2023 Club Series Performer
Ian Lara is a superbly talented Dominican-American stand-up comedian from Queens. His sets touch on themes of growing up with immigrant parents, being unsure about his race and his born-again Christian father. He appeared on Comedy Central’s “StandUP Featuring” (where his set has garnered over 7 million views on Facebook and over 10 million views total) and was a regular player on “This Week at the Comedy Cellar” on Comedy Central (where his set garnered 7.9 million views on Facebook during the pandemic). He was also featured in season one of Bring The Funny on NBC and made his late night television debut on the Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon pre-pandemic. In 2020, Ian performed his first 30min special for HBOLatino’s Entre Nos titled ‘LA MEETS NY.’ This past year, Ian was selected to be one of Freeform’s Black & Freeform Honorees, performed as a New Face at JFL and named one of “10 Lesser-Known Great Black Comedians” by Screenrant in 2021. Starting 2022 off with a bang, his Comedy Central Half Hour Special aired February 10th. He also appeared on the Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon for a second time, and his HBOMax Special, Ian Lara: Romantic Comedy, was released on Nov 11th to critical acclaim, as it was named one of the year’s best specials by Paste Magazine.