Drew Michael broke out last year with his self-titled, one-hour special on HBO (Drew Michael), released to widespread critical acclaim. Its radical approach in both format and content led The New York Times to exalt it as “thrillingly subversive,” while GQ raved that Drew “represents the past and future of stand-up comedy.” The special earned a prestigious Writers Guild Award nomination, the only stand-up special to do so last year.
Drew has also released a half-hour special on Comedy Central (The Half Hour), as well as two full-length live albums (Funny to Death, Lovely), both of which debuted at #1 on the iTunes charts. He wrote for Saturday Night Live and guest-starred in an episode of The Carmichael Show. Drew has also done a lot of other things, most of which are not relevant here.
At 21 years old, Maddie Wiener has opened for Dave Attell, Nikki Glaser, Joe List, Robert Kelly, Rich Vos, and others. She began comedy in her home state of North Carolina, and since moving to Chicago her stand-up has garnered attention online with over six million total views on The Hollywood Laugh Factory’s Instagram. She has appeared on Sirius XM radio, was a 2018 semi-finalist for Stand-Up NBC, and has performed in the 2019 Limestone and Asheville Comedy Festivals. She currently attends college in Chicago and runs a monthly show at the Chicago Laugh Factory called Derailed.