Do you remember the girl in your high school who had a horrible rumor spread about her? It might have involved a football team, or a dog and some peanut butter or maybe processed meat. Well, that girl in Easton, Pennsylvania was April Macie. So, where did she turn for comfort? While some might turn to the Lord, April turned to promiscuity. Promiscuity and then comedy. With her irreverent brand of overtly sexual humor she attempts to break down troubling double-standards and lend her voice to women everywhere. April would like to add that she doesn't really know what irreverent means, but she's heard a lot of ther comics use it and thought it sounded kinda' cool.
April Macie travels the world collecting stories and experiences, which she then translates into humorous, relatable tales in front of audiences worldwide. April has been to over 23 countries, 12 of those performing stand-up comedy (not fellatio) for the troops, was a finalist on NBC’s Last Comic Standing in 2006, has appeared on E! Entertainment, Fuel TV, HSN, Sirius and XM Radio, Bob & Tom, Access Hollywood, and was labeled an "emerging talent to watch" by the Hollywood Reporter at the Just for Laughs Comedy Festival in 2005. April is a regular guest on the Howard Stern show, where in 2008 she was voted the “Funniest and Hottest” comedian in America. She has appeared on Showtime in the documentary, “I Am Comic” and "Vegas Is My Oyster", and just recently shot "Snoop Dogg's Bad Girls of Comedy" which will be airing later this year. Currently, she spends most of her time traveling the United States as a headlining stand-up comedian.
April has slapped a boyfriend on the toilet for renting out their home for porn shoots, stood on the North Korean border, entertained troops next to the detainee camp in Guantanamo Bay, imported a young Englishman for the summer, only to see him turned away at the border months later for overstaying his visa. She has had numerous crappy jobs-including: a nanny, Hooter’s waitress, clowns assistant, telemarketer – fired from all of them, occasionally smokes weed out of an apple and goes to Chucky Cheese with her friends, thinks double standards are ridiculous and hopes to change the world by empowering women, “One dick joke at a time.”
When Tiffany Haddish walks into a room you know she is someone not to be reckoned with. In a mere few minutes you will be laughing so hard you will be crying, and then you might even cry when you hear how she got to this phenomenal point in her journey both on and off stage.
It is a testament that the one person she credits her success to is her social worker which in itself says it all. Growing up in foster care in South Central Los Angeles, it was her excessive talking and imaginary friends that prompted her increasingly flustered social worker to steer her into standup comedy by enrolling her into the Laugh Factory Comedy Camp for children. When she returned and was placed with a white family in the valley, she thought her new classmates, who were also Caucasian, were celebrities from television. She even asked them for their autograph. Growing up in South Central, the only race of people she saw on television were white.
Next year, Haddish returns to her co-starring role on the NBC comedy The Carmichael Show, alongside the show’s creator and star, Jerrod Carmichael. Tiffany “Nakeisha,” the outspoken, no-nonsense character. The Carmichael Show premiered earlier this year to rave reviews and was the most-watched summer comedy on the Big 4 networks over the past eight years, capturing 4.7 million viewers. In addition, she will star alongside Keegan-Michael Key, Jordan Peele and Nia Long in the feature film, Keanu, set for a April 22nd 2016 release. Tiffany also has a recurring role on the Tyler Perry’s soap opera, “If Loving You Is Wrong,” an OWN series.
Today, Tiffany tours all over the world bringing her edge, unusual take on life and love and tons of laughter, introducing herself by announcing “She Ready” & “The Last Black Unicorn”. Haddish’s comedy has landed her on Jenny McCarthy’s Dirty Sexy Funny comedy tour. She has made appearances on the Tonight Show, Chelsea Latelyand theArsenio Hall Show. Haddish was an early stand out since appearing on HBO's Def Comedy Jam, Bill Bellamy's Who's Got Jokes? for TV One and on Comedy Central's Reality Bites.
Not only is she a comedian, she has proven to be an unparalleled actress appearing in such diverse projects as the film comedy Meet the Spartans and the Lifetime drama Racing for Time, where she played a lead role opposite Charles S. Dutton and opposite Ice Cube in The Janky Promoters. Haddish debuted as Denise, a drug abusing woman dealing with social issues on Lifetime’s Racing for Time. Her television credits include Kevin Hart’s BET show Real Husbands of Hollywood and FOX’s New Girl.
