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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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!
Known for his sharp, polished, and multi-layered observational comedy, Ivan Decker continues to achieve success as a writer, stand-up, and actor. After being named “A Comic to Watch” at the New York Comedy Festival, Netflix then released his Comedy Special, “Underwater Scissors” to rave reviews. Ivan made his American television debut on “Conan” and his comedy album “I Wanted to be a Dinosaur” was the recipient of the JUNO award for “Comedy Album of the Year.” He can also be seen and heard on the popular CBC radio program “The Debaters.”
Chad Kroeger and JT Parr are on a mission to boost stoke. The two gained recognition as activists in city hall meetings where they petitioned for noble causes such as erecting a statue for Paul Walker, saving house parties, and bleaching their hair for coral reefs. Catch them now in their upcoming Netflix series, Chad and JT Go Deep, where they put their activism into high gear to boost the stoke of the nation. You can also catch them on instagram, @chadgoesdeep and @jtparr14, as well as their podcast, Going Deep with Chad and JT, where they give advice to bros and everyone else. Chad and JT have also appeared on Howard Stern, Ellen, Barry, and will be in the upcoming Rob Lowe Netflix Series, Unstable.
Olan's Polar Express Coming to Wiseguys SLC for One Night Only! Olan has been called a relentlessly unconventional storyteller who has been making millions laugh for over a decade. The Tennessee Wonder Child first popped onto the scene with the cult phenomenon sketch comedy group "Balloonshop" and then transitioned to a solo career where he slowly built a passionate following of millions through his wildly funny stories. In 2018 Olan went on to perform his first solo live tour which sold out in under five hours.
In 2019 Olan would go on to create the cult classic and international hit animated show "Final Space". He currently is developing many TV shows and features in Los Angeles and every once and a while he'll pop in to perform a few live shows.
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.
Kellen Erskine has appeared on Conan, Comedy Central, Jimmy Kimmel Live!, NBC's America's Got Talent, and the Amazon Original Series Inside Jokes. He has garnered over 50 million views with his clips on Dry Bar Comedy. In 2018 he was selected to perform on the “New Faces” showcase at the Just For Laughs Comedy Festival in Montreal, Quebec. Kellen was named one of TBS's Top Ten Comics to Watch in 2017. He currently tours the country.
One of the shyest attention hogs to ever do comedy, Barbosa’s lay back style combined with sharp timing makes for a hilarious comedy set. From his Don’t Tell Comedy Set reaching over a million views on YouTube to making his HBO and Comedy Central debut in 2022, Barbosa is rocking stages all over. As a young comic starting out he was the 2019 winner of the Funniest comic in Tx competition, in 2021 he went on to win the New York Latino Film Festival Stand Up competition.
Born and raised in Taiwan, re-raised in America. With a cross-cultural perspective, and a goofy personality Jason points out social absurdities within his family, upbringing, and the society he constantly tries to find his belonging in. Expressing his frustration and confusion on stage every night, in a way that feels the most truthful to him in that moment. He’s appeared on 'Laughs' on Fox and Hulu, Kevin Hart's LOL Network on SiriusXM. 'Laff Tracks’ on TruTV, and recently his videos on TikTok and Instagram received over 40 million views!
Come join self proclaimed roast masters Gabe Olson and Scott Fillmore as they pit Salt Lake’s best comedians against each other. Friends digging deep and rivals twisting the knife, you’ll see it all!
Every month, our hosts will choose a team of their fiercest roasters and battle it out in front of our judges for assorted prizes, advantages and most importantly, bragging rights! Scott and Gabe only have two rules: 1. Be funny! 2. No holding back!
Steph Tolev is a stand up and sketch comedian from Toronto, Canada currently living in Los Angeles. Her unique brand of absurd and personal comedy has made her an audience favorite across North America both on stage and on television. As a stand up, Steph has done the prestigious Just For Laughs Comedy Festival in Montreal four times, three of which were taped for TV. Steph made her American TV debut on Comedy Central part of Bill Burr’s new show “The Ringers”. This past year she filmed her first half hour stand up special part of season two of “Unprotected Sets” airing on Epix. She was named one of Vultures “Comics You Should and Will Know” and one of Comedy Central’s “Up Next” comics to watch. She also co-wrote and co-stars in the Comedy Central web series “Steph & Deb” . Steph can also be seen in the Amazon show “Please Understand Me” produced by Sarah Silverman and was featured in season two of “Corporate” on Comedy Central. Steph has won the Canadian Comedy Award for Best Female Stand up and her latest album “I’m Not Well” was nominated for a Juno Award for “Best Comedy Album of The Year”.
Alex Velluto is a comedian on the rise. With two Dry Bar Comedy specials and millions of online views, he has performed in the top comedy clubs across the country in over 100 cities as a member of the Dry Bar Comedy Tour. Alex was a guest on “Stand Up Nashville” which aired on the Circle Network and appeared on Peacock TV.
