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Friday September 24th, 2021 - 8:00PM
Location : West Side Comedy Club NEW YORK, NY
Brian Scott McFadden
Chase DuRousseau is from Houston, TX. After winning Houston’s Funniest Person in 2008, he performed comedy overseas for the U.S. military in Iraq & Kuwait. He schmoozed his way to performing at The Just For Laughs Festival in Montreal, Toronto, Vancouver, The Moontower Comedy Festival in Austin, The New York Comedy Festival, Gilda’s Laugh Fest, Oddball Comedy Fest, Aspen Laugh Fest, and Come And Take It. He’s featured for Craig Robinson, Ali Wong and Ali Siddiq. Recently, he was the feature act for Jo Koy on his world tour in the United States, Australia, New Zealand, England, Amsterdam, Malaysia, Norway, Sweden, Singapore, Belgium, The Netherlands, Japan, The Philippines and of course, Canada (hence all those Canadian comedy festivals, see what we did there). A regular at Dynasty Typewriter, the Hollywood Improv, and the Houston Improv, he now lives in New York City, which is honestly the best place for a guy that loves talking to strangers and/or their dogs.
Calise Hawkins is a comedian and writer. Most recently, she wrote for “Hood Adjacent” and “@midnight” on Comedy Central. Calise has appeared as a stand up on numerous television shows including “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon,” “Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell,” “Shortcoms,” “Stand Up in Stilettos” and “Parental Discretion.” She is also one of the stars of Oxygen's series "Funny Girls". As a writer, Calise’s work has appeared on several major television networks as well as the Whoopi Goldberg pilot, “Spoil Me Mad.” In 2012, Calise was named a New Face at JFL Montreal and has returned to do tapings such as Kevin Hart's digital series "LOL" in 2017. Calise has been a writer for Comedy Central's @Midnight, Comedy Central's "Hood Adjacent" and Trutv's "Comedy KnockOut."
Most DJs spend their entire life in the shadows. No matter how well they control the crowd or dazzle on the decks, they remain anonymous lost in the darkness. Yet Cipha Sounds is not most DJs. Whether hosting HOT 97 Morning Show for over 7 years, DJing and doing stand-up around the world, or producing & hosting his own comedy shows Cipha radiates personality, driving every project. “Double Stuf Comedy” at The Stand or his improv show “Take It Personal” at UCB theatre are just a few of the current shows taking over the city. Just as comfortable on stage as he is behind the turntables, Cipha has carved out a distinct voice in music and comedy over the past 15 years. Cipha got his first break interning for Funkmaster Flex and earned opening slots at legendary NYC nightspots like the Tunnel and the Palladium. Soon after that, Cipha found himself spinning for Lil Kim, Mos Def and Jay-Z on national tours, and rocking private parties & album release galas for superstars like P. Diddy, Eminem and Mariah Carey. Most importantly, Cipha learned how to break new records, helping turn once-unknowns like Sean Paul, 50 Cent, Pitbull, Rick Ross, Rihanna into superstars, and maintain a healthy sense of humor on the mic. Cipha’s ear for talent made him a natural A&R executive, a position he has held with labels ranging from Rawkus, Tommy Boy , Neptunes’ Star Trak imprint with Pharrell Williams, and Roc-A-Fella with Jay-Z. In 2003, he took an even bigger leap into the music industry and began hosting “Sucker Free” and “TRL” on MTV. In the past few months Cipha has become the first comedian to sign to ROCNATION management and has teamed up with Alicia Keys to develop a Television Series.