Uptown Thursday Nights at MIST Harlem

Event Date: 02/22 9:00 pm


Roy Wood Jr.

Roy Wood Jr

Roy Wood Jr. is a correspondent on Comedy Central’s The Daily Show with Trevor Noah. In 2017, Wood premiered his first one hour standup special, 'Father Figure,' on Comedy Central and a live album of the same name. In the same year he was named the new host for Season 4 of Comedy Central’s storytelling series, 'This is Not Happening.' Prior to The Daily Show, Wood starred for three seasons season on TBS’ Sullivan & Son,

Wood, a native of Birmingham, Alabama, began his comedy career in 1999 at the age of 19 while attending Florida A&M University. In October 2006, Wood made his network television debut on The Late Show with David Letterman. In 2008, Wood appeared on HBO’s historic Def Comedy Jam. In 2010, he was selected by America as one of the top three finalists on Last Comic Standing on NBC. Wood has made appearances on The Late Show with David Letterman, The Late, Late Show with Craig Ferguson, TBS’ Conan, The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, Late Night with Seth Meyers, and The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.

Wood appeared at the Montreal Just for Laughs Comedy Festival in the New Faces Showcase, an appearance that lead the Hollywood Reporter to call Roy a "standout". He is also known for his prank calls which he's done for over a decade on various radio morning shows including the nationally syndicated Bob and Tom Show. In addition, he has been a regular contributor to ESPN’s Sports Nation. His first full comedy CD 'Things I Think, I Think' was released in 2013.

Nore Davis

Nore Davis

Nore Davis has appeared on Comedy Central and MTV. Davis has also made television appearances on Russell Simmons Presents, Last Week Tonight, MTV's Nikki & Sara Live, NickMom Night Out, The Artie Lange Show, and had a minor speaking role in HBO's Boardwalk Empire. He has also been seen in many videos on CollegeHumor. On November 28, 2014, Davis released his first comedy album called, "Home Game."

Davis is currently working with Comedy Central for his own show called, "In Between with Nore Davis."

Chloe Hilliard

Chloe Hilliard

Chloé Hilliard is a larger than life comedian. Well, that’s because she’s 6’1 and rocks a killer afro. Born in Brooklyn, NY and raised in a large Hasidic Jewish neighborhood, Chloé has spun her unique experiences into side-splitting laughs.

Once you know how to tell a story you’re set for life. As a journalist-turn-comedian, Chloé Hilliard is entertaining the masses with her wit and ability to find the humor in everything.

For over ten years, Chloé was a culture/entertainment journalist, writing for The Village Voice, Essence, Vibe, King, and The Source. For her expertise on Hip Hop culture she’s appeared on CNN Headline News, ABC News, Our World with Black Enterprise and C-Span. Her work has been featured in Best African American Essays: 2009.

She made her national TV debut on NBC’s smash hit “Last Comic Standing” and has since appeared on AXSTV’s “Gotham Comedy Live,” Comedy Central’s “The Nightly Show,” Tru TV’s”Almost Genius” and MTV’s “Acting Out.”

Akaash Singh

Akaash Singh

Indian American born and raised in Texas, Akaash Singh is a nationally touring stand up comedian who is quickly working his way up to becoming a household name. His comedy is driven by cultural differences, an intense pride in his upbringing, and a desire to challenge the audience. This past year he was in "The Leftovers" on HBO; and "Wild N' Out", "Joking Off" and "Guy Code" on MTV2. Akaash is respected for his relentless, thought-provoking brand of humor that catapults and energizes audiences who are left in laughter from the fearless honesty and his gripping stage presence.

Hosted by Aminah Imani

Aminah Imani

Born in Providence, RI raised in Atlanta, GA; Aminah Imani is a stand up comedian living in New York City. In simple words, she is funny. Her career was triggered by an incident on the DC metro after speaking of her aspirations to be a comedian, when a random local challenged her demanding, “Show me some funny!”

Since then Aminah has set out on the comedy circuit performing at clubs, theatres, and hosting events for all occasions. Highlights includes her performance at her alma mater, Howard University’s Homecoming Comedy Show, she was a semi finalist in the Miller Lite Stand Up Competition, was featured in DC Comedy Festival, Essence’s girlfriend adventures web series, Parents.com, Blavity, and BRIC TV. Aminah currently co-produces her own podcast, Wine Before Nine, available on sound cloud and iTunes.

Aminah is a hardworking individual whose comedy is best described as storytelling using wit and sarcasm. She lives by the affirmation, “I will be a better person today than yesterday” with hopes to spread laughter and show the people some funny!


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