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Doug Adler
Content: Jewish, Clean, Variety

New York City native Doug Adler, known for his marketing genius, hit the nail on the head when it dawned on him: “What NYC needs is another middle-aged jewish comic!” Adler’s unique, “kinda hip jewboy“ style transforms everyday life, an autobiographical cast of characters, and topics like the mother-in-law into hilarious one-of-a kind humor. Doug performs regularly in the tri-state area. New York City clubs include Gotham Comedy Club, New York Comedy Club, Broadway Comedy Club, Ha! Comedy Club and Laugh Lounge. He also performed in the New York Underground Comedy Festival in 2009,2008,and 2007. Doug urges you to come see him perform or else you’ll have to answer to his mother-in-law.

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Alex Barnett
Content: Variety, Adult, College

Alex Barnett was born in Brooklyn and was quickly deported to Long Island where he was raised by his parents in an overprotective shell. After peaking academically in high school, Alex meandered through an Ivy League college, law school and a legal career only to realize that his true gift was in making fun of the law, as well as his own neuroses, his raging hypochondria, his height (or lack thereof) and marriage(and other topics too numerous to mention or otherwise insulting to family and friends).

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Geno Bisconte
Content: Social, Political, Adult

Geno Bisconte's slash and burn style of back stabbing insults show he is a true comic guildsman. His style is reminiscent of a bowling machine setting up his audience, one person at a time, for the inevitable knockdown. Bisconte’s soapbox delivery includes pornography as therapy, the robotic dog craze, beautiful breasts, lobster bibs and the beauty of laughing at the forbidden. Bisconte questions the life and death ethics of tipping (yes to Starbucks employees but not to airline pilots) and why family dysfunction is just, sometimes, so darn funny.

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Harris Bloom
Content: Ethnic, Variety, Clean

Harris Bloom's clean, wry observations about his no-longer-personal life have made him a favorite among club audiences. He was in the 2009 Staten Island Comedy Festival as well as The New York Comedy Contest and was featured in the 2009 NY Underground Comedy Festival. He performs regularly around the country. Harris is also a published author with essays in two new books. His “Confessions of a Serial Dater” won honorable mention in 2005 for Best Internet Fiction and he does readings all over the city. Mr. Bloom is also a contributing writer to numerous Internet sites, including McSweeney’s, Yankee Pot Roast and Reallysmalltalk.com for which he is also a copy editor.

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Matt Bridgestone
Content: LOL Variety

Matt Bridgestone is the kind of comic that makes you feel like you are talking to an old friend. His crowd work makes everyone feel like they are a part of the show. Matt has appeared on Howard Stern and Opie and Anthony and is the front man for the New Jersey "NoMad Comedians" Tour.



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Jefandi Cato
Content: Corporate, Fundraiser, Military, College

Jefandi packed her car and made the drive with $300, hope, and most importantly faith. While residing in Hollywood over the next 6 years, Jefandi appeared on such shows as Jimmy Kimmel Live, GSN’s Instant Recall, and Comedy Central’s Workaholics. Her film credits range from “Moth Stories” to Donnell Rawling’s “Life after Death”. Jefandi also starred in an adaptation of Quentin Tarantino’s Reservoir Dogs entitled ‘Reservoir Dames’. Finding a new dimension to her passion, stand- up comedy, she has performed at such clubs as The Laugh Factory, Hollywood Improv, and The Comedy Store. Jefandi has opened for Kevin Nealon, Max Amini, Donnell Rawlings, and her comedy has been showcased on CBS news. Writing her own jokes and poetry encouraged Jefandi to team up with writing partners in which they completed a screenplay. After taking her comedy on the road and performing on the Vegas Strip for 8 months and hosting 2 U.S.O. tours, Jefandi decided that she must return to the east coast for family and to further her career in comedy. Currently, Jefandi is using her uncanny resemblance to America’s First Lady to perform at corporate events and has added Mrs. Obama as an additional character in her comedy act.

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Jeff Cerulli
Content: Observational, Variety, Clean,

NYC-based comedian Jeff Cerulli is a dedicated worker and it shows on stage. His quick wit and sarcasm are his best assets, with his unique perspective separating him from the masses. Jeff began his career performing at local laundromats, pet shops and supermarkets, where he learned that if you can get the mom who is just buying some groceries to stop for a minute and laugh, you know you're doing something right. He has since traded convenience stores for comedy clubs, performing in NYC and all around the country. He has been heard on Sirius Satellite Radio and co-produces and performs on The Friday Night Special, a popular, weekly comedy show in the West Village.

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Mick Diflo
Content: Dark, Relationships, Adult

Originally from Philadelphia, Mick began his comedy career in the sketch-group Hazmat. When the group broke up in 2001 Mick moved to NYC, where he began his standup career.


