JACKIE HOFFMAN, most known for her Emmy-nominated and much-acclaimed role of “Mamacita” in FX’s Feud: Betty and Joan (acting alongside Jessica Lange and Susan Sarandon), can currently be seen as “Yenta the Matchmaker” in the critically acclaimed Yiddish production of Fiddler on the Roof Off Broadway. She can also be seen in Ryan Murphy’s upcoming Netflix series The Politician, TruTV’s At Home with Amy Sedaris, and in Laura Kosann’s upcoming film The Social Ones. A staple on television, Jackie’s numerous credits include The Other Two, Difficult People, Gilmore Girls, I Shudder, Girls, Six by Sondheim, The New Normal, The Good Wife, Inside Amy Schumer, Raising Hope, Melissa and Joey, On We Go, 30 Rock, Starved, Hope and Faith, Curb Your Enthusiasm, Strangers with Candy, TV Funhouse, Late Night with Conan O'Brien, Soulman, and Cosby. A distinguished voice actress, she has also appeared in the cartoons High School USA, Family Guy, Dilbert, PB & J Otter, and the film Robots. In film, Jackie has appeared in memorable roles in Birdman, Kissing Jessica Stein, Decay, The Sitter, The Extra Man, How to Seduce Difficult Women, A Dirty Shame, Garden State, Legally Blonde II and Mo' Money.On Broadway, Jackie has co-starred as the comical Mrs. Teavee in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, On The Town, The Addams Family, Xanadu, and Hairspray (for which she won a Theatre World Award). Off-Broadway, Jackie starred as “Princess Winifred” in the Transport Group’s Once Upon A Mattress and received a Drama League Award Nomination for her performance. Her additional theater credits include A Chanukah Charol, The Gingerbread House, Straightjacket, Incident at Cobbler's Knob, and One Woman Shoe. Jackie has performed in regional theater, as well in Chicago at The MUNY and The Sisters Rosensweig at the Globe Theatre. She starred in six revues at The Second City in Chicago where she won the Jeff Award for Best Actress. Her solo shows at Joe's Pub in NYC including The Kvetching Continues, Jackie Five-Oh!, Chanukah at Joe's Pub (Bistro Award), Scraping the Bottom, and Jackie with a Z have received critical acclaim. In 2009, Jackie received the Mac Award for Best Female Stand Up. Her show Jackie Hoffman: Live from Joe's Pub is available on CD.
MARK MAIER, a British award-winning writer and stand up comedian, is an established and highly sought-after performer on both the national (English) and international comedy circuit. The London-based comedian has performed at comedy clubs in Germany, Holland, Ireland, Hong Kong, the Bahamas, South Africa, Australia and New Zealand. He has also appeared at The Comedy Store in Los Angeles and at Caroline’s in New York City. Amongst his many credits, Mark has taught and performed improv with Catherine Tate in London and has both written and performed a string of successful radio series for BBC Radios 2, 4 and 5. His television credits include shows for the BBC, ITV, Channels 4 and 5 and Sky. (His TV debut was actually in the US when he was chosen on The Dating Game and won a trip to Hawaii.) Before pursuing a career in stand up comedy, Mark was an award-winning radio copywriter both in the UK and in Hollywood. With an exceptional talent for accents and dialects, Mark is also a successful voice over artist and is prolific on both TV and radio. He has received a host of radio and television writing and performing awards and continues to be sought-after for both corporate and charity events throughout the world. Mark has also appeared in the film Harry Hill; The Movie. This summer, Mark won Petfringe Comedian of The Year 2019 and many years ago won the title of Jewish Performer of The Year in England. www.MarkMaier.co.uk
NATHAN HABIB started doing stand up at age 14 (after making his 8th grade math class laugh so hard, the teacher had to end class early), went with his mother to Kung Pao Kosher Comedy soon after, and age 21 in 2010 he performed at Kung Pao! Nathan,who returns to Kung Pao this year, brings a friendly personality to stage. The Palo Alto native is currently based in New York City where he quickly gained the respect of his peers resulting in regularly performing at the New York Comedy Club, Caroline’s on Broadway, and other established venues. His achievements marked him as a rising comic in the Bay Area performing in top venues including the iconic San Francisco theater, The Fillmore and became a favorite at the SF Punchline, opening for respectable comics such as Josh Blue, Eddie Pepitone, Robert Kelly, and many more. He has performed in noteworthy festivals like San Francisco Sketchfest. Nathan’s unique perspective on the most ordinary situations elicits laughter and is appreciated by a diverse audience. www.NathanHabib.com
LISA GEDULDIG is the creator, producer, and MC of Kung Pao Kosher Comedy; Funny Girlz: A Smorgasbord of Women Comedians; A Muslim, A Mormon, and A Jew Walk into A Bar: The Comedy of Religion, and has produced Charo at The Herbst Theatre. For the past 10 years, she has been running a monthly show Comedy Returns to El Rio in SF’s Mission District (where she began her comedy career 30 years ago) and 2 years ago began a monthly comedy show at Ashkenaz in Berkeley. She also is a freelance arts publicist. SFPublicist.com