Josh Johnson, is a standup, writer and performer from Louisiana by way of Chicago. He is currently a writer on The Daily Show with Trevor Noah and has been featured on Kevin Hart’s Hart of the City. Josh was named one of Comedy Central’s ‘Comics to Watch’ in 2015 and one of the Just For Laughs Festival’s ‘New Faces’ in 2016. He is a former writer and performer on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, where he also made his late-night stand-up debut in 2017.
As a stand-up, Josh has performed at clubs, colleges and festivals around the world, including JFL Montreal, Bumbershoot, Moontower, SXSW, Riot LA, Bridgetown, High Plains and the New York Comedy Festival. He was named Caroline’s ‘New York’s Funniest’ comic in 2018. On screen, Josh has appeared on CONAN, @Midnight with Chris Hardwick, and, in 2017, he released his Comedy Central half-hour special and album ‘I Like You’. His web series Genies, which he wrote and starred in, was released on Comedy Central in late 2018.
Josh’s stand-up special, as part of The Comedy Lineup, was released on Netflix in 2018. He is currently on the road with his boss, Trevor Noah, as a part of the LOUD & CLEAR Tour. Josh lives in New York and can be seen performing regularly at The Comedy Cellar.
Born & raised in Worcester MA, Nick Chambers began performing stand-up comedy on a whim in 2009 and hasn’t been able to stop since. His laid back delivery and conversational tone has quickly led to becoming a regular performer all over the East Coast where he has opened for national headliners like Kyle Dunnigan and Bridget Everett. In 2017, Nick was selected to perform in the Bridgetown Comedy Festival. He also made is feature film debut in the comedy Good Kids. Nick recently was featured on an episode of the 2 Dope Queens podcast.
Emily Winter is a writer and standup comedian based in Brooklyn. In 2018, she made it her New Year’s resolution to get 100 professional rejections, and documented her project for The New York Times, The TODAY Show, and TED’s Work Life with Adam Grant podcast. Winter has also written for The New Yorker, NPR’s “Ask Me Another,” TV Land, Fusion TV, Glamour, The Barnes & Noble Review, and is an NBC Late Night Writers Workshop script judge and alum. Her standup comedy plays on SiriusXM, and she runs two Time Out Critics’ Pick comedy shows in Brooklyn: BackFat Variety and Side Ponytail. Winter’s podcast HOW TO PRODUCE LIVE COMEDY was profiled on Lifehacker, and reached #1 in Podomatic training podcasts.
Will Abeles is a Brooklyn based comedian by way of Maryland. In December of 2017, his debut comedy album “Regrets of My Father” debuted at #1 on the iTunes Comedy Charts. Since then, he has written for the Interrobang.com and AppleInsider and has been featured in Time Out NY, Brokelyn, UpOut.com, Comedy Cake and the Stellar Underground.
Peter Angelo the burly bearded speed metal punk is a local ct comic whose performed all over New England bringing his unique life experience from the world of heavy metal and punk rock to clashing with the ideas of sexuality in today’s society. Can be intimidating on first glance but honest and upbeat making crowds laugh as he surprises them with aspects of his life they never expected.
Traveling all over the country, Brian’s style runs comfortably on the edge of conventional and alternative comedy. Although he is seen as being morbid or crude sometimes, Brian always manages to pull a 180 and find the funny in topics that sometimes seem almost untouchable.
Edward Bell is a former MLB superstar, former dancer, and former father of two. He now performs stand up comedy in Denver, CO. He hosts the Vail Comedy Show and at Loonees Comedy Corner. He has been a part of the Denver Improv Festival and the Tower City Comedy Festival. He used to live in a van, but now he doesn’t. There were too many complaints.
Ben is a Worcester comic who can be found at the comedy attic on Friday and Saturday nights and all over New England spreading mediocre jokes to the masses. Your favorite comics favorite comic…s less talented little brother. But he tries really hard.
Zachary Brazão began performing comedy in 2015 and has since performed all over Boston, at the Cape Fear Comedy Festival, and once in Calgary. Zach’s jokes will have you laughing at his baby body one minute and crying about the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire the next. His major influences include the American Pageant History Textbook and Keno lounges throughout the South Shore. He is currently reading the Personal Memoirs of Ulysses S. Grant.
