Jeffrey Gurian: Comedian
Jeffrey Gurian is a comedy writer, comedian, author, actor, producer, director, and radio personality. Besides having performed in most of the big clubs in NY and LA, you've seen him on Kroll Show on Comedy Central in Too Much Tuna with Nick Kroll and John Mulaney, or in Blisteritos with Seth Rogen, Amy Poehler, Laura Dern and Katy Perry, and you can hear him every week on Sirius XM radio where he’s a regular on The Bennington Show.
He’s written for legends as varied as Rodney Dangerfield, Joan Rivers, Richard Belzer, and Andrew “Dice” Clay, as well as many Friars Roasts. His Comedy Matters TV You Tube Channel has well over one million views, featuring backstage interviews with A-listers like JImmy Fallon, Chelsea Handler, Jon Stewart, Amy Poehler, Lisa Lampanelli, Susie Essman, Bob Saget, and on and on!
He wrote the book "Make 'Em Laugh" with an intro by Chris Rock, and was a writer/reporter for the legendary Weekly World News with his own column "Gurian's World of the Bizarre" which led to his new book, “Man Robs Bank With His Chin”.
Performing January 15, 2016
Harrison Greenbaum: Comedian/Magician
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 both Time Out New York and 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 was featured on NBC's Last Comic Standing (for a clip, click here), AXS.TV’s Gotham Comedy Live and National Geographic Channel's Brain Games, was a regular panelist on CurrentTV’s Viewpoint, and has appeared on MTV, SPIKE TV, the Discovery Channel, and the Science Channel. Behind the scenes, Harrison was a producer for Primetime: Would You Fall for That? on ABC (which premiered in 2013 to over 3.5 million viewers) and a story producer for VH1’s This is HOT 97, and was the warm-up comic for Katie, Katie Couric's daytime talk show on ABC.
Performing January 22-23, 2016
Michael Chaut: Magician
Michael is a seasoned professional magician who has captivated audiences for over 20 years at places like Catch a Rising Star, The Rainbow Room, Dangerfield's, The Improvisation and the famous Greenwich Village Cabaret in New York, Mostly Magic.He is a performing member of the prestigious Magic Castle in Los Angeles and is one of the handful of magicians ever to appear at the exclusive Windows On The World atop the World Trade Center in New York City.In addition to his demanding performing schedule all over the United States, Michael is the creator and founding producer of Monday Night Magic.
Performing January 17, 2016
Katie Hannigan: Comedian
Katie Hannigan is a comedian and actress that has been featured on MTV and Oxygen Network. Katie is a regular at clubs and alt spaces in New York and Brooklyn. She is originally from the midwest (you can tell) and often takes solace in Times Square so she can, "be with her people." She is the co creator of the web series Space Cab and The Comedienne Project which debuted at the NY Fringe Festival in 2015, and now runs month at The Standing Room in Long Island City.
Performing January 29, 2016
Eli Yudin: Comedian
Eli Yudin is a comedian based in Brooklyn, NY. He started comedy while at college in Ann Arbor, Michigan, during which time he won the "MI Favorite Comic" competition for best student comedian, as well as opening for Russell Brand at Eastern Michigan University. After graduating, he moved to New York City, where he's been ever since, performing all over the city & outer boroughs. He's performed in the Brooklyn Comedy Festival, as well as the Bridgetown Comedy Festival in Portland, Oregon. He has a personal twitter account at @eliyudin with >15,000 followers, as well as co-creating the parody twitter account @NotTildaSwinton, which got over 45,000 followers in just 5 days. He is also a fax-in contributor to Saturday Night Live's Weekend Update.
Performing January 28, 2016
Jon Tai: Magician
Jon Tai describes himself as a magician...of sorts. A Cornell graduate with a degree in psychology, he now uses his knowledge to create a unique mixture of psychological illusions, magic, and storytelling. Tai delights and astounds, bringing people together through the shared experience of mystery and magic.
Performing February 12-13, 2016
Ben Rosen: Comedian
Ben Rosen is a NYC-based stand-up comedian that is a Senior Creative at Buzfeed and a weekly contributor to the Baltimore Ravens. He has appeared on CollegeHumor, VH1, David Brenner Presents, 'What's So Funny?' and made his national television debut on FOX's show, “Laughs.” The Baltimore Comedy Factory named him Baltimore’s Funniest Person in 2010. He has amassed over 12,000,000 views from his original GIF creations.
Performing February 4-6 & 11, 2016
Ryan Stanisz: Comedian
Ryan is a comedian and writer living in New York City. As a stand up, Ryan has performed at various venues around town, from New York Comedy Club to The Creek and the Cave. He is also a longtime member of the indie improv troupe, Tickle Party. He writes and performs sketch comedy for ‘Latino Dance Troupe,’ and hosts a monthly sketch show called ‘Express Lane’ – a show written and produced in ten days.
Performing January 30, 2016