Desi Lydic is a professionally trained and seasoned improvisational and comedic actress who studied and performed at the famed and prestigious theatre schools The Groundlings and Improv Olympic. Recently, she had a starring role on MTV’s hit comedy series “Awkward.” Lydic’s feature film credits include Cameron Crowe’s “We Bought A Zoo” opposite Matt Damon and Scarlett Johansson and “The Babymakers” directed by Jay Chandrasekhar and opposite Olivia Munn. Other television credits include “Two and a Half Men”, “The Odd Couple” and “The League”.
An up and coming voice in the comedy scene, Sloan was honoured as the 2016 NBC Stand Up Showcase Winner, has appeared on The Steve Harvey Show as a “Comedian to Watch” and was a contestant on @midnight with Chris Hardwick before its run ended on Comedy Central. She has also been seen on TBS’ Conan, truTV’s Comedy Knockout, and served as a correspondent on E! News Daily.
London-born comedian Gina Yashere has appeared on popular U.K. shows such as Live At The Apollo and Mock The Week, and broke into the American comedy scene when she made the top ten on Last Comic Standing. Since coming to the States, she’s done stand-up on The Tonight Show, appeared on @midnight with Chris Hardwick and was named one of the top ten rising comedic talents by The Hollywood Reporter.
Hasan Minhaj is a comedian, actor, and writer who was recently selected by the Sundance Institute to develop his solo show and feature film with the prestigious New Frontier Storytelling Lab. The screenplay for his feature film "Paint the Town" is the adaptation of "Sakoon," his autobiographical solo show based on his experiences as a first generation Indian-American. A featured storyteller for The Moth Mainstage Company, his work has garnered acclaim in film, online and television. Minhaj hosted the documentary special "Stand Up Planet" produced by The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation which aired on PBS, Pivot, KCET and Link TV, and his digital series "The Truth with Hasan Minhaj" has been featured in countless publications including The Huffington Post, Gawker and The New York Times.
Lewis Black is one of the most prolific and popular performers working today. He executes a brilliant trifecta as stand-up comedian, actor and author. Receiving critical acclaim, he performs over 200 nights a year to sold-out audiences throughout Europe, New Zealand, Canada and the United States. Black's live performances provide a cathartic release of anger and disillusionment for his audience. A passionate performer who is more pissed-off optimist than mean-spirited curmudgeon, he's perfected expressing what the rest of us cannot say in polite company. Its no wonder hes been compared to Mort Sahl, Lenny Bruce, and Bill Hicks.
Michael Kosta was host and co-executive producer of The Comment Section on E! and co-host on Fox Sports 1’s Crowd Goes Wild, on which he and Regis Philbin led a panel in a lighthearted look at the world of sports. He has also appeared in Comedy Central’s Snapchat series Worst Birthday, which is based on his podcast, and has been on Chris Hardwick’s @midnight. He also served as creator and host of the Funny or Die series Sports and had a half-hour stand-up special on the network.
Neal Brennan is an accomplished stand up comedian. His comedy special “Neal Brennan: 3 Mics” was released on Netflix and received positive reviews. Brennan’s writing credits also include “Saturday Night Live” and “The Daily Show,” and he recently lent his voice to the Comedy Central animated series “Legends of Chamberlain Heights.”
Stand-up comedian and actor Ronny Chieng has been a rising star on the comedy scene in Australia where he moved to attend the University of Melbourne. Chieng’s career began to take off in 2012 when he was named one of the “Top 10 Rising Comedians in Australia” by The Age, the Herald Sun and The Sydney Morning Herald and received the “Best Newcomer” award at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival for his debut stand-up special, “The Ron Way.”
Roy Wood Jr. began his comedy career in 1998 at the age of 19 while attending Florida A&M University. He has been called “A Standout” by The Hollywood Reporter, and Entertainment Weekly described his comedic style as “charismatic crankiness.” Wood’s thought-provoking comedy crosses cultural lines and has entertained millions nationwide via stage, radio and television. In 2006, he appeared in the “New Faces Showcase” at the Montreal Just for Laughs Comedy Festival and made his network television debut on “The Late Show with David Letterman” the same year. Wood recently starred on “Sullivan and Son” and regularly appears on “Conan” and ESPN’s “SportsNation.” Wood’s stand-up album, “Things I Think, I Think,” was released in 2013.
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