Chances are you have witnessed his outlandish comedy routine on BET's ComicView, or maybe if you're lucky you'll catch him performing at an area comedy club as well. His perplexed laughter mesmerizes audiences everywhere. Red Grant is doing things that other comedians have not done since Robert Townsend. Red has been one of the top comedians on television over the years, gaining millions of fans of all races...
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.
During an afternoon in 1991, a fifteen-year-old Jeff Garcia was getting ready for the first night of the rest of his life. Jeff entered an amateur comedy competition at a local Los Angeles club. Jeff was full of idioms, sarcasm and street jokes. Jeff's edgy; street smart brand of comedy took second place that night. He went back to La Puente, California with an eight-inch trophy and fifty dollars in his pocket. By the time Jeff Garcia was sixteen, he landed his first television spot on HBO's Loco Slam. Since then Jeff has made over twelve television appearances, including NBC's Friday Night Video's, Vibe with Sinbad, and Galavision's Funny is Funny showcasing his comedy talent.
Eliot Chang's Comedy Central Half Hour was voted #2 in Comedy Central's Stand Up Showdown. He has also appeared on Showtime and E!'s "Chelsea Lately." Every year Eliot tours America and has performed at over 400 colleges. Born and raised in NY, he currently resides in Los Angeles. He travels regularly between both coasts for projects. For more info - www.EliotChang.com
Comedian/Actor Arsenio Hall says; “Aida has something I never had when starting my stand up career. She has tremendous self-confidence! That combined with being funny should be lethal.” Her comedy is a colorful splash in the bland world of affairs, becoming the first and only Latina to ever appear on BET’s “Comic View: One Mic Stand”.
Currently wowing audiences on the L.A. Comedy scene with her regular appearances at The Improv, Laugh Factory, Jon Lovitz Comedy Club this Puerto Rican Latina is a regular opener on the road for Russell Peters and has toured abroad performing for the troops on USO Tours.
And if writing jokes isn’t enough, this infinite threat has taken her pen to the stage with her One Woman Show “No Kisses for Free”, which she co-wrote with Gary Hardwick (Deliver us From Eva, The Brothers) which is set for a 3 week run in Los Angeles in Spring 2011. She also created/wrote/starred in “The Greatest Song” alongside Lamman Rucker (Why Did I Get Married, Meet The Browns) distributed by Image Entertainment.
Aida recently hosted the Miss California Latina Pageant, first time in its 20 plus year history for a comedian to host. Look for Aida on season 2 of Latino 101 on SiTV and as Bea onthe new hit web series “Illegal” taking the Internet by storm.
Comedian Mal Hall has come a long way in a short period of short time. In four years of performing as a comedian, Mal has worked with headliners Dat Phan, Ian Edwards, and Bobby Lee at clubs and colleges across the country.
Mal is featured as a regular in studio guest on The Show (KIOZ FM Rock 105.3), and The Dave, Shelly and Chainsaw Morning Show on 100.7 JackFM in San Diego.
In January of 2009, Mal was named the unanimous winner of the 2009 Orange County Comedy Competition, which featured over 100 local and national contestants at the Irvine Improv. Along with regularly performing at the World Famous Comedy Store and the Irvine Improv, he has performed at the Planet Hollywood Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, and for many members of the US military at various bases worldwide.
Mal was also a finalist in NBC’s 6th Annual Standup for Diversity nationwide talent search and recently completed a nationwide college tour with NBC as well.
Christina Pazsitzky (pronounced Puh-shit-ski) is a Stand-Up Comedian, Writer and Los Angeles native who spent her formative years in the food court of the Sherman Oaks Galleria. She’s been a regular Round Table guest and Writer on the E! show Chelsea Lately and is a series regular on Tru TV’s World’s Dumbest. Christina headlines clubs around the country and has entertained our troops in the Middle East, Africa and South Korea.
A long-time veteran of television, she’s also been featured on the E! Channel’s Wildest TV Moments. She hosted the FX series Hitchhiker Chronicles and was a cast member on MTV’s Road Rules Australia. She was a regional finalist on Season 6 and 7 of NBC’s Last Comic Standing and is a featured Comedian on Animal Planet’s The A List. Christina has lent her voice and written on various animated television series, like Trolls and Dr. Doolittle and in the feature film TV: The Movie with the boys from Jackass. She received the “Up and Coming Writer” Award from Animation Magazine for her writing work. Most recently she was a Contributing Writer on the feature film Underground Comedy Movie.
