Bill Santiago is the first born of at least four children. He became a standup after narrowly escaping a career in journalism, facing the fact that as a comedian he was funny, but as a reporter he was a joke. It’s been said he was born to Puerto Rican immigrants, which is technically untrue, as Puerto Ricans are US citizens. Although, he’s got an uncle who was once deported to the Bro...
Comedian and writer Eddie Sarfaty has appeared on The Today Show, Comedy Central's Premium Blend, Logo’s Wisecrack, and can currently be seen in the documentary, Laughing Matters. Eddie has appeared at clubs and colleges across the country, and has entertained at corporate conferences, on cruise ships, and at a variety of special events. He has been featured at numerous co...
Amy Schumer is quickly becoming the hottest star in the world of comedy, with her blend of wholesome, girl-next-door looks and edgy comedy. Amy is the creator, star and writer of Inside Amy Schumer, her Comedy Central television show which will premiere on April 30th. Amy is coming off her one-hour stand-up special, Mostly Sex Stuff, which became Comedy Central’s second-highest rated s...
is an American comedian, actor and writer, whose style is often described as observational comedy. Aside from being a stand-up comedian, he is best known for playing a semi-fictional version of himself in the situation comedy Seinfeld (1989–1998), which he co-created and co-wrote and, in the show's final two seasons, co-executive-produced. In his first major foray back into the media since t...
One of the most innovative and surreal comedic artists to date: A staple of the NYC and LA Underground Comedy Scene. His life story is featured in "Getting It Right," a book by award-winning author Adrian LeBlanc, which will be published by Random House this fall. Rick Shapiro is known for his hilarious appearances in the HBO sitcom, "Lucky Louie," as the brother-in-law Jerry;...
Tom Shillue's cult following started at Moonwork in New York City where monthly, literally hundreds of hipsters pile in to catch his acerbic wit, whether telling stories about his light-saber obsessed youth, or mulling over the Constitution's sex appeal, or the dangers of freezy headaches. The sardonic Shillue refers to his comedy as "tales from the not-so-dark side" of growing up in the burbs. ...
Shoemaker - The Lovemaster
Craig Shoemaker is a modern day Renaissance man. Best known for his engaging, relatable standup and his iconic baritone-voiced character, “The Lovemaster”, Craig delights every audience with his multi-dimensional ability to entertain in a way that is not only amusing but also relevant. Craig has had several successful solo TV stand-up specials, co-starred in numerous films...
Born into a life of comedy, Pauly Shore is seared into the public consciousness for his attention- grabbing comedic talents, and his meteoric rise to notoriety in the 1990’s with starring roles in popular film comedies, acting-up as MTV “VJ” and show host, and performing his stand-up at national comedy clubs, including legendary venue The Comedy Store – where Pauly...
A true "comic’s comic,” Bobby Slayton, often referred to as “The Pitbull of Comedy,” has been performing his own intense style of stand-up comedy for over 20 years, becoming one of the best known, respected, and energetic comics working today. Audiences around the country may recognize Bobby from his scene-stealing roles in movies such as “Get Shorty,&...
Born and raised by his mother and two sisters in the Bedford-Stuyvesant section of Brooklyn, New York, Sherrod Small is one of the top stand-up comics coming out of New York City today, appearing at clubs and colleges across the nation. With his witty commentary on politics, culture and city life, Small consistently receives rave reviews for keeping audiences entertained with his remarkable com...
James is one of Australia's best live stand up comedians. James has appeared on all of the major television network programs: Rove Live, The Footy Show, The Fat, The Comedy Channel's Headliners and made countless other TV appearances. A banking and finance lawyer by profession, James began performing comedy and public speaking while at Law School. In 1995 he was selected to debate in the World...
Michael tried standup comedy on a dare while a student at the University of Notre Dame. He was soon emceeing Fighting Irish pep rallies and growing 70's style sideburns to do extra work in "Rudy". Upon graduation, he moved to New York City and took a job in advertising but, when his neck became irritated from shaving every day, he retired to pursue comedy full time. His first job ...
Ever since Chicago native Aries Spears was 14 years old, he has been a force to be reckoned with in the comedy scene throughout America. His quick wit, charisma and ferociously aggressive style of comedy have earned him critical acclaim, high accolades, and above all, a busy schedule. From being a regular on Fox’s Mad TV, starring in feature films, appearing on a number of national talk show...
Once you do standup, it spoils you for everything else," says Doug Stanhope. "There're no censors, there're no sponsors to get offended, there're no standards and practices. It's just you, and it's immediate gratification. You say it, and drifts off into thin air, and you can say it a different way the next day." Stanhope's new releas...
Born March 11, 1957 at the University of Michigan hospital, William was raised mostly in Detroit until he moved to Washington D.C. in 1980. Two years later, after driving cabs, delivering flowers and bartending, he began his career in standup in 1982. He would move to NYC a few short years later and has lived in the Apple since. William is a favorite host at many major city clubs and a preferred a...
Wil Sylvince is one of the most explosive comedians performing around the world today. His comedic performances on BET's "Comic View," HBO'S "Def Comedy Jam" and "Showtime at the Apollo" all garnered standing ovations by the audiences, a feat rarely accomplished by many performers. Born and raised in Brooklyn, Wil has honed his act in New York's top comed...
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