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Faizon Love

Faizon Andre Love (born Langston Faizon Santisima) is a Cuban-born American actor, comedian, and writer, who has appeared in some of pop culture’s most iconic films, such as Friday and Elf. Love’s characters bring life to each film, and his comedic timing was honed as a stand-up comedian and Off-Broadway actor.

Raised in Southeast San Diego, California and Newark, New Jersey, because of his father’s career in the United States Navy, Love’s early interest in comedy started at the early age of fifteen. Shortly after graduating high school in San Diego, Love relocated to New York and landed his first Off-Broadway performance by nineteen. Soon after, he was making his first motion-picture debut in the animated comedy Bébé’s Kids, in which he earned praise for providing a close vocal impression of comedian Robin Harris, who had died suddenly before the production on the film started. With the success of Bébé’s Kids, Love landed a role in the Meteor Man starring Robert Townsend, who then later cast him in a co-starring role on his sitcom The Parent ‘Hood.

Love has since appeared in a vast number of films and TV shows such as Couples Retreat (Vince Vaughn, Jon Favreau) Money Talks (Chris Tucker), Don’t Be a Menace to South Central While
Drinking Your Juice in the Hood, The Players Club, Blue Crush, Torque (Ice Cube, Lawrence Fishburn), Idlewild, Who’s Your Caddy (Terry Crews, Sherri Shepherd), The Perfect Holiday (Charlie Murphy, Katt Williams), Black-ish, Big Mommas (Martin Lawrence), It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, That’s So Raven, Real Husbands of Hollywood, Step Up: High Water and The New
Edition Story, just to name a few.

Through the years, Love has also lent his stand-up comedy to a number of comedy specials including Def Comedy Jam, Shaq’s All Star Comedy Jam, and Martin Lawrence’s 1st Amendment Stand-up.

Love’s most recent roles can be seen in the action-comedy film Bullet Proof 2 on Netflix, The War with Grandpa alongside Robert Dinero, and the upcoming Season 3 of Step Up: High Water.

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Cortez Macklin

Cortez Macklin, 24 year old Stand up comedian and actor from Chicago, Illinois. He’s been performing for more than seven years, hitting the stage for the first time at the age of 14. He found his love of comedy when he joined a youth program run by Tyler Perry’s very own, Quincy Bonds called “Phat Kids Comedy.” From there he learned how to develop his natural writing and improv skills. Once he graduated, he went on to touch huge platforms such as “America’s Got Talent,” 11alive News and Nick Cannon Presents MTV’s “Wild N’ Out.” His ultimate goal is to become a comedic actor and be able to make the world laugh one stage at a time!

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Abe Farrelly

Abe Farrelly is an actor, writer, and stand up comedian originally hailing from the south shore of Massachusetts. Known for his observational storytelling, from his distinct perspective as a Trans man, Abe is a unique voice in comedy.

His ability to riff with the audience always makes him a crowd favorite, as he’s been making his way across the country headlining a variety of clubs and cruises. He’s also performed at legendary spots like The World Famous Comedy Store, the Improv, and the Laugh Factory.

You can also catch Abe MC’ing all sorts of different events around Los Angeles from outdoor movie screenings to drag brunches in WeHo. He can also  be seen in his recurring role on the NBC award-winning series, This Is Us. And his recurring guest star role in the latest season of HBO’s Curb Your Enthusiasm.

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Stephen Kramer Glickman

Stephen Kramer Glickman is best known for playing Gustavo Rocque on the Nickelodeon hit series “Big Time Rush” and constantly yelling at his “Dogs!”. More recently, Glickman starred alongside Jennifer Aniston and Andy Samberg in the Warner Brothers animated film “Storks” as Pigeon Toady which is currently streaming on Netflix. Glickman started his career playing Shrek in the original Broadway workshops and readings of “Shrek the Musical” and his 2021 debut music album “The Moving Company” just passed 600,000,000 plays on Tiktok with his cover of Gnarls Barkley’s “Crazy”. On television Glickman has been seen on Workaholics, Stuck in the Middle, The Really Loud House and has appeared in movies including Monster Hunter and White Fang for Netflix.
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Conceited began his performing career with a series of major league rap battle victories on both the west and east coasts, garnering over 20 million digital views at the “Da Jungle” rap battle league in Stockton, CA. His prominence as a live performer caught the interest of Nick Cannon, who then brought him onto the hit MTV comedy improv show, WILD N OUT, where he demonstrated his ability in sketch comedy as a Series Regular cast member. Also a talented actor, Conceited made his theatrical debut in a supporting role in the Sundance acclaimed Independent feature, BODIED.

