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 comedian, writer, and actor based in Los Angeles, CA. You may have seen seen him on E!’s “The Soup” or its spin-off show “The Soup Investigates,” and “Chelsea Lately.”
He performs at clubs and colleges across the country and has performed at TBS’ Just for Laughs Comedy Festival. Most recently, he performed on the 2015 Vans Warped Tour in their first ever comedy tent on all forty-one stops.
In Los Angeles, he performs regularly at The Laugh Factory, The Comedy Story, The Meltdown, The Improv, UCB Theater, and co-hosts the popular stand-up show Performance Anxiety at The Pleasure Chest with comedian T.J. Miller.
Eli also co-hosted The Morning After… Podcast with Jake Weisman, which was awarded Best New Podcast by Laughspin Magazine.
“An alternately confident and self-deprecating 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
James is a comedian and actor who is well known for his standup, characters and impressions. James most recently wrapped shooting on the feature film LOVE AFTER LOVE starring opposite Chris O’Dowd and Andie MacDowell. He can be seen in David Cross’ feature directorial debut HITS, which premiered at Sundance 2014. He has appeared on Comedy Central’s THE MELTDOWN and DRUNK HISTORY, on Adult Swim's CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL and on IFC's COMEDY BANG! BANG!
James performed standup on JOHN OLIVER’S NEW YORK STAND UP SHOW on Comedy Central, and on NBC's LAST COMIC STANDING where he was a Top 10 finalist. James has also performed to much acclaim over the years at the JUST FOR LAUGHS Festival in Montreal. He works as a voiceover artist on numerous animated shows including Disney's FUTURE WORM and Nickelodeon's PIG GOAT BANANA CRICKET. He is also a beloved regular guest on the Earwolf podcast network, where his debut standup comedy album LOW HANGIN FRUIT was released in 2012.
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.