Colin Quinn is a stand-up comedian from Brooklyn (okay, Park Slope). From MTV’s “Remote Control” to “SNL” to Comedy Central’s “Tough Crowd with Colin Quinn,” Mr. Quinn is not one to take a hint and bow out gracefully. He’s been on Broadway with “Colin Quinn: An Irish Wake” and “Colin Quinn: Long Story Short” (also an HBO special) and off-Broadway with his show “Colin Quinn: Unconstitutional” (available on Netflix) and “Colin Quinn: The New York Story,” directed by Jerry Seinfeld (also available on Netflix). Recent credits include “Trainwreck,” “Girls,” and his web series “Cop Show,” streaming now on LStudio.com. His first book, “The Coloring Book,” is now out from Grand Central Publishing. In January 2019, Colin Quinn premiered his newest one-man show, “Red State Blue State,” to rave reviews at The Minetta Lane Theatre in New York. The special was adapted into CNN’s first comedy special in May 2019 and started streaming on Netflix in August 2019.
A popular comedian turned actor who started his career on-stage as a dare, funnyman Eddie Griffin has built an ever-growing fan base since jumping onto the comedy scene in 1990. His Stand-Up Comedy Specials have received rave reviews including Def Comedy Jam (1992), the Cable Ace Award-nominated HBO special One Night stand (1992), the HBO special Voodoo Child (1997), Dysfunktional Family (2003), Comedy Central’s You Can Tell ‘Em I Said It (2011), and the Showtime Special Undeniable (2018). Comedy Central has honored Eddie as one of the Top 100 Greatest Stand-Up Comedians of all time. As an actor, Eddie Griffin has appeared in over 50 films such films as The Last Boy Scout (1991), Coneheads (1993), Armageddon (1998), Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo (1999), Norbit (2007), American Hero (2015) Mucho Dinero (2016), and A Star is Born (2018). His most notable film role was Anton Jackson in Undercover Brother (2002). Eddie was nominated (1996) and won (2000) the NAACP Image Award for Best Actor in his own hit comedy series Malcolm and Eddie (1996-2000). In 2019 Eddie began shooting the feature film The Comeback Trail alongside actors Robert De Niro, Morgan Freeman and Tommy Lee Jones. Eddie Griffin is back for his third SHOWTIME comedy special, Eddie Griffin: E-NIGGMA, premiering on Friday, December 6, 2019. Currently, Eddie can be found performing his weekly Las Vegas Residency, The Eddie Griffin Experience at the Sahara Hotel and Casino.
A Native New Yorker and local comedian. He is the co-producer & host of @penthousecomedyshow which is a socially distanced outdoor comedy show across 3 venues in NYC. Jake has been performing stand-up around New York and has opened for comedians like Mark Normand, Sam Morrill, Gary Gulman, Matthew Broussard, and Monroe Martin. His comedy is mostly about growing up as a Puerto Rican Jew in the Bronx with his 5 sisters and artsy parents. Check him out at his next show.
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.
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.
.P. McDade started doing stand up comedy in New York City in the Fall of 2012. He began by hitting open mics and grinding through unpaid gigs in bars, but these eventually opened the door to slightly better unpaid gigs in bars. Night after night McDade has performed at various comedy clubs, bars, and small theaters around New York and on the road and built a reputation as a clever joke writer. In 2015 he began writing for the web series Sports Balls, demonstrating his knack for topical joke writing. In addition to writing for this web series, he has appeared onscreen in several others. Although J.P. has done his share of monologue and roast joke writing, his stand up act is more than a collection of one-liners. J.P. is a capable mimic who weaves characters and impressions into his set to keep the audience guessing and, more importantly, laughing. In New York, J.P. is a regular at Stand Up New York, appears at other comedy clubs like The Stand and The Standing room, as well as independent shows, such as his free semi-regular show at Lucky Jack's called Suckerpunch. In 2016 J.P. appeared at the Bridgetown Comedy Festival and performed as a New Face at the Montreal Just For Laughs Festival. He also made his television debut on Comedy Central's "Roast Battle II."
