Tanael is a standup comedian born and raised in Haiti who currently resides in New York City. Born in Gonaives, Haiti in 1989, Tanael moved to the United States in 2008 and started performing standup in 2012 at the age of 23. Since then, he's appeared on Gotham Comedy Live on AXS TV, FOX, ad Fuse TV on Complex. He was recently a supporting character in the movie Standing Up that premiered in November 2017 at the DOCNYC Festival.
Tanael performs regularly at some of the best clubs in New York, including Gotham Comedy Club, The Stand Comedy Club, New York Comedy Club, Eastville Comedy Club, to name a few, and the best alternative shows, such as Comedy at The Knitting Factory with Hannibal Buress and Night Train with Wyatt Cenac at Littlefield. He's been a featured performer at the Brooklyn Comedy Festival, the Eugene Mirman Comedy Festival, the Laughing Skull Festival in Atlanta, the Underground Festival in Washington D.C, and was named Comics To Watch at the Riot LA Festival in Los Angeles. He was one of the 8 finalists in the Boston Comedy Festival in 2016. He's performed alongside some internationally known comedians such as Jerry Seinfeld, Jim Gaffigan, Todd Barry, Janeane Garofalo, and Roy Wood Jr. He's the host of Jest for Fun, a monthly stand up comedy show in New York City.
Tanael is a writer as well. He recently published an Op-Ed for one of the most renowned newspapers in the world: The New York Times.
Tanael has a very smooth, laid back, conversational style on stage that gives the audience the impression that they're simply talking to a sharp, funny, and irreverent friend. He jokes about uncomfortable truths, race, society's idiosyncrasies, and whatever else is of importance to him. Some people say his humor is smart and eye-opening, he definitely agrees with these people.