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Alex Homyak

Inspired to take to the stage in 2014 after a severe beating left him hospitalized, Alex Homyak has a comedic style that makes audiences wonder, "Why doesn't that happen more often?" Personal, insightful, vulgar, and aggressive, Alex brutally strip mines jokes from his life and the people kind enough to be a part of it. This has led him to perform on the Pittsburgh Comedy Festival and Burning Bridges Comedy Festival and feature regularly at the Arcade Comedy Theater, Club Cafe, Burning Bridges Comedy Club, and many, many bars up and down the east coast.

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The greatest horse comedian of the Anthropocene period.

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Amanda Averell

Born and raised in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Amanda Averell is a stand up comedian, writer, producer & improviser. She has been a featured performer at the Pittsburgh Comedy Festival, Second Best Fest, World Series of Comedy, Milwaukee Comedy Festival, Green Bay Improv Festival, Cleveland Comedy Festival, and She Makes Me Laugh Femme Festival. This will be her 4th year performing at the Burning Bridges Festival. Amanda is a writer and actor with the sketch group Persons of Disinterest as well as creates and performs her own content. Additionally, Amanda hosted and conducted person-on-the-street interviews for ReplayFX. Also, she’s on the Arcade Comedy Theater house team: Game Shark.

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Aurora Singh

Statuesque, curvaceous, bodacious Haitian/Indian loves sharing her passion for laughs and comedy. Some call her a rare breed, I would agree- Aurora Singh blessed her immigrant parents with her arrival into the world in January 1992 and continuously doused her sparkle upon the world as she grew up in Sacramento, California in the good ol’ Catholic school system. You won’t regret the deep belly laughs you experience as a result of her hilarious straight forward and real comedy. Five years of comedy on her belt performing with great names like Kabir Singh (Kabeezy), Joey Diaz, Steve Simone, Taylor Tomlinson, and Felipe Esparza! Her mom has even been quoted saying, “she’s hilarious!” Ready to ride the giggle train? You won’t be disappointed!

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Brian Bahe is a Native American, queer stand-up comedian and writer from Phoenix, Arizona, now based in New York City. His jokes touch on his cultural experiences growing up in Arizona and his present day navigation of New York City while being neither rich nor hot, all of which is told from an unheard perspective in comedy.

He’s performed at clubs and theaters across the country such as Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre NYC, Punch Line Philly, and Punch Line SF. He co-hosts and co-produces the stand-up showcase Grandbaby every Tuesday night at the karaoke bar Baby Grand in Brooklyn. He’s performed in festivals across the country including SF Sketchfest, Los Angeles Diversity in Comedy Festival, and Dallas Comedy Festival.

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Brittany Meyer (they/them) is a FORCE. With just over three years on the scene in the Chicago comedy scene, they’ve become a powerful voice for the LGBTQAI+ community. Their work features biting wit and a true underlying sweetness that pulls you in and draws the laughter out. It’s truly a case study in how to perfectly punch up. If you don’t relate to them, you’re dead inside.

They produce Strip Joker, a wildly successful body-positive showcase featuring diverse bodies, voices, and states of undress. When not producing Strip Joker or telling jokes across the city, they’ve traveled the country performing comedy and featured in festivals including Cream City Comedy, Memphis Comedy Festival, The Midwest Queer Comedy Festival, and Lady Laughs. They also make mincemeat of opponents regularly as Stone Cold Jane Austen in the Chicago League of Lady Wrestlers. For more about Brittany, visit www.brittanymeyerdoesthat.com.

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Cherith Fuller has got a lot of opinions. While she calls Atlanta, GA, home, she regularly performs at bars and clubs across the country. She has performed at the Laughing Skull Comedy Festival, the Red Clay Comedy Festival, and the Crom Comedy festival. She has opened for everyone from Janeane Garofalo to Iliza Schlesinger to Big Jay Oakerson.


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Chris Buck

I'm a standup comedian born and raised in the American South. I know I'm supposed to pretend I didn't write this and it's some publicist, but it's not. I have a key to a city, I once taught Shania Twain to Lindy Hop, the original bass player from Lynyrd Skynyrd owes me $30, and I have the 215th highest Donkey Kong score in the world. As far as my comedy, I try to take a philosophical approach that harnesses humor from satirical elements combined with poignant sociopolitical commentary, but no one gives a shit about that anymore so I usually just eat Arby's before shows then talk about farts. Thank you for your time.

