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Stephen Merchant

Stephen Merchant is an Emmy, British Comedy Award, and three-time BAFTA-winning writer, director, and comedic actor. He is best known for his work with his friend Ricky Gervais in the popular British sitcoms The Office and Extras, and on the Ricky Gervais Show in its radio and podcast forms. Merchant also hosts a radio show on BBC 6 music.

Aziz Ansari

Aziz Ansari (born February 23, 1983) is an American actor and comedian. He is best known as one of the stars of the critically acclaimed sketch comedy series Human Giant on MTV, for which he is also a writer and executive producer. Ansari now appears in a new NBC series, Parks and Recreation, from producers of The Office. Official website: <a href="http://azizisbored.tumblr.com/" rel="nofollow">http://azizisbored.tumblr.com/</a>

Noel Fielding

Noel Fielding (born 21 May 1973 in London, England) is an English artist, comedian and actor. He is known for his role as Vince Noir in The Mighty Boosh, which he also co-writes with fellow actor Julian Barratt. He is the co-originator of crimping. Noel Fielding performed regularly as a stand-up comedian during the late 1990s, and appeared repeatedly on the BBC television stand-up showcase Gas. His highly animated stand-up routine included surreal stories, characters, and songs, much like his later work in The Mighty Boosh.

Bill Bailey

Bill Bailey is a comedian/musician/actor from the UK. His live shows are a mixture of stand-up and original comic songs. He has four albums (two studio, two live) and four live DVDs. He plays Manny Bianco in the sitcom "Black Books" and was a permanent fixture of "Never Mind the Buzzcocks" on the BBC for 11 series' until October 2008. Bill has done 4 live tours so far:- Cosmic Jam, Bewilderness, Part Troll and Tinselworm.

Henry Rollins

Henry Rollins (born February 13, 1961 as Henry Lawrence Garfield) is an American Grammy Award-winning alternative rock singer and songwriter, spoken word artist, book author (prose and poetry), radio and TV personality, occasional movie actor, comedian, and voice-over artist. He is perhaps best known for his work with the hardcore punk band Black Flag from 1981 to 1986, and for leading the Rollins Band since 1987.

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Bo Burnham

Ever since his first temper tantrum, Bo knew he wanted to perform. After an awkward “athletic” phase, he started dedicating his time to school theater. He continued to nurture his love for performance, receiving rave reviews from countless relatives. Bo chose to attend an all-boys catholic high school, thus giving his nickname “theater queer” some additional validity. During the fall of his junior year in high school, Bo started teaching himself how to play piano and guitar.

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Tim & Eric

Tim Heidecker and Eric Wareheim met in 1994 as roommates and film students at Temple University. They were instant friends and remained as such after graduation. They produced a number of short, low-budget films and cartoons for their site, timanderic.com. Their short entitled “Tom Goes to the Mayor” was selected by the Philadelphia Institute of World Cinema as a short film and was included in Penn University’s Institute of Contemporary Art. In 2001, the two compiled a tape of many of their shorts and submitted it to various comedic heros of theirs’, including Mr.

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The Rubberbandits

The Rubberbandits are the award-winning comedy hip-hop duo of Blindboy Boat Club and Mr. Chrome from Limerick, Ireland. Primarily a satirical stage and television act, they have performed throughout Ireland, the UK and USA with shows at events such as Electric Picnic, Oxegen and the Bulmers International Comedy Festival. The Rubberbandits have won awards for both their music and Comedy. In 2011 the Duo were declared "Best Irish Act" at the entertainment.ie awards, beating competition from such acts as Villagers, Fionn Regan and The Script, and also won an IFTA award for their television work.

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Flight of the Conchords

Flight of the Conchords is a Grammy award-winning folk/pop/comedy duo comprised of Bret Mckenzie formerly of The Black Seeds, Video Kid, and Wellington International Ukulele Orchestra fame and Jemaine Clement formerly of The Humourbeasts, who met in 1998 while studying film and theatre in Wellington, New Zealand. Billing themselves as "New Zealand's fourth most popular guitar-based digi-bongo acapella-rap-funk-comedy folk duo", the group uses a combination of witty banter and acoustic guitars to work the audience.

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