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!
Kristin Manna (Boston Comedy Festival)
Bryan Yang (StandUp NBC)
Hosted by Paul Schissler (New York Comedy Festival)
*Lineup subject to change
Kristin Manna is one of six kids. Her dad likes to get married. She drinks orange juice with tacos. She is a horrible speller. She's obsessed with Bulldog Instagram accounts, Chocolate and peanut butter ice cream is her kryptonite. Kristin is a Stand-up comic who has performed in various clubs in NYC. She runs a monthly comedy show at The Tank. Kristin has been featured in the Bridgetown Comedy Festival, Limestone Comedy Festival, and Boston Comedy Festival. Most recently, you may have seen Kristin eating pancakes in an IHOP commercial.
Bryan Yang is a stand-up comedian based in New York City. He’s originally from Sacramento, but moved to New York because he was sick and tired of being able to afford rent.
In 2013, BuzzFeed named Bryan one of their “Top 14 Comedians You Should Be Paying Attention To.” He was number 12 on the list, so he barely made it. In 2014, nothing happened. Things turned around for Yang in 2015, when he was invited to perform in the Bridgetown Comedy Festival and Limestone Comedy Festival. In 2016, Bryan was a semifinalist in the StandUp NBC showcase, and appeared in Paste Magazine's "Stand-Up at the Paste Studio." ClickHole selected Yang to participate in their writing intensive in 2017. Most recently, Bryan was named to the 2018 class of NBC's Late Night Writers Workshop, and was once again a semifinalist in the StandUp NBC showcase. While impressive, none of the aforementioned credits were paid gigs.
Yang has opened for great acts like Michelle Wolf, Gilbert Gottfried, and Greg Proops. Bryan has also performed in some of the best comedy clubs across the country including Cobb's, Punch Line San Francisco, Punch Line Philly, Punch Line Sacramento, The Comedy Attic, Stand Up NY, Gotham Comedy Club, Caroline’s, NY Comedy Club, The Comic Strip, and UCB. He mostly performs in the basements of bars though. There were too many bars to list individually.
Paul Schissler is like Splenda-- he’s sweet, but there’s something kind of off. His comedy is a mix of embarrassing stories about sex, crazy family life and being optimistic anyway. Paul has appeared on The Steve Harvey Show, Discovery and was in the NY Comedy Festival.