Kurt Braunohler is a comedian, skywriter, and jet-skier, who has committed his career (perhaps foolishly) to “inserting absurdity into stranger’s lives to make the world a better place.” His stand up has been described as, “refreshing idiocy from an enthusiastic weirdo”. He has an album, a half-hour Comedy Central Special, and multiple late night spots on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, Conan, and Late Night with Seth Meyers. His first televised hour of comedy will come out on Comedy Central later this year.
On TV, Kurt can been seen (or heard) on Bob's Burgers, The New Girl, @midnight, Comedy Central Presents, Drunk History, Chelsea Lately, John Oliver Stand Up, Delocated, Getting Doug with High, Adam Devine's House Party, Jon Benjamin Has a Van, Assy McGee, The Heart She Holler, Human Giant and as host of IFC’s comedy game show Bunk!. He has also performed standup sets on CONAN and The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, and The Late Show with Seth Meyers. He can also be heard on the radio on This American Life telling a story which he is currently developing forfilm.
Kurt rode a jet ski from Chicago to New Orleans on a seven city water tour/mission to send 500 goats and 1,000 chickens to families in need in Africa. The adventure was filmed for a Comedy Central webseries called “Roustabout” and launched January 2015 on cc.com.
“A charismatic comedian with a flair for the absurd.” – New York Times
“Kurt Braunohler is the closest thing we have to a real-life Willy Wonka.” – Vice
“Not only a singular talent, but an inimitable spirit.” – LA Weekly
Too lazy to shoot hoops and too tall to model, Marcella Arguello stands over 6 feet. Although she may be taller than most men, the only thing more intimidating than her height is her comedy. Marcella mixes a combination of genuine reason with a sexy suggestion of street. Deemed as “sexually and ethnically ambiguous” she appeals to everyone and is not afraid to tell you how she really feels about subjects concerning race, gender, relationships, family, work, music, pop culture and whatever else is on her mind that day.
In 2015, Marcella was featured on NBC’s Last Call with Carson Daly; her stand up has been highlighted on rapper Tyler, The Creator’s mobile app and most recently on The Real. Her Twitter account (@marcellacomedy) has been featured on TIME.com, CNN, Comedy Central and various entertainment websites. She is a regular opener for Last Comic Standing Winner, Felipe Esparza as well as MTV’s Jessimae Peluso. She has opened for David Alan Grier, Norm MacDonald, J.B. Smoove, Hannibal Buress, Bryan Callen, Aries Spears, Hasan Minhaj, Al Madrigal, Joey Coco Diaz, Ian Edwards, Jamie Kaler, Sugar Sammy, Melanie Comarcho, Melissa Villasenor, Colin Kane and has shared a stage with Mark Curry, Bill Burr and Paul Mooney.
She has worked at The Improv Comedy Clubs all over the country and is a regular at The Punch Line Comedy Clubs in Northern California. She has performed in San Francisco Sketchfest, overseas for American troops and comedian Sean Keane referred to her as the “finest export from Modesto since George Lucas.”
Jo Firestone is a comedian and producer based in Brooklyn, NY. She creates and hosts several alt. comedy shows around the city, including The Incredible Game Show Showcase, Punderdome 3000, Friends of Single People, Firestone Success Academy, and The Unexpectashow, among many others. Jo was recently named one of Brooklyn Magazine's 30 Under 30 and one of the 2015 Comedy Central Comics to Watch. She is a regular contributor to The Chris Gethard Show on Fusion. Her radio show, Dr. Gameshow, can be heard every Monday night from 6-7pm EST on WFMU.
Langston Kerman (NYC) is a stand up comedian, actor, tongue kisser and writer (in that order). He was recently selected as a writer for Chris Rock and the 2016 Academy Awards. He has appeared on HBO, Comedy Central and The Oxygen Network (don't judge). Langston wishes he had better credits to impress you with; unfortunately, he does not. Maybe you should just accept Langston for who he is. He really is trying his best.
"He was a vegetarian that loved McDoubles after midnight"
Dave Helem is a stand-up comedian from Chicago, Illinois. He attributes his witty sense of humor to the fact that he believes there is something funny in every facet of human life. He has performed on tour in numerous cities with Hannibal Buress and was able to open up for Doug Stanhope in 2014. Dave Helem was a member of the 2012 and 2013 Just For Laughs Chicago festival where he performed on the “Breakout Performers” show. He also co-produces a weekly alternative comedy show at the Chicago Laugh Factory called “Blipsters on Broadway” every Sunday night.
Felonious Munk is a stand up comic based in Chicago, originally from the WHOLE East Coast. He's a regular contributor to Comedy Central's "Nightly Show w/ Larry Wilmore" and performs all over the country.
Some fat kid is about to have a major come up at the thrift store
Ramon Rivas is a stand up comedian and eminent latino from Cleveland, OH.
