T. J. Miller
T.J. Miller is quickly becoming one of the most sought after young comedians and actors in the comedy world. He has been named one of Variety’s “Top 10 Comics to Watch,” as well as one of Entertainment Weekly’s “Next Big Things in Comedy.” Miller will soon be seen starring in the upcoming Fox comedy series “The Goodwin Games” opposite Becki Newton and Scott Foley. The show will be centered on three siblings who reconnect after the death of their father when he leaves them his fortune. Miller will play the youngest Goodwin sibling ‘Jimmy,’ who has just been released from jail. He will also be seen this October hosting Comedy Central’s “Mash-Up,” a unique new half-hour series – an exciting mix of stand-up and sketch comedy. In addition to his work on TV, he has a popular podcast on nerdist.com "Cashing in with T.J. Miller" which turns the traditional interview comedy podcast on its head, as it's an interview show, but host Cash Levy only has one guest: T.J. Miller.
Miller has also been seen in a number of major studio films. He was recently seen in the Focus Features comedy SEEKING A FRIEND FOR THE END OF THE WORLD opposite Steve Carrell and Keira Knightly and in the Warner Brothers 80’s rock musical feature ROCK OF AGES opposite Tom Cruise. He co-starred in The Weinstein Company’s OUR IDIOT BROTHER opposite a cast led by Paul Rudd. The film premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in 2011 to rave reviews and Miller was singled out by critics for his scene-stealing moments. He starred as ‘Ranger Jones’ in the Warner Brothers live-action/CGI feature film YOGI BEAR opposite of Dan Akroyd, Justin Timberlake and Anna Faris. Miller also appeared opposite of Jack Black and Jason Segel in the 20th Century Fox live action 3D film GULLIVER’S TRAVELS and in Tony Scott’s dramatic thriller UNSTOPPABLE opposite of Denzel Washington and Chris Pine. Additionally, he co-starred in the Paramount comedy, SHE’S OUT OF MY LEAGUE, where he stole scenes opposite Jay Baruchel. He also voiced the character ‘Tuffnut’ in the hugely successful Oscar nominated Dreamworks animated film HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON alongside Jay Baruchel, Gerard Butler and Craig Ferguson. He will reprise his role for the sequel HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON 2. Miller also had a role in Universal’s GET HIM TO THE GREEK with Russell Brand and Jonah Hill.
T.J. Miller first came to audiences attention in 2008 when he starred in the JJ Abrams blockbuster hit CLOVERFIELD. The Sci-Fi thriller opened number one at the box office. Soon after he appeared in Mike Judge’s EXTRACT opposite of Jason Bateman and starred in the ABC comedy series “Carpoolers” opposite of Jerry O’Connell. Miller has also had two short films at Sundance, once as writer and star of the short SUCCESSFUL ALCOHOLICS, later called ‘hilarious’ by The New York Times and last year’s I’M HAVING A DIFFICULT TIME KILLING MY PARENTS, which he also stars in and wrote.
Miller is currently crisscrossing the country performing his critically acclaimed stand-up act. Last year he recorded his first hour long stand-up special for Comedy Central in his hometown of Denver and he also released a comedy oriented pop/hip-hop music album with Comedy Central Records. Whenever available, he performs with his sketch comedy group “Heavy Weight,” with Brady Novak, Mark Raterman and Nick Vatterott. Comedy Central has featured him on their “Hot List” special which focused on the top 10 stand-up comedians of the moment. Miller hails from Denver, Colorado, and toured with Second City in Chicago for almost two years. He also insists on reminding people that he was the Regional Winner of the Sierra Mist Search for the Next Great Comic in 2005.
Miller currently resides in Los Angeles where he struggles to find meaning in an uncertain world.
Brody Stevens is the executive producer and star of the unique Comedy Central TV series “Brody Stevens: Enjoy It!”, co-created and produced by Zach Galifianakis. Brody is also the host of two popular podcast series - “The Steven Brody Stevens Festival of Friendship” on the Feral Audio Network, and “Brode and Esther” on Deathsquad. In addition, Brody hosted his own live video podcast "Positive Push with Brody Stevens" on Youtube's Video Podcast Network.
Stevens has appeared on Conan, Chelsea Lately, @midnight, Premium Blend, TMZ, The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn, Late World with Zach, The Best Damn Sports Show Period, Tosh.0, Fox NFL Sunday, Playboy Morning Radio and on podcasts by Jay Mohr, Joe Rogan and WTF with Marc Maron. Brody also appeared in the movies Jesus Is Magic, Due Date, The Hangover and The Hangover Part II. He was, however, cut out of the movie Funny People.
Most recently, Brody released his Comedy Central Half-Hour Special in January, 2014.
Aparna Nancherla has an intimidating name, but don't be scared! In fact, she's quite approachable onstage, from a heckler's perspective. She enjoys seeing the world through awkward contact lenses. Her credits include Last Comic Standing 6, 2007 NBC Stand Up for Diversity Finalist, NPR’s “Tell Me More,” The Washington Post Magazine, the Bridgetown Comedy Festival (2009-2010), the 2009 Bentzen Ball, the 2010 Aspen Rooftop Comedy Festival, the 2010 Great American Comedy Festival, Reader’s Digest, and Slate V.
Born and raised in Sioux City, Iowa by way of Columbus, Ohio - Lee Keeler began performing comedy with the Talking Monkeys, the official improv troupe of The Ohio State University. Keeler moved to Savannah, Georgia for his MFA in Dramatic Writing from SCAD. He helped spark a stand-up scene in Savannah, later writing/producing "Ferris Club" and "The Lorax (Grindhouse)" for ClassyHands.com. Keeler moved to Los Angeles where he currently writes for Crave.com, ScreenJunkies and The Devastator Quarterly. He produces/hosts The Hour of Power Hour at the Improv Hollywood, a monthly shindig that has featured TJ Miller, Kyle Kinane, Maria Bamford and many more. For more information, please use the internet to learn more about him.
Kumail is a tireless Los Angeles-based writer, actor, and comedian. He has been seen performing stand-up on Conan, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, The Late Show with David Letterman, and Jimmy Kimmel Live. His 2013 comedy special Beta Male was on the "best of 2013" lists for Vulture, Village Voice, and the Onion AV Club, and it was chosen best comedy special of the year by Entertainment Weekly. Kumail is a recurring cast member on shows like Portlandia, AdventureTime, and the webseries Burning Love, among others. He has also appeared in the feature films Hell Baby, Loaded, Bad Milo, Five Year Engagement, and the upcoming Hot Tub Time Marchine 2. He was a regular cast member on TNT's Franklin and Bash for two seasons and is now a regular cast member on the Mike Judge show Silicon Valley on HBO. The live show he cohosts, The Meltdown with Jonah and Kumail, is considered the best standup show in Los Angeles, and it will be a series on Comedy Central in 2014.