Brooklyn resident Eugene Mirman escaped the clutches of Russian communism at the age of four when his family immigrated from Moscow to Lexington, MA (where along with Paul Revere and John Adams he kicked off the American revolution). He attended Hampshire College and designed his own major of Comedy – doing a one-hour standup act as his thesis (for which he was made fun of, don’t worry).
Eugene currently stars as the voice of “Gene” on Fox’s hit animated series Bob’s Burgers. He is also known for portraying comedian/mobster Yvgeny Mirminsky on Adult Swim’s Delocated, Eugene the landlord on Flight of the Conchords, Dr. Eugene Mirman on Aqua Teen Hunger Force and Eugene, the Russian foreign exchange student, on Home Movies. He is a frequent co-host of Star Talk with Neil deGrasse Tyson and hosts the audio series Hold On with Eugene Mirman for Audible, which has featured such guests as Jim Gaffigan, “Weird Al” Yankovic, and Reggie Watts. Eugene has also appeared on Archer, @Midnight, Inside Amy Schumer, Late Night With Conan O’Brien, Russell Howard’s Good News, Late Night with Seth Myers, Broad City, Last Week Tonight with John Oliver and more.
Eugene’s comedy special Eugene Mirman: An Evening of Comedy in a Fake Underground Laboratory aired on Comedy Central in 2012 and his most recent special, Vegan on His Way to the Complain Store, premiered on Netflix in 2015. In 2015 he also released a nine-disc vinyl box set on SubPop entitled I’m Sorry (You’re Welcome), which could also be purchased as a chair, a bathrobe, and a puppy.
Eugene was named Best New York City Comedian by the Village Voice, one of “50 Funniest” by Time Out New York, and one of the 10 best comedians of the last decade by Paste Magazine. Eugene was also named by Rolling Stone as “Hot Twitterer” and keeps his 400k+ followers entertained daily.
A pioneer of the comedy variety show since the days of Rififi, Eugene co-founded Pretty Good Friends along with Julie Smith Clem, which began as a weekly comedy show in Brooklyn, but grew into tours, large outdoor shows, and TV and radio projects. Out of these shows, Eugene and Julie also created (originally as a joke) the Eugene Mirman Comedy Festival, which is now a yearly institution in Brooklyn and beyond.
Kyle Kinane is an internationally touring comedian who has appeared on “@Midnight,” “The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon,” “Conan,” “Workaholics,” “This Is Not Happening,” “Not Safe with Nikki Glaser” and “Comedy Bang! Bang!” He invented science. Comedy Central will air his newest One Hour Special “Kyle Kinane: Loose in Chicago” in October 2016. “I Liked His Old Stuff Better” debuted on Comedy Central in 2015. He has ESP. He is featured as a recurring character on Netflix’s “Love.” Kyle is playing a series regular on “Those Who Can’t” on TruTV. He let someone else write most of this bio. He can be heard as the voice of Comedy Central and in various animated programs such as “Regular Show,” “Adventure Time,” “Lucas Bros. Moving Co,” ” Aqua Teen Hunger Force,” “Bob’s Burgers,” “TripTank” and “The Life and Times of Tim.” He can swim backwards. Comedy Central released his first hour special “Whiskey Icarus” in 2012 in addition to his own Comedy Central Presents: The Half Hour in 2011. Also, farts.
Randy and Jason Sklar began as one zygote and later guest starred in many TV shows, including an Emmy Award winning episode of HBO’s Curb Your Enthusiasm, the FX hit “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, as well as Adult Swim’s Childrens’ Hospital, and most recently on the USA Network’s critically acclaimed, Playing House. They starred as conjoined twins in a memorable episode of Grey’s Anatomy and as warring agents on HBO’s Entourage. Of the Entourage episode, Entertainment Weekly television critic Paul Katz wrote of their turn, “in the hands of comedic masters, The Sklar Brothers, they made it soar.” They’ve also appeared in such films as Touchstone’s, Wild Hogs, and Fox Atomic’s, The Comebacks. Most recently, they co-starred in the popular Netflix movie, Teacher Of the Year, alongside Keegan Michael Key, Larry Joe Campbell and Jamie Kaler.
They recently hosted the critically acclaimed History Channel docu-comedy that highlights the ways in which statistics tell the story of America called The United Stats of America.
The Goddamn Comedy Jam Featuring Josh Adam Meyers
Comedians do a stand up set and then perform their favorite cover song with a live band. This show rocks so hard broke the stage – twice.
Stand up comedian, Josh Adam Meyers and his band, Elemenopy, host the premiere underground comedy event: The Goddamn Comedy Jam (#GDCJ). Every month, killer lineup of comedic entertainers come together to rock the stage and the mic in the only show that proves: every comedian wants to be a rock star.
The Goddamn Comedy Jam is the intersection of comedy stardom and rock & roll dreams. Comedians perform a stand up set and short story followed by a song of their choosing, accompanied by a live band. It is an unprecedented opportunity to shine as both a comedic star and rock God in the electrified atmosphere that can only be found at The Goddamn Comedy Jam.
