GIRLS GOTTA EAT: SNACK CITY TOUR! Why do guys just want to f*ck you once then watch your Instagram stories until the end of time? How do you get over a breakup when you feel like you're gonna die? When should you give it up? My boyfriend takes morning baths: IS THIS WEIRD? These are all questions answered on Girls Gotta Eat -- a hilarious and uncensored podcast from comedic duo Ashley Hesseltine and Rayna Greenberg. GGE is a top comedy podcast on iTunes, has been reviewed as "life-changing" by thousands of listeners, and the live shows have had record-breaking sellouts in cities all across the US.
At this show, Ashley, Rayna, and special guests will answer all those burning questions about sex, dating, and relationships in a one-of-a-kind, interactive experience. No one leaves without a fresh outlook on dating and at least one new ab from laughing.
WARNING: Explicit Content. Adrienne Iapalucci is writer, comedian, and podcast host who made her stand-up debut on NBC’s Last Comic Standing. She has appeared on Netflix's Degenerates S2, This Week at the Comedy Cellar, The Late Show with David Letterman, and Gotham Comedy Live on AXS TV. She was a featured performer on JFL’s New Faces. She won the first ever People’s Choice award at the New York Comedy Festival. Adrienne was also a semifinalist in the festival’s New York’s Funniest Stand-Up competition and a runner-up in the New York Underground Comedy Festival’s Best of the Boroughs contest. Adrienne wrote for What’s Your F@3King Deal?! with Big Jay Oakerson. When she’s not touring comedy clubs around the country, she can be seen regularly at The Comedy Cellar and The Stand in New York City. She also co-hosts the popular weekly podcast ‘Vadge’ with Sarah Tollemache.
If you want to do a set, throw your name in the bucket, then do a 3 minute set when your name gets picked. It’s just that easy! Bucket List Open Mic show features a mix of professional comics, newbies, amateurs and of course, bucket-listers!
If you want your name in the bucket you must sign up in person no later than 7pm. We open at 6:30pm. Feel free to come and hang out. Showtime 7:30pm.
Wiseguys Open Mic is a weekly showcase of Utah's best up-and-coming performers. Each show is a hilarious mix of professionals working on new material, amateur comedians working on their chops, and first-timers being thrown in the mix.
Wiseguys Open Mic is held every Wednesday at 7:00pm at our Downtown SLC club. Doors open for seating at 6pm. Must Be 21+ w Valid ID to Enter.
How do I sign up?
Please email email@example.com and request a spot on the next open mic. You may submit one email request for yourself only up to one week before the next scheduled open mic. You may not request a spot several weeks in advance of the night you'd like to perform. Anyone interested in performing on Open Mic night must send in an email request; there are no longer sign-ups the night of the show. If you are selected to do a spot, we will respond to your email. It is up to you to check your email.
If you are a comic visiting from out of town, please email us and we will try to make room for you. All performers must be aged 21 or older.
How will I know if I'm on the show?
We will respond via email to everyone who will be on the open mic no later than 6pm the Tuesday before open mic. If you are selected, feel free to invite friends and family to come watch and support your performance. Admission is $5 for audience members and free for performers. It is your responsibility to check your email to see if you've been selected.
What if I'm not chosen to be on the show?
We do our best to give everyone an opportunity to perform but we can't always squeeze everyone on to the show because of high demand. If you are not selected to perform, keep sending in email requests. Be persistent and patient (and nice) and we will make sure you have an opportunity to take the stage. If you’re not selected, please come to the show and support anyway. Your support of the other open mic performers is noticed and appreciated and won’t hurt your chances to be selected for a future open mic.
Stand-by List: If any spots become available at 6pm on Open Mic night, then a stand-by list will be made available for performers who aren't already scheduled for that evening. There are no guarantees that a stand-by list will be available each week and will be determined at 6pm if there is any available room to add performers on to the show.
*A certain number of open mic slots are made available to touring professional comedians. If you are wondering whether or not you’re a touring professional, you’re probably not a touring professional. (Keep working hard and you’ll get there though)
I'm on the list, now what?
You must check in at the front desk no later than 6pm otherwise your spot will be forfeited and given to someone waiting on the standby list. No-shows are less likely to be given future performance opportunities at open mic night.
All scheduled performers get 3 minutes on stage. Please stick to your time. Show order is random and determined by that evening's emcee. Be sure to watch the countdown clock! Respect the time, audience, and other comedians.
Please stay out of the staff's way as they are very busy. Stay clear of the aisles. Also, you should order from a server and tip them. It's the right thing to do and good karma.
