Madonna performs musical comedy around NYC as an array of different characters as well as hosts “Cathouse,” a monthly variety show at Industry City Distillery in Brooklyn. She writes and performs on MNN's The Special Without Brett Davis and WFMU's Prove it All Night. She is currently documenting her online seduction of Taye Diggs on TweetsWithTaye.tumblr.com as well as writing for Reductress.
Chelsea Dallas Falato
Chelsea Dallas Falato is an actor, writer, producer and director who resides in Brooklyn, NY. She has written, produced and starred in multiple original web series including Beth & Tim Are Breaking Up, Standing Room Only and In Her Head. She also served as the director and costar of the series (technically) unemployed. Chelsea's work has been featured in the iO West Funny Women Festival, Brooklyn Comedy Festival, NYC Sketchfest, Los Angeles Cinefest, Comedy Cake, We Make the Funny and more. She is currently running a Crowd Funding campaign on IndieGoGo for a short film she wrote and will be starring in called “Making Friends.” The entire cast and crew of the film will consist of women from the NYC comedy and film community. The campaign is running until February 29th and can be found here.
Amy Lynne Berger
Amy Lynne Berger is a New York-based actress/writer/comedian with a Chicago-based soul. She performs improv, sketch and comedy characters regularly at UCB in NYC. She is one-half of the writing duo "I mean...Productions." Through this, she creates topical comedy and satire pieces aimed to point out the truth and leave everyone laughing. She is the writer and star of web series, AVERAGE, which is a web series following the trials and tribulations of a young, brunette actress in NYC just trying to stand out. She recently shot an episode for Deadbeat on Hulu, is a performer for the BoogieManja Sketch Team, “First Kiss,” a co-host of monthly character show, People Who Need People: A Character Extravaganza and co-writer and Star of web series, Sad Marriage. She has performed and written for Hulu, Lifetime, ABC, Funny or Die, CBS Radio, UCB, The P.I.T., Williamstown Theatre Festival, One Year Lease Theatre Company, Improbable Stage Company, and Carolines on Broadway.
Tyler Richardson is a writer for a popular entertainment website Latino-Review.com. He’s currently filming a new sketch called Welcome To Hell and will be performing in Caroline's March Madness competition this year. He’s also performed in the New York Comedy Festival for the past two years, including New York's Funniest Semi-Finals in 2015. He performs in the following clubs around NYC; Stand Up NY, Gotham, Caroline's, Broadway Comedy Club and various other independent shows.
A former writer for CollegeHumor, Julia Edelman is now the production coordinator for People Magazine. Her writing has been featured in The New Yorker, Cosmopolitan, Playboy, Funny or Die, The Atlantic, McSweeney's Internet Tendency, The Believer, and Buzzfeed. She performs stand up in New York, and is now writing a book based on an article she wrote for The New Yorker in June 2015. The book, Love Voltaire Us Apart, is a philosopher's guide to pick up lines, dating advice, and break up letters, with illustrations by Hallie Bateman, and will be published by Icon in Dec. 2016.
Milly Tamarez is a comedic actress/marketing professional based out of Brooklyn, New York. She has completed the core curriculum from the Upright Citizens Brigade, is on several improv teams (Wenis, What's Good, Penis, Some Brown Girls) and is a founding member of the all women of color improv group Affirmative Action. Affirmative Action has won Lady Cagematch, Indie Indie Cagematch, and a three time winner of Indie Cagematch. Milly performed every week as a featured house team player at the Queens Secret Improv theater. In addition to performing all over the city with her many improv teams, Milly has also performed as an actress, dancer and back up vocalist with the DNA Dance Comedy troop for a season and performed as an actress every month with her Sketch Comedy team Mudville . She is currently on the Boogie Manja sketch team First Kiss as an actress. Along with Taylor Gonzalez and William Martinez she is the founder of the Diverse as Fuck Festival. A festival that highlights the diversity in comedy.
Writer and comedian Martha Cipolla is a ukulele-playing stand-up with a background in improv and sketch, has appeared solo at the Boston Comedy Arts Festival and the NY Funny Songs Fest and opens once a month for Electoral Dysfunction at the Peoples Improv Theater. She is also the creator of the Austen Family Improv Players, which Time Out New York called “charmingly absurd” and selected as a critics’ pick, and which the New York Times called a “favorite.” In addition to performing, Martha has written seven activity books for Mattel’s Monster High and one activity book for Mattel’s Ever After High, as Pollygeist Danescary and Elizabelle Castle, respectively. As a producer, Martha has helmed shows at the Peoples Improv Theater, The Tank, and the Treehouse Theater, including the sold-out Harry Potter and the Birthday Spectacular; the ten-month run of Gilda’s Date Night; the ten-month run of the Austen Family Improv Players at the PIT; and the Fancy Pants Variety Hour.
