Comedians


Quan D. Wiggins is a New York based comedian, actor and content creator. Originally from the farmlands of Bertie County, North Carolina the former football player & party promoter turned comedian got his start in stand up while attending college. Since relocating to New York to pursue his comedic dreams, he has appeared on both network television and indie projects & has created a platform of his own. He’s making waves on the New York comedy scene winning the 4th annual New York Comedy Club competition. He was also a finalist in the New York’s funniest showcase during the 2018 New York Comedy Festival. Quan’s shows embody his southern flavor with, high energy, charisma & spot on celebrity impersonations.
Will has been doing stand-up since he graduated college. He performs all over New York City, opens for headliners on the road, and goes wherever else someone will have him. He co-created and wrote an animated series, “That's My Bus!” which received a pilot order from FOX after winning 1st place at Just for Laughs Comedy Festival's "From Set to Screen" contest in Montreal. He also created and starred in an award-winning pilot, “Why Willy Why,” which was chosen as an Official Selection at the 2013 New York Television Festival, the 2014 Independent Television Festival, the 2014 Williamsburg Independent Film Festival and the 2015 LA Comedy Festival, where it won for "Kick Ass Original."
IAN IS A NOCTURNAL, NEW YORK BASED COMIC ORIGINALLY FROM MICHIGAN. IAN'S JOKES ARE PLAYFUL WITH A DARK, SARDONIC TWIST. HE IS THE WINNER OF THE 2017 STAND UP NEW YORK COMEDY FESTIVAL AND CREATOR THE POPULAR BROOKLYN BASED BAR SHOW "GOOD FOR YOU." IAN IS A MAD MAGAZINE CONTRIBUTOR AND A MEMBER OF THE SKETCH GROUP "SICKNIKS," WHICH WON THE CHANNEL 101 "BEST SHOW" AWARD FOR THEIR WEB SERIES "INSTA BOYZ."
Ben Fisher is a comedian, writer, actor, and producer. He’s performed at The D.C. Comedy Festival, Bad Bitch Revolution Festival, NBC Universal’s Comedy Scene Showcase, and his impression of Fallon was a Vulture ‘Best of Schtick or Treat’ at The Knitting Factory in 2018. Ben’s charm and irreverence have earned him spots around NYC, across the U.S., and abroad. Born gay and raised in a remote log cabin in Central Connecticut, he now calls New York City home, where he is stopped at least once a day because of his physical resemblance to Fallon, and is still gay. He’s a proud graduate of Emerson College and The Upright Citizen’s Brigade.
Michael Blaustein is an internationally touring headlining comedian, accomplished actor, and award winning writer. He has performed at over 200 colleges worldwide and has been on the Comedy Central on Campus Tour, The College Humor Tour, and The Oddball Comedy Fest. Michael has preformed at prestigious festivals such as JFL 42 and The New York Comedy Festival. Michael can be seen on this season of CBS’s Person of Interest and has a role in The Lucky Guy, a feature film produced by Spike Lee, out in late 2017. He has hosted two pilots for MTV and was a cast member of the last season of MTV's Punk'd. Michael created and developed a Snapchat show for Comedy Central and has sold ideas to CBS Radio and various other production company's. He was also a comedy pilot finalist in The Austin Film Festival. Michael co-wrote, co-directied, and co-starred in the feature film "Up There" that will be out mid-2018.
Gracie Canaan began her comedy career in Philadelphia in 2015, and since then has performed at major comedy clubs, colleges and notable venues in New York and along the east coast. She has made appearances at various festivals including The Hoboken Comedy Festival, Lady Laughs Comedy Festival in Madison, WI, and most recently, Laugh Your Asheville Off in Asheville, NC.
Jason Choi is a New York-based comedian, writer and actor who has been featured in the New York Comedy Festival and Time Out New York. He was a finalist at the Boston Comedy Festival and the New York Comedy Club Fall Invitational, and winner of the 2019 Comedy Mob Festival. He's also appeared at the Asian Comedy Festival, Tiny Cupboard Festival, and SF Sketchfest. Jason has opened for Ronny Chieng at The Town Hall in NYC. You can catch him performing regularly at New York Comedy Club and Stand Up NY.
