Joe has performed all over the world, from Africa to Europe and also toured across America. He is a writer for the Daily Show and has written over 1,100 episodes.
Famous for her appearances on the NBC reality talent competition Last Comic Standing, she is also well known as the co-host of the humorous podcast My Wife Hates Me.
Erin Jackson is one of the fastest-rising comedians in New York City. She works nightly in the city’s top clubs and most recently made her Netflix debut on Season 2 of Tiffany Haddish Presents: They Ready. She currently writes for the hit Netflix show, The Upshaws, and has appeared on Late Night with Seth Meyers, CONAN, The Ellen DeGeneres Show, This Week at the Comedy Cellar, and Last Comic Standing.
As seen on Comics Unleashed and Late Night TV
Mia Jackson is a bonafide Georgia peach (that's Georgian for “native”). In 2017, she was selected as a New Face by the Just for Laughs Comedy Festival and Atlanta's Creative Loafing named her the Critic's Choice Best Stand-Up in the city. Mia has appeared on NickMom's Night Out, Viceland, Comedy Central's This Week at the Comedy Cellar and was a semi-finalist on Season 9 of NBC's Last Comic Standing. Her first stand-up special aired in October 2018 as part of Unprotected Sets on MGM+ and her Comedy Central half hour special debuted in November 2019.
As a stand-up comedian for 40 years, Joey Kola has performed for hundreds of thousands of people throughout his career in the US, Canada and England. His high energy, spot on punch lines, and fast delivery assault an audience like a comedic freight train. Joey's topical and timeless material combine to always make his audiences laugh hard. Joey has worked at countless comedy clubs, colleges, casinos, theatrers, cruise ships and corporate functions. Kola's also proud of the success he's had in raising great amounts of money for the many different charities he currently supports. Joey Kola's TV credits include, "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno", The Late Show with David Letterman", "The King of Queens" with Kevin James, "The Martha Stewart Show", "Comedy Central Presents Joey Kola", "The Rosie O'Donnell Show", Comedy Central's "Premium Blend", The Rachael Ray Show, Jimmy Fallon and CBS's hit show "Kevin Can Wait" staring Kevin James, where Joey also plays the role of "Larry Anderson", the corn eating Assistant Principal on the show.
Pranav is a former writer for MAD Magazine and co-host of the popular Mango Bae Podcast. A favorite of festivals and clubs around the country, he was most recently featured in the 10k Laughs Festival (Best of the Fest), Rogue Island Comedy Festival, and headlined the 2018 Milwaukee Comedy Festival alongside Colin Quinn, Gina Yashere, and others. An up-and-coming actor, Pranav also has landed roles in forthcoming episodes of The Marvelous Ms. Maisel and HBO’s The Other Two, and has previously starred in Law & Order: SVU. He is also the writer and co-creator of the upcoming BRIC TV Web Series Problematic. You can find him across platforms @pranahaha
Stephanie O. is a New York City-based stand-up comedian who has performed at Lady Laughs Comedy Festival, San Diego Comedy Festival, Cream City Comedy Festival, Black Girl Giggles, and Sno Jam Comedy Festival. Fun fact - she has appeared on Bravo TV's Cash Cab and won! She co-hosts a monthly stand-up comedy show called Party Hat at West Side Comedy Club in New York City.
Carmen Angelica is a comedian, writer and director originating from Minneapolis MN. After going to college in New York she moved to LA where she worked in film and TV. You might have seen her work on popular comedy sites like Cracked or CollegeHumor where she wrote performed and directed. Carmen was a regular performer at The Upright Citizens Brigade in LA and had a long running solo show called Who Am I And What The Hell Am I Doing? in 2014 directed by Rebecca Drysdale. This inspired Carmen’s short film Tight Spot that became a Vimeo Staff Pick in 2015. In 2019 Carmen was recognized as a New Face at Just For Laughs in Montreal. Carmen’s work has been written up in media like Entertainment Weekly, Vulture, and Huffington Post. Carmen moved back to New York to work as a Segment Director at The Daily Show and you can see her perform stand up around New York City when she isn’t working or too sleepy or hungry. She is currently represented at Odenkirk-Provissiero Entertainment.
Robby Collins is a comedian from South Africa who just won ‘Comic of the Year’ at the 2023 Comics Choice Awards in his home country. In 2022 he dropped a Netflix special called ‘Only Jokes Allowed’. Collins has toured extensively performing at the Just for Laughs, Sydney, Perth and New York comedy festivals. He had been asked to open for Dave Chappelle on his tour of South Africa and is an opening act for Trevor Noah on all his tours in Africa. Last year he opened for Jeff Ross in Jersey at the Stress Factory. Apart from stand up Collins is also an Emmy Nominated Writer.
