The Daily Show Staff & Friends!

The Daily Show Staff & Friends!

Thu · April 19, 2018

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

$15.00

This event is 16 and over

The Daily Show
The Daily Show
Come join us for a night of stand-up comedy featuring correspondents, writers, and friends of Comedy Central's The Daily Show!
Michael Kosta
Michael Kosta
Michael Kosta is a stand-up comedian who was most recently seen on Fox Sports 1’s flagship series, Crowd Goes Wild. Kosta and Regis Philbin lead a panel of sports experts in a lighthearted look at the daily happenings in the world of sports. After 176 live episodes the show got canceled because Regis didn't know shit. Some of Michael's successful segments were “This Week in Punting,” “Stupid Sports Stuff You Can Actually Buy Online,” and “On This Date in Sports History”.

Kosta started out as an athlete; he is quick to point out that he was once-ranked number 864 in the world in professional tennis and earned over $11,000 on tour. Don't laugh, that's $11,000 more than you made as a pro athlete.

Kosta gained attention as a comedian when he broke out of the HBO Comedy and Arts Festival in Aspen. He quickly relocated to Los Angeles where he began his television career; he made regular appearances on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno & Chelsea Lately before both those hosts drowned in their money and ended their shows. He has performed on Conan, @Midnight and also starred in his own comedy special, Comedy Central Presents: Michael Kosta. As a host, Michael acted as a know-it-all correspondent for E!’s spinoff of The Soup, entitled The Soup Investigates, and was recently seen guest hosting the hit G4 series, Attack of The Show; that stint ended after Kosta caused the show as well as the network to be cancelled (the media says that the network was being reformatted, but we know better).

His other TV credits include TruTV’s The Smoking Gun Presents, Showtime’s Live Nude Comedy and Michael also hosted the 63rd Annual Emmy Awards’ Backstage Live show.
Kosta has also shot pilots with MTV, NBC, E! and developed a late night talk show with Comedy Central and recently developed his own scripted pilot based on his life, produced by Fox. All of those projects were colossal failures.

In the sports world, Kosta hosted Fox Sports Network’s CCHA All Access, a hockey show in Detroit, for which he won two “Michigan Emmys” as performer/host. Those are like regular Emmys, but smaller and a lot less prestigious. He is also the author of a book titled “101 Tips for Winning More Tennis Matches” which earns him quarterly royalty checks of around $110.

Michael lives in Los Angeles where he hopes to someday become famous and forget the little people. You should sleep with him.
Josh Johnson
Josh Johnson
Josh Johnson, featured on Season 1 of Kevin Hart’s “Hart of the City” on Comedy Central, was named one of Comedy Central’s “Comics to Watch” in 2015 and one of the Just For Laughs festival’s “New Faces” in 2016. He is a former writer/performer on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, where he also made his late-night stand-up debut earlier this year. As a stand-up, Josh has performed at clubs, colleges and festivals across the country, such as Just For Laughs, Moontower, SF Sketchfest, Bridgetown, RIOT LA and the New York Comedy Festival. He has also appeared on @midnight with Chris Hardwick and has a Comedy Central Presents- Stand Up half hour coming out this fall. Josh lives in Brooklyn with his roommate’s dog.
Joe Opio
Joe Opio
Kat Radley
Kat Radley
Kat made her stand up debut by competing in Rooftop Comedy’s National College Competition, landing her a finalist spot in the prestigious Aspen Rooftop Comedy Festival. Since then she has appeared on FOX’s Laughs, and has made multiple appearances in many prestigious festivals including the Out of Bounds, Laughing Skull, Cabo, and Women in Comedy Festival where Kat took home the Friars Club Audience Award and was named “Comic to Watch” by Time Out New York. She was a top ten finalist in KROQ’s Kevin and Bean’s April Foolishness Opening Act Contest and was personally invited to perform in Tom Arnold’s Laughing with the Stars at the Hollywood Laugh Factory.

She has graced the stage of the world renowned Caroline’s on Broadway in New York and tours clubs and colleges across the U.S. and Europe. She currently hosts her own YouTube talk show, “A Chat With Kat” and writes for a main stage sketch team at IO West Comedy Theater in Los Angeles. Last year she released her debut comedy album with Uproar Entertainment entitled, “The Important Thing is That I’m Pretty” which premiered at #4 on the Itunes Comedy Charts. Her jokes can currently be heard on Sirius XM Radio, Pandora, and Spotify.
Amberia Allen
Amberia Allen
A California native, Amberia's interest in comedy piqued in high school, where she performed in Humurous Interpretation competitions as a member of her high school's Speech and Debate team. Amberia is currently pursuing her career in comedy in Los Angeles, Ca. Her comedic perspective draws on her experiences as an emerging PhD, a newly wed, and small town girl navigating life in Hollywood. Amberia is the 2014 Comedy Wings Comeptition Winner and appears on the next season of Aspire TV's We Got Next. She is also the co-host of BET's The Xperiment which airs daily at 11:30PM.
Matt Koff
Matt Koff
Matt Koff is an Emmy-winning television writer and stand-up comedian. He currently writes for The Daily Show With Trevor Noah. He's also written for The Daily Show with Jon Stewart.

When Matt isn't writing jokes, he is saying them into microphones at comedy venues throughout New York City. As a stand-up, Matt has appeared on Adam Devine’s House Party on Comedy Central and The History Channel series I Love the 1880s. He has toured with John Oliver, Michael Ian Black, and Bo Burnham. When Matt is not doing stand-up, he is usually eating a gyro in the rain.

Additionally, Matt has written for IFC's Onion News Network, Comedy Central's Onion SportsDome, and the White House Correspondents' Dinner with Hasan Minhaj. He is also genuinely flattered that you've read this far.
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
116 16th St.
New York, NY, 10003
http://www.thestandnyc.com/shows/