MIKE BIRBIGLIA is a comedian, storyteller, director and actor who has performed in front of audiences worldwide, from the Sydney Opera House to Broadway. His shows, “My Girlfriend’s Boyfriend” and “Thank God for Jokes,” were both filmed for Netflix. His most recent show, “The New One,” ran for 99 shows at the Cort Theatre. In addition to performing live, Mike is an author and filmmaker who wrote, directed and starred in the films Sleepwalk with Me and Don’t Think Twice. Mike’s book “Sleepwalk with Me and Other Painfully True Stories” was a New York Times bestseller and a finalist for the Thurber Prize for American Humor. As an actor, Mike has appeared on “Inside Amy Schumer,” HBO’s “Girls” and “Broad City,” as well as in the films Trainwreck, The Fault in Our Stars and Popstar. He plays the role of Danny Pearson on “Orange Is the New Black” and Oscar Langstraat on Showtime’s “Billions.” He is a contributor to “This American Life” on public radio. In 2017, Mike was honored with the Kurt Vonnegut Award for humor.
Gilbert Gottfried At the young age of 15, Gilbert Gottfried began doing stand-up at open mike nights in New York City, after a few short years, became known around town as “the comedian’s comedian.” After spending several years mastering the art of stand-up comedy, producers of the legendary NBC late night comedy show Saturday Night Live became aware of Gottfried and, in 1980, hired him as a cast member. It wasn’t until a few years later when his true notoriety would begin when MTV hired him for a series of improvised and hilarious promos for the newly formed channel. This led to several television appearances on “The Cosby Show” and “Late Night with David Letterman.” Gottfried’s work in television soon led to roles in film. Most notable was his improvised scene as business manager Sidney Bernstein in the hit sequel “Beverly Hills Cop II,” for which the New York Daily News said, “Gilbert Gottfried steals the picture with a single scene.” Aside from his glowing reputation in comedy clubs, Gottfried began to gain a reputation as the king of quirky roles in both movies and television. He appeared in such movies as “Problem Child,” “Problem Child II,” “Look Who’s Talking II” and “The Adventures of Ford Fairlane.” He was also the host of the very popular late night movie series “USA Up All Night.” After his stellar performance as the wise cracking parrot, IAGO, in the Disney classic “Aladdin,” Gottfried became one of the most recognizable voiceover talents, lending his voice to several commercials, cartoons and movies, including the frustrated duck in the AFLAC Insurance commercials. Gottfried also is the voice of DIGIT in the long running PBS Series “Cyberchase.” His signature voice can also be heard on the Comedy Central series, “The Annoying Orange, the voice of the horse on “Family Guy,” Mr. Mxyzptlk in the new “Lego Batman 3 – Beyond Gotham” video game, and Abraham Lincoln in A Million Ways to Die in the West. Gottfried has made numerous memorable appearances on Comedy Central Roasts and the Comedy Central series, “The Burn with Jeff Ross.” Gottfried’s “Fifty Shades of Grey” reading (College Humor) received over 5 million views on YouTube. Gilbert has been a guest on “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” “The Late Show with Seth Meyers”, “@Midnight with Chris Hardwick” and numerous appearances on “The Howard Stern Show.” He also has had a recurring role on “Law and Order” SVU as TARU tech Leo Gerber. Gottfried appeared in the hit comedy documentary “The Aristocrats,” with Entertainment Weekly saying that “out of the 101 comedians who appear on screen, no one is funnier – or more disgusting – than Gilbert Gottfried.” In addition, Gottfried, a classic movie lover, was a guest Programmer on TCM. He mock-complained to TCM host Robert Osborne that choosing only four films out of all those available was “the worst homework assignment ever!” “Gilbert Gottfried Dirty Jokes” was released on both DVD and CD, featuring 50 non-stop minutes of Gottfried telling the funniest and filthiest jokes ever. The show was filmed live at the Gotham Comedy Club in New York City. Also featured on the DVD are some of the funniest bonus features ever, including wild stories, indignant ranting and celebrity impressions. “Rubber Balls and Liquor” is Gilbert Gottfried’s hilarious first-ever book. Part memoir, part twisted social commentary, and part scratches on the bathroom wall. With this scathingly funny book of rants and musings, Gottfried sullies an entirely new medium with his dysfunctional worldview. Oh, and did we mention the reality shows and podcast? Gilbert appeared on both ABC’s “Celebrity Wife Swap”, swapping with Alan Thicke, and NBC’s “Celebrity Apprentice” where Gilbert took his first trip into the boardroom and perhaps his last. And the podcast…”Gilbert Gottfried’s Amazing Colossal Podcast!” where Gilbert journeys back in time with some of the