Brad hosts of popular New York City based indie shows “Brass Laughs” and “Yuck-A-Brewing”.
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.
Eric Neumann is one of the fastest-rising standup comedians in the United States. In February 2022, he made his late-night debut on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on NBC. He has recorded three albums/specials, Nervous Lover, Just A Phase, and, most recently, But Enough About Me: A Crowd Work Album. All three reached number 1 on the iTunes Comedy Charts and are currently playing on Sirius XM Radio. He has appeared on Season 3 of Comedy Central’s This Week at the Comedy Cellar, as well as Season 1 of The Iliza Shlesinger Sketch Show on Netflix. In 2021, he was featured in The Jerusalem Post as “one of the Jewish comedians who stayed relevant during the Covid-19 pandemic.” He is currently on a headlining tour performing at major comedy clubs across the country. When not touring, Eric lives in Manhattan, where he is a regular at the Comedy Cellar.
Thomas J. Kelly was born to be on television. During the summers most kids go to day camp, space camp, or a sports camp as a teen Thomas J. Kelly went to TV Camp. Since his freshman year of college, Tom has had an On and Off camera career ranging from cable access television to network shows. Ever since in elementary school, Tom was always a bit of an outsider. In high school here learned there are two ways to keep from getting your butt kicked 1) making people laugh and 2) screaming like a girl. At a certain point Tom realized making people laugh was much more dignified. In a recent appearance on ABC’s “The View” he revealed to America that his love of Star Trek helped him pass the time as he lost his virginity at a very late age. Kelly has managed to turn awkward and charming into a career. In High School he dreamed of being the next Letterman. Hosting is what he does best. As the warm up comedian for ABC’s “The View”, Tom gets the crowd going before the show and entertains them during the commercials. Tom moderates podcast available at ThisShowAgain.com featuring a cast of friends and experts who discuss pop-culture and ways for you to live your life. A review in The New York Times called “This Show Again” . . . funny, and listening to the show is like sitting at a neighborhood bar with friends.” Kelly is at a wonderful crossroads of his career. He can be seen warming up crowds for TV shows with celebrities during the day while doing his own thing at night. As the warm up comedian for Good Morning America’s Summer Concert Series, Tom is no stranger to large crowds. While opening for Miley Cyrus and the Jonas Brothers Tom, has performed for crowds of over 15,000 and 20,000 people respectively. His favorite concert was opening for a U2 concert at Fordham University with a crowd of 9,000 college students in the snow and mud. A versatile emcee, Tom has also opened for Usher, Kelly Clarkson, Fantasia, and Counting Crows among others. When time permits, Tom has also freelanced for “Live with Regis and Kelly”, “Fashionably Late with Stacy London” and “Head Games.” In addition to his work in a variety of clubs in the New York area, Tom is a pioneer in using the Internet to spread his comedic message. Tom turned his disdain for large weddings into the popular IHateWeddings.com which gets over 2,000 visitors a month. Articles from Kelly’s wedding humor website IHateWeddings.com have been cited in “In Touch” magazine and on numerous radio programs. Kelly created and starred in Internet based video series “The Little Merman.” LittleMerman.com is a docu-comedy about Tom’s quest to be the first male mermaid at Weeki Wachee Springs. The series follows Kelly as he quits comedy and moves from New York City to Weeki Wachee Springs, Florida to become and underwater performer and the first “merman” at the historic tourist attraction. During that time, Kelly really performed synchronized swimming shows in the park’s underwater theater. Tom has an extensive off camera and off microphone resume working in radio and television. He writes a daily comedic “prep sheet” for the United Stations Radio Networks which is syndicated to over 100 radio shows nationwide including “Elvis Duran and the Morning Show.” His TV resume includes experience at “The Rosie O’Donnell Show” where he saw several of his ideas make it to air, “Dateline: NBC”, “NBC Nightly News,” and “Elimidate” Tom’s segment “A Moment With Tom” is a regular feature on ABC’s The View. Tom has appeared in several episodes of Prime Time Live’s “What Would You Do?” on ABC. And perhaps most impressive is that he managed to write this entire bio about himself in the third person without saying “I” once.
I’m a stand up comic who lives in LA, but often travels telling jokes throughout the rest of the country (and various other parts of the world). When I’m not out performing, you can find me surfing, playing tennis and (most likely) napping. These are my favorite things, though I’m really only great at one of them. I’ve been on Kate Flannery’s “Stand Up in Stilettos” on the TV Guide Network, “Gotham Live” on AXS TV, and have been part of live comedy shows and festivals all over the world. This past year I was super excited to be invited to be part of the prestigious “Just For Laughs” comedy festival in Montreal, and also got to entertain our troops for two weeks performing at various bases throughout Japan. I’m often a guest on my friends’ podcasts, can be heard on the Bob and Tom show, and am half of the sketch group “See You Next Tuesday.”
