Matt Pavich is a comedian and actor from New York City. He was crowned "New York's Funniest" at the New York Comedy Festival in 2015. He is a cast member on MTV2's "Joking Off", Elite Daily's "Genwhy" series, MTV's "Safeword" and is the co-founder of the YouTube channel, "Handsome Dancer". He also co-created "The Neighborhood" which won "Audience Award" and "Best Editing" at the 2014 New York Television Festival.
JAMES MATTERN is a Nationally Headlining Comic and Radio personality, who has fast become one of the most beloved Emcee's in NYC. JAMES has appeared on several television programs including Fox Sports One's "Garbage Time with Katie Nolan" The WWE Network's "The List", MSG Networks "The Bracket", and ""The Artie Lange Show." As the former audience warmup for FOX SPORTS ONE's "Crowd Goes Wild", he worked with the legendary Regis Philbin. Additionally, James has appeared on "THE MOJO SHOW" on CBS SPORTS RADIO; and was a "man on the street" for "FERRALL ON THE BENCH" on SIRIUS-XM.
Pat Dixon is a stand-up comedian, journalist and television personality who lives and works in New York City. A victim of violent crime (Dixon was nearly murdered in 2004) he created and hosts "The New York City Crime Report with Pat Dixon." The show incorporates humor and focuses exclusively on court and criminal activity in America's largest and most-storied city. Pat has appeared on Comedy Central’s “Premium Blend”, “The Late, Late Show with Craig Ferguson” (CBS), “The World Stands Up” (BBC), “Very Funny Live”(TBS) and his own half hour special “Comedy Central Presents: Pat Dixon”. He has also appeared as a correspondent for E! Television, CMT, VH1 and the Fox News program “Red Eye.”
Geno Bisconte is a fifteen year veteran of the NYC Comedy scene and has been seen in some capacity on all things comedy. Sometimes he's even funny while on them.
Mike Feeney is a New York City based comedian from Long Island, New York. Mike is an easygoing guy with too much on his mind. His laidback style and dynamic stage presence captivate young and old audiences alike. Mike has been featured on Fox’s Laughs, TruTV's Rachel Dratch's Late Night Snack, and Food Network's Restaurant Stakeout. He has been a part of the New York Comedy Festival, Cape Fear Comedy Festival and the Laughing Devil Comedy Festival. Mike also studied at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre (UCB) and The Peoples Improv Theatre (P.I.T.). His sketch group, "Papaya Brothers Comedy" has been featured online at College Humor, Funny or Die, Comedy Smack, Comedy Rants, and UCB Comedy. They were also featured in the Williamsburg Independent Film Festival.
Now appearing in Mean Girls on Boradway, Rick Younger an Actor,Comedian, Singer, Writer, Producer, Renaissance Man. He also appears regularly on NBC's, Today Show with Kathie Lee & Hoda's, Guys Tell All.
Andy Fiori is a nationally touring Stand Up Comedian, Producer and On-Air Talent for Sirius XM Satellite Radio who lives in New York City. Regarded as one of the most dedicated and likeable comedians working today, Time Out NY described his act by saying his "clever style is always enhanced by his affable onstage manner." He has performed at some of the most prestigious festivals in comedy such as Montreal Just For Laughs and Moontower Comedy Festival. In 2016 he was honored to travel abroad to perform for the U.S. Troops in the Middle East. In radio, Andy is the co-host of The Raw Report, a weekly show on Sirius XM. He is also the Producer of The Bonfire with Big Jay Oakerson & Dan Soder, and has made numerous appearances on The Bennington Show, Stand Up with Pete Dominick and Comedy Central Radio. His debut album, Plan B, was released in 2016 through Comedy Records and was named one of the best albums of the year by Sirius XM. It can be found on iTunes and all other major outlets.
LIZ BARRETT’s one-liners come fast and furious and she is often called a female Steven Wright and a thinking man’s Roseanne. Liz grew up all over the world with her military family and now lives in New York City, where she’s just "Gettin' By." Liz headlined Carolines as part of its Breakout Artist Series. She was also a semi-finalist in Carolines Comedy Madness and a finalist at Laughing Skull Comedy Festival in 2016. Liz made her television premiere on Gotham Comedy Live and regularly appears on Laughs on Fox. She’s opened for Judy Gold and Gilbert Gottfried, and also appeared at the Women in Comedy Festival, Boston Comedy Festival, She Devil Comedy Festival, and Ladies of Laughter.
.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."
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.
Here is a list of things that I call "accomplishments", but my Jewish mom calls "distractions from finding a wife" I’m a New York based comedian and a regular performer at Comic Strip Live, New York Comedy Club, Carolines On Broadway, Broadway Comedy Club and Greenwich Comedy Club, as well as New York's alternative rooms. I have performed at various festivals including The New York Comedy Festival, Laughing Skull Festival, Laughing Devil Festival and Hoboken Comedy Festival. I've headlined Caroline's On Broadway three times. Hollywood Radio and Television Society named me "One of the hottest rising star stand-up comedians in New York". My audio clips have been featured on Rooftop Comedy's "Best Of" collection and have aired on Sirius XM Radio, Spotify and Audible. In 2016, I contributed material to The Comedy Central Roast Of Rob Lowe. Also in 2016, I was a semi-finalist in New York's Funniest stand up competition as part of the NY Comedy Festival. I continue to tour around the country, but still with all of this stage time, I am yet to have a year that financially tops my Bar Mitzvah year- if you book me you can help make this sad reality go away.
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,
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.
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.
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.