Open Mic is used as a starting ground for many comics, as well as a place to practice new material for veteran comedians. Some jokes may kill, others may bomb, but it's always a good time. Be sure to support those appearing on stage; it's not as easy as you think! Sit down and watch the show from an empty seat in the showroom. You never know...you might learn something!
Ben Brainard is a comedian with a natural ability to make any crowd laugh. Originally from Daytona Beach, and now living in Orlando, Ben has toured across the country. He’s also produced several shows for Army Reserve units. During quarantine, Ben found viral success producing “The Table,” a sketch comedy series about how the various states of the US are handling current events.
Since a very young age, Ben has been “the funny kid,” or at least, “the kid that will cheer you up,” but, oddly enough, standup comedy was never really a part of his plan. Beforehis junior year of high school, Ben won an “Engineering Scholars Program” scholarship and literally did rocket science for a summer. As a senior in high school, Ben played 3 sports, took AP and honors classes, and won student body President as the presidencies for the FCA and The Academy of Drafting and Design. For a year and a half after high school, he majored in mechanical engineering and double minored in physics and CAD/CAM at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Daytona Beach. Then, one day, he got bored of calculus, dropped out of school, joined the US Army Reserve, moved to Orlando, and started doing standup comedy. Ben has always said “yes” to opportunities, and his “I’ll try anything once” attitude has ultimately led to some hilarious stories and an irrationally high 26 different jobs since he turned 16. Ben has done everything from work a drive-thru at Chick-fil-A to drive a bus for the YMCA after school program, and now he takes the stage to tell all about everything he’s done and seen and make you laugh along the way.
Standing at only 5’5 and weighing in at 125lbs, Ben is not an intimidating presence, but don’t let his size fool you! He packs some serious punchlines! From jokes about his staturto hilarious stories about dating, jobs, general life mishaps and even his crazy family, Ben is sure to have you laughing until your sides hurt!
Josh Wolf is a comedian, actor and NY Times Bestselling author best known for his work as a round table guest and writer on E!’s Chelsea Lately and After Lately. He has become one of the most sought-after personalities in comedy, headlining stand-up comedy tours across the nation.
Josh starred on and hosted CMT’s first original late night comedy series,The Josh Wolf Show, which aired for one season. He has written on numerous sitcoms including Yes, Dear, Will Smith’s All of Us, Cuts, and Dads in Parks. Wolf appeared on the fourth season of NBC’s Last Comic Standing and has had... Event Page
Sam Morril is one of the fastest-rising stand-up comics in New York City and one of the best joke writers in the scene today. He was a regular on Comedy Central’s This Week at the Comedy Cellar, where he appeared on frequently when not touring cities across the nation. He was named one of Comedy Central’s Comics to Watch in 2011 and has performed multiple stand-up sets on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, The Late, Late Show with James Corden and Conan. He’s also had stints on Last Comic Standing, America’s Got Talent, @midnight with Chris Hardwick, and Inside Amy Schumer. Morril can be heard on the podcast We Might Be Drunk with co-host Mark Normand and seen on Netflix’s That’s My Time with David Letterman. His 4th stand-up special, Sam Morril: Same Time Tomorrow, can also now be viewed on Netflix.
In 2021, Sam self-released his stand-up special, Up On The Roof, in which he navigates performing live during COVID. In February 2020, Morril released his 3rd stand-up special for Comedy Central, I Got This on their YouTube channel and received over 1.5 million views within the first two weeks. Morril then later released it as a comedy album with 800 Pound Gorilla Records.
In 2015, the comedian recorded his debut album, Class Act, with Comedy Central Records, which went to #1 on iTunes and made numerous top 10 lists and appeared on season four of Comedy Central’s The Half Hour. His first one hour special, Amy Schumer Presents Sam Morril: Positive Influence premiered on Comedy Central in 2018.
Morril was the host of his very own show on MSG called People Talking Sports, which ran for two seasons and received an Emmy® nomination. Morril also has a cameo in the Academy Award nominated film, Joker.
Desi Banks is an stand up comedian, actor and social media personality whose online presence reaches over 15 million followers across multiple platforms.
As a Stand Up, Desi has quickly risen through the ranks and become a force on the road in just a few years. Desi is back with the "Purpose Chaser" tour to begin 2023. After embarking on his own 50 city tour in 2022, selling out headline dates both nationally and internationally. In addition to being a favorite at colleges, selling out comedy clubs, and transitioning into theaters. Desi has also toured arenas with Mike Epps, Deray Davis, Kountry Wayne, Gary Owens, Lavell Crawford and more. With his ever growing fanbase, Desi continues to establish himself as one of stand up’s stars of today and the future.
