GAYS R US with ERIN FOLEY
Tuesday, Aug 6, 2013
(Doors open at 7:30 PM)
18 & over
Two items minimum
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Erin Foley is an amazing comedic actress, comedian, and writer. Just this year, she made her stand-up debut on Conan, did a guest star on the NBC series Go On, and also performed stand-up on TV Guide’s inaugural series Stand-up In Stilettos hosted by Kate Flannery of The Office and Comedy Central’s new series Mash Up hosted by TJ Miller. As a seasoned comedian, she also has a Comedy Central Presents under her belt, as well as having been on Premium Blend, Chelsea Lately and The Kilborn File. In New York and Los Angeles, Erin can be regularly seen at Gotham Comedy Club, Caroline's on Broadway, The Improv, The Laugh Factory and Stand Up New York. She has performed at the San Francisco Sketch Fest, Just for Laughs/TBS Comedy Festival in Chicago and the Moontower Comedy Festival in Austin. Foley has had the honor of being selected to perform at the prestigious Montreal Comedy Festival three times. Additionally, Erin has starred in many national commercial campaigns, the acclaimed Tribeca Film Fest short Cried Suicide, and even a supporting role in Almost Famous. Erin has branded a unique position for herself in the industry as not only a gifted stand-up but a talented actress. Her versatility makes her one of the most sought- after women working the comedy scene today.
Sandra Valls is a brash high energy outrageously funny in your face Latina comic. Voted by Latina Magazine as one of the Top 33 Bad Ass Comics with Latin Roots, Sandra will make you laugh till your face hurts. Performing in two Showtime Comedy specials: The Latin Diva’s of Comedy and Pride: the LGBT Comedy Slam hosted by Bruce Vilanch, Sandra has made a name for herself. Her other Television credits include Outlaugh Festival, One Night StandUP (LOGO) Comic’s Unleashed with Byron Allen (ABC) BET’s Comic View. Voted one of Curve Magazine’s Top 10 funniest lesbian comics and top faces to watch for in Diva magazine.
Here’s the scoop: Jason was born in Wichita KS, raised in Baltimore MD, ran away to New York City and now resides in Los Angeles, CA. He has Midwest values, an East Coast attitude and a West Coast mentality. He comes from the all American family, him, an older sister and parents that have been married forever. “My parents met when they were 3 and 6 in Sunday school and they’re still together. That’s just plain weird. I was so left out in school. All my friends had somewhere to go on the weekends, (their father’s) not me. I still don’t have a weekend home,” quirps Jason. The son of an insurance man and a barmaid turned legal secretary was his foundation for life. Throw in a hard working, never does anything wrong, sister named Sheryl and there you have it. “I thought the older sibling was supposed to break your parents in. You know how hard it is when your sister had perfect attendance for all 4 years of high school? I could barely put a full week together,” argues Jason. In high school he was voted most talkative and most outgoing. The problem was he was always talking while the teachers were talking and the only thing he was going out of was the closet. After being a fake-a-date for 9 prom dates, Jason came out and has never looked back. “The whole coming out was not very eventful. Mom cried, but I think that was right after I introduced her to my first boyfriend he ended up making me cry too. She’s much better now and the men I date are actually employed. Dad ordered a Corolla (meaning Corona, what an insurance geek!),” says Jason. Jason has performed everywhere from Vegas to Tahoe, New York and LA. He has opened for Judy Gold, Ant and Sandra Bernhardt. He has also appeared on LOGO’s Wisecracks—OutLaugh Comedy Festival. He is a host and producer of GaysRUs at the Hollywood Improv, and is a founding member of Queer on Their Feet.
Miss Eagle has been seen on The Late, Late Show with Craig Ferguson, Comedy Central and Byron Allen's Comics Unleashed, where she became a contributing writer. She is most proud of the unique experience performing throughout Iraqi bases for the troops.
She was showcased in HBO’s US Comedy Arts Festival in her solo show, Stones From Glass Houses followed by the second in the series, Mood Disorders: A Light-Hearted Romp Through Crippling Depression, which was featured at the Los Angeles Women’s Theatre Festival. She completed a pilot for the E! Entertainment Network, appeared in an ABC Pilot with Jason Alexander and, was the host of Comcast On Demand's UNConventional. She has been seen in a series of memorable commercials beside Jay Mohr and football legend, Boomer Esiahson.
Through all her success, Dana has come to a place where she too can feel beautiful. That place is called Radio Shack.
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Matthew was born in London, England to Jewish Iranian parents. Now residing here in Los Angeles he is quickly moving up in L.A.’s comedy scene. His Iranian heritage, British sensibilities , American influences, and slight Jewy neurosis result in uniquely skewed perspectives on life that will have you bursting with laughter. Matthew’s blunt, honest, raw approach has been gaining much attention. Tackling an array of topics, from body hair to homophobia, from BravoTV to Persian machismo, you can’t help but hang on every word… And LAUGH! He performs regularly at many of L.A.’s hottest clubs - The Laugh Factory, The Comedy Store, The Improv, The Ice House, to mention a few, and tours nationally.
Paula’s performances are hysterically dark...
Her voice and delivery are undeniably strong and crass, not your average female or comic. It’s the unexpected truths along with her delivery that are hilarious. You might’ve seen her on “Last Comic Standing” giving hell to the judges or her recent comedic appearances on Nick@Nite and TV Guide network bashing pregnant teens and reality shows. Not one adverse to writing or performing “blue comedy” she’s appeared on Showtime’s Full Frontal Comedy and HBO’s Las Vegas Comedy Festival. Paula’s talented stand-up delivery had her headlining on the 2012 “Just for Laughs” Montreal Festival Nasty Show as well as the off-season “clean” tours throughout Canada. As a successful crossover act, Paula has recently taped BET 2013. Her numerous credits also include 'The View" and "Comics Unleashed."
Only six years into her stand-up career, she performed on “The Tonight Show.” Headlining in clubs across the country, Paula’s numerous television appearances and writing style make her one of the most unique female comics performing today.
Fortune Feimster made her national TV debut in 2010 on NBC’s Last Comic Standing,where she finished as a semi-finalist. That same year she was selected to perform in the New Faces showcase at the Montreal Just For Laughs Comedy Festival. Now Fortune is a full-time writer and roundtable regular on the E! Network’s popular late night talk show, "Chelsea Lately," with Chelsea Handler. She’s also a cast member on the second season of Handler’s scripted series, “After Lately.” In her spare time, Fortune travels the country doing stand-up, but can be seen on a weekly basis at the Hollywood Improv and the World Famous Comedy Store. She is also a highly accomplished sketch comedian and improv artist, and is an alumna of the prestigious Groundlings Sunday Company, which
boasts other such alumni as Will Ferrell, Kristen Wiig, and Lisa Kudrow.
Erin Foley presents Gays R Us, featuring the best gay, gay friendly, questioning, curious, funniest comics available that night. Now in it's third year at the Improv, Gays R Us continues to pack the house on the first Wednesday of each month.