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HOLLYWOOD UNDERGROUND

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HOLLYWOOD UNDERGROUND
Sunday, February 17, 2013 9:30 PM
Hollywood Improv, Los Angeles, CA
  • 18 & over
  • Two item minimum

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  • Ticket Price: $0.00
  • Door Time: 9:00 PM
  • Show Type: Stand Up
  • Showroom: Main Room
  • Restrictions: 18 & over
    Two items minimum
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  • Dean Edwards

    Dean Edwards

    With a dynamic energy and an almost tangible onstage presence, Dean Edwards remains one of the comedy worlds most in demand performers across the globe. Armed with a razor sharp wit, an arsenal of characters and spot on impressions, it’s no wonder that he’s become such a favorite, garnering media attention as well as a legion of fans.

    As one of the stars of MTV2’s hit show, GUY CODE, Dean has helped the show become the networks most successful show in its history. He also just completed hosting TV One’s clip show, VIDIOTS and serves as a correspondent on BET’s new program, DON’T SLEEP, hosted by TJ Holmes.

    A talented Actor/Comedian, Dean Edwards has been making his mark in comedy following two successful
    seasons as a cast member on “SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE With such memorable impressions as Don Cheadle, Michael Jackson and Denzel Washington, as well as such original characters as "Man in Elevator" and "Cop#2", Dean always pushed himself to the limits of creativity and exhaustion. Always the multi-tasker, Dean found the momentum to juggle his SNL career, his numerous standup appearances and multiple television appearances.

    Born in the Bronx and raised throughout New York, Dean's travels made it easy for him to communicate with all walks of life. After dividing his college career between classes and a 6-year term in the U.S. Army Reserves, Dean ultimately made the choice to devote his career to comedy. Although his fellow soldiers loved his impressions of their drill sergeant, Dean spent many an afternoon doing push-ups to pay for his comedic talent. That talent paid off and Dean found his career after participating in a college talent show.

    Armed with a degree in communications, Dean became an in-demand comic, and landed his first big break on Russell Simmons' “DEF COMEDY JAM.” Though the show is renown for it's blue humor, Dean found a way to break the traditional mold with his mainstream appeal. Subsequently, he was a featured comedian on “SHOWTIME AT THE APOLLO” a few years later. Dean followed his TV appearances by starring in numerous television commercials, and also worked with Spike Lee on the hit feature film “THE ORIGINAL KINGS OF COMEDY”.

    Edwards has since earned a reputation as a headlining favorite at comedy clubs and colleges across the country. An international sensation, Dean has attended Montreal’s Just For Laughs Comedy Festival twice
    and was chosen to perform at the Jozi, Cape Town and Durban Comedy Festival’s in Johannesburg, Cape
    Town, and Durban South Africa, as well as Saudi Arabia in late, 2009. More recently, Dean completed a
    tour of the Middle East, performing in front of more than 10,000 comedy fans: beginning in Cairo, Egypt
    and ending in Kuwait.

    Dean has made several late night appearances, including “The Late Show with Craig Ferguson” and “Last Call with Carson Daly.” He is also a favorite and frequent guest on Byron Allen’s “Comic Unleashed,” and is frequently providing comedic commentary on various VH1 highlight shows. Director Malcolm Lee also chose Dean to finish Bernie Mac's voice/ADR work on "Soul Men" after the comedian’s untimely death.

    He spent 2 years workshopping and creating the character of Donkey, leading up to Dreamworks’ SHREK THE MUSICAL on Broadway. Jeffrey Katzenberg was so impressed by Dean’s vocal talents that he invited Dean to step into Eddie Murphy’s shoes to reprise the role of Donkey in Dreamworks’ new Halloween classic, “SCARED SHREKLESS”. Some of his feature credits include “SPIDERMAN 3”, “TONY –N- TINA’S WEDDING” and “UNIVERSAL REMOTE”. Dean’s first comedy CD, “REAL TALK WITH FAKE PEOPLE, Volume 1” debuted at the top of Itunes comedy charts in 2009. As he continues to ascend in the ranks of entertainment, Dean next plans to record a one hour comedy special in the near future.

  • Ben Morrison

    Ben Morrison

    One of the most electrifying performers in Hollywood, Ben Morrison is the rare blend of a classically trained actor and nationally headlining comedian at the top of his game. Acting and performing full-time since age 6, Morrison is a graduate of the prestigious NYU TISCH school of the arts where he personally trained under David Mamet and William H. Macy at Mamet's Atlantic Theater Company. In 2001 he began doing stand-up alongside his acting career and currently spends his time touring the country performing, acting, writing and directing. To say that he's restless would be an understatement.

    Winner of the 2015 Cabo Comedy Festival, Morrison is best known as the lead on the 8th season of MTV-hit Punk'd and as 'Young Eli David' on television's #1 show NCIS. He can currently be seen performing stand-up on 'Gotham Comedy Live' on AXSTV, as the lead in horror feature "Ouija Exorcism", opposite Bill Bellamy and Jon Lovitz on the scripted sitcom "Mr. Box Office", appearing opposite Shaq and Nic Cannon on the Cartoon Network, on season 5 of Last Comic Standing, as the lead in Hulu Original panel-show "Warning : Men Thinking", as one of the featured comedians in "Comics Unleashed", and as Abe Lincoln Vampire Slayer in spoof '30 Days of Paranormal Activity." Taking a more dramatic turn, Morrison can be seen as twisted villain "Dirk" in late-2015 feature "From the Dead". Additionally, his new comedy album 'Earn Some Crazy', which was taped live on the Vegas strip, is now on sale, following up the success of his previous albums 'Theater Degree' and 'Pain in the Butt'.