As an actor Desi appeared in the Will Packer film, Little starring Issa Rae and Regina Hall. Additionally, Desi was in the film Merry Wish-Mas produced and directed by Terry J. Vaughn, as well as a playing a role in the movie Love By Chance. Many legends in comedy have been major supporters, specifically Kevin Hart who has mentioned Desi as the "next great" talent.
As a content creator, Desi has made over 3,000 original videos to date. Desi Banks Productions creates writing and production opportunities for aspiring actors and provides a platform to disseminate creative compelling content to the masses. In addition to helping elevate the stars of tomorrow he’s also made content with the stars of today including Ludacris, 21 Savage, and others.
Join The Ryen Russillo Podcast LIVE at Wiseguys Downtown SLC at the Gateway during NBA All-Star Weekend as basketball takes over Salt Lake City. The live show will feature host Ryen Russillo as he breaks down the biggest topics in sports, serves up Life Advice to listeners and is joined by special guests.
Melissa Villaseñor is a stand-up comedian, actress, and impressionist who broke barriers by becoming the first-ever Latina cast member of Saturday Night Live. Melissa has voiced characters for Toy Story 4, Wreck It Ralph 2, Cartoon Network’s OK K.O.!, Fox’s American Dad and Family Guy. She has also filmed episodes for Comedy Central’s Awkwafina Is Nora from Queens, HBO’s Crashing and Barry, Freeform’s Alone Together, and of course Saturday Night Live. Most recently, you can catch her as herself on Netflix’s Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee and cat owner Karen in Netflix’s Hubie Halloween.
Melissa made her start as a semifinalist on “America’s Got Talent”, and has continued to tour internationally - headlining stand-up comedy clubs and theaters for the past 10 years.
Melissa has been named one of Forbes 30 Under 30 and Rolling Stone's 50 Funniest People Right Now.
The Sunday Night Special is a curated show featuring some of the best of comedians in Utah. Expect a lineup of surprise drop in touring comedians, a mix of local favorites and emerging talent on one show on Sunday! Experience the comedy scene with comics you've seen feature for some of your favorite super stars at Wiseguys! Some are headliners, some are up and coming talent, but all will make you laugh for the ultimate date night or night out with friends.
Get tickets now, and prepare thyself for a night of laughter you'll never forget with host is Andy Gold! Also appearing Chuck Fury, Hollie Jay and many surprises!
Rene Vaca is a 26 year old stand up comedian, writer, and actor. He was born and raised in the San Fernando Valley in Southern California. After realizing he wanted to pursue comedy for a living, he dropped out of college and has not looked back since.
Three-time Emmy nominated writer, director, producer, and standup comedian Neal Brennan has become a force in the comedy world. An across-the-board talent, Neal has found success in almost every creative vein in the comedy community. His latest Netflix comedy special Neal Brennan: Blocks premieres globally on November 8.
Neal Brenan: Blocks was adapted from Neal’s hit one-man show Unacceptable. Beloved Magician/Artist Derek Delgaudio (HULU’s In & Of Itself) directed both the Netflix special and the theatre run. The stage show had a sold-out NYC residency in the Fall of 2021, with Interview Magazine lauding “together, Brennan and DelGaudio have crafted a genre-bending show focused as much on fun and laughter as it is on intimacy and honesty” and Theatermania gushing “The comedians Neal Brennan has written for is insane….Even more insane (in the best way), is the material Brennan writes for himself.”
Neal’s critically acclaimed first off-Broadway one-man show 3 Mics also enjoyed a sold-out NYC run in 2016 with superstar musician John Legend serving as Executive Producer. 3 Mics was taped as a stand-up special, which premiered on Netflix in 2017, with Paste Magazine offering “It will floor you in the best way possible.”
As in-demand behind the camera as he is in front of it, Neal was recently a writer, creative consultant, and on-air correspondent on Comedy Central’s The Daily Show with Trevor Noah. He is a longtime collaborator of iconic comedian Dave Chappelle, with whom he has created multiple comedy fan favorites including the legendary Chappelle’s Show and the Emmy-winning Saturday Night Live episode immediately following the 2016 presidential election. Neal served as Executive Producer on Chris Rock’s recent standup special Chris Rock: Tamborine and as Director on fellow Daily Show Correspondent Michelle Wolf’s HBO special Michelle Wolf: Nice Lady. He has helped create and performed in numerous TV series and films, developing what The New York Times calls his “hip-hop and Frontline aesthetic.” He regularly headlines the good standup venues in the good parts of America.
