Shut Up and Laugh
The 2017 Shut Up and Laugh will feature standup comedians Jo Koy, Robert Kelly and Leonard Ouzts, with newly-announced special guest Carlos Mencia.
Best known for the smash hit Comedy Central series Mind of Mencia, Carlos Mencia has been one of America's top comedians since the early 2000s. Carlos Mencia: No Strings Attached was the first Comedy Central DVD to achieve platinum status. He appeared in the films The Heartbreak Kid and Our Family Wedding.
Named one of Variety's "10 Comics to Watch," Jo Koy is well-known to television audiences for his many appearances on Chelsea Handler's Chelsea Live, The Adam Carolla Show and others. His explosive personality, witty jokes, Filipino heritage and family humor made him one of the most sought-after comedians in the industry.
Boston’s Robert Kelly had a recurring role on the FX series Louie, as Louie C.K.’s brother Robbie. A familiar face on Comedy Central, Kelly plays Bam Bam the drummer in Denis Leary’s comedy music series Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll, on FX.
Only 22 years old, Leonard Ouzts is a distinct rising voice in the world of standup comedy. A native of Virginia, his southern upbringing shaped his down to earth, observational comedic style.