He was a finalist in the prestigious Boston Comedy Festival, and has performed at other top festivals across the country including the Big Sky Comedy Festival, and the Seattle International Comedy Competition.
A household name and a bona-fide comedy star, Rob Schneider is well known for his trademark blend of character and comedic acting, and has become one of the most popular touring acts in comedy. Schneider created and stars in the Netflix docu-series Real Rob, which focuses on the day-to-day hijinks of Rob’s life. The series marks the first time any actor has ever written, produced, starred in, directed and financed an entire season of a television show.
Schneider first came to prominence on NBC’s Saturday Night Live, along with his SNL friends Adam Sandler, Tim Meadows, and David Spade. He starred in some of the top comedy features of the past 20 years including Grown Ups, You Don’t Mess With The Zohan, Big Daddy, and The Waterboy. Rob also starred in the movie Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo, which was the second highest grossing DVD in the US in 2000, along with The Hot Chick and The Animal. Rob is also a three time Emmy winner as part of SNL’s writing staff.
The three-time Emmy nominated writer for SNL is having the best time of his life, enjoying raising his 7 and 3 year old girls, Miranda and Madeline, with his wife Patricia. Schneider is also the father of singer/ songwriter Elle King.
Did you miss us? For the first time in 3 years, the creators of the Mormon and the Meth-Head podcast are sharing a stage again!
Equal parts heart wrenching and hilarious, the Mormon and the Meth-Head podcast was an inside look at a very unlikely friendship. A fascinating journey of self-discovery and self-repair, Aaron and Jessa shared their experiences as they learned how to fix their hearts and heads after escaping the snares of drug addiction and uh, organized religion.
A teen mom-turned-meth-addict-turned-comedian-turned podcaster, Jessa Reed tells raw and candid stories about about her past and her new life as a homeschooling housewife trying to blend in with the normal people. Her honesty is shocking, inspirational and not for the faint of heart. Jessa has been seen at clubs and festivals around the country, and made her stunning television debut on Comedy Central's "This Is Not Happening." Then Epix aired a brilliant episode on her story on their late night stand-up series "Unprotected Sets." Since the conclusion of The Mormon and the Meth-Head in 2019, Jessa continued to create captivating podcasts like Soberish and Awakening OD, with her newest project, The Spiritual Bro Book Club, premiering this year.
Once a sweet and innocent Mormon boy, Aaron Woodall has an act that’s still very sweet, just not so innocent. Named one of Conan O’Brien’s Comics To Watch at the 2018 New York City Comedy Festival, Aaron has a knack for finding the silver linings while ranting about the clouds, and a charming way of saying the things you didn’t even know you wanted to hear. He effervescently detailed his trials and tribulations with wide-eyed excitement in his Dry Bar Comedy specials, Unknown and Sad and Needy. And in the quarantine of 2020 he released the aptly-named album WOODALLALONE.
Pound for pound, Brad Williams is the funniest comedian in the country right now, and has become one of the most in-demand comedians working today.
Williams has parlayed that success into a multitude of stand-up television experiences, including Live at Gotham, The Tonight Show, Dave Attell’s Comedy Underground, and Jimmy Kimmel Live. His first one-hour special, Fun Size, was the highest rated on Showtime, and a year later, he followed that up with his second special, Daddy Issues. Most recently, Williams recorded a new half-hour special for Netflix’s upcoming stand-up comedy showcase The Degenerates.
An accomplished actor, Williams has appeared on numerous TV shows, including FX’s Legit, Sam and Cat, Mind of Mencia, Pitboss, and a recurring role on the Hulu original show Deadbeat. He has also had memorable roles in a plethora of movies, including Little Evil and the Netflix original Christopher Guest film, Mascots.
In addition to stand-up and acting, Williams has become a dynamic on-air personality. His podcast with Adam Ray, About Last Night, is a mainstay on the iTunes charts. He is also a regular contributor on KROQ’s Kevin and Bean Show in LA, as well as Adam Carolla’s podcast, The Adam Carolla Show.
Brad’s ability to make humorous and inspiring observations on disability, relationships, sex, and race are consistently winning over audiences and proving anyone can overcome their shortcomings.
Emmy and SAG-nominated actor, comedian, and author Kevin Nealon is best known for his nine-year stint as a cast member of NBC’s Saturday Night Live. He has received critical acclaim for his role in the Showtime series Weeds.
Nealon’s self-produced, edited, and hosted web series Hiking with Kevin is exclusively available on his YouTube channel of the same name. In the series, Kevin interviews his A-list celebrity friends on hikes throughout the country.
Most recently, Nealon starred in CBS’s Man With A Plan during all four seasons. Kevin’s extensive television credits include Golden Globe and SAG-nominated Weeds, the titular voice role of Glenn Martin, DDS, two critically acclaimed stand-up specials for Showtime, and multiple appearances on Monk, Curb Your Enthusiasm, Still Standing and more. His extensive film career includes projects such as Anger Management, Eight Crazy Nights, The Wedding Singer, Happy Gilmore, Just Go With It, You Don’t Mess with the Zohan, Joe Dirt, Daddy Day Care, Roxanne, and Grandma’s Boy.
