Pete Holmes wrote this bio himself. Pete was the host of the Conan O'Brien companion talk show The Pete Holmes Show, has multiple Comedy Central specials and albums, has written for several television shows and has had his cartoons published in the New Yorker. His favorite food is lettuce and one of his comedy heroes is Ray Romano.
Native New Yorker Andrew Schulz likes laughs. Real, hard laughs. And this fall, the comedian – known for his hilariously edgy, street-smart, and unapologetic comedy – will deliver his due. Handpicked by MTV as their new tastemaker, Schulz will take over the small screen with five new shows for their network. He’ll be on the road for his accompanying stand-up tour. And as “one of the top five up-and-coming artists on Twitter”, there will be more than a few ways to get your fix. The first of the five shows for MTV and MTV2 is “The Hook Up,” which will premiere on October 14. An updated take on “The Dating Game,” Schulz hosts the show, guiding contestants through the confusing social media landscape that is the current dating scene. Next up, later this fall the show “Guy Court” will premiere,which he and his colleagues from the hit show “Guy Code” will prosecute (or defend) a guy by the official Laws of Manhood. Schulz will continue to write and appear on the 4th season of the record-breaking MTV2 series “Guy Code” as well as the second season of “Girl Code”. “Jobs that Don’t Suck” is the fifth MTV installment for Schulz. Premiering in March 2014, The series is almost the antitheses of Mike Rowe’s “Dirty Jobs”. Jobs That Don’t Suck focuses on people who have found their dream jobs. Schulz will interview and participate in such jobs that don’t suck as the “professional pick up artist”, “snake-milker”, “super car test driver”, “airplane re-possessor”, and more. In 2012, Schulz hosted the acclaimed European Movie Awards for MTV and has made appearances on MTV2’s “Hip Hop Squares”, MTV’s “Epic Fail,” MTV2′s “Wild N’ Out,” and the weekly webseries “Whats Good.” His credits also include: VH1′s “Big Morning Buzz”, MTV2′s “The Week In Jams” and “Charlamagne and Friends”. As an actor, Schulz recently filmed the FX pilot, BRONX WARRANTS, and the indie film, VICTOR, opposite Jeremy Sisto and Tony Hale. With his unique brand of humor, Schulz has established himself as a fixture in the New York comedy circuit. He regularly performs at The Comedy Cellar, Stand Up NY, The Comic Strip Live, Eastville Comedy Club, and Caroline’s on Broadway.
Melissa Villasenor is a stand-up comedian and impressionist who is currently in the Finals of NBC’s hit show, “America’s Got Talent.” She grew up in Los Angeles and started stand up in Comedy Camp at the age of 15. And now, you can catch her as a regular at the Improv, Comedy Store and Comedy and Magic Club.
Melissa made her first TV appearance doing Ellen DeGeneres and Sarah Silverman impressions on “Frank TV” on TBS. She also appeared in the Just for Laughs Montreal Comedy Festival as part of the New Faces show in 2010. Recently she played a part as Nora Ephron on Fox's “Family Guy” and voiced various characters on Cartoon Network's “Adventure Time.”
You can catch Melissa perform her many voices all around the country and in her one-woman show, “I’m Not Myself.”
KT Tatara’s logic-based comedy provides unique insight into timeless topics such as gender roles and race. He lives in Los Angeles where he is a regular performer at The Laugh Factory and The Comedy Store in Hollywood.
In 2006, KT was featured as one of the top “New Faces of Comedy” at the Just For Laughs Festival in Montreal, Canada. Following his stellar performance there, KT has been invited back to the festival several times. At the 2008 JFL Festival in Toronto, he starred in the stand-up comedy special “The Colour Of Funny” on the CBC network.
As a comedian, KT has made television appearances on Comedy Central’s “Live at Gotham,” Showtime’s "Live Nude Comedy,” and the nationally syndicated show, “Comics Unleashed.” As an actor, KT has co-starred on CBS’s “How I Met Your Mother” and ABC Family’s “Greek."
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"POPPA" RUS GUTIN is a Comic, Actor, Writer & Creator of the hit Off-Broadway Musical, GANGSTAPELLA!... As a graduate of the Musical Theatre Program @ AMDA NY; RUS has been seen in a sketch on CHELSEA LATELY, PopcornFLIX.com's "LIVE @ NEW YORK COMEDY CLUB", and the movies "HOLD ON LOOSELY" & "SURF SCHOOL". He was also the Co-Producer / MC of "COMEDY JUICE NY" @ GOTHAM COMEDY CLUB and "FRIDAY NITE LIVE" @ The COMEDY STORE... In "POPPA"'s 15 years of Stand-Up, he's been Featured @ every premiere club in the industry. Including The IMPROV, ICEHOUSE & LAUGH FACTORY in L.A.; HELIUM in Philadelphia; even THE STAND, LEVITY LIVE, STAND-UP NY & CAROLINE's in NYC!... He's written comedy for ClearChannel Radio, Laura Bell Bundy's "Cooter County" and was Head Writer for THE BEAT on Billboard.com... POPPA RUS can currently be seen weekly @ The New NEW YORK COMEDY CLUB! And monthly @ GOTHAM COMEDY CLUB for the always incredible "COMEDY JUICE NY"!... WWW.RUSGUTIN.COM!
At an early age, Jay was naturally doing comedy at his family functions having his great Uncle Raymond laughing so hard he almost fell out of his wheelchair. Jay moved to Los Angeles to pursue film acting. He booked a few national commercials, a bad B movie, the lead in a Disney after school special and a couple of featured roles on television. Auditions were few and far between so Jay realized he should start doing stand-up comedy professionally.
Davis, craving stage time decided to create his own comedy night on the Sunset Strip at an Irish Pub. This Comedy night became one of the hottest and most talked about comedy rooms in comedy history. Comedians Dave Chappelle, Dane Cook, Alonzo Bodden, Tommy Davidson, Andrew Dice Clay, Jamie Kennedy, Rosanne Barr, Darrell Hammond, Pablo Francisco, Jay Mohr, Darren Carter, David Allen Grier, Paul Rodriguez were some of the many talented comedians that would frequent the show, or popped by to do a set. Since the closing of the Irish Pub Jay has moved his comedy producing skills into the World Famous Laugh Factory on the Sunset Strip.
Davis produces/hosts the hottest comedy show in Los Angeles, Every Tuesday night, The "Life of the Party" Show from 10pm to 12:30am. He just wrote/produced/starred in an award winning "Best Comedy" short film for the 168 film festival. Jay has appeared on ABC's Jimmy Kimmel Live and one of the stars of Dane Cook's movie "8 Guys", and just finished a 30 day comedy tour filming a documentary series, Dane Cook's "Tourgasm" with Robert Kelly and Gary Gulman, 9 episodes starting June 11th on HBO. Jay is currently auditioning for television & feature films as well as touring clubs & colleges across the country. Check his myspace page for upcoming shows at: www.myspace.com/jaydaviscomedy
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