QED Presents is QED's series of house-booked stand up showcases, featuring national headliners and up-and-coming gems! Be sure to keep an eye out for special guests and other surprises!
Throughout October, QED Presents will feature two comedians per show who will be taping their half hours to submit to Comedy Central!
Jess Salomon (Sirius XM)
Jes Tom (Cold Brew)
*Lineup subject to change
Jess Salomon is a Canadian comedian who recently made the move to New York with her Muslim wife because she has excellent comedic timing.
Since making the move, Jess was selected to be a 2017 StandUP NBC finalist and had her stand up featured on SiriusXM’s Raw Dog. She’s done cool festivals in America like the Laughing Skull Festival and San Francisco Sketch Fest, and she was recently hired as a writer on the award-wining IFC/CBC sketch show, Baroness Von Sketch.
In Canada, Jess has been in Just for Laughs, the Winnipeg Comedy Festival and on CBC’s “The Debaters”. Her stand up has aired on CBC Television and can be heard on SiriusXM’s “Canada Laughs” and CBC’s “LOL”.
Fun fact: before comedy Jess used to be a U.N. war crimes lawyer. The jury is still out on whether this was a good move.
Jes Tom (they/them) is an actor, writer, and weird queer stand up comic. Born & raised in San Francisco and now based in New York, Jes's comedy gleefully provides the nonbinary queer Asian American radical cyborg perspective that everyone never knew they wanted. Their writing has been published by Reductress, By Shondaland, and Condé Nast's Them. Jes has been featured in GO Magazine, Splitsider, and the Fader, and were named one of TimeOut New York's "LGBTQ POC Comedians We're Obsessed With." They were a 2018 StandUp NBC semifinalist. Follow Jes on Twitter @jestom and Instagram @jesthekid.