Gina Brillon was born and raised in the Bronx, New York. The Puerto Rican actress, comedian, writer and mom has been a standup comic since she was 17 years old. Her sophomore 1-hour special Gina Brillon: The Floor is Lava (Amazon Prime Video) won a 2021 Gracie Award and was nominated for an Imagen Award. Her 1/2 hour special Easily Offended was one of the top shows from the Entre Nos franchise on HBO Latino, and streams on all HBO Digital Platforms. She’s made appearances on The View, Late Night with Seth Meyers and Jimmy Kimmel Live. You have seen her on Kevin Can Wait on CBS and The Conners on ABC. In 2012, she became the first (and only) Latina winner of NBC’s Stand up for Diversity Showcase. The following year, she was a “New Face” at the Montreal Just For Laughs Festival. Gina is a singer, published writer, and poet. Her pieces have appeared in the New York Post and Daily News, among others. Gina and co-host Katherine G. Mendoza dole out advice on their podcast Mess In Progress: The Homegirls Guide to Self-Help. Most recently, Gina was the first Latina comedian to be a Finalist in season 16 of America’s Got Talent.
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
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.
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...
Born in New Jersey, raised in Atlanta, and, in 2012, winner of Houston's Funniest Person, Matthew Broussard is not exactly sure where he's from. Matthew earned a degree in Applied Mathematics and a job as a financial analyst before moving to West Hollywood to pursue stand-up comedy full time. His brand of playful, witty humor covers topics from physics & grammar to the hardships of looking like an 80s movie villain. Aside from his popular webcomic, mondaypunday.com, he can be seen on The League, The Mindy Project, MTV2's Guy Code, and has his own Half Hour Special premiering on Comedy Central this fall. But his Cajun father and Jewish mother still really want him to take the GMAT.
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.
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.
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.
Gianmarco Soresi is a New York based stand-up comedian, actor, and creator known for his sharp societal observation and spry, energetic stage presence. Gianmarco effortlessly commands a room with his animated style, blending upbeat candor with dark comedic beats — which has garnered him critical acclaim from NPR, Esquire, The Atlantic, Buzzfeed, ABC News, and many more. He’s performed stand-up on The Late Late Show with James Corden, Comedy Central, Don’t Tell, The Real Housewives of New York, and was selected as a JFL New Face in 2022. Gianmarco has also acted in Billy Crystal's Here Today, Netflix’s Bonding, Hustlers, The Last OG, and is the host of the popular podcast “The Downside with Gianmarco Soresi.”
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.
Broadway and TV star Adam Trent exemplifies a new generation of magician. As one of the stars of the hit Broadway show 'The Illusionists', which shattered box office records during it's 2014/2015 run, as well as his appearances on Good Morning America, Ellen, America's Got Talent, Disney Channel, ABC, VH1, Rachel Ray, Travel Channel, SyFy and others, he is one of the most in demand illusionists working today. Described as Justin Timberlake meet David Copperfield, his audience interactive performances are part magic, part concert, and part stand up comedy, with a fast paced variety necessary for today's theatre audience. Approaching his craftiness with a tongue and cheek attitude allows him to connect with people who normally hate magic shows. He promises that audiences will leave his show feeling differently than they expected to feel after a magic show. In addition to his regular TV appearances and staggering schedule of over 300 live shows each year, Trent has a vast history of philanthropic work for which US News & World Report Magazine named him '1 of the 10 Most Influential Youths in America'.