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 actor, comedian, producer, and director Ahmed Ahmed is one of the most diverse, multi-faceted talents in the entertainment industry today. In 2014, he can be seen starring as “Ahmed” on TBS’ hit comedy series Sullivan & Son. Executive Produced by Vince Vaughn, the show follows Steve Sullivan [Steve Byrne], a corporate lawyer who surprises his parents when he leaves his job to take over a bar owned by his father in Pittsburgh. Ahmed made his first appearance as unlucky in love, tow-truck driver [and best friend to Steve] “Ahmed” in season one, and joined the cast as a series regular in season two, quickly becoming a fan favorite. Ahmed is currently the only Arab-American actor playing a non-stereotypical role on a comedy sitcom, today.
Born in Helwan, Egypt and raised in Riverside, California Ahmed immigrated to the US when he was one month old with his family. When he was 19 years old he made the move to Los Angeles to pursue a career in the entertainment industry, and attended the American Academy of Dramatic Arts. His first big break was in the suspense, action film Executive Decision alongside Kurt Russell, Steven Segal, and Halle Berry in 1996. Ahmed went on to appear in a handful of blockbuster and cult hit features including Swingers, Iron Man, and You Don’t Mess With The Zohan. On the television front, Ahmed has appeared on top series such as Tracy Takes On, Weeds, and Roseanne to name a few.
In 2011, Ahmed made his directorial debut with his groundbreaking documentary Just Like Us. The film premiered at Tribeca Film Festival, and went on to be selected at 30 international film festivals, winning several “Best Director” and “Best Documentary” awards. The documentary, a celebration of culture and comedy, follows Ahmed and ten American comedians through Dubai, Egypt, Lebanon, and Saudi Arabia, performing in front of over 20,000 Arabs and Muslims across the region. Just Like Us garnered Ahmed attention on the political front, and he was invited to The White House to have dinner with President Obama, and was also invited to The State Department to have dinner with Hilary Clinton- as they commended him on creating a project that made an effort to break down barriers and encourage cross-cultural dialogue. Ahmed is currently in post-production on Just Like Us Too, which takes place in Syria, Jordan, Palestine, and Oman.
While working in film and television Ahmed’s profile in comedy continues to rise, being hand picked by Vince Vaughn for his Wild West Comedy Tour [2005-present]. Vaughn is currently producing the first ever Wild West comedy festival in Nashville, TN where Ahmed will hold the roll of Comedy Ambassador, performing and hosting shows. In 2005, Ahmed cofounded and performed in the Axis of Evil Comedy Tour which aired on Comedy Central as the first ever Middle Eastern stand up comedy special. Ahmed is also the winner of the first annual Richard Pryor Award for Ethnic Comedy at the Edinburgh Comedy Festival in Scotland.
Ahmed is currently a paid regular performer at the world famous Comedy Story in Hollywood, The Laugh Factory, and the Comedy Cellar in New York City. He regularly tours nationally and internationally, and in summer 2014, Ahmed will hit the road for the Sullivan & Son Comedy Tour with his cast mates from the series, hitting 20+ markets across the country. Ahmed is a true believer that laughter heals, and that comedy can bridge the gap between communities across the world.
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.
ComedyJuice is one of the top comedy brands in the world, producing hundreds of live comedy events and hours of online content every year as well as being an online entertainment destination. With partnerships with many of the other top comedy brands including CollegeHumor.com, Improv Comedy Clubs, Comedy.com, Comix Comedy Club, The Ice House Comedy Club, and National Lampoon, ComedyJuice content reaches a wide national audience of comedy fans through both live events and digital media.
ComedyJuice Live produces over 150 shows every year and works with over 200 of the biggest and best comedians in the country. It’s shows have been called the best standup comedy show in the nation by sources ranging from Sirius Satellite radio to People magazine and attracts such comedy stars as Dane Cook, Sarah Silverman, and Dave Attell on a regular basis.
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