CBS Sets Deals with Trio From Diversity Showcase

CBS Entertainment and CBS Television Studios have signed talent holding deals with three performers featured in the network’s annual Diversity Comedy Showcase event held in January.

Drew Tarver has been cast in CBS’ “How I Met Your Mother” spinoff “How I Met Your Dad.” Tarver has appeared on “Animal Practice,” “Newreaders” and has created and starred in several “Funny or Die” videos.

Nico Santos and Haneefah Wood have also landed holding deals.

CBS’ annual talent showcase aims to open doors for actors and scribes from a range of backgrounds, not only at the Eye but with casting directors and execs across the biz. This year’s event, held Jan. 22-23 at the El Portal Theater in North Hollywood, featured 22 across and writers selected from more than 2,500 audiences.

Santos has appeared as a recurring panelist on “Chelsea Lately’s” round table and as a co-star on “Ground Floor.”  He is also known in the stand-up comedy circuit having performed at the Improv, Laugh Factory and Comedy Store in Hollywood.

Wood comes from a legit background and has had roles in the Broadway productions of “Rent,” “Avenue Q,” and “Brooklyn.”

Pictured: Drew Tarver, Nico Santos and Haneefah Wood

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