As an Actress and TV personality, Alesha Reneé has appeared on "E! News ," "HotWyred," "The 5ive," BET and the BET Awards Pre-Show. Alesha Renee has also been taped by several brands to be the face and voice behind multiple campaigns including Proctor & Gambles "My Black is Beautiful" campaign and tour. She is the ongoing host and spokesperson for McDonald's "Men of McCafe," a national community action initiative encouraging young men to be active in their community. In between her busy time jet-setting from set-to-set, Alesha Reneé has made time to pursue her passion for acting, landing key roles in films produced by the Hughes Brothers , Warner Bros,PBS and Investigation Discovery and "Guy Code" Season 1.
For 3 years and counting, Alice "Pretty-in-a-Not-Shitty-Way" Wetterlund has performed her non-yelling brand of comedy all over, at such clubs as Comix and Broadway Comedy Club, UCBNY and San Francisco's Punchline, and on such critically-acclaimed shows as College Humor Live, Big Terrific, and Tigerlily, as well as at Bridgetown and Women in Comedy Festivals.
Allison Carter Thomas is an award winning actress in both comedy and drama. Her career began with a win of best supporting actress for the role of 'Hilary' in the comedy feature "All Screwed Up" (screen at the first Friars Club Comedy Film Festival). Recently she had a feature role in the sequel to "My Life's in Turnaround" (Theaters and IFC). Other credits include features on UCB and CollegeHumor.com, a lead in the IFC comedic series "Greg the Bunny" and a lead role in "10 Things Every Guy Should Experience" on Spike TV.
Annie Lederman is a talented comedian known for her hilarious regular panel appearances on 'Chelsea Lately' and as a cast member of MTV’s 'Girl Code.' She has recently appeared on @MIDNIGHT, featured on 'The Soup Investigates,' and performed on the first season of 'Adam Devine's House Party.' She regularly tours with the likes of Jim Norton and Marc Maron.
Awkwafina is an up and coming rapper from Queens, New York. Her music videos, from her first EP, 'Yellow Ranger,' has gotten close to 10 million views on Youtube, most notable of them are “My V@g” and “NYC Bitche$.” She is also a hilarious and talented performer who doesn’t take herself too seriously. You can find her on the next season of 'Girl Code' for MTV and on her online talk show, 'Tawk,' for the Youtube channel: Astronauts Wanted. She will next be participating in Tenacious D’s comedy and music festival, Festival Supreme, in Los Angeles.
Carly Aquilino is a stand-up comedian described by audience members as "funny" and by her father as "a huge mistake". As a New York native, Carly first stepped on stage at Gotham Comedy Club and has since been quickly rising in the comedy scene, performing at the most popular clubs in New York. Carly's hobbies are telling jokes and checking Facebook to make sure the people that made fun of her in high school got fat. Carly feels proud of having her stand up featured on Sirius XM radio and is especially proud that she once made her grandma Marilyn laugh so hard that her teeth fell out.
Growing up Lenard McKelvey in Moncks Corner, South Carolina, Charlamagne Tha God was just another kid dreaming of a better life, yet inevitably falling prey to the allure of the streets. He stumbled upon his calling in the late 90s and within five years, was one of the best known voices in South Carolina. While on the air in Columbia, he drew attention to the local show he hosted on Hot 103.9 (WHXT-FM) by distributing his controversial interviews and skits online. His irreverent interview style got the attention of Wendy Williams, who rebroadcast his interviews on her popular syndicated radio show, The Wendy Williams Experience. Working with Williams not only introduced Charlamagne to a new audience, it strengthened the voice that has defined Charlamagne's career, a voice he now uses to reach audiences in print, television and radio. With his work as a public figure, a record industry executive and an entrepreneur, which has drawn accolades and media coverage from Fox 5 New York, XXL Magazine, and appearances on BET, VH1, and MTV, Charlamagne has never lost sight of the fact that the primary purpose for his success is to better the lives of others. Today, he executes that purpose through his non-profit, Third Eye Awareness.
Described as a high energy comic, Chris Distefano acts out a variety of characters derived from his life.Chris has worked at all of the top comedy clubs across NYC including Gotham Comedy Club, Carolines on Broadway, and The Comic Strip. Chris still lives in Brooklyn, NY with his mom (punch line). Chris has a Bachelors degree in Psychology to impress his mom's friends, and a Doctorate in Physical Therapy to impress his mom's friends' moms. That kind of thinking got him on the SNY network as the host of the 2010 Fencing Masters. It also got him all the way to the Elite 8 of the 2011 and 2012 March Madness Comedy Competition at the world famous Carolines on Broadway. Chris also was selected to headline Carolines' Breakout Artist Series and was selected as a finalist in the 2011 NY Comedy Festival. Chris has been heard on Sirius XM radio and his left elbow was featured on a National Subway Commercial.
