Jeffrey Gurian is a comedy writer, performer, director, author, producer, doctor, and Healer. He’s written material for comedy legends such as Rodney Dangerfield, Joan Rivers, George Wallace, Phil Hartman, Richard Belzer, and Andrew “Dice” Clay. Jeffrey has performed stand-up at all the big clubs in New York City and Los Angeles and was featured several times on Comedy Central’s hit Kroll Show with Nick Kroll, John Mulaney, Amy Poehler, Seth Rogen, Laura Dern, and Katy Perry. He was in the viral “Too Much Tuna” sketch and is also a regular on-air personality on SiriusXM’s Bennington Show, where he brings on special guests/friends, such as Russell Peters, Trevor Noah, Colin Quinn, Artie Lange, Susie Essman, and Lisa Lampanelli.
He writes a weekly column covering the comedy scene for The Interrobang called “Jumping Around with Jeffrey Gurian,” and has also written for MTV, National Lampoon, Weekly World News and many Friars Roasts. In 1999, he launched “Comedy Matters,” a celeb-based online entertainment column that has evolved into Comedy Matters TV, an internet TV channel with over 400 A-list celebrity interviews and well over one million views. He's produced shows starring Kevin Hart and Susie Essman, and, according to Paul Provenza, is known by everyone in comedy.
Richie Tienken opened the Comic Strip on June 1, 1976, and effectively changed the face of comedy forever. He has managed some of the biggest comedy stars, such as Eddie Murphy, Adam Sandler, and Colin Quinn.
Chris Rock is a comedian, actor, screenwriter, television producer, and film producer.