Kyle Kinane is an internationally touring comedian who has appeared on "@Midnight," "The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon," "Conan," "Workaholics," "This Is Not Happening," "Not Safe with Nikki Glaser" and "Comedy Bang! Bang!" He invented science.

kyle's most recent stand up special was released march 2018 on netflix as part of "the standups." His previous one hour special "Kyle Kinane: Loose in Chicago" aired on Comedy Central in October 2016. "I Liked His Old Stuff Better" debuted on Comedy Central in 2015. He has ESP. He is featured as a recurring character on Netflix's "Love." Kyle is playing a series regular on "Those Who Can't" on TruTV. He let someone else write most of this bio. He can swim backwards. Comedy Central released his first hour special "Whiskey Icarus" in 2012 in addition to his own Comedy Central Presents: The Half Hour in 2011.

Also, farts.

Kyle Kinane

Originally from Boston, SAM JAY was a standout of the 2017 JUST FOR LAUGHS NEW FACES. Sam is
currently a writer on saturday night live. sam is the host of RICKING MORTY, the Rick and Morty post show on ADULT SWIM.

She recently made her late night television debut on ABC's LATE NIGHT WITH JIMMY KIMMEL. Her half hour stand up special will premiere fall 2018 on COMEDY CENTRAL. She was named to the Comedy Central COMICS TO WATCH list in 2015, and has since performed at the New York Comedy Festival, Portland's Bridgetown Festival, The Laugh Your Asheville Off Comedy Festival and Boston's Women In Comedy Festival.

Her credits also include COMEDY CENTRAL's WHITE FLIGHT, THE MELTDOWN WITH JONAH AND KUMAIL,
MTV's SAFEWORD, and VICELAND's PARTY LEGENDS.

Sam Jay

rhea butcher

Catch Rhea

Friday at the Knitting Factory, 8:30pm

Rhea Butcher is a Los Angeles-based standup comic, actor and writer. Originally from the Midwest, Rhea grew up skateboarding the mean streets of Akron, Ohio. Their blue collar brand of cool has endeared them to audiences nationwide, as they’ve performed standup and appeared on shows such as The Meltdown with Jonah and Kumail, @Midnight and Conan. Rhea’s first television series, “Take My Wife” premiered as a critical hit and was reviewed by Vanity Fair, The New York Times, Vulture, IndieWire and countless other outlets. Rhea was a recurring performer on the TruTv series “Adam Ruins Everything,” and continues to tour the country, just recently on the Back To Back Tour with their wife, Cameron Esposito. Their debut standup album, “Butcher”, and recent release with Cameron Esposito, “Back To Back: Live” both debuted at number one on iTunes. Rhea was also named one of Variety’s Top Ten Comics To Watch 2017 at the Just For Laughs festival.

Rhea Butcher

Dave Ross is a stand-up comedian in Los Angeles. Sometimes his comedy is vulnerable and personal. Other times his comedy is loud, stupid and about butts. You can find him stumbling around L.A. and the country, performing at every festival, club, theater, bar, fire hall or bombed-out stone building that will have him. He's in a sketch group called WOMEN that makes sketches for Comedy Central and IFC's Comedy Crib. He hosts the podcast Terrified on the Nerdist Network. He won a MOTH Grand Slam, he got interviewed on WTF with Marc Maron, and he told a story on Comedy Central's Drunk History. He likes his cat. His cat's dope.

Dave Ross

Caitlin Gill

Catch Caitlin

Thursday at Liquid Laughs, 8pm

People are talking about Caitlin Gill.  Most of what they’re saying has to do with how funny she is.  

Caitlin's stand up has been featured on the Viceland show Flophouse. She has performed at the Oddball Comedy Tour, the Outside Lands Festival, SF Sketchfest, Bridgetown Comedy Festival and in some of the best comedy clubs in the nation. Her writing has been feature in Bobcat Goldthwait's Misfits & Monsters coming to TruTv, Hidden America with Jonah Ray, the series Take My Wife and in The New York Times. She named one of TimeOut LA's 2018 Comics to Watch, and was voted Best Comedian in the East Bay Express “Best Of” Edition in 2013.  You can hear her on podcasts like 2 Dope Queens, The Cracked Podcast, Put Your Hands Together, Competitive Erotic Fan Fiction and NPR's Snap Judgement.

