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." This past year, "The Daily Show" was nominated for a Writers Guild Award, a GLAAD award and two NAACP Image Awards. 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 "The Daily Show - Between the Scenes." In 2016, Trevor released his first book, "Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood," which was a New York Times bestseller and received the Thurber Prize for American Humor as well as two NAACP Image Awards. His stand-up specials include "Afraid of the Dark" (2017), " Lost in Translation" (2016) and "African American" (2013).
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).
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."VIDEOS
Jaboukie Young-White is a comedian and filmmaker from Chicago who joined The Daily Show in 2018. He has performed stand-up on "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," and he is one of Variety's 2018 10 Comics to Watch; he performed at their showcase at the 2018 Just For Laughs festival in Montreal. Young-White was also selected as a Comic to Watch at the 2017 New York Comedy Festival and as an Up Next comedian at Comedy Central’s inaugural Clusterfest. His other film and TV appearances include "Set It Up" (2018), "Rough Night" (2017) and the HBO series "Crashing."
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."VIDEOS
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.
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."
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).
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."
Neal Brennan is an Emmy Award-nominated writer, director, producer and stand-up comedian. Along with Dave Chappelle, he co-created "Chappelle's Show" and cowrote the cult classic "Half Baked." His first hour-long stand-up special, "Women and Black Dudes," premiered on Comedy Central in 2014. He's also performed stand-up on "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon," "Late Night with Seth Meyers" and "Conan." Brennan worked as a creative consultant on "The Daily Show" before becoming a contributor in 2017. That same year, his stand-up special "3Mics" premiered on Netflix.