Tiffany's comedy has given her a platform to travel the world. She recently returned from performing on the USO Comedy Tour in Japan for United States troops. She is always touring various comedy clubs and colleges across the country. One of her special passions is performing in a comedy show Chuckles Not Knuckles, a program she developed for inner city high school students that promotes nonviolence.
Haddish sees herself as sexy as Halle Berry, as funny as Jim Carrey, raw like Richard Pryor with the comedic timing of Lucille Ball, smooth like Eddie Murphy, Jewish as Whoopi Goldberg, and hopes to someday have money like Oprah.
Comedian and writer Gina Brillon was born and raised in Bronx, New York. She’s been a standup comic since she was 17 years old. Her first one hour special, ‘Pacifically Speaking, was produced by Gabriel Iglesias and will debut on NuvoTV in September 2014. She has a featured role in Gabriel Iglesias’ upcoming theatrical film, The Fluffy Movie. The film will be released in theaters on July 25th 2014. She’s made appearances on Comedy Central’s Live at Gotham, E!’s Chelsea Lately, AXS’ Gotham Comedy Live, The View, and is the first (and only) Latina winner of NBC’s 2012 Stand up for Diversity Showcase. She was selected to be part of Montreal’s Just For Laughs New Faces Showcase. Gina is also an accomplished singer, published writer, and poet. Her pieces have appeared in the New York Post and Daily News among others.
Christina is a cast member on the show How to Be a Grown Up, airing Tuesdays at 10E/9C on TruTV. She has been a Round Table Regular and Writer on the popular E! show Chelsea Lately. Recently she was on TBS Funniest Wins with Marlon Wayans. Pazsitzky is best known for providing her unique and funny pop culture commentary on several Vh1 countdown shows,TV Guide Channel, SyFy Channel’s Insane or Inspired, Tru TV’s World’s Dumbest and E! Television’s Wildest TV Moments. She hosted the FX series Hitchiker Chronicles, was a cast member on MTV’s Road Rules Australia (back when it was cool, thank you) and was a regional finalist on Season 6 and 7 of NBC’s Last Comic Standing.
With a background in animation, Christina has written on and lent her voice to several animated projects, like the feature film TV: The Movie with the guys from MTV’s Jackass and the television series, Trolls. She was given Animation Magazine’s “Up and Coming Writer” Award.
You can see Christina’s stand up on the Showtime special Red Light Comedy filmed in Amsterdam, TV Guide Channel’s Stand Up in Stilettos and Nuvo TV’s Stand Up and Deliver. She’s also performed at Sketchfest, the Aspen Comedy Festival, Moontower Comedy Festival, South African Comedy Festival, Lucy Fest and Gilda’s Fest. Christina headlines comedy clubs in the U.S., Canada and has performed for the troops in Afghanistan, South Korea, UAE and Africa.
You can hear her on her weekly podcast Your Mom’s House with her husband, Tom Segura. Your Mom’s House is a top rated comedy podcast on iTunes and was nominated for the Stitcher Radio Comedy Award in 2013. If you like 7th grade humor, you’ll love Your Mom’s House. And for something completely different, check out Christina’s other podcast, That’s Deep, Bro that combines philosophy and comedy. It’s serious questions with silly people.
Before becoming a Comedian, Pazsitzky studied Philosophy at Oxford University, dropped out of Law School after two WHOLE weeks and was Goth for more years than she’d care to admit. She’s a huge fan of the Pixies and once met Kim Deal.
Ashley Austin Morris’ career as a versatile actress and comedian began off Broadway, performing in the hit Die Momma Die opposite Charles Busch and in various other shows, including Love Loss and What I Wore, which featured legendary comedians Rosie O’Donnell, Sherri Sheppard, and Judy Gold.
Ashley has made numerous appearances in television shows, including The Good Wife, Desperate Housewives, Ugly Betty, I Just Want My Pants Back, and The Big Bang Theory.
Feature film roles include Art Machine, Generation Umm with Keanu Reeves, and the soon to be released Premium Rush with Joseph Gordon-Levitt.
Ashley is also an accomplished stand-up comedian and can be seen performing in clubs and theaters across the country, as well as performing a sold out run of her hour long show So Close…In a Parallel Universe in New York’s DR 2 theatre.