Caitlin Gill

chris fairbanks

Catch Chris

Friday at the Olympic Venue, 8:15pm

Originally from Montana’s Big Sky Country, and currently residing in Los Angeles, Chris Fairbanks headlines comedy venues internationally. His fast paced, quirky, and constantly improvised act has been showcased on Comedy Central, Conan, Last Comic Standing, Jimmy Kimmel Live, and Seeso.
For TruTV, Chris was a cast member and director of ‘World’s Dumbest’ and the host of “Almost Genius”. In the past year, he’s been featured on @midnight w/ Chris Hardwick, FOX’s new (and very similar) series Punchline, and the film ‘Punching Henry’ starring JK Simmons. Chris also has upcoming appearances on HBO’s ‘Crashing’, Amazon’s ‘One Mississippi’, and Comedy Centrals upcoming series ‘Corporate’.
Chris’ comedy album, “Fairbanks!” was named one of Amazon MP3’s Top Ten. He also hosts the popular podcast, “Do You Need a Ride”, with Karen Kilgariff on All Things Comedy. They shuttle their guests to or from the airport, somewhat dangerously, in a ’08 Honda Accord mobile sound studio.

Chris Fairbanks

quinta brunson

Catch Quinta

Saturday at the Olympic Venue, 10:30pm

Quinta Brunson is a writer, actor, producer, and stand-up from Philadelphia, PA. She was honored as a
2017 JFL New Face of Comedy. She can soon be seen starring in her upcoming Facebook sketch series
QUINTA VS. EVERYTHING. Quinta was hand selected by Issa Rae and Jill Soloway for the Forbes 2017’s
30 under 30 list. She created, sold, Executive Produced, and starred in two premium streaming series in
2016 – BROKE for Youtube Red and UP FOR ADOPTION for Verizon Go90. Quinta started her journey at
Second City in Chicago and has grown to amass over one-million on Facebook followers and hundreds of
millions of video views across Facebook, Youtube, and Instagram. Prior to joining BuzzFeed Motion
Pictures, Quinta created the series “The Girl Who’s Never Been on a Nice Date.” The series went viral on
YouTube and Instagram and was one of the first series to gain a huge, viral fan base on both social
platforms.

Quinta Brunson

Erin Foley

Catch Erin

Saturday at Liquid Laughs, SPECIAL PODCAST RECORDING 4pm

Saturday at Liquid Laughs, 8pm

Erin Foley is an amazing comedic actress, comedian, and writer. Foley is the host of Mixologist And A Movie on Lifetime and is a cast member on season one of How to Be A Grown-Up on Tru Tv. As a seasoned comedian, she has her own Comedy Central Presents, as well as having been on Conan O’Brien, @ Midnight, The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, Chelsea Lately, Arsenio Hall  and Last Call With Carson Daly . She has performed five times at the Montreal Comedy Festival, the San Francisco Sketch Fest, Moontower Comedy Festival in Austin and Limestone Comedy Festival in Bloomington.

Erin Foley

Yedoye Travis

Catch Yedoye

Saturday at Liquid Laughs, 10:15pm

Yedoye Travis is a stand up comedian, writer, and actor from Atlanta, GA. In 2017 he was named a New Face at the Montreal Just For Laughs festival, during which he opened for W. Kamau Bell and taped for Kevin Hart's LOL Network. He has since appeared on Search Party, Comedy Central, and Late Show with Stephen Colbert, and contributed content for MTV. He has also performed at the Hell Yes and Bridgetown Comedy festivals and appeared on the fourth season of Coming to the Stage. His debut album, OK, produced by Comedy Dynamics, was released on January 12th, 2018..

Yedoye Travis

Debra DiGiovanni

Catch Debra

Friday at Liquid Laughs, 10:15pm

Comedian Debra DiGiovanni has been called the “Best Comedian to see after a Messy Break Up” and for three years running-she was named Canada’s favorite female comedian, as well as being named her hometown Toronto’s favorite comic for another three years. Debra’s comedy has a sharp edge while maintaining a playful, happy air. And her persona is one of the best developed of any comic working today- couple that with a hilarious act that is so personal everyone can relate- and you see why Debra is so popular. Her humor and charm lies in her unflinching honesty and openness, and rapid-fire delivery.

She began her career in 2000 and she’s made leaps and bounds in the comedy world- already with two Canadian stand up specials for CTV/Comedy network, she taped her first set on Comedy Central with her ‘Live at Gotham’ recorded in New York City. Since, she’s taped comedy segments for ‘Gotham Live’ and ‘Stand Up in Stilettos’ in Los Angeles as well as ‘Stand and Deliver’ for NuvoTV. She was also a finalist on the 5th season of NBC’s hit show Last Comic Standing season 7-making it to the Top 8 comedians. She was even awarded a Canadian TV award –a Gemini- for best-televised comedy performance of 2010. Debra’s a favorite at the Montreal Just for Laughs Comedy Festival, attending 10 times. She’s done comedy festivals around the world- including the Glasgow Comedy Fest in Scotland, as well as the Just For Laughs festival in Sydney, Australia, the popular Bridgetown Fest in Portland and The Moontower Fest in Austin. You can often hear Debra on CBC radio’s ‘Debaters’ program and, Debra has become a nationwide favorite on the hugely popular Much Music show ‘Video On Trial’, which can now be seen on FUSEtv.

