Congrats Gina Brillon and Jon Laster!
2012 Recipients of One Year Talent Holding Deal with NBCUniversal!
Actress, comedian and writer, Gina Brillon, has as much sex appeal as she does sass in her in your face style of Stand-up comedy. Brillon’s rare mix of femininity and fearlessness; have made her a hit with crowds across the globe. The Bronx born Latina has no trouble connecting with her male or female fans with her raw honesty about everything from what it’s like being an “Ethnic” to a brutal breakdown of the female mind. Brillon is a regular on the New York scene performing at Carolines Comedy Club, Laugh Factory, Stand up NY,The Comic Strip, and Gotham Comedy club. She has also been featured in a number of independent film productions such as “The Mime” series, “Consequences”, “Went to Coney Island”, and the “Cyclist” as well as opening for singers Chrisette Michelle and Neyo. Some of Brillon’s other achievements include being featured on Comedy Central’s Live at Gotham, Comedy.TV, MTV3, SiTV, Latina magazine and Several News Papers including the New York Post and the Daily News. Already a published poet, Brillon has branched out into the world of blogging and blogs regularly on her website www.GinaBrillon.com
With skill and determination, Jon Laster swiftly paid his dues and worked his way to now being one of Americas leading comedians. After leaving a lifetime of basketball, including High School All-American status and Division-1 college basketball, Jon jumped into comedy. In less than 5 years, he has worked some of the most popular and well-respected rooms across the country, including New York’s Caroline’s and the Boston Comedy Club, Comedy Works of his hometown of Denver. Jon also hosts his own weekly comedy night in Brooklyn, NY, where he currently resides. He recently appeared at Laphapalooza in Atlanta, Georgia. He has appeared on BET’s “The Best of Comic View” every season for the past 3 years and is currently expanding his horizons in film and television. When asked what he wants for his audience, Jon replied, “My goal is to make people feel good and forget about or at least laugh at life’s pressures, even if just for a few minutes.” And that’s exactly what he does. Authenticity, with an equal mixture of laid-back and animated style is what makes this Denver native so intriguing.