Detroit, Michigan

Eddie Ifft

Eddie Ifft has been called one of the most underrated comics in America by the Onion and has proudly told jokes around the world to sold-out crowds in over 15 countries. Most recently Eddie is co-host of one of the most successful podcasts in the comedy world called Talkin’ Sh*t. He has recently released his DVD, “I Love Pussy.” which is the follow up to his critically acclaimed DVD “Live From Australia” which was filmed in front of a sold out audience at the Sydney Opera House in Sydney Australia.

He has also released his own 30-minute special for Comedy Central and made numerous TV appearances on shows such as Showtime’s the Green Room with Paul Provenza, Showtime’s Tommy Chong 420 Show, E!’s Chelsea Lately, NBC’s Last Comic Standing, Comedy Central’s Premium Blend, BET’s Comic View, NBC’s Late Friday Night, VH1’s Never Mind the Buzzcocks, Comic’s Unleashed.Eddie’s popularity has span to Australia, where he has appeared on numerous TV shows, including Rove, Thank God You’re Here, The Footy Show and Good News Week. Eddie has also worked as the host of Shark Week, spent a season as the ABC College Football Guy, earned a job as ‘man-on-the-street’ on the Queen Latifah Show, hosted a pilot called Strap-On for Comedy Central, and co-hosted a sports radio show on New York’s legendary WNEW.

Eddie has been working diligently on his new podcast The Bingle Show, set to launch in early 2016. The Bingle Show was a crowd-funded success on Kickstarter with fans from all over the globe supporting the purchase of a used “short bus” to be transformed into a mobile podcasting studio… taking Eddie and his team on the road for a brand new show.

Keenan Baker

Keenan Baker is a stand up comedian, actor and rising presence on social media. In 2017 he released his first comedy special “I Might Need Therapy” on all streaming platforms. He has been in over 6 commercials, 3 of those being national commercials. Keenan’s has also been featured on Fox “Laughs,” Revolts “Funny AF,” and has been featured on the tv show “Laff Mobb’s Laff Tracks” on TruTv. In 2020 he was featured as one of the comedians on the “Tony Baker & Friends” comedy special, which can be found on Amazon Prime. Keenan performs at comedy clubs across the country and his raw and uncut storytelling style captivates fans and paints a funny but relatable picture of his life. His love for comedy spans over a decade and he doesn’t plan on stopping any time soon as he is well on his way to becoming a household name.

Rene Vaca

René Vaca is a 26-year-old stand-up comedian, writer, and actor. He was born and raised in the San Fernando Valley in Southern California. After realizing he wanted to pursue comedy for a living, he dropped out of college and has not looked back since. Vaca has been pursuing his dream in stand-up comedy and recently just won the 16th annual StandUp NBC competition! Vaca has also built a following with his stand-up comedy clips reaching millions of views across his social media channels!



Darius Bennett

Originally from Detroit, Darius bought a spur of the moment one way ticket to LA in the middle of the night and has never looked back. He can currently be seen on Netflix’s “Introducing…” and in his short time on the west coast, he has been featured in numerous commercials for 5 Hour Energy and Rocket Mortgage as well as in the features "CornerStore" and "Gifted Hands.”

Ryan Davis

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.

Anthony Rodia

You know the crazy uncle you love but can’t be out in public with or the nutty aunt who will speak her mind to your friends and neighbors (whether they asked her to or not)? Well, they’re both present in the comedy of Anthony Rodia along with relatable, real, and razor sharp observations on marriage, parenthood, road rage, and everything else worthy of a social media rant. Within just two years, his ability to intimately depict life in all of its absurdity has attracted a rabid audience comprised of over 700,000 social media followers with 22million- plus YouTube views. Selling out shows left and right nationwide and appearing on programs such as Elvis Duran and the Morning Show, Good Day New York, and Elizabeth & Elisa on News 12, he quietly claimed the throne of “KING OF OFF THE BOAT COMEDY.

“I wanted to do something different,” he says. “With each video and at every one of my shows, I’m dragging you into my world. You’re a part of my upbringing, or you’re at home with my wife and kids. I don’t write my humor based on what I think is going to be funny; I write my humor based on what I think people are going to relate to the most. I’ve found you laugh at what you connect with. Anything connected to home makes it even funnier.”

