Leah Bonnema is a stand-up comedian who’s appeared on the Late Show with Stephen Colbert, Don’t Tell Comedy and Hard Read on Chris Gethard Presents. She is cohost of the podcast Were You Raised By Wolves and author of the romcom-esque novel The Holiday Breakdown. Leah is obsessed with her dog, Gandalf and soft cheeses.
Kaycee Conlee is a standup comedian, writer, and actor. She has appeared on “The Tonight Show With Jay Leno” and wrote and performed her own mini-special for the “Power to the Punchline” series. On stage, Kaycee has all the charm and likability of the ‘gay girl next door,’ sharing stories from her Florida upbringing, anecdotes about her family, and observations from everyday life.
asheda Crockett is an actor, writer, and producer who is best known for her starring role as Tracey Davis in BET+’s hit comedy series Bigger, produced by Will Packer. As a staff writer, Rasheda’s assigned episode “Adam Ruins Guns,” was selected from the more than thirty episodes of the hit TruTV series Adam Ruins Everything to be submitted for a HUMANTIS Award.
Ashley Brooke Roberts is a comedian, writer, and actress, originally from Chapel Hill, NC. She writes audio rom-coms for the Meet Cute Network, just finished working on the Amazon Prime show Play-Doh Squished, and wrote for NPR's Ask Me Another for years until their final show. Her big life achievements so far: an award from the Associated Press for exposing a county official with ties to dog fighting and dancing in a Dead Prez music video.
Reem Edan is an Iraqi-American content creator, award-winning writer, and internationally touring stand-up comedian. She can be seen performing on ShahidVIP’s "Stand Up Sketch Show,” featured on IG pages like “Family Guy,” and has contributed jokes to “Tom & Jerry,” “Scooby Doo,” and “Looney Tunes” social media. She was also named one of “Five Muslim Women Comedians to Get You Through Social Distancing” by Bustle.
Pratima Mani is a Peabody-winning, two-time Emmy nominated comedic writer and performer based in New York City. With roots in NYC’s live comedy scene, she has written for the likes of Upright Citizens Brigade Theater’s Maude Night, Reductress and The Belladonna. She’s an alum of Spotify's "Sound Up" US podcast bootcamp for women of color and is currently in post-production on her short film “Stitched.”
Nikki Palumbo is a writer and comedian based in Brooklyn. Nikki recently wrote TikToks for Barbie (yes, that one) and previously wrote jokes for the Google Assistant (no, the other one). Nikki has contributed writing to The New Yorker’s Daily Shouts, McSweeney’s, Reductress, and the MTV TV & Movie Awards: Unscripted.
Harris Alterman is a comedian from Denver currently performing in NYC. He has performed on a number of festivals including The Laughing Skull Comedy Festival, Limestone Comedy Festival, San Francisco Sketchfest, and The High Plains Comedy Festival. Harris is also the winner of the 2017 New Faces Contest at the Denver Comedy Works.
Kyle Niemer is an award winning Chicago based Director and federally recognized forest comedian. His work has aired nationally on Discovery, CBS and OutsideOnline; and has collaborated with noted brands across the country including HotWheels, MotorTrend and Guaranteed Rate. He is a Comedy Central Yes and Laughter Lab finalist, a two time NPS artist-in-residence and the 2022 Voice of the Wilderness recipient.
Brad Einstein is a comedian, writer, actor, Webby Award-winning wilderness production consultant and “Brilliant Comedy Mastermind” according to some very kind exaggerators at Time Out New York. Along with his creative partner Kyle Niemer, he is a two-time National Parks Service Artist-in-Residence. Past credits include the Second City National Touring Company, Billy on the Street, Shameless, Chicago Fire, The Onion News Network, Outside Magazine Online, and The Aspen Ideas Festival.
Paola is an actor, writer, voiceover artist, activist, and an undercover woo girl living in New York City. Her TV credits include Chicago Med, Madame Secretary, and The Code. She is also an organizer with Sunrise Movement NYC, working to stop climate change and create millions of good jobs in the process.