Brad Wenzel’s offbeat one-liners, dry delivery, and unassuming presence are what set him apart from other comedians. Brad has made 3 stand-up appearances on CONAN. His debut comedy album Sweet Nothings was released on Jack White’s rock label, Third Man Records and can be heard on SiriusXM. Since the age of 17, Brad has toured the country, honing his unique non-sequitur style of joke telling, all while maintaining an original, comedic voice. Whether it be successfully warming up theater audiences in Los Angeles or winning over a surly Friday late show on the road, Brad can connect with audiences across the comedic spectrum. Simply put, he’s really funny. Other appearances include “New Faces” at the Montreal Just For Laughs Festival, and Bob & Tom.
Kenny DeForest is a stand-up comedian, writer, and actor best known for his appearances on Late Night with Seth Meyers, The Late Late Show with James Corden, HBO’s Crashing, TruTV’s “Friends of the People”, and as a former producer and co-host of “Comedy at the Knitting Factory”, widely considered to be one of the best independently run comedy shows in the world.
In 2017, he recorded his debut stand-up album "B.A.D. Dreams" with Comedy Dynamics, which debuted #1 on iTunes, and in 2015 he was named one of Comedy Central’s “Comics to Watch." In 2018, he was invited to perform in the prestigious Just For Laughs Comedy Festival in Montreal as a “New Face” where he was named "Best of the New Faces" by The Village Voice. He was also named one of "50 Funniest People in Brooklyn" by Brooklyn Magazine.
Andy Sandford is a comedian who got funny in Atlanta, GA. He then moved to New York City, where he established himself as one of NY’s top tier comics. In 2021, Andy moved back to Atlanta to tape his latest special, Basket Case, which is currently streaming on 800 Pound Gorilla’s YouTube Channel. Sandford has performed his jokes on Conan and The Late Late Show with James Corden, and is a staple on XM/Sirius radio. His debut album, Me the Whole Time; was one of Vulture’s “9 Best Standup Albums of The Year.“ His first hour special, “Shameful Information (2018),” was ranked one of the “Top 50 Standup Specials on Amazon Prime.” Andy has even played an animated version of himself on Adult Swim’s Aqua Teen Hunger Force. The Village Voice called him, “one of New York’s comedic gems;” a nice gesture, but not enough to keep him in New York, for Andy now calls Atlanta home base (sorry NY).
Jasmine Ellis is a Stand Up Comedian, ,Entertainment Journalist and podcast host from Arlington, Texas. Jasmine tours colleges and clubs nationally and has been featured at over a dozen of the Top comedy festivals including Moontower, 10,000 Laughs,Limestone and Black Girl Giggles.. Her Debut comedy Album Trashbaby went #1 on iTunes and has been featured on the " best comedy album by comedians you haven’t heard of " Playlist on Spotify. Jasmine was honored as a Comedian to watch on the Whohaha women in comedy forum and her comedy special Nobody’s Queen was awarded NPR's Bullseye Comedy album of the year is available to watch now on Amazon Prime and the Drybar comedy app.
Aaron is a standup comedian based in Nashville, TN. He is a regular performer at the Grand Ole Opry, making his debut in 2019 at the age of twenty-seven. Aaron is the youngest standup comedian ever to step into the Opry circle. Later that year, he made his television debut on the Opry’s Circle Network, hosting two episodes of Stand Up Nashville. In 2021, Aaron was named a "New Face" at the prestigious Just For Laughs comedy festival.
Born and raised in Montgomery, Alabama, Aaron graduated from Notre Dame in 2014 and still owes them thousands of dollars. He promises to pay them back when they win a National Championship.
Matt Ruby is a comedian, writer, and filmmaker from New York City. His comedy has been filmed by Comedy Central, MTV, NBC/Seeso, and FOX. He hosts the podcast Kind of a Lot with Matt Ruby.
In his latest special, Substance, he performs 4 sets on 4 nights, 1 high, 1 drunk, 1 sober, and 1 on shrooms. His previous special, Feels Like Matt Ruby (“funny" according to the NY Times) is also available on YouTube. His two albums, Feels Like Matt Ruby and Hot Flashes, are in regular rotation on Sirius and went top 10 on the iTunes Comedy charts. He's also been featured on CNN, The Huffington Post, New York magazine, Time Out, and many more.
After 21 years of growing up in Longford, Ireland, Sean Finnerty decided to move stateside where a series of mature decisions that he failed to make led him to stand-up comedy. Recently he was rewarded for his efforts as he became the first ever Irish comedian to perform on the Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon (2019). Spending his first number of years in comedy based out of Orlando, Sean was selected for Comedy Central’s Up Next competition (2013) and as a semi finalist in Florida’s Funniest Comedian (2014) resulting in him opening for WWE hall of famer Mick Foley.
A breakout year in 2015 saw Sean make his television debut as co-host of Season 9 of Fireball Run on Amazon Prime as well as being to selected to perform at the Boston Comedy Festival.
In 2016 Sean moved to New York where he quickly became known as one to watch, performing at famous venues such as The Comedy Cellar, Gotham Comedy Club, Carolines on Broadway, The Stand and The Friars Club. Recently, he has also performed at several festivals including Laugh Your Asheville Off (2017) Edinburgh Fringe (2018) and Electric Picnic (2018), along with making it to the semi finals of the nationwide talent search Stand Up NBC. A keen eye for detail Sean has also developed a reputation as a Roaster and is currently the number 1 ranked roast comic in New York City.
Joe Zimmerman grew up in Morgantown, West Virginia, and started his comedy career in North Carolina. While living in the South, his stand-up group the Beards of Comedy landed a record deal with Comedy Central Records. He moved to New York City in 2012, quickly appearing on The Late Late Show and John Oliver’s New York Stand-Up Show, as well as performing at Montreal’s prestigious Just for Laughs festival. His resume has since grown to include The Tonight Show, Conan, Nickelodeon, Last Comic Standing, and his own Comedy Central Half Hour. Joe’s solo album Smiling at Wolves reached number two on the iTunes comedy charts and is played regularly on SiriusXM. (His second, Innocence, is due this summer on Comedy Central Records.) He has also contributed humor pieces to The New York Times.
Joe’s new podcast, “A Great Listening Experience” details his questionable attempts to attain infinite knowledge and power. Among his many podcast & radio appearances, he has recently appeared on 2 Dope Queens, The Dork Forest, Bob & Tom, The Todd Barry Podcast, and The Artie Lange Show. Joe is frequently touring, headlining clubs around the country, and occasionally opening for super stars Brian Regan and Ricky Gervais.
Michael PalascakMichael Palascak is a comedian who grew up in Wabash, Indiana, began his career in Chicago and now resides in LA. He performed on both The Late Late Show with James Corden and The Late Show with Stephen Colbert in the same year. In addition, his resume includes A Little Late with Lilly Singh, Letterman, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, Conan, has a Comedy Central Half Hour special, and was a Top 5 Finalist on Last Comic Standing where one judge claimed, “My first impression of Michael was a great likability. This is a guy that could star in a sitcom.”
Michael’s likability allows him to relate to his audiences in a real way which sets up the huge laughs he gets from his sharp, personal material. Consistently writing and performing, Michael recently released both a new album— The Internet Live through 800 Pound Gorilla and a new stand-up special on the Dry Bar app— 1984. Available for free streaming.
Drew Hunt of The Chicago Reader wrote about Michael, “In a lot of ways, he represents the ideal antidote to the sort of unbridled cynicism that pervades much of contemporary stand-up.” Michael’s optimism continues in the new National Lampoon series — The Bright Side where he takes a positive stance on a negative topic streaming on YouTube.
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