I am a college student a Bridgewater State University, I study communications and music. I play the tuba, baritone, and trombone. I have been working in various delis for about six years now. Have been comedy for almost two years.
Jesse Burlingame is the #1 Juggalo Comedian in the world.
Shawn Carter is a Boston-based comedian known for his every-man sensibilities and sharp joke-writing abilities. His work has been featured in the Boston Globe, the Boston Comedy Festival, and clubs, colleges, and theaters all over New England. He captivates audiences with material drawn from his everyday life, vividly conveying the trials and triumphs of personal intimacy, pet ownership, and dropping out of community college(s). In 2018, Shawn released his debut album 100 Problems, which peaked at Number 1 on the iTunes Comedy Chart and Number 7 on the Billboard Comedy Chart. He possesses the rare ability to command a wide variety of rooms, whether they’re packed with millennial urbanites or suburban families. He is also known as a capable, quick-witted emcee, a skill he’s honed over years of hosting local showcases and open mics. He is not married to Beyoncé.
Jimmy Cash is a young working class man with an old soul. He draws from his experience as a father of a teenage daughter, uncertain amount of stepchildren, sobriety and 15 years as a public school janitor. He performs all over Boston and New England including Nick’s Comedy Stop, The Woohaha Comedy Club and the Comedy Attic.
Carolyn Castiglia is a comedian, actor and writer who has appeared on Comedy Central, NBC, MTV, VH1, HLN, Lifetime, fyi, Food, We TV & more. She’s the Head of Editorial at the mobile comedy app Laugh Exchange, and a proud single mother. Carolyn performs live to great acclaim all over New York City, and she’s happy to be here.
I’ve been doing stand up for several years all across New England I recently got into the studio and have been performing a lot more in Boston.
At 21, Connie is proving herself in the local comedy scene. Hailing from Worcester, MA, Connie has performed at numerous venues, such as ImprovBoston, WooHaha!, and occasionally hosts her university’s stand-up show, Flat Waffle Comedy Hour. Connie’s comedic style intermixes the dark and absurd, and she has an absolute affinity for one-liners. Alongside her comedy shtick, Connie is a full-time student at Boston University studying Economics.
Laura Clark grew up in a pre-Wegman’s Northboro and still considers Worcester “the big city”. Her one-person shows Unbadass and Good Loser have been performed at the Women in Comedy Festival, the LA Scripted Comedy Festival, and Best of Boston Sketch Comedy. LC writes for the award-winning science comedy series Science With Sophie and performs with the sketch team Terrible People.
Kelly Collette is a standup comedian. She has been a finalist on CMT’s Next Big Comic, and tours clubs and colleges throughout the country. She has performed at the prestigious Limestone Comedy Festival, San Francisco Sketchfest, Laughing Skull Comedy Festival and The Lucielle Ball Comedy Festival. She is featured on the CD from Lucyfest called “Live From Jamestown”. Kelly toured with The Nobodies of Comedy, a national theatre tour of comedians you should know. She will be performing at Gilda’s Laugh Fest in 2019 as part of the selected “Best of The Midwest” showcase. Kelly is also a featured emcee and storyteller. She also produces a monthly standup storytelling show called “Truth Serum”. Kelly’s writing has been published for Bust Magazine and in 2016 she wrote, produced and directed a parody play called “Reservoir Dames”. This all-female adaptation of “Reservoir Dogs” sold out and gained national attention.
James Creelman does stand up comedy. His style is a mixture of the absurd and the innocent; delivered with a melodic bite. He is undoubtedly a unique and refreshing performer. He has been seen on AMC’s Showville. He has been heard on Sirius radio, which plays tracks from his recent comedy album “Live at The ROFL House”. Appearances include the Boston Comedy Festival, the Devil Cup, Rogue Island, and the F. Harold Comedy Festival. In March of 2014 James performed every night for the month as Comic in Residence at the prestigious Comedy Studio in Cambridge, MA.