In addition to performing, Ramon has been featured on the HBO mini-series, "Man in a Box", YKWD with Robert Kelly & tour video, PUT YOUR HANDS TOGETHER with Cameron Esposito, The K-Ohle Podcast with Kurt Braunohler, Doug Benson's DOUG LOVES MOVIES and more. In 2014, Ramon's positive vibes and chill comedic momentum earned him a coveted spot as a performer in San Francisco SketchFest (2014) in the inaugural Chicago Comedy Exposition (2014). In 2015, Ramon was invited to take part in the inaugural NBCUniversal & Second City Breakout Comedy Fest and selected by Comedy Central as one of 2015's Comics to Watch for the New York Comedy Festival.
As the founder of the Accidental Comedy Fest (Est 2011) and curator of Accidental Comedy Club, Ramon brought indie, DIY comedy shows to a new generation of Cleveland comics thru producing open mics, showcases, and professional shows featuring top, headlining acts like Hannibal Buress, Kyle Kinane, and The Lucas Brothers at some of the best venues the greater Cleveland area has to offer. His work and the overall growth of the Cleveland scene was featured in the documentary film MAKE FUN (2013).
With a fine taste in jokes, juices and dope-ass sandwiches, Ramon is quickly making a name for himself and is an excellent addition to any lineup.
The 1st Lady of Accidental Comedy Club, hailing from Cleveland, Mary Santora is a fresh breath of femininity in the otherwise male dominated world of stand up. Her quick witted, observational style has landed her the opportunity to not only travel across the country in various clubs, but to open for comedic greats such as Greg Fitsimmons, John Caparulo, and Frank Caliendo. She most recently was named 2016 Best Local Female Comedian by Cleveland Scene Magazine and took second place at the 2015 Cleveland Comedy Festival. Santora is continuing to quickly make a name for herself as an up and coming comic to watch.
John Bruton is a foundational member of Accidental Comedy Club and can be found performing all over the midwest. His series Make Em Laugh Mondays has established itself as one of the best comedic offerings in the city. Also, his angry chill old-man vibes will delight you.
Brian Kenny is a gentleman, scholar, Browns fan, and comedian that can be found yelling at audiences until they enjoy themselves all over Northeast Ohio. He is a Cleveland native that has beautiful blue eyes, the traps of a God, and his beard game is on point. He performed on the 2013 Alan Cox Show Comedy Tour, 2014 Rock on the Range, and is a regular at Hilarities E 4th Theater. He has opened for likes of Dave Attell, Norm McDonald, Dom Irrera, Joey "Coco" Diaz, and many more. He loves you very much, and knows that deep down you love him back.
"Who's Dick do I gotta suck; to get a dick to suck around here?"
Jimmie Graham is a founding member of the Accidental Comedy Club and can be found dark charming audiences all over the place with his "Devilish Smile" & his intelligent, dark yet goofy point of view. He leaves audiences loving him. This young comic is quickly developing a unique voice. He produces a weekly series "Modern Kicks Comedy" in Cleveland and has systematically been fucked over every step of the way by the all you cis gendered heteronormative balls of white privilege.
Chris Crack is the "Jimi Hendrix of Rap". Prevailing Chicago's West Side scene, he combines prolific lyricism & sounds, with an infectious show. Chris Crack is the most enthralling artist in hip-hop. While the city of Chicago is widely known for its diverse tastes, ranging from marinara-covered, deep-dish style pizzas, and mild sauce-soaked wings, to gun-toting “drill” trappers, towering sky-scrapers, and flagrant hustlers, the trend setters of the “Windy City”, strive to stand-out from even their own community.
A notably unique artist that sets himself apart from the rest, is the undoubtedly-fashionable, remarkably-imaginative, hip-hop visionary, Chris Crack; who prefers “LSD and Mushrooms” on his slice of pie, and stapling his unorthodox, “cult-like” collective of music and style, the New Deal Crew, into hip-hop music.
His recent projects with Tree & Vic Spencer have received a lot of recognition.
Blipster Life is a black ass comedy show with standup, awkward pauses, and music. Started by Felonious Munk (Nightly Show w/ Larry Wilmore) & Dave Helem (Accidental Comedy Fest Alum, featured for Doug Stanhope, Tracy Morgan, Hannibal Burress), the show runs weekly at the Laugh Factory in Chicago.
In 2004 Bill Squire was just your regular old excommunicated Mormon Missionary trying to find his way through life. He stumbled into a stand-up comedy open mic and years later he now makes almost fifteen thousand dollars a year yelling his jokes to unruly bar customers who have no idea they are at a comedy show.
Bill has been seen on Comedy Central...but not for a long time. He won a contest that led to a clip of his stand up playing for about a minute during a commercial break. He also won a the "Car Crash Comedy Contest" in 2011 on "The Opie and Anthony Show." He was a regular cast member on the cult favorite YouTube series "Man in the Box," starring opposite Cleveland Comedy Legend and Red Lobster regular Mike Polk Jr.