Debra DiGiovanni

Shane Torres

Catch Shane

Thursday at Liquid Laughs, 10:15pm

Friday at Even Stevens, 9pm

Shane Torres is a New York based standup comedian, writer, and actor originally from Fort Worth,
TX. Having made his late night debut on Conan in 2016, you may have also seen him on Last Comic Standing or on IFC’s Comedy Bang Bang. He was featured at the Montreal Just For Laugh’s festival as a New Faces in 2013 and was one of Comedy  Central’s Comics to Watch in 2012.
Shane has performed at many festivals all over the country including JFL, Outsidelands, RIOT LA, SF Sketchfest, Moontower, High Plains, Bridgetown Comedy Festival, Bumbershoot Music and Arts Festival, and many more. Shane has appeared on popular podcast such as Savage Love and Comedy Bang Bang. He tours across the globe at comedy clubs, rock venues, and theaters.


Right now, you can catch Shane in his Comedy Central half hour and album, released in fall 2017.

Shane Torres

Martin Urbano

Catch Martin

Saturday at the Olympic Venue, 8:15pm

Martin Urbano is a New York based comedian and writer who recently relocated from Austin.   He was featured as a “New Face” at Just For Laughs in Montreal and will make his television debut on JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE! On September 6th. He has also appeared on the Comedy Central Snapchat Series ROAD TO THE ROAST and DEAR MOM AND DAD for  MTV’s Snapchat as well.

Martin Urbano

Wham City

Catch Wham City

Friday at the Olympic Venue, 10:30pm

Wham city is a collective of hilarious weirdos that dig on the absurd. It's performance art, oddball and experimental theater, film, comics, and, yes, Wham City is comedy. More so, comedy is the thing that connects all of the above. 

Truth be told, the Wham City Comedy tour is full of a ton of bleak, cutting stuff. Maybe that's another misconception about the group: that it's full of cartoon people that live cartoon lives. Watching nearly all of them do comedy, you can't shake the feeling that, funny or not, the collective's stacked with some seriously cynical people.

Wham City

The live performances of celebrated conjurer, “Stand Up Magician” Derek Hughes, have been lauded by audiences and critics alike, with the New York Times calling him “thoroughly entertaining.” Hughes has performed his magic on MTV, VH1, Comedy Central, and the CW’s Penn & Teller: Fool Us. He’s a consulting producer on TRUtv’s hit magic series, The Carbonaro Effect and was a finalist on season 10 of NBC’s America’s Got Talent.

Derek Hughes

Emmett Montgomery

Catch Emmett

Friday at Liquid Laughs, midnight

Saturday at Even Stevens, 9pm

Sunday at Liquid Laughs, 8pm

Emmett Montgomery is a comedian/storyteller who was made in Utah but has lived in Seattle for most of the 21st century and been failing beautifully on and off the stage for over a decade and a half. When he is not wandering the country telling jokes and falling in love with America, he produces local shows that focus on building community, pushing the limits of what it means to be a performer and celebrating the unique beauty of the city he lives in (Weird and Awesome with Emmett Montgomery, The Magic Hat), and works with organizations like the Bushwick Book Club (a collective of musicians that creates original works based on books) and 3-2-1 Battle! (An indecent wrestling promotion and wrestling school) and sometimes he wears footie pajamas with Santa Claus faces for feet and educates audience about the joyful cosmic horror of Christmas as Sugar Plum Gary. Emmett was part of the top 100 in NBC’s Last Comic Standing Season 9 (2015) and has been voted Seattle Weekly's best comedian twice (2015, 2017) He performs at festivals across the country including the Bridgetown Comedy Festival, Sasquatch Music Festival and the Women In Comedy Festival and can be heard on podcasts like Risk!, (stories) Put Your Hands Together (jokes) and Competitive Erotic Fan Fiction (gross.) Mr. Montgomery has a lot of hope in his heart, he also has a lot of nightmares, he Likes to share both those things. 

