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.”
Brody Stevens is the executive producer and star of the unique Comedy Central TV series “Brody Stevens: Enjoy It!”, co-created and produced by Zach Galifianakis. Brody is also the host of two popular podcast series - “The Steven Brody Stevens Festival of Friendship” on the Feral Audio Network, and “Brode and Esther” on Deathsquad. In addition, Brody hosted his own live video podcast "Positive Push with Brody Stevens" on Youtube's Video Podcast Network.
Stevens has appeared on Conan, Chelsea Lately, @midnight, Premium Blend, TMZ, The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn, Late World with Zach, The Best Damn Sports Show Period, Tosh.0, Fox NFL Sunday, Playboy Morning Radio and on podcasts by Jay Mohr, Joe Rogan and WTF with Marc Maron. Brody also appeared in the movies Jesus Is Magic, Due Date, The Hangover and The Hangover Part II. He was, however, cut out of the movie Funny People.
Most recently, Brody released his Comedy Central Half-Hour Special in January, 2014.
Comedian and actor Eric Andre is the creator/host of The Eric Andre Show. New episodes are on Thursdays at 12:30 am on Adult Swim. Beyond his show, he has performed stand-up at clubs, colleges and festivals all around the country. Eric was most recently on ABC’s Don't Trust the B---- in Apartment 23 and on the big screen in The Internship with Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson.
Rachel Bloom is a comedian based in Los Angeles. She currently writes for the Adult Swim show “Robot Chicken” and is developing a musical television pilot for Fox Studios. Rachel specializes in the combination of music and comedy, creating comedic music videos for the internet as well as performing live shows around the Los Angeles area. She wrote and performed two musical sketch shows at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theaters on both coasts: “Rachel Bloom is a Triple Threat!!!” and “Sing Out, Louise!” Her 2010 music video “Fuck Me, Ray Bradbury” was a viral sensation and nominated for a Hugo Science Fiction Award. Her music videos have been featured on FunnyorDie, Huffingtonpost, Buzzfeed and Wired, among others. She was also a writer for the Fox animated show “Allen Gregory.”
Rachel graduated from NYU, Tisch School of the Arts in 2009 with a BFA in Theater. At NYU, she studied with the CAP 21 musical theater studio, Experimental Theater Wing, and International Theater Workshop in Amsterdam. She was also a writer, performer and director for the college sketch group HammerkatzNYU.
Neal Brennan is a writer, director, and comedian. He is the co-creator of “Chappelle’s Show,” for which he received three Emmy nominations. (Winning None!)
He co-wrote the film “Half Baked,” and directed the film, “The Goods,” starring Jeremy Piven, Ed Helms, Ken Jeong and Will Ferrell. He also collaborates regularly with Seth Meyers, writing and directing the ESPYs and The White House Correspondents Dinner.
Online, the podcast Neal co-hosts, “The Champs” is routinely on the iTunes charts and has been downloaded over 1.3 million times. As of this writing, Brennan has 180,000 followers on twitter and has been named by Time magazine and Rolling Stone, “One of the Funniest People on Twitter.”
Neal recently directed an episode of “New Girl” on Fox and is scheduled to direct Amy Schumer’s new show on Comedy Central. He is also developing a sitcom for himself to star in for the Fox network.
Stand up-wise, Brennan regularly tours the good venues in the good parts of America, has had his own ½ Hour on Comedy Central and just recently finished filming his hour special.
He has also appeared on “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon,” “Conan,” “Just For Laughs” and “Lopez Tonight.”
Chris Hardwick brings a live performance of his late-night Comedy Central show @Midnight, to the festival. Similar to the televised show, Chris will lead three celebrity contestants down the ultimate Internet wormhole. Culling from the darkest recesses of social media, the contestants will compete to determine who has the funniest take on the day's pop culture.
In addition to hosting @ Midnight, Chris is a stand-up comedian, chart-topping podcaster, television personality, contributor for Wired magazine, and CEO and creative head of the multi- platform media behemoth known as Nerdist Industries. Nerdist Industries has grown to include the Nerdist.com website; a premium YouTube channel (youtube.com/nerdist) with over 875K subscribers; 2.2M Twitter fans; and a podcast network including the flagship Nerdist Podcast that averages 4.8M monthly downloads. Nerdist also produces content for television including “All Star Celebrity Bowling” for AMC and “In the Name of Science for National Geographic” Channel. Chris is also the face of AMC’s live after show Talking Dead, which discusses the highly-rated television series The Walking Dead.
Comedy Living Room is a live stand-up comedy show held monthly in the living room of die-hard comedy fans and roommates, Matt Lottman and Frank Chad Muniz. What started out as an open mic amongst friends has quickly become one the most unique comedy experiences in LA, bringing in anywhere from 100-150 audience members each month. In its first year Comedy Living Room was named one of the 13 hottest places to see comedy in LA by The Hollywood Reporter. With their intimate atmosphere and A-list lineups, Comedy Living Room prides itself on giving people the most unique live comedy experiences around!
Comedy Living Room is taking it's laid back comfortable vibe and bringing it to The Hollywood Improv. Comedy Living Room's Kick Back will be a one of a kind experience that will make you feel right at home.