Dan Altano is a comedian and writer raised in New Jersey, and currently based in New York City. He can be seen live at theatres and comedy clubs across the United States. A classic middle child, Dan spent many years deep in the shadows of his taller and better looking brothers before finding standup comedy. These days, you can find him performing regularly in New York City and around the country. Dan has appeared in the annual New York Comedy Festival and Connecticut Comedy Festival. He is also the host of the popular Instagram Live cooking/comedy show Dinner's Ready Live and is a member of the nationally-touring comedy group, Escape from New York. Dan was recently named one of NYC's Breakout Artists of 2020.
Bill Burr is one of the top comedic voices of his generation achieving success in TV and film as well as on stage. Bill sells out theaters internationally and his Monday Morning Podcast is one of the most downloaded comedy podcasts on iTunes. Bill stars opposite Pete Davidson and Marisa Tomei in the Judd Apatow film, The King of Staten Island, and the fourth season of his hit animated Netflix series, F Is For Family, is streaming now featuring Burr, Laura Dern, Justin Long and Sam Rockwell in the cast. Bill can be seen in The Mandalorian on Disney Plus and last September, he released his sixth hour-long comedy special, Bill Burr: Paper Tiger, recorded at London’s Royal Albert Hall and streaming on Netflix. Bill was seen in the Hugh Jackman film, The Front Runner; the Mark Wahlberg and Will Ferrell film, Daddy’s Home; he co-stars opposite Kevin Costner in the indie film, Black or White; was seen in the Paul Feig film, The Heat, alongside Sandra Bullock and Melissa McCarthy and in the Al Pacino and Christopher Walken film Stand Up Guys. Bill received raves for his recurring role as “Kuby” on the hit AMC-TV show, Breaking Bad.
The freewheeling, New York bred comic storyteller – who made the list of Comedy Central’s “100 Greatest Standups of All Time” – is hotter than ever, a global touring sensation and regular presence on radio and television whose rabid audience, he’s thrilled to note, is filled with “lifetimers.” Once folks see him live, they’re hooked. Breuer estimates that 78% of his fans have seen him “five, six, seven” times. It’s becoming a family thing, with parents even bringing young teens to see the family man and father of three daughters, all providing genius “dad” material for his sets. Having evolved both personally and professionally since the beginning, Breuer’s pleased to say he’s been F-word free for ten years and counting. Breuer came to national attention during his seasons on Saturday Night Live (1995-98), a rebuilding era whose cast featured Will Ferrell, David Spade and Norm McDonald. But don’t call him “Goat Boy” (one of his characters on SNL) or ask him to do his Joe Pesci impression. Those things are eons ago. Some even still associate him with “Half Baked,” a stoner comedy flick from around that time that starred Dave Chappelle and featured cameos by Willie Nelson, Snoop Dogg and Tommy Chong. The fans who got into Breuer in the new millennium were drawn into his whirlwind journey through his Comedy Central specials such as “Hardcore” (2002) and “Let’s Clear The Air” (2009), one of the highest rated comedy specials in the network’s history – popularly known as his “coming out party” as a dad, cleaning up his act and focusing on the fun and foibles of family life. His next special “And Laughter For All” (2013), became the highest rated original comedy special on EPIX to date, earning it’s spot as a family favorite for it’s relatable and multi-generational humor. His latest special “Comic Frenzy” (2015) is currently available on Amazon Prime. Many of Breuer’s newer fans know him from the multitude of hilarious hours he’s spent as a guest on Sirius XM’s “The Howard Stern Show.” Howard’s hosted some of pop culture’s biggest comedy icons over the past 30 years, yet Breuer gets people telling him he’s their favorite guest ever. “Howard’s audiences know comedy,” he says. “If they come and I’m not funny, they’re not coming back.” That’s never happened and never going to. Breuer was also the host of “Fridays with Jim Breuer” Sirius XM, originally known as “Breuer Unleashed.” He currently hosts a podcast called “The Jim Breuer Podcast,” which is available on iTunes and JimBreuer.com. Over the years, Breuer has been something of a multi-media sensation currently appearing alongside Kevin James on “Kevin Can Wait” on CBS as well as popular films “Zookeeper,” “Dick,” “Titan A.E.” and “Beer League”; hosting MTV’s popular “Beach House” and VH1’s “Web Junk 20”; and being featured on “Comedy Jam,” “This Is Not Happening,” “Late Night with Conan