Straight out of our nations capitol, Jay Phillips is one of the funniest comedians in the country. Known for his intelligent humor and presence on stage, his story telling has been compared to the greats of past and present. His quick wit and likable personality landed him a spot on one of Baltimore's more successful radio morning shows. That success led him to being named Baltimore's Comedian of the year, after winning the award in Washington DC the year prior. Crafting his skill on the road performing at clubs and colleges in every state in the country gained Jay a wide variety of fans.
After moving to Los Angeles Jays' career continued gaining momentum quickly becoming a strong presence on television with standing ovation performances on shows such as: HBO s' Def Comedy Jam, The Late Late Show, Jimmy Kimmell Live and Starz 1st Amendment. Also with the opportunity to study with some of Hollywoods top acting coaches, Jay Phillips acting career blossomed as well landing him major national commercials, films and television shows.
Variety magazine labeled Jay Phillips as one of the 10 Comics To Watch as a result of his break out year when 3 films that Jay co-starred in came out number one in the box office back to back to back. His leading role opposite Will Ferrell in the movie Semi-Pro, opposite Tina Fey in Baby mama and role in the movie Prom Night solidified him as one of the rising stars in the industry.
Now in the prime of his career, Jay balances roles on many television sitcoms and dramas, while still producing some of the funniest cutting edge stand up comedy in the business.
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.
Steve Simeone grew up in Suburban Philadelphia, the middle of three brothers. He developed his unique high energy style of storytelling around the family dinner table competing for laughs on a nightly basis. Whether in the classroom or at home, Steve always seemed happiest making people laugh, even if it meant he sometimes got into trouble.
After graduating from Loyola College in Maryland as a member of the National Marketing Honor Society, Steve accepted a job in banking. This was not a good fit and didn’t last long. His brief stint of being a real grown up, gave way to a dream job with the Philadelphia Eagles. Now this was way more fun than banking. But those who are destined for the stage, are destined for the stage. After a few Open Mics, came the title of “Funniest Comic in Philly”. Some things are simply meant to be. Celebrity judge Pauly Shore invited Steve to Hollywood and The World Famous Comedy Store. He was now making $25 a night working the door. Steve always seemed happiest making people laugh, even if it meant he sometimes starved.
Steve has spent the last ten years slowly honing the craft of Stand Up Comedy. He is a regular performer at Hollywood’s most prestigious Comedy Clubs, The Comedy Store, The Improv, and The Laugh Factory. When he’s not headlining clubs on his own he can be seen on the road with The Playboy Comedy Tour, Pauly Shore, and Andrew Dice Clay. A proud member of “Comics On Duty”, Steve has entertained our troops around the globe on four continents. And yes, Steve has been on television (NBC’s “Spy TV”, on Current TV’s “The Schmoes Know” and TBS’s “Minding The Store”) but as they say, the best is yet to come. Steve always seemed happiest making people laugh, even if it meant he got to tour with his childhood hero “Rowdy” Roddy Piper. Be on the lookout for Steve and this professional wrestling Icon at a Comedy Club near you.
Chinedu loves entertaining. Having superstar comedians he grew up admiring share the stage with him and call him hilarious, funny, or a great writer has been one of his career highlights and a dream come true.
Hailing from the Los Angeles area, this American born Nigerian is making a huge wave on the comedy scene. In addition, with his two degrees collecting dust from UCSB and LMU, he’s also a respected writer, and earth shattering youtube actor. CHINEDU has established himself as an intelligent comedic presence performing regularly at some of the country’s most renowned comedy clubs: The Hollywood Laugh Factory, The Hollywood Improv, The Comedy Store, The Comedy Union, The Jspot Comedy Club, Ventura Harbor Comedy Club, Comedy Hideaway, and Flappers just to name a few. As well as independently touring colleges nationwide annually.
Chinedu competed in NBC’s Stand Up for Diversity 2013 making it all the way past the 3rd round and waiting to hear back if he made the finals in November. In addition, he has just been confirmed to be on NUVO’s TV second season of Stand Up and Deliver Comedy Show being taped at The Hollywood Improv in September. Chinedu’s comedic talents were featured on television in his own comedy special on The Africa Channel (Time Warner), which still continually airs internationally. He has also been a featured performer of The Ventura Harbor Comedy Festival for 3 years straight and counting; performing for all of the following showcases: TV Showcase, Black Friday, International Comics, etc. Furthermore, Chinedu produces his own sell out show once a month in Los Angeles called The Comedy Kickback at Echoes Under Sunset in Echo Park and has written for 2 comedy specials on SHOWTIME. Appearing on numerous stages, Chinedu provides the audience with a fresh point of view, a welcoming persona, hilarious flips in logic, sugarless eye candy, and classic jokes that will make you want to repeat them to a group of friends the next day at work and or school or on the couch to yourself.