Bill has worked with such famous comedians like Daniel Tosh, Dave Coulier, George Wallace, and doubts any of them remember his name.
in 2008 Bill recorded and released his debut album "Sarcasm Bus" independently and has sold around 3,000 copies to drunk people after his shows. In 2011 Bill teamed up with Slow Mutant Productions and filmed his one hour comedy special "Just Say Your Jokes."
Comedian and writer Jim Tews is the creator of the New York Times Bestseller “Felines of New York.” He made his stand-up television debut on Last Comic Standing and was featured in an episode of Louie. Previously he was one of 2011’s New Faces at Just For Laughs Montreal and has performed in the Bridgetown Comedy Festival, Eugene Mirman Comedy Festival, as well as SF Sketchfest.
He recently created/ co-wrote and starred in The Undone Sweaters web series about a sociophobic Weezer cover band, which was featured on Funny or Die and Nerdist.com. He also created the HBO Labs’ web series The Opener and recently directed a feature length documentary about Cleveland’s independent comedy scene called Make Fun.
don't compromise what you want most, for what you want right now
Clark Jones is a humorist originally from the south side of Chicago. After moving East, he performed in the New York Comedy Festival opening for Hannibal Buress at Skirball Theater, the Brooklyn Comedy Festival, and currently hosts Comedy at the Knitting Factory every Sunday at 9, named a to weekly show by TimeOut NY. He was named one of the top comics to watch by the New York Observer, acted in Andy Samberg's "Digital Shorts" for Saturday Night LIVE, regularly films segments for the NY Posts "Internet Action Force" and recorded an episode of NBC's "Night Train with Wyatt Cenac for the Seeso network, airing Spring 2016.
He works in clubs throughout New York City, serving laughs about everything from shopping to political debates, and credits solid napping as a key to happiness.
Stand Up Comedian Cody Cooper is a lovable, rambunctious ball of funny hailing from Cleveland, OH. Cody was the winner of Cleveland’s Really Big Show’s Comedy Competition and was named The Best in the Biz by his Grandmother.
You want clean jokes? Cody’s got clean jokes. You want blue collar jokes? Comin’ right up. Crowd interaction you ask? Guess what? Cody LOVES crowd work! Whatever the venue, Cody ‘s unique stories and humorous observations of everyday life will provide entertainment to any crowd. Having shared the stage with nationally touring comics Mike Polk Jr., Karen Rontowski , and Bobby Lee, Cody is on his way to becoming that one sort of famous guy you saw that was pretty funny but can’t remember his name.
Since his move to New York in 2013, Miles has been featured in the New York Times, The New Yorker, Buzzfeed, Huffington Post, Time Out New York, The Village Voice, and was voted one of the funniest comedians of 2014 by the website, Brightest Young Things. He has also been heard on The Moth and National Public Radio's All Things True with Tim Barnes. On top of this, Will has toured with Hannibal Buress since 2011.
In 2015, Will was featured on truTV's Friends Of The People, Bravo's Guide To..., Fusion TV's Come Here And Say That, MTV's Middle Of The Night Show, truTV's Late Night Snack and a couple of national commercials. He also was a guest on MSNBC.
Last Call Cleveland has been performing sketch comedy for more than a decade all over North America. They regularly appear at Playhouse Square and many far less illustrious venues in the area and have performed at every sketch comedy festival ever.
Stand-up comedian Micheal Ivy is a Comedian that stands for something. That thing? Stand up comedy. A favorite among hip Cleveland comedy fans, educated minorities and deranged millionaires, Micheal has received rave reviews such as; "my favorite Cleveland comic" and, "I liked him better than the other guys." Micheal recently taped his television debut for Fox on a comedy showcase show called "Laughs" ( laughstvshow.com ) where he did pretty well. A chance to see him perform is a chance to see a rising star. Micheal constantly stuns audiences with both his out of left-field humor and the ability to develop and write his own bios. A devout apolitical agnostic, Micheals' opinions on politics and religion are of no importance to anyone, and will not be discussed any further. What else...oh, he's black, or African American if you prefer.
Tim Cornett is funny in the same way a clown dressed like a hobo is. An American icon replacing both Mark Twain in folksy cleverness, and Elvis Presley in raw sexual energy. Tim has accepted many compliments, from “you are funny” to “You are very funny” and the fact that he accepts these compliments with grace instead of laughing the way you do when someone states something stupidly obvious, is a mark of what a wonderful person he is.
Originally from Cleveland. The Tim Cornett Experience consists of High energy wit that alternates between Thoughtful insights to in the moment riffs. Tim has taken a seldom tread path in comedy, instead of moving from club to club, as most comics do. Tim opted to move from city to city, spending his time absorbing how people laugh on a regional level, in some of the great American cities Including Las Vegas, NV. Los Angeles, CA., Portland, OR. and Louisville, KY.
Tim Cornett or “The He-Man from Cleve-Land” has been featured on many radio and newspaper outlets across the country. In Cleveland, Tim has been making a mark in podcasting. producing several shows, Including The Super Duper Saturday Variety Show. A live podcast recorded every Saturday from Cleveland inside the historic Beachland Ballroom & Tavern
Zachariah Durr is a Cleveland native who also lived other places, so he's here by choice. His work involves pop culture, playing other characters, playing himself, puppets, and throwing glitter all over the stage.
