Comedian and writer Gina Brillon was born and raised in Bronx, New York. She’s been a standup comic since she was 17 years old. Her first one hour special, ‘Pacifically Speaking, was produced by Gabriel Iglesias and will debut on NuvoTV in September 2014. She has a featured role in Gabriel Iglesias’ upcoming theatrical film, The Fluffy Movie. The film will be released in theaters on July 25th 2014. She’s made appearances on Comedy Central’s Live at Gotham, E!’s Chelsea Lately, AXS’ Gotham Comedy Live, The View, and is the first (and only) Latina winner of NBC’s 2012 Stand up for Diversity Showcase. She was selected to be part of Montreal’s Just For Laughs New Faces Showcase. Gina is also an accomplished singer, published writer, and poet. Her pieces have appeared in the New York Post and Daily News among others.
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.
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!
Frank Vignola is known amongst his peers as a comic’s comic. His razor sharp take on the issues makes an impression on even the most jaded veterans who often linger in the back of the house just to see what he might say next. Besides television appearances on Comedy Central, NBC and the Discovery Channel Europe (London), Mr. Vignola has also appeared at “Just for Laughs” (the Montreal Comedy Festival) with Bill Maher and toured with Armed Forces Entertainment (the USO) performing for our troops in Afghanistan. And his one man show “God and Science” was produced in a limited theatrical run in 2010.
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.
Carmen Lagala is a New York City based stand-up comedian who made her network television debut in 2018 on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert. Originally from Vermont, Carmen endears audiences with her small-town charm, delivering jokes that are smart, dark, dirty and playful. She regularly features for comedian Hari Kondabolu at the best clubs and theaters across the country, and recently appeared in the web sketch “Dollar Store Therapist” for Comedy Central. Carmen was featured in the 2018 New York Comedy Festival for stand-up, sketch, a roast, and her own show “Puppets Present” which was a Time Out New York pick for “Best Shows to See”. She’s performed in several other festivals including Brooklyn Comedy Festival, Bridgetown, Rogue Island, and the Women in Comedy Festival.
Nash Rose is a standup comedian and writer based in New York City where she has been featured at various venues. She has also performed regularly in Los Angeles, Atlanta, and Washington D.C. Her humor is relatively dry and heavily anecdotal sharing stories based on her personal life experiences and surroundings. Her delivery is calm and intriguing, doused in dulcet tones. Nash produces a monthly show at Union Hall in Brooklyn called Stellar Underground, is a regular freelance writer for Zora at Medium.com, and made a guest appearance in Season 2 of Comedy Central's Thank You, Goodnight!
Jay JURDEN is a comedian, writer, and actor based in new york City. Originally from Mississippi, Jay attended THE University of Mississippi, where he received his ba in Dramatic Lit and his BFA in acting, before attending the University of Alabama, where he received his Mfa in acting. He has written for Vulture, teen vogue, MCSWEENEY's, The new yorker, and scruff app's game show "Hosting." He has been featured on MTV News and several podcasts, including STAND UP NY LABS. Jay was recently selected for just for laughs festival's New faces 2019. Timeout New York named him one of the "Comedians to watch in 2019." He has been awarded "Best LGBTQ Comic" by Manhattan Comedy Festival and was the first winner of the Comedy Mob Smart Aleck Stand Up Comedy Festival. he is a StandUp NBC finalist alum.
Mia Jackson is a bonafide Georgia peach (that's Georgian for “native”) and self proclaimed know-it-all. After graduating from the University of Georgia she hit the local comedy scene and has thrilled audiences since day one. To her credit she has appeared on NickMom's Night Out, Viceland and was a semi-finalist on Season 9 of NBC's Last Comic Standing. She has appeared on Inside Amy Schumer and the movie Mother's Day. In 2017, she was named a New Face at the Just for Laughs Comedy Festival in Montreal and Atlanta's Creative Loafing named her the city's Best Stand-Up. Smart, funny, and versatile, Mia entertains all types of crowds.
Kristin has appeared as a repeat performer in the Women in Comedy Festival and appeared in the She-Devil Comedy Festival and the Seattle International Comedy Competition. She is the host and co-producer of the monthly standup comedy showcase “Who Books This” in NYC and the creator of “Who Among Us”. Her dogs have a large internet presence.
Gus Constantellis is a first generation Greek-American stand up comedian/writer. He was born and raised in Brooklyn and currently a regular comic at Broadway Comedy Club, Stand Up NY, and Caroline’s. He is a gay comedian whose material deals heavily with his large immigrant family, his Greek heritage, and raunchy yet relatable dating stories. He is also a TV writer for several children's shows, including The Lion Guard, Rainbow Rangers, and Abby Hatcher.
Emily Walsh is a comedian who performs nightly in bars and comedy clubs across New York City. Originally from Boston, MA, Emily moved to New York City after college to pursue her dream of painting scenery for theatre, film and television. She still paints because comedy doesn’t provide healthcare. Emily recently headlined a sold out Stand Up NY as part of their Headliner Series. She won 1st place in the Comedy Mob Festival at Stand Up NY in 2018, with 200+ comedian submissions, 2nd place in the She Devil Comedy Festival in 2019 at Broadway Comedy Club, and has been named Comic of the Week on Jackie Kashian and Laurie Kilmartin’s podcast the Jackie and Laurie Show. Festival credits include HBO’s Women in Comedy Festival, Gilda’s Laughfest, the Out of Bounds Festival in Austin, and the Cape Fear Comedy Festival, Oak City Comedy Festival, Maine Comedy Festival, and the Rogue Island Comedy Festival. She hosts and coproduces a bi-monthly show in the East Village called Keeping It Fresh as well as coproducing a show called Isn’t She Funny every week in Brooklyn. Her mom is very supportive of her comedy, and really wants her to write a tv show called “Lady Seinfeld.” So look out for that.