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FLYOVER COMEDY (THE MIDWEST COMEDY MADHOUSE) Tuesday, May 14, 2013 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: 21 & over
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  • Nick Thune

    Nick Thune

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    Nick Thune, comedian / actor, hails from the Great Northwest (Seattle), where he spent his early
    years growing up. Nick’s absurdest view and deadpan wit combined with the soothing lull of
    his guitar, have distinguished his unique style of comedy. He has appeared on the Tonight Show
    8 times, and on each occasion, he won. Nick has also appeared on Conan, The Late Show w/
    Jimmy Fallon and has his own Comedy Central Special.

    Thick Noon, Nick’s debut album, was released on Comedy Central Records in 2010 and was
    included in amazon.com's "Best of 2010 Comedy Albums". Nick can be seen in Mike Judge’s
    movie “Extract” and the independent film “Highway 61 Re: Revisited” opposite Tobin Bell.
    Thune’s other film credits include “Spring Breakdown” and “Unaccompanied Minors”.
    Nick has created two web series for Comedy Central, "iThunes" and "NicksBigShow.com".
    Currently, Nick is touring the country changing lives one joke at a time. For more information,
    go to nickthune.com, eyethune.com or twitter.com/nickthune.

    A Town Called Denver from Nick Thune on Vimeo.

  • Sean O'Connor

    Sean O'Connor

     After starting his stand up career in New Jersey, Sean moved to New York and quickly
    became one of the city's favorite new comics. In 2008 he was featured in the NY Post as
    one of New York’s Top 20 Comics to Watch.

    Sean is completing work on a pilot for MTV for himself to star in, as well as developing
    his webseries “Sean & Meghan” for TV through Freemantle Media. In addition, Sean is
    writing and producing five original shorts for Atom films. He was recently a staff writer
    on “Sports Show with Norm MacDonald” at Comedy Central.

    Sean has been featured on This American Life and Funny or Die as well as making a
    name for himself in the festival circuit - New Orleans Comedy Festival, LA's “F--- Yeah”
    Festival and SXSW 2009.

  • Kevin Nealon

    Kevin Nealon

    Kevin Nealon sets himself apart from other comedic performers with his unique sense of humor, dry wit and likeable demeanor.  Nealon is best known for his nine-year stint as a cast member of NBC’s Saturday Night Live, and has received critical acclaim for his role in the Showtime series, Weeds.
     
    Weeds, which recently completed its eighth and final season, has been honored at the 2006, 2007 and 2009 Golden Globes with nominations for “Best Television Series Comedy or Musical.” In 2007 and 2009, Weeds was nominated for the Screen Actors Guild Award for “Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series.” In the show, Nealon portrayed a stoned accountant and business advisor.
     
    Nealon’s second standup special for Showtime. “Whelmed…But Not Overly,” debuted in
    August, 2012 and is now available on DVD.
     
    On the big screen, Kevin recently starred alongside Adam Sandler and Jennifer Aniston in Just Go with It, a film about a man who enlists the help of his receptionist and her kids to land the woman of his dreams.  In the film, he portrays one half of a plastic-surgery-obsessed couple.  Just Go with It grossed over $30 million in its opening weekend and over $214 million worldwide.
     
     Nealon also joined Nick Swardson in the comedy Bucky Larson: Born to be a Star. The film tells the story of a kid from the Midwest who moves out to Hollywood in order to follow in his parents’ footsteps and become a porn star.
    In 2010, Nealon completed work on the film And They’re Off, a comedy centered around a failed horse trainer who desperately wants to be back in the winner’s circle.  Sean Astin and Martin Mull also star.
     
