About Us

About Us

est. 2010

Created by Actor/Comedian Kenan Thompson and Executive Producer Cherie Chiles-Buchanan who teamed up to help talented individuals reach their dreams.

Stand-Up Comedians

We want to help comedians get to the next level by providing the ultimate experience to the winners, in hopes of discovering the next big star!

Young Stars 360

Our team has been instrumental in developing and discovering young talent that has been on tv shows, movies, and tours!

VR Comedy Shows

Kenan understands that there are many talented people and fans that are unable to attend the LIVE shows, so he partnered with the premier virtual realty comedy brand Failed To Render to help bridge the gap between the venues and the MetaVerse.

Large Venue Tour

Kenan has joined forces with the biggest nationally known comedians around the globe to create comedy extravaganzas for thousands of fans. 

Master Classes

Knowing that talented people are still in need of knowledge, we have created various educational materials for comedians and young stars to learn more about the entertainment business and marketing.

In The News

Want to know more about all of our achievements, here are articles from all over the country talking about us.
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For a good Cause

 

A portion of the proceeds from the Ultimate Comedy Experience will go to the Cristian Rivera Foundation, a non-profit organization that works to find a cure for Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma (DIPG), a rare pediatric brain tumor that claims the lives of 200-300 children a year. Come out and support rising comedians while helping a great cause!

Kenan's Team

About the Team Members

Kenan Thompson

Executive Producer & Owner | Kenan Thompson is an American actor and comedian. He has been a cast member of the NBC sketch comedy series Saturday Night Live since 2003, making him the longest-tenured cast member in the show's history. He was also the first regular cast member born after the show's premiere in 1975.

Cherie Chiles-Buchanan

Executive Producer & Owner | Cherie Chiles-Buchanan was our head correspondent, and the next generation, YoungStars360 was in the works. 

Sean Traynor

Sean Traynor

Producer & Brand Manager | Sean Traynor has been in the comedy industry since 2000. He began his career managing the Texas Improv Comedy Clubs while producing comedy shows and discovering talent. 

Sonya King

Operations Manager | Graduate of North Carolina A&T State University

Mary Ella Lindsey

Producer | After more than three decades in the industry, Mary Lindsey is internationally revered as a comedy aficionado. Pioneering the comedy scene on the Southside of Chicago with Jokes and Notes Comedy Club and All Jokes Aside, she provided a stage for great talents like Russell Peters, Cedric the Entertainer, Sherry Shepard,  Steve Harvey, MoNique, Dave Chappelle, Chris Rock and many more. She prides herself on creating a nationally recognized platform for rising stars such as Deon Cole, Lil Rel Howery and SNL's Chris Redd, just to name a few. Mary Lindsey's contribution to the comedy circuit is most recently highlighted in the Showtime documentary “Phunny Business: A Black Comedy”

Beth Feldman

Beth Feldman

Producer | Executive Director Communications, Nexstar Media Group, Inc./Networks

Yusuf Pridgen

Yusuf Pridgen

Production Editor | Atlanta native, Yusuf Pridgen studied communications - Broadcast Production at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University. Also graduated from Fullsail University for Film.

Adriene Lopez

Adrienne Lopez

MQ Powell

MQ Powell

Director of Photography | Marquis (MQ) Powell studied at College of Staten Island of the City University of New York

Linzie Jaxsen

Lindsay Jackson

Communications Coordinator | University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign alum with a diversified background in advertising and engagement marketing. After years of building positive consumer/brand interaction for multiple advertising agencies, she transitioned to the entertainment industry in 2009 as the operations manager of one of Chicago's most prominent comedy clubs, Jokes and Notes.

Amelia Libman

Amelia Libman

Social Media Manager | Amelia is a proud graduate of Kennesaw State University with a degree in Communication and Media Studies. She loves sharing positive and funny content on 360_Comedy's Social media accounts.

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