Chris Distefano, Mike Vecchione, Ari Shaffir, Yamaneika Saunders, Mike Lawrence, Graham Kay, and More!

Chris Distefano, Mike Vecchione, Ari Shaffir, Yamaneika Saunders, Mike Lawrence, Graham Kay, and More!

Thu · May 25, 2017

Doors: 7:30 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

This event is 16 and over

Chris Distefano
Chris Distefano
Described as a high energy comic, Chris Distefano acts out a variety of characters derived from his life, typically leaving you on the edge of your seat wondering "Who the hell is that he's talking about?"

Chris has worked at all of the top comedy clubs across New York City including but not limited to Gotham Comedy Club, Carolines on Broadway, and The Comedy Cellar. Chris has a Bachelors degree in Psychology to impress his mom's friends, and a Doctorate in Physical Therapy to impress his Moms friend's Moms.

You can catch Chris all over MTV! He is a current cast member on MTV2s hit show "GuyCode". You can also see him featured on MTVs "GirlCode" "Failosiphy" and "Money From Strangers".

Chris was selected from hundreds of comedians across the country to be one of Comedy Centrals "Comics to Watch" as part of the 2012 New York Comedy Festival. He was selected as a finalist in "New York's Funniest" as a part of the 2012 New York Comedy festival as well. On June 20th, 2013, Chris made his network Televison debut, on The Late Show with David Letterman, on CBS. Chris has opened up for comedy legends such as Richard Lewis, Gilbert Godfried, and Artie Lange.

Chris has been heard on Sirius XM radio and his left elbow was featured on a National Subway Commercial. It's a good elbow. He would know. He loves elbows.
Mike Vecchione
Mike Vecchione
Mike has appeared on Comedy Central's Live at Gotham, Comedy Central's Fresh Face Debates, and Russell Simmons Presents: Stand Up at the El Rey Theatre. Mike also had a guest appearance on the IFC hit show Z Rock.

In 2010, Mike won the People's Choice Award for the New York Comedy Festival, was a semi-finalist on NBC's Last Comic Standing, and was selected to perform at the prestigious Montreal Comedy Festival (New Faces). Later that year, Mike went on to perform on the Tonight Show starring Jay Leno and shot his own Half Hour Special for Comedy Central.

In 2014, Mike appeared on Comedy Underground with Dave Attell on Comedy Central, was again a semi-finalist on NBC's Last Comic Standing and Comics Unleashed with Byron Allen. In 2015, Mike appeared on Conan on TBS and Inside Amy Schumer.
Ari Shaffir
Ari Shaffir
Stand-up comedian and actor Ari Shaffir describes his comedy as a puppet show, but way filthier and without the puppets. He grew up orthodox Jewish, spent 2 years in a yeshiva in Israel, and came back to America to lose his religion and become a comic. Now with two hour standup specials and his own late-night TV series coming up, Ari is a "gifted comic unyielding in his art," becoming "a real force to be reckoned with" (LA Weekly).

Ari's second hour standup special Paid Regular premiered on Comedy Central in 2015. His first hour special, Passive Aggressive, premiered on Chill.com in 2013 and premiered on Comedy Central in 2015. His standup album Revenge for the Holocaust was released in 2012 and went to number 1 on iTunes and amazon.com the week of its premiere. Ari's weekly story-telling series This Is Not Happening premiered on Comedy Central in 2015. The show, which originally debuted as a web series on CC.com, features Shaffir and his comedian friends telling hilarious and true stories in front of a live audience at LA's most distinguished gentlemen's club, Cheetahs. Season 2 of This Is Not Happening will premiere in 2016 and it was recently picked up for a third season on Comedy Central.

In addition to his TV and standup projects, Ari also hosts the wildly popular podcast The Skeptic Tank, a weekly interview show where he chats with everyone from parents to comedians to prostitutes "to help better understand humanity and also to make fart jokes." The podcast is consistently among the top-rated podcasts on iTunes and averages over 100,000 downloads per week.

