THE TEAM

Dani Klein Modisett and her merry band of comedy care providers are trained and ready to provide Laughter On Call. Here are a few of the comedians on our team.

JENETA ST. CLAIR

Jeneta is an actor, comedian, writer, and producer. In the myriad of ways she expresses herself, she is funny, talented and driven. While she continues to perform all around LA, she also loves giving back to others. She has always wanted to find a way to combine comedy and humanitarian work. Working for Laughter On Call does exactly this. She couldn’t be more excited to be a part of this company and expand her mind and heart.

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LAUREN WHITE

Lauren White is a voice actor, performer, improvisor and comic from Los Angeles. She has been practicing and teaching Spolin’s improv for six years and helmed her own improv group, a node of the Women’s Center for Creative Work, GiRL CRUSH, for five. She has performs as a comic, storyteller and drag persona with the acclaimed literary performance series SORORITY at the Lyric Hyperion and The Hammer Museum and at venues such as Zebulon, The Fountain Theater, PAM Residencies and Dynasty Typerwriter. You can hear her voice in the forth-coming anime, High Guardian Spice or any of the LEGO films. 

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MICHAEL PIPER-YOUNIE

Michael Piper-Younie is a hyphenate’s hyphenate. An actor-writer-director-producer, originally from San Diego, has recently moved back to LA from New York City. You can currently see his move ‘I’d Like To Be Alone Now’ on iTunes and Amazon. He’s so happy to be back in his native land and very excited to be a part of Laughter On Call family. Helping those afflicted by Alzheimer’s and Dementia through laughter and companionship brings a lot of joy to his heart!

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SYDNEY ADENIYI

Sydney Adeniyi is a stand-up comic, actor, and improviser based in LA. He was crowned “Best of the Best” in Chicago, performed at Laugh Your Asheville Off, and competed at LaughFest’s Best of the Midwest. He’s appeared on the TV show Laugh Out Loud St. Louis, Trial by Laughter, and ABC’s Windy City Live. Sydney has also performed for many non-profits including: Big Brothers Big Sisters, CSAAC, and the Epilepsy Foundation. His comedy experiences have taught him how powerful laughter can be. Sydney is thrilled to serve as a Laughter on Call comedian!

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STEFANIE ESTES

Stefanie earned her BFA in theater from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts and studied sketch comedy at UCB.  She loves making people laugh – although it isn’t always intentional (like the time when she legitimately slipped on a banana peel).

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MARTY ROSS

When he turned 65 and was eligible for Social Security Marty discovered being old was a drag and he vowed to warn others. At 66 he started his standup comedy career and has been performing all over Boston, Chicago, Las Vegas and Los Angeles since.”When I first worked with Dani of Laughter On Call I knew Dani was on to something. I love Laughter On Call because Dani, Jeneta and all the performers care about their mission of laughter for all!”

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ANGELA DIRKSEN

Angela has been a professional actress/comedian for 20 years. She has a an 8yr old pup named Louise who has taken over her studio apartment. Angela is excited to join the Laughter on Call family. She believes laughter is truly the best medicine to a happy soul.

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STEVE MITTELMAN

A seasoned clean comedian with a long track record of happy clients.  Quality counts!  Experience too. Shows of all kinds. Steve was launched when he won The Big Laff-Off on SHOWTIME! One of the rare comedians that appeared on The Tonight Show with both Johnny Carson & Jay Leno – Jimmy Fallon coming soon. Also appeared on David Letterman, HBO, COMEDY CENTRAL and many many more. Fun Clip

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ANTHONY PASCALE

Anthony Pascale is an actor and comedian out of Philadelphia. He starred in the movies Trust No One & Missouri Loves Company. He is currently performing tv, film and comedy out of Philadelphia and New York City. Anthony is the first comic from our Philadelphia chapter and is currently accepting clients.

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KAREN ROBERTS

Karen Roberts began her performing career in music as the lead singer of the Victory Records signed ska-punk band, Chase Long Beach. From there she started pursuing acting and comedy work. She trained at UCB, Second City. She is a member of the improv and sketch groups Pinup Squirrels and A Fistful of Improv. She also sings in the all girl pop punk band Unicorn Injection and the *69: A Call Back to the 90s. Karen has personal experience with dementia and Alzheimer’s, as both of her grandmothers struggled with it. She has big talent and an even bigger heart that she loves to share with those who need it.

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STEPHANIE BLUM

Throughout her career, comedian Stephanie Blum has brought audiences into hysterics with her take-no-prisoners approach to stand up.  As a mother of three and former school psychologist, this street smart Brooklyn native has a strong opinion on just about everything, especially parenting, marriage and her most guilty pleasure, pop-culture. “I got a call from Dani one day and she was describing the organization. It sounded like such an amazing opportunity to use my skill of creating laughter and my background of psychology, an opportunity to touch a person’s life in a positive way. If my mother or father had Alzheimer’s, it would mean the world to me to know there were people supporting me and attempting to make my parents’ quality of life better.”

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JENNIFER HOLLOWAY

There are very few things Jennifer loves more than pop pops and g-mas.  Laughter on Call is a beautiful way to combine this passion with her artistic talents and her desire to help make the world better and our lives happier.

