Katie Hannigan is a New York City based comedian, who has appeared on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, CollegeHumor, Seeso,The Travel Channel, Oxygen Network, MTV, and Laughs on Fox. Katie’s stand up is delightedly wry, and often sarcastic but warm. Katie has a background as a preschool teacher and a tour guide, and her act maneuvers audiences into new perspectives through humor. Recently Katie headlined Caroline’s on Broadway as part of their breakout artist series. Katie regularly performs at New York Comedy Club, Stand Up New York, and Caroline’s. Katie hosts The Comedienne Project with Corinne Fisher at The Standing Room, and Apodcalypse, an apocalypse themed podcast. Katie has been featured at comedy festivals nationally including, The Laughing Skull Festival, Women in Comedy Festival, Woodstock Comedy Festival, Shedevil Festival (placed 2nd), Laughing Devil Festival (placed 3rd), The DC Underground Comedy Festival, The All Jane Comedy Festival, The Brooklyn Comedy Festival, and the Red Clay Comedy Festival.
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!
When Aida was a teenager one of her relatives declared that she would end up a statistic, she did, she is 1 out of the 10 to make it to the finals of NBC’s Last Comic Standing. Aida Rodriguez’s ͞edgy, raw and in your face͟ style of comedy has set her apart in a world that celebrates funny over double standards. Catching the eye of some of the most recognizable names in Comedy, she is creating a lane of her own. Roseanne Barr doesn’t understand why Aida doesn’t have her own show yet and Keenan Ivory Wayans told the world that she is ͞like a dose of truth serum͟. As a single mom of two, Aida has honed and nurtured her craft all while juggling the daily grind and stresses of family and career. While providing endless material, family remains the heart of the Aida Rodriguez experience. ͞Suddenly, the pages of my journal have become a laughing matter!͟ Aida is a regular on some of the nation’s most iconic comedy stages. She has also hosted and/or been featured on numerous television and radio broadcast programs including but not limited to, Comedy Central’s The Nightly Show, two-time host of the PBS’s Imagen Awards, Fox’s Laughs, Nickelodeon’s Mom’s Night Out, Parental Discretion, as well as NuVo’s Stand Up and Deliver seasons 1&2 and The Wedding Zinger. Aida recently was featured in Robert DeNiro’s latest film The Comedian after being handpicked by director Taylor Hackford which will be released December 2016 and will appear on Showtime this fall as the Shaq’s All Star Comedy Jam’s first Latina. When she’s not on your television or a local stage, you can catch Aida following another childhood dream of becoming Bob Hope, Aida serves yearly on USO and MWR tours; making her an international performer
Actor/Comedian/ Brian Scott McFadden is one of the funniest stand up comics working in the industry today. A regular on the NY comedy club circuit, Brian has recently taken his act to a whole new level with his high energy performances & some of the most unique, incisive & hilarious routines around. After making his debut on The Late Show with David Letterman Brian followed that up with an appearance on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson on CBS. A multidimensional performer Brian is both an accomplished stage actor, who has played Hamlet in New York, and a versatile voice over artist with a vast range of accents and character voices in his repertoire. Brian was recently seen on the big screen in The Secret Life of Walter Mitty with Ben Stiller & also performed in such films as Ice Age II with Ray Romano and Robots with Robin Williams & Halle Berry. Brian has just released his first live Comedy CD “What Women Want.”
Wali Collins is a regular at all of the main stream Comedy clubs in the United States including New York City and Los Angeles. He even headlines and tours at Comedy clubs in Europe and Asia. Collins’ television credits include NBC, CBS, FOX, HBO, ABC’, VH1, Comedy Central, Netflix, Hulu. David Letterman caught Wali’s act and recruited him to warm-up for his show. Later that season Wali performed his stand up on the “Late Show with David Letterman”. Quoted by GQ magazine “Wali’s true purpose becomes evident”. He also landed small roles in films like independent feature, "Submission", starring Stanley Tucci and Chris Rock's "Top Five". And in the the "cult" classic, “Coyote Ugly”. Wali also is featured in the hit Netflix series, "The Get Down", Hulu's, "Difficult People". And the Oxygen Network series, "Crazy Love". If Wali’s face looks familiar to you it’s because you’ve seen him in over 30 national and international television commercials. In the words of Robert Klein, “Wali Collins is versatile, smart and very, very funny.” If you haven’t seen Wali do his thing in either stand up or acting, you’re missing out on one talented and gifted man.
