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.
Doug Benson ("Last Comic Standing," "Super High Me") has been on an album-a-year schedule since 2008 (his most recent release being "Promotional Tool"), plus he has several popular podcasts (including "Doug Loves Movies" and "Getting Doug With High"), does the occasional film ("The Greatest Movie Ever Rolled," "Chronic-Con") and makes regular appearances on "@midnight" on Comedy Central. Such a busy schedule for High Times' 2009 Stoner of the Year.
Born in the same Brooklyn, NY hospital where most of his seven brothers and one sister found their way into the world, Tony Rock was born laughing. He grew up in one of the toughest neighborhoods in New York and developed a natural knack for entertaining.
“On a daily basis I’d see a dozen characters (and I emphasize the word characters). One moment, I’d be fighting for my life. The next minute I’d be laughing hysterically. There’s a lot of drama in the city and I took it all in.”
Tony has been performing for years and he has gained a reputation as a young star in the making. The Hollywood Reporter recently picked him as one of the hot young talents to come out of New York.
Tony just finished shooting the film “Three Can Play That Game” with Vivica Fox in Atlanta and recently wrapped his fourth season of “All of Us” on the CW, playing the role of Dirk Black. He starred in the films “Life Support” with Queen Latifah, and “Homie Spumoni” with Whoopi Goldberg and Joey Fatone. He is currently featured on the TV screen as the host of TV One’s “The Funny Spot”.
Tony's stand-up comedy talents were showcased in the recent revival of “Def Comedy Jam” on HBO. He was previously the host of “Can You Tell?” on Oxygen, and a feature reporter on “Battlebots”. He’s also been featured on Howard Stern, Extra, and Craig Kilborn. Tony can be seen headlining comedy clubs across the country, including Caroline’s, the Apollo, the Laugh Factory, and the Comedy Store.
At 18 years of age Lee moved out of his parents' home and took jobs in restaurants and coffee shops in the San Diego area, while also attending Palomar College for a brief period. In 1994 the coffee shop for which he was working closed. “I just went next door to get a job,” he said, “which was The Comedy Store in San Diego” (also known as the La Jolla Comedy Store). After a few months of working odd jobs at the club he decided to try stand-up during one of their amateur nights. Within a year of doing regular comedy sets he got offers to open for both Pauly Shore and Carlos Mencia. Lee also went on to work regularly at The Comedy Store in Los Angeles, a comedy club owned by Pauly Shore's mother Mitzi.
Lee has admitted in several interviews that his parents had hoped he would continue on with the family business and were less-than supportive of his comedic pursuits at first. During a podcast interview conducted by fellow actor and comedian Joe Rogan, Lee stated that during the first few years he did stand-up his parents barely spoke to him, however after his appearance on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno his father called him and apologized for not supporting his comedy career. Lee's parents currently live in Phoenix, Arizona. Lee is known to have included his family in some of his work: His younger brother has appeared in several non-speaking roles on MADtv and his entire family has appeared in a skit on the show.
Ben Gleib is the host of "IDIOTEST", the hit comedy brain teaser game show on GSN (Game Show Network) now in its second season and watched by over 21 million fans to date. For the last 7 years, he was one of the stars of "CHELSEA LATELY" on E! with over 100 appearances. Recently he has appeared on Comedy Central's @midnight and toured in arenas all over North America opening for both Chelsea Handler and Dane Cook.
On the big screen he’s the voice of Marshall the Sloth in "ICE AGE – CONTINENTAL DRIFT" the #2 animated movie of all-time internationally, and voices one of Channing Tatum’s right hand man soldiers in the animated movie "THE BOOK OF LIFE". His weekly podcast “Last Week on Earth with Ben Gleib” on the Smodcast Network debuted at #9 on iTunes Comedy, and was #1 on Stitcher for over 20 weeks.
Gleib also worked for THE OSCARS, hosting The Academy’s first ever “Oscar Roadtrip,” which was featured on ABC’s “OSCARS PRE-SHOW.” He was a guest star on the E! scripted series “AFTER LATELY” and appears on CNN and NPR, sharing his comedic take on politics. Gleib is also one of the stars of Kevin Smith’s “JAY AND SILENT BOB’S SUPER GROOVY CARTOON MOVIE, co-starring Eliza Dushku, Kevin Smith, Jason Mewes and Neil Gaiman. In 2007, he starred in the NBC primetime comedy series "THE REAL WEDDING CRASHERS", and has performed his standup on "THE LATE LATE SHOW" on CBS, and on NBC on "LAST CALL with CARSON DALY" and "LAST COMIC STANDING".
On the radio circuit, Gleib is a regular on the nationally broadcast "Bob & Tom" and on KROQ's "Kevin & Bean". ESQUIRE named him one of “Six comedians who could be comedy’s next big thing.”
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.
Skyler Stone is an actor, producer, comedian and writer from Kalamazoo, Michigan. He has been on The Late Show w/ Craig Ferguson, Comics Unleashed with Byron Allen, and Comedy Central's Premium Blend. He has headlined in over 40 cities and 5 different countries and has opened for Jay Mohr, Damon Wayans, Christopher Titus, Dane Cookand Dave Attell. He had his own show on Comedy Central when he was only 25 years old called CON that he wrote, executive produced, and starred in. The show has found a cult following online and bootlegs of it are distributed frequently. In 2007, Skyler wrote, executive produced and starred in a prank show called Skyler's Revolution for FOX and in the same year he was nominated for an MTV Movie Award for Best Short Film for a short that he directed. With producer Michael Abbott he made a video that went extremely viral called Hands Free Driving about the driving law that went into effect in 2008 in California.
Many top directors have cast Skyler in supporting roles in the last few years (Sir Christopher Guest, the Farrelly Brothers, Michael Bay, and Roger Avary to name a few). He has done guest stars on The Defenders, Rules Of Engagement, The Mentalist, CSI:NY, Dollhouse, Dark Blue, Zeke And Luther, and Lost. He has been the host of two Cartoon Network shows, two MTV shows and hosts his own live comedy show every month in LA at the Hollywood Improv called Skyler Stone & People He Pretends Are His Friends (it is one of their top-selling shows). Most remember him from his role as one of the cooks in the feature Waiting, he played opposite Dane Cook, Ryan Reynolds and Luis Guzman in his kitchen scenes.
Skyler just starred in his first leading role in a film called Housebroken with Danny Devito. He has also just been cast in a hilarious recurring role on Raising Hope for FOX (from My Name Is Earl creator Greg Garcia). It started airing September 21st of 2010 on Fox in the much sought after time-slot after Glee. Skylerstone.com has won several awards for its design and for its innovative use of Skyler's twisted comedy. He is just wrapped filming a lead role for the horror film Hostel: Part III. He has a dog named Sammy that goes with him everywhere.
Every month Skyler Stone (Raising Hope, Comedy Central's CON, Waiting, For Your Consideration) puts on an amazing evening of comedy and music. Except it is not what you might think. It isn't comedians going up and then musicians going up and doing their separate acts. NO! It is all integrated. Skyler only books comedians who use music in their acts (like Zach Galifianakis or Garfunkel & Oates) and comics who love to talk about music in their acts (think Brian Posehn ranting about metal music or Chris Porter gabbing about the Black Crowes).