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RICHARD VILLA'S REFRIED FRIDAY W/ STEVE TREVINO

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RICHARD VILLA'S REFRIED FRIDAY W/ STEVE TREVINO Friday, January 18, 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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  • Steve Trevino

    Steve Trevino

    Comedian Steve Trevino was born in Portland, Texas, on the Third Coast. He now resides on the West Coast in Hollywood, California, living the dream that he has had since childhood, being a stand up comedian. His professional career began in 1998 in Corpus Christi, Texas, with none other than Carlos Mencia. Soon after that, Trevino was off to Dallas with a star in his eyes. It was there that his first big road tour came about with The Three Amigos comedy tour, and then came Los Angeles.

    Since moving to California, Trevino has been on the road headlining improv comedy clubs across the country. When at home, you can catch him at the Improv, the Comedy Store, Jon Lovitz Comedy Club, and at the Laugh Factory to name a few. Trevino was also involved on screen in season one of 
    Mind of Mencia. One of Trevino's biggest gigs was The Doghouse Comedy Jam in San Francisco with names like Carlos Mencia, Dave Attell, Dave Chappelle, and Jamie Foxx. He is currently working with Rozone Productions and Free Reign, the Dallas Cowboys heavy metal band, collaborating on a comedy special for Showtime.

    Hot off the press, Trevino and writer Brian Hartt have teamed up for a sitcom project with producers David Himelfarb and Vic Kaplan. The script is written and the production companies are lining up to see Trevino. Stay tuned for the shows to be airing soon.

  • 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.

     

     

  • Sean Patton

    Sean Patton

     My name is Sean Patton. I am Comedian based in New York and Los Angeles by way of New Orleans. I cut my teeth doing standup in the Crescent city and since have performed at Caroline's, The Comedy Cellar, Gotham, The Improv, UCBNY, UCBLA, The Melbourne International comedy festival (2011), The Montreal Just for Laughs comedy festival (2008, 2010), and many other clubs around the US and Canada.
    I made my Basic Cable debut on Comedy Central's "Live at Gotham" (2009) and my Network TV debut on "Late night with Jimmy Fallon" (2010). I also recently appeared on "Conan" (2011).
    I love doing what I do. Some of you will love it too (thanks!), but some of you will not (thanks for coming) My big plans for the future are to continue sharing my comedy with as many people as possible and to one day fall in love with You. Yes, You, the person reading this bio right now. Don't worry about breaking my heart because I plan on turning the experience into material anyway. Later!

  • Laura Hayden

    Laura Hayden


    Laura Hayden leaves no sordid stone unturned in her stand-up comedy. The mastermind behind the multi-media show “I Didn’t Mean To Be A Virgin In The 80’s,”All topics are fair game for Laura, from her own stories of coming of age to the bizarre and all too funny real life experiences she witnesses as a physical therapist.

    Laura has appeared in clubs, theatres, casinos and shacks all over the United States and several countries. As a PhD in Physical Therapy, Laura studied the importance of laughter in coping with the stress of caregiving. She applies her experience as a medical professional and her talent as a comedian to teach other people to use laughter to stay grounded and energized while they help their patients recover. As a stand-up comedian she has performed at festivals in New York, Boston, Las Vegas, Los Angeles and Seattle. Other credits include The Night Shift with Kevin Ferguson, Funny.com, Dead American, LATALK radio and XM radio. Learn more about Laura by visiting www.laurahayden.com.
     

  • Grant Cotter

    Grant Cotter

    Grant Cotter is  a stand-up comedian, writer and host from San Diego, CA.

    A staple in the LA comedy scene, Grant is a three-time winner of The Laugh Factory's Fresh Faces competition. Earlier this year, he made his TV stand-up debut on BounceTV's Off the Chain and OC Weekly named him one of the Top 5 Comics to Watch. Grant is the only comedian to perform on the Vans Warped Tour and is known for his high energy, quick wit and rapid fire delivery. He currently hosts his own segment on AXStv and his stand-up can regularly be heard on LA's KLOS '5 O'clock Funnies'. Grant is on of the stars of MTV's new prank show 'Jerks With Cameras' which premieres in early 2014.

    For a full tour schedule check out www.GrantCotter.com. 

  • Don Hefty

    Don Hefty

          From the time he hits the stage either on the microphone or behind the turntables Don Hefty brings with him charisma, passion and energy. At a young age he was always fascinated by the world of entertainment & at 15 he began to hone his entertainment skills as a DJ/MC, It wasn't long until he found himself performing at parties and clubs throughout Southern California. His DJ skills earned him recognition & after 10 years of working as a DJ/MC he realized that his talents extended far beyond the turntables.
         Inspired by his love for entertaining, his creative humor & his quick wit Don Hefty decided to challenge himself and try stand-up comedy, taking the experience he gained while Dj-ing, his strong stage presence & combining that with his sense of humor & life experience Don Hefty took the stage ready to deliver "HEFTY" doses of comedy to the masses. Don Hefty brings with him an arsenal of humorous situations and true stories about his family life, the party scene, marriage/relationships, personal demons and other off the wall situation, his comedy revolves around his experiences & worldly observations. Currently Don Hefty is out on the road working hard to make his mark in the business he loves so much. Be on the look out Don hefty may be coming to a comedy club near you.
     

Description:

Producer and host of ”Refried Fridays”, Richard Villa, never fails to entertain. In addition to his own brand of heavy-hitting comedy, he brings out the best up and coming talent such as Bret Ernst, Owen Benjamin, Steve Trevino, and Chris Porter,  as well as some of the best veteran comics. Past performers on Refried Fridays include Jeff Garcia, Carlos Mencia, Gabriel Iglesias, Joe Rogan, and Ron White – to name a few. 

 

**Arrive by 8:15pm for Dinner and get pre-reserved show-room seating (best available)

**For guests 21+ front bar available for  pre-show drinks and first for general admission seating – arrive early, space is limited at the front bar

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