Rich Parham, born and raised to be hilarious! Raised in Queens, NY and born to Gwen and Richard Parham Sr., Rich picked up much of his talent from his father who was born on the day of the fools! Coming from such a large and talented city, Rich grew to become witty and proved his talent when he appeared and was featured on MTV's hit TV show "Yo Momma". Rich has worked with stars such as Wilmer Valderrama from "That 70's Show".
After "Yo Momma," Rich took a sabbatical from comedy to graduate from college. After completing his education he returned to his roots and his comedy career. Thus far, Rich has been featured in more than 20 performances, two of which were on Carnival Cruise Line on board (Punch Liner Comedy Club), has hosted two showcases, has co-produced over 10 comedy shows, and is the co-founder of "Pretty Funny People," a comedic team that tours all over Central New York (CNY). Rich has also appeared as a guest speaker on "The Funny Business Radio Show," which is available on Blog Talk Radio and has over 100,000 listeners. Rich will be performing live on "Unsigned Hype," a television program set to air later this year. Rich Parham is currently on Tour. A proud member of TKE.
Rich Parham, Born and raised to bust your guts!
Born Gut Buster
Born and raised in the Bronx, NY, Anthony “AJ” Foster has always has been a huge fan of comedy from as far back as he can remember. From the time he was a small child just learning how to talk, he would recite jokes from Eddie Murphy’s Raw and Delirious stand up specials, as well as the movie "Coming to America." He credits Murphy as being one of his biggest comedic inspirations along with Chris Rock, Martin Lawrence, and Dave Chappelle.
AJ got his first taste of spotlight in the comedy world in 2006 while making an appearance on the MTV series "Yo Momma," where he ultimately finished as a semi-finalist in the New York City competition. He began doing stand up in 2010 at Wiseguys Comedy showroom in Syracuse where he quickly became a fan favorite. He has been featured at Gotham Comedy Club in New York City, as well as the Eastville Comedy Club and most recently the Clayton Fletcher Show at New York Comedy Club.
Hailing from Harlem , N.Y., Ike Buzz has been a Pretty Funny People fan favorite since early 2012 and he is quick to point out “it ain’t where you from it’s where you’re at” as he considers Utica N.Y his home away from home. His unique take on his personal struggles with life, work and family makes this comedian a must see and his sets are never missed by audiences and peers alike. As fans have already conceded “he rarely does the same set twice”. No topic is taboo, edgy or safe when his name is called to the mic. Although Ike will tell you he got his start in 1985 making his mom laugh to get outta whippings, he actually got his start in 2005 at Caroline’s on broadway acclaimed comedy school and has been busting guts ever since. He has been performing in various comedy clubs in N.Y.C and Central N.Y for the last 4 years. He draws inspiration from very topical situations and is not afraid to turn the jokes on himself. He is a former United States Serviceman and proud member of the Pretty Funny People family. See him live for yourself and you’ll understand why he considers himself to be misunderstood his mantra is “No excuses, No apologies, No limitations”. And we at Pretty Funny People wouldn’t have it any other way. Ike is currently performing as part of the Pretty Funny People collective. He can be found on Wednesday nights at Headquarters in Utica, NY working on his craft and networking. Catch him now because he has already made reservations to turn 2013 into “THE YEAR OF BUZZ."
Jenny Red started doing comedy in late 2011, after being discovered by Ruban, of Headquarters Utica. She never wanted to be a comedian, yet her ability of pointing out the obvious with a witty and satirical charm pushed her towards the comedic path. She accidentally created a comedy series called, The Last Laugh, at the Uptown Theater, in Utica New York. The first show was a sell out and the community response was positive. She is still not sure how it happen due to her lack of experience other than luck. She also put together a comedy benefit over the 2012 summer called, Comedy for Cure. It included local greats like Ike Buzz, AJ Foster, and Rich P-Ham. All of the proceeds went to the American Cancer Society.
Jenny's theory about life is, "Laughter is the best medicine, no matter how bad it is." She is a native of Georgia. You can find her on Facebook @ jennyredcomedy.