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Chris Calogero is a comedian and writer in Brooklyn. He’s been featured on Vice, Fusion TV and AOL’s 2 Point Lead web series and has performed in the Cape Fear Comedy Festival, What a Joke National Comedy Festival, The Brooklyn Comedy Festival, and More. Chris hosts a podcast called "Mourning Coffee" where he discusses grief, loss, death, and mourning with other comedians. He is also the co-host of "Not Quite Midnight" a hybrid stand-up comedy/late night show that has been featured in the New York Times


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Chris Scriva

Christopher Scriva is an up and coming comedian from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and 1/4 of the WE GOT NEXT comedy crew. When he is not performing stand-up at various theaters throughout Western PA, he can be seen performing long form improv and sketch as part of Unplanned Comedy Pittsburgh's house team, My Dog Carl. Chris also hosts a monthly stand-up and improv hybrid show, Comicality, at Unplanned Comedy Warehouse in Pittsburgh's Lawrenceville neighborhood as well as a weekly open mic at The Smiling Moose every Monday in the South Side. Chris has performed on the 2018 Burning Bridges Festival and looking forward to 2019's!

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Christie Buchele is an up-and-coming standup comic from Denver, Colorado. Christie has made a name for herself by sharing the heart-wrenching and hilarious realities of being a woman with a disability. Christie has been featured on Viceland’s Flophouse; Hidden America with Jonah Ray; and Laughs on Fox. Christie has performed at the Crom Comedy Festival in Omaha, Nebraska, Denver's own High Plains Comedy Festival, Hell Yes Fest, and Limestone Comedy Festival.

Christie has been described as "brave" for leaving the house in that body. Her comedy has been described as "funny despite what she talks about" and "uncomfortable" by Christie's mom. She has opened for the likes of Josh Blue, Sean Patton and Andy Kindler.

Christie co-hosts a witty relationship advice podcast, Empty Girlfriend, which earned Best Comedy Podcast by Westword magazine's Best Of awards and Best Podcast at the Sexpot Comedy awards in 2017. As one-third of the Denver Comedy powerhouse, The Pussy Bros, Christie reps the Mile High City hard while crushing audiences with a wry, biting style that’s a bit sweet and a little bit surly, proving time and again you can say almost anything with a smile on your face and a gimp in your step.

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Pittsburgh native and comic, Collin Chamberlin is young, quick witted, and just plain funny. His easy going style has been featured at comedy clubs like Hilarities Cleveland, Helium Buffalo, the Pittsburgh Improv, and the Funnybones. Collin is a great fit for all types of audiences, whether he’s talking about growing up with his grandparents, trying to exercise, or making fun of his obsession with cheeseburgers. He will perform anywhere as long as there’s gas money and a microphone. Just ask him about the high school prom he ruined. He has worked with many national comedians including Christina Pazsitzky, Greg Warren, Dave Coulier, Cristela Alonzo, Tammy Pescatelli, Adam Ferrara, Jimmy Shubert, Josh Blue and SNL’s Kenan Thompson. Collin even had an onstage role with Steve Martin and Martin Short!

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Derek Minto is stand-up comedian currently residing on the top of a mountain in Pittsburgh PA. Derek been a featured comic for the WDVE comedy festival as well as being voted best comic in the City Paper Best of the Burgh in 2016. Derek has opened for Hannibal Burgess, Todd Glass, John Heffon, and Amy Schumer once drunkenly told him he was very funny. Derek has traveled the United States doing comedy but still finds any city without fries on their salad gross.


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Dustin Meadows is good looking, he's just not that smart. He is an unremarkable straight white male, but you can tell that he really appreciates the real you. Not the person you pretend to be, but the person you are inside. The one you're afraid to show to the world.

Dustin has told jokes in breweries, record stores, houses, comedy clubs, bars, and even for dogs. He has been called "too esoteric for his own good," and that was from a close friend. He is the founder of Whiskey Bear Comedy and in addition to producing the Whiskey Bear Comedy Festival, he produces stand-up showcases and alternative comedy shows such as The Pop Culture Mixtape, Hot Dog! A Comedy Show Slash Hot Dog Eating Contest, live script readings, character roasts, and more.

In 2014 he released his debut album Dustin Meadows Vs. The World. In 2017 he released his second comedy album that nobody asked for, No! The World Needs Laughter. Buy them both wherever digital music is sold so he doesn't have to spend so much time driving for Lyft on weekends.

