"First of all, God Bless...BUT"
Houston native Ken Boyd is one the funniest comedians working today. Ken's quick wittedness is surpassed only by his stage presents and ability to command the crowd. Ken is a three time finalist in the "Houston's Funniest Person" contest and is a regular at the Houston's All Stars of Comedy Show". Mr. Boyd has just recently made his television debut on Kevin Hart's first season of "Hart of the City" on Comedy Central. Ken Boyd can be seen opening for comedy rock star Tony Rock and performing regular at the most premier comedy clubs such as Comic Strip Live, Stand Up New York and LOL Comedy Club.
"Do I want to go to the hood? Heavens no"
Audiences across the country have labeled Sydney Castillo as “hysterically funny”, "entertaining”, and “a rising star in the world comedy”. His unique style is a “bougie” perspective with a splash of southern charm.
Sydney can be seen in the movie 50 Shades of Black with Marlon Wayans. Sydney TV credits inlcude: “Funniest Wins” on TBS, "Real Husbands of Hollywood" on BET, "The League" on FX, "Prank my Mom" on Lifetime, and "Mind of a Man" on Game Show Network. Sydney also produced his first comedic web series “The Green Room” with Russell Simmons.
"You can't look tough eating an ice cream cone son"
AJ Foster's ability to captivate audiences with his charm and witty, observational humor makes him both lovable and relatable to people of all ages and backgrounds.
AJ has opened for many of the country’s top comedians including Damon Wayans, David Alan Grier, John Heffron, DC Benny, and SNL’s Jay Pharoah. His television appearances include AXS TV's "Gotham Comedy Live", MTV’s “Yo Momma”, and Fox's "Laughs"
February 28th - Mohawk Valley Community College
March 6th - SUNY Cobleskill
March 7th - Ithaca College
May 10th - SUNY Delhi
"Preach that thang, Sheryl"
Born and raised in Los Angeles, Tyree is fast becoming one of today's most visible up-and-coming performers. Tyree was an NBC's Last Comic Standing Semifinalist ands been seen on Bill Bellamy's Who's Got Jokes? (TV One), The Xperiment (BET), and Laff Mobb's We Got Next (Aspire).
She has also performed all over the country, from clubs, casinos, and colleges to churches and benefits. Currently, you can find her at one of the many world famous comedy venues in LA, such as The Comedy Store, Laugh Factory, Hollywood Improv, and The Comedy Union.
"No, you need Jesus and a treadmill"
Having made appearances on the Tom Joyner Show, MTV’s Yo Mama, the Steve Harvey Show doing (warm-up), on BET Comic View, and TV-One Who’s Got Jokes, D'Sean Ross is one of America’s hottest up and coming comedian/actors.
His diverse Style of comedy makes him a crowd favorite from comedy clubs to colleges and universities! When not touring colleges, D'Sean can be seen frequently at the Laugh Factory in Hollywood, California
"You say I work too hard but all the bills are late"
Blending styles together from hip-hop, alternative, and pop, Singer, Songwriter, Rapper, Painist, and Looper Eems has become known for his versatile mashups and covers.
Using nothing but an Ipad and various foot pedals for vocal effects, Eems has been taking on the music scene.
He has opened up for many hip-hop greats including Slick Rick The Ruler and GLC form Kanye West's G.O.O.D music label.
The Battery Tour
"I say hey, wave to the world"
Instead of just venues, AY-MusiK decided to bring mini concerts to street corners across America to showcase his music directly to the people. Each concert is powered by batteries hence the name "The Battery Tour", a social music movement that is a dance party, open mic night and concert rolled into one. AY has been bringing his poetry and rhymes of all his life's journeys to life through his music. AY has appeared on The X Factor and has opened for Wiz Khalifa, Shaggy, Aaron Carter, T-Pain, Flo-Rida & Time Flies.
"But my friend, don't you give up"
Cedd, A Kansas City native, has been singing since the age of 9! His past decisions took me down a dark path that he had to fight for his life to get out of. That is why now, he is Cedd The Light because he shines his light for the world. Cedd's passion is to deliver a message to all that hear his music no matter their past, you can have a better future if you work hard and fight for your life . Cede is a contender on Song Stage and has opened for Howard Hewit, Kirk Whalum, and was asked by Kansas City Mayor Sly James to sing at the Inaugural Ball.
"You're a Coinstar"
Antoine's dead pan, observational wit has been showcased at major comedy clubs and has recently been seen on Gotham Comedy Live on AXSTV, Fox Laughs, BiteSizeTV and Magic Johnson's new TV Network Aspire. You can see Antoine performing at clubs and colleges across the country as well as entering our troops. When not on stage, Antoine spends his time at Barnes and Noble making women believe he loves to read.
"Half Black, half White...I look Mexican"
His comedic stories about his interracial childhood, family, and unusual views on relationships, make Key simply a joy to watch.
His ability to improvise and interact with all types of crowds makes this up and coming comic and actor one to look out for.
