Jon Rineman Comic

Jon Rineman is a comedian based in New York City who has appeared on “THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON,” “LATE NIGHT WITH JIMMY FALLON,” “COMICS UNLEASHED” and “GOTHAM COMEDY LIVE.”  He has also been heard on Sirius XM Radio. He is an Emmy-nominated writer, and has written for Seth Meyers at the White House Correspondents Dinner and 2011 ESPY Awards.

Jon Rineman

Jon Rineman

 

He is a native of North Hampton, NH, and a 2005 graduate of Emerson College.

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NEW YORK — It’s hard to tell if Jon Rineman is having fun.

At 32, he’s the head monologue writer for “The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon,” the apex for someone whose ambition is to make people laugh. Yet sitting in his closet-size office at Rockefeller Center, Rineman looks uncomfortable, as if he doesn’t belong.

“Everyone here is so fun and cool, and I’m just kind of this weird, lame guy,” he says. “Sometimes, I wonder how I’ve lasted.”

His colleagues and fellow comics know. They say Rineman, a 2005 Emerson graduate who’s worked for Fallon for six years, is indeed dorky, but he’s also a skilled and prolific joke writer. As relentlessly earnest as he may seem, Rineman can grind out dozens of gags a day, and a good percentage of them make it into Fallon’s monologue.

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Meet Jimmy Fallon’s head monologue writer…

If you ever wondered what it’s like working for Jimmy Fallon, there’s no better person to talk to than Jon Rineman.

The Emerson graduate and New Hampshire native has been crafting jokes for the late-night host for six years and is now the head monologue writer on The Tonight Show.

We spoke to Rineman about what it’s like working on one of the most popular talk shows on the air, what he thinks about his alma mater offering a major in comedy, and more. MORE

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Marina Franklin Comic

Marina Franklin

Marina Franklin

New-York based Marina Franklin is emerging as one of the hottest comedians in the comedy scene today, with such notable appearances as, The Movie “Trainwreck”, Conan O’Brien,  Louie Season V, The Jim Gaffigan Show,  Showtime’s Women Who Kill, and The Chappelle’s Show.

She is a favorite in Comedy Festivals across the world, like Melbourne Comedy Festival, Scotland’s Glasgow Comedy Festival, BBC’s World Stand’s Up, Rotterdam’s Comedy Factory, Montreal’s Just For Laughs, Ireland’s Kilkenny Comedy Festival, and Nashville’s Bonnaroo Music Festival. Franklin is viciously likeable, if there is such a thing.

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Joe Larson Comic

Joe Larson

Joe Larson

Joe Larson, son of a working comedian, started comedy at an early age and has always had a knack for making light of any situation.  At 20  he really began to seriously pursue stand-up, comedy acting and improv as a potential career when he was chosen “College Comedian of the Year” at the Las Vegas Comedy Festival. Then the Seattle born and raised Comedian decided he didn’t have enough traffic, smog, and pastrami in his life so he moved to New York City. “I realized that my dream of being the first person on the cover of “O Magazine” other than Oprah wasn’t going to happen on its own.”

Working the comedy circuit on the east coast, Larson found early success.  He was nominated  “Best Up-And-Coming Comedian” at the NYC MAC Awards, and was a finalist in both the prestigious Johnny Carson Great American Comedy Festival and the well respected Boston Comedy Festival.  Any perk of being in New York: He is in a serious relationship with his girlfriend … they’re married. “She proposed to me” he explains….  “At a romantic candlelight dinner she looked me in the eye, held my hands in hers and said, ‘Joe, I’m pregnant.’”

Parenting has given his comedy a whole new spin.  His popular blog, “Man with A Baby” is read and enjoyed by many, and online sketch comedy pieces with “Grandma’s Favorite” are a Youtube favorite.    If you haven’t see him killin’ it on stage, you might have heard Joe on the nationally syndicated “The Bob & Tom Show”. .. or seen him in television appearances on The Tonight Show’s Laugh Squad, “Laughs” on FOX, Gotham Comedy Live, and on the Speed Channel. He’s even had the time to fit in an appearance on the film, “Stand-Up 360”.

Joe Larson has an irreverent, intelligent style that gets to appeals to …  well…. everybody. He says it’s because he just doesn’t care. The only things he cares about are his wife, his child, his hometown, his new town, his mother, his father, his audience and most importantly making people laugh. From a colleges to comedy clubs, Joe has been funny everywhere. And he will do his damnedest to continue entertaining the masses.

Mike Vecchione Comic

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Mike Vecchione

Mike Vecchione was born in Youngstown, Ohio and graduated High School in Boca Raton, Florida.  He played football and placed second in the 1991 AAA state wrestling tournament.  He attended Pennsylvania State University where he earned a bachelors degree in Criminal Justice and went on to receive a Master’s degree in Special Education from Cabrini College in Pennsylvania. Mike has worked as a counselor and Special Education teacher in the Philadelphia area.