Chloé Cunha is a comedian, poet, and occasional sapphic vampire/assassin such as in the retro indie horror film Blood of the Tribades (2016), or The Penumbra Podcast. She hosts and produces The Queer Qomedy Hour at ImprovBoston and does stand-up all throughout the greater Boston area, as well as sketch with the group Magenta Strike Squad. She has performed at several festivals, such as the Midwest Queer Comedy Festival, the Dallas Comedy Festival, and the Women in Comedy Festival. Catch her on Twitter @ChloeCunha or take a listen to the comedy debate podcast Pick a Side Stupid!, for which she contributes frequently!
My body is ready.
Kendra Dawsey is an up and coming stand-up who has performed in clubs and showcases in NYC and all over New England, including West Side Comedy Club, the Hartford Funny Bone, and Comix Mohegan Sun. Kendra has performed as part of the Midwest Queer Comedy Fest, Portland Maine Comedy Fest, She Makes Me Laugh! Fest, and the Baltimore Comedy Fest. She has also been a featured comic on the Sirius XM radio program Paid or Pain. Kendra garners humor from her identity and experiences by blending anecdote with higher concepts. Never too proud to laugh at herself, Kendra endears audiences by inviting them to laugh with her.
I started actually trying at this around a year ago. I know that starting at 35 is very late. It took me a while to get here. Also, I’m incredibly immature, so I feel like things kind of balance out. I’m still figuring it out – but I’m trying to make FUNNY be rule #1, while also trying to comment on a few issues without it feeling like I’m being preachy. I’m closer to the edge than some. Not as close as others. I hope you like it(me)
Marla-Eyvette Demarchi is a stand-up comedian from Cleveland, OH. Heavily influenced by sketch comedy, improv, and late night talk shows, her colorful, unconventional views on food, family, married life, and hygiene are as entertaining as they are thought-provoking.
Jai Demeule is new to the comedy scene, but they have gained attention in comedy circles for their quick, smart, one-liners and strange outlook on life.
On stage Jai transforms from an awkward person to an awkward person with a microphone. Luckily for audiences that doesn’t impede their ability to deliver laughs and bring the audience into their little bubble of weird and wonderful comedy.
Bronx native Melissa Diaz (New York Comedy Festival, Laugh Your Asheville Off) is a unique and rising talent in the New York City comedy scene. Her sharp and quirky wit paired with an edgy attitude takes audiences through a funhouse of fatalism and hilarity that no amount of therapy will make you forget. Melissa is featured regularly at Caroline’s on Broadway, has placed in Devil Cup and Laugh Your Asheville Off competitions, appeared in the New York Comedy Festival and has been named one of NYC’s comics to watch.
After starting in Houston, Texas, being a regular at The Secret Group, featured on Whatever Fest and opening for Joe Wong Mairéad has found herself transplanted in Boston where she plays all over the Northeast, including The Comedy Studio, WooHaHa Comedy Club and countless other shows.
Tricia D’Onofrio got her start in show biz at 8 in the Children’s Circus of Middletown as a unicyclist and clown. Since then, she’s grown to be most comfortable on stage. She’s performed in shows at the Hartford Funny Bone, Improv Boston and Luthier’s Co-op. She currently runs a show called Tasty Chicks Comedy in Middletown, CT which mainly showcases lots of women, people of color and members of the LGBTQ+ community.
Nate Earl is a Denver local who has has risen to the very middle of their comedy scene. He explores self-hatred, hipster culture, and the rest of life in his stand up.
Ryan Ellington is a comic based in Boston. He was a 2018 top 10 finalist in Laugh Boston’s funniest person in Massachusetts contest and runs “Objection!”, an interactive comedy show in Allston.
Exploding with energy, Natasha Ferrier’s awkward charm immediately draws you in to her natural gift of storytelling. She has toured all across the southeast, including the Cape Fear Comedy festival, Cola Comedy Con festival, What A Joke festival, Lookout Comedy Festival, Altercation Comedy Festival, Hell Yes Fest and others, embarrassing herself with her personal tales of drinking, relationships, and aging. She owns 11 pairs of bowling shoes. Yes, they were all stolen.
John Flagg is a comedian from Worcester, Ma. He performs regularly around New England and derives his comedy from adventures in parenting and misadventures at work. He exudes big dad energy and was on a podcast once. He feels so dumb writing this. Thanks again see you soon.
