Vinny Fasline is a fast up in coming stand up comedian currently based in Los Angeles.
He started his comedy career in the Pittsburgh, which also gave its start to such legends as Billy Gardell, Dennis Miller, Steve Byrne, and Eddie Ifft.
After being diagnosed with a brain tumor and having surgery in 2000, Vinny found an outlet for his experiences through stand up. He then became the face for Gilda's Club in Pittsburgh, an organization started by Steve Martin for comedy legend Gilda Radner & husband Gene Wilder for people living with cancer, their families and friends. Vinny quickly became a regular at the Pittsburgh Improv, and soon there after, moved to Los Angeles. In 2013 he started the live stand up comedy show "Socially Awkward" that is now featured every month at the famous Hollywood Improv Comedy Club and regularly sells out! The show not only features Vinny, but has also featured some of the biggest names in comedy such as: Bill Burr, Erik Griffin, Chris D'Elia, Anthony Jeselnik, and more. In addition to stand up, Vinny is also an up in coming actor that trained & studied at John Rosenfeld Studios in Los Angeles, as well as Steel City Improv, Donna Belajac Studios in Pittsburgh, and currently studying at UCB.
With roots in Syracuse, Jessimae Peluso sought comedic pastures first in Boston where she performed improv with “The Tribe,” laying the sod for what would become a burgeoning spontaneous brand of original comedy. Since then, Jessimae has leapt onto the small screen as a cast member for MTV’s “Girl Code” & “Failosophy”, with appearances on TBS’ “Deal With It”, NBC’s “Last Call With Carson Daly Spotlight”, Comedy Central’s “@Midnight”, E!’s “Chelsea Lately”, Fox’s “Worlds Funniest Fails”, AXS’s “Gotham Live”, “The Tyra Banks Show”, Tru TV’s “All Worked Up” and an international Nintendo ad campaign. She can also be seen every Thursday on her YouTube channel co-hosting “THOT 2 HOT.” She was featured in the New York Comedy Festival, Boston Comedy Festival, North Carolina Comedy & Arts Festival and Women in Comedy Festival. She has contributed to Cosmopolitan Magazine, Self Magazine, GQ.Com, Playboy.com, MadeMen.com, and has been featured in the Huffington Post as one of the funniest comics to follow on twitter.
Jerrod Carmichael is an LA based standup and performer originally from Winston-Salem, North Carolina. He has been crafting his standup for over three years and this year was featured in Variety as being one of the top ten comics to watch, as well as being one of the New Faces at the Montreal Just For Laughs Festival.
Jerrod is a regular around some of LA’s favorite standup shows, including Meltdown, The Improv, Laugh Factory and many alternative rooms.
Comedian Jerrod Carmichael is getting his very first standup special, and it's going to be a big one: an hour-long special for HBO. The untitled special will be taped May 7th, 2014 at The Comedy Store, and it will air later this year. Carmichael's HBO hour is being produced by Funny Or Die and directed by Spike Lee. This will be only the second standup special Spike Lee has directed, following the 2000 standup concert film The Original Kings of Comedy.
In an interview with us back in 2012, Carmichael discussed plans to do a special:
"I have an idea [for a special]. I think it's a good idea. It's very specific to me … If you do a special, you want to do it not just to do a special. You want to do it because you have something to say, and you think it can be impactful. So, what I want to say is coming out more, and I'm excited about that."
It's very rare for HBO to give an hour special to a comedian as new as Carmichael, who, although he's been doing standup since 2008, has never done a set on TV. Most comedians start with late night spots or a half-hour Comedy Central special, so Carmichael getting an hour on HBO, which is a prestigious and sought-after gig in the industry, as his first televised performance says a lot about how much faith HBO has in him.
Carmichael, who ranked first in a 2013 poll we conducted amongst LA bookers and hosts to determine their favorite up and coming standups, has appeared on Fox's The Goodwin Games, the upcoming movie Neighbors, and created and starred in a sitcom pilot that's currently in development at NBC.
Aparna Nancherla is a stand up comedic entity based in NYC. Her credits include Conan, @midnight, and Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell. She will also happily play children's birthday parties (as a cake taster).
