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THIS IS NOT HAPPENING PRESENTS: HOLIDAZE Tuesday, December 18, 2012 08:00 PM Hollywood Improv, Los Angeles, CA
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  • Ticket Price: $5.00
  • Door Time: 7:30 PM
  • Show Type: Stand Up
  • Showroom: Main Room
  • Restrictions: 18 & over
    Two items minimum
    **Lineups subject to change**
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  • Kyle Kinane

    Kyle Kinane

    Kyle is originally from Addison, Illinois, and has been performing for ten years. He has been seen on NBC’s Last Call With Carson Daly, and the BBC’s The World Stands Up. He has performed in the Aspen, Los Ageles, Vancouver, DC, and Leicester (UK) comedy festivals. Now residing in Los Angeles, he is a regular at the Hollywood Improv and UCB theater. He’ll have you know he was rated #5 in the Top 10 Emerging Comedians list on AskMen.com. Check Kinane out on YouTube if you're ready for "a bleak, misanthropic Ernest Hemingway look-alike with a penchant for suicide jokes," as one British media outlet described him. But they're, uh, the happy kind of suicide jokes. Honest.

  • Ari Shaffir

    Ari Shaffir

    Standup comedian and actor Ari Shaffir describes his comedy as a puppet show, but way filthier and without the puppets. He was a featured standup on the HBO comedy series Down and Dirty with Jim Norton and performed at the Just for Laughs Comedy Festival in Montreal and Toronto, the San Francisco SketchFest, and the Bridgetown Comedy Festival in Portland. Shaffir’s satirical shorts “The Amazing Racist” for National Lampoon went viral on the Internet with millions of views. Additionally, he has appeared on TBS’s Conan, Comedy Central’s Jon Benjamin Has A Van, ESPN Classic’s Cheap Seats, and dozens of national commercials. Ari’s podcast is called The Skeptic Tank and he is a regular guest on the Joe Rogan Experience podcast.

    Shaffir resides in Los Angeles where he is a regular at The Comedy Store, The Improv and The Laugh Factory. He also headlines around the country and frequently tours with Joe Rogan.
     

     

  • Bryan Callen Comedy Central Certified

    Bryan Callen

    Born in the Philippines, Bryan Callen spent the first fourteen years of his life overseas in countries like India, Pakistan, Lebanon, Greece and Saudi Arabia, before moving to the U.S. He went to high school in Massachusetts and earned his B.A. in History at the American University in Washington D.C. 
     
    Callen has spent the last 17 years in Los Angeles fighting traffic because that's where he seems to find the most work (Callen is also writing this but making it seem like someone ELSE is writing this by referring to himself in the 3rd person). Callen got his start as an original cast member of MAD TV. He then went on to play numerous roles on the small and big screen including, "Old School" "Bad Santa", "Sex and the City", “Entourage,” "Californication", “7th Heaven,” “King of Queens,” “Stacked,” “Las Vegas,” “West Wing,” “News Radio,” “Significant Others,” “CSI,” “NYPD Blue,” “Suddenly Susan,” and “Frasier.” He recently finished a two-season character arc on USA’s “In Plain Sight.”
     
    Callen is not a famous actor but sometimes people look at him and scream "Bilson," since that's the character he played on several episodes of CBS’s “How I Met Your Mother.” His most recent TV role was Captain Frank Dashell, leader of the Undead Task Force, in the short-lived but critically acclaimed MTV comedy, "Death Valley." He has been recognized for that role exactly 4 times but who cares since he's been recognized over one million times (I'm guessing) as EDDIE, the Middle Eastern owner of a wedding chapel in a little movie called THE HANGOVER. Not to mention his role as Samir, in HANGOVER II where he played basically the same exact character only Samir had thick, curly, hair and darker skin which is actually a good look on Callen considering his Irish/Italian heritage has left him with a ruddy complexion and thinning, mouse-brown hair. 
     
    His most recent roles on the big screen were in the Lion's Gate drama WARRIOR and the 2014 feature film RIDE ALONG starring Kevin Hart and Ice Cube.  
     
    Between acting gigs Callen spends his time power lifting, taming lions, vanquishing evil and making people laugh as a stand up comic. That's why he can currently be seen on SHOWTIME performing a stand up comedy special called MAN CLASS. 

    Bryan Callen Reel from Nasi Peretz on Vimeo.

