Comedians


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.
Dan Toomey is a writer, comedian, actor, and video maker living in Brooklyn, NY. He currently works as a video creator for Morning Brew. You can find his TikTok, Instagram, YouTube, and Twitter. His writing has been featured in outlets like McSweeneys, Slackjaw and Points in Case. He regularly performs standup and improv comedy around New York. Dan excels at lampooning LinkedIn influencers, start-up founders, and millionaire CEOs. In 2022, Dan was selected as New York Comedy Festival “Content Creator to Watch.”
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”
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.
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.
Katie Heneghan is a former nanny (comedian for children) turned recent comedian for adults in New York City.
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"
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.
Rene Vaca is a 26-year-old stand-up comedian, writer, and actor. He was born and raised in the San Fernando Valley in Southern California. After realizing he wanted to pursue comedy for a living, he dropped out of college and has not looked back since. Vaca has been pursuing his dream in stand-up comedy and recently just won the 16th annual StandUp NBC competition! Vaca has also built a following with his stand-up comedy clips reaching millions of views across his social media channels!
Kaneez Surka is South African-born Indian comedian based in New York City. She has her own Comedy Special available on Netflix called ”Ladies Up” and has created and been featured on Netflix's “Comedy Premium League”, Amazon Prime's “Something From Nothing” and “Improv All Stars - Games Night”. Kaneez has also been a judge on comedy reality show “Comicstaan” Season 1 and 2 on Amazon Prime and “Queens of Comedy” on TLC. Currently Kaneez is touring internationally with her new solo “I Found My People!” show, which explores what it means to be a multicultural female immigrant trying to find her people in this world through anecdotes and observations. Over the past 10 years, Kaneez has amassed a huge social media following of around 1 million followers across all platforms.
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.
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.
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!