Performers

Headliner Gary Gulman

Headliner Gary Gulman

GARY GULMAN grew up in Boston and always knew he wanted to be a comedian. His brand of clever, original comedy has delighted audiences of all ages all over the US. Gary has had a tremendous amount of
success and has appeared on just about every late night TV show a
comedian can appear on: The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, Last Call with Carson Daly, Jimmy Kimmel Live, and The Late Show with David Letterman. Other TV credits include
Comedy Central’s Premium Blend, his first one hour special on Comedy Central, Gary Gulman: Boyish Man, Showtime Presents Gary Gulman, Dane Cook’s Tourgasm on HBO, and finishing as runner-up in Seasons 2 and 3 of Last Comic Standing before appearing as a guest star on Season 4. Gary’s comedy album No Can Defend from Comedy Central Records, debuted at #18 on iTunes. He has performed at over 100 colleges
including: Yale, Harvard, Brandeis and MIT.  This past April, Gary sold out the prestigious 1200-seat Wilbur Theatre in his hometown of Boston. He has performed at the NASCAR Year End Banquet, New York Comedy
Festival (at Madison Square Garden), HBO’s Las Vegas Comedy Festival, South by Southwest Comedy and The Just for Laughs Montreal
International Comedy Festival. Gary was the host of New England Sports Network’s Comedy All Stars and New England Emmy Awards and
appeared on National Lampoon’s Rising Stars DVD. This past year Gary was busy shooting the feature film Lucky Them (starring Toni Collette, Thomas Haden Church, and Oliver Platt) which premiered at the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival in September. He released his second one-hour special for Comedy Central and Netflix, Gary Gulman: In This Economy? Gary opened for Louis C.K. on his sold-out tour earlier this year and taped John Oliver’s New York Stand-Up Show for Comedy
Central. www.GaryGulman.com

 

Adrianne Tolsch

Adrianne Tolsch

ADRIANNE TOLSCH began her career in New York City at Catch a Rising Star and The Improv. She has headlined at every major comedy club in the United States, as well as casinos in Las Vegas and Atlantic City.
Adrianne has also performed internationally in London, Australia, and
Tasmania. She has opened for Jay Leno, The Pointer Sisters, Chita Rivera, Bobby Vinton, Pat Cooper, Clint Holmes, and Billy Crystal.
Adrianne garnered rave reviews for her performance on Broadway in 3 From Brooklyn at the Helen Hayes Theatre and co-hosted the syndicated radio show The Better Sex. She has received two Bistro Awards and three
Manhattan Association of Cabaret Awards for Outstanding Comedy
Performance. Most recently, she was honored with a Cabaret Hotline Award for her first one-woman show, Trucks, Guns and Mayonnaise, and again for her second show, None of Your Damn Business, a hilarious look at getting older. For Adrianne, aging is a “way of laugh.” For the last
several years, Adrianne has been a regular cast member of the hit Off-Broadway revue, The Princesses of Comedy. She and her husband, Bill Scheft, a writer for Late Show with David Letterman, live in NYC. www.adriannetolsch.com

Samson Koletkar

Samson Koletkar

SAMSON KOLETKAR was born in Mumbai and raised Jewish. Growing up in the world’s most crowded city, he spent most of his childhood years burning the midnight candles for earning a Masters in Computer Software, thereby fulfilling his parents’ dreams. He then moved halfway across the world to the technology headquarters and a hotbed for emerging comics: San Francisco. As a first generation immigrant in America, Samson brings a refreshingly new approach to cerebral, witty, thought-provoking, clean humor with a global perspective. Driven by personal trials and tribulations, his subtle satire addresses religious and political hypocrisies, social issues, and day-to-day absurdities of human nature. He won the 2010 Asian American Theater Company Comedy Competition, has performed at clubs, colleges and corporations in India, Canada and 12 states in U.S. & has been featured on Asian Jewish Life, Indian Express, NBC, CBS and NPR. www.mahatma-moses.com

Lisa Geduldig

Lisa Geduldig

LISA GEDULDIG is a San Francisco-based comic and comedy producer who’s originally from New Yawk where her entire suburban block was Jewish except the Mazzolas next door who had on their lawn the largest Nativity scene in the history of the world. Lisa is the creator, producer, and MC of a variety of comedy shows: Kung Pao Kosher Comedy; The
George Bush Going Away Party: An Evening of Political Comedy; Funny Girlz: A Smorgasbord of Women Comedians; The Color of Funny: A Multi-Cultural Comedy Show; A Muslim, A Mormon,
and A Jew Walk into A Bar: The Comedy of Religion. Lisa has produced Charo twice at The Herbst Theatre. For the past 4-1/2 years, she has been running a monthly show Comedy Returns to El Rio at El Rio in San Francisco’s Mission District where she began her comedy career 24 years ago. Lisa has also recently become a filmmaker; her first film, “Esther & Me,” a profile of
octogenarian, Esther Weintraub, a former comedian (Funny Girlz 2003), and resident at The Jewish Home San Francisco made the rounds on the film festival circuit and screened at 12 festivals far in the US, Canada, and Europe. www.EstherandMe.com – Lisa also does freelance PR (arts, health, news, politics) in both English and Spanish.
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Past Performers:

2012

  • Judy Gold
  • Scott Blakeman
  • Mike Capozzola

2011

  • Elayne Boosler
  • Avi Liberman
  • Jeff Applebaum

2010

  • Wendy Liebman
  • Joe Nguyen
  • Nathan Habib

2009

  • Jonathan Katz
  • Brian Malow
  • Hilary Schwartz

2008

  • David Brenner
  • Dan Naturman
  • Page Hurwitz

2007

  • Shelley Berman
  • Scott Blakeman
  • Esther Paik Goodhart

2006

  • Cathy Ladman
  • Dan Ahdoot
  • Stephanie Blum

2005

  • Wendy Liebman
  • Gregg Rogell
  • Betsy Salkind

2004

  • Judy Gold
  • Page Hurwitz
  • Brad Zimmerman

2003

  • Judy Gold
  • Ed Crasnick
  • Bruce Smirnoff

2002

  • Jeffrey Ross
  • Cory Kahaney
  • Eddie Sarfaty

2001

  • Cathy Ladman
  • Scott Blakeman
  • Lisa Kron

2000

  • Marc Maron
  • Page Hurwitz
  • Brian Malow

1999

  • Carol Leifer
  • Betsy Salkind
  • Dan Rothenberg

1998

  • Freddie Roman
  • Sara Cytron
  • Dan Lewis

1997

  • Henny Youngman
  • Charlie Varon
  • Judith Sloan

1996

  • Sherry Glaser
  • Josh Kornbluth
  • The Kinsey Sicks

1995

  • Cathy Ladman
  • Jaffe Cohen

1994

  • Carol Leifer
  • Ed Crasnick
  • Sara Felder
  • Scott Silverman
  • Andrea Leigh Levin
  • Surprise Guest: Margaret Cho

1993

  • Suzy Berger
  • Scott Silverman
  • Stu Silverstein
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