AZHAR USMAN is a Chicago-based standup comedian, actor, writer, playwright, and producer. CNN called him “America’s Funniest Muslim,” and Georgetown University identified him as “one of the 500 Most Influential Muslims in the World.” In 2010, standup icon Dave Chappelle–for whom Azhar has featured over 50 times–commented “AZHAR USMAN is UNTOUCHABLE.” He has toured over 20 countries, on five continents, and his comedy has been profiled by dozens of global media outlets including The New York Times, The Economist, BBC, NPR, and Fox News. Azhar served as a creative consultant on Hannibal Buress’ 2016 Netflix comedy special, “Comedy Camisado.” Most recently, he performed a sold-out 18-show run of his critically-acclaimed, one-man show “ULTRA AMERICAN: A PATRIOT ACT” in Chicago, which was recommended for a Jeff Award. Finally, Azhar will appear as a recurring character on the new Amazon Studios original series “PATRIOT” (expected release 2017).
Teresa’s first professional acting gig was in a dramatic role on BET’s “Tales.” Since then, she has worked consistently appearing in BounceTV’s “Last Call,” in MTV’s “Wild N’ Out,” and in the Universal Feature “How High 2” opposite Mike Epps. She can next be seen in the recurring role of Brandy on Bentley Evans’ “Family Time.” Teresa has also gained popularity with her comedic rants on Instagram (#Topnotchworldd) garnering over 1 million followers.
Ms Pretty Ricki is a hilarious and multitalented rising star. Embarking upon a comedy career only a few short years ago, she has already gained a passionate following across the country and online. She’s a regular talent on Kevin Hart’s LOL and appeared on such TV showcases as BET’s Comic View and Magic Johnson’s “We Got Next,” and performed live at Carolines on Broadway and the legendary Los Angeles Comedy Store. Ricki is also an accomplished singer and actress. She features on the road for Donnell Rawlings, Faizon Love, Kountry Wayne, Michael Blackson, Guy Torry and numerous other major comics, where she makes new fans every weekend.
Justina Valentine, MTV’s quick witted fan favorite from Nick Cannon’s Wild N Out, is a clever lyricist that has a distinctive voice and knack for irresistible hooks. With over two million Instagram followers, bright red locks, and an infectious personality, Justina Valentine is an entertainer who sings, writes, acts, hosts and is widely known for her freestyling ability.
Justina has been featured on a series of McDonald’s commercials and as a co host on other popular MTV shows such as TRL and Singled Out, The Jersey Shore Reunion, The Challenge Reunion, Ridiculousness, and Double Shot at Love. She was also a cast member on MTV’S number one show The Challenge.
Valentine’s original music has been featured on NBC, VH1, MTV, Oxygen, CW and national TV commercials for brands such as Maybelline. Justina made hip hop history in 2018 on popular radio show Sway in the Morning becoming the first female to freestyle on Sway’s famous “5 Fingers of Death” freestyle rap challenge.
Justina’s next album “Favorite Vibe” debuted in the top 40 on hip hop charts this June 2019 and gained over a million streams in the first two weeks. Favorite Vibe follows Feminem, Valentine’s mixtape of Eminem’s classics. Justina Valentine currently offers 100+ million impressions which continues to grow daily. Valentine just wrapped filming her 7th season of MTV’S Wild N Out this May. She is currently the newest co-host for “How Far is Tattoo Far?” which airs weekly on MTV.
Jordan Doll is a standup comedian, actor and writer from Denver, Colorado where he is a regular at the world famous Comedy Works. If he looks familiar it might be because you saw him on Viceland’s Flophouse, or the Comedy Central snapchat channel, or dressed up like a potato skin in that one TGIFriday’s commercial. Or maybe you caught him performing at Just for Laughs Montreal, or the High plains comedy festival, or San Francisco Sketch Fest; opening for the likes of TJ Miller, Bryan Posehn and Rory Scovel. Jordan’s outlandish standup has been featured on Seeso, TruTV, and Comedy Central’s Comic’s to Watch, so if he looks familiar that’s probably why. Or maybe it’s something else. He does kind of have one of those faces.
Adam Mamawala is a stand-up comedian based out of New York City. His debut album One of the Good Ones, released through Comedy Dynamics, debuted at #1 on the iTunes Comedy Charts in December of 2017. Named one of Funny or Die’s “Top 30 Under 30: Comedians to Watch”, Adam has appeared on MTV, BET and SeeSo and has headlined over 200 colleges across more than 35 states. Adam’s recent festival appearances include the NBC/Second City Breakout Comedy Festival, Laughing Skull Comedy Festival, and New York Comedy Festival. He has been featured as Time Out New York’s “Joke of the Week”, has been a Freelance Contributor to Saturday Night Live’s Weekend Update and Someecards, and recently headlined Carolines on Broadway, one of NYC’s preeminent comedy clubs!
As one of comedy’s first big digital influencers, Ryan Davis’ fanbase has consumed more than 150 million minutes of his content. Ryan has been featured on HBO’s All Def Comedy Curb Your Enthusiasm and can be seen prominently throughout the farewell season of Issa Rae’s Insecure.
Grateful to achieve success online and on-screen, Ryan prides himself most on the appreciation he gets from his fans that see him perform live. With sold out shows across the US, Ryan has proven to be a name to remember.
Winner of the 2013 Bay Area Black Comedy Competition, two time Association for the Promotion of Campus Activities (APCA) Comedian of the Year, American Comic Awards – College Entertainer of the Year, USO and MWR Comedian of the Year in 2008, 2009 and 2011… just a few of the well deserved accolades for the talented Rip Micheals. And with writing for Anthony Anderson, Cedric The Entertainer, Brandon T. Jackson, Nick Cannon and Johnny Depp, and stand-up performances alongside some of the biggest names in the industry including Kevin Hart, Martin Lawrence, and Bernie Mac, it’s easy to see why Rip Micheals is a rising star, quickly becoming known as a comedy triple threat (stand-up/writing/acting).
Jasmin Brown, also known as Watch Jazzy rapidly became an online sensation garnering 1.2 million followers on Instagram. Known for her “in-car” rants and original characters such as Toya Turnup who also has a strong presence on Instagram with 644k followers. Jasmin’s passion for writing, creating original content and touring the country doing stand up comedy have made her a very unique talent to work with.
Jasmin is writing, producing and starring in her own BET+ series titled CAUGHT UP created by Tyler Perry. She can also be seen as DEJA in Tyler Perry’s latest hit show ZATIMA where Jasmin first got discovered by the mogul himself. You can also catch her in the upcoming SpringHill & New Line Cinema HOUSE PARTY remake, VH1’s Hip Hop Family Christmas Wedding and streaming in the ALL BLK series DOUBLE CROSS. She has recurred on sesson 5 of the BET series SISTAS, acted opposite Yvette Nicole Brown in the independent feature film, ALWAYS A BRIDESMAID, and in season 3 of BET’s FAMILY BUSINESS.
Jasmin hosted the 2021 BET Awards Pre-Show, Kevin Hart’s “Laugh Out Loud” comedy clip show on BounceTV.
A fan favorite on NPR’s Wait Wait Don’t Tell Me, Helen Hong is also known for her scene-stealing roles on Silicon Valley, Never Have I Ever, and The Unicorn. She brings awareness to Asian-American issues with her family’s YouTube channel Old Korean Dad Stories, and hosts the trivia podcast Go Fact Yourself. A lifelong Star Trek: The Next Generation fan, Helen had the honor of working with her personal hero Patrick Stewart on his series Blunt Talk, and tried not to geek out too hard in his presence!