David is a stand-up comic and writer. He was most recently a staff writer on LATE NIGHT WITH JIMMY FALLON, for which he was nominated for both a Primetime Emmy and a WGA award. In 2009, he won TIME OUT NEW YORK's "Joke of the Year" award. Below please find a link to his reel and Twitter page: Reel: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ogzP7KPfpsM Twitter: http://twitter.com/#!/dwangelo
Not enough to be super famous, but enough to make people from his high school impressed. He's been seen on Last Comic Standing, HBO's The Life and Times of Tim, The Rotten Tomatoes Show, Fuel TV's The Daily Habit and a ton of commercials. He was a winner at the Las Vegas Comedy Festival and has also performed at the Bridgetown Comedy Festival and San Francisco Sketchfest. He's a regular at the Hollywood Improv and has opened for everyone from Patton Oswalt to SNL's Darrell Hammond. He also runs the popular blog ConcoctedConversations.com and loves making videos. Some of them have been turned into internet memes, which always makes his mother sigh.
Tim Baltz is currently a member of The Second City Mainstage. Originally from Joliet and a Loyola University-Chicago graduate, he performed in two revues with The Second City e.t.c, including Sky's the Limit (Weather Permitting), for which he won the 2011 Jeff Award for Best Actor in a Revue. He performs regularly at the iO Theater, and his on-camera credits include Big Ten Network's Friday Night Tailgate, Shrink (www.shrinkwebseries.com), and commercials for Sonic, Coors Light, and US Cellular. Writing credits include Chicago Sketchfest, Chicago Just For Laughs Festival (2010, 2011), and Second City's Louisville production of It Takes A 'Ville (co-writer).
Ahmed Bharoocha has been featured on Tosh.O with his sketch group Dead Kevin. He has performed in comedy festival such as Glasgow, The Great American, New York, Boston and Seattle. Ahmed discovered his passion for entertaining at a young age making films with his older sister and his best friend. During college Ahmed got a job as a dishwasher at a comedy club Providence. After working there for a year, washing dishes, watching comedy and writing he finally made the move from the kitchen to the stage and hasn't washed a dish since. He has gone one to perform in the biggest clubs in the country such at The Comedy Store in Lost Angeles and Gotham Comedy Club in New York. In 2005 Ahmed traveled with his older sister Maureen Bharoocha to Pakistan and filmed "Abajee". "Abajee" has gone on to win several awards in film festivals all over the world, such as Best Actor in the Jordan Film Festival. Ahmed has also studied at improv at the Upright Citizens Brigade theater in Los Angels and performs regularly all over Hollywood.
Rachel Bloom is a comedian living in Los Angeles who writes for Robot Chicken and wrote for Fox's Allen Gregory. Rachel also makes comedic music videos for the web that have been featured online at The Huffington Post, Cracked.com, CollegeHumor, Jezebel, Maxim and Funny or Die. Her 2010 viral music video "Fuck Me, Ray Bradbury" was nominated for a Hugo Award for "Best Dramatic Presentation: Short" and was featured in the L.A. Times. Rachel performs at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theater in Los Angeles where she recently ran her solo musical sketch show, "Rachel Bloom is a Triple Threat!!!" In September she will be releasing her first full-length album, "Insecure." Rachel has also appeared on "How I Met Your Mother" and will be a voice on upcoming episodes of "Robot Chicken." She graduated from NYU, Tisch School of the Arts with a B.F.A. in drama.
The Lucas Bros are stand-up comedians who perform throughout the country. They most recently appeared on LATE NIGHT WITH JIMMY FALLON. They've also been seen on Comedy Central's "Tosh.O" and CNN's "The Green Room" for their work with viral marketing company, Thinkmodo. They were finalists in the Ingenuity Festival in Cleveland and have appeared at the Laughing Skull Festival in Atlanta.
