2015 Festival Performers

2015 Festival Performers



Aaron Cobb

Aaron Cobb

Aaron Cobb has a big voice and an even bigger imagination. Spend 30 seconds with his quick pace and aggressive delivery style and it becomes quite clear that he’s a…

Alex Fanning

Alex Fanning

Alex is originally from Rhode Island but now lives and works in Chapel Hill, where he also performs regularly at DSI. He has been doing comedy for five years, performing…

All-Star Standup Showcase

All-Star Standup Showcase

Laugh with the best up-and-coming Stand-Up talent from North Carolina and around the country. These are the comics you will want to say you saw BEFORE they made it on…

Andy Rider

Andy Rider

Andy Rider has been performing stand-up for five years and in that time he has appeared three times in the Charleston Stand-Up Competition Finals, beating out 50+ competitors from Tennessee,…

Bad Bride

Bad Bride

What if the happiest day of your life brought out the worst in you?

Bemo Laizure

Bemo Laizure

Bemo is smarter than you and there's nothing you can do about it.

Boris Khaykin

Boris Khaykin

Boris Khaykin is a comedian living in Brooklyn, NY and a frequent performer at the UCB Theater. His stand up has been featured on HuffingtonPost Comedy, Collegehumor Live, and numerous…

Carolina's Funniest Comic

Carolina's Funniest Comic

Carolina's Funniest Comic 2015 - The funniest comedians from North and South Carolina compete for $1000 in cash and prizes. Your vote decides the winner!

Christian Spicer

Christian Spicer

comedian, writer, improviser, video-game player, comic-book reader, and nice guy.

Comedy Lottery

Comedy Lottery

Luck of the draw OPEN MIC Stand-up Comedy!

Cory Cavin

Cory Cavin

Cory Cavin is a comedian, writer, and actor living in New York City but born and raised in NC. He's won two Emmys, four Webbys, and an award for “Most…

Drew Harrison

Drew Harrison

A product of conservative, small town USA, Drew takes the absurd and ridiculous events that have shaped his life, and blends it into his own style of comedy you need…

Drew Robertson

Drew Robertson

Drew Robertson is a comic living in Raleigh, NC. He is an artist and performer who likes to find the silly and strange in all aspects of life. At home…

Elizabeth O'Neill

Elizabeth O'Neill

Elizabeth O'Neill is a Midwestern transplant. Her East Coast sensibilities give her audiences a wry and dry perspective of her life and those she observes. A former corporate woman from…

Emo Philips

Emo Philips

Emo Philips is one of the recent standards of American comedy, an incredible entertainer born in the suburbs of Chicago. His work influenced Jim Carrey, Demetri Martin, Patton Oswalt, Mitch…

Giulia Rozzi

Giulia Rozzi

Giulia Rozzi is a comedian, actress and writer that was raised in Boston by two adorable Italian immigrants.

IMPROvsTANDUP

IMPROvsTANDUP

IMPRO(vs)TANDUP brings the best improvisers and stand-up comedians together for one incredible show.

Johan Miranda

Johan Miranda

Johan Miranda is a Peruvian American comedian that has established himself in the Bay Area comedy scene. San Francisco Magazine exemplified him as a comedian you should know you about.

John Sideris

John Sideris

Stand-up comedy, one mic, no props.

Josh Rosenstein

Josh Rosenstein

Josh Rosenstein performs stand-up comedy all over the Triangle area and across the south. His jokes tend to be self-deprecating and based on observations from his life as a southern…

Kevin James Doyle

Kevin James Doyle

Kevin James Doyle is a New York based stand up comedian and writer. He wrote and performs in the long running comedy How 2 B A New Yorker. Now playing…

Kristin Seltman

Kristin Seltman

Kristin has been using humor as a defense mechanism for almost thirty years. A NY transplant now living in Boston, Kristin entertains audiences throughout the North East. Many people say…

Lynn Bixenspan

Lynn Bixenspan

Lynn Bixenspan is really nice! Also, she’s done a lot of stuff. Like, she’s been on MTV, and the Biography Channel (Celebrity Ghost Stories). She’s also written for Fuse (Fuse…

Lynne Roberts

Lynne Roberts

Lynne Roberts is a high-energy standup comic from the Windy City. She is a writer, storyteller, and puts her whole body into her jokes! She has performed all over the…