Jade Catta-Preta is a triple threat writer, actress, and stand-up comedian. She is presently a series regular on ABC’s 'Manhattan Love Story' and is also a cast member on MTV’s 'Girl Code.' She stars opposite Stephen Rannazzisi on My Damn Channel's web series 'Daddy Knows Best' and was previously the host on TV Guide’s 'TMI.' Other credits include 'Californication,' '2 Broke Girls,' and 'Sullivan & Son.' As a standup comic, she features for Bobby Lee and Bill Burr, and is a regular performer comedy clubs across the country.
is an iced coffee drinkin', unapologetic lover of cliche girl sh*t - ranging from Dr.Pepper lip gloss to diamonds. She recently performed stand-up comedy on "Conan," and was named one of the country's "Top 10 Up-And-Coming Comedians To Watch" by The Splitsider. Jamie can also be seen on other MTV shows including "Failosophy," and the upcoming season of "Money From Strangers." Lastly, she loves Twitter. In fact, Huffington Post does too, and named her one of the "Top 18 Women You Should Follow," so do it! @TheJamieLee. For more info on J to the L, visit jamieleecomedy.com!
Jeff Dye is an extremely talented comedian/actor/host who has hosted 2 series for MTV--'Numbnuts' and their newest series, 'Money From Strangers.' Jeff did so well at the TBS Comedy Festival in Chicago and Comedy Central's 'Live at Gotham' that he got his very own half-hour comedy special titled 'Comedy Central Presents Jeff Dye' that aired last year.Jeff gained national attention when he was a finalist on NBC's Emmy nominated series 'Last Comic Standing' and then performed in a 50 city tour with the other top vote getters. He previously won the Giggles 10th Annual Laff-Off in his native Seattle, and was selected to perform at the prestigious Just For Laughs Festival in Montreal.Currently, Jeff is a recurring on ABC's hit show 'Extreme Makeover: Home Edition,' now in its 9th season.
Jessimae Peluso founded a solid comic reputation in New York City and beyond with her unequivocal, straightforward and raw humor. She has contributed to Playboy.com, MadeMen.com, and has been featured in the Huffington Post as a funny comic to follow on Twitter. Jessimae has also appeared on "The Tyra Banks Show," Tru TVs "All Worked Up" and MTV's "Failosophy". You may have even seen her as a contestant on NBC's game show "Minute To Win It." She obviously didn't "win it" but she's hoping the success of "Girl Code" will help her to win the affection of John Stamos, in the near future.
Matteo Lane is a New York-based comedian, originally from Chicago. Before starting stand up, Matteo lived in Italy as an oil painter and Opera singer. After realizing that he wasn’t going to become Maria Callas, Matteo began telling jokes to strangers in dark rooms. Matteo has performed in the Montreal Laughs Festival, on Comedy Central and has been heard on SiriusXM radio.
Well versed in the art of hustle and determination, the multifaceted Nessa is a fresh face to the world of television, but a young vet in the radio world. Starting off as an intern at WILD 94.9 in the Bay, Nessa maneuvered her way through the radio ranks and now controls the San Francisco & Oakland airwaves with her nightly primetime radio show "Nessa's Night Show." Currently her voice can be heard on over 22 markets nationwide stretching across time zones from Portland, to Rochester, NY. This multi talented music fanatic joins the cast of "The Week In Jams," dedicated to delivering the sights, sounds and pulse of the Bay Area and beyond in her fun and "no holds barred" approach to television screens across the country.
Nicole Byer has been performing at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre since 2010. Nicole performs on Maude Night with Fambly and on "Harold Night with Bucky." Past shows included; "The Bachelor: Romance Roses and Romance," "Cool Show for Teen Girl," and "Diva's Live a Benefit for Baby Diva." She's also 1/3 of the smart lady group Doppelganger who currently have a show running called "Doppelganger Gets Inked." Nicole has appeared on "30 Rock," "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" and a Nestle commercial that only runs in Israel. Her voice can also be heard in many a radio spots. Nicole is a lover of all things, namely bacon, VHS tapes and the late great Patrick Swayze.
Quinn Marcus is an uninhibited, hilarious senior at Emerson College whose comedic shorts led her to become the host of the university's popular late night talk show. As the host of Quinnterviews on mtvU, she has interviewed Tina Fey, Betty White, Paul Rudd, Tegan & Sara and the cast of ABC's "Happy Endings." She has been profiled by Extra's Maria Menounos, Teen Vogue and the Boston Globe.