Robert Kelly’s comedy is deeply rooted in his own life and relationships which makes it honest, abrasively funny, yet refreshingly vulnerable. He has been winning over audiences for years touring clubs, colleges and theaters, including repeat performances at Montreal’s Just for Laughs Festival.
Robert is most recently seen on Netflix The Degenerates season 2 and on a successful comedy tour Kreeps With Kids, touring now.Robert is also recurring on This Week At The Comedy Cellar, a Comedy Central Series.His one hour special Robert Kelly: Live at the Village Underground debuted on Comedy Central and Netflix and is now available on Amazon Prime. Besides being a fixture in Comedy, Robert played Bam Bam in Denis Leary’s FX show Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll. He can also be seen as Louie CK’s brother Robbie on the hit series Louie. His other acting credits include roles in Trainwreck, Maron, Benders, Nurse Jackie, Inside Amy Schumer and Tough Crowd with Colin Quinn. Robert currently hosts the top rated podcast “You Know What Dude?”that can be found on iTunes. Robert is also the co-founder of the RiotCast podcasting Network.
After a sold out run of North American dates last year, multi-platform internet sensation Lyle Forever is bringing his beloved "Therapy Gecko” live show on the road again and around the world in 2023. Fans will get the chance to converse with Lyle live on stage as they share their hopes, dreams, and life lessons with the internet’s favorite gecko and unlicensed therapist. It will be an interactive, one-of-a-kind night as fans get the chance to journey with Lyle into the unknown. Welcome to The Geckoning World Tour.
Lyle Forever has taken the world by storm with his hit podcast, “Therapy Gecko.” Lyle’s unique perspective, empathetic ear, and green face paint has struck a chord with millions of fans around the world as he takes anonymous calls and talks through strangers' sometimes wholesome, sometimes strange, problems and situations. In 2022, Lyle began inviting celebrity guests on the show and has had some of the biggest up and coming stars on his program, including Denzel Curry, Benny Blanco, Yung Gravy, Logic, Lil Yachty and more. Now, Lyle is excited to announce “The Geckoning World Tour” for 2023.
For over 23 years Jeff Leeson has been astonishing crowds across North America with his off the cuff, improvisational style that leaves crowds not only wanting more, but amazed at what they just witnessed. Combining traditional stand up comedy with long form improv. Jeff creates a unique and personal experience for the audience each and every show. With over 50 Million Views of his stand up clips online Jeff is quickly becoming one of the most requested acts in North America!
In addition to headlining top comedy clubs and theaters throughout North America, Jeff’s comedy has been featured on SiriusXM radio, The Bob & Tom Show, Spotify,i-Tunes,2Comedy specials on Amazon Prime, a Dry Bar Comedy Special and Just released a New Special On Youtube called “Sorry I’m Not Kevin Hart”
Hannah Berner was born in Brooklyn, New York and grew up playing competitive tennis professionally and for the University of Wisconsin. She emerged on the comedy scene by directing, editing, and acting in videos on Instagram and writing viral tweets. She has two podcasts, Giggly Squad and Berning In Hell, with over 8 million downloads. She was a cohost on Bravo’s Chat Room, as well as a member of Bravo’s Summer House for three seasons and performs standup in NYC and at clubs around the country. Hannah is an advocate for mental health, animals, and napping.
The Fresh King Benjamin is a new Utah comic who has headlined such prestigious events as The Sunstone Symposium and Wyoming Equality’s Annual Rendezvous. He grew up on a Mormon polygamist compound in Wyoming before escaping to the vast and wicked metropolis of Salt Lake City at the tender age of 20. Since then he’s been slowly figuring out how to prosper in the heathen lands while being wildly distracted by all the exposed elbows. Ben is a mildly popular TikToker @thefreshkingbenjamin, where he shares his unique perspective on the modern world.
Ian Fidance is an offbeat yet upbeat New York City comic, actor, and writer originally from Wilmington, Delaware. An absolute force on stage, his act is insanely positive and positively insane. Equal parts thoughtful, explicit, and silly, he can be seen performing nightly at the iconic Comedy Cellar in the heart of New York City’s Greenwich Village.
