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 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.
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.
Featured on Late Show w/ Stephen Colbert
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
Comedian Jackie Fabulous captured America’s heart as a semi-finalist on the 2019 season of America’s Got Talent. She’s got charms that can make even Simon Cowell blush, as she was the only contestant Simon walked on stage to hug! Jackie Fabulous is a hilarious and affable stand-up comedian, writer, actor, producer, motivational speaker, and headliner who uses her jokes and sparkling nature to simultaneously entertain, encourage, and empower audiences while keeping them laughing, and easily navigating the comedy gamut from family friendly to naughty. She is so comedically versatile, she could work a bar mitzvah, a bachelorette party, or your uncle's funeral. Jackie’s standup has been featured on the Arsenio Hall show, Gotham Comedy Live, FOX, BET, Last Comic Standing, Kevin Harts LOL Network and more. And you may have seen her memorable talking head and hosting moments on the CW, and NBC’s “I Do.” In addition to her television appearances, Jackie Fabulous is a paid regular and headliner at most of the top comedy clubs in the country, including The Comedy Cellar, The Hollywood Improv, The Laugh Factory, The Comedy and Magic Club, and the House of Comedy and Funny Bone clubs. “As the guy who discovered Jon Stewart, Ray Romano and a bunch of other star comics I have a sense of who has ‘it.’ JackieFabulous has it. I’d watch her do just about anything legal,” - Billy Grundfest (Founder of New York’s “Comedy Cellar”). When Jackie is not on tour with her standup, you’ll find her giving insightful keynote speeches and breakout sessions at corporate events and conferences, to sold out crowds. Jackie is a former lawyer who has lived an incredibly full life filled with love, tragedy, embarrassing moments, and hard lessons and she channels all of the above into relatable material and inspiring speaking engagements. More than just a funny lady, she is on a mission to inspire and empower women all over the world to Find The Funny In Their Flaws. Her signature talks and upcoming book within her hilarious “Find Your Fabulous” series will leave audiences feeling encouraged, uplifted, and inspired to conquer the ups and downs of life and work. Jackie is available for standup appearances and speaking engagements, and would make a great addition to any panel, talk show, TV show or movie that needs an extremely versatile, hilarious, and likable writer and actor. Jackie Fabulous will sparkle on any stage or screen; she always lives up to the name!
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.
Originally from Oceanside NY, Lenny Marcus has been a mainstay of the New York City comedy scene for over for twenty years. He is currently a regular performer in every major comedy club in New York City. Most recently, Lenny appeared on TruTV on the show TruInside in the episode about the world famous Comedy Cellar in NYC where you can see him perform regularly. Recently, you may have seen Lenny on Louie, on the FX network, The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore on Comedy Central, or in the short film The Unimportance of Being Ernest. Lenny has performed stand-up comedy on television multiple time. he performed on The Late Show with David Letterman three times to amazing reviews. He has also appeared on Comedy Central’s Live at Gotham, AXS Tv’s Gotham Comedy Live, NBC’s Comedy Showcase with Louie Anderson and MTV’s The Jim Brewer Show. Lenny has made multiple appearances on Tru-tv making fun of the worlds stupidest criminals, shoppers and drivers. You may also have seen him in commercials for the MTV Video Movie Awards, Wendy’s and Marriott or on the radio in commercials for Southwestern Bell Telephone or Priceline.com. He has performed at both the prestigious Just for Laughs Comedy Festival in Montreal, Canada three times, HBO’s US Comedy Arts festival, in Aspen Colorado and the Great American Comedy festival in Norfolk, Nebraska.
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.
CORINNE FISHER is a stand-up comedian, writer & actor originally from Union, NJ. She first made a splash with her debut one-woman show Corinne Fisher: I STALK YOU (Dir. David Crabb) which had a run at The Peoples Improv Theater (The PIT) in the Summer of 2010 and was featured in Time Out New York. Since then, she has been a regular on the stand-up scene playing anything from dive bars to world-famous comedy clubs like New York Comedy Club, The Stand, The Standing Room, Caroline’s, Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre, Broadway Comedy Club, Comix, Laugh Boston, The Stress Factory & Gotham. Her second stage show, Almost Former Reality TV Stars, had a run at The PIT in June 2011 and told the true (albeit slightly exaggerated) story of how CORINNE and her real-life best friend, actor/model THOMAS WHITFIELD, were hired, then fired from their very own reality TV show. Known as @PhilanthropyGal on Twitter (slightly tongue-in-cheek…), in 2012 CORINNE performed in a series of benefit shows for the AFGHAN WOMEN’S WRITING PROJECT alongside other female New York comedians including SNL alum RACHEL DRATCH. Over the past few years, CORINNE has been selected to perform in the prestigious BOSTON COMEDY FESTIVAL, the WOMEN IN COMEDY FESTIVAL, THE LAUGHING DEVIL COMEDY FESTIVAL & the SHE-DEVIL FESTIVAL. On YouTube, she is the messed up mind behind Internet vlogger GINA SPRINKLES and the