Hi I’m Taylor. I’m a comedian and the recent SECOND PLACE winner of AMERICA’S GOT TALENT! I started performing stand-up comedy while I was a senior in high school in Del Mar, California. I now live in Los Angeles and travel the globe (if you don’t count countries other than America and Canada) telling jokes. I’ve performed at the prestigious JUST FOR LAUGHS COMEDY FESTIVAL in Montreal, Canada and I was the youngest comedian to ever perform on THE LATE LATE SHOW WITH CRAIG FERGUSON. I’ve also appeared on MTV’s TRL, COMEDY CENTRAL’S LIVE AT GOTHAM, and I was a semi-finalist on the final season of NBC's LAST COMIC STANDING.
Described as a high energy comic, Chris Distefano acts out a variety of characters derived from his life, typically leaving you on the edge of your seat wondering “Who the hell is that he’s talking about?” Chris has worked at all of the top comedy clubs across New York City including but not limited to Gotham Comedy Club, Broadway Comedy Club, Caroline’s on Broadway, and the Laugh Lounge. Chris still lives in Brooklyn, NY with his Mom (punch line). Chris has a Bachelors degree in Psychology to impress his mom’s friends, and a Doctorate in Physical Therapy to impress his Moms friend’s Moms. That kind of thinking got him on the SNY network as the host of the 2010 Fencing Masters at Hammerstein Ballroom. It also got him all the way to the Final 4 of the 2011 March Madness Comedy Competition at the world famous Caroline’s on Broadway. Chris also headlined at Caroline’s this month and recently opened for Gilbert Gottfried & Dustin Diamond. When he’s not making witty remarks (like the ones you’ve just read) or transforming into various personas on stage, you can find him stretching people’s hamstrings and getting yelled at to clean his room.
Geoff Keith began performing stand up comedy at the end of 2003. Since then he has been making a name for himself and audiences and industry have both been taking notice. After Keith's first time on stage he walked off and heard an audience member saying, "remember that kid's name."
He spent his first two years traveling all over Southern California every night driving over 100 miles per night just to get stage time. He performed at AA meetings, restaurants, swap meets, nudist colonies, bars, clubs, etc. Whether there were two people or 200 people he would make the drive.
Soon he began traveling to other states such as Oregon, Washington, Montana, Idaho, and Nevada for gigs. The drives did not get any shorter going from state to state each day.
In January 2006 he got an opportunity to work a week at the Sacramento Punchline Comedy Club with Pablo Francisco. Francisco immediately brought Keith on the road with him for the remainder of the year giving Keith tons of experience working in front of packed crowds at the top clubs in the country. Francisco also included Keith in his one hour Comedy Central special "Pablo Francisco's: Ouch!" which aired in 2006. Since then Keith has appeared on Playboy TV's "Night Calls," Comedy Central's "Live at Gotham," CBS's "The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson," ABC's "Comic's Unleashed with Byron Allen," HBO's "Down and Dirty with Jim Norton," BET's "One Mic Stand," E! Channel's "Chelsea Lately," and some others. He also was asked to perform at the Vancouver Comedy Festival in 2006 and the Just for Laughs Festival in Montreal, Quebec in 2007.
On the acting front Keith was featured in "Coach Carter" and "Even Money" and has appeared in two national commercials. Along with those accomplishments, he had a development deal with Turner Broadcasting to create funny webisodes for their internet site SuperDeluxe.com. Keith also filmed a secret project for Ashton Kutcher which included funny short videos where he was the star. Kutcher directed four of the videos and Keith improvised the rest himself with Kutcher's approval.
Keith most recently finished shooting two seasons as one of the stars of MTV's "Disaster Date" with memorable characters such as "Mayhem the Wrestler," the "Homeless Guy," "Mr. Romance," and many more.
Currently, Keith is touring the country performing at colleges and comedy clubs alike.
Chase Durousseau is a household name that even smart people have trouble spelling. A Creole Texan, his easy going delivery and unique rapid-fire animated mannerisms have captivated audiences around the globe. Growing up latch key and down the street from a dollar theater, his early childhood consisted of getting dropped off at theme parks, the movies and pulling pranks on strangers that would eventually become his friends. He then proceeded to crash so many of these peoples family get togethers that eventually everywhere he went felt like home.