He's produced original content for the Independent Film Channel, Story Pirates NYC, and iHeartMedia - as well as co-hosting the storytelling show Keep Talking here in CLE.
Adam Richard is a stand up comic and storyteller from Cleveland, OH. His kisses are gentle. He helps produce and host Keep Talking: A Storytelling Show, which has been a standing room only affair since it started at the Happy Dog in 2014. Keep Talking has been featured at the Cleveland Museum of Art and 90.3 Ideastream which, according to Adam, is as fun as giving kisses gently. Cleveland Scene listed him as one of 30 Clevelanders you should know, which was cool, but not as cool as when Makeout Mag named him most gentle kisser. He's opened up for the likes of Rory Scovel, Eugene Mirman, and Stewart Huff; three men that denied themselves the pleasure of receiving a gentle kiss from Adam post-show.
THE UNDONE SWEATERS (Jim Tews, Andrew Short, Reid Faylor, and Danny Tambarelli) are Brooklyn’s number two Weezer tribute band. They would’ve been number one, but they refused to learn the entire catalog. They’re rule breakers, punk rock, if you will. Their live show is one of a kind, combining short, live sketches, funny visuals, and actual musicianship.
Their catalog goes far beyond Weezer to include other 90’s favorites, and a few random tracks from other artists and eras (Ramones, Sabbath, Foo Fighters).
Reid Faylor is a comedian, illustrator, writer, actor, and musician living in New York City.
This last year, Reid performed stand-up at San Francisco Sketchfest, toured the midwest as the lead guitarist in the Undone Sweaters (an embarrassingly sincere Weezer cover band), and he co-starred with Andrew Short in the webseries Action Boys. In addition to comedy projects, Reid also finished a three-year-long serialized young adult fiction novel called Alby that he wrote and illustrated for SparkNotes, and he starred in the short films The Birthday Party and The Dog, The Boy by Post Everything Productions.
Reid and his wife raise two boys who are cats.
"My Tombstone will say Freschetta... Its a pizza joke."
Jen O'Neill Smith is an Atlanta based comic. She hosts and produces the Schlitz and Giggles Stand Up Comedy Showcase and was recently selected to perform at this year's Memphis Comedy Festival and the Sweetwater 420 Fest Laugh's and Lyric's stage. Paste Magazine recently named her one of 8 comics to watch in Atlanta. Her style of comedy has been described as "dark and observational...yet likeable.
Follow her on Facebook and Twitter @jenoneillsmith
"He died doing what he loved, listening to Steely Dan in his car"
Zach Pugh is a comedian and writer from Ohio living in Los Angeles. He is the host of the weekly standup show Rod Stewart Live! and has performed at comedy clubs across the country including Zanies, The Funny Bone & The Improv. He recently finished a 5 week solo tour of the country where he had a lot of fun but also kind of lost his mind.
Follow him on Twitter: @ZachPugh
"Ladies and gentlemen, put your hands together...and start shoveling. It's really dark in here. Seriously."
Lace Larrabee is a perfect Southern belle, ready to wow you with a smile and a kind word, while hiding hysterical dark secrets deep within her heart. Weaving tales of her former beauty pageant days with raw jokes about love, family, and work place survival Lace has leveled crowds all over the country. From A list comedy clubs to filthy punk dive bars, Lace’s relatable brand of acerbic wit finds a home wherever working people are looking for a laugh. Lace performs at clubs and festivals all across the country including the Laughing Skull Comedy Festival, the She Devil Comedy Festival, and the Laugh Your Asheville Off Comedy Festival. She can also be seen on Viceland's Flophouse and on multiple episodes of FOX's Laughs.
Denver’s “Youngster Laureate” Ben Bryant began comedy at 18, like an idiot, a week into college. Now a wizened 22, after being groomed on the meanest streets of Denver, Ben is an accomplished stand-up and a decent sketch writer. A loosely flowing absurdism and delightful improvisational skills has established Ben as a Denver comedy staple. . Ben has performed at some of the best known venues in Denver and beyond, including Comedy Works, The Denver Improv, and many of the alternative comedy shows, including Arguments and Grievances, and 7 Minutes in Purgatory. Due to a series of technicalities and bold booking choices, Ben has appeared on Huffington Post, and has been a part of the Memphis Comedy Festival, Crom Comedy Festival, High Plains Comedy Festival, and Savage Henry Festival, and has worked with big dog comedians like Todd Glass, Ben Kronberg, Josh Blue, and Adam Cayton-Holland.
John Dick Winters is a stand up comedian, storyteller, chef, father of twin daughters and the owner of countless regrets. He is the founder of Race to the Coffin Comedy and the Burning Bridges Festival. He is based primarily in Pittsburgh but has performed as far away as just outside of Pittsburgh.
