Ali Sultan saw his first stand up comedian when he moved to America from Yemen at the age of 15. He grew the desire to go on stage but first he needed to learn English.
Ali is the first professional Yemeni American comedian to be featured on Television when Kevin Hart hand picked him to perform on Comedy Central’s Hart of The City. In 2018 he was flown to Dubai to film a Half Hour Special for Comedy Central Arabia. He was named both Best Local Comic and artist of the year by City Pages. He represented Minnesota and won the Best in The Midwest competition at Gildas LaughFest. His album happy to be here debuted at #2 on iTunes and can heard on iTunes, Spotify, Sirius Xm and Pandora. When Ali isn’t telling jokes Ali enjoys doing a podcast with his mom, Stories With My Muslim Mom.
James Stanley was born and raised in Woodbury, Minnesota where he started doing stand up comedy at the very young age of 16 at a bar in St. Paul. James now preforms all around the Midwest telling sharp, wonderfully funny stories about his mental health and growing up with his odd, semi-dysfunctional family.
James Stanley was a semi-finalist in ‘the funniest person in the Twin Cities’ contest and is a house emcee at Laugh Camp Comedy in Saint Paul, MN.
James Stanley has opened for bigger names In the comedy world such as Sean Patton and Michael Palascak. James has also been featured in a yearly write up for ‘5 comics to watch’
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