Deon Cole is originally from the south side of Chicago. Deon’s charismatic personality and original style make him one of the most popular performers in the comedy scene today. As a standup, he has been featured on Shaq's All Star Comedy Jam, The Tonight Show with Conan O’Brien, John Oliver’s New York Stand-Up Show, Laffapalooza, and Mash Ups along with his own Comedy Central Presents: Deon Cole.
After a standup appearance on The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien in 2009, Deon was offered a job as a staff writer for the show and quickly became known for his hilarious appearances as a commentator on the show. In 2010, he was nominated for his first EMMY and Writers Guild Award along with the other writers of The Tonight Show with Conan O’Brien and he was named one of the “Top 10 Comedians to Watch” by VARIETY. In 2011, Deon received his second Emmy Nomination for his work with the writers of CONAN and in 2013 he went on to star in his own show for TBS called, Deon Cole's Black Box.
Deon currently appears as "Charlie" on ABC's Black-ish, and will soon be one of the lead roles in TBS's Angie Tribeca created by Steve and Nancy Carell, starring Rashida Jones. Deon also recently guest starred on USA's Benched, and has been featured on FX’s The League, Wild N’ Out with Nick Cannon, as well as the films, Barbershop 1 and 2.
Atlanta Raised Byron Bowers grew up on that line between the middle class and the lower class. Emerging from a Black community and educated in a white middle class community gives him some the most diverse observations in the world. Byron Bowers’ obsession for success drives his ability to connect with any audience. He compels audiences because of his smooth delivery—he's a poised puncher. Byron Bower’s creativity and quick wit marks him as one of the cleverest, making him the most unstoppable comedian in this solar system.
MANNY MALDONADO WAS BORN IN MODESTO,CA. HIS JOURNEY TO COMEDY WASNT PLANNED. MANNYS GOAL WAS TO PLAY PROFESSIONAL FOOTBALL. THE PROBLEM WAS HE WAS TO DAMN SHORT! AFTER HIGH SCHOOL, HE ATTENDED JUNIOR COLLEGE TO PURSUE A DREAM IN SPORTS BROADCASTING. WHILE IN COLLEGE HE PARTICIPATED IN SPEACH DEBATE AND FOUND HIS SPEACHES WERE ALWAYS FUNNY. SHORT AFTER HE DROPPED OUT OF COLLEGE TO TRY STAND UP COMEDY. TEN YEARS LATER MANNY MALDONADO IS RECOGNIZED AS ONE OF THE HOTTEST RISING LATINO COMICS IN THE COUNTRY. MANNY HAS WORKED OVERSEAS AND FROM COAST TO COAST IN SOME OF THE BEST COMEDY CLUBS IN THE COUNTRY. HE HAS WORKED WITH DAVE CHAPPELLE,DAVE ATTELL, AND GEORGE LOPEZ. MANNYS TV CREDITS INCLUDE B.E.T. COMICVIEW,LATINO LAUGH FESTIVAL,COMICS UNLEASHED, AND QUE LOCOS TO NAME A FEW. IN 2007 AND 2008 MANNY WAS SELECTED TO PERFORM ON THE "CROWN ROYAL NEW LATIN KINGS OF COMEDY TOUR" WITH COMIC LEGEND PAUL RODRIGUEZ. HE RECENTLY APPEARED ON COMEDY CENTRAL'S COMEDY REHAB, AND WAS A GUEST PANELIST ON DR. PHIL.
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.