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T'WAS THE NIGHT w/ERIK GRIFFIN & MATT KNUDSEN Sunday, December 30, 2012 10:00 PM Hollywood Improv, Los Angeles, CA
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  • Ticket Price: $14.00
  • Door Time: 9:30 PM
  • Show Type: Stand Up
  • Showroom: Main Room
  • Restrictions: 18 & over
    Two items minimum
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  • Erik Griffin

    Erik Griffin

    Fans of the hit Comedy Central series “Workaholics” instantly recognize Erik Griffin as 

    the show?s iconic series regular Montez. Erik also tours the country headlining popular 

    comedy clubs and colleges every weekend. His debut comedy album, Technical Foul: 

    Volume One, will be released this March. His Comedy Central Presents Half-Hour 

    Stand-Up Special will premiere this year. Erik is a first generation American-born 

    comedian/actor who made the decision in 2003 to quit his job and plunge headlong into 

    making comedy his full-time occupation.

     

    Erik first gained national exposure performing in the ALMA nominated “Payaso Comedy 

    Slam” seen on Showtime and Comedy Central networks, “Live at Gotham” on Comedy 

    Central, “Last Comic Driving” on NBC, “Comics Without Borders” on Showtime, nationally 

    syndicated “Comics Unleashed;” He can also be seen featured in several national 

    commercials, including the Emmy winning, Budlight “Swear Jar.” In 2008 at the Just For 

    Laughs Montreal Comedy Festival, he received overwhelming reviews. Erik was featured 

    at the 2008 NACA National Conference, the 2007 East Regional and 2006 NACA West 

    Regional Showcases. He is currently headlining clubs and colleges throughout the 

    United States and Canada.

     

    Mostly recently, Erik was seen on “Surviving the Holidays” with Lewis Black on the 

    History Channel, he was featured in the Tribeca Film

    Festival Documentary “Just Like Us,” and will be touring the world promoting the movie. 

    Erik was also a guest star on the hit TNT show “Franklin & Bash.”

    With his multicultural background, a Central American-Caribbean mother, a father of 

    European decent, Erik blends well into the North American landscape particularly in this 

    era of cultural diversity. With his routine full of hilarious observations about life, love and 

    selfevaluation, he brings together all ages and ethnic backgrounds, which makes for an 

    uproariously good time.

  • Matt Knudsen

    Matt Knudsen

    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)

     

  • Joe Sinclitico

    Joe Sinclitico

  • Kenny Klein

    Kenny Klein

    Kenny Klein knew since the moment be could talk that he wanted to make people laugh. He began his career in stand-up at the young age of 17. Known for his cerebral comedy style, Klein has performed in cities across the U.S. as well as internationally in London and Amsterdam. He has been featured in the festival circuit including the LA Comedy Festival and the Long Beach Comedy and Film Festival. Kenny can currently be seen on "Man up, Stand up" airing on Verizon's MavTV, and as a commentator on Spike TV's "1000 Ways to Die".

    As the winner of Fuse TV's "MakeAStar" comedy contest, Klein has quickly become the subject of critical acclaim. The Park Record called him "Cerebral, Quirky, Hilarious". When he’s not busy making audiences laugh, he can be found participating in other artistic pursuits including writing, performing music and producing articles as a staff writer at the acclaimed comedy website www.TopShelfd.com and www.GoodLookingLiars.com
     

