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Who IsNicky Paris?

Nicky Paris is a triple-threat force of nature whose outsize talent extends far beyond the stand-up stage. 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 which was 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 Jackass and This Is Us and Diplo, 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.

Hailed by HuffPost as a “Comic to Watch,” Nicky first began honing his lightning-quick wit and one-of-a-kind perspective as a kid on Staten Island. He soon immersed himself in the New York comedy scene and, at age 19, landed a gig as on-air talent for “The Wendy Williams Show,” emerging as one of the standout comedians in a man-on-the-street segment that became a regular feature. Based in L.A. since 2018, Nicky quickly forged his own distinct space in the Hollywood comedy and talk-show landscape, in addition to winning lavish praise from leading outlets like Entertainment Tonight, Forbes, The Los Angeles Times, and more. In early 2020, Nicky was selected to headline the famed Caroline’s on Broadway in his hometown of New York City, and promptly sold out the show. Having earned rave reviews for creating his own outrageous man-on-the-street videos, he’s also become one of the freshest new talents hosting a variety of high-profile events and interviewing Hollywood’s brightest stars on the red carpet. 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.