Maria Bamford

Maria Bamford

Maria started her performing arts career in Duluth, Minnesota at the age of 11 where she starred in the Chester Park Elementary production of How the West Was REALLY Won!…

Mariel Cabral

Mariel Cabral

Mariel Cabral is a Boston area comedian who delivers quick wit with brutal honesty. Her act tackles important social issues like feminism, family dynamics, and farts. She can be seen…

Marty Archibald

Marty Archibald

Marty started his comedy career in Salt Lake City. He quickly became a regular performer at the Wiseguys comedy clubs in northern Utah. After three years, he spent a brief…

Nicole Dellert

Nicole Dellert

Nicole Dellert is a Stand Up Comic, Improviser and Storyteller coming out of the Upright Citizens Brigade. Her early twenties were spent gathering stories and bits from 4 continents, usually…

Peter Schwartz

Peter Schwartz

Peter Schwartz has been perfecting comedy for the past three and a half years. He has been a finalist in the Charleston Comedy Competition for the last two years and…

Robert Andrew

Robert Andrew

It was through interactions with professional comics he admires that Robert Andrew worked up the nerve to do his first open mic, a local bi-weekly competition. Robert ended up winning…

Ryan Darden

Ryan Darden

Fully prepared for the coming zombie apocalypse.

Sam Taggart

Sam Taggart

Sam is a writer, actor, and comedian living in Brooklyn. He co-hosts the monthly comedy variety show Cube, writes and acts in videos with MEAT, and performs stand up in…

Scott McLaughlin

Scott McLaughlin

A teacher still trying to learn from the world. If I make a mistake once, I will probably make it again. I'm bad at learning. Like I said... I'm trying.

Shane Smith

Shane Smith

Comedian, improviser, artist and cat lover. His cat, not yours.

Show & Tell

Show & Tell

Storytelling you have to see to believe.

Spelling Bee

Spelling Bee

Cawling ahl egsellant spellurs!

Steve Howze

Steve Howze

Steve Howze is a stand-up comic living on the streets of Richmond, VA. He’s totally good with kids. His sense of humor mixes race, relationships, pop culture, and class warfare…

Tom Keller

Tom Keller

Tom Keller tells jokes.

Trevor Burke

Trevor Burke

Trevor Burke has been performing comedy since he was in the 4th grade.

Aaron Cobb

Aaron Cobb

Aaron Cobb has a big voice and an even bigger imagination. Spend 30 seconds with his quick pace and aggressive delivery style and it becomes quite clear that he’s a…

Alex Fanning

Alex Fanning

Alex is originally from Rhode Island but now lives and works in Chapel Hill, where he also performs regularly at DSI. He has been doing comedy for five years, performing…

All-Star Standup Showcase

All-Star Standup Showcase

Laugh with the best up-and-coming Stand-Up talent from North Carolina and around the country. These are the comics you will want to say you saw BEFORE they made it on…

Andy Rider

Andy Rider

Andy Rider has been performing stand-up for five years and in that time he has appeared three times in the Charleston Stand-Up Competition Finals, beating out 50+ competitors from Tennessee,…

Bad Bride

Bad Bride

What if the happiest day of your life brought out the worst in you?

Bemo Laizure

Bemo Laizure

Bemo is smarter than you and there's nothing you can do about it.

Boris Khaykin

Boris Khaykin

Boris Khaykin is a comedian living in Brooklyn, NY and a frequent performer at the UCB Theater. His stand up has been featured on HuffingtonPost Comedy, Collegehumor Live, and numerous…

Carolina's Funniest Comic

Carolina's Funniest Comic

Carolina's Funniest Comic 2015 - The funniest comedians from North and South Carolina compete for $1000 in cash and prizes. Your vote decides the winner!

Christian Spicer

Christian Spicer

comedian, writer, improviser, video-game player, comic-book reader, and nice guy.

Comedy Lottery

Comedy Lottery

Luck of the draw OPEN MIC Stand-up Comedy!