After volunteering for Red Cross during Hurricane Katrina, he couldn’t stop talking to people, took his insatiable lust for blabbering to the stage and has been there ever since. After starting comedy he won Houston's Funniest Person Contest, entertained U.S. Troops in Kuwait and Iraq. He performed at Moontower Comedy Festival with Hannibal Buress, opened for Craig Robinson and The Nasty Delicious on the east coast, and with Norm Macdonald, Jo Koy, Anjelah Johnson, Steve Byrne, Louis CK, Bill Burr and more in the south.
He currently lives in Los Angeles where he regularly performs around town and hosts a popular live weekly show called “Midnight Snack” at the Hollywood Improv.
Ron Josol represents a new generation of comedy. With his modish comedy style and commanding stage presence, he is one of today’s hottest acts.
Ron has taken his comedy around the world and has performed in Canada, U.S., Pacific Islands, Persian Gulf, Asia, Central America, the Carribean and the in the Middle East.
In Ron’s 2nd year performing as a comedian, he won the coveted Craven A’s funniest Homegrown Competition at the Just For Laughs Comedy Festival. Since then he has been performing regularly at various Festivals including, the Winnipeg Comedy Festival, Just For Laughs Festival, the International Comedy Fest 2K8, The Orange County Comedy Festival and the LOL Comedy Festival in Hollywood, California.
Indubitably, the most recognizable Asian comedian in Canada, Ron was profiled on the Comedy Network, ABS-CBN Asia, Showtime Dubai, CBC, Discovery Channel, Echo, Omni 1&2, MTV Canada, and recently the Biography Channel in Canada.
Ron has hosted his own television series on Omni 2’s network called, “FLIP”. He produced, co-wrote and starred as the lead of a short film based on his true story entitled, “Rolling Longaniza,” which aired on CBC Zflicks. He has written and performed on Much Music hit shows “Video on Trial” and “Much More Music”.
Ron has taped numerous stand-up comedy specials in his career, including, “Ethnical Difficulties” for CBC, “Comedy Now”, on CTV/Comedy network. He has been featured in ABS-CBN’s Slanted comedy taped at the San Jose Improv and recently recorded 2 comedy specials produced by Showtime Dubai. This lead to his first US television appearance on LOL Comedy Festival on Showtime USA.
Zainab was born and raised in New York City and after college decided to move her talents and ambition to the west coast. Moving to LA to pursue acting Zainab found herself always working on comedic projects. Her first TV appearance as a series regular on BET's Hell Date lead Zainab to study at The Groundlings and IO West. Zainab began performing improv and sketch all around LA at first with Troop Hollywood then with The Black Hand Side. After getting familiar with the 'comedy club' stage Zainab decided to attempt stand up. She did her first open mic in May 2010 and she's been going strong ever since. After only doing stand up for a a short time Zainab has performed at all of the top clubs from LA to NY like The Improv, The Laugh Factory, Standup NY, Caroline's on Broadway, and she's opened for Shawn and Marlon Wayans. Zainab won the 2013 ABFF HBO Comedy Wings Competition. Recently she did her first late night set on the Arsenio Hall show, she's on the new season of BET's Comic View hosted by Sommore as well as the new season of NBC's Last Comic Standing.
Socially Awkward has become one of the most popular shows in Hollywood! Every month the show features some of the biggest names in the industry. Some previous comedians have been David Spade, Dane Cook, Bill Burr, Steve Byrne, Neal Brennan, Chris D'Elia, Erik Griffin, Anthony Jeselnik, Chuck Martin, Brett Ernst, Taylor Williamson, Jerrod Carmichael, Brent Morin, Andrew Santino, Ian Edwards, Michael O'Connell, Tony Hinchcliffe, Gene Pompa, Jill Michele-Melean, Nikki Glaser, Christian Finnegan, and more. You never know what celebrity comedian may drop in!
Hosted and a produced by Vinny Fasline, he defines himself as socially awkward. If you think about it, stand up comedy is socially awkward. An individual stands in front of a room of strangers and attempts to break their judgement and make them laugh, by sharing insecurities and judging others -- all of this to obtain self gratification. It's messed up right? Well... that's what makes it funny. Wait, there's more. A portion of the proceeds from ticket sales will be donated to the American Cancer Society. Come on people... that's awesome. It consistently sells out, so get your tickets now.