Chris D’Elia is quickly becoming one of the most sought after young comedians and actors in the comedy world. Recently named one of Variety’s “Top 10 Comics to Watch,” D’Elia can next be seen starring as Danny on NBC’s new comedy Undateable. He previously starred opposite Whitney Cummings on NBC’s multi-camera comedy Whitney.
D’Elia quickly became a regular at the Hollywood Comedy Clubs where he performs multiple times a week. Best known for his physical humor, he is now crisscrossing the country performing his stand-up act and will release a one hour stand-up special for Comedy Central in the fall. He has also appeared on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon, as well as on Comedy Central Presents.
D’Elia’s other credits include Comedy Central’s Workaholics, TBS’ Glory Daze and Showtime’s Live Nude Comedy.
Brad Williams possesses something that everyone can agree is funny: a disability. Brad is a dwarf. He has appeared on numerous TV shows including Mind Of Mencia, Live at Gotham, the Tonight Show, Jimmy Kimmel Live, and Pitboss. Brad has also performed for the troops all over the world because soldiers think dwarfs are funny too.
Brad was born and raised in Orange County, CA. He dropped out of college and started doing comedy at the age of 19. He toured as Carlos Mencia’s opening act for 5 years. Brad’s big break came when he would appear in numerous sketches on Comedy Central’s Mind Of Mencia TV show. Brad’s memorable roles on the show include playing a whore dwarf (“whorf”), the leader of an all dwarf basketball team, joining Mencia at a Renaissance faire, and giving a speech about his hatred of podiums.
Brad’s show is high energy. Robin Williams called him “Prozac with a head.” Brad’s ability to make humorous observations on disability, relationships, sex, and race are winning over audiences and proving that anyone can overcome their shortcomings.
Neal Brennan is a writer, director, and comedian. He is the
co-creator of “Chappelle’s Show,” for which he received
three Emmy nominations. (Winning None!
He co-wrote the film “Half Baked,” and directed the film,
“The Goods,” starring Jeremy Piven, Ed Helms, Ken Jeong
and Will Ferrell. He also collaborates regularly with Seth
Meyers, writing and directing the ESPYs and The White
House Correspondents Dinner.
Online, the podcast Neal co-hosts, “The Champs” is
routinely on the iTunes charts and has been downloaded
over 1.3 million times. As of this writing, Brennan has
180,000 followers on twitter and has been named by Time
magazine and Rolling Stone, “One of the Funniest People
Neal recently directed an episode of “New Girl” on Fox
and is scheduled to direct Amy Schumer’s new show on
Comedy Central. He is also developing a sitcom for himself
to star in for the Fox network.
Stand up-wise, Brennan regularly tours the good venues in
the good parts of America, has had his own ½ Hour on
Comedy Central and has appeared on “Late Night with
Jimmy Fallon,” “Conan,” “Just For Laughs” and “Lopez
He does see Dave every once in a while. Dave is fine.
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.
Standup comedian and actor Ari Shaffir describes his comedy as a puppet show, but way filthier and without the puppets. He was a featured standup on the HBO comedy series Down and Dirty with Jim Norton and performed at the Just for Laughs Comedy Festival in Montreal and Toronto, the San Francisco SketchFest, and the Bridgetown Comedy Festival in Portland. Shaffir’s satirical shorts “The Amazing Racist” for National Lampoon went viral on the Internet with millions of views. Additionally, he has appeared on TBS’s Conan, Comedy Central’s Jon Benjamin Has A Van, ESPN Classic’s Cheap Seats, and dozens of national commercials. Ari’s podcast is called The Skeptic Tank and he is a regular guest on the Joe Rogan Experience podcast.
Shaffir resides in Los Angeles where he is a regular at The Comedy Store, The Improv and The Laugh Factory. He also headlines around the country and frequently tours with Joe Rogan.
Brian Scolaro is an actor, writer, and stand-up comedian.
He is most known for being Doug on TBS's "SULLIVAN AND SON", Stuart on FOX's "STACKED", and Gordon on NBC's "THREE SISTERS". He has also acted on SHOWTIME'S "DEXTER," AMC's "MAD MEN", ABC's "GREY'S ANATOMY," NBC's "HARRY'S LAW," TNT's "MEN OF A CERTAIN AGE", DISNEY'S "WIZARDS OF WAVERLY PLACE," Bob Odenkirk's film "THE BROTHER'S SOLOMON", and numerous appearances on HBO'S "LIFE AND TIMES OF TIM." as well as many other programs and films.
He has done stand up on his own half hour special "COMEDY CENTRAL PRESENTS: BRIAN SCOLARO" as well on "THE LATE LATE SHOW WITH CRAIG FERGUSON", "LATE NITE WITH CONAN O'BRIEN", COMEDY CENTRAL'S "LIVE AT GOTHAM", and ABC's "COMICS UNLEASHED ".
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