THE COMICS

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Monique Marvez

Monique Marvez is a force of nature disguised as a hardworking almost famous comedian… Just as scientists can codify and quantify hurricanes, here’s Monique by the numbers:

Has performed on 5 continents; frequently for the USO including Iraq during wartime.
Amassed 4 incredibly diverse Showtime Specials in a decade including The Latin Divas of Comedy (nominated for an Alma Award), Snoop Dogg Presents The Bad Girls of Comedy, Funny Women of a Certain Age and her own 1 hour, Not Skinny: Not Blonde.
Has spent 3 decades as a sought after headliner after debuting at the Montreal Comedy Festival in 1992 (and returning several other years).
2 incredibly successful drive time radio shows in large markets and a weekly talk show on LA’s venerable KFI and 1 Special on HBOMAX: HA Comedy Arts. 

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Bobby Tessel

Bobby Tessel is one of the few comics to have performed on both, “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno” and “The Late Show with David Letterman”. What does that mean? Not much really, but he’s done it, have you? I didn’t think so. Bobby also was one of a select few freelance writers for both Jay Leno’s Tonight Show monologue as well as for “Saturday Night Live’s” “Weekend Update” segment. Bobby also won the Northern Californian Comedy Competition and was a Finalist in the San Francisco International Stand-Up Comedy Competition.

Tessel’s first time on stage was to a packed house at the Funnybone Comedy Club in Cincinnati, and he destroyed the room. Since that night, he hasn’t looked back. “I love stand-up”, Tessel says, “I love putting words in a sequence, that no one in the entire world has ever thought of, in order to get a desired response, laughter. I think that’s cool.”

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Tom Thakkar

Tom Thakkar is a comedian you’ve seen on "The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon," “Comedy Central’s Stand Up Presents,” “This Week at the Comedy Cellar,” “CONAN,” and as the host of Comedy Central’s “Stand Up with Tom Thakkar.” He spent the first half of 2020 writing sketches and jokes for SyFy’s “The Movie Show,” and before that he was the co-host of “You Up with Nikki Glaser” on SiriusXM. Currently, he hosts the podcast “Stand By Your Band,” and when the world isn’t shut down by a pandemic, he does stand up all around country and all around New York as a regular at The Comedy Cellar, Caroline’s on Broadway, New York Comedy Club, Stand Up New York, and more. Other credits include: Just For Laughs, Doug Loves Movies, This Might Help with Matt Braunger, Bridgetown Comedy Festival, The Stand Up Show with Jon Dore, and First Nations Comedy Experience.

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Avi Liberman

Avi Liberman's quirky style has made him a favorite in comedy clubs from Los Angeles to New York. Born in Israel, raised in Texas, having gone to college in New York, and now living in Los Angeles, his style is a winning combination of life experiences and topical issues told through a varied blend of characters and voices with worldwide expertise.

Avi has performed stand-up comedy on CBS’s "Late Late Show" with Craig Ferguson on comedy central's "Premium Blend" and "make me laugh" as well as NBC’s "Friday Night!" his acting credits include "Dave's World" CBS, "Boston Common" NBC and "Andytown USA" Comedy Central.   

Since 2001, Avi has successfully arranged widely acclaimed stand-up comedy tours in Israel to help boost morale while donating all of the proceeds to a charity. The successful "Comedy for Koby" tour is now a multi-annual event, benefitting The Koby Mandell Foundation.