Description: Line up: Vanessa Ragland, Jamie Flam, Dan Mintz, Ricky Carmona, Cole Stratton, Kumail Nanjiani, Rob Delaney
Van Jam is a true variety show featuring the biggest names in comedy and music doing stand-up, characters, storytelling, and playing original music and more with a house band featuring Grammy award winning musicians. The weekly show is hosted by Vanessa Ragland and Jamie Flam, and will feature drop-ins from celebrity comedians and musicians and many other surprises. Come join the fun!
Rob Delaney: Rob Delaney is a writer/stand up originally from Boston and graduated from New York University's Tisch School of the Arts. Much of Delaney’s success can be attributed to his massive following of over 650,000 followers that grows every day. In 2012, he won the award for “Funniest Person on Twitter” at the Comedy Central Comedy Awards beating out such luminaries as Steve Martin and Stephen Colbert. He’s also been listed as one of “The Funniest People on Twitter” on such sites as the Huffington Post, Vice Magazine, Paste Magazine, Comedy Central, and Funny or Die. Most recently he self-released his debut one-hour comedy special Live at the Bowery Ballroom via his own website, www.robdelaney.com. Rob’s reach spreads beyond the US market; in the UK he sold out the
Soho Theatre in 7 minutes via one “tweet” making him the fastest selling US performer in the venue’s history. His television credits include Comedy Central’s Key & Peele, FUEL TV’s The Daily Habit, and the pilot Movie Nook for TBS. In past years, Rob was a contributing writer for Ridiculousness on MTV and Vice Magazine. At the end of 2011, he filmed a
pilot for Comedy Central entitled @robdelaney. Rob was named one of Variety’s “Top 10 Comics to Watch” for 2012. In 2013, his first novel will be published by Random House. Rob also sings the national anthem for the Boston Red Sox and the Los Angeles Dodgers. He currently performs stand up regularly at the top comedy venues in Los Angeles, New York, and across the United States.
Huffington Post: “ Rob certainly meets all the criteria required for the clutches of stardom to grab
The Guardian: “Delaney is one of the sensations of the US scene.”
UK Arts Agenda: “An excellent US comic, who pedals wry, searing anecdotes on modern life. A rare, and
Kumail Nanjiani: KUMAIL NANJIANI is a tireless New York-based writer and performer who first gained attention for his critically acclaimed one-man UCB show "Unpronounceable,” a hilarious account of his growing up in a highly religious community in Pakistan, and making his way to glamorous Iowa for engineering college, before exploring standup in Chicago and New York. In the past year, Kumail has appeared on SNL, The Colbert Report, Kimmel, and Letterman, won two ECNYs for best standup and one-man show, and was featured New York Magazine’s “10 comedians to watch” feature as well as Variety’s “10 comics to watch.“ He also just wrapped the role of “Simon” in Greg Berlanti’s LIFE AS WE KNOW IT for Warner Brothers. Kumail is currently writing a pilot loosely based on his life for NBC and Conaco, as well as writing and performing on MICHAEL AND MICHAEL HAVE ISSUES for Comedy Central. Kumail was recently profiled in the NY Times and was the host of this year’s Gotham IFP Awards in New York.