KAREN RONTOWSKI uniquely blends comedy with her experience as a Paranormal Investigator, Tarot and reiki master. Karen has appeared on The Late Show with David Letterman, Sirius Satellite Radio, Comics Unleashed, Comedy.com, Live at Gotham, Comedy Central and Mysteries of the Unexplained. You can see her Dry Bar Comedy Special called Ridiculous Me on VidAngel.com where it just received over 3 million hits. She is also a Paranormal Panelist at the Los Angeles ComicCon.
After performing and hosting at paranormal conventions all over the world she created the hilariously odd web series Paranormal Karen where she has fun reporting from haunted and obscure places everywhere. She also has an in-depth podcast by the same name.
Karen’s comedy is now featured in the new line of greeting cards called “Frank and Funny” sold at Target stores everywhere and is the comedy writer for “Haunted Magazine.” She is a regular on the Bob and Tom Radio Show and is a featured performer on their CD.
MELISSA ST. HILLAIRE grew up in the backwoods of Massachusetts in the shadow of Salem, had her first mediumship experience at age three, began reading tarot cards at twelve, and has been mystified by the occult ever since. An Intuitive Reader and Medium, she hosts a Psychic Development Circle series, Victorian table tipping seances, and was recently selected to be one of four psychics for Midsummer Scream’s popular Leota’s Lounge at the Grim Grinning Gala. She’s the founder of @AmericanWitch13 on Instagram where she shares custom spells, witch tips, and memes. An author and researcher, she wrote horoscopes for The Heights Inc, her poetry has appeared in the periodicals Shards, The Outer Fringe, and The Laughing Medusa, and she has written articles for Feminine Power Circle, Savvy Authors, SF Signal, and The Qwillery, among others. She has also appeared in the anthology books Folk Horror Revival: Field Studies and Folk Horror Revival: Corpse Roads. She co-wrote the dark fantasy trilogy, Saurimonde, and is currently finishing a sci-fi novel called X’odus.
TOM STEWART always knew he wanted to be an entertainer, making classmates and teachers laugh every day and was working at his first radio job before graduating from college. From there he's worked in broadcasting for 20+ years at radio stations in Providence, Boston, New London, and Cape Cod. From 2008-2012 hecrossed over to television to become the 'Traffic Guy' adding flair and personality to the Sunrise Show and Evening News programs on WJAR-TV NBC 10 in Providence.
He's spent most of my life studying and writing comedy for radio and television but inn 2011, he finally took the leap to stand-up comedy and studied with Frank O’Donnell’s Comedy Boot Camp. Developing a creative mix of topical humor and observational comedy.
Since then he's been fortunate enough to host, feature, and perform at some of the Northeast's best comedy venues including: Catch A Rising Star, Comedy Connection, Comix at Foxwoods, Mohegan Sun Casino,
Stand Up NY, The Providence Performing Arts Center, Joker's Wild, Comedy Zone,The Vault, Nick's Comedy Stop, Newport Grand Casino, Stadium Theater and many others.
Tom is also passionate about the field of paranormal research and has spent many years investigating strange phenomena both as an independent researcher and a member of RISEUP Paranormal, based in Rhode Island.