His dark, skewed way of looking at people, relationships, and life in general has made him a favorite in clubs everywhere.


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Chris Distefano
Content: LOL Variety

Described as a “high energy” comic, Chris Distefano’s act outs of different characters that you probably don’t know, make you sit on the edge of your seat wanting to say “ Who the hell is that he’s talking about”. Chris has worked in various comedy clubs across New York City not limited too, but including: Gotham Comedy Club, Broadway Comedy Club, and the Laugh Lounge. Chris still lives in Queens, NY with his Mom (punch line). Chris has a Bachelors degree in Psychology to impress his Mom’s friends, and a Doctorate in Physical Therapy to impress his Moms friend’s Moms. When he’s not making witty punch lines or acting out his various characters on stage you can find him stretching people’s hamstrings and getting yelled at to clean his room.

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Emily Epstein
Content: LOL Variety, Jewish Comedy

Comedian and writer Emily Epstein has been trapped in a self-cleaning toilet and has stitches from a treadmill accident. She performs all around New York City and the Northeast, (not to mention a boat in the middle of the Yangtze River in China). She has been featured in the New York Underground Comedy Festival and was on Good Morning America. She has written for such publications as Travelistic.com, Gawker.com, and the Boston Globe.

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Gilad Foss
Content: LOL Variety, Corporate, Jewish Comedy

Gilad has been inspiring platonic feelings in members of the opposite sex since he was a teenager. Since moving to New York, Gilad has distinguished himself with his originality, sharp writing, and growing stable of offbeat impressions and characters. He has performed at Comix, The Gotham Comedy Club, Piano’s, and The Upright Citizen’s Brigade Theatre. He also performs at synagogues and corporate events and opened for Jewel at New York’s famed Rainbow Room. You can currently see Gilad performing at many of the city’s top comedy venues.

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Bernie Fursh
Content: Jewish, LOL Variety,Corporate

Bernie's lifelong dream of doing standup comedy became a reality after retiring his chiropractic practice of 25 years. Over those years, he juggled multiple careers, including public speaking, teaching and TV host. His people skills allowed him to accumulate a repertoire of stories and experiences, enough to build his material on. His humor is based on his relationships with his parents, kids, patients and friends. His refreshing comedic style will make a variety of audiences laugh at the clever twists and double entendres, known in his circles, as "Bernie-isms." Bernie plays the clubs in New York City and loves making people laugh. He's always believed that laughter is the best medicine and now feels compelled to charge for his jokes. Bernie was a finalist at the 2009 NYC Funniest Jewish Comedian Contest, and is a regular at Comic Strip Live, Caroline’s Comedy Club and Gotham Comedy Club in NYC.

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Pat Galante
Content: LOL Variety, Corporate

Pat Galante can be seen standing up at clubs in New York City and across the country. Pat's performed in Northern England and Festivals include The New York Underground Comedy Festival, HA! Comedy Fest, ONE – Festival of One Act Plays (The Gimme Hole), Hyperion Theatre Project’s Fall One Acts. Pat’s solo work includes Some of My Parts (Timeout NY Critic’s Pick), Downpour, From the Inside Out. Her Ensemble work includes performances at HERE – as part of The American Living Room Series, The Tower at Princeton University’s McCarter Theater, Henry Street Settlement. Pat is a contributor to The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Jokes (Alpha/Penguin)

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Carrie Gravenson
Content: LOL Variety

Carrie Gravenson, a native New Yorker, hit the comedy scene in 2002 with sketch comedy group Spunk. Since then, she has performed in other comedy troupes, off-Broadway plays, and independent films. She is the winner of the 2009 New York Underground Comedy Festival's Emerging Talent Competition. She currently performs stand-up all over the country and produces "Disruptive Influence," a monthly comedy showcase in New York City.

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Jesse Jones
Content: LOL Variety, Colleges

Jesse Jones has been doing comedy in New York City for the past six years. Performing on various stages for Stand-up comedy, improvisation and sketch comedy. He has been published in the New York Times and has been seen on MTV.


Jesse performs at all the major comedy clubs in NYC.

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Sassi Keegan
Content: LOL Variety

You may have seen Sassi on MTV, Nickelodeon, a Lysol Commercial, Good Morning America, or doing promos for The Cartoon Network! She performs in clubs, colleges, corporate and private events, stage, film and TV all over the world. She has worked with Chicago City Limits, Blue Man Group: Tubes and The National Theatre of Performing Arts. She features in Momedy Comedy as part of the Mamapalooza Festival for Moms who Rock every year as well as the New York Underground Comedy Festival. Sassi's home club is the Broadway Comedy Club in NYC.