Follow him on Facebook or Twitter: @Johndickwinters
I love taking inspiration from as many different areas as possible, mixing my own life experience with pop culture, politics, this one weird commercial I saw, and fun character and performance bits into a single set that shows the audience the lens through which I view the world. Also I try and mix in at least one original song into every set I can. Who doesn't like that?
Described by a college freshman in a student newspaper review as "kind of prepared but unprepared at the same time," Johan Miranda has performed in SF Sketchfest, Bridgetown Comedy Festival, 10,000 Laughs Comedy Festival, & Memphis Comedy Festival. Johan currently resides in Los Angeles where he is a co-producer & regular performer at the Chatterbox Comedy Night, which was recently named by Timeout Los Angeles as one of the "3 unconventional stand-up comedy shows you need to see now."
Chris Paugh is the product of a schizophrenic and a manic depressive. Chris is a Cleveland, Ohio based Standup Comedian. Chris was a two time finalist in the Columbus Funny Bone's Funniest Person in Columbus Contest and winner of the Funny Stop's Funniest Comedian in Northeast Ohio contest in 2015. He has performed in the Columbus Comedy Festival 2013 and 2014 , The Cleveland Comedy Festival in 2015, and currently runs the popular Ad Hominem Attack Show in Cleveland at Canopy. Chris is terrible at describing himself in the third person.
Derek Graff is a Chicago based comedian whose dry, self effacing style has made him a Midwest favorite. His rural upbringing and big city experiences have given him plenty to laugh at himself about. If you don't laugh at your mistakes, you're doomed to repeat them...or something like that. Recent performances include the Cleveland Comedy Festival, the Dallas Comedy Festival, and Midwest Fest in Indianapolis.
Holly Lynnea is a Louisville-based comedian, writer, actress and dancer with a wicked repartee. Her comedic style is best described as charming, yet unapologetic. She engages her audiences by sharing the not-so-proud life experiences that shaped her quirky worldviews. Recently, Holly Lynnea made her television debut on the FOX Network's "Laughs TV" show. She performs regularly in comedy clubs and festivals across the US and Canada including: Laugh Your Asheville Off, Cape Fear Comedy Festival, LaughFest, and Toronto's SheDot Festival.
Jeff Zenisek is an up and coming stand-up comic with a weird last name, really good hair, and a growing fan-base.
Jeff delights audiences with his energetic and honest performances. His comedy offers a peak inside the life and mind of a giant man-boy.
Jeff spent most of his childhood in the mountains of West Virginia, where the fresh air helped him grow to a borderline freakish height of 6 feet, 7 inches tall. You could say he grew up, but only in reference to his height.
Jeff has always been a fierce competitor, excelling at anything he feels like, such as skateboarding, tennis, Connect Four, video games. Jeff was awarded Best of the Fest at the 2015 Devil Cup Comedy Contest in NYC.
Jeff hosts a twice monthly podcast called THE GROUNDED PODCAST and records his show from Grounded Podcast Studios (his parents house).
Jeff has worked with comics such as Grandma Lee (America's Got Talent), Nikki Glaser (Not Safe), Tom Segura (Your Mom's House Podcast). He also took Bill Burr to the gun range
Zach Noe Towers is a stand up comedian/actor based out of Los Angeles, CA. Zach's performed all over the country, including headlining St. Louis Pride, featuring on RSVP/Atlantis Cruise Lines, and showcasing at festivals such as SF SketchFest and CROM. You can catch Zach as one of the new co-hosts of "The Elite Daily Show" on Verizon's streaming platform Go90.
My name is Jasmyn Carter and I'm a junior at Kent State University. I grew up in a suburb outside of Cleveland called Maple Heights. I graduated from Maple Heights High School ranked number nine in my class with college credits. I have four brothers and two sisters. I come from a competitive background. I played sports all my life and never backed down from a challenge. I am the current President of the Kent State Comedy Club. When I was younger I suffered from really bad stage fright. I would cry at the thought of performing in front of people, not realizing that one day it would become my passion. School and sports were my thing. I was always good at school because that's what I thought I was supposed to do. I had no idea that I would want to become a comedian. I want to have a contribution to this art form and as many art forms as I can when I grow up. On social media, we see these videos and people think that's what comedy is, as in that's the only comedy in this world. When stand up is the purest form of comedy. I want the youth to recognize what a real comedian looks like and I plan on working as hard as I can for as long as I can.
I am a stand up comic/producer/comedy writer currently living in Kent, Ohio. I have been actively doing stand up comedy for about four years now, and have done it in places such as Playhouse Square (Cleveland Comedy Festival), Laugh Factory Chicago, The Second City, The Funny Stop, The Annoyance in Chicago, and many more. I also opened for The Sklar Brothers this past October when they played The Kent Stage in Kent.
I produce a weekly comedy television show at Kent State University's TV2, called 'The Agenda' (I can send you a link to those upon request). This show has been really well reviewed, and has even recently been picked up for syndication at another TV station in Colorado. I also attended The Second City's Comedy Studies program in the summer of 2015, which was a difficult program to get into. In this program, I wrote sketches, improvised, and put on a Second City-style revue with my classmates that we performed at Up Comedy Club.