He’s been featured on “This American Life” and is a popular guest on podcasts and radio shows alike. He co-starred in the latest season of “The Last OG” with Tracy Morgan, was featured on “This Week at the Comedy Cellar” on Comedy Central, was a contributing writer on the last season of Crank Yankers, also on Comedy Central, and has done punch up work on Michelle Obama’s children’s cooking show “Waffles + Mochi” on Netflix. His work has been published alongside Jerry Seinfeld, Bob Odenkirk, Ray Ramano, and Maria Bamford in a book of poems entitled “Eating Salad Drunk: Haiku’s for the Burnout Age by Comedy Greats” available now through Macmillan Publishers. His comedy has been written about in The New Yorker and the New York Times. He currently resides in Brooklyn.
Joe List began his comedy career in Boston, Massachusetts in 2000 just weeks after graduating from high school. Since that time he has been featured on The Late Show with David Letterman as well as multiple appearances on Conan. He’s featured in Season 2 of The Netflix Series “The Stand Ups”. In 2015 List was a finalist on NBC's Last Comic Standing and had his own Half Hour comedy special on Comedy Central. His albums 'So Far No Good' and 'Are You Mad at Me?' can be heard regularly on Sirius Radio. List is also the co-host of his own popular weekly podcast 'Tuesdays with Stories'. When not headlining comedy clubs all over North America, List is a regular at the Comedy Cellar in New York City.
Danny Pellegrino is a writer, comedian and podcaster. He has interviewed guests including Katie Couric, Elizabeth Olsen, Academy Award winner Marcia Gay Harden, Phoebe Robinson and Daniel Levy for EVERYTHING ICONIC, one of the most popular and fastest-growing podcasts in the pop culture space, with over 25 million downloads in 2021. He recently sold out both The Gramercy Theatre in New York and The Troubadour in West Hollywood for his first- ever live shows.
As a pop culture expert and content creator, Danny already has a successful endorsement and writing career. His most recent book, HOW DO I UN-REMEMBER THIS hit #5 in the NYT Best- Sellers list, and it contains short stories from throughout his life. FANCY AF COCKTAILS, which he wrote with co-authors Tom Sandoval and Ariana Madix of VANDERPUMP RULES was one of the top non-fiction pre-orders on Amazon and became an immediate best-seller. He studied sketch and improv at the Groundlings Theater and The Second City, and is based in LA.
Comedian Paul Virzi headlines comedy clubs across North America and hosts two weekly podcasts, “Anything Better,” co-hosted by Bill Burr, and “The Virzi Effect”, both on All Things Comedy network. Paul has performed all over the world, including many of the United States’ most prestigious venues such as Madison Square Garden, the Chicago Theatre, and Carnagie Hall. He is a regular at the prestigious Just For Laughs Comedy Festival in Montreal and performed at the SXSW Festival in Austin, TX.
Paul’s debut hour-long comedy special, Bill Burr Presents Paul Virzi: I’ll Say This, premiered on Comedy Central in November of 2018 and is currently available to stream on CC.com. Comedy Central featured a clip from the special on its official standup page on TikTok that has since garnered over 5 million views and 1.3 million likes.
Paul’s second special, Nocturnal Admissions, was released in June of 2022 as Pete Davidson’s directorial debut.His 2015 debut comedy album, Paul Virzi: Night at the Stand, ranked #1 on iTunes, and reached #4 on Billboard’s Top 100. Off the stage, Paul has also made appearances on a variety of TV shows, including TruTV's Comedy Knockout, AXS TV's Gotham Comedy Live, and the NFL Network’s Good Morning Football.
He has also written for ESPN’s highly coveted ESPY Awards. Paul grew up in the suburbs, outside of New York City. He loves his family, cigars, and having pointless arguments about sports with his friends. For more visit Paul’s website, Twitter, Instagram and Facebook pages.
Pete Lee was the first standup comedian to get a standing ovation on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. This happened after Jimmy personally attended one of Pete’s live shows in NYC and immediately invited him on the show. Pete’s joyful humor comes from his Midwestern roots. Raised in Janesville, WI by divorced parents and a 19-inch television, he was destined to pursue a career in entertainment. In 2005, Pete flew to New York to make his television debut on Comedy Central’s Premium Blend, and the taping went so well that he decided to move to NYC. Soon after moving... Event Page
Alingon Mitra is a stand up comedian known for his tight jokes, original thoughts, and affable presence.
