Updated: Sep 3, 2020
Jaboukie is a comedian originally from Chicago who is the newest correspondent on THE DAILY SHOW WITH TREVOR NOAH. He appeared in the Sony feature ROUGH NIGHT directed by Lucia Aniello and the Netflix feature SET IT UP directed by Claire Scanlon. He was selected as a “Comic to Watch” at New York Comedy Festival 2017, was one of Vulture/New York Magazine’s “Comedians You Should and Will Know” 2017, was selected as an “Up Next” comedian for Comedy Central’s Clusterfest, and named one of Rolling Stone’s 25 Under 25. Most recently he was named one of Variety's 10 Comics to Watch 2018 and performed at their Comics to Watch Showcase at Just For Laughs in Montreal. He has performed stand up on THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON and recently taped his half hour for COMEDY CENTRAL STAND-UP PRESENTS. Jaboukie can be seen on the current season of HBO’s CRASHING.
Previously, Jaboukie was a staff writer on Netflix’s AMERICAN VANDAL and BIG MOUTH.
The dynamic duo of Sean Foreman and Nathaniel Motte have taken 3OH!3 from the foothills of Boulder, CO. to a household name—if we’re talking house parties. Since 2008 they have been rocking sold out venues, amphitheaters, and college campuses around the world. Your boys have cemented their sound with global hits like “DON’T TRUST ME”, “STARSTRUKKK” (Feat. Katy Perry), and “MY FIRST KISS” (Feat. Kesha). They have been keeping busy writing and producing hits for other artists such as Maroon 5, MAX, Ariana Grande, Kesha, and BTS/Steve Aoki. But guess what?.... THEY’RE BAAAAACK!!! So, when your coworkers ask you why you’ve lost your voice, you can simply throw up the
to let them know that last night you were reliving your glory days, singing all the hits with Colorado’s hypest duo --3OH!3
Born in Spanish Town, just outside of Kingston, Jamaica, Mikayla "Koffee" Simpson" began writing lyrics in her bedroom having been inspired by the likes of reggae legends Protoje and Supercat, to more recently, Chicago rapper Smino and UK rap star Giggs. In January 2018, reggae hero Coco Tea brought Koffee onto the stage at Rebel Salute; her idol Protoje also asked her to perform with him, while Grammy-nominated Chronixx, one of Jamaica's biggest contemporary reggae stars and another huge inspiration, invited Koffee to join him on Seani B and Mistajam's recent BBC 1Xtra shows broadcast from Tuff Gong Studios. Although small in stature and disarmingly unassuming, Koffee's modesty -- and height -- belies huge amounts of talent. The 5'0, self-described "sing-jay-guitarist" is one of the most exciting, forward-thinking, globally-focused teenage talents to emerge this year. With the release of her Lasanna Harris/PK Oneday produced debut EP Rapture in March, which has already amassed millions of streams, she's proven she's poised and ready to take over.
Singer-songwriter Jesse McCartney has had the kind of career that most young artists dream for themselves. Ask the New York-born artist to recall some of the highlights and he’ll tell you about performing for two U.S. presidents (Barack Obama and George W. Bush), playing to thousands of devoted fans in Tokyo (where he watched the non-English-speaking audience sing along to every word), and meeting his musical heroes Stevie Wonder and Craig David.
All that was done before the release of his 2018 single “Better With You,” his first new music since In Technicolor, his well-received 2014 album (among SPIN’s top 20 pop albums). The success thus far has helped McCartney reconnect with a feeling that he hadn’t had before with his music: the freedom to write as he wishes, everything from his perspective.
The turning point from boy band pop star to serious working artist began when McCartney co-wrote the Grammy Award- winning single “Bleeding Love” with Ryan Tedder, performed by Leona Lewis. An international mega-hit, “Bleeding Love” was Grammy-nominated for Record of the Year, reached No.1 in 35 countries, and became the best-selling single of 2008 worldwide. It has racked 365M streams on Spotify.
He’s excited that his fans have come along for the ride with his singles “Better With You” and “Wasted”, released in 2018. “It’s nice to be able to talk about things that the fans are also going through,” he says. “I think they feel connected to me because we did basically grow up together. When I was 16, they were in high school with braces on just like me, and now here we are; they’re playing my song at their wedding.
In 2019 after touring the US and Asia, Jesse is now back in the studio working on a new project. “At this point in my life everything feels like it’s clicking into place. I’m looking forward a whole new stage.”
W. Kamau Bell
W. Kamau Bell is a sociopolitical comedian who is the host and executive producer of the Emmy Award winning CNN docu-series United Shades of America with W. Kamau Bell. His most recent stand-up comedy special, Private School Negro, is on Netflix. Kamau has a book with the easy-to-remember title The Awkward Thoughts of W. Kamau Bell: Tales of a 6' 4", African American, Heterosexual, Cisgender, Left-Leaning, Asthmatic, Black and Proud Blerd, Mama's Boy, Dad, and Stand-Up Comedian. He is also the director of the critically-acclaimed documentary Cultureshock: Chris Rock’s Bring the Pain. Kamau is on the advisory boards of Hollaback! and Donors Choose and is the ACLU Celebrity Ambassador for Racial Justice.