Emmett Montgomery

Atsuko okatsuka's comedy has been described by Margaret Cho as "a silent slow fart that fills up a room with laughter."  She tours around the U.S. with Dis/orient/ed Comedy, the first ever all Asian, mostly female stand up comedy tour at colleges as well as various organizations that foster diverse voices.  She uses her whimsical sense of humor to comment on social and political issues through personal stories, and can often be found performing at comedy festivals such as Laughing Skull, Out of Bounds Comedy Festival, and Laugh Your Asheville Off.  She most recently filmed her first ever hour special produced by VIVA Pictures and Comedy InvAsian and is a 2017 Refinery29 Riot Comedy Lab participant.  When she's not telling jokes on stage, she writes, produces, and acts in sketch videos that have been featured on Elizabeth Banks's digital platform, WhoHaha, Buzzfeed, and MOCATV.

Atsuko Okatsuka

Amy Miller

Catch Amy

Friday at Liquid Laughs, 8pm

Saturday at Even Stevens, 9pm

Boise's most beloved comedian. Last Comic Standing. Doug Loves Movies. The Bennington Show. Portland's Funniest Comic. LA's most beloved comedian.

Amy Miller

Jodee Champion

Catch Jodee

Thursday at Liquid Laughs, 8pm

Saturday at Even Stevens, 9pm

Jodee Champion is a Colorado native, and nationally touring headliner and feature act. Jodee has been on Nickelodeon's "NickMom Night Out". This funny lady is a regular at the world famous Comedy Works and is one of only a handful of "Almost Famous" house comics.

Jodee Champion

Peggy Sinnott is a comedian from Berkeley, California. Featured in/on/at: TimeOut LA, Fox’s ADHD, Funnyordie, College Humor, Rooftop Comedy and that film festival she thinks is pronounced Cannes.

Peggy Sinnott

Pallavi has performed on booked shows at The Comedy Store, The Hollywood Improv, Westside Comedy, Flappers Comedy Club, The Ice House, HaHa Cafe Comedy Club, Seattle’s Comedy Underground, and the Canvas Laugh Club (Mumbai). She co-produces a weekly mic/show at Next Stage Theatre in LA (MOM PARTY!) and, as a co-producer of Facial Recognition Comedy, was highlighted in Splitsider. She has performed at Desi Comedy Festival, SF Sketchfest, and on the Kill Tony Podcast, as well as all over the US and India (Pune, Mumbai, and Chennai).

Pallavi Gunalan

John Dick Winters

Catch John

Friday at Even Stevens, 9pm

Saturday at Liquid Laughs, 10:15pm

John Dick Winters is a stand up comedian, producer, and storyteller based in Pittsburgh, PA, and has performed as far away as just outside of Pittsburgh. He is the founder of Race to the Coffin Comedy and the Burning Bridges Festival, the largest comedy fest in Pennsylvania. Probably. Who knows, to be honest? Prove him wrong.

John Dick Winters

Joe Kwaczala is a stand-up from Pittsburgh, who started doing comedy in Chicago and now lives in Los Angeles. He has performed at festivals like Colossal Clusterfest, San Francisco Sketchfest, and the Chicago Comedy Exposition, and in 2017, he was chosen to be one of Comedy Central's "Up Next" Comics to Watch. Joe has performed on the nationally-syndicated public radio show "Live Wire" and has written for The Onion News Network, ClickHole, and Funny or Die. His independently-produced pilot "Cowards" won "Best Comedy Pilot" at the New York Television Festival and his subsequent web series for IFC "Does Dave Know We're Here?" was chosen by Paste Magazine as one of the "Best Internet Comedy Videos of 2015." Much to his embarrassment, Joe knows everything about the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Joe Kwaczala

Aaron Naylor is a comic from Kansas City, MO. He has opened for real people like Tony Hinchcliffe, Adam Cayton-Holland, and Shane Mauss. Aaron has performed on cool festivals like Blue Whale, Orlando Indie, Out of Bounds, Asheville, San Francisco Sketchfest, and placed 2nd in the 2016 Cleveland Comedy Festival. He also won the 2017 Funniest Person in Wichita, which was neat. 

Aaron Naylor

Beth Norton is a local Boise comic who got her start in 2014 in Burlington Vermont. She performs all over the Treasure Valley and has hosted for Judah Freidlander, Bengt Washburn and Gina Yashere! Her style is subtle, smart and striking. She will warm your heart with her stories and charm!  

Beth Norton

Ian Aber is a comedian, writer and comedy show producer among other things.  He was a national finalist in NBC's Stand Up For Diversity and performs at clubs, colleges and pretty much anywhere there is comedy.  His comedy is featured on Sirius Radio and Audible. Ian has opened for Margaret Cho, Jo Firestone and Fortune Feimster and been in the Limestone Comedy Festival, 10,000 Laughs Comedy Festival, Accidental Comedy Festival and Laughing Skull Festivals!  

