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!
Derek Humphrey (MTV)
Boris Khakin (The Opposition with Jordan Klepper)
Hosted by Jarrod Fortune
*Lineup subject to change
Derek Humphrey is a Brooklyn based stand up comic who has appeared on MTV, featured on ABC, and recently in the NY Times. Derek hosts the podcast “Derek Mansplains It All” where he talks to anyone who is not a straight white male like himself. His blend of crowd work, storytelling and prolific joke writing has made him one of the most dynamic acts in New York. In addition to stand-up, he is a regular on both the Comedy Cellar's "Live From America" Podcast and on QED’s “Movies R Dumb” with Frank Coniff of Mystery Science Theater 3000. Derek is also host and co-producer of "Bushwick Bears" every Sunday night at the Mad Tropical in Bushwick, Brooklyn.
Boris Khaykin is a Brooklyn based comedian with a silent ‘K’ in his last name. He’s performed stand up on CollegeHumor Live, as a warm for The Opposition with Jordan Klepper, and was listed by TimeOutNY as one of Brooklyn Comedy Festival’s Biggest Stars. He’s been featured in Broad City webisodes, Amazon Prime’s Red Oakes, and is a regular guest on The Comedy Cellar’s Live From America Podcast. He's a writer and director for political comedy channel We The Internet TV where his work won a 2017 Webby Award and a 2018 Webby Award Honoree. He’s also written and performed with UCB Digital sketch teams and hosts Impro(VS)tandup every month at UCB East and The Breakdown with Boris Khaykin every month at The Red Room.