Mark Riley was born and raised in Boston and is one of the top comedians in New England. His high energy and unique perspective on everyday situations combined with his sharp observational humor keeps audiences in stitches. His ability to improve is second to none and he is able to connect with audiences in a unique way. He is fearless when it comes to hecklers or anyone who thinks they can be funnier than the comedian. Mark can perform anywhere and for any audience and provide a great show. Whether you are looking for a clean show, PG, PG-13, or R rated, he can deliver. Mark developed many of his comedic talents in various coliseums and “ice barns” throughout the country while he traveled as a professional ice hockey referee. He has been to 45 of the 50 states. Mark was an employee of the NHL for one whole week. Yeah, he was hired then ﬁred one week later. It was at that moment Mark realized he belonged on stage rather than the ice. Mark has co-authored a movie script called Penalty Box, based on his life in pro hockey. He is in the process of publishing his ﬁrst book and has multiple television appears including NESN and Dirty Water TV. Mark was a ﬁnalist in the 2016 Boston Comedy Festival.
Comedian and actor Sonya Vai was born and raised in New York City but is constantly asked “where are you really from?” by drunk men in bars. Sonya's subversive brand of comedy challenges gender, ethnic, and religious stereotypes. Her first comedy tour took her cross country, performing in 25 shows over 23 days across 21 cities. After returning from the tour Sonya performed at the 'PBS Socal Presents' screening of the award winning documentary 'Meet The Patels'. Last year she produced a stand-up show at the New York Comedy Festival (NYCF) with an all female-identifying South Asian lineup. The show was featured in the New York Times as "one of the five shows they were most excited about at the Festival." In addition to NYCF, Sonya's participated in festivals such as the Los Angeles Diversity in Comedy Festival (CA), the World Series of Comedy (NV), Desi Fest (CA), and the All Jane Comedy Festival (OR). She will be performing at the upcoming North Carolina Comedy Festival in March 2020. Most nights she can be spotted around NYC's finest comedy clubs including Carolines on Broadway, New York Comedy Club, Gotham Comedy Club, and Broadway Comedy Club. Sonya studied with the Stella Adler Studio of Acting, the Stephen Book Acting Studio, Killian's Commercial Workshop, and Christopher Bayes. Upcoming shows can be found on Instagram @sonyavaicomedy.
Perhaps better known as a Top Doc and a board certified plastic surgeon with a successful practice in South Jersey, Dr. Bhupesh Vasisht also performs stand up comedy. Also known as “the standup surgeon”, Dr. Vasisht has been performing stand up comedy since his days in college. It all started when he entered a comedy competition as a pre-med student and beat out all the THEATRE majors! From that point, it became obvious that he found his passion. He performed stand up comedy while in college, opening for comedians such as Adam Sandler, Ray Romano and many more. He has also performed in Atlantic City and won the “At The Shore Comedy” competition two years in a row. He has performed in comedy clubs through out New York City and Washington DC, even while studying hard to become a doctor in medical school.
After training as a plastic surgeon, he moved to Boston to begin his plastic surgery career. While in Boston, he became a professional stand up comic and performed throughout comedy clubs in the greater Boston area.
Most recently, he has been a fixture at the ICC COMEDY NITE, where has been invited back 3 times.
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