYC. By the end of the show, he was sleeping on his fathers lap but the seed was planted. Starting out Paul was performing anywhere he could. From doing contests, awful bar gigs where he stood on soda crates as a stage and even someones living room holding an empty corona bottle as a mic. Paul now headlines clubs all across America. Many of the nations top comedy clubs have called him one of the strongest up and comers working today. Paul has also opened for some of the biggest names in the business. Comics such as Bill Burr, Dave Attell and Jim Breuer to name a few. Recently he has toured with Bill Burr in some of the country's greatest theaters including, Constitution Hall, The Chicago Theatre and Carnegie Hall where he killed in front of a sold out crowd on the most legendary stage in the world. During the NY Comedy Festival Paul opened for Burr at Madison Square Garden in front of 15,000 people. Paul's debut album Paul Virzi "Night At The Stand" was #1 on iTunes and #4 on Billboards comedy album charts. Every week you can hear him host his very popular podcast "The Virzi Effect". Some of his credits include TV appearances on AXS TV's "Gotham Comedy Live", The NFL Networks "Good Morning Football" and writing for the ESPN ESPY Awards. Paul has made numerous appearances at the very prestigious Just For Laughs Comedy Festival In Montreal and was recently asked to perform at the SXSW Festival in Austin, TX. He can also be seen on the upcoming season of truTV's "Comedy Knockout". Paul never fails in keeping the laughs coming and making the audience feel comfortable with his hard hitting personal approach. He is fun to watch and has a stage presence that is second to none.
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.
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."
Sean Donnelly is a comedian. Sean Donnelly grew up in NY and now lives in Brooklyn with his wife and dog Rickles. Sean has a beard and loves making people laugh.
Matt Pavich is a comedian and actor from New York City. He was crowned "New York's Funniest" at the New York Comedy Festival in 2015. He is a cast member on MTV2's "Joking Off", Elite Daily's "Genwhy" series, MTV's "Safeword" and is the co-founder of the YouTube channel, "Handsome Dancer". He also co-created "The Neighborhood" which won "Audience Award" and "Best Editing" at the 2014 New York Television Festival.
JAMES MATTERN is a Nationally Headlining Comic and Radio personality, who has fast become one of the most beloved Emcee's in NYC. JAMES has appeared on several television programs including Fox Sports One's "Garbage Time with Katie Nolan" The WWE Network's "The List", MSG Networks "The Bracket", and ""The Artie Lange Show." As the former audience warmup for FOX SPORTS ONE's "Crowd Goes Wild", he worked with the legendary Regis Philbin. Additionally, James has appeared on "THE MOJO SHOW" on CBS SPORTS RADIO; and was a "man on the street" for "FERRALL ON THE BENCH" on SIRIUS-XM.
Pedro is a zero generation immigrant, which means he came to the U.S. with zero English and zero money, but dreaming of big things. He wanted to be a serious writer until he stumbled into stand up. Pedro has showcased for Stand up NBC, NACA and is currently a Finalist of the 2018 New York Comedy Club Competition and the 2018 New York Funniest contest.
Subhah Agarwal has brought an honesty to her comedy that will leave you saying "I didn't need to know that." Subhah has written for Netflix’s “Arsenio Hall” limited series, the "Plan B" movie on Hulu," and The Jim Jefferies Show"on Comedy Central, amongst others. You can also catch her jokes live at stand up comedy clubs across the country. If you don't want to leave your couch, you can see her late night debut on NBC's "A Little Late With Lilly Singh." She's also appeared on season three of HBO's "Westworld", "General Hospital," TruTv's sketch comedy "Friends of the People", and as herself on MTV2, Comedy Central, and Gotham Comedy Live.
Chanel Ali is a standup comedian who blossomed on the Philadelphia circuit before moving to New York City in 2015. Her stage presence and story teller style make her a crowd favorite as she covers her upbringing, her world view and life as a comedian who doubles as a polite person in real life. She was recently featured on an episode of Night Train with Wyatt Cenac and has performed at Carolines on Broadway and New York Comedy Club regularly. Chanel has opened for nationally touring comedians like Rachel Feinstein, Anna Drezen and Michael Che.
Chris is an idiot from Connecticut, currently residing in NYC (and LA for a few months every year). He performs regularly in both LA & NYC at these comedy clubs: The Hollywood Improv, Gotham Comedy Club, The Stand, Laugh Factory, The Comedy Store, Caroline's, NY Comedy Club, The Comic Strip, & The Ice House.
Robyn Schall is a NY-based stand-up comedian, actress, and host whose "2020 Goals List" video went viral (10 million + views), drawing high praise from such celebs as Oprah, The Kardashians, Jennifer Garner and Katie Couric. Robyn is currently hosting Pinterest TV's live streaming show "The Goods", where she will showcase products from brands including Patagonia, Melody Ehsani and Crown Affair. In early 2021, Robyn hosted her own segments/interviews for Katie Couric Presents, appearing as a guest on multiple shows including "The Drew Barrymore Show", and took over the @TODAYshow Instagram handle for Amazon Prime Day. Robyn often appears as a guest on the Bachelorette podcast "Off The Vine", hosted by Kaitlyn Bristowe and can be seen on the HBO Max sketch series "That Damn Michael Che". Robyn has performed her stand-up all over the world including three tours overseas for the US troops and all over Europe, Asia, Middle East, and Australia. Robyn's comedy album, “Guilty Pleasure”, debuted at #1 on the iTunes Charts and was featured multiple times on SiriusXM Radio.
