Jake Weisman is a comedian in Los Angeles, CA. He has two podcasts, one called Cats and Pussy and another one called The Morning After...Podcast. He also has a sketch group called WOMEN. He loves cats and he thinks people are attractive.
Always the verbal assassin, Tony Hinchcliffe is a rising standup comedian who is best known for his work at The Comedy Store, the DeathSquad Podcast Network, and Comedy Central's "The Burn". Tony has worked with Jeff Ross for years as a consultant to The Comedy Central Roasts and his one hour special Jeff Ross Roasts America. Tony has toured the country with other greats as well like Jeff Garlin, Steve Rannazzisi, Brody Stevens, and The DeathSquad.
Tony was a participant in the 2012 Just For Laugh's Comedy Festival in Chicago, by the end of the weekend he was booked on the show "Best of the Fest". Tony was also in the 2012 Comedy Central South Beach Comedy Festival in Miami. Follow him on twitter now to find out what's next @TonyHinchcliffe
Billy Bonnell, is a native of Texas. He started performing Stand Up in San Diego while in the Navy and quickly won San Diego's Funniest Person Contest in 2010 and then again in 2012. As a house regular at the La Jolla Comedy Store, American Comedy Co. and Mad House Comedy club, he has been the go to feature for some of comedies biggest names including, Jim Norton, Anthony Jeselnik, Adam Devine, Jeff Garlin, Jamie Kennedy, Doug Benson, David Allan Grear, Joe Rogan and Brody Stevens.
After nearly 10 years in the Navy, he decided to move to Los Angeles to peruse comedy full time. Since his arrival he has been a featured act on Season 2 of Adam Devine's House Party on Comedy Central and a guest on The Doug Loves Movies podcast with Doug Benson, The Deathsquad Podcast with Brian Redban and Joe Rogan and Put Your Hands Together with Cameron Esposito at the UCB theater. He was quickly named a Fresh Face to watch by The Laugh Factory and his comedy clips have been seen over 300,000 times by Youtube audiences. Also, he is the co-founding member of The Tunguska Yacht Club, an online sketch group that has over 2 million views on Youtube and Funny or Die where he is a featured contributor. He's is an electric performer who combines cerebral one-liners, with an uncanny storytelling ability for a unique experience that have left audiences of clubs and colleges throughout the United States wondering, "How did he think of that?"
Christian is making his name in the comedy world with his quick wit, sharp writing, and energetic performances. As an avid video-game player, comic-book reader, and pop-culture connoisseur, he remains connected to the paradox that is modern Americana.
He has performed at festivals and colleges throughout the United States, for corporate groups, businesses, and regularly for the United States Armed Forces.
It is Christian’s unique background and education, combined with his charm, care-free attitude, and energenic performances that allows his comedy to connect with people of all ages, backgrounds, and upbringings.
Helen Hong is a comedian, TV host, matchmaker, and star of Logo Channel’s reality dating series “Setup Squad.” Helen’s adorable stage presence and mischievous point of view have landed her on The Huffington Post’s Favorite Female Comedians list and a profile in The New York Times. She’s been featured on E!, TLC, and is a frequent host of the PBS syndicated talk show “Asian America.”
As a standup comedian, Helen’s “cute little Asian girl” demeanor leaves audiences totally unprepared for her naughty and irreverent material. She was a semi-finalist in the 2008 and 2007 NY’s Funniest Stand-Up Competition, was selected for the Emerging Comics Showcase at the 2007 NYC Underground Comedy Festival, and was a semi-finalist in the 2006 California’s Funniest Female Contest. Helen has performed across the country, including at The Borgata Casino in Atlantic City, in Puerto Rico for Armed Services Entertainment, and at dozens of colleges and universities.
Helen is the creator and host of a popular comedy-matchmaking event called “Laugh Match.” She stars as a professional wing-woman in Logo Channel’s “Setup Squad,” a reality series about a New York dating agency. When she’s not playing cupid or making people laugh, Helen enjoys karaoke, NPR, and cheese.
Description:Comedy Central is looking for the best new stand-up talent nationwide. In September, the Melrose Improv will host one of several preliminary showcases for the 2013 UP NEXT Talent Search. One comedian will be chosen from each CC: Certified Club to perform at one of four regional showcases. From those four regional showcases, eight comedians will be selected to perform at the Comics to Watch show at the New York Comedy Festival show in November!