O’Brien,” “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart,” “The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson,” “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon,” and “The Marriage Ref.” Since 2015, he’s shared his dual passions for comedy and baseball (particularly his New York Mets) with thousands via his video recaps of games that he posts on Facebook. Their viral impact has been massive, with clips airing on the MLB Network and ESPN Sportscenter among others, and even inspiring Mets fans in other cities to hang with Breuer to root their team on. A die-hard metalhead, Breuer made his musical debut, Songs From The Garage in 2016. Produced by Rob Caggiano (Anthrax, Volbeat) the album features tracks such as “Raising Teenage Girls,” the throwback anthem “Old School” and “Mr. Rock n’ Roll” with the one and only Brian Johnson of AC/DC. All Breuer aficionados know that family is everything to him, and his mission is to share the highs and lows, find the humor in the day to day, laughing with the triumphs and tragedies and using comedy as a tool to conquer fear – as he did when posting videos of his wife going through cancer treatments the past few years. In 2008, Breuer set out for his “Breuniversity Tour” with his 85-year-old father and a film crew. The footage that was captured blended together to create “The Jim Breuer Road Journals,” which showcased what life is like on the road with a comedian and his father. Videos from that tour also sparked the making of his documentary “More Than Me,” which was shown at the 2009 Montreal Film Festival. In line with his love of family. “Comic Frenzy” focused on what Breuer’s life (and all our lives) truly consist of: dealing with the elderly, becoming our parents’ caretakers and what it takes to be a “marriage warrior.” “I’m a deep-rooted family guy with hardcore blue collar roots,” he says. “My father was a World War II vet and my mom lost her first husband to WWII. As a child growing up in Valley Stream, New York, I lived in low income housing, then an attic apartment, to eventually moving down the street into a home of our own, always surrounded by faith and love. My career reached a new level when I started to raise a family of my own and realized I should stick to what I know, what everyone could relate to no matter their socio-economic status. My oldest daughter just went to college and we’ve dealt these past few years with mortality issues, and I’m just there to find the funny in that. It all started with ‘Let’s Clear the Air,’ which focused on me being a new father who came from another world and who wasn’t prepared for the responsibilities at all.” The crazy state of the world today makes Breuer’s upcoming 2018 tour Jim Breuer Live all the more essential, as we seek perspective and comic relief from the day to day insanity that drives our 24.7 news cycle and social media. Breuer’s set will be decidedly non-political, but he will have much to impart about the foolishness of ruining our lives over media-generated frenzies that we have no control over. “My huge focus is, listen, stop getting caught up in the hoopla the news, politics and all that jazz,” he says. “If every day you wake up and you’re watching five to six hours of it, it starts to darken your soul. If you spent even ten percent of that time on your wife, husband, child or someone else you love, your personal life would get better and you could help so many people. I’m here to say that life isn’t that horrendous. Can you still eat? Can you still watch your 60” plasma TV? Call me when you have to eat a squirrel for breakfast, okay? Do something you can control that’s good, because you can’t fight hate with more hate. Let’s concentrate on the most important things in life.” “My job as a comic is to talk about the many great loves of my life, recognizing that yes, we are all on borrowed time but we can still enjoy life with a passion and not get caught up in all the madness,” Breuer adds. “There are always things that can become an obstacle to our happiness, and the big three for me that I smack into most are divisions in the family, financial struggles and health issues. For me, there’s no better feeling in the world than making someone laugh and knowing that I’ve inspired or healed someone. It’s nice when people tell me I’m funny, but the ones that keep me going are the ones who come up to me and say, ‘Can I just tell you, I just lost my mom, and you healed me. That’s the first time I’ve laughed in ages.’ Or ‘My wife and I were fighting, we just experienced death. We knew seeing you was going to help. Thank you. We needed this so much.’ We’re not here for very long, and we’re all stuck here together. Everybody needs to laugh and be uplifted. We’re here to take care of others. I’m on a mission to lift you in the only way I know how.”
