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Trevor Noah is the most successful comedian in Africa and was the host of the Emmy® Award-winning The Daily Show on Comedy Central for seven years. 

He is also the New York Times bestselling author of Born a Crime and host of the podcast series, The Trevor Noah Podcast, which won a Webby Award and Webby People’s Voice Award for News & Politics.

His recently announced “Off The Record” World Tour stops in 28 cities across the US, before heading for international destinations. In partnership with Microsoft, Trevor hosts The Prompt, a series in which he and his guests discuss how AI is being used to address urgent global issues, and its effect on public safety, health, education, and more.

He also partnered with Paramount Global to create Day Zero Productions, a joint venture that develops and produces diverse, high-quality creative content for a global audience.

Trevor launched the Trevor Noah Foundation to improve equitable access to quality education for underserved youth in his native South Africa by renovating schools, training young teachers in leadership, increasing access to computers and digital skills, and providing much-needed career guidance.

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Tina Fey continues to be applauded for the iconic and groundbreaking seven-season run as the Executive Producer, head writer, and star of NBC's three-time (2007, 2008, 2009) Emmy Award-winning, one-of-a-kind comedy series, 30 Rock. Her performances as 'Liz Lemon' earned Fey an Emmy, two Golden Globes, four SAG Awards, and a People's Choice Award. In 2009, 30 Rock was nominated for a record 22 Emmy Awards, the most ever of any comedy series on television in a single season. From 2012 to 2013, 30 Rock received a total of 13 nominations for its final season, six of which were individual nominations for Fey.

Prior to creating 30 Rock, Fey completed nine seasons as head writer, cast member, and co-anchor of the "Weekend Update" segment on Saturday Night Live. Fey is an Emmy winner and two-time Writers Guild Award winner for her writing on Saturday Night Live and won an Emmy in 2009 for Guest Appearance by an Actress in a Comedy Series for her portrayal of Sarah Palin on the 2008-2009 season of SNL. Fey also made Emmy history in 2016 when she and Amy Poehler became the first joint winners of “Best Comedy Series Guest Actress” for their SNL co-hosting appearance.

Fey expanded to feature films in spring 2004 as both a screenwriter and an actress in the hit comedy, Mean Girls, which earned her a nomination for a Writers Guild Award for Best Adapted Screenplay. On the big screen, Fey starred opposite Amy Poehler in the film, Baby Mama, for Universal Pictures, which exceeded the $50 million dollar mark at the U.S. box office. In 2010, Fey starred in 20th Century Fox's film, Date Night, opposite Steve Carell and was a featured voice in the Dreamworks animated film, Megamind.

In April 2011, Fey released her first book entitled Bossypants, which topped the New York Times best seller list and remained for 39 consecutive weeks, and received a Grammy nomination for “Best Spoken Word Album”. Bossypants was released in paperback in January 2012 and has sold over 3.75 million copies thus far.

In 2015 Fey and writing partner, Robert Carlock, co-executive produced and created the hit Netflix original comedy, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, starring Ellie Kemper.  The series was nominated in the “Best Comedy” category for the 67th Primetime Emmy Awards, boasting four nominations for the talented cast, including a guest actress nod for Fey. After four successful seasons, the show wrapped the first ever comedy interactive special for Netflix, an exciting conclusion to the series.

In 2018, Fey's Broadway adaptation of Mean Girls opened at the August Wilson Theater. Directed by Casey Nicholaw, and with music written by her husband Jeff Richmond, the show received 12 Tony Award nominations, including best book by Tina Fey. 

Comedian Host Headliners

Hasan Minhaj is a two-time Peabody Award-winning comedian. He is the creator of Netflix's comedy show, Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj, which brought an inclusive and nuanced perspective to global news, politics and culture. 

As Host of The Daily Show Trevor Noah wrote in TIME: "Patriot Act is the manifestation of Hasan’s whip-smart commentary, charisma and sincerity. It’s also a consistent reminder that Hasan is America. And America is Hasan.”

Named to TIME's "100 Most Influential People in the World," Minhaj originally rose to prominence as a senior correspondent on The Daily Show. He has gone on to host the White House Correspondents' Dinner and air his own critically-acclaimed one-hour Netflix comedy special, Hasan Minhaj: Homecoming King. 

A first generation American, Minhaj comes from a Muslim family originally from India. In his comedy and at speaking engagements, he draws on his personal history and the immigrant experience to explore the modern cultural and political landscape with depth and sincerity. 

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Amy Poehler is one of Hollywood’s most versatile and sought-after talents with credits including that of actress, writer, director, producer, and bestselling author.

Poehler is perhaps best known for her starring role on the Emmy-nominated NBC comedy series Parks and Recreation, which completed its seventh and final season in February 2015. Her portrayal of Leslie Knope earned her a 2014 Golden Globe award for “Best Actress in a TV Series, Musical, or Comedy,” the award for “Best Actress in a TV Comedy” at the 2014 American Comedy Awards, and a 2013 Gracie Award. For her work on the show, Poehler also received six consecutive Emmy nominations, two additional Golden Globe nominations, and three Screen Actors Guild Awards nominations.

