Hannibal Buress is a wildly popular Emmy and WGA Award nominated comedian, writer and actor who is a favorite of fans and critics on big and small screens alike. With his own weekly TV series on Comedy Central, his first national theatre standup comedy tour sold out, and The New York Times lauding him as one of the most "supremely gifted and respected" comics around, Hannibal is emerging as a comedy superstar. This summer, Hannibal wrote, Executive Produced, and starred in his own weekly comedy TV series, “Why? With Hannibal Buress,” which premiered on Comedy Central on July 8th, 2015 at 10:30PM ET/PT. Shot in front of a studio audience, the show asks life’s biggish questions, celebrating Buress’ hilariously brilliant off-beat voice and point-of-view. If it’s in the zeitgeist, Buress will address it. Hannibal answers the burning questions on his mind through stand-up, filmed segments, man-on-the-street interviews and special, in-studio guests, providing his unique perspective on each week’s topics. Each episode tapes the same week it airs. “Why? With Hannibal Buress” is Executive Produced by Buress, Jeff Stilson (“The Chris Rock Show,” “Da Ali G Show”) and Dave Becky of 3 Arts Entertainment. Hannibal is also currently working on his next hour standup special, which will premiere on Netflix in 2016. Hannibal is a cast member on Comedy Central’s hit series Broad City, as well as the co-host of Adult Swim’s The Eric Andre Show. Broad City will shoot its third season in September 2015 and The Eric Andre Show will shoot its fourth season in August 2015. This year he also served as host of The 2015 Webby Awards, and he appeared as a roaster on The Comedy Central Roast of Justin Beiber on March 30th. In addition to his well-loved recurring TV characters, he has been featured on several comedy-fan favorite TV shows including FX’s Louie, Fox’s Bob’s Burgers and The Mindy Project, Comedy Central’s Kroll Show, and Adult Swim’s China, IL. He has written for NBC’s Saturday Night Live as well as 30 Rock, and he is a regular on the late night TV circuit, with appearances on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, The Late Show with David Letterman, Jimmy Kimmel Live, Conan, and The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson. Hannibal’s highly-rated second hour standup special “Hannibal Buress Live from Chicago” premiered on Comedy Central on March 29th, 2014, with GQ declaring “He makes us ugly laugh. Hard.” His first hour special, “Animal Furnace,” premiered on the network in May 2012. In the first half of 2015, his first theatre standup comedy tour, The Comedy Camisado Tour, played to sold out audiences across the country.In addition to his TV and standup comedy, Buress recently appeared on the big screen in the blockbuster comedy feature “Neighbors,” starring Seth Rogen and Zac Efron. Up next in 2015, he will appear in the feature film, Band of Robbers. He just finished shooting Daddy’s Home alongside Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg, which is set to premiere Christmas 2015, and he will be lending his voice to the animated films The Secret Life of Pets and Angry Birds.
Michael Yo is an actor, TV Host, Hollywood expert and stand-up comedian. Best known for his work on E!’s Chelsea Lately, this self-proclaimed “Half-Black Brother with a Korean Mother,” has appeared on The Daily 10, E! News, Kourtney & Khloe Take Miami and his own show, Yo on E! Michael has been a correspondent on Showbiz Tonight, Today, EXTRA and currently can be seen on CBS’s The Insider as well as a regular guest on The Talk.
You can also see Michael on Yahoo’s The Yo Show on Yahoo, a show that highlighted Michael’s unique personality and humorous take on celebrities and pop culture. You can catch Michael on the silver screen in Losing Control, Cookout 2 and Sofia Coppola’s Bling Ring. Michael has appeared at numerous comedy clubs across the country including: Improv’s, Stand-Up Live, Palms Hotel, Laugh Factory, Comedy Store, and Comedy Juice among others. His Hot Mess Tour also performs at colleges throughout the country.
Standup comedian and actor Ari Shaffir describes his comedy as a puppet show, but way filthier and without the puppets. He was a featured standup on the HBO comedy series Down and Dirty with Jim Norton and performed at the Just for Laughs Comedy Festival in Montreal and Toronto, the San Francisco SketchFest, and the Bridgetown Comedy Festival in Portland. Shaffir’s satirical shorts “The Amazing Racist” for National Lampoon went viral on the Internet with millions of views. Additionally, he has appeared on TBS’s Conan, Comedy Central’s Jon Benjamin Has A Van, ESPN Classic’s Cheap Seats, and dozens of national commercials. Ari’s podcast is called The Skeptic Tank and he is a regular guest on the Joe Rogan Experience podcast.