David Attell is a stand-up comedian, actor, and writer, best known as the host of Comedy Central's INSOMNIAC WITH DAVE ATTELL, which gave him a cult following. Dave Attell can next be seen on Netflix’s, BUMPING MICS with Jeff Ross, set to be released in 2019. Dave starred alongside Amy Schumer in her hit films, TRAINWRECK and I FEEL PRETTY. Dave can also been seen on HBO’s critically acclaimed series, CRASHING with Pete Holmes. His stand up series, DAVE ATTELL’S COMEDY UNDERGROUND and his one hour special, ROAD WORK were featured on Comedy Central and ROAD WORK is now streaming on Netflix. His film credits include Chris Rock’s cult film, POOTIE TANG, FUNNY PEOPLE, SCARY MOVIE 4, and LOS ENCHILADAS! His television credits include THE SIMPSONS, DIFFICULT PEOPLE, BOB’S BURGERS, ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT, THE JIM GAFFIGAN SHOW, THE JIM NORTON SHOW, INSIDE AMY SCHUMER, LOUIE, ED, EVERYBODY LOVES RAYMOND, and TOUGH CROWD WITH COLIN QUINN. He was named one of the “25 Funniest People in America” by Entertainment Weekly Magazine. When not on the road, Attell makes regular appearances at the Comedy Cellar in New York City.
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.
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.
Described as a high energy comic, Chris Distefano acts out a variety of characters derived from his life, typically leaving you on the edge of your seat wondering “Who the hell is that he’s talking about?” Chris has worked at all of the top comedy clubs across New York City including but not limited to Gotham Comedy Club, Broadway Comedy Club, Caroline’s on Broadway, and the Laugh Lounge. Chris still lives in Brooklyn, NY with his Mom (punch line). Chris has a Bachelors degree in Psychology to impress his mom’s friends, and a Doctorate in Physical Therapy to impress his Moms friend’s Moms. That kind of thinking got him on the SNY network as the host of the 2010 Fencing Masters at Hammerstein Ballroom. It also got him all the way to the Final 4 of the 2011 March Madness Comedy Competition at the world famous Caroline’s on Broadway. Chris also headlined at Caroline’s this month and recently opened for Gilbert Gottfried & Dustin Diamond. When he’s not making witty remarks (like the ones you’ve just read) or transforming into various personas on stage, you can find him stretching people’s hamstrings and getting yelled at to clean his room.
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.
Ronny Chieng is a senior correspondent on The Daily Show on Comedy Central and creator and star of the sitcom and star of the sitcom Ronny Chieng: International Student. Ronny started comedy in Melbourne in 2009. Since then has he had 3 sold out global stand up comedy theater tours in Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Malaysia and London. Ronny has been invited to the Just for Laughs Comedy Festival in Montreal in 2012, 2013 and 2015. He made his US television debut on the Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson in 2015. He was also invited to open for Dave Chappelle and Bill Burr on their national stand up comedy tours of Australia. Ronny has toured and recorded 4 separate stand up comedy specials - The Ron Way (2012), Can You Do This? No You Can't. (2013), Chieng Reaction (2014), You Don't Know What You're Talking About (2015). In 2015 Ronny moved to New York City after being hired as a correspondent on the Daily Show with Trevor Noah on Comedy Central. He also lost 11kg but that was unrelated to comedy.
