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EVOLUTION SHOWCASE

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EVOLUTION SHOWCASE
Wednesday, January 30, 2013 8:00 PM
Hollywood Improv, Los Angeles, CA
  • 18 & over
  • Two item minimum

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  • Ticket Price: $0.00
  • Door Time: 7:30 PM
  • Show Type: Stand Up
  • Showroom: Main Room
  • Restrictions: 18 & over
    Two items minimum
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  • Adam Hammer

    Adam Hammer

     A young So Cal native, Adam Hammer is currently touring the country as part of the Jo Koy tour. He has toured the country with Robert Schimmel as well as all by himself headlining clubs like Crackers, The Funnybone and Comedy Underground. His album “Almost Clean” debuted at number 20 on the iTunes comedy charts in May 2011. He was the voice of Frank the Penguin on the Good Luck Chuck DVD. He wrote and directed the YouTube hit “Backporch Wisdom” and was co-creator of the web series “Messed Up Missionaries” which was purchased by Turner and ran on SuperDeluxe.com. Based in L.A. Adam Hammer is a paid regular at the Hollywood Improv, the Icehouse, and the Comedy and Magic Club.

  • Julia Reiss

    Julia Reiss

    Julia is a performer and writer born and bred in Los Angeles. After graduating NYU with a degree in political theory, she began her training at Stella Adler in New York City and continued on to study at the Beverly Hills Playhouse. Julia likes Nutella and will gladly lend you her lighter.

  • Ash Williams

    Ash Williams

    Ash Williams is an Australian stand up comedian / actor who lives in L.A. He has just completed sell out shows in Australia and can be seen performing stand up all across L.A.

  • Ryan Hansinger

    Ryan Hansinger

    Ryan is a well-rounded comedian with a background in sketch, stand up, and improv comedy. He began his comedy career as head writer for his college sketch group. Since then he’s studied with Second City and UCB, written and produced numerous internet comedy shorts, and performs improv and stand up on a nightly basis. His passion for comedy and his continuous ability to produce fresh, original material keeps this young comic's stock on the rise.

  • Mike Estime

    Mike Estime

    Mike Estime has been working steadily in Los Angeles and New York on stage as well as television on such hit shows as Everybody Hates Chris on the CW, Bernie Mac Show on Fox, and Talk To Me on ABC starring Kyra Sedgewick. During that time, he has kept alive his first love; stand up comedy starting as a student at Howard University in Washington, DC. Mike has great physicality on stage and amazing high energy, which really comes out as he invites you into his hysterical portrayals of growing up in a Haitian family. His unique outlook on sports, politics and marriage will have you stitches. As a stand up, Mike has been seen on HBO’s Laughapalooza,Comedy Central’s Premium Blend and BET’s Comic View. He’s was also seen in the movie The Last Holiday with Queen Latifah and L.L. Cool J. as well as performing at the prestigious Montreal Comedy Festival. He currently resides in Los Angeles.

  • Brian Finkelstein

    Brian Finkelstein

    Brian Finkelstein is a regular performer and teacher at The Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre in Los Angeles, as well as the host of the LA Moth Story-slams. He has performed his solo shows in a variety of venues from the HBO/US Comedy Arts Festival in Aspen to the 2012 Summer Nights Festival in Perth, Australia. He’s also an Emmy-nominated writer for his work on The Ellen DeGeneres Show.

    Currently his screenplay, Good Grief is being produced by 72 Productions, he’s touring with The Moth and is the cohost of the incredibly offensive podcast, Brian Tells John About The View.  briantellsjohnabouttheview.com/

    Follow him at @bsfinkelstein twitter.com/bsfinkelstein
     

  • Chris Reid

    Chris Reid

    Christopher Reid (born April 5, 1964), formerly known as Kid (shortened from his original MC name, Kid Coolout), is an American actor, comedian, and former rapper. Reid was born in The Bronx, New York City, to a Jamaican father (1931-) and an Irish mother (1930-1973). He graduated from the Bronx High School of Science in 1982. He also graduated from Lehman College in the Bronx. He is best known as one-half of late-1980s/early-1990s hip hop musical act Kid 'n Play with fellow rapper/actor Christopher "Play" Martin. Reid was particularly notable for his extreme hi-top fade hairstyle. Reid has appeared on a number of television programs, including Martin and Sister, Sister, and has also served as the host of amateur contest shows such as Your Big Break and It's Showtime at the Apollo. Reid tours as a stand-up comedian. Reid's most recent musical contribution has been writing the theme song to HBO's Real Time with Bill Maher.

  • Tiffany Haddish

    Tiffany Haddish

    When Tiffany Haddish walks into a room you know she is someone not to be reckoned with.  In a mere few minutes you will be laughing so hard you will be crying, and then you might even cry when you hear how she got to this phenomenal point in her journey both on and off stage.

    It is a testament that the one person she credits her success to is her social worker which in itself says it all. Growing up in foster care in South Central Los Angeles, it was her excessive talking and imaginary friends that prompted her increasingly flustered social worker to steer her into standup comedy by enrolling her into the Laugh Factory Comedy Camp for children. When she returned and was placed with a white family in the valley, she thought her new classmates, who were also Caucasian, were celebrities from television. She even asked them for their autograph.  Growing up in South Central, the only race of people she saw on television were white.

