We will continue adding comedians to our roster until just a few weeks before the festival. Keep checking back for more updates!
James Adomian is a comedian and actor well known for his standup, characters and impressions. As Bernie Sanders, James is one-half of Trump vs. Bernie, a comedy debate act that includes a memorable guest appearance on Comedy Central and two TV specials for Fusion, along with a live international tour in 2016.
James has performed standup on John Oliver’s New York Stand Up Show on Comedy Central, and on NBC’s Last Comic Standing where he was a Top 10 finalist. James has also performed to much acclaim over the years at the Just For Laughs Festival in Montreal and many other top comedy festivals.
He has guest starred on Comedy Central’s @MIDNIGHT, The Meltdown and Drunk History, on Adult Swim’s Children’s Hospital and on IFC’s Comedy Bang! Bang! as a variety of guest characters.
James has done recurring voiceover on numerous animated shows, including Our Cartoon President on Showtime, Bob’s Burgers, BoJack Horseman, American Dad, Future Worm, Talking Tom, and Pig Goat Banana Cricket.
Maria Bamford starred in and executive produced the semi-autobiographical Netflix comedy series Lady Dynamite, created by Mitch Hurwitz (Arrested Development) and Pam Brady (South Park). Maria is also the creator and star of Maria Bamford: the special special special and of the cult hit web series The Maria Bamford Show. She was the first female comic to have two half-hour Comedy Central Presents specials and starred alongside Patton Oswalt, Zach Galifianakis and Brian Posehn in the Comedy Central series The Comedians of Comedy and Netflix’s Comedians of Comedy: The Movie. She has voiced characters on countless animation series including Big Mouth, Talking Tom and Friends, BoJack Horseman, Adventure Time, Bob’s Burgers, Legend of Korra, Puss in Boots, CatDog and PBS’s Emmy-winning series Word Girl. Maria played DeBrie Bardeaux on the Netflix reboot of Arrested Development and also recurred on the ABC hit series Fresh off the Boat. She is the 2014 winner of the American Comedy Award for Best Club Comic. Maria’s late night appearances include CONAN, The Tonight Show, The Late Show with Stephen Colbert and Late Night with Seth Meyers.
Jordan Doll is a standup comedian and actor from Denver, Colorado where he is a regular at the world famous Comedy Works. If he looks familiar, it might be because you saw him on Viceland’s Flophouse, or the Comedy Central Snapchat channel, or dressed up like a potato skin in that one TGIFridays commercial. Or maybe you caught him at Just For Laughs Montreal, High Plains Comedy Festival, or San Francisco Sketch fest; opening for the likes of Kumail Nanjiani, Brian Posehn or Kyle Kinane? No? Well. Maybe it was something else. He does just kind of have one of those faces.
Naomi Ekperigin is a comedian/writer, and her writing credits include HBO's MRS. FLETCHER, BROAD CITY, NBC's GREAT NEWS, and CBS All Access series NO ACTIVITY. She also wrote a pilot for Jessica Williams at Comedy Central. As an actor, she has appeared on ABC’s SINGLE PARENTS, Freeform’s ALONE TOGETHER and just recently shot a recurring role on ZEUS, Rob McElhenney’s new show on Apple. Naomi co-hosts the popular live show and podcast COUPLES THERAPY.
Comedian Kellen Erskine has appeared on Conan, Jimmy Kimmel, NBC's America's Got Talent, and the Amazon Original Series Inside Jokes. He has garnered over 30 million views with his clips on Dry Bar Comedy. In 2018 he was selected to perform on the coveted “New Faces” showcase at the Just For Laughs Comedy Festival in Montreal--comedy's most prestigious event. Kellen was named one of TBS's Top Ten Comics to Watch in 2017, and he performed at the TBS New York Comedy Festival. He's appeared on nationally syndicated radio, including the Bob and Tom Show and Todd N Tyler. Kellen has been a finalist of both the San Francisco International Comedy Competition and the Great American Comedy Festival; he has also performed at the Bridgetown, Big Sky, and Boston Comedy Festivals.
A stand-up comedian, writer and actor Fortune Feimster first made a name for herself on CHELSEA LATELY. Feimster currently stars in the NBC series, CHAMPIONS, as a series regular and is known for her role of ‘Nurse Collette on Hulu’s THE MINDY PROJECT. Her Netflix stand up special was released last summer and received rave reviews. Feimster has also performed stand-up on TBS’s ‘Conan,’ Comedy Central’s ‘@midnight’ and has her own Comedy Central half hour special.
Feimster can be seen in a fun role for the Amblin Pictures feature film, OFFICE CHRISTMAS PARTY in addition to the adventure comedy, DEPORTED. Amblin recently acquired BAD COP, BAD COP a feature that she co-wrote and will star in. Prior to that Fortune co-wrote and sold two comedy pilots to ABC with the latter being produced by Tina Fey. Previously, Feimster had a recurring role on CBS’ LIFE IN PIECES and many guest appearances on hit TV shows including DEAR WHITE PEOPLE, IDIOTSITTER, WORKAHOLICS, DRUNK HISTORY, @MIDNIGHT.
Fortune now headlines the best comedy clubs across the country and is one of comedy’s fastest rising stars.