Mike Burns is a Los Angeles comedian, writer, and actor via New York via Chicago via born and raised in Saginaw, Michigan. Mike has written and performed at venues such as Second City Chicago, iO, Upright Citizens Brigade, and The Chicago Sketch Festival. Other festival appearances include The Chicago Improv Festival 2005, The Seattle Sketchfest 2006, The New York International Fringe Festival 2007, The DC Comedy Festival 2007, The HBO Las Vegas Comedy Festival 2007, and Portland's Bridgetown Comedy Festival 2010, 2011 & 2012. In 2005, he was a semi-finalist for The Andy Kaufman Award. Mike is also the creator of the cult hit twitter feed, @DadBoner, where he ghost narrates the life of Karl Welzein from a first person perspective. Karl's a despondent American post-marriage Midwestern persona from Grand Blanc, Michigan who loves beer and pizza, going to the bar with his roommate Dave, and is forever "really lookin' forward to the weekend, you guys." Karl wants something bigger and better for himself, but the sad truth is that no matter how hard he tries, his tendencies towards excessive drinking, fast food binges, and endless mistakes just add up to a hilarious novelistic adventure for people to watch unfold through the looking glass. Written anonymously, @DadBoner leaves fans desperate to know whether Karl is real, or just who writes it exactly. Your discretion with this information is very much appreciated. Mike's been regaled as a "literary genius" by The Huffington Post and can be seen performing comedy regularly at venues throughout Los Angeles. Burns also does fashion consulting, styling, and other crap like that. He loves Stone Cold Steve Austin, Bob Seger, Ric Flair, and 70's-80's muscle cars that he can't afford. He'd like you to buy him a cold beer. Nothin' fancy, just whatever's on special is fine.
Tony is currently a main company member of The Groundlings in Los Angeles. He is a proud graduate of the Virginia Military Institute where he learned how to be a soldier and absolutely nothing about acting. Tony is also a founding member of the long-form improvisational group Robert Downey Jr. Jr., whose monthly SaturdaySaturday shows are an LA Time's Top Pick. He just finished shooting Aim High 2 with academy award winning director, Ari Sandel.
Despite being born into a white, upper-middle class family, Adam has been able to overcome the numerous non-existent hurdles that have faced him to become by far the funniest comedian on his block. He is a regular at Denver's Comedy Works and has opened for everyone from Dave Chappelle to Louis C.K. to Doug Stanhope to Zach Galifianakis. He has performed on such illustrious shows as Comedy Death Ray in Los Angeles, as well as Whiplash and Tearing the Veil of Maya in New York. He's participated in such comedy festivals as the Bentzen Ball in Washington D.C., the Bridgetown Comedy Festival in Portland and the Aspen Rooftop Comedy Festival, and his writing has appeared in the Onion's A.V. Club and Spin Magazine. He's also featured in the book "Mock Stars: Indie Comedy and the Dangerously Funny." You should check out his website adamisfreakingoutrightnow.com. Adam would do it for you. Adam recently made his television debut on ABC's HAPPY ENDINGS.
Born to Brooklyn parents, Thomas Dale was raised on the south shore of Long Island. From a young age Thomas knew he'd make an impact on society with his ability to bring people together. Thomas realized that his talents on stage as a comedian would be the best way to do it. Armed with a fresh and diverse voice, Thomas has been known to tackle the most complicated social issues while using his own experiences and upbringing on stage. With his ability to perform before any crowd, Thomas has risen to the ranks of the comedy world, making him a leader among his peers for a new era in the industry. Among many credits, Thomas can be seen featuring and headlining comedy clubs such as Catch a Rising Star as well as colleges across the country. He performs regularly at The Comedy Cellar, Eastville Comedy Club, Stand Up NY and the famous Caroline's on Broadway. 2012 he can be seen doing commentary on 100 Sexiest Celebrities and 100 Greatest Child Stars. Thomas was featured on MTVs New Year's Eve Bash 2011 and he performed alongside of Denis Leary at Comics Come Home in 2010. He has been a finalist in the NY's Funniest Competition in New York Comedy Festival 3 yrs in a row and the Bamboozle Music Festival, where he took home best comedian honors in 2007. Thomas was also part of NBC's Standup for Diversity 2010 and has appeared on Sirius Radio, Comical Radio and WOR's Joey Reynolds Show. Edgy...Direct...and most of all Truthful. Speaking from his heart and without filter has never been a problem for Thomas. "Bridging the Gap" in mainstream society is his main goal in comedy...You must see him live to see what that means.
