Saturday Jun 15 Bonnaroo Comedy Theatre hosted by IFC 12:45 PM
Critics and audiences agree, NY-based writer and standup comedian Michael Che is a star on the rise. Named one ofRolling Stone’s 50 Funniest People in January 2013, his comedy uses humor to identify humanity in the most controversial actions. A native of lower Manhattan, Che applies street culture to world issues with a delivery that The New York Times describes as "a reflective, laid-back stage presence with jokes that draw as much from his city upbringing...as from blunt, insightful points that bring the abstract into focus.”
In March 2013, Che was brought on as a writer for two installments of NBC’s iconic Saturday Night Live. His romantic comedy parody “She’s Got a D!%k,” starring that week’s host Justin Timberlake, was a highlight of the March 9th episode. Che appears weekly on Vh1’s Best Week Everand was featured on John Oliver's New York Stand-Up Show on Comedy Central, Money from Strangers on MTV and as a recurring contestant on IFC's comedy game showBunk. This year, he will be featured at The Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Comedy Central’s South Beach Comedy Festival, The Moontower Comedy Festival, and Bonnaroo. In August, he will headline a month-long run of standup shows at the prestigious Edinburgh Fringe Festival.
On November 3rd, 2012, Che made his Late Night television debut performing standup on CBS’s Late Show with David Letterman. Also in 2012, he created, wrote and starred in the original web series “The Realest Candidate” on Broadway Video’s YouTube channel, The Above Average Network. Che was crowned the winner of the New York’s Funniest Stand-Up competition at the 2012 New York Comedy Festival, and both Time-Out NY and Comedy Central have listed him as one of their "Comics To Watch." He headlines comedy clubs and colleges nationally and internationally.
Nikki Glaser first gained notoriety during season four of Last Comic Standing when she advanced to the semifinals while she was still attending college. Since then, she has performed stand up on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno and Last Comic Standing 7. Nikki now headlines clubs and colleges, and has been invited to the Just for Laughs Comedy Festival in 2007, 2011, and 2012. Nikki has appeared in the film Punching The Clown, the comedy documentary I Am Comic, and Amy Schumer's pilot for Comedy Central. Nikki also cohosts the popular comedy podcast, You Had To Be There, which was recently profiled in The New York Times magazine. Additionally, Nikki is a frequent guest on The Bob and Tom Radio Show.
This year, Nikki, along with her podcast cohost, Sara Schaefer, can be seen on MTV hosting their weekly late-night talk show, The Nikki and Sara Show, which they have co-written and produced together. Nikki is currently residing in New York City where she can be seen performing regularly at The Comedy Cellar and other venues around the city.
This year, Jared will perform his own half hour special on Comedy Central. You can also see Jared every week as a cast member on VH1’s Best Week Ever. He has appeared on John Oliver’s New York Stand-up Show and TJ Miller’s Mash-up. He was a delegate for Comedy Central's Indecision 2012 and works as warm-up comedian for The Daily Show and The Colbert Report. Jared lives in New York but is originally from West Virginia. West Virginia is a state and is not part of Virginia.
JAMES ADOMIAN is a daredevil dancing queen renowned for the many masks he wears and his fiery populist satire — but don’t you know deep down he’s just a kitten? James was a top-10 finalist on the most recent season of LAST COMIC STANDING (NBC) and is a frequent contributor to COMEDY DEATH-RAY RADIO and other wild podcasts. He performs standup and characters live at UPRIGHT CITIZENS BRIGADE and at festivals, theatres, dive bars, party schools and radical political events across North America. Other credits include HAROLD & KUMAR ESCAPE FROM GUANTANAMO BAY, THE LATE LATE SHOW (CBS), FACE TO BUSH (Comedy Central), WORDGIRL (PBS) and THE ONION RADIO NEWS, along with several underground cartoons and some failed t.v. pilots that would have made for great television. But keep your chins up, you gorgeous nerdsluts: it’s High Noon in the Garden of Good & Evil!