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Sunday, November 18, 2012 9:30 PM
Hollywood Improv, Los Angeles, CA
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  • Ticket Price: $0.00
  • Door Time: 9:00 PM
  • Show Type: Stand Up
  • Showroom: Main Room
  • Restrictions: 18 & over
    Two items minimum
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  • Ben Gleib

    Ben Gleib

    Ben Gleib is the host of "IDIOTEST", the hit comedy brain teaser game show on GSN (Game Show Network) now in its second season and watched by over 21 million fans to date. For the last 7 years, he was one of the stars of "CHELSEA LATELY" on E! with over 100 appearances. Recently he has appeared on Comedy Central's @midnight and toured in arenas all over North America opening for both Chelsea Handler and Dane Cook.
    On the big screen he’s the voice of Marshall the Sloth in "ICE AGE – CONTINENTAL DRIFT" the #2 animated movie of all-time internationally, and voices one of Channing Tatum’s right hand man soldiers in the animated movie "THE BOOK OF LIFE". His weekly podcast “Last Week on Earth with Ben Gleib” on the Smodcast Network debuted at #9 on iTunes Comedy, and was #1 on Stitcher for over 20 weeks.
    Gleib also worked for THE OSCARS, hosting The Academy’s first ever “Oscar Roadtrip,” which was featured on ABC’s “OSCARS PRE-SHOW.” He was a guest star on the E! scripted series “AFTER LATELY” and appears on CNN and NPR, sharing his comedic take on politics. Gleib is also one of the stars of Kevin Smith’s “JAY AND SILENT BOB’S SUPER GROOVY CARTOON MOVIE, co-starring Eliza Dushku, Kevin Smith, Jason Mewes and Neil Gaiman. In 2007, he starred in the NBC primetime comedy series "THE REAL WEDDING CRASHERS", and has performed his standup on "THE LATE LATE SHOW" on CBS, and on NBC on "LAST CALL with CARSON DALY" and "LAST COMIC STANDING".
    On the radio circuit, Gleib is a regular on the nationally broadcast "Bob & Tom" and on KROQ's "Kevin & Bean". ESQUIRE named him one of “Six comedians who could be comedy’s next big thing.”

  • Rob Lindo

    Rob Lindo

    Rob Lindo hails from Vancouver by way of Jamaica (that's a story for another day).  But he also lived in New Jersey and Washington, DC, before relocating to LA in 2008.  He has been involved in the LA stand-up community since 2009. Rob has been seen in various national commercials, on Atom TV, Johnny B. Homeless, Comedy Central, Break.com, and Funny or Die.

    Rob performs around LA at the Laugh Factory, The Comedy Store, the Jon Lovitz Comedy Club, and the Pasadena Ice House.  He is also a member of the comedy trio The Skinny Dicks. It was with this ridiculous trio that he co-created Skinny Sundays - a comedy show featuring nationally headlining comics and the rising stars of comedy in unfair head-to-head competitions, purely for the enjoyment of the audience. As producer and co-host, Rob was a part of the show's development and eventual transition to its new home on the main stage of the world famous Hollywood Improv. 

  • Joey DePaolo

    Joey DePaolo

    An east coaster by birth, Joey DePaolo found his beginnings in comedy in New York, writing and directing comedy shorts that were selected for air by NBC, IFC, and even Canada's own BITEtv. Joey made his arrival on the LA comedy scene in 2009 with the comedy trio The Skinny Dicks. It was through the group that he co-created Skinny Sundays, a night of unfair stand-up comedy attracting some of the biggest names and best hidden talents in the stand-up world. As producer and co-host, Joey was a part of the show's blossoming and eventual landing with its new home on the main stage of the world famous Hollywood Improv. Joey performs regularly on both coasts and has been seen on Funny or Die and as a regular in the sketch comedy/variety show Comedy Slice at the Improv Comedy Lab.

  • Tone Bell

    Tone Bell

    Tone Bell is best known for starring in the NBC multi-camera comedy "Whitney" as RJ, Alex's (Chris D'Elia) old high school friend who has moved back to Chicago to bartend after a recent divorce. Born and raised in Atlanta, the stand-up comedian began his career in Dallas, where he was voted one of the Funniest Comics in Texas. Bell's real-life brand of comedy has seen him succeed on both the comedy festival circuit as well as previously on NBC as the winner of the Stand Up For Diversity program. Tone recently was a guest on the Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson and was also featured on the Spike TV special Eddie Murphy:  One Night Only and E!’s “Love You Mean It”.  He currently tours around the country performing at colleges and clubs. Tone recently starred in a single-camera comedy pilot for Fox, has also appeared on Comedy Central’s “Key and Peele”, and hosted MTV's "Jerks with Cameras."  Tone can next be seen starring in the new NBC comedy pilot "Bad Judge" which was recently picked up to series.

  • Bobby Lee Comedy Central Certified

    Bobby Lee

    At 18 years of age Lee moved out of his parents' home and took jobs in restaurants and coffee shops in the San Diego area, while also attending Palomar College for a brief period. In 1994 the coffee shop for which he was working closed. “I just went next door to get a job,” he said, “which was The Comedy Store in San Diego” (also known as the La Jolla Comedy Store). After a few months of working odd jobs at the club he decided to try stand-up during one of their amateur nights. Within a year of doing regular comedy sets he got offers to open for both Pauly Shore and Carlos Mencia. Lee also went on to work regularly at The Comedy Store in Los Angeles, a comedy club owned by Pauly Shore's mother Mitzi.
    Lee has admitted in several interviews that his parents had hoped he would continue on with the family business and were less-than supportive of his comedic pursuits at first. During a podcast interview conducted by fellow actor and comedian Joe Rogan, Lee stated that during the first few years he did stand-up his parents barely spoke to him, however after his appearance on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno his father called him and apologized for not supporting his comedy career. Lee's parents currently live in Phoenix, Arizona. Lee is known to have included his family in some of his work: His younger brother has appeared in several non-speaking roles on MADtv and his entire family has appeared in a skit on the show.