Ryan's comedy has led him to regular appearances in the country's best comedy clubs. Ryan is a regular the nationally syndicated, "Bob and Tom Radio Show". His 1st comedy album, "You Were Funny Too" is on rotation on Sirius XM's "RawDog" comedy channel. Ryan made his television debut on the third season of Comedy Central's "LIVE AT GOTHAM." In 2011, Ryan made his first USO tour of Qatar and Afghanistan. Ryan also wrote for Comedy Central's "Roast of Charlie Sheen" in 2011. Just recently, Ryan took the grand prize at the 2011 World Series of Comedy in Las Vegas and finished as a finalist in the 2011 Boston Comedy Festival. This year, Ryan finished as a finalist in the 2012 Laughing Skull Festival in Atlanta. Ryan will be making his television acting debut on TBS's "Sullivan and Son" which airs this summer.
Still considered one of the fresh faces in Hollywood, James has appeared in Hell Date, Russell Simmons Presents Stand Up at The El Rey, Pit Boss and written for the last five BET Awards and last three BET Hip Hop Awards. He also was a writer for Season 2 of Hell Date and a consultant on The Tony Rock Project. When he's not stealing the spotlight on stage, James also performs at colleges and universities across the nation. He has hosted concerts featuring Drake, Big Sean, J. Cole, and Ryan Leslie. Recently, James's parody Baracka Flacka Flames � Head of the State was named #2 viral video of 2010 by AOL and has over 8 million views on the web. The popular spoof even landed James on Inside Edition and The New York Times. Since then, James has released numerous viral sketches on YouTube Funny Or Die where he is currently developing a half hour sketch pilot.
Anthony DeVito is a fast rising comic based in New York City. He performs at clubs and colleges over the East Coast and is a regular at the World Famous Comic Strip. In addition to stand up, he is also the former host and writer of a web based show called "Say What?!" on the NOC TV.
Dominic Dierkes is a Los Angeles-based comedian. He's a veteran performer at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theater and a member of the internet sketch group, DERRICK comedy. With DERRICK, Dominic co-wrote and co-starred in the feature film Mystery Team which premiered at the 2009 Sundance Film Festival. Dominic has made guest appearances on Community, Parks & Recreation, Don't Trust the B---- in Apartment 23, House of Lies, Weeds, and Mad Men. He was also a staff writer on the FOX animated show Allen Gregory, the Peabody award-winning Onion News Network, and currently writes for Workaholics on Comedy Central. Dominic is currently the host of The Anytime Show, a LA-based, weekly talk show podcast taped in front of a live audience at the Little Modern Theater. He can be seen at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theater performing weekly in Shitty Jobs and regularly in ASSSSCAT.
Mike Drucker started performing comedy on a rainy February afternoon after months of recording himself in his sad little NYU dorm. Not being as terrible as he thought, he continued to hit open-mics and was soon a regular at clubs around New York City. Within a year, he was performing at colleges and national comedy competitions, and was a finalist in Disney's "So You Think You're Funny" contest and the runner up for Philadelphia's Funniest. Since then, he has performed at colleges and in comedy festivals across the country including the Boston Comedy Festival, Seattle International Comedy Competition, New Orleans Comedy Festival, New York Underground Comedy Festival, and more. With his sharp jokes and unusual topics, Mike has also been lucky enough to contribute writing to Saturday Night Live, The Onion, The Onion News Network on Comedy Central, Late Night With Jimmy Fallon, McSweeney's, Nintendo, College Humor, the Mark Twain Awards, and the ESPY Awards. He is currently involved in two Dungeons & Dragons groups, neither of which know about the other. He intends to keep it that way.
The easiest way to describe Sean Flannery is: he's attended the wrong wedding (twice). That mostly sums it up. On stage, he shares wild, hilarious stories, while showing multimedia from the events: photos, videos- even voicemails. Last year he combined many of these stories into a sold-out, critically-acclaimed one man show, "Never Been to Paris", about the last 10 times he nearly killed himself by accident. He has been named the best comic in Chicago by several publications and his live multimedia shows routinely sellout. In 2012, he will be making his TV debut on the forthcoming Comedy Central show, "Mashup".