Making his television debut on NBC's Last Comic Standing, Alingon finished first in the public vote 5 weeks in a row to win the comic comeback contest and perform on the finale. He has since been invited to do stand up on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, Conan, The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, and Adam Devine's House Party on Comedy Central. In addition, he wrote for The Daily Show with Trevor Noah and Adam Ruins Everything. Alingon went on to be named one of the "New Faces of Comedy" at Montreal's Just for Laughs Comedy Festival. He also won both the Boston Comedy Festival and the "Funniest Comic in New England" contest in the same year. Alingon was a writer for the humor magazine The Harvard Lampoon and can now be found on TikTok, on Instagram, or in bed.
Jessica Kirson is a powerhouse on stage. She’s a hilariously relatable performer of sheer silliness, vulnerability, and ridiculous characters. Her countless comedic character videos have racked up over 30 million views on social media. Her audience is multigenerational, creating an excuse for large groups of friends and families to spend a night out together. In an era where only 10% of all touring comedians are female, Jessica stands out as one of the strongest comedians regardless of gender. As her friend Dave Attell says, “I’d hate to follow her” Jessica’s new one-hour special Talking to Myself is executive produced by Bill Burr premiered on Comedy Central. .
This past year, Jessica was featured playing herself on the HBO series Crashing with Pete Holmes. She recently served as a consultant, producer, and writer as well as acted inthe Robert De Niro film The Comedian. She is a regular on This Week at the Comedy Cellar, has appeared on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, The View, and KevinCan Wait. Jessica also hosts the Relatively Sane podcast and has interviewed the likes of Gary Gulman, Carney Wilson, Jim Gaffigan, and others.
She was recently awarded “Best Female Comic” by the MAC association in New York City and received the prestigious Nightlife Award for “Best Stand-up Comedian.” In her spare time, Jessica is a regular contributor to The Howard Stern Show, where she produces and stars in prank calls for the program.
Author, columnist, and comedian Steve Hofstetter is often called the hardest working man in show-business. With all due respect to the late James Brown. Hofstetter's national TV debut came on ESPN's Quite Frankly, where Stephen A. Smith yelled at him for three minutes. Hofstetter has also appeared on CBS' "Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson", Showtime's "White Boyz in the Hood", VH1's "Countdown", Sundance's "On the Road in America", and ABC's "Barbara Walter's Special", where he thankfully did not cry. He is the host and executive producer of "Laughs" on Fox networks, where he only cries occasionally. One of the top booked acts on the college circuit, the original writer for collegehumor.com has also released six albums. Hofstetter has written humor columns for the New York Times, SportsIllustrated.com, and NHL.com, where he publicly admitted to being a Ranger fan. After hosting Four Quotas on Sirius Satellite Radio for two seasons, Hofstetter moved to broadcast radio, and his Sports Minute (Or So) was syndicated on over 170 stations and in over 30 newspapers. Hofstetter's second live comedy album ("Cure For the Cable Guy") reached #20 on Billboard's comedy charts. His third album ("Dark Side of the Room") was the first ever pay-what-you-want" comedy album, since people were going to steal it anyway. His fourth album consisted of an hour of 100% ad-libbed material, which is, frankly, nuts. And his fifth album hit #1 on iTunes' comedy charts, which is also a bit nuts. Hofstetter's brutal tour schedule consists of over 100 colleges and dozens of clubs every year, and is fueled by an immense online popularity, tons of press, and a Prius with great gas mileage. He reached 200,000 friends on Facebook (still the world record), 400,000 more on MySpace, and high shelves in grocery stores. While Hofstetter's live shows are routinely sold out, he is best known for his writing, first published at age 15, mainly to impress girls. At 18, he co-founded "Sports Jerk of the Week", an irreverent website featured by press like USA Today's Baseball Weekly, Sports Illustrated and CNN. And at 20, Hofstetter took a year off of school to head up web content for the New York Yankees. The Yankees won the World Series that year, which would have been wonderful if they hadn't beaten Hofstetter's Mets. Yes, he's also a Mets fan. Poor kid. While an undergraduate at Columbia University, Hofstetter was a well-read columnist for the Columbia Daily Spectator and a voice of the Lions. After a summer writing for Maxim, ESPN, and Sports Illustrated for Kids, Hofstetter syndicated his column in several newspapers. Without his glasses, Hofstetter also looks a great deal like Michael Rappaport.
Steve Byrne has risen through the ranks of the comedy world to become one of the industry’s most innovative and sought-after performers. He has evolved throughout the years into an extremely versatile entertainer that delivers on a day-to-day basis.
Byrne was the star and creator of Sullivan & Son, a half hour comedy on TBS along with Vince Vaughn’s Wild West Productions for three solid seasons. As his popularity began to expand, Byrne was featured in his very own half-hour Comedy Central Presents, which was voted as one of the best specials of all time. His third hour special, Champion, debuted on Netflix to rave reviews and his two previous specials, Steve Byrne’s Happy Hour and The Byrne Identity were two of the top rating specials on Comedy Central.
