I enjoy comedy because it serves as a contrast to the day to day management of a brokerage firm. I am excited to come away with a win from the Wildcard night in Chattanooga and will continue to hone new material for future competitions in my spare time.

Greg Hold is the manager of his worldwide financial group of companies, Hold Brothers, the longest running day trading conglomerate in the world. By night, he is a New York City based comedian.  Seeking to be better trained for his public speaking engagements at finance industry events and conferences, Greg pursues comedy performances as a hobby.  

Long suspicious that he has an excellent comedic writing ability, he finally found time to subject audiences to his pithy, dry and clean humor about things like his nerdy guy problems, relationships, and the state of the world. Drawing on his professional knowledge, Greg uses his performances to speak on issues of market structure, compliance and reform, possessing the ability to both make people laugh across the room, or to put them to sleep.

Greg performs several nights a week, all over Manhattan and often at the Gotham Comedy Club. Greg has placed in a number of festivals including Funniest in Finance at Gotham Comedy Club (2016) where he took 3rd place, the Cleveland Comedy Festival (2017) where he took 2nd place in the preliminaries, Ventura Comedy Festival (2018) where he made it to the finals, and the World Series of Comedy satellites in Colorado Springs (2017) and Chattanooga, TN (2017) where he took 1st place in his round in Chattanooga. He has also performed in the Laughing Devil Comedy Festival (2018) in NY, Winter Laughs Festival (2017) in NY, the San Diego Comedy Festival (2017), and Hell Yes Fest (2018) in New Orleans.