Pete Holmes is a comedian. Maybe you know him from his podcast You Made It Weird. Or his HBO series Crashing currently in production for season 3. Or The Pete Holmes Show! Or his videos with FrontPage Films. Maybe you saw his hour special Nice Try, The Devil, or his half-hour Comedy Central Presents. Or on Conan. Or Jimmy Fallon. Or maybe you saw him on VH1. Or heard him as the e*trade baby or on Comedy Central's Ugly Americans. I mean, who knows. Pete also draws cartoons for The New Yorker, wrote for NBC's Outsourced and FOX's I Hate My Teenage Daughter.
Jamie Lee is a standup comedian and actress whom Elle Magazine recently named as one of the top comedians to watch in 2017. Jamie most recently starred as ‘Ali Reissen,’ the female lead in the second season of the hit HBO series “Crashing,” opposite Pete Holmes. She started as a writer for the series’ first season and will return as ‘Ali’ and a producer of the show for season three. In addition to being one of the core cast members of MTV’s hit show “Girl Code,” Lee has appeared on “Conan,” “The Late Late Show with James Corden,” “Last Call with Carson Daly,” “Chelsea Lately” and “@Midnight.” She was also the host of the TruTV series “10 Things” and the EW.com series “Polished.” In December 2016, Lee released her debut book Weddiculous (Harper Collins), which quickly rose to #1 on Bustle.com’s list of best wedding books. Jamie has setup a half-hour comedy at ABC Signature with James Griffiths attached to direct and executive produce as well as setting up her feature writing debut, which is being produced by Burn Later Productions (Hearts Beat Loud, Drinking Buddies). When Jamie isn’t working in New York, she lives in Los Angeles with her husband and their dog.
Elon Gold is a talented actor, comedian and writer who has starred in FOX’s “Stacked” and developed and starred in the NBC series, “In-Laws.” In 2016, Elon Gold sold two pilots, one to CBS, entitled “Guy Marriage” which he co-wrote with Wellesley Wild and Jeremy Garelick, and one to NBC entitled “Say Uncles” which he co-wrote with Bugliari & McLaughlin. Elon has made ten appearances on “The Tonight Show” and had a memorable recurring role on the hit show, “Bones.” Elon was a writer/performer on ABC’s “The Dana Carvey Show” and has guest starred on “Frasier,” “Las Vegas,” “The Mentalist,” “Chappelle’s Show,” and “Chelsea Lately” among others. Gold’s one-hour stand up special, Elon Gold: Chosen & Taken” premiered on Netflix. This year, Elon booked a recurring role in the Netflix series, BEST. WORST. WEEKEND. EVER which was recently released on Netflix as well as a recurring role playing himself on HBO’s CRASHING. Elon just made a stellar appearance on The Late Late Show with James Corden and is currently readying his next comedy special.
Described by Jay Leno as “the best joke writer in America,” by British comedian Gary Delaney as the best joke writer in the world, and by “Weird Al” Yankovic as one of the funniest people on the planet, Emo Philips has performed over 6000 times throughout the English-speaking world, including a multi-week run at the Playhouse Theater in London’s West End. Since starting out in Chicago in 1976 at the age of twenty, Emo has had award-winning comedy albums, several cable specials (including an hour-long one on HBO), and many appearances on network television, both in America and in the UK. He has appeared in films (most notably, as the table-saw demonstrator in UHF) and has lent his distinctive voice to animated TV shows (such as Slacker Cats, Doctor Katz, Adventure Time, and Home Movies), but his first love, stand-up, remains his true one.
Ronnie recently wrapped filming Gus Van Sant’s Don’t Worry He Won’t Get Far on Foot opposite Joaquin Phoenix, Jonah Hill, and Rooney Mara. Along with his friends, Ronnie created the sketch group White Women (comprised of six African American comedians) at the Upright Citizen’s Brigade theater, where they have a longstanding residency. Ronnie’s television credits include several commercials, Adam Ruins Everything, Do You Want To See a Dead Body?, Key & Peele, and Comedy Bang Bang, among others.
