COMEDIANS

Andrew Schulz was a comedy prodigy, beginning to perform when he was still in college and jumping into the public eye on Guy Code. In addition to touring the country, Schulz co-hosts the popular podcast The Brilliant Idiots, appeared in IFC's Benders and will appear on the upcoming series There's... Johnny!
Born and raised on the gritty streets of Queens, Matt used comedy as a means of defending himself from bullies and gangsters. It worked 62% of the time. Matt is also an actor, a magician, and a hypnotist. In the last 7 years, he's performed on several thousand shows. Matt is best known as one of the hosts of HQ Trivia and a cast member of MTV's Joking Off
CORINNE FISHER is a stand-up comedian, writer & actor originally from Union, NJ. She first made a splash with her debut one-woman show Corinne Fisher: I STALK YOU (Dir. David Crabb) which had a run at The Peoples Improv Theater (The PIT) in the Summer of 2010 and was featured in Time Out New York. Since then, she has been a regular on the stand-up scene playing anything from dive bars to world-famous comedy clubs like New York Comedy Club, The Stand, The Standing Room, Caroline’s, Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre, Broadway Comedy Club, Comix, Laugh Boston, The Stress Factory & Gotham. Her second stage show, Almost Former Reality TV Stars, had a run at The PIT in June 2011 and told the true (albeit slightly exaggerated) story of how CORINNE and her real-life best friend, actor/model THOMAS WHITFIELD, were hired, then fired from their very own reality TV show. Known as @PhilanthropyGal on Twitter (slightly tongue-in-cheek…), in 2012 CORINNE performed in a series of benefit shows for the AFGHAN WOMEN’S WRITING PROJECT alongside other female New York comedians including SNL alum RACHEL DRATCH. Over the past few years, CORINNE has been selected to perform in the prestigious BOSTON COMEDY FESTIVAL, the WOMEN IN COMEDY FESTIVAL, THE LAUGHING DEVIL COMEDY FESTIVAL & the SHE-DEVIL FESTIVAL. On YouTube, she is the messed up mind behind Internet vlogger GINA SPRINKLES and the voice of ‘TOIBA’ on the cartoon web series MYSTERY SQUAD GALS, the brainchild of RYAN DUFF. Perhaps most notably, however, CORINNE is 1/2 of SORRY ABOUT LAST NIGHT…, her comedy writing and performance duo with KRYSTYNA HUTCHINSON. In December 2013, the duo launched Guys We Fucked: The Anti Slut-Shaming Podcast that now boasts a million+ listeners worldwide. Having featured celebs such as AMBER ROSE, STOYA, DAN SAVAGE, JIM NORTON, ARTIE LANGE, HORATIO SANZ, ANDY DICK, LIZZ WINSTEAD (Co-Creator of “The Daily Show”) and JENNI ‘JWOWW’ FARLEY (“Jersey Shore”) in addition to real gents they’ve had their way with, the podcast is consistently ranked among the Top 5 comedy podcasts on iTunes (but has reached as high as #1) and has been featured on The Huffington Post, The Daily Beast, Splitsider, Mother Jones, Perez Hilton, Elle, A.V. Club, E! Online, People, US Magazine, and Bust as well as OPIE & JIM on Sirius Radio and NBC’s LAST CALL WITH CARSON DALY. Previously, the duo wrote and starred in a self-titled sketch show that debuted at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre in NYC in the Spring of 2013 (Dir. Jon Bershad) and co-hosted a popular underground comedy variety show of the same name that has had homes at the Brooklyn Winery, The PIT and originated at Gotham City Improv. The show was like the best college keg party you’ve ever been to and featured comedy faves such as HANNIBAL BURESS & KURT METZGER as well as cult folk-rock sensation DAN BERN. This Summer, CORINNE and KRYSTYNA will be appearing for the second time at Montreal's JUST FOR LAUGHS FESTIVAL, arguably the most important comedy festival in the world. Last year, their first show sold out so quickly a second had to be added. They have also sold out the main room at The World Famous Comedy Store in Hollywood where they were joined by special guests DANE COOK, NEAL BRENNAN & OWEN BENJAMIN. Additionally, they were also guest editors for GLAMOUR MAGAZINE where they penned their own take on the all-too-familiar “How To Please Your Man” article. The duo's first book, "FUCKED: Being Sexually Explorative and Self-Confident in a World That's Screwed" drops on October 24th, 2017. In 2014, CORINNE made her television stand-up debut on FOX’s LAUGHS on the special “Under 30” episode. She also co-hosts a monthly show at NEW YORK COMEDY CLUB called NACHO BITCHES with BLAIR SOCCI (MTV’s “Ladylike”) where GARY GULMAN, YANNIS PAPPAS, ARI SHAFFIR, BONNIE MCFARLANE, KEVIN MEANEY, and SNL’s PETE DAVIDSON are regular drop-ins. In the Summer of 2015, FISHER and fellow comic KATIE HANNIGAN created THE COMEDIENNE PROJECT (Dir. TED ALEXANDRO), a show challenging its participants to write and perform twenty new minutes of stand-up sans sex, dating, or relationship material, which was accepted into The NYC Fringe Festival and is now a monthly show at The Standing Room. CORINNE holds a BFA in Film & Video from the School of Visual Arts, has been trained in the Stanislavski method by Joie Lee (“Do The Right Thing”) and is a graduate of the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre’s prestigious improvisation training program. She loves ice cream and the Spice Girls.
