Deon Cole is originally from the south side of Chicago. Deon’s charismatic personality and original style make him one of the most popular performers in the comedy scene today. As a standup, he has been featured on Shaq's All Star Comedy Jam, The Tonight Show with Conan O’Brien, John Oliver’s New York Stand-Up Show, Laffapalooza, and Mash Ups along with his own Comedy Central Presents: Deon Cole.
After a standup appearance on The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien in 2009, Deon was offered a job as a staff writer for the show and quickly became known for his hilarious appearances as a commentator on the show. In 2010, he was nominated for his first EMMY and Writers Guild Award along with the other writers of The Tonight Show with Conan O’Brien and he was named one of the “Top 10 Comedians to Watch” by VARIETY. In 2011, Deon received his second Emmy Nomination for his work with the writers of CONAN and in 2013 he went on to star in his own show for TBS called, Deon Cole's Black Box.
Deon currently appears as "Charlie" on ABC's Black-ish, and will soon be one of the lead roles in TBS's Angie Tribeca created by Steve and Nancy Carell, starring Rashida Jones. Deon also recently guest starred on USA's Benched, and has been featured on FX’s The League, Wild N’ Out with Nick Cannon, as well as the films, Barbershop 1 and 2.
Originally from Chicago, Aarona has been performing on stage since age 5. Whether in plays or in person she always displayed a delightfully twisted view on the world, which has now become her comedy act. Aarona, who calls herself "the beauty with the brains" is working her way to become America's favorite funny-girl with thought-provoking, high-energy comedy material.
Before comedy, Aarona made a name for herself on the Chicago and Champaign, IL Spoken Word scene. Performing at various coffee houses and theaters - including the KRANNERT THEATER OF PERFORMING ARTS (Urbana, IL) and SHOWTIME AT THE APOLLO ON TOUR at Virginia Theater (Champaign, IL). She has more than 50 poems registered and copywritten by the Library of Congress.
In 2006, Aarona exploded on the comedy scene with her personified self-portrait which takes the audience on a ride into her exciting world. She began enhancing her skills behind the mic with improv classes from Second City-Chicago, The Annoyance Theater and later iO West (Los Angeles). Less than six months after she began stand-up comedy, Aarona became a working comic and was selected as a "New Face" in Jamie Foxx's Laffapalooza Comedy Festival in Atlanta, GA. Aarona's other notable accomplishments include:
*2007 LaffJam Comedy College Tour
*2008 California's Funniest Female Competition Quarter-Finalist
*2008 NBC Standup For Diversity Semi-Finalist
*2009 Bay Area Black Comedy Competition Semi-Finalist
*2009 Uncle Clyde's Comedy Competition Winner
*2010 NBC Stand-up For Diversity Semi-Finalist
*2010 Martin Lawrence 1st Amendment Standup: 5th Season
In 2008, Aarona became an international comic by traveling to the UK performing at The Drum Centre (Birmingham), Jonguleurs (Birmingham) and The Bernie Arts Centre (London)
In 2010, Aarona was featured in her first national television program, Season 5 of Martin Lawrence's First Amendment Standup on the STARZ Network (Episode #507). Then, Aarona also got the chance to act in her first professional teleplay called, "Lord All Men Can't Be Dogs" starring Vivica A. Fox, Christian Keyes, Elise Neal and Johnny Gill.
Aarona continues to captivate audiences across the country with her powerful stage presence and witty words of wisdom at clubs and colleges including but not limited to:
*Caroline's on Broadway (New York)
*Riddles Comedy Club (Chicago)
*Jokes and Notes (Chicago)
*The Miami Improv
*Bonkerz Comedy Club (Daytona Beach, FL)
*The JSpot (Los Angeles)
*Comedy Store (Hollywood)
*Tommy T's (Concord, CA)
*Laff House (Philadelphia)
*Loyola University (Chicago)
*Unversity of Illinois @Urbana-Champaign
*Chicago State University
*Curry College (Milton, MA)
*California State University Northridge
*Travis Air Force Base (Fairfield, CA)
Aarona has a sassy, enlightened perspective that evokes laughter and demands attention. One of the cutting edge new faces of comedy, Aarona combines her observational humor, poignant characters and personal opinion to create a memorable show.