Shaffir resides in Los Angeles where he is a regular at The Comedy Store, The Improv and The Laugh Factory. He also headlines around the country and frequently tours with Joe Rogan.
One of the most original stand-up comedians working today. A recovering alcoholic and erstwhile waitress, Lederman keeps her humor salty and sharp, delivering zingers that are equally honest and hilarious. Currently a cast member on MTV's Girl Code but you've also seen her on Comedy Central's "@midnight", "Adam Devine's House Party" andas a regular on E!'s "Chelsea Lately", "The Soup Investigates with Joel McHale", "Gotham Comedy Live", MTV's "Money From Strangers",and heard her voice on "Opie and Anthony" and as "Cheryl" alongside JB Smoove in the latest "Grand Theft Auto" video game. Follow her on twitter and intagram: @annielederman and like her on facebook: www.facebook.com/annieledz
Owen Benjamin is a series regular on the TBS series SULLIVAN & SON, recurred on NICK SWARDSON’S PRETEND TIME, and has appeared on THE TONIGHT SHOW, COMEDY CENTRAL PRESENTS, LATE NIGHT WITH JIMMY FALLON, PUNK’D and LIVE AT GOTHAM. He played Marvin the bartender in THE HOUSE BUNNY and can be seen in JACK AND JILL, BUCKY LARSON and ALL’S FAIRE IN LOVE. Owen was featured as a breakout comedian on COMEDY CENTRAL’S 2010 HOT LIST and currently tours the US with Vince Vaughn. Owen’s one-hour standup special HIGH FIVE ‘TIL IT HURTS premiered on Comedy Central in Summer 2013 to terrific reviews.
AMIR K is currently on the cast of the MTV prank show, JERKS WITH CAMERAS. Last year, Amir made his foray into film with roles in Ben Affleck’s ARGO and Alexandre Aja’s SITE (for Fox), where he stars as the love interest opposite Ashley Hinshaw. In addition to acting, Amir is an accomplished comedian who can often be seen headlining Los Angeles comedy venues such as The Comedy Store, Laugh Factory and The Improv. Born in Tehran, Iran and raised in Southern California, his comedy is a blend of character work, storytelling and improvisation shaped by a multi-cultural upbringing. Amir is fluent in Farsi, Spanish and is known for his incredible accents and impressions.
Fans of the hit Comedy Central series “Workaholics” instantly recognize Erik Griffin as the show’s iconic series regular Montez. Erik also tours the country headlining popular comedy clubs and colleges every weekend. His debut comedy album, Technical Foul: Volume One, will be released this March. His Comedy Central Presents Half-Hour Stand-Up Special will premiere this year. Erik is a first generation American-born comedian/actor who made the decision in 2003 to quit his job and plunge headlong into making comedy his full-time occupation.
Erik first gained national exposure performing in the ALMA nominated “Payaso Comedy Slam” seen on Showtime and Comedy Central networks, “Live at Gotham” on Comedy Central, “Last Comic Driving” on NBC, “Comics Without Borders” on Showtime, nationally syndicated “Comics Unleashed;” He can also be seen featured in several national commercials, including the Emmy winning, Budlight “Swear Jar.” In 2008 at the Just For Laughs Montreal Comedy Festival, he received overwhelming reviews. Erik was featured at the 2008 NACA National Conference, the 2007 East Regional and 2006 NACA West Regional Showcases. He is currently headlining clubs and colleges throughout the United States and Canada.
Mostly recently, Erik was seen on “Surviving the Holidays” with Lewis Black on the History Channel, he was featured in the Tribeca Film Festival Documentary “Just Like Us,” and will be touring the world promoting the movie. Erik was also a guest star on the hit TNT show “Franklin & Bash.”
With his multicultural background, a Central American-Caribbean mother, a father of European decent, Erik blends well into the North American landscape particularly in this era of cultural diversity. With his routine full of hilarious observations about life, love and self evaluation, he brings together all ages and ethnic backgrounds, which makes for an uproariously good time.
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.