Cory Cavin

Cory Cavin

Cory Cavin is a comedian, writer, and actor living in New York City but born and raised in NC. He's won two Emmys, four Webbys, and an award for “Most…

Drew Harrison

Drew Harrison

A product of conservative, small town USA, Drew takes the absurd and ridiculous events that have shaped his life, and blends it into his own style of comedy you need…

Drew Robertson

Drew Robertson

Drew Robertson is a comic living in Raleigh, NC. He is an artist and performer who likes to find the silly and strange in all aspects of life. At home…

Elizabeth O'Neill

Elizabeth O'Neill

Elizabeth O'Neill is a Midwestern transplant. Her East Coast sensibilities give her audiences a wry and dry perspective of her life and those she observes. A former corporate woman from…

Emo Philips

Emo Philips

Emo Philips is one of the recent standards of American comedy, an incredible entertainer born in the suburbs of Chicago. His work influenced Jim Carrey, Demetri Martin, Patton Oswalt, Mitch…

Giulia Rozzi

Giulia Rozzi

Giulia Rozzi is a comedian, actress and writer that was raised in Boston by two adorable Italian immigrants.

IMPROvsTANDUP

IMPROvsTANDUP

IMPRO(vs)TANDUP brings the best improvisers and stand-up comedians together for one incredible show.

Johan Miranda

Johan Miranda

Johan Miranda is a Peruvian American comedian that has established himself in the Bay Area comedy scene. San Francisco Magazine exemplified him as a comedian you should know you about.

John Sideris

John Sideris

Stand-up comedy, one mic, no props.

Josh Rosenstein

Josh Rosenstein

Josh Rosenstein performs stand-up comedy all over the Triangle area and across the south. His jokes tend to be self-deprecating and based on observations from his life as a southern…

Kevin James Doyle

Kevin James Doyle

Kevin James Doyle is a New York based stand up comedian and writer. He wrote and performs in the long running comedy How 2 B A New Yorker. Now playing…

Kristin Seltman

Kristin Seltman

Kristin has been using humor as a defense mechanism for almost thirty years. A NY transplant now living in Boston, Kristin entertains audiences throughout the North East. Many people say…

Lynn Bixenspan

Lynn Bixenspan

Lynn Bixenspan is really nice! Also, she’s done a lot of stuff. Like, she’s been on MTV, and the Biography Channel (Celebrity Ghost Stories). She’s also written for Fuse (Fuse…

Lynne Roberts

Lynne Roberts

Lynne Roberts is a high-energy standup comic from the Windy City. She is a writer, storyteller, and puts her whole body into her jokes! She has performed all over the…

Maria Bamford

Maria Bamford

Maria started her performing arts career in Duluth, Minnesota at the age of 11 where she starred in the Chester Park Elementary production of How the West Was REALLY Won!…

Mariel Cabral

Mariel Cabral

Mariel Cabral is a Boston area comedian who delivers quick wit with brutal honesty. Her act tackles important social issues like feminism, family dynamics, and farts. She can be seen…

Marty Archibald

Marty Archibald

Marty started his comedy career in Salt Lake City. He quickly became a regular performer at the Wiseguys comedy clubs in northern Utah. After three years, he spent a brief…

Nicole Dellert

Nicole Dellert

Nicole Dellert is a Stand Up Comic, Improviser and Storyteller coming out of the Upright Citizens Brigade. Her early twenties were spent gathering stories and bits from 4 continents, usually…

Peter Schwartz

Peter Schwartz

Peter Schwartz has been perfecting comedy for the past three and a half years. He has been a finalist in the Charleston Comedy Competition for the last two years and…

Robert Andrew

Robert Andrew

It was through interactions with professional comics he admires that Robert Andrew worked up the nerve to do his first open mic, a local bi-weekly competition. Robert ended up winning…

Ryan Darden

Ryan Darden

Fully prepared for the coming zombie apocalypse.

Sam Taggart

Sam Taggart

Sam is a writer, actor, and comedian living in Brooklyn. He co-hosts the monthly comedy variety show Cube, writes and acts in videos with MEAT, and performs stand up in…

Scott McLaughlin

Scott McLaughlin

A teacher still trying to learn from the world. If I make a mistake once, I will probably make it again. I'm bad at learning. Like I said... I'm trying.

Shane Smith

Shane Smith

Comedian, improviser, artist and cat lover. His cat, not yours.

Show & Tell

Show & Tell

Storytelling you have to see to believe.

Spelling Bee

Spelling Bee

Cawling ahl egsellant spellurs!

Steve Howze

Steve Howze

Steve Howze is a stand-up comic living on the streets of Richmond, VA. He’s totally good with kids. His sense of humor mixes race, relationships, pop culture, and class warfare…

Tom Keller

Tom Keller

Tom Keller tells jokes.

Trevor Burke

Trevor Burke

Trevor Burke has been performing comedy since he was in the 4th grade.