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HOLLYWOOD UNDERGROUND Sunday, December 02, 2012 09:30 PM Hollywood Improv, Los Angeles, CA
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  • When: Sunday, Dec 2, 2012 9:30 PM (Doors open at 9:00 PM)
  • Ticket Price: $14.00
  • Door Time: 9:00 PM
  • Show Type: Stand Up
  • Showroom: Main Room
  • Restrictions: 18 & over
    Two items minimum
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  • Jerry Rocha

    Jerry Rocha

    Jerry Rocha is one of the hottest comics on the scene, constantly on tour and leaving a trail of busted guts and broken hearts in his wake. Well okay not really, but he has been a featured performer on SiTV, The Latino Laugh Festival, and was the subject of a half-hour documentary on the Travel Channel. He has spent the past few years working at comedy clubs all over the country, and is currently planning a move back to L.A.. If Jerry is still telling you this in a year, that means he’s a liar, and it’s back to living with his Mom. His routine is all over the map, able to make light of any subject, making people laugh at things they normally wouldn’t, and also making them laugh at the easiest target…himself. Let’s take you back to the heart of Dallas, Texas where it all began with a four year-old boy, and a dream (and an Uncle’s finger that was far too close to be considered legal). A dream that centered around the only joy that boy had, making the people he loved laugh. Of course like all dreams that live in the heart, taking those first steps were always the toughest, and like any are you still reading this shit? What the fuck is wrong with you? You can’t be that ugly and alone to give that much of a fuck about those first few sentences that you had to keep on reading. I really hope that you didn’t lock a crying child in a closet so that you could pay better attention to this meaningless full-of-myself horseshit. If you are here, know that I love you, and that is all that matters…all that will ever matter. I hope to see you when I am in a town within a reasonable drive from where you live, and when that happens, feel free to lock that annoying fuck anywhere you want.


    Dallas Sep. 08

    Jerry Rocha | MySpace Video
  • Melissa Villasenor

    Melissa Villasenor

    Melissa Villasenor is a stand-up comedian and impressionist who is currently in the Finals of NBC’s hit show, “America’s Got Talent.” She grew up in Los Angeles and started stand up in Comedy Camp at the age of 15. And now, you can catch her as a regular at the Improv, Comedy Store and Comedy and Magic Club.


    Melissa made her first TV appearance doing Ellen DeGeneres and Sarah Silverman impressions on “Frank TV” on TBS. She also appeared in the Just for Laughs Montreal Comedy Festival as part of the New Faces show in 2010. Recently she played a part as Nora Ephron on Fox's “Family Guy” and voiced various characters on Cartoon Network's “Adventure Time.”

     

    You can catch Melissa perform her many voices all around the country and in her one-woman show, “I’m Not Myself.”

  • Brian Swinehart

    Brian Swinehart

    Brian Swinehart has captivated audiences across the country and overseas with his wit and charm. In 2013 Brian performed for the troops in Europe, was in two sketches on the Tonight Show, landed a national commercial and had a role in the movie About Last Night with Kevin Hart. Brian brings a unique and likeable stage presence to his comedy. A star in the making Swinehart brings you a show you just can't afford to miss.

     

  • Collin Moulton

    Collin Moulton

    Less than two years after getting started, Collin won his first comedy competition (the 2001 Rocky Mountain Laff-Off), and later that year found himself featured on Comedy Central’s “Best of the Improv.” 2003 proved to be another successful year for the up-and-comer, as he was a “Best in Fest” feature at the renowned Montreal Comedy Festival.

    Flash back eleven years ago to LA’s Laugh Factory – aspiring stand-up comic Collin Moulton waits in line 10 hours for the chance to take the stage for three minutes on his first open mic night. Now fast-forward to December 11th 2009. Collin’s still waiting around at a comedy venue, but this time he’ll get considerably more than three minutes of stage time, and best of all, he’s performing his first ever Stand-up special for Television (Showtime).
    A 30 minute stand-up special to air on Showtime December 2010.

