New York City native Mel Garlick performs throughout the boroughs and on Long Island. He was a finalist in Long Island’s funniest new comedian contest in 2009. He won the NY 2012 March Comedy Madness contest @ Governors Comedy Club. Mel has used his multiethnic background along with his diverse career in criminal justice in his humor. Although his clever humor focuses on his impoverish upbringing, it incorporates current events, social issues and sexual concerns of men of a certain age. Long Island Business News, L.I. Newsday and TV One’s comedy has featured stories about him.
Mel’s comedy crosses boundaries. Since May 2011 Mel has performed on L.I. with “Laughs at the library” hosted by Mark Brier. Laughs at the library provide free comedy shows for seniors and other members of the community. Mel has also been seen at the Broadway Comedy Club, Gotham, Governors, New York Comedy Club and a host of private events.
In July 2011, Mel performed in a guest spot at the Comedy Cabana, in Myrtle, SC. In addition, Mel brought the house down in his appearances at the Laughing Skull & the Comedy House in the Atlanta, GA area.
From October 2012 to March 2014, Mel has hosted his own weekly comedy open mic/comedy show called “Seriously Funny Tuesdays” first at Common Space Restaurant Bar & Lounge, in Forest Hills, NY; and later at Spices Negril Restaurant & Lounge, in Baldwin, NY. Mel currently works on a project with QPTV co-producing & hosting a variety comedy TV show called “The Big Cheese Comedy Experience”. Mel is tagged as “The Big Cheese of Comedy”.
Long hair don't care/No weave, just Steve! Originally hailing from Virginia, Stephen moved to NYC three years ago to do standup full time. Since then he's performed regularly at Broadway Comedy Club, Greenwich Village, The Stand, and The Standing Room. He's was winner of the "Best Under 25" at the Manhattan Comedy Festival in 2016, and is a four-time winner of the Clash of the Comics at the VA Beach Funny Bone.
Marcus Ellis is an exciting new talent on the comedic acting scene. Growing up in Queens, New York Marcus remembers going to the Apollo Theater with his mother and brothers and seeing some of the famous comics of the day. “My uncle owned a dry cleaning store in Harlem and we would get free tickets to shows from promoters looking to use our store window to promote their shows. I got to see everyone from Bill Cosby to Eddie Murphy to Damon Wayans. “I always admired how these comics were able to make it seem as if they were having a conversation with you as they were entertaining you. I really liked Eddie and Damon because of their work doing improv and sketch comedy. I always thought how great it would be to do something that gave people the same experience they gave me” he recalls. Little did he know at the time, but he would one day get his chance.
As a young man Marcus formed a rap group with a neighborhood friend, and discovered a true love for performing. Soon after the group disbanded he was introduced to a casting agent who was instrumental in getting Marcus cast in such major motion pictures as “The Interpreter”, “Brown Sugar”, “Hitch” and “My Super Ex-Girlfriend”. “Even though they were bit parts and extra work, I enjoyed being a part of those films because they let me see the hard work that goes into filmmaking, not to mention it also helped me to get my SAG card”. I also really enjoyed working on the sets of sitcoms like “Whoopi” and “Spin City” because I got to see up close and work with Whoopi Goldberg and Michael J. Fox, both of whom have some of the best comedic timing in the business”, he says. “It was a great education for me”, he adds.
Comedic timing is one of Marcus’s strong points. He demonstrated that in his recent roles in Off Broadway productions of “Phil’s Speakeasy”, “Poor Girl/Rich Girl” and “From Superman to Man”. Marcus notes, “In each of these productions, they provided me with some room to improv and we had a great time”. “Live theater is the best because you know if the people are feeling you right away. I also like it because it’s a physical genre by nature”, he adds.
In his stand-up career as comedian, “Marcus Madness” he has performed all over the New York Tri-State area and in such notable clubs as the Comic Strip, Stand Up New York and the Broadway Comedy Club. He has also hit the road to perform in clubs from Rhode Island to North Carolina and wowed them with his unique brand of humor. “My stand up career has been one of the most challenging and rewarding things I have ever done and I love it”, he says. “We plan on introducing more characters to our audience as we move forward”.
People are taking notice of Marcus’ character acting as he was recently cast in a couple of web series. In “Bum Rush” he plays a Dominican Drug Lord and he reprised his role as Tyrone the horny nerd in the web series version of “Dear God, Who Killed Nancy? Both series recently wrapped shooting. Next up for Marcus is shooting his self-titled web series “The Marcus Madness Show” and more stand up. “The great thing about all of this is that I feel like I’m just getting started. And thats very exciting” he says.
James Camacho is a New York City based comedian from New Jersey. He appears regularly at The Comic Strip Live. Recently he was a finalist on New York’s Got Talent, and this summer he will be in Los Angeles performing in the Burbank Comedy Festival.
James has been seen on Cosmopolitan.com, ESPN, ID Channel, Elite Daily, and The Wendy Williams Show. He was in the film, “What Happened Last Night” and in the Jay-Z music video, "I Got the Keys".
James started doing stand-up as an English and Theater student at Rutgers University. It began as a way for him to tell the jokes he wrote in his short stories and screenplays. Now stand-up has moved to the forefront. James is different than most comedians, mainly because he is half Chinese and half Puerto Rican. His uniqueness, his likeability, and his point of view make him one of the most hilarious and interesting young comedians out there. At least that’s what he thinks!
Chill Most is a multi-talented individual whose career has spanned for more than 25 years. His comedic career began working on a two man comedy team called the most brothers. These guys performed the entire circuit including, NYC Dangerfield’s Comedy Club, Def Comedy Jam at the Apollo Theater; Atlantic City Borgata Hotel & Casino and Las Vegas Riviera Hotel & Casino. Chill has taking his career to a new level and developed a one man show, that includes impersonations, humor on relationships and singing humorist interpretation of well know songs. A must see!
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