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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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LowKey Comedy Show

LowKey is an indoor/outdoor comedy show created by comedians Paul Elia & Matt Rife. Birthed during the coronavirus pandemic in a direct response to the halting of live entertainment, LowKey is now considered one of the the top independent shows in the country — featured on The Tonight Show, the Netflix is a Joke Festival, and Just For Laughs, LowKey was the first live comedy show in the entertainment capital and continues to feature some of the worlds top comedic talent like Bill Burr, Tom Segura, Ramy Youssef, Ali Wong, and Iliza Shlesinger to name a few. Since their first show in July 2020, LowKey has done over 60 shows all over SoCal including indoor theaters in Palm Springs, Detroit, and San Fransisco, as well as Beirut Lebanon.

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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 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.

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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 first generation American performer based out of Los Angeles. He’s appeared on NBC, CBS, Comedy Central, Funny or Die and is one of the newest cast members of MTV’s Wild’n’Out. With over a decade of performance experience, Morgan has managed to create a unique performance with both music and comedy that touches audiences from all over the world.
With millions of views and followers across social media, Morgan has won numerous awards and festivals for his original music.  His album and comedy special, “I Hope My Ex Doesn’t See This” is available to stream now.  Don’t miss your chance to see him live for an unforgettable experience.
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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.