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Dwight Simmons

Dwight Simmons is a craft beer geek, DMX super fan and comic from Indianapolis. In 2015, his debut album "Pacifist Aggressive" reached #1 on the iTunes Comedy Charts. More recently, Dwight has been selected to the Memphis, Limestone, Crom and Crossroads Comedy Festivals. His comedy has been featured on Moveon.org and Thrillist. He is the host of the web-series BrewTube Comedy and a contributing writer for Craftbeer.com. In December of 2018, his second album "Sip and Pass" debuted at #1 on iTunes and Google Play.

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Elijah Cross is an emerging comic in York, Pennsylvania who has written and performed jokes that have received praise from national headliners and late night writers. Many not famous people have also enjoyed the jokes, but you won’t recognize their names, so those people are worthless right now.

In 2018 Elijah was part of the main rounds in the Philly’s Phunniest contest, featured for Derek Sheen at Cola Comedy Con, was invited to perform for StandUp NBC, and was selected for the 39th Annual Seattle Comedy Competition. He is also a singer/songwriter and magician.

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Emily Walsh is a NYC-based comedian who performs in bars and comedy clubs across the five boroughs, and she hosts and produces a monthly show in the East Village called Keeping It Fresh. Emily recently won first place in the Comedy Mob Festival at StandUp NY, and just this year, festival credits include Memphis Comedy Festival, Women in Comedy,Cape Fear, Oak City, Maine, and Rogue Island Comedy Festivals. Her mom is super supportive of her comedy, and really wants her to write a sitcom called Lady Seinfeld. So look out for that.


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Emily Winter has written for The New York Times, The New Yorker, NPR's "Ask Me Another," TV Land, Fusion TV, Glamour, and The Barnes & Noble Review. She's an NBC Late Night Writers Workshop script judge, and co-creator of WHAT A JOKE, a national comedy festival that raised more than $50K for the ACLU in 2017. Emily's standup has been featured on SiriusXM, and she hosts a podcast that reached #1 in Podomatic training podcasts, HOW TO PRODUCE LIVE COMEDY. Her work has been profiled in The AV Club, Buzzfeed, Lifehacker, The Miami New Times, Bustle, someecards and others.

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Harry Gilliland

This is Harry's fourth appearance on the Burning Bridges Festival, which is crazy because that's how many there have been. He has been delighting audiences in and around Pittsburgh with his offbeat brand of thinly veiled cries for help since 2014, and during that time, he has also been featured in the Pittsburgh Comedy Festival and shared the stage with people like Todd Barry, Kyle Dunnigan, and Shane Torres. He is still trying to figure out how to work his whistling talent into his act and is open to suggestions.

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Helen Wildy is a stand up comedian based in Pittsburgh, PA. Originally from Belfast, Northern Ireland, Helen moved to the United States as a child and grew up in the North Hills of Pittsburgh. Helen can be found doing stand up comedy all over Pittsburgh. She has been featured in the Burning Bridges Comedy Festival and the Pittsburgh Comedy Festival in 2018. In October 2018, Helen opened for Cameron Esposito on two nights of her Person of Consequence Tour. Visit the Events section to stay up-to-date on upcoming events!


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Lovable Local Stand Up Comedian and Podcast Host

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Gianmarco Soresi is a comic, actor, and playwright, although the first line of his obituary will likely read "Guy from those General Electric commercials." He recently headlined Carolines on Broadway for their Breakout Artist Comedy Series, and has also headlined Stand Up NY, DC Comedy Loft, Yonkers, Comedy Sportz Richmond, EastVille Comedy Club, Detroit's The Future of Comedy, featured at Governors Brokerage, Hu Ke Lau, del Lago, and regularly performs in New York at West Side Comedy Club, Broadway Comedy Club, LOL, The Grisly Pear, The Lantern, UCB, and more. His stand up has been featured on SeeSo's New York's Funniest, George Takei Presents, and Netflix's soon-to-be-released Bonding. His play stand-up comedy play Less Than 50%, just concluded an Off-Broadway run at 59E59 and a sketch of his was produced for Funny or Die. Recent television credits include acting opposite Tracy Morgan on TBS' The Last O.G., ABC's Deception, CBS' Blue Bloods, Comedy Central and TruTV.

