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BAY HILAREA Featuring: IAN BAGG & The Best of the Bay Area Comics


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BAY HILAREA Featuring: IAN BAGG & The Best of the Bay Area Comics
Tuesday, November 13, 2012 8:00 PM
Hollywood Improv, Los Angeles, CA
  • 18 & over
  • Two item minimum
  • **Lineups subject to change**

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  • Door Time: 7:30 PM
  • Show Type: Stand Up
  • Showroom: Main Room
  • Restrictions: 18 & over
    Two items minimum
    **Lineups subject to change**
Performing Artists (Click on Artist for Reviews and Previews)
  • Ian Bagg

    Ian Bagg

    Ian Bagg started his comedy career in his native country, Canada. He proceeded to do all the show business things that every successful Canadian entertainer does. He went to a “Hockey Night in Canada” game on a Saturday night, performed at the “Montreal Comedy Festival,” kissed a fish in New Foundland and a “Comedy Now” special on CTV. So what does a Canadian do when he has done it all? He boards a train to New York City, lives in a youth hostel and ends up on “Late Night with Conan O’Brien,” “The Late Late show with Craig Ferguson” and “Tonight Show with Jay Leno.” It is not always fun and games. He was forced to do “Make Me Laugh,” “Showcase Comics with Louie Anderson,” “Fridays” on NBC and the “Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn.”
    Bagg was featured in Tim Robbins’ “The Cradle will Rock,” “MVP 2,” and “MXP.” Fun fact: he’s the the only known comic to have worked for Judd Apatow and NOT become a multi-billionaire. Life has been amazing for Bagg being on such diverse networks as the History Channel, the Food Network, the Biography Channel and being the first ever Canadian to meet three US presidents -- Ronald Reagan, Jimmy Carter and George Bush…although only one was in the White House at the time, he met one on a plane and the other at a hockey practice.
    While working red carpet interviews, Ian has pissed off Brad Pitt, been hit with a champagne bottle and asked for chocolate covered pretzels by Alec Baldwin. You probably wonder what kind of man does this without imploding? The answer is a man whose dog survived a three- story fall and who’s been known to think he is twelve, but may actually be twenty-nine or seventy-two.
    Ian went to school to be an explosives engineer, but a lucky chance at an open mic made him the volatile one. He may be in your area sooner than you think, because this manchild does over 100,000 air miles a year. He has had 2 half-hour specials, “Comedy Central Presents” and HBO’s “A Comics Climb” and has been featured in 2 seasons of “Gabriel Iglesias Presents Stand-Up Revolution” on Comedy Central. His latest one-hour special, “Ian Bagg: Getting to F**king Know You” aired on Showtime. In 2015, Ian was a fan favorite and placed in the Top 5 on NBC’s “Last Comic Standing.” He is currently on a 70+ date national tour with the Top 5 Last Comic Standing finalists.
    “Anyway you get to know him you will remember him” ~ Ronald Reagan
    Praise for Ian Bagg and his CD “It Takes A Village” "Because he’s a master at crowd work, no two Bagg shows are completely alike." - Straight.com - Vancouver
    The new album from Ian Bagg, “It Takes A Village” doesn’t just fly by. It flies by. It’s wondrous minutes of laughter, audience interaction. . .that guarantee your cheeks will be sore from chuckling aloud. – Ed, Comedy-reviews.com
    “It Takes a Village” shows a talented performer with ample crowdwork skills, a likable human being with a clear, quick-thinking head on his shoulders. – Austin L. Ray, thespittake.com
    “It Takes a Village” achieves a communal circus. . . entirely unique material erupts from the crowd’s response to his many ploys. – Chris Milea, Stage Time Magazine

  • Mike Uryga

    Mike Uryga

    Wirey, physical, and totally out of control. Mikes humor is all of these and so much more. He is able to nail down stereotypes with poignancy and humor. Audiences love Mike, and so do we.

  • Greg Proops

    Greg Proops

    “Here he is, though, in front of a live audience each week, bravely recording some of the boldest comedy on the podcasting frontier right now.”
    -Rolling Stone Magazine
    Greg Proops is a stand up comic from San Francisco. He lives in Hollywood. It’s not that bad. Really.
    The Proopdog is best known for his unpredictable appearances on Whose Line is it Anyway? He can be seen on the New Season on the WB.
    Professor Proops has a hit Podcast called The Smartest Man in the World. He has recorded it live in Australia, New Zealand, Montreal, Edinburgh, Dublin, San Francisco, Oslo, Amsterdam, Austin, London, Paris aboard a ship in the Caribbean and somehow, Cleveland. Find it at Proopcast.com or iTunes.
    Greg brazenly smokes dope on TV on The Green Room with Paul Provenza on Showtime.
    Greg has lent his voice to Star Wars the Phantom Menace and was Bob the Builder. That's right Bob the Bloody Builder.
    Mr. Proops has been a guest on Red Eye, The Late, Late Show and Chelsea Lately on E!
    You may Socially Network with Greg on Twitter at @gregproops and tumblr at proopcast.com

  • Guy Branum

    Guy Branum

    Guy Branum is a writer and comedian best known for serving as “Staff Homosexual” on Chelsea Lately and his performance as Natalie Portman’s sassy gay friend in No Strings Attached. Noticing a trend? He’s appeared on E!, MTV, G4, CurrentTV and lots of other channels you’d need to upgrade your cable to watch. He’s written for Punk’d on MTV and Fashion Police on E!. That means he’s watched the Grammys at Joan Rivers’s house. Jealous? Guy also writes for the “Gay Voices” section of The Huffington Post and occasionally makes web vidoes where he dances around without his shirt on. But mostly, Guy is very, very beautiful and good at having sex.

  • Laurie Kilmartin

    Laurie Kilmartin

    Laurie Kilmartin was a Top Ten finalist in season 7 of NBC's Last Comic Standing. She has been seen on Jimmy Kimmel Live, Comedy Central and Showtime, plus appeared as a talking head on The Rachel Maddow Show, Fox 'n Friends, Countdown with Keith Olbermann, VH1's Best Week Ever and Oprah. She is currently a writer on CONAN at TBS and has performed at the Montreal, Aspen and Edinburgh comedy Festivals.

    Her CD, Five Minutes to Myself, was named by Punchline Magazine as one of the top ten comedy CDs of 2009.

  • Ryan Stout

    Ryan Stout

    Ryan Stout is a well-crafted and seasoned comedian who has performed all over the world. A regular guest on CHELSEA LATELY, Ryan has also appeared on CONAN, Comedy Central’s LIVE AT GOTHAM, and his own half-hour special: COMEDY CENTRAL PRESENTS… RYAN STOUT. While still in college, Stout was already performing over 300 shows per year when, at age 22, he won the Boston International Comedy Festival's stand-up comedy competition. He went on to perform at HBO’s The Comedy Festival in Las Vegas, HBO’s U.S. Comedy Arts Festival in Aspen, the prestigious Just For Laughs International Comedy Festival in Montreal, and the very hip SXSW festival in Austin, Texas. Within six months of moving to Los Angeles, he booked his first pilot, hosting a game show for MTV. That project established him as a go-to host for any occasion and over the next few years MTV booked Ryan to host nearly 50 pilots, specials, and episodes of random television. He even hosted the iconic MTV SPRING BREAK. In December 2011, his debut comedy album, Touché, was released by Comedy Central Records and reached #7 on the iTunes comedy charts.  Currently, Ryan Stout can be seen every Monday thru Thursday on AXS TV, hosting the network’s one-hour flagship show, AXS Live.

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