Funny, smart, fresh, magnetic. These are just some words that describe the comedy of Neko White. Born in 1993, Neko has been a professional stand-up comedian since 2007 at the age of 14. In 2014, Neko taped his first one-hour stand-up special, Introducing Me. As a personality, Neko has stolen the show on MTV 2’s Hip Hop Hollywood Squares, and Elite Daily’s wildly popular Gen Why show. As a stand-up comedian, Neko has appeared on Axs Tv's Gotham Comedy Live, Sirus XM's "Sway In the morning Show" FOX’s Laughs, Popcornflix’s Live at New York Comedy Club, and a documentary on his life entitled One Mic. A native of Harlem, Neko began his comedy career the first day of high school when a teacher asked if anyone in the class had a talent. Being a shy kid who never thought he would do stand-up, he felt inspired. “Something just came over me that said ‘Go tell jokes.’ I went up in front of eight people and it worked. It’s been comedy ever since.” Now a professional working comedian there is no stopping this twenty something from chasing his dream of being the best comedian he can be. Following in the footsteps of his favorite comedians Katt Williams, Chris Rock, Bernie Mac and Dave Chappelle. Armed with a well-developed view of the ever changing world around him, quick wit, and very endearing charm. Neko’s material is a mix of social commentary and personal analysis that hits on every target from the most topical controversy to his own self-image. Not to mention a tenacious work ethic that leads White to do more than 500 shows a year. He hones his skills on the comedy club circuit of New York City, a regular at top comedy clubs such as Caroline’s on Broadway, Comic Strip Live, Broadway Comedy Club, and New York Comedy Club. He has performed in the New York Comedy Festival and opened for headliners including Donnell Rawlings and Jay Pharoah. Neko has been described by fans and reviewers as “a breath of fresh air” and “an endearing old soul.” Neko’s biggest supporter was his grandmother who would tell Neko before he left for shows: “Knock ‘em dead, kill ‘em.” After her passing, Neko vowed to make his grandmother proud. It’s safe to say that grandma can rest assured because her baby boy is still knocking them dead and does not show any signs of slowing down.
Based out of New Haven, CT, David got into comedy because of a promise he made to himself.  “Graduate from college and you can pursue stand-up.” Now, after years of waiting to go on last at open mics only to perform in front of the number of people you’d expect to stay out until after midnight on a Wednesday, he only has one regret...that he went to college. Dave has played venues around New England as well as performing for innumerable fundraisers. He has been a semi-finalist in The Funniest Comic in CT contest, as well as being named among the top three favorite local comics in the New Haven Advocate readers poll.
Dave Sheehan is a lifelong resident of the New Haven, CT, area and has been a comedy regular in the northeastern US for 15 years. He has been featured in the Finger Lakes Comedy Festival and is a finalist in the Funniest Comic In Connecticut competition."
