New York Comedy Festival is proud to present Nicky Paris, a triple-threat force of nature whose outsize talent extends far beyond the stand-up stage. With over 15 million views across social media, in the last two years alone the Los Angeles-based comic has become a mainstay at the legendary Laugh Factory and Hollywood Improv and the host of his hit monthly show at SoHo House West Hollywood, hailed by the LA Times as one of the top places to see stand up in the city. While making a name for himself on stand up stages across the country, Nicky Paris has also become an in-demand red-carpet interviewer bringing his comedic chops to culture-defining events like movie premieres, awards shows and festivals that have gone viral on social media and have featured stars like Nicolas Cage, Pedro Pascal, Kevin Bacon, the casts of This Is Us and Jackass, just to name a few. With his latest feats including earning a spot on the lineup for the Netflix Is A Joke Festival, Nicky continues to gain widespread recognition for his observational yet escapist humor and rare ability to build an undeniable intimacy with crowds from all walks of life. An electric performer who’s appeared on tens of thousands of stages since getting his start in New York City at just 17-years-old, he’s perfected the art of finding the funny in life’s wildest intricacies — an element he unfailingly backs with equal parts extraordinary showmanship, fearless commitment to being unapologetically himself, and an immediately magnetic appeal that defies all cultural and generational divides. No matter which corner of pop culture he’s inhabiting at any given moment, Nicky never fails to move forward with the guiding mission at heart of his work: harnessing humor to impart joy, create connection, and leave an unforgettably positive impact on the lives of others.