As a leading entertainment booking agency, Neon Entertainment has a diverse roster of the funniest stand-up comedians available for your campus! Here are a few of our comics with a strong presence on social media along with the newest comedian to the Neon Roster!

Derrick Knopsnyder: Host of “Comedians in Carts”

Derrick is a high energy, quick witted comedian who has been entertaining people his whole life. He uses this to connect to any audience by making them part of the show, often using crowd work to keep the audience engaged and laughing throughout the night! He’s performed at hundreds of colleges across the country and has earned some awards including “One of the Highest Rated Comedians” in 2016 by Campus Activities Magazine, “National College Comedian of the Year Finalist” in 2017 and was the “Most Booked Act at NACA Mid-Atlantic 2018”. He has also been seen sharing the stage with many greats such as Dave Coulier, Rob Schneider, Bill Burr, Jim Jefferies and many more.  Keep an eye out for an upcoming new YouTube show called “Comedians in Carts”. Similar to the familiar show “Comedians in Cars”, Derrick will be riding around with comedians in carts on the golf course!

Ryan Kelly: @YouthPastorRyan on TikTok

Ryan Kelly was born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri where he started comedy as an improviser. He was trained at schools such as IO, Second City, UCB and Groundlings. He then ventured off to college where he wanted to try new exciting things, and thus he began his foray into performing stand-up comedy. After going to Christian school for 18 years, also known as the full program, he’s justifiably earned the youth pastor look and vibe he gives off. Faith, however, was forced upon him through his wild death defying life experiences. He’s survived a plane crash, been tackled inside the NSA, negotiated a better deal during a mugging and more. All of these experiences were filmed through shaky cam thanks to his essential tremor. A condition that according to medical science is caused by your guess being as good as the next guys. He doesn’t mind though, and his upbeat attitude while recounting these experiences will keep you wondering if you can have what he’s having. Though it’s been a bumpy road he’s always shakin but never stirred. Ryan can now be found in Hollywood, California where he is a regular host and comedian at Flapper’s in Burbank. If you’re curious about all his misadventures follow him on Instagram @ryankellycomedy and TikTok @youthpastorryan.

Gianmarco Soresi: 400K followers, 27M likes on TikTok

Gianmarco Soresi’s stand-up comedy has been featured on Comedy Central, Netflix’s Bonding, PBS’s Stories from the Stage, Real Housewives of New York (really), and he was the winner of Amazon’s Comics Watching Comics. His Amazon special “Shelf Life” was cited by NPR as a 2020 Comedy Special Recommendation, got released as an album by 800 Pound Gorilla and can be heard on SiriusXM. He also has a dedicated following on TikTok, where he has accumulated 400,000 followers and 27 million likes.As an actor, Gianmarco has appeared in the movie Hustlers, Billy Crystal’s Here Today, TBS’s The Last OG, CBS’s Blue Bloods, ABC’s Deception, and is the former spokesman for General Electric. Gianmarco’s sketches, web series, tweets, and stand-up have garnered attention from Esquire, The Atlantic, The AV Club, Buzzfeed, ABC News, The Huffington Post, The Daily Dot, Perez Hilton, Laughspin, Splitsider, Tubefilter, Metro NY (cover page), Fast Company, The Daily Star, Broadway World, PIX11, and more.

Nico Carney: NEW to Neon Roster

Nico Carney is a New York based standup comedian and writer. He was featured in Netflix’s “Introducing…” showcase as part of the Netflix is a Joke Festival. He co-hosts a podcast called Boys’ Club with his best friend and writing partner Conor Janda. Nico and Conor also co-host a monthly standup show in New York City also called Boys’ Club at Club Cumming.

Check out these comics below and contact your Neon Agent for booking and availability!

Derrick Knopsnyder

Ryan Kelly

Nico Carney

Gianmarco Soresi




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