You can hear her on the weekly podcast “Your Mom’s House”, downloadable on iTunes. Before becoming a Comedian, Christina studied Philosophy at Oxford University and attended Law School for two entire weeks.
Born in Detroit, Michigan, but raised in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, every time Steve Brown takes the stage he amazes his audience with his witty remarks, extremely original jokes, and his high-energy physical antics. This man is currently reigning and will be soon recognized as one of the greatest comedians of our time. He is blazing a trail across the United States headlining at major comedy clubs, performing at famous venues across the courntyr
Steve has appeared in films such as TYLER PERRY’S Madea’s Family Reunion and television shows such as Russell Simmon’s Def Comedy Jam, BET’s Comic View and Showtime at the Apollo.
Steve enjoyed a spiritual upbringing as a result of being raised in the church by his grandparents. This rearing explains why some of his funniest comedic material is derived from the church, and throughout the years he has continued to show his love for church congregations while on stage.
Steve has traveled and performed with the likes of J. Anthony Brown, Eddie Griffin, Martin Lawrence, Bill Bellamy, and Rickey Smiley, but no matter who takes the stage before or after him, his act is a tough one to precede or to follow. He has also worked along the sides of R&B artists, as well as some of today’s top Hip Hop artists during concerts and music videos. He is truly multifaceted while focusing on his main goal which is: “Making YOU laugh!”
Comedian and writer, Gene Pompa's television credits include regular appearances on "Late Night with Conan O'Brien," on NBC and a handful of appearances on "The Late, Late Show" on CBS. Other credits include Comedy Central, HBO, Que Locos on Galavision, Showtime's "Latino Laugh Festival," and "In Living Color" on FOX, and Si TV!. Gene co-starred in Paul Rodriguez' "Comedy Rehab" in May, 2009.
Gene has completed two half-hour solo stand-up specials, "Pompalicious" for Comedy Central and a self-titled half-hour stand-up special for SI! TV, both airing regularly in rotation.
Gene's offbeat perspective plays extremely well with college age audiences and crosses all racial and ethnic lines. He headlines regularly at the Improvs in Hollywood, Irvine, Brea and Ontario and across the country, doing a stand-up show with great social relevance and irrelevance.
Gene was born in East Los Angeles and raised in the working-class suburbs of Southern California. He's been a Mexican-American for most of his life, except for a few years during the 70's, when he was a "practicing Chicano." As a product of the multi-ethnic suburbs of Los Angeles, Gene was inspired to utilize universal themes in his stand-up and his writing.
RAWLE DEE has been in show business since the age of 12. He has starred in several movies plus guest appeared on numerous primetime T.V. shows. He is best known for his staring role in the movie “Cool Runnings” with John Candy. You may have also seen Rawle in “K-PAX” with Kevin Spacey and in numerous guest spots on the T.V. show “Malcolm & Eddie”.
He directed his first feature film, which he also starred in called “Poet Heads”, a comedy about the Slam Poetry movement. “Poet Heads” won the Best Mockumentary Feature Award at the Harlem International Film Festival in 2007.
Rawle performs in Europe and can currently be seen at all the local comedy spots around town like, Comedy Store, Ice House, Flappers, and more.
Rawle currently produces and performs in an international Stand-up Comedy show called “Comic Sutra” at Flappers in Burbank.
Kabir Singh Born in Portland Oregon is the 2009 and 2010 Winner of both of the major Bay Area Stand up Comedy Competition beating over 160 comics from all over the U.S by coming in First place in all Three rounds BOTH YEARS! Kabir has since then headlined a night at every major comedy club in the Bay Area including selling out the SJ Improv 4 times including a Friday Night as well as headlining a whole full weekend at Pepperbellys Comedy club in Fairfield and selling out shows at the SF Punchline and SAc Punchline. He is a regular at every major comedy club in Northern ,CA and has performed at every major comedy club in the LA including headlining the Long Beach Laugh Factory and selling out all 400 + seats. You can ctahc Kabir all over the U.S featuring for many of the best comics in the business including Anjelah Johnson, Damaon Wayans JR and Dat Phan and has performed on the same stage as Dave Chappell, Bill Burr, Bobby Slayton, Aries Spears and many many more!
930PM 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.”