THE FIRST SHOW

Jenny Zigrino

With the sweetness of the Midwest and the iron balls of the East Coast, Jenny Zigrino is a comedian that packs a punch of truly original humor. She's charmed audiences across the country with her wit, keen observations, embarrassing anecdotes, and brilliant honesty for a compelling performance you can't ignore. She made her late night debut on Conan O'Brien and was a finalist in Comedy Central's "Up Next" Comics to Watch of 2013. She took 2nd place on the TBS show "Funniest Wins", hosted by Marlon Wayans. She was featured on Oxygen's "My Crazy Love", IFC's "Young, Broke, and Beautiful", and FOX's "LaughsTV". She's a regular performer at the Women in Comedy Festival and has also performed at the New York Comedy Festival, RIOTLA Comedy Festival, The 9s Music Festival, Great American Comedy Festival, Cape Fear Comedy Festival, Boston Comedy Festival, and many others. In conclusion, she's kind of a bad ass bitch.

Ryan Sickler

Ryan's TV appearances include The Late Late Show, Tosh.O, Live At Gotham, The Pete Holmes Show, Fox Sports, The Art of Comedy.

Ryan Sickler is an engaging storyteller. You can catch him every toozdee on his podcast, The CrabFeast. The show celebrates the things Ryan loves most — family, friends and laughter.

Matt Braunger

Matt Braunger was raised in Portland, Oregon. An actor since childhood, Matt studied theatre in New York and improvisation in Chicago under such luminaries as Susan Messing and Del Close.

Matt's television credits include a recurring role on NBC's UP ALL NIGHT, a series regular role on MADtv, and various roles on The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien, The Late Show with David Letterman, United States of Tara, Pushing Daisies, Carpoolers, The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, Acceptable TV, and Live At Gotham. He is also a regular guest on the Chelsea Lately roundtable. In 2009, he was named to Variety's Top 10 Comics to Watch and Comedy Central's Hot 9 in '09 list, his debut album Soak Up The Night was released by Comedy Central Records and named to the iTunes REWIND Top 20 Albums of 2009 In 2010, he recorded his half hour Comedy Central Presents special and in 2011 recorded an hour-long special entitled SHOVEL FIGHTER. Along with touring comedy clubs across the country he is also a regular at the Upright Citizens Brigade in Los Angeles. Matt has also performed at a variety of prestigious comedy festivals including the Just For Laughs Festival in Montreal and Chicago, The TBS Comedy Festival Las Vegas, South By Southwest. Matt won the 2008 "Best Of The Fest" at the inaugural Rooftop Comedy Festival in Aspen and he co-founded the popular Bridgetown Comedy Festival that takes place annually in Portland.

When asked how long she has been doing comedy Sam Jay smiles and replies "For as long as I could speak". Hailing from Boston MA a city that is no stranger to comedic prowess; a place that can lay claim to the comedic talents of Jay Leno, Louis C.K., Conan O'Brien and many others, Sam Jay is setting her own stage. Some would say the fact that she's female, African American, and a lesbian has allowed her to stand out in a male dominated industry. But it is more so how she can take these experiences and make them not only funny but relatable. Witty, candid, and raw she is bringing about a brand of comedy that has yet to be seen. Provoking audiences by pushing their thinking while still giving her sets the feel of a barroom conversation with one of your funniest friends. Her familiar personality on and off stage has allowed her to build quite the buzz in and around Boston comedy circles. Her 2013 invite to Laugh Your Asheville Off Comedy Festival and her 2014 acceptance into the Women In Comedy Festival as well as a stellar performance at the auditions for BET Comic View return to TV has got the industry insiders buzzing about this young lady. Opening for power house/veteran acts like Joe Clair (BET), Hannibal Burres (Comedy Central), and Rob Stapleton(Comedy Central) has not only helped this rising star hone her skills but has allowed her to branch out booking shows up and down the east coast. Performing at comedic institutions like Gotham NYC to the Comedy Studio in Cambridge Ma. Sam Johnson is wowing audiences and building her fan base. Her fresh, unique and warm approach makes Sam Jay a comedian worth seeing and one you will be talking about long after you do.

Kurt Braunohler

Kurt Braunohler is a comedian, actor, skywriter, and jet-skier, who has committed his career to "inserting absurdity into stranger's lives to make the world a better place." His stand-up has been described as, "refreshing idiocy from an enthusiastic weirdo". This show is being recorded for his first televised hour of comedy, which will air on Comedy Central. On TV, Kurt can been seen (or heard) on Deadbeat, Bob's Burgers, New Girl, Kroll Show, @midnight, Drunk History, John Oliver's New York Stand-Up Show, Adam Devine's House Party, and as host of IFC's comedy game show Bunk!. Kurt also had a Comedy Central web series called Roustabout, where he rode a jet ski from Chicago to New Orleans to help families in need in Africa. Kurt has performed on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, Conan, and Late Night with Seth Meyers. He just completed production for the forthcoming Judd Apatow-produced film The Big Sick, which is set to release in 2017.

Kurt's chart-topping debut album How Do I Land?, recorded live at packed rock clubs, was the first comedy release for venerable indie label Kill Rock Stars. Called "a prolific stand-up comedian" by the Los Angeles Times, He has also been featured on Variety's annual prestigious "10 Comics To Watch" list. Kurt has a popular podcast "The K Ohle with Kurt Braunohler." Kurt co-created and has co-hosted the continuously sold-out variety show "Hot Tub" for 11 years with comedy writing partner Kristen Schaal.

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A professional showcase that kicks the festival off right featuring comics from "The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon", "Late Night with Seth Meyers", "The Late Show", Conan on TBS, Comedy Central, Netflix and various TV shows and films.

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