Damien Lemon, Mike Vecchione, Kelsey Cook, Luis J. Gomez, Randy Syphax, Gibran Saleem, and More!

Damien Lemon, Mike Vecchione, Kelsey Cook, Luis J. Gomez, Randy Syphax, Gibran Saleem, and More!

Sat · January 13, 2018

Doors: 11:30 pm / Show: 11:59 pm

$15.00

This event is 16 and over

Damien Lemon
Damien Lemon
Damien Lemon's comedy career began from his seat in the back of public school classrooms and continued at his college alma mater, Clark Atlanta University, where he fine tuned his ability to make people laugh until they choke.

On stage, his material comes from everywhere and nowhere, from fornicating politicians driving up sex prices to the "Stop BCC'N!" campaign, and is delivered with a flair that can be best described as an all-inclusive bug-out session.

Damien is a regular cast member on the hit MTV2 shows Guy Code and Guy Court, and makes appearances on Charlemagne and Friends. He was also featured on Hip Hop Squares and Russell Simmons: The Ruckus on Comedy Central.
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.
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.
Randy Syphax
Randy Syphax
Just 6 months into stand up Randy Syphax made his local TV debut; he was tolerable in a if-you-know-him kinda way, so he left it online for his Mom. Born and raised just outside of DC, Randy naturally grew-up a Bulls fan, til Jordan played for the Wizards. Randy loves being a Stand-up Comedian. Now based out of New York City, he hopes to learn how to stay a Stand-up Comedian. He was recently featured in the 2014 New York Comedy Festival and is against racism, sexism, and homophobia.
Gibran Saleem
Gibran Saleem
Gibran Saleem was born in North Carolina and raised in Virginia in a Pakistani household. He started comedy while attending graduate school at New York University for Psychology. While attending school he was individually handpicked as an MVP nominee on the national TBS Rooftop Comedy College Competition and was a 2-time recipient of the UCB diversity scholarship.

Gibran is the only comedian to ever be selected, as a finalist for both the Stand-Up NBC and NBC's Late Night program; where he was 1 of 6 individuals hand selected over 1,000 submissions.

Gibran has been featured on MTV, TV Land, Popcorn Flix, PBS, CUNY TV, VOA, Elite Daily, and Cosmopolitan and performed his stand-up television debut on Gotham Comedy Live for AXS TV. He was the focus of an international documentary on NHK TV called Asian Dreamers: Brown is Funny and has been featured in festivals nationally across the states as well as winning 1st place in the Hoboken comedy festival. Gibran is a staple among college campuses and travels throughout the year. He can be seen on the next season of Better Things on FX by Louis CK and Pamela Adlon.
Kelsey Cook
Kelsey Cook
Kelsey Cook is the daughter of an International Yo-Yo Champion and a Professional Foosball player, which made for a humor-filled life at a young age.

Kelsey has spent the last two years touring 50+ dates with Jim Norton. She splits her time between New York City and Los Angeles, and regularly appears as a guest on the Jim and Sam Show on Sirius XM.

Kelsey has a diverse skill set as a stand up comedian, beauty blogger and host. Her podcast, Cook’d, is at 150+ episodes and has featured guests like: Jim Norton, Bob Saget, Roy Wood Jr., Rory Scovel and many more. When Kelsey isn’t doing stand up, she is a probably at a local bar, hustling people who don’t know she is a World Champion foosball player.

Her television appearances include Comedy Central's "This Is Not Happening", AXS TV Presents Gotham Comedy Live, “Laughs” on FOX, “Uproarious” on FUSE, and “Greatest Party Story Ever” on MTV.
Venue Information:
The Stand
116 16th St.
New York, NY, 10003
http://www.thestandnyc.com/shows/