Andre D Thompson was born and raised in New York City where he began stand up at 18. He’s performed at comedy clubs all over the city such The Comic Strip Live, New York Comedy Club and Carolines on Broadway. He is currently in the 2019 New York Comedy Club Competition. He’s worked at the Music Choice Network in a development capacity incubating content focused on hip-hop and pop culture. As a Host, he has interviewed artists including Camilla Cabello, Lil Yachty and DJ Khaled. He has also been a digital ad campaign Brand Ambassador for companies such as Axe Body Spray and Bevel Shave Systems.
Orlando Leyba is an American stand-up comedian who connects with all audiences through his unique life experience and perspective. Orlando has a knack for finding humor in just about anything that crosses his path. With his animated demeanor, Orlando entertains audiences with his dynamic storytelling and undeniable likeability, inviting them to come along for the fun ride of his life experiences. He has been working hard... making his mark on the comedy scene. Most recently, he’s been back on "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon" for the 4th time. He has also been seen on AGT18, MAX, TruTV, NBC, and on his very own comedy special, "Adorable", streaming on Max. Orlando was a finalist in NBC's "Stand Up Showcase". He also played Wabo in the animated kids film "Luis and The Aliens". Orlando has become a regular at comedy festivals and clubs.
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.
Shafi Hossain is a comedian and writer currently working out of New York City. He moved to America from Bangladesh to study Chemical Engineering before falling in love with stand-up comedy. Shafi has toured with Sam Morril, Nick Griffin, Phil Hanley, and has been featured at multiple comedy festivals. He produces a Summer Comedy Festival in NYC. He has been published on various satire websites, and made his television debut on "Kevin Hart's LOL Network". He is the producer of "Penthouse Comedy Show", which has been described as one of the top comedy shows by "TIME OUT NY." In 2021, he was named one of New York's Funniest Stand Ups by the New York Comedy Festival.
Carolyn Riley is a New York based comedian buy way of Boston, where she was named Laugh Boston’s “Funniest Person in Massachusetts.” She has opened for headliners including David Cross, Melissa Villaseñor, Alex Moffat, and Laurie Kilmartin. She has performed in festivals across the country including the Big Sky, Limestone, and Boston comedy festivals.
"Onika McLean, American Stand Up Comedian. She is the winner of Rising Stars Comedy Competition  in London.   She has appeared on the Emmy award winning Show, The Singles Project. The Bravo show won for Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Creative Achievement In Interactive Media - Multiplatform Storytelling. Onika was dubbed the fan favorite because of her infectious smile & crazy sense of humor. Onika preforms regularly at The Stand, Brooklyn Comedy Club, and Westside Comedy She preforms regularly at other New York Comedy clubs. Recently you can catch her cooking episodes on Epicurious Channel on Condé Nast Media. "
Alex Kumin is an NYC based comedian by way of Chicago and Boston whose bold and whip smart standup delights crowds across the US. Known for her unfiltered takes on everything from the human body to healthcare to her experience as an Arab Jew (yes, they exist!), she is becoming a crowd favorite everywhere, and had Patton Oswalt call her comedy "dark and funny and smart...all joke no-filler". She is a favorite at The Comedy Cellar and New York Comedy Club, and produces one of NYC’s longest running independent shows: Comedians You Should Know NYC, as well as Brooklyn’s monthly Highwaisted Comedy. You've seen her on the 2021 season of Comedy Central Standup Featuring, and she has also participated in Gilda's Laughfest - Best of the Midwest, NBC Universal's Breakout Festival and High Plains Comedy Fest. Her voiceover work is extensive and includes campaigns for Google, United Airlines, and, her favorite to date, Kohler smart toilets.
Yemi Afolabi is a New York comic you've never heard of because he’s famous in Sweden. He is a first generation Nigerian, Harlem native and Swedish citizen. He has been featured on Comedy Central (EU), New York Comedy Festival and South Land Comedy Festival. His act is defined by his goofy stories, big heart and larger than life act outs. When he's not yelling into a microphone he is yelling at his cats.
Gastor is an award-winning stand-up comedian, storyteller, writer, and host. He's appeared on Comedy Central's This Is Not Happening, Risk! podcast and the Story Collider Podcast. Timeout magazine named him one of your "New Comedy Obsessions." He's been featured on The New York Comedy Festival, The People's Improv Theater's SoloCom, and Cinderblock Comedy Festival. His new album, Immigrant Made, was released on April 5th, 2019. You can catch his latest set on Comedy Central.