Born in Long Island, Gregg Rogell quickly rose through the club ranks and established himself as one of the top working stand ups in the country. Within a year of his debut, Rogell won “The funniest person in Long Island” contest, as well as the WKGR South Florida Laugh Off. Within three years, his list of television credits included “Evening at the Improv,” “Caroline’s Comedy Hour,” “The MTV Half Hour Comedy Hour,” “Comic Strip Live,” “VH1 Stand Up Spotlight,” “E! Stand Up Sit Down with Robert Klein,” “Two Drink Minimum,” and many others. He has since made several appearances on “The Tonight Show,” and “Late Night with Conan O’Brien.” He can also be recognized from his appearance as “Kenny” on the CBS sitcom, “The Nanny.” His success has earned him sitcom development deals from NBC and Disney. He has toured, opening for Dolly Parton, Wynonna Judd, and Dave Chappelle, and has appeared with Bob Hope and Bill Cosby on several NBC specials.
In the hard-hitting New York comedy world, D.C. Benny is a heavyweight contender. His nickname “D.C.” was given to him by Harlem’s legendary host; “Uncle” Jimmy Mack, who sadly passed away in the 2014 Tracy Morgan car accident. Benny’s unusual style of telling autobiographical stories, inhabited by original characters has been sharpened for almost thirty years as a performer. His personal essays, stories, and articles have been featured in New York Magazine, The New York Observer, Narratively, and Heeb Magazine. Benny’s diverse fan base know him from a wide range of appearances; his “White Boy Rips The Apollo” clip with almost ten million views, his Comedy Central Presents, one the of the network’s highest-rated half-hour specials, as a top eight finalist on NBC’s Last Comic Standing, his role as Caesar in John Singleton’s feature film “Illegal Tender”, as “Chaz” on the soap opera “As The World Turns”, and national commercials for Verizon, Dell, Volkswagon, Wendy’s, AIG, as well as the Budweiser “How You Doin’?” superbowl spots campaign. His weekly comedic story-telling show, Urban Myth, became an underground staple, where performers such as Dave Chappelle, Robert Kelley, Jim Gaffigan, Jim Norton, Jay Oakerson, Kevin Hart, Mike Epps, and SNL’s Dean Edwards would tell their true, funny, stories, to a packed house at The Zinc, a downtown New York jazz bar. Currently, Benny co-hosts the story-telling podcast “Tall But True” with his friend, Cash Cab’s Ben Bailey, where guests like Ray Romano, Dom Irrera, Colin Quinn, Adam Ferrara, Artie Lange, and Bill Burr share funny stories and talk smack. Benny lives in Brooklyn where he fiddles around with old Land Rovers when he is supposed to be helping his wife run her natural skincare business. He has a dog named Grits and two cats who prefer that he not share their personal information in this bio.
Patty Rosborough is one of the top headlining comics in the country with her hard-hitting, high-energy style of comedy. She got her start in New York City appearing with the improv troupe, ‘Future Schlock’ and in the Off-Broadway production of ‘Gay Dracula,’ a campy romp where she bared it all. Her first stint on television was with Jon Stewart on Comedy Central’s ‘Short Attention Span Theatre.’ Patty has been seen on Showtime, Comedy Central and on the BBC’s ‘The World Stands Up.’ She has also performed at the ‘Montreal Just for Laughs Comedy Festival’ and is the winner of NYC’s prestigious ‘Charlie Award.’ Patty plays a drunk in Adrien Lynne’s film, ‘Jacob’s Ladder,’ an angry ex-wife with Kevin Meany on the webisode, ‘In the Middle’ (Salon.com.) and a hard drinking, nightmare of a mother in Drew Chiminec’s comedy, ‘Raising the Dead.’ Patty is the winner of the ‘Ladies of Laughter Comedy Competition’ and tours across the U.S. with her standup act. She is also a regular at the ‘Borgata’ in Atlantic City and performs at New York City comedy clubs. Patty was most recently featured on the podcast, ‘Babes in Boyland,’ interviewed by her daughter, Molly Kornfeld and Victoria Hoffman.
As seen on Craig Fergerson Show, Comedy Central and Clubs throughout the country...You'll enjoy Ophira's brash outlook on the world
Marla Schultz is a comedian, actress, and TV Host. As a comedian, she’s headlined all over the country, entertained the troops overseas and toured nationwide opening for Chelsea Hander. She’s appeared several times on WPIX’s Morning Show hosting their Steals and Deals segments. Additionally she has acted on several TV shows including TNT’s Men of a Certain Age, FX’s Dirt, Oxygen’s top–rated syndicated show, Girls Behaving Badly and E! Entertainment Television’s The Entertainer with Wayne Newton, Who Wants To Date a Comedian. Marla’s stage credits include co-starring in The 2013 NY Fringe Festival’s British import, Kemble’s Riot which won the prestigious “Overall Excellence Award”. Additionally she co-starred in the Off-Broadway hit JAPS: The Jewish American Princesses of Comedy. She can be seen on Comics Unleashed and Late Night TV.