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Ian Mcintosh

Ian McIntosh is a up and coming Pittsburgh comedian who currently lives in Lawrenceville, PA. Ian’s has performed stand up across the country including the Arcade Comedy Theater, NYC’s The Pit theater, and at Pittsburgh Comedy Festival as a feature for Todd Berry. When not performing stand up, Ian is a writer and actor for Secondhand; an award winning Pittsburgh based sketch group. Recently, Ian was featured on RISK! A nationally renown storytelling show hosted by Kevin Allison.

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Greg Behrens is a comedian from Atlanta, GA regularly featured at clubs throughout the country including The Comedy Attic, The Improv, The Punchline, The Comedy Catch, as well as the creator and host of, Jokin' Off: A Comedy Battle, the popular monthly competitive one liner showcase presented by The Laughing Skull Lounge. Greg was a semi-finalist in the Laughing Skull Comedy Festival, and a finalist in the Devil Cup at Broadway Comedy Club in NYC . He has also performed in the Boston Comedy Festival, Limestone Comedy Festival, Memphis Comedy Festival, Red Clay Comedy Festival, Sweetwater 420 Festival, and more. In addition to stand-up, Greg is a longtime writer and cast member in Atlanta's premiere live sketch comedy troupe, Sketchworks. Greg's comedy can be heard on Audible, Rooftop Comedy, Sirius XM, and in his humor column Gregular Thoughts at imposemagazine.com

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James J. Hamilton is a stand-up from Pittsburgh who has performed at the Burning Bridges Festival, DVE Comedy Festival, Pittsburgh Improv, Arcade Comedy Theater, and many other illustrious places including dive bars, bowling alleys, yogurt shops, vape shops, haunted houses, regular houses, wedding rehearsal dinner afterparties, political campaign offices, adult-themed Easter egg hunts, and Juggalo coffeehouses. James won the 2016 March Madness stand-up tournament at the Pittsburgh Improv, has performed in over a dozen roasts, and is a member of the sketch group The Pitts.

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Jen O’Neill Smith is a stand up comedian from Atlanta, GA who has performed all over the country. Named by Paste Magazine as one of the top 8 comics to watch in Atlanta, Jen has had the pleasure of performing on many festivals including the Limestone Comedy Festival, Laughing Skull Festival, Accidental Comedy Festival, Women in Comedy Festival, Laugh your Asheville Off, Memphis Comedy Festival, Bird City Comedy Festival, Devil Cup and Hell Yes Fest. She has also been a repeat guest on the hit Adult Swim series, William Street Swap Shop and has been featured on Amazon’s Audible Comedy show, “Punchlines”. Jen also produces many comedy shows including the Schlitz and Giggles Stand Up Comedy Showcase, Date Night: A Sensual Comedy, and the Red Clay Comedy Festival. When Jen is not performing or producing comedy, she likes to spend her free time begging her family for forgiveness and riding bikes in the park.

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John Dick Winters is a stand up comedian, comedy producer and storyteller based in Pittsburgh but has performed as far away as just outside of Pittsburgh. He is the founder of the burning bridges comedy club and Burning Bridges festival, which has become the largest comedy fest in Pennsylvania. probably, we didn’t fact check that. jdw also has his own comedy and punk inspired t-shirt line, race to the coffin clothing.

Touring the country on the national independent comedy circuit for over half a decade John has worked with countless of incredibly talented comics that no one has ever heard of and a few whose name’s you may actually recognize such as: Aparna Nancherla, Brian Posehn, James Adomian, Sean Patton, Ron Funches, Kyle Kinane, Sara Schaefer, Rory Scovel, Geoff Tate, Kyle Dunnigan, Shane Torres, Steve Byrne and the late Ralphie May.

JDW is a three time Moth storyslam winner including one GrandSLAM victory, he won the inaugural Arcade Comedy Theater Contest in 2014 and placed 3rd in the Funniest Comic in Pittsburgh contest in 2015, has his own segment on the WDVE Morning Show w/ Randy Baumann and has been part of too many comedy festivals to list. In November of 2016, three days after trump was elected, John recorded his first hour long comedy special appropriately titled “Celebrate the Ugly Things”. He highly recommends not doing that. It streams for free on YouTube.

His style is part observational, part autobiographical, part mumble. Heavily tattooed, always in black, standing well over 6ft tall, John looks intimidating but his comedy is anything but. John Dick Winters will play your bar, your living room, your black box theater, your garage, your comedy club and whoever is in attendance will leave smiling.

