Trevor Noah

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Born in South Africa to a black South African mother and a white European father, Trevor Noah is the most successful comedian in Africa. He hosts the Emmy® and Peabody® Award-winning "The Daily Show," which was nominated for a Writers Guild Award in 2017. Noah also won Best Host at the 2017 MTV Movie & TV Awards as well as a Creative Arts Emmy Award for Outstanding Short Form Variety Series for his role on "The Daily Show - Between The Scenes." In November 2016, Trevor released his first book, "Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood," which was a New York Times bestseller. The book also received the Thurber Prize for American Humor and two NAACP Image Awards. His stand-up specials include "Afraid of the Dark" (2017), " Lost in Translation" (2016) and "African American" (2013).

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Desi Lydic

Correspondent


Desi Lydic is a professionally trained improvisational and comedic actress who studied and performed at The Groundlings and Improv Olympic. She had a starring role on MTV's hit comedy series "Awkward," and her other television credits include CBS's "Two and a Half Men," CBS's "The Odd Couple" and FXX's "The League." Lydic's feature film credits include Jay Chandrasekhar's "The Babymakers" (2012) and Cameron Crowe's "We Bought a Zoo" (2011).

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Dulcé Sloan

Correspondent

In 2017, Dulcé Sloan was named one of Rolling Stone's 10 Comedians You Need to Know and one of TimeOut LA's Comedians to Watch. She was also the 2016 NBC Stand-Up Showcase Winner, a Montreal Just For Laughs New Face and a Comedian to Watch on "The Steve Harvey Show." She was voted runner-up in Atlanta's Laughing Skull Comedy Festival in 2015. In addition to being cast in Fox's "Type A" and NBC's "Dumb Prince," she has been on MTV's "Acting Out," Comedy Central's "@midnight," TBS' Conan, and truTV's "Comedy Knockout."

Hasan Minhaj

Correspondent


A 2014 Just For Laughs New Face, Hasan Minhaj was recently selected by the Sundance Institute to develop his solo show, "Homecoming King," at the prestigious New Frontier Storytelling Lab. He hosted the documentary special "Stand-Up Planet," which was produced by The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. His viral web series "The Truth with Hasan Minhaj" has been featured in The Huffington Post, Gawker and The New York Times.

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Michael Kosta

Correspondent

A stand-up veteran who has appeared on "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," "Conan," "Late Night with Seth Meyers" and @midnight, Michael Kosta has been a fixture on TV since his breakout performance at HBO's U.S. Comedy Arts Festival. He hosted and co-wrote "The Comment Section," guest-hosted "Attack of the Show" and co-hosted "Crowd Goes Wild" with Regis Philbin. He also served as a correspondent on "The Soup" spinoff series "The Soup Investigates."

Ronny Chieng

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Born in Johor Bahru, Malaysia, and raised in Manchester, NH, and Singapore, Ronny Chieng was named one of the Top 10 Rising Comedians in Australia by The Age, the Herald Sun and The Sydney Morning Herald in 2012. He also received the Best Newcomer Award at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival for his debut stand-up special, "The Ron Way" (2014). Chieng has performed at the Montreal Just For Laughs Festival, the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and the New Zealand International Comedy Festival.

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Roy Wood Jr.

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In 2006, Roy Wood Jr. appeared in the New Faces Showcase at the Montreal Just For Laughs Comedy Festival and made his network television debut on "The Late Show with David Letterman." Wood's stand-up album, "Things I Think, I Think," was released in 2013. Wood was one of 10 national finalists in Comedy Central's 2002 Laugh Riots competition, has been featured on its "Premium Blend" stand-up series and appeared on "@midnight." He has also performed on "Late Night with Seth Meyers," "The Late, Late Show with Craig Ferguson" and HBO's "Def Comedy Jam."

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Gina Yashere

Contributor


Born in London to Nigerian parents, Gina Yashere broke into the American comedy scene in 2007 on "Last Comic Standing." She's been named one of the top 10 rising talents by The Hollywood Reporter and is the only British comic to ever appear on "Def Comedy Jam." The U.K.'s Black Entertainment & Comedy Awards named her Best Comedian four years in a row, and she has performed several times at the Just For Laughs Comedy Festival. Yashere's stand-up specials include "Ticking Boxes" (2017) and "Skinny B*tch" (2010).

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Lewis Black

Contributor


In 1996, Lewis Black began a segment on "The Daily Show," which evolved into Back in Black. Since then, Black has taped four specials for the "Comedy Central Presents" series, co-created "Last Laugh with Lewis Black" and presided over "Lewis Black's The Root of All Evil." Black's stand-up albums include "In God We Rust" (2012), "Stark Raving Black" (2011), "The Carnegie Hall Performance" (2007) and "The White Album" (2000). He's also filmed two specials for HBO: "Black on Broadway" and "Red, White and Screwed."

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Michelle Wolf

Contributor


Michelle Wolf made her late-night television debut in July 2014 on "Late Night with Seth Meyers." She appeared regularly on "Late Night" in various bits and as the popular reoccurring character she created, Grown-Up Annie. In addition to her appearances on Comedy Central's "@midnight," Wolf created and starred in two Comedy Central digital series, "Used People" and "Now Hiring." She has done stand-up at the Riot LA Comedy Festival, Moontower, Bonnaroo and the Dublin Comedy Festival, and she has performed as part of the San Francisco Sketchfest Dozen.

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