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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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Paul Elia

Paul Elia is an LA-based standup comedian and content creator from Detroit, Michigan. Among the few Chaldeans/Assyrians in Hollywood, the Iraqi-American artist has appeared in dozens of television shows including Ramy, Lady Dynamite and is perhaps best known for his recurring roles on TBS’s Conan, appearing in over a dozen sketches. His social media following is constantly climbing (over 100,000 followers on TikTok) which features his stand up, crowd work, and episodes of his hit web series Roommates starring alongside his co-creator Ian Edwards. With fellow comedian Matt Rife, the duo created LowKey Comedy Show, which is arguably the top independent comedy show today, which has been featured on The Tonight Show and the Just For Laughs comedy festival. The show has also featured some of todays biggest acts like Bill Burr, Ali Wong, and Ramy Youssef to name a few. Currently, he stars in Fuse’s hit show We Need To Talk About America along side Timothy Delaghetto, Zainab Johnson, and Aida Rodriguez.

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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. Best known as one of the stars of the hit television show In Living Color, his 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. Tommy and Jamie Foxx, Jim Carrey, Damon Wayans and David Alan Grier — the uniquely talented cast of the most adventurous primetime variety show on television, In Living Color (1990), made TV history. The iconic sketch show was recently honored with the ‘Groundbreaking Award” by TV Land in a star-studded salute guided by Whoopi Goldberg and this year celebrates its 25th anniversary.

Tommy’s film debut started opposite Halle Berry in Strictly Business. A range of feature film roles from Spike Lee’s Bamboozled, where he received acclaim and praise for his turn as “Womack/Sleep ‘N Eats,” to Juwanna Mann (Morgan Creek) and the pivotal cameo in Jim Carrey’s Ace Ventura II: When Nature Calls, followed. Recently, he starred in the landmark, award-winning documentary, I Am Comic, opposite Tim Allen, Lewis Black and in the feature doc, Dying Laughing, alongside Jamie Foxx, Kevin Hart, Amy Schumer and Sarah Silverman.

Davidson’s hilarious impressions of Sammy Davis Jr., Michael Jackson and other icons have become infamous. His visibility on In Living Color led to three Showtime specials: On Strength of New York, Illin’ in Philly and Takin’ it to DC. Tommy hosted and starred in Showtime’s hugely popular Chocolate Sundaes special which garnered rave reviews and incredible sales. He also guest starred on season 2 of the network’s critically lauded, hit series, Jim Carrey’s “I’m Dying Up Here.”

His elasticity as a performer is seen on the small screen with standout guest stints ranging from MTV’s Wild n’ Out with Nick Cannon, BET’s Real Husbands of Hollywood opposite Kevin Hart, to ABC’s Celebrity Wife Swap. As a voice artist, America fell in love with Tommy as the star of Will Smith’s animated series, Youngin’s, Disney’s animated series The Proud Family, and alongside Michael Jai White in the critically-lauded spoof comedy, Black Dynamite (Adult Swim) as the character ‘Cream Corn.’

Tommy spent 3 years hosting ABC’s Vacation Creation, where the show grants once-in-a-lifetime cruises to deserving families who would never be able to afford them. Tommy’s stand up dates always sell out. He currently headlines “Off Color Comedy Tour” with Keenan Ivory Wayans, Shawn Wayans and David Alan Grier prompting all to ask,” Is ILC coming back?” He is also currently touring with Mike Epps and Martin Lawrence. In February 2020, Tommy released a personal memoir titled “Living in Color: What’s Funny about Me” which recounts his personal triumphs as having been abandoned as in infant, adopted and raised by a Caucasian family in Washington DC during the Civil Rights Movement. Also his sustainability in Hollywood and his experience with race in the US. With Disney+ recently announcing the return of The Proud Family, he is busy recording for the the new, highly anticipated new season set to debut in February 2022.

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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.

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BenDeLaCreme

Sweet as pie and sharp as cheddar! The international Drag superstar, writer, producer, and director, BenDeLaCreme, is known for combining her background in performing and visual arts with a love of spectacle, glamor, and Saturday morning cartoons creating work that “Keep[s] you entertained while making you think about your place in the world” (Forbes).

She has dazzled crowds throughout the Americas, Europe, and Australia, premiered four critically acclaimed solo shows Off-Broadway, as well as written, directed, and produced myriad narrative works and variety spectaculars that have played to sold-out audiences since 2008. BenDeLaCreme Presents, the production company helmed by BenDeLaCreme, has produced three wildly successful holiday tours. Its first in 2018 was a US national tour for, “To Jesus, Thanks for Everything, Jinkx and DeLa!.” 2019 saw the company expanding their holiday tour internationally with “All I Want for Christmas is Attention.” With 2021’s international tour of, “The Return of The Jinkx & DeLa Holiday Show Live!” becoming the highest grossing tour for BenDeLaCreme Presents to date.

BenDeLaCreme has appeared on two seasons of the Emmy Award-winning, RuPaul’s Drag Race. After being crowned Miss Congeniality on Season 6 (Logo), she returned to compete on the third season of RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars (VH1) where she garnered more challenge wins than any other competitor in the show’s history, among other series records. 2020 was a busy year for BenDeLaCreme, where she had a standout cameo role in the Hulu Original film, Happiest Season. She also co-wrote, co-starred, self-produced, and directed her debut film, “The Jinkx & DeLa Holiday Special,” which became a critical and commercial success, leading to an exclusive licensing deal with Hulu.

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Morgan Jay

MORGAN JAY is a Brazilian-Italian first-generation American performer based out of Los Angeles. Originally from New Jersey, he started his career in NYC where he attended the Tisch School of the Arts. Morgan has managed to create a unique performance that touches comedy and music fans alike with his melodic tunes derived from his love for classic RnB and Bossanova. Morgan was a semifinalist on NBC’s Bring the Funny, a featured performer in the 2021 ViacomCBS Showcase, and a featured performer of the Comedy Central Digital Team. He has performed at numerous comedy festivals including the SF Sketchfest, Laughing Skull Comedy Fest and was a finalist at the 2019 Big Sky Comedy Fest. Morgan has taken home first prize at the 2012 Westside Comedy Showdown, 2018 Ventura Comedy Festival and 2019 Antelope Valley Comedy Festival. He also won 1st Prize for best comedy/novelty song in the International Songwriting Competition which received over 16,000 submissions. Morgan will next be seen on GIRLS5EVA for Peacock.

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Teresa Topnotch

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.

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Pretty Ricki

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.

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Keraun Harris

Keraun (aka King Keraun) is an actor, writer, host, and influencer who originally rose to prominence through his comedy sketches on Instagram, where he has over 2.1 million followers. He can currently be seen as THE SPOKESPLAYER in the new Madden Campaign for EA Sports as well as the host of his own show on FuseTV, That White People Shit, which is now in its second season. He had notable roles on HBO’s Insecure as well as on ABC’s Blackish and he just wrapped production on season one of the new UMC comedy Millennials, where he plays the lead role of Jaheem.

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Justina Valentine

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.