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RICHARD VILLA'S REFRIED FRIDAY Friday, January 04, 2013 10:00 PM Hollywood Improv, Los Angeles, CA
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  • Ticket Price: $15.00
  • Door Time: 9:30 PM
  • Show Type: Stand Up
  • Showroom: Main Room
  • Restrictions: 18 & over
    Two items minimum
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  • Richard Villa

    Richard Villa

    Raised in the urban city of Compton, California, Richard Villa always knew he wanted to make people laugh.  After completing a Bachelors degree in Mechanical Engineering, Richard felt there was something more out there in stored for him. While driving home one night, the neon lights of the Irvine Improv called his name. Hey Richard!

     

    Seizing the moment of amateur night, Richard grabbed the microphone, went on stage, and has not stopped since.  Using stories of his childhood, Richard Villa turned what he thought were basic experiences into autobiographical satirical humor that depict life for Latinos and other minorities in the United States. Amid his newfound talent in improvisation, Richard was accepted to The Groundlings Theatre Group.

     

    With his comedy and thorough understanding of his audience, Richard Villa became the first Latino to ever host the renowned Hollywood Improv on Friday nights. Sharing the stage with various other talent such as Jeff Garcia, Carlos Mancilla, Gabriel Iglesia, Mike Epps, Orlando Jones and Dat Phan, Richard Villa quickly took over co-host duties at the Ha-Ha in North Hollywood, and the Ontario and Brea Improv.

     

    His ability to appeal to the audience earned him a special invitation by the U.S. Military to perform for the troops on the Combat Comedy Tour which included Iraq, Unit, May, Kyrgyzstan, Afghanistan, Kuwait, Qatar, Bahrain, Djibouti, and Saudi Arabia.

     

    In 2005 Vanguard Cinema released Richards 1st DVD, called

    Richard Villa: Performing This Way.

    Now being hailed as the leader for the new generation of Latino Comics, Richard Villa exemplifies dedication to making other people laugh. With his television appearances on Mun2s Loco Comedy Jam, HBO Latino and Los Angeles based LATV, Richard Villa has turned his talent into animation, becoming a writer and voiceover for MTVs Latin animation, Chico y Guapo.

     

    In a personal project, Richard Villa is aiming at introducing his audience to Border Patrol Tales, a sketch comedy show depicting the social impact and influence of immigrants in the United States.

     

     

  • J Chris  Newberg

    J Chris Newberg

    J Chris Newberg is funny. Ask him. He will disagree, but in a way that is probably humorous. He has performed on America’s Got Talent, but lost to dancers that sparkle. He has also been on the Tonight Show, Jimmy Kimmel Live & Comedy Central. He has toured nationally in arenas with Dane Cook, Internationally in Stadiums with Russell Peters and written songs for American Idol. He is in fact the funniest person that you have never heard of. Yet. Cedric The Entertainer agrees saying, “He has got an odd sense of humor and he is unique in his point of view.  His quirkiness and his own kind of demeanor are things that can go a long way in this business.  Talented folks will see it, and the industry will see it.” J Chris Newberg also writes jokes, a lot of them. Some of your favorite comedians have used his jokes on SNL, Late Night With David Letterman, Chelsea Lately and The Conan O’Brien show. J Chris Newberg recently finished being lead writer on Idiotest for GSN and is currently writing at E! He doesn’t ask you to think. He’ll do that for you. Just watch and listen and then tweet your friends and pretend you wrote it. TheChrisArmy.com @thechrisarm

  • Jonny Loquasto

    Jonny Loquasto

    Jonny is a former fat kid from Pennsylvania. Now he's terrified by most things as an adult. He also has a Masters Degree in Physical Therapy. He only watches Professional Wrestling & Paranormal shows. Shockingly, he is unmarried. Make friends with him on Twitter @JQuasto and enjoy www.JLoComedy.com 

  • Francisco Ramos

    Francisco Ramos


    Francisco Ramos is the voice of the Lead Marmoset in the movie “RIO” with Anne Hathaway and Jesse Eisenberg.  He has toured worldwide as a standup comic, including going to Afghanistan to perform for the US troops. He appeared in the Byron Allen syndicated show “First Family”, has appeared in several sketches for the Jimmy Kimmel Live Show, and will also be a part of Steve Carrell’s new TBS pilot “Tribeca”.

     

    Originally from Venezuela, Francisco moved to Washington D.C. in 1994. He graduated from the University of Maryland in 2004 with a double major of Finance and International Business. However, after a short-lived desk job, Francisco realized that his passion was comedy.

    He has been selected to perform in the CBS Multicultural Diversity Showcase, where he was one of 12 selected from a pool of 5,000 applicants.  He has also appeared in NUVO TV's show “Latino 101" and in the movie “Marmaduke” with Owen Wilson and George Lopez.

     

    Francisco Ramos performs regularly at the major comedy clubs in Los Angeles such as the Comedy Store, Comedy & Magic Club, Laugh Factory, Improvs. He recently worked as one of the writers and host for the 123UNODOSTRES channel show “Bashtag”, and is quickly becoming one of the best Latin comics in the industry.

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