Aaron Naylor is a stand-up comedian from Kansas City, MO. He was the winner of the 2014 Kansas City Local Comic Standing Competition, has performed at the 2015 Devils Cup Comedy Festival, the 2015 Orlando Indie Comedy Festival, the 2015 Sacramento Comedy Festival, Gilda's Laughfest 2016, the 2016 Bird City Comedy Festival, the 2016 Kansas City Comedy Festival, placed 2nd in the 2016 Cleveland Comedy Festival, and has been selected to perform in the 2017 Orlando Indie Fest as well as the 2017 San Francisco Sketchfest. Aaron has also opened for national headliners Jimmy Shubert, Bret Ernst, Ryan Hamilton, Tony Hinchcliffe, and Shane Mauss. He's been called "all right" by his parents and "a total delight" by other people who have seen him. Aaron's clever writing style and dry sense of humor is almost guaranteed to bring a smile to your face.
Adrian McNair is a San Francisco based stand up comedian who can’t think of a better way to put his degree to good use. He recently made is television debut on Viceland’s “Flophouse” along with being featured in various comedy festivals including San Francisco Sketchfest, Crom Fest Atlanta, Bridgetown Comedy Festival, and the Out of Bounds Comedy Festival. He is also a producer of the popular “Mission Position” and “Verdi Wild Things Are” comedy shows in San Francisco, and “Moonlight Comedy” in Oakland.
AJ Grill is a standup comic currently residing in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. An Iowa native, AJ won the 2016 Penguins Comedy Club ‘Funniest Person in Iowa Contest.’ he has recently performed at the Green Gravel, Beast Village, and Flood water comedy festivals. AJ also regularly appears at the Comedy Cafe Comedy Club in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
Alvin is a regular on the DFW comedy scene who has been on the rise. Originally from Memphis, TN Alvin has been entertaining audiences with relatable topics like marriage, getting older, & work. His style is meant to be enjoyable to all backgrounds & has garnered him opportunities to perform in the Ventura Comedy Festival, Sacramento Comedy Festival, The Highlarious Comedy Festival, Comedy Binge Festival & an appearance on the Kill Tony Podcast.
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. He doesn't want to change your life, he just wants us all to laugh about something dumb for a little while before we have to go back to our lives. Andy is regularly considered one of the best hosts in Chicago, and has performed at shows, clubs, and festivals all over the country. In Chicago, Andy produces and hosts the smash shows The Two-Hour Comedy Hour and Comedy Secrets, as well as the Roast show Character Assassination at the Chicago Laugh Factory.
The comedy of Arish Singh, with its unique fusion of absurdist humor and political commentary has been praised by many, and described by many others as “yeah, just not my thing.” Singh has opened for national acts like Tim Heidecker, Kamau W. Bell and Hasan Minhaj, and in 2016 he was featured in the Chicago Comedy Exposition, Green Gravel Comedy Festival, Minneapolis's 10,000 Laughs Festival and the L.A. comedy showcase Hot Tub with Kristen Schaal and Kurt Braunohler. Singh co-produces SolidHilarity, a Chicago comedy show that fundraises for activist groups and labor unions.
Byron Stamps is a Dallas based comes and Mississippi native who delivers tales of family life, daily observations, and his days as a high school Algebra teacher. He has performed at many festivals across the country including San Francisco Sketchfest, Comedy Exposition of Chicago, and Hell Yes Fest to name a few.
Charley McMullen is a comedian, cartoonist, writer, actor, filmmaker and all-around useful guy. As a stand up comic, he's been slaying audiences with his trademark "frustrated absurdist" style all over the country for almost 10 years. McMullen is also the creator of the cult comic strip "The Men From Cyclopolis" published at www.geekjuicemedia.com. There, you can also find years worth of podcasts featuring McMullen about the funny side of geek culture. Amid many productions over the past 20 years or so, his writing and acting prowess can currently be seen in the film A Simple Little Robbery, currently in the film festival circuit through 2017. His mission is to spread joy and happiness to his fellow humans.