As one of the longest running cast members on NBC’s Saturday Night Live (1986-1995), Nealon created some of the show’s most memorable characters; his recurring role as an anchor on ‘Weekend Update’ helped make the sketch a show staple. In 1988, he earned an Emmy nomination as part of the SNL writing team.
Hans Kim is a regular on Kill Tony and has opened up for Joe Rogan and Tony Hinchcliffe. Hans Kim is a comedian who is a big player on the social networking scene through the website http://www.facebook.com/, where he has amassed over a hundred friends. He is strong both physically and emotionally.
He was voted the 3rd most improved indie one-liner comic in North Seattle, June 2016.
Stand-up comedian, podcaster, and actor Ari Shaffir describes his comedy as a puppet show — but way filthier and without the puppets. The New York-native grew up Orthodox Jewish, spent 2 years in a yeshiva in Israel, and came back to America to lose his religion and become a comic. Shaffir released two Netflix specials, "Double Negative" which is presented in two 45-minute episodes called "Children" and "Adulthood." He has released two specials on Comedy Central — "Paid Regular" and "Passive Aggressive." Prior to these specials, Shaffir’s stand-up album, "Revenge for the Holocaust," went to #1 on both iTunes charts and Amazon.com the week of its premiere. He also finished 3 seasons as the host and co-creator of "This is Not Happening."
Shaffir hosts the wildly popular podcast, "Skeptic Tank," a weekly interview show where he chats with everyone from parents to comedians to prostitutes. He is also an avid sports fan and gets together with Sam Tripoli and Jayson Thibault to record the "Punch Drunk Podcast."
The incredibly delightful social media account "Depths of Wikipedia" springs to life in this LIVE show featuring odd corners of the internet. Learn about everyone's favorite online encyclopedia as you're guided through it's funniest corners.
Nicholas "Nick" Mullen is an American stand-up comedian currently residing in Brooklyn, New York. He is the host of the podcast "Cum Town," along with comedians Stavros Halkias and Adam Friedland. It is a weekly one-hour podcast focused around the hosts' conversations as well as their guests. Mullen has a sizable following on Twitter, as well as a popular blog on Thought Catalog, via the character 'Nicole Mullen.' Mullen has discussed his early exposure to what he considers to be the 'true' internet, an unsupervised anonymous era that today's censored version pales in comparison to, and he has cited this exposure as the reason for his current sense of humor and personality.
Boasting a unique, singular voice and an ever expanding fan base, Casey Frey is quickly emerging as one of Hollywood’s most sought-after comedians and personalities.
Casey has accumulated a devoted and loyal legion of fans over the years, where his videos and online sketches have been viewed over 200,000,000 times. He is currently developing new projects for film and TV along with touring as a stand-up comic.
Casey has collaborated with many notable artists and musicians over the years, such as Donald Glover, Marshmello, Tiesto, DVBBS and more. He can be seen starring in the film Mainstream, starring Andrew Garfield and Maya Hawke for director Gia Coppola and in the most recent of Real Bros Of Simi Valley for FaceBook Watch.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
A seasoned veteran of comedy clubs and late night television, Jimmy Pardo has appeared on such shows as The Tonight Show, Conan, The Late Late Show and his own half hour special on Comedy Central. Most recently he was the host of the critically acclaimed Science Channel show Race To Escape. Jimmy regularly appears on TBS’ Conan as a panel guest, but he has also been Conan’s go-to warm-up, field correspondent, sketch player and even fill-in cohost. He has also conducted some very unconventional celebrity backstage interviews for Teamcoco.com‘s “The Pardo Patrol.”
In 2006, Jimmy Pardo became a podcasting pioneer when he began hosting the raucous-but-smart weekly podcast Never Not Funny, which Entertainment Weekly called “one of the sharpest and gut-bustingest shows on the Internet.” The show has been named a top comedy podcast by The AV Club, Esquire, GQ and USA Today, and its guest list (Conan O’Brien, Jon Hamm, Richard Lewis, Zach Galifianakis and Sarah Silverman, just to name a few) reads like a Who’s Who of Hollywood. Never Not Funny also hosts the annual Pardcast-a-Thon fundraiser, a 12-hour marathon webcast to benefit Smile Train. To date, the Pardcast-A-Thons have raised over one million dollars for the charity.
Over the years Jimmy has also been seen on such shows as Comedy Bang! Bang!, @Midnight, Maron and Monk. He has hosted National Lampoon’s Funny Money for Game Show Network, fiver seasons of AMC’s Movies at Our House, and episodes of NBC’s Late Friday, VH1’s The Surreal Life and The Playboy Morning Show. Jimmy has recorded three comedy albums: Uno, Pompous Clown and Sprezzatura, which Entertainment Weekly named one of the Best Stand-Up Albums of the year.