Ari is a regular panel guest on the popular TV series @midnight and has appeared on Comedy Underground with Dave Attell, both on Comedy Central. He has also been featured on Showtime's The Green Room with Paul Provenza, Comedy Central's Brody Stevens: Enjoy It, and HBO's Down & Dirty with Jim Norton, and he appeared alongside Rob Schneider and Adrian Brody in the film InAPPropriate Comedy. He performs standup to sold out crowds nationwide and has been featured at the prestigious Montreal Just for Laughs Festival, San Francisco SketchFest, SXSW, the Bridgetown Comedy Festival, and the Moontower Comedy and Oddity Festival.

For more information go to www.AriShaffir.com

Follow Ari on Twitter - @AriShaffir
Yamaneika Saunders
Yamaneika Saunders
Yamaneika Saunders has been captivating audiences with her dynamic stage presence for over a decade and across the entire country. Born and raised in Baltimore, MD, Yamaneika has since tackled both the New York and LA comedy scene by combining her high energy improv skills with a unique vulnerable perspective on life. This mix forces her to go beyond the typical humor one would expect to hear, and allows her to connect to audiences from any background. A semi-finalist on Last Comic Standing, one of the stars of Funny Girls on Oxygen and panelist on The Meredith Vieira Show, Yamaneika is finally bringing her talents to the world stage; let's just hope they can handle her...
Mike Lawrence
Mike Lawrence
Mike Lawrence is an Emmy nominated New York City based comedian from South Florida who has found success in both writing and stand up. He is the winner of the first season of Jeff Ross Presents Roast Battle.

He was a staff writer on season four of Inside Amy Schumer, Comedy Central’s Roast of Rob Lowe, Black and White on A&E, Triumph’s Election Special on Hulu and was a writer on the 2015 MTV Movie Awards, the 2015 Webby Awards, and We Have Issues on E!

Mike is a recurring guest on the Comedy Central TV show @midnight and his stand up has been featured on NBC’s Late Night with Seth Meyers, TBS’ Conan, FX’s Totally Biased, and John Oliver’s New York Stand-Up Show on Comedy Central. In 2013 His half hour special for Comedy Central aired in conjunction with the release of his album “Sadamantium”, produced by Comedy Central Records.

Additionally, Mike had his own Comedy Central Snapchat series You’re Wrong, and co-hosts the podcast Nerd of Mouth on Cave Comedy Radio and has appeared on countless others such as WTF with Marc Maron, Robert Kelly’s You Know What Dude, You Made It Weird with Pete Holmes, Sklarboro County, My Wife Hates Me, Legion of Skanks, Who Charted, The Dana Gould Hour, The Adam Corolla Show, and The Artie Lange Show.
Graham Kay
Graham Kay
An award-winning stand-up comedian, actor and TV writer, Graham Kay has been described as "a definite act to follow, [who] has mastered the art of sarcasm" by NOW Magazine. Graham won the coveted Just for Laughs 2013 Homegrown Comic Competition, and was runner up at the 2013 Seattle International Comedy Competition. He has also won the 2012 Yuk Yuk's Oktoberfest Competition, the 2011 Steam Whistle Comedy Competition and in 2013 was nominated for Best Breakout Artist at The Canadian Comedy Awards.

Graham has been featured on CBC-TV's Halifax Comedy Festival special, The iChannel's No Kidding, and The Being Frank Show. In addition, he's a regular on MuchMusic's Video On Trial, and the current host of the popular Sirius/XM radio show and podcast, The Sport Brahs. Graham also wrote for the upcoming new CTV sitcom Spun Out, starring comedy legend Dave Foley. The show premieres on CTV in winter 2014. In 2010, Graham was the only Canadian to be selected to perform at both the Glasgow Comedy Festival in Scotland, and the World Series of Comedy in New York City. It was a fun year. But he's still having a good time.
Venue Information:
The Stand
239 3rd Ave
New York, NY, 10003
http://www.thestandnyc.com/shows/