Only 23, Jermaine Fowler has accomplished so much in his career. On his 20th birthday, he moved to New York City from Washington D.C. with a small suitcase and big dreams. Soon after, he was being acknowledged in the New York Post's 50 Funniest Jokes alongside David Letterman and Jay Leno. He's performed in festivals across the country like the Aspen Rooftop Comedy Festival where he won the Rooftop Comedy Silver Nail Award. He's also performed as a finalist in NBC's Stand Up for Diversity, toured with Comedy Central and chosen for ABC's 10th Annual Diversity Showcase. He is regularly featured on CollegeHumor.com and has appeared in numerous commercials. He will next be seen in Fox's reboot of IN LIVING COLOR.
Calise Hawkins wears her heart on her microphone. If anything makes her cry, she will find the way to make it funny. She has appeared on "Russell Simmons Presents Stand Up At The El Rey" on Comedy Central, she's been featured twice on NBC's "Last Comic Standing", and later this year she will be seen performing on Nickelodeon's "Mom's Night Out". She is a writer for MTV's "Totally Clueless", Nick At Nite, NickMom.com, and Playboy Comedy's "The Smoking Jacket". Calise believes that whatever gives you pain or embarassment can also give you perspective on life...if you can figure out how to laugh about it.
Emily Heller is a comedian and writer who likes you very much. You can see her on the third season of John Oliver's New York Stand Up Show on Comedy Central. In 2011, She was named one of Comedy Central's Comics to Watch and won Rooftop Comedy's Silver Nail Award for up-and-coming stand ups. In San Francisco, she was named one of the "7 Funniest People in Town" by 7x7 Magazine. Praised/insulted in that comedy scene for what her friends call her "self-deprecating feminist slob poetry," Emily now lives in New York City. She has performed at San Francisco Sketchfest (2009-2011), the Laughing Skull Festival in Atlanta, and the Bridgetown Comedy Festival in Portland (2010-2012), where both the Portland Mercury and Laughspin.com identified her as a highlight.
Brendan is an alum of The Second City in Chicago and can be seen weekly at the iO theater performing with the improv-power house Cook County Social Club.
Lauren Lapkus is an actress and improviser who performs regularly at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre in Los Angeles, where she is a member of the Harold Team "Bangarang." She will play a strong supporting role in "Mad Men" creator Matthew Weiner's upcoming feature debut "You Are Here" starring Zach Galifianakis and Owen Wilson. She was a series regular on the NBC sitcom "Are You There, Chelsea?" and her other television credits include "The Middle" on ABC and "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" where she appeared in a segment with Ryan Reynolds. Originally from Evanston, Illinois, Lauren graduated from DePaul University and performed all over Chicago, most frequently at iO. After a whirlwind year in NYC where she first began taking classes and performing at the Upright Citizens Brigade, Lauren moved to LosAngeles and continued her involvement at the west coast branch of the theatre. Lauren is also a member of The Story Pirates, who perform an interactive sketch show at The Geffen Playhouse inspired by stories that were written by kids.
Annie Lederman is a New York City-based stand-up comedian. When not on stage, she is writing and performing roasty video recaps of reality shows on Fox's iPad newspaper, "The Daily" or making videos for "Sausage Party Presents," the production company she co-founded in 2011. Annie hosts and produces a popular comedy show called "Pirate Party" twice a month in Brooklyn. She has been written up in numerous publications including The NYTimes, The Huffington Post, Re:com, and Time Out NY. She performs in clubs and basements all over the country.