    …300 shows a year around the country, including performances at comedy shrines like Caroline’s (NYC), The Funnybones (Columbus, Des Moines, Virginia Beach, Richmond, Toledo, Omaha, Richmond, Hartford etc...), The Improv (LA, Irvine, Brea, Denver, Tampa, etc...), The Laugh Factory, The Icehouse (Pasadena, CA), the Punchline (San Francisco), and Ridley’s Comedy Castle (Detroit, MI). When not working the country’s glitziest rooms on the coasts, Collin leaves no comedy club stone unturned in the nation’s heartland. One week you might find him working a stretch of one-nighters across Texas and Oklahoma; the next week he could be on a four-night stand in Ohio. Or late this fall he could be emceeing Whitey’s annual redneck dragqueen show in Burlington Iowa... Maybe you should wait to see that on video.

    "I really think you have what it takes to be the next Seinfeld
    ...You have the IT thing... "
    -Jeff Garlin – comedian and co-star/exec producer of HBO’s “Curb Your Enthusiasm”

    ...shared the stage with Alex Reymundo, Lewis Black and Jeff Garlin, as well as Robin Williams, Jimmy Schubert, Billy Gardell, Marc Ryan... many more

    ...regular airplay on Sirius Radio
    ... Regular on Bob and Tom TV
    ... Voted One of the hottest new comics for 2011 by CAMPUS ACTIVITIES MAGAZINE

  • Nic Novicki

    Nic Novicki

     Nic Novicki has been performing for large crowds of people since age 8. As a kid, he would give comical speeches to organizations in order to raise money for the Little People of America. His achievements earlier on in his life led him into representing the youth leadership forum (YLF) for persons with disabilities. He spoke with Bob Dole in front of Congress at the 11th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act, introducing Secretary of Labor Elaine Chao. He was awarded an academic scholarship to Temple University's Fox school of business where he graduated cum laude double majoring in Marketing and Entrepreneurship.

    During his first week of school Nic walked past a comedy club and decided to give stand-up a shot. He must have nailed it straight out of the gate because just 3 days later he was being paid for his work. His experiences in stand-up comedy soon led to an interest in acting. Wanting to learn more about his new found craft, Nic studied acting at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts, School of Film and Television, and improvisational comedy at the Upright Citizens Brigade.
    This talented young man continued following his dreams of pursuing a career in the entertainment industry. He joined a start up Production/Marketing Company called Instant Gratification Entertainment, and began a career in Producing. He's produced several independent movies, commercials, music videos, and developed Marketing campaigns for Sony, Universal and many other companies. In between producing projects he's managed to flourish as an actor appearing on HBO's hit show The Sopranos, ABC's Private Practice, Starz's Headcase, and on Saturday Night Live in a recurring role as "Alfie". Currently he has a recurring role on a new HBO show called “Boardwalk Empire” which is being produced, and directed by legendary film maker Martin Scorsese.

  • Chantal Carrere

    Chantal Carrere

    Chantal was named one of the top 10 Funniest Lesbian Comedians in America
    by Curve magazine, alongside notable performers such as iconic Ellen
    DeGeneres. She was also voted a "Woman We Love" by Go Magazine, was a
    finalist in Laugh Across America, winner of abc reality prime time TV,two-time winner of Russian River Comedy Competition. DC Comedy Festival,
    Boston Comedy Festival and stared in Hot Comics on Here TV!

    She was the ONLY female to reach a perfect score and uncontested marks at LA's Funniest Female
    competition. S.F Bay Times- call her comedy "flawless!"* Even Dana Carvey
    thinks *"She's freaking hilarious!"

  • Ryan Sickler

    Ryan Sickler

    If the adage is true — that tragedy plus time equals comedy — then Ryan Sickler has paid his dues on the left side of the equation.  Born in Baltimore, Ryan lost his father when he was 16. After that, he bounced from one relative to another. And while his early years might have seemed rocky, that tumultuous childhood gave him both fodder for material and armor against the relentless onslaught that is life as a standup comic.

    His television appearances include The Pete Holmes Show, Comedy Central’s Tosh.O, Live At GothamCutman and The Late Late Show.

    Beyond standup, Ryan Sickler is an engaging storyteller.  You can catch him every Tuesday (Toozdee) on his podcast, The CrabFeast.  Inspired by his hometown, the show celebrates the things Ryan loves most — storytelling, family, friends and laughter. 

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