Originally from Portland, Oregon, Becky Robinson is an LA-based comedian, writer, actor and voice-over star. Becky’s explosively unique TV character antics and viral videos now make her one of the youngest headliners on the circuit. In 2018, Becky was named a JFL Montreal New Face of Comedy where her stand out performance landed her a sketch show development deal and a number of voiceover jobs with DreamWorks and Netflix. In 2016, Becky was cast on MTV’s Wild ’N Out with Nick Cannon where she also put out a Wild ’N Out Stand Up Special. Most known for her wide range of physical characters on stage and screen, Becky’s many alter ego’s have been featured on Hulu’s Coming to the Stage, MTV’s Acting Out, ABC’s The Bachelor and Kevin Hart’s sketch series Writer’s Room. Becky has written for Comedy Central’s Not Safe, Snoop Dogg’s Joker’s Wild and FunnyOrDie. Becky is currently touring her latest live show creation Snow Circus. Snow Circus packs heart, punchlines, characters, and improv into her electric energy on-stage during her one woman show. Her mix of stand-up and characters leave audiences wanting more with one of the most uniquely entertaining shows of the year.
Regarded as one of the hottest rising stars in the city, Phil Duckett is taking NYC by storm. A native of South Carolina, his country grammar and southern charm bring a fresh perspective on life in the big city. It’s been quite the journey - from coaching on the court and chillin at the country club to sleeping on the subway, it’s like he’s lived 9 lives. Commanding the stage with a smile that’ll win over your mama and a mouth that will scare your daddy straight, get ready for the wild truth! You can catch Phil at New York Comedy Club where he just took 1st at the NYCC Competition, on SiriusXM, and at shows all over the city.
Beecher has performed in the Brooklyn, Bijou, & Boston Comedy Festivals and he was the WINNER of the Connecticut Comedy Festival. He was a contributing performer for the Off Broadway show NEWSical the Musical. He has recorded segments for the Wendy Williams Show &andMTV2. Beecher appears in HBO's Vinyl, Gotham on Fox, The Get Down on Netflix, and The Jim Gaffigan Show
Author, columnist, and comedian Steve Hofstetter is often called the hardest working man in show-business. With all due respect to the late James Brown. Hofstetter's national TV debut came on ESPN's Quite Frankly, where Stephen A. Smith yelled at him for three minutes. Hofstetter has also appeared on CBS' "Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson", Showtime's "White Boyz in the Hood", VH1's "Countdown", Sundance's "On the Road in America", and ABC's "Barbara Walter's Special", where he thankfully did not cry. He is the host and executive producer of "Laughs" on Fox networks, where he only cries occasionally. One of the top booked acts on the college circuit, the original writer for collegehumor.com has also released six albums. Hofstetter has written humor columns for the New York Times, SportsIllustrated.com, and NHL.com, where he publicly admitted to being a Ranger fan. After hosting Four Quotas on Sirius Satellite Radio for two seasons, Hofstetter moved to broadcast radio, and his Sports Minute (Or So) was syndicated on over 170 stations and in over 30 newspapers. Hofstetter's second live comedy album ("Cure For the Cable Guy") reached #20 on Billboard's comedy charts. His third album ("Dark Side of the Room") was the first ever pay-what-you-want" comedy album, since people were going to steal it anyway. His fourth album consisted of an hour of 100% ad-libbed material, which is, frankly, nuts. And his fifth album hit #1 on iTunes' comedy charts, which is also a bit nuts. Hofstetter's brutal tour schedule consists of over 100 colleges and dozens of clubs every year, and is fueled by an immense online popularity, tons of press, and a Prius with great gas mileage. He reached 200,000 friends on Facebook (still the world record), 400,000 more on MySpace, and high shelves in grocery stores. While Hofstetter's live shows are routinely sold out, he is best known for his writing, first published at age 15, mainly to impress girls. At 18, he co-founded "Sports Jerk of the Week", an irreverent website featured by press like USA Today's Baseball Weekly, Sports Illustrated and CNN. And at 20, Hofstetter took a year off of school to head up web content for the New York Yankees. The Yankees won the World Series that year, which would have been wonderful if they hadn't beaten Hofstetter's Mets. Yes, he's also a Mets fan. Poor kid. While an undergraduate at Columbia University, Hofstetter was a well-read columnist for the Columbia Daily Spectator and a voice of the Lions. After a summer writing for Maxim, ESPN, and Sports Illustrated for Kids, Hofstetter syndicated his column in several newspapers. Without his glasses, Hofstetter also looks a great deal like Michael Rappaport.