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 succeed only 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’ve partnered with eight 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. She and Keith also host the My Opening Line podcast, which they launched in early 2018. 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 even had a cameo in Season 2!) 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”) as well as the U Up? podcast, and is an accomplished writer, having published articles for TotalFratMove, BroBible, BetchesLuvThis, and HeTexted.
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 first 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. And his second special will be released on Netflix later on this year.
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, and they’ve further increased their output by launching a second podcast, My Opening Line, in 2018. 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.
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 released on Comedy Central in May 2017. Mark can also be heard co-hosting the Tuesdays with Stories! podcast with his friend and fellow Artist Collective member, Joe List.