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Christian Finnegan is a stand up comedian. He appears frequently on the television and also writes stuff. CF Kindergarten Christian is the creator and co-host of Black & White, a new comedy show set to premiere July 6th, 2016 on A&E. Christian and co-host Sherrod Small will examine current events and social trends through the lens of Race. DETAILS COMING SOON! Christian is perhaps best known as one of the original panelists on VH1’s “Best Week Ever” and as Chad, the only white roommate in “Chappelle’s Show’s” infamous “Mad Real World” sketch. He played Martin on the popular syndicated sitcom “Are We There Yet?” and politics junkies will recognize Christian from his many appearances on “Countdown with Keith Olbermann”. Over the past decade, Christian Finnegan has been a fixture on Comedy Central, having starred in his own one hour stand up special “Au Contraire!”, as well as “Comedy Central Presents”, “Tough Crowd with Colin Quinn” and countless network interstitials. He’s also appeared on “Conan”, “The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson”, “Good Afternoon America” and “The Today Show”. Christian’s latest comedy special, “The Fun Part” was released on Netflix in April 2014. It’s available on iTunes and Amazon, along with his first two albums, “Two for Flinching” and “Au Contraire!”. When he’s not on tour, Christian Finnegan lives in New York City with his wife, author Kambri Crews, their faithful pooch Griswold and two dumb parakeets.
Aaron Berg made his Comedy Central debut on THIS IS NOT HAPPENING in 2016 and has made two appearances on AXS TV’s LIVE AT GOTHAM as well as an appearance on BIG JAY OAKERSON’S “WYFD?!?” on Seeso. He will also be appearing in Comedy Central’s Roast Battle Season 2 in 2017. Aaron is half of the weekly show “IN HOT WATER” which can only be viewed on COMPOUNDMEDIA.COM . He is also an author and has two books out currently. Mr Manners and American Etiquette. His two albums are available on iTunes and can be heard on RAW DOG on SIRIUS XM, “COMEDY COLTRANE” and “UNSCRIPTED.” Aaron is the host of FRANTIC MONDAYS at the STAND NYC can be seen every night doing stand-up in NYC. Also, Aaron was one of the stars of the groundbreaking TV show 24 HOUR RENTAL airing on HULU.
Realizing his passion for stand up, Eagle began his career in 2014. His routines are loose and freeflowing. They are grounded in self deprecation and storytelling. His bi-racial background provides a source of diverse perspective and his likability allows him to connect with audiences. Eagle is always having fun while performing. Not to mention he has the best hair in comedy. Eagle can be found working comedy clubs all over New York City and the rest of the country. In 2017 he won The Devil Cup & in 2018 he was a finalist in Comedy Madness. Both are very prestigious competitions. His credits are growing and already include MTV, Amazon Prime, Kevin Harts LOL NETWORK, SiriusXM, Cosmopolitan, Elite Daily, CollegeHumor, FusionTV. Join his more than 15k followers on instagram or follow him on twitter. You can find him on both @eaglewitt
Besides regularly performing in many a New York City comedy club, Kurt Metzger's credits include performing on Comedy Central's "Live at Gotham," Showtime's "White Boyz in the Hood" and as a regular on VH1's "Best Week Ever." Kurt has filmed a half-hour special for "Comedy Central Presents" and appeared on Comedy Central's "Important Things with Demetri Martin," IFC's "Z-Rock" and will be a regular on the new Comedy Central program "Ugly Americans." Previously, he was the stand out comedian at the Montreal Comedy Festival's New Faces showcase. He has also wrote for "Chappelle's Show" on Comedy Central and several other SpikeTV, VH1 and Comedy Central programs.
Richie Redding is one of the funniest guys that you’ve probably never heard of. As a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania it was unlikely that his comedy career start off in urban rooms and burlesque shows, but that’s how it happened. He left the corporate world determined to get paid to have fun which is obvious every time he takes the stage. His set is edgy, high energy and autobiographical, drawing on a lifetime of ridiculous true stories that can only happen to a recovering alcoholic Ivy Leaguer. His boy band looks and colorful word selection have gained him well-deserved attention. In 2012, he was selected to perform in Walter Latham’s Comedy After Dark and became a regular on HOT 97FM. In 2013 he beat out 32 comics from all over the world to win the Bermuda International Comedy Competition and also had his TV debut on AXS TV’s Gotham Live! He has headlined in six foreign countries and also had the honor of being selected to feature in a USO tour of South Korea, entertaining the 30,000 American troops stationed there. 2014 was a pivotal year, as he was hand picked by Katt Williams to be the official host of the Growth Spurt Tour and for the HBO special Priceless. Based on that success, Katt then asked him to be his featured act for the Born Again, Again Tour. His fanbase has grown rapidly since, as he was regularly killing crowds of 10,000 people or more! He continues to be a constant presence in New York’s top clubs, especially after command performances at both the Barclay’s Center and Madison Square Garden.