The best stand up comedy and storytelling draws on a comedian’s ability to be vulnerable. The GDCJ embraces that vulnerability and takes it to the next level by giving comedians a platform to bask in the glory of laughter and then morph into a rock star. It’s a thrilling experience for viewers who get to watch their favorite comedians express their personal artistry in a way that has never been seen before.
“Comedians tend to find a comfort zone and stay there and do lamer versions of themselves for the rest of their lives.” – Chris Rock
What happens when you ask well established comics to take an audience on a
journey using a creative medium unfamiliar to them?
Goddamn magic. That’s what.
Actress, comedian, and writer Gina Brillon was born and raised in Bronx, New York. She’s been a standup comic since she was 17 years old. Her first one hour special, ‘Pacifically Speaking, was produced by Gabriel Iglesias and debuted on NuvoTV this past fall. Gina has a featured role in Gabriel Iglesias’ theatrical film, The Fluffy Movie. She’s made appearances on E!’s Chelsea Lately, AXS’ Gotham Comedy Live, The View, and Late Night with Seth Meyers. Gina is the first Latina winner of NBC’s 2012 Stand up for Diversity Showcase. She is also an accomplished singer, published writer, and poet. Her pieces have appeared in the New York Post and Daily News among others.
Gina is currently developing scripted content for Broadway Video’s new digital studio Mas Mejor with Horatio Sanz, as well as a scripted network pitch based around her life and comedy with Universal Cable Productions, and she can be seen this coming summer headlining the Ethnic Show at the Just For Laughs Montreal Comedy Festival 2016.
Naomi Ekperigin is a NY based Stand Up Comedian and Writer who is currently Co-Creating the UNTITLED JESSICA WILLIAMS PILOT for Comedy Central. Naomi recently recorded her Comedy Central Half Hour Special. She was most recently a staff writer on Comedy Central’s BROAD CITY and Season 1 of Hulu’s DIFFICULT PEOPLE. Previously Naomi worked on the Sundance Channel show, THE APPROVAL MATRIX.
David is an up and coming stand-up comedian originally from San Francisco, CA. As a performer, David has appeared at The Bridgetown Comedy Festival, SF Indie Fest, and Denver’s Too Much Funstival, as well as the SF Punchline, The Denver Comedy Works, and other impressive venues.
David made his TV debut in early 2016 on the Viceland TV series ‘Flop House.’
Jordan recently wrapped season 2 of the Netflix series LOVE, which Judd Apatow co-created and wrote with Paul Rust and Lesley Arfin (Brooklyn Nine-Nine). He is also set to star as “High Guy” in the Comedy Central ½ hour comedy, DRUNK GIRL, HIGH GUY, which will be produced by A24. Jordan has also appeared on FX’s TOTALLY BIASED, GOTHAM COMEDY LIVE, and NBC’s LAST COMIC STANDING. Jordan recently wrapped the Netflix feature film SAN BERNARDINO BOUND, starring opposite Josh Peck and Tony Revolori. He was recently named one of JFL’s New Faces to Watch at the 2016 Montreal festival.
Byron Bowers is a stand-up comedian from Georgia now living in Los Angeles. He has appeared on the Eric Andre Show on Adult Swim and toured with Eric Andre Live, in addition to performing at Comedy Central’s South Beach Comedy Festival, The Bridgetown Comedy Festival, Maui Comedy Festival and SXSW. Byron was also featured as New Face as the prestigious Just for Laughs Comedy Festival in Montreal. He has performed stand-up on Comedy Central’s “Adam Devine’s House Party”, the reboot of BET’s “Comic View”, and made his late night debut this year on TBS’s “The Pete Holmes Show”. Byron is currently a regular panelist on MTV2’s hit show “Guy Code” and will make his late night television debut on Jimmy Kimmel Live in the fall.
In 2016, Jacqueline made her network debut on The Late Late Show with James Corden, shot The Half Hour special for Comedy Central, and released her first book HOW TO WEEP IN PUBLIC: Feeble Offerings on Depression from One Who Knows. Jacqueline was named a 2015 Comedy Central Comic to Watch and 2016 Just for Laughs New Face. In TV her credits include appearances on Animals (HBO), The Characters (Netflix), and starring in her own Refinery29 series How to Weep in Public, directed by John Early. Jacqueline just released a second book, WEDDICULOUS, a collaboration with comedian Jamie Lee. This year she’s touring clubs and theaters, opening for Mike Birbiglia, Fred Armisen, and Anthony Jeselnik.
Late Late Breakfast is the perfect comedy show for a weird Saturday afternoon. Hosted and co-created by lovable scamps Tyler Jackson and Danny Maupin, Late Late Breakfast is a fast-paced mixed-format standup show that the Chicago Reader simply called “Chaos.”
Every show is a wildly different experience and features a dizzying array of comedians telling jokes while facing randomized themed challenges that could be anything from having an impromptu puppet show or pie fight or Easter Pageant, to giving a guided tour in a trolley car or smashing fruit like Gallagher or pitching in a baseball game involving the entire audience.
Expect anything and everything out of the ordinary, all of it held together by solid, hilarious standup comedy.