Robert Kelly’s comedy is deeply rooted in his own life and relationships which makes it honest, abrasively funny, yet refreshingly vulnerable. He has been winning over audiences for years touring clubs, colleges, and theaters, including repeat performances at Montreal’s Just For Laughs Festival. His one-hour special Robert Kelly: Live at the Village Underground debuted on Comedy Central and is now available on Netflix. Besides being a fixture on Comedy Central, Robert plays Bam Bam in Denis Leary’s FX show Sex, Drugs, Rock and Roll, whose second season will air this summer. He can also be seen as Louie CK’s brother Robbie on the hit series Louie. His other acting credits include roles in Trainwreck, Maron, Benders, Nurse Jackie and Inside Amy Schumer. Robert currently hosts the top-rated podcast “You Know What Dude?” that can be found on iTunes. Robert is also the co-founder of the RiotCast podcasting Network.
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.
Michael Ian Black is a multi-media talent who’s starred in numerous films and TV series, written and/or directed two films, is a prolific author and commentator, and regularly tours the country performing his ribald brand of jokes and observations. He most recently starred in TVLand's “The Gaffigan Show” and Comedy Central’s “Another Period.” He’s reprising one of his iconic film roles in the upcoming second season of the Netflix “Wet Hot American Summer” series. His third standup comedy special, “Noted Expert,” was released on Epix. Previously, Black released two stand-up specials, “Very Famous” and “I Am A Wonderful Man.” He and Tom Cavanagh host the popular podcast, “Mike and Tom Eat Snacks.” He also writes and hosts a podcast with Michael Showalter, "Topics,” and his own interview podcast, “How To Be Amazing.” He hosts “Debate Wars” on SeeSo, and he recently hosted “Easiest Game Show Ever” on Pop TV. Sketch comedy fans know Black’s work on “The State,” “Viva Variety,” “Stella” and “Michael and Michael Have Issues,” all of which he co-created, wrote and starred in. Other TV credits include quirky bowling alley manager ‘Phil' on the NBC series “Ed,” and his hilarious commentary on cable’s “I Love the...” series. He recently starred in two hit web series that migrated to cable TV: “Burning Love” on E! and “You’re Whole” on Adult Swim.
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.
Lenny Marcus (www.LennyMarcus.com) has been a stand-up comedian performing at all the major comedy clubs in New York City for over twenty years. In 2019, he made his debut on the Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon to rave reviews. Lenny has also appeared on The Late Show with David Letterman three times. He has also performed stand-up on Comedy Central’s Live at Gotham, AXS TV’s Gotham Comedy Live, NBC’s Friday Nite, and NBC’s Comedy Showcase with Louie Anderson. He has performed at both the prestigious Just for Laughs Comedy Festival in Montreal, Canada three times, HBO’s US Comedy Arts Festival, in Aspen Colorado, The Great American Comedy Festival, and Clusterfest in San Francisco. Most recently, Lenny has been collaborating with former Saturday Night Live star Leslie Jones. They have worked on various projects such the 2021 MTV Movie and TV Awards, NBC’s New Year’s Eve telecast live from Times Square, as well as TV commercials, personal appearances, award ceremonies, and SNL sketches. Lenny also co-wrote her hit Netflix people-choice winning comedy special entitled, Leslie Jones Time Machine and he is the executive producer of her hit ABC-TV gameshow, Supermarket Sweep. Lenny has four comedy CDs, “You’re Getting a Zero” and “Idiots, Toasters, Meredith – and other things hazardous to your health”, “Vegan Cupcakes”, and his latest entitled “Home and Away”. Whether it’s an episode FX’s Louie, with Louie CK, The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore, or MSG’s The Bracket, joking about New York sports, Lenny appears in a variety of roles on your television schedule. He has appeared on TruTV’s World’s Dumbest series, making fun of criminals. You may also have seen him in commercials for the MTV Video Movie Awards, Wendy’s and Marriott or heard some of his radio characters in commercials for Southwestern Bell Telephone or Priceline.com. Lenny wrote directed and starred in his most recent film entitled The Walker. This film was screened at the Big Apple Film Festival. A Condom Moment, Lenny’s debut as a film writer/director, was shown at the PSNBC short film festival. He is currently the creator/co-star of the online web series Superstar Talent (www.SuperstarTalentAgency.com). He also has a podcast entitled “4 Corners with Lenny Marcus” on thelaughbutton.com and iTunes.