With experience as a metal vocalist, Dave is no stranger to the stage, commanding attention from the audience with his massive frame and personality. When he’s not busy being the 2014 WMMS/Yuengling Pop-a-Shot Basketball Champion, Dave mixes self-deprecation with vivid imagery to paint the audience pictures they weren’t sure they wanted to see.
I've been doing stand-up for over 2 years now mostly to show off my wonderful hair and prominent chin. I've been told I'm "really alt-y" and "wear some cool shirts" by some people who half listened to my sets in LA and it was then I realized that I truly am going to make it in this world.
I’m an East Nashville raised, New York City based standup comedian, actress, producer, and pot smoker. In 2010 I made my feature film debut in Bad Batch, of which I helped produce and starred in. I was featured in Chicago’s Women’s Funny Festival, helped break the Guinness World Record for longest running continuos standup show (80 hours) and am most notably known for my 2014 walk across America. For over eight months I pushed a cart and walked 2000 miles from Lewes, DE to Oceanside, California. Performing standup in a dozen states along the way, I filmed the entire trip, and am currently in production of a comedic documentary about my travels titled, Burning Daylight.
Since returning from my walk I co-create a web-series, Let’s Take a Walk With Jessica Watkins and Tiki. Let’s Take a Walk is a diverse interview web-series where my curious chihuahua, Tiki and I humorously tackle challenging topics of our time as we stroll through the New York City neighborhood of our subject.
Follow her on Facebook and Twitter @ajessicawalking
Joe Howard started doing stand up comedy after being the MC for many skateboard contests and demos in the late 90's since then he has climbed up the ranks as one of Clevelands edgier voices. the early years involved working "urban" clubs. Now Joe has been touring with Jim Florentine and has opened for many big acts like Dave Attell, Bill Burr, Jim Jeffries, Colin Quinn, Bill Bellamy, Ralphie May, and Otto and George.
Joe has been on many successful podcasts such as:comedy metal midgets ,sit down Zumock,Todd and Tyler he's also been on the Alan Cox show and the bull and the fox.
Joe was also featured on Mike Polks HBO labs web series Man in the Box.
Hi! I've been juggling comedy and side-hustles in New York for a decade. I moved here to be a public school teacher at a middle school in the Bronx, but that didn't work out because I'm no Michelle Phieffer. Over the past few years, I've made a buck working as an extra on Law and Order, performing children's theatre, and working as a real estate agent on the front lines of gentrification in Bushwick and Williamsburg. Meanwhile I've been producing independent stand-up showcases all over the city, from yoga studios, to the back rooms at Japanese sushi bars. The comedy scene in NYC is so diverse, I've gotten to experience the improv community at UCB and was in a sketch group that performed regularly at the People's Improv theatre. Recently I produced, co-wrote, and acted in a short film with a cast of talented New York City comedians that can be found at Whereissimfeld.com. I've been keeping up on local progressive politics for a sweet weekly gig as the sidekick co-host on the Katie Halper Show in WBAI. Not a bad run for an asthmatic Chicano from Washington D.C.
I write “smart” comedy. It’s not boring or over anyone’s head. “Smart” comedy doesn’t mean fancy words or big, philosophical points. It just means that unlike other comics my age, I don’t constantly talk about porn. That’s really it. I talk about subjects like: trying to be a good boyfriend, BBC’s Life, bookstores, video games, Netflix, my body image, my family, and, of course, porn. Even smart people still like porn.
I’ve been doing stand-up for over ten years. In that time I’ve also written for College Humor, McSweeney’s, The Onion News Network on IFC, Someecards (where I was the Ecards Editor for over a year), TL;DR Wikipedia, Reader’s Digest, and a couple web series you’ve never heard of that paid me with checks that said, verbatim: “Cheese Jokes.” I also was an “Adjunct Scholar” for Lapham’s Quarterly, created the Better Book Titles blog and wrote my own humor book for Penguin in 2012 called How Not to Read: Harnessing the Power of a Literature-Free Life. I co-host a weekly stand-up show at UCB East Village called Lasers in the Jungle every Thursday night at 7:30 PM. My stand-up has been featured in the Boston Comedy Festival, the Cleveland Comedy Festival, Out of Bounds Comedy Festival, Cape Fear Comedy Festival, and the North Carolina Comedy Arts Festival. I’ve also been an actor in sketches for College Humor, IFC, Funny or Die, MTV.com, and Distractify (one of which ended up on the Today show).
Danny Felts. 1988-2088. (and then it would be shaped like a grocery store pizza so it would be a Tombstone Pizza tombstone.)
Danny Felts is a comedian hailing from the great fugue state of Portland, OR. His career in comedy began when he started yelling premises to nobody in a former bands practice space. Since then he has been lucky enough to replace that practice space with actual people. Danny’s comedy/wit is hella acerbic, and he was once described as a whimsical cynic; kind of like a trapeze artist who enjoys the cool intensity of Microsoft Excel, or a golden retriever with shifty eyes.