Named one of the "Top Five Comedians Who Should Be Movie Stars" by Nerve.com and one of the "Top 18 Women You Should Be Following On Twitter" by Huffington Post, Jamie Lee is an unstoppable force in the funny biz. Lee was a semi-finalist on NBC's "Last Comic Standing," co-hosted the first annual Critics Choice Awards for Vh1.com and continues to appear on Vh1 talking head shows such as "Undateable" and "Greatest Songs of the 00s." Her writing has been published in Life & Style Magazine and Marie Claire, and she just finished writing for Rob Dyrdek's MTV series "Ridiculousness." In addition, Lee maintains a hilarious blog called http://old-kids.com. Lee's acting experience ranges from national commercials to video shorts for CollegeHumor.com. "Kid Farm," a parody of TLC's "19 Kids and Counting" that Lee created with Front Page Films, was featured on HuffingtonPost.com, ComedyCentral.com and BestWeekEver.tv - not to mention tweeted with praise by acclaimed screen writer Diablo Cody. It is now an original series on Comedy Central's Atom.com. When she's in New York City, Lee produces and hosts a live monthly comedy show in the East Village to benefit local animal rescue shelters Brooklyn Animal Resource Coalition and Social Tees Animal Rescue called "Diamonds in the Fluff." For all things Jamie Lee, visit jamieleecomedy.com
Born in the greater Boston area, comedian Joe List began his career in 2000 just weeks after graduating from High School. His rapid ascent in the Boston club scene prompted the Boston Globe to profile him in 2005, describing him as the "most talented" and "the city's freshest new comedian, showing real promise, real early". List moved to New York City in 2006, becoming a favorite at clubs across the city. He tours as the preferred feature act for Comedy Central's Nick DiPaolo in addition to headlining his own shows in clubs and colleges across the U.S. and Canada. 2007 saw List perform at the prestigious HBO Las Vegas Comedy Festival where his solid performance garnered industry attention and positive reviews. List made his national television debut on Comedy Central's Live at Gotham which premiered in July 2008. In 2010 List was a Semi-Finalist on NBC's Last Comic Standing and was featured at the prestigious "Just for Laughs" Comedy Festival in Montreal. When not touring List resides in New York City where he can be seen performing at the city's top clubs nightly.
Jared Logan was raised in Morgantown, West Virginia and now lives in New York, New York. This year he'll be appearing on John Oliver's New York Stand-up Show and Mash-Up on Comedy Central. Jared's grandmother believes she once met an angel in Wal-Mart.
Adam Lowitt is a three-time Emmy award winning Co-Executive Producer for The Daily Show with Jon Stewart. As a standup comedian, he has appeared on John Oliver's New York Stand Up Show for Comedy Central and performs regularly in New York City and across the nation.
Comedian Joe Machi was born and raised in State College, PA which is the home of Penn State University. He is the son of Frank Machi, a retired retail manager and Catherine Machi, a retired Catholic school teacher. He graduated from Penn State University. Before becoming a comedian, he worked as a customer service manager for a supermarket and a human resources assistant for a media company. Machi decided to try stand up and moved to NYC in 2006. He quickly passed for late night at New York's Comic Strip Live. He subsequently passed at four other NYC Comedy Clubs including Stand Up New York and Caroline's on Broadway. In 2010 Machi won the NY Underground Comedy Festival's Emerging Comic's Contest. Three months later was a finalist in the New York Comedy Festivals NY's Funniest Person Competition. In 2011 he was runner up in the Boston Comedy Festivals New York Comedy Contest which earned him a trip to the Boston Comedy Festival. He was then profiled in the NY Daily News for making the Elite Eight in Caroline's March Madness Final Four Competition. In 2012 Machi was selected by Country Music Television to participate in their "Next Big Comic" Competition but could not compete because he had worked for CMT's parent company. Then he received a big break by having a stand out set on NBC's Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. Machi has become a staple on New York Comedy Club and alternative comedy shows. His influences include everyone he's ever talked to.
Brent Morin, Connecticut raised but LA based, worked for the Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien as well as continuing to work for the Conan show now on TBS. He spent night after night since Film School, crafting his skills as a stand up, eventually becoming a paid regular at every major club in Hollywood, including the Comedy Store, Improv and Laugh Factory. Now at the age of 25, Brent can be seen frequently performing weekly on the best shows in LA, as well as Colleges and other comedy clubs around the Country.
At 23, Austin-based comedian Nick Mullen has already worked all over the US at premier comedy clubs. Opening for headliners such as Dana Gould, Jim Norton, Patrice O'Neal and Hannibal Burress, he's shared the stage with today's most prominent comedians. He's appeared at the SXSW festival, the Moontower comedy festival, and was a best-of-fest performer at the 2010 Laugh Detroit festival.
Griffin Newman started performing stand-up comedy around New York City at the age of ten, because he was some weird freak kid who didn't know how to properly communicate with other human beings. Since then he's dropped out of college, gotten rejected by a ton of women, performed his one-man show Grifftopia at Ars Nova and the UCB Theater, spent a night in jail, worked at The Disney Store, and played in role of "Horny Rob" in the 2010 film Beware The Gonzo. His parents are slightly disappointed.
