Category Archives: Location-Specific Comedians

Rich Natole

RichNatole

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VARIETY  – “Confident and likable – He quickly appeals to the audience”

THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER  – “A successful multi-talented comic-impressionist”

L.A. TIMES  – “True comic capability — met with great laughter by young and old alike”

Boris Cherniak

Boris Cherniak is a Russian-born Canadian-based entertainer, psychological illusionist, hypnotherapist, comedian hypnotist and motivational speaker that performs internationally.

He’s also an award-winning motivational speaker who was named corporate Entertainer of the Year and Global Leader.

His book “You can Do Anything” is available on Amazon now.

Read more about him here: http://www.incredibleboris.com/References/Framingham-University-Article.pdf

 

Marina Franklin

“Really funny… A really fresh eye…”
—– Jay Leno
“I agree with Jay Leno.”
—– Gail Stocker

New York-based Marina Franklin is emerging as one of the hottest comedians in the comedy scene today, with notable appearances on FX’s Louie, Craig Ferguson’s Late Late Show and Showtime’s Women Who Kill. Marina previously appeared as a correspondent on The Jay Leno Show, and on Awkward Comedy Show, Chapelle’s Show, Tough Crowd with Colin Quinn, NBC’s Last Comic Standing Season II, VH1’s Black to the Future, Fusion TV Live, Comedy Central’s Premium Blend, MSNBC, Showtime at The Apollo, and John Oliver’s New York Stand-up Show. Marina was also one of a handful of comics selected by Wanda Sykes and The OWN Network for Oprah’s Herlarious special and has recurred on Comedy Central’s Inside Amy Schumer.

Marina is a favorite in comedy festivals across the world, such as the Melbourne Comedy Festival, Scotland’s Glasgow Comedy Festival, BBC’s World Stand’s Up, Rotterdam’s Comedy Factory, Montreal’s Just For Laughs, Ireland’s Kilkenny Comedy Festival, and Nashville’s Bonnaroo Music Festival.

Franklin’s career in entertainment wasn’t always in stand-up comedy; originally from Chicago, she made her acting debut at the Illinois Rep Theatre. She then quickly realized her love for acting and went on to pursue a MFA in acting at Syracuse University. On the film side, Marina will next be seen in Judd Apatow’s Trainwreck coming to theaters in July 2015.

Marina recently appeared on The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore and currently hosts the successful FriendsLikeUs podcast which is in negotiations with a major network.

Marina is viciously likeable, if there is such a thing.

Nate Bargatze

“He is Everyman.”
– Gail Stocker

Nate Bargatze is an American actor and comedian from Old Hickory, Tennessee. He’s known for his special on Comedy Central Presents, has appeared multiple times on Late Night with Conan O’Brien and on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.

He was part of Jimmy Fallon’s “Clean Cut Comedy Tour,” and won New York’s Comedy Festival and the Boston Comedy Festival in the same year. He wrote for the Spike TV Video Game Awards, and has performed multiple times for the troops in Iraq and Kuwait. He was mentioned in Rolling Stone by Marc Maron as a “comic who should be big” and in Esquire by Jim Gaffigan as one of the top up-and-coming comics.

His first album, Yelled at by a Clown, made it onto the Billboard Top Ten Comedy Charts for two weeks, peaking at #2

T.J. Miller

T.J. Miller is becoming one of the most sought after young comedians and actors in the comedy world. He has been named one of Variety’s “Top 10 Comics to Watch,” as well as one of Entertainment Weekly’s “Next Big Things in Comedy.”

Miller is currently crisscrossing the country performing his critically acclaimed stand-up act. In June he recorded his first hour long stand-up special for Comedy Central in his hometown of Denver and he also has a comedy oriented pop/hiphop music album in the works with Comedy Central Records.

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Ryan Hamilton

Ryan Hamilton is endearing comedy lovers, and his future is bright. Named one of Rolling Stone’s Five Comics to Watch with standout appearances on Conan, Last Comic Standing, Comedy Central, and Showtime, he’s establishing himself as one of the nation’s favorite stand-ups.

He’s impressed industry insiders by racking up a remarkable number of national competition wins and festival appearances, including winning The Great American Comedy Festival and Sierra Mist’s America’s Next Great Comic Search. He’s also a regular performer at the Just For Laughs Comedy Festivals with several international television performances including The Muppets Gala in Montreal and the Sydney Opera House International Comedy Gala.

He’s often lauded for being a clean comedian, although his audiences span a broad spectrum. Wrote one reviewer, “His stories and delivery are so funny, it doesn’t even cross your mind that he works completely clean. Not that there’s anything wrong with that. When he talks about his experience skydiving or taking a hot-air-balloon ride, you’re too busy laughing to notice he’s not like the others.” (from Vancouver Georgia Straight “For Comic Ryan Hamilton Getting Clean Laughs Just Comes Naturally”)

Growing up in Idaho and making his home in New York City he’s far from his small-town roots, but the contrast suits him. He’s currently headlining top comedy clubs across the country building a following of enthusiastic fans.

Joe Mulligan

Joe Mulligan is a truly unique entertainer, combining a head for stand-up comedy, a heart for music, and a soul for improvisation. His one of a kind shows, clean for all ages, with engaging and hilarious audience participation is a proven guaranteed hit.

Joe learned to play guitar from Beatles albums growing up in New Jersey and learned his craft in New York City’s renowned improvosational troupe The First Amendment and later in Manhattan stand-up showcases.

Joe makes his home in Manhattan when he is not on the road. He has been seen in several theatrical performances including his own one-man-show and several commercials. He has been on Comedy Central. He is also an accomplished photographer with books planned for future release.

Michael Che

Michael Che is a stand-up comic from the Lower East Side of Manhattan. As the youngest child of seven, he has been his family’s source of comic relief since he was old enough to wear diapers. Growing up with much older siblings, Che became familiar with stand-up comedy at a very young age when he watched Eddie Murphy and Damon Wayans’ specials. However, it wasn’t until he attended LaGuardia Music and Performing Arts High School that he realized performing could be a future career. As a performer, Che cites Patrice O’Neal and George Carlin as his biggest influences. He appreciates performers that can identify humanity in the most controversial actions and convey it to the audience through humor — which is the approach he takes with his comedy. Che has been featured at major comedy clubs throughout Manhattan, but has built a name for himself playing alternative rooms in New York’s downtown scene.

Richard Lewis

Perhaps Mel Brooks put it best when he said, “Richard Lewis may just be the
Franz Kafka of modern day comedy.”

Lewis has taken his lifelong therapy fodder and carved it into a commanding, compelling art form.
His early career as a stand-up brought him to the top of his ranks. Over time and through a variety of
mediums, he broadened his exposure and more and more came on board to appreciate his
brilliantly warped world.