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JIMMY PARDO (SPECIAL EVENT) Saturday, March 09, 2013 08:00 PM Hollywood Improv, Los Angeles, CA
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  • Ticket Price: $20.00
  • Door Time: 7:30 PM
  • Show Type: Stand Up
  • Showroom: Main Room
  • Restrictions: 18 & over
    Two items minimum
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  • Jimmy Pardo

    Jimmy Pardo

    As funny talking to a stranger in an elevator as he is talking to a crowd onstage, Jimmy Pardo is best known for his singular stand-up persona.  After years of honing his act by touring and showcasing, he threw away all of his jokes and now spends his show improvising and interacting with the crowd.
     
    In 2006, Jimmy became a podcasting pioneer when he began hosting the raucous-but-smart weekly podcast Never Not Funny, which Entertainment Weekly called “one of the sharpest and gut-bustingest shows on the Internet.” The show has been named a top comedy podcast by The AV Club, iTunes and USA Today, and its guest list (Conan O’Brien, Richard Lewis, Patton Oswalt and Sarah Silverman, just to name a few) reads like a Who’s Who of comedy.  Previously a paid subscriber podcast, Never Not Funny joined the Earwolf podcasting network in 2014.  Never Not Funny also hosts the annual Pardcast-a-Thon fundraiser, a 12-hour marathon webcast to benefit Smile Train.  To date, the Pardcast-a-Thons have raised almost half a million dollars for charity.
     
    In addition to podcasting and touring, Jimmy utilizes his trademark crowd work skills as Conan O'Brien's opening act at “Conan” tapings. Jimmy has also appeared on “Conan” as a panel guest, a field correspondent and recently filled in for Andy Richter as co-host. He also conducts the unconventional celebrity backstage interviews for TeamCoco.com’s “The Pardo Patrol.”
     
    Jimmy has performed stand-up on "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” "The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson” and his own half-hour “Comedy Central Presents” special.  He hosted "National Lampoon's Funny Money" for Game Show Network, four seasons of AMC's "Movies at Our House,” and episodes of NBC’s “Late Friday” and VH1’s "The Surreal Life” and "Love Lounge.”  He has appeared in acting roles on “Comedy Bang Bang,” “Monk,” and “That 70’s Show” and the independent films "Relative Strangers" and "The Godfather of Green Bay."
     
    Jimmy has recorded three comedy albums: "Uno,” “Pompous Clown” and 2013’s “Sprezzatura,” which Entertainment Weekly named one of the 5 Best Stand-Up Albums of the year.

  • Tommy Johnagin

    Tommy Johnagin

    Tommy is an autobiographical story telling comedian who is a favorite at comedy clubs all across the country. In 2007 Tommy was invited to the prestigious “Just For Laughs” comedy festival in Montreal, Canada where he was the highest reviewed “New Face.” He has also appeared at Comedy Central’s “South Beach Comedy Festival” TV credits include: Five appearances on “The Late Show” with David Letterman. His own half-hour special on Comedy Central, Comedy Central’s “Live at Gotham” and, “John Oliver’s New York Stand-up Show”. In 2010 he finished 2nd on NBC’s Last Comic Standing. He’s also appeared on CMT’s “Comedy Stage” and TBS’s “Very Funny Stand Up Show”. He has also been a guest numerous times on the nationally syndicated radio programs “The Bob and Tom Show” and the “The Ron and Fez Show”.

  • Brody Stevens

    Brody Stevens

    Brody Stevens is the executive producer and star of the unique Comedy Central TV series “Brody Stevens: Enjoy It!”, co-created and produced by Zach Galifianakis. Brody is also the host of two popular podcast series - “The Steven Brody Stevens Festival of Friendship” on the Feral Audio Network, and “Brode and Esther” on Deathsquad. In addition, Brody hosted his own live video podcast "Positive Push with Brody Stevens" on Youtube's Video Podcast Network.
     
    Stevens has appeared on Conan, Chelsea Lately, @midnight, Premium Blend, TMZ, The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn, Late World with Zach, The Best Damn Sports Show Period, Tosh.0, Fox NFL Sunday, Playboy Morning Radio and on podcasts by Jay Mohr, Joe Rogan and WTF with Marc Maron. Brody also appeared in the movies Jesus Is Magic, Due Date, The Hangover and The Hangover Part II. He was, however, cut out of the movie Funny People. 
     
    Most recently, Brody released his Comedy Central Half-Hour Special in January, 2014.
     

  • Brian Kiley Comedy Central Certified

    Brian Kiley

    Brian Kiley has appeared several times on “The Late Show with David Letterman”, “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno” and “Late Night with Conan O'Brien”. He appears regularly at Caroline's Comedy Club in NYC. He has been a staff writer for Late Night with Conan O'Brien since 1994 and he has been nominated for 12 Emmy Awards and he is the winner of the 2007 Emmy Award for Writing in a Comedy/Variety Series. Other shows that Brian has appeared on include “Comedy Central Presents”, “Dr. Katz Professional Therapist”, “The CBS Morning Show”, “Spotlight Café”, “Caroline's Comedy Hour”, “Comedy On The Road”, and “An Evening at the Improv”.

  • Beth Stelling

    Beth Stelling

    Beth Stelling is a product of the Chicago stand-up scene where she was named the Best Stand-up Comedian in Chicago by The Chicago Reader in 2010. Soon after she was chosen to be a New Face of Comedy in Montreal's Just for Laughs Festival and then made the move to Los Angeles in 2011. Within her first year in L.A., Beth made her late night television debut on Conan. She's since appeared on Chelsea Lately, The Pete Holmes Show, @midnight on Comedy Central and TV Guide's Stand-up In Stilettos. She also returned to Montreal's Just for Laughs Festival to record Funny As Hell with Jon Dore for HBO Canada.

    Beth currently headlines comedy clubs across the United States and loves performing in festivals like SXSW, Bumbershoot in Seattle, The Maui Comedy Festival, RIOT (L.A.'s Alternative Comedy Festival), Chicago Women's Funny Festival, Moontower Comedy Festival, Portland's All Jane No Dick and San Francisco Sketchfest among others. She perform stand-up at colleges, bars, bookstores and sex shops. When she's not touring on her own, she has the distinct pleasure of opening for Anthony Jeselnik on some of his tour dates. 
     
    She released her debut album "Sweet Beth" in 2012 on Rooftop Comedy Records. It was New & Noteworthy in iTunes' Comedy section and received glowing reviews. 
    Beth has written for Comedy Central Digital, MTV's Ridiculousness and was a contributing writer of the play Five Lesbians Eating a Quiche, which saw an off-Broadway run in NYC and is published by Samuel French.

    LA Weekly named Beth no. 2 on a list of "12 L.A. Comedy Acts to Watch in 2013." 

    Patton Oswalt listed Beth as one of his favorite up-and-coming comics during his AMA on Reddit. 

    Buzzfeed.com says Stelling is one of "14 Comedians Who You Should Be Paying Attention To."

    "Top 18 Women You Should Be Following On Twitter" by Huffington Post

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