Dark Spots

Dark. Sad. Traumatic. COMEDY. Hosted by Shane Torres (Comedy Central's The Half Hour), Nate Fridson (AST Records) and Alison Zeidman (Adam Ruins Everything), Dark Spots is a stand-up comedy showcase where comedians tell jokes that'll make you cry so hard you laugh. Based in NYC, the show has been featured in the New York Comedy Festival (produced by Carolines on Broadway in association with Comedy Central), and has also been a critic’s pick in the New York Times, Time Out New York and Village Voice.

Sarah Tollemache

I am comic living in Astoria, NY. I wake up around 10:30 every morning. I lay in bed for 15 minutes. I finally get out of bed and put my work out clothes on. I head head to the bodega located next to my apartment with exact change of seventy-five cents. I ask for coffee, just milk no sugar. I head to the gym and do cardio for about twenty minutes and lift weights the rest of the hour. I head back to my apartment and prepare a smoothie of blueberries , greek yogurt and soy milk and make more coffee. I then spend the rest of the day writing, facebooking and scouring the internet for strange videos for inspiration. If I could describe myself in three words it would be crazy, sexy, cool and dependable. I don't really tell it like it is and I pull punches. I am a Mergers and Acquisitions daughter. I am what you call a double threat. I can act, do stand-up and birdcalls.

Doug Smith

Doug Smith is a New York comic who recently made his late night debut on CONAN. Following his selection as a New Face at the Montreal Just for Laughs Festival in 2013, he's been featured at the Oddball Comedy and Curiosity Festival, Bridgetown Comedy Festival, and the NY Comedy Festival. Doug co-hosts the stand-up/variety show See You in Hell which The Comedy Bureau listed in the Top 100 Best Things in Comedy. A finalist in both Caroline's March Madness competition and NY's Funniest competition on Seeso, Doug is also the creator and star of the web series Secret Weapon, a finalist at the Channel 101 festival. In addition to CONAN, Doug's TV appearances include Gotham Comedy Live on AXS TV, Uproarious on Fuse, and the new season of This Is Not Happening on Comedy Central.

Noah Gardenswartz

Always relaxed on stage with a wide range of material and a unique perspective on life, Noah Gardenswartz is a comedian you should know about.

Noah was born and raised in Denver, but cut his comedy teeth in the diverse rooms of Atlanta. Currently living in Brooklyn, Gardenswartz’s well-crafted mix of jokes, observations, and personal stories have made him a New York City favorite, and a nationally booked up-and-comer.

In 2016, Noah had his own half hour special on Comedy Central, and also released his debut comedy album, “Blunt,” on Comedy Central Records. He has appeared on Conan, Comedy Central’s “Adam Devine’s House Party,” and in 2015 he was a semi-finalist on NBC’s “Last Comic Standing.”

He has written for truTV’s “Comedy Knockout,” and also appears regularly as a panelist on the show. Before turning to stand-up full time, Gardenswartz worked as a journalist, hedge fund day
trader, elementary school teacher, and even grew weed, though obviously not all at once.

Marcia Belsky

Marcia Belsky is a New York City based stand-up comedian, musician and writer. In 2014, she was a semifinalist in the NBC StandUp For Diversity competition, and her web series Couch House was an official selection in the 2015 New York Television Festival. Currently, she performs stand up regularly around the New York area and has contributed to the popular satirical website Reductress. She is the lead singer of the "radical" feminist band Free the Mind and her project The Headless Women of Hollywood has been featured on Funny or Die, USA Today, Buzzfeed, Guys We F***cked, AV Club, E!News and more.

Petey Deabreu

Repping the streets of the Bronx, NY Petey DeAbreu is a fast-rising star on the New York City comedy scene. He has appeared on TruTv and is a regular at comedy clubs all over the city. He recognized the power of humor at an early age, using it as a pre-emptive strike to keep from getting into fights at school and around his hood. With his unique view of the world, influenced by comedy legends Richard Pryor, George Carlin and Mike DeStefano, Peteyloves to take crowds on unexpected journeys and believes his feel-good style cuts through prejudice and provokes laughter without boundaries.

Wanjiko Eke

(Laughing Skull Festival)

Alison Zeidman

Alison Zeidman is a Los Angeles-based stand-up comedian and writer who got her start in Philadelphia and NYC. Alison has contributed humor writing to the New York Times, Time Out New York and Reductress, and currently writes for Adam Ruins Everything on truTV.

Shane Torres

Shane Torres is a stand up comedian and writer. You may have seen him in the background on Last Comic Standing or acting on IFC’s Comedy Bang Bang. He has also been part of Montreal Just For Laugh’s New Faces in 2013 that same year. Shane was also one of Comedy Central’s Comics to Watch in 2012. Shane has performed at many festivals all over the country including Bridgetown Comedy Festival, Bumbershoot Music and Arts Festival, and many more.

He is the creator of the podcast radio show Help Wanted . Shane has also contributed writing to Laughspin, The Portland Mercury, and Nailed Magazine.

Nate Fridson

Nate Fridson lives in Brooklyn but get this: he used to live in the midwest, in Michigan. Have you ever heard of such a thing? He's contributed to Comedy Central, is the cohost of the hit stand up showcase, "Dark Spots," and he's the co-creator of the sports humor blog, "Microwave Johnson." His album, "Best Guy So Far," is available on A Special Thing Records. He is currently a very nice boy.

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*Individual performer appearances subject to change without notice.

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