Comedians


Cory Kahaney has been busy. She recently appeared The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, was a hit on the 2016 season of America’s Got Talent and was featured in Catskills on Broadway. Cory has been seen on The Late Show with David Letterman and performed a record 7 times on The Late, Late Show with Craig Ferguson. Cory is also a regular on The View, Fox & Friends and The Moms. Ms. Kahaney is no stranger to reality shows from America’s Funniest Mom to Next Food Network Star even the Apprentice! But Cory is probably best known as a grand finalist on NBC’s Last Comic Standing. Cory Kahaney was named Best Comedian in NYC by Backstage and Best female comedian NYC by the Manhattan Association of Cabarets. And even though she’s had specials on Comedy Central and HBO, her parents still wish she married a doctor!
Jason Salmon is a stand-up comedian who has headlined throughout the US and performed abroad for the troops throughout Europe and Afghanistan. Jason's comedy has been described as being "like getting the best advice you’ve ever gotten from the dumbest guy you know!" Check out his special, "Biscuits and Gravity," on Youtube!
Chanel Ali is a standup comedian who blossomed on the Philadelphia circuit before taking her commanding stage presence to NYC. She has two Comedy Centrals specials, an album aptly titled Chanel No.1, and her hour special was released on Epix in early 2022.
ordan Carlos is a stand-up comic and television personality who is best known for his work as a writer and on-air contributor for THE NIGHTLY SHOW WITH LARRY WILMORE, THE COLBERT REPORT, MTV’s GUY CODE, GIRL CODE and GUY COURT. He has also appeared on hit series such as HBO’s GIRLS, Showtime’s THE AFFAIR, and Comedy Central’s BROAD CITY. Jordan lives in Brooklyn, NY and continues to perform his insightful and hilarious stand-up comedy in venues across the country. You can listen to him tackle everything from raising kids to splitting checks in WNYC’s podcast, ADULTING.
A veteran of more than 100 TV and talk show appearances, comedian JOE DeVITO's dead-on timing, unexpected twists and sheer flights of lunacy make him a favorite at the top clubs in New York City and across the USA. His performance at the prestigious Just for Laughs Festival was rated "9.5 out of 10" by The Montreal Gazette.   Joe's TV credits include two performances on The Late Late Show, three appearances on Comics Unleashed, two appearances on Gotham Comedy Live on AXS TV, Comedy Central, and a semi-finalist turn on NBC's Last Comic Standing. He is also a regular contributor on FOX News Channel's Red Eye and Kennedy Show, with other panel appearances including Chelsea Lately, CNN, Animal Planet, Discovery Channel, and truTV's The Smoking Gun Presents...
Felicia Madison had a childhood dream of becoming a Broadway dancer. Her parents had other plans ...which is why she was pre-med in college! Felicia graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with a degree in biological basis of behavior and a minor in marketing. (She jokes that she's only qualified to sell drugs!) Happily married and Manhattan mother of three, Felicia pulls on her experiences as a stay-at-home mom in an affluent part of the world to poke fun at marriage, parenthood and life in general. Felicia is the founder of Laughing Affairs which produces a daytime lunch show, Laughercise- Come Laugh Your Ass Off, Comedy for a Cause, and private events for corporations and individuals. Felicia is the New Talent Director at West Side Comedy Club in New York City where she produces two new talent shows a month called F Comedy Club. Felicia curates comedians for her show and helps to develop and nurture young talent thru her daytime mic program also at West Side Comedy Club. Funny Business Panel Discussion created and moderated by Felicia, provide a forum for female comedians to hear from female executives in the comedy world. Her first event at the Friars Club was a huge success and due to popular demand she is planning to produce 4 panels a year. You'll find Felicia performing throughout NYC. In addition to live appearances, Felicia is blogging, podcasting and writing a sitcom based upon her life in the comedy world.
Vannessa Jackson is a stand-up comedian who performs all over NYC. She currently works as a writer for Saturday Night Live and recently wrote for Season 2 of A Little Late With Lilly Singh.
Erin Maguire is a broad, a dame, a good time gal. She's a stand-up comic, an emcee, an actor, a writer, a ginger with basic bitch tendencies. A Boston babe originally, she now calls NYC her home base, appearing at clubs in the city and beyond. She sees the world through a warped kaleidoscope and wants to take you along for the ride through word play and act outs. Catch this twisted hooker in a city near you!
