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Jessica Kirson

Bio: 

Mac award for best female comedian in NYC

Jessica Kirson's unique style and captivating stage presence captures audiences and club bookers everywhere. Her wide variety of characters brings a diverse energy to her routine. Once you have seen her amazing talent, it is easy to understand why she was selected to perform at the Hamptons, Toyota, Marshall's Women in Comedy, Comedy Central's South Beach, Montreal, and HBO's Las Vegas comedy festivals. She was awarded, "Best Female Comic" by the MAC association in New York City and recently accepted the Nightlife Award for, "Best Stand up Comedian" in NYC. Jessica has a strong social media presence. Her Youtube channel, "The JessyK Show" and her Facebook page, ComedianJessicaKirson, videos have over 10 million views. She has been working with the Howard Stern show producing and starring in prank calls that are being played weekly on Sirius/XM radio. In 2017, she will be in Robert Deniro's new movie, "The Comedian". She is also a consultant, producer, and cowriter on the film.

Credits: 

Jessica has numerous television appearances, including, Comedy Central, Nickelodeon, Noggin, VH1, Oxygen, Bravo, NBC's "Last Comic Standing", NBC's "Last Call With Carson Daly",  "The Dr. Oz Show", "Why We Heart Vampires",  Two appearances on the "The Tonight Show, Two appearances on Abc's, "The View", Showtime's, "White Boyz in the Hood", and NBC's "Celebrity Apprentice". She also has a one hour special on the Logo Channel called, "My Cookie's Gone" and has appeared on, "The Joy Behar Show" Jessica just appeared in a movie written directed by, Nick Cannon, starring, Jim Breuer, and, George Lopez, called, "School Dance".

She recently was on "The Nightly Show", on Comedy Central and "The Jim Gaffigan Show", on TVland. She has been working with the Howard Stern show producing and starring in prank calls that are being played on Sirius radio.

Ladies of Laughter

Bio: 

Ladies of Laughter is a comedy tour featuring some of the funniest women in comedy today as chosen by audiences and entertainment industry executives at comedy clubs nationwide through the Ladies of Laughter Contest.   It includes comediennes who have appeared on The Tonight Show, Comedy Central, Women’s Entertainment Network, Nickelodeon, in national commercials and at top comedy clubs and casinos nationwide.

The 2014 finales in NYC named Alycia Cooper as the grand winner in the professional category and Shelly Colman in the new comers category.  

Hosted by former the 2012 winner Robin Fox and judged by industry professional including  Comedy Central, WE-TV the tour will kick off with the Mayo Arts Ceter in Morristown NJ.

Ladies of Laughter originated in 1992 when the Mary Jo Comedy Award was established in honor of Mary Jo Wobker - a New York area comedy booker who supported many women just starting out in comedy.  Since then, it has launched the comedy careers of countless women and continues to serve as THE SOURCE for women in comedy.

the 2014 runners up were Kathleen Williams in the professional category and Liz Barrett in the newcomer category.

Our Ladies include, Tammy Pescatelli, Jane Condon, Leighann Lord, Dena Blizzard, Amy Schumer, Chris Rich, Melissa Rauch, Jessica Kirson and countless others.   

 

Stand-up comedy is a tough job, but these ladies are at the top of their game!

 

For more information on Ladies of Laughter events and comedy workshops www.ladiesoflaughter.org

 

 

Credits: 

You were great and lit up the crowd full of comedic energy, I loved the acts of the 3 Women ( and the women were so funny they let me laugh and interact with them) I loved the entire show. Westchester  Community College, NY

Billy D Washington

Bio: 

“Low-key intensity and dead on humor” is how the Denver Post described Billy D. Washington. His clever but quirky approach combined with his undeniable skill as a pianist has made Billy D. Washington a formidable force in the world of stand-up comedy.

After a 5-year stint as a Houston Police Officer, he followed his heart, took to the stage and has since assembled a pretty impressive body of work for this part-time church musician and full-time national Headliner.

Billy has a college show, performing arts show- Hue-more Comedy in Full color and has just begun touring his gospel play FINDING FIRST LADY

Billy has been featured at the prestigious 'Just for Laughs' Comedy Festival twice, HBO Aspen Comedy Festival and for 3 years traveled with The Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin as her opening act. He has also appeared on HBO’s Def Comedy Jam, Comedy Central’s Premium Blend, Last Comic Standing, The Late, Late Show with Craig Ferguson, The Bob and Tom radio show, and spent time on VH-1 as a host and on-air personality. In 2008 he was identified as one of the most diverse comedians in America by the NBC stand-up for diversity initiative, and is the creator of the critically acclaimed S.E.L.L.O.U.T. Comedy Tour, a group of talented black comedians who challenge America to resolve racial differences one joke at a time.

Billy was recently asked  what inspires him to do comedy...

"I am inspired to move people. I grew up as the adopted child of my favorite preacher, my Dad. My Mom was the quintessential preacher's wife and everything we did encompassed inspiration, motivation and the occasional need to entertain. On countless Sunday mornings I sat at the piano in my Dad's church and watched people in awe as he delivered his sermons. His context was bible based and his presentation was captivating. He would integrate humor into traditional Christian teachings while delivering a message that was succinct, accurate and heartfelt. As a Police Officer, I worked a part-time job as security in a comedy club in Houston Texas. I watched countless comedians from a barstool in the back of the room, moved by guys like Tim Allen, Dana Carvey, Steven Wright and Mark Curry as they practiced the same sort of audience mastery as my Dad had years earlier. They made people not just laugh but think, they crafted obscure references and related them to the relatable, while cheering up the downtrodden and allowing their crowd to consider the humor in abstract perspective. I want to inspire in the way that my Dad did, along with the countless comedians of whom I watched in that comedy club. I don't look for the easy punch line. I aspire as a comedian to find the obscure nuance in simplicity, while still being my audience’s performer for the evening, and a figure of quiet complexity that they will not soon forget."

Credits: 

Billy is currently touring his one-man show entitled, "Hue-more, Comedy in Living Color" which debuted at the historic Thalian Hall, Wilmington, NC. on January 9th 2010.

Montreal Comedy Festival, BET, VH-1, Def Comedy Jam, Comedy Central, Last Comic Standing, Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, Bob and Tom Radio

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