Funny, smart, fresh, magnetic. These are just some words that describe the comedy of Neko White. Born in 1993, Neko has been a professional stand-up comedian since 2007 at the age of 14. In 2014, Neko taped his first one-hour stand-up special, Introducing Me. As a personality, Neko has stolen the show on MTV 2’s Hip Hop Hollywood Squares, and Elite Daily’s wildly popular Gen Why show. As a stand-up comedian, Neko has appeared on Axs Tv's Gotham Comedy Live, Sirus XM's "Sway In the morning Show" FOX’s Laughs, Popcornflix’s Live at New York Comedy Club, and a documentary on his life entitled One Mic. A native of Harlem, Neko began his comedy career the first day of high school when a teacher asked if anyone in the class had a talent. Being a shy kid who never thought he would do stand-up, he felt inspired. “Something just came over me that said ‘Go tell jokes.’ I went up in front of eight people and it worked. It’s been comedy ever since.” Now a professional working comedian there is no stopping this twenty something from chasing his dream of being the best comedian he can be. Following in the footsteps of his favorite comedians Katt Williams, Chris Rock, Bernie Mac and Dave Chappelle. Armed with a well-developed view of the ever changing world around him, quick wit, and very endearing charm. Neko’s material is a mix of social commentary and personal analysis that hits on every target from the most topical controversy to his own self-image. Not to mention a tenacious work ethic that leads White to do more than 500 shows a year. He hones his skills on the comedy club circuit of New York City, a regular at top comedy clubs such as Caroline’s on Broadway, Comic Strip Live, Broadway Comedy Club, and New York Comedy Club. He has performed in the New York Comedy Festival and opened for headliners including Donnell Rawlings and Jay Pharoah. Neko has been described by fans and reviewers as “a breath of fresh air” and “an endearing old soul.” Neko’s biggest supporter was his grandmother who would tell Neko before he left for shows: “Knock ‘em dead, kill ‘em.” After her passing, Neko vowed to make his grandmother proud. It’s safe to say that grandma can rest assured because her baby boy is still knocking them dead and does not show any signs of slowing down.
Jon has appeared on the Late Show with Stephen Colbert and the Late Show with David Letterman, has been featured in Maxim Magazine, and was the host of the widely popular podcast, “In the Tank”. A prolific monologist with universal appeal, Jon focuses on the idiosyncrasies of city living. Shortly after moving to NYC from his native Boston, he was chosen as one of Comedy Central’s Fresh Faces of Comedy and named one of Back Stage Magazine’s 10 Standout Stand-ups. His appearance on Last Comic Standing 4 – where he was the New York City Capital One Audience Favorite – earned him wide recognition and a new legion of fans. His other TV appearances include Comedy Central’s Premium Blend, VH1, Celebrity Apprentice, and 3 Men and a Chick Flick on the WE Network where he served as a host. Interestingly, the credit people seem most impressed by was that he was handpicked to open for Jerry Seinfeld in 2009 at Gotham Comedy Club Jon has performed at multiple festivals including the 2007 HBO Comedy Arts Festival in Aspen and the 2010 Great American Comedy Festival at the Johnny Carson Theatre in Norfolk, Nebraska. In addition, he was a critical favorite at the prestigious Montreal “Just for Laughs” Festival where he appeared in both the “New Faces” showcase and the Club Series show “Dating It.” Following his impressive performances, Jon was singled out by the Hollywood Reporter and the Montreal Gazette as a “stand out performer”. Most recently, he was invited to perform at this year’s TBS “Just For Laughs” Comedy Festival in Chicago.
Liz Miele, originally from New Jersey, started doing stand-up at 16 in New York City. At 18 she was profiled in The New Yorker Magazine, at 22 she appeared on Comedy Central’s “Live at Gotham.” She recently appeared on AXS TV’s “Gotham Comedy Live” and Hulu’s “Coming To The Stage” and was profiled in the March 2015 issue of Runner’s World. She regularly tours with the “Nobodies of Comedy” and Armed Forces Entertainment and just finished performing on a book tour for Chris McDougall, author of “Born to Run.” Her joke “Feminist Sex Positions” went viral both on YouTube and Upworthy.com. She just completed writing and producing season one of her animated web series “Damaged,” voiced by great comics including, Maz Jobrani, Hari Kondabolu, Ted Alexandro, Dean Edwards, DC Benny, Joe Machi and so many more. She also co-produced and co-starred in 40 episodes of a web series called “Apt C3” with fellow comic, Carmen Lynch and fashion photographer, Chris Vongsawat. Liz recently released her debut comedy album, “Emotionally Exhausting” on iTunes and Amazon.