Ian Aber

Todd Masterson is a comedian, writer, and producer living with his teeny tiny husband in West Hollywood, CA. He has written for such timeless icons as Joan Rivers and RuPaul. A writing alumni of the CBS Diversity Showcase, Todd can currently be found at KPCC (NPR) relishing the public radio lifestyle. (What does that mean?) When he’s not onstage being an adorable giant, telling jokes about gay stuff and verbally hugging every audience he meets, he can be seen taking too many pictures of his amazing pug for Instagram.   

Todd Masterson

In 2015 David Rodriguez burst onto the Colorado comedy scene by winning Denver Comedy Works' prestigious New Faces Competition (previous winners include Adam Cayton-Holland and Josh Blue). In 2016, he proved it was no fluke by taking 1st place in the Stand-up Showdown at the Denver Improv, and then in 2017 he won the Comedy Works' Funny Final Four as a team captain. He has performed on the Bird City Comedy Festival, High Plains Festival, and was recently selected to this years Limestone Comedy Festival.

Audiences of all ages and backgrounds respond to his vibrant comedic style, which is a mix of animated story-telling and fun acerbic insights into a wide range of topics ultimately centering around being a responsible young parent living in a generation where growing up is generally frowned upon.   

David Rodriguez

Andie Main is a Portland based comedian who keeps busy by producing/hosting The Doug Fir Lounge's summer series The Cool Kids Patio Show, and her politically themed series called Revolution Comedy, which organizes fundraisers for progressive causes like Planned Parenthood, The ACLU, and Don't Shoot PDX. At this bizarre moment in our nation's history, her efforts have contributed over $10,000 to #theresistance and although she is a life long punkrocker, is stoked to see these shows selling out regularly.

Andie Main

Akeem Woods is the funny little brother you always never wanted. His no holds barred comedy style will have you on the edge of your seat reeling from laughter. No topic is safe from discussion whether it be the KKK or the hardships of growing up poor. You’ve heard him on the Tom & Dan Show and have seen him performing at comedy clubs everywhere.

Akeem Woods

Mike Carrozza is a silly boy from Montreal (Canada). Mike is a high-energy performer who leans toward absurdism and playing with the structure of what we expect from comedy. Mike is a ray of positivity and lightness despite tackling dark subject matter. He already loves you all. Isn't that sweet? It's true! How do I know? It's me! Mike! I love you. Let's get dumb.

Mike Carrozza

Marlena Rodriguez is a herspanic comedian who’s been writing and performing comedy since 1989. She’s toured with The Second City, written for Tina Fey’s Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, and was called a Comic To Watch by Comedy Central. Recently, genetic testing revealed Marlena used to be a dog. 

Marlena Rodriguez

Dash Kwiatkowski is a chubby nerd. He's into comic books and jokes.

He is currently the longest reigning Intercontinental Comedy Champion.

Dash features at The Comedy Attic, Comedy on State, Dr. Grins, The Seattle Comedy Underground, and he is a regular at the SF Punch Line, The Sacramento Punch Line, and Cobbs comedy club. He's been featured in Sketchfest, Limestone, Laugh Your Asheville Off, Crom Omaha, and The Arch City Comedy Festival, as well as SF Comedy Day and the SF International Competition. He's the star of popular web series, Neighborhood Watchmen.

He's really into Dim Sum. He has dope sideburns, but it's not a Wolverine thing, so be cool about it.   

Dash Kwiatkowski

Lauren Faber 

Catch Lauren

Friday part of the Rhea Butcher special event, 8:30pm

Saturday at Liquid Laughs, 8pm

Lauren Faber is a feral comedian who was raised in a basement by the 90’s comedy specials of Ellen Degeneres, Paula Poundstone and Elvira Kurt. Yes, she sees the connection now. A heckler once asked Lauren, “What is this, PBS?!” and they were right to do so. When she isn’t mortifying her mother on stage, Lauren can be found mortifying said mother off stage, saving the world with spreadsheets, and liking just one of her two cats. They were a gift. Don’t do that..   

Lauren Faber

Neeraj Srinivasan is a first generation Indian-American comedian from Boise, ID now residing in Portland, OR. He co-hosts the NW’s own POC stand-up show, Minority Retort, in addition to being featured in “Portlandia” as well as the Out Of Bounds Comedy Festival and the North Carolina Comedy Festival..

