Jeff Ross is an actor, writer, director, producer and comedian originally from Newark, New Jersey. He is the creator and star of "The Burn With Jeff Ross" on Comedy Central as well as a producer and star of that network's wildly popular celebrity roast franchise. He also debuted his new comedy special on Comedy Central entitled "Jeff Ross Roasts America: which takes Jeff across the United States and into Canada speed roasting the people, places and things that make this country so unique. Recent writing credits include the screenplay "The Comedian" (co-written with Art Linson) and the book, "I Only Roast The Ones I Love" published by Simon & Schuster. Jeff also tours the world performing live as "The Roastmaster General".
Egyptian-American Ahmed Ahmed is an actor, comedian, producer, director and the best ambassador of comedy you’ll ever meet! Ahmed joins Steve Byrne, Owen Benjamin and Roy Wood Jr. as the Sullivan & Son Comedy Tour comes to Zanies on Thursday, May 15th. He will also host all shows at Zanies throughout the festival.
Ahmed is a regular on the TBS hit comedy show Sullivan and Son. He recently directed, co-produced and appears in Just Like Us, a documentary that follows a group of critically acclaimed, international stand-up comedians as they perform throughout the Middle East in an effort to break down barriers and encourage cross-cultural dialogue. Ahmed has appeared in films including Iron Man; Vince Vaughn’s Wild West Comedy Show - 30 Days & 30 Nights, Hollywood to the Heartland; You Don't Mess With The Zohan; and Swingers; and on television in Tracey Takes On; Roseanne; JAG; Comedy Central's Tough Crowd with Colin Quinn; and MTV's PUNK'D. He co-founded and performed in Comedy Central’s global Axis of Evil Tour. He can be seen this summer in Danny Green’s musical film Revival! Ahmed was the winner of the first annual Richard Pryor Award for ethnic comedy at the Edinburgh Comedy Festival in Scotland.
Brady Matthews’s high energy, good looks and witty personality make him standout amongst other young comedians in the country today. Born in Boston and raised in Chicago, Brady grew up making his friends and family laugh, catapulting him into becoming the standup comedian he is today. After winning the Uncle Clyde’s Comedy Competition at the Ice House in 2007, Brady knew being on stage and making people laugh was what he is meant to do. He was invited to the Seattle Comedy Competition as well as the Calgary Comedy Festival and headlines all around the country. You can catch Brady performing at his own show Top Secret Comedy at the Hollywood Improv, or working out new material at the Comedy Store. When Brady isn’t on stage, you can catch him on the new webisode series “Clean Break” or in reoccurring roles such as E!’s “Reality Hell”, “Always Sunny in Philadelphia”, “Better Off Ted”, “CSI: New York”, and “How I Met Your Mother”. He has also been featured on TruTV’s “TheSmokingGun.com”, and Jimmy Kimmel Live.
Lisa Alvarado, The Latin Queen of Comedy, is Tina Fey meets Sophia Vergara. Lisa brings the funny with clever wit and a sassy fun attitude; relatable and quirky, in that Ellen Degeneres way, using her own life as the punch line. Lisa specializes in targeting her humor to her audience!
Born to Peruvian parents in Chicago, Lisa knew she wanted to be a Stand up comedian at an early age.
She writes all her own material and enjoys sharing her gift of laughter with audiences around the world, including several overseas shows for the Troops. Lisa is a National Headliner to many theatres, clubs, colleges and corporate events. TV appearances include: NBC's "Last Comic Standing", Nick at Nite's "Funniest Mom in America 2", "Comics Unleashed" with Byron Allen, "Stand Up in Stilettos" on TV Guide Network, NuvoTV, and many more. Lisa also played Paul Rodriguez's sidekick on 20 episodes of "Mis Videos Locos" on the MTV Network.
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