Courtney Fearrington is a New York based comedian that has already shown he has the ability to make any group of people laugh. His style of comedy crosses boundaries and touches on a variety of topics. Courtney has quickly become a fixture on the comedy scene with his likable personality and quick wit. He has been featured at comedy clubs and festivals all over the country, including the Bentzen Ball festival. Along with touring, he has been heard on Sirius XM, syndicated radio, and has worked with comics from HBO, The Daily Show, Comedy Central, MTV, SNL, and many more.
Dan Sheehan used to be a pretty weird kid. When asked what he wanted to be when he grew up, his answer was, without hesitation, falconer. He didn’t end up becoming a falconer, but he did end up becoming a comedian. His comedy and writing have since been featured in such outlets as ClickHole, Buzzfeed, The Huffington Post, and more. He's the creator of the very popular twitter account, "Not A Wolf" that has been called "a work of comedic genius" by British comedy outlet, The Poke and "Exactly what the web is for" by the New York Observer. His blog, I Suck At Tinder, has gathered upwards of 100,000 followers from all across the world, and has been recommended by outlets such as Playboy, Esquire, and Men’s Humor.
Deanna Ortiz, single, white, female. Born and raised in the suburbs of Chicago, her comedy is a sassy and lively take on everyday life. Take a walk in her sensible fashion heels and she talks about love, loss, pregnancy scares, and puppies. She has been featured in shows all over Chicago and the surrounding suburbs and is a cast member of The Lincoln Lodge, Hoo Ha Comedy and the Two Hour Comedy Hour . You can follow her on twitter, facebook, tinder and in real life at any bar in Chicago. Buy her a drink, she'll kiss you on the lips.
From Atlanta Ga. Voted top 8 comics to watch by paste magazine. Outkast is his religion
Diego Attanasio is a comedian who was born in Lima, Peru. Diego quickly wins a crowd with his quick wit and likability. His non sequitur comedy keeps audiences enthralled and guessing. His rapid-fire delivery and onstage charisma are quickly making Diego one of the most notable acts in the midwest.
Dwight Simmons is a comedian from Indianapolis that tours full time. In 2016, his album Pacifist Aggressive hit #1 on the iTunes charts. He's been included in the Limestone Comedy Festival and has been featured on MoveOn.org.
Greg Behrens is a comedian from Atlanta, GA. Greg is a regularly featured act at clubs throughout the country including The Comedy Attic, The Improv, The Punchline, and The Comedy Catch, as well as the creator and host of, Jokin' Off: A Comedy Battle, the popular monthly one liner showcase presented by The Laughing Skull Lounge. In addition to stand-up, Greg is a longtime writer and cast member in Atlanta's premiere live sketch comedy troupe, Sketchworks. Greg was a semi-finalist in the Laughing Skull Comedy Festival(2015 &2016), and a finalist in the 2015 Devil Cup at Broadway Comedy Club in NYC. He has also performed in the Boston Comedy Festival, Limestone Comedy Festival, World Series of Comedy, Red Clay Comedy Festival, Hell Yes Fest, Sweetwater 420 Festival, and many more. Greg's comedy can be heard on Rooftop Comedy, Sirius XM, and in his humor column Gregular Thoughts at imposemagazine.com
Hannah Hogan is a Canadian actress, stand-up comedian and writer based in Nashville, TN. Hannah starred in the Canadian TV series, That’s So Weird, and for her performance on the show she won a Canadian Comedy Award for Best Ensemble Performance. Hannah also worked as a writer and cast member for the The legendary Second City in Toronto, where she created several main stage revues and further honed her comedic skills. Hannah continued to land comedy roles, and was cast in the CityTV show, Meet the Family. Hannah was the break out star of the series and was hired to act and write in the returning second season for which she was nominated for a Canadian Comedy Award for Best Writing in TV Comedy Series. Hannah is also a celebrated stand up comedian in Canada. She worked for Yuk Yuks Comedy Club and was a feature performer at Just For Laughs 42.
Jason Earl Folks
Jason Earl Folks is not going to be okay. Sure, he escaped the mean streets of Laurel, Maryland, to become a beloved and signature voice in the Chicago stand-up scene. That makes sense. His stage presence is hypnotizing, like watching a manic streetside preacher whom you can't help but feel is right about everything. But his lifestyle of partying, tracking down Bigfoot, and drinking soup directly from the can is simply baffling. He is not afraid of anything, and he is here for you to learn from the beatings he has received in that process. He is Jason Earl Folks. And so should you.