Felts has been fortunate enough to do some cool stuff. He’s performed multiple times on the Bridgetown Comedy Festival, the Bumbershoot Music and Arts Festival, and the Salt Lake City Comedy Carnivale. He’s also been on SF Sketchfest, Hell Yes Fest, Accidental Comedy Festival, and the Orlando Indie Comedy Fest. Recently he was on Kevin Allison's storytelling show/podcast, RISK!, and has performed on The Moth.
When he is not performing he is on the internet in various forms. He currently manages the PDX COMEDY BLOG which contains all the hips and happenings within the Portland Comedy Scene. He was also the editor for the wildly popular/masochistic web series, The Spicy News, which he also wrote on.
Danny's comedy is like Iceland. Obscure, layered in an array of sweaters, and breathtakingly beautiful.
Dustin Meadows is good looking, he's just not that smart. Unless the topic of discussion is popular culture, a subject that he literally holds a degree in (Bachelor of Arts, Bowling Green State University). He is the founder of Whiskey Bear Comedy and just wrapped up the first ever Whiskey Bear Comedy Festival in Columbus, Ohio. He digs punk rock and werewolves.
Sam Ike is a comedian from Boston. A versatile performer, he started as a sketch member of the group Friends of Gertrude who performed in the St Louis andPhilly SketchFest. In improv he was a member of the ImprovBoston Mainstage and made appearances in the Chicago Improv Festival and the Del Close Marathon. As a stand up, he was a finalist in the Cleveland Comedy Festival and made appearances in the Burning Bridges Festival, Boston Comedy Festival and Milwuakee Comedy Festival. Often you can find Sam hosting the popular show The Sky or rewriting this bio.
Ian Aber is a comedian, writer and show producer based out of Atlanta, Georgia. He's been a featured performer and host at The Atlanta Improv and Laughing Skull Lounge and accepted into the Orlando Indie Fest Comedy Festival, Scruffy City Comedy Festival and Hell Yes Fest. Ian was recently a finalist in NBC’s Stand UP For Diversity talent infusion program and will be a part of NBC’s NACA tour in 2016. His comedic style highlights the absurd in even the most serious of subject matter. "He's funny," whispered the person you trust the most.
Irene Tu is a stand-up comic, writer, and performer from Chicago, now living in the Bay Area. Some have described her as “sarcastic” but she just tells it like it is. She has been in SF Sketchfest, Limestone Comedy Festival, Cape Fear Comedy Festival, Crom Comedy Festival, and was a finalist in Rooftop Comedy’s National College Comedy Competition. She hosts Hysteria, a women and queer comedy open mic, every Tuesday in San Francisco and Laugh Function, a popular stand-up showcase in Berkeley on Saturdays. You can see Irene on an upcoming episode of Flophouse on Viceland.
Tyler Jackson is a standup from Chicago who has somehow wormed his way into a job where he has a lot of free time to write jokes, which he cobbles together into an act made up of absurd wordplay, non-sequiturs, and embarrassing personal details. He hopes this makes you feel better about yourself and your achievements, you monster.
Tyler is co-creator of the bizarre monthly comedy happening The Late Late Breakfast and should probably be working instead of writing this.
Zach Peterson creates thoughtful and different comedy with uncommon takes on common subjects. When Zach is not touring the country with the likes of Dave Ross or Timmy Williams from The Whitest Kids you Know, he makes his home in Chicago IL. In Chicago, Zach helps run the Arguments and Grievances comedy debate show that was just named "Best Variety Show" by Chicago Magazine and recently featured at LA's Nerdmelt Theater. He is also one of the organizers of the Comedy Exposition of 2014 Chicago's first DIY stand up festival. In the past he has featured for Joe DeRosa and Matt Braunger for such clubs like Up Comedy Club and The Comedy Attic and has performed at such festivals as, The Limestone Comedy Festival, The High Plains Comedy Festival and Laugh your Asheville Off among others.
I am from Youngstown, OH. As a stand up comedian, I have worked at the Funny Stop (Akron, OH) and the Funny Farm (Youngstown, OH). I won first place in the Shaker's Summer Comedy Contest in 2015 (Youngstown, OH). I am on an improv team called The Big Fuss at Unplanned Comedy in Pittsburgh, PA. I also made a short film that won Best Short at the 2011 Akron Film Festival.
Started out in Hip Hop, got too old to jump around so I've been doing acting and comedy since. Joey Zsa Zsa brings high energy, courageously animated jokes and stories that is consistently being delivered with "any crowd friendly" punch lines and wittiness to match.
You literally can't spell smiles without Miles :) He performs comedy everywhere, from garage shows to the Chicago Laugh Factory. He has featured in festivals across the country, such as the Comedy Exposition, the 10,000 Laughs Fest, Cleveland Comedy Festival, Chicago’s EPIC Fest, and Seattle’s Highlarious Fest. Miles co-produces “VHS”, a MST3K style comedy show, which was praised in Time Out Chicago. In addition to standup, Miles is a trained actor and writer who studies at the Annoyance.
