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.
Rachel Feinstein grew up outside Washington DC, in the mean streets of Bethesda, MD. She maintained a healthy D+ average in school, while finding time to mock and imitate her loved ones. Rachel moved to New York at 17 to start her career as an actress and slowly developed her character-driven stand-up act, which her mom refers to as her "talent show." A more detailed account of the many humiliations and other shenagigans that I, whoops, I mean she, encountered on her way can be found on her album, "Thug Tears" released on Comedy Central Records in November 2011.
Rachel was a finalist on Season 7 of Last Comic Standing. She was also featured on Russell Simmons' Presents, Live at the El Ray, TBS's Just For Laughs series and Comics Unleashed. She has her own half hour special, Comedy Central Presents Rachel Feinstein.
She's written for "The Onion" and "Heeb Magazine." Rachel has voiced various characters on Adult Swim's "Venture Brothers," the animated Comedy Central web series, "Samurai Love God" and Spike TV’s web series "Battle Pope." She has also appeared on VH1, E! Entertainment, and CNN’s "Not Just Another Cable News Show."
Rachel also reviews hip hop as her Grandma, "Ice Cold Rhoda, World's Oldest Hater" based on a star of david rating system on comedycentral.com and Cipha Sounds and Rosenberg on Hot 97.
International spots include “ Montreal Comedy Festival”, Scotland’s “Glasgow Comedy Festival,” Amsterdam’s “Comedy Factory” and a U.S Military tour in Korea.
Rachel is a supporting actress in the upcoming independent films, "Circus Maximus" and "Peace After Marriage" which won the "Tribeca All Access Award".