Well Hello there! Welcome to Summit Comedy, Inc. Did you know that we are one of the largest suppliers of College Comedians and Comedy Entertainment in the United States? It’s true. We don’t like to toot our own horn, but Comedy is what we do, and we do it well! There’s no smoke and mirrors here, and we’ve been in business since our beginning in 1998. Phew, that’s a long time. Our staff consists of agents that were once student programmers, so we know both sides of the fence. We also know just want you are going through when trying to find the perfect fit for your theme, event, budget, etc. and will hand hold you through every step of the way.
We are consistently scouring over talent submissions and visiting comedy festivals to find the best comedians and variety entertainment to match up to the 18-22 year old college market and below are our top 10 picks to book for 2019. Our entire roster of College Comedians can be seen HERE, but he’s a little sample below to whet your comedy appetite. Please let us know if we can assist you in any way with your next event.
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TOP 10 COLLEGE COMEDIANS TO HIRE IN 2019
1) JESSI CAMPBELL
Jessi Campbell is quite simply the best! She’s likeable, smart, witty, and most of all….Hilarious! She was the 2015 Campus Activities Magazine Female Performer of the Year, an award she was also nominated for in 2013 and has performed at over 1,000 college Nationwide. Jessi’s comedy CD “Winner Winner” has been featured on iTunes and can be heard on Sirius/XM Radio, Pandora/Spotify, and terrestrial radio stations across country. Jessi has performed at Gilda’s LaughFest, The Boston Comedy Festival, The Great American Comedy Festival, San Francisco SketchFest, and was the People’s Choice winner at the 2009 Aspen Rooftop Comedy Festival. She was featured on NBC’s Last Comic Standing and her Dry Bar Comedy special “The Sharpest Knife on the Porch” can be seen on Amazon Prime, Facebook, Youtube, etc.
2) ARVIN MITCHELL
Being one of 13 children, Arvin Mitchell is no stranger to crowds. Born in St.Louis with 9 sisters & 3 brothers made food seem like a myth at dinner time. After being disciplined by his mother in front of a full class of his peers, Arvin had no choice but to do standup, because his butt hurt so bad after that, he couldn’t sit down. Mitchell’s creative & and explosively silly comedy has kept him in demand in more arenas than one! With an array of impressions, stories, gestures and faces, Arvin’s memorable performance is sure to please. As the former cohost of BET’s Club Comic View, Arvin has been featured on Kevin Hart’s “One Mic Stand”, Tony Rocks “The Funny Spot” as well as entertaining our troops abroad. Nominated as one of NBC’s Stand Up for Diversity top comics Arvin continues to tour colleges, clubs, cruise ships & churches.
3) FRANCISCO RAMOS
Francisco Ramos is a bicultural and bilingual comedian, having performed in both English and Spanish. Originally from Venezuela, Francisco moved to the States as a teenager. After graduating from the University of Maryland with a double major in Finance and International Business, he discovered that his true love was comedy. Francisco recently shot a standup special “Entre Nos” for HBO. He was a top-ten finalist on Last Comic Standing and continues to flourish as an actor and voice-over artist in addition to touring as a stand-up comic across North America. He most recently appeared in Showtime’s “Shameless,” with other appearances in “Angie Tribeca” from Steve Carell, Netflix’s “Lady Dynamite”, and voicing the role of Marmoset in the animated film “RIO” with Anne Hathaway and Jesse Eisenberg. He has also appeared on the hilarious @midnight on Comedy Central and several times on Jimmy Kimmel Live. Francisco is part of Lorne Michael’s “Mas Mejor”, where he has written, directed and performed several sketches for them. His debut album “Vayalo” has been exclusively playing on Sirius XM and has been a top 5 album on the Billboard Comedy Charts. He directed, co-wrote and starred in his debut comedy short “Zoo Animals”, which has already been accepted to several festivals, including Just For Laughs. Early in his career, Francisco was selected to perform in the CBS Multicultural Diversity Showcase, where he was one of 12 selected from a pool of 5,000 applicants. Having won first place in the Lucille Ball Comedy Festival sponsored by NBC/COZI TV, American Latino produced a documentary on Francisco about his rise as a comic for Latino Out Loud (LOL).
4) COMEDY MAGICIAN BEN SEIDMAN
Ben Seidman co-stars in Magic Outlaws on Travel Channel and appeared on Fool Us with Penn & Teller on the CW network. Seidman was the Resident Magician at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas following three seasons creating magic for Criss Angel – Mindfreak on A&E. Ben won 2015 Best Small Venue Performer (campus activity magazine) and 2014 Entertainer of the Year (Princess Cruises). He is Johnny Knoxville’s personal magic teacher and has performed for Robin Williams, Zedd, Christina Hendricks, Stephen Merchant and Carrot Top. Ben is one of the most in demand and highly reviewed young magicians working today. “College shows are my favorite, but don’t tell my other audiences.”
