The Hottest Rising Stars in Stand-Up Comedy

Comedy might not be the easiest entertainment medium to be in these days, but those who love jokes and making people laugh are still going strong. Here are the hottest rising stars in Stand-Up comedy that you should make every effort to see live if they’re performing near you. You could also hire them for your live event. 

Josh Denny

An avid cross-country traveler, Josh Denny makes use of his vast knowledge from his travels across the United States in observational comedy. Hailing from Philadelphia and based in Los Angeles, Josh can be seen live, and on television on the Food Network program Ginormous Food.

Keon Polee

Keon Polee was born in the Bay area and now resides in Los Angeles. He has performed internationally including South Korea and Japan for the troops as well as Canada. You can see him on Aspire TV's "We got next", Laughs on Fox, TruTv's Laff Tracks and "Tony Baker and Friends” on Amazon Prime. He is also featured on internet radio such as Pandora, Spotify and SiriusXM. 

Chaunte Wayans

Chaunte Wayans is a comedian, writer and actress who proudly represents the new generation of Wayans' legacy making its mark in Hollywood. She appeared in 50 Shades of Black, Hollywood Misconceptions, Dance Flick, TLC's Trading Spaces, Bounce TV's Off The Chain and Nicktoons animated series, Thugaboo. Her comedic talent led her to become a featured cast member on MTV's hit sketch comedy series Nick Cannon Presents: Wild N' Out. Chaunte can also be seen on Katt Williams' comedy special Kattpacalypse.

Nick Carthan

Nick Carthan began ripping stages across the East Coast in 2011. Nick's weekly comedy crawl includes venues such as The World Famous Laugh Factory in Hollywood, The Comedy Store on Sunset, and The Comedy Union. He has also graced the screen with appearances on Russell Simmons’ All Def Digital Network and several comedic shorts and parodies featured online. He has also won the Flappers Comedy Competition; Nick not only credits his comedic influences to his family and New York roots, but also to his respect for Tracey Morgan, Rodney Dangerfield, Eddie Murphy, and wrestling; allowing his comedy to be embraced by all types of audiences. 

Mike Falzone

Mike Falzone is a standup comic based in Los Angeles, CA. Falzone began touring as a musician at 14 and while still his first love, Falzone has since shifted his passion and drive into pursuing stand-up comedy. After surviving two major health scares in two weeks, Falzone decided to move west to pursue his entertainment passions and has been tickling the funny bones of YouTube fans and L.A. audiences ever since. He's performed at CollegeHumor Live, several of the Improv comedy venues, and has appeared on-stage at the world famous Comedy Store.

Tony Baker

Tony Baker is a stand up comedian who has performed all over the world. Tony has appeared on 2 seasons of NBC's hit show "Last Comic Standing" as well as Comedy Central, Starz, Aspire, CBS, MTV2 & FOX. Tony has also built a social media presence and fan base because of his original characters and his TonyBakerVoiceovers series. Tony Baker is a comedic star on the rise, book him today.