Jen O’Neill Smith
Jen O’Neill Smith is a stand up comedian from Atlanta, GA. She has produced and co-produced many comedy shows including Schlitz and Giggles Stand Up Comedy Showcase, Brunchlines, and Date Night: A Sensual Comedy Experience. Jen has had the pleasure of performing on many festivals including Laughing Skull Festival, Accidental Comedy Fest, Hell Yes Fest, Laugh your Asheville Off, Memphis Comedy Festival, Devil Cup, Broken Record Comedy Festival, and the Sweet Water 420 Festival. She has been described as “dark and observational…yet like-able”.
Jessica Hong is a New Orleans-based comedian. She hosts the monthly stand-up showcase Stoned vs. Drunk vs. Sober and has opened up for medium-famous highly-respected people like John F. O’Donnell, the Guys We Fucked Podcast and Hari Kondabolu. She teaches & performs improv at The New Movement Theater and her obligatory festival credits include FunFunFun Fest (Austin), Come and Take it Fest (Houston) and Hell Yes Fest (NOLA).
Virginia comedian/rapper who taps into his biracial heritage/angst to bring entertainment to those who listen. Starting at 21, Jonny Bratsveen has been known as a comedian for the people by the people. Beginning his career at Cozzy’s Comedy Club in VA, his mission is to share his off-kilter view on the simplest of subjects with the world and make them laugh. He's been seen at the VA Beach “Funnybone”, “Crab Island Cantina” in Destin Florida, “Nate Campbell's Boxing Weekend” in Dothan Alabama, “South Street Comedy Club” in Jackson Tennessee, and most recently in the “Urban Laughs Matter Comedy Festival” in Memphis Tennessee last year. Jonny is no stranger to any type of crowd or event and his flexibility of material gives him an arsenal that is unmatched by many.
A former cubicle jockey and high school coach, Katherine now co-hosts a podcast (Advice! with Dave & Kat) and has performed around the country. Her comedy has been called sublime, profoundly relatable, and also available for birthday parties. She’s headlined Charm City Comedy Festival, competed at Seattle International Comedy Competition, and performed at Laugh Your Asheville Off, the Bentzen Ball, and the inaugural Cinder Block Comedy Festival. Katherine brings a unique point of view to the absurdities of daily life, and can be found most nights trying to make strangers laugh.
Katie East returned to Louisiana in 2012 after a five-year stint performing improv and stand-up comedy in New York City. She was hand-selected by Louis CK to open for him at a sold-out show of over 600 in New Orleans. While in NYC, East was trained at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre and has been a featured performer there as well. She has been featured in a Comedy Central television pilot with comic Patrice O’Neal and a popular Internet sketch appealing to actor/singer Justin Timberlake which the star himself retweeted. East’s one-woman show Sick Girl has been produced at theaters in New York City, New Orleans and Baton Rouge. East currently lives in New Orleans and performs stand-up around the country.
Kristen Sivills is a native of Virginia Beach., VA. Since 2012, she’s been performing stand up comedy from Virginia Beach FunnyBone and Cozzy’s Comedy Club in Virginia, to the JSpot Comedy Club and The Comedy store in LA. She’s appeared on TV One’s Roland Martin Show (but it was only twice, calm down) and participated in 2016 Memphis Comedy Festival. Part of Anjelah Johnson’s east coast crew, she’s also worked with Tone Bell, Ralph Harris, Tom Segura, Finesse Mitchell (you get the point). She’s also a radio personality with Norfolk based, Top 40 station, WNVZ Z104 (Entercom). She has the dopest kid on the planet, was accidentally voted Most Likely to Be Famous in high school and is the best cook you’ve never met.
One part '80s nerd with an affinity for '90s rock and one part political satirist with a penchant for blasphemy, Larry Fulford enjoys reveling in his own self-deprecating geekdom almost as much as he enjoys holding a mirror up to society to show itself how ridiculous it is. Aside from producing his own independent shows and tours, Fulford appeared at the Cape Fear Comedy Festival (2013), the Orlando Indie Comedy Festival (2014, 2015), and has had the pleasure of sharing stages with the likes of Brian Posehn, Nick Thune, Creed Bratton (The Office), Jay Chandrasekhar (Super Troopers), and Zach Sherwin (Epic Rap Battles of History). Additionally, he has contributed humor pieces to Orlando Weekly and Men's Health online, with tweets picked up by Playboy.com ("Funniest Tweets of the Week") and Uproxx.
