Pete Holmes wrote this bio himself. Pete was the host of the Conan O'Brien companion talk show The Pete Holmes Show, has multiple Comedy Central specials and albums, has written for several television shows and has had his cartoons published in the New Yorker. His favorite food is lettuce and one of his comedy heroes is Ray Romano.
Assad is writing this in third person so it sounds official and he can fool you into thinking he is way more important than he really is. If you’re reading this for any serious reason you should know right off the bat that you’re wasting your time. If you’ve reached this line in the bio, there is seriously something wrong with you because who really cares about Assad Motavasseli besides Assad Motavasseli?
Assad is a writer, producer, comedian but before all… a model. He is a California boy that was raised by a pack of wolves, and by wolves I mean hairy Persian parents. It wasn’t easy growing up as the only Middle Eastern kid in town. The other kids would eat PBJ’s while he was always stuck with smelly curry. It made his face look like this :( but he soon became the class clown because at an early age, he was trying to get laid.
Now in his mid 20’s Assad is one of the fastest growing comics in the world, but he still hasn’t gotten laid from his jokes, so he might quit soon.
I told you I have no idea why you're reading this...
Mike Lawrence is a New York City based comedian from South Florida who has found success in both writing and stand up. He is a staff writer on the upcoming season of Inside Amy Schumer and was a writer on the 2015 MTV Movie Awards, the 2015 Webby Awards, and We Have Issues on E!
Mike is a recurring guest on the Comedy Central TV show @midnight and his stand up has been featured on NBC’s Late Night with Seth Meyers, TBS’ Conan, FX’s Totally Biased, and John Oliver’s New York Stand-Up Show on Comedy Central. In 2013 His half hour special for Comedy Central aired in conjunction with the release of his album “Sadamantium”, produced by Comedy Central Records.
Additionally, Mike co-hosts the podcast Nerd of Mouth on Cave Comedy Radio and has appeared on countless others such as WTF with Marc Maron, Robert Kelly’s You Know What Dude, You Made It Weird with Pete Holmes, Who Charted, The Dana Gould Hour, The Adam Corolla Show, and The Artie Lange Show.
Jeff Richards joined the cast of Saturday Night Live as a Featured Player in September 2001. Jeff comes to SNL after touring the country doing stand-up comedy and impressions.
Growing up in Walnut Creek, California a suburb of San Francisco, Jeff excelled in both football and baseball. When a knee injury forced him off the field in his senior year of high school, he focused on public access television. His show "Hanson Live" put Jeff in front of and behind the camera for the first time. After graduating high school, Jeff hosted a morning show radio and created a sketch comedy show that also appeared on public access TV in the bay area. In 1996 he began attending the University of North Carolina, at Chapel Hill. There he joined the Chapel Hill Improv Players (CHIPS) where he performed live comedy for the first time. Friends, family and teachers encouraged Jeff to unitize his gifts of impersonation as a stand up comedian. Jeff soon began hosting shows at Charlie Goodnights in Raleigh, North Carolina.
In late 1997, Jeff moved to Los Angeles to pursue comedy as a career. He soon became a regular at the world famous Comedy Store and appeared in several local and nationwide commercials. He began touring comedy clubs across the country. In 2000 Jeff briefly joined the cast of Fox¹s MAD TV, appearing most memorably as David Letterman. In 2001, Jeff performed on CBS Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn and NBC¹s Late Friday. His performance on Late Friday caught the attention of Saturday Night Live who invited him to audition and then to become a feature player for the 27th season of the show.
Jeff¹s high-energy stand-up is a mix of his-growing arsenal of impressions (including Gene Wilder as Willy Wonka, Louie Anderson, Kevin Spacey, Gary Shandling, Charlie Rose, Don Imus, Dustin Hoffman, and Ozzy Osborne) and outrageous original characters (including the "knife guy", the "drunk girlfriend," her "jealous boyfriend" and the "jock/meathead" from every 80¹s teen movie).
Candice Thompson is a comedian/writer/actor that was born in Queens, raised in Cincinnati, and currently resides in Los Angeles. She is the perfect mix of both East and West coasts with just the wrong amount of Midwest street cred. Candice comes from an ethnically mixed family with both of her parents being of African-American and Native American descent, but often gets mistaken for just plain old white.
Candice is one of the newest paid regulars at The Comedy Store in Hollywood, performs at the Hollywood Improv, Laugh Factory and was a 2013 NACA participant. You may have also seen her as a cast member on BET’s #1 hit show HELL DATE. You can hear her every week on iTunes as co-host of the podcast OFFARIOUS: The Show that’s Offensive & Hilarious, and in the comedic YouTube sketch series she co-created, CREEPY CARESS. She was also on season 9 of NBC’s LAST COMIC STANDING and currently on E! network’s THE COMMENT SECTION.
Candice’s comedy has often made people squirm in their seats and most recently, has gotten her ejected from a wedding, but it’s her edgy vs. adorable factor that keeps crowds begging for more. Candice wants to thank her friends and family for all their support, but most of all she wants to thank God for making her better than everybody.
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.
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.”
Mark Serritella is a comedian, actor and writer living in Los Angeles. His stand up revolves around social satire, relationships, teaching (I worked as a 1st grade teacher for a while) and impressions.
He has been on Joe Rogan's Podcast (Live from The Ice House) three times, Byron Allen's Entertainers, Who Wants to Date A Comedian?, Comedy Central's Open Mic Fight, The 'About Last Night Podcast', featured in the Huffington Post, the front page of Funny or Die and Business Weekly and has been part of The Boston Comedy Festival 5 times.
He has toured all over Europe, The Middle East and The Caribbean entertaining the troops. He has three CDs, which are played on SIRIUS/XM Satellite Radio and is recording his 4th this year!
He also runs a comedy promotional company called Comedy Juice. They have weekly shows at The Hollywood Improv, Gotham in NYC, The Irvine Improv, The Mad House Comedy Club in SD and The Ice House. www.comedyjuice.com
ComedyJuice is one of the top comedy brands in the world, producing hundreds of live comedy events and hours of online content every year as well as being an online entertainment destination. With partnerships with many of the other top comedy brands including CollegeHumor.com, Improv Comedy Clubs, Comedy.com, Comix Comedy Club, The Ice House Comedy Club, and National Lampoon, ComedyJuice content reaches a wide national audience of comedy fans through both live events and digital media.
ComedyJuice Live produces over 150 shows every year and works with over 200 of the biggest and best comedians in the country. It’s shows have been called the best standup comedy show in the nation by sources ranging from Sirius Satellite radio to People magazine and attracts such comedy stars as Dane Cook, Sarah Silverman, and Dave Attell on a regular basis.
ComedyJuice.com reaches hundreds of thousands of unique readers every month with millions of pages viewed. The website’s weekly newsletter reaches well over 100,000 subscribers.
ComedyJuice Productions currently produces web series for both CollegeHumor.com and Comedy.com as well as an array of original content for ComedyJuice.com.