2015 Stand-Up Headliners

We’re excited to announce our special guests, three hilarious stand-up comics for this year’s 2015 Out of Bounds Comedy Festival: Mike Lawrence, Matt Peters, and April Richardson.

You can learn more about them below:


MIKE LAWRENCE (NYC) is a New York City based comedian who has been featured as a stand-up on TBS’s Conan, and Comedy Central’s John Oliver’s New York Stand-Up Show and The Half Hour. He wrote and performed a segment for Totally Biased and has appeared on Comedy Central’s @midnight. Mike has also been featured on many notable podcasts, including the Adam Carolla Show, WTF with Marc Maron, You Made it Weird with Pete Holmes and the Artie Lange Show. When he’s not working in NYC’s best clubs or headlining on the road he can be seen featuring for the likes of John Oliver, Marc Maron and Tom Papa (who, shortly thereafter, hired Lawrence as a writer for his pilot). Mike was a Montreal Just For Laughs Comedy Festival “New Face” in 2010 and performed with JFL in both Chicago and Montreal in 2012, where he recorded a set for HBO Canada’s Funny as Hell. His debut album “Sadamantium” was released by Comedy Central Records in conjunction with the debut of his half hour special in 2013

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MATT PETERS (LA)is an actor stand up and writer who portrays Luschek, on Orange is the new Black and also appeared in Jenji Kohan’s Weeds as well as G4TV’s Attack of the Show, and elsewhere.  Additionally, he hosts the popular bi-weekly comedy show, BLAM! BLAM! BLAM! that takes place at the infamous R Bar in Los Angeles.

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Hey! I’m APRIL RICHARDSON (LA) — I grew up in Atlanta, Georgia, and now reside in Los Angeles. I really, really enjoy performing stand-up comedy and have done so at places like San Francisco Sketchfest, Portland’s Bridgetown Comedy Festival, Seattle’s Bumbershoot Music & Arts Festival, and more fancy names that may (or may not?) impress you. (I also made Glenn Danzig laugh once — true story — so I’M LEGIT.) I’ve written things for MTV and been published in various magazines and books (remember those?), so that’s pretty cool, right? I created and hosted the popular Saved by the Bell-themed Go Bayside podcast for nearly two years, until I ran out of episodes to watch. I was a writer and regular panelist on E!’s hit show Chelsea Lately, and now appear often on Comedy Central’s hit @midnight, where I actually won the Internet once. I am currently on tour with the Nerdist himself, Chris Hardwick, and spend the nights I’m not on the road at home watching Food Network.

 

The New York Neo-Futurists Are Coming!

Logo 10 years final without backgroundThe New York Neo-Futurists are an ensemble of dynamic writer/performer/directors who are best known for their critically acclaimed, energetic show of original short plays, Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind. A non-illusory collage of the comic and tragic, the political and personal, the visceral and experimental, Too Much Light endeavors to tell dynamic stories while embracing chance, change, and chaos. Developed out of a format that has been a success in Chicago since 1988, the Neo-Futurists put down roots in NYC in the mid 90’s and have been growing strong ever since. After a grand re-birth in the city in 2004, NYNF has created over 3600 new plays, and continues to present award-winning, topical and vital work every weekend at the Kraine Theater and around the New York independent theater community.

The New York Neo-Futurists’s signature show, Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind, with its ever-changing “menu” of plays, is a race against the clock to perform 30 plays in 60 minutes in an order determined by the audience!
Written, directed, and performed by the NYNF Ensemble (originally conceived by Greg Allen), all of our plays are presented from a perspective of absolute honesty and do not ask the audience to “suspend their disbelief”.
A non-illusory collage of the comic and tragic, the political and personal, the visceral and experimental, Too Much Light endeavors to tell dynamic stories while embracing chance, change, and chaos. Sometimes true life really is stranger than fiction!

We’re proud to be hosting the NYNF for The 2015 Out of Bounds Comedy Festival. They will be performing multiple shows and teaching workshops. Details will be announced as they are finalized.