Actress and Comedian Shalyah Evans was born and raised in Napa CA. She found her love of performing young, and eventually she moved to Los Angeles at to study at The American Academy of Dramatic Arts. There she continued her performing journey in the parades and shows at The Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, CA. A few years later, looking for a change of scenery, no tiaras and a lot less driving, Shalyah moved to New York City, where she currently resides. A comedy nerd thru and thru, she is a house performer at the famous Upright Citizens Brigade Theater, performing weekly improv and sketch shows with her teams "The Regulars" and "Legs For Days". You can also catch her all over the web, making sillies.
Shannon Coffey, an actress, writer and comedian, will bring her signature charm and clever humor as she welcomes musical and celebrity guests to the show’s new set in the center of New York City. After being listed on TVLine’s “What to Watch: 5 Web Series Worth Checking Out,” hosting the daily web series “The Hey Hey Show” and acquiring nearly 100 thousand YouTube followers over 3 channels, Shannon is ready to bring her quick wit and charm to VH1’s “The 20.” Raised in Puerto Rico, Shannon moved to New York to follow her dream and has since been a part of the Upright Citizens Brigade and has acted and written for Late Night with Jimmy Fallon.
Shelby Fero is a teenager with 3 siblings, 2 dogs, and one inferiority complex. She performs stand up, improv and writes for tv. She won a spelling bee in 8th grade then immediately dropped the trophy. Her grandma thinks she'll make it big and her mom wishes she'd stop making jokes about her vagina.
Tanisha Long is West Philadelphia born and raised. In her Mom's apartment is where she spent most of her days (seriously). She moved to NYC in 2006 to study acting at HB Studio where she discovered that she was completely obsessed with being a weirdo and making people laugh. She then began to study improv at UCB, The PIT, The Philly Improv Theater and Michael Howard Studio. She has most recently done work for Comedy Central, MTV, Teen Nick, VH1, Fuse TV and College Humor.
A quick click online yields this succinct definition of the word original: “Not dependent on other people’s ideas; inventive and unusual.” For those seeking the musical equivalent of that, you need look no further than Tiara Thomas.Thomas first vaulted into national consciousness in 2013 when she co-wrote, co-produced and appeared on Wale’s hit single “Bad.” Now the multi-talented newcomer—singer, rapper, songwriter, musician, producer—brings that formidable skill set to the forefront on her debut album The Bad Influence. Leading the charge: the project’s feisty first single “One Night.”“I’m an advocate for female liberation,” says Thomas of the song’s inspiration. “Guys can say whatever they want. I say what I want. I know a lot of women think about the things I’m talking about, yet maybe they’re too scared to say it themselves. But I’m all about speaking my mind.”That down-to-earth honesty supplies the centrifugal force behind The Bad Influence. The title track—about being drawn to someone you know isn’t good for you—“is everyone’s story at some point in their life,” says Thomas. “I was in a very bad-influence vibe on this album. I based it around that whole concept: sex, relationships … and not always the latter in a positive light.”The rest of the album naturally propels its way from contemporary R&B/hip-hop to alternative to pop and back without losing any of its arresting impact. Just when you think you have a handle on Thomas, as on the biographical “On Me,” she turns the tables with the engaging up-tempo “Ten” and the infectious “The Last Dance.” Aiding Thomas on her genre-hopping course are soulful, alluring vocals and a distinctive, intense rap flow that are lethal weapons on their own.However, the last thing Thomas wants is to be pigeonholed—talent- or genre-wise. “I make a lot of sexy R&B music,” she explains, “but my style is to mix genres. Something that sounds urban but with a touch of pop; not straight-up R&B. It’s definitely a wider range than that.”And as far as her vocal skills are concerned, Thomas quickly points out that she never calls herself a female rapper or a singer who also raps. “I’m an artist who happens to do a lot of different things.”And that’s surprising in that the Indianapolis native, the youngest of three siblings, didn’t come from a musical family. The self-described “odd ball” grew up in the church, singing in the kids’ choir at six and later teaching herself to play guitar at 12. And while MTV was blocked at home, the Lauryn Hill-influenced Thomas did have a portable CD player and “friends who burned me CD’s.” Penning raps and free-styling for classmates in third and fourth grade eventually led to talent shows in her middle and high school years.Majoring in telecommunications at the only college she applied to, nearby Ball State University, Thomas was planning to work “at a radio station or MTV if I didn’t get a record deal in college.” At her parents’ and friends’ urging, she began posting covers of songs by Drake and others on YouTube. But a spring break visit to Atlanta in her sophomore year proved to be Thomas’s ultimate career break.