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MANNY MALDONADO @ RICHARD VILLA'S REFRIED FRIDAY

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MANNY MALDONADO @ RICHARD VILLA'S REFRIED FRIDAY Friday, November 30, 2012 10:00 PM Hollywood Improv, Los Angeles, CA
  • 18 & over
  • Two items minimum
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Performing Artists (Click on Artist for Reviews and Previews)
  • Manny Maldonado

    Manny Maldonado

  • Richard Villa

    Richard Villa

  • Grant Cotter

    Grant Cotter

  • Ryan Sickler

    Ryan Sickler

  • Andy Ostroff

    Andy Ostroff

  • Vic Alejandro

    Vic Alejandro

  • JR Redwater

    JR Redwater

  • Willie Barcena

    Willie Barcena

Show Details
  • Ticket Price: $15.00
  • Door Time: 9:30 PM
  • Show Type: Stand Up
  • Showroom: Main Room
  • Restrictions: 18 & over
    Two items minimum
Manny Maldonado:

MANNY MALDONADO WAS BORN IN MODESTO,CA. HIS JOURNEY TO COMEDY WASNT PLANNED. MANNYS GOAL WAS TO PLAY PROFESSIONAL FOOTBALL. THE PROBLEM WAS HE WAS TO DAMN SHORT! AFTER HIGH SCHOOL, HE ATTENDED JUNIOR COLLEGE TO PURSUE A DREAM IN SPORTS BROADCASTING. WHILE IN COLLEGE HE PARTICIPATED IN SPEACH DEBATE AND FOUND HIS SPEACHES WERE ALWAYS FUNNY. SHORT AFTER HE DROPPED OUT OF COLLEGE TO TRY STAND UP COMEDY. TEN YEARS LATER MANNY MALDONADO IS RECOGNIZED AS ONE OF THE HOTTEST RISING LATINO COMICS IN THE COUNTRY. MANNY HAS WORKED OVERSEAS AND FROM COAST TO COAST IN SOME OF THE BEST COMEDY CLUBS IN THE COUNTRY. HE HAS WORKED WITH DAVE CHAPPELLE,DAVE ATTELL, AND GEORGE LOPEZ. MANNYS TV CREDITS INCLUDE B.E.T. COMICVIEW,LATINO LAUGH FESTIVAL,COMICS UNLEASHED, AND QUE LOCOS TO NAME A FEW. IN 2007 AND 2008 MANNY WAS SELECTED TO PERFORM ON THE "CROWN ROYAL NEW LATIN KINGS OF COMEDY TOUR" WITH COMIC LEGEND PAUL RODRIGUEZ. HE RECENTLY APPEARED ON COMEDY CENTRAL'S COMEDY REHAB, AND WAS A GUEST PANELIST ON DR. PHIL.

Richard Villa:

Raised in the urban city of Compton, California, Richard Villa always knew he wanted to make people laugh.  After completing a Bachelors degree in Mechanical Engineering, Richard felt there was something more out there in stored for him. While driving home one night, the neon lights of the Irvine Improv called his name. Hey Richard!

 

Seizing the moment of amateur night, Richard grabbed the microphone, went on stage, and has not stopped since.  Using stories of his childhood, Richard Villa turned what he thought were basic experiences into autobiographical satirical humor that depict life for Latinos and other minorities in the United States. Amid his newfound talent in improvisation, Richard was accepted to The Groundlings Theatre Group.

 

With his comedy and thorough understanding of his audience, Richard Villa became the first Latino to ever host the renowned Hollywood Improv on Friday nights. Sharing the stage with various other talent such as Jeff Garcia, Carlos Mancilla, Gabriel Iglesia, Mike Epps, Orlando Jones and Dat Phan, Richard Villa quickly took over co-host duties at the Ha-Ha in North Hollywood, and the Ontario and Brea Improv.

 

His ability to appeal to the audience earned him a special invitation by the U.S. Military to perform for the troops on the Combat Comedy Tour which included Iraq, Unit, May, Kyrgyzstan, Afghanistan, Kuwait, Qatar, Bahrain, Djibouti, and Saudi Arabia.

 

In 2005 Vanguard Cinema released Richards 1st DVD, called

Richard Villa: Performing This Way.

Now being hailed as the leader for the new generation of Latino Comics, Richard Villa exemplifies dedication to making other people laugh. With his television appearances on Mun2s Loco Comedy Jam, HBO Latino and Los Angeles based LATV, Richard Villa has turned his talent into animation, becoming a writer and voiceover for MTVs Latin animation, Chico y Guapo.

 

In a personal project, Richard Villa is aiming at introducing his audience to Border Patrol Tales, a sketch comedy show depicting the social impact and influence of immigrants in the United States.