STAND UP FOR PITS (SPECIAL EVENT)
18 & over
Two items minimum
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Rebecca Corry was born and raised in the Seattle suburb of Kent, Washington. Rebecca moved to Chicago at 19 and lived there for 9 years, where she studied writing, acting and improvisation at The Second City, Annoyance Theater and Center Theater. After an 11-month run in the Chicago production of Tony and Tina’s Wedding as the pregnant maid of honor, Corry moved to Los Angeles. Immediately following her arrival she appeared at the HBO workspace in her first one-woman show, “Have You Ever Been Called a Dwarf?”, hosted a pilot for the Oxygen Network and was chosen to perform as a “New Face” at the Montreal Comedy Festival. Later that year, she landed a memorable role as Paul Giamatti’s receptionist, Astrid Barker, in the feature film “BIG FAT LIAR.” She then guest-starred on CBS’s “Yes, Dear” and became the face of a national Gallo wine campaign. After being seen by Courteney Cox and David Arquette, they hired Rebecca to host the second season of their interior design show, “Mix It Up.” Later, with Courteney and David, she went on to sell a late night comedy pilot to FOX, which she co-wrote, produced and starred in. Some of Rebecca’s guest star appearances include; “The King of Queens,” “The Bernie Mac Show,” “Rules Of Engagement,” “Rizzoli and Isles,” as well as appearances on “The Wayne Brady Show,” NBC’s “Late Friday,” “Comics Unleashed,” E’s 101 series,” Vh1’s “Best Week Ever,” Comedy Central’s “Premium Blend” and her own 1/2 hour Comedy Central stand up special. While performing her critically acclaimed one woman show “REBECCA CORRY WITH BALLS,” she went on to beat thousands and become a finalist on NBC’s “Last Comic Standing 4.” Rebecca headlines around the country and until May 2015 was a series regular playing “Leisha” on NBC’s “One Big Happy” executive produced by Ellen Degeneres.
Founder Stand Up For Pits Foundation
Rob Delaney is a writer/stand up originally from Boston and graduated from New York University's Tisch School of the Arts. Much of Delaney’s success can be attributed to his massive following of over 650,000 followers that grows every day. In 2012, he won the award for “Funniest Person on Twitter” at the Comedy Central Comedy Awards beating out such luminaries as Steve Martin and Stephen Colbert. He’s also been listed as one of “The Funniest People on Twitter” on such sites as the Huffington Post, Vice Magazine, Paste Magazine, Comedy Central, and Funny or Die. Most recently he self-released his debut one-hour comedy special Live at the Bowery Ballroom via his own website, www.robdelaney.com. Rob’s reach spreads beyond the US market; in the UK he sold out the Soho Theatre in 7 minutes via one “tweet” making him the fastest selling US performer in the venue’s history.
His television credits include Comedy Central’s Key & Peele, FUEL TV’s The Daily Habit, and the pilot Movie Nook for TBS. In past years, Rob was a contributing writer for Ridiculousness on MTV and Vice Magazine. At the end of 2011, he filmed a pilot for Comedy Central entitled @robdelaney. Rob was named one of Variety’s “Top 10 Comics to Watch” for 2012. In 2013, his first novel will be published by Random House. Rob also sings the national anthem for the Boston Red Sox and the Los Angeles Dodgers. He currently performs stand up regularly at the top comedy venues in Los Angeles, New York, and across the United States.
Huffington Post: “ Rob certainly meets all the criteria required for the clutches of stardom to grab hold The Guardian: “Delaney is one of the sensations of the US scene.”
UK Arts Agenda: “An excellent US comic, who pedals wry, searing anecdotes on modern life. A rare, and
Brody Stevens is the executive producer and star of the unique Comedy Central TV series “Brody Stevens: Enjoy It!”, co-created and produced by Zach Galifianakis. Brody is also the host of two popular podcast series - “The Steven Brody Stevens Festival of Friendship” on the Feral Audio Network, and “Brode and Esther” on Deathsquad. In addition, Brody hosted his own live video podcast "Positive Push with Brody Stevens" on Youtube's Video Podcast Network.
Stevens has appeared on Conan, Chelsea Lately, @midnight, Premium Blend, TMZ, The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn, Late World with Zach, The Best Damn Sports Show Period, Tosh.0, Fox NFL Sunday, Playboy Morning Radio and on podcasts by Jay Mohr, Joe Rogan and WTF with Marc Maron. Brody also appeared in the movies Jesus Is Magic, Due Date, The Hangover and The Hangover Part II. He was, however, cut out of the movie Funny People.
Most recently, Brody released his Comedy Central Half-Hour Special in January, 2014.
Comedian Eddie Pepitone is a master of the dark art of comedy. Hailed as a modern day cross between Jackie Gleason, Don Rickles and Eckhart Tolle. Eddie is a force of nature on stage, switching back and forth between social rage and self doubt. His shows are an energetic combo of calm and chaos, blue collar angst and sardonic enlightenment.
Few comedians working today channel the power of the rant better than Pepitone. He’s one of a kind and a favorite among fellow comedians and die heard comedy fans alike.
In addition to his stand-up skills, Eddie Pepitone is a stand-out comic/character actor. Pepitone began his comedy career in New York City, quickly becoming a regular on the scene. He appeared regularly on Late Night With Conan O’Brien. His other numerous television appearances include Chappelle’s Show, Jimmy Kimmel Live, King of Queens, Last Comic Standing, It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia and The Sarah Silverman Program. Pepitone recently released a Comedy Album entitled "A Great Stillness" and has a Documentary about his life coming later this year called "The Bitter Buddha."
Rebecca Corry presents the second annual STAND UP FOR PITS at the Hollywood Improv!
Rebecca's two biggest passions are comedy and pit bulls. After adopting her own precious "Pibble", ANGEL, she realized the importance of educating and helping this precious breed that is so misunderstood and mistreated. She believes there's no better way than through laughter and positive images of amazing pit bulls. All proceeds of this amazing night of comedy will go directly to Angel City Pit Bulls, a small Los Angeles
pit bull rescue group that Rebecca is committed to helping out.