Jarrod Fortune is a North Carolina comic who recently just made Brooklyn his new home. He was a regular at clubs in NC such as Dead Crow Comedy Room and Good Nights Comedy Club. Now he’s come to New York to share the life experiences of his 20’s.
Great mustache, mediocre face. Tony has quickly made his mark in the midwest comedy scene. He was a featured performer at the 2018 Cape Fear Comedy Festival as well as a finalist in the World Series of Comedy. Tony’s brand of comedy is clean and goofy storytelling that is rooted in his experiences as a single dad and a time traveling watch repairman.
Yael Gavish was born and raised in Israel, she knew since she was a little girl that her dream was to make people laugh. She started to do stand-up in Hebrew at the age of 15 and did it in France for eight months. Nowadays she is working in Boston and trying to make the whole world laugh, in English, Hebrew and French.
Ned Gayle is a flesh-bound soul vessel dedicated to makin’ ya snort. He currently co-hosts a live talk show with his roommate called Effin’ Rager and its radio spin-off FM Rager. When he’s not begging you to laugh, he spends his time shooting and editing videos, drawing goofy monsters, and playing in the bands Swimwear Department and Total Nightmare. If you see him say HI!
I was a finalist at the NY’s Funniest Comedy Competition at Caroline’s on Broadway.
Cheesy, saucy and doughy
Dan Hall is a young, up and coming stand up comic. If you couldn’t tell from the second he opens his mouth, Dan is a native to the Boston area. Growing up in a sea of masculinity, Dan’s comedy shows you how a young man deals with major life events and day to day conversation. Dan is a favorite at Nicks Comedy Stop, Woohaha and The Comedy Studio. He also produces and hosts comedy shows at Laugh Boston and The House of Blues, where he’s shared the stage with Myq Kaplan, (Netflix) Nick Mullen, and Stavros Halkias from the popular podcast, “Cumtown”. Dan was also featured on the “Legion of Skanks” podcast with Tim Dillion(Netflix) Luis J Gomez, and Dave Smith. Catch Dan out in the city soon!
Gideon Hambright was born and raised along the banks of the mighty Mississippi River in Davenport, IA. He currently resides in Brooklyn, NY but he is Midwestern through and through. His stage presence and person is as wild, wacky, and friendly as his jokes are. Gideon has appeared on Bravo’s “Bake Amends” and MTV’s “Decoded” as well as several very, very small parts on countless other TV shows. He’s the co-host and producer of Jackknife Comedy at The Creek & The Cave in Queens and House of Bricks at Precious Metal in Brooklyn.
Patrick Hastie is a comedian from Glenwood, Iowa who now lives in Brooklyn, New York. He has toured all over the country and has performed in festivals like the 10,000 Laughs Comedy Festival, the Brooklyn Comedy Festival and SF Sketchfest. Patrick co-produces the popular monthly show JACKKNIFE COMEDY at The Creek and The Cave in Queens, he can be heard weekly on THE NOSTALGIC FRONT podcast and he has been featured on The Chive, College Humor and The Interrobang. He is a very nice guy and his 5 year plan is to be cool and live forever!
Andrea Henry’ s stand-up credits include: Last Comic Standing, Nickelodeon’s Search for America’s Funniest Mom, Comic in Residence at The Comedy Studio, Ladies of Laughter, Boston Comedy Festival,The Maine Comedy Festival, The Women in Comedy Festival, Chicago Women’s Funny Festival and Yuk Yuk’s Great Canadian Laugh Off. She is a member of the Fashion Police for Us Weekly and is the co-author of the jokebook: Real Kids Jokes by Real Stand-Up Comics. Her award winning short films Cat Scratch, Viral Video, and her personal favorite– There She Is- about her adventures in a beauty pageant for married women have all been screened at film festivals around the country.
Zeke Herrera hit Denver with a vengeance, bringing his small-town wisdom to the big(ger) city. He delivers jokes with an aw-shucks rhythm that makes his sharp punchlines even more of a surprise. His topics show that he has far more political savvy than one would assume from his folksy delviery, and he takes on topics like gun control, sexism, and politics with whimsical yet sensible takes. The up-and-comer has amassed an impressive amount of fans online and in person. He appears regularly on local shows and was invited to partake in the crown jewel of Denver Comedy, the High Plains Comedy Festival. Check out Zeke on stage and on Twitter at @murdermtndew
My name is Nathan Hilli, I am an academically indecisive student at Northeastern University who enjoys computer games, hanging out with my mom and finger blasting lucrative coeds.