Hollywood icons, legends, and behind the scenes talent who shaped (warped?) his childhood and influenced his unique brand of comedy. He is joined each week by his co-host and late night phone friend, fellow showbiz fanatic, and Comedy Writer Frank Santopadre. In 2017, “Gilbert” the documentary about Gilbert Gottfried premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival. Director Neil Berkeley’s Gilbert reveals an unexpected side to the iconic comedian. The film peeks behind the larger-than-life persona at a more personal story about growing up in Brooklyn and becoming a husband and father late in life. “Gilbert” premiers on Hulu, fall 2017. As a famed comics comic, Gottfried puts aside political correctness for his live performance and fires an onslaught of jokes that know no boundaries. Stephen King on Gilbert Gottfried: “More than a national treasure, he’s a secret weapon. If we had had Gilbert Gottfried in World War II, Hitler would have given up in 1942.” Gilbert, a lifelong resident of NYC is married with 2 children and has never had a drivers license.
Sherrod was a regular on VH1's The Best Week Ever and serves as a regular guest, occasional ombudsman, and stand-in host of Fox News's late-night satire program Red Eye w/ Greg Gutfeld. He has appeared on Tough Crowd, Premium Blend, and The Chris Rock Show. He can also be seen with John Mayer on the parody cover of Tay Zonday's "Chocolate Rain" and on the G4's International Sexy Ladies. In 2009, Small was a guest commentator on both VH1's 100 Greatest One Hit Wonders of the '80s and 100 Most Shocking Music Moments. From 2012 to 2014, Sherrod was an infrequent guest on the Opie and Anthony radio show. Following Anthony Cumia's firing on July 3, 2014 Small took a more regular role on its successor, Opie with Jim Norton. On July 27, 2016, he and comedian Christian Finnegan debuted as co-hosts of Black and White, a comedy/talk show on A&E that explores issues of race relations in America.
Carmen Lynch has been on a string of late-night tv shows including The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, and Conan. She is featured in the newly-released documentary Hysterical (Hulu) and on HA Festival: The Art of Comedy (HBO Max). Her new comedy album “Vertically Obese“ and podcast “The Human CentiPOD” are available on all mainstream platforms. Carmen also tours doing Standup in Spanish and has a plethora of ridiculous viral videos on TikTok @carmencomedian.
Harrison began performing stand-up comedy while studying psychology and English at Harvard. A summa cum laude graduate, Harrison was the co-founder of the Harvard College Stand-Up Comic Society (or "Harvard College SUCS," as the group's name is cheekily acronymized), the first organization at Harvard dedicated to the performance and appreciation of stand-up comedy and one still popular on campus today. Now living in Manhattan, Harrison has quickly become one of the most in-demand comedians in New York, performing in more than 600 shows a year and thus leading both Time Out New York and the NY Daily News to call him "the hardest-working man in comedy." One of Comedy Central's "Comics to Watch," Harrison has also received many awards and honors for his comedy, including the Andy Kaufman Award (2010) for creativity and originality in comedy, the Shorty Award in collaboration with Comedy Central and the New York Comedy Festival for "Best Emerging Comic" (2011), and the Magners Comic Stand-Off (2011). On television, Harrison was featured on NBC's Last Comic Standing (for a clip, click here), AXS.TV’s Gotham Comedy Live, and National Geographic Channel's Brain Games, and has appeared on MTV, SPIKE TV, the Discovery Channel, and the Science Channel. Behind the scenes, Harrison was a producer for Primetime: Would You Fall for That? on ABC (which premiered in 2013 to over 3.5 million viewers) and a story producer for VH1’s This is HOT 97, as well as the warm-up comic for Katie, Katie Couric's daytime talk show on ABC. Internationally recognized for his talent, Harrison was the head writer for Tu Nite con Lorenzo Parro, the first-ever late night show on NBCU/Telemundo; was a featured correspondent on the Japanese television show, Scooper, which was broadcast nationally on Nippon TV; appeared in the documentary, 10 Minutes in America, on France's Canal+; and was a featured act in the Magners Glasgow International Comedy Festival in Scotland. Harrison was also the co-host and featured performer of the official Times Square New Year’s Eve World Wide Webcast in 2010 and 2011, broadcasting live to over 250 million viewers around the globe. Harrison also headlines comedy clubs around the country, including sold-out shows at TBS Just for Laughs Chicago and the legendary Carolines on Broadway (leading Punchline Magazine to name Harrison one of the “Breakout Artists” of the year). Harrison has also been featured in a wide variety of national and international