Comedians


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 have his own CBS sitcom. Outside of TV, Chris has become one of the most respected and flat-out funniest comedians in the stand-up world. Fresh off his appearances on "The Late Show with David Letterman" and "Late Night with Seth Meyers" in 2019, Chris released his first special, "Size 38 Waist", on Comedy Central, which perfectly encompassed both his Brooklyn-born edge and nice-guy charm. Chris’ second full-length special, "Speshy Weshy", premiered on Netflix in May of 2022 to wide acclaim. 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”, the latter of which he co-hosts with "Impractical Jokers"' Sal Vulcano. Both podcasts are among the most popular on all streaming platforms and have massive followings on Patreon. In 2022, Chris was selected by Jimmy Kimmel to host Jimmy’s latest TV venture, "Super Maximum Retro Show", which is currently available to stream on ViceTV.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 becoming the first stand-up comedian to sell out both the world-famous Radio City Music Hall and the Theater at Madison Square Garden on consecutive nights in September 2023, Chris continues to travel the world on a sold-out comedy tour, entertaining thousands by poking fun at the world – and himself – with his uniquely warm energy
Kate Sisk is a professional stand up comedian, amateur drag king, and retired soccer player from Massachusetts. Now based in Brooklyn, New York, Kate is an alumnus of UCB’s Harold Night, a contributing writer for The Onion, and a recent participant in the NBC Late Night Writers Workshop. Kate’s stand up comedy about life as a trans person and former member of the Puerto Rico Women’s National Soccer Team has earned Kate appearances in the HBO Women In Comedy Festival and the Finals of the Boston Comedy Festival. Kate was also the co-host of the award-winning podcast, We’re Having Gay Sex.
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.
A Native New Yorker and local comedian. He is the co-producer & host of @penthousecomedyshow which is a socially distanced outdoor comedy show across 3 venues in NYC. Jake has been performing stand-up around New York and has opened for comedians like Mark Normand, Sam Morrill, Gary Gulman, Matthew Broussard, and Monroe Martin. His comedy is mostly about growing up as a Puerto Rican Jew in the Bronx with his 5 sisters and artsy parents. Check him out at his next show.
For over 23 years Jeff Leeson has been astonishing crowds across North America with his off-the-cuff, improvisational style that leaves crowds not only wanting more, but amazed at what they just witnessed. Combining traditional stand-up comedy with long form improv Jeff creates a unique and personal experience for the audience each and every show. With over 50 million clip views online, Jeff is quickly becoming one of the most requested acts in North America! In addition to headlining top comedy clubs and theaters throughout North America, Jeff’s comedy has been featured on SiriusXM radio, The Bob & Tom Show, Spotify, and iTunes. He has two specials on Amazon Prime and one Dry Bar special, and he just released a new special on Youtube called “Sorry I’m Not Kevin Hart.”
Ethan is a stand-up comedian hailing from Waukegan, Illinois. He has been performing for audiences all across the country since starting comedy at age 18 in the small college town of Iowa City (A VERY white college town). There he found his voice merging his city upbringing with the suburban and rural culture that surrounded him, talking about everything from selling drugs to loving the bachelor. He moved to New York in 2015 to become better as a standup and after a few years of open mics and local bar shows he began to perform at larger local venues like Pine Box, The Knitting Factory, and Littlefield. In 2019 he was featured on Comedy Central.
Pranav is a former writer for MAD Magazine and co-host of the popular Mango Bae Podcast. A favorite of festivals and clubs around the country, he was most recently featured in the 10k Laughs Festival (Best of the Fest), Rogue Island Comedy Festival, and headlined the 2018 Milwaukee Comedy Festival alongside Colin Quinn, Gina Yashere, and others. An up-and-coming actor, Pranav also has landed roles in forthcoming episodes of The Marvelous Ms. Maisel and HBO’s The Other Two, and has previously starred in Law & Order: SVU. He is also the writer and co-creator of the upcoming BRIC TV Web Series Problematic. You can find him across platforms @pranahaha
Juan is a stand up comedian, writer and occasional nude model. His comedy has been described as "Larry David meets Sofia Vergara", a thing he takes as a big compliment. He is a long time writer and performer at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theater and a former on screen talent for FLAMA, Univision's bilingual digital platform where his viral videos were viewed over 20 million times. He has written for McSweeney's and his work was featured in Huffington Post, BuzzFeed, Latina Magazine, Time Out NY and The New York Times. He is originally from Uruguay (the other Paraguay).
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.
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.
Matt McCoy is a standup comedian, writer, and actor based in New York CIty. He’s currently on tour opening for Akaash Singh, Danny LoPriore & others. Matt was a finalist in the Comedy Mob Festival in New York City, and this year will be featured in the New York Comedy Festival. Matt is a two time Webby Award winner, and recently starred in a documentary on Facebook Watch. You can hear him on his podcast, GenX2Z, with fellow comedian Onika McLean.
Katie Heneghan is a former nanny (comedian for children) turned recent comedian for adults in New York City.
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.
BIO Max Antonucci is a stand up comedian born & raised in New Jersey, though he plans to die in another location. With his quick wit and gallows humor, he has made audiences across the country laugh at the absurdity of everyday life and thoughts. He has forgiven some of the people that led him to pursue a career in comedy and has already gained notice as a great performer with a bright future. He has written for Comedy Central's Roast of Alec Baldwin, performed on New York Comedy Festival, Jersey City Comedy Festival, Times Square Storytelling Festival, and can be seen regularly at New York Comedy Club.
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.
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.
Chris is a Philadelphia comedian who lives in NYC. His work has been featured on Comedy Central, Funny or Die, Barstool Sports among many more high profile affiliations. He's had both acting & writing roles in the nationally renown sketch series Gilly & Keeves and Tires. He’s also one half of the hit podcast Stuff Island.