Byrne’s acting resume includes feature films like The Dilemma, Couples Retreat, Four Christmases and The Goods: The Don Ready Story. His television resume, aside from starring in three seasons of TBS’ Sullivan and Son, include ABC’s The Middle, Chappelle’s Show, The Howard Stern Show, and NBC’s The Real Wedding Crashers. Byrne has made stand-up appearances on Conan, Jimmy Kimmel Live, The Late Late Show, BET’s Comic View and a total of 10 appearances on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno.
A true international comedian, Byrne has performed to sold-out crowds around the world.
Best friends and co-hosts Spencer Henry (Cult Liter Podcast) & Madison Reyes have a long-running history of sending each other the wildest, most absurd, and sometimes scathing obituaries. In 2021 they decided to share their findings with the world when they launched OBITCHUARY the hilarious, hit weekly Podcast, and it turned out the world was eager to hear it. Each week OBITCHUARY listeners tune in to laugh alongside Spencer and Madison as they deep-dive into macabre history, funeral facts, and of course some wild obituaries. Now get ready to laugh alongside the gruesome twosome LIVE in person
A 2-time Emmy nominee, heard on the Joe Rogan Experience, host of the Michael Yo Show and fresh off his critically acclaimed comedy special Blasian, Michael Yo is a comedian/actor/host keeping busy in all of Hollywood’s platforms.
Now, Michael is a proud father and loving husband with a bottomless pool of material about his family. Right after having his son and a viral appearance showcasing his talents to the world on America’s Got Talent, Michael Yo brings his all new We’re Still Here 2020 Tour to your city.
In stand up, Michael came up under the wings of Chelsea Handler and Jo Koy and now headlines all over the country.
As an actor, Michael recently reoccurred on “Kevin Can Wait,” shot a Damon Wayan Jr.’s pilot “Happy Together” for CBS, and was a principal in Facebook’s upcoming Facebook Watch first sitcom series, “Starter Pack.” Michael was previously seen covering celebrity news on “The Insider,” “Extra,” “E! News,” as well as guest co-hosting CBS’ “The Talk.” Michael continues to appear as a hot topics guest on “The Wendy Williams Show. ”
The self-proclaimed “Half-Black Brother with a Korean Mother” was born and raised in Houston and now lives in Los Angeles with his family.
If the Pacific Northwest had a Mt. Rushmore of Comedy, this man’s head would be on it. Brad opens for some of the biggest names in show business, performs all over the country for numerous corporate events, does 8-12 weeks a year all over the world on cruise ships, opens for the legendary Johnny Mathis and performs at a handful of clubs and casinos keeping his schedule very full. In June of 2018 Brad went viral around the world! Dry Bar Comedy posted a video on Facebook and it had 36 million views in 10 days. They quickly followed with another and they combined for 47 million views in 11 days! His CD shot to Number 1 on the iTunes Comedy chart. Brad’s Dry Bar Comedy videos currently have a combined 108 million views! Needless to say, he’s much in demand!
Kelsey Cook is the daughter of an International Yo-Yo Champion and a Professional Foosball player, which made for a humor-filled life at a young age.
Kelsey’s stand-up special was recently released on EPIX’s Unprotected Sets. She made her late night debut on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, followed by A Little Late with Lilly Singh on NBC. Her other television appearances include Comedy Central’s This is Not Happening, AXS TV Presents Gotham Comedy Live, Punchline on FOX, Uproarious on FUSE and Greatest Party Story Ever on MTV.
She is currently on “The Hustler Tour,” headlining 40 cities across the country. Kelsey splits her time between Los Angeles and New York where she is a paid regular at The Comedy Cellar, The Stand, Gotham Comedy Club, The Laugh Factory and the Comedy and Magic Club.
Kelsey also co-hosts the Self-Helpless podcast with fellow comedians, Taylor Tomlinson and Delanie Fischer. It can regularly be found on the iTunes Top Comedy Charts and has featured guests like Brian Regan, Michael Bublé, Whitney Cummings, Tan France and Bert Kreischer.
Her foosball web-series Wrists of Fury currently has over twenty episodes where Kelsey hustles fellow comedians who don’t know she’s a World Champion foosball player.
Kelsey’s debut album Savor It can be found on iTunes, Spotify and Pandora.
