A steady fixture in the Southern California comedy scene, Bruce Jingles was born to be a showman. His comedic brand blends just the right amount of wit, impersonation, and essential timing, making him a hit in front of any crowd. A man of many hobbies, Jingles captures a crowd with a propensity for pot, a love of comic books, and a soft spot for storytelling. Whether he’s impersonating drunks, juxtaposing stereotypes, or recounting his various run-ins with the law, Jingles’ material is endearingly eloquent and rife with intelligence. Jingles has also done considerable work in radio, participating in shows on KCAA NBC-AM, as well as several established podcasts, adding another layer to his already engaging performance. Jingles has taken his compelling act all over the country, as well as overseas, entertaining troops as part of several USO tours. Jingles’ expansive body of work has been showcased on networks such as ABC, VH1, NUVOTV, and two Showtime specials. He appeared in the 2008 dark comedy," Driving Bill Crazy", has even appeared on TMZ. Check out his LIVE 1st LIVE comedy album "Bruce Jingles: Comic" by RBC Records on iTunes, Pandora or Spotify.
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.
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