Invite Them Up!

Invite Them Up!

Hosted by:
Bobby Tisdale

Eugene Mirman
Michael Che
Mehran Khaghani
And more!

Bobby Tisdale

Bobby Tisdale is a writer and comedian who has been a staple of the New York comedy scene for years. Along with Eugene Mirman, Bobby was the co-host of the wildly popular weekly show Invite Them Up in the East Village, which was the recipient of a Nightlife Award, and was recorded for a CD that was released on Comedy Central Records. He is currently a writer for Late Night with Jimmy Fallon and runs an invite-only comedy show show in Greenpoint, Brooklyn.

Eugene Mirman

Eugene Mirman is a comedian, actor and hero who lives in Massachusetts. He voices “Gene” on Fox’s Emmy Award winning animated series Bob’s Burgers and hosts the Audible podcast, Hold On. He appeared regularly on Flight of the Conchords, Adult Swim’s Delocated, and Archer, and has two standup comedy specials on Comedy Central. His latest comedy special is available on Netflix. Eugene is also a frequent co-host of Neil deGrasse Tyson’s science/ comedy show, StarTalk. His fifth comedy album, I’m Sorry (You’re Welcome), is available from Sub Pop Records in multiple formats — a 9 Volume Digital Set, 7LPs, a chair, and a robe.

Michael Che

After a mere two and a half years as a stand-up, Che has leapfrogged through the ranks, appearing in Comedy Central's 2011 Comics to Watch showcase and nabbing his own night in Carolines' Breakout Artist Comedy Series. Currently in the midst of a banner year, he has already added two TV spots to his credits: Kurt Braunohler's new game show, Bunk, and John Oliver's New York Stand-Up Show.

Mehran Khaghani

Mehran Khaghani is a standup comedian, emcee, actor, event producer, upstart, social advocate, serial yeller, trouble-maker, love-spreader, line-pusher and general intellect of intimidating proportion currently living in New York City. Remarkably gay and of Iranian descent, Mehran has a well earned reputation as a performer who can make any event a raucous, joyous success.

He has been a finalist in multiple comedy festivals, tours nationally, was featured on Season 9 of NBC’s Last Comic Standing, has been seen on MTV, Comedy Central, IFC, TruTV and Seeso and is a regular at the world famous Comedy Cellar in New York City. Mehran currently hosts one of New York’s hottest weekly bar shows, Hush Money, every Monday night at Pinks bar in the East Village and cohosts Paid or Pain for Sirius Radio.

Michael Ian Black

Beloved by young and old, Michael Ian Black is America's foremost comedy maker. Does Michael perform stand-up comedy? And how! He regularly tours the country performing his ribald brand of humorous jokes and observations. Michael's new Comedy Central special and CD, "Very Famous," will premiere in August 2011 and will be followed by a national tour, "Black is White". His first comedy CD, "I Am A Wonderful Man" was released in in 2007.
Fans of sketch comedy might know Michael's work from such seminal television programs as "The State," "Viva Variety," "Stella" and "Michael and Michael Have Issues," all of which he co-created, wrote and starred in. Those with a more mainstream appetite may look back with fondness on Michael's role as the quirky bowling alley manager 'Phil' on the NBC show "Ed," a role which earned Michael no awards or nominations. Nostalgia enthusiasts may recall his adorable commentary on VH1's "I Love the..." series. Movie roles include "Wet Hot American Summer," "Take Me Home Tonight" and "The Baxter." Michael is the co-writer of the 2007 comedy, "Run, Fatboy, Run," directed by David Schwimmer and starring Simon Pegg, Hank Azaria and Thandie Newton. He wrote and directed the 2006 release, "Wedding Daze," starring Jason Biggs and Isla Fisher.
He is also the author of the contemporary classic "My Custom Van (and 50 Other Mind-Blowing Essays That Will Blow Your Mind All Over Your Face)," and the children's books "Chicken Cheeks," "The Purple Kangaroo," "A Pig Parade Is A Terrible Idea" and the forthcoming "I'm Bored," all published by Simon & Schuster. His memoir, "You're Not Doing It Right: Tales of Marriage, Sex, Death and Other Humiliations" will be released in February, 2012. Michael is also the co-host of a popular podcast with Tom Cavanagh called "Mike and Tom Eat Snacks." His newest project is a book collaboration with conservative writer Meghan McCain entitled "Stupid for America," to be published by DeCapo Publishing in 2012. Michael Ian Black: truly an American treasure.

New York City-based comedian and actor Todd Barry is widely recognized for his roles as the bongo-playing “Third Conchord” on HBO’s Flight of the Conchords and Mickey Rourke’s deli boss in 2009 Oscar winner The Wrestler, and renowned throughout the entertainment industry for his nuanced, measured, and thoroughly original approach to stand-up. Drawing audience members in with his deadpan self-deprecation and ability to pile punchline upon punchline, his decidedly low-key stage persona belies a deeply intelligent, often biting, occasionally absurdist worldview, one lauded by discerning fans who seek a fresh yet honest update to traditional observation and social commentary.

Boasting multiple stand-up appearances on The Late Show with David Letterman, Late Night with Conan O’Brien, Jimmy Kimmel Live!, and two Comedy Central Presents specials, and his latest one hour Comedy Central special Super Crazy. Todd’s resume also includes such hit TV shows as Louie, Delocated, Bored to Death, Tim and Eric, Chappelle’s Show, Sex and the City, and even Sesame Street. Among his additional feature-film highlights are Todd Phillips’s Road Trip, Louis CK’s Pootie Tang, and Mitch Hedberg’s Los Enchiladas. You can see him soon at Sigourney Weaver's right hand man in Amy Heckerling's Vamps, and as Paul Rudd's co-worker in David Wain's Wanderlust. Internationally he has performed at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, the Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Montreal’s Just For Laughs Festival, the Vancouver International Comedy Festival, and Kilkenny, Ireland’s Cat Laughs Festival.

Todd has been heard on both The Howard Stern Show and The Bob & Tom Show, and his albums Medium Energy, Falling Off the Bone, and From Heaven are available from Comedy Central Records, Amazon and iTunes. He has earned the U.S. Comedy Arts Festival’s Jury Award, praise from Ricky Gervais as one of the best comedians of 2009, and accolades from The Onion’s A.V. Club, which declared Medium Energy one of the best comedy albums of the decade.

Todd was the subject of a recent New York Times Arts section cover story, which referred to him as a “master of standup” and noted “when it comes to live performance, few comics are more consistently funny.”
In April 2013 the Todd Barry Podcast debuted. It reached #1 on the iT

“Comedy savants revere this Conan and Letterman veteran’s hushed, singsong sarcasm.” – Entertainment Weekly
“Piercing, blinding, slaying, violating wit.” – NPR
“Infuses his observational comedy with a wonderfully individual disdain.” – The Times of London

“He doesn't suffer fools, and fortunately for his comedy his definition of ‘fool’ doesn't discriminate.” –
“Acerbic wit, deadpan delivery and wickedly smart punchlines.” – Time Out New York

“Barry is so beautifully arid he is positively parched.” – London Evening Standard

“The success lies with the delivery, and in his ability to seamlessly merge ad-libbed material with his prepared schtick.” – The Age, Melbourne


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