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.
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 traveled around the world as a merchant marine. After eventually putting down his sea bag, he picked up a microphone and began performing comedy in Los Angeles and New York. As a stand up, he’s appeared on Conan,The Late Late Show and Last Call, as well as several festivals, including the prestigious Just for Laughs Festival in Montreal; where his appearance garnered a “Best of the Fest,” nod. You can see Matt share the big screen with Sean Penn in Warner Brothers feature Gangster Squad or you may recognize him from his work in Go On, Big Love or Men of a Certain Age just to name a few. Matt’s also been a part of several high profile commercial campaigns for Volkswagen, Apple Computers and GE; which have aired during the Superbowl and The Olympics. His albums American, and The Comedy Stylings of Matt Knudsen are "A highly enjoyable, sure footed journey of fantastic fun," (The Huffington Post) and “Mixes droll observation with dry, almost hypnotic delivery,” (The Onion A.V. Club)
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!