Comedians


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.
LIZ BARRETT’s one-liners come fast and furious and she is often called a female Steven Wright and a thinking man’s Roseanne. Liz grew up all over the world with her military family and now lives in New York City, where she’s just "Gettin' By." Liz headlined Carolines as part of its Breakout Artist Series. She was also a semi-finalist in Carolines Comedy Madness and a finalist at Laughing Skull Comedy Festival in 2016. Liz made her television premiere on Gotham Comedy Live and regularly appears on Laughs on Fox. She’s opened for Judy Gold and Gilbert Gottfried, and also appeared at the Women in Comedy Festival, Boston Comedy Festival, She Devil Comedy Festival, and Ladies of Laughter.
As seen on "America's Got Talent" and "Kill Tony", Ahren Belisle is a software engineer and mental health advocate turned comedian. Born in Northern Ontario with cerebral palsy, Ahren is a mute comedian who uses his phone to deliver jokes. Ahren has over 500,000 followers and uses his platform to spread positive messages and comedy.
Trae Crowder first gained international attention (or notoriety depending on your politics) in 2016 for his hugely viral series of “Liberal Redneck” comedic “porch rant” videos. Since then, Trae has written a best-selling book, "The Liberal Redneck Manifesto: Draggin Dixie Outta The Dark", toured the country thrice over playing sold out theatre shows under the WellRED Comedy Tour banner, appeared on "Real Time with Bill Maher" (HBO), "Nightline" (ABC), "The View", "Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell" (MSNBC), NPR, "WTF with Marc Maron", MTV, CNN, Huffington Post and in the "Veronica Mars" reboot, as “Chattanooga Charlie”, among many others. Initially from rural Celina, TN, Trae now lives in Los Angeles, CA and has developed and sold five scripted pilots for Warner Bros TV, ABC, and FOX and continues to work as a writer. Trae stars in and produces regular sketches for Comedy Central, Funny or Die, ATTN, Facebook Watch, New York Daily News which have garnered tens of millions of views online. Crowder also co-wrote and produced an hour-long documentary titled "Inherent Good", featuring Crowder and former presidential candidate Andrew Yang, about universal basic income. Additionally, Trae co-hosts the hugely popular “WellRED,” “Evening Skews” and “Puttin’ On Airs” podcasts. His debut 30-minute standup comedy special was taped in 2021 in Nashville, TN. He also continues to rant and rave on the internet to the mostly-delight of his lovely fanbase.
One day Nathan made his math teacher laugh so hard, he dismissed the class early. It was at that moment he knew comedy was his way to bring more joy to the world and shorter math classes to students. Nathan brings a friendly personality on stage while delivering a confidently vulnerable attitude, quick banter, and tightly written bits. His unique perspective on the most ordinary situations not only elicits laughter, but is also critically appreciated by a diverse audience. His achievements marked him as a rising comic in the Bay Area performing in top venues including the iconic San Francisco Fillmore Theatre and became a club favorite at the SF Punchline. He's performed for numerous organizations and showcased in noteworthy festivals like San Francisco Sketchfest. Nathan advanced his comedy by moving to New York City where he quickly gained the respect of his peers resulting in regularly performing at the New York Comedy Club, Carolines on Broadway, and other established venues. He's a co-producer of "Bring Your Friends Comedy" at the Lantern in Greenwich Village. When he's not on stage he produces and co-hosts a podcast with his brother called Be Happy What Ever The F*** That Means and leads an interactive joke writing workshop helping others discover their creativity.
Dave Smith is a comedian, political commentator, radio and tv personality. Dave is a regular guest on "The Joe Rogan Experience", "Tim Pool", "Kennedy", and "The Greg Gutfeld show". In 2017 Dave's debut comedy special "Libertas" was released and spent over three weeks at #1 on the ITunes comedy chart. Dave is the host of "Part of the Problem" a libertarian podcast about current events and the evils of government and the corporate media as well as his comedy podcast "Legion of Skanks".
Brendan Donegan stumbled upon his hidden talent for stand-up comedy after entering and winning 1st place in the University of Scranton's Last Comic Standing competition. Immediately, he was hooked. A South Jersey native, Brendan quickly moved to the near-by city of Philadelphia after graduating to pursue his dream of performing stand-up comedy. His self-deprecating humor and boyish charm continue to keep local moms and movie theatres guessing whether he is 16 or 25. Brendan can be seen performing all over the Northeast and recently won 1st place in the Northeast Comedy Cabaret Competition and earned himself a spot as a Semi-Finalist in Helium’s Philly’s Phunniest competition.
"Born in Atlanta, GA, matured in San Francisco, and now residing in New York City, Jill Weiner is a comedian and writer. Jill participated in the Come and Take it Festival in Houston, TX, placed second in the Trial by Laughter comedy festival, and has performed at the Boston Comedy Festival. She co-produces and co-hosts a weekly, standing-room-only comedy show in Williamsburg called Laf Dance Saloon. She is also the first female champion of the New York City based roast battle, Comedy Fight Club and produces and co-hosts the hilarious and informative podcast, WikiFreakz. When not on stage you can catch Jill slurping soup at one of New York’s hottest diners."
