Chelsea Peretti is a stand-up comedian, writer and actress who currently stars as 'Gina Linetti' on the FOX hit comedy, “Brooklyn Nine-Nine.” Chelsea has appeared on “Louie,” “Kroll Show,” “Key and Peele,” "Tosh.0,"“Comedy Bang! Bang!," and has voiced multiple roles for the Adult Swim animated comedy, "China, IL.”. Her hour-long comedy special “One of the Greats” premiered on Netflix in 2014 to critical acclaim. Chelsea has written for “Parks and Recreation,” “Saturday Night Live,” “The Sarah Silverman Program” and “Kroll Show.” Peretti has been praised as one of Variety’s “Top 10 Comics to Watch,” Comedy Central’s “Hotlist” comedians, and in Vanity Fair’s 2013 “Comedy” issue. She was also recognized by TIME magazine as having one of the “140 Best Twitter Feeds” of 2013.
Jay Larson is best known as a stand up comedian with multiple appearances on The Late Late Show, four appearances on Conan and his own half hour special on Comedy Central. Jay's style is completely original and his ability to connect to an audience through storytelling is unmatched. As a storyteller his "Wrong Number" story went viral after climbing to #1 on Reddit and was also featured on "This American Life" with Ira Glass claiming, "Perfect Comedy, Perfect Storytelling…" Jay's Story telling has also been featured on Comedy Central's "This is Not Happening" and can be heard every Toozdee on his wildly successful podcast, The CrabFeast. Jay's first album, "Self Diagnosed" was released in 2011 by AST records and his follow up album, "Human Math" is set to release in the fall.
While stand up is his first love Jay wears many hats and recently co-hosted two seasons of "Best Bars in America" for the Esquire Network. This Spring Jay made his Movie debut in the critically acclaimed Thriller, "The Invitation". The Karyn Kusama film has launched Jay in a different light and led to a role in the highly anticipated second season of Twin Peaks, set to air on Showtime in 2017. Between stand up, podcasting, hosting and acting Jay has also found time to write and create two television shows for NBC Universal. Though neither show was made Jay is on the hunt for the next one! But at the end of the day the job that Jay gets the most satisfaction out of is being a father to his two kids.
Brooklyn Native, Dwayne Perkins is a young vet in the Comedy game. With appearances on Late Night with Conan O’Brien, The Late Late Show, and Premium Blend, Dwayne has earned a spot in today’s class of elite Stand-up Comics. Dwayne is a regular crowd pleaser in New York, Boston and Los Angeles. The recent culmination of Dwayne’s talent and work has resulted in his very own Comedy Central Presents half hour special. The very well received special showcases Dwayne’s unique way of looking at life and unparalleled ability to convey it in a hilarious manner. In many ways still a newbie himself, Dwayne is already inspiring newer comics. With his comedy well grounded and still growing, Dwayne now sets his sights on acting and writing. Look for Dwayne in the HBO movie The Gristle, but don’t look away or you might miss him. Still, Dwayne offers a very memorable cameo as the lost “stereotype” in the bar scene. Catch Dwayne on The Learning Channel teaching a Seattle fireman a thing or two about comedy on the show Faking It. Dwayne’s comedic instincts and acting skill shine through in the soon to be released independent film Target Audience 9.1. In a movie rich with talent, where Breakfast Club meets Night of the Last Comet, Dwayne offers much comic relief as the funny likeable geek. Lastly, don’t Tivo out those commercials as you never know when Dwayne will pop up in an ad pushing products for The Man.
Originally from Philadelphia, PA, Brendon Walsh established himself as a comedian in Austin, TX. In 2004, he won the “Funniest Person In Austin” contest and that same year also appeared on ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live” as his original character, “Scary Monster” (a terrible monster stand up comedian). In 2005 and 2006, Brendon was voted “Best Stand-Up Comedian” in the Austin Chronicle’s “Readers Poll”. In 2006 he appeared on Comedy Central’s “Premium Blend” and on season 4 of NBC’s “Last Comic Standing.” In 2007, he won the $10,000 grand prize on the comedy stage in an internet contest at Famecast.com, beating thousands of other people for the prize money and title of “Famecast Comedy Fenom”. Brendon was featured in the “New Faces” Showcase at the 2008 Just For Laughs comedy festival in Montreal where he was recognized as one of the breakout performers.
In 2009, Brendon moved to Los Angeles where he can be regularly seen performing at the likes of Largo, the Upright Citizens Brigade, Improv, Comedy Store as well as several alternative room. His TV credits also include being the first stand up to appear on TBS’ CONAN, and Comedy Central’s John Oliver’s New York Standup Show. Since moving to LA, Brendon has sold two vehicles to star in and co-write. In 2010 he sold “Crowded Apartment” to Spike. Most recently Brendon has been writing the pilot of “Walsh”, a half hour narrative for for Comedy Central, and he recorded his Comedy Central Stand Up Presents: The Half Hour special which premiered in May, 2012 and was the highest rated episode of the season.
Ester Steinberg is hot off the Montreal Just For Laughs New Faces showcase. You can watch her every week on the hit reality series “Funny Girls” on Oxygen where she is mentored by Bill Burr and Margaret Cho. She started doing stand-up on the high school lunch tables in Tampa then moved to New York and attended NYU’s theater program where she spent her nights performing in the New York comedy scene. Ester currently resides in Los Angeles where she performs regularly at the Comedy Store, Hollywood Improv, and Meltdown. She hosts her own monthly show at Canter’s Kibitz Room frequented by comedians such as Bill Burr, TJ Miller, Hannibal Buress, Jeff Ross, and Natasha Leggero. Ester has been featured in Time Out New York, Nylon, E!, Variety, Glamour, and Entertainment Weekly. She writes and stars in “Becoming LA,” a web series showcasing her talent for sketch and improv through an array of outlandish characters.Her festival credits include Montreal Just for Laughs, Bridgetown Comedy Festival, and Laughing Skull. Her style of comedy is smart and witty with immense energy, theatrical character act-outs and edgy one-liners.
Assad is writing this in third person so it sounds official and he can fool you into thinking he is way more important than he really is. If you’re reading this for any serious reason you should know right off the bat that you’re wasting your time. If you’ve reached this line in the bio, there is seriously something wrong with you because who really cares about Assad Motavasseli besides Assad Motavasseli?
Assad is a writer, producer, comedian but before all… a model. He is a California boy that was raised by a pack of wolves, and by wolves I mean hairy Persian parents. It wasn’t easy growing up as the only Middle Eastern kid in town. The other kids would eat PBJ’s while he was always stuck with smelly curry. It made his face look like this :( but he soon became the class clown because at an early age, he was trying to get laid.
Now in his mid 20’s Assad is one of the fastest growing comics in the world, but he still hasn’t gotten laid from his jokes, so he might quit soon.
I told you I have no idea why you're reading this...