Andy Kindler is known in comedy circles as a troublemaker. Originally from New York, and now complaining from California, he annoys people all over the world.
Andy is a frequent guest and correspondent for The Late Show with David Letterman. Each summer at the Just For Laughs Festival in Montreal he delivers the State of the Industry address to a packed ballroom filled with comics and Hollywood industry types. He is infamous for his scathing attacks on the world of entertainment, including the previously taboo practice of making fun of his fellow comedians. Just as the comedy boom of the nineties was imploding, Andy wrote the “Hack’s Handbook” for National Lampoon. This “how-to” guide satirized and exposed tired comedy formulas.
Andy currently recurs on IFC’s Maron, Comedy Central’s Tosh.0 and Fox’s hit animation, Bob’s Burgers. He was also a judge on the seventh season of NBC’s Last Comic Standing and starred in two half-hour Comedy Central Presents specials. Other noteworthy credits include the HBO Young Comedians Special, Late Night with Conan O’Brian, The Daily Show, Wizards of Waverly Place, Dr. Katz Professional Therapist, Home Movies and The Larry Sanders Show. Andy is often recognized for playing the life-affirming character “Andy” on the CBS sitcom, Everybody Loves Raymond.
Eli Olsberg is a stand-up comedian, writer, and actor based in Los Angeles, CA. He performs at clubs and colleges across the country. He performed at the TBS’ Just for Laughs Comedy Festival in 2012 and has been seen on E!’s “Chelsea Lately.”
In LA, he co-produces (with comedian TJ Miller) the popular bi-weekly stand-up show “Performance Anxiety,” at The Pleasure Chest in West Hollywood. He can be seen at local clubs and alternative venues and is a regular at The Laugh Factory and the Hollywood Improv.
He also co-hosts (with comedian Jake Weisman) the popular podcast “The Morning After… Podcast,” named Best New Podcast of 2010 by Laughspin Magazine. The podcast also records live episodes, along with video segments done at various premiers, red carpet events, and fan conventions.
‘an alternately confident and self-depricating style.. a man to watch if you are looking for comedic entertainment that is intelligent, incisive, and with a bit of an edge.” – LA Comedy Club Examiner
That quote had some big words in it, the person who wrote it clearly know what they’re talking about! Eli also loves dogs, cookie dough, and like everyone else, enjoys all kinds of music, except country.
James Adomian is a daredevil dancing queen — but don’t you know deep down he’s just a kitten? James was a finalist on the 2010 season of Last Comic Standing, and his debut standup album Low Hangin’ Fruit is now available on Earwolf. James' many insane characters appear as celebrated guests all over the podcast-o-sphere. He is a staple on IFC's Comedy Bang! Bang! and guest stars on the new season of Children’s Hospital on Adult Swim. Catch James live performing standup and characters across the globe at festivals, comedy clubs, gay bars, rooftop parties and radical political events.
Megan Koester is a writer and comedian (obviously) who resides in Los Angeles (somewhat less obviously). A columnist for VICE, she co-produces Entitlement, a monthly comedy show with other VICE scribes which has had the pleasure to host such notables as Neil Hamburger, Marc Maron, Kyle Kinane, Maria Bamford, Kurt Braunohler, Reggie Watts and Andy Kindler (who she collaborated with on her "How Not to Be a Stand-Up Comedian" article for VICE). She's performed at SF Sketchfest, the Hollywood Improv, the SF Punchline, Tomorrow!, The Grawlix, Chicago Underground Comedy, and countless other shows across this great land we call America. She has her very own track on the Holy F**k Live Comedy album, which you can listen to on Spotify if you're so inclined. She USED to be a staple of those Huffington Post "Women You Should Follow on Twitter" lists until she started making a big stink about them being patronizing; she's also one third of the all-female (sorry) sketch group Blessed. A Witstream contributor, she's been featured on Splitsider and is finding it very hard to continue writing this bio in the third person. Most importantly, she has the distinction of being the first person to eat a 12'' flatbread Veggie Delight Subway sandwich on stage, a fact she'll take to her cold, lonely grave. You can follow her on Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/bornferal.
Brandon Wardell is a Los Angeles based comedian. Brandon Wardell started doing stand-up comedy in DC at 17, did it for 4 years, then moved to LA in February 2014.
Brandon Wardell has performed at festivals including SXSW in Austin, the Bridgetown Comedy Festival in Portland, and the Bentzen Ball in DC. In Los Angeles, he is a regular at venues including Meltdown, the Hollywood Improv, UCB, and more.
Brandon Wardell was recently the only stand-up comedian featured in Variety’s 2013 Youth Impact Report.