Julio Diaz is a Dominican-American stand-up comic born and raised in #BROOKLYN, New York. His style of comedy is raw, witty, and dead-ass (filled with a lot of charisma). For half a decade, he’s been gracing the East Coast stages and in the last year, he’s risen to even greater heights on the NYC comedy scene. When he’s not on stage, he’s writing/acting in hilarious sketches or he’s producing comedy shows like, “Comedy at Cooper,” “Gimmie A Break Comedy,” and “Hoodie Season Comedy.” Listen to his podcast: TJSquared on all streaming platforms.
Tayler Yarish is a NYC based comedian. He’s been a featured performer at multiple comedy festivals including SLO Comedy Festival, Baltimore Comedy Festival, and Charm City Comedy Festival. He hosts a weekly podcast called The Tayler Yarish Show.
Meghan finished a degree in Chemistry in 2017, realized she had no interest in a career in science, and began pursuing comedy full time. Since then, she has been a semi finalist for stand up nbc and performed at clubs and colleges around the country. You can see her perform nightly at clubs in the New York City area.
Laura Sogar is a former professional swimmer who failed to make the Olympics and handles it by telling jokes on the streets of NYC. She runs a podcast Risque Business News where she talks shit about the business world and hosts Don’t Tell Comedy a “secret” comedy show featuring top talent from across the city.
Zoltan Kaszas is an award-winning stand-up comedian known for his sharp, observational humor and love of cats. Born in Hungary, Zoltan and his mother immigrated to the United States in 1991, first settling in Pittsburgh before moving to the trailer parks of San Diego. Kaszas, who The Atlantic called a “breakout star,” has been featured on several SiriusXM comedy channels, Laughs on Fox, commercials from Manscaped, Netflix Is a Joke radio, has had hit Dry Bar comedy specials “Cat Jokes” and “Average Intelligence,” as well as headlined comedy clubs and theaters across the country. He won the Seattle International Comedy competition, a month-long event held in Washington state. Kaszas also rocked first place gigs at the San Diego Comedy Festival, San Diego’s Funniest Person contest and the Rockstar Energy Drink Comedy Throwdown plus spent a month in Edinburgh, Scotland at the Fringe Festival. However, it was Kaszas’ riff on why cats are better than dogs that quickly went viral, racking up over 68 million views on Facebook. The video traveled the globe, even landing in The Guardian’s (UK) as one of the “ten funniest things I’ve seen on the Internet.” Sharing the stage with well-known comedians such as Bert Kreischer, Mark Normand, and Taylor Tomlinson - who called him “the funniest, most prolific comic alive” - only raised his game. Kaszas has must-see comedy specials on YouTube, “Modern Male” (3.2 million views), and his most recent special “White Lies,” both filmed at the Grand Comedy Club in Escondido, CA. His ability to take relatable experiences and turn them into hilarious stories has earned him both critical acclaim and a loyal following. Whether on tour, or online, Zoltan Kaszas continues to charm audiences with his unforgettable, relevant, and smart brand of comedy.
Alexa Loftus is a writer, actor, and stand-up comedian from Southern Illinois. Her love of film and TV began at her hometown video store that was circus-themed and run by literal clowns. While that store met an untimely end, her passion for the artform endured. She is currently a writer on the Emmy-nominated "The Problem with Jon Stewart" on Apple TV+ and performs her punchline-driven stand-up all over New York and Los Angeles.
Sienna Hubert-Ross is a New York-based comic, actor, and writer originally from Boston, MA. She can be seen in a multitude of films, including "She Came From The Woods" (released in theaters in 2023), the upcoming feature "Love Bomb", and the Netflix comedy "Almost Love". You can catch her nightly at the best comedy clubs across Manhattan, Brooklyn, and the New England area.
Jesse Eigner is a NYC based comic who has been featured on Good Day New York. Jesse recently made it to the final 3 out 131 comedians in the Last Comix Standing Competition at Mohegan Sun. Jesse has also performed at the Asheville Comedy Festival, San Diego Comedy Festival and the Sacramento Comedy festival. Jesse produces a monthly standup showcase called Giggles N’ Cream which was listed in Timeout as one of the best free comedy shows in NYC.
" V. Lince is a comedian from New York City and Long Island native, her humble upbringing and immigrant background makes her a crowd favorite. She has graced the stage at some of the hottest shows for up and coming comics, from Nighttrain with Wyatt Cenac in NYC to The 1AM Secret show Atlanta, but also featured at a few of America's funniest comedy festivals including Women in Comedy Festival and recently appeared at the Treefort Music Festival in Boise, ID. Catch up with all the funny and other fun stuff over at vlincecomedy.com "