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RICK OVERTON & FRIENDS Sunday, November 25, 2012 07:30 PM Hollywood Improv, Los Angeles, CA
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  • Ticket Price: $14.00
  • Door Time: 7:00 PM
  • Show Type: Comedy
  • Showroom: Main Room
  • Tags: Stand Up Comedy, Alternative
  • Restrictions: 18 & over
    Two items minimum
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  • Eddie Pepitone

    Eddie Pepitone

    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."

     

  • Rick Overton

    Rick Overton

    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.

  • Bobbie Oliver

    Bobbie Oliver

    Bobbie Oliver is one of the America’s funniest comics. Her act is smart and irreverent, and she never shies away from personal experience or edgy material. A native of Covington, GA, the city where The Dukes of Hazzard was filmed, by way of Athens, GA, the hippest little city in the South, Bobbie’s Southern charm wins over audiences wherever she performs. Bobbie has appeared on TNN, The Style Network and Entertainers with Byron Allen. A regular on the Los Angeles comedy scene, she has performed at The Ice House Comedy Club, Flappers, The Improv, The Jon Lovitz Comedy Club, The Comedy Store and clubs across the country, including Zanies, The Punch Line and The Riviera in Las Vegas. She has performed at colleges and corporate events for organizations such as NASA, USC and congressional fundraisers, and won many comedy contests, including the Hollywood Ha-Ha Festival and the L.A. Soup-or-Bowl of Comedy. She was also featured on the cover of Pasadena Weekly. Bobbie is the author of The Tao of Comedy: Embrace the Pause, to be published in 2012. Bobbie Oliver is smarter, sexier and funnier than ever!

  • Matt Kirshen

    Matt Kirshen

    London born Matt Kirshen's precision wit has earned him an impressive reputation on the international comedy circuit. Most recently he appearances on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, Paul Provenza’s Green Room, and as a finalist on NBC's Last Comic Standing have earned him a whole new host of fans in the United States and a surprising number of other countries worldwide.

    He has also recorded a half-hour special for the World Stands Up, Comedy Central, and has acclaimed festival appearances at Montreal, Edinburgh, Kilkenny, Glastonbury, Reading, Leeds, Bermuda, and Amsterdam.

    His debut CD, "I Guess We'll Never Know" was named in Punchline Magazine's top 10 albums of 2009 and his hit appearance at the 2008 Just For Laughs festival in Montreal resulted in no fewer than 4 of his gags appearing in the Montreal Gazette's round up of their best jokes of the fest.

    Matt has appeared in and written for numerous television shows in the UK, including a charity gala featuring Jimmy Fallon, which resulted in Jimmy himself requesting Matt to open for him in a college tour to promote his Late Night hosting slot.

     His youthful looks disguise a veteran comic with almost a decade of experience, and a wealth of smart, funny and relatable material, making him a firm favorite with college audiences. While it's his prime-time NBC appearances that most American comedy fans will recognize him from, they are often surprised at the breadth and scope of his material, described by one reviewer as "intelligent, but with the emphasis firmly on the funny"

Description: Producer Chris Pina likes to describe Rick Overton & Friends as, 'Indie comedy, a much desired alternative to the usual comedy club scene out there. It's a fearless, innovative, gut-splittingly funny, thinking-person's event that brings together daring, smart comedy and cool music. All the components (the cast) conjure an inventive, bold mosaic of truth-telling through their senses of humor and humanity. The artists of Rick Overton & Friends would just like to entertain, enlighten and make your brain balls more rounded
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