Ashley can currently be seen daily playing Francine Caruthers on the 7-time Emmy Award winning series the Electric Company on PBS and can be heard as the voice of Francine on the cartoon Prankster Planet.
Leah Bonnema is one of Huffington Post’s Favorite Female Comedians and College Candy’s Funniest Female Comics. She’s been featured on VH1, AXS TV’s Gotham Comedy Live, IFC’s Comedy Drop, Above Average, Elite Daily, Arise, Internet Action Force, ComedyTimeTV, VProud’s You’re Not Crazy series, Patrice O’Neal’s The Black Philip Show and is a regular on Riotcast Radio’s The Hole. Leah had the honor of performing for the troops in Iraq, was a finalist in ‘New York's Funniest’ during the NY Comedy Festival and was featured on ‘TheAmerica Stands Up Showcase’ at The Magner's Glasgow Comedy Fest. The NY Times said Leah is “one of the city’s most consistently excellent young comics” and The Scotsman called her “A force of nature”. Leah has been a freelance writer for United Stations, Lizz Winstead’s Lady Parts Justice, Funny or Die’s Billy on The Street and HuffPo’s series #CelebsHaveIssues. She hails from Maine and received her degree in Honors Cultural Studies and Women’s Studies from McGill University. She loves animals, guacamole nachos and Gandalf. For more information go to LeahBonnema.com
Jade Catta-Preta is a Brazilian born comic and actress working in Los
Angeles and New York. She has appeared on numerous series including
“Manhattan Love Story”, “The Jim Gaffigan Show” and “Angel from Hell”. She
is currently on MTV's ‘Girl Code” and their new show, ‘Lady Like”. She recently wrapped shooting “OverAnalyzers” for Comedy Central and Rooster Teeth's “Crunch Time”. Jade
often appears on Comedy Central’s “@Midnight” and can be seen regularly on
VH1. She performs all over the country and features for Bill Burr, Kevin
Nealon and Bobby Lee. She has been called "ethnically ambiguous" by many
and a "confident dancer" by a few.
Nadine Rajabi is affectionately known as “N.A.D.D.ine” for good reason. Her ever impassioned and energized approach to life has led her to break boundaries and defy gravity personally and professionally time and again.
Not only is Nadine America’s first professional Iranian female comedian, she is also a national champion black belt, a world-class soccer player, a competitive snowboarder and a former semi-pro soccer player. Additionally, Nadine holds a B.A. in Biology and an M.B.A. … neither of which she uses in her stand up career.
Nadine’s fearless attitude and quick wit have captured audiences across the country as the face of Bravotv.com’s digital series, Fresh Squeezed: The Real Housewives of Orange County, Housewivesology: The Real Housewives of New Jersey, and The Shahs Come Clean with Nadine, a Shahs of Sunset digital after show in which she created, hosts and writes (currently in it’s second season). She’s also been a featured comic on Showtime’s comedy special, Hot Tamales, TV Guide’s Stand-Up in Stilettos, and Nuvo TV’s Stand-Up and Deliver. She is also a regular commentator on VH1’s “100 Greatest …” franchise plus numerous clip shows and after shows for Bravo, E!, Lifetime and Logo. This past year, she had the honor of being chosen to speak at TEDx Golden Gate Park, where she delivered her speech about The Beauty of the Unibrow: Embracing Your Differences.
Nadine is as dynamic and versatile behind the camera as she is when she’s in front of it. For the past several years she has served as Executive Producer of Bravo’s Below Deck, There Goes The Motherhood, was a Co-Executive Producer on Bravo’s Game of Crowns, Eat Drink Love and Start-Ups: Silicon Valley and served as Supervising Producer on Miss Advised, Most Eligible: Dallas, and The Real Housewives of Miami. She recently lent her comedic talent to CW as a writer on the network’s musical chairs competition show, Oh Sit!
Early in her career, Nadine wrote, produced and was an on-air personality for National Lampoon’s College Network. During that time, she also landed her own daily radio show - Nadine @ Nite on XM/Sirius - for which she conducted irreverent celebrity interviews.
Nadine continues to be a comedy club favorite at many of the country’s top venues and has even taken her groundbreaking comedy and arsenal of punch lines as far as the Middle East to entertain the troops.
Screw the Grammys, come see some of the best working comedians in Los Angeles this Sunday at the Hollywood Improv.