Kunal C. Arora “KC” is a New York-based comedian whose biting observational humor and sarcastic charm will have you doubled over with laughter at every show. When KC isn’t performing across the U.S., you can find him hanging out in comedy clubs around New York City or Instagram (@KCAroraViews). KC made his first national, non-court related TV appearance on Laughs on FOX in 2015, and has been on the rise ever since. After making almost a dozen appearances on Laughs on Fox, he was seen on SeeSo’s New York’s Funniest. TruTV’s Late Night Snack and was a semi-finalist in NBC’s Standup for Diversity. KC made it to the final four of Caroline’s March Madness competition. KC was also part of the viral web series and advertisement campaign for Optimum’s The UnMovers. It is still on air. His first full nationally televised comedy set for Gotham Comedy Live aired on AXS TV February 2017. His set on SeeSo’s The Guest List aired on June 2017. He also appeared on three episodes of FOX’s Punchlines in August 2017. Recently, he was seen on ESPN’s Sportscenter and NextVR’s Comedy Live.
Pedro is a zero generation immigrant, which means he came to the U.S. with zero English and zero money, but dreaming of big things. He wanted to be a serious writer until he stumbled into stand up. Pedro has showcased for Stand up NBC, NACA and is currently a Finalist of the 2018 New York Comedy Club Competition and the 2018 New York Funniest contest.
Mel Harris, comedian, writer, host, actor, and producer. Known for his over the top freestyle comedy, lively stage presence and ability to make an audience just love him. Mel realized he was a natural on the microphone after hosting a music showcase at the historic Philadelphia Clef Club of Jazz and Performing Arts. Trying his hand at comedy for the first time at the Millcreek Tavern in Philadelphia, Mel was definitely on the right path. When he returned two weeks later he found himself listed as a feature and his face planted on the flyer. Mel began to book shows throughout Philly honing his comedic veracity and establishing himself as a solid comedian and host, which has afforded him the opportunity to perform in Portland, ME and become a regular at Greenwich Village Comedy Club in New York. His last appearance at Greenwich, he filled a bus bringing forty-eight people and three other comedians from Philly to New York. Having the desire and vision to showcase the local talent he met, Mel began producing shows. On June 2014, he changed the game becoming the first Philadelphia comedian to produce a show at the world famous Hard Rock Café. The quarterly series titled “Funny Sundays” was not just an opportunity for Mel to entertain but educate and help the community. The show often dawned special themes like Breast Cancer Awareness and Toys for Tots bringing in sponsors like the Salvation Army, the Breast Cancer Coalition, and the Ronald McDonald House out to Center City Philadelphia. Adding another level of depth to his repertoire, Mel started writing and starring in several short films, “Date Race”, “Cereal Killer”, “The Jog”, and most recently “Uber Baby” which can be purchased online.
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.
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.
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.
Alyssa Goggi
Eric Neumann is one of the fastest-rising standup comedians in the United States. In February 2022, he made his late-night debut on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on NBC. He has recorded three albums/specials, Nervous Lover, Just A Phase, and, most recently, But Enough About Me: A Crowd Work Album. All three reached number 1 on the iTunes Comedy Charts and are currently playing on Sirius XM Radio. He has appeared on Season 3 of Comedy Central’s This Week at the Comedy Cellar, as well as Season 1 of The Iliza Shlesinger Sketch Show on Netflix. In 2021, he was featured in The Jerusalem Post as “one of the Jewish comedians who stayed relevant during the Covid-19 pandemic.” He is currently on a headlining tour performing at major comedy clubs across the country. When not touring, Eric lives in Manhattan, where he is a regular at the Comedy Cellar.
I’ve performed in amazing venues like The Kennedy Center, The DC Improv, Caroline’s On Broadway, and the UCB Theatre. I’ve worked with killer comics like Dave Attell, Amy Schumer, John Mulaney, and Michael Che. I’ve been selected for great festivals like Laughing Skull, Laugh Your Asheville Off, and The Boston Comedy Arts Festival. The last thing I say to impress bookers is that I was recently featured on an episode of Billy On The Street on truTV. My mom played it for everyone at Thanksgiving and they seemed to like it.
