Chris D’Elia is quickly becoming one of the most sought after comedians and actors in the comedy world. D’Elia currently stars as “Danny” on the NBC comedy series Undateable, which centers on a group of friends who are living in Detroit and helping each other figure out their lives. The series’ buzzed-about live episode—which produced separate telecasts for East and West Coast—recently led to a third season pickup of all-live episodes.
On stage, D’Elia continues to cement his status as a force in standup comedy, which Variety naming him one of their “Top 10 Comics to Watch”. His latest standup special, Incorrigible, debuted on Netflix in April 2015. Additionally, D’Elia could be seen on the dais of the highly anticipated Roast of Justin Bieber, which premiered in March 2015 on Comedy Central.
D’Elia has quickly become a regular at Hollywood comedy clubs, where he performs multiple times a week. Additionally, he recently completed his first multi-city standup comedy tour, Under No Influence, which brought him to over 30 cities across the United States and Canada. In December 2013, he released his first one-hour standup comedy special, White Male. Black Comic., on Comedy Central.
Previously, D’Elia starred opposite Whitney Cummings on NBC’s multi-camera comedy series Whitney. He has also appeared on Comedy Central’s Workaholics, TBS’s Glory Daze, Showtime’s Live Nude Comedy, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, and Comedy Central Presents.
Michael Kosta is an accomplished stand-up comedian, actor, host and former professional tennis player. In fall 2015, Michael will be hosting new E! series Comment Section, produced by Joel McHale. Michael was also recently featured on Fox Sport 1’s series Crowd Goes Wild, where he and Regis Philbin lead a panel of sports experts in a lighthearted look at the daily happenings in the world of sports.
Kosta started out as an athlete; he is quick to point out that he was once-ranked number 864 in the world in professional tennis and earned over $11,000 on tour. Don't laugh, that's $11,000 more than you made as a pro athlete.
Kosta gained attention as a comedian when he broke out of the HBO Comedy and Arts Festival in Aspen. He quickly relocated to Los Angeles where he began his television career; he has appeared on TheTonight Show with Jay Leno, Chelsea Lately, and Conan. He also starred in his own half hour special, Comedy Central Presents: Michael Kosta.
Kosta’s debut album Comedy for Attractive People launched November 2014.
Tommy is an autobiographical story telling comedian who is a favorite at comedy clubs all across the country. In 2007 Tommy was invited to the prestigious “Just For Laughs” comedy festival in Montreal, Canada where he was the highest reviewed “New Face.” He has also appeared at Comedy Central’s “South Beach Comedy Festival” TV credits include: Five appearances on “The Late Show” with David Letterman. His own half-hour special on Comedy Central, Comedy Central’s “Live at Gotham” and, “John Oliver’s New York Stand-up Show”. In 2010 he finished 2nd on NBC’s Last Comic Standing. He’s also appeared on CMT’s “Comedy Stage” and TBS’s “Very Funny Stand Up Show”. He has also been a guest numerous times on the nationally syndicated radio programs “The Bob and Tom Show” and the “The Ron and Fez Show”.
Jackie is taking the NYC comedy scene by storm.Quickly becoming a local favorite at Gotham and Caroline's on Broadway, Jackie took her show on the road headlining at Clubs and Colleges all over the country. When she is not on the road with the LOL tour, she is busy around Manhattan doing spots on Maxim's Sirius radio and VH1 shows. With this trained actress and Uprights Citizen Brigade improviser it seems thatMiss Monahanisunstoppable.
Dan Ahdoot went to college at the prestigious Johns Hopkins University and graduated with honors as a premed student. Shortly thereafter, he decided to take the secure route and ditch medicine for comedy - his parents are still thrilled.
Dan has been featured on The Jay Leno Show and Comedy Central’s Premium Blend and was a guest at the Comedy Central South Beach Comedy Festival. Dan was a finalist on Season 2 of NBCs Last Comic Standing. He has written for MTV’s Short Circuits, Comedy Central’s Crank Yankers, and A&E’s Roast of Gene Simmons. He has opened for Lewis Black, Jay Mohr, and Patton Oswalt. He has been featured on ABCs 20/20, the 98.7 KISS FM Morning Comedy Special, and he is a regular on Jim Brueur’s radio show Unleashed, on Sirius Satellite.