Latasha Hughes Thomasson
Born and raised in the city of Worcester, started her comedy journey eight months ago; she has had the opportunity to of circulating throughout Worcester/Central Mass, Road Island, Connecticut and New York. Latasha’s comedy style is friendly and easily crosses over to a multicultural audience with ease. As a mother of five, obtaining material from daily life work and family experiences folks are drawn in to laugh with her about everyday occurrences.
Janet Hyde is a Brooklyn-based comedian and storyteller. She’s the creator of Dude Talks to a Lady, a podcast in which she interviews male comics about jokes about women and gender. She also co-hosts and produces Female Comedians (With Tits!), a popular monthly show in Bed Stuy.
Sam Ike is a comedian from Boston. His unique stage presence has brought him to acclaimed festivals like Big Sky, Accidental, Limestone and the Second City/NBC Break Out Festival. If he’s not on twitter and Instagram ( @TheSamIke ) or hosting the popular weekly show Cityside Comedy, you can find him rewriting this bio.
Brett Johnson is a comedian based in Boston who’s spry but bad at sports. He’s performed stand-up all over the country, including as a featured performer in the Women in Comedy Festival, the Edinburgh Fringe Fest in Scotland and at a bud pub in Toronto.
Nate Johnson has been a comic in the Boston area for a while now. No stranger to wigs and speaking with a funny accent, he’s been featured in the Boston Globe, Boston Herald, Fox 25 and in television commercials for NESN and WB Mason. Nate performs sorta regularly at Improv Boston, the Comedy Studio and other places where live comedy is allowed.
Sarah Kennedy has been called a “rising star in the NYC comedy scene” by Backstage Magazine. She’s been a featured on MTV, The Today Show, SiriusXM and has performed in multiple comedy festivals across the country including the Laughing Devil Comedy Festival in New York and the Ladies are Funny Festival in Austin, Texas. She was also a finalist in NBC’s Stand-Up For Diversity nationwide comedy contest.
Born in Shrewsbury, currently reside in Southie. Chris runs shows in South Boston and has performed at Nicks and Laugh Boston.
Kevin started doing stand up last summer after thinking about trying it since basically forever. Bombed a few times in Boston before moving to the Worcester area and started bombing significantly less.
Matt Kona is a comedian that writes jokes that have a tendency to be stupid but sound smart. He also tells stories in a smart way of times he was very stupid.
Starting with his first set at an open mic in Boston where he spent most of his time trying to wrestle the microphone out of the stand, Jeff Landry has gone on to perform in bars, outdoor barbeques, comedy clubs, and college campuses across the New England area. His performing experiences range from performing onstage at The Hanover Theatre in Worcester, Mass to doing stand up at the bottom of a skateboard ramp.
Niki caresses with her classically trained/abused voice then sucker punches with her bawdy patter and mastery of the absurd, not to mention the ridiculous amount of items she can pull out of her bra like a magician, or Mary Poppins’ carpetbag. She appeared in the 2004 Las Vegas Comedy Festival (with the Steamy Bohemians), the Boston Comedy Festival 2002-2007, and was once told by Piers Morgan at the Hammerstein ballroom that she was “the most annoying woman [he’d] ever met.” With the Gold Diggers, she has opened for Frank Stallone, Gary Lewis (formerly of the Playboys), and Peter Tork (of the Monkees), and has been told by many fanny-pack wearing slot players after her gigs at Foxwoods Casino that she is “totally going to make it.” Winner 2011 Sexiest Musician, 2011 and 2012 Best Jazz act in New England’s Pulse Magazine and is appearing as Miss December in the Narragansett Beer 2013 pinup Calendar.
Kathy Lynch is a stand-up comic and writer from Massachusetts. Her writing has been featured in Reductress and McSweeney’s. She has performed in the Women In Comedy Festival.
