our founders and hosts

Aric Grooms

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Aric Grooms was born and raised in Southern Ohio but now calls NYC home.  Aric is co-founder and host of Very Good Comedy Show.  When he's not on the VGCS stage, you can find him at comedy clubs all over NYC and around the country.  If he's not doing one of those, he's probably taking a nap.

Robert Punchur

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Robert Punchur is native to Butler, PA. He's a long-time regular on the New York City comedy scene and co-founder & host of Very Good Comedy Show.  Robert began working in top NYC clubs as a teenager while attended college for Politics, Philosophy, and Economics. He's now a full-time social worker as well as a successful model, actor, and all-around Neat Guy!

MattDV Williams

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MattDV is an accomplished filmmaker and comedian, in addition to being a co-founder of Very Good Comedy Show.  MattDV is also the face of the non-profit I'm So Newark, a charity that helps released prisoners reenter society by teaching filmmaking skills.  

Jeff Manno

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From its very first show, Jeff Manno has been the musical leader and Chief Audio Officer of Very Good Comedy Show!  You can find Jeff and his band, Jeff's House in venues all across New York City, Long Island and the surrounding areas.