With her signature hair clip and Brooklyn accent, Lisa's hysterical daily musings on life and parenthood have kept everyone laughing. She started this journey at the beginning of her husband’s cancer diagnosis and she has become an inspiration for women everywhere. She is followed by over 500k fans and her TikTok videos have amassed over 8 million views. Lisa's posts have lifted the spirits of people around the globe.
MARY BETH BARONE is a comedian, writer, and actor based in New York City. She made her late-night television debut on "THE TONIGHT SHOW starring Jimmy Fallon." Mary Beth has headlined sold out shows at New York Comedy Fest, Netflix Comedy Festival, and the Edinburgh Fringe. Mary Beth self-produced her first stand-up special "THOUGHT PROVOKING," which was released on YouTube. Her feature script "YOU’RE MY BEST FRIEND" was featured on "The Black List." Mary Beth played a lead role in "THE ANNE FRANK GIFT SHOP," which was shortlisted for an Oscar in 2024 in the live action short category. She can be seen in the latest season of Netflix’s critically acclaimed show, "BLACK MIRROR." She is the co-host of the popular podcast, "RIDE," with Benito Skinner for Dear Media, which debuted in the top 10 on Spotify. She can be seen performing all over New York City.
A 2-time Emmy nominee, heard on the Joe Rogan Experience, a regular on The Adam Carolla Show and fresh off his critically acclaimed comedy special “I Never Thought” Michael Yo is a comedian, actor and host keeping busy in all of Hollywood’s platforms. Michael is a proud father and loving husband with a bottomless pool of material about his family. In stand up, Michael came up under the wings of Chelsea Handler and Jo Koy and now headlines all over the country. He also appeared on season 15 of America’s Got Talent; Michael received a yes from all four judges and made it to the Quarter-Finals. As an actor, Michael stars in the Apple TV+ series “Amber Brown,” recurred on “Kevin Can Wait,” shot the Damon Wayan Jr.’s pilot “Happy Together” for CBS and was a principal in Facebook Watch’s first sitcom series, “Starter Pack.” Michael can be heard every weekday on SiriusXM’s Pop2K. He previously covered celebrity news on “The Insider,” “Extra” and “E! News.” He also coached Kourtney and Khloé Kardashian as radio DJs for their show “Kourtney & Khloé Take Miami” on E! Michael has co-hosted CBS’ “The Talk” and appeared as a hot topics guest on “The Wendy Williams Show.” Michael hosts the “Yo Show” podcast (www.youtube.com/MichaelYoComedy), which often includes conversations with fellow entertainers and influencers. Michael has interviewed Joseph Gordan Levitt, Kevin Hart, The Rock, Dane Cook, Jo Koy, Ne-Yo, Jennifer Aniston, Tone Bell, Donnell Rawlings, Craig Conant, Jim Jeffries, Rick Fox, Anjelah Johnson, Margaret Cho, Sam Morril, Warren G, Erik Griffin, Chris D’Elia, Patton Oswalt, Fran Drescher, Tony Baker, Daphnique Springs, Steve Byrne, Dr Pimple Popper, Ashlee Simpson, Lisa Lampanelli, Karamo Brown, Adam Conover, Tone Bell, David Koechner, Maz Jobrani, Preacher Lawson, Nicole Scherzinger, Serinda Swan, Brennin Hunt and more. The Yo Show video podcast is published on Michael’s YouTube channel (100K+ subscribers), as well as all major audio podcast platforms. In addition, podcast highlights are shared via Michael’s social media platforms (IG, Facebook, Twitter, TikTok), which reach 350K+ fans.
New York City comedian Oscar Collazos originally hails from Cali, Colombia. Oscar spent his childhood in Miami, Florida and for the last 18 years has traveled the world spreading his twisted views, unique humor and crazy immigrant family stories. Oscar has been featured on XM/Sirius Radio and appeared on ESPN and Comedy Central commercials as well as smaller roles in movies and television. You can find him entertaining audiences inside comedy clubs and all the way to legendary places like the Apollo Theater as well as working alongside comedy greats such as Tracy Morgan, Daniel Tosh, Bruce Bruce and many others. Professionally trained at the prestigious Upright Citizens Brigade, Oscar is an excellent improviser who has gone on to win multiple comedy contests – most recently the Seminole Hard Rock Casino Comedian’s Ball in Southwest Florida that featured a $7,000 first-place prize. In typical comedian fashion, that money lasted less than a week and he has absolutely nothing to show for it. Oscar also loves cats. You can follow Oscar across all social media at @colombiancomic
Chanel Ali is a standup comedian who blossomed on the Philadelphia circuit before taking her commanding stage presence to NYC. She has two Comedy Centrals specials, an album aptly titled Chanel No.1, and her hour special was released on Epix in early 2022.