Jose Macall is a joke-hawker from the Denver, Colorado. His penchant for offbeat joke writing has allowed him to successfully infiltrate the High Plains Comedy Festival, Project Pabst, as well as every dive, hideaway, backalley, basement, sewer, nook and cranny with a performance space. He has worked with acts such as Adam Cayton-Holland, Ben Kronberg, and Rory Scovel. He is definitely not a spy.
“Deadair” Dennis Maler
Originally from Baltimore, Deadair Dennis Maler now resides in Boston performing stand-up comedy and working in radio. He has been accpeted to numerous comedy festivals including Hell Yes! Fest, the Comedy Underground Festival, andthe Charm City Comedy Festival. He is the founder of BostonComedyShows.com and host of an iTunes podcast So, What Do You Really Do? interviewing artists and entertainers. He is recognized as a Certified Working Artist by the Mayor of Boston’s Office of Arts and Culture.Dennis has been heard on radio stations across the country including SiriusXM, DC101, Z104.3, HOT 99.5, The Party Playhouse with Jackson Blue, and more. He is also the comedy writer for DigBoston. Smart, funny, loud, and abrasively social, Deadair Dennis is unique and deceptive; he is a human bulldog with a heart of gold. And allergy free since 1981.
With a quirky delivery and an offbeat sense of humor, Andrew Mayer has quickly become a mainstay in Boston’s comedy scene. He has performed in the Bridgetown and Laughing Skull comedy festivals, and was a finalist in the Boston Comedy Festival. One time, a joke Andrew wrote was used in a question on “Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?”. Andrew’s debut album, “Nonsense,” was released in 2015.
Matt McArthur is a comedian and writer from Quincy, MA, performing in the Greater Boston area. Aside from comedy, Matt is also a professional bagpiper, performing at funerals in the Greater Boston area.
Katie McCarthy has performed many places including: the Bridgetown, Eugene Mirman, All Jane & Women in Comedy Festivals; The Comedy Studio as Comic in Residence; Nerdist’s Competitive Erotic Fan Fiction Podcast 3 times; SeeSo; lots of bars; sometimes basements; once in a barn.
Mouthy, brash Colleen McCauley is a smart-ass female voice in Boston comedy, and her on-stage persona is not too much different than the role the comedian-actress played in the Boston-based classic film Good Will Hunting. She’s appeared at the Regent Theater in Arlington, China Blossom in North Andover, and at Mohegan Sun. Shes shared the stage with a bevy of top New England headliners, including Juston McKinney, Lenny Clarke, Frank Santorelli and Steve Sweeney.
Liam McGurk is a Massachusetts-bred comic based in Boston. He is well known throughout New England for his laid back demeanor and cerebral, creative material. Danny Devito being typecast? Workplace heroism? Teaching your son how to become an impressive, respected beefcake of a man? Liam covers all these subjects and more. No issue is too personal or absurd for his brain’s faulty — or is it faultless? — wiring. Liam produces the weekly show 8 O’Clock at 7:30 and has performed in Thunderfest and Cape Fear Comedy Festival and Rogue Island comedy Festival. He was the Comic In Residence in 2018 at The Comedy Studio in Somerville, MA. He is also a favorite of local showcases like The Gas! and The Mendoza Line. A gentle man, he has the temperament of a small purebred dog: initially standoffish due to anxiety, but warms up once he’s been fed and pet. He is reliably hilarious and, as many can attest, a loyal, well-meaning friend.
Katlin McFee has accomplished a lot within a few short years, before leaving her home scene of Indianapolis. Her self-deprecating style combined with blunt honesty and sharp wit make her an absolute joy to watch, and have allowed her to amass a number of credits in a short amount of time. She’s opened for acts such as Geoff Tate, Dave Ross, and Mary Mack. She’s been a featured performer at festivals such as Motor City Comedy Festival, Burning Bridges, and Whiskey Bear. She now resides in Boston where she gets honked at a lot while driving.
Janet McNamara is a Boston-based comic who’s regaled audiences all over New England with her authentic conversational style and awkwardly charming energy. You might recognize Janet as being the auditioner of Americian Idol season, an appearance that introduced a national audience to her joie de vivre and infectious energy. Janet doesn’t speak french.
Bill McMorrow is licensed to drive a car, van or light truck in and around the state of Massachusetts. He is not licensed to tell jokes.
