The Martin Grant

Part of the Martin Foundation, a California 501c3 non-profit


2018: Teresa Lee

Teresa Lee is a standup comedian and writer, originally from Palo Alto CA. She was semi-finalist in Standup NBC and has played in festivals including Limestone Comedy Festival, Laughing Skull Comedy Festival, Women in Comedy Festival, and more. She is the host of You Can Tell Me Anything, a podcast where comedians confess something they’ve never told anyone before. Her short film, I Think She Likes You, played at Tribeca Film Festival in 2019 and was featured on Out Magazine as a queer film to watch. She currently lives in Los Angeles, CA with a rescue dog that can see ghosts.

2017: Heather Pasternak

Heather Pasternak is a LA native, comedian and NYU Tisch school graduate who has appeared on Fox’s New Girl and The Mindy Project. She's an opener for Jeff Garlin and performs all over Los Angeles (The Comedy Store, The Westside Comedy Theatre, Flappers, The Improv, The HaHa Cafe, Upright Citizens Brigade, Largo, ect.) and several times a week alone in the shower. She is a cat whisperer and she gets respect.

2016: Wyatt Gray

Wyatt Gray strives to create comedy that is smart, sophisticated and with a hint of subversion. His unapologetic enthusiasm and wholesome nature is a breath of fresh-air in an industry dominated by cynicism and vulgarity. He is honored to have been chosen as the 2016 recipient of the Martin Grant.

2015: Brett Druck

Brett Druck is concentrated funny, a straight shot of smart and precise humor. He has been featured in countless comedy festivals including TBS's Just for Laughs Chicago, the Charleston Comedy Festival, and as a finalist in The Andy Kaufman Award. Brett has been heard on Raw Dog Sirius XM Radio and mentioned in Rolling Stone for his advocacy to credit comedians and artists that have been plagiarized for profit. As of October 2015 Brett has been featured five times on season two of FOX's Laughs and can be seen performing stand up in New York City and around the country. He is proud to be the first recipient of the Martin Grant.

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