    Next year, Haddish returns to her co-starring role on the NBC comedy The Carmichael Show, alongside the show’s creator and star, Jerrod Carmichael.  Tiffany “Nakeisha,” the outspoken, no-nonsense character.  The Carmichael Show premiered earlier this year to rave reviews and was the most-watched summer comedy on the Big 4 networks over the past eight years, capturing 4.7 million viewers. In addition, she will star alongside Keegan-Michael Key, Jordan Peele and Nia Long in the feature film, Keanu, set for a April 22nd 2016 release.  Tiffany also has a recurring role on the Tyler Perry’s soap opera, “If Loving You Is Wrong,” an OWN series. 
     
    Today, Tiffany tours all over the world bringing her edge, unusual take on life and love and tons of laughter, introducing herself by announcing “She Ready” & “The Last Black Unicorn”. Haddish’s comedy has landed her on Jenny McCarthy’s Dirty Sexy Funny comedy tour. She has made appearances on the Tonight Show, Chelsea Lately and the Arsenio Hall Show. Haddish was an early stand out  since appearing on HBO's Def Comedy Jam, Bill Bellamy's Who's Got Jokes? for TV One and on Comedy Central's Reality Bites.

    Not only is she a comedian, she has proven to be an unparalleled actress appearing in such diverse projects as the film comedy Meet the Spartans and the Lifetime drama Racing for Time, where she played a lead role opposite Charles S. Dutton and  opposite Ice Cube in The Janky Promoters. Haddish debuted as Denise, a drug abusing woman dealing with social issues on Lifetime’s Racing for Time. Her television credits include Kevin Hart’s BET show Real Husbands of Hollywood and FOX’s New Girl.
    Tiffany's comedy has given her a platform to travel the world. She recently returned from performing on the USO Comedy Tour in Japan for United States troops. She is always touring various comedy clubs and colleges across the country.  One of her special passions is performing  in a comedy show Chuckles Not Knuckles, a program she developed for inner city high school students that promotes nonviolence.

    Haddish sees herself as sexy as Halle Berry, as funny as Jim Carrey, raw like Richard Pryor with the comedic timing of Lucille Ball, smooth like Eddie Murphy, Jewish as Whoopi Goldberg, and hopes to someday have money like Oprah.

  • David Arnold

    David Arnold

  • Patrick O'Sullivan

    Patrick O'Sullivan

    Patrick just wrapped major roles in The Thinning - a new movie from Legendary Pictures and Internet Famous - a film produced by Maker Studios. He also appeared on this season's finale of Dr. Ken on ABC after 2 seasons playing Alien Johnny Unitas on the network's The Neighbors sitcom. Other recent appearances include FOX's Grandfathered, Adult Swim's Hot PackageABC's Happy Endings and Comedy Central's Free Radio.

    Patrick had a two year run as Gary Busey in Point Break Live! and created the hit impersonator stage shows All About (Christopher) Walken and All About Jack (Nicholson)His touring one man show Young Sully was chosen as S.F. Chronicle Pick of the Week and for the Out of Bounds Comedy Festival in Austin.

    A fixture on the L.A. and national standup scene, Patrick was just chosen for the 2016 Laughing Skull Comedy Festival (Atlanta) and is headliing clubs this year in Seattle, San Francisco, Calgary and Sacramento. He also writes for roasts, fellow comics, artists of Nickelodeon's Awesomeness TV and the internet channel Totally Sketch. As a producer, his new documentary on Lenny Bruce titled Looking for Lenny was ranked by IFC.COM as #1 on their "10 Great Documentaries about Comedians" list. 
     

    Patrick O'Sullivan Stand-Up from Patrick O'Sullivan on Vimeo.

  • Ellyn Daniels

    Ellyn Daniels

     Ellyn Daniels started her career on the stage as a ballet dancer. At 13 yrs old she was awarded a scholarship to the prestigious Harid Conservatory. She went on to study at London Studio Centre and upon graduation was awarded a place in Le Jeune Ballet International de Cannes.  After suffering a career-ending injury she began modeling throughout Europe, Asia and the US, which eventually brought her to Los Angeles where she began to study acting. She has since appeared on Fox’s Justice, ABC’s the Forgotten, and in Russell Brand’s Blog, a FunnyOrDie featured video, in which she played Russell Brand. Ellyn also performs stand-up comedy frequently in NY and Los Angeles. She has performed at Caroline’s, Gotham, Eastville, Stand-Up NY, The Hollywood Improv, The Laugh Factory and The Comedy Store.  She recently won best stand-up comic at The Eagle Rock Comedy festival.

     

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6frZn4KrW7I
  • John Dale

    John Dale

    A Southern California native, John Dale has been peforming stand-up in the LA area and has become a regular at The Hollywood Improv, Comedy Store, and Ice House in Pasadena as well as many other venues in San Diego and San Francisco. He has appeared in many videos on Funny or Die, and YouTube, most notably The Flip Side, which has received over 10 million hits.  He is the co-creater of The PET Squad Files, a digital series for The CW.  You can hear him as a host on Tony Hawk's Demolition Radio on SiriusXM every Tuesday at 4PM.  

  • Ben Begley

    Ben Begley

     Ben Begley is an actor/writer/comedian/nerd who has appeared in over 20 national and regional commercials. His TV appearances include: NCIS: Los Angeles, Franklin & Bash, Happy Endings, 90210, and Raising Hope. And roles in several indie features; ranging from a doctor who really loves bagels, a romantic lead, an uber conservative Church director, and a deranged hillbilly. He also hosted a weekly show, ABC Dot Comedy, on ABC.com, where he interviewed and filmed sketches with people way more famous than him.
    For more shameless self-promotion, go to: www.benbegley.com

  • Melissa Stephens

    Melissa Stephens

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