Lamar is currently an executive story editor on SINGLE PARENTS (ABC). His writing credits include NEW GIRL (FOX), SURVIVORS REMORSE (Starz) and the 2015 CBS Diversity Showcase. On the feature side, Lamar co-wrote and stars in ITS A PARTY which will be available on Showtime in February 2019. Lamar has appeared in NEW GIRL and also voices “Weezie” in Disney’s animated series BIG CITY GREENS.
Ishmel will next be seen as a lead in Nickelodeon’s series Cousins For Life. His previous acting credits include Kingdom, in which he recurred, The Mindy Project, Maron, and Drunk History, among others. Sahid participated as a writer in the 2015 CBS Diversity Showcase and was a staff writer for Funny or Die. Along with his friends, Ishmel created the sketch group White Women (comprised of six African American comedians) at the Upright Citizen’s Brigade theater, where they have a longstanding residency.
Ify has appeared on @midnight, SON OF ZORN, WORKAHOLICS, COMEDY BANG BANG! and KEY AND PEELE. Ify was a staff writer on the second season of YOU CAN DO BETTER (TruTV), @midnight (FOD) and was most recently a consulting producer on BLACKCARD REVOKED (BET Digital). His first album: Community College Dropout is available on iTunes. You can catch Ify next on EVERYBODY’S TALKING (FACEBOOK). Ify is currently the in-house gaming professional at Buzzfeed.
Writer/performer Zeke is currently writing for the NBC series A.P. BIO. As an actor, Zeke was a regular on Seeso’s TAKE MY WIFE, and has had guest appearances on THE GOOD PLACE, L.A. TO VEGAS, LOPEZ on TV LAND and the upcoming WEIRD CITY co-created by Jordan Peele. Zeke is also a frequent contributor to the COMEDY BANG BANG podcast, and many other shows on the Earwolf network.
Carl is a writer and performer who was born in Mississippi and raised in Los Angeles. After an unsuccessful college basketball career (5 points in the season), he decided to take his sports career to the stage. He can be seen performing weekly at UCB in Los Angeles, on ASSSCAT, Harold Night and with his sketch and improv group White Women. He has written for such shows as “ MadTV”, FOX’s “Ghosted”, and is currently writing on NBC’s “Brooklyn Nine-Nine.” Some acting credits include FOX’s “Lethal Weapon”, Amazon’s “Transparent”, Netflix’s “Arrested Development”, and as a cast member of the FOX sketch series “Party Over Here”. You can also hear him regularly on podcasts like Comedy Bang! Bang!, Spontaneanation, and as the co-host of the basketball pod The Flagrant Ones.
Brendan Scannell is an actor, comedian, and writer from beautiful Valparaiso, Indiana. Brendan stars as Heather Duke in Heathers (the tv reboot based on the cult classic film) and as the lead in the upcoming show Bonding from Blackpills and Anonymous Content. As a comedian, he can be seen in the standup movie Out On Stage. His work has been featured on Funny or Die, College Humor, Super Deluxe, and Comedy Central Digital. You might recognize him from commercials for FedEx, Snapple, Pepsi, BlueCross, or as the title character in the PSA “Evan” for the gun safety organization Sandy Hook Promise. Brendan hosts two monthly shows in Los Angeles, The Cure at UCB Franklin and See What Sticks at The Lyric Hyperion. He is a graduate of Northwestern University and lives in LA.
Debra DiGiovanni is a standup, writer and performer originally from Toronto, now based in Los Angeles. Debra’s first hour special Single, Awkward Female premiered on Showtime in 2011. Debra tours live at venues and festivals around the world including the Glasgow Comedy Festival, JFL Sydney, Bridgetown, Moontower, High Plains, Bumbershoot and RIOT LA. Additionally she has appeared at JFL NorthWest, Toronto and Montreal over 15 times. Debra releases weekly episodes of her hugely popular podcast Killing Time w/Debra & Zach, recently appeared on Comedy Central’s Corporate and will be seen again in season 2. She made her US late night comedy debut on CONAN in February of this year, and she just released her second comedy album Lady Jazz with A Special Thing Records.