Secret Society Comedy
Rubber City Comedy Festival Edition
May 7, 2022 At Pub Bricco
SPECIAL THANKS TO
Learnmore Mwanyenyeka known professionally as Long John The Comedian, is a Zimbabwean stand-up comedian and actor.
2019 was a big year for Learnmore, he won the National Arts Merit Awards as the Outstanding Comedian of the Year, the Savanna Comic Choice Awards as the Pan African Comic of the Year and he was the people's choice award winner in Steve Harvey's Stand Up Spotlight competition and in 2020 he won the National Arts Merit Awards as the Outstanding Comedian of the Year.
Long John stands at over 6 feet, his comedy is brought to life by past experiences, observations and his view (from the top) which elicit rib-tickling laughs, regardless of the crowd.
Since making his comedy debut in 2012, he has since performed with and along side the biggest names on the African Continent and performed in over 25 cities across 15 countries at various TV Shows, theatres, Comedy clubs,and Festivals. Most recently, he’s been seen on Comedy Central Africa's Virtual Comedy Bar.
Martin Phillips is a stand up comedian primarily based in Washington DC, but still travels all over the country and has even performed in Alaska! While in college Martin was named the funniest college student in DC and hasn't stopped since; from performing at festivals, like The LA Diversity in Comedy Festival to the Cleveland Comedy Festival, and performing at colleges, appearing on the Kill Tony podcast multiple times, corporate gigs, apartment shows - Martin does it all! Be sure to check out where he'll be next or contact him if interested!
In addition to working as a freelance writer, Rebecca hosts a monthly comedy show in Brooklyn, edit an online literary magazine called the Furious Gazelle, and write humor pieces and fiction. She also works with Camp Brooklyn Fund and Camp Bronx Fund as a social media manager, planning marketing strategies to encourage donations and sell tickets to fundraising events. Rebecca has been featured in the Boston Comedy Festival, Salem Comedy Festival, and Plano Comedy Festival.
Kayt Hester is a comedian and visual artist from Jersey City, NJ. A year to the day after her first open mic set, Kayt won Audience Favorite in the Jersey City Comedy Festival. She performed at the Jersey Strong Showcase and was named one of the judges‚ and finished Top 3 in The Best of the Fest. Other credits include the Boston Comedy Festival and the NY Underground Comedy Festival. Her jokes have been featured in the New York Post. The Pixies used her artwork as a backdrop in their last tour. When not creating, Kayt enjoys bothering cats and wearing comfortable pants.
Hunter Roberts is a stand up comic most recently known as "why is that comic selling soap?!" Hunter became a comedian in the Bible Belt known for his highly energetic rants centered around his upbringing in the 90's. He has a dog named Lily, a cat named Trevor, and is the owner of the Clean & Sober Soap Co. He loves Disney and has an entire playlist of Taylor Swift songs. Hunter has shared the stage with late night talk show mainstays like Nate Bargatze, Megan Gailey, and was an official after-party act for Mumford & Sons' 2012 Gentleman of the Road Stopover Tour in Bristol, TN.
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 teaches managers and executive teams to improve their workplace culture by developing their senses of humor, and he regularly appears on conference stages as the keynote speaker through his company, Water Cooler Comedy. He also produces several comedy shows around the Cleveland area and co-hosts the podcast “You Can’t Laugh At That,” which explores the psychology behind other comedians' jokes to prove why anything can be funny.