Ziwe Fumudoh

Ziwe Fumudoh is the Host of Baited with Ziwe and a writer on The Rundown with Robin Thede. She has a monthly show at Union Hall called “Pop Show”. Follow her on twitter @ziwe and Instagram at @ziwef.

Wyatt Cenac

Grammy nominated NY-based stand-up comedian Wyatt Cenac is also an Emmy and WGA Award winning performer, writer, and producer. Armed with an “attentive, inquisitive perspective” (AV Club) and an “hilariously understated style” (Paste Magazine), he has become a favorite of audiences and critics alike.

In the Spring of 2018, Wyatt will star in his own satirical docuseries for HBO, Wyatt Cenac’s Problem Areas. The half-hour late night show will take a satirical look at social and cultural issues from Cenac’s unique perspective.  Rather than sit behind a desk, he will undertake a journey to understand some big issues of the moment and investigate the real-world solutions. Executive producers on the series include Cenac, Ezra Edelman (the Oscar®-winning O.J.: Made in America), John Oliver (Emmy®-winning Last Week Tonight with John Oliver), and Hallie Haglund (Emmy® winner for The Daily Show) who will also be the head writer.Read More

Wyatt can currently be seen in the digital series “aka WYATT CENAC” on First Look Media’s Topic.com. Starring, written and directed by Cenac, “aka” features Wyatt as a regular, low-key New York City guy who moonlights as a vigilante superhero called “The Viceroy,” protecting gentrified Brooklyn.

Cenac recently appeared in the feature film “I Do…Until I Don’t” alongside Lake Bell and Ed Helms. His standup comedy and variety series Night Train with Wyatt Cenac streamed on NBCUniversal’s comedy-focused subscription-video service SeeSo for two seasons. The digital series, which debuted on the platform in 2016 and is based on the popular long-running weekly Brooklyn stage show, is a freewheeling mix of stand-up, music and other surprises, where anything can happen and anything is welcome. Night Train with Wyatt Cenac captures the amazing talent and spontaneity that has made the live show a staple of the New York comedy scene for the past three years. Wyatt hosts and executive produces the show. Wyatt also starred in the TBS ensemble alien abduction comedy series, People of Earth, alongside Alice Wetterlund and Ana Gasteyer. People of Earth is directed by Greg Daniels (The Office, Parks and Recreation) and produced by Conaco in association with Warner Horizon Television.

In February 2016, A Special Thing Records released Wyatt’s third comedy album Furry Dumb Fighter. Wyatt’s second hour standup special, Brooklyn, which he also directed, premiered on Netflix in October 2014. The special was also released as a limited-edition vinyl-only album of the same title on Other Music, which was nominated for a 2015 Grammy for Best Comedy Album. The TV hour was listed as one of the “11 Best Standup Specials of 2014” by Vulture and was praised as “some of his best, funniest insights” by The AV Club. Wyatt’s first hour special Comedy Person premiered on Comedy Central in May 2011, earning him a spot-on Paste Magazine’s “Best Comedians” list of that year. The album of the special was named one of the “Best Comedy Albums of 2011” by Huffington Post.

From 2008 to 2012, Wyatt was a writer and popular correspondent on the hit latenight Comedy Central series The Daily Show with Jon Stewart where he earned 3 Emmy Awards and one WGA award. He also spent three seasons writing for FOX’s King of the Hill. On the big screen, Wyatt has appeared in the mockumentary Jacqueline (Argentine), which screened at Sundance in early 2016, Mike Birbiglia’s acclaimed film Sleepwalk With Me, David Cross’ feature Hits, Darren Grodsky’s independent film Growing Up (and Other Lies) and Barry Jenkins’ Medicine for Melancholy, which was nominated for three Independent Spirit Awards. He also served as Executive Producer alongside Jay-Z on the feature An Oversimplification of Her Beauty, which screened at Sundance in 2012 to rave reviews, with The New York Times describing the film as “a most lovely and meticulously handmade hodgepodge of art and feeling.”

Wyatt has appeared as a recurring character on the popular Netflix series BoJack Horseman, as well as on IFC’s Maron, Adult Swim’s cult favorite The Eric Andre Show, and Comedy Central’s John Oliver’s New York Standup Show. He is a latenight favorite, with appearances on Conan, Late Night with Seth Meyers, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, and Last Call with Carson Daly. Wyatt performs standup to sold-out crowds nationally and internationally, and he has been featured as a performer at Bumbershoot, South By Southwest, The Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Bonnaroo, and the prestigious Montreal Comedy Festival.

Ana Fabrega

Ana Fabrega is a Brooklyn-based comedian who the The New York Times describes as “an inventive performer with a knack for off-kilter characters.” She performs at comedy venues and art spaces around the city, and hosts a monthly show at Starr Bar called “Sundays with Ana.” She also wrote the comedy zines “The Truth About Pangaea” and “The Truth About Pangaea II,” published by Social Malpractice Publishing. She was selected for Just For Laughs 2017 “New Faces: Characters” and for Comedy Central’s “Comics to Watch” for the 2016 New York Comedy Festival. Ana has written on truTV’s The Chris Gethard Show and has appeared on IFC’s Portlandia and truTV’s At Home with Amy Sedaris. She has toured with Fred Armisen, and recently starred and wrote in a pilot for HBO.

Josh Gondelman

Josh Gondelman is a writer and comedian who incubated in Boston before moving to New York City, where he currently lives and works as a writer for Last Week Tonight with John Oliver. Onstage, Josh charms audiences using his good-natured storytelling and cracks them up with his sharp, pointy wit. He takes topics from surprise parties to his experience teaching preschool and makes them all equally hilarious. This spring, his standup will appear onscreen on Conan (TBS) and Night Train With Wyatt Cenac (SeeSo).