Our show has been featured on NYCF, The Comedy Exposition, Bridgetown Comedy Festival, Orlando Indie Comedy Fest and more. We also shot a television pilot last summer!
Liza Treyger is a Chicago-bred standup comic who now resides in NYC. She really misses alleys, her favorite bartenders, and her Russian parents. Liza’s Half Hour and first album will be released by Comedy Central in August 2015. She recently performed at the Just For Laughs Festival in Montreal and has appeared on Adam Devine’s House Party on Comedy Central, Chelsea Lately and is a cast member on MTV2’s Joking Off. She was thrilled to be a part of the New York Comedy Festival 2012 as one of Comedy Central’s Comics to Watch (where she got to watch shows and eat cake balls with two professional wrestlers!). Check out her super cool web series How Many Questions.
In 2010 The Hollywood Reporter named Nick Vatterott one of the “break-outs” at Montreal’s Just for Laughs Comedy Festival. Since then he has performed on Conan, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon and has a half hour special on Comedy Central. Nick was also a producer/writer/performer on Comedy Central’s stand-up sketch hybrid show Mash-Up, and with co-creator TJ Miller sold the project Manimation to Fox’s ADHD. He was the recipient of the prestigious Andy Kaufman award in 2011 and before heading off to NYC, Chicago Magazine listed Nick as “The Funniest Man in Chicago.” Nick’s debut comedy record, FOR AMUSMENT ONLY was released in November 2014 by Comedy Central Records and was voted by Vulture, Laughspin, and Splitsider as one of the year’s best comedy albums. In addition to naming Vatterott’s album one of the best of 2014, Vulture.com also listed him as one of the top 50 comedians you should know in 2015. Nick has been called “one of the most dynamic performer’s today” by The Laugh Button and his LATE NIGHT WITH JIMMY FALLON set was received as “so damn brilliant” by The Chicago Reader. Nick has also had correspondent work on THE BIG TEN NETWORK and is currently writing for GORBURGER on Comedy Central with TJ Miller.
Comedian Sam Jay hails from Boston and the African American lesbian is creating a buzz in the comedy scene with her new, refreshing perspective. Sam Jay is featured on season 3 of Comedy Central’s “The Meltdown with Jonah and Kumail”. In 2015, she was named to the Comedy Central Comics to Watch list in which she was invited to perform at the renown New York Comedy Festival. She has also performed at festivals across the US, including Portland’s Bridgetown Festival, The Laugh Your Asheville Off Comedy Festival and Boston’s Women In Comedy Festival. Opening for powerhouse acts like Hannibal Buress and Dave Atell, she has established herself as a rising star. Her fresh, unique and warm approach makes Sam Jay a comedian worth seeing and one you will be talking about long after you do. She currently lives in Los Angeles.
Brian Moses is a stand up, host, writer and producer. He is the creator, EP, and host/referee of Comedy Central’s Roast Battle, a live comedy show in which comics go toe to toe in a no-holds- barred verbal boxing match. The show aired as a mini series on Comedy Central with Brian Executive Producing alongside Roastmaster General, Jeff Ross. The live championship finale marked Comedy Central’s first ever live sporting event. Brian writes for MTV’s Wild ‘N Out and has featured for comics like Cheech & Chong, Sarah Silverman, Jeff Ross, and Bill Burr. He recently hosted the Comedy Central Red Carpet for the Roast of Rob Lowe. One of his goals is to become friends with more black people so he can get his hair braided for free.
Hailing from Baltimore, Maryland, Josh Adam Meyers is an entertainer. Mixing standup comedy and musical performances with his band, Josh has been taking Los Angeles by storm over the past few years.
He was chosen as a “New Face” at the prestigious Montreal Just For Laughs Comedy Festival in 2013. He also is the Host and Creator of The Goddamn Comedy Jam, a show where ever comic gets to be a rockstar.
Born in July of 2014, The GDCJ showcases “A List Comedians” doing standup sets followed by a cover song with The Goddamn Band making it the most sought after ticket in Los Angeles. By 2015 the live show was on the road to some of the biggest festivals in North America including Bonaroo, Outside Lands, Bumbershoot, Moontower, New York Comedy Fest, and multiple night runs at the Just for Laugh Festival. In Aug of 2016, Comedy Central premiered the GODDAMN COMEDY JAM Comedy Special with an A-list line up, and subsequently picked up the show as a series, due out in early 2017.
Jeremiah Watkins is the comedian heralded for making Judd Apatow “fall in love with comedy again” – and that’s a direct quote from Judd himself.
You probably know him from Comedy Central’s viciously funny Roast Battle with The Wave, or maybe as Moshpit, a saxophone wielding roadie for The Goddamn Comedy Jam. He’s also part of the hit Deathsquad podcast Kill Tony, and is the host of his crazy popular improvised show Stand-Up On the Spot – where comedians take audience suggestions and then riff live, which was recently named by GQ as 1 of “5 Funniest Nights in America” and featured at Just For Laughs in Montreal. Jeremiah has also appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live! and What’s Your F@%king Deal?! He is honored to be a Paid Regular at The World Famous Comedy Store.
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