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.”
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 to stand-up comedy by enrolling her into the world famous Laugh Factory Comedy Camp for Children. Tiffany has been making people laugh ever since, appearing on VH1’s “Best Week Ever,” HBO’s “Def Comedy Jam,” “Bill Bellamy’s Who’s Got Jokes” for TV One, and also on Comedy Central’s “Reality Bites”. Not only is she a comedian, she has proven to be a versatile actress appearing in such diverse projects with Guest Star roles in ABC’s “In the Motherhood” and Comedy Central’s “Reno:911.” She also was seen in the film comedy “Meet the Spartans” and the Lifetime drama “Racing for Time,” where she played a Lead role opposite Charles Dutton. Currently, she is appearing opposite Ice Cube in “Janky Promoters” and is one of the stars of the “OWN” series “If Loving You Is Wrong” created by Tyler Perry.
Tiffany Haddish credits her social worker for her success as a comedian/actress.
Tiffany’s comedy has taken her all over the world. She recently returned from
performing on the USO Tour in Japan for U.S. Troops. She has performed all over
Southern California at various comedy clubs and local venues such as: The Laugh
Factory, The Comedy Store and Improv. She also performs at a comedy show
“Chuckles Not Knuckles”, a program she developed for inner-city high school students
that promotes non-violence.
Tiffany 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
Whoopie Goodberg and hopes to some day have money like Oprah.
Actress Comedian and writer Gina was born and raised in Bronx New York .She attended Mary Mount Actress, 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 Pazsitzky (pronounced Puh-shit-ski) is a Stand-Up Comedian, Writer and Los Angeles native who spent her formative years in the food court of the Sherman Oaks Galleria. She’s been a regular Round Table guest and Writer on the E! show Chelsea Lately and is a series regular on Tru TV’s World’s Dumbest. Christina headlines clubs around the country and has entertained our troops in the Middle East, Africa and South Korea.
A long-time veteran of television, she’s also been featured on the E! Channel’s Wildest TV Moments. She hosted the FX series Hitchhiker Chronicles and was a cast member on MTV’s Road Rules Australia. She was a regional finalist on Season 6 and 7 of NBC’s Last Comic Standing and is a featured Comedian on Animal Planet’s The A List. Christina has lent her voice and written on various animated television series, like Trolls and Dr. Doolittle and in the feature film TV: The Movie with the boys from Jackass. She received the “Up and Coming Writer” Award from Animation Magazine for her writing work. Most recently she was a Contributing Writer on the feature film Underground Comedy Movie.
You can hear her on the weekly podcast “Your Mom’s House”, downloadable on iTunes. Before becoming a Comedian, Christina studied Philosophy at Oxford University and attended Law School for two entire weeks.
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 a stand up comic in New York City. Huffington Post named her one of their Favorite Female Comedians and College Candy listed in her the Top Ten Female Comics. She has been featured on WeTV, Logo, SiriusXM Radio, Comediva.com, ComedyTimeTV, The New York Times and has toured for the troops in the Middle East. Leah has opened for comedy legends Paul Mooney, Pat Cooper and Gilbert Gottfried and has performed at the world renowned Friar’s Club. She was a finalist in the New York's Funniest Competition at the NY Comedy Festival and was also featured at Boston's Women in Comedy Festival, The Maine Comedy Festival and on the America Stands Up Showcase at the Magner's Glasgow Comedy Festival. Leah recently headlined the Breakout Artist Series at the famous Caroline's on Broadway, which was rated a Top Pick by AM NY. Leah hails from the mountains of Maine and received her degree in Honors Cultural Studies with a concetration in film from McGill University in Montreal. She performs regularly at top NYC venues, for more information please check out www.LeahBonnema.com
Jade Catta-Preta has performed across the country with Bill Burr, Kevin Nealon and Bobby Lee. She is a regular at The Improv, Laugh Factory and The Comedy Store. She was a cast member last year on Punk'd, and guest starred on "Two Broke Girls" and "The Office." You can watch her opposite Steve Rannazzisi in "Daddy's Knows Best," on Hulu's "The Morning After" and she just finished production on MTV's "Hot Mess." Recently, she made her television stand-up debut on TV Guide's "Stand-up in Stilettos." You can also see her on the upcoming season of Showtime's Californication.
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.