Jiaoying Summers is a stand up comedian, Asian Hall of Fame inductee and social media comedy queen with over one billion online views and counting. She is a sold out national headliner. She recently starred in Netflix is a Joke Festival's Women in Comedy Show. Her 30-minute comedy special HOT GIRL SUMMERS is streaming on Peacock TV and Prime Video. Jiaoying is also an award-winning actress, CEO of Summers Group, and philanthropist empowering women and children and helping causes that touch Asian American communities. She was recently featured on BBC, CBS aNews, FOX News 5, NBC4, NBC Bay Area, KRON4, The LA Times, LA Confidential, San Francisco Chronicle, Yale Daily News, NHK World Japan and Vogue. She is the owner of The Hollywood Comedy in Los Angeles and focuses on producing shows that promote representation in comedy. “A major voice on the national comedy scene.” - Vogue International "Her name and survival story have one thing in common — a refusal to fade into the background." - The LA Times "[Summers is] amplifying the Asian American perspective through her work [with] uncensored, unapologetic comedic stylings." - San Francisco Chronicle Jiaoying Summers has been named one of “The Women Running The [Comedy] Scene in L.A.” -The LA Times
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
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.
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.
BIO Matty is a stand-up/actor/writer who was a New Face at the 2019 Just for Laughs Festival in Montreal, and taped two sets for Comedy Central’s Stand Up Featuring. His recent television credits include FOX’s Empire, Netflix’s Soundtrack, and NBC’s Chicago Fire. His other credits include MTV’s Acting Out, a supporting role in the indie film Who Gets The Dog opposite Alicia Silverstone and work with The Onion Network. As a standup, Matty was recently invited to perform at the 2021 SXSW Comedy Fest, the 2020 San Francisco Sketch Fest, and tours across the country.
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 known for his work as a host and writer for My Most Amazing Top 10 (over 7.6 million subscribers) and he has amassed a social media following of over 7 million with over 197 million likes on his viral TikTok 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. Che has worked with brands like Coors Light, Herb, Vapen and many more. Catch him on tour in a city near you!
Jen Gittess is a comedian, writer and actress originally from Fort Lauderdale, where she often returns to visit her family whenever she needs inspiration for new material. She started standup comedy during college at UCLA before moving to NYC to pursue it full time, and is currently touring at comedy clubs throughout the country.
Born with a foreign name in an American country (America), Dauood Muhammad Naimyar learned the value of assimilating at a very young age. Because of this, he tried his best to not be different but failed at every encounter. Once he embraced his eccentric point of view, he saw the humor all around him. Dauood’s comedic perspective is shaped by the duality of his constant need to fit in, and his relentless desire to be different. His search for being relatable yet controversial has brought audiences joy for nine years--and will probably continue until he finally figures out who he is. We hope he doesn’t, 'cause bills need to be paid.
Join comedian Dave Nihill for a night of real Irish comedy. Accent included. Leaving Dublin, Ireland where he was born and raised until the age of 22, Dave got drunk on travel and never quite hit sobriety of it. He has lived and worked in twelve countries and visited over seventy. His shows draw on his wide travels, cultural observations, attempts at language study, (occasional) international drinking session(s) and being a mildly confused immigrant. Dave is the winner of the prestigious annual San Francisco Comedy Competition, (previous finalists include Robin Williams, Ellen DeGeneres and Dana Carvey) and runner up in the Moth’s largest US Grandslam storytelling competition. He recorded his debut special for Dry Bar Comedy in 2019 and has been featured on TED.com, Amazon Prime Video, The Irish Independent, Inc, Sirius XM, NPR, Ireland AM, and the Huffington Post among others. A festival favourite Dave’s videos have also gone viral many times over with over 100 million views and a social following of over one million people.
Michael Rapaport is an American actor and comedian. He has appeared in over sixty films since the early 1990s, and starred on the sitcom The War at Home. He also appeared in Boston Public, Friends, Prison Break, Justified, and Atypical. Some of his notable film roles include True Romance (1993), Higher Learning (1995), Metro (1997), Cop Land (1997), Deep Blue Sea (1999), The 6th Day (2000), Dr. Dolittle 2 (2001), Big Fan (2009), and The Heat (2013). He also directed the award winning documentary Beats, Rhymes & Life: The Travels of a Tribe Called Quest (2011).” He’s also the host of the world wide phenomenon “I Am Rapaport Stereo Podcast”
Tommy O'Regan started performing stand up in 2016 and has been quickly rising through the ranks of the New York comedy scene ever since. He won Best Newcomer at the 2017 Manhattan Comedy Festival and was a finalist in the 2019 Comedy Mob Festival. Tommy was featured regularly on Barstool Sports as a writer and actor in their ‘Variety Hour’ sketch comedy show. Tommy has headlined Stand Up NY and Caroline's on Broadway, and performs all over the country. He is also the founder of the annual Laughing With Your Buddies charity show for the Travis Roy Foundation, where he recently opened for Bill Burr. Tommy has his debut comedy album coming out this spring.