Chris Distefano is a New York-based actor and comedian. Blending Brooklyn-born edge with nice-guy charm, Chris’s charismatic, razor-sharp and relatable stand-up has made him a favorite with comedy audiences and critics alike. Chris’ hour standup special "Chris Distefano: Size 38 Waist" premiered on Comedy Central in January and his weekly Comedy Central series "Stupid Questions with Chris Distefano" was also just extended for a new batch of episodes. The series features Distefano and a guest out late, catching up, and doing their best to answer stupid questions. There are no wrong answers, just truly stupid questions. In addition to "Size 38 Waist" and the extension of his series, Comedy Central just signed Chris to an overall deal for a second hour-long stand-up special, an animated series, and an unscripted series. He also co-stars in the web series "Bay Ridge Boys" and is the co-host of the popular history podcast "History Hyenas" both alongside fellow comic Yannis Pappas. Chris first burst onto the scene as a standout on MTV’s talking heads franchise "Guy Code/Girl Code," with PopSugar naming him the “funniest guy on MTV.” He went on to star in the IFC series "Benders" and serve as co-host of Netflix’s "Ultimate Beastmaster." He has appeared on TruTV’s "Comedy Knockout" and MSG Network’s "People Talking Sports," and he has performed stand-up on NBC’s "Late Night with Seth Meyers," CBS’ "Late Show with David Letterman," and AXS TV’s "Gotham Comedy Live."
Paul is a stand up comedian who grew up in the suburbs outside of New York City. He loves his family, cigars and having pointless sports arguments with his friends. He was first attracted to stand up comedy at a very young age. He was only nine years old when he witnessed Eddie Murphey's "Raw". Although he couldn't understand all the jokes and probably should not have been listening to expicit language, he became instantlly intrigued by the idea of speaking into a microphone and making a crowd of people happy. Also, in the mid-eighties, his father took him to see Rodney Dangerfield live at Radio City Music Hall in NYC. By the end of the show, he was sleeping on his fathers lap but the seed was planted. Starting out Paul was performing anywhere he could. From doing contests, awful bar gigs where he stood on soda crates as a stage and even someones living room holding an empty corona bottle as a mic. Paul now headlines clubs all across America. Many of the nations top comedy clubs have called him one of the strongest up and comers working today. Paul has also opened for some of the biggest names in the business. Comics such as Bill Burr, Dave Attell and Jim Breuer to name a few. Recently he has toured with Bill Burr in some of the country's greatest theaters including, Constitution Hall, The Chicago Theatre and Carnegie Hall where he killed in front of a sold out crowd on the most legendary stage in the world. During the NY Comedy Festival Paul opened for Burr at Madison Square Garden in front of 15,000 people. Paul's debut album Paul Virzi "Night At The Stand" was #1 on iTunes and #4 on Billboards comedy album charts. Every week you can hear him host his very popular podcast "The Virzi Effect". Some of his credits include TV appearances on AXS TV's "Gotham Comedy Live", The NFL Networks "Good Morning Football" and writing for the ESPN ESPY Awards. Paul has made numerous appearances at the very prestigious Just For Laughs Comedy Festival In Montreal and was recently asked to perform at the SXSW Festival in Austin, TX. He can also be seen on the upcoming season of truTV's "Comedy Knockout". Paul never fails in keeping the laughs coming and making the audience feel comfortable with his hard hitting personal approach. He is fun to watch and has a stage presence that is second to none.
Currently seen on CBS's hit comedy, "Superior Donuts," Rell Battle is a Washington D.C. native who made his stand up comedy television debut on Adam Devine’s “Houseparty" on Comedy Central. He's also appeared on hit show "Key and Peele" and Adult Swim’s “Eric Andre Show." He’s was chosen as one of Vulture Magazines "Top 50 comics to watch" 2015 list. Rell is the co-creator and cast member of one of L.A.'s hottest shows "RoastBattle" which has been featured in multiple comedy festivals like New York and South by South West.
Ben Rosenfeld is a quirky immigrant whose comedy can be best described as “playfully dark, seriously smart.” Ben’s comedy blends his family’s experience as Russian Jewish immigrants in America with his philosophical beliefs, political observations and unique characters. Ben has appeared on FOX’s Laughs, Travel Channel’s Mysteries At The Museum, CBS This Morning, Nat Geo’s Brain Games, Netflix’s Brainchild, NPR’s Weekend Edition, SiriusXM Radio, The New York Post and been featured as TimeOut New York’s Joke of the Week. He has twice headlined at Caroline’s on Broadway, hosted at the Lincoln Center and performs nightly in New York City. Ben has three comedy albums: the iTunes #1 best selling comedy album The United States of Russia (2018 – iTunes – released by Comedy Dynamics), the Amazon Top 5 best selling comedy album The Russian Optimist (2016 – iTunes – released by Comedy Dynamics / New Wave Entertainment) and Neuro Comedy (2012 – iTunes). Ben also created the illustrated coffee table book, Russian Optimism: Dark Nursery Rhymes To Cheer You Right Up, an Amazon Top 5 best seller in humor books.