In just a few short years, Steve Byrne has risen through the ranks of the comedy world to become one of the industry’s most innovative and sought-after performers. With his high-energy, physical style of comedy, Byrne has evolved throughout the years into an extremely versatile entertainer that delivers on a day-to-day basis. Hailing from Pittsburgh, PA, Steve Byrne was born to a Korean mother and an Irish father. His unique background has given him the base comedic material for his first television show, Sullivan & Son. Byrne released a one hour standup comedy special, CHAMPION, on Netflix which then became a live show on the road, Steve Byrne & the Cast of Sullivan & Son Comedy Tour, along with his castmates: Ahmed Ahmed, Owen Benjamin and Roy Wood Jr.
After winning TBS’ cutthroat competition, the Myspace Standup or Sitdown Comedy Challenge, Byrne was hurtled into a brilliant television and film career. As his popularity began to expand, Byrne was featured in his very own half-hour Comedy Central Presents which was soon voted as one of the best specials of all time in the Comedy Central Standup Showdown. His hilarious standup has been seen on NBC’s The Tonight Show, ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live, CBS’s The Late Late Show and BET’s Comic View. In 2008, Byrne’s first one-hour special, Steve Byrne’s Happy Hour, premiered on Comedy Central and further cemented his star status. Packing an impressively wide range of appeal, Byrne’s comedy soon landed him on the The History of the Joke on the History Channel and the Discovery Channel’s The Science of Laughter. He has since appeared on some of TV’s hottest shows including ABC’s The Middle, The Chapelle Show, G4’s The International Sexy Ladies Show, The Howard Stern Show, Tough Crowd with Colin Quinn, The Very Funny Show, The Byrne Identity on Comedy Central and was a series regular on NBC’s The Real Wedding Crashers.
A true international comedian, Byrne has performed to sold-out crowds around the world. He has been a featured comic at the Just for Laughs Festival (in Montreal, Toronto and Chicago), HBO’s US Comedy Arts Festival in Las Vegas and the CanWest Comedy Fest in Vancouver. He has been part of several national comedy tours including The Jameson Comedy Tour, Vince Vaughn’s Wild West Comedy Tour, The Kims of Comedy, The Camel Cigarettes Sin City Tour, and his own national Myspace Comedy tour. Byrne even had the honor of opening for esteemed musical acts such as Kanye West, Mariah Carey, Modest Mouse, Puddle of Mudd, Spoon, Rev. Horton Heat and many more. As a big supporter of the US troops, Steve also headlined several USO tours in Afghanistan, Iraq, Japan and Guam.
Byrne has appeared in the hit comedies The Dilemma, Couples Retreat, Four Christmases and The Goods: The Don Ready Story. His 2006 documentary, 13 or Bust, chronicles the attempt to perform 13 comedy shows in Manhattan in one night.
Byrne’s lack of ego and outstanding work ethic has helped him become one of today’s most respected comedians.
Andrew Santino is most known for starring in ABC’s comedy MIXOLOGY. Currently, Andrew can be seen in YAHOO’S first digital series, SIN CITY SAINTS, which he stars in along side Tom Arnold and Malin Ackerman. Andrew recently hosted the red carpet for COMEDY CENTRAL’S ROAST OF JUSTIN BIEBER and was one of COMEDY CENTRAL’S 10 COMICS TO WATCH. Santino headlined at Montreal’s JUST FOR LAUGHS comedy festival as well as SXSW. Andrew got his start acting and writing on the final season of PUNK’D for MTV and his stand up television debut was on ADAM DEVINE’S HOUSE PARTY. Since then, he has been on CONAN, and has guest starred on ADULT SWIM'S CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL, on NETFLIX'S ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT, HBO’S FAMILY TREE, NBC’s THE OFFICE, and FX’s THE LEAGUE.
Chris Millhouse can be seen coming up on Comedy Central & Netflix on Owen Benjamin's 1 Hour Special "Huge Pianist!" He has been seen on CBS, SiTV (NuVo TV), VH1, Hulu, Comedy Time TV & more!
Chris is also a regular at multiple clubs in NYC & LA, and can be seen regularly in both cities. For videos & live dates, check his website at: www.ChrisMillhouse.com
Chris is the Host & Producer of the live stand up comedy show "Hot Comedy Action," which has been featured at the Improv Comedy Clubs for over 7 years! The show features the BEST comedians in stand up which is why the show often has SOLD OUT audiences!
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