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CASEY BALSHAM

Casey Balsham is an established comedian working at some of the best clubs in the country. If you haven’t seen her on stage, you may have heard her on her weekly podcasts Never Not Tired or Shady Shit. She has also kept busy warming up crowds for shows on Apple TV and Comedy Central. Her album Son of a Barb hit #1 on the iTunes Charts and you can look out for her first special Inconceivable this year!

Jessica Casciano

When it comes to making people laugh – Jessica measures up! Don’t be fooled by her petite stature this gal delivers BIG laughs! Her energy and strong presence are sure to lift audiences to all new comic heights. Jessica was a semifinalist in the Boston Comedy Festival, Sam Adams Light Contest, and was chosen to be showcased by Marshall ‘s “Women In Comedy”. She was also showcased as one of Mix 98.5’s Funniest People in New England and won WFNX’s Yuks 4 Buks Contest.

Marina Franklin

Marina Franklin is a veteran comedian, actor, writer, and host whose long tenure as a stand-up standout at premier comedy venues and festivals around the world – alongside her memorable TV and film appearances, and critically acclaimed podcast – have made her a fan favorite and in-demand creative force.

The Chicago native’s onscreen credits include: Hulu’s “Life And Beth”, HBO’s “Last Week Tonight With John Oliver”, TBS’s “The Last OG”, FX’s “Hysterical”, CW Presents One Hour Comedy Special: “Single Black Female”, HBO’s “Crashing”; the hit movie, “Trainwreck”; Stephen Colbert’s Late Show; the Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore; Conan O’Brien; “Louie” Season V; the Jim Gaffigan Show; Showtime’s “Women Who Kill”; Comedy Central’s “Chappelle’s Show”. Marina’s writing credits include HBO’s “Divorce”.

JOCELYN CHIA

Jocelyn Chia is a Georgetown Law graduate and former M&A, Capital Markets and Private Equity attorney at one of the top 10 law firms in the United States. She then became a consultant at Innosight, an Innovation Consulting firm founded by Clayton Christensen, the guru of Disruptive Innovation. She eventually ditched corporate America to tell jokes to strangers.

After countless bouts of battling with self–doubt and second-guessing, while putting her time in at open mics in basements, hookah bars and even a laundromat, she is now a regular at the best comedy clubs in the world, including the legendary Comedy Cellar and Gotham Comedy Club.

She has been featured in Vulture, South China Morning Post, CNN, BBC, New York Times, and the Independent UK. She grew up in Singapore, and has been named one of Singapore’s top comedians by Buro, is listed as the #1 comedian in Singapore by Best in Singapore as well as Simibest, and was signed by Warner Music Singapore as their first ever non musical artiste.

Simon fraser

Simon Fraser is America’s favorite Brit, bringing his unique perspective and mischievous stories of an Englishman living in (and loving) middle America to stages across the United States. He has opened for Jason Banks on his nationwide tour and he has performed at festivals such as the Laughing Skull Comedy Festival in Atlanta, the Nantucket Comedy Festival, and the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Simon has received over 80 million views for his jokes on social media, and in 2022, he became the youngest ever winner of the Funniest Person in Cincinnati competition. He also produces and frequently performs at the hit Don’t Tell Comedy shows in Columbus, Ohio, which he maintains is the comedy capital of the world.

Tanael Joachim

TJ is a Haitian born stand-up comedian who is currently based in New York City. TJ has a very laid back, smooth, and conversational style. He jokes about race, society’s idiosyncrasies, and the inherent contrast between life in Haiti and America. He has made appearances on Gotham Comedy Live (AXS TV) and Good Day New York (FOX).

TJ is a paid regular at the Comedy Cellar and Gotham Comedy Club in NYC. He has performed all over the world. He recently returned from a European tour where he performed in English and French.

He has opened for Colin Quinn, Janelle James, Maria Bamford and Sean Patton. He has also been a featured performer at numerous festivals like Netflix Is A Joke Festival, SF Sketchfest and the Eugene Mirman Comedy Festival.

