Born in Queens and raised on Long Island, Dave Attell got into stand-up comedy in the late eighties after graduating from New York University with a degree in Film and Television. Attell used this prestigious degree to land amazing jobs in the food service industry - as a waiter. At night he would hit the "open mic" circuit in Manhattan. After many years, Attell worked his way up through the club scene onto the road, touring across America as a national headliner and developing a huge following among fans and the industry alike.
Dave Attell is currently the creator and host of “Dave’s Old Porn” on Showtime. He was named one of the “25 Funniest People in America” by Entertainment Weekly Magazine. His caustic wit, rapid-fire delivery and his choice of material that can best be described as "very adult" has earned him the reputation as a "comic's comic." But if you ask Attell, he’d say, "I’m just trying to get some laughs and sell some drinks."
In 2001, Attell used this love of booze and laughter to create and host the hit series, "Insomniac with Dave Attell" for Comedy Central. A travelogue show in which Attell goes from city to city looking for late-night fun, The New York Times called the show, "a doubly rare beast, a comedy without rancor and a travel show about the virtues of the American underdog." To Attell, the Insomniac show is more of a cross between "Girls Gone Wild” and “Cops”.
After four seasons of “Insomniac,” Attell taped several hour-long “Insomniac” specials overseas in Japan, Germany, England and Brazil. Once back in the states, he headed out on a thirty-five city theatre tour ending in Vegas, where he hosted a two-hour special for Comedy Central featuring Sean Rouse, Greg Geraldo and Dane Cook, some of the biggest comics in the country.
Dave Attell has made numerous appearances on “The Late Show with David Letterman,” “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” “Late Night with Conan O'Brien,” “The Howard Stern Show,” “Last Call with Carson Daly” and “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart”. He also appeared in Chris Rock’s cult film "Pootie Tang”. Other television credits include FOX's "Arrested Development," NBC's "Ed," HBO, Comedy Central’s "Tough Crowd with Colin Quinn" and his own half-hour stand-up special "Comedy Central Presents Dave Attell”.
When not on the road, Attell makes regular appearances at the Comedy Cellar in New York City.
ALI WONG is a stand-up comedian, writer, and actress living in Los Angeles, CA. With the recent release of her Netflix Special, ALI WONG: BABY COBRA, Ali became the first comedian to record a stand up special 7 months pregnant. Ali co-stars in the new ABC comedy, “American Housewife,” premiering this fall.
After SF Weekly selected her as “The Best Comedian of 2009″ and the SF Bay Guardian awarded her “Best of the Bay,” she decided that it was finally time to depart her hometown. In 2010, Comedy Central listed Ali Wong as one of 7 “Comics to Watch.” In 2011, Variety Magazine named her as one of the “10 Comics to Watch,” and Ali appeared in the 2011 and 2012 Just for Laughs Comedy Festival in Montreal, QC.
Since then, Ali has performed on “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno”, “John Oliver’s New York Stand-Up Show”, and “Late Night With Seth Meyers”. She also appeared in Oliver Stone’s film, Savages and was a series regular on NBC’s “Are You There Chelsea”. In 2012, Ali hosted the Golden Globes Live Coverage on E! You can often catch her as a guest on Comedy Central’s @Midnight and on Comedy Central’s “Inside Amy Schumer.” She recently appeared in Amy Schumer and Judd Apatow’s hit film Trainwreck and is currently a writer on ABC’s “Fresh Off The Boat.”
Louis was born and raised in Los Angeles (not the Valley, not Orange County, but actually in Los Angeles). His comedy career began at the incredibly early age of 9 when as part of a school project he submitted several jokes to “The Tonight Show,” two of which were read on air by Johnny Carson. When Louis moved to Northern California to attend UC Berkeley, he continued to pursue comedy as a writer/performer with the Theater Rice sketch comedy troupe. After graduating, he began performing stand-up throughout the Bay Area and quickly made a name for himself. He is now a professional comedian who can be seen performing at clubs and colleges across the country. In 2005, Louis had a great year, appearing in both the Montreal Comedy Festival and Atlanta’s “Laffapalooza” Comedy Festival. He also made his television debut (not counting the time he went on "The Judge Joe Brown Show") on “Last Call with Carson Daly.”
Jesse Joyce started his comedy career in Pittsburgh in 1998. In 2001 he made the move to New York City and since then has been making a name for himself in cities and countries you’ve heard of as one of the hottest young comics working today.