LIZ BARRETT’s one-liners come fast and furious and she is often called a female Steven Wright and a thinking man’s Roseanne. Liz grew up all over the world with her military family and now lives in New York City, where she’s just "Gettin' By." Liz headlined Carolines as part of its Breakout Artist Series. She was also a semi-finalist in Carolines Comedy Madness and a finalist at Laughing Skull Comedy Festival in 2016. Liz made her television premiere on Gotham Comedy Live and regularly appears on Laughs on Fox. She’s opened for Judy Gold and Gilbert Gottfried, and also appeared at the Women in Comedy Festival, Boston Comedy Festival, She Devil Comedy Festival, and Ladies of Laughter.
Brian Scolaro has appeared on “SHAMELESS”, “ABBOTT ELEMENTARY”, "CONAN", “DEXTER”, “MAD MEN”, "NIGHT COURT", “TEN YEAR OLD TOM”, “BONES”, “CASTLE”, “GREY’S ANATOMY,” "A MILLION LITTLE THINGS", "COMEDY CENTRAL PRESENTS: BRIAN SCOLARO", “THE MIDDLE”, "SULLIVAN AND SON", “THE LATE LATE SHOW”, “GOTHAM COMEDY LIVE”, “WIZARDS OF WAVERLY PLACE”, "LATE NITE" and many more shows and films. He was also a regular castmember on "STACKED" ON FOX with Pam Anderson and Christopher Lloyd.. About his role of Stuart Miller on “Stacked”, The LA Times said “Scolaro is terrific. An actual sitcom find.” About his role as Doug on “Sullivan and Son”, Brian Doyle-Murray (Caddyshack) said Brian is “one of the best I’ve ever seen.”And Marc Maron said on WTF podcast, Brian “might be the funniest fuckin person alive
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.
Shannon Fiedler is a comedian, writer and content creator in New York City. Known for her relatable — albeit exaggerated — social media presence, Shannon heightens her comedic realism with a dash of the absurd, distilling ordinary situations into their most entertaining essence. Shannon's content has been featured on BuzzFeed, Barstool, CBS, Overheard New York, Betches, and Gratzia.
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.
Moody McCarthy's career has straddled two millenniums, pretty impressive for a guy under 1000 years old. Moody started doing stand-up in Syracuse, NY, in the 1900s, the golden era of the facsimile machine. He then moved to New York City and lived in his sister's basement for 5 years, until she found out. Now he's above ground, and thanks to break-out appearances on the Late Show with David Letterman, Jimmy Kimmel Live, and Last Comic Standing, no longer a well-kept secret. (After an appearance on the re-vamped Star Search, he still was.) Moody has distinguished himself with well-crafted material that thrives in any venue, from country clubs to pubs. Weaving sly jokes with in-the-moment crowd-work, here is a thoughtful comedian who will enhance any setting. Moody McCarthy: few people hate him!
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!
Matt Ruby is a standup comedian from New York City and his debut album is called "Hot Flashes." His jokes offer a smart and brutally honest look at relationships, politics, race, religion, technology, and sex. Matt is also the star and creator of Vooza, a video comic strip about the tech world (called the "The Spinal Tap of startups" by Mashable), and producer of two of the hottest live comedy shows in New York City (Hot Soup and Schtick or Treat). Other credits include MTV's Girl Code, Seeso/NBC, CNN.com, The Huffington Post, NY Magazine, Time Out NY ("Joke of the Year" nominee), Splitsider, and Gawker. He has also appeared across the country at comedy venues and festivals including SXSW (Austin), Bridgetown (Portland), NY Comedy Contest, SF Comedy Contest, Boston Comedy Festival, Biftek Festival (Montreal) and the New Orleans Comedy and Arts Festival. His comedy blog, Sandpaper Suit, was nominated for Best Comedy Website by The ECNY awards. Look, you made it to the end of this bio. Nice job! Now lets go out there and live our best lives.
Joe Larson has been seen on Gotham Comedy Live, America’s Got Talent and The Tonight Show’s "Laugh Squad.” He has been nominated for a prestigious MAC Award for “Best Up-And-Coming Comedian” and was a finalist in both the Johnny Carson Great American Comedy Festival and the Boston Comedy Festival and appeared in the film Stand Up 360. Most recently, you can see Joe on Babies Behaving Badly on the Discovery Family channel and as a host on Laughs on FOX. For more about Joe, please visit www.joelarsoncomedy.com.