The RoastMasters Hosted By Luis J. Gomez!

The RoastMasters Hosted By Luis J. Gomez!

Big Jay Oakerson, Rich Vos, Michael Che

Tue · September 5, 2017

Doors: 10:00 pm / Show: 10:30 pm

This event is 16 and over

Jeff Ross & Brian Moses presents The RoastMasters!

Head-to-head competitive roasting hosted by Luis J. Gomez!

This is the 2017 RoastMasters Tournament final!

Katie Hannigan. Mike Feeney, Dina Hashem, & Rosebud Baker are up to win it all!

Title match main event with Champion Eli Sairs defending the belt against the only battler to ever beat him, Patrick Schroeder!

With judges Big Jay Oakerson, Rich Vos, and Michael Che!

 

Luis J. Gomez
Luis J. Gomez
Luis J. Gomez is a stand up comedian, actor, and radio personality based out of New York City. He’s been featured on NBC’s “Last Comic Standing”, AXS TV’s “Gotham Comedy Live”, and MTV2’s “Guy Code”. Luis currently hosts “The Countdown” on Sirius XM’s RUSH channel 93 alongside UFC Middleweight champion Michael Bisping and has made regular appearances on The Bennington Show, The Anthony Cumia Show, and UFC Unfiltered. Recently, Luis performed at the prestigious Just For Laughs Festival in Montreal and was named a “breakout performer” by Time Out NY. Luis also hosts the wildly popular Legion of Skanks Podcast with his best friends and fellow comedians Big Jay Oakerson and Dave Smith.
Big Jay Oakerson
Big Jay Oakerson
Big Jay Oakerson is one of the most beloved and easily recognizable comedians in New York City. His easy charm and dirty delivery endear him to audiences every night at The Comedy Cellar, The Stand and Stand Up New York. He’s no stranger to the rest of America, either, regularly headlining across the country and playing festivals including Bonaroo, Jager's Korn tour, Rock Star Energy Drink's Mayhem Fest, Gathering of the Juggalos and Funny or Die’s Oddball Festival. Jay has also recently been featured on This Is Not Happening with Ari Shaffir, Comedy Underground with Dave Attell, FX’s Louie, Inside Amy Schumer, and Late Night with Jimmy Fallon.

This last year, Jay's Comedy Central hour special "Big Jay Oakerson: Live At Webster Hall" premiered. Filmed at the legendary music venue in New York City providing the perfect heavy metal vibe for the show. Jay's comedy is raw, compelling and honest to the core, as he takes viewers on a journey of brutal truths about his relationship with his teenage daughter, sexual tension between him and his best friend Dave and advise to women on how to delicately handle a man with an unfortunate penis size. His second album with Comedy Central Records, The Crowdwork Sessions: What’s Your F@#king Deal?! Recorded in 2013 live at The Stand, it captures Jay’s raunchy, off-the-cuff essence with a full hour of crowdwork. It joins Jay’s first album, An American Storyteller, a one-hour onslaught of unbridled awesomeness and raunchy rock n' roll hilarity recorded at Stand Up New York in 2009.

Jay is co-host of two wildly popular podcasts - “The Most Offensive Podcast on Earth” Legion of Skanks with Luis J. Gomez and Dave Smith and The SDR (Sex, Drugs & Rock & Roll) Show with Ralph Sutton. He also the co-host's of The Bonfire on Comedy Central Radio Sirius XM 95 alongside Dan Soder Mondays and Wednesdays 6-8pm EST.

Longtime fans of Jay’s will also remember him as Neil, the sexually ambiguous owner of a NYC rock club, on IFC’s Z-Rock, and from his appearances on Comedy Central's Premium Blend, Comedy Central Presents and Tough Crowd with Colin Quinn. He’s wowed audiences at the prestigious Just For Laughs Montreal festival an impressive four times, both on The Nasty Show and with his solo show, The American Storyteller. And he’s a fan favorite guest on Sirius XM’s Bennington (previously Ron & Fez).
Rich Vos
Rich Vos
Best known from NBC's hit reality show "Last Comic Standing," Rich Vos is one of the most exciting and broadest headlining comedians in the country. Back Stage Magazine says of Vos, "He has an uncanny 'Everyman' ability to likeably bond with anyone in the audience…" The excitement of a Rich Vos show stems from his unique, no-holds-barred perspective on relationships, divorce and parenthood. Vos pulls no punches when it comes to comedy. On many occasions, he will deliver some of the quickest crowd banter, leaving audiences not knowing what to expect next.

