Master of Ceremonies
Elliot Berlin is a pre and postnatal chiropractor, husband to one, and father of four.
He hosts the weekly Informed Pregnancy Podcast, The Real Midwives of Los Angeles, and has produced two childbirth related documentaries. He developed /Kid·ding/ to help fellow parents better enjoy the ups and downs of parenthood with a night of therapeutic laughter and camaraderie.
If Mrs.Maisel and Gracie Allen had a love child, it would be Selah Victor. Originally from Bakersfield, CA, the choice was country music or comedy, but she likes rap music, so comedy it was. An actress, comedian, and mom of two boys (soon to be three), Selah is best known for her work portraying the role of Chloe Bourgeois on the hit Disney animated series MIRACULOUS LADYBUG.
She can also be seen all over your favorite TV and film comedies including MODERN FAMILY, THE OFFICE, TEACHERS, MARON, and BAD SANTA 2. As a stand-up comic, Selah has performed at the Laugh Factory and the Comedy Store and loves to produce mom comedy as a “momfluencer” on her social media pages. She also produced the feature film ALL I WISH, now on Netflix, starring Sharon Stone and Tony Goldwyn.
Kira Soltanovich grew up in San Francisco during a time when there were bad neighborhoods, cheap coffee, and it wasn’t ironic to ride the cable cars. She began her comedy career back in 1998 after asking her Russian immigrant parents if they would support her dream to become a stand up. After her mother and father confessed “...it’s not like you’re smart enough to be a doctor…”, Kira took that as their blessing to pursue her dreams and she’s never looked back. She was a series regular on How To Be A Grownup for TruTV, the hidden camera show Girls Behaving Badly, and was a correspondent on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno for over 8 years. Recently, Kira co-hosted the game show Winsanity with Donald Faison for the Game Show Network.
One of Kira’s greatest achievements is shooting her latest 1 Hour Stand Up Special YOU DID THIS TO ME, which was completely self-produced and shot while she was over 7 months pregnant. She was the first stand up comedian to shoot a special while pregnant! Kira has appeared on "The Jay Leno Show", "Hello Ross!" with Ross Mathews, "Jimmy Kimmel Live", "Last Call with Carson Daly", "Hell’s Kitchen", "Last Comic Standing", "Set List TV", and "The World Stands Up" on Comedy Central.
She has written for Joan Rivers, Scott Baio, Selena Gomez, and Justin Bieber. And here’s an interesting fact: three of those people have dated each other.
A Chicago native, Ty got his start at Seattle’s “Comedy Underground” and since then, his star keeps rising! Dedicated to bringing the funny, his shows have been called 'hilarious' (Whoopi Goldberg), thought provoking, edgy, and have earned him countless television appearances.
As one of two finalists on the Emmy nominated show Last Comic Standing, Ty has gone on to multiple Tonight Show appearances (Jay Leno says Ty is 'one of the funniest comedians working'). Along with HBO’s Bad Boys of Comedy, his own “COMEDY CENTRAL PRESENTS” and 1 hour Special “Issues”, Ty has been called 'one to watch' by the Hollywood Reporter. He can also be seen on popular sitcoms Samantha Who, Til Death, and Tosh.O.
With charm and style that transcend race and age, Ty’s ability to rock ANY and ALL audiences has made him an international favorite on stages from the South Side of Chicago to theaters in London. You don’t go to a Ty Barnett show, you hang out with Ty Barnett.
Debbie lives in Los Angeles but is always more at home in New York
City because in Manhattan people are ready to order when they get to the
front of the line. Her impatience combined with her sarcastic wit made stand up comedy her only career option. She has been an invited guest performer at both the Las Vegas Comedy Festival and The Laughlin Laugh Fest. In addition to having appeared in several episodes of ABC’s hit show “Desperate Housewives” Debbie has shared the stage with Kathy Griffin in Dennis Hensley’s “Screening Party”, appeared in the movie version of “screening party”, and she also Produced and Co-headlined the Armed With Laughter: Soul(dier) Boot Camp tour in Afghanistan for AFE.
Scot Nery is a renowned juggler, comedian, contortionist, performance artist, and host. The great Robin Williams called Scot "splendidly surreal”. Scot has appeared on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, at the HBO Comedy Festival, and in films for Disney and Sony, including the hit horror spoof Scary Movie 5. He is a featured performer for Cirque-a-Palooza, produced and directed by Stefan Haves who directed seven Cirque du Soleil productions. Scot's success grows out of a lifetime of preparation and performing which began at age seven when a neighbor started teaching him magic tricks. By age eleven, he was getting paid to perform at birthday parties and banquets.
His success in public spaces lead to his success on the stage… like Crash Course, an eccentric cooking show that the San Francisco Chronicle described as "Emeril meets Johnny Knoxville”. In 2001, his work drew the attention of country music megastars Brooks and Dunn who invited him to tour with them as their opening act – playing 15,000 seat amphitheaters in more than 40 states across the U.S.
Alec Mapa is an American actor, comedian, and writer. He is best known for his roles on the television shows "Ugly Betty" and "Desperate Housewives". He has also appeared in films such as "Zoolander" and "You Don't Mess with the Zohan." In addition to his acting career, Mapa is also a stand-up comedian and has performed on shows such as "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno" and "Comedy Central Presents". He also wrote and starred in his own one-man show "Alec Mapa: Baby Daddy". Mapa is openly gay and often incorporates his experiences as a gay man into his comedy routine."