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A writer for the nationally syndicated Bob & Tom show, Joe Bates is a stand up to watch. Bursting with an unearned absurd confidence, Joe manages the balance between realism and lunacy in his act while still somehow remaining grounded. Joe has not only been featured on NBC's SeeSo but also was a finalist for Comcast's Trial by Laughter. Joe has worked with such comics as Todd Barry, Matt Braunger, Ms. Pat, and Brooks Wheelan, as well as performed on festivals such as Blue Whale, Come and Take It, Bird City and Whatever Fest. You'll laugh, you'll cry, you'll learn to love again. Joe Bates!

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Jesse Irvin

Jesse Irvin is what happens when a weird kid from appalachia reads a Noam Chomsky book in high school and only understands half of it. A writer for TheHardTimes.net and co host of the upcoming 2019 podcast HR Nightmare was once described as "A clever wordsmith" by a polite writer at the Tribune Review. Combining story telling and observational comedy he recorded his debut album Cops and Bloggers which will never be released because apparently the sound was bad or something.

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Joey Welsh

Joey has been doing standup for a couple of years. He’s pretty solid. Co founder of We Got Next Comedy. He’s also an all state Mario Kart player.

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Kaitlyn Grissom tells jokes about carpentry & communism in dive bars all around Chicago

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Lindsay Lucido is a comedian who recently relocated from Chicago to New York. She has performed all over the country in festivals including Cream City and the Out of Bounds Comedy Festival. Lindsay’s unique stage presence makes her stand out amongst other comics. Her take on comedy is very personal, rarely taking the observational approach. She addresses her insecurities, as well as things she’s not insecure about, but very well should be. She manages to do so in a charmingly awkward way.

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Lorenzo DiSilvio

Lorenzo DiSilvio is a stand-up comedian from Pittsburgh Pennsylvania. He regularly performs at all the comedy clubs in the city as well as every bar show in between. His style is a mix of melancholic observation and some good old-fashioned goofs. Don't miss your chance to see him live.

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Mike Carrozza is a fun silly boy from Montreal, Canada. His infectious high energy combined with his knack for absurdism make him an act to watch. Carrozza is an international headliner and has appeared at the Just For Laughs Festival in Montreal and in Toronto.
He’s worked with the likes of Tig Notaro, Kyle Kinane, Rachel Feinstein, and many more.
Todd Glass calls him “the Real Deal”! See the silliness live!

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Natasha Ferrier

Exploding with energy, Natasha Ferrier's awkward charm immediately draws you in to her natural gift of storytelling. She has toured all across the southeast, including the Cape Fear Comedy Festival, Altercation Comedy Festival, What A Joke Comedy Festival, Cola Comedy Convention, Lookout Comedy Festival, and Hell Yes Fest, all while embarrassing herself with her personal tales of drinking, failed relationships, and getting older.

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Ossia Dwyer

bio: A relative newcomer to comedy, Ossia Dwyer and her self-deprecating sense of humor can be seen performing consistently in Pittsburgh. She has opened for Aparna Nancherla, Shane Torres, and has participated in the Burning Bridges Festival, Pittsburgh Comedy Festival, and Let's Fest. She was recently chosen as one of the Burning Bridges Comedy Club's Resident Comic.


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Paige Bowman

Paige Bowman is an Atlanta comic now living in NYC. Her act is a charming blend of relatable and honest personal anecdotes told with zero shame and no apologies. Her 21st century everywoman comedy has endured her to audiences across the country. She has performed at Bridgetown Comedy Festival and Laughing Skull Comedy Festival as well as being featured in IFC.

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Paige Polesnak

With humor as clever as it is dirty, Paige Polesnak performs coast to coast, and this will be her second time performing in the Burning Bridges Comedy Festival. Paige has also performed in the World Series of Comedy and she is looking for more scrotum to mount on her bedroom wall.

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Patrick Hastie is a comedian from Glenwood, Iowa who now lives in Brooklyn, New York. He has toured all over the country and has performed in festivals like the 10,000 Laughs Comedy Festival, the Brooklyn Comedy Festival and SF Sketchfest. Patrick co-produces the popular monthly show JACKKNIFE COMEDY at The Creek and The Cave in Queens, he can be heard weekly on THE NOSTALGIC FRONT podcast and he has been featured on The Chive, College Humor and The Interrobang. He is a very nice guy and his 5 year plan is to be cool and live forever!

