Since 2009, Ben Stiller has brought together some of his favorite writers, directors and performers for the All-Star Comedy Roundtable. After a brief hiatus NFF is happy bring back this event for it's seventh edition with a twist, with some of comedy’s funniest and brightest female stars engaging in an insightful, inspiring, and hilarious conversation about their big breaks and what they have in store.
Hosted by Pete Holmes
Pete Holmes once told Conan O’Brien that he’s a “silly silly fun boy.” Over the past fifteen years, Holmes has generated huge amounts of hilarious content across numerous programs and formats, more than earning his self-given title. His latest project is a new television series, HBO’s Crashing, executive produced with Judd Apatow. In addition, Holmes currently hosts his own weekly podcast, You Made It Weird, with guests such as Jimmy Kimmel, Keegan-Michael Key, Jim Gaffigan, Zach Galifianakis, and numerous others. Holmes has been a writer for TV shows like The Whitest Kids U’ Know and has voiced characters for American Dad! and other series. He is an accomplished cartoonist whose work has been featured in The New Yorker.
Event: Saturday, June 24 at Nantucket high school
Program at 12:30 PM
Whitney Cummings is a Los Angeles based comedian, actor, writer, producer and director. Whitney is best known for creating and starring in the NBC series Whitney, Cummings has also co-created and co-wrote the Emmy nominated CBS comedy series 2 Broke Girls along with Michael Patrick King. Just this summer she wrapped her half hour pilot titled A Lot, which is based on the book Are Men Necessary? When Sexes Collide by Maureen Dowd. Cummings wrote, produced and starred in this comedic portrait of modern relationships and human nature. Additional, appearances in the series Undateable, Workacholics, Maron and the Netflix series The Ridiculous Six, have solidified her presence in comedy television. Cummings appeared regularly on E!’s Chelsea Lately, as well as Comedy Central’s Roast series. In film, she can be seen in such hits as Maid of Honor, Strike, Just Like Us, 3,2,1…Frankie Go Boom, The Wedding Ringer, and Warner Bros. latest film Unforgettable.
Her first one-hour stand up special, Money Shot, premiered on Comedy Central in August 2010 and was nominated for an American Comedy Award. Her second one-hour stand-up special, Whitney Cummings: I Love You, debuted on Comedy Central in June 2014. Her most recent stand-up special, I’m Your Girlfriend aired on HBO earlier last year.
Kristen Schaal can currently be seen starring in the Fox series, The Last Man On Earth opposite Will Forte. Kristen can be seen in the upcoming films All Nighter (opposite JK Simmons and Emile Hirsch), Lost in Austin (opposite Linda Cardellini and Patrick Warburton), as well as Literally, Right Before Aaron (opposite Cobie Smulders and Justin Long). Schaal recently had some scene-stealing scenes in Melissa McCarthy's The Boss, and A Walk in the Woods, starting Robert Redford and Nick Nolte, which premiered at Sundance in 2015. Schaal unique voice brings to life some memorable animated characters like Louise in the Fox's animated series Bob’s Burgers, Sarah Lynn in Netflix's BoJack Horseman, and recently won an Annie award for her voice in Gravity Falls.
Other film and television credits include Toy Story 3, Dinner for Schmucks, 30 Rock, the cult hit series, Flight of the Conchords, Mad Men, Modern Family, and her Comedy Central half-hour special, Live at the Fillmore, among others. Kristen appeared in The Coward at The Lincoln Center Theatre, and was awarded The Lucille Lortel Award for her performance.