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.
Actor/comedian Darrell Hammond fondly recalls his first taste of show business at age five practicing the impressions of his family members on the porch of their home in Melbourne Florida. It wasn’t many years later when Darrell realized he wanted to submerse himself in the pursuit of bringing his comedy and impressions to a much bigger stage. For years now, Hammond has brought to life a cavalcade of politicians, media figures, celebrities and newsmakers on television. Darrell is known for being one of the most prolific comedians of his time. He holds the title for being the longest running cast member on SNL. He frequently tours comedy clubs and theaters boasting a number of brilliant impressions in his act that keep people laughing nationwide. Hammond has brought a number of wonderful impressions to SNL over the years. Television critics and viewers alike, for their accuracy and range, have applauded each and every one of his impressions. Amongst the great number of people he has mimicked include; Bill Clinton, Sean Connery, Regis Philbin, Dan Rather, John Travolta, Jesse Jackson, Richard Dreyfus, Jay Leno, Donald Trump and Ted Koppel. In addition to his SNL appearances, Hammond has been seen in a number of feature films and television shows. As a truly versatile actor Darrell has displayed his talents in both dramatic and comedic roles. Some of his feature films include: Screen Gems feature WEINERS and the Regency feature BOB BAILEY’S DISCO BALLS. He has also starred opposite Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen in Warner Bros’ NEW YORK MINUTE and in the Dimension features SCARY MOVIE 3 and SCARY MOVIE 6. He shared the screen with Frankie Muniz and Hillary Duff in MGM’s AGENT CODY BANKS. Darrell also starred with Anthony Hopkins and Alec Baldwin in El Dorado Picture’s THE DEVIL AND DANIEL WEBSTER. He received tremendous amount of reviews for his portrayal as a deranged but intense criminal defense lawyer in Dick Wolf’s LAW AND ORDER: SVU. Darrell also disturbed audiences with his masterfully creepy roll as The Deacon in the television series DAMAGES. Additionally, he did a guest spot on NBC’s THIRD ROCK FROM THE SUN. His other film credits include an appearance in Universal’s BLUES BROTHERS 2000 which also starred Dan Aykroyd, and Disney’s CELTIC PRIDE. In 1999 he moved audiences everywhere by playing the voice of Master Little in Disney’s animated hit THE KING AND I.
Marion Grodin has been one of the hottest comics in the country. She is a favorite at New York City’s top clubs, including Standup NY and Gotham Comedy Club, where she regularly headlines. As one of the country’s top emcees, Marion’s incredible ability to improvise has allowed her to master the art of talking with the audience. Always willing to be as self-revealing as she is probing of the audience…this affectionately edgy style has become Marion’s trademark. The result is a hilariously personal show that makes the audience feel like it was custom-made just for them.
Chuck Nice is a Philadelphia native and a 18 year veteran of stand up comedy with a rich history in television and radio. For eight years he provided comic relief to the Radio Chick show, bringing the funny to New York’s radio air waves. From that time until present, Chuck has been equally busy making a name for himself on the small screen. He is the host of Buy Like A Mega Millionaire on HGTV, The Juice on Veria Living and The Hot Ten on Centric. Chuck is seen regularly on the Today Show, has guest hosted Joy Behar’s Say Anything and Co-hosted The View. Chuck maintains his radio presence as the co-host of Star Talk Radio with Dr. Neil Degrasse Tyson where he provides humorous commentary on one his favorite subjects...science.