voice of ‘TOIBA’ on the cartoon web series MYSTERY SQUAD GALS, the brainchild of RYAN DUFF. Perhaps most notably, however, CORINNE is 1/2 of SORRY ABOUT LAST NIGHT…, her comedy writing and performance duo with KRYSTYNA HUTCHINSON. In December 2013, the duo launched Guys We Fucked: The Anti Slut-Shaming Podcast that now boasts a million+ listeners worldwide. Having featured celebs such as AMBER ROSE, STOYA, DAN SAVAGE, JIM NORTON, ARTIE LANGE, HORATIO SANZ, ANDY DICK, LIZZ WINSTEAD (Co-Creator of “The Daily Show”) and JENNI ‘JWOWW’ FARLEY (“Jersey Shore”) in addition to real gents they’ve had their way with, the podcast is consistently ranked among the Top 5 comedy podcasts on iTunes (but has reached as high as #1) and has been featured on The Huffington Post, The Daily Beast, Splitsider, Mother Jones, Perez Hilton, Elle, A.V. Club, E! Online, People, US Magazine, and Bust as well as OPIE & JIM on Sirius Radio and NBC’s LAST CALL WITH CARSON DALY. Previously, the duo wrote and starred in a self-titled sketch show that debuted at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre in NYC in the Spring of 2013 (Dir. Jon Bershad) and co-hosted a popular underground comedy variety show of the same name that has had homes at the Brooklyn Winery, The PIT and originated at Gotham City Improv. The show was like the best college keg party you’ve ever been to and featured comedy faves such as HANNIBAL BURESS & KURT METZGER as well as cult folk-rock sensation DAN BERN. This Summer, CORINNE and KRYSTYNA will be appearing for the second time at Montreal's JUST FOR LAUGHS FESTIVAL, arguably the most important comedy festival in the world. Last year, their first show sold out so quickly a second had to be added. They have also sold out the main room at The World Famous Comedy Store in Hollywood where they were joined by special guests DANE COOK, NEAL BRENNAN & OWEN BENJAMIN. Additionally, they were also guest editors for GLAMOUR MAGAZINE where they penned their own take on the all-too-familiar “How To Please Your Man” article. The duo's first book, "FUCKED: Being Sexually Explorative and Self-Confident in a World That's Screwed" drops on October 24th, 2017. In 2014, CORINNE made her television stand-up debut on FOX’s LAUGHS on the special “Under 30” episode. She also co-hosts a monthly show at NEW YORK COMEDY CLUB called NACHO BITCHES with BLAIR SOCCI (MTV’s “Ladylike”) where GARY GULMAN, YANNIS PAPPAS, ARI SHAFFIR, BONNIE MCFARLANE, KEVIN MEANEY, and SNL’s PETE DAVIDSON are regular drop-ins. In the Summer of 2015, FISHER and fellow comic KATIE HANNIGAN created THE COMEDIENNE PROJECT (Dir. TED ALEXANDRO), a show challenging its participants to write and perform twenty new minutes of stand-up sans sex, dating, or relationship material, which was accepted into The NYC Fringe Festival and is now a monthly show at The Standing Room. CORINNE holds a BFA in Film & Video from the School of Visual Arts, has been trained in the Stanislavski method by Joie Lee (“Do The Right Thing”) and is a graduate of the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre’s prestigious improvisation training program. She loves ice cream and the Spice Girls.
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.
Jessica Kirson's unique style and captivating stage presence captures the attention of audiences and club bookers everywhere she performs. Her wide variety of characters brings a diverse energy to her routine. Once you have seen her amazing talent, it is easy to understand why she was selected to perform at the Hamptons, Toyota, Marshall's Women in Comedy, Comedy Central's South Beach, Montreal, and HBO's Las Vegas comedy festivals. She was awarded, "Best Female Comic" by the MAC association in New York City and recently accepted the Nightlife Award for, "Best Stand up Comedian" in NYC. Jessica has a strong social media presence. Her Youtube channel, "The JessyK Show" and her Facebook page, ComedianJessicaKirson, videos have over 10 million views. Jessica has been featured on various television shows, including, Comedy Central's "Premium Blend" and "Fresh Faces," Nickelodeon's "Sixth in the Suburbs," Noggin's "LOL," VH1's "Awesomely Bad" Shows, Oxygen's premier game show "Can You Tell?," Bravo's "The Great Things About Being," The Women's Television Network's, "She's So Funny," NBC's "Last Comic Standing" Seasons 2 and 3, NBC's "Last Call With Carson Daly", "The Dr. Oz Show", "Why We Heart Vampires", "When Vacations Go Bust" on The Travel Channel, TV Guide channel, Two appearances on the "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno", Two appearances on Abc's, "The View", Showtime's, "White Boyz in the Hood", and NBC's "Celebrity Apprentice". She also has a one hour special on the Logo Channel called, "My Cookie's Gone" and has appeared on, "The Joy Behar Show" on CNN-HLN numerous times. Jessica appeared in a movie written directed by, Nick Cannon, starring, Jim Breuer, and, George Lopez, called, "School Dance". She recently was on "The Nightly Show", on Comedy Central and "The Jim Gaffigan Show", on TV Land. She has been working with the Howard Stern show producing and starring in prank calls that are being played weekly on Sirius/XM radio. In 2017, she will be in Robert Deniro's new movie comedian. She is also a consultant and cowriter on the film.
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.
Aparna Nancherla is a stand up comedic entity based in NYC. Her credits include Conan, @midnight, and Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell. She will also happily play children's birthday parties (as a cake taster).