I’m a a tall douchebag from central Massachusetts, and I really like to make people laugh.
Stu Melton, a New York comic who also hosts the Green Podcast. On the show, Stu Melton and his co-host Jake Fromm ask other comedians how they do what they do. Their guests share stories and advice on the things like podcasting, writing for television, and producing their own comedy shows. Stu also writes a humor blog at A Comedian’s Notebook.
Laura Merli is a standup comedian, sketch performer, and writer. She placed second in the Ladies of Laughter stand up competition, appeared in the Women in Comedy Festival, the Cinderblock Comedy Festival, and performs all over New York. She has written for and acted on a sketch house team at the PIT and Improv Boston. Her podcast, “How to be Less Awkward,” features real-life stories of embarrassment from a wide variety of creatives and other open-to-sharing-types. She’s also been a contributor to Reductress, The Hard Times, and McSweeney’s. You can watch her sketch videos at youtube.com/lauramerlicomedy and read her thoughts on twitter @passiveabrasive
Comedian and writer, in New York but started in New Orleans. She went to college at Clark!!
Sam is a New York City-based comedian who tours colleges, theaters, and comedy clubs nationally. He has been on SiriusXM Radio, written for the Travel Channel, and will be featured on a PBS documentary about up and coming stand up comedians. He has been in commercials for Apple, Mattress Firm, and HIV Pharma. He has performed in the New York Comedy Festival, was named one of Mogul Magazine’s Comics to Watch in 2018, and is the 1st place winner of the Make Me Laugh Comedy Competition.
Logan O’Brien is an up and coming comedian based out of Boston. In addition to his own standup, he also produces shows, sketches, and a podcast with two other comedians under the name The South Shore Boyz.
Josh O’Neill has spent the past 7 years making a name for himself in the Cincinnati Comedy Scene. A regular at Go Bananas Comedy Club, he has opened for the likes of Mike Birbiglia, Brian Posehn, and Joe List. This past Summer, Josh won the 2018 Funniest Person in Cincinnati Contest.
Joe has been doing stand up for three years. When he was a senior in college, he somehow convinced a committee of far too wealthy people to give him funding to spend a week in all the 48 contiguous United States exploring open mic comedy around the country. It was wild.
Chris Post is a Boston-based comic who has performed in the Boston Comedy Festival, the Rogue Island Comedy Festival, the The 10,000 Laughs Comedy Festival, and the Women in Comedy Festival. He currently produces monthly shows at Gallery 263 in Cambridge, MA and the Winter Hill Brewery in Somerville, MA. With a lifetime of bizarre experiences and a penchant for putting his foot in his mouth, Chris’s comedy is the story of a regular guy who spends every day trying to become a slightly better person. Results have varied.
Ever seen a Puerto Rican that loves hockey and heavy metal? It’s safe to say that Josh Ramirez is no ordinary person. He began doing stand-up comedy in 2008 in Worcester and quickly established himself as one of the strongest writers in the area. His writing combined with his stage presence has made him a favorite among audiences and comedians alike in the New England area. Josh also hosts a monthly open mic at Vincent’s in Worcester, a monthly open mic at Kretchman’s in Webster, and a bi-weekly open mic at The Comedy Attic in Worcester.
Married with children. Pot addict. Tells funnies and spit bars of fire. Sometimes all at once. Jeff Landry once called me a renaissance man. I prefer jack(off) of all trades.
Peter Revello is a stand-up comedian, actor, and writer, based in New York City who was born and raised in Staten Island. Because Peter is one of the few Staten Islanders not currently in a union, he has a unique perspective he shares with anyone who’ll listen. In 2018, Peter placed second in The Devil’s Cup competition and was asked to perform for a number of colleges including, SUNY Stony Brook, St. Rose of Albany, and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Peter also starred in a sketch for Comedy Central (.com)! It still counts!
I was born and raised in NJ. I moved to NYC to do stand-up when I was 18. It’s been 9 years since then and I haven’t looked back. Now I do clubs and shows all over the country trying to make it big!
In 2013 Sean Rosa started performing stand up comedy in Boston and he has definitely looked back ever since. Equal parts silly and personal, Rosa’s joke writing has been praised by his comedic peers and audiences alike as he has performed all over New England. Don’t let him know you think he’s a handsome boy.