Wil Sylvince

Wil Sylvince is one of the most explosive comedians performing around the world today. His unique perspective on political and social issues, with a twist of his West Indian Haitian culture, makes Sylvince a comedian in high demand. He has written a number of movies that he is currently working on to bring to the big screen.

Christian Finnegan

Christian Finnegan is perhaps best known as one of the original panelists on VH1’s “Best Week Ever” and as Chad, the only white roommate in “Chappelle’s Show’s” infamous “Mad Real World” sketch. He played Martin on the popular syndicated sitcom “Are We There Yet?” and politics junkies will recognize Christian from his many appearances on “Countdown with Keith Olbermann”.

Most recently, Christian was the creator and co-host of A&E’s “Black & White”, which examined current events and social trends through the lens of Race. He can also be heard filling in as a regular guest host on “Standup with Pete Dominick” on SiriusXM Insight.

Corey Kahaney

Cory Kahaney has appeared on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, This Week at the Comedy Cellar, The View and Fox and Friends. She was a grand finalist NBC’s Last Comic Standing and a semifinalist on America’s got Talent. Cory has had comedy specials on Comedy Central and HBO and her new special “Antique Joke Show” will premier on Amazon Prime in August.

EMILY RUSKOWSKI

Emily Ruskowski is a one-woman charm offensive. With a style that’s totally approachable and instantly impressive, Emily is equally comfortable diving into personal insecurities or workplace nonsense. With an irrepressibly cheerful demeanor, she commands attention and delivers stories loaded with punchline after punchline. Emily’s comedy combines a quick mind, an infectious energy, and a totally unique eye for observation. She brings a genuine sense of fun to material that ranges from a career in social work to a passion for boy bands. Emily has been featured in the Washington Post and Boston Globe and has appeared on the popular 2 Dope Queens Podcast and Laughs TV on Fox.

Jim Mccue

A mixture of witty “A-list material” and his ability to work off-script has earned Jim McCue the title “Boston’s King of Crowd Work!” It’s not only his height of six foot six that makes Jim stand head and shoulders above club comedians of the “stick-to-the-script” variety. Jim blends thought-provoking material and uncanny improv skills with a style that encourages audience participation. No two shows are ever the same!

Jim has been featured on Comedy Central, Comcast Comedy Spotlight, NBC’s “Last Comic Standing,” RedEye on Fox news, Live at Gotham AXS TV and “Roughing It” on NESN in his native New England. Jim also founded and currently runs The Boston Comedy Festival. He works in top comedy clubs in Boston, Las Vegas, New York, Dublin, Montreal and Edinburgh.

jourdain fisher

Jourdain Fisher has got it all. He is a hilarious comedian, writer, and actor. He has performed on COMEDY CENTRAL and in 2018 he made his late night TV debut on THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON where he received a standing ovation. In fact, his performance on The Tonight Show went so well that Jimmy hired him as a staff writer! He has also written for VICELAND, NETFLIX and BET. He was a highlight at the prestigious Just For Laughs festival in Montreal as a New Face and was a finalist at Stand Up NBC, held in Los Angeles. Jourdain has also performed at festivals Laugh Your Asheville Off, Laughing Skull, and Riot Comedy Fest. Jourdain has gained attention on social media platforms with numerous viral clips racking up millions of views on TikTok and Instagram. His debut Comedy Album “Good For You” can be found on all streaming platforms. When he is not touring he resides in New York City where he is a regular at The Comedy Cellar and Gotham Comedy Club.

PAUL NARDIZZI

Paul Nardizzi is a Boston based comedian known for his rapid fire delivery and sarcasm. Paul grew up just outside of Boston in Dedham Massachusetts. He graduated from Bentley University before embarking on a career in stand up. He made his first Tv appearance five years later. He has been described as a cross between Dennis Miller and Steven Wright. Paul is a fan of both, although he prefers George Carlin over all others. The greatest compliment he ever got was from the father of a comedian he had just bested in a comedy competition. The man told his son, while in earshot of Paul, “He beat you because you say things funny, but he says funny things.”