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Description: The brainchild of comedians Josh Carter and Ray DeVito, Northern Discomfort has been a successful bi-weekly show since the inception of The Stand. Northern Discomfort regularly features NYC's top comedians including Jim Gaffigan, Janeane Garofalo, Tracy Morgan, and many more!
Josh Carter: Josh Carter is a young comedian who is based out of New York City. Josh started doing comedy in college while attending Texas A&M University. By 2008, a good amount of his one liners were featured and published on Collegehumor.com's front page. He also has appeared in their original series, "Jake & Amir." In 2010, he was the winner of the Upright Citizen Brigade Theatre's Diversity Scholarship and has graduated from their highly prestigious core improv comedy program in 2011. He performs comedy nearly every night at venues such as Broadway Comedy Club, Stand Up NY, Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre, as well as other clubs, bars and music venues around the city. His show, Manhattan Comedy Review has been featured and recommended in Time Out NY Magazine. You can catch him along some of the best comedians in NYC trying out new material every other Friday night at The Beautiful Comedy Showcase at The Beauty Bar.
Originally from Cleveland, Ohio, and raised in an Italian-Americanized family, this former Second City performer is one of the youngest comedians headlining across the country. From childhood to the enduring struggles of trying to adjust to adulthood, Ray’s material touches on all of his life experiences and insecurities. His humor is smart, likeable, and energetic. Besides touring the nation’s top comedy clubs, Ray is also one of the most requested comedians on college campuses.
Based in New York City, Ray is quickly making an impact on the Manhattan comedy scene. In 2005, he made his national television debut on the Lifetime Network, where his performance at Gotham Comedy Club aired on “How Clean is Your House?” That performance led to appearances on the E! Network and Entertainment Tonight. His ‘Laundromat Sketch’ was featured in the New York Times and his ‘The Tudor’s Henry the VIII: The Real Story’ was the featured video on Comedy Central’s sister site Atom.com. He currently has his own web series on AOL’s men’s website Asylum.com. Ray also frequents the Bob and Tom Show, he’s been the featured comedian of the week on SIRIUS Satellite Radio, he’s also a regular guest on the very popular award winning podcast Keith and the Girl, and clips off his first full-length comedy CD entitled “1647 Waterbury” can be heard on SIRIUS and XM Satellite Radio.