A first generation Italian-American born and raised in Westchester, NY, Anthony loved making people laugh from the first moment he could. His mother kept home videos of her six-year-old son imitating aunts, uncles, and grandparents at Christmastime and leaving the room in stitches. After sneaking downstairs to watch Andrew Dice Clay on New Year’s Eve (without the adults noticing), he developed a lifelong passion for comedy. Citing Richard Pryor, George Carlin, Eddie Murphy, and Robin Williams as formative influences, he never missed an opportunity to pull a prank at school or attract a crowd in the hallway with a spot-on impersonation of a teacher. He dabbled in comedy with a few open mics in his early twenties, but he ultimately took a different career path and became a finance manager of a luxury car dealership.

After hearing unstoppable laughter from a movie theater crowd during Deadpool 2, he chose to finally pick up comedy again. As a test run, he filled a local theater with friends and family. Sellouts followed at hotspots such as Caroline’s on Broadway, Governor’s Comedy Club, Levity Live and more. Exiting his day job in 2019, he performed 100 shows in just nine months and increased his social media imprint by nearly 1,000% with a nonstop series of videos. “ROAD RAGE WEDNESDAY” became a fan favorite, but Uncle Vinny and Zia Lucia transformed into a phenomenon. With Anthony playing these insanely lovable characters (house dress and all), he brought the stories from his stage routine to life in cinematic fashion. “Uncle Vinny came by accident, and I had to give him a wife, so I created Zia Lucia who is basically five or six of my aunts rolled into one,he says. “I have four or five conversations going on in my head at any given time!”

At the same time, he consistently pushed himself. No two videos or shows would ever be the same. “Everybody says I’m crazy, because I’ll say something on stage I just came up with an hour ago,” he admits. “I don’t want the audience to have the same experience twice. The only way I can keep building this business without getting old and tired is to try to be funnier than I was yesterday. That’s the approach I take. Can I push the envelope more? Can I get more creative with my characters? It’s nonstop.”

With the onset of quarantine, he made the most of a captive audience, delivering a staggering 86 videos in a row. Additionally, he performed his biggest gig yet, a virtual performance livestreamed worldwide from Wall Street Theater in Connecticut closing out the summer 2020. With shows planned for legendary spots such as Foxwoods, countless videos, and surprises on the horizon, Anthony willbring everyone even closer with each new routine. “I channel what you dealt with when you were young, what you’re going through with your spouse, and what you’re experiencing with your kids, and I’m relating it to you,” he leaves off. “It strikes a nerve. I have a way of saying what most people are thinking—but don’t say because they don’t want to offend anybody. I’m really thankful it’s resonated, and I’m not going to stop.”

Quinn Dale


With over 700,000 followers on TikTok, Quinn’s racially charged and politically incorrect material never disappoint. He uses our differences to bring us together. Fresh off a development deal with 20th Century Fox, Quinn has appeared on The Tonight Show, Showtime, Comedy Central, Lopez Tonight and Carson Daly.  He has worked with such names as Robin Williams, Drew Carey, Tim Allen, Dane Cook, Dana Carvey, Norm McDonald, Brad Garrett, Jon Lovitz, Bill Maher, Frank Caliendo, David Alan Grier, John Witherspoon, Tommy Chong, John Pinette and Harland Williams.

Originally from Minnesota, Quinn has lived in Colorado and Arizona before settling in Los Angeles to pursue a career in comedy.  Now married to a Mexican-American girl from east L.A., Quinn is never short of material.  His comedy appeals to all age groups and ethnicities and he loves to talk about them all.  However, audiences often come back just for his improvisational crowd work where he can be the most spontaneous.

Clint Coley

Philly’s own Clint Coley is this era’s new breed of do-it-all comedy star. He is a multi-talent who is the creator and executive producer of THE WORLD SERIES OF SPADES – with Season 2 produced in partnership with MACRO Studios.

Currently on the road for his Clint Coley & Friends dates, he has released four comedy albums: TUESDAY MORNING, I’M AN ADULT, STURGIS and SENSITIVE.

He is the creator and host of the popular MUSIC IS THE LOVE LANGUAGE podcast where he’s ruffling feathers and opinions about your favorite music artists while sharing his take on the best of the best songs and artists – old and new. His original podcast Advice From A F*ck Boy focused on dating and relationship advice for millennials and garnered the publishing of his book of the same name that was released on Amazon and other retail book platforms.

Aside from his TV projects, podcast and stand-up comedy, Clint the music lover is a DJ who has previously performed at The Dime and The Blind Barber. He has also written, produced, and starred in various short films under his Everybody Eats Productions banner. THE FIRST DATE, THE FIRST TIME, and SCRATCH were each accepted into the International Black Film Festival. SCRATCH and THE FIRST TIME were nominated for Best Short Film, with THE FIRST TIME winning the award.

