NACA® Live - StandUp NBC
Stand Up NBC

Sunday, February 23
9:00 PM
Four Seasons Ballroom

All acts are represented by Sophie K. Entertainment in Booth 506 & 508

Franqi French

Kiry Shabazz

An award-winning talent, Franqi French regularly performs coast to coast with appearances at The DC Improv and The Kennedy Center, as well as at the Hollywood Improv and The World Famous Comedy Store. French has shared the stage with Donnell Rawlings, Fortune Feimster, Todd Glass, D.L. Hughley, Nicole Byer and more. Her brash wit and fresh perspectives combine to bring us a blunt review of everything from family to social justice. She's made guest appearances on WeTV and TVOne's “The Roland Martin Show,” and has headlined The Bentzen Ball and The Black Women in Comedy Festival in Brooklyn.

Pedro Gonzalez

Vincent Bryant

Pedro is a zero-generation immigrant, which means he came to the U.S with zero English and zero money. He wanted to make sure he’d be the first person in his family to graduate college, which is why he majored in Spanish. Gonzalez (who gets called Juan at least once a week) was selected as a finalist in the New York's Funniest Comedy Competition in 2018, and in 2019 as a finalist in the StandUp NBC national comedian search. Also in 2019, he filmed his TV debut on “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.”

Andre D. Thompson

Mike Winfield

Andre D. Thompson was born and raised in New York City, where he began stand-up at 18. He’s performed at comedy clubs all over the city, including The Comic Strip Live, New York Comedy Club and Caroline’s on Broadway. In 2019, Thompson became a StandUp NBC finalist and placed third in the New York Comedy Club Invitationals. He’s worked at the Music Choice Network in a development capacity, incubating content focused on hip-hop and pop culture. As a host, he’s interviewed artists such as Camilla Cabello, Lil Yachty and DJ Khaled. He has also been a digital ad campaign brand ambassador for companies such as Axe Body Spray and Bevel Shave Systems.

Sam Morrison

Sohrab Forouzesh

Sam is a tall gay boy-man from Florida. After moving to New York City, he quickly found a home performing among the city’s premiere comedy clubs and gay bars, where his brand of high-energy humor and touching narrative took off. He just finished writing for the first season of a new comedy on Bravo called “Blind Date” and was selected as a finalist for StandUp NBC. His work has been highlighted in the New York Times, Time Out, GQ, Chortle, and Metro UK. He has appeared on the Travel Channel, SiriusXM Radio and PBS. He has performed at RuPaul's DragCon and in TBS' New York Comedy Festival, and was named one of Mogul Magazine's Comics to Watch in 2018. He’s done a lot of other cool stuff, but most importantly, in high school he broke the world record for most PB&J sandwiches made in an hour! Ask him about it. It was gross.

Katie Hughes

Calvin Evans

Katie Hughes regularly heats up the Atlanta stand-up comedy scene. She was voted Critics' Pick for Best Comedian and Readers' Pick for Best Celebrity in the Creative Loafing Best of Atlanta 2019 Awards. She's featured for comedians such as Nicole Byer, James Adomian, Jamie Lee, Fortune Feimster and Guy Branum. She recently appeared at the Laughing Skull Lounge in Conan O'Brien's comedy tour "Team Coco House.”

Rene Vaca

Ali Clayton

Rene Vaca was born and raised in the San Fernando Valley, where he grew up idolizing the minds of business men such as 50 Cent, Pablo Escobar, Steve Jobs and Jim Rohn. After his father was incarcerated, he started his own landscaping business at age 15 that unfortunately came to an end when he was accepted to the University of California, Merced. Vaca was considered the smartest of his five brothers until he dropped out of college to pursue his dream of becoming the greatest stand-up comedian in the world. He’s shared the stage with great comedians in the industry such as Willie Barcena, Joey Medina, Amir K., Bill Burr, Ken Jeong and Jamie Kennedy.

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