At the end of 2003, Mike moved to New York City. He has appeared on Comedy Centrals Live at Gotham, Comedy Centrals Fresh Face Debates, and Russell Simmons Presents: Stand Up at the El Rey Theatre. Mike also had a guest appearance on the IFC hit show Z Rock.

In 2010, Mike won the People’s Choice Award for the New York Comedy Festival, was a semi-finalist on NBC’s Last Comic Standing, and was selected to perform at the prestigious Montreal Comedy Festival (New Faces). Later that year, Mike went on to perform on the Tonight Show starring Jay Leno and shot his own Half Hour Special for Comedy Central.

In 2014, Mike appeared on Comedy Underground with Dave Attell on Comedy Central, was again a semi-finalist on NBC’s Last Comic Standing and Comics Unleashed with Byron Allen.

In 2015, Mike appeared on Conan on TBS and Inside Amy Schumer.

Mike headlines across the United States and is based in New York City.

Cory Kahaney Comic

Cory Kahaney is an award winning stand up comic who was a grand finalist on Last Comic Standing. She’s made appearances on The Late Show with David Letterman, The Late, Late Show with Craig Ferguson, The View, Comedy Central and HBO. Cory’s act is autobiographical, culled from a variety parts she plays in life such as wife, ex-wife, daughter, daughter-in-law, mother, mother-in-law and her upcoming role as (gasp), grandmother!

Cory Kahany
Cory Kahany

Cory Kahany BIO

Cory is every woman. Mother, daughter, wife…ex-wife. This year, she appeared on The ate Show with David Letterman,made her Fifth appearance on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson and a new TV special for Nick Mom.

Cory appeared in the first season of NBC’s Last Comic Standing and made it to the finale, where host Jay Mohr called her performance “flawless.” Other television credits include Comedy Central Presents: Cory Kahaney, The View, and many episodes of Politically Incorrect with Bill Maher.

Her off-Broadway hit “The J.A.P. Show” ran for six months in New York City and continues to tour the country, re-named “The Princesses of Comedy”

Cory conceived and developed “The Radio Ritas,” a nationally syndicated radio show for Greenstone Media, a company created by Gloria Steinem and Jane Fonda to provide radio programming for woman.

Her one-person show, “Having it all and other Myths,” premiered at the 1999 US Comedy Arts Festival in Aspen. “Having it all and other Myths” was subsequently produced as a half-hour special for HBO, leading to development deals with Warner Brothers and CBS. Cory has also been featured three times at the Just For Laughs Festival in Montreal. She was voted best comedian in NYC by Backstage Magazine and Best female comedian by the Manhattan Association of Cabarets.

 

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“The funniest female comedian working today.” Peter Lasally, Executive Producer for the Late, Late, Show w/ Craig Ferguson

“The funniest moment of the evening was the spontaneous comic relief provided by Courtney Love in a pointed exchange with comedian Cory Kahaney!” Style Section, NY Times

“Cory Kahaney was flawless.” Jay Mohr – Last Comic Standing

Russ Meneve Comic, Writer

If you have not heard of Russ Meneve you do not see enough live comedy, or watch comedy of TV. Your life needs more comedy in it NOW. Russ is one of the top comics working the NYC scene today with a growing list of TV credits – Tonight Show, Conan, HBO, Comedy Central etc

 

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Russ Meneve on Comedy Central Presents 1/2 hour special

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Russ Meneve live at the Broadway Comedy Club NYC

Russ Meneve has been performing comedy in New York for the past 15 years, where he has honed his skills to an edge as sharp as his material. Nowhere was this more evident than on NBC-TV’s “The Tonight Show,” where Russ recently made his second appearance to rave reviews from host Jay Leno and an appreciative studio audience that he had rolling in the aisles. He was recently feature as one of “The Top Ten Funniest New Yorkers You’ve Never Heard Of” by New York Magazine.

Among Russ’ numerous credits are multiple appearances on “The Tonight Show,” “Late Night with Conan O’Brien,” HBO’s Aspen, Montreal and Las Vegas Comedy Festivals, and his own half hour special on Comedy Central, “Comedy Central Presents – Russ Meneve.”

Russ has also been the Lead/Co-Lead/Writer of ten television pilots with NBC, Comedy Central and multiple production companies, co-hosted the XM/Sirius Radio Show, Bad News with Russ Meneve and Robert Kelly, and made multiple appearances on XM’s Opie and Anthony Radio Show and Sirius’ Raw Dog Comedy. Russ has also been prominently featured in New York Times, LA Times, Penthouse/Playbow Magazines and Time Out New York.

 

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