Glasgow Comedy Festival


America Stands Up

The Stand Comedy Club
Saturday 24 March


Be the first to see some of the hottest talent from across the pond in our superb showcase of American comedy talent.  Featuring:

Dave Fulton (compere)

Whoever it was who decided that Americans don't have any sense of irony, they forgot to tell Dave Fulton. This wry Seattle wag is positively brimming over with ironic invective.  He's played clubs from San Francisco to New York, and notched up many TV credits ranging from Half Hour Comedy Hour (MTV), ShowTime and An Evening At The Improv (A&E) to a cutting-edge US programme called Comedy Explorers where he was filmed floating down the Grand Canyon. He's also been seen entertaining crowds as far away as Hong Kong and Cape Town, South Africa.  Recently he's been seen on the BBC series The Stand Up Show, and Channel 5's The Comedy Store series where he took the roof off the prestigious club with his highly inventive perspective on life. Dave has also presented a feature for Newsnight on American culture to tie in with an exhibition at The Barbican.

'Whiplash delivery and relentless pace. List

'Compelling... a real breath of fresh air' Independent

'It's only comics with something to say that cross the Atlantic.' Guardian

'(Fulton) represents the tough talking, risk-taking school of yankee comics...he's intelligent, remarkably relaxed on stage and clearly out to create a bit of mischief.' Time Out

'...Fulton puts it out there. It's your job to pick it up. And if you are a smart man, you will.' Seattle Times

Anthony DeVito

Anthony DeVito is a NYC based comedian. Recently making his network television debut on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, Anthony’s stand up has also been featured on Comedy Central’s Adam Devine’s House Party, AXS TV’s Gotham Comedy Live and Seeso’s New York’s Funniest. Chosen as one of the “New Faces” at the prestigious Montreal Just for Laughs Festival and the 2015 winner of Caroline’s March Madness he can be seen on regularly on MSG’s People Talking Sports and Other Stuff. He can be heard on NPR’s This American Life, Sirius XM’s Bennington, Bonfire and on his highly rated weekly podcast the Rad Dude Cast. Anthony’s debut comedy album Dream Occupation, produced by Comedy Central Records, is available today on all streaming services.

'One to watch in comedy as his career is burgeoning. He’s immensely funny, charming, and doesn’t take life too seriously.' Laugh Button

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.  Debuting this summer is Jenny’s first comedy special, which she just filmed in April 2017 for Comedy Central.

Matteo Lane

Matteo Lane is a New York-based comedian, originally from Chicago, whose Netflix Quarter Hour special will be premiering later this year.  Matteo is in the new Comedy Central series THE COMEDY JAM, and also recently performed on THE LATE SHOW WITH STEPHEN COLBERT, LATE NIGHT WITH SETH MEYERS and Comedy Central’s ADAM DEVINE’S HOUSE PARTY.  He can also be seen on MTV’s GIRL CODE and MTV2’s GUY CODE, and the IFC holiday special AT JOE’S PUB alongside Tony Hale and the Dap Kings. Matteo created and stars in the IFC digital series JANICE AND JEFFREY, and is also currently developing an animated project with Titmouse.  He hosts a series for Snapchat called Ghost Hunt, where he tracks down exes who have “ghosted” their former partners.  In 2014, Matteo was selected to be a New Face at the Just For Laughs festival Montreal.  Before starting stand up, Matteo lived in Italy as an oil painter and opera singer.