Rob Ryan, like many comedy greats, hails from Long Island and has taken New York City by storm. After graduating valedictorian from Stony Brook University Rob immediately threw out his degree and relentlessly pursued stand-up comedy. In this past year, Rob has hit the air waves appearing on “LAUGHS” on FOX and “Gotham Comedy Live” on AXStv performing original stand-up material. He’s also been featured on Radio and Television ads as an hilarious spokesman for “SHEETZ” gas and convenient stores. He is a presence in the New York scene performing nightly at the Broadway and New York Comedy Clubs, The Comic Strip, Gotham and others. Rob is no stranger to writing having been a contributing writer for a number of sketch comedy groups in New York and L.A. Rob has recently teamed up with ‘The Reel Public’, an on-line sketch comedy group. He has garnered write-ups from MTV.com and CNBC.com for his irreverent hilarious sketches. Rob Ryan’s style is a perfect blend of clean, relatable observational humor wrapped in an energetic delivery. Audiences love that Rob not only shares the thoughts parading through his mind but he shows them, with vivid characters and spot on delivery. Rob’s intelligent witticisms combined with his infectious story telling make his shows not only entertaining but unforgettable. To tell you any more though would be giving it away.
SHULI EGAR truly knows that if you’re going to make it in comedy, you’ve got to hustle. His start in stand up began with him bombing every night in nearly empty casinos along the Las Vegas Strip. But in 2002 Shuli’s luck would change. That’s when he met the one and only Howard Stern. SHULI’s love for The Howard Stern Show started in middle school. He moved to Las Vegas from Los Angeles to start his stand-up career and was a frequent caller to the Stern Show. After seven years of weekly calls, he was invited to play a round of blackjack with Stern and his gang while the show was in Las Vegas. As it happened, he won more than just money gambling at the table that day. Despite having no journalism experience, Shuli was brought on as a correspondent for the Howard 100 News team and has been reporting on all things Howard ever since. In addition to his work on the Stern Show, Shuli co-hosts The Jay Thomas Show, the Dr. Harry Fisch Show on Sirius XM, and he has contributed to the Scott Ferrall Show and Miserable Men. SHULI has toured the country as part of “The Killers of Comedy “ and “Ronnie’s Block Party”, and he regularly performs stand-up in clubs all across the U.S.
Beecher has performed in the Brooklyn, Bijou, & Boston Comedy Festivals and he was the WINNER of the Connecticut Comedy Festival. He was a contributing performer for the Off Broadway show NEWSical the Musical. He has recorded segments for the Wendy Williams Show &andMTV2. Beecher appears in HBO's Vinyl, Gotham on Fox, The Get Down on Netflix, and The Jim Gaffigan Show
Ryan is a CT guy. He grew up in Cromwell and graduated from CCSU. Kristafer started his career in "show biz," DJ'ing, then emceeing events across the U.S. and eventually making his way into this crazy world of TV. Ryan joined the WTNH / CT Style family in 2015. He's here to make people smile: "There's a lot of negativity in the world and on social media, so I think it's important to shine a spotlight on the good news, and people that make the Nutmeg State what it is."
Leah Bonnema is a Stand-Up Comic based in New York City. Huffington Post named her one of their Favorite Female Comedians and College Candy listed Leah as one the Ten Funniest Female Comics. She has been featured on AXS TV’s Gotham Comedy Live, VH1’s 100 Greatest Series, IFC’s Comedy Drop, Above Average, Elite Daily, Arise Entertainment 360, ComedyTimeTV, Internet Action Force, Patrice O’Neal’s The Black Philip Show and is a regular on Riotcast Radio’s The Hole. Leah has had the honor of performing for the troops in Iraq, toured throughout the Middle East and performed for the US Marines at the famed Friar’s Club. Leah was a finalist in ‘New York's Funniest’ during the NY Comedy Festival and was featured on ‘The America Stands Up Showcase’ at The Magner's Glasgow Comedy Festival. She has also performed in the Women in Comedy Festival, The 360 Comedy Festival, The Maine Comedy Festival, The NY Underground Comedy Festival, The Reel Recovery Film Festival, The Charleston Comedy Festival, Bumbershoot, AfroPunkFest, The Hoboken Comedy Festival and at The Piccolo Fringe. Leah has opened for comedy legends Darrell Hammond, Kevin Nealon, Paul Mooney, Sarah Silverman, Pat Cooper and Gilbert Gottfried. She headlined the Breakout Artist Series at Caroline's on Broadway, which was rated a "Top Pick" by AM NY. Leah has been a freelance comedy writer for United Stations Radio, Lizz Winstead’s Lady Parts Justice and Funny or Die’s Billy on The Street. The NY Times said Leah is “one of the city’s most consistently excellent young comics” and The Scotsman called her “A force of nature”. She hails from the mountains of rural Maine and received her degree in Honors Cultural Studies and Women’s Studies from McGill University. Leah loves animals, guacamole nachos and Gandalf.