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LIZ GLAZER

Liz Glazer has been a standup comedian for 6 years. Before that, she was a tenured law professor, a job she was very funny at. Liz recently recorded a set for OutTV, was a part of the Seattle International Comedy Competition, recently won set of the night at the Hollywood Improv mic, and opens frequently for Myq Kaplan. Liz is thrilled to be a part of Laughter on Call and hopes to entertain all audiences with her personal and animated comedy.

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PAUL SCHLESINGER

Paul Schlesinger is a comedian and musician living in Los Angeles. He has performed comedy in the Bridgetown Comedy Festival, Bumbershoot, Pickathon, San Francisco Sketchfest and two times at a fast-food restaurant called Burgerville. His work with Laughter on Call has been an eye-opening glimpse into healing and transformative power of laughter. This work has been an amazing gift and he looks forward to sharing more laughs!

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WENDY HOPKINS

Wendy Hopkins is a Second City Alumni and a Canadian Comedy Award nominee. She started her career as an improviser and actress in Toronto, toured her one-person shows throughout Canada, the US and Australia and eventually settled in Los Angeles where she began writing, directing and producing TV. Wendy co-created the award winning series, The Tournament (“a rarity to be treasured”, NYT), was nominated for a Canadian Comedy Award for her original pilot, FANCY, directed the Emmy award-winning series Corner Gas (CTV), The Tournament (CBC), G-Spot (Showcase). She lives in Los Angeles where she’s working on a new pilot and a play.

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RYAN RUMMEL

Ryan Rummel is a Jersey City based comedian. Voted number 1 Comic to bird watch with by NewBeak Magazine (no longer in publication). He’s done some un-noteworthy festivals. Along with Jersey City Comedy Festival, 6th Burrow comedy festival and Portland Maine comedy festival. Wait those are the un-noteworthy ones.

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LISSA SEARS

My name is Lissa Sears, I’m a breast cancer survivor living with MS that realized I’m actually a comedian & actor. I started doing comedy 4 years ago, was recently on an episode of Baskets on FX/HULU, I have my own line of CBD line CBD4aCause, I have a podcast/videocast called The Gays Of Our Lives, there’s a documentary being done about me called Stand up Fall Down Comedy & I just won The Indy Star’s readers choice award for Indianapolis’ Best Comedian! I also just got my first keynote speaker gig which is more of what I want to do because I can help so many more people!

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MARCY ROGO

Marcie Rogo works in tech marketing in San Francisco. In 2014, co-founded Stitch.net, the largest online community connecting adults over 50 for companionship and ConnectAround, the first “Facebook” for retirement communities.

Marcie has been doing standup comedy in San Francisco for almost 4 years, performing all around the Bay Area, from small underground comedy shows to the world-famous Punchline. She is passionate about comedy for a cause, and started Hot Take Comedy with friends to raise money for human rights causes via laughter. She also runs one of SF’s most popular shows “Bring Your Own Dog” Comedy.

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AARON KLOPFER

Aaron is a Chicago Comedian and Sketch Writer who loves to disarm crowds with cerebral spiels that are warmly indifferent to what is the expected or a “normal” comedy show.

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ASHLEY TAPPAN

Ashley Tappan is a comic from NY who has travled and performed across the country. Her contagious energy, quick wit and strong stage presence brand her humor as her own. Tappan has studied at Second City Training Center in Chicago, IL and is currently “Tappan”  into the local Tucson, AZ comedy scene, spreading smiles like peanut butter!

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RYAN BUYNAK

Ryan Buynak is a poet, a storyteller, a comedian, a teacher, and a wearer of overalls, but more importantly he is an advocate for how these things can be therapy for the restless human soul. He has published 10 books, but his true passion is guiding others to use writing and laughter as a means to find solace and fix frowns.

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IAN STUART

Ian Stuart is a comedian, writer and producer from Portland, Maine. Ian is the founder of the Portland Maine Comedy Festival and The Maine Comedy All Stars.

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OSCAR SAGASTUME

Oscar is an accomplished performer/writer/teacher. He is a multiple Moth StorySLAM winner and has hosted shows across the country at venues like the House of Blues, Caesar’s Palace, Disneyland, the Rose Bowl, and more. Oscar has also been featured in the L.A. Times, on the BBC, SoulPankcake, TruTv, and Buzzfeed. He has produced and hosted a variety of stand-up/storytelling shows including Tales from Tinseltown, The Morning After, Muse Lit Salon, DIRT (at UCB), and Tattletales. Oscar is always involved in a variety of projects, including (his most important) raising his #4kidsandadog with his beautiful wife. His greatest accomplishment was purchasing a 1978 Skylark with stories of adventure.

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OLIVIA SAPERSTEIN

Olivia Saperstein is a self-proclaimed Jill-of-all-trades. While playing lead guitar in LA punk band Egg Drop Soup by night, she cultivates the magic of social media wizardry during the day. She is thrilled to be managing the socials for Laughter On Call, as she has a mother who suffers from dementia. Olivia also has a clothing line and loves to write/direct for the screen.

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List of additional comedians available upon request.

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Jackie Monahan is a comedian and writer. She has been working for Laughter On Call a little less than a year. I was lucky enough to catch up with her between her time with Carmen, who she makes laugh between 10-12 hours a week, and the rest of her jam-packed writer/performer schedule.