Native New Yorker Andrew Schulz likes laughs. Real, hard laughs. Known for his hilariously edgy, street-smart, and unapologetic comedy he was hand-picked by IFC to be the lead in “Benders,” a comedy set in the world of amateur hockey players. The show is produced by Denis Leary and Jim Serpicoand premiered in October of this year.Andrew is also well known from his extensive work at MTV and MTV2. He has starred in numerous shows for the networks (at one point up to five airing simultaneously) that include the hugely successful “Guy Code” and “Girl Code” franchises (as well as spinoff “Guy Court”), the dating show “The Hook Up,” and “Jobs That Don’t Suck”; the latter two were developed specifically for Andrew to star in. Schulz’s other credits from the network include “Hip Hop Squares,” “Epic Fail,” “Wild N’ Out” as well as appearances at the VMA’s, MTV Movie Awards, as the host of MTV’s Spring Break and as the host of the European Movie Awards in 2012. He currently appears on “Uncommon Sense” for the network.Andrew and his Guy Code co-star, Charlemagne the God, created The Brilliant Idiots, a podcast that has been ranked #1 on iTunes Comedy Chart and averages over 150k listeners per episode. The two are currently touring the podcast as a live event and selling out shows across the country.As a standup comedian, Andrew has established himself as a fixture in New York’s comedy circuit. He regularly performs at The Comedy Cellar, Stand Up NY, The Comic Strip Live, Eastville Comedy Club, and Caroline’s. He is also a national headliner, touring the US and internationally to the top clubs, colleges and theaters. He’s performed in festivals such as Just For Laughs in Montreal, Hoboken Comedy Festival and the New York Comedy Festival.Schulz’s other TV credits include Vh1’s “The Morning Buzz,” Fox News’ “Red Eye,” and NBC’s “Last Call With Carson Daily.” Schulz was also deemed “one of the top five up-and-coming artists on Twitter.”Schulz currently resides in New York City.
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.
Crissle is a Harlem-based writer and media personality. Her work has been published in ESSENCE magazine and profiled on the Washington Post, Slate, and Buzzfeed, among several other outlets. She can be heard weekly on hit podcast The Read and Apple Music's Beats 1 radio. Crissle considers being featured on Beyoncé’s Facebook to be her greatest achievement and once drunkenly Facetimed with Lin-Manuel Miranda. She can be reached via crissle.com.
Desus Nice is a comedian, writer, and highly noted Twitter personality. Born & raised in the Bronx, he co-hosts the popular podcast "Bodega Boys" with Red Bull. Currently he can be seen everyweek on MTV2's "Uncommon Sense" deciding what's "Classic or Trash" in pop culture. His work has been featured in Rolling Stone, Time Out NY, Buzzfeed and several other media outlets. He once drank rum with Anthony Bourdain on "Parts Unknown" and accidentally sat on Kim Kardashian. Follow him at @desusnice.
Originally known for his Grammy and Tony Award winning blog Victory Light, The Kid Mero is a Bronx-based writer, comedian, 2-time Durag Model Of The Year (2008-2009) and TV personality. His comedy has been featured and written about in The New York Times, Entertainment Weekly, Rolling Stone, Vulture, and Gawker. He lives in the Bronx with his wife and three kids. Follow him at @THEKIDMERO, where he satirizes pop culture in all caps.