Maddy Smith is a NYC-based comedian who performs and MCs at a variety of venues throughout the region. Originally from Buffalo, NY, Maddy's comedy has an overtone of self-deprecation that allows her to weave easily between strong material and crowd work. As a 25-year-old woman, Maddy's material is playful but smart -- she has been seen at the Hoboken Comedy Festival and was a finalist in the Finger Lakes Comedy Festival.
Mark James Heath
Mjh is a poet and comedian returning to the United States after spending the last several years touring Canada with Yuk Yuks International. He has been featured in such comedy festivals as Bridgetown, JFL42, and NBC Universal/Second City Outreach Break Out Festival.
Mary Jordan started performing stand up comedy in Memphis while she was still in high school-she's much funnier now. She won Funniest Person in Memphis 2006, and her career in Memphis also included time as a member of FreakEngine and The Wiseguys. Now she performs at showcases all over Chicago and hosts The Smart Mouth Open Mic every week. In the past, she's opened for Paul F. Tompkins, Maria Bamford, and Todd Barry.
Michael Brown is a stand up comedian, actor and YouTuber. His love of all things nerd works it's way into his spot-on impressions and his hilarious comedy. Michael Brown currently stars as the rejuvenated, cybernetic head of Orson Welles in the web series Everything's OK which makes its premiere at the 2016 Cannes Film Festival. Michael has been featured in five independent films, was voted Arkansas' Penultimate Funniest Person of 2010, performed in 2011's World Series of Comedy, and has been a three time Featured Comedian at the Memphis Comedy Festival. Michael Brown is the creator and host of BRAIN TRUST with Michael Brown, YouTube's *only* (we think) live audience geek-centric, pop-culture trivia game show. Celebrity panelists compete for nerd glory and for one lucky audience member to win The Big Prize Bag O' Swag. The live audience game show has recorded at comic book stores, game shops, comedy clubs, conventions and comedy festivals.
Nathan Mosher is a Los Angeles based comedian, currently residing in Culver City. He began his pursuit of stand-up at the ripe age of 17, after dropping his dream of becoming an orthopedic surgeon. His parents were furious, but what do they know, they’re not ranked top 50 in Star Wars: Galaxy of Heroes. Since beginning his pursuit, Nathan has competed in the Ventura Comedy Festival, placed as a finalist in The USC vs UCLA Laugh Bowl, and most recently made it to the quarterfinals of NBC's Stand Up For Diversity Showcase. Nathan frequently tours across the US, performing in major cities like New York, Boston, San Francisco, DC, and even Fresno. That's right, Fresno. Nathan has also had the pleasure of sharing the stage with headlining comedians like Sheng Wang, Maria Bamford, Quincy Jones, Ali Wong, and Fahim Anwar. Nathan is also student at UCLA, so he's always busy. He balances his studies while making sure he performs every night. He is the co-founder of The Shenanigans Comedy Club, which hosts sketch, stand-up, and improv shows. He produces the podcast "Comedi
Netra Babin, is a Stand-Up Comedian from Houston, TX. She began her comedy career in 2009 at the legendary comedy club Laff Stop. Attending the weekly open mic, she became a favorite to club management and audiences where she gave a weekly rundown on being a new stay at home auntie and her new found love for reality television shows such as: VH1's Rock of Love starring Brett Michaels, Jon and Kate Plus 8 and Discovery Channel break out show Meerkat Manor. Since then Netra has grown on the comedy scene in Houston where some are referring to her as the funniest up and coming female in Houston. Proving her talents and appearing at various comedy clubs, lounges, colleges and universities. Netra has performed thru out the U.S. at the Houston Improv, RiverCity Comedy Club, and the famous Comedy Store in Los Angeles, Ca. With Houston based comedian Ali Siddiq as a mentor it has opened doors to work with other power house comedians such as: Rodney Perry, Luenell, and the legendary John Witherspoon to name a few. While comedy is her first love, she has ventured into the entertainment industry with her talents in acting, writing, modeling, and internet radio Netra Babin is an up and coming talent that you will see rise to the top taking the industry to another level.