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Rich Kiamco
Content: LOL Variety

Rich Kiamco’s comedy career began with a sewing machine. While he was a student at the Fashion Institute Of Technology, he began performing stand-up at campus events and then became the costume designer for comedian Judy Tenuta. Rich has performed at campuses and venues across the USA, Canada, China and the Philippines. Rich is a frequent guest on Sirius XM Satellite Radio’s OutQ: Focus Group, was featured on Queer Eye for the Straight Guy, and co-hosted the WE channel's 3 Men And A Chick Flick. His writing can be found in Take Out: Queer Writing From Asian Pacific America and Queer Stories For Boys.

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Andrew Lisa
Content: LOL Variety

Although bios are traditionally written in the third person, I feel silly pretending that other people got together, discussed how wonderful I am, and then felt compelled to write it down. I've performed at most of the top clubs in and around New York and appeared on lineups with national acts like Dave Attell and Godfrey. My act doesn’t involve the difference between how men and women argue, I don’t bring up my ethnic background, and I’ll never, ever end a joke with a plea for audience approval by saying, “You know what I’m saying, guys?” or “Right, ladies?"

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Nancy Lombardo
Content: LOL Variety, Corporate, Roasts

Nancy Lombardo has performed her unique comedy from coast to coast. She was the leading member of the award winning comedy troupe The First Amendment, performing with the likes of Robin Williams and Bruce Willis. Her skills as a writer and comedy coach have made her one of the most sought after talents in New York. Nancy is the host and creator of MOMEDY™, part of the International Mamapalooza Festival held every May in New York City. She recently roasted Vincent Pastore of Soprano fame and is a new member of The Friars club. Nancy has written and performed on HBO & FOX TV. TV Credits: The COlin Quinn Show, NBC, SNL, All My Children, Soprano's, Nickelodeon, PBS. Nancy is the host of Comedy Concepts BTR Radio. Watch

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Jay Nog
Content: LOL Variety, Bad Boys

Jay Nog has been entertaining audiences with his rambunctious stand-up comedy since 2004. He is not known for holding back with his material.

At first, Nog appears scruffy and blunt, but audiences quickly discover his soft side and feel at home with his playful sarcasm. Nog has been featured on MTV, in Talent in Motion Magazine as one of NYC's "Top Up-and-Coming Comics", and as a guest host on AMC's Movie Date Night.


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Pat O'Shea
Content: LOL Variety

Originally from Boston,Pat O'Shea has been in the NY comedy scene for 7 years.

On top of hosting the longest running comedy show in Brooklyn,entitled "Ed Sullivan on acid",he has also appeared on several VH-1 shows as well as writing for "This just in", a comedy iphone app.

In 2009, he released his debut comedy CD "Not Friendly"to rave reviews.

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Joe Pontillo
Content: LOL Variety, Bad Boys

One of the rising stars on New York's comedy scene today. Joe Pontillo has been seen on TLC and MTV, his jokes have appeared in Newsday and he has also been written up in the New York Times.

When not in New York Joe feverishly tours the country bringing his insane brand of humor from coast to coast...or even the midwest.


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Tom Ragu
Content: LOL Variety, Bad Boys

Tom Ragu is a professional comic who has performed in comedy clubs on both coasts; including The Comedy Store (San Diego), The LaJolla Playhouse (LaJolla), Stand Up New York (NYC), Broadway Comedy Club (NYC), HA! Comedy Club (NYC), Don't Tell Mama (NYC), The Time Out New York Lounge (NYC), Comix (NYC), The Duplex (NYC), New York Comedy Club (NYC), and is a favorite at Gotham Comedy Club (NYC). He has participated in The New York Underground Comedy Festival (2007-08) and produced The Festival's only LGBT-themed show in 2009. He has emceed many benefits and corporate events (Bobbi and The Strays, The LGBT Center NYC, The GMHC Annual Gala) and was recently featured in the HOT GAY COMICS podcast series (hosted by comedian Dave Rubin) on the Here!TV web site. Tom has performed at Rainbow Mountain Resort, the only Gay & Lesbian owned and operated Resort in The Poconos. He is the producer and host of his own weekly variety show called The Tom Ragu Comedy Revue, every Monday night at the legendary and historic Stonewall Inn (NYC). Tom believes that he spends so much time with his mother, that she is morphing into a Gay Man herself. She's come a long way, baby!