MEGHAN HANLEY is a National Touring stand-up comic, writer and baseball blogger. She has appeared on AXSTV’s “Gotham Comedy Live,” DreamsTv, as well as Fox’s “Laughs,” and “Red Eye.” Hanley, know for her quick wit and upbeat persona, has been featured in several festivals, including Boston, Austin’s Out of Bounds, Atlanta’sLaughing Skull andThe Women in Comedy Festival. This past March she completed her first tour with Armed Forces Entertainment, performing for the Troops in Kosovo, Germany, The Netherlands, Belgium and England. In addition to stand-up she has contributed to WABC’s “Curtis and Kuby Show,” “Sports Rants,” and in 2017 co-wrote and co-hosted the program for Fordham University’s Inaugural Athletics Gala. Currently Meghan can be seen in the web series “Seeking Sublet,” onFunny or Die, and is the creator and host of the popular web series “Sports Tabata.” Lastly, she smiles a lot, which some people find suspicious, but mostly endearing.
Costaki tours clubs and Colleges throughout the country...You can also see him on his own Showtime half hour...
Keith Robinson is the quintessential comedian’s comedian, admired by his fellow artists – his great art of inherently subverting his audience, shaking them out of their cozy assumptions to fresh perspectives sustains his comedic prominence. His commanding stage presence has gained him appearances on MTV, VH1, HBO’s Def Comedy Jam, TBS’s family comedy series Are We There Yet, The Chelsea Lately Show on E! and Late Night with Conan O’Brien. Many talented comedians can make you laugh but it’s difficult to find a comedian who rises to a level of middle brow brilliance finding comic expression in cultural/racial disparities, his mischievous past, and political absurdities, which leads to a further probing deep beneath Keith Robinson’s hardened pseudo-street exterior to expose his geeky indisputable-intellectual interior. It is within the comedic improvisation of standup where his strident honesty and confrontational style expose the conspicuously concealed obvious – spilling to observations that masterfully make him a skillful teller-of-tales. In his teens, Keith began cultivating his wit with his "back of the bus funny," subsequently working the comedy circuit in his hometown Philadelphia and securing a spot as one of the finalists on Ed McMahon’s Star Search. He did not take home the $100,000 prize, but his career as a comic and actor mushroomed. He now merits a coveted comedic and acting career on the stage, screen, and television. Keith’s impressive record of accomplishments include his self-titled special on Comedy Central, a standout regular on Tough Crowd with Colin Quinn, writer and central performer on The Wanda Sykes Show and writer for the Chappelle Show. He was recently seen in Kevin Hart's record-breaking movie, "Laugh at My Pain." One of New York Comedy Cellar’s elite, where he frequently hosts, Keith Robinson has a reputation, best described by Cringe Humor for "being the best at impromptu zingers and one-liners that annihilate his colleagues." His first hour special, recorded live in New York at The Gramercy Theater: Kevin Hart presents Keith Robinson in Back of the Bus Funny, is now released on iTunes, Hulu, Amazon, and Google Play.
Ray Ellin started his career as a standup comic, improviser, and writer in his teens. He is the host of the all-new Gong Show Live, a resurrection of the legendary ‘70s talent competition. Ray also hosted the popular LateNet with Ray Ellin, the first comedy/variety show to simultaneously combine both in-studio and interactive online audiences. The program features A-List celebrities, top comedians, and musical guests including Chevy Chase, Hank Azaria, Leonard Nimoy, Paul Shaffer, Fran Drescher, Gilbert Gottfried and more. In addition to LateNet with Ray Ellin, Ray has been the host and writer of the syndicated television shows The Movie Loft, New York Now, PremiumTV, and BrainFuel TV. He recently hosted/co-created the pilot for the tv game show Worth The Wait. Ray is the go-to-host for any occasion; he has hosted hundreds of live events; corporate, charity, sporting, fashion, and of course, comedy. He has a long list of television credits including appearances on HBO, FOX, VH1, DISCOVERY, ABC, NBC, and England's Mancs vs. Yanks. Ray was also profiled on Dateline NBC in which it was discovered that his blood pressure actually drops right before he goes on stage! Profiling the top three Latin comics in the country, Ray executive produced, directed, and wrote the film The Latin Legends of Comedy, which was distributed by Twentieth Century Fox. Ray co-created, produced, and wrote the animated series La Familia, featuring John Leguizamo, and the “Jack Daniel's Latino Comedy Series,” a 13-week comedy event in New York City. The enormously successful program was tapped by other major U.S. cities including Chicago and Miami. As an actor, Ray has taken on a variety of theater roles, He co-starred in the romantic comedy Killing Cinderella, and produced and co-starred in the short films Yellow, The Try-Out, The Face, Felix the Painter, and Felix’s Rhapsody. He has appeared in several television commercials including spots for Volkswagen, Microsoft, Coca-Cola, Budweiser, American Express, and a multi-part campaign for the Sci-Fi Channel.
