Cristela Alonzo is a stand-up comedian that made TV history in 2014 by becoming the first Latina to create, write and star in a network TV sitcom named “Cristela”. Cristela was also the first Latina to star in a Disney Pixar movie when she starred as Cruz Ramirez in “Cars 3.”
Cristela also served as one of ABC’s “The View’s” most popular guest hosts and has a one-hour stand-up special (“Lower Classy”) currently streaming on Netflix. Aside from comedy, Cristela focuses on advocacy work, fighting for issues that range from immigration, universal healthcare and lower income communities with numerous organizations including Special Olympics Texas, People for the United Way, Planned Parenthood, LUPE (La Union del Pueblo Entero) and serves as advisory board member for Define American.
Cristela is based in LA and will have her first book to be released in 2019 by Atria Books under Simon & Schuster.
With over 1 billion video views, comedian and viral sensation John Crist is the next big thing in standup comedy. Whether you know him from viral videos like “Millennial International,” “Road Rage in the Church Parking Lot,” or “Every Parent at Disney,” Crist has solidified his comedic prowess with sold out shows from coast to coast. His most recent tour—The Human Being Tour—completely sold out in the Fall of 2018. Crist performed in front of 100,000 people across 55 cities throughout the tour.
Nine years in, Crist has shared the stage with some of the best in the business, including Dave Chappelle, Jeff Foxworthy, Seth Meyers, Larry the Cable Guy, Trevor Noah, Dana Carvey, Adam Carolla, Chris D’Elia, Anjelah Johnson, Tim Hawkins, and Louie Anderson. Anderson, named one of Comedy Central’s Top 100 Comedians of All Time, says of Crist, “It’s only a matter of time until John Crist is a household name. He is so likable and his stand-up is top notch.” Tim Hawkins, who Crist has performed with over 100 times says, “This guy ain’t no opener. John Crist is the real deal.”
“My favorite part of touring is meeting people from different areas of the country and hearing how my comedy has impacted them or their favorite part of my act,” says Crist.
Named as one of the “Top Five Comics to Watch,” Crist is no stranger to accolades. He was a finalist in Comedy Central’s “Up Next Comedy Competition,” a finalist in the Comedy Works “New Faces Contest,” and named to the Burbank Comedy Festival’s “Best of the Fest.”
Crist has created and starred in several videos for BuzzFeed and has made several appearances on the Bob and Tom Show. He has been featured on ESPN, Sports Illustrated, US Weekly, USA Today, Buzzfeed, Laughs on Fox, The Today Show, Huffington Post, The Bleacher Report, 9Gag, HLN, Men’s Humor, Relevant Magazine, The Adam Carolla Show, WGN, Cloyd Rivers, Old Row, Cracked, The Catalyst Conference, The Nerdist Network, TBN, and The Daily Wire. He was even once a voice actor on the popular children’s radio show Adventures in Odyssey.
Crist’s tour schedule keeps him busy, typically performing in churches, comedy clubs and theaters. “It wasn’t always like that,” Crist says. “One time when I was first starting out, I did an open mic at a Chili’s. It was traumatizing.” To date, one of the most unique shows Crist has ever performed was a comedy tour for the troops in Middle East. “It was surreal. It was just me and a tent full of soldiers at this military base on the border of Kuwait and Iraq. No mic, no stage, no nothing. I was standing on a wooden crate. It was probably 120 degrees in there. It was comedy in its purest form.”
When asked where he finds the inspiration to write jokes, Crist says, “Shoot, I grew up in the deep south, my dad is a pastor, and I was the third of eight homeschooled children. My first job was at Chick-fil-A. Coming from a background like that, how do you NOT write jokes?!”
