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."
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.
Moshe Kasher. Comedian. Child Genius. Jew. Jew Comedian. OBGYN. Pleasure center. Good tipper. Guiding light. Beefcake. He lives alone in LA.
Featured on: NBC's E!’s “Chelsea Lately”,"Late Night With Jimmy Fallon", Comedy Central, "Conan",”Carson Daly”, Showtime's “Shameless”, MTV. He is a writer on NBC's "The New Normal", the Co-host of "The Champs" podcast and the author of the acclaimed memoir "Kasher In The Rye" on Grand Central Publishing. Selected as one of Variety Magazine's "Ten Comics to Watch", LA Times, “Faces to Watch” Itunes “Comic of the year”
Things people have said:
"Everything you want in a comedian" - East Bay Express;
"Displays a fiery frustration and agile, confident showcase of his neuroses" - SF Examiner;
"One of SF’s open secrets" - SF Chronicle;
"Smart, dirty, sharp, self-deprecating and ultimately hilarious" - Denver Post
"(With) a powerful comedic voice and amazingly wide range…(He is) one of the most important comics to watch out for"- Punchline Magazine
"Hunk" - East bay Express.
People really seem to like him.
Please, go to Netflix and watch his comedy special "Moshe Kasher Live In Oakland".
Please, read his book.
Please, think of the children.
ALI WONG is a stand-up comedian living in Los Angeles, CA. After SF Weekly selected her as “The Best Comedian of 2009″ and the SF Bay Guardian awarded her “Best of the Bay,” she decided that it was finally time to depart her hometown. In 2010, Comedy Central listed Ali Wong as one of 7 “Comic’s to Watch.” In 2011, Variety Magazine named her as one of the “10 Comics to Watch” , and Ali appeared in the 2011 and 2012 Just for Laughs Comedy Festival in Montreal, QC. Since then, Ali has performed on “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno”, the new season of “John Oliver’s New York Stand-Up Show”, Dave Attell’s “Comedy Underground”, “Late Night with Seth Meyers”, appeared in Oliver Stone’s “Savages”, hosted the Golden Globes live coverage on E! and starred as “Link Lark” in the ABC drama “Black Box” with Vanessa Redgrave and Kelly Reilly. You can catch her on Chris Hardwick’s late-night game show @Midnight, the new season of Comedy Central’s “Inside Amy.” She is also a writer on ABC’s new comedy “Fresh Off the Boat.”
Born and raised in Sioux City, Iowa by way of Columbus, Ohio - Lee Keeler began performing comedy with the Talking Monkeys, the official improv troupe of The Ohio State University. Keeler moved to Savannah, Georgia for his MFA in Dramatic Writing from SCAD. He helped spark a stand-up scene in Savannah, later writing/producing "Ferris Club" and "The Lorax (Grindhouse)" for ClassyHands.com. Keeler moved to Los Angeles where he currently writes for Crave.com, ScreenJunkies and The Devastator Quarterly. He produces/hosts The Hour of Power Hour at the Improv Hollywood, a monthly shindig that has featured TJ Miller, Kyle Kinane, Maria Bamford and many more. For more information, please use the internet to learn more about him.
Matt Knudsen (Kah-nood-son) was born in Hawaii, raised in the Mid-west and sailed around the world as a merchant marine. After trips to Africa, Europe and The Far East, he eventually put down his sea bag, picked up a microphone and began performing stand up comedy all across the country.
As an actor, you may have seen Matt share the big screen with Oscar winner Sean Penn in the Warner Brothers feature Gangster Squad or you may also recognize him from his appearances in Emmy winning TV shows like Big Love, Boston Legal or Malcolm in the Middle just to name a few. Matt’s also been a part of several high profile commercial campaigns for Volkswagen, Apple and GE; which have aired during the Superbowl and The Olympics.
As a stand up, he’s appeared on Conan, The Late Late Show and Last Call as well as several festivals, including The San Francisco Sketchfest, Bridgetown, Laughing Skull, High Plains and the prestigious Just for Laughs Festival in Montreal; where he was named a “Best of the Fest.”
His critically acclaimed albums The Comedy Stylings of Matt Knudsen and American are top downloads on iTunes, heard regularly on SiriusXM radio and “Mix droll observation with a dry, almost hypnotic delivery,” (The Onion A.V. Club); and with Knudsen’s unique style, “The personal feels universal, and the universal feels personal. The only explanation for this phenomenon is that it's all finely crafted comedy from a strong central voice…a great stand up album.” (The Huffington Post)
Join us for the very first Hour of Power Hour in the main stage of the Improv!
Featuring Eddie Pepitione and more special guests to be announced!
The Hour of Power Hour is your monthly face-melting of stand-up/sketches featuring the freshest and finest voices in comedy today! Previous Power Hour guests include Maria Bamford, TJ Miller, James Urbaniak, Neal Brennan, Myq Kaplan, Ali Wong, Dominic Dierkes, Sean Patton, Eddie Pepitone, Keith Knight, Brendon Walsh, DC Pierson, Brent Weinbach, Rick Overton, Allan Havey and many more! Produced and hosted by Lee Keeler (Screenjunkies), The Hour of Power Hour has been cramming funnies into the Improv Hollywood since it began in the Lab in Fall of 2012! Discount admission codes and drink specials available, check www.hollywood.improv.com for more details! Presented by The Devastator Quarterly, the finest in comedy magazines!