In addition, Dan is one of the highest booked college acts in the country - performing well over 300 colleges. He also performs at corporate events for a variety of companies and organizations.
Ben Gleib is the host of "IDIOTEST", the hit comedy brain teaser game show on GSN (Game Show Network) now in its second season and watched by over 21 million fans to date. For the last 7 years, he was one of the stars of "CHELSEA LATELY" on E! with over 100 appearances, and toured in arenas all over North America opening for both Chelsea Handler and Dane Cook. Recently he has appeared on Comedy Central's @midnight and is a regular guest on the NBC’s TODAY Show with as many as 6 appearances in a 3 month window during the summer months of 2015.
On the big screen he’s the voice of Marshall the Sloth in "ICE AGE – CONTINENTAL DRIFT" the #2 animated movie of all-time internationally, and voices one of Channing Tatum’s right hand man soldiers in the animated movie "THE BOOK OF LIFE". His weekly podcast “Last Week on Earth with Ben Gleib” on the Smodcast Network debuted at #9 on iTunes Comedy, and was #1 on Stitcher for over 20 weeks.
Gleib also worked for THE OSCARS, hosting The Academy’s first ever “Oscar Roadtrip,” which was featured on ABC’s “OSCARS PRE-SHOW.” He was a guest star on the E! scripted series “AFTER LATELY” and appears on CNN and NPR, sharing his comedic take on politics. Gleib is also one of the stars of Kevin Smith’s “JAY AND SILENT BOB’S SUPER GROOVY CARTOON MOVIE, co-starring Eliza Dushku, Kevin Smith, Jason Mewes and Neil Gaiman. In 2007, he starred in the NBC primetime comedy series "THE REAL WEDDING CRASHERS", and has performed his standup on "THE LATE LATE SHOW" on CBS, and on NBC on "LAST CALL with CARSON DALY" and "LAST COMIC STANDING".
On the radio circuit, Gleib is a regular on the nationally broadcast "Bob & Tom" and on KROQ's "Kevin & Bean". ESQUIRE named him one of “Six comedians who could be comedy’s next big thing.”
Tamer Kattan is an internationally touring headliner who isn't afraid to go where comedy is needed most. He has performed twice for the troops in Afghanistan, once for students during the Egyptian revolution in the famous Falaki theatre at the American University in Cairo and most recently at the Edinburgh fringe in Scotland where he received three 4 star reviews from international press. In 2014 he was featured on Seth Rogen’s Hilarity for Charity event with Todd Glass and Hannibal Buress. Tamer has TV & Radio credits on BBC in the UK as well as in the U.S. on Fox, HGTV, HULU and TRU TV.
- Winner of the 2015 World Series of Comedy
- Ginger award for Best New International Act 2014 Edinburgh Fringe
Eric Hahn is a hapless waiter/sometimes restaurant manager/comedian/writer/hand model/promiscuis gay guy living and performing in Los Angeles. Eric began performing comedy in 2007 when he was fired by a famous pizza chain restaurant ( hereafter identified only as CPK ) for talking about his experiences as a 10 year manager with said pizza company. Eric is no longer bitter about this and wants to extend a HUGE thank you to CPK for shoving him headfirst into pursuing his dreams. Eric appeared in 2009's short film 3b and can be seen on Hulu.com in their stand up comedy clips.
SYPLA is a Los Angeles based charity operated by young and outgoing Angelenos who join together to raise awareness about and donate to meaningful philanthropic work around the world. We are a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization designed to offer an attractive and appealing opportunity for young professionals to contribute their resources and skills to meaningful causes. Through these efforts, the Society of Young Philanthropists hopes to instill a commitment to philanthropy in the next generation of community leaders.
All proceeds from this event a will be donated to PreschoolwithoutWalls (PWW). PWW is a free bilingual mobile program for children ages 0 – 5 that brings free pre-school classes to families in need throughout Los Angeles County in easy to access locations. The program encourages parents to join in the classes to interact and engage their children in order to continue the learning process at home. Previously funded by state resources, PWW is now completely reliant on the donations of good samaritans in order to inspire the several low-income neighborhoods that PWW services to make education the number one focus of generations to come.