“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
Jimmy Dore is an American comedian who has been performing stand-up comedy for 19 years. He was born and raised into a catholic family of 12 on the southwest side of Chicago, Illinois. Jimmy is the star of several Comedy Central specials, and a writer performer for the Off-Broadway hit "The Marijuana -Logues", His latest effort "CITIZEN JIMMY" a one hour Comedy Central Special currently airing was chosen BestOf2008 by iTunes, and was named one the the Top 5 Comedy DVDs of 2008 by Punchline Magazine.
Dave Foley was born and raised in Toronto where he attended alternative high schools. At a young age, he began writing stand-up comedy for creative writing projects. His interest in improv led him to comedy workshops, where he met and teamed with Kevin McDonald. They became “The Kids in the Hall” one year later and the rest is history!
Their distinct and irreverent brand of comedy quickly earned “The Kids in the Hall” a large cult following influencing a new generation of sketch comedy. In 1987, Lorne Michaels produced their first television special. By 1989, the troupe had their own series on the Canadian Broadcasting Co. and, later on HBO, where it aired until 1991. CBS and Comedy Central soon after picked it up, where it ran from 1992-1994. They crossed over into feature films with the 1995 release of Brain Candy for Paramount Pictures.
After the successful television run of Kids in the Hall, Dave signed onto the long running NBC series, Newsradio. In between seasons, he forged a feature film career that is still very active today. In addition to his comedic work, Foley has also been seen in HBO’s critically-acclaimed mini-series From the Earth to the Moon. He also wrote and starred in the film The Wrong Guy which was released in Canada. In Addition, he also directed the Kids in The Hall documentary, Same Guys New Dresses, based on one of the group’s recent tours.
Some of the many films Foley has starred in include Sky High, A Bug’s Life, Toy Story 2, A Blast From the Past, South Park: Bigger and Longer, Cars, and Postal (now in post-production). Dave have been equally active on the television side, and has recently appeared on Will & Grace, Las Vegas, Joey, Lovespring International, Scrubs, Brother’s & Sister’s and he has also hosted multiple runs of Bravo’s Celebrity Poker Showdown.
Foley attributes most of his interest in the performing arts to such stellar role models as Frank Zappa, Jerry Lewis, The Marx Brothers, Buster Keaton and Monty Python.
Matt Dwyer is a writer and comedian. He recently finished a staff job on "Hidden America With Jonah Ray." He's appeared on "HBO Presents: FunnyOrDie" and "How I Met Your Mother. He tours the country and hosts the popular podcast "Conversations With Matt Dwyer.
As a 40 year comedy vet, Rick Overton has starred in numerous HBO and Showtime specials and has had countless TV standup appearances. He played The Drake on "Seinfeld" and Pam's Dad on "The Office." He currently recurs on Adult Swim's "Children's Hospital," ABC's "Last Man Standing," TNT's "Leverage" and recently guest starred on "The League," "The Middle," "The Kroll Show," and "Newsreaders." Rick has also guested on classic TV series like "Lost," "E.R.," "Mad About You" and "Married with Children." On the big screen, he has worked with A-list directors like Ron Howard, Chris Columbus, Harold Ramis, Jay Roach, and Steven Soderberg, with roles in films like "Bad Teacher," "The Informant," "Dinner for Schmucks," "Cloverfield," "Groundhog Day," "Mrs. Doubtfire," and "Willow." He also has an Emmy Award for writing on HBO's "Dennis Miller Live." Rick is currently a semi-regular contributor to the Huffington Post and hosts a popular podcast called "Overview" that is available on iTunes.
With the Election days away, the race is on. Every time someone opens their mouth it becomes a national incident. If you haven't been living under a rock, there's a lot to make fun of these days.
Laughing Liberally, Jackie Koppell and Ali MacLean present:
CamPAIN & Suffering
A Political Comedy Show
So come on down and join Jimmy Dore, Dave Foley, Matt Dwyer, Greg Proops, Rick Overton and more! to laugh at our democracy. In an effort to really stick it to the "man," this event is a fundraiser for the Peace Over Violence Rape Treatment Program.
Proceeds will be donated in honor of Todd Aiken and Paul Ryan.