Carrie Ross is an emerging comic and writer originally from Detroit. Her peculiar takes on daily life and entertainment of absurd hypotheticals quickly helped her stand out among Boston’s distinguished comics. Effortlessly funny, she manages to make even the darkest, most bizarre material hilarious and accessible to audiences, also she’d love it if you’d giggle before she has to return to the mothership. She’s performed all over New England, New York and Baltimore, and has been featured in Thunderfest, The She-Devil Comedy Festival, The Boston Comedy Arts Festival, and The Charm City Comedy Festival.
Annie Russell is an emerging comic based in Chicago. Annie has opened for Marc Maron on the “Too Real Tour,” for Al Madrigal at the University of Vermont and in dive bars across the country. She has been delighted to open for Jen Kirkman, Beth Stelling, Ron Funches, Roy Wood Jr. and other national acts. She’s been featured in a number of national comedy festivals including the Boston Comedy Festival, Women in Comedy Festival and the Motor City Comedy Festival. She is a co-producer and co-host of Arguments & Grievances, a monthly live debate show and podcast.
Angela Sawyer is a professional middle-aged-nice-lady from Boston. She’s terribly artsy, and runs 2 weekly plus 2 monthly comedy shows, one of which is in her house. She also plays horrible music no one likes and works 3 or 7 jobs because death comes for us all so your Google Calendar had better flow like Niagra, damnit.
Lloyd “Legacy” Sharp
I’m just a fan who was given a chance, and I do all I can to make the most of it every night.
Comedian Will Smalley has readily established himself as a powerful LGBT voice in the comedy scene. A purveyor of the silly-arts and dude-lover extraordinaire, Will is a former finalist in the Boston Comedy Festival and was most recently featured in the Bridgetown Comedy Festival in Portland, OR. Will is a mainstay at the major comedy clubs and colleges across the Northeast. In addition to stand-up comedy, Will currently serves as the announcer for Old School Game Show at American Repertory Theater’s Oberon venue and has performed at Mysterylands Festival in New York.
Jonathan has performed in cities up and down the East Coast. He has opened for numerous national headliners including Nick Dipaolo, Beth Stelling and Mark Normand. Tackling topics from the mundane to the absurd with dark twists and an aloof charm, Jonathan invokes laughter from every audience.
Dylan Uscher is a queer, cancer surviving standup comic from Boston who uses a storytelling style of comedy to walk the line between hilarious, heartfelt, and downright dirty. He’s traveled across the US performing at clubs and festivals including the Midwest Queer Comedy Festival, the Palm Springs International Comedy Festival, and the North Carolina Comedy Festival. In Boston, he created the Yes Homo! Podcast, and has opened for international headliners DeAnne Smith at the Boston comedy Arts Festival and Fortune Feimster on her tour at the Wilbur Theater.
Steve Vanderploeg is a Comedian, Writer and Improviser from Denver, Colorado where he produces the popular showcases Comedy Night at Chain Reaction Brewing, First Class Comedy and Joke and Tell. Steve has performed on over a dozen comedy festival’s all over the country including High Plains Comedy Festival, SF Sketchfest, 208 Comedy Festival and Rogue Island Comedy Festival. He consistently works with people much more famous than him, and usually, they like him.
Maria Wojciechowski is a Brooklyn-based stand up comedian, originally from Mobile, AL. Maria is the lead editor at Comedywire and has previously worked as a writer/performer for Seriously.TV. Her Instagram, @ILookLikeLauraDern1, has been featured in the New Yorker and the Chicago Tribune. Maria also appeared on the late Seeso’s Schtick or Treat Special as Paula Poundstone.
Eric James Yankus-Franco
I’m 36 and I just watched The Crow.
Shaun Connolly is a comedian from Worcester, MA. He regularly performs in the New England area, and has been featured at the Boston Comedy Festival, the New Orleans Comedy Arts Festival and Laugh Your Asheville Off. He produces two shows in Worcester, MA: The Sort of Late Show at Ralph’s Rock Diner and Hot Dog! at George’s Coney Island. He is the co-producer of Worcester’s only comedy festival, WOOtenanny.