Originally from Lake Charles, Louisiana, Kober has bounded onto the national stage - playing colleges, theatres and comedy clubs all over the country and bringing crowds to their feet with her original blend of stand-up, story telling, and improvised rock-n-roll comedy. Leslie Berman of The SWLA Times writes,"Kober is one of the most talented comics of our time. I have been betting on her to find her niche and go national since the first time I saw her. I thought: Shes got to be our 21st Century Lucille Ball, and thats no exaggeration. If you’re twenty years younger than me, think hipper Tracey Ullman." Jen Kober currently lives in Los Angeles, CA where she continues to develop new material and travel the globe spreading mass amounts of laughter world-wide with both her stand-up and improvised comedy shows.
Jen loves Yoo-Hoo and ranch flavored Corn-Nuts and wonders why instant gratification takes so long.
Sheena Metal's name has become synonymous with Los Angeles radio for the better part of twenty years. She currently hosts four shows for LA Talk Radio, including her top-rated afternoon drive show, “The Sheena Metal Experience”, which was just named one of the Frontier 50 by Talkers Magazine. Previously, she helmed five shows for KLSX (when it was 97.1 The FM Talk Station with Howard Stern in the mornings) one of which received a comprehensive feature in the Los Angeles Times Sunday Calendar. In addition, Metal was interviewed and quoted in Michael C. Keith’s “Sounds in the Dark”, currently in publication with a forward by radio monarch, Larry King.
Known for her biting sense of humor, Metal has appeared as: a comedic commentator on “National Inquirer TV”, a guest sous-chef on the reality cooking show, “Dish It Out!”, part of a dancing engagement party for Oprah Winfrey Network’s “Real Life: The Musical” and was the annual host of the All Access Music Awards. She has headlined two long-running stand-up comedy nights at The Laugh Factory in Hollywood (“Sheena Metal’s Midnight Madness” and “Inside the Girl’s Locker Room”); the latter of which was an all-girl laugh in praised by the LA Times. In 2014, Sheena returns to the comedy clubs for a series of edgy variety nights called, "Comedy Carnivale" at the Hollywood Improv.
Nina encapsulates audiences from NY to Japan with her hilariously original autobiographical stories. Often, but not always, Nina may be accompanied by her childhood best friend, “Gerry” the cello. Nina performs a one of a kind stand-up show that is unique on many levels for all to enjoy. Nina can be seen this summer in the critically acclaimed Showtime’s series Masters of Sex. Nina’s other recent credits include the Sundance Award winning film Pariah and Fox Searchlight’s Notorious. Nina is pretty sure she’s “the most famous black female cellist comedian you know.”
If the adage is true — that tragedy plus time equals comedy — then Ryan Sickler has paid his dues on the left side of the equation. Born in Baltimore, Ryan lost his father when he was 16. After that, he bounced from one relative to another. And while his early years might have seemed rocky, that tumultuous childhood gave him both fodder for material and armor against the relentless onslaught that is life as a standup comic.
His television appearances include The Pete HolmesShow, Comedy Central’s Tosh.O, Live At Gotham, Cutman and The Late Late Show.
Beyond standup, Ryan Sickler is an engaging storyteller. You can catch him every Tuesday (Toozdee) on his podcast, The CrabFeast. Inspired by his hometown, the show celebrates the things Ryan loves most — storytelling, family, friends and laughter.
Brent Weinbach's stand-up comedy is weird. He is a winner and recipient of the Andy Kaufman Award, which is given out once a year to recognize innovation in stand-up comedy. He is also responsible for various internet video sensations such as Gangster Party Line and Ultimate Drumming Technique, as well as the cult web series, Pound House. Brent has appeared on Conan, Lopez Tonight, Comedy Central, HBO, IFC, ABC, and Adult Swim, and also toured with the Comedians of Comedy.
Erik Charles Nielsen (born May 8, 1981 in West Sayville, NY) is an American actor and comedian best known for his recurring role as Garrett Lambert in the television comedy series Community since 2009. Acting credits also include Bad Milo (2013) and the first episode of IFC's Maron. He also starred in Erik the Librarian,a web series created by Simpsons writer Brent Forrester for the now defunct 60 Frames.
Nielsen graduated from Palm Bay High School in 1999. While attending Boston University, he was named the funniest comedian on campus. After continuing to hone his act at The Comedy Studio in Cambridge, Massachusetts, he moved to Los Angeles to attend UCLA, but dropped out of his Ph.D. program. Turning to comedy full-time, he got his first big break at the 2007 U.S. Comedy Arts Festivalin Aspen, Colorado. He's also appeared at Just For Laughs, on Conan, and on HBO Canada's stand-up series Funny as Hell.
Ashley Barnhill is from San Antonio, Texas. She graduated from the University of Texas at Austin and soon after she went on to receive her Juris Doctorate from the University of Texas School of Law.
Around that time, Ashley found Twitter and got her start writing jokes in miniature. Since then, she has become a contributor to Witstream.com and was recently featured on the Huffington Post's "18 Funny Women You Should Be Following on Twitter."