Curt Fletcher has appeared at some of the biggest clubs in the country with some of the biggest names of comedy including; Jim Norton, Kyle Kinane, Harland Williams, T.J. Miller, Carl LaBove, Josh Blue, Chris Porter, Theo Von, Jackie Kashian, Dan Soder, Finesse Mitchell, and Brian Posehn. In 2007, he advanced to the semifinals of the HBO Lucky 21 competition. He was also selected for the World Series of Comedy in Las Vegas, and the Laughing Skull Festival in Atlanta.
Curt made his television debut in 2010 on the late night talk show, The After After Party, hosted by Steven Michael Quezada (Breaking Bad). He appeared on the show four times. Curt co-wrote The Consequences of a Feeble Mind, with Marc Shuter (The Bigfoot Election). The screenplay was selected as a finalist in the Write Movies International Screenplay Contest and the StoryPros Screenplay Contest. It was also a semifinalist in the Creative World Awards Screenplay Contest, Circus Road Screenplay Contest, Screenplay Festival and Final Draft’s Big Break Contest. He was also a writer for the AVN Awards on Showtime in 2014.
CloudTop Comedy Festival is proud to feature up-and-coming comics from across the country through our Future Comedy showcase. Each comic you’ll see has submitted their best five minutes of stand-up for a spot in this showcase, and was judged by our Future Comedy committee. We’ve picked the best of the bunch for this rapid-fire showcase featuring all of these selected comics in a single hour. Future Comedy showcases will take place on Friday and Saturday nights of the festival. Make sure to catch one and vote for your favorite comic. We’ll name the Best of Fest at our CloudTop Closing Party on Saturday night!
Ann Gora is a comedian, writer, and podcaster from Nashua, NH. The creator and former long-time emcee of Albuquerque's prolific Vagrant Variety, she has been featured and headlined showcases nationwide. She was a featured performer at Motor City Comedy Festival, The Southwest Chief Bike & Comedy Festival and accepted into Hell Yes Fest. Her current work is as Head Writer and Analyst for NM's own news satire show, The NM Inquisition. She also hosts a podcast, AlbuCrazy and is a contributor for the written comedy podcast, I Did It. She has opened for John Fugelsang, Dave Ross, Todd Barry, April Richardson, Moshe Kasher, Natasha Leggero, and Cameron Esposito. She even once unknowingly made a fan in Ray Romano. She lives in Albuquerque, NM with her dead mother and blind dog where she tweets furiously all day as @anngora.
Meow Wolf artist Carlos Medina is based in Santa Fe and tours nationally. His bi-lingual stand-up embodies the idiomatic culture of Northern New Mexico. His series "Norte Saying of the Day" has reached millions of fans around the world. He hosts a monthly comedy showcase at George RR Martin's Jean Cocteau Cinema in downtown Santa Fe.
In addition to having two first names, Tony Sam is also an accomplished comedian/writer/producer who holds a dual degree in both Molecular and Marine Biology. Look, he’s f***ing smart, okay?
Behind the scenes he is head writer and Co-Executive of the hit show ‘Food: Fact or Fiction?’ starring Michael McKean on the Food Network, and has written for MTV’s ‘Ridiculousness’, Super Fan Builds (Netflix), Jay Leno’s Garage (CNBC) and more. As an actor he’s appeared on TRU TV’s Those Who Can’t, Hack My Life and CONAN on TBS.
He's performed at prestigious comedy festival's such as Just For Laughs, RIOT LA, Bumbershoot, and the NY Fringe and his debut comedy album, “Scaredy Cat,” was so f***ing fantastic, LA WEEKLY named him a Comic to Watch. Ooooooh.
In a country where individuality rules and worry is rampant, improv is the antidote. Better than drugs, improv develops presence in the moment, nurtures creativity, helps keep the mind sharp, holds teamwork as paramount, and is shamelessly fun! The facts: weekly classes, workshops, teen summer camp, amazing performances, CloudTop Comedy Festival. Don't miss any of it!
The Second City, Hollywood, brings their all-star cast to perform The Really Awesome Improv Show. We are pleased to offer this to adults on Saturday night of the festival, as well as to children in a family-friendly performance on Sunday afternoon. AND you won’t want to miss The Second City’s workshop which is free and open to the public. (Participants must be 19+ years of age, and preregister on our website under the Workshop tab.
Mary Upchurch is a ball of excitement, energy and enthusiasm with a pinch of self-deprecation and a dash of desperation. In 2017 & 2018 she was a finalist in AZ’s Funniest Person with a Day Job Contest and Big Pine Comedy Festival’s Best of Fest 2018. Mary is the host of the Wings with Friends Podcast.
Danger K Varoz is the creator, writer and host of New Mexico's only political news satire, The New Mexican Inquisition which airs on UABQ, Comcast Channel 27 and can be seen on Facebook and YouTube. Also on Youtube, Sketchy TV, a compilation of comedy sketches written and directed by Danger.
The 2019 winner of Albuquerque Alibi’s best local comic, Danger has carted his strange brand of stand-up and storytelling through sixteen cities all across the Southwest including featured performances at Flappers Comedy Club in Burbank, CA, The Westside Comedy Festival in Santa Monica, CA, and The Improv in Tempe, AZ. He has headlined Skylark Lounge in Denver, CO, Monkey Pants in Tempe, AZ, Headliners Comedy Show in Albuquerque, NM, and Clown House in Los Angeles, CA. He has opened for the likes of Baron Vaughn, Bruce Jingles, Kate Willett, Dave Ross, Steve Gillespie and Rob Cantrell.
Danger enjoys playing smooth music and chilling with his cat, Steve. He's based out of Albuquerque but he will totally come do your show.