Whether its Church Hunters, Celebrity Pastor Fantasy Draft or his most recent work, Virtual Reality Church, Crist’s humor sometimes focuses on the nuance of the local church. Of the church, Crist says, “Man, I love the local church. Growing up serving at my dad’s church, I know the effect that a healthy, vibrant local church can have on the community. If I ever come across as critical, it's because I love the church and I wish for so much more from it. I think the local church is our only hope for change in America, that said... we do some weird stuff :)”
ISMO started his comedy career in 2002 in his home country of Finland. There, ISMO wrote and starred in 2 seasons of his own sitcom, ISMO. He filmed three DVD Specials from 2008 to 2016, and has sold-out numerous concert halls and theatres across the UK and Finland. He has been gaining attention at the biggest comedy festivals around the world, including Just For Laughs Montreal, Edinburgh Fringe Festival and the New Zealand International Comedy Festival. In 2018, he will be debuting his one man show “Words Apart” at the Melbourne Comedy Festival.
ISMO made his US debut in 2014 at the Laugh Factory in Hollywood where he won the title of “The Funniest Person in the World.” In 2016, he moved to Los Angeles and performs regularly at the Laugh Factory, the Comedy and Magic Club, the Melrose Improv and the Ice House. He has appeared on NBC’s Last Call with Carson Daly and just became the first Finnish Comedian to perform on Conan in 2018. Ismo’s clip from Conan has been viewed 45+ million times. ISMO is unique in how he uses his outsiders point of view to find humor in the most ordinary things.
Adam Ray was most recently seen on HBO’s CURB YOUR ENTHUSIASM, the NETFLIX film GAME OVER MAN, and the new season of ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT. This fall he can be seen in HBO’s BALLERS, season two of AMERICAN VANDAL for NETFLIX, and on the big screen in the Jennifer Lopez comedy SECOND ACT. Adam was also a cast member in the reboot of the sketch comedy franchise MADtv for the CW and played Joey McIntyre's manager on the POP NETWORK show RETURN OF THE MAC. Adam is known from his work opposite Sandra Bullock and Melissa McCarthy in Paul Feig's buddy cop comedy THE HEAT. Adam was also featured in Paul Feig’s SPY and last summer’s reboot of GHOSTBUSTERS, in which he voiced the iconic character of SLIMER and played a supporting role as well. Adam co-hosted the comedy game show SEPARATION ANXIETY on TBS with comedian Iliza Shlesinger and has guest-starred on 2 BROKE GIRLS, WORKAHOLICS, SILICON VALLEY, and @MIDNIGHT. He has written for MTV's PUNK'D, ADAM DEVINE’S HOUSE PARTY, and the reboot of MYSTERY SCIENCE THEATER. Adam tours the country with his standup, headlining the top comedy clubs, and has opened for acts such as Adam Devine, John Legend, The New Kids on the Block, and The Goo Goo Dolls. Adam's standup has been featured on The LATE LATE SHOW WITH CRAIG FERGUSON and ADAM DEVINE’S HOUSE PARTY on Comedy Central. On the voiceover front, Adam has been the voice of CONAN for the past 2 years, has featured in cartoons like TROLLS, RICK & MORTY, and SUPERMANSION, and this fall voices the talking horse Swift Wind in the Dreamworks show SHE-RA streaming on NETFLIX. Adam is a regular on THE ADAM CAROLLA PODCAST, but also co-hosts the popular ABOUT LAST NIGHT podcast, which has welcomed guests such as Melissa McCarthy, Bill Burr, Dana Carvey, Susan Sarandon, Nick Swardson, Adam Carolla, Tony Danza, Jason Derulo, Neil Patrick Harris, Jeff Garlin, Jokoy, Whitney Cummings, Marc Maron, and Kevin Nealon. His hilarious sketches, which have garnered over 30 million views on YouTube and Funny Or Die, can be viewed at adamraycomedy.com.
A 90 minute intimate session where the ladies tell all about their kids, partners, business, and momlife.
THEIR MISSION HAS ALWAYS BEEN TO BRING LAUGHTER AND A SENSE OF COMMUNITY TO WOMEN AND MOMS.
With seven kids between the two of them, Cat & Nat know just how lonely and isolating motherhood can be. So, they set out on a mission to bring women and moms together by hosting dinner parties and events - with wine and without babies. The events garnered huge success in Toronto and were talked about all over, leading Cat & Nat to take things to the next level and break into the online world to reach more people and connect women and moms everywhere.