Already striking at almost six feet tall with red hair, Veronica Mosey has earned a solid reputation as a comic with both a tremendous stage presence and the ability to engage all kinds of audiences with her impressions of celebrities as well as everyday characters. Her material is thought-provoking; her demeanor fiery yet likable. She earned the title of one of “Five Comics to Watch” by Rolling Stone Magazine, as well as appearances on Comedy Central, HBO, Vh1, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Fox News, The Dr. Phil Show, TBS and more. She was a contributing joke writer for Jerry Seinfeld’s The Marriage Ref and was a featured comic on Lie Detectors on the Game Show Network. She is one of only a handful of female comics working regularly at all of the top comedy clubs in the country and New York City including the prestigious Comedy Cellar, Stand Up New York and Gotham Comedy Club. She has performed internationally in major cities such as Montreal, Canada, Melbourne, Australia and at the Stockholm Comedy Festival in Sweden. Her sarcastic wit has been published in Us Weekly Magazine's Fashion Police as well as the New York Post.
Judy has had stand-up specials on HBO, Comedy Central and LOGO. She has written and starred in two critically acclaimed, Off-Broadway hit shows: The Judy Show – My Life as a Sitcom (Outer Critics Circle Nomination), and 25 Questions for a Jewish Mother (GLAAD Media Award – Outstanding NY Theater, Drama Desk Nomination – Actor). Judy received rave reviews as Gremio in The Public Theater’s all female production of The Taming of The Shrew for Shakespeare in the Park. She also co-starred in Off-Broadway’s Clinton! The Musical, and Disasater! The Musical. Judy has appeared on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, and has recurring roles on Netflix’s Friends From College and TBS’ Search Party. She can also be seen on the Showtime series I’m Dying Up Here. Judy was featured in Woody Allen’s series Crisis In Six Scenes on Amazon, and also appears on the hit web-series The Other F Word on Amazon Prime. Other most recent TV appearances include guest-starring roles o, Broad City, Louie, The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, The Jim Gaffigan Show, Inside Amy Schumer, Difficult People, 30 Rock, and 2 Broke Girls. From 1999 to 2010 Judy was the host of HBO’s At the Multiplex with Judy Gold Judy also won two Emmy awards for writing and producing The Rosie O’Donnell Show. Judy has made numerous appearances on The Steve Harvey Show, The View, The Today Show, and The Wendy Williams Show. She has written for The New York Times, Huffington Post, CNN.com. She is the host of the hit podcast, Kill Me Now, on iTunes. You can find her at JudyGold.com or follow her on twitter - @jewdygold.
Brian Scolaro was born in a log cabin in Eggplant, West Virginia in 1876. And was visited during the night by Three Shephards. They beat the shit out of him for six hours. His mother was a ghost pimp and his father was a washing machine. Brian went to High school in the Philipines, where he spent four years learning to become an asshole. He received notoriety when he discovered a cure for “sight” by poking people in the eyes. Brian was killed by a large bear when he was sixteen, but he did not let that stop his acting dreams. He moved to Hollywood in 1872 and now sells garbage under a bridge.
Lori Palminteri has been featured on FX’s “Louie,” “Live at Gotham” on AXS TV, Comedy Time TV, and at the Asheville, She-Devil, Laughing Skull, Laughing Devil, and Boston Comedy Festivals. Her wholesome “girl next door” looks and charm belie her quirky, often edgy style. Lori’s original sitcom pilot, “Honest Living,” was nominated for Best Film in the Comic Strip Film Festival, and Lori was also nominated for Best Performance as the mischievous con artist, Kate. Lori performs regularly all over New York City, and the Tri-State area at the Comedy Cellar, Broadway Comedy Club, Governor’s Comedy Club, and more.