5) ANDREW SLEIGHTER
Andrew’s laid-back style and clever writing has won him appreciation from fans and respect from his peers. Andrew was featured on the 8th season of Last Comic Standing and was a regular on the MTV show Money From Strangers and has performed on Conan O’Brien. A huge sports fan, he’s written and blogged for the Sports Show with Norm Macdonald and is the author and creator of the popular sports humor Twitter account “Danica Patrick Ewing”. Reliable, consistent and most of all hilarious – that’s Andrew Sleighter!
6) JESUS TREJO
Based out of Los Angeles, born and raised in Long Beach, CA, Jesus Trejo has appeared on Comedy Central’s “ADAM DEVINE’S HOUSE PARTY”, Season 2 of “Stand-Up & Deliver” on Nuvo TV, and was a recurring cast member on TBS’s sitcom “SULLIVAN & SON” as Javier. In July of 2015, Jesus was chosen to participate in the prestigious Just For Laughs Festival in Montreal as part of Jeff Ross’s “ROAST MASTER’S INVITATIONAL”, and in the summer of 2016 he was selected to be a NEW FACE for at the Just For Laughs Festival. Jesus can be seen on Season 1 of UPROARIOUS, a stand-up show that debuted on Fuse in the Fall of 2016.
7) JENNY ZIGRINO
With the sweetness of the Midwest and the iron balls of the East Coast, Jenny Zigrino is a comedian that packs a punch of truly original humor. She’s charmed audiences across the country with her wit, keen observations, embarrassing anecdotes, and brilliant honesty for a compelling performance you can’t ignore. She made her late night debut on Conan O’Brien and was a recent guest on the hit shows @Midnight and Adam DeVine’s House Party Season 3 on Comedy Central. She’s been featured on TBS, Oxygen, TruTV, MTV Fox, and IFC. A rising star in Hollywood, her first film appearance was a leading role in the film 50 Shades of Black with Marlon Wayans. She also stars in the film Bad Santa 2 with Billy Bob Thornton, the sequel to the 2003 hit film Bad Santa. She exploded onto the Just For Laugh’s New Faces Showcase for 2016 and has been featured in many festivals across the country. She is an alumni of The New York Comedy Festival, Women in Comedy Festival, Bridgetown Comedy Festival, Moontower Comedy Festival, and many more. She recently released an IFC Web series with her friend and comedian Jen Saunderson “The Filling is Mutual” available on IFC Digital, and just finished taping her own Comedy Central Presents 30 minute special.
8) MIND READER ERIC DITTELMAN
Eric Dittelman is best known as a semi-finalist and judges’ favorite on Season 7 of NBC’s “America’s Got Talent” and as a guest on “Ellen”. Having amazed all of America on national TV, he continues to perform at colleges, comedy clubs and corporate events all across the country. He combines amazing mind reading with stand-up and improv comedy and has honed his comedy skills with Upright Citizen’s Brigade, The Second City and ImprovBoston. He has also been featured in “Entertainment Weekly”, “Rolling Stone”, and even “The National Enquirer”. In 2015, he was voted “Best Male Performer” by Campus Activities Magazine. If you were also a mind reader, you would’ve already known that.
“Wow! That is amazing…That is AMAZING!” -Ellen DeGeneres
“All of America will be talking about Dittelman!” -Sharon Osbourne
“You’re one of my favorite acts! Exceptional talent!” -Howard Stern
9) KEVIN BOZEMAN
Kevin Bozeman has been seen on Comedy Central, CBS, Fox and was a semi-finalist on NBC’s Last Comic Standing in the Summer of 2015. With over 10 NACA showcases under his belt, Kevin’s easy going style and infectious smile, makes him an instant crowd pleaser. Smart, clever and edgy, Kevin’s recently released 3rd CD, ‘Life Coach’ has been both a critical and commercial success. No subject is sacred from Kevin’s hilarious truths. Welcome to the FUN CENTER!
10) JON FISHER
Jon Raymond Fisher is a musical comedian who can be found on TruTV, all over YouTube, and in commercials nationwide. Jon has played across the country, sharing the stage with Hannibal Buress, Sarah Silverman, Iliza Shlesinger, and many more. Best described as a mashup between Bo Burnham, Flight of the Conchords, and Lonely Island, Jon’s songs cover topics ranging from the frustrations of roommates and college to his man crush on Ryan Gosling to his desire to be a “motivational DJ.” Jon’s acoustic, pop, and hip hop comedic stylings combine social commentary, observational humor, pop-culture references, and character-driven acts out for a performance that’s great for all ages, but exceptionally well suited for college students.