Cat & Nat's rapidly-exploding community of like-minded moms tune in every day to watch them rewrite the paradigm of “the perfect mom.” With honesty and humor, Cat & Nat dismantle the unrealistic portrayals of motherhood that are often presented throughout social and traditional medias. Through their virally famous #MOMTRUTHS, which have garnered hundreds of millions of views around the world, and their daily Facebook Live show, Cat & Nat share everything moms think but are too afraid to talk about.
TJ MILLER is one of the most sought after comedians in the comedy world, but not in the drama world, or the finance world. He was named one of Variety’s “Top 10 Comics to Watch,” and EW's “Next Big Things in Comedy”. Miller’s voice stars in Disney’s Academy Award-winning animated feature, BIG HERO 6. You may recognize his non-animated face and body from his roles in FOX’s big screen comic book adaptation of DEADPOOL, the highest grossing R-rated film of all time, 2014’s surprise indie hit TRANSFORMERS 4, and Mike Judge’s HBO comedy series SILICON VALLEY, now in its third season, for which he received the Critics’ Choice Award for Best Supporting Actor in a Television Comedy.
His podcast “Cashing in with T.J. Miller” on nerdist.com is listened to by 12 and ½ people, and he is a nationally touring standup artist, crisscrossing the country listening to Kris Kross (he’s also done shows in the U.K. and Puerto Rico (Puerto Rico did not go well)). He has been performing his absurdist observational standup act for over 10 years, and has never gone to the bathroom in his pants on stage. His hour-long Comedy Central stand-up special T.J. MILLER: NO REAL REASON and hip-hop/pop/folk music album “The Extended Play E.P.”, an E.P. with 41 tracks, and the ILLEGAL ART REMIXTAPE are all available now. He hosted Comedy Central’s MASH-UP, a mashup of standup, sketches and visualizations, and has appeared on CHELSEA LATELY more than most women his height. He got his start touring with Second City in Chicago and improvising with Annoyance Theater, iO, and managers at electronics stores asking why he was late and smelled like gin.
Miller has been in a number of major studio films including CLOVERFIELD, SHE'S OUT OF MY LEAGUE, SEEKING A FRIEND FOR THE END OF THE WORLD, ROCK OF AGES, OUR IDIOT BROTHER, YOGI BEAR 3D (Ranger Jones, his greatest role to date), UNSTOPPABLE, and GET HIM TO THE GREEK. Miller also talks like an old drag queen after a hard night of chain smoking, and thus voiced the character Tuffnut in the Oscar-nominated animated film HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON and HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON 2. He voices Robbie from GRAVITY FALLS on Disney, Tuffnut in the Netflix HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON TV series, and GORBURGER, a very strange show you just have to google to understand. Upcoming films include OFFICE CHRISTMAS PARTY, opposite Jason Bateman and Jennifer Aniston, and READY PLAYER ONE, directed by Steven Spielberg.
He resides in Hollywood, California, where he struggles to find meaning in an uncertain world. He is a comedian.
Russ Nagel is "America's Funniest Biker" seen on A&E's Comedy on the Road, Showtime, the WB, Spike TV, Comedy Central. Over the years comedians worldwide have sought that hook. A "HOOK" in the world of comedy is that special something that set them apart from others and brings people to their show. You may think that a stand-up comedian who bills himself as "America’s Funniest Biker" has sought a hook that is far too narrow. Where could America’s Funniest Biker perform and for what target audience? A biker bar, motorcycle rally, a trailer park family reunion? If that's what you are thinking you are way off the mark about this guy!
The fact is America’s Funniest Biker A.K.A. Russ Nagel, has played in a wide range of venues including Trump Castle in Atlantic City NJ, The Majestic Theater in Dallas TX, and Catch a Rising Star in Las Vegas NV. Russ has also performed to audiences at the Atlantis Hotel and Casino on Paradise Island located in Nassau, Bahamas and is a regular on Carnival Cruise Lines. With this in mind it may not be surprising to learn that he has also done events on behalf of the Fraternal Order of Police, performed at a variety of college campuses, and shared the stage with top comedians such as Chris Rock, Bill Engvall, and Bill Mahr just to name a few.
