Dan LaMorte is a unique stand-up comedian. His career started young, at 19 years old, after suffering a career-ending injury as a college baseball player. As his star rose in comedy, so did his weight. He appeared on Fox’s Red Eye, AXS TV’s Gotham Comedy Live, Getting Doug with High, and almost every drive-thru in the Tri-state area. He released two albums, Not Enough Pieces & Infect Me Once, both are still popular plays on SiriusXM and have amassed over a million streams on Pandora. By the time he was 23 years old, Dan had built an impressive resume, unfortunately, he had also built a 354-pound body.
But that year everything changed. After a doctor told him he had fatty liver disease, Dan decided to ditch the fat life and find the athletic drive again. Over the course of the next three years, he would go on to lose over 185 pounds, become an ultra runner (races longer than marathon distance), and inspire many of his fans to pursue their own weight loss journeys along the way. In his first race ever, like in his entire life, he ran 41 miles through the woods of Pennsylvania. His second race was on November 6th when he ran the full 55-mile length of the Batona Trail in New Jersey. He sucked a lot less at that race. His story and transformation have been featured on FOX, Runner’s World, and Muscle and Fitness. He may have lost the weight but his sense of humor is still fully intact. When not on the road, Dan can regularly be seen at The Stand and Comedy Cellar in New York City.
Born and raised in Queens, NY, Natalie Cuomo has quickly risen within the ranks of standup comedy in New York City. She was featured in Time Out NY and New York Magazine. Her write ups also include pieces in Metal Injection.
Natalie has amassed hundreds of thousands of followers over social media including Instagram, Tik Tok and Twitter. She recently achieved partnership status on Twitch where she spends her time away from the stage interacting with fans and creating fun experiences through gaming and standup, including live streaming her comedy special . .
She is currently touring the country appearing at comedy, tattoo and gaming festivals including Skankfest, Idaho Comedy Festival, Laugh Riot LA and New York Comedy Festival. When she’s not touring, Natalie can be seen regularly at The Stand in New York City where she not only performs but also produces her own show Classy Trashy Comedy.
Natalie also contributes to Inked magazine and hosts her own podcast called HELP! which can be found on multiple platforms including Apple, Spotify and Google. Follow her @nataliecuomo ont twitter and @nataliecuomo_ on instagram.
Presented by Count Basie Center for the Arts