  • Samuel J Comroe

    Samuel J Comroe

     Born and raised in the San Fernando Valley of Los Angeles, California, into a family of nine (five sisters, and one brother) Samuel Comroe grew up in a loud, raucous, and fun-loving environment. With such vivacious characters for siblings, it was an environment that forced any shyness out of him right away, and instead created an individual unafraid of being the center-of-attention. In the third grade, after being diagnosed with Tourette syndrome, Comroe suffered his fair share of teases and taunts from peers who didn’t understand his curious condition. Although this affected his self-esteem and confidence throughout his childhood, as he entered high school in a different district (and on the heels of advice from his father that he could be an entirely new person), Comroe made a conscious decision to no longer let bullying affect him, rather laugh along with the bullies. For example, on his first day as a high school freshman, Sam was being picked on by two intimidating seniors, and instead of backing off he decided to laugh with them. This small act changed the rest of his high school career and led him to his future in stand-up comedy. He saw how much more respect he got from just having fun with himself.
    During his junior year at Canoga Park High School Samuel joined play production and began acting in school productions, taking leads in shows such as “Arsenic and Old Lace”, “Grease”, “The Odd Couple”, and performing in various acting competitions. His love and joy that stemmed from entertaining audiences led him to see that he could parlay his natural ability to make others laugh into an actual career. So, during his junior year, with the approval of the school administration, Comroe began performing stand-up in the school auditorium during lunch, charging fifty-cents for admission and donating all proceeds to his class. As Comroe states, “the pure excitement and joy of performing is all I need.” Sam continued performing half-hour lunch shows throughout his junior and senior years of high school.
    After graduation Sam went to community college for two semesters before deciding that he wanted to pursue stand-up comedy as a real career. Additionally, Comroe continued acting in plays with lead roles at Pierce College’s community theatre and with Zombie Joe’s Underground Theatre in North Hollywood. At the same time, he began going to the third street promenade at Santa Monica and performed his comedy on the streets for tips, as well as going to open mic auditions all over Los Angeles. It was during this time in his stand-up career that Sam cultivated his unique brand of observational and self-deprecating humor, focusing on his life with Tourette Syndrome.
    Since then, Samuel Comroe has gained management and become a House Regular at Flappers Comedy Club in Burbank. He is also a regular at comedy clubs around Los Angeles, such as The Ice House, and the Improv. He has also started gaining more recognition outside of Los Angeles, traveling regularly to perform his comedy at venues all over the nation. He has won numerous comedy competitions, most recently placing in the top eight out of one-hundred and one comics at the World Series of Comedy in Las Vegas, and becoming a Top Ten Finalist in the NBC Stand-Up for Diversity showcase. He is now opening for comedians such as Joey Medina, Tom Green, Gallagher, Don Friesen and James P Connolly, just to name a few. He is one of the most energetic, engaging and friendly up and coming comedians.

  • Mychael Anthony

    Mychael Anthony

     This natural entertainer grew up in St. Peter, MO., just west of St. Louis. “IT” all started
    in preschool. Full of energy and wit, his teachers gave him time in the early afternoons
    to entertain his classmates in order to minimize his comedic exploits during class time.
    Michael did dance routines, mimicking Michael Jackson, and was a natural for leading
    roles in school plays. He just loved to be the center of attention so he could entertain
    everyone and make them smile.

    Michael Anthony continued to act in plays throughout elementary school, high school,
    and college. His roles include everything from dramatic historic plays to gut-busting
    comedies. At times, he would juggle appearances in two different plays simultaneously.
    After graduating high school, he put his entertainment career on hold in order to pursue
    a college education from the University of Missouri-St. Louis. The acting bug forced
    Michael Anthony to take classes at COCA and The Muny, two of St. Louis’s well known
    performance venues.

    He entered into a profitable entertainment venture when he began performing, writing
    lyrics, rapping, and co-managing the group, KRT (Knights of the Round Table).
    Michael’s natural passion for writing led him to co-write songs used in sports highlights
    for both the St. Louis Cardinals and the St. Louis Rams. He and KRT performed songs
    live in the studio of News Channel 5’s “Sports Plus” in 2006 and 2007. In 2005, Michael
    won the Midwest Market Addy Award for writing a commercial for ‘Slackers’, a music
    and video game store in Missouri. After writing two locally respected albums, Michael
    returned to his main passion and directed his talents to writing sketches, scripts, and
    material that keep the audience laughing and smiling.

    Michael Anthony’s natural passion for entertaining, mixed with his experiences in
    writing and acting, led him to pursue stand up comedy. His timing & observations on
    current events quickly made him a favorite at local comedy clubs. Within months of
    Michael’s initial pursuit of comedy, he was already getting paid to perform and even
    asked to do shows with Guy Torry and Paul Mooney.

    Michael is now ready for the next chapter in his life as an entertainer. He is passionate
    about providing quality entertainment for his audience, and has built upon his prior
    experiences in order to know the best way to do so. Michael’s experiences are diverse,
    and his passions are many. He has always put all of himself into every creative project he
    has ever been involved with, and will continue to do so, so long as there are still people
    out there that Michael can make laugh and smile.

  • Special Guest

    Special Guest

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'Twas the Night Before New Year's Eve and all through the house not a creature was stirring not even a mouse. That's because there's nothing to do... so come to one of the best comedy shows of the year at the Hollywood Improv! 
 
This show has sold out the last two years and has had celebrity pop ins both times... 
 
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