Honored as one of "Ten Standout Stand-Ups Worth Watching" by Back Stage Magazine, Ray Ellin is the host of LateNet with Ray Ellin, the first comedy/variety show to simultaneously combine both in-studio and interactive online audiences. The show features A-list celebrities, top comedians, and musical guests. Past guests include Hank Azaria, Chevy Chase, Fran Drescher, Leonard Nimoy, and more. Ellin is also the host of the new Gong Show Live and has served as the host and writer of the syndicated television shows The Movie Loft, BrainFuelTV, and New York Now. He has appeared on HBO, Discovery, NBC, FOX, VH1, and ABC.
Ellin produced and directed the award-winning film The Latin Legends Of Comedy, distributed by 20th Century Fox. He also co-starred in the romantic comedy Killing Cinderella and produced and co-starred in the short films "Yellow," "The Try-Out," "The Face," and "Felix the Painter." He is the founder of the popular comedy site DailyComedy.com, "the Youtube for jokes."
Lenny Marcus has been a stand-up comedian in New York City for 15 years. He has performed three times at the prestigious Just for Laughs Comedy Festival in Montreal and on HBO's U.S. Comedy Arts festival in Aspen, Colorado.
Marcus has appeared on Comedy Central's Live at Gotham, NBC's Friday Nite, NBC's Louie Anderson Show, and MTV's the Jim Brewer Show. He has also appeared on TruTV's World's Dumbest series, making fun of criminals. Marcus has written for national publications, including UsWeekly and Life and Style, and he is a contributing writer for DailyComedy.com. His first comedy CD, You're Getting a Zero, is a fan favorite, and last summer he released his second CD, titled Sharks, Toasters, Meredith - and Other Things that are Harmful to your Health.
Voted one of the Top 10 Comedians in New York City by the Hollywood Reporter, Modi is one of the comedy circuit's hottest young comedians. He has appeared on CBS's CSI: NY, HBO's The Sopranos, NBC's Last Comic Standing, Comedy Central's Tough Crowd with Colin Quinn, and E! Entertainment's Howard Stern Show.
Modi has played leading roles in two films: Waiting for Woody Allen, which won the 2004 LA Film Festival, and Stand Up, a feature-length film released in 2006. He has also appeared in Our Italian Husband with Chevy Chase and Brooke Shields; The Perfect Christmas with Queen Latifah; and National Lampoon's One, Two Many. He has toured in the United Kingdom, Holland, and Israel, and he regularly performs at comedy festivals and special venues, including Montreal's Just for Laughs Comedy Festival and The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C.
Dan Naturman began performing stand-up comedy several years ago in, believe it or not, law school. After graduation, he decided to devote himself to stand-up full time. Comedy, he discovered, was his true passion. Besides, his grades were bad and nobody would hire him.
Naturman charming combination of self-deprecation and outright grouchiness has had audiences howling from coast to coast. He is one of New York City's most respected comedians, having done his own special on Comedy Central, as well as multiple appearances on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, The Late Show with David Letterman, and The Conan O'Brien Show.
A portion of the proceeds from "A Delightfully Jewish Christmas" will be donated to American Friends of Magen David Adom (www.afmda.org), whose team of trained volunteer and professional medical responders has provided pre-hospital emergency needs in Israel, including medical, disaster, ambulance and blood services, for more than 70 years. The MDA National Blood Services Center, located in Ramat Gan, provides 100% of the blood requirements of the IDF and 95% of the blood needs for Israeli hospitals and the general population.
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