Vos is a "comic's comic" who is quick, off-the-cuff and appeals to all types of audiences, best represented by his extensive resume of television and radio appearances. He has two Comedy Central Half-Hour Specials and appeared in two other Comedy Central specials. He was a regular guest on "Tough Crowd with Colin Quinn," and has been a regular guest on "The Opie and Anthony Show" for the past 10 years. Vos has appeared on HBO, Showtime, Starz, "Jimmy Kimmel Live," "The Rosie O'Donnell Show," NBC's "American Dreams" and "The View." He is also a regular on the Joy Behar show, made three appearances at the Apollo, four appearances on BET, and was the first white comic to perform on HBO's "Def Comedy Jam." He also wrote for the 2005 Oscars, and has appeared on and wrote for many roasts.

Growing up on the wrong side of the tracks, Vos struggled to beat drug and alcohol addictions. He now celebrates his victories on stage with stories about kids, divorce, marriage and recovery. Besides being a proud parent of three beautiful girls, he just celebrated 25 years, clean and sober.

His strength as a live performer comes from years of headlining clubs across the country and performing shows for colleges, corporations and charities. He is inundated with letters of thanks and gratitude for the good work he has done. When he is not on the road, he can be seen regularly at Caroline's and The Comedy Cellar as well as other clubs all over New York City, which he calls home.
Michael Che
Michael Che
Critics and audiences agree, NY-based writer and standup comedian Michael Che is a star on the rise. Having been named one of Rolling Stone's "50 Funniest People,"Buzzfeed's "50 Hottest Men in Comedy," and Variety's "Top 10 Comics To Watch," he is quickly leaving his mark on the media landscape. A native of lower Manhattan, Che's comedy uses humor to identify humanity in the most controversial actions. He applies street culture to world issues with a delivery that The New York Times describes as "a reflective, laid-back stage presence with jokes that draw as much from his city upbringing...as from blunt, insightful points that bring the abstract into focus."

In September of 2014, Che made his debut as the newest co-anchor of Saturday Night Live's iconic "Weekend Update" segment where he is also a staff writer for the show –He returns to the anchor desk this fall for SNL's 41st season. Prior to joining SNL, he was part of "The Best F*ing News Team Ever!" as a correspondent on Comedy Central's Emmy & Peabody Award-winning program The Daily Show with Jon Stewart.In February of 2014, Che became the first-ever standup [comedian] to perform on NBC's Late Night with Seth Meyers. This marks his second late night appearance following his 2012 late night television debut on CBS's Late Show with David Letterman. Last year Che also taped his first stand-up special, which aired in June of 2014 on Comedy Central as part of the premiere block of the new season of The Half-Hour stand-up series.

Che has made numerous other television and film appearances including Chris Rock's Top Five, Comedy Central's hit series @midnight and as a weekly cast member on Vh1's Best Week Ever.

In August 2013, Che headlined a successful month-long run of standup shows entitled "Cartoon Violence" at The Edinburgh Fringe Festival, with The Guardian raving, "his effectiveness as a comic is instant.

"Che has performed on the Oddball Comedy and Curiosityfestival tour, at The Melbourne International Comedy Festival, The Montreal Comedy Festival, Comedy Central's South Beach Comedy Festival, The Moontower Comedy Festival, and Bonnaroo, where The Nashville Scene proclaimed "Straight up: Michael Che is going to be a star."He was crowned the winner of the New York's Funniest Stand-Up competition at the 2012 New York Comedy Festival, and both Time-Out NY and Comedy Central have listed him as one of their "Comics To Watch." He headlines comedy shows nationally and internationally.
Venue Information:
The Stand
239 3rd Ave
New York, NY, 10003
http://www.thestandnyc.com/shows/