Keon Polee

Keon Polee is a stand up comedian originally from the Bay Area. You can see him on Aspire TV’s "We got next", “Laughs” on Fox, “Laff Mobb’s Laff Tracks” on TruTv and Tony Baker and friends comedy special, currently on Amazon Prime.

Paris Sashay

Paris Sashay is a comedienne, actor, writer and producer from Washington, DC, but Currently living in New York. Her command as a seasoned storyteller makes even the mundane experience feel like an adventure. Audiences across the country fall in love with her infectious laugh, wit, and style.
Nothing can stop Paris’ ascension to stardom, unequivocally one of the funniest rising comediennes with highlight performances at Just For Laughs Festival in Montreal as a 'New Face', Brooklyn Comedy Festival, BET 50 Central, and 'Unprotected Sets' on EPIX. Also, with performances at The Howard Theatre,The Kennedy Center, Caroline’s on Broadway, Hollywood Improv, Comedy Store and The Comedy Cellar. She triumphantly debuted at the DC Improv only days after losing several teeth in a brutal attack
by a toxic man sexually harassing her on the street. In 2016, Paris launched the #TeethAndTittiesCampaign raising awareness about violence against women.
Paris has worked with Micheal Che, Dick Gregory, Wanda Sykes, Lil Rel, Domonique, Jen Kirkman, Jay Chandrasekhar , Tony Roberts and Roy Wood Jr. offering her piercing insight on issues of the day.
She has been a panel member on “Wild’n Out Wednesday’s with Roland Martin” on TV One, BET, Comedy Central, EPIX and interviewed on Fox 5 DC, NBC 4 Washington, and WUSA 9 regarding her assault. Additionally, Paris frequently serves as a motivational speaker, having the honor of being the 2013 and 2017 Commencement Speaker at The Foundation School in Gaithersburg, MD.

Chad & JT

Chad Kroeger (AKA Tom Allen) and JT Parr are on a mission to do good. Using their digital platforms (@chadgoesdeep), the duo take action to raise awareness and bring change for some of the most important causes in pop culture and beyond. When they are not at City Hall meetings [], Allen and Parr host the weekly podcast Going Deep with Chad & JT [], which sees them discussing major current events, honoring legends, exploring ongoing beefs, and giving solicited advice to callers and fans alike. Tom and JT have appeared on HAWAII FIVE-O, ELLEN []HOWARD STERN []SETH MEYERS [], and JIMMY KIMMEL []. Chad can be seen as “Mitch the Beignet Guy” on BARRY Season 3, which he was profiled for on GQ []. They previously wrote, executive produced, and starred in their Netflix series CHAD AND JT GO DEEP [], also produced by Abso Lutely Productions. Previously, they sold an animated series to Hulu, with 3 Arts and 20th TV producing. They are currently developing a scripted series with Drew Goddard and ABC Signature, and an animated series with 20th TV and 3 Arts, with Dominic Dierkes attached. Chad and JT can currently be seen on Netflix’ UNSTABLE [] as The Twins alongside Rob Lowe.

Baklava Comedy Tour ft. Jack Jr. + Ruzanna

Jack Assadourian is a comedian of Armenian and Mexican descent who has gained popularity for his unique perspective and hilarious observations on life. He often incorporates his multicultural background into his stand-up routine, sharing stories and experiences that resonate with audiences from different backgrounds. With his energetic stage presence and witty sense of humor, Jack has become a well-known name in the world of comedy and has been seen on Netlfix Is A Joke, Amazon prime video laugh after dark and has been heard on His podcast comedy club confessions

Ruzanna Tovmasyan is an Armenian American filmmaker, spoken word artist and creative entrepreneur. She uses comedy and storytelling to bring healing and joy into peoples lives.

Michael Palascak

Michael Palascak is a comedian who grew up in Indiana and now lives in LA. He performed on both The Late Late Show with James Corden and The Late Show with Stephen Colbert in the same year. He has over 1 million views on YouTube . In addition, his resume includes A Little Late with Lilly Singh , The Tonight Show,  Letterman ,  Craig Ferguson ,  Conan , has a Comedy Central Half Hour special, and was a  Top 5 Finalist on Last Comic Standing  where one judge claimed, “My first impression of Michael was a great likability.  This is a guy that could star in a sitcom.” Michael’s likability allows him to relate to his audiences in a real way which sets up the huge laughs he gets from his sharp, personal material. Consistently writing and performing, this summer Michael released both a new album— The Internet Live through 800 Pound Gorilla and a new stand-up special on the Dry Bar app— 1984 . Available for free streaming. Drew Hunt of The Chicago Reader wrote about Michael, “In a lot of ways, he represents the ideal antidote to the sort of unbridled cynicism that pervades much of contemporary stand-up.” Michael’s optimism continues in the new National Lampoon series — The Bright Side where he takes a positive stance on a negative topic streaming on YouTube.

