Maz Jobrani is a founding member of The Axis of Evil Comedy Tour, which first aired on Comedy Central. He has had two Showtime specials, Brown and Friendly, and most recently, I Come In Peace. He performs stand-up live around the world, including in the Middle East, where he performed in front of the King of Jordan. Maz has also performed stand up on "The Tonight Show" and "The Late Show with Craig Ferguson."
Most recently, Maz starred as the title character in the award-winning indie comedy, "Jimmy Vestvood: Amerikan Hero," a film which he co-wrote and produced. He can next be seen (Summer 2015) playing the role of Jafar (from Aladdin) in the Disney movie, "The Descendants." With over 50 guest star appearances, Maz can regularly be seen on television’s most popular shows. Recent guest stars include "Mission Control," "True Blood" and "Shameless." Maz has been featured on CNN, the BBC, The New York Times and Time Magazine. He is a regular panelist on NPR’s "Wait Wait Don't Tell Me." His book "I’m Not a Terrorist but I’ve Played One on TV, published by Simon & Schuster, hit shelves in February 2015.
Gathering material from a wealth of life experiences, Jose takes audiences on the rollercoaster ride that’s been his life. Born in Cuba and deported because of his father’s political prisoner status, he came to the U.S. at a young age. Growing up with a hard working, and always quirky, Cuban family brought loads of funny moments everyday. From his mother’s ability to kill a chicken with her bare hands, to his Dad’s ability to hit on any woman, anytime, there was never a dull moment. What they did best was teach him to work hard for his dreams, and not forget how to laugh at life and himself. He made them proud when, after high school, he was accepted to the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado. He became an officer in the Air Force, is an accomplished aviator, and is a veteran having served in Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom. He’s been all over the world and has even been shot at in two countries. This and more he brings to the stage believing that, “if you can’t laugh at a hard time in your life, you ain’t over it yet.” His comedy career started out in New York and Philadelphia, getting on stage anytime he wasn’t serving. He performs all over the country now and is rapidly becoming an audience favorite for his ability to make deportation, and life threatening moments hysterical. He’s been featured in the Air Force Times, was selected for the 2007 Latino Laugh Festival in Los Angeles, and the Lucky 21 Contest at The Comedy Festival in Las Vegas. In 2008 he won the Funniest Person In South Texas Comedy Competition and was a semi-finalist in the San Francisco International Comedy Competition. In 2009, he was a finalist in the Seattle International Comedy Competition. Most nights you can find him on stage somewhere, but one week a month, its all dog tags and volleyball, down in Texas, teaching the next generation of top guns the basics.
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.
With just under a few years into stand up, Nick Guerra has won over crowds from all walks of life. Whether it is performing from clubs to colleges to any place with a stage, Nick has shown that dedication and continuous work has paid off. His style balances all topics. Current events, relationship humor, and personal stories have become his arsenal when given a microphone. Many times the crowds never knew what to expect with Nick but were rarely disappointed.
Nick was a writer, asst. director, actor and story producer for the Mun 2 reality show “Pitbull’s La Esquina” (2nd season), performed on Comedy Central's "Gabriel Iglesias Stand Up Revolution" (2nd season) and just filmed for Nuvo TV's "Stand Up & Deliver" (2nd season).
AMIR K is currently on the cast of the MTV prank show, JERKS WITH CAMERAS. Last year, Amir made his foray into film with roles in Ben Affleck’s ARGO and Alexandre Aja’s SITE (for Fox), where he stars as the love interest opposite Ashley Hinshaw. In addition to acting, Amir is an accomplished comedian who can often be seen headlining Los Angeles comedy venues such as The Comedy Store, Laugh Factory and The Improv. Born in Tehran, Iran and raised in Southern California, his comedy is a blend of character work, storytelling and improvisation shaped by a multi-cultural upbringing. Amir is fluent in Farsi, Spanish and is known for his incredible accents and impressions.
Rene Garcia is just plain funny. He is one of the most entertaining, energetic, & rising comedians in the circuit today. His talent has quickly landed him spots on many television shows. From appearances on MTV Tr3s, to NBC's Last Comic Standing in 2010, he can also currently be seen on SHOWTIME on Jeff Garcia's stand up comedy special "The Ten Dollar Ticket"! Rene has also done work for shows like "ER" and ABC's hit show "Castle"
Jackie is taking the NYC comedy scene by storm.Quickly becoming a local favorite at Gotham and Caroline's on Broadway, Jackie took her show on the road headlining at Clubs and Colleges all over the country. When she is not on the road with the LOL tour, she is busy around Manhattan doing spots on Maxim's Sirius radio and VH1 shows. With this trained actress and Uprights Citizen Brigade improviser it seems thatMiss Monahanisunstoppable.
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.
7PM NUVOtv's Stand up and Deliver returns for an all new season with some of the hottest and most hilarious comics on the scene today. Be a part of the fun and join us in the audience, as NUVOtv films its new season of Stand Up and Deliver at the Hollywood Improv!
For more information go to MyNUVOtv.com (http://mynuvotv.com/show/about?name=standupanddeliver&season=1)
Hosts: JOSE SARDUY
Co-host of NUVOtv’s comedy showcase Stand Up and Deliver, Jose Sarduy is flying high when it comes to comedy. Rapidly becoming an audience favorite, stand-up comedian Sarduy mines his past for comedy gold. Whether this Cuban born comic takes on life with the fam (yes – his mother is able to kill a chicken with her bare hands)— or being an American Air Force veteran, it’s all fair game for his stand-up. Believing that “if you can’t laugh at a hard time in your life, you ain’t over it yet,” comedy fans across the country find the humor and hilarity in the life experiences Sarduy brings to the stage. JULISSA BERMUDEZ
As one of the brightest stars on the rise and host to some of television’s most iconic music and pop culture series, you may already know Julissa Bermudez. Currently the co-host of NUVOtv’s comedy showcase Stand Up and Deliver, she was seen most recently on Style Network’s docu-series Empire Girls: Julissa & Adrienne. In 2005, Bermudez broke boundaries as the first Latina host on two of BET’s hit shows, 106 & Park and The Center. And though this Dominicana’s natural beauty may have opened some doors, it’s her sincere ability to connect with people that has cemented her status as the next “It Girl.”