Kevin Brennan is an American stand-up comedian and writer. His writing credits include Saturday Night Live, Sports Show with Norm Macdonald and Comedy Central Presents. He has appeared numerous times on Late Night with Conan O'Brien, Late Show with David Letterman, Last Call with Carson Daly and Red Eye w/Tom Shillue
Peter M. Correale is an American actor, broadcaster stand up comedian and writer. He currently co-hosts The Pete and Sebastian Show with fellow comedian Sebastian Maniscalco that airs weekly on SiriusXM and as a separate podcast. In addition, he was a writer and occasional performer on the CBS sitcom Kevin Can Wait.
Tony V started his stand-up comedy career in 1982 after attending several shows at Boston’s prestigious Comedy Connection. He wandered in one night, quite by accident, looking for a little stress relief from a high-pressure job as a caseworker at the Somerville Mental Health Center. Tony was working his way toward a Masters degree in social work having graduated from the University of Massachusetts with a B. S. in Psychology. It was not long after that he took to the stage himself. Tony’s street wise humor tempered with a genuine feel for the human condition quickly propelled him to headliner status on the national comedy club circuit. In 1986 Tony V was named “Funniest Person in Massachusetts” by Showtime television. He followed this achievement with several performances on HBO, the Arts and Entertainment Network, Comedy Central and MTV. From 1987 through 1992 Tony V became the “spokesperson” for American Tourister Luggage. Remember the suitcase smashing gorilla? It was Tony that gave the ape it’s distinct voice and temperament. Touring extensively in and out of his high tech forty-five thousand dollar yak hair gorilla suit, both Tony and his alter ego had many interesting adventures. If you get a chance ask Tony about a meeting between The Gorilla, Spuds MacKenzie, and Ronald McDonald. You won’t believe your mind. Network television was next on the list for this Boston native. Spending time in New York and L. A. paid off with multiple highly acclaimed appearances on Late Night w/ Conan O’Brien, Comedy Central’s Tough Crowd w/ Colin Quinn and several sit-coms including Seinfeld, Boston Common, The Single Guy and Dr. Katz Professional Therapist. Having proven himself a solid comic actor Tony then tackled dramatic roles on television working with such notable actors as Eric Roberts, Ice T and James McDaniels from NYPD Blue. Tony’s big-screen outings include State and Main, Celtic Pride, Housesitter, One Crazy Summer and Shakes the Clown as well as the independently produced By the Sea and Abracadabra. Tony has also produced and written on several shows for network and production companies. He is no stranger to benefits and fundraisers performing at functions for The American Cancer Society, Children's Hospital, The Boston Food Bank and many other charitable organizations. His corporate shows include Citizens Bank, The North East Lumber Association, Stop & Shop, American Express Corp. and Staples. Along with being a popular headliner at clubs and colleges all over the free world, Tony V has worked with Jay Leno, Dennis Miller, Bobcat Goldthwait, Steven Wright, Adam Sandler and countless other friends and nationally known acts. Tony has opened for Kenny Rogers, The Temptations, Billy Ray Cyrus, The Beach Boys and Joan Jett. Tony also really believes that this is enough of a Bio and if you’re not convinced or impressed by now nothing is going to change your mind. So thanks for reading this far and good luck in all your endeavors.
Born in NYC, Joe received some of his acting training at the HB Studios. He has used that training in many feature films, most recently ROUNDERS, and ROW YOUR BOAT. He also worked on RYDER PI, AN EASTSIDE STORY, and PUNCHLINE with Tom Hanks. The acting is great, but performing in front of a live audience is my first love. Joe has made them laugh from coast to coast and everywhere in between. Whether its a packed house at TRUMP CASTLE in Atlantic City, or in front of 20,000 people at the famed MADISON SQUARE GARDEN; Joe has so much fun on stage that you can't help but have a great time watching him. Joe has combined his comedy with motivational speaking. He motivates people and makes them realize that anything is possible in America. No matter who you are: Latino, Black, White, Female, Gay, Disabled, etc; you can go beyond all obstacles and become very successful in America. Joe takes a lot of pride in knowing that he can make a difference in the future of many people. People and students leave his shows not only laughing, but also feeling good about themselves and their future. Joe has logged some impressive time on radio shows, trading laughs with Howard Stern and others. He has appeared on all the major Comedy shows, including Comedy on the Road, Carolines, Comic Strip Live, and many others. He also hosted his own TV show called The Latin Connection on FOX. Whether its making people laugh in nightclubs or concert halls, JOE VEGA is motivating people all over the world. Youll be glad that he is on the job and loving it!