PERSISTICON: Where Comedy, Art and Electing Feminists collide.
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Actress and Comedian Janeane Garofalo has been an American institution since she burst on the scene in 1992.
In addition to acting in film and television, Janeane is an outspoken activist, spoken word performer and stand-up comedy entertainer known and respected around the country, and the world. As well, she was instrumental in the successful launching of the first liberal radio network, Air America Radio, where she hosted her own talk show, "The Majority Report." A lightning rod for controversy, Janeane's well informed opinions and unflinching honesty have inspired laughs, as well as striking a chord with the left, right and everyone in between. She is a noted peace activist.
Janeane lives in New York and Los Angeles.
More about her film and TV appearances on her IMDB page.
NYC nightlife legend, comedian, and renowned entertainer MURRAY HILL, “the hardest working middle-aged man in show business,” is a relentless shtick slinger, larger-than-life personality and freewheeling ad-libber. Murray’s razor sharp wit and frenetic showman antics have delighted folks worldwide for over a decade. The New York Times anointed Murray “Downtown’s New ‘It’ Boy.” He’s been included in “Best of New York” lists in the Village Voice, Time Out, Paper, New York Magazine; inducted into PAPER’s Nightlife Hall of Fame; selected as OUT magazine’s Top 100 influential performers twice; included in New York Magazine’s “Fifty Most Iconic Gender Benders of All Time,” PAPER’s “Top Ten ‘It’ Boys in NYC Nightlife History,” and named one of the top 12 gender-bending performers in NYC by Time Out. The City of New York awarded Murray a Citation for his positive impact on the LGBT community in Brooklyn.
Abbi Crutchfield is a comedian featured on Comedy Central, VH1, CollegeHumor and in national commercials. Her jokes are listed among the Best Tweets of the Year by Huffington Post Comedy. Her work on Twitter has also earned her a place as a contributor to Witstream. She is a UCB alum and produces The Living Room Show monthly in New York City. She performs with the improv group Nobody's Token and tours doing stand-up with Pink Collar Comedy.
Kerry Coddett [Cah-dit] is a New York- based stand-up comedian, actress, and writer. Touted as “inimitable” by The Huffington Post and as “a rising star” by the Interrobang, she has also been featured in numerous publications, including Entertainment Weekly, Mic.com, Elite Daily, Splitsider, Elle.com, Buzzfeed, and Salon.
Kerry was a staff writer on Wyatt Cenac’s Problem Areas, which is produced by John Oliver and airs on HBO. She’ll appear on E!’s Funny Dance Show, which debuts this Spring. Kerry has appeared on season 2 of HBO’s Crashing, TruTV’s Laff Mobb’s Laff Tracks, and has made appearances on BET's The Rundown with Robin Thede and performed stand up on 50 Central. She was the most frequent guest panelist on Comedy Central's The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore, a reoccurring cast member on MTV’s Joking Off and she’s also appeared on TruTV’s Comedy Knockout, Huffington Post Live, and Essence Live.
Find our more on KerryCoddett.com
Lead singer of the now defunct New York punk band, the Lunachicks. She now fronts Theo & The Skyscrapers.
Jo Firestone is a Brooklyn-based comedian whose work can be seen on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, Joe Pera Talks With You, The Chris Gethard Show, and heard on Earwolf and WFMU. Her half hour special aired on Comedy Central in 2016, and her album, "The Hits" is available now on Comedy Central Records. If you like puns, check out her game, Punderdome: A Card Game for Pun Lovers.
Negin Farsad was named one of the 50 Funniest Women by the Huffington Post, named one of the 10 Best Feminist Comedians by Paper Magazine, and was selected as a TEDFellow for her work in social justice comedy. She has written for/appeared on Comedy Central, MTV, PBS, IFC, Nickelodeon and others. She is director/producer of the feature films Nerdcore Rising starring Weird Al Yankovicand The Muslims Are Coming! starring Jon Stewart, David Cross and Lewis Black (both available on Netflix). Her next film 3rd Street Blackout, starring Janeane Garofalo and Ed Weekswill be released in 2016 along with a book How to Make White People Laugh (published by Grand Central, a division of Hachette).
Kendra Cunningham is a Boston-born stand-up comic, comedy writer, actress and filmmaker living in Brooklyn, where she owns a super comfortable bed. She also bartends and has an MA in Forensic Psychology. Kendra spends most of her time wondering where the hell her sugar daddy is and hoping he didn't settle. Kendra's festival pedigree includes: Boston Comedy Festival, IFC/BAM Comedy Showcase, Montreal Just for Laughs Festival, Ladies of Laughter Festival, Women in Comedy Festival. She has appeared on: Saturday Night Live, The Jimmy Fallon Show, The Tyra Banks Show, Nickelodeon's Mom's Night Out, Sherri Shepherd's Stand Up Showcase. Kendra regularly contributes to The Huffington Post and the comedic relationship blog Beauty and the Beast. Her short films have been screened at a number of festivals; Lonelygirl48, which she wrote and acted in, won the Boston Comedy Festival and the Palm Beach Women's International Film Festival. She has been featured in Time Out New York and onCNN Money, among other publications. (Check out Kendra's short films and press page.)
Ashley Nicole Black
Ashley Nicole Black is an American comedian, actress, and writer from Los Angeles, California. In 2016, she became a writer and correspondent for Full Frontal with Samantha Bee.