Neeraj Srinivasan

Laura Sanders

Catch Laura

Friday as part of the Rhea Butcher special event, 8:30pm

Saturday at Liquid Laughs, 8pm

Since first amplifying her voice to gain attention, Laura Sanders has traveled the nation begging people in clubs, colleges, bars, and even spaghetti restaurants – so many innocent bystanders – just begging them to like her. Disgusted by the idea of individually grabbing the face of every person on earth long enough to make meaningful, relationship-building eye contact, Sanders performs stand-up across the country.

Sanders has been featured on Fox's LaughsTV, and been part of such acclaimed lineups as Bloomington's Limestone Comedy Festival and Denver’s High Plains Comedy Festival. Her 2016 album, Oh God Please Like Me, debuted at number one on the iTunes comedy charts. As half of the sketch-comedy duo Berry Sanders, Laura has been featured on Funny or Die, Whohaha.com, and Ryan Singer’s FlickMyClip festivals.

Laura Sanders

Xazmin Garza has distinguished herself among New England’s strongest comics with her razor-sharp joke writing and dynamic stage presence. Interrobang called her "frank and hilarious," naming her a Boston comic to watch. She has performed in the Limestone, Laughing Skull, Rogue Island, and Boston Comedy Festivals, and her comedy has been featured on SIRIUSXM.

Xazmin Garza

Several years ago Jono Zalay moved from San Diego to Boston to pursue standup. He quickly became a staple in the New England comedy scene, while simultaneously earning his Doctorate in Neuroscience (he gave cocaine to rats). Since dropping his science hobby to pursue stand-up full time, Jono has been named one of Comedy Central’s ‘Comics to Watch.’ Jono now splits time between Los Angeles and New York City where he has been featured in Time Out New York and over 30 comedy festivals around the country including Bridgetown, Limestone, and New York Comedy Festival.

Jono Zalay

Christie Buchele is an up-and-coming standup comic from Denver, Colorado. Christie made a name for herself by the heart-wrenching and hilarious realities of being a woman with a disability. Christie is a regular opener for Josh Blue, and co-hosts a witty relationship advice podcast, Empty Girlfriend, which earned best Comedy Podcast by Westword Magazine and best Podcast for Sexpot Comedy in 2017. As one third of the Denver Comedy powerhouse, The Pussy Bros, Christie reps the Mile High City hard while crushing audiences with a wry, biting style that’s a bit sweet, and a little bit surly; proving time and again you can say almost anything with a smile on your face and a gimp in your step.

Christie Buchele

Brooklyn native Dwayne Perkins is a young vet in the comedy game. His one hour comedy special: “Dwayne Perkins: Take Note” debuted on Netflix to rave reviews and instantly be- came a fan favorite. Take Note was already in the top 50 Netflix comedy specials of all time only 2 months after being released. Dwayne has earned a spot in today’s elite class of standup comics with several appearances on Comedy Central and Conan. Dwayne is the author of the book, “Hot Chocolate For The Mind,” A collection of humorous essays. Dwayne co-wrote and starred in the feature film Dying To Kill, now on Amazon, where he plays a stand-up comic who has to get laughs or due trying. His recurring piece on The Jay Leno Show entitled “Great White Moments in Black History,” was a viewer favorite. Dwayne’s Comedy Central half hour special was voted one of the tope 25 Comedy Central specials of all time..

Dwayne Perkins

Rachel Weeks is a Denver-based comedian and writer from the western suburbs of Chicago. She is a regular performer at Denver’s famous Comedy Works and has appeared on NBC's First Look, Seeso's Hidden America with Jonah Ray, and the RISK! podcast. She produces the Denver chapter of Chicago storytelling favorite We Still Like You and has been featured on High Plains, Limestone, Orlando Indie, and Crom comedy festivals..

Rachel Weeks

Nick Nemeroff is a cool and strong guy from Montreal. So far he's performed in the Adelaide Fringe Festival, Melbourne International Comedy Festival, JFL42, Oddblock, Hell Yes Fest, CROM Comedy Fest, Hot Tub with Kurt Braunohler and Kristen Schaal, Power Violence, and Put Your Hands Together with Rhea Butcher and Cameron Esposito. His writing can be seen on VICE & CBC Comedy and his stand up can be heard on Sirius XM.

"An audience favorite...just check him out, he's hilarious" 
- The Interrobang

"Nick Nemeroff is a burgeoning and very funny comedian" 
- The Hollywood Reporter

Nick Nemeroff

Anya Volz is a New York City-based comedian originally from Vermont. She is a contributing satire writer and content creator for The Hard Times and several other comedy websites. She has been featured in several national comedy festivals, including Gilda's Laughfest and the Women in Comedy Festival. She opens of headliners around the country and performs nightly all around New York City. Recently she appeared on The Special Without Brett Davis and costars in the upcoming series Flamingo. 