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Chad Shapiro
Content: LOL Variety

Chad Shapiro started his comedy career in NYC working his way up the comedy chain. As soon as Chad hits the stage, audiences are drawn to his instant likability. Chad brings an energy with his contagious smile and laughter. Audiences connect with Chad as he reviels stories of his life. He is a Loveable Wiseass who looks for an easy way out, or he will work really really hard to find it. He finds the happiness and laughter in everyday’s annoyances. Right away you will know his point of view, and learn from his ability to solve lifes problems with simple solutions. Chad is a big kid who never came back from recess, so sit back, relax, and enjoy being a child again. Chad Shapiro is a TV credited comic appearing on both national and network stations. He has spread humor throughout all mediums; TV, radio, internet, and published in joke books. Most recently, Chad has been featured in two issues of the Comic Bible. Feature on 3 Sirius/XM radio stations, and filmed an episode of Yo Momma on MTV, MSG-NY March Madness Comedy; Sketch Show on LOGO. He has also published jokes in Jeffery Gurian’s “Funny, Filthy and Totally Offensive” joke book. Chad delivers a Clean performance who can cater his act for any crowd. A master of IMPROV performances with UCB, PIT, and CCL. Hire Chad’s touring Stand-Up/IMPROV fusion show “The Standprov Experience” at your event.

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Josh Spear
Content: LOL Variety, Colleges

Josh Spear built and defined himself as an original voice in Standup Comedy in New York City and performing in all the venues New York has to offer, as well acting in sketches on shows such as Conan O’ Brien & The Chris Rock show. Needing a life change, Spear headed to Sydney, Australia where he instantly started headlining the local clubs and appearing on The Comedy Channels Headliners, Fox’s The Joint, NBC’s music video show Ground Zero, where he wrote and performed ads/sketches for Sony Corporation and Liquor Land. While working out of Oz Josh toured Asia and Australia doing standup. Currently, Josh has been the house host of America’s number one comedy club “Caroline’s on Broadway” Monday and Tuesday productions. He recently appeared on the internet’s Comedy Net and SiTV plus Anthony Anderson’s Mixed Tape show. In 2010 Josh made appearances on CBS’s the early Show and NBC’s the Today Show and radio’s 1010 Wins.

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Claudia Stavola
Content: LOL Variety, Bad Girls

In addition to performing at clubs all over the East Coast, I also briefly co-hosted the radio show "What's Your Problem" with veteran comedians Rev. Bob Levy and Eric McMahon. Other credits include a role in a national TV commercial for retailer AJ Wright. Although not meant to be comedic, I feel it is my most humorous role to date due to the horrifying attire and wig-like hair I was sporting at the time. My greatest accomplishments thus far are never having a desire to own a Coach, Louis Vuitton, or Gucci pocketbook; and never having seen Meredith Baxter-Birney or Nancy McKeon domestically abused in a Lifetime for Women movie.

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Marshall Stevenson
Content: LOL Variety, Corporate

Marshall grew up in New York City, and feels he's the only one who came back. He attended Brandeis University in Boston where he wrote regularly for the Boston Globe. He returned to New York in the 90's where he reported for various radio stations and networks and earned several Associated Press Awards. He was also heard internationally (whenever a singing dog contest he was covering had international appeal.) Nowadays Marshall brings his fear-free, cheerful brand of comedy to clubs and bars all over new york.

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Rich Walker
Content: LOL Variety, Colleges

is a 17-year veteran of quality stand-up comedy and one of the most versatile performers we have today. Voted "1st Place WINNER" of the BEST OF L.I. 2011 by the Long Island Press !! Rich has been seen performing at some of the country's top comedy clubs, colleges, venues & benefit events. Rich has been delighted & honored to share the stage with some of show business's biggest names such as Ray Romano, Kevin James, Jimmy JJ Walker & Johnny Maestro the Brooklyn Bridge. A true blue modern day Entertainer! Rich makes fun of the everyday predicaments we all get ourselves into, from odd shopping situations to marriage & kids. In Rich Walker you'll see a little Lou Costello with a twist of Buddy Hackett. He's a throw-back to when showbiz performers were "fun loving" entertainers. Delighting audiences with great likability, he's the perfect entertainer for all ages.

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Yonah Ward Grossman
Content: Jewish, LOL Variety, Bad Boys

Yonah was born in a cramped mud-hut, deep in the vast deserts of New Jersey. He attended public school where he majored in not getting beaten up. He vaguely remembers being politely asked to leave at least one college, but do to the extensive extracurricular activities, he doesn't really remember which one. He's guessing not Ivy League. He has dreamed of being a stand-up comic since he first started writing this sentence. He's an avid squash player and vivisectionist; loves children, and collects poisonous spider eggs. During his last three years doing comedy, he has made more than a dozen people laugh. All kidding aside, Yonah is a regular performer at Gotham Comedy Club in NYC and his brand of humor is unique and hilarious.

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Erika Wasser
Content: LOL Variety, Jewish, Bad Girls

Erika Wasser is rising in the New York comedy scene with quick and punchy humor, not for the faint of heart. Her work can be seen weekly in InTouch Magazine, Comcast OnDemand, The Tyra Banks Show and Glamour Magazine. Shes also been featured in the Laughing Skull Festival as well as the NY Underground Comedy Fest! For more, get immersed in Wasser World on her blog, WideWorldofWasser.com

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