Ed Pokropski was born in South Korea, adopted, then raised in Philly. He grew up in the Northeast, lived in South Philly and has been boxing since he was 17. Throughout the week, He hosts open mics under Laughing Buddha Comedy in East Village. He performs standup in various clubs throughout the city and has hosted numerous charity events as an emcee. Ed writes and directs content for the children's television network Universal Kids (previously Sprout), which is owned and operated by NBCUniversal. He lives in NYC, misses Philly food and shamelessly promotes Asian Americans everywhere, any chance that he gets.
- Friday April 23rd 09:00PM
- All Star Stand Up Comedy with very special guest Neel Nanda
- We are very honored tonight to have a special appearance from one of America's fastest rising comedy stars. Funny, smart and talented, Neel Nanda has developed a huge national following for one simple reason--he is hilarious. Neel has performed all over the country with some of comedies’ biggest acts. Neel has most recently performed stand up on ABC's JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE & has acted and performed on COMEDY CENTRAL's ADAM DEVINE'S HOUSE PARTY. In 2018 he was a featured comedian on AMAZON PRIME’S INSIDE JOKE with Asif Ali. Neel has also made notable appearances on MTV and on IFC's GARKUNKEL AND OATES SHOW. Other networks where you can catch his stand up comedy include HULU's COMING TO THE STAGE, & several episodes of the series FLOPHOUSE for VICELAND directed by Lance Bangs. Neel recently featured at Bridgetown Comedy Festival in Portland, the Laughing Skull Festival in Atlanta and was the runner up for the Westside Stand Up Showdown (2015) in Los Angeles. Aside from just performing standup, he currently produces a few shows in LA including "Unnecessary Evil" at the Westside Comedy Theater, which was recently named one of LA Weekly’s top 10 stand up shows. You can catch Neel every week at his show on the Westside where he has shared the stage with comedians like Hannibal Buress, Demetri Martin and Laura Kightlinger. Featured comics include: Allie Lawerence, David Hintz, Ed Pokroski, Kate Robards, Chris Adams, Isabel Hagen and Nick Carter.
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