The Stand NYC

Mike Vecchione:Born in Youngstown, Ohio and raised Italian American and Catholic. My father was involved in a family business and my mother was/is an elementary school teacher. As a family, we moved back and forth between northeast Ohio and South Florida throughout my childhood. Started playing contact football at age 9 in Florida and wrestling at age 13 in Ohio. My senior year of high school I placed second in the Florida AAA State Tournament and went on to college at Pennsylvania State University where I wrestled in 1991-1992 and tutored student athletes. Moved to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1995 with my bachelors degree in criminal justice. Began work counseling adjudicated teens and children with mental health issues. Started teaching special education in the Philadelphia School District in 1998. Received my masters in Special Education in 2001 from Cabrini College and continued to teach in both public school and residential school settings. Started stand up comedy in 2000 and moved to New York City in 2003. Was the 1983 and 1984 Spelling Bee runner up at Pine Grove Elementary School. I failed to advance to the national bee in Washington D.C. because of the complexity of the word roothless, which I still spell with two o’s.

Joe List: Since starting his comedy career just weeks after graduating high school in 2000 comedian Joe List has been impressing and delighting audiences and fellow comedians all over the country. Joe quickly began rising to the top of the competitive comedy scene in his hometown of Boston, Massachusetts prompting one local headliner to call Joe ‘the future of Boston comedy’. However Joe has now set his sights on bigger things, recently moving to New York City, Joe is quickly becoming known as one of the hottest new comedians in New York as well, performing regularly at some of the top clubs in the city. In the fall of 2007 Joe was featured in the prestigious HBO comedy festival in Las Vegas to outstanding reviews. As well as being a regular favorite in clubs and colleges in New York and New England, in the last 2 years Joe has also been seen at many of the best comedy clubs across the country as the preferred feature act for Comedy Central’s Nick DiPaolo. As well as all his successes as a stand-up comedian Joe has also recently written a short bio for himself in which he chose to use the words ‘Joe’ and ‘he’ instead of the word ‘I’ as if someone else wrote it for him.

The Stand NYC Comedy Club

The past summers for Jay have been busy ones — he performed stand-up comedy for over a quarter of a million screaming rock n’ roll fans by hosting Jager’s Korn tour and Rock Star Energy Drink’s Mayhem Fest. Jay wowed for a fourth time at Montreal’s Just for Laughs Comedy Festival, performing on (and closing) the “Nasty Show” — a festival favorite — and took his performance to a whole new level with the debut of his solo show “The American Storyteller.” Last year he was invited to JFL Sydney to perform at The Sydney Opera House. Jay has been a guest on WTF with Marc Maron and “The Artie Lange Show.” He is a fan favorite on “Ron & Fez” on Sirius XM and his own podcast “Legion of Skanks” is available on itunes.
Subhah Agarwal: When people see Subhah Agarwal writing jokes, they often ask her why she’s doing homework at the bar. When not screaming into a pillow, you can find her getting ID’d by bouncers outside of New York comedy clubs, with regular appearances at New York Comedy Club, Greenwich, Broadway, & the Laughing Devil. She has performed at the New York Comedy Festival, Women in Comedy Festival, and was a featured comedian on PBS’s popular web series “Modern Comedian”