Erica Rhodes has appeared on ABC’s :Modern Family", HBO’s "Veep", Fox’s "New Girl", and IFC’s "Comedy Bang Bang". She was a regular panelist on Comedy Central’s "@midnight" and Fox’s "Punchline". Her stand-up TV appearances include NBC’s "Bring the Funny" and "Last Call with Carson Daly", the CW’s "Howie Mandel Comedy Extravaganza", SeeSo’s "The Guest List", Hulu’s "Coming to the Stage", and AXS’ "Live at Gotham". Erica was chosen as a "New Face" for the 2018 Just for Laughs Festival (Montreal) and also performed at the San Francisco Sketchfest, the Moontower Comedy Festival (Austin, TX), the Blue Whale Comedy Festival (Tulsa, OK), the Boston Comedy Festival and RIOT L.A. Fest. Erica starred in the ABC Digital series "The Off-Season", was a semi-regular performer/writer on NPR’s "A Prairie Home Companion", and a recurring character on the Audible series "Dr. Katz: The Audiobook". Her first album "Sad Lemon: hit #1 on the iTunes comedy charts and her first one-hour comedy special "La Vie en Rhodes" was shot as part of the Tribeca Drive-In Fest (at Pasadena’s famous Rose Bowl) and can now be viewed on Amazon Prime. Erica currently voices the scene-stealing character of “Dotty” in the hit Netflix animation series "A Tale Dark and Grimm". "Bring the Funny" judge Jeff Foxworthy described Erica as “the best-defined comic voice of the competition"
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.”
Stef Dag is a NYC based comedian, writer, and actor. She hosts the viral TikTok dating show "Hot and Single", on which she flirts with eligible singles around the city. She’s written and directed digital videos for Vogue, Glamour, and Vanity Fair, featuring Bill Hader, Michael Che, Jennifer Lawrence, and more. She is a 2022 New York Comedy Festival "Creator to Watch." You’ve seen her at the Stand, New York Comedy Club, SF Sketchfest, and more.
Born and raised in New York, Kevin Herrera is known for his comedic wit. Kevin has always been the “clown” with not only with his friends, but also within his large Hispanic family. Kevin’s unfiltered, raw comedy is inspired by his triumphed life experiences. Life experiences that to most would likely break an individual, Kevin was able to take his humor and flourish. He has always had a love for comedy as it has been his solace and plays an imperative role in the person that he is today. Kevin soon took a more creative approach with his organic comedic trait and animated persona, by expanding his comedy and producing relatable skits on social media for the everyday married couple and parent. Currently at 1.5 million followers on TikTok and 340k on Instagram, Only Raising Kings continues to grow beyond what he could ever imagine. Kevin is also the creator of The Lunchroom, a podcast that gives the uncensored perspectives of how the everyday man thinks in real life situations. Now as a social media influencer, Kevin wanted more, he knew he was ready to not only share his humor but his life story.
Kaneez Surka is a Stand Up Comedian, Show Creator/Producer, Comedic Actress and Improviser. She has produced and performed in her Netflix Special, 'Ladies Up', Netflix's 'Comedy Premium League' as well as Amazon Prime Video's Improv specials 'Something From Nothing' and 'Improv All Stars - Games Night'. Kaneez is a pioneer in the Indian comedy scene and had established herself as integral part of the industry. She has been a judge on the comedy reality show 'Comicstaan' Season 1 and 2 on Amazon Prime Video and 'Queens of Comedy' on TLC. On Youtube Kaneez started the first of it's kind in India -a comedy panel game show called 'The General Fun Game Show', which has featured popular comics. She has also Performed as part of the Melbourne Comedy Festival and New York Comedy Festival. Kaneez now lives in New York and is excited for the next journey in her comedy career.
Trevor Wallace is a 29-year-old stand-up comedian, writer & actor. Wallace can be seen just about everywhere on the internet and has collectively built a digital thumbprint of over 2.5 billion views across his social media channels with a following of over 16 Million fans collectively. Wallace has been featured on Comedy Central, MTV, Barstool Sports, E! News, The L.A. Times, The New York Times, Ad Age, Business Insider, Men’s Health, Buzzfeed, and Complex to name a few. Wallace has worked with prestigious brands such as, Chipotle, Natural Light, BruMate, SeatGeek, G FUEL, OnePlus, Bumble, Wetzel’s Pretzels, Snickers, Monster Energy & many more. Wallace has also toured the U.S. performing at theaters, colleges and comedy clubs including the Netflix Is A Joke Festival, Moontower Comedy Festival and the New York Comedy Festival. Wallace was also voted as a finalist for “Best in Comedy” at the 2020 Shorty Awards.