Nina Daniels is an LA based stand-up comedian, actor and content creator originally from Long Island, NY. Nina’s youtube video My Man Is a Jewmaican was featured on the front pages of Funny or Die and Elizabeth Bank’s WhoHaHa.com. Nina's TV appearances include Season 3 and 4 of IFC’s MARON, Showtime’s MASTER’S OF SEX and can be seen in the Sundance Award winning film PARIAH. Nina is currently developing her own half hour comedy which she will star, write and produce. Every last Tuesday of the month you can find Nina at the Nerdmelt Showroom hosting Nina Daniels Presents: The Playground.
Nour is a Jordanian-born and Toronto-based comedian who has been featured locally on the CBC News, Exclaim Magazine and was picked as one of four comedians to watch in 2016 by the Toronto Star. She is currently nominated for Breakout Female Comic of the Year at the Toronto I Heart Jokes Awards and is a writing contributor to CBC Comedy. You can see her performing all over Toronto and Montreal hosting So Fresh’ n’ So Clean Comedy Show, The Unofficial Oprah Winfrey Comedy Show, as well as the Half and Half Show.
Patrick Hastie is a comedian from Glenwood, Iowa who now lives in Brooklyn, New York. He has performed all over the country and has been featured in festivals like the Out of Bounds Comedy Festival, the Beast Village Comedy Festival and the Bird City Comedy Festival. He won the 2015 Fall Stand Up Showdown at The Peoples Improv Theater in Manhattan, has been featured on The Chive, College Humor and The Interrobang and he co-produces the popular monthly show Jackknife Comedy at The Creek and The Cave in Queens. Patrick is a very nice guy and his 5 year plan is to be cool and live forever!
Comedian and Youtube Sensation Roxxy Haze can only be described as what happens when you blend pseudo intellectualism with a raunchy Walt Disney fantasy. With a background in theatre and film, Haze has foster an innate sense of showmanship. Her high energy, bubbly personality combined with her Amazonian stature makes her a comic book nerd’s dream girl and keeps viewers coming back for more. Through the blend of nerd culture with various light hearted topics such as literature, family and relationships, Roxxy Haze has built a small cult following and become a social media darling. Her online content has been featured on Buzzfeed, Yahoo, CBS Radio, Vibe and more. Roxxy Haze has been featured in the Memphis Comedy Festival (2016) and Houston’s own Come and Take It Festival (2016). Check out her YouTube channel (IAMROXXYHAZE) for daily sketches, rants and Roxxy.
Inspired by the fiery volcanoes of Alaska and the swampy potato marshes of Idaho, SallyAnn Hall found her comedic voice in Brooklyn, where she performs at esteemed clubs all over New York City such as Broadway Comedy Club, Gotham, The Stand, Eastville, LOL Times Square, and New York Comedy Club.
Huntsville, Alabama’s Scott Eason just wants everyone to like him and he’s willing to do (almost) whatever it takes to make that happen. Tell you more? Okay! First off, this is where you’d usually write what type of comedy Scott does. Let’s skip all that and just say the funny kind. Good? Great. Accomplishments? Glad you asked! He’s got those: He’s been featured on SiriusXM. He’s a host, producer and featured comedian for one of the best comedy showcases in the southeast, Epic Comedy Hour. He’s shared the stage with nationally touring comedians such as Shane Mauss, Baron Vaughn, Nate Bargatze, Jared Logan, Brent Morin, Roy Wood Jr, Myq Kaplan, Sean Patton and Louis Katz, just to name a few. Scott’s performed all over the country, including the Memphis Comedy Festival, the Cape Fear Comedy Festival, the Scruffy City Comedy Festival, Orlando Indie Comedy Fest and Hell Yes Fest. He even hosts a podcast with he completely original name Podcast! Podcast! Podcast! I think that covers it. Not enough? Don’t get greedy, people.