A writer for televised comedians and viral YouTube sketch comedy groups; Chinedu has been labeled by audiences, comedians, bookers, and his mother as clever energy – with jokes that are original, universal, hysterical, and as someone who is ready for primetime.
Chinedu knows what’s FUNny plain and simple; when he is performing for shows always trust you will get your money and time worth. Just give Chinedu a spotlight and a mic, and enjoy the GENIUS.
…Glad that’s over. Typing in third person has always been awkward for Chinedu, I mean for me.
Nadine Rajabi is affectionately known as “N.A.D.D.ine” for good reason. Her ever impassioned and energized approach to life has led her to break boundaries and defy gravity personally and professionally time and again.
Not only is Nadine America’s first professional Iranian female comedian, she is also a national champion black belt, a world-class soccer player, a competitive snowboarder and a former semi-pro soccer player. Additionally, Nadine holds a B.A. in Biology and an M.B.A. … neither of which she uses in her stand up career.
Nadine’s fearless attitude and quick wit have captured audiences across the country as the face of Bravotv.com’s digital series, Fresh Squeezed: The Real Housewives of Orange County, Housewivesology: The Real Housewives of New Jersey, and The Shahs Come Clean with Nadine, a Shahs of Sunset digital after show in which she created, hosts and writes (currently in it’s second season). She’s also been a featured comic on Showtime’s comedy special, Hot Tamales, TV Guide’s Stand-Up in Stilettos, and Nuvo TV’s Stand-Up and Deliver. She is also a regular commentator on VH1’s “100 Greatest …” franchise plus numerous clip shows and after shows for Bravo, E!, Lifetime and Logo. This past year, she had the honor of being chosen to speak at TEDx Golden Gate Park, where she delivered her speech about The Beauty of the Unibrow: Embracing Your Differences.
Nadine is as dynamic and versatile behind the camera as she is when she’s in front of it. For the past several years she has served as Executive Producer of Bravo’s Below Deck, There Goes The Motherhood, was a Co-Executive Producer on Bravo’s Game of Crowns, Eat Drink Love and Start-Ups: Silicon Valley and served as Supervising Producer on Miss Advised, Most Eligible: Dallas, and The Real Housewives of Miami. She recently lent her comedic talent to CW as a writer on the network’s musical chairs competition show, Oh Sit!
Early in her career, Nadine wrote, produced and was an on-air personality for National Lampoon’s College Network. During that time, she also landed her own daily radio show - Nadine @ Nite on XM/Sirius - for which she conducted irreverent celebrity interviews.
Nadine continues to be a comedy club favorite at many of the country’s top venues and has even taken her groundbreaking comedy and arsenal of punch lines as far as the Middle East to entertain the troops.
Egyptian-American comedian Maria Shehata’s sharp and original stand-up, combined with her quick-wit and crowd pleasing conversational delivery has brought her appearances in NY’s Arab-American Comedy Festival, the New York Underground Comedy Festival, The Los Angeles Middle Eastern Comedy Festival, as well as on Comedy Central’s The Watch List, Women’s Entertainment Network and numerous guest appearances on Sirius Satellite Radio. Maria has published essays all over the world, from the Italian magazine Stripped Stories to Kuwait’s Bazaar. Her comedy has taken her from suburban life in Columbus, Ohio, to New York City and now Los Angeles, where she brings to the stage a point of view that is unique, hilarious, and yet still universal. Watch out for Maria on Showtime’s Bridging the Gap to air June 2010!
Jamar Neighbors is a stand up comedian from Los Angeles, Ca. He's been doing stand up comedy for 8 years and improv for 9. He graduated from Pasadena City College with an AA degree. He then went to Cal State University Dominguez Hills where almost majored in theatre until he decided to call it quits and pursue stand up full time. Since then he's written for Adult Swim's Loiter Squad and few other presentation pilots. He's also appeared on Comedy Central's Tosh.O . With his unique, raw, and colorful perspective, Jamar continues to hone his stand up regularly in various clubs around the country. A club favorite!
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.”