Ja-Ron Young is a New York based comedian and actor. Originally from Philadelphia, Ja-Ron moved to New York to study theatre and fell in love with Stand Up Comedy 5 years ago. Since they’ve been going steady, Ja-Ron has been in The Cinderblock Comedy Festival in Brooklyn, a Semifinalist in the Stand Up New York Festival, and a finalist in both The Trial By Laughter Festival in Indianapolis and now the New York Comedy Club Competition. He also runs a monthly show called “6 Pack At Brit Pack” with Stewie Vill and it’s still going strong after 3 long years. Ja-Ron also writes and produces sketches with “The Unusual Culprits”: a crew that consists of comics Lee Valentine, Mario Benitez, Juan Escalante and the aforementioned Stewie Vill.
Cody Marino is a stand-up comic from CT. He performs weekly all across CT, NY, and MA. Cody is known for his brutal honesty on stage and isn't afraid to share stories about his wild family or his past struggles with addiction. When he is not on stage, Cody enjoys going to concerts, eating froyo, doing jiu jitsu, and minding his own business.
Actor, comedian, and writer James Goff was born and raised in the South Bronx of New York City. In just a short time in the business, James has demonstrated the unique ability to bridge the gap between any audience, and connect with them on a level that makes them feel they've known him for years. Not only has he worked with some of the best in the business, James Goff's appearances also include Gotham Comedy Live, Comedy Central's Open Mic Fight, Sirius Radio, and a performance for Superbowl XLII Champions The New York Giants. When he's not headlining around the country, James is producing a weekly podcast, The Force 2 Care Podcast, centered around surviving parenthood and speaking to at risk youth about overcoming life's obstacles.
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.
Mike Finoia is a comedian based out of NYC. He is a writer / producer for TruTV’s Impractical Jokers, and he also opens for the guys on their national theater tour. Mike is also the co-host of the Comes a Time Podcast, alongside Dead & Co / Allman Brothers Bassist Oteil Burbridge. Mike has been featured on TruTV, Sirius XM & Comedy Central. When not on the road, Mike can be found nightly performing at the premiere NYC comedy clubs. He can be heard regularly on The Bonfire on SXM Faction. @mikefinoia
Ariel Elias is a comedian living in New York City. Growing up, this Kentucky Jew made everyone laugh at her bat mitzvah, and the rest is history. Today, her comedy is a fun mesh of unique, personal stories mixed with witty and wry observations. Described as “a sly young comic from Kentucky” by the "New York Times", Ariel has also been featured in "Rolling Stone", the "Washington Post", and on "Good Morning America". As a traveling stand up comedian, she has performed on the set of the "Marvelous Mrs. Maisel" and was named a “New Face” at the 2021 Just For Laughs Comedy Festival. After catching Jimmy Kimmel’s attention with a viral stand-up clip that displayed her cool, calm, and hilarious composure, he invited Ariel to make her late night television debut on "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" In the same week she also appeared for an interview on the daytime talk show, "Sherri". When not performing or writing, she’s probably petting a dog or struggling through a puzzle.
Originally from Portland, Oregon, Becky Robinson is an LGBTQ+ LA-based comedian, writer, actor and voice-over star. You may also know her as the “Entitled Housewife”, the outspoken viral golf character Becky created to help spread laughter during the pandemic. Her explosively unique character antics and viral videos have racked up millions of views and fans across social media. Becky’s one-woman show, "The Heavy Pour Tour", sold out theaters, comedy clubs, and country clubs across the country September 2021 - 2022. She’s back on the road again with an all-new variety show starring Becky’s wild cast of original characters. "Becky Robinson: The She Gone Tour" began in 2023, including international dates. Always committed to connecting with her fans, Becky launched "Start at Birth", an original podcast series capturing hilarious memories, behind the scenes stories and moments of vulnerability. In addition to touring internationally as a stand-up comedian, Becky was named a JFL Montreal "New Face of Comedy" where her standout multi-character performance landed her a sketch show development deal and a number of voice-over jobs with DreamWorks, Nickelodeon, 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. Becky was the voice of Parker J. Cloud, an exuberant former rain cloud on a mission to brighten up everyone’s day, in Nickelodeon’s all-new animated series "Middlemost Post".
Ben has performed with the likes of Andrew Schulz, Joe List, Louis J. Gomez, and has a surprisingly diverse cult-like following of comedy fans thatl ove to laugh. Ben is the hottest commodity coming out of Canada right now with over 92,000 followers on Instagram. Ben mocks politics, current events, pop culture, and himself. Ben is the host of his own podcast "The Bankas Show" on YouTube with over 3000 weekly listeners. He has been featured on InfoWars, Blaze TV in the USA and in notable Canadian publications like the Toronto Sun, CBC, BlogTo, Toronto Life, CP24, Rebel News, The Western Standard. Check out Ben Bankas' comedy specials "GAYTATORSHIP" and "Please, Wear a Mask" on Youtube. All material Ben will be performing will be new and cannot be found online.