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.

J Will

Justin Wilson, most commonly known as Comic J Will, is an overall entertainer through and through. Born on Detroit’s eastside, J Will knew at a young age that making others laugh was his calling. His charisma, quick wit, and intrinsic storytelling has earned him comedic co-signs from the likes of Chris Rock, Angela Yee, and more.

From being the host of Michigan’s top cannabis podcast, The Weed Bar, starring in feature films, being a radio personality on Michigan’s most popular Hip-Hop and R&B station, touring with Amanda Seales, and continuously being featured on The Breakfast Club, J Will is earning is stripes and is becoming a undeniable force in the entertainment industry.

As the host of The Weed Bar, J Will brings a fresh style of interviewing that is seen through the open and vulnerable dialogue from guests. Combining his comedic style with a serious tone, J Will has been able to pull true personalities out of some of the industry’s less vocal stars from Too Short to Icewear Vezzo to Curren$y. With the heightened platform of the podcast, J Will has turned himself and the show into the go-to destination for interviews and spotlights regarding cannabis in Michigan.

J Will has found much success in film, starring in two feature films, Buffed Up (2015) and The Mule (2019). Reaching over 6 million total views, J Will has proved that his talents reach far beyond the stage and just that of a comedian.

If he’s not riding around the City of Detroit showing his social media following the next big adventure he’s encountered, J Will is spending time with his family and friends. Family is his biggest motivation and the one person he truly wants to make smile the most is his 10-year-old son, Rio.

Given the heavy industry eyes that are unfolding more of Detroit’s talent, it’s safe to say that Comic J Will is next up.

That’s Messed Up: An SVU Podcast

Comedians and amateur detectives Liza Treyger and Kara Klenk take their hit podcast That’s Messed Up on the road where they break down a classic episode of Law & Order: SVU plus games, gossip and more! These are their stories…dun dun.

Rob Little

Little uses his training from the world famous Second City Improv Comedy Club to create routines that are inventive, funny, spontaneous, and completely unique.  Having established himself as one of the peak performers in Clubs, Colleges, Cruises, and Corporates within the Country, it’s easy to understand why Last Comic Standing on NBC named him The Happiest Comic in America, Campus Activities Magazine named him College Comic of the Year, Carnival Cruise line named him Top Cruise Line Comedian, Budweiser named him the “Real Man of Comedy”, and Maxim Magazine named him Comedian of the Year.


Supporting Acts:

  • Steve Hansen

  • Dan Brittain

Sammy Obeid

Lebanese-Palestinian-Syrian American, born in Oakland California, Sammy Obeid double majored in Business and Mathematics at UC Berkeley and then turned down a job at Google to be a comedian. Now the host of 100 Humans on Netflix, he’s also appeared on NBC’s Last Comic Standing and America’s Got Talent, as well as TBS’s Conan, and is best known for his world record of performing comedy 1,001 nights in a row, a story featured in both Time Magazine and The New York Times. 

Ian Lara

Ian Lara is one of the hottest rising comics in New York City. He found internet success when he recorded his “Comedy Central Stand up Featuring” which has garnered over 10 million views, he also made an appearance on the first season of “NBC’s Bring the Funny” and made his late-night debut on the Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon all in the same year. He was a regular player on ‘This week at the Comedy Cellar’ on Comedy Central with his second Comedy Central set hitting the 10 million views mark yet again. He’s been featured in The New Yorker Magazine and was named a “2021 JFL NEW FACES" of comedy. On February 10th, 2022 he debuted his Comedy Central half-hour special titled “Growing Shame”. Shortly after on November, 11th, 2022 he debuted his first standalone HBO special titled “Ian Lara: Romantic Comedy” now streaming on HBO MAX

Mekki Leeper presents: Fintech – Screening+Standup

An evening of stand-up with Mekki Leeper and Holmes, followed by an exclusive screening of the independently-made short comedy film, Fintech.