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Pete Steele is a comedian based in Philadelphia, and has been since late 2012. He has been showcased at Helium Comedy Club, in addition to many independent venues. He has been featured on over 60 different original shows produced by Good Good Comedy, and runs multiple shows with them (Ur Mom is Funny, Darlings, and more). He has written, edited and starred in a multitude of short films for the Phone It In Film Festival, winning the audience award for Best Short multiple times. I’m actually reading some of this guy’s jokes right now, and they’re pretty funny.


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Phil started comedy in March 2016 after he'd been telling himself he'd be good at it for years. He's a nice man who is unhealthily pragmatic about relationships, growing up, and his own death. He's seen every episode of Bones and Reba.

Phil scored 2nd place in the 2016 Pittsburgh Comedy Festival stand-up competition and was featured performer in the 2017 and 2018 Burning Bridges Comedy Festival. He has opened for comics such as Shane Torres, Liza Treyger, and Colin Jost.

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Pittsburgh native, Ray Zawodni has been called a son, a brother, a lover and a loser but he mostly prefers to be called a stand-up comedian. Over the past 7 years, he has used his devilishly good looks and boyish charm to entertain audiences all over the country. Zawodni is a regular performer at the Pittsburgh Improv and the Arcade Comedy Theater. He also performs at colleges across the region and has appeared on the WDVE Morning Show. Ray has shared the stage with some of the best comedians in the country such as Ralphie May, Bruce Bruce, Tom Segura and Chris D'elia.

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atoms based out of Philadelphia. In MetroPhilly he’s been described as a “non linear humorist.”

In 2012 Robert performed at the WDVE Comedy Festival and placed 3rd in the Gilda's Club of Western Pennsylvania's Laughing in the Face of Cancer. Ecks was named one of 2013's "Comics to Watch" by the blog It's Always Funny In Philadelphia and in 2014 named the "Comedy Act of the Year" by Philebrity.com.

Robert has been a featured performer at numerous festivals including Atlanta's Black Box Comedy Festival(2014), NYC's Devil's Cup(2014), the Pittsburgh Comedy Festival(2014), the Black Friday Comedy Marathon(2014), Five Dollar Comedy Week(2014,15,16), and the Burning Bridges Festival (2016). Ecks is a writer and producer of the live reality show The Plant, first seen as a part of the inaugural Five Dollar Comedy Week festival from Good Good Comedy and later in its much anticipated sequel The Plant: Gauntlet Of Cups.

Robert wrote and directed the short film “Daniel” featured as a part of the 2015 Philadelphia FringeArts Festival show Night Trolley. In his "Year In Review" for PhillySketchfest.com Daniel Corkery notes, “The direction is really something else.” Nice.

Robert opened for Emo Phillips at PhilaMOCA. It was pretty cool.

Currently Robert is the host, writer, and producer of the monthly late night call-in advice show Sex with Ecks at Good Good Comedy Theatre.

WP Johnson writes of Robert, "he has one of the most unusual voices in comedy," which is hopefully a compliment.

Unfortunately Johnson also writes that Robert "is slow and awkward and strange."

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Scott Eason

Scott Eason is a comedian. Need proof? Well, he’s been featured on SiriusXM. He’s a regular at Zanies Comedy Club in Nashville, TN and Stand Up Live Comedy Club in Huntsville, AL. He’s the producer of multiple comedy showcases, including one of the best in the southeast, Epic Comedy Hour. He’s shared the stage with nationally touring comedians such as Steve Byrne, Baron Vaughn, Nate Bargatze, Jake Johannsen, Brent Morin, Roy Wood Jr, Colin Jost, Sean Patton and Christopher Titus, just to name a few. Scott’s performed all over the country, from clubs to bars, basements to festivals like the Memphis Comedy Festival, the Cape Fear Comedy Festival, the Birmingham Comedy Festival, the Orlando Indie Comedy Festival, Whiskey Bear Comedy Festival, the Cola Comedy Con and the Laughing Skull Comedy Festival. Convinced yet? Me neither.

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As I jump into a pool I always yell “Shannonball!”

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Sean Collier

Sean Collier is a writer, performer and movie critic. Sean, a Pittsburgh native, is the associate editor of Pittsburgh Magazine and an active stand-up comedian. He is also the film critic for the WDVE-FM Morning Show, a member of the Broadcast Film Critics’ Association and the co-founder of the immersive theater company Vigilance Theater Group. Sean has performed throughout Western Pennsylvania as well as in New York, Austin and Cleveland, sharing the stages with comics such as Harland Williams, Iliza Shlesinger, Keith Robinson and Todd Glass.