    He is a gemini, and so is he.

  • Michael Blaustein

    Michael Blaustein

    Whether on stage or screen, you’ll be seeing a lot more of comedian and actor, Michael Blaustein. Originally from DC, Michael moved to New York City to study at the William Esper Acting Conservatory. The stand-up comedy bug then bit him on the butt and he has been performing all over the country ever since.

    In just a few short years, Michael has booked commercials for AXE and SPRINT, and starred in the comedic films DEATH OF THE DEAD, and cult-classic, ALIEN JELLY MONSTERS. Most recently, his stand-up can be seen nationwide on THE COLLEGE HUMOR COMEDY TOUR and COMEDY CENTRAL’S ON CAMPUS TOUR. Michael is currently a cast member of the new and revamped version of MTV’s PUNK’D.
     

  • Todd Rexx

    Todd Rexx

    For almost 2 decades, Todd Rexx aka T-Rexx has been a natural who quickly wins over any audience with his cunning wit, over the top impersonations and brilliant crowd interaction. His on stage antics, accompanied by his twisted imagination, create a comedic concoction that captivates audiences, literally leaving them rolling in the aisles, crying for more. If you’re in the market for a new generation comedian, then look no further! Todd is a true disciple of crossover comedy, who applies his sheer talent and genius to create an off center style of comedy comprised of a mixed bag of personal experience, everyday observations, and hypothetical situations to connect with any audience.

    Born in Long Branch, New Jersey, Todd was adopted at birth by a loving caucasian couple and immediately scurried to his new home in Cleveland Heights, Ohio, a multi-cultural artsy suburb of Cleveland. There he attended different schools and at each one, to the dismay of his parents, quickly established himself as the "class clown." When Todd was ten, he and his family moved to Silver Spring, Maryland, where he continued to “bless” classrooms with impersonations, sound effects, jokes, and comedic antics that not only classmates would laugh at, but teachers and staff as well. His classroom comedy continued through junior high, high school, and two years of junior college (basically 13th grade) where he studied television production. In 1992, after encouragement from friends and family, Todd finally brought his talents to the stage at The Comedy Café in Washington, D.C., and hasn’t looked back since. Todd prides himself with being able to connect with any audience presented to him. His multi-cultural background enables him to transcend barriers and truly entertain all.

    Todd’s comedic exploits have taken him to Europe, Japan, Canada, Mexico, U.S. Virgin Islands, as well as coast to coast nationally, touching almost every state in the union. He has worked with Jerry Seinfeld, David Allen Grier, Dave Attell, Jeffery Ross, Ray Romano, Chris Rock, Bernie Mac, Russell Peters, Dave Chappelle, Craig Robinson and Bill Burr. His comedic pursuits landed him his own headline gig, “The Todd Rexx Show” at the world famous Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas, NV.

    Todd’s talents have not been limited to live performances, however. Todd has made numerous television appearances, including BET’s Comicview (1994-2005), Tonight Show with Jay Leno (1995), HBO’s Def Comedy Jam All-StarsComedy Factory (Netherlands),Raymond is Late (Netherlands), Rumbles (HDNet), Baggin’  (VH1). He has also appeared in such films as Premonitions (Latte Stone Films), NTV (Grifftyme Productions), I’ll Be Back (DeVry institute industrial film from Hope Productions), Love Jones (Newline Cinema),For the Love of Money (Pee-Air Productions), The Fear Chamber (Night Light Films). He is currently a card carrying member of the Screen Actors Guild as well as AFTRA. He also currently headlines shows globally. If you get the chance to see him live, do yourself a favor and do so.

  • Brian Swinehart

    Brian Swinehart

    Brian Swinehart has captivated audiences across the country and overseas with his wit and charm. In 2013 Brian performed for the troops in Europe, was in two sketches on the Tonight Show, landed a national commercial and had a role in the movie About Last Night with Kevin Hart. Brian brings a unique and likeable stage presence to his comedy. A star in the making Swinehart brings you a show you just can't afford to miss.

     

  • Nic Novicki

    Nic Novicki

     Nic Novicki has been performing for large crowds of people since age 8. As a kid, he would give comical speeches to organizations in order to raise money for the Little People of America. His achievements earlier on in his life led him into representing the youth leadership forum (YLF) for persons with disabilities. He spoke with Bob Dole in front of Congress at the 11th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act, introducing Secretary of Labor Elaine Chao. He was awarded an academic scholarship to Temple University's Fox school of business where he graduated cum laude double majoring in Marketing and Entrepreneurship.

    During his first week of school Nic walked past a comedy club and decided to give stand-up a shot. He must have nailed it straight out of the gate because just 3 days later he was being paid for his work. His experiences in stand-up comedy soon led to an interest in acting. Wanting to learn more about his new found craft, Nic studied acting at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts, School of Film and Television, and improvisational comedy at the Upright Citizens Brigade.
    This talented young man continued following his dreams of pursuing a career in the entertainment industry. He joined a start up Production/Marketing Company called Instant Gratification Entertainment, and began a career in Producing. He's produced several independent movies, commercials, music videos, and developed Marketing campaigns for Sony, Universal and many other companies. In between producing projects he's managed to flourish as an actor appearing on HBO's hit show The Sopranos, ABC's Private Practice, Starz's Headcase, and on Saturday Night Live in a recurring role as "Alfie". Currently he has a recurring role on a new HBO show called “Boardwalk Empire” which is being produced, and directed by legendary film maker Martin Scorsese.

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