Core to Laughable’s mission is serving the needs of not only comedy fans, but also those of artists. We firmly believe that Laughable will only succeed if artists succeed alongside us.
To that end, we are in regular contact with hundreds of comedians and podcasters. They’ve made us smarter and helped Laughable get to where it is today. We’re immensely grateful for their support.
In order to give creators even more influence over Laughable’s future, we are announcing the appointment of eleven extraordinary artists (listed below) as founding members of the Laughable Artist Collective. Their core responsibilities include:
Driving continued adoption of Laughable by consumers and artists by promoting Laughable’s offerings on their podcasts, social media, etc.;
Guiding Laughable on our product development efforts and strategy for expanding beyond podcasts into a global marketplace for comedy;
Serving as Laughable’s ambassadors to the rest of the artist community.
Working closely with our Collective members is not the extent of our interactions with artists, but rather a way to expand the scope of our outreach. Any comedian/podcaster interested in learning more about Laughable is welcome to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Anointed ‘The Queen of Podcasting’ by Time Out New York, Chemda is a legend of Gotham’s creative scene as a podcaster, singer, comedian, and author. She and co-host Keith Malley started their podcast, Keith and The Girl(KATG), back 2005; it inspired Marc Maron, Doug Stanhope, and Judy Gold to embrace podcasting, and over 140 fans have inked themselves KATG tattoos…so far. Known for her openness and IDGAF attitude both on-air and off, Chemda shares it all, including what it’s like to be married to a transman and her experiences as a pothead & marijuana legalization advocate.
You can hear Greg hosting the Fitzdog Radio podcast and SiriusXM’s The Greg Fitzsimmons Show, and see him headlining comedy clubs across the United States. Among his many accomplishments, he’s won four Emmys, appeared on The Howard Stern Show over 50 times, and released a one hour special available on Netflix. Past writing credits include Lucky Louie, Politically Incorrect with Bill Maher, and The Man Show. These days, he’s writing on HBO’s hit series Crashing and recently appeared on Louie, Santa Clarita Diet, and Comedy Bang Bang.
Originally from Needham, Massachusetts, Jared’s currently based in New York City. A regular performer at the Comedy Cellar, Gotham Comedy Club, and Stand Up NY, he can be seen performing standup prodigiously both in his own backyard and, increasingly, around the country. He also hosts the JTrain podcast (which has been called “A Dear Abbey for Dudes”) and is an accomplished writer, having published articles for TotalFratMove, BroBible, BetchesLuvThis, and HeTexted.
An internationally headlining standup comic, Tony’s also turned heads as an opening act for such comedy titans as Joe Rogan and Dave Chappelle. His 2016 standup special, One Shot, is now available on Netflix. Tony’s played a major role in the emergence of the immensely popular roasting scene, having written for the past six Comedy Central Roasts and performed on Comedy Central’s inaugural Roast Battle specials, in addition to Fusion’s All Def Roast: Snoop Dog Smoke Out. He also hosts two hit podcasts, Kill Tony and The Pony Hour.
A veteran comedian and actor, Robert’s been a touring headline comedian and fixture at New York’s Comedy Cellar for many years. He is the host of the You Know What Dude! podcast, which features a rotating cast of fellow Cellar regulars and up-and-coming comedians from around the world. His recent standup special, Robert Kelly: Live at the Village Underground, debuted on Comedy Central and is now available on Netflix. Robert recently starred as Bam Bam in FX’s Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll and has also had roles in Louie, Trainwreck, Maron, Benders, Nurse Jackie, and Inside Amy Schumer.
Bert, also known as ‘The Machine’, is a headliner who performs to sellout crowds across the country and hosts the popular podcast, Bertcast. He first rose to fame in 1997 after Rolling Stone dubbed him “the top partyer at the number one party school in the country”, and since then, he’s made waves as a comedian, reality TV star, podcaster, and author. His latest standup special, Bert Kreischer: The Machine, premiered on Showtime on in November 2016 and has gone viral on YouTube and social media of late, garnering tens of millions of views.
Joe is a New York City-based comedian, writer, and actor who’s performed on Conan and The Late Show with David Letterman in addition to opening for Louie CK in theatres and arenas around the world. He has a half hour Comedy Central under his belt, was a finalist on NBC’s Last Comic Standing, has starred in commercials for ESPN and Captain Morgan, and reached #1 on the iTunes comedy charts with his 2016 album, Are You Mad at Me? When not touring, Joe can be seen performing at venues all over New York City (especially the Comedy Cellar) and heard hosting the Tuesdays with Stories! podcast with Mark Normand.
A standup comic and podcasting pioneer, Keith has co-hosted the Keith and The Girl podcast with Chemda for over 12 years. In that time, they have recorded more shows than any other podcaster in the world. A mere year into his standup career, Keith won the grand prize at the prestigious World Comedy Laugh Off, and since then, he’s released 14 comedy albums. He’s also published two books: an autobiography called The Great American Novel, and a relationship advice tome called What Do We Do Now? that he co-authored with Chemda.
Shane burst onto the comedy scene when he won the award for Best Stand-Up at The HBO US Comedy Arts Festival in 2007. This led to his TV debut on Conan, and since then, he’s returned to Conan four times and released specials for Comedy Central and Netflix. His latest standup album, My Big Break, was inspired by fracturing both of his feet in a hiking mishap and hit #1 on the iTunes comedy charts. Shane feeds his insatiable curiosity by hosting the Here We Are podcast, which explores psychology, sociology, neuroscience, behavioral economics, evolution, marketing and all things related to the meaning of life.
Born and raised in New Orleans, Mark now calls New York City home and has become a staple of the Comedy Cellar’s nightly lineups. Known to perform upwards of 50 spots a month, he’s headlined all over the world and opened for Louie CK and Amy Schumer in front of massive theatre and arena audiences. His first hour long standup special was just released on Comedy Central in May. Mark can also be heard co-hosting the Tuesdays with Stories! podcast with his friend and fellow Artist Collective member, Joe List.
Ari is an actor and headlining comedian who performs to sold out crowds around the world, including at such prestigious events as the Just for Laughs festival in Montreal, San Francisco SketchFest, SXSW, the Bridgetown Comedy Festival, and the Moontower Comedy and Oddity Festival. His weekly storytelling TV show, This is Not Happening, premiered on Comedy Central in 2015. He also hosts the wildly popular Skeptic Tank podcast, where he interviews everyone from his parents, to other comedians, to prostitutes in order to, in Ari’s words, “Better understand humanity and also to make fart jokes.”