Brian Parise is a crowd favorite in the DC area-he is a regular at the DC Improv and Arlington Drafthouse, and has performed with Dave Attell, Patrice O'Neal, Andy Kindler, and other great comedians. Brian has been recognized as a sharp political comic, winning first place in Pardon the Pundit's Political Comedy Competition and then roasting Washington 's political elites at DC's Funniest Celebrity (where he was threatened with a tax audit). He has gone on to perform in the Laugh Your Asheville Off Comedy festival twice, Boston Comedy Festival, and has brought his ridiculous imagination and unique outlook to comedy venues across the country.
Tommy Pope blends wry intellectual humor and charisma to entertain crowds all over the country. He's a founder of BirdText, a sketch group with over a million YouTube viewers. Pope won the prestigious 'Philadelphia's Phunniest' competition in 2011.
Josh Rabinowitz began performing stand-up comedy in Philadelphia while attending the University of Pennsylvania. Since graduating, he has moved to New York City. His credits include MTV's I Just Want My Pants Back, FX's Louie, performing at the Breakout Artist Series at The New York Comedy Festival and opening for comedians Mike Birbiglia, Bo Burnham, John Mulaney and Rhys Darby.
Sam Richardson was born and raised in Detroit. He attended Wayne State University where he studied Theatre and Film. He began writing, performing and improvising at the Planet Ant and Improv Inferno theatre in Detroit until getting hired by Second City Detroit. With the Second City, Sam performed on the Detroit Mainstage, NCL Cruise Lines and the National touring company until eventually becoming a member of the resident Chicago Mainstage cast. There he wrote and performed in two original reviews; "Spoiler Alert Everybody Dies" and "Southside of Heaven" both of which he was nominated for Joseph Jefferson Awards for Best Actor in a Review. Sam now lives in Los Angeles where he can be seen performing sketch and improv at the IO, Second City and UCB theatres.
Natasha Rothwell is an actress, writer, director and comedian living and working in New York. She began performing in the placenta but fine-tuned her skills at the University of Maryland where she was apart of the improv troupe Erasable Inc. and received her BA in Theatre Performance. Before moving to New York Natasha was in the mainstage company of Washington Improv Theatre (WIT) from 2003 - 2008. Natasha then spent a year performing and directing with Spontaneous Confusion, the mainstage cast at the Tokyo Comedy Store in Tokyo, Japan. Natasha has performed just about everywhere: DC Comedy Festival, Chicago Improv Festival, Del Close Improv Marathon, Toronto International Improv Festival, Charleston Comedy Festival, Philadelphia Improv Festival, Duo Fest, Dirty South Improv Festival, Mid-Atlantic Improv Festival, and Baltimore Improv Festival, The Kennedy Center, Studio Theatre, Olney Theatre, and also served as a principal Teaching Artist/Performer for Arena Stage. Natasha is a NBC Universal Diversity Scholarship recipient, and was named one of the "5 Female Improv Artists You Don't Know About But Will" by The Palette. Natasha performs weekly at the Upright Citizens Brigade on the Harold team Kinsey, as well as the sketch team Neighbor Boy and performs regularly with Hodapp and Rothwell, Seer/Sucker, Oh Boy!, and War Bride. She is also a proud member of The Striking Viking Story Pirates, and the Naked Angels Theatre Company (Naked Radio). For more information visit www.thoreauup.com.
Junior Stopka is a Chicago born stand-up comedian. He has been performing, many times drunk, since 2005. His biggest compliment in comedy is when Doug Stanhope invited him to join him on his upcoming tour, The Big Stink Comedy Tour, coming this August. "Stopka looks like a retard and a retard had a baby" said Stanhope. The Chicago Tribune recommended Stopka as one of the top four comedians to watch. He has been called a comic's comic or a creepy long haired weirdo. And he has performed in the Chicago Just For Laughs Festival for the past three years.
