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 comedian born and raised in South Florida. He began doing comedy as a way to escape the dullness of his job at the McDonald's Drive-Thru and quickly fell in love with it. He moved to New York in 2007, where he could write about all of his miserable life experiences from a safe distance. He has since performed at the New York Comic Con -- a dream come true. He performed at the "New Faces" showcase at the 2010 Montreal Just For Laughs Comedy Festival. He was also nominated for Best Male Comedian at the 2010 ECNY Awards and featured in Time Out New York. He will make his television debut on "John Oliver's New York Stand-Up Show" on Comedy Central on April 14, 2011.
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).
Chris D’Elia is quickly becoming one of the most sought after young comedians and actors in the comedy world, with Variety naming him one of their “Top 10 Comics to Watch.” D’Elia currently can be seen starring as Danny on NBC’s comedy series Undateable, which was recently picked up for a second season. He also recently completed his first multi-city, cross-country standup tour, “Under No Influence.” He previously starred opposite Whitney Cummings on NBC’s multi-camera comedy series Whitney.
D’Elia quickly became a regular at the Hollywood Comedy Clubs where he performs multiple times a week. In December 2013, he released his one-hour standup special for Comedy Central, White Male. Black Comic. He has also appeared on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon and on Comedy Central Presents.
D’Elia’s other credits include Comedy Central’s Workaholics, TBS’ Glory Daze and Showtime’s Live Nude Comedy.
Ben Gleib is a standup comedian, actor, and TV host, best known as a round table regular on the hit show “CHELSEA LATELY” on E! appearing on the show over 85 times. He is the voice of Marshall the Sloth in 20th Century Fox’s “ICE AGE – CONTINENTAL DRIFT” which is now the #1 animated movie of all-time internationally, and is one of the stars of Kevin Smith’s new movie “JAY AND SILENT BOB’S SUPER GROOVY CARTOON MOVIE.” ESQUIRE named him one of “Six comedians who could be comedy’s next big thing.”
He hosted The Academy’s first ever “Oscar Roadtrip,” which was featured on ABC’s “OSCARS PRE-SHOW.” Ben was also a guest star on E! scripted series “AFTER LATELY” Gleib also makes appearances as a guest correspondent on CNN, sharing his comedic take on politics. His weekly podcast, LAST WEEK ON EARTH WITH BEN GLEIB, on the Smodcast Network, debuted on iTunes as the #9 Comedy Podcast in the world, and was #1 on Stitcher for over 20 straight weeks. He was recently on tour performing to sold-out Arenas all over North America opening for Dane Cook. Gleib was one of the stars of the SyFy series “INSANE OR INSPIRED?” hosted “DOG PARK SUPERSTARS” and “GSN LIVE” for GSN, hosted the webseries “BEHIND ENEMY LINES” for Yahoo!, “IS IT MANLY?” for Egotastic, and the official “LIVE RED CARPET” for “The Grammys.” He also starred in the NBC primetime comedy series THE REAL WEDDING CRASHERS, recently hosted DOG PARK SUPERSTARS and GSN LIVE for GSN, and has appeared on “GOOD MORNING AMERICA,” “SPORTSCENTER,” “VH1′S BIG MORNING BUZZ LIVE,” “EXTRA,” “ACCESS HOLLYWOOD LIVE,” and THE GREENROOM with PAUL PROVENZA on SHOWTIME.
Gleib has performed his standup on THE LATE LATE SHOW on CBS, and on NBC on LAST CALL with CARSON DALY and LAST COMIC STANDING. He also makes frequent appearances talking politics on PATT MORRISON’S COMEDY CONGRESS, for which they won a prestigious GOLDEN MIC Award. When in Los Angeles, he can often be seen performing at the legendary Hollywood Improv.
An LA native, Gleib is a unique voice in comedy, known for a wide range of material, and quick improvisational skills. A versatile performer, he recently shot five other pilots, including a pilot for FOX called "Naked But Funny,” "WTF?” for GSN, a BET improv comedy show called “Get It In” on which he was the only white cast member, and “CQC” a comedic news show where he got to mess with with Barack Obama, Bill & Hillary Clinton, and ruined a John McCain press conference, getting kicked out by the secret service. Gleib can also can be seen in a supporting role in the feature film, “Bar Starz” a comedy with Charlie Murphy that can be seen on Netflix.
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.