New York bred and Los Angeles based John Campanelli is one of the nation’s hottest up and coming comedians. His debut comedy album “Nervous”, recorded at NYC’s The Stand Comedy Club, was highly regarded and lead LAFT Magazine to review John as, “A comedian for the people.” John recently released his second comedy album, “New Phone, Who Is This?” which was recorded at New York Comedy Club. His second album was also well recognized ranking as #1 for New Comedy Releases during its opening weekend. Both albums are currently available on iTunes, Amazon and CD Baby. John can be found Wednesday nights on @Comedy Trend w/ John Campanelli at The Laugh Factory at 10 pm. The show hosts some of the biggest names in comedy --including Dane Cook, Judd Apatow, Whitney Cummings and Rob Schneider--. The @ComedyTrend has also become a hot spot for the Hollywood elite and has been attended by the likes of Justin Bieber, Zedd, Miley Cyrus, Kendall Jenner all within the past year. In addition, the comedian headlines “Live with John Campanelli” twice a month at The Comedy Store in Hollywood and has made notable appearances on TVGuide Network, Playboy Radio, BiteSizeTV and Reelz Channel. But if you can’t hop on a private jet to Hollywood, have no fear because John plays clubs all over the country, frequenting NYC, and is sure to be found at comedy club near you.
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Josh Gondelman is a writer and comedian who incubated in Boston before moving to New York City, where he currently lives and works as a writer for Last Week Tonight with John Oliver. Onstage, Josh charms audiences using his good-natured storytelling and cracks them up with his sharp, pointy wit. He takes topics from surprise parties to his experience teaching preschool and makes them all equally hilarious. Last spring, he made his late night standup debut on Conan (TBS), and he can also be seen on the first season of Night Train With Wyatt Cenac (SeeSo). Josh’s newest comedy album Physical Whisper debuted in March of 2016 at #1 on the iTunes comedy charts (as well as #4 on the Billboard comedy chart) and stayed there for…well…longer than he expected, honestly. Offstage, Josh has earned a Peabody Award, an Emmy, and a WGA Award for his work on Last Week Tonight. He is also the co-author (along with Joe Berkowitz) of the book You Blew It, published October 2015 by Plume. In the past, Josh has written for Fuse TV’s Billy On The Street. His writing has also appeared in prestigious publications such as McSweeney’s Internet Tendency, New York Magazine, and The New Yorker. Gondelman is the co-creator and co-author of the Shorty Award-winning Modern Seinfeld Twitter account, and his own Twitter feed was named the year’s best by Paste Magazine in 2015. The Ellen DeGeneres Show took notice of Josh’s joke writing skill and featured him as part of their “Tweetly Roundup.” Additionally, Josh has performed at the Rooftop Comedy Festival in Aspen, CO, and headlined at the Laugh Your Asheville Off Festival in Asheville, NC. More recently he has appeared in the Eugene Mirman Comedy Festival, the Bridgetown Comedy Festival, and SF Sketchfest. His debut standup comedy CD, “Everything’s The Best” was released in November of 2011 by Rooftop Comedy Productions.
Jessica is a comedienne, actress, screenwriter and director, and has been doing them all in one form or another since she was a little girl. Comedy has actually been in her blood, since she was born a premature baby on Friday the 13th so her mom's doctor could go on a golfing trip (don't worry, it was hysterical). Jessica hopes her stand up and all her creative endeavors will add some laughter to people's lives, as well as bring people together, except through LinkedIn...which Jessica thinks needs to be destroyed. Unless you're offering her a job through LinkedIn, in which case she thinks it's genius, as are you for offering her a job.
Krystyna Hutchinson is a stand-up comedian, writer and actress, originally from Doylestown Pennsylvania and a graduate of Marymount Manhattan College with a BFA in Acting. Krystyna is a regular in the New York City stand-up scene and has performed in clubs, colleges, bars, basements, laundromats and sushi restaurants all over the country. She is half of the comedy duo, Sorry About Last Night, with fellow stand-up, Corinne Fisher. Together, they have produced a myriad of hit stand-up shows in New York City and Los Angeles, including selling out the Main Room at The Comedy Store, and wrote and starred in a two woman self-titled show at The Upright Citizens Brigade Theater. Most notably, the girls are the creators and co-hosts of iTune's top comedy podcast, Guys We Fucked: The Anti Slut-Shaming Podcast, which has been featured in The Daily Beast, The Huffington Post, Shape Magazine, Glamour Magazine, Mother Jones, Elle Magazine, Salon and Last Call with Carson Daly. Past notable guests include Artie Lange, Andy Dick, Horatio Sanz, Neal Brennan, Michael Che, Bonnie McFarlane, Dan Savage, Lizz Winstead and Kevin Meaney.