Offstage, Josh has earned a Peabody Award and an Emmy nomination for his work on Last Week Tonight. He is also the co-author (along with Joe Berkowitz) of the book You Blew It, published Fall 2015 by Plume. In the past, Josh has written for Fuse TV’s Billy On The Street. His writing has also appeared in prestigious publications such as McSweeney’s Internet Tendency, New York Magazine, and The New Yorker.

Gondelman is the co-creator and co-author of the Shorty Award-winning Modern Seinfeld Twitter account, and his own Twitter feed was named the year’s best by Paste Magazine in 2015. The Ellen DeGeneres Show took notice of Josh’s joke writing skill and featured him as part of their “Tweetly Roundup.”

Additionally, Josh has performed at the Eugene Mirman Comedy Festival, the Bridgetown Comedy Festival, and SF Sketchfest. His debut standup comedy CD, “Everything’s The Best” was released in November of 2011 by Rooftop Comedy Productions, and his sophomore release “Physical Whisper” will be released March 18th, 2016, also through Rooftop.

Matteo Lane

MATTEO LANE is a New York-based comedian, originally from Chicago, whose Netflix Quarter Hour special will be premiering later this year. Matteo is in the new Comedy Central series THE COMEDY JAM, and also recently performed on THE LATE SHOW WITH STEPHEN COLBERT, LATE NIGHT WITH SETH MEYERS and Comedy Central’s ADAM DEVINE’S HOUSE PARTY. He can also be seen on MTV’s GIRL CODE and MTV2’s GUY CODE, and the IFC holiday special AT JOE’S PUB alongside Tony Hale and the Dap Kings. Matteo created and stars in the IFC digital series JANICE AND JEFFREY, and is also currently developing an animated project with Titmouse. He hosts a series for Snapchat called Ghost Hunt, where he tracks down exes who have “ghosted” their former partners. In 2014, Matteo was selected to be a New Face at the Just For Laughs festival Montreal. Before starting stand up, Matteo lived in Italy as an oil painter and opera singer.

John Reynolds

John is an actor and performer trained at the Improv Olympic Theater in Chicago. Recently, he was cast in Simon Rich’s TBS series, MIRACLE WORKERS. John can currently be seen in both seasons of the Duffer Brothers’ Netflix series STRANGER THINGS. He recently starred in the TBS series SEARCH PARTY, opposite Alia Shawkat. John’s other credits include Gillian Robespierre’s FX pilot starring Jenny Slate, Aziz Ansari’s MASTER OF NONE, Netflix’s THE CHARACTERS, and HBO’s HIGH MAINTENANCE. He also co-wrote and starred in the Comedy Central web series, SUNSET PEAK. At iO, John performed with Carl & The Passions. He was also a frequent performer at The Annoyance’s HOLY FUCK show and The Upstairs Gallery, and was part of the Second City Touring Company. John can next be seen in Dan Gregor’s film MOST LIKELY TO MURDER, which premiered at SXSW this year.

 

Julio Torres

Julio is a Brooklyn-based comedian who moved to NYC from El Salvador to study literature at the New School. In 2013, Julio was a finalist in the NBC Stand-Up for Diversity showcase, then was named one of Comedy Central’s 2014 Comics to Watch. In 2015, Julio was honored as one of the New Faces in the Montreal Just for Laughs Comedy Festival. Julio has developed original content for Broadway Video’s Mas Mejor network, including his series DIEGO + VALENTINA. After writing for THE CHRIS GETHARD SHOW and BILLY ON THE STREET, Julio went on to guest write for the 41st season of SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE and is now an Emmy-nominated full time staff writer in his third season. Julio’s work on SNL has received much acclaim from THE NEW YORK TIMES, VULTURE, VANITY FAIR, and more. Julio has guest starred on HBO’s HIGH MAINTENANCE, performed stand up on LATE NIGHT WITH SETH MEYERS, appeared as a correspondent on THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON, and has his own half hour special on COMEDY CENTRAL STAND UP PRESENTS. Last August, Julio headlined his first solo show at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, “My Favourite Shapes: By Julio Torres” to rave reviews.

Emma Willmann

Maine native and Comedy Cellar regular, Emma is one of the top comedians in New York City. Emma made her late night debut on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert in 2016 and has also performed standup on Fuse’s Uproarious, Seeso’s Night Train with Wyatt Cenac,and The Guest List and AXS TV’s Gotham Comedy Live. In 2017, Emma had the opportunity to record a set for the CNN series The History of Comedy. Later this year you can catch Emma on the MTV International talking head series Vidiots and the web series Gay Girl Straight Girl. She has also been active on the acting side, filming an episode of Judd Apatow’s Crashing and a recurring arc on the CW’s Crazy Ex-Girlfriend. Emma will be filming her first standup special on Netflix this Spring!

In addition to television, Emma has her own comedy show The Check Spot on SiriusXM and is currently the host of the hit podcast Inside The Closet available on Itunes. She also has an upcoming quarter hour special on Netflix coming in Summer 2018.
In 2015, Emma was selected as a New Face at the prestigious Just For Laughs Festival in Montreal. She’s also appeared at The Glasgow International Comedy Festival, Houston’s Whatever Fest, San Francisco Sketchfest, the SiriusXM South Beach Comedy Festival, the Bridgetown Comedy Festival, the Mardi Gras Comedy Festival in Australia, and the New York Comedy Festival. Emma has also performed at colleges all clubs all over the country.
Emma beat out hundreds of comedians to be named one of the 10 Funniest comics as part of Caroline’s New York’s Funniest competition in 2014. She’s also been named one of the 10 Funniest Woman in NYC by Time Out NY and one of the 100 Woman We Love by GO Magazine. In 2016, Emma was featured in Elle Magazine’s Women in Comedy issue.