Amanda G. is a stand up comedian based in New Orleans. She has been featured around New Orleans including House of Blues, Howlin' Wolf, Tipitina's, and Dragon's Den. She has performed all over the country most recently at The Comedy Store in Los Angeles. She opened for Michael Che during the New Orleans leg of his tour and has been part of Hell Yes, Beast Village, Mutiny Radio and Lady Laughs festivals. She won the Producer's Award in the Mental Health Channel's 2nd Annual Cracking Up Comedy Competition. She hosts a podcast called Near and Queer to My Heart. You might recognize her as a regular host of Greetings, from Queer Mountain or on those rare nights that she isn't on some stage making audiences laugh...as that girl at the end of the bar.
Being described by Atlanta’s Living In Town magazine as having “an undeniable likability,”Atlanta has enjoyed Ben Popkin’s friendly form of comedy for the past four years. Ben has opened for comedians such as Robert Kelly, Nick Thune, and Dana Gould and has participated in festivals across the country.
Brandon Ream is a stand-up comedian from Des Moines, Iowa who now lives in Brooklyn, New York. His unique style of playful, slow-burning puns and one-liners has endeared him to audiences all over the country which has led to performing in comedy festivals like The Chicago Comedy Expo, the Bird City Comedy Festival, and Beast Village Comedy Festival. In 2016 he won the BEST JOKE WRITER competition at the inaugural Cinder Block Comedy Festival. You can hear him twice a week co-hosting his podcast The Nostalgic Front. Brandon is cool and fun and can be found nightly telling his silly jokes all over New York City.
Born and raised in the Midwest, Brendan is a Chicago based/touring comedian who smiles confidently when he gets nervous. Whether it’s his keen perspective on minority culture or growing up as a millennial bro, he’ll make you laugh. In 2017, Brendan went on a “52 x 52” comedy tour where he traveled to 52 cities in 52 weeks doing stand up comedy across the country. He’s also the producer & host of the Brendan Being Brendan Podcast and a student at The Second City in Chicago. His album “Minnesota Made” will be released by Stand Up Records this spring. Festivals include 2018 Floodwater Comedy Festival, 2018 Sno Jam Comedy Festival, 2018 Gilda Laugh Fest. Opened for the likes of Mark Normand, Mike Kosta, etc
After graduating from college, Brian thought it would be a good idea to avoid using his degree by working as a ride operator in Disney World and it was just as magical as it sounds. He then attended law school and became an attorney which was also just as magical as it sounds. You might recognize him from his starring roles in the background of various television shows, including "Restaurant Patron" in Law and Order: SVU (uncredited), "Hipster Party Guest" in Gossip Girl (uncredited), or "High School Student Who Wouldn't Stop Staring Directly Into The Camera" in Vampire Diaries (uncredited). Now he uses these diverse experiences as inspiration for his jokes and hopefully you will use his jokes as inspiration for laughter.
Brittany Meyer (they/them) is a FORCE. With just three years on the scene in the Chicago comedy scene, they’ve become a powerful voice for the LGBTQAI+ community. Their work features biting wit and a true underlying sweetness that pulls you in and draws the laughter out. It’s truly a case study in how to perfectly punch up. If you don’t relate to them, you’re dead inside. They produce Strip Joker, a wildly successful body-positive showcase featuring diverse bodies, voices, and states of undress. When not producing Strip Joker or Chicago mainstay Tuxedo Cat Comedy, Brittany tells jokes all over the city. They’ve traveled the country performing comedy and featured in festivals including Cream City Comedy and Lady Laughs. They also make mincemeat of opponents regularly as Stone Cold Jane Austen in the Chicago League of Lady Wrestlers.
Charley McMullen has been a comedian for close to 10 years or, in a broader sense, 38 years.
In that time, he's rocked audience's worlds, called by critics everything from "delightfully absurdist" to "playfully obscene". With Memphis as his home base, he's been making waves all over the country, both as a comedian and as a cult favorite cartoonist.
Drew Lausch is a stand-up comedian and actor based in New York City and originally from Fargo, ND. He has performed in the Laughing Devil Comedy Festival (NYC), the Sacramento Stand Up Comedy Festival at the Comedy Spot in Sacramento, CA, was Top 6 at the World Series of Comedy at Laugh Boston, performed in the Smart Aleck Festival(NYC), and produces his own show titled "Homo you didn't" that performs monthly at West Side Comedy Club(NYC.)
