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Jessica Kirson

Bio: 

Mac award for best female comedian in NYC

Jessica Kirson is a powerhouse on stage. Jessica’s act is a hilariously relatable performance of sheer silliness, vulnerability and ridiculous characters. Her countless comedic character videos have racked up over 30 million views on social media. Her audience is multigenerational creating an excuse for large groups of friends and families to spend a night out together.

In an era where only 10% of all touring comedians are female, Jessica stands out as one of the strongest comedians regardless of gender. As her friend Dave Attell says, “I’d hate to follow her.”

This year, Jessica will be featured playing herself on the HBO series Crashing with Pete Holmes. She recently served as a consultant, producer and writer as well as acted in the Robert De Niro’s film “The Comedian.” She has appeared on “The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon”, “The View, and “Kevin Can Wait.” She was recently awarded “Best Female Comic” by the MAC association in New York City and received the prestigious Nightlife Award for “Best Stand-up Comedian.” And in her spare time, Jessica is a regular contributor to the “Howard Stern Show, where she produces and stars in prank calls for the program.

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.  Our show is so popular we are invited back to many theaters year after year-some even 2 and 3 times a year! 

2018 ERIN JACKSON is named Ladies of Laughter Winner

The 2018 Winners in New York named Erin Jackson as the winner in the Professional category and Olga Namer in the Newcomer Division.  Carol Burnett was also honored with the first-ever LOL Spirit Award for her inspiration to women in comedy.  Past winners, Kelly MacFarland and Jane Condon were honored with LOL Spirit Awards for their support of so many women in the field.  

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.

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

 

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

Call for Ladies of Laughter events and comedy workshops

 

 

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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

The Ladies have been a goldmine for my box office, as well as a joy to work with.  We make money and our audiences are thrilled.  not too raunch, not too prim...just right!"  -Goodwill Theatre

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, The Situation Room, a combination comedy, music and musing about current events which is the current version of his show Hue-More is which debuted at the historic Thalian Hall, Wilmington, NC. 

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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