Erin Foley is an amazing comedic actress, comedian, and writer. Just this year, she made her stand-up debut on Conan, did a guest star on the NBC series Go On, and also performed stand-up on TV Guide’s inaugural series Stand-up In Stilettos hosted by Kate Flannery of The Office and Comedy Central’s new series Mash Up hosted by TJ Miller. As a seasoned comedian, she also has a Comedy Central Presents under her belt, as well as having been on Premium Blend, Chelsea Lately and The Kilborn File. In New York and Los Angeles, Erin can be regularly seen at Gotham Comedy Club, Caroline's on Broadway, The Improv, The Laugh Factory and Stand Up New York. She has performed at the San Francisco Sketch Fest, Just for Laughs/TBS Comedy Festival in Chicago and the Moontower Comedy Festival in Austin. Foley has had the honor of being selected to perform at the prestigious Montreal Comedy Festival three times. Additionally, Erin has starred in many national commercial campaigns, the acclaimed Tribeca Film Fest short Cried Suicide, and even a supporting role in Almost Famous. Erin has branded a unique position for herself in the industry as not only a gifted stand-up but a talented actress. Her versatility makes her one of the most sought- after women working the comedy scene today.
In five short years as a comedian, Gloria Bigelow has filmed three comedy specials for television.
Bitten by the comedy bug after moving to New York, Glo, as she is called, seamlessly slipped into the world of comedy. She is seen at all of the top comedy clubs including The Improv, New York Comedy Club, Stand-Up New York, Comix, The Broadway Comedy Club, The Laugh Factory and Gotham Comedy Club. Picked up from a performance at the Improv, Gloria was the featured MC of the New York Comedy Expo opening for the finalist of the National Laugh Across America Competition. Glo has performed in numerous festivals including the Bridgetown Comedy Festival, Outlaugh Comedy Festival, Michigan Gay and Lesbian Comedyfest and the New York Underground Comedy Festival.
Gloria was born in Pittsburgh, PA and was raised in a “shockingly white” suburb where she skied, played tennis, and went to the tanning salon. At the age of 15, she moved to South Carolina, learned that she was black and cut out the trips to Golden Tan. She attended Spelman College — because her parents didn’t think that she was quite black enough. While at Spelman she majored in Drama — and minored in more drama. Her MFA in acting is from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. She now lives in Los Angeles, CA with her dog Niles and her cat Misu.
Star of critically-acclaimed solo comedy show, Alec Mapa: Baby Daddy. Ellen Degeneres has called him “smart, hilarious and funny. Variety has said “Alec Mapa is a freak. No one should be this talented.” With uproarious live performances and ground breaking television roles, actor and comedian Alec Mapa has entertained audiences worldwide in every imaginable medium.
Alec’s television career has gone from desperate to ugly with not one but two recurring roles on ABC’s “Desperate Housewives” and “Ugly Betty”. On Wisteria Lane Alec is known as Gabriel Solis’ personal shopper “Vern” . On “Ugly Betty no gossip report would be complete without the latest from Alec as fashion reporter extraordinaire “Suzuki St. Pierre” .
Audiences first discovered Alec on Broadway in the Tony Award winning production of “M. Butterfly”. He guest starred on over 40 television series, including Alias, Friends, Roseanne, Seinfeld and NYPD Blue. Alec played network television’s very first gay asian series regular role on the short lived CBS sitcom “Some Of My Best Friends”. He then starred in four seasons of the UPN sitcom “Half and Half”. Film audiences howled at Alec as “N’Cream” in the wildly popular drag queen musical “Connie and Carla”. Other films include “Playing By Heart “ ,”Marley and Me” and “You Don’t Mess with The Zohan” .Additionally Alec has had two comedy specials on LOGO- Wisecrack and NO FATS , FEMMES OR ASIANS.
Alec has entertained live audiences with Rosie O’Donnell aboard her R Family Cruises and all over the world with Atlantis Cruises. Alec was awarded the prestigious Davidson Valentini GLAAD Award for promoting equal rights for the LGBT community. A tireless fundraiser Alec has toured the country on behalf of The Human Rights Campaign and The Matthew Shepard foundation earning him the unofficial title of “America’s Gaysian Sweetheart”.
Erin Foley presents Gays R Us, featuring the best gay, gay friendly, questioning, curious, funniest comics available that night. Now in it's third year at the Improv, Gays R Us continues to pack the house on the first Wednesday of each month.