RACHEL FEINSTEIN is a nationally touring comedian and actress who is best known for her ability to morph into various ethnicities and genders. Huffington Post called her “the only comedian we've seen who can go from embodying her grandmother in one breath and a predatory guy on the street in the next and be equally convincing at both.” Feinstein's second Comedy Central special is currently airing and she’s gearing up to shoot her brand new 1 hour special at the end of the year.
Recent guest appearances include Comedy Central’s THE NIGHTLY SHOW WITH LARRY WILMORE, HBO’s LAST WEEK TONIGHT WITH JOHN OLIVER, co-hosting THE VIEW on multiple occasions and several appearances on INSIDE AMY SCHUMER.You may also remember Rachel co-hosting alongside Shaq on UPLOAD WITH SHAQUILLE O'NEAL. Feinstein has lent her voice to Adult Swim's VENTURE BROTHERS and the phenomenally successful GRAND THEFT AUTO V video game. Most recently, Rachel joined the cast of the Steven Soderbergh AMAZON series, RED OAKS, in a major recurring role.
NEMA WILLIAMS The White Guy Who Gets It... Williams is the affable comedian from East Oakland, CA who destroyed on White Boyz in the Hood (Showtime). Unlike some white comics who can’t wait to flash their ghetto passes, Williams knows how to play to a black audience without condescension. ..Stage Time Magazine..
Comedian and Author of the book titled: World Peace is Comedy
Ed Blaze is a touring comedian who is as hard-working as he is quick-witted. In addition to performing at every opportunity and showcasing his own unique brand of humor, Ed has found time to reach out and assist in the careers of other aspiring comics through the startup of his company, Metro Comedy Entertainment.
Recent accomplishments and highlights include opening for Dave Chappelle, Bill Cosby, Ralphie May, Jim Gaffigan, Gary Owen, Sommore, Erin Foley, and Luenell. And somewhere between all of that, Ed also found time to promote the “This Ain’t Safe” tour with Nema Williams and produce the comedy DVD, “U Gotta Dollar,” also featuring Nema Williams, which is currently on sale.
Ed’s sense of humor was the coping mechanism that not only allowed him to survive, but to thrive in the face of extremely humble beginnings. Raised by his grandparents in a small Tanzanian village of Central East Africa, Ed recalls sleeping nights on a goatskin on the dirt floor while rats ran freely about the family hut.
When recounting that experience, Ed points out that “These are not like the nice rats you have in America with the nice fur, the nice hair, and everything. The ones back home are dirty and hair’s missing in spots…like they have a bad disease… like diarrhea of a wimpy kid.”
While much of Ed’s humor is derived from his absurdly hilarious comparisons between life in Tanzania and the United States, he is certainly not limited to that theme. He is equally adept at making his audiences laugh and squirm while sharing his unique perspective on subjects such as politics, pop culture, sexual relationships, and race.
Among others, Ed lists his comedic influences as Richard Pryor, Dave Allen, Dave Chappelle, Chris Rock, Lewis Black, and George Carlin, and, of course, the rats…those mangy Tanzanian rats.