A professional Showcase featuring comics from "Late Show with David Letterman", "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno", "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon", Conan on TBS, Comedy Central, HBO and various TV shows and films.
Featuring Ryan Reiss, Marina Franklin, Bill Dawes, Mark Normand and Jon Laster!
Ryan Reiss is a comedian, writer and actor based in New York City. Ryan began his career as a comedian while attending college at NYU, and quickly became a favorite act on the scene.
Ryan's quick wit, instant likeability and unique way of engaging any audience have made him one of the most sought after comedians at the New York City clubs and a favorite audience warm up performer. Ryan can be seen daily entertaining Fox studio audiences for the "M & J Morning Show", "Huckabee", "Centerstage" on the YES Network, and "Fox and Friends".
When not performing live Ryan has been seen as a host on WE's hit series "Three Men and a Chick Flick," MTV's TRL, Nickolodeon "U Pick Live", Fox "Red Eye", "M & J Morning Show" and "Howard Stern Show."
In addition to his television appearances, MTV took Ryan to Cancun where he wrote and co-produced "Jimmy Fallon and Drew Barrymore's Spring Break Face Off." He also helped develop ideas, and served as a staff comedy writer for Spike TV.
New-York based Marina Franklin is emerging as one of the hottest comedians in the comedy scene today, with such notable appearances as Chapelle’s Show, NBC’s Last Comic Standing Season II, VH1’s Black to the Future, Oxygen’s Girls Behaving Badly, Comedy Central’s Premium Blend, and Showtime at The Apollo. She is a favorite in Comedy Festivals across the world, like Montreal’s Just For Laughs, New York Underground Comedy Festival, Ireland’s Kilkenny Comedy Festival, and Nashville’s Bonnaroo Music Festival. Franklin’s career in entertainment wasn’t always in stand-up comedy; originally from Chicago, she made her acting debut at the Illinois Rep Theatre. She then quickly realized her love for acting and went on to pursue a MFA in acting at Syracuse University. Franklin is viciously likeable, if there is such a thing.