Key Lewis has appeared on Marlon Wayans TBS's Funniest Wins, Starz Networks StaannDup, Kevin Harts One Mic Stand as well as Bill Bellamy's Who's Got Jokes.
"I stay with my son's Grandmother now"
Chris Sneed,a Los Angeles native, which is a rarity to the Hollywood comedy scene has a super-sharp quick-wit that he displays onstage "in the moment" that matches the quality of a comedy bit that most stand-up comics spend the entire year developing. This along with his true-to-life material,he generates some of the most unique premises an audience will ever see.
These attributes have lead him to playing the legendary Sacramento auditorium to 3,000 plus,television appearances like the hit series Bill Bellamy's Who's Got Jokes,his self-produced theatrically released film "Exiting the Life" , and performing at some of the most prestigious comedy clubs around. LOOK OUT! Here Comes Mr. SNEED!
Renaissance in the Belly of a
The Renaissance in the Belly of a Killer Whale uniquely tells the story of three young women's love affair with Harlem from youth to young adulthood through a montage of spoken word poetry, theatre, dance, and song. It explores the conflicts in coming to terms with a gentrified Harlem. The characters grapple with the positive aspects of gentrification, such as new businesses and more resources, but also the negative aspects, such as displacement of residents, the higher cost of living, and cultural loss.
Killer whale has played at Times Square Arts Center, National Black Theatre, and Harlem School of the Arts, just to name a few. Killer Whale is also a recipent of the 2012 AUDELCO award for Outstanding Ensemble Performance.
"Fellas, we don't talk about your mooseknuckles"
It was in her hometown of the West Side of Chicago where Jesnaira fell in love with stand-up comedy. Jesnaira has been exciting crowds with her unique brand of comedy, performing at college and comedy clubs across the country. Jesnaira has been featured on TBS Just for Laughs Break Out Comics and TBS Just for Laughs Five Star Leading Ladies. She has also been on Chicago PD, Chicago Fire, and Med.
"Y'all going to get my elbows ashy"
Hollywood has a new rising star, the multi talented Louis “TreLuv” Smith is making himself known in Hollywood with movie credits like: “From Justin to Kelly” starring, Kelly Clarkson and Justin Guarini, 20th Century Fox, directed by Robert Iscove, “Boynton Beach Bereavement Club” starring, Dyan Cannon, Joseph Bologna andBrenda Vaccaro, Snow Bird Films, directed by Susan Seidelman, “My Big Phat Hip Hop Family” starring, Shani Bayeté, Retha Jonesand Reynaldo Rey, Breakaway Films, directed by Greg Carter, “Treasures n tha Hood” starring, Andrae Noel, Natascha Hopkins and Reynaldo Rey, Warner Brothers, directed by Greg Carter, along with television credits for CSI, and B.E.T Comic View as a featured comedian with many more projects to come.
Milwaukee native Kelly Kellz began her career in comedy after her husband dared her to try out her natural talent of “Bringing Laughter to The Soul.” Since then, she landed a leading role in the Milwaukee based film, "Role Play” and “Civilian Life” with Rodney Perry, Guy Torry, Mel Jackson and Lahmard Tate. Now a New York City resident, Kelly Kellz has been blazing stages across the country opening for acts such as Mike Epps, Katt Williams, and Anthony Anderson. Kelly Kellz is a member of Sigma Theta Sorority Inc.
The only 4-time Individual World Poetry Slam Champion. Featured 3 times on Lexus' Verses and Flow (TVOne). Every season of AllDef Digital. Button Poetry and WAN Poetry. 2-time Southern Fried Regional Individual Poetry Slam Champion. The winningest (yep we made a word for him) poet in Slam History, Ed Mabrey has been touring professional and has performed at over a hundred colleges and universities, delivered TedX talks, shared stages with everyone from Saul Williams, Buddy Wakefield, Andrea Gibson, The Roots, Gil Scott Heron, The Last Poets, Amiri Baraka, Jill Scott and many more.
His work ranges from satire to discussing socio-economic conditions, suicide, drug and alcohol culture, bullying, racism, homophobia, intersectionality and many more subjects, always in an engaging manner to be a voice for the voiceless and bring us all a little closer together.
Oakland, California native Kente Scott draws the inspiration for his comedy routine from his seemingly never-ending life as a bachelor, being a single father of a teenage daughter, and his dysfunctional parents and upbringing. He has left crowds laughing all over the country, performing with such comic heavyweights as Katt Williams, Cedric The Entertainer, Melanie Camacho, Sherri Shepherd,
Chris Spencer, and Rodney Perry.
Kenté recently returned from co-headlining a tour of the U.S. Military bases in japan, bringing his humor to our troops.
As an actor, Kenté has appeared in numerous films and television shows. He co-starred in Denzel Washington’s directorial debut, “Antwone Fisher”, and played the lead in Showtime’s critically acclaimed movie, “They Call Me Sirr”, co-starring Michael Clarke Duncan. Kenté has been a guest star on hit shows such as “The Unit”, “ER”, “The Parkers”, “Strong Medicine”, and “Half & Half”.