Robert Dean was named a "New Face" at Just For Laughs Montreal, 2018 and was the subject of “Inside Jokes” an Documentary Series to on Amazon Prime. In the past, he has been named one of Comedy Central “Comics to Watch” at the 2014 New York Comedy Festival. He returned to the NYCF in 2017 to record his first stand-up album (It's Not Easy) Being Dean, which was released earlier this year on Sure Thing Records. Robert has been featured on AXS TV’s Gotham Comedy Live, WNYC's 2 Dope Queens podcast,
Joe DeRosa started stand-up comedy by hitting the Wednesday night open mic at the Laff House in Philadelphia, PA. Within a year, he was a regular there and at all the major clubs in the surrounding area. It was not long before Joe made the jump to New York City to take up comedy as a full time gig. He quickly began working frequently at New York venues such as Caroline's, Stand-up New York, the Laugh Factory, and Gotham Comedy Club. He also made appearances on "Last Call with Carson Daly," Comedy Central's "Premium Blend," and the "New Faces" showcase at the Montreal Comedy Festival. In addition, he's performed on national tours such as Dave Chappelle's "Block Party Tour" and the "Insomniac Tour" with Dave Attell. Joe continues to perform constantly, making television appearances and headlining clubs and colleges both in and out of the country. It was not long before Joe made the jump to New York City to take up comedy as a full time gig. He quickly began working frequently at New York venues such as Caroline's, Stand-up New York, the Laugh Factory, and Gotham Comedy Club. He also made appearances on "Last Call with Carson Daly," Comedy Central's "Premium Blend," and the "New Faces" showcase at the Montreal Comedy Festival.
Born in California, award-winning comedian Turner Sparks started his comedy career in 2009 in Suzhou, China by founding mainland China's first stand up comedy club, Kung Fu Komedy.  Sparks lived in China from 2004-2016 while he built and created New York’s successful Mister Softee Ice Cream Truck business in the region, the first foreign-owned ice cream truck in China. Now a worldwide performer and a headliner across Asia, Sparks has performed in 15 countries and continues to draw rave reviews with his razor sharp punch lines, quick wit and cross-cultural appeal. Turner Sparks is the host of the “Lost in America” Podcast on Itunes and has recently appeared on “Kennedy” on Fox Business and China Central Television America. Sparks is a two-time finalist in the Hong Kong Comedy Competition and has beenawarded “Best of the Fest” at both the 2016 Burbank Comedy Festival and 2014 Akumal (Mexico) Comedy Festival presented by Stand Up Records.
Originally hailing from San Francisco, CA, Caitlin Peluffo is a comedian currently living in Brooklyn, NY. After a brief six year stint in art school where she studied performative video (no, really…that’s a thing) she has expanded her talents to the stage. Peluffo has been featured in the Women in Comedy Festival, was runner up in the Finger Lakes Comedy Competition, and a finalist in the Trial By Laughter Festival that airs on the Comcast Network. Peluffo has also been seen on NBC's Seeso in 'New York's Funniest" and performed with Gilbert Gottfried, Gary Gulman, and the late Kevin Meany, to name a few. She has performed everywhere from the Stand and New York Comedy Club in the Big Apple to clubs all across the country talking about her love of “dating,” and her lack of self control. Peluffo is a former soccer player who dropped the wind sprints but kept the thighs as well as the drinking habit. No subject is off limits, however, she did make a promise to her mother that she would never, ever discuss that one time she took those ‘whorish, yet tastefully executed’ photos for a guy she used to bang in the military. She may be a patriot, but a promise is a promise.
Katie Boyle is an Irish comedian who performs daily all over the NYC. This year she performed in The Women in Comedy Festival, Cape Fear, Asheville Festival, March Madness at Caroline's on Broadway, Kansas City Irish Festival, New York Comedy Club Competition & The New York Comedy Festival. She’s loves your country so don’t send her home.