In the film world, Poehler recently made her directorial debut in the buzzed-about Netflix comedy Wine Country, which she also starred in and produced. Her additional film credits include The House, Sisters, Wet Hot American Summer, They Came Together, A.C.O.D., Free Birds, Are You Here, Baby Mama, Blades of Glory, and Mean Girls. She lent her voice as the character Joy in Disney Pixar’s Oscar-winning smash hit Inside Out and could also be heard in Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel, Monsters vs. Aliens, Horton Hears a Who!, and Shrek the Third.

Poehler’s first book, Yes Please, was released in October 2014 and debuted at #1 on the New York Times Best Sellers list. The book went on to spend over 23 weeks on the list. Poehler co-hosted the Golden Globe Awards alongside Tina Fey for three consecutive years from 2013-2015, a role that was consistently met with critical acclaim. In January 2021, she returned as host with Fey for the special telecast.

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Kumail Nanjiani is an Academy Award-nominated writer and critically acclaimed actor and comedian, and an incredible storyteller, prolific creative, and inspiring speaker. Notable film roles for the Hollywood powerhouse include the Disney+ Star Wars prequel Obi-Wan, Marvel’s The Eternals, The Lovebirds, and The Independent, among many others. Nanjiani is also known for his television work on the Emmy Award-winning Silicon Valley, Portlandia, Veep, and CBS All Access’ remake of The Twilight Zone, for which he received an Emmy nomination.

He served as Executive Producer and play Chippendales Founder Somen “Steve” Banerjee in a limited series for Hulu called The Immigrant. Nanjiani and his wife Emily V. Gordon currently serve as executive producers on the Apple TV+ series Little America, which received nominations at the Independent Spirit Awards and BAFTA TV Awards. It was recently announced that he will star in and produce FX’s Homeland Elegies, based on the book by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Ayad Akhtar. In engaging moderated conversations, Nanjiani shares humorous and empowering insights about his experiences in Hollywood, the creative process, and more, making an impact with audiences of all kinds.

Nanjiani was named one of TIME’s “100 Most Influential People” in 2018, and for his profile Judd Apatow wrote: “Kumail is one of our most hilarious, unique stand-up comedians (…) We’re lucky to have Kumail. We need a thousand more.” Alongside his wife, he co-hosted the widely acclaimed podcast Staying In with Emily and Kumail, which GQ described as “consistently endearing, actually useful, and often hilarious,” and which ranked among several Top 10 Podcasts lists and received a People’s Choice Award nomination. Nanjiani starred in and co-wrote The Big Sick with his wife Emily Gordon, which received an Academy Award nomination, and won the Critic’s Choice Award for Best Comedy, and an Independent Spirit Award, among numerous other accolades. The Big Sick was chosen as one of AFI’s “Top Ten Films of the Year.” Next, Nanjiani and Gorden are set to write the feature adaptation of The Doubtful Guest, a 1957 illustrated short story by Edward Gorey.

Nanjiani is a gifted speaker who brings levity and insight to moderated conversations that make a memorable impact on audiences of all kinds.

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Fortune Feimster is a stand-up comedian, writer, and actor who made a name for herself on Chelsea Lately.

She has performed stand-up on Conan and Late Night with Seth Meyers as well as on her own specials for Comedy Central and Netflix. Her latest Netflix stand-up special, Good Fortune, shares uproarious and personal stories from her life.

She can also currently be seen starring in the Netflix series, Fubar, opposite Arnold Schwarzenegger. Other credits include Bless the Harts for Fox, The Mindy Project for Hulu, and Champions for NBC.

Fortune is a sought-after host, comedian, and speaker known for her refreshingly authentic and relatable humor. 

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Pete Davidson is an American comedian, actor, and writer. He began his career in the early 2010s with minor guest roles on Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Friends of the People, Guy Code, and Wild 'n Out before being hired as cast member on the NBC late-night sketch comedy series Saturday Night Live which he starred on for eight seasons from 2014 to 2022.

Following on his rise to prominence on SNL, Davidson starred and executive produced the comedy film Big Time Adolescence (2019), and co-wrote and starred in the semi-autobiographical comedy-drama film The King of Staten Island (2020), and the Peacock series Bupkis (2023).

He continued acting in films such as The Suicide Squad (2021), Bodies Bodies Bodies (2022), and Meet Cute (2022). Davidson has also released three comedy specials: Pete Davidson: SMD (2016), Pete Davidson: Alive from New York (2020), and Pete Davidson: Turbo Fonzarelli (2024).

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Please Don't Destroy is a New York-based comedy trio consisting of Ben Marshall, John Higgins, and Martin Herlihy (L-R). Collectively, we are 81 years old and weigh ~511 pounds. 

We’re currently writing and making videos for Saturday Night Live.

The have performed our live sketch show at theaters across the country.We made a movie called PLEASE DON’T DESTROY: THE TREASURE OF FOGGY MOUNTAIN streaming now on Peacock.

They have been featured in Vulture and New York Magazine with videos we made about social media during the pandemic.

The Hollywood Reporter called them SNL’s “viral weapon.” The Hollywood Reporter also listed them on the 50 most influential people in comedy.

They were highlighted on Forbes 2023 Under 30 list and were profiled in the LA times.


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