publications, including being highlighted for the "Joke of the Week" in TimeOut NY and being featured in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, the Boston Globe, and CNBC.com. Harrison's one-man show, Harrison Greenbaum: What Just Happened?, debuted at the legendary New York comedy hotspot, the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre, before commencing an Off-Broadway run and international tour that's included performances at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C, and the Magic Castle in Hollywood, CA. (For more information on the show, visit the show's official site here.) Harrison is a talented comedy writer as well. He is a nationally published author (with selections printed in the books, 50 Successful Harvard Essays, 2nd ed., and How They Got Into Harvard) and has been a writer for MAD Magazine since 2005. From colleges to comedy clubs, from talk shows to theaters, Harrison is bringing his unique style of comedy to audiences across the country and around the world, proving each night why publications such as Newsday have named him one of “today’s best.”
Sam Morrison is an NYC based comedian. He is a writer on Blind Date currently airing on Bravo TV. You may have seen him on his recent appearance on the Drew Barrymore Show, or heard him on SiriusXM. He has participated in some of the most prestigious showcases in the country. He was selected as a Stand Up NBC Finalist, the network's nationwide talent search. The same year he was selected to perform at The Tonight Show Showcase, named Best of New Talent at the New York Comedy Festival, and performed at RuPaul's DragCon. He headlines clubs and colleges around the country including his sold out Breakout Artist performance at Stand Up NY. His solo show Hello, Daddy! was critically lauded at the 2019 Edinburgh Fringe Festival, and he is slated to return to the Festival at Pleasance Theatre in 2022.
Ophira Eisenberg is a standup comic and host of NPR’s nationally syndicated comedy, trivia show Ask Me Another where she interviews and plays silly games with Sir Patrick Stewart, Terry Crews, Awkwafina, Roxane Gay, Jessica Walter, Nick Kroll, Tony Hawk, Sasha Velour, Julia Stiles, Lewis Black, Uzo Aduba, Ethan Hawke and more. She has appeared on Comedy Central, This Week At The Comedy Cellar, The Late Late Show, The New Yorker Festival, Kevin Hart’s LOL Network, HBO’s Girls, Gotham Live, The Today Show, and VH-1, and more Her comedy special Inside Joke is available on Amazon and iTunes. She also is a regular host and teller with The Moth and her stories have been featured on The Moth Radio Hour and in their best-selling books, including the most recent: Occasional Magic: True Stories About Defying the Impossible. Ophira’s own comedic memoir, Screw Everyone: Sleeping My Way to Monogamy was optioned for a feature film
Jessica Kirson's unique style and captivating stage presence captures the attention of audiences and club bookers everywhere she performs. Her wide variety of characters brings a diverse energy to her routine. Once you have seen her amazing talent, it is easy to understand why she was selected to perform at the Hamptons, Toyota, Marshall's Women in Comedy, Comedy Central's South Beach, Montreal, and HBO's Las Vegas comedy festivals. She was awarded, "Best Female Comic" by the MAC association in New York City and recently accepted the Nightlife Award for, "Best Stand up Comedian" in NYC. Jessica has a strong social media presence. Her Youtube channel, "The JessyK Show" and her Facebook page, ComedianJessicaKirson, videos have over 10 million views. Jessica has been featured on various television shows, including, Comedy Central's "Premium Blend" and "Fresh Faces," Nickelodeon's "Sixth in the Suburbs," Noggin's "LOL," VH1's "Awesomely Bad" Shows, Oxygen's premier game show "Can You Tell?," Bravo's "The Great Things About Being," The Women's Television Network's, "She's So Funny," NBC's "Last Comic Standing" Seasons 2 and 3, NBC's "Last Call With Carson Daly", "The Dr. Oz Show", "Why We Heart Vampires", "When Vacations Go Bust" on The Travel Channel, TV Guide channel, Two appearances on the "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno", Two appearances on Abc's, "The View", Showtime's, "White Boyz in the Hood", and NBC's "Celebrity Apprentice". She also has a one hour special on the Logo Channel called, "My Cookie's Gone" and has appeared on, "The Joy Behar Show" on CNN-HLN numerous times. Jessica appeared in a movie written directed by, Nick Cannon, starring, Jim Breuer, and, George Lopez, called, "School Dance". She recently was on "The Nightly Show", on Comedy Central and "The Jim Gaffigan Show", on TV Land. She has been working with the Howard Stern show producing and starring in prank calls that are being played weekly on Sirius/XM radio. In 2017, she will be in Robert Deniro's new movie comedian. She is also a consultant and cowriter on the film.
