Secret Society Comedy
April 1, 2023 At Mahall's Apartment
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Raanan Hershberg is a loud, neurotic Jew from Louisville, KY. He has performed his high-energy, joke-packed comedy on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, The Late, Late Show with James Corden, and Comedy Central. His latest special ‘Jokes from the Underground’ was just included in the New York Times ‘Best Comedy of 2022’, where critic Jason Zinoman called it the funniest YouTube Special of the year, and said ‘his punchy and deliriously funny club comedy made me laugh after second and third viewings.’
When he's not headlining at clubs and theaters across the country, you can see him opening for Whitney Cummings, Louis CK, and Kathleen Madigan. He is the Co-Host of 'Joe and Raanan Talk Movies' a popular film podcast with comedian Joe List. He has a previous special 'Downhill Ever Since' also available on YouTube. Raanan performs all over the world and is a regular at The Comedy Cellar.
Ishmael Gaynor started comedy in Washington DC and rose through the ranks of the NYC comedy community with his gut busting conversational, tell-it-like-it-is style of comedy.
Ishmael Has been compared to the likes of Hannibal Buress, Chris Rock, and many other great comedy acts.
He is currently passed at Grisly Pear Comedy Club, Broadway Comedy Club, and Greenwich Village Comedy Club, and frequently performs at Drafthouse Comedy Theater in DC.
He has also graced the stage in festivals around the country, including the New York Comedy Festival.
Johanna Medranda is both a finalist of the Gilda Radner LaughFest Roast Battle and a fan favorite of LaughFest’s “Dirty Show”. She has played for Bricks & Bridges Comedy Festival, StoopFest, The “12 Days of Grizmas” showcase, NPR’s WDET “What’s So Funny About Detroit?”, produced and performed for The Motor City Comedy Festival, and was the first comedian to perform for So Far Sound Detroit. Johanna Medranda has opened for comedians Dave Attell, Brody Stevens, Liza Treyger, Stavros Halkias, Nicole Schreiber, Akaash Singh, and Robert Kelly.
You may have seen Johanna on the cover of Hour Detroit Magazine, featuring at The Milwaukee Comedy Festival, Mark Ridley’s Comedy Castle, The MadHouse Comedy Club, and the infamous Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival.
Outside of performing stand up, Johanna is the co-founder of Honorary Mentions Comedy, a producer for The Independent Comedy Club, Don’t Tell Comedy Detroit, 313 Comedy, and the host of Each Other’s Mothers podcast.
A stand-up comedian and actor based in St. Louis, Bobby Jaycox is one of the funniest voices in the Midwest today, performing at comedy clubs and colleges across the country. His fun energy both on and off stage, strong writing and professionalism have earned him spots opening for stars, such as Dave Chapelle, Natasha Leggero, Nikki Glaser, Rory Scovel, and Brian Regan, in addition to performances on the road with comics Carly Aquilino and Taylor Williamson. Bobby’s material pulls from his real-life experiences as a firefighter and EMT, past relationships, wildly embarrassing moments and the absurd.
An experienced improviser and sketch performer, Bobby was also a cast member and the head monologue writer for STL Up Late, an interactive late-night talk show which ran on St. Louis’ CBS TV affiliate (KMOV). His improv team, Burnside, has performed at several festivals across the country, including Flyover Comedy Festival, Chicago Improv Festival, and the Detroit Improv Festival.
Raj Suresh is a stand-up comedian who tells jokes about cats, being Indian, Adele and other redheads. His debut album, "Semi Famous", reached #2 on the iTunes comedy charts and #12 on Billboard. This year (and every year, really) he hopes to hang out with Coldplay (or Emma Stone), tell more jokes and hopefully lose his love for Whiteclaw/Fireball.
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WHO IS SECRET SOCIETY COMEDY?
Bryan Sternik is an up-and-coming Cleveland comedian whose conversational style and upbeat demeanor can make even his darkest jokes feel lighthearted. Bryan produces a monthly show at Dina's Pizza in Old Brooklyn, and co-produces Gratuity Not Included at Good Company, One More Joke at Judd's City Tavern, and Secret Society Comedy, a weekly pop-up comedy show. He is the co-host of "The Guiltless Podcast" and "Dude, Nobody Cares."
With a last name like that, Cleveland-based comic David Horning learned at a young age to lean into what bothers him using humor, and his comedy is a reflection of this. His optimistic slant on both mundane and heavy topics has gotten him selected to the New York Comedy Festival, Laughing Devil Comedy Festival, the Cleveland Comedy Festival, and on stages around the country. On top of stand-up, David regularly appears on conference stages as keynote speaker, teaching the value of humor in business to managers and executive teams across industries. He also produces Secret Society Comedy, a pop-up comedy club bringing the best up-and-coming comedians from around the country to Northeast Ohio.
Gheramy is the owner and operator of Golden Ox Studio. He produces local favorite podcasts such as Shit Brains, Brett Talk, You Can't Laugh At That, Teach These Devils, and several more for the Golden Ox Network. He can be seen on comedy stages across the city and has recently performed in the Mutiny Radio Comedy Fest, Cleveland Comedy Festival, Sixth City Comedy Fest, and the Midwestern Queer Comedy Festival. Renowned failure and a well educated idiot whose only contribution to this world will be when he is no longer in it, Gheramy is not sorry that you wasted your time reading this bio.