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Senneca Stone

Senneca Stone is a soft, yellow-bellied coward who spends most of his time on stage complaining about his his youth. He is a regular performer at Helium Comedy Club in Buffalo, NY and The Pittsburgh Improv. He was named a “Budding Star” by Helium Comedy Clubs in 2018 for their Home Grown Talent Month and has worked alongside comedians like Nate Bargatze and Jen Kirkman.

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Suzanne Lawrence has performed all over the country and has been a featured performer in the Pittsburgh Comedy Festival (2016, 2018) and the Burning Bridges Festival (2016, 2017, 2018). Featured performer at the Pittsburgh Improv, and a regular at Arcade Comedy Theater; opening for headliners like Chris Kattan, Shane Torres and Felonius Munk. A graduate of WVU (BFA Acting, MS Psychology), Suzanne then moved to Los Angeles with her husband and earned a number of acting jobs, including the coveted role of "office floozy" in a network pilot, before moving to Pittsburgh and diving into the world of stand-up comedy. Suzanne lives in Pittsburgh with her husband, their three-year-old daughter, and various morbidly obese pets.


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Tim Ross

Tim Ross is a comic from Pittsburgh, Pa who combines a sharp wit with the absurdity of his life and upbringing for a hilarious act that connects with people of all ages and backgrounds. He's made people laugh from everywhere to Punk Rock Festivals to Comedy Clubs to colleges to VFW's in the middle of nowhere.

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Originally from South Africa – Tok is not your stereotypical African. He’s a Chicago transplant, Tok grew up in the mean streets in the suburbs of Washington, DC. Tok uses his comedic style of being witty, introspective and relatable to his experiences growing up as the “weird” foreign kid, and sounding like Carlton Banks among other challenges with fitting in to stand-up.


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Travis Walling

In addition to Burning Bridges, Travis has also been invited to perform at the Pittsburgh, Cleveland, and DVE (radio) Comedy Festivals. His writing has been featured in Mcsweeney's Internet Tendency and The Hard Times.

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Trey McDonough

Co-founder of the We Got Next Comedy group known for thier monthly comedy shows near the Pittsburgh area and the We Got Next Comedy Podcast.

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Wendy Wroblewski is a stand-up comedian from Gaithersburg, Maryland. A regular at the DC Improv, she performs comedy all over the Washington, DC area. She was a guest on The Boston Comedy Festival, The Cape Fear Comedy Festival, SF Sketchfest, The Underground Comedy Festival, and the DC stop of The Betches of Comedy tour. You may have heard her voice on Sirius XM as the live on-air host of Comedy Central Radio Live. She has opened for Keith Alberstadt, Nate Bargatze, Adam Cayton-Holland, Gary Gulman, Ryan Hamilton, Bobby Lee, Brent Morin, and Beth Stelling.

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A New England native, Wes Hazard has been named as one of “5 Boston Comedians to Watch” by The Boston Globe Magazine. A writer and storyteller as well as a comedian, Wes brings wit, energy and honesty to the stage, qualities that have made him a regular performer in Boston venues as well as at The Boston Comedy Festival and The Women in Comedy Festival. Wes is a multiple-time winner on The Moth StorySLAM stage and he’s appeared as a guest on the Comedy Bang! Bang! Live! podcast and The Story Collider podcast. His debut humor book Questions For Terrible People was published by Simon & Schuster in 2016, and in 2017 he was awarded a New England Emmy for his hosting work on CBS Boston's The Secret Worlds of Boston Comic Con. He currently co-hosts the national storytelling television program Stories From The Stage on PBS and in 2018 he appeared on Jeopardy!, becoming a 3-time champion.


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Will Ness

Based in Pittsburgh by way of a small town you've never heard of, Will Ness has never been on TV. He watched Season 1 of NBC's Last Comic Standing, and remembers when CBS brought back Star Search in 2003. When not headlining clubs across the county, Will regularly performs as part of the Steel City Comedy Tour. He also hosts "Silent Drives in My Car," which isn't a podcast--I just don't like the radio, and prefer to drive in silence. He likes cats, and cheese. The Arcade Comedy Theater is also a place Will performs. You know what, I'm gonna add donuts to the list of things I like. Donuts are great. Other credits include The Comtra Theater, The Unplanned Comedy Warehouse, and a real-life fear of werewolves. Werewolves scare the hell out of me.