Hot Mic Artist Trending Report Vol. 118

Neon Entertainment’s weekly trending report brings you the top comedy and music acts in the entertainment industry. We have access to chart-climbing artists from every genre; including indie, pop, rock, and hip-hop. Contact your neon agent to book a national act for your next orientation weekend, homecoming, or Fall Fest Concert.

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Catherine Cohen

Catherine Cohen is a comedian and actress based in NYC. She hosts a weekly cabaret show at Alan Cumming’s East Village venue, CLUB CUMMING, and co-hosts the popular weekly podcast, SEEK TREATMENT. Catherine can been seen in the most recent season of HBO’s HIGH MAINTENANCE, as well as the final season of BROAD CITY.  Later this year she will appear opposite Kumail Nanjiani and Issa Rae in Michael Showalter’s feature for Paramount, LOVEBIRDS. She was recently featured in FOX’S NIGHT OF COMEDY 2018. Her writing has been featured on Splitsider, The New Yorker, The Huffington Post and New York Mag’s The Cut. TimeOut named her one of Five NYC comedians to look out for in 2018. Catherine graduated from Princeton University with a degree in English and Theater.

 

Cassadee Pope

The singer’s powerhouse voice, inimitable presence, and endless charm transformed her into a force of nature beloved by millions worldwide. Following her victory on Season 3 of NBC’s The Voice, her 2013 full-­‐length debut, Frame By Frame, bowed at No. 1on Billboard’s Top Country Albums Chart and Top 10 on the Billboard 200 all-­‐genre chart. It’s lead single “Wasting All These Tears” not only notched an RIAA platinum certification, but it also achieved “Breakthrough Video of the Year” at the CMT Music Awards in 2014. Additionally, she would receive nominations at the American Country Awards and People’s Choice Awards, to name a few. During 2016, she also teamed with Chris Young for the No. 1hit “Think Of You” and garnered a 2017 GRAMMY® nod in the category of Best Country Duo/Group Performance. Along the way, she toured with everybody from Tim McGraw and Dierks Bentley to Rascal Flatts, as well as making fiery appearances at Stagecoach and the UK’s C2C: Country to Country. Throughout this time, Pope made significant creative strides as a lyricist and performer.“This is a new chapter,” she continues. “Lyrically, it’s really self-­‐assured and reflective of where I am. The music is sweet and vulnerable, but it’s also confident and sexy. There are no boundaries in terms of the music andI’m not afraid to cross the line and go a little rock ‘n’ roll either. It’s definitely new territory for me all around.”

 

Lavell Crawford

Comedian, Lavell Crawford is quickly climbing the comedic ranks and becoming one of the hottest stars in the biz today. Featured on Comedy Central’s “Workaholics” and cast in a recurring role on the AMC’s Emmy Award-winning “Breaking Bad.” If that’s not enough, he was also seen as a regular panelist on E! Entertainment’s “Chelsea Lately” and a regular on “Lopez Tonight,” performing in various comedy sketches on the show. From his numerous television appearances and as one of the hottest touring acts in the country, audiences are becoming increasingly familiar with Lavell’s giant-sized talent.

Lavell gained huge national exposure on NBC’s hit reality series “Last Comic Standing.” Not only did NBC take notice, promptly signing Lavell to a holding deal with the network, but also Comedy Central, offering him his own half-hour standup special, “Comedy Central Presents: Lavell Crawford.” Lavell’s stand-out work includes appearances on “Shaquille O’Neal Presents: All Star Comedy Jam” which premiered on Showtime in December, “Russell Simmons’ Def Comedy Jam” on HBO, “Showtime at the Apollo,” “Martin Lawrence Presents 1st Amendment,” “Comic’s Unleashed with Byron Allen,” “Steve Harvey’s Big Time” “Comedy Central’s Premium Blend,” “Motown Live” and “BET’s Comic View.”