His presence in the music, comedy, and theatrical spaces have created a loyal following of fans with 1.6 million on Instagram and 2.2 million followers on Facebook.

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Lisa Ann Walter

Now starring as Melissa Schemmenti in ABC’s #1 show, the Emmy-nominated “Abbott Elementary”, Actress, Creator/Producer/Writer Lisa Ann Walter’s career spans television, film and the stage. She is known for stand-out roles in feature films such as “The Parent Trap”, “Bruce Almighty”, “Shall We Dance”, “War of the Worlds” and “Killers”.

Walter is also the co-creator and star of several network sitcoms and unscripted series. Lisa Ann is the proud Creator, Executive Producer and Judge on the highest rated first year NBC/UNI cable series, DANCE YOUR ASS OFF, with over a dozen foreign formats She co-created, produced and directed the original series GONZO GIRLS. and has both scripted and unscripted series currently in development. She has enjoyed guesting on numerous hit shows; THE ODD COUPLE, THE EXES, NIP/TUCK, CURB YOUR ENTHUSIASM, GREY’S ANATOMY, 9-1-1, GLOW

Lisa Ann spent 10 years headlining clubs all over the country. Her first televised comedy set was as a featured professional standup act on “It’s Showtime at the Apollo” where she turned a skeptical crowd into a cheering one and led to scores of Television spots and she was recently featured on “Gotham Comedy Live”. Walter has hosted dozens of A-List events including “Talk of the Town”, “The Icon Awards” honoring Sidney Poitier, “The Hollywood Bag Ladies luncheon for Lupus” & more. Her comedic memoire/essays on self-loathing, THE BEST THING ABOUT MY ASS IS THAT IT’S BEHIND ME, was a life-changing book published by Harper One and was #13 on the NY Times & Amazon Bestseller Lists.


But Walter is most proud of being a working mom of 4 with “One foot on the Red Carpet…The other at Costco” and that her stomach is still reasonably flat after being the clown car they all came out of.

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Kym Whitley

Kym Whitley was born in Cleveland, Ohio and raised in Khartoum, Sudan (Africa). Kym knew she was blessed with the gift to make people laugh, after a chance encounter with Redd Foxx, who told her “she had the Comedic Goods”. Kym began living her dream as a standup comedian in Hollywood. Kym Whitley became Hollywood’s go-to-girl with her smooth transition as a talented, comedic actress in numerous TV shows, namely, ABC’s “My Wife and Kids”, CBS’s “Two Broke Girls”, Disney’s “That’s So Raven”, TV Land’s “Soul Man” and HBO’s “Curb Your Enthusiasm.” Kym recently completed production of her docu-series, “Raising  Whitley” on the OWN network. You may have seen Kym in the following films: “Haunted House 2”, “We Bought A Zoo”, “Fun with Dick and Jane”, “College Road Trip”, “The Nutty Professor” and “Next Friday” to name a few. You can see her in the soon-to-be released “Fist Fight”.

Currently, Kym is starring in Freeform’s (formerly ABC/Family) sitcom, “Young & Hungry.” Kym is also an accomplished voice-over actress. Ms. Whitley has voiced the character, Honeybee on Black Dynamite: The Animated TV Series, and the character, Melonee in the Animated feature film, “Rango.” Kym Whitley created the “Don’t Feed Me” campaign to enlighten the public of food allergies for adults and children, namely for her most treasured possession
and son, Joshua.

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JC Currais

This hilarious Cuban-American Comedian was selected as a NY Comedy Festival “Comic To Watch,” won the prestigious Westside Comedy Competition, headlined Johnny Carson’s Great American Comedy Festival, appeared on NBC’s Last Call w/ Carson Daly, and performed a late night set on TBS’ Conan. He is also currently being prominently featured in a Just For Laughs documentary series for Amazon Studios which follows selected Comedians as they progress from the first New Faces audition all the way to gracing the stages in Montreal at the most prestigious comedy festival in the world. In addition to being featured on FOX Lethal Weapon & Disney+ Just Roll With It, JC Currais will be acting alongside Brad Pitt, Margot Robbie, and Damien Chazelle in the upcoming Babylon feature! JC is a powerful comedic force to be reckoned with as a Writer, Stand-Up, and Actor.