Brent Morin is a Los Angeles-based comedian, actor, and writer. Brent can be seen in the Netflix half- hour comedy special series, THE STAND UPS. Additionally, his one-hour stand-up special, I’M BRENT MORIN, is currently streaming on Netflix. In 2013, he was named one of Variety’s “10 Comics to Watch.” Brent starred in the NBC sitcom UNDATEABLE and Netflix and Kapital Entertainment’s holiday series MERRY HAPPY WHATEVER opposite Dennis Quaid. He can also be seen in David Haskell’s feature film, THE OUTDOORSMAN, which made its world premiere at the 2017 Austin Film Festival. He has also appeared on CHELSEA LATELY, CONAN, COMEDY CENTRAL, BROOKLYN 99, THE MCCARTHYS and GROUND FLOOR. Brent regularly performs at The Comedy Store, The Improv and Laugh Factory and continues to tour throughout the United States.
"Jimmy Dore is outrageous and outraged, bothersome and bothered, a crucial, profane, passionate voice for progressives and freethinkers in 21st century America.” - Patton Oswalt Jimmy Dore is a certified Youtube sensation with over ONE MILLION subscribers and over 600 million views. Jimmy is also an award winning comedian with several Comedy Central Specials including “Citizen Jimmy” which was chosen “Best Of The Year” by iTunes & Punchline magazine. Jimmy’s newest role is that of a political commentator and activist who isn’t afraid to challenge establishment narratives and speak truth to power. His authenticity and commitment to truth has earned him an incredibly diverse fan base of loyal viewers who are drawn to his quick wit and finely tuned BS detector. He uses his platform to bridge political divides in an attempt to bring Americans of different political persuasions together against empire. In addition to covering some of the most important topics of our day, he also uses his influence to advocate for issues that matter to him including free speech, press freedom, and Julian Assange. Jimmy’s latest comedy special “Covid Lies Are Funny” debunks the official narrative around all things Covid and is available now at Jimmydore.com.
Lucas Zelnick is a stand-up comedian born, raised, and based in New York City who challenges his cushy upbringing through punch-heavy material. Lucas has appeared in SF Sketchfest and the New York Comedy Festival. He’s been featured in the New York Times, appeared as a guest on Amazon Prime Video’s Sports Talk, and is a tour opener for Ashley Gavin. In 2022, Lucas began headlining comedy clubs nationally, including the Helium and Zanies in Chicago, where he sold out 8 shows. For no particular reason, he also earned an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business. Lucas’ stand-up clips have also exploded online recently and he has received over 100M views and 400K+ followers on Instagram and TikTok combined.
Daniela Mora is a NYC-based stand-up comedian and content creator. She is best known for her viral TikToks where she shares personal stories with hilarious commentary. With reposts from accounts such as @betches, @girls, and celebrities like Miley Cyrus, she’s a curator of comedy in all verticals. Daniela also produces and hosts several shows in Manhattan and loves connecting with audiences via crowdwork.
Gabby Bryan is a New York-based stand-up comedian, actress, Emmy-award winning producer, and overall girlie girl. She performed alongside Olivia Wilde and Oscar Isaac in the film “Life Itself” (Amazon Prime), appeared in the bilingual film “Ruta Viva” (HBO), and featured in Ilana Glazer’s special “Comedy on Earth” (Comedy Central). Gabby co-hosts "L'Podcast" with comedian and world-renown gay angel Zack Signore – which has built a global audience – as well as "Dear Cheaters" Podcast with Robert Kelly, which is produced by MTV and streaming on SiriusXM. She produced and appeared on “You Know What Dude” Podcast with Robert Kelly, and has opened for a myriad of comedians including Bonnie McFarlane, Robert Kelly, and Mark Normand. Gabby has toured all around the globe, including shows in Chicago, Los Angeles, London, Boston, and Vermont at venues including the Comedy Store, the Comedy Store London, Laugh Boston, Laugh Factory Chicago, Zanies Chicago, and Vermont Comedy Club. In New York, she has performed at the Stand NYC, Carolines, New York Comedy Club, Gotham Comedy Club, BKLYN Comedy Club, among others. Follow her on instagram/tiktok at @gabbyisbryan!