NBC recently crowned Franqi French the 2019 winner of their National Standup Up Comedy competition! Out of thousands of submissions and auditions Ms. French was an undeniable stand out. Franqi’ an award-winning talent, who regularly performs coast to coast with appearances at The DC Improv, The Kennedy Center, the Hollywood Improv and the world-famous Comedy Store. Ms. French has shared the stage with Donnell Rawlings, Fortune Feimster, Todd Glass, D.L. Hughley, Nicole Byer, among other talented comedians. She has made guest appearances on WeTV, TVOne’s “The Roland Martin Show,” and she will be a featured comic on season 3 of “Laugh After Dark” on Amazon Prime. Franqi has headlined The Bentzen Ball as well as The Black Women in Comedy Festival in Brooklyn. She is currently based in Los Angeles, CA and will be a featured headliner on the Stand Up NBC Summer Tour!
Never heard of him? Good. He likes it that way. Never forget him? Very likely after you see him live. Is he one of our generations best comics? Not even close. Could he become one? You'd be smart not to bet against him. He's won contests and festivals, he's performed in arenas, theaters, comedy clubs, universities, banquet halls, bars, restaurants, bowling alleys, military bases, tents..even an airport lounge. It's all part of his journey...one that's seen him open for great comics like Russell Brand, Tracy Morgan, Dave Attell, Doug Stanhope, Jim Breuer, Nick DiPaolo, Jamie Kennedy, Adam Devine, Pauly Shore, Steve-O, Loni Love, Bert Kriescher, Lenny Clarke, Adam Ray, April Macie, Deon Cole, Michael Che, Mike Hanley and more... A capable closer in his own right, you may have already seen him headline places like Foxwoods Casino, Comix Comedy Club, Madison Theater, Funnybone and many many more. From corporate work, to clubs, colleges, theaters and arenas....don't miss your chance to see this comedian live..someday you may be bragging about it to your friends
Bret can currently be seen starring in the hit series Cobra Kai, and is regarded as one of the best stand-ups in the business by his peers. He was recently listed as TOP 5 comedians working today by www.standupcomedyreview.com and “#16 of the 101 Funniest Comedians Working Today" by heckler.com and TBS. He first gained national notoriety as one of the stars of the movie“Vince Vaughn’s Wild West Comedy Show,” and his “Comedy Central Presents” was voted #5 on the networks “Stand-Up Showdown” the same year it aired. More recently, his 2nd performance on Comedy Central’s “This Is Not Happening,” premiered March 2, 2018. in 2014, his self-released comedy album “American Comic” debuted on the iTunes Top 10, and his hour Special “Principal’s Office” can now be seen at www.bretcomedy.com. Deciding to control the distribution and content, Bret released his special for free to the public in JULY 2018 and currently has over 450,000 views and counting. Bret’s podcast, “You’re on the List” can be heard on the ALL THINGS COMEDY NETWORK weekly.
