Meet the Contestants on NBC’s Bring the Funny

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Meet the Contestants on NBC’s Bring the Funny

Yesterday we shared the first artwork from NBC’s new comedy competitions how, Bring the Funny. Hosted by Amanda Seales and featuring Kenan Thompson, Chrissy Teigen and Jeff Foxworthy as judges, Bring the Funny isn’t just about stand-up—it’ll also include sketch performers and a “variety” section for anybody who doesn’t quite fit anywhere else.

Today we’re announcing the full line-up of contestants, which includes some familiar names to anybody who pays attention to comedy. Take a look below and check out Bring the Funny when it premieres on NBC on Tuesday, July 9.


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Orlando Leyba
Hometown: Miami, FL
Resident: Glendale, CA

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Calvin Evans
Hometown: Chicago, IL
Resident: Los Angeles, CA

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Matt Rife
Hometown: Columbus, OH
Resident: Los Angeles, CA

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Hometown: Jyväskylä, Finland
Resident: Los Angeles, CA

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Michael Longfellow
Hometown: Phoenix, AZ
Resident: Los Angeles, CA

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Erica Rhodes
Hometown: Newton, MA
Resident: Los Angeles, CA

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Tacarra Williams
Hometown: Bronx, NY
Resident: Los Angeles, CA

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Rocky Dale Davis
Hometown: Brentwood, AL
Resident: Las Vegas, NV

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Leclerc Andre
Hometown: Columbia, MD
Resident: Brooklyn, NY

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Audrey Stewart
Hometown: Indianapolis, MD
Resident: Los Angeles, CA

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Graham Kay
Hometown: Ottawa, Canada
Resident: Brooklyn, NY

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Daphnique Springs
Hometown: West Palm Beach, FL
Resident: Burbank, CA

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Ali Kolbert
Hometown: Weston, CT
Resident: New York, NY

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Ian Lara
Hometown: Queens, NY
Resident: New York, NY

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Candice Thompson
Hometown: Queens, NY / Cincinnati, OH
Resident: Los Angeles, CA

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Ali Siddiq
Hometown: Houston, TX
Resident: Houston, TX

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Jesus Trejo
Hometown: Long Beach, CA
Resident: Long Beach, CA


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Members: 2 (Frances Callier and Angela V. Shelton)
Hometown: Los Angeles, CA
Resident: Los Angeles, CA

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JK! Studios
Members: 6 (Mallory Everton, Matt Meese, Jason Gray, Natalie Madsen, Jeremy Warner, Stacey Harkey)
Hometown: Provo, UT
Resident: Provo, UT

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Willy Appleman
Hometown: Dorset, VT
Resident: Brooklyn, NY

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The Valleyfolk
Members: 4
Hometown: Los Angeles, CA
Resident: Los Angeles, CA

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Kids These Days
Members: 6 (Lida Darmian, Maggie Maxwell, Scott Hercman, Nick Reichheld, Rachael Burke, Adrian Frimpong)
Hometown: New York, NY
Resident: New York, NY

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Room 28
Members: 6 (Rachel Strauss-Muñiz, Jerry Díaz, Jaime Fernandez, Andrew Casanova, Ariana Rodriguez, McKenna Cox)
Hometown: New York. NY
Resident: New York, NY

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Lost Moon Radio
Members: 6 (Martha Marion, Frank Smith, Ryan Harrison, Leslie Korein, Dylan Ris, Mikey Wells)
Hometown: Los Angeles, CA
Resident: Los Angeles, CA

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The Chris & Paul Show
Members: 2 (Chris O’Neill, Paul Valenti)
Hometown: Stamford, CT
Resident: Stamford, CT

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Andrea Lopez
Hometown: Washington, D.C.
Resident: Washington, D.C.


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Kristin Key
Hometown: Amarillo, TX
Resident: Redondo Beach, CA

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Jarred Fell
Hometown: Auckland, New Zealand
Resident: Auckland, New Zealand

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Drennon Davis
Hometown: San Francisco, CA
Resident: Los Angeles, CA

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Morgan Jay
Hometown: Mahwah, NJ
Resident: Los Angeles, CA

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Randy Feltface
Hometown: Victoria, Australia
Resident: Victoria, Australia


Members: 3 (Alex Lewis, Keith Habersberger, Hughie Stone Fish)
Hometown: Los Angeles, CA
Resident: Los Angeles, CA

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Mister Zed
Home state: New Jersey
Resident: New Jersey

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Mandy Muden
Hometown: London, United Kingdom
Resident: London, United Kingdom

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Becca Brown
Hometown: Chicago, IL
Resident: Chicago, IL

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Regan and Watkins
Members: 2 (Pat Regan and Jeremiah Watkins)
Hometown: Los Angeles, CA
Resident: Los Angeles, CA

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Harry & Chris
Members: 2
Home: United Kingdom

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Armando Anto
Hometown: Grenoble, France
Resident: Los Angeles, CA

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Lucas Bohn
Hometown: Mathews, VA
Resident: Brooklyn, NY

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Handsome Naked
Members: 3 (Chucho Perez, Eric Oren, Brad Kemp)
Hometown: Chicago, IL
Resident: Chicago, IL