Ashley soon after moved her delivery to the stage and became known for her dark and compact one-liners. She's performed at festivals such as the Moontower Comedy Festival and the New York Comedy Festival, and she recently headlined the New Orleans Comedy Arts Festival. The Austin Chronicle spotlighted Ashley's stand-up, saying "finding her strength in the caustic, surprise one-liner, Barnhill's style frequently skews morbid, from the slow death of a relationship to actual, real, slow death."
Ashley has written and acted in many of her own sketch videos that have been front-page featured on Funny or Die and Huffington Post. Most recently she wrote, produced, edited and acted in the sketch "#blessed," which the Huffington Post referred to as "a twisted take on daily affirmations."
Ashley has studied sketch and improv at the Upright Citizens Brigade (UCB) and is trained in the Meisner Technique. She is the lead in the upcoming independent feature film Here There Now Year Ago. You can also catch her in the film The Dividing Line at the Bare Bones International Independent Film & Music Festival this April.
Harrison began performing stand-up comedy while studying psychology and English at Harvard. A summa cum laude graduate, Harrison was the co-founder of the Harvard College Stand-Up Comic Society (or "Harvard College SUCS," as the group's name is cheekily acronymized), the first organization at Harvard dedicated to the performance and appreciation of stand-up comedy and one still popular on campus today.
Now living in Manhattan, Harrison has quickly become one of the most in-demand comedians in New York, performing in more than 600 shows a year and thus leading the NY Daily News to call him "the hardest-working man in comedy." One of Comedy Central's "Comics to Watch," Harrison has also received many awards and honors for his comedy, including the Andy Kaufman Award (2010) for creativity and originality in comedy, the Shorty Award in collaboration with Comedy Central and the New York Comedy Festival for "Best Emerging Comic" (2011), and the Magners Comic Stand-Off (2011).
On television, Harrison is the warm-up comic for Katie, Katie Couric's daytime talk show on ABC. He has also been featured on SPIKE TV, the Discovery Channel, the Science Channel, and SiriusXM Satellite Radio. The co-host of the official Times Square New Year’s Eve World Wide Webcast in 2010, Harrison broadcasted live to over 250 million viewers around the globe. Internationally recognized for his talent, Harrison was the head writer for Tu Nite con Lorenzo Parro, the first-ever late night show on NBCU/Telemundo; was a featured correspondent on the Japanese television show, Scooper, which was broadcast nationally on Nippon TV; and was a featured act in the Magners Glasgow International Comedy Festival in Scotland.
Harrison also headlines comedy clubs around the country, including sold-out shows at TBS Just for Laughs Chicago and the legendary Carolines on Broadway (leading Punchline Magazine to name Harrison one of the “Breakout Artists” of the year). Harrison has also been featured in a wide variety of national and international publications, including being highlighted for the "Joke of the Week" in TimeOut NY and being featured in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, the Boston Globe, and CNBC.com.
Harrison's one-man show, Harrison Greenbaum: What Just Happened?, debuted at the legendary New York comedy hotspot, the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre, before commencing an Off-Broadway run and national tour.
Harrison is a talented comedy writer as well. He is a nationally published author (with selections printed in the books, 50 Successful Harvard Essays, 2nd ed., and How They Got Into Harvard) and has been a writer for MAD Magazine since 2005.
From colleges to comedy clubs, from talk shows to theaters, Harrison is bringing his unique style of comedy to audiences across the country and around the world, proving each night why publications such as Newsday have named him one of “today’s best.”
Melinda Hill is an award-winning comedian, writer and actress who performs all over the world. LA Weekly calls her “the female David Sedaris” and says her “bubbly, adorable persona belies outlandish funny” while Buzzine claims she puts “the fun back in funny and the smart back in smarty-pants.” She created, wrote, produced and starred in the hit web series ROMANTIC ENCOUNTERS WITH MELINDA HILL, ALL GROWZ UP and THE PROGRAM with Maria Bamford for Funny or Die. THE PROGRAM was named one of LA Weekly’s “10 best web series of 2014."
She voices multiple characters on the Emmy winning series Adventure Time and is the other half of the viral hit Confessions of a Tooth Fairy with Kristen Wiig. Other TV/ film appearances include Comedy Central's Pretend Time with Nick Swardson, Reno 911, Sarah Silverman Program, Important Things with Demetri Martin, Bill Maher's Bright Day, The Winner, Frank TV, Glory Daze, and Chris Kattan's Bollywood Hero. Her stand up has been featured on Late, Late Show with Craig Ferguson, Bonnie Hunt Show, BBC's World Stands Up, NESN's Comedy All Stars, Comics Unleashed, Who Wants To Date a Comedian, Stand Up In Stilettos ABC and when she hosted the series Comedy TV.
Her monthly show "What's Up, Tiger Lily" at UCB was named "best stand up show" in LA Weekly & LAist and her critically acclaimed CD "The Accidental Bisexual" is available on iTunes. She's a regular contributor for Huffington Post Comedy, XOJane and Hellogiggles and her humorous essays have also been featured in LA Innuendo & Opium Magazine.