Mike Vecchione is an Italian-American comedian and actor whose stand-up has been described as “rapid-fire delivery, swiftly moving from joke to joke and hitting his punch lines like a boxer working a speed bag.” Mike has made numerous appearances on The Tonight Show, Comedy Central, Netflix, SiriusXM, and more. Based in New York City, Mike headlines all across America as well as internationally. In 2020, Mike appeared on the big screen alongside Pete Davidson in the Judd Apatow directed movie The King of Staten Island. Mike will also appear on Netflix’s The Iliza Shlesinger Sketch Show. In 2019, Mike appeared on The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon for a third time and had numerous appearances on Comedy Central’s This Week At The Comedy Cellar.
Comedian, Paul Virzi, headlines comedy clubs across North America and hosts two weekly podcasts, “Anything Better,” co-hosted with Bill Burr, and “The Virzi Effect,” on All Things Comedy network. Paul has toured with Bill Burr throughout Europe and in this country's most iconic venues including, Madison Square Garden, The Chicago Theatre and Carnegie Hall. Paul’s debut hour-long comedy special, “Bill Burr Presents Paul Virzi: I’ll Say This,” premiered on Comedy Central in November 2018 and is available to stream on CC.com. A clip from the special was featured on Comedy Central’s TikTok stand-up page on May 4, 2020 and currently has over 5 million views and 1.3 million likes. The special was shot at The Tarrytown Music Hall and was Executive Produced by Bill Burr and Pete Davidson. His 2015 debut comedy album, “Paul Virzi: Night At The Stand,” was #1 on iTunes and reached #4 on Billboard’s Top 100. Paul has appeared on TruTV's “Comedy Knockout,” AXS TV's “Gotham Comedy Live,” The NFL Network’s “Good Morning Football,” and he has written for ESPN’s “ESPY Awards.” Paul is a regular at the prestigious Just For Laughs Comedy Festival in Montreal and performed at the SXSW Festival in Austin, TX.
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.
Dan Soder is a New York City based comedian and actor who’s best known as ‘Mafee’ on the hit series Billions on Showtime. Dan’s first HBO comedy special, Son of a Gary, premiered in December 2019 and is streaming now. His previous special, The Standups premiered on Netflix in 2017 and his first hour-long stand-up special, Not Special, premiered on Comedy Central in 2016. Other credits include Comedy Central’s Half Hour, Conan, Inside Amy Schumer, and @midnight. Dan also hosts Sirius XM’s The Bonfire with Big Jay Oakerson, every Monday through Thursday at 6 PM ET on Faction Talk channel 103.
Anthony is a 1st generation Italian Comedian born and raised in Westchester NY. He has always had a way of turning any situation into comedy! Using Social Media as his platform, Anthony has exploded onto the Comedy scene out of nowhere, making quite a name for himself and building a large fan base.
Marcus Monroe is an NYC based comedian. He is the winner of the prestigious Andy Kaufman Award and his show is a Time Out NY and a 4x New York Times Critics’ Pick. Marcus recently performed at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival gaining numerous five-star reviews and was chosen as the Evening Standard’s Pick Of The Fringe. Other notable performances include Bonnaroo, Outside Lands, SF Sketchfest, the New York Comedy Festival, and even an appearance on the Late Show. His off-beat delivery and playful crowd work make him one of the most exciting comedians to watch.
Kate Zasowski is a queer writer/comedian originally from Rochester, NY who lives in Los Angeles. Kate is the writers’ assistant for Atypical on Netflix. Previously she was a writers’ assistant on Busy Tonight (E!), The Fix (Netflix) and Laff Mobb's Laff Tracks (truTV). She also assisted writer/director Kelly Oxford on her feature film debut Pink Skies Ahead. Kate co-hosts the queer comedy podcast Straight Guys with Caitlin Reese, where the two roast straight and gay culture with a special guest. She also produces the monthly online stand-up show Comedy Crossing, which is hosted by Jenny Yang and takes place inside the video game Animal Crossing. New York Magazine’s Vulture called Comedy Crossing “the most joyful live comedy right now.” Kate is recipient of the Upright Citizen's Brigade Diversity Scholarship, where she has completed the Improv and Sketch programs. She does stand-up around the city and performs with her improv team Pretty Ugly when it’s covid safe! She also writes nonsense for Brother HQ, TXT Stories, CollegeHumor, Reductress, and McSweeney’s.