  • Greg Fitzsimmons

    Greg Fitzsimmons

    Mixing an incisive wit with scathing sarcasm, Greg Fitzsimmons has achieved success as a stand-up, Emmy Award winning writer and host on both radio and TV.  A regular with David Letterman, Conan O’Brien, Jimmy Kimmel, and Jay Leno, Greg has made more than 50 visits to “The Howard Stern Show”.  He also hosts “The Greg Fitzsimmons Show,” on Sirius XM’s "Howard 101” and twice a week puts out the hugely popular “FitzDog Radio” Podcast.
     
    Greg hosts a series on The Speed Channel called “Pumped” and is a frequent panelist on “Chelsea Lately”.  His 2011 book, Dear Mrs. Fitzsimmons, climbed the best-seller charts and garnered outstanding reviews from NPR and Vanity Fair.  Greg is taping a new One-Hour standup special this summer.
     
    Greg spent five years as a panelist on VH1’s “Best Week Ever”.  He has two Half-Hour Specials on Comedy Central, and in 2008 Greg made his entire family proud hosting the 25th Annual "AVN Adult Movie Awards" on Showtime. 
     
    Writing credits include HBO’s “Lucky Louie”, "Cedric the Entertainer Presents," "Politically Incorrect w/ Bill Maher", "The Man Show” and many others.  On his mantle beside the four Daytime Emmys he won as a writer and producer on "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" sit “The Jury Award for Best Comedian” from The HBO Comedy Arts Festival and a Cable Ace Award for the MTV game show he hosted called "Idiot Savants”.
     
    For more go to:
    www.fitzdog.com
    twitter.com/gregfitzshow

  • Sean Patton

    Sean Patton

     My name is Sean Patton. I am Comedian based in New York and Los Angeles by way of New Orleans. I cut my teeth doing standup in the Crescent city and since have performed at Caroline's, The Comedy Cellar, Gotham, The Improv, UCBNY, UCBLA, The Melbourne International comedy festival (2011), The Montreal Just for Laughs comedy festival (2008, 2010), and many other clubs around the US and Canada.
    I made my Basic Cable debut on Comedy Central's "Live at Gotham" (2009) and my Network TV debut on "Late night with Jimmy Fallon" (2010). I also recently appeared on "Conan" (2011).
    I love doing what I do. Some of you will love it too (thanks!), but some of you will not (thanks for coming) My big plans for the future are to continue sharing my comedy with as many people as possible and to one day fall in love with You. Yes, You, the person reading this bio right now. Don't worry about breaking my heart because I plan on turning the experience into material anyway. Later!

  • Joey Coco Diaz

    Joey Coco Diaz

     Born in Havana, Cuba and raised in North Bergen, NJ, Joey ‘Coco’ Diaz has quickly
    become one of the most sought after actors and comedians in the entertainment
    industry today. His love of storytelling is reflected in each role he takes: whether it is on
    film or on stage, his passion for entertaining and delighting audiences shines through
    every performance. This winter, Diaz can next be seen starring as ‘Mikey’ opposite
    Sylvester Stallone, Robert De Niro, Kevin Hart, and Kim Basinger in the highly
    anticipated feature film “Grudge Match” (Warner Bros.).
    Diaz’s start in comedy began while serving a short stint at a correctional facility in
    Denver, CO in 1988. “Each Wednesday we would watch movies on the projector, but
    sometimes it would break,” he shares, “so I would get up and do stand up to fill the
    time.” Learning he had the skills to make an audience laugh, he pursued comedy after
    his release and began performing at an assortment of comedy clubs in the area. While
    he was touring as a working comic, he began acting in a variety television and film
    roles. You may recognize him from his appearances in “The Mentalist”, “Children’s
    Hospital”, “My Name is Earl”, or “General Hospital” - to name a few. On the film
    front, Diaz has held roles in “The Longest Yard”, “Spider Man 2”, “Smiley Face”,
    and “Taxi”, among others.
    In 2013, Diaz continues to perform stand up and act, while also staying on top of the
    new media move in podcasting. Currently, Diaz hosts his bi-weekly podcast “The
    Church of What’s Happening Now,” which ranks among some of the most highly
    downloaded podcasts online. He is also a regular guest on Joe Rogan’s popular
    podcast “The Joe Rogan Experience.”
    On the comedy front, Diaz continues to tour and perform at the biggest comedy clubs in
    the country. His comedy specials in “The Testicle Testaments” have sold thousands of
    downloads, and have even made it to the Billboard Top 100. Diaz’s raw style of
    comedy is highlighted on television with recurring sketch roles on “Stand Up Revolution”
    and “Jimmy Kimmel Live.” Later this year, Diaz will release his new DVD/CD special -
    which will surely top the charts once more.

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