Joey Rinaldi is a New York City based stand up comedian from Greenwich, Connecticut. He began his stand up comedy career while attending New York University. In the Fall of 2017 for his senior project Joey filmed his one man comedy show Potty Training. Joey, is also the founder of the sketch comedy group Dirty Laundry.
Shauna Lane is an actress and a comedian can be seen in films as well as television on networks such as Comedy Central and MTV to name a few. She is a regular host at Broadway Comedy Club along performing at various clubs and bars all over NYC.
Brendan Sagalow is putting his time in and becoming one of the strongest rising young comics in NYC. His relatable wit and "every man" charm leave audiences at such clubs like the New York Comedy Club, Stand Up New York, and Carolines on Broadway wanting more. Over the last year Brendan has been working harder than ever. He wrote for Mtv's Joking Off, Contributed Jokes to The Roast of Rob Lowe and has been a featured guest on many Sirius XM shows such as The Erik Negal show and Bennington on Raw Dog Radio. You also may have heard some of his bits on Raw Dog and other comedy channels on Sirius XM. He is the host of the popular podcast "The Stupid Little Podcast". Every monday for 30 minutes listen to Brendan comment on everything and anything. He may be wrong or he may be right. You may agree or you might disagree but you will laugh.
Mary Beth is a Manhattan-based comedian and student at the Upright Citizen’s Brigade in New York City. Originally from Stamford, Connecticut, Mary Beth is the youngest child in a large Catholic family. She is thankful for her religious upbringing and five older siblings, as they have provided a great deal of comedic inspiration. As a teenager, Mary Beth had convinced herself that she wanted to become an English teacher and live a simple life in suburbia. That all changed during her sophomore year at Boston College when she realized that she wanted the illusive more and New York City had just that. Mary Beth moved to Chinatown at age 20 and began working for eyewear startup Warby Parker. After almost 4 years there, she left for a new adventure–working at a pre-launch health and wellness startup in mobile app development. This coincided with her enrollment in the Upright Citizens Brigade’s core improv curriculum, which she has continued and recently began level 4. Mary Beth has studied under amazingly talented teachers including Amber Petty, Aaron Jackson, Zack Willis, and Jackie Jennings. She used her newfound comfort on stage, developed through improv, to try stand-up comedy for the first time in August 2015. Mary Beth is now quite sure of what she wants: a career in comedy writing and performing. Although she has only recently begun formal training, at age 15 Mary Beth played a starring role in the The FC, a two-episode parody of the hit show The OC which developed a (Canadian) following in the thousands-ish. Unfortunately the videos were removed from YouTube due to copyright laws or something. Mary Beth can be seen performing stand-up and improv at comedy venues throughout New York City.  
Abbi Crutchfield is a comedian who has been featured on Comedy Central, NBC, TBS, and TruTV. Her jokes on Twitter are consistently featured on best of lists by publications such as Paste Magazine and The Huffington Post. She has trained at the renowned Upright Citizen’s Brigade Theatre, taught at the People’s Improv Theater, and she tours nationally with her stand-up. She hosts a fun new comedy app called Laugh Exchange, available in the App Store.
Catherine Zini is a stand up comedian originally from Philadelphia. She has performed in New York's Laughing Devil and Cinderblock festivals, as well as the Cape Fear Comedy Festival in North Carolina. She is the co-host of the comedic web series Pitchin' Bits!, and co-producer of Brooklyn's Working Title Comedy Show. She frequently performs in NYCC’s roast battles and is the creator/organizer of the annual "Best Medicine" charity stand up show benefitting the Scleroderma Research Foundation.
Stosh Mikita is a New Haven, CT based comedian whose comedy combines observational humor, self-deprecation, and dark personal stories from an unusual upbringing. Starting in 2013, Stosh has quickly become a regularly featured comedian in New England and NYC, performing on WNPR's Colin McEnroe Show, New York Comedy Club's Roast Battle, and Comedy Fight Club on the Gas Digital Network.