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Tommy Davidson

Tommy Davidson’s exceptional range – from stand-up comedy and acting to versatile music accomplishments – have earned him a reputation as an extraordinary performer who delivers no matter the arena. Best known as one of the stars of the hit television show In Living Color, Davidson’s visibility has allowed him to become a household name known for his innovative talent.

Davidson started his career as a standup comedian in Washington DC, earning an ardent following. Spotted by major concert promoters, he was first booked as the opening act for Patti LaBelle, Kenny G and Luther Vandross. It wasn’t long before he came to Hollywood and was headlining the biggest rooms and met Robert Townsend. This led to his first national tv appearance and starring role in Partners in Crime, the conduit to Keenan Ivory Wayans, who proved instrumental in Davidson’s career by offering him an opportunity to audition.

Davidson starred in Disney Channel’s beloved animated series The Proud Family (2001-05) and recently returned to topline their new hit, “The Proud Family: Louder and Prouder” (Disney +) to rave reviews. Other 2022 guest starring credits include CBS comedy series The Neighborhood; standout roles on VH1’s hit A Black Lady Sketch Show; the Nick Cannon-directed TV movie Miracles Across 125th Street, BET+’s The Ms. Pat Show and the Netflix special Sarah Cooper: Everything’s Fine.

The multihyphenate is perhaps best known for starring in the groundbreaking sketch comedy series In Living Color and becoming a standout with his impressions of Sammy Davis Jr., Michael Jackson and other entertainment icons. His performance on the series resulted in three Showtime specials: On Strength of New York, Illin’ in Philly, and Takin’ it to DC. Davidson also hosted and starred in the network’s Chocolate Sundaes Comedy Show, as well as three seasons of ABC’s Vacation Creation.

Davidson voiced the series regular role of Cream Corn in the Adult Swim action-comedy spoof Black Dynamite, and has also made multiple guest appearances on shows like MTV’s Wild ‘N Out, BET’s Real Husbands of Hollywood and ABC’s Celebrity Wife Swap. He also recently headlined The Off Color Comedy Tour with Keenan Ivory Wayans, Shawn Wayans and David Alan Grier, and co-headlines with Katt Williams, Mike Epps and Martin Lawrence to sell out large venue audiences.

Davidson’s feature credits include Spike Lee’s Bamboozled, Morgan Creek’s Juwanna Mann, Ace Ventura II: When Nature Calls opposite Jim Carrey, and Strictly Business opposite Halle Berry among others. He also recently starred in the feature documentaries I Am Comic opposite Tim Allen and Lewis Black, and Dying Laughing alongside Jamie Foxx, Kevin Hart, Amy Schumer and Sarah Silverman.

His most recent critically lauded music duets include Sweet Reunion with multi-Grammy winner Dave Koz and I Know with A-list saxophonist, Richard Elliot.

Kensington Books published Davidson’s memoir Living in Color: What’s Funny about Me, recounting his personal triumphs after having been abandoned as in infant in 2020 achieving historic sales.

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Jinkx Monsoon

As an “internationally tolerated” comedienne and (the only) two-time winner of RuPaul’s Drag Race, Jinkx Monsoon has become the reigning queen of stand-up, roasts, and celebrity impressions. Her hilarious and studied impressions of Judy Garland, Natasha Lyonne and Little Edie put her on the map as a RuPaul’s Drag Race contestant like no other, and her roasting and stand-up acts prove she’s one of the greatest queer comedians of our time. Jinkx is the creator, writer and star of the soon-to-be smash hit sketch comedy series, Sketchy Queens coming to WOW Presents Plus this fall and she’s the co-writer and co-star of The Jinkx & DeLa Holiday Special on Hulu (BenDeLaCreme Presents). She has appeared in numerous films (Happiest Season, Drag Becomes Him, The Queen) and TV (AJ and the Queen, Blame the Hero). Jinkx will reunite with her best friend and fellow Drag Race alum BenDeLaCreme for their annual comedy theatre tour, “The Jinkx & DeLa Holiday Show” in November.