Rich Kiamco has performed in The Boston Comedy Festival, Maine Comedy Festival, San Diego Comedy Festival, is a late night regular at The Comic Strip Live, and has opened for Louie Anderson in Las Vegas. Kiamco received the Overall Excellence Award at the NY Fringe Festival + Best Solo Performance at the Montreal GLBT International Theatre Festival and has performed on campuses and venues across the USA, Canada, China and the Philippines. Rich was featured on BRAVO’s Queer Eye For The Straight Guy, co-hosted the WE channel’s 3 Men And A Chick Flick, has had multiple appearances on OutQ Sirius XM Satellite Radio, was interviewed on FOX’s Good Day NY and has appeared on The Wendy Williams Show and AOL Channel's 2Point Lead with Yannis Pappas. Rich is currently shooting a daily talkshow on BonkoTV starring Vic Dibitetto and Marion Grodin. His Podcast WTY We There Yet? is available on iTunes, SoundCloud and Stitcher. He was recently awarded a comic residency at Broadway Comedy Club for January 2016, and has shot 24 episodes of The Vic Dibitetto Show on BonkoTV with Marion Grodin.
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Val Roder is a New York based writer/ performer/producer from the far away land of Minneapolis, MN. Ever the noisy, antsy child, she grew up performing professionally on stages across Minnesota, as well as in film and television. She is the creator, producer, and host of Story Time with Val Roder, a comedic storytelling show featuring various themes, and writer/performers from around the county. This show was named "One of the Top 5 Shows Hosted by Women in NYC" by CBS Local, has toured to LA, sold out Day Block Brewing Company in Minneapolis this past fall, and is launching a college tour this year, She also hosts Oomph, a weekly comedic storytelling open mic at The PIT Loft. In addition to performing, Val’s writing has been featured in a variety of publications, podcasts, and onscreen.
Mary Houlihan is a stand-up comedian, writer, actress, animator, and visual artist living in Brooklyn, NY USA. She is the co-creator of “Cartoon Monsoon,” a touring theater show consisting of comedic characters, puppets, and animations, which currently runs monthly at The Annoyance Theatre. She is a writer and animator for “Saturday Morning(ish) Cartoons” on Comedy Central, and a writer for “TBT MTV” (Pilot). She is a writer and actor on “The Special Without Brett Davis,” and a writer for Reductress. You might have seen her playing “Lana Del Rey #3” on an episode of Billy On The Street. Or on Jimmy Kimmel. She recently won several rounds of the 2015 Caroline’s March Madness stand-up tournament.
Natalie Wall is the creator/producer/host of "Awkward Sex... and the City," which showcases comedians with hilarious awkward sexual tales. When she is not working on "Awkward Sex" she can be seen performing stand-up all around New York City. She has trained with The People’s Improv Theater and James Madison University. When Natalie isn’t performing stand-up, she’s writing for Maxim.com as their residential sex expert. She is also the co-founder and co-creator of Bad Assery: The Women and Comedy Conference.
Jen is a comedian, actor, storyteller, and improviser based in New York City. A proud graduate of the improv program at the Upright Citizen’s Brigade Theatre, Jen has performed on NPR’s The Moth StorySLAM; at popular venues such as Littlefield, Bowery Poetry Club, Creek in the Cave, and The Bell House; in the cafetoriums of various high schools; and at her dad’s retirement party.
Comedy High with Jenni Ruiza and Jesenia
Comedy High is a production comedy owned by two up and coming women in comedy, Jenni and Jesenia. Jesenia is the head writer and director, and Jenni produces and assistant directs. They’ve produced web series, parodies, sketches a podcast. Their most acclaimed sketch was “Latino stereotypes for Dummies” and as well they produced Web Series "Shlongologues", a celebration of shlong by women and men. Comedy High just signed a deal with Small Screen Network and will be working with them to produce content. Their podcast, The Fix, airs every Friday on SoundCloud and iTunes.
I’m Samantha, my friends call me Sam and baristas mistake me as “Sim.” I live in New York City, work in social media, write and photograph for various sites, and do comedy and improv on the side. I have an affinity for traveling the world, watching British comedy, making people laugh, dancing alone [...]