Selena Coppock is a standup comedian, writer, and storyteller based in NYC. She has been called a "dark horse audiences never see coming" by The Village Voice and an "impressive young talent" by the New York Times. In May 2013, she published her debut book, THE NEW RULES FOR BLONDES (It Books/HarperCollins). The book is collection of hilarious, personal essays celebrating and subverting the blonde stereotype. Her writing has also been featured on McSweeney's, Jezebel, Reductress, The Loom, xoJane, the Huffington Post, TheFrisky, and elsewhere.
Selena has been seen doing jokes and characters on VH1, RooftopComedy.com, CollegeHumor.com and elsewhere. She has also been featured in Marie Claire Italy and on the Glamour magazine blog, the Lucky magazine blog, the Examiner, the Boston Globe, LA Weekly, Boston Metro, and the Boston Phoenix. When not pushing her pro-blonde agenda, Selena can usually be found in a dive bar lamenting the breakup of Guns ‘n Roses and putting Bob Seger’s “Night Moves” on the juke box.
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Travis Irvine is a comedian, journalist, filmmaker and unsuccessful politician. He has contributed to VICE, the Guardian, The Huffington Post, Jesse Ventura's Off the Grid and .Mic. Travis wrote and directed a feature-length horror/satire about killer raccoons as well as a short documentary about his own 2007 mayoral campaign, and his political and comedy videos have been featured on The Jay Leno Show, PBS’s NewsHour and Funny Or Die. He was also once on The People's Court. A recent graduate of the Columbia University School of Journalism, he currently lives and performs between Ohio and New York City.
Straight off the streets of upper-middle class Memphis comes Andy Fleming, a big bright shining young star of the Chicago comedy scene. Andy brings his perspective to the stage with an energy usually only seen in bathrooms where people are doing coke or in any conversation with Quentin Tarantino. After years on stage, Andy employs an arsenal of material, crowd-work and riffing to be one of the most consistently hilarious comics in Chicago. Baby boy has risen from the ashes to be one of the best in the midwest at stand-up and the art of hosting. Now in Chicago, Andy produces and hosts the smash shows The Two-Hour Comedy Hour and Comedy Secrets.
Follow him on Facebook and Twitter @andyandyfleming
"Khalid Rahmaan was a good man, an adequate lover and a decent standup. Above all else: that negro's feet were CLEAN."
Khalid Rahmaan is a Fleetwood Mac fanatic, an adventurous eater and a Brooklyn-based standup comic, in that order. You can find Khalid integrating his rapidly gentrifying Brooklyn neighborhood at his monthly show “It's Sooo Up & Coming”. When he’s not on stage, he’s giving his take on the news in the Headliner app on your iPhone as “khalidsays”. He was a Semi-Finalist in the 2015 NBC Standup Competition and he promises he doesn't usually speak in the third person.
What's a Chad Weaver? Is he more Rad Weaver or Sad Weaver? Probably just Bad Weaver. Has he been called "bizarrely sexual" by Cleveland.com? Yes. Was he ever on local television? TWICE. Did he do your mom? You know it. . Can he do it all again? Let's find out.
Natalie Grace Alford was born in Brooklyn, New York and grew up in the Chicago suburb of Des Plaines Illinois. She was in a professional children choir when she was 10 thus beginning her intense study of music. She became a music major when attending university and graduated in 3 years. She began using the loop pedals with her music early in her career and since then it has been the main device that she uses for her songs. Natalie currently lives in Chicago with her boyfriend and cute dog named Oscar.
Upon stumbling across his first open mic sometime in 2012, life long comedy fan Joshua Morrow knew that he had found his purpose. As it turns out, living a crazy life will leave a man with a lot to say. After only a few weeks of hitting open mic nights it was apparent that his postive energy could be better applied to hosting shows, and in January of 2013 he took over a struggling open mic. The Village Idiot at Lakewood Village Tavern is now one of Clevelands most respected independent comedy shows and regularly features over 20 comics. Having also hosted countless charitable events, fundraisers, concerts, car shows, craft beer festivals, and even a mustache contest, he has become one of the most trusted Emcees Cleveland has to offer. He was most recently named House Emcee at the Bonkerz Comedy Club where he can be seen working fresh material almost every week. His charisma and quick wit will entertain any crowd from corporate events and private parties, to comedy clubs and showcases. Joshua is sure to bring your next event to its full potential.
Cleveland born stand up comic and actor has been igniting stages with his unique brand of humor since the 1800's from his aqcuisistion of a time travel device. he is the only man on record to have lasted through an entire season of monk withouth falling asleep, after volunteering for top secret government experiment his body has been enhanced with super human strength, speed and the ability to sneek outside drinks into any bar or movie theatre. Dave Flynt is an american hero. Dave Flynt did not write this bio... AT ALL