NBC recently crowned Franqi French the 2019 winner of their National Standup Up Comedy competition! Out of thousands of submissions and auditions Ms. French was an undeniable stand out. Franqi’ an award-winning talent, who regularly performs coast to coast with appearances at The DC Improv, The Kennedy Center, the Hollywood Improv and the world-famous Comedy Store. Ms. French has shared the stage with Donnell Rawlings, Fortune Feimster, Todd Glass, D.L. Hughley, Nicole Byer, among other talented comedians. She has made guest appearances on WeTV, TVOne’s “The Roland Martin Show,” and she will be a featured comic on season 3 of “Laugh After Dark” on Amazon Prime. Franqi has headlined The Bentzen Ball as well as The Black Women in Comedy Festival in Brooklyn. She is currently based in Los Angeles, CA and will be a featured headliner on the Stand Up NBC Summer Tour!
Christian Finnegan 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”. Most recently, Christian was the creator and co-host of A&E’s “Black & White”, which examined current events and social trends through the lens of Race. He can also be heard filling in as a regular guest host on “Standup with Pete Dominick” on SiriusXM Insight. Over the years, Christian 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 James Corden”, “Good Morning America” and “The Today Show”. Christian’s comedy albums/specials (“Two for Flinching”,“Au Contraire!”, “The Fun Part” and “60% Joking“) are available on iTunes and Amazon and his standup is in regular rotation on all major streaming services. His latest special “Christian Finnegan: Show Your Work” was released in October 2021. When not on tour, Christian Finnegan can usually be found in Queens helping his wife, author Kambri Crews, with her venue QED Astoria or walking their faithful pooches, Griswold and Chief Billy Bowlegs.
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.
Mark Normand is a fun-loving, New York comedian. Ok, I’m gonna brag a little here but hey, you’re on the site so that must mean you’re somewhat interested. I don’t know, I’ve just seen other comics do this. Ah screw you, I’m proud of these credits! Sorry, I got worked up there. (I just wanna be liked) So far, Mark has done a Comedy Central HALF HOUR special, has appeared on TBS’s CONAN 4 times, Late Show with Stephen Colbert, Showtime’s “Live at SXSW”, INSIDE AMY SCHUMER, TruTv, Best Week Ever, MTv, Last Comic Standing, @Midnight and released an album with Comedy Central records titled “Still Got It” (it’s not bad). This year, Mark took first place at the Great American Comedy Festival competition. In 2013 won Caroline’s March Madness competition, beating out 63 other comedians. And this is a real shocker for all of us, but he was also voted Village Voice’s “Best Comedian of 2013”, I know, right? In 2012, Mark appeared on “John Oliver’s New York Standup Show” on Comedy Central, and in 2011 was picked as one of Comedy Central’s “Comics to Watch.” Mark was born and raised in New Orleans, LA surprisingly to two normal parents. As a kid he spent most of his time shooting short films and wetting the bed. He started doing comedy right after college and quickly moved to New York. Mark now does comedy clubs and colleges across the country and has been involved in many festivals including Portland, Seattle, DC, Boston, Vancouver, Melbourne and in 2013 was featured as a New Face at the Montreal Comedy Festival. More annoying accolades that no one really cares about: Mark was named one of Comedy Central’s Comics To Watch for the 2011 New York Comedy Festival. Mark was also named Esquire’s “Best New Comedians 2012”, Splitsider’s “Top 10 Up and Coming Comedians on Each Coast”, and Time Out New York’s “21 New York Comedy Scene Linchpins”. Whew, sorry about all that.
JAMES MATTERN is a Nationally Headlining Comic and Radio personality, who has fast become one of the most beloved Emcee's in NYC. JAMES has appeared on several television programs including Fox Sports One's "Garbage Time with Katie Nolan" The WWE Network's "The List", MSG Networks "The Bracket", and ""The Artie Lange Show." As the former audience warmup for FOX SPORTS ONE's "Crowd Goes Wild", he worked with the legendary Regis Philbin. Additionally, James has appeared on "THE MOJO SHOW" on CBS SPORTS RADIO; and was a "man on the street" for "FERRALL ON THE BENCH" on SIRIUS-XM.