  • J Chris Newberg

    J Chris Newberg

    J Chris Newberg is funny. Ask him. He will disagree, but in a way that is probably humorous. He has performed on America’s Got Talent, but lost to dancers that sparkle. He has also been on the Tonight Show, Jimmy Kimmel Live & Comedy Central. He has toured nationally in arenas with Dane Cook, Internationally in Stadiums with Russell Peters and written songs for American Idol. He is in fact the funniest person that you have never heard of. Yet. Cedric The Entertainer agrees saying, “He has got an odd sense of humor and he is unique in his point of view.  His quirkiness and his own kind of demeanor are things that can go a long way in this business.  Talented folks will see it, and the industry will see it.” J Chris Newberg also writes jokes, a lot of them. Some of your favorite comedians have used his jokes on SNL, Late Night With David Letterman, Chelsea Lately and The Conan O’Brien show. J Chris Newberg recently finished being lead writer on Idiotest for GSN and is currently writing at E! He doesn’t ask you to think. He’ll do that for you. Just watch and listen and then tweet your friends and pretend you wrote it.

    TheChrisArmy.com @thechrisarm

  • Sarah Tiana

    Sarah Tiana

    Sarah Tiana has been a “working” comedian/ex-waitress in Los Angeles since 2003. Originally from Calhoun, GA, Sarah’s act emphasizes the thrills of growing up after “The War Of Northern Aggression” and trying to survive in the current battle of the sexes.  She doesn’t call herself “single,”  (she’s too old for that), she prefers to be called “sexually active.” 

    Sarah’s big break came after she was recognized for her “breakout performance” as Carmen in four episodes of Reno 911!’s 7th season. In 2005 she helped create a sketch comedy company called The Strait Jacket Society as a way to help young actors in Hollywood accelerate their stage time and gain exposure while still having fun (she has currently put over 500 actors through the program). A downright ‘Merican, Sarah has done over 10 tours of comedy for the troops including Germany, Singapore, Afghanistan, Guam, Okinawa, and several Wounded Warrior Facilities.  

    A trip to Iraq at the beginning of the war is highlighted in the documentary film, “We Love You Mrs. Bevins.” Sarah recently wrote and starred in “The Burn” with Jeffrey Ross for 2 seasons on Comedy Central. She is currently a correspondent on “The Soup Investigates” and a regular on the “Chelsea Lately” roundtable.

    An avid sports fan Sarah wrote for the ESPY awards and the Rob Riggle NFL segments on Fox. She can also be seen at The World Famous Comedy Store, Twitter, and numerous unhealthy relationships in and around Los Angeles.  She will never be seen in the three pilots she taped last year or be caught dead in the dress she wore on Craig Ferguson (it no longer fits).


  • Ben Bailey Comedy Central Certified

    Ben Bailey

    Ben Bailey is the host of NBC’s “Who’s Still Standing?” The unique game show is designed to keep contestants and viewers on their toes by pitting contestants against one another for a series of high-stakes trivia battles.

    Bailey is also host of the highly successful show “Cash Cab” on Discovery Channel. Bailey has won two Daytime Emmy Awards for “Cash Cab,” (for Outstanding Game Show Host), and "Cash Cab" has won three Daytime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Game/Audience Participation Show.

    In addition, Bailey’s one-hour special “Road Rage” premiered on Comedy Central.

    Bailey got his unlikely start as a standup comedian when he was mistaken for a comic in the green room of The Comedy Store in Los Angeles, where he was hired to answer the phones. The booker, seeing that the other comics in the room could not get enough of Bailey’s humor, signed him on the spot. After a few years of performing in Los Angeles, Bailey moved back to New York and for two years, went to “open-mic” nights to hone his craft. Now with over 10 years under his belt as a successful standup, Bailey continues to perform all over New York City and has achieved international acclaim for both the show "Cash Cab" and for his comedy performances all over the world.

    He has appeared regularly at comedy festivals over the years and has guest-starred on numerous television comedies and dramas, including NBC’s “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit," “Hope & Faith,” "The Knights of Prosperity”, “30 Rock”, “Oprah”, “The Today Show”, and "Mad TV." He also has a recurring role on the daytime drama "One Life to Live" and has appeared in his own “Comedy Central Presents” special. In addition, Bailey also has performed on several of the late-night talk shows, including NBC’s "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," "Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn," NBC's "Last Call with Carson Daly" and "Comedy Central's Premium Blend,” among many others.

    Bailey is a trained tri-athlete and has competed in the Half-Iron Man competition. He currently resides in New Jersey.

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  • Special Guest

    Special Guest

Ready for something different?
One of the fastest-growing shows in Hollywood, Skinny Sundays brings its brand of unfair stand-up comedy to the Improv, pitting comics against each other in head-to-head competitions for the right to perform. And your enjoyment. With some of the biggest crowds and most star-studded lineups in comedy, Skinny Sundays has headlined talent from SNL, the Tonight Show, Late Show, Conan and Kimmel, and has regularly features comics like Sarah Silverman, Jeff Garlin, Margaret Cho, Tom Arnold, Tim Heidecker, Bobby Lee, Dave Foley, David Koechner, Paul Scheer, and more!
Let the games begin.

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