Jay JURDEN is a comedian, writer, and actor based in new york City. Originally from Mississippi, Jay attended THE University of Mississippi, where he received his ba in Dramatic Lit and his BFA in acting, before attending the University of Alabama, where he received his Mfa in acting. He has written for Vulture, teen vogue, MCSWEENEY's, The new yorker, and scruff app's game show "Hosting." He has been featured on MTV News and several podcasts, including STAND UP NY LABS. Jay was recently selected for just for laughs festival's New faces 2019. Timeout New York named him one of the "Comedians to watch in 2019." He has been awarded "Best LGBTQ Comic" by Manhattan Comedy Festival and was the first winner of the Comedy Mob Smart Aleck Stand Up Comedy Festival. he is a StandUp NBC finalist alum.
Christine O’Leary is an award-winning Stand Up Comedian, Producer, Host, Personality, Influencer, Undercover Roaster, Keynote and Comedy Coach. Often referred to as a “comedians comedienne,” and takes immense pride in being known as the host that “can make a show out of anything” and “get the funny out of anyone” This is how O’Leary competes and wins. O’Leary is the Artistic Director of the Comedy Series at the Ridgefield Playhouse, where she also serves as host and has worked more than two thousand shows! She is a self identified as a #JoyJunkie, lives in CT with her spouse and their little dog and is passionate about using comedy as the life force, equalizer and game changer for all that are on for the ride and has shape shifted the lives of more than 500 students who have registered for her workshops and trainings including Fortune 500 CEO’s from around the globe. Christine has also completed a pilot with BRAVO and Camp Getaway which will be premiered in Spring 2020. After working hundreds of theater and club shows, Christine is hosting private events and acts as the ring master roaster/host for A-List Celebrity events, with guest lists including Jimmy Fallon, Tony Goldwyn, Jane Muskie, Matthew Broderick, Alan Cumming, Sara Jessica Parker and many more delivering uniquely clean, comedy, couture that is Christine O’Leary.
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 standup comedian based out of New York City, who is also a Comedy Producer for TruTV's Impractical Jokers. He is the host of "Amigos with Mike Finoia” where he interviews esteemed guests about comedy, music & more. He's been featured on the Oddball Comedy Tour, the Comedy Central New York Comedy Festival, and can be found opening up TRUTV's Impractical Jokers National Theater Tour. Mike Can be heard regularly on "The Bonfire w/ Big Jay Oakerson & Dan Soder" on SiriusXM Comedy Central Chan 95.
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Smart, sexy, savvy, and funny, Leighann Lord’s "heads up humor" is stand-up comedy at it’s finest. Inspired by the brilliance of George Carlin, the smooth jazz style of Franklyn Ajaye, and the elegance of Rita Rudner, Leighann has crafted her own unique brand of Thinking Cap Comedy. It’s no wonder she received the NYC Black Comedy Award for "The Most Thought Provoking Black Female Comic." A New York City native who’s entertained around the world, Leighann Lord’s stand-up style is not urban; it’s urbane. She has performed for audiences in North America, Europe, the Carribean and for U.S. troops stationed in the Middle East during Operation Enduring Freedom. Leighann is a regular on the Fox News online show, The Strategy Room, where she gives her informed and funny take on politics, world news and current events. Her popular weekly humor column, Leighann Lord’s Comic Perspective is featured on StageTimeMagazine. She is also a frequent contributor to FoxNew.com’s Team Washington Blog and The Huffington Post. Leighann is heard often on XM Sirius Satellite Radio and has appeared on numerous stand-up comedy shows including Girls Night Out (Lifetime), The Original Def Comedy All Star Jam (HBO), The View (ABC), Premium Blend (Comedy Central), The World Stands Up (Comedy Central) and Comics Unleashed with Byron Allen. It’s not hard to see why Improper Magazine named Leighann Lord one of New York’s 10 Hottest Comics.
Rachel McCartney is a New York-based standup comedian, writer, and Twitter addict. Her writing credits include GSN's Master Minds, and that's it so far. She probably shouldn't have said "include" and then listed one job, but it was a very fun job. Originally from Chicago, she has done a televised set on WCIU's Chicago's One Night Standup and appeared as a paid regular at the Laugh Factory.