A funny everyman whose shows are nonstop fun, Dave Waite has captured the hearts of comedy fans everywhere. Dave's swagger, his honesty, and his endless supply of bizarre catchphrases have earned him a reputation as a comic's comic with broad crossover appeal. There's no such thing as a "typical Dave Waite show," as his willingness to be in the moment takes his performances to places that some comedians wouldn't dare visit. Dave's recent CD "Kaboom!" was recorded at Skyline Comedy Cafe in Appleton, WI by Grammy-winning label Stand Up! Records. Tracks from "Kaboom!" can be heard regularly on Sirius and XM Satellite Radio, as well as Pandora. Dave appeared as a guest on The Bob & Tom Show, one of the most popular morning shows in America, and performed on the fourth season of Comedy Central's "Live at Gotham." He currently lives in New York City but regularly tours comedy clubs and universities around the country. Dave has also recently appeared on Late Nite with Jimmy Fallon.
Will Weldon is a comedian and all-around wise ass, living in Los Angeles. He's performed shows across both Canada and the United States, and was a semi-finalist in the Seattle International Comedy Competition, where The Stranger, Seattle's alternative weekly paper, declared he was "funny as shit". He is a favorite at the Bridgetown Comedy Festival in Portland, performing in multiple shows for the past few years. He's also a regular at The Hollywood Improv, The Upright Citizens Brigade Theater, and many other venues around Los Angeles. Will has appeared in several Canadian television shows, an AMERICAN PIE movie, and many webseries and videos which you should google immediately.
Joe Wengert has been a regular performer at the UCB Theater since 2003. He tours all over the country with the UCB Touring Company. Other UCB-LA credits include Crash Test, Sketch Cram, Comedy Death Ray, CDR Sketch, and ASSSSCAT. As a writer, Joe has been used as a frequent guest sketch writer by Funny or Die. He recently worked as a contributing writer for the Onion News Network on IFC. While still in New York, Joe worked for the Onion News Network web site as a staff writer for a year and a half. As a stand up, Joe has appeared at Crash Test, Funny or Die, Seth and Ed's Puppet Show, and What's Up Tiger Lily. Joe has appeared on VH1 and in national commercials for H & R Block, McDonalds, and Mr. Clean.
Greg Worswick was born and raised in Santa Monica, California. He graduated from Stanford University, where he studied Creative Writing and Art History, spent a few years working odd jobs, then returned to Los Angeles to begin improv and sketch comedy classes at The Groundlings Theater. In November 2011, he was invited to join the Groundlings Main Company, and has been happily performing with them ever since. Greg's recent acting credits include recurring roles on CBS' 2 Broke Girls and Disney's Austin & Ally, as well as bit parts in Bridesmaids, Parks & Recreation, and The Office. This summer, Greg is working on a cartoon for Nickelodeon, a webseries for Comedy Central, and a bike rack for his garage. He is thrilled and very grateful to be performing at Just for Laughs!
A regular at his home club The Comedy Mix, Kyle has appeared at the Vancouver International Comedy Festival, on XM Sirius Satellite Radio, was twice featured on the T.V. show "Talent Time" (2010 & 2012) and has performed all over the world...of warcraft. A nerd in a slacker's body, Kyle captivates audiences with his unique voice, engaging personal stories and hilarious commentary. Kyle continues to make a name for himself throughout Canada with his blend of raw confession and comic observation. He also grows one heck of a moustache (it's a blessing and a curse).
Andrew Bush is a Halifax based writer/actor/director who's been working in the television industry for over ten years. His credits include head writer for the Emmy award winning show Street Cents as well as writing credits for This Hour Has 22 Minutes and Canadian Idol. Andrew is also part of the award winning sketch troupe Picnicface and has co-writtten and directed their sketch show on the Comedy Network. This is Andrew's first time performing stand up at Just For Laughs and third time performing at the festival.
Eddie Della Siepe stars on MuchMusic's highest rated show, Video On Trial. He has appeared in over 60 episodes of Video On Trial and in 20 episodes of Love Court which has lead to him becoming one of MuchMusic's most recognizable faces. Eddie has has also recorded a Comedy Now stand-up special for CTV/Comedy network and placed second in the 2011 Great Canadian Laugh off. Eddie has also had the honour in appearing at the prestiges Just For Laughs Festival in Montreal and the LOL Sudbury Comedy Festival. With two successful 15 city national stand up tours, Jury Duty and Jury Duty 2: Even Jurier it has cemented Eddie as a favourite in Comedy Clubs and University/College campus' alike. Eddie was a lead in the modern day war drama "American Soldiers" by accomplished Hollywood director Sidney Furie and was featured in two well received Indie films, "Smoked" and "Master Plan", both official selections of the Queens Film Festival in New York, the Los Angeles Film Festival, and New York Film & Video Festival. With his hilarious stand - up act, his work on both television and in film, Eddie has become one of the brightest young comedic talents in the country.