Sean Grant has been seen on Jimmy Kimmel Live!, Meet the Browns, and IFC's hit show Maron. He has over 10 years of stage experience, headlining clubs, colleges and theaters all over the US and the UK.
"I'm a weird guy but I come by it honestly, because my Mom is a weird guy too." For quite some time now, Sean Parrott has been bringing his charismatic stage presence and a unique point of view to comedy clubs and bars all over the Southeast. Brought up on Bugs Bunny and Monty Python, Sean is an observational absurdist with a keen eye for finding the humor in everyday life; our language, our friends and our jobs (What is the DEAL with those?) He has acted in award winning animated films (one was on the Independent Film Channel), appeared at the Wild West, Asheville and Memphis Comedy Festivals, and was picked as one of Nashville's Funniest Comics by Reader's Digest and East Nashvillian magazine. Energy, intelligence, and wry wit make Sean Parrott one of the best young comics working today.
Often confused for a little boy, Shannon Noll brings boyish playfulness to their humor about gender, bedbugs, and odd jobs. Perhaps due to years of working for tips, Shannon tends to make friends with the audience and is often described as a likable comic. Their background in improv and sketch comes through in characterizations of Wisconsin moms and exterminators. Currently they can be seen performing all over Chicago including at The Revival Theater, The Laugh Factory, The Annoyance, as a producer/host of the shameful story-telling show We Still Like You, and as a writer/voice actor for the podcast The Koch Brother’s Mystery Show (Cards Against Humanity). In the past Shannon has performed at CYSK, iO Theater, ComedySportz, Impress These Apes, Hell Yes Fest (New Orleans), Bird City Comedy Festival (Phoenix), Arch City (Columbus), and the Chicago Comedy Expo.
Steve Vanderploeg is Dutch. He is also a stand-up comedian, improviser and writer from Denver, Colorado. After wasting five and a half years earning a degree in Poetry, Steve started his comedy career, quickly becoming a Denver favorite with his bittersweet outlook glazed with a punchline heavy frosting. Steve’s comedy focuses on the realistic absurdity of being a millennial that hasn’t gotten a participation trophy since kindergarten. For years, Steve has independently run an award-winning showcase at Chain Reaction Brewing Company, blazing the trail for a dozen other brewery based shows around Denver. He has appeared multiple times on the High Plains Comedy Festival and Crom Comedy Festival. He has also appeared on many nationally renowned showcases such as Comedians You Should Know, 7 Minutes in Purgatory and Arguments and Grievances. He is also a regular at Comedy Works and has worked with many of the nations best comedians.
Tawanda Gona is a 28 year old Comedian from Boston Massachusetts. He's a Gucci Mane fanatic and casual feminist. His comedy can be described as intelligent ignorance because he uses big words to describe really dumb things. He's been featured in the Boston Globe, Bridgetown Comedy Festival and works all over the Northeast.
Born Anthony Luewellyn, aka, Tony Tone of Cleveland, OH, he wasted little time displaying the multitude of abilities that would eventually make him one of the most well rounded and respected comics in this modern day.A gifted entertainer named the “Most Wittiest” not knowing this would eventually cultivate him into a mass position as “Ring Master” (emcee) for Universoul Circus, aka, “Hip-Hop under the Big Top. The New York Times raved about Tony’s performance declaring, “he delivers ad libs...that a lesser professional would milk to hard. Upon Tony receiving a phone call from the Show Producer, and not only was he elated realizing this is a major task, he then later had an appointment with the CEO/President, Cedric Walker and the rest was history.
Tyler Jackson is an American bestselling comedian, attorney, politician, and activist best known for his popular legal humor. His jokes have been translated into 42 languages and published worldwide. The Pelican Brief is his third novel.
Wes Corwin has been doing comedy for 5 years now. Diving through a plethora of topics as diverse as one could imagine, from the legend of John Henry to exclamations at local wrestling events to brain slugs, Wes manages to find the nodes both light and amusing within the darkest of topics as well as uncover the illogical and perplexing aspects about that which most find commonplace. Wes has had unique brand of humor featured on Cracked.com and in the past year has opened for Bob's Burger's Kurt Braunohler, been featured at the New Orleans Comedy Festival opening for Nick Vatterott, and been featured at the East Texas Comedy Festival opening for Chris Fairbanks.