Kunal C. Arora “KC” is a New York-based comedian whose biting observational humor and sarcastic charm will have you doubled over with laughter at every show. When KC isn’t performing across the U.S., you can find him hanging out in comedy clubs around New York City or Instagram (@KCAroraViews). KC made his first national, non-court related TV appearance on Laughs on FOX in 2015, and has been on the rise ever since. After making almost a dozen appearances on Laughs on Fox, he was seen on SeeSo’s New York’s Funniest. TruTV’s Late Night Snack and was a semi-finalist in NBC’s Standup for Diversity. KC made it to the final four of Caroline’s March Madness competition. KC was also part of the viral web series and advertisement campaign for Optimum’s The UnMovers. It is still on air. His first full nationally televised comedy set for Gotham Comedy Live aired on AXS TV February 2017. His set on SeeSo’s The Guest List aired on June 2017. He also appeared on three episodes of FOX’s Punchlines in August 2017. Recently, he was seen on ESPN’s Sportscenter and NextVR’s Comedy Live.
Featured on Late Show w/ Stephen Colbert
A standup, writer, and actor; Eagle is a born and raised New Yorker. At 28 years old, he performs at all the major clubs in the city including as a regular at the Comedy Cellar. Eagle has been featured on Comedy Central’s "THIS WEEK AT THE COMEDY CELLAR" as well as Amazon’s scripted series "MILLENNIUMS". He has notably performed twice on "COMEDY CENTRAL’S STAND UP", with his most recent set having been released in March of 2023. In addition, Eagle will be featured as a cast member on MTV’s upcoming Season 21 of "WILD ‘N OUT".
Usama Siddiquee (formerly known by his stage name “Usama Bin Laughin”) is completely comfortable with writing a bio about himself in third person. His absolute ease should already be impressing you by now. Usama Siddiquee is a Bengali-American stand-up comedian and actor based in New York. He’s the kind of comic you want to follow right now, so you can totally gloat to your friends about how you were totally into him before he got huge. And then they’ll get really jealous of your impeccable foresight and superior taste. His act is an energetic (bordering on frenetic) and intelligent (bordering on genius) romp through his own life experiences. Family! Friends! Sex! Religion! Sex with religious friends! It’s all there, and Usama slings jokes on these topics and more with rapid-fire charisma and hilarity. And if you thought that last paragraph was self-serving, here is a shameless list of Usama’s achievements. He most recently was featured on the 2020 season of America’s Got Talent. He traveled to Montreal as one of the New Faces at Just For Laughs in 2018. Shortly after he was passed at the world famous Comedy Cellar in New York. He made his standup television debut on BET's 50 Central. He has been featured on Showtime’s Desus and Mero, MTV’s News, and Bravo’s Cash Cab. He was a finalist for the 2017 NY's Funniest Competition at Caroline's; a finalist in the 2017 NBC Standup Competition; 1st place winner of the 2016 Laughing Devil Cup Comedy Festival in New York; the 1st place winner of the 2015 Yonkers Comedy Festival as well as the 1st place winner of the 2015 Make Me Laugh Albany Comedy Festival. Usama has also featured on videos for NBC, Buzzfeed, Refinery29, The Scene, Mic.com, FusionTV, and Huffington Post. P.S. Usama can probably beatbox better than you can.
Jackie Fabulous is a stand-up comedian, actress and writer who's been featured three times on "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon", "America’s Got Talent: All Stars", Showtime’s "Flatbush Misdemeanors", "The Arsenio Hall Show", HBO’s "Pause", "That Damn Michael Che", and many more. In addition to her television appearances, Jackie's hilarious and affable stand-up can be seen across the country as she tours America's top comedy clubs. Her hour special “Menoplause” is available now.
Tess Tregellas is an actor, comedian, writer, and avid list maker. She is also aware that you have no idea how to pronounce her last name. She has performed stand up comedy all over NYC and has appeared in shows with Jerry Seinfeld and Jim Gaffigan. She has been featured on Funny or Die. She has written, produced, directed and performed in her short films “Left to Your Own Devices” and “The Cell Phone Block Tango” that have won awards at film festivals across the country. Currently, she produces, hosts and performs in virtual comedy shows for a company called Humor That Works. From her training at The Second City and UCB, she has created sketches and characters for her social media accounts. You can follow her on Instagram @tesstreg and check out her YouTube Channel for weekly sketches.
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.