Vir Das has become a global comedy sensation as a stand-up comedian and actor. He’s gained worldwide appeal with his five specials on Netflix in the last six years, one of them For India having been nominated for an Emmy Award, and his starring roles in over a dozen films, most recently in the Judd Apatow film The Bubble on Netflix. He’s been hailed by Variety magazine as a “Top 10 Comic To Watch” and honored by The Kennedy Center as one of their inaugural “Next 50” leaders who are lighting the way forward through art and action.
Vir climbed the ranks of the Bollywood elite in various films to become a leading man with impenetrable comedic chops. Through his various tours, he has sold over half a million tickets as a stand up and became the biggest English speaking comedian in India. He has cemented himself as one of the country’s top stand-ups, actors, writers, musicians, and festival producers, and is now making a global impact.
Vir has traversed the globe on his various stand-up tours, performing on on six continents, including sold-out runs in Australia and at London’s prestigious Soho Theatre. He has also been featured at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival as well as the Montreal Just For Laughs comedy festival and has made multiple television appearances on Conan.
Outside of his Bollywood films, Vir starred as an actor in the ABC spy dramedy Whiskey Cavalier, the Randall Park and and Constance Wu starring sitcom Fresh Off the Boat, and the Netflix series Hasmokh, which Vir created and executive produced.
The road to success has been a steady climb for Swardson. He first found success by writing Malibu's Most Wanted for Warner Brothers and by featuring in the hit Comedy Central series RENO 911. After catching the attention of Happy Madison Productions, he quickly became a fixture in the company, writing or co-writing and producing such projects as Grandma's Boy, Benchwarmers, and co-producing I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry with Adam Sandler and Kevin James. Nick has performed in movies such as That’s My Boy, Blades of Glory, 30 Minutes or Less, and Bucky Larson: Born to Be a Star, which he wrote, starred in, and produced. His first CD/DVD, Party, on Comedy Central Records (produced by Happy Madison) went platinum. He followed that up in 2010 with his first one-hour stand-up special on Comedy Central, Seriously who Farted.
In addition to his career in film and in the world of stand-up comedy, Nick continues to have a prolific career in television. His Comedy Central sketch show, Pretend Time with Nick Swardson ran from 2010 to 2012, and he voiced the role of ‘Troy’ on FXX’s animated show, Chozen. Most recently, Nick starred as ‘Gary’ in Typical Rick on Comedy Central streaming.
His Comedy Central Special, Taste It! premiered April 2015 on Comedy Central. Nick co-starred in the animated film Hell And Back with TJ Miller, Bob Odenkirk and Mila Kunis. Nick also co-starred in the most-watched movie on Netflix to date, The Ridiculous 6 starring Adam Sandler and Will Forte. More recently he co-starred in Sandler’s second film for Netflix The Do-Over starring Adam Sandler and David Spade.
Annie Lederman is a standup comedian, podcaster, writer & actress. She is co-host of the hit podcast TRASH TUESDAY’s along with Khahlya Kuhn and Esther Povistky. When she isn’t hosting her own podcasts she is usually chatting with her best friends on theirs. She can regularly be heard on THE JOE ROGAN EXPERIENCE, THE CHURCH WITH JOEY DIAZ, WTF WITH MARC MARON, among many others.
Most recently Annie can be seen featured in Showtime’s hit documentary miniseries THE COMEDY STORE alongside Jay Leno, David Letterman, Joe Rogan, and many other Comedy Store legends. Additionally, Annie has been seen or heard on all your favorite TV networks including Comedy Central (LIGHTS OUT WITH DAVID SPADE & THIS IS NOT HAPPENING), MTV (GIRL CODE) , E! (CHELSEA LATELY), & TruTV (COMEDY KNOCKOUT, THE SOUP INVESTIGATES, & ADAM DEVINE’S HOUSE PARTY). After Chelsea, Annie hosted her own short lived pop-culture talk show WE HAVE ISSUES. Additionally acted alongside Ron Livingston in the 2017 Cannes darling THE LONG DUMB ROAD.
But wait…that’s not all! On the writing front Annie starred and wrote, STAND UPS, a scripted Comedy Central pilot, produced by Dan Powell (co-creator of INSIDE AMY SCHUMER). She also wrote for IMPRACTICAL JOKERS as well as BORAT. Additionally she was a producer and writer on Sacha Baron Cohen’s Showtime series WHO IS AMERICA?
Lastly, but probably most importantly, Annie is a paid regular at The World Famous Comedy Store where she can be seen performing alongside all the legends in the game. Come to a show and see what all the fun is about for yourself!