Hailed as one of the top 50 Latino comics in the U.S., Bronx native Angelo Lozada attributes his upbringing in the boogie-down for his comedic stylings. His career has included stand-up, sketch comedy, writing, theater and film. His television stand-up credits include NBC’s Showtime at the Apollo, BET’s Comic View, SiTV’s Latino Laugh Festival, and most recently, Martin Lawrence Presents: First Amendment on the STARZ cable television network.
Housed at the famed Nuyorican Poet’s Café for twelve years, his acclaimed comedy troupe, Nuyorican Rule appeared in Showtime at the Apollo and veteran comic Robert Klein’s New Joke City. As co-founder and head writer, Lozada wrote and performed about urban experiences, challenging race, class and gender stereotypes through comedy. This revolutionary comedy troupe has inspired numerous other urban comedy troupes and is often recalled and invited to return to large and small stages.
In addition, Lozada has numerous writing credits on different media, including animation, digital, print and commercial. Lozada has been a head writer on the animated series, Lugar Heights, featured on Galavision, MTV3, MUN2, MTV3, a head writer for comedynet.com, and monthly columnist focusing on Latina/o culture for the New York Daily News. He has also found commercial success in head writing for a national advertisement campaign for Burger King.
His acting experiences include both theatre and film. In 2009, Lozada was invited and accepted to perform in the New York Stage and Film’s production of A Shoe Story, written by acclaimed New York City Hip Hop Theater writer/artist Ben Snyder and directed by In the Heights’ Tommy Kail. His film appearances have included Destination Unknown, Arrangement, The Start-up, and Blind Leading the Blind, one of the 2007 New York City’s Latino International Festival’s featured short films.
Proud to perform in English and Spanish, Lozada enjoys using his Puerto Rican heritage to unite folks of all backgrounds to understand the human experience through laughter.
Nikki Glaser is quickly becoming one of the most sought after young comedians and actors in the comedy world. Glaser will next be seen as creator, executive producer, and star of the upcoming Comedy Central series Not Safe w/ Nikki Glaser, where some of comedy’s funniest voices will joke, learn, and share their personal stories about sex, relationships, and other taboo topics. The series will premiere in February 2016 and will also be Comedy Central’s first series to be introduced and developed across multiple social platforms, including a companion Snapchat original series, “Quickie with Nikki.”
On stage, Glaser continues to cement her status as a force in standup comedy. Her first one-hour standup special, Perfect, will premiere on Comedy Central in April 2016. Glaser is also a regular at Hollywood and New York comedy clubs and continues to tour the country as a headliner.
Previously, Glaser could be seen as co-host of the MTV late-night talk show Nikki and Sara LIVE and co-hosted the popular podcast You Had To Be There. Glaser has also made memorable appearances on Comedy Central’s @midnight with Chris Hardwick and Inside Amy Schumer.
She currently lives in Los Angeles.