Elliott White, coming to you from Huntsville AL by way of Chicago IL, will make laugh, love and feel things you haven't felt since your marriage fell apart. Covering topics ranging from sex, soup, and race, with witty one liners and delightful stories. Elliott has performed throughout the Midwest and southeast on shows including Epic Comedy Hour. He’s also performed at Zanies Nashville and Standup live In Huntsville.
Emily Walsh is a NYC-based comedian who performs at a variety of bars and comedy clubs across the five boroughs. Originally from Boston, MA, her irreverent comedy is a fresh blue-collar take on friendship, feminism, relationships, day jobs, and 90s pop culture. Her persuasive style will convince you that Nicholas Cage is a better feminist than Katherine Heigl, The Lost World is the best Jurassic Park movie, and that she might be responsible enough to own a dog. Emily hosts and produces her own monthly standup show in New York City called Keeping It Fresh.
Originally from California, Georgia keeps telling herself that moving to Columbus,OH wasn't a step backwards. Catch Georgia's absurd opinions on topics ranging from being a woman to nightstands.
Georgia has been featured on several comedy festivals including; Trial By Laughter, All Jane Comedy Festival, Arch City Comedy Festival, Sacramento Comedy Festival, and the Whiskey Bear Comedy Festival. She has opened for acts such as Dan Cummins, Dan St. Germain and Ryan Singer and has been a multi-time finalist on the Columbus Funnybone's comedy contest.
Ian Aber is a comedian, writer and comedy show producer among other things. He was a national finalist in NBC's Stand Up For Diversity and performs at clubs, colleges and pretty much anywhere there is comedy including Limestone Comedy Festival, 10,000 Laughs Festival, Accidental Comedy Festival and Laughing Skull Festival.
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. You should be, too.
Jennie Stencel is a standup based on North Carolina. Her quick wit and honest approach to Comedy leaves the audience laughing hard and nudging each other saying “See! It’s not THAT weird to .....”. She is Executive Producer of The North Carolina Comedy Festival and owner of The Idiot Box Comedy Club in Greensboro. She has opened for Todd Glass, Sasheer Zamata, Greg Proops and Eddie Ifft to name a few.
John Dick Winters is a stand up comedian and storyteller based in Pittsburgh but has performed as far away as just outside of Pittsburgh. He is the founder of Race to the Coffin Comedy and the Burning Bridges Festival. Touring the country on the national independent comedy scene John has worked with countless of incredibly talented comics that no one has ever heard of and a few that you may actually know, such as: Aparna Nancherla, Brian Posehn, Sean Patton, Ron Funches, James Adomian, Kyle Kinane, Myq Kaplan, Sara Schaefer, Rory Scovel, Geoff Tate and more. JDW is a Moth GrandSLAM Champion, has his own segment on the WDVE morning show and has been part of numerous comedy festivals. His style is part observational, part autobiographical, part mumble. Heavily tattooed, always in black, standing over 6ft tall, John looks intimidating but his comedy is anything but. John Dick Winters will play your bar, your living room, your black box theater, your garage, your comedy club and whoever is in attendance will leave smiling
Jon Durnell grew up in the mean streets of a beautiful suburban community in Nashville, TN. After years of experience in Los Angeles, he is becoming one of the most known unknowns in the city. He has performed in colleges, coffeehouses, dive bars, theaters, comedy clubs, backyards and skateboard shops across the USA. Jon has appeared on Comedy Central and Funny or Die.