He attributes his comic instincts to growing up with his entertaining family. By following the example of his Uncle Michael, a former clown in the Ringling Bros.& Barnum and Bailey Circus and his great uncles, founders of the International Juggling Association, Joyce developed his own unique brand of comic charisma without throwing or balancing stuff or getting in or out of a tiny car.
Jesse has been seen on the inaugural season of Comedy Central’s Live At Gotham, and his Live At Gotham segment on Comedy Central’s website remains in the top most watched clip for the season. In addition he has filmed Weekly Evil segments for The Root of All Evil also for the Comedy Central website. Throughout 2007 Jesse was invited to be part of the Comedy Central on Campus College Tour. He’s appeared on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno’s “Pass The Mic” segment. He’s been the host of AMC’s Date Night, a regular guest on RedEye on FOXNews, as well as appearing on Entertainment Tonight, and Lifetime. He was a contributing writer for Comedy Central’s Roasts of Joan Rivers, Larry The Cable Guy, Bob Saget and Flava Flav as well as the TBS Celebrity Roast of Cheech and Chong and was proud to have made fun of Ice-T and Geraldo Rivera to their faces from the comfort and anonymity of his living room. In addition to writing for the Roast, Jesse was also invited to perform on several shows at the TBS Comedy Festival in Las Vegas.
His debut CD Joyce To The World has been well received and is played regularly on XM and Sirius Satellite Radio. In addition, Jesse can be frequently heard on the nationally syndicated Bob and Tom morning show, is featured on Bob and Tom’s CD As Big As A Hat, and The Montreal Comedy Hour on the CBC in Canada. Since 2007 Jesse has been one of the four members of the nationally touring Comedy Addiction Tour featuring four comedians tackling the subject of their own addiction and recovery performing in theaters nation wide.
He’s a contributor and a member of the marginally prestigious “panel of experts” in the book The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Jokes and was recently featured in a Wall Street Journal article about comics using the internet to promote themselves. Jesse was invited by Eddie Brill, the booker of Letterman to participate in The Great American Comedy Festival 2008 – a tribute comedy festival to Johnny Carson. In October 2009 he wrapped shooting his first feature film entitled “Stags” produced by the legendary Ben Barenholz (Raising Arizona, Requiem for a Dream) due out in early 2010. He also recently took part in a stand up comedy special hosted by Caroline Rhea featuring 20 of New York City’s up and coming comedians called Stand Up 360 which was played in movie theaters around the country in 2009. Jesse has also written numerous TV and radio commercials as well as various print ads. In 2001 he received 2 American Advertising Awards (ADDYs) for his writing.
Jesse has entertained audiences in 13 countries on 4 continents; all over the U.S., Canada, Ireland, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Qatar, Djbouti, Kuwait, Iraq, China, Malaysia, Singapore and Switzerland where he has appointed himself The Father of Swiss Comedy, as he’s the only comedian he’s ever heard of performing in Switzerland.
Tom Rhodes is a world traveling comedian. The New York Times describes him as “A mostly natural intellect with a knack for reporting the harsh realities of life with a dark and absurdly optimistic cynicism.”
An adventurer forging his own path, Rhodes has built a career that not only includes stand-up specials, a sitcom, a travel show, a late night talk show, numerous live CD’s & DVD’s, his critically acclaimed podcast Tom Rhodes Radio, as well as being a travel writer for the Huffington Post.
Fresh from releasing his new hour special Light Sweet Crude on Netflix and Chill.com Rhodes has had a long raucous career covering every corner of the globe. In 2012 Rhodes was featured in the Showtime stand-up series, Live From Amsterdam (2012). His three half hour stand-up specials include two Comedy Central Presents... (2009 & 2001) and Raw, recorded in Stockholm for Swedish television (2009). He had his own sitcom television show on NBC called Mr. Rhodes (1996 – 1997), his own Late Night Talk show on Dutch television Kevin Masters starring Tom Rhodes (2002 – 2003), and traveled the world as a TV presenter on the Dutch travel program Yorin Travel (2004).
His latest LIVE recording as a double CD Colossus of Me released in 2012. In 2009 Laughspin.com named his DVD Rhode Scholar the Number One Comedy DVD of 2009. As a featured travel writer for Huffington Post his travel story ‘A Tragedy, A Miracle And A Brawl...Welcome to Ireland’ got awarded by the Huffington Post one of the Top 10 Best Travel Stories of 2011. His podcast Tom Rhodes Radio was named one of the Top 10 of Best Podcasts of 2011 by Matador.com and was praised as the best newcomer in The Onion AV’s Club (December 2012).
The International Man of Comedy is currently on his Colossus of Me tour. Catch him while he is in town!