In her 1st year Eman founded and produced the successful monthly show BOOM (Best of Open Mic) in Montreal. Since then she has appeared in the NY Arab-American Comedy Festival (2008-2011), Amman Comedy Festival (2009), the Just for Laughs Festival (2010 & 2012) and the Ha!ifax Comedy Festival (2012). Eman has toured across the U.S., Canada and the Middle East. Also known for her producing skills, Kosher Jokes for the Halaladays (2010-2011) and She's Canadian Eh! (2011-Returning 2012). Eman's Comedy Now! special has aired on the Comedy Network.
Fathered by an eccentric and quick-witted Canadian diplomat, Rebecca Kohler has made her home all over the world. From Brazil to Thailand, Rebecca learned that the one thing that tied people together was their love of laughter - and pointing at her. After moving to Montreal, Rebecca took the stage for the first time and was met with great success. The laughter remained, but the pointing (mostly) stopped. Working very hard to establish herself as more than just a run of the mill female stand-up, Rebecca became one of the defining voices of the Montreal scene. New to Toronto, Rebecca looks forward to taking the streetcar . . . and doing a lot of comedy. Her credits include: The Broad Appeal Show, The Just For Laughs Homegrown Competition (local), The Young Guns of Stand Up Comedy, The New Voices of Comedy, The Geeks of Comedy and Comedy Night In Canada at the Just For Laughs Festival.
Bobby Mair moved to Toronto to attend Humber College's Comedy Writing and Performance Program. In three short years, his act; a mixture of real-life stories and dark social commentary has led him to be recorded by XM and CBC radio. He is one of the youngest comedians on Yuk Yuk's roster.
Ryan McMahon is one of the most dynamic Aboriginal/Native American Comedians working in Canada and the United States today. He's also graduate of the prestigious Second City Conservatory (Toronto). His show is a loose, fast paced, silly but always honest look at society from the perspective of a "Native dude." His breakout performances on "Welcome To Turtle Island Too - A Celebration of Aboriginal Comedy" (CBC TV/Radio, Corkscrew Media, 2010), and the "Hystereotypes" (CBC TV, Frantic Films, 2011) Gala television taping at the CBC Winnipeg Comedy Festival in 2011 led to the taping of his own one hour standup comedy special "Ryan McMahon - UnReserved" (CBC TV/Radio, Corkscrew Media, taped in June 2012). McMahon tours independently, selling out venues large & small, and his live show combines standup, improv, sketch comedy and weaves stories and characters into an original style of comedy he calls - INDIAN VAUDEVILLE.
Often described as a high energy performer and a crowd favorite, Sterling Scott has become one of comedy's rising stars. Sterling's material stems from his experiences with relationships, family, current events, facts of life, and those awkward moments that people from all walks of life can relate to. Raised in a single parent family with five brothers and sisters, his heritage being of Trinidad and Tobago decent and living in Canada, standup comedy is not only natural to Sterling, it's a way of life! Sterling was born in Scarborough Ontario and now currently resides in Edmonton Alberta.
K. Trevor Wilson has spent over half his life in entertainment, a graduate of the Etobicoke School of the Arts, he started as a child actor before making the move to stand up comedy 11 years ago. As an actor, with TV credits ranging from Goosebumps to Breakout Kings and film roles in movies like Score: A Hockey Musical, he has worked with the likes of Nelly Furtado, Matt Dillon, and Jay Baruchel. As a touring comic he has headlined shows all over Canada, become the only two time winner of the Toronto Comedy Brawl, performed on a CBC gala at the 2011 Winnipeg Comedy Festival and worked with the likes of Mick Foley, Todd Glass and Brent Butt. Big things continue to happen for this big man, the self-proclaimed Man Mountain of Comedy.