Andrew Schulz was a comedy prodigy, beginning to perform when he was still in college and jumping into the public eye on Guy Code. In addition to touring the country, Schulz co-hosts the popular podcast The Brilliant Idiots, appeared in IFC's Benders and will appear on the upcoming series There's... Johnny!
Dave Temple is the Spotlight stealing comic that has clubs managers and college bookers across the country asking, "Where did you find this guy?!" Originally from Philadelphia, Dave began stand-up comedy as a challenge amongst friends. Always known to be a gravitating force in social settings, he and 7 of his friends decided to put their entertaining skills to test. They were to meet at a local open-mic. However, only one of his buddies showed and as the saying goes “the rest is history.” Dave has since evolved from a just a stand up comic to a writer, producer and television host. He has appeared TruTv's LaffMobb Lafftracks, Gotham Comedy Live and Showtime at the Apollo. He as been featured on the Lifetime television show Army Wives, and the movie The Many Loves of Benjamin. Releasing his own Comedy album "The First One" writing his first Novel "Influencer" and self producing his own show "LookAtItThisWay, Dave has a knack for entrepreneurship that will lead him into the history books as one of the most successful comics of all time.
Smart, sexy, savvy, and funny, Leighann Lord’s "heads up humor" is stand-up comedy at it’s finest. Inspired by the brilliance of George Carlin, the smooth jazz style of Franklyn Ajaye, and the elegance of Rita Rudner, Leighann has crafted her own unique brand of Thinking Cap Comedy. It’s no wonder she received the NYC Black Comedy Award for "The Most Thought Provoking Black Female Comic." A New York City native who’s entertained around the world, Leighann Lord’s stand-up style is not urban; it’s urbane. She has performed for audiences in North America, Europe, the Carribean and for U.S. troops stationed in the Middle East during Operation Enduring Freedom. Leighann is a regular on the Fox News online show, The Strategy Room, where she gives her informed and funny take on politics, world news and current events. Her popular weekly humor column, Leighann Lord’s Comic Perspective is featured on StageTimeMagazine. She is also a frequent contributor to FoxNew.com’s Team Washington Blog and The Huffington Post. Leighann is heard often on XM Sirius Satellite Radio and has appeared on numerous stand-up comedy shows including Girls Night Out (Lifetime), The Original Def Comedy All Star Jam (HBO), The View (ABC), Premium Blend (Comedy Central), The World Stands Up (Comedy Central) and Comics Unleashed with Byron Allen. It’s not hard to see why Improper Magazine named Leighann Lord one of New York’s 10 Hottest Comics.
Ryan Beck is a comedian in New York City. He has participated in several comedy festivals, including the New York Comedy Festival, Brooklyn Comedy Festival and the Limestone Comedy Festival. Ryan has appeared on MTV’s Girl Code, Comedy Central, and The Daily Show with Jon Stewart. As a writer, he’s contributed to the Comedy Central Roasts of Bob Saget, Roseanne Barr and James Franco, and just completed work on his first novel. Ryan has also written, produced and starred in his own web series "#RyanBeckShow" and the interactive short film "We Need To Talk" (wntt.tv). Follow him on Twitter at @iamryanbeck
Comedian, Actor & Writer Sonya Vai was born and raised in New York City but is constantly asked “where are you really from?” by drunk men in bars. Sonya’s subversive brand of comedy - challenging not only gender but ethnic and religious stereotypes - has been featured at comedy clubs as well as independent shows across the country. Sonya recently opened for the 'PBS Socal Presents' film screening of the award winning documentary Meet The Patels. In 2016 she was on the 'Comedy's Best Kept Secret' tour, performing in 25 shows over 23 days across 21 cities from Vegas to NY. Sonya has studied with the Stella Adler Studio of Acting, the Stephen Book Acting Studio, and Yale professor Christopher Bayes. She spends her time between NYC and LA.
Originally hailing from San Francisco, CA, Caitlin Peluffo is a comedian currently living in Brooklyn, NY. After a brief six year stint in art school where she studied performative video (no, really…that’s a thing) she has expanded her talents to the stage. Peluffo has been featured in the Women in Comedy Festival, was runner up in the Finger Lakes Comedy Competition, and a finalist in the Trial By Laughter Festival that airs on the Comcast Network. Peluffo has also been seen on NBC's Seeso in 'New York's Funniest" and performed with Gilbert Gottfried, Gary Gulman, and the late Kevin Meany, to name a few. She has performed everywhere from the Stand and New York Comedy Club in the Big Apple to clubs all across the country talking about her love of “dating,” and her lack of self control. Peluffo is a former soccer player who dropped the wind sprints but kept the thighs as well as the drinking habit. No subject is off limits, however, she did make a promise to her mother that she would never, ever discuss that one time she took those ‘whorish, yet tastefully executed’ photos for a guy she used to bang in the military. She may be a patriot, but a promise is a promise.