Aarona is influenced by Margaret Cho, Roseanne, Robin Harris, Martin Lawrence and Chris Rock.
Pete Davidson hit the stage for the first time at the age of 16. Since then Pete has toured North America playing colleges, comedy clubs and theaters. The Staten Island native has broke out this year starring in three MTV programs: Guy Code, Wild 'N' Out: Raw and Failosophy. Pete will be making his network stand-up comedy debut on Comedy Central this Fall and appeared on AXS TV's Gotham Comedy Live. 2013 also marks his debut in a feature film with his role in Nick Cannon's School Dance.
At 19 years of age, Pete's stand-up is considered fresh and honest. In 2011, CBS Radio took notice and claimed he was "next up… and by next up, we mean NOW!" The praise landed him a role on 92.3NOW's morning show "Rollin with Nick Cannon." His work on the highly rated talk show led to a nation-wide tour with Cannon.
Even at a young age, Pete has a lot to say on stage. He takes his real life situations whether it's tackling family issues or the pitfalls of adolescence and finds the humor behind it all. When he's not touring Pete can be seen throughout New York City performing at Caroline's On Broadway, Gotham Comedy Club and The Stand.
Cristela Alonzo is a comedian originally from the Rio Grande Valley in south Texas and currently lives in Los Angeles, CA. Cristela has appeared on Conan, Comedy Central’s “Live at Gotham” and “Gabriel Iglesias’ Presents Stand Up Revolution.” She was also a featured comedian on Showtime Network’s “Legally Brown.”
Cristela has also written for Comedy Central and has won numerous awards for her short films, including Best Film at the Boston Comedy Festival and recently made her acting debut on FX’s “Sons of Anarchy.”
In 2012, Cristela was the most requested performer at the National Association of Campus Activities where she was booked to perform at over 100 colleges and universities across the country, bringing the total number of colleges at over 200 that she’s performed at in the past three years.
Cristela most recently received a development deal from 20th Century Fox to develop her own half-hour sit-com based on her life.
Cristela is currently on tour across the country. For more information, go to cristelaalonzo.com.
My name is Sean Patton. I am Comedian based in New York and Los Angeles by way of New Orleans. I cut my teeth doing standup in the Crescent city and since have performed at Caroline's, The Comedy Cellar, Gotham, The Improv, UCBNY, UCBLA, The Melbourne International comedy festival (2011), The Montreal Just for Laughs comedy festival (2008, 2010), and many other clubs around the US and Canada.
I made my Basic Cable debut on Comedy Central's "Live at Gotham" (2009) and my Network TV debut on "Late night with Jimmy Fallon" (2010). I also recently appeared on "Conan" (2011).
I love doing what I do. Some of you will love it too (thanks!), but some of you will not (thanks for coming) My big plans for the future are to continue sharing my comedy with as many people as possible and to one day fall in love with You. Yes, You, the person reading this bio right now. Don't worry about breaking my heart because I plan on turning the experience into material anyway. Later!
Steve's Comedy Central Presents Half Hour Special premiered in 2006 and was voted the seventeenth most popular Comedy Central Presents by fans as part of the Standup Showdown on comedycentral.com. He also was the winner of the MySpace Standup Or Sitdown competition on TBS. He has had small parts in several films: The Goods: Live Hard, Sell Hard, starring Jeremy Piven and was produced by Will Ferrell; Four Christmases, starring Vince Vaughn and Reese Witherspoon; and Couples Retreat, starring Vince Vaughn and Jon Favreau. On July 16, he appeared on Conan. He has become a regular on "The Tonight Show" with Jay Leno recently and has done it 9 times. He's filming his third hour special Feb. 8th in New York City in 2014.
Byrne created with Rob Long and is starring in the comedy Sullivan & Son on TBS that premiered in the summer of 2012. After a very successful summer run with Season One, TBS gave the go ahead for a second season that aired in summer of 2013. The show proved to be a hit with an average of 2.4 million viewers per episode and is being brought back for a third season with 13 episodes slated for summer of 2014. Byrne will once again hit the road with the other comedians and co-stars of the show Owen Benjamin, Ahmed Ahmed and Roy Wood Jr. in support of Sullivan & Son that same summer.