Jared Logan: Jared Logan just moved to New York City! A West Virginia native, Logan first made his mark as a comedian in Chicago, IL. His contagiously giddy and cartoonish stand-up act has been wowing audiences in the Windy City and beyond since 2004. He was recently awarded the title Best Comedian by the Chicago Comedy Awards and was crowned the victor of the Comedy Idol competition in Detroit. He is one of the architects of Blerds.com, performs in clubs across the country, and was a regular feature in many critically acclaimed Chicago shows such as Don’t Spit the Water, Impress These Apes, Chicago Underground Comedy, and The Lincoln Lodge. He can be seen on this season of Comedy Central's Live at Gotham (June 6th @ 10pm).
This year, Jared will perform his own half hour special on Comedy Central. You can also see Jared every week as a cast member on VH1’s Best Week Ever. He has appeared on John Oliver’s New York Stand-up Show and TJ Miller’s Mash-up. He was a delegate for Comedy Central's Indecision 2012 and works as warm-up comedian for The Daily Show and The Colbert Report. Jared lives in New York but is originally from West Virginia. West Virginia is a state and is not part of Virginia.
Theo Von is one of the fastest rising stars of stand-up comedy. He is currently the host of Yahoo!’s popular daily recap show, Primetime in No Time, which averages over 6 million views a month, and the host of Celebrity Pets for Yahoo! In the spring of 2012 his Comedy Central’s The Half Hour aired on Comedy Central. Theo has also been the host of The Comedy Sideshow podcast - consistently one of the 10 most downloaded video podcasts on iTunes. He is a Louisiana native whom you may recognize as the winner of Comedy Central’s Reality Bites Back, from NBC’s Last Comic Standing S4, and Comedy Central’s Live at Gotham. Theo’s work as a stand-up comedian has garnered him numerous accolades including performing internationally at the South African Comedy Festival and in the states at both the Chicago JFL Festival and South Beach Comedy Festival and later this summer at Montreal’s JFL Festival. He attended 7 colleges/universities as a full time student, including Semester at Sea, a program he actively fundraises for. He currently headlines comedy clubs nightly in Los Angeles and on weekends across the country.
Hasan Minhaj: Hasan Minhaj is a comedian, actor, and writer based in Los Angeles, California. He currently plays the role of ‘Seth’ on ABC Family’s ‘State of Georgia’ and is a series regular on MTV’s improv comedy show ‘Disaster Date’. Hasan has appeared on E!‘s ‘Chelsea Lately’, Fox’s ‘The Wanda Sykes Show’, and Comedy Central’s ‘Legend of Neil’. His debut album ‘Hasan Minhaj: Leaning on Expensive Cars and Getting Paid to Do It’ is now available on Itunes/Amazon.
Originally from San Francisco’s booming comedy scene he quickly became a regular at the world famous Punchline Comedy Club working with some of the nations top headlining acts. As the winner of Sierra Mists ‘Best Comic Standing’ he performed at LiveNation’s Wild 94.9 Comedy Jam, the nations largest comedy concert. In 2009 he was a national finalist in NBC’s Standup for Diversity and signed on to join their prestigious National College Touring Company. The same year he performed at the Aspen Comedy Festival, SF Sketchfest, and was featured in Punchline Magazine. In 2010 he participated in the CBS Diversity Showcase and the MTV Comedy Showcase.
Today, Hasan enjoys writing biographies about himself in the third person.
Rick Glassman: Rick performs reguarly at The Comedy Store and The Hollywood Improv. You can see his comedy sketches at www.thatguyandhisfriend.com.
Paul Morrissey: Paul was raised as a sports fanatic in the tiny town of Owego, in upstate New York. After four years of playing college basketball, somehow he graduated. Aside from playing in the NBA, his dream job was to talk about sports for a living. Paul then moved to California after landing a television sports anchor job but found out quickly that he was “too much of a smart-ass” for TV news. After he was fired, Paul took his unique sense of humor to comedy club stages all over the country. In 2005, Paul was selected to perform at the HBO Comedy Festival in Las Vegas. Morrissey has also been a finalist in several national comedy competitions including Wendy’s Comedy Challenge, Comedy Central’s Open Mic Fight and Maxim’s Real Men of Comedy. Morrissey’s big break came in June 2006, when he made his network television debut on “The Late, Late Show with Craig Ferguson” on CBS. He was so well received that Paul has been asked to return three more times to the show. Morrissey’s four appearances are the most by a comedian on “The Late, Late Show” during the past year. The recent TV exposure has put Paul in high demand as a headliner at clubs and colleges across the US and Canada. He also performs frequently at The Comedy & Magic Club in Hermosa Beach, Laugh Factory, The Hollywood Improv, and The Icehouse in Pasadena. Morrissey has also released two CDs,”Good Seats Still Available” and "Comedy Sampler" which get regular airplay on both XM/Sirius Satellite Radio. One reviewer says, “When an experienced comedy fan is repeatedly surprised by the payoff or where the jokes land, you know you are listening to an original comedic talent.”
Cort McCown: Cort McCown has been performing all over the country for the last 9 years. He is a regular performer on “The Playboy Comedy Tour” at The Palms in Vegas. During the late 80’s Cort appeared in several films and TV shows. His more memorable films include “Can’t Buy Me Love” and “Teenwolf”. Some of his TV appearances include “Lucky”, “Hunter”, “JAG”, and” Beverly Hills 90210”.
After this Cort began performing Stand-up Comedy at clubs across the nation. Cort is a paid regular at “The World Famous Comedy Store” on The Sunset Strip. Cort is also the Co-Creator of “The Playboy Comedy Tour” at The Palms Casino in Las Vegas. The show was twice voted “Best Comedy Club” in Las Vegas.
Cort was recently on SIRIUS SATELLITE RADIO where he Co-Hosted “THE PLAYBOY MORNING SHOW” for PLAYBOY RADIO CHANNEL 198. He was also featured on “The Girls Next Door” when Hef came to Vegas to see “Playboy Comedy”.