Russ has become recognized in the entertainment industry for achieving more laughs per minute than any comedian working the circuit today and has also been seen on The Nashville Network, A&E's Comedy on the Road, Showtime, the WB, Spike TV, Comedy Central and many more. Being an 27 year veteran of the comedy stage, Russ keeps the laughs coming fast and furious with an array of topics ranging from family and marriage, to travel and current events, and yes he even throws in some biker stuff too. So what are you waiting for? Ride (or drive) to the comedy venue nearest you and check out Russ Nagel, America’s Funniest Biker performing his high-energy, rapid-fire, and extremely funny show!
Francisco Ramos recently shot an HBO standup special “Entre Nos” that will air summer 2018. He was a top-ten finalist on Last Comic Standing 2015 and continues to flourish as an actor and voice-over artist in addition to touring as a stand-up comic across North America, most recently appearing in Showtime’s “Shameless”, “Angie Tribeca” from Steve Carell, Netflix’s “Lady Dynamite”, and voicing the role of Marmoset in the animated film “RIO” with Anne Hathaway and Jesse Eisenberg. He has also appeared on the hilarious @midnight on Comedy Central and several times on Jimmy Kimmel Live.
Francisco is part of Lorne Michael’s “Mas Mejor”, where he has written, directed and performed several sketches for them. His debut album “Vayalo” has been exclusively playing on Sirius XM and has been a top 5 album on the Billboard Comedy Charts.
Early in his career, Francisco was selected to perform in the CBS Multicultural Diversity Showcase, where he was one of 12 selected from a pool of 5,000 applicants. Having won first place in the Lucille Ball Comedy Festival sponsored by NBC/COZI TV, American Latino produced a documentary on Francisco on his rise as a comic for Latino Out Loud (LOL).
Born in the Philippines and raised in California, JR De Guzman began performing comedy while working as a music teacher, which he quickly learned just meant teaching Taylor Swift songs to teenagers. He has entertained all over the world, having performed for Stand-Up Tokyo and ROR Comedy in Japan, the Jokers Ball in Indonesia, the Badaboom Comedy Series in Amsterdam, the Edmonton Comedy Festival, and countless other international shows.
Combining music and comedy, JR serenades the audience into laughter with songs, jokes, and stories of traveling the world, life after college, and family. He has shared the stage with Tim Allen, Margaret Cho, Daniel Tosh, Jerrod Carmichael, Iliza Shlesinger, and more. Winner of 2016 Stand-up NBC & named as a prestigious "New Face" at Just for Laughs 2017, you can catch his quarter hour Netflix special on "The Comedy Lineup," and catch him on Coming to the Stage Season 2 on Hulu, Comedy Central's Kevin Hart Presents: Hart of the City, and MTV's Acting Out. Also, check out his debut album on Sirius XM Radio's Laugh's USA which debuted #1 on iTunes and Billboard.
Orny Adams was born and raised outside of Boston, Massachusetts.
Orny Adams is not his legal name. Orny was always a nickname. His family still calls him by his real name, but he prefers to be called Orny. His nieces call him Uncle O.
Using the last name Adams was the idea of fraternity brother Jim Georges.
In 1993 Orny graduated from Emory University in Atlanta, GA with a degree in Philosophy and Political Science. He had intended to go to law school until he was awakened by the arts while studying abroad in Florence, Italy.
Orny wanted to play basketball in high school but did not make the team. He did make the debate team and traveled to different states “debating a bunch of geeks.” In college he was the pitcher for his fraternity softball team. They won the championship the two years he pitched.
Orny’s first time onstage was at the Funny Bone in Atlanta. All his friends came down to support him. He had to audition for the spot at the club on an “empty” afternoon with the booker sitting miles away in the back. Just one of the many humiliations he has been put through.
Orny has never had a 9 to 5 job, something he cherishes like a medal of honor.
After college Orny had trouble finding a job and was forced to “temp to perm.” But the perm never really worked out. In an attempt to get professional work he sent out over 100 resumes with a cover letter that ended with “Thank you for YOU consideration.” His dad still jokes about it.
After one year of temping, Orny starting making more money playing comedy clubs in the Boston area. He quit working days and has never looked back.