Justin Covington is a Detroit comedian who overshares his love of dudes and nerd culture on stages across the Midwest. He has performed in comedy festivals across the country including Whiskey Bear (Columbus), Crom Comedy Fest (Omaha), and Gilda’s Laughfest and appeared on Netflix’s Easy
Lauren Faber is a feral comedian who was raised in a basement by the 90’s specials of Ellen Degeneres, Paula Poundstone and Elvira Kurt. (She didn’t see the connection for a while…) She doesn’t accept that you can make things up on stage, so this delightful depressive can be seen mortifying her mother at clubs, colleges, and festivals all over the country. In 2016 she won the titles of NYC’s She-Devil and Carolina’s Funniest Comic and she currently teaches stand-up writing at the PIT Chapel Hill. She’s performed in numerous festivals including Limestone Comedy Festival, Laugh Your Asheville Off, 10,000 Laughs (Best of the Fest), Hell Yes Fest, Women in Comedy, Cinder Block, All Jane, Cape Fear, Scruffy City, Charm City (Headliner), and Highlarious. Lauren has featured for Alice Wetterlund at the Comedy Attic and Chad Daniels at Goodnights. She’s shared the stage with Iliza Shlesinger, Mary Mack, Beth Stelling, Aparna Nancherla, Janelle James, Godfrey, Jim Breuer, Dan Cummins, and Phil Hanley, and appeared with Maria Bamford on WUNC’s the State of Things. When Lauren isn’t on stage, she can be found managing international development research at a university in Durham, NC with a very famous basketball team that she cares nothing about. She has two cats, Stetson and Kennedy, and likes one of them. They were a gift. Don’t do that.
Leland Long grew up and started performing comedy in Tucson Arizona, but has recently moved to New York to follow one of those dream things that people have. He performed Improv at the Tucson Improv Movement, Standup around Tucson as well as the Kansas City Comedy Festival, and the Tucson Comedy Arts Festival. He ran a Successful hybrid Standup and Improv show called Set Unlisted in Tucson. None of that matters though as long as you know he thinks dogs are fantastic. If you are looking to get him a gift his favorite drink is lemonade.
“A true comedian…just a laid-back dude with a bone-dry wit.” -San Jose Metro
“A sharp wit and a sexy brain.” -Eureka Times-Standard
“Comedian’s Comedian” -Bay Area Stand-Up Comedy Awards
San Francisco comedian Matt Gubser performs across the country and internationally, touching on topics ranging from fatherhood, dating, sex, politics, & religion, intermingling personal anecdotes and biting social commentary, all couched in a comfortable, relaxed delivery.
Melissa is a Chicago based stand up comic whose sets deal with relationships, women's issues, and race. Her sprinkled in vulgarity is just enough to let you know although she is very sweet, she is also hella fun. She has opened for Loni Love, Godfrey, Brent Morin, Jason Collings and performed at The Improv, Zanies, Jokes and Notes, and other clubs around the Midwest. Melissa was the first female to win Snubfest and has been a part of The Burbank Comedy Festival, and headlined the Chicago Women’s Funny Festival.
Gay and damaged from his southern upbringing, Powell highlights the dichotomy of the two in his comedy. He can be seen regularly at the Laughing Skull Lounge and Star Bar in Atlanta and has performed at Crom Comedy Festival, Resurgens Comedy Fest, and looks forward to performing at the Orlando Indie Fest, SweetWater 420 Fest, and the Memphis Comedy Festival in 2018.
Powell is an alum of NBCUniversal's Showcase for Diversity in TV Hosting and has been featured on Young Hollywood's award winning series, Food Feed. He co-produces a monthly show, Prayer Requests and also co-hosts the long running 8-Bit Comedy show at Joystick Gamebar in Atlanta.
Rana May’s deadpan delivery, absurdism, and fascination with science make her comedy stand out like a shoe on a pizza. Rana was persuaded to try stand up comedy after doing “informational speeches” at backyard barbeques and in basements for a year or two. Her background is in social work, dog rescue, and used book stores, where deadpan is considered a strength.
Rana is the winner of the House of Comedy 2014 Funniest Person with a Day Job Contest and has performed in the Bridgetown Comedy Festival, Crom Comedy Festival, Chicago Comedy Exposition, All Jane Festival, Hell Yes Fest, 10,000 Laughs and opened for some people.
Rob Christensen is a stand-up comedian, writer, and actor who was born and raised in Brooklyn, NY - when it was still dangerous. He now lives in Los Angeles, CA where he’s all about that salad life. Rob’s unique humor is smart, self-reflective, spirited, and informed by his urban experiences back in Brooklyn as an illegal graffiti artist, freestyle rap battler, raver, hooligan and eventual U.S. Air Force Sergeant. Overall, Rob is generally known as a bad-ass ruffian, which does not preclude him from regularly cuddling with baby animals.
