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 comedians who will be taping their half hours to submit to Comedy Central!
Hosted by Sharron Paul
*Lineup subject to change
Katie Compa developed a biting sense of humor as a highly effective defense mechanism growing up an ugly duckling outside Washington, DC and now uses it to write and perform comedy. Equal parts sassy, smart, and sarcastic, Katie cracks up audiences worldwide. Katie cut her teeth in the Bay Area comedy scene, and is now based in New York City. She has been featured in the San Francisco SketchFest and (don’t tell her mom) on HighTimes.com
Selena Coppock is a standup comedian, writer, author, and storyteller based in NYC. She has been called a "dark horse audiences never see coming" by The Village Voice and an "impressive young talent" by the New York Times. Bustle called her one of the 8 Funniest Feminists on Twitter and TheFrisky ranked her one of the 25 Funniest Feminists on Twitter. She is the creator of @NYTVows, the parody Twitter and Instagram account that lampoons the New York Times Wedding section.
Selena was recently seen in the Amazon Prime sitcom RED OAKS and has been seen on Bravo, Lifetime, VH1, CollegeHumor.com, RooftopComedy.com, and elsewhere.
In May 2013, she published her debut book, THE NEW RULES FOR BLONDES (HarperCollins), a collection of personal essays celebrating and subverting the blonde stereotype. Her writing has also been featured on Jezebel, McSweeney's, Reductress, The Loom, xoJane, Huffington Post, TheFrisky, and she was a creative consultant to TVLand's Younger.
Her first standup album, Seen Better Days, will be released in late 2017 by Little Lamb Recordings. Look out for it!
Calvin S. Cato got his comedic start with the Wesleyan University stand-up comedy troupe Punchline and then transferred his unique brand of humor to New York City in 2006. He has performed all across the United States and has even crossed the border into Canada. His television appearances include the Game Show Network, Oxygen’s My Crazy Love, National Geographic’s Brain Games, and an unaired pilot for Vice Media called Emergency Black Meeting. He has received favorable mentions in The Examiner, The Collared Sheep, BadSlava.com, Inside New York, and TOLifestyle.com. His comedy has been featured in San Francisco Sketchfest, Austin’s Out of Bounds Comedy Festival, North Carolina Comedy Arts Festival, and the Cinder Block Comedy Festival. In addition, you may have heard him overshare on many podcasts including Keith and The Girl, The Beige Philip Show, and Tinder Tales. In 2017, Calvin was named one of Time Out New York’s Queer Comics of Color to Watch Out For. You can catch Calvin every 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Mondays as the host/producer of Ed Sullivan on Acid at Freddy’s Bar in Brooklyn, one of the longest running free comedy shows in Brooklyn. Or you can check out the podcast he co-produces called Playable Characters Podcast, which has been featured in AV Club and Splitsider.
Sharron Paul is a NYC-based actress, comedian, writer and producer. She co-hosts the long-running *CHEAP DATE* comedy show, which was deemed “One of the best things to do in Brooklyn” by TimeOut New York. She was named “One of the funniest women on Twitter” by the Huffington Post. Sharron has appeared on FOX, ABC, MTV, and A&E as well as a number of popular sketches and music videos. She co-starred in the series Political Fashion Chat on IAF TV, as well as the webseries’ Girls Are Roommates, Ghostedbusters, and 2 Self Help Books Away from Being Perfect. Sharron also voices the character Francine on Amazon’s animated series “Fanny Fun Facts.”