Ron Bennington, Ben Bailey, Mike Vecchione, Yannis Pappas, Monroe Martin, Yamaneika Saunders, and More!

Ron Bennington, Ben Bailey, Mike Vecchione, Yannis Pappas, Monroe Martin, Yamaneika Saunders, and More!

Sat · October 7, 2017

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

This event is 16 and over

Ron Bennington
Ron Bennington
Finding comedy in everything and everything in comedy. Ron Bennington has been a stand up comedian and comedy club owner and promoter. He's also been part of two legendary radio shows, the Ron and Ron Radio Network and the Ron and Fez show. All of that experience comes together for Bennington. Three hours of talk entertainment with nationally known comedians. His co-host is Gail Bennington who has literally grown up in the buisness of comedy. It's fun, edgy and covers everything in comedy today. What ESPN is to sports, Bennington is to comedy.
Weekdays 12pm-3pm ET
Mike Vecchione
Mike Vecchione
Mike Vecchione was born in Youngstown, Ohio and graduated High School in Boca Raton, Florida. He played football and placed second in the 1991 AAA state wrestling tournament. He attended Pennsylvania State University where he earned a bachelors degree in Criminal Justice and went on to receive a Master’s degree in Special Education from Cabrini College in Pennsylvania. Mike has worked as a counselor and Special Education teacher in the Philadelphia area.

At the end of 2003, Mike moved to New York City. He has appeared on Comedy Centrals Live at Gotham, Comedy Centrals 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. He also released his first comedy album, Muscle Confusion.

In 2015, Mike appeared on Conan on TBS and Inside Amy Schumer.

In 2017, Mike appeared on The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon and in two episodes of TruTV’s Comedy Knockout.

In 2018, Mike appeared on The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon for a second time, did Montreal’s Just For Laughs for a third time and released his second comedy album, The Worst Kind of Thoughtful.

Mike headlines across the United States and is based in New York City.
Yannis Pappas
Yannis Pappas
Yannis Pappas is a stand-up comedian and current host of AOL's Original Series, 2 Point Lead. He was the Co-Anchor of Fusion Live, a live, primetime, one-hour news magazine program which focused on current events, pop culture and satire. Fusion TV network launched in September 2013 as a joint venture of ABC
and Univision.

Yannis' Half Hour Comedy Central Special aired in June of 2014 and is available on Amazon, iTunes, ComedyCentral.com and whenever Comedy Central re-runs it. Yannis was also the co-host of MSG's sports fan show, The Bracket.

He has also been featured on AXS TV, TRUTV's How To Be a Grown Up, VH1's "Best Week Ever", Fox Business, Good Morning America on ABC. He was the first comedian to ever do stand up on the New Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon–It was a test show and didn't air, but that's kind of a cool thing.

He tours the world as a stand-up comedian and is known for his immensely popular characters Mr. Panos and Maurica.
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...
Monroe Martin
Monroe Martin
Monroe Martin is a colorful and imaginative comedian with a lifetime of hard knock experiences that have been spun into side-splitting jokes and stories.

Monroe was born and raised in Philadelphia, one usually wouldn’t find Monroe’s life story laughable. After all, how inappropriate is it to laugh at a foster child who jumped around from one dysfunctional family to another? Sit in the audience of one of Monroe’s performances and you’ll find yourself laughing at his adversity. Monroe’s honest and open approach to joke and storytelling universalizes his experiences.

Monroe’s creative and charismatic comedic voice has created a buzz within the New York comedy circuit. His intelligent and hysterical perspective resonates and has earned him respect among his peers.

Monroe is on his way to becoming the type of comedian he admires—one who says exactly what he wants, the way he wants to say it. He idolizes these types of comedians because he realizes that it takes guts to say how you truly feel whether it be right or wrong. It is especially hard to discuss the topics that are considered taboo and/or controversial. By saying what he wants, how he wants, Monroe is creating his legacy of being one of the funniest comedians in America.

Monroe says “All good comedians speak of life experience through their own unique perspectives.” Based on his experience, He has the makings of a great comedian, and is well on his way.

You've seen Monroe in the current season of Last Comic Standing. He can also be seen on the upcoming season of Adam Devine's House Party on Comedy Central. Monroe has also been featured on AXS TV's Gotham Comedy Live. For on Monroe log onto www.monroemartincomedy.com or follow him on twitter @monroemartinIII
Ben Bailey
Ben Bailey
Before he got behind the wheel of The Cash Cab -Ben Bailey began his career as a Stand Up comedian... as a young man Bailey left his home in a small town in New Jersey and headed to Los Angeles to pursue his dream of a career in show
business... just a few weeks later he found himself onstage at The Comedy Store on the Sunset Strip and knew right away that he had found his calling... he soon after returned to the East Coast and quickly became a crowd favorite at the clubs in New York City. He has since performed at all the major festivals including Montreal and Chicago(Just For Laughs), the (hallowed &former) Aspen Comedy Arts Festival, The Edinborough Fringe Festival, and at clubs and Theaters around the world. He has starred in 2 specials for Comedy Central, his most recent- "Road Rage and Accidental Ornithology" has been a huge hit on Netflix for the last few Years. (there is a new special due out in the Spring). By the summer of 2005 Bailey had appeared in Several Commercials, on FOX's "Mad TV" become a regular on "Tough Crowd w/ Colin Quinn" recorded his 1st special for Comedy Central, and made stand up appearances on HBO, NBC, "Star Search" "Last Call w/Carson Daly" and "The Late Show" It seemed that Bailey's star was on the rise... and then along came "Cash Cab." Ben drove the Smash Hit series (still on in Syndication around the world) for over 400 episodes, he and the show won 6 Daytime Emmy Awards, Bailey has appeared on ""The Tonight Show", "The Today Show", "The Oprah Winfrey Show", "Rachel Ray" and virtually every major morning show(TV&radio) in the country... He has gone on
to host Several other TV shows including "Who's Still Standing" for NBC, "Best in The Business" and "After the Catch" for Discovery as well as several Pilots... He has appeared in numerous other TV shows - "30 Rock" "Parenthood" "Law and Order", "Hope & Faith", "The Knights of Prosperity", "One life to Live"... as well as several films- "Bad Parents", "Don't Shoot the Pharmacist", "Bad Meat"... Bailey can currently be seen hosting segments on NatGeo's "Brain Games" and has a new show in the works with A&E as well as commercial campaigns for DTE Energy, Nature Valley nut
bars, and Aldi Supermarkets. Bailey tours as a national headliner, you can see him live at a Theater or Comedy Club in your area and in his latest Stand Up Special in 2015.
Venue Information:
The Stand
116 16th St.
New York, NY, 10003
http://www.thestandnyc.com/shows/