Mekki Leeper stars as juror ‘Noah’ on the viral series Jury Duty, and is currently Emmy-nominated for Oustanding Writing For A Comedy Series for his work on the show. He can also be seen as ‘Eric’ on the HBOMax show The Sex Lives of College Girls from Mindy Kaling. He was cast as series regular ‘Matt’ in the NBC series St. Denis Medical, which was picked up to series. He has one of the top watched Comedy Central Featuring stand up sets, which recently broke 7 million views and counting, and was also featured on The Late Late Show with James Corden.

FINTECH is a workplace comedy about two tech bros running their company into the ground. Written and directed by Mekki Leeper. Starring Zack Fox, Holmes, Mekki Leeper and more. Runtime: 37 minutes


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 appearances on TBS’s Conan, appearing in over a dozen sketches.

With fellow comedian Matt Rife, Paul created, produced, and hosted the hot LA standup showcase Lowkey Comedy Show, which was featured on The Tonight Show and in the first ever Netflix is a Joke: The Festival. The show also received a glowing review from Deadline for bringing LA comedy fans “a much-needed, top-quality outdoor entertainment experience.” Past guests include Bill Burr, Iliza Shlesingler, Ali Wong, Tom Segura, and Ramy Youssef to name a few.

James Austin Johnson

JAMES AUSTIN JOHNSON is a comedian originally from Nashville and a featured player on SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE. The New York Times has called him “one of SNL’s most versatile celebrity impressionists.” His spot-on impression of Trump paired with his improvisational ramblings about Weird Al [],Julia Louis Dreyfus [], and []Scooby Doo [] have garnered over 5 million views, with profiles on James in Vanity Fair [], Slate [],Mashable [] and VICE [] to name a few.  As an actor, James’ TV/Film credits include FUTURE MAN, BASKETS, ROBBIE, BETTER CALL SAUL, THE LAST TYCOON and the Coen Brothers’ feature HAIL, CAESAR!.  As a stand up, James has performed on the Vice series FLOPHOUSE, as well as RIOT LA and JUST FOR LAUGHS as a New Face.

Max Manticof

Max Manticof is a Latino and Jewish standup comedian, writer, and actor born and raised in Queens, NY. He has been seen on Amazon Prime’s “Basement Yard” with host Joe Santagato, as well as “Lyft Comics” on Kevin Hart’s LOL Network. When he’s not headlining around the country Max has enjoyed touring with Tim Dillon, Leonard Ouzts, Matt Rife, and more. Known for his wildly popular “Street Talk Comedy” which has since produced 100+ shows in 15+ cities around the country and was selected as a Just For Laughs New Face of Comedy in 2023.

Myles Weber

Myles Weber’s viral success online is taking him on tour! He’s racked up over 60 million views across all platforms, was featured on MTV’s Greatest Party Story Ever Told and had a top 10 Special on the Dry Bar Comedy App in 2021. This prompted him to film a 2nd Special with the company coming out this year. 


He has also been a part of some of the biggest Comedy Competitions and Festivals in the United States. He took first place in the San Francisco International Comedy Competition. (Past competitors include Robin Williams, Dana Carvey, Sinbad, Ellen Degeneres, Patton Oswalt, and Dane Cook.) Weber was the second youngest to win the competition and one of only two comics to ever sweep the whole thing. Myles has also fared well in festivals, being among the "Best of The Fest" groups at the Burbank Comedy Festival, San Luis Obispo Comedy Festival (2x) and Big Pine Comedy Festival. 

UNPREPARED: A Crowd Work Show

Do you watch all those crowd work videos on TikTok and Instagram? Then you’re going to love this show! We gathered some of the funniest comedians to throw their act out the window and do 100% crowd work. They’re going up there UNPREPARED.

Finally a comedy show where you’re encouraged to heckle and help out the show! 

Come check it out the last Friday of every month.

Josh Adams

Winner of BET Apollo 

Seen on FOX, HBO, Centric and Netflix

Featured in Hour Magazine

Opened for Roy Woods Jr, Monique and DL Hughley


Supporting Acts:

  • Steve Kaz


Tune Up Tuesdays

Our version of open mic night! Every Tuesday we have seasoned vets trying new material, and new comedians perfecting their set on a live audience. Comedians perform 5 minute sets. The perfect show for those interested in seeing how comedians get a start and craft their full sets.


Please use the Google Form to sign-up for the following week’s show. Sign up for each week closes on Monday at Midnight. Selected performers will be contacted by phone and/or email.

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