At age eight, Orny started delivering the Boston Globe. Other jobs he has suffered through include: Dishwasher, waiter, caddy, and security guard at a mental hospital.
Orny prefers to be working rather than not. He is very organized. Even as a kid he alphabetized his Halloween candy in a shoebox.
In the 1996, or thereabouts, casting agents from Disney came to Boston to scout new comedians. Orny was chosen and flown to Los Angeles to be considered for a deal to star in his own sitcom. The deal did not go through and the flight home was one of the loneliest.
The pending Disney deal did lead to a great ammount of attention from the industry and Orny would drive most weekends from Boston to New York City to showcase for them. He rented a crash space on Sullivan Street. It was a studio converted into a two bedroom. Orny slept in a small storage space that was above the bathroom, thus creating a third room. (Submarine sleeping quarters had more space. Orny claims he got seasick at times.)
Eventually Orny moved to New York City and proudly became a working “NY Comic” and was named in the Hollywood Reporter as a favorite to watch on the scene.
He became enamored with the work of Bob Dylan after his best friend and roommate in NYC, Unity (his real name) insisted after a bad night he listen to the song “Idiot Wind.”
When producers of the film “Comedian” approached Orny about being in the film, he assumed it would be for a scene, maybe two.
“Comedian” catapulted Orny into the public spotlight, something he was ill prepared for.
Orny and Jerry Seinfeld have remained friends and mutually respectful of each other’s work. Jerry is one of Orny’s biggest champions. Despite rumors, Orny is not related to Jerry. And Jerry is not related to Orny. But they do both have relatives.
In July 2000, Orny made quite an impact at the Montreal Comedy Festival which resulted in a development deal with the Warner Brothers Studio, and his first appearance on The Late Show with David Letterman.
Orny moved to Los Angeles for the Warner’s deal and now happily resides in Southern California. Although shy and introverted at times, Orny enjoys meeting fans after his shows.
At a young age Orny met Rock Hudson. And as Hudson was signing an autograph, Orny declared that someday he would be famous and would not sign a lot of autographs… “That way they would be worth more money.” Hudson just looked up from signing and said, “You’re going to lose all your fans.”
Orny’s first rock concert was “Starship” at the Worcester Centrum. He went with his dad. He remembers being disappointed that they opened and closed the show with “We Built This City.” He vowed to never make that mistake.
He does not eat fish. His mother still tries to “trick” him into eating it. He gets his vitamin E other ways. Orny will eat tuna from a can, but not the type of tuna you grill. And he disagrees with his mother that grilled swordfish taste like steak.
Orny likes to eat alone and if he could have dinner with anybody throughout history it would therefore be himself.
Orny does not like to have his picture taken. He is a blinker.
Orny does have a lot of trouble sleeping and often wonders how he can suck at something he does every night.
He has never dated anybody famous.
He is neither short nor tall. He is just right. He is an endomorph.
He does not have a favorite color. Orny does not like to discriminate.
Orny is a pacifist.
Orny will often pull out a pen and paper from his back right pocket and write down some note. He will do this in the middle of conversations, middle of streets, even the middle of his act.
His contract for personal appearances is not very demanding. Orny likes to have water, some chocolate, and he requests that there be a dictionary in the greenroom.
Orny’s act is 99% accurate and fact checked.
His first pet was a parakeet and he would tell you the name, but it is the password question on his bank account.
Originally from Indianapolis, Drew Lynch moved to Los Angeles at the age of 19 with aspirations of becoming an actor. While living in Los Angeles, a softball injury left Drew with a severe stutter, limiting his chances of acting in front of the camera. Determined to move forward Drew turned to stand-up comedy and in 2015, he captured the hearts of America with his Golden Buzzer performance on Season 10 of America’s Got Talent. His performances landed him in the finals where he finished in second place. Since then, Drew has guest-starred on IFC’s Maron, and landed his late night debut on CONAN. Drew has amassed a YouTube following of over 1.6 million subscribers and has become a dynamic content creator as his channel is the home to his own original animated series, popular vlog, comedy sketches and collaborations with major brands and influencers such as Cesar Millan, and HelloFresh. Currently Drew is developing a feature film based around his life and comedy.