Christopher Sundberg

Anya Volz

Catch Anya

Thursday at Liquid Laughs, 8pm

Friday at Even Stevens, 9pm

Anya Volz is a New York City-based comedian originally from Vermont. She is a contributing satire writer and content creator for The Hard Times and several other comedy websites. She has been featured in several national comedy festivals, including Gilda's Laughfest and the Women in Comedy Festival. She opens of headliners around the country and performs nightly all around New York City. Recently she appeared on The Special Without Brett Davis and costars in the upcoming series Flamingo. 

Anya Volz

Blaire Postman is a high energy, down-the-rabbit-hole stand-up comedian with no chill. Her unexpected material includes tales of living with recovering alcoholics and the history of Super Bowl half time shows.. 

Blaire Postman

At six feet, nine inches, Alex Price was always going to be the center of attention anyway. He developed an outsized sense of humor to match his physical stature and quickly became known in comedy circles far away from his native Indiana. His unflinching, self-deprecating and hilarious take on life as an actual giant form the basis of an act that's garnered him opening spots for Kyle Kinane, Brian Posehn, and Hannibal Buress and many appearances at festivals across the country such as Trial By Laughter on Comcast and Motor City Comedy Festival. It's a perspective you've likely never considered, but that you're sure to never forget. 

Alex Price

Courtney Baka

Catch Courtney

Friday at Even Stevens, 9pm

Saturday at the Olympic Venue, 8:15pm

Courtney Baka is a comedian, writer and recovering mall goth. With her dry wit and unique perspective she finds the comedy in a tragic world. She has studied at The Second City in Chicago, performed in festivals such as Limestone and 10,000 Laughs, and is a writer for the punk rock satire site The Hard Times. She can typically be found in her Minneapolis apartment with her two cats where she is currently living out her dream of becoming a cliche.  

Courtney Baka

LADY BIZNESS' Alisha Donahue and Jynx Jenkins are two sweet, smoky broads, from right here in Boise, who are winning at life. On stage, their utterly unique and seamless blend of standup, sketch, and music skewers womanhood, but leaves everyone with sore laugh muscles for days (it counts as a workout). Also, there's totally showtunes. Listen, this is a show.  

Lady Bizness

Mateen Stewart’s comedy has been described as a “Ted Talk Cupcake with Dick Joke Sprinkles”. He’s a native Detroiter and a LA local.  You’ve probably never seen him on Jimmy Kimmel Live!, Last Week Tonight or on Both Seasons of HBO’s Funny or Die Presents but that doesn’t mean he didn’t do them.  

Mateen Stewart

Originally from Chattanooga, TN, John-Michael Bond honed his craft as part of the nationally recognized Atlanta, GA comedy scene. Creative Loafing magazine described his comedy as covering, “the arduous yet worthwhile pursuit of love, rationalizing vices with how they impact relationships, the wackiness of death, and why society should be nicer.” He feels that’s accurate. Now living in Los Angeles he is the mastermind of the RPG comedy show Dungeon and co-host of The Hard Times Live.  

John-Michael Bond

Lj was born in Pasadena California but has lived most of his life in Boise. LJ grew up watching stand up comedy from a young age and started comedy when he was 18. he took a break from comedy to finish college, and is now back at it. lj was one of four winners at the 2018 March Madness comedy competition at the Barley Pub, in boise id.  

Lj Sullivan

LKwasi bridges the gap between insightful observations about race and still thinking he could be a Power Ranger when he was 15. He's opened for  SNL's Sasheer Zamata, Aparna Nancherla, and W. Kamau Bell. He also co-produces Laughing Liberally Boston, a show that combines comedy with progressive politics. He's been featured in SF Sketchfest,  the Boston Comedy Festival, The Comedy Exposition in Chicago, and just recorded his first hour of stand up titled "Not From Around Here".  

Kwasi Mensah

Sophie Hughes

Catch Sophie

Thursday at Liquid Laughs, midnight (Boise Banter)

Friday as part of the Rhea Butcher Special Event, 8:30pm

Sunday at Liquid Laughs, 8pm

The charm of Sophie Hughes allows her to say and do things she shouldn't be able to get away with. Her good looks have helped her to achieve regular work as a voice actor. She has performed at Limestone Comedy Fest, 208 Comedy Fest, and Politically Re-Active with W. Kamau Bell and Hari Kondabolu.