Ankara has been entertaining people with her quick wit and charismatic personality her entire life. She decided to translate her gift for performing it into a career devoted to the arts by moving from Florida to New York City in 2006 and enrolling at the New York Film Academy for the 1 year intensive acting program. After gaining knowledge and experience from multiple facets of the craft, she was drawn into a comedic direction and took classes at Upright Citizens Brigade to dive more into the improvisation world where she felt most comfortable. Since Ankara has been creating laughter all her life, she has taken a leap into the Stand Up Comedy world hitting clubs all around New York City to further her love for laughter and performance. Ankara will continue to work in the entertainment industry where she can work with fellow performers who want to create laughter together.
Brendan Donegan stumbled upon his hidden talent for stand-up comedy after entering and winning 1st place in the University of Scranton's Last Comic Standing competition. Immediately, he was hooked. A South Jersey native, Brendan quickly moved to the near-by city of Philadelphia after graduating to pursue his dream of performing stand-up comedy. His self-deprecating humor and boyish charm continue to keep local moms and movie theatres guessing whether he is 16 or 25. Brendan can be seen performing all over the Northeast and recently won 1st place in the Northeast Comedy Cabaret Competition and earned himself a spot as a Semi-Finalist in Helium’s Philly’s Phunniest competition.
New York City comedian Oscar Collazos originally hails from Cali, Colombia. Oscar spent his childhood in Miami, Florida and for the last 18 years has traveled the world spreading his twisted views, unique humor and crazy immigrant family stories. Oscar has been featured on XM/Sirius Radio and appeared on ESPN and Comedy Central commercials as well as smaller roles in movies and television. You can find him entertaining audiences inside comedy clubs and all the way to legendary places like the Apollo Theater as well as working alongside comedy greats such as Tracy Morgan, Daniel Tosh, Bruce Bruce and many others. Professionally trained at the prestigious Upright Citizens Brigade, Oscar is an excellent improviser who has gone on to win multiple comedy contests – most recently the Seminole Hard Rock Casino Comedian’s Ball in Southwest Florida that featured a $7,000 first-place prize. In typical comedian fashion, that money lasted less than a week and he has absolutely nothing to show for it. Oscar also loves cats. You can follow Oscar across all social media at @colombiancomic
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.
I have to go by Ashley Austin Morris because when I joined SAG there was already an Ashley Morris… Austin is not my real middle name. My real middle name is Sue… Yep. Austin is a city I lived in for a random year it was really fun… I remember nothing. When I was born I was a baby… I have never been on Law and Order. I perform stand up comedy but my ultimate dream is to remake the show mammas family. I’ve done 3 fried chicken commercials. Why? No idea, I guess my classiness is just evident to all. If you would like to see the real resume I’m sure it’s on here as the person who built this is much smarter then I, but basically it’s just a bunch of TV shows and plays and special skills that hopefully prove my worth. Bla bla bla. Here’s the deal… I think it’s strange to be a human, not that I’ve ever been a dolphin or anything, hey maybe its weird to be a dolphin I don’t know, but human?! Weird. For sure! I try to laugh at it and hope you will too! I like long walks in dangerous neighborhoods and traveling to nearby bodegas.
Frank has been a comedian since 2011. Using a mixed style of observational humor and personal experiences, Frank’s likability, wit and strong stage presence have made him a comic you don’t want to miss. You can see him at The Comic Strip Live, Caroline’s, Stand Up NY, Goodnights Comedy Club in Raleigh, NC, New York Comedy Club and more.
Oscar Aydin is a NYC based comedian originally from Chicago, IL. He's performed at Carolines on Broadway, The Stand, Broadway Comedy Club and in December 2020 was voted winner of the New York Underground Comedy Festival. Oscar's appeared on BRAVO & BBC Reels and most recently featured on LOGO's 'Good Sex' series debuting July 2021. Whether virtual or in person, Oscar's flamboyant and sometimes boundary pushing comedy will always have you saying "Oh Oscar!!"