Rob had one of the best sets of his life taping THIS IS NOT HAPPENING for Comedy Central and one of the best weekends of his life taping ADAM DEVINE’S HOUSE PARTY for Comedy Central. He had one of the worst sets of his life taping LAST COMIC STANDING for NBC where Roseanne Barr told him, “I didn’t like you from the moment I saw you.”
Comedian and Youtuber Roxxy Haze can only be described as what happens when you blend pseudo intellectualism with a raunchy Walt Disney fantasy. Her online content has been featured on Buzzfeed, Yahoo, CBS Radio, Vibe and more. Haze has headlined and featured all across the country, as well as opened for hilarious comedians, such as Brandon T. Jackson, Clayton English, Baron Vaughn and more. Recently, Haze wrote, produced and directed her own web series, The Roxxy Haze Show, and is the co-host on popular geek podcast, Nerd Love.
Born in Chicago and traditionally raised on a steady diet of hot dogs, Sam spent six years hosting at Jstreet Radio on WRLR before cutting her comedy teeth at The Second City. Sam has been featured in clubs and festivals across North America, including Toronto's SheDot Festival and Houston's Come and Take It. Sam now lives in Atlanta and can most often be found volunteering with the non-profit Women in Comedy and writing for the Highwire Comedy Co. weekly news show, Good Evening, Tonight.
Sam Wiles is a comedian and writer with a heart of gold (actually it’s a robotic heart made from titanium alloy. Thanks, scientists!). Sam's originally from the Midwest, but now lives in LA where he has written on a pilot for NBC and produces one of LA's long-running stand up shows, Rod Stewart Live. Sam performs on clubs and shows in LA and currently writes scripted content for Bleacher Report.
Shain Brenden is a comedian, writer, TV personality, and full-time handsome person based in Portland, Oregon. He hosts the NBC Sports show called “Blazers Outsiders” where he gets to bring his two loves together: comedy and the NBA. A talented writer, he has written for projects featured on NBC, CBS, and Funny or Die. He plays a lead in multiple 2018 Oregon State Lottery commercials where he makes a lot of faces, says nothing, and shoves jalapeno poppers in his mouth.
He runs a weekly show called “You’re Welcome” noted in the Willamette Weekly as one of the “Best Standup Showcases in Portland” along with a featured article in The Oregonian as a “Comic Making a Splash” in Portland. His stand-up has been featured on Audible, Rooftop Comedy, Amazon, and Sirius XM and has performed at San Francisco Sketchfest, Gilda’s LaughFest, San Diego Comedy Fest, and PNW Black Comedy Fest and the Memphis Comedy Festival.
A University of Memphis alumni, Shain’s proudest moment was when he threw a half-eaten corndog at Eli Manning (got stuck in his helmet) during a Memphis vs. Ole Miss game in 2003. He’s a husband, a father, a combat veteran, and can bench 245 lbs… easy.
Shelly Colman has lived in Brooklyn, NY, since before it was cool and expensive. She has performed stand-up comedy across the US and in parts of Canada. Highlights include the Salem (MA) Comedy & Spirits Festival, and the Cinderblock Comedy Festival where she hosted a show with Janeane Garofalo. Shelly is the 2014 Winner of the National Ladies of Laughter Competition -- Newcomer Division. When she's not on stage you can hear her on WFUV.org and WFUV FM in New York.
Tyler Snodgrass is a comedian and illustrator living in Chicago. Tyler is a creator of the live storytelling show and podcast, We Still Like You, which can be seen live every month in Chicago, Denver, Louisville, and Los Angeles. Tyler tells the vulnerable and hilarious stories of his life, often inspired by his Ozarks roots. He is a former writer for Yakov Smirnoff, writes for The Whiskey Journal, and has performed all around the country.
V. Lince is an up and coming stand-up comedian from New York and Long Island native. She started writing comedy bits straight out of high school so her smart and quick comedy can put a smile on anyone's face, while her humble upbringing and immigrant background makes her relatable to any audience. She’s performed stand up for 6 years around the tristate area even appearing at some of New York’s hottest spots including Gotham Comedy Club and Night Train with Wyatt Cenac. She has been featured at comedy festivals across the country, gracing the stage at the Women In Comedy Festival in Boston, the Cinderblock Comedy Festival in Brooklyn, and The Comedy Binge Festival in Atlanta.