Bollywood and TV personality Shenaz Treasury and stand-up comics Ricky Velez and Mike Yard have joined The Nightly Show With Larry Wilmore as contributors, Comedy Central said today. The trio will appear as panelists on the late-night show, which premieres January 19.
Treasury is a Bollywood actor, writer, TV host and travel and cultural reporter who has lived and worked around the world. She started her career with MTV Asia, and her Bollywood feature credits include Ishq Vishk and Delhi Belly. Treasury also wrote, produced and hosted the Travel Channel series Culture Shock. Queens native Velez recently was named “New York’s Funniest” by the New York Comedy Festival and one of Comedy Central’s “Comics to Watch.” He is repped by UTA and 3Arts. Yard, originally from St. Croix, won Comedy Central’s “Get Up Stand Up” online competition and has TV credits including Inside Amy Schumer and stand-up series Live At Gotham, Def Comedy Jam and Comic View.