Sophie Hughes

Omar Shaukat

Catch Omar

Friday at Liquid Laughs, 8pm

Saturday at Even Stevens, 9pm

Omar Shaukat is a Pakistani-American stand-up comedian, writer, and actor from Baltimore now living in Brooklyn, New York. Omar has featured for comics such as Hari Kondabolu, Ron Funches and Kyle Kinane and performed at the New York Comedy Festival. Omar has guest-starred in the Season 2 finale of HBO's "High Maintenance" and has co-starred in the current season of "Kevin Can Wait", Comedy Central's "Broad City", and Judd Apatow and Pete Holmes' HBO Series "Crashing."

Omar Shaukat

I am a stand up comic based out of Denver, CO. The Comedy Works is my home club. 

John Novosad

Arish Singh

Catch Arish

Thursday at Liquid Laughs, 8pm

Friday as part of the Rhea Butcher special event, 8:30pm

Saturday at Liquid Laughs, 8pm

The comedy of Arish Singh, with its unique fusion of absurdist humor and political commentary has been praised by many, and described by many others as “yeah, not my thing.” Singh is a Chicago-based comedian who has opened for national acts like Hasan Minhaj (The Daily Show), Tim Heidecker (Tim & Eric), and W. Kamau Bell (CNN's United Shades), and has performed on stand-up showcases like Hot Tub with Kurt Braunohler & Kristen Schaal, Andy Kindler’s Particular Show and Chicago’s Comedians You Should Know. Singh has been featured in various comedy festivals including the Chicago Comedy Exposition ('16), the Bridgetown Comedy Festival ('17), and the Limestone Comedy Festival ('17), and was a semifinalist for the Standup NBC competition ('17). Singh can be seen on in the current season of the Netflix original series Easy cabbing around a semi-fictionalized Chicago. In real Chicago, Singh runs Monkey Wrench, a monthly comedy show that is little more than a leftist plot against the ruling class. 

Arish Singh

Carly is a chicago based touring comic. she writes for cards against humanity and produces arguments and grievances and ladylike 

Carly Ballerini

Dominic del bene

INDUSTRY REP - DOMINIC DEL BENE

Catch Dominic Friday afternoon at the Industry Panel - 4pm Liquid Laughs

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Dominic Del Bene is a Bay Area native who spent his 20s producing and releasing rap records and his 30s producing and releasing stand-up comedy albums, specials and live events. Having worked for Rooftop Comedy and Audible.com for the last decade, Del Bene has recently brought his production experience and talents to the town of Petaluma where he resides, founding his own company, Blonde Medicine, in early 2018. In August of this year, he launched a new comedy festival, the Pet-A-Llama Comedy Festival and he continues to work with comedians on albums, specials and live shows. When he’s not producing and releasing stand-up comedy, he’s hosting a radio show on Petaluma’s Community Radio Station, KPCA, or hanging out with his family.

Jodi Lieberman

INDUSTRY REP - JODI LIEBERMAN

Catch Jodi Friday afternoon at the Industry Panel - 4pm Liquid Laughs

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Jodi Lieberman fell into the comedy business many years ago and never left. Her love for
bringing laughter around the world and developing talent is what fuels her passion. VH-1 noticed her talents, and relationships with the global comedy community and hired her as Director of Comedy Talent and Series Development while managing her own clientele.

In 2015, Jodi founded her own entertainment firm JLC Entertainment Group, with partner Jodi Collins. JLC manages, develops, and produces with clients across all platforms, including live, TV, film and digital. Representing mostly comedic talent, Jodi also has done some freelance casting and producing and currently represents a Montreal based production company where she has sold their shows to Netflix.

Prior to going out on her own Jodi worked at Parallel Entertainment, a boutique management and production company that represented comedians, actors, and writers, including Jeff Foxworthy, Larry the Cable Guy, Bill Engvall and the Blue Collar Comedy franchise. There, Jodi successful managed comedic talent worldwide and helped launch the careers of various artists and sold scripted and non-scripted projects. Jodi co-founded Comedy Gives Back- a social benefit enterprise that raises money and awareness for charities through live streaming comedy shows around the world. Comedy Gives Back produced a live 24-hour digital telethon and was the 2014 IAWTV winner for Best Live Event and was  Nominated for an Emmy. Before heading to Los Angeles, Jodi served as the head of the Just For Laughs Comedy Festival for many years organizing all facets of the festival and producing hundreds of live and televised shows. She has worked with some of the biggest names in comedy including, Louis C.K., Tina Fey, Zach Galifianakis, John Cleese, Don Rickles, Carl Reiner, Ray Romano, Kevin James, Jon Stewart, just to name a few. She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree with honors at Concordia University in Montreal where she specialized in Communications and minored in Business.