    Nealon has found great comedic success in his extensive film career. In Anger Management, he played opposite Jack Nicholson and fellow Saturday Night Live comedian, Adam Sandler.  He and Sandler also teamed up in Eight Crazy Nights, The Wedding Singer, Happy Gilmore and You Don’t Mess with the Zohan, the latter of which grossed over $200 million worldwide.  In Joe Dirt, Nealon joined another Saturday Night Live alumnus David Spade.  Kevin’s other film credits include Daddy Day Care with Eddie Murphy, Good Boy with Molly Shannon, Roxanne with Steve Martin and the cult hit Grandma’s Boy  with Jonah Hill and Nick Swardson.
     
    Kevin has also stared in the adventure-comedy Aliens in the Attic opposite Tim Meadows and Ashley Tisdale. He can also be seen alongside Tom Arnold in the independent feature Remarkable Power, in which Nealon assumes the role of a late night talk show host who goes to great lengths to bring his cancelled show back on the air.
     
    Kevin provided the voice for the title role in the Nick At Nite stop-motion animated series Glenn Martin, DDS. He starred opposite Catherine O’Hara and Judy Greer in the series that followed the adventures of a traveling dentist and his family.
     
    As one of the longest running cast members on NBC’s Saturday Night Live (1986-1995), Nealon created some of the show’s most memorable characters, including ‘The Subliminal Man’ and ‘Hans and Franz.’ Nealon’s reoccurring role as an anchor on ‘Weekend Update’ made the sketch a show staple. In 1988 Kevin earned an Emmy Award nomination as part of the SNL writing team.
     
    Recently, Nealon hosted TBS’s Funniest Commercials of the Year for the fifth time. This special highlights the most outrageous and ridiculous commercials from around the world.
     
    In late 2009, Nealon’s first one hour stand up special, “Kevin Nealon: Now Hear Me Out!” aired on Showtime to rave reviews.  It is currently available on DVD.
     
    A sought-after guest star on television, Kevin has made a number of appearances on Hot In Cleveland. Franklin & Bash, Monk, Fat Actress, Curb Your Enthusiasm and Still Standing.
     
    In 2008, Nealon released his first book, Yes, You’re Pregnant, But What About Me? - a comical look at the male perspective of pregnancy.  The book is available in bookstores.
     
    Currently, Kevin resides in Los Angeles with his wife and son.
     

  • Jeffrey Baldinger

    Jeffrey Baldinger

    Born and raised on the mean streets of St. Paul, Minnesota, Jeffrey Baldinger discovered his love for comedy at a young age, admiring the likes of Rodney Dangerfield and Andy Kaufman. But after moving from Minnesota to Israel, to Kansas, to Australia, to Kansas again, and then to Minnesota again, he ultimately found his calling at an open mic on the east side of Los Angeles.

    Since beginning his stand up career, Jeffrey has used his quick wit and goofy attitude about life to become a favorite amongst crowds and fellow comedians alike. He has appeared on The Outsourced (2010), The Playboy Comedy Tour (2011-12), and has been featured on Louie Anderson's LOL show in Las Vegas. He is also the creator and producer of the Hollywood Improv's most successful monthly show, Flyover Comedy.

    Jeffrey has been featured on the websites Youtube, Break.com and FunnyorDie.com, and has made appearances on Showtime's Dexter, ABC's Happy Endings, and NBC's Community. Most recently, Jeffrey appeared as a panelist on HDnet's "AXS Live Super Bowl Show."

    Jeffrey is a regular on one of the biggest college comedy shows in the USA, Comedy Juice, and he can be seen most nights performing at the World Famous Comedy Store, Laugh Factory, and the Hollywood Improv. Jeffrey does not like writing in the third person, but has decided it to be the best way to write his bio...for the time being

     

  • Jon Dore

    Jon Dore

    Named one of "10 comics to watch" by Variety, Ottawa-born comedian, host and actor Jon Dore is renowned for his offbeat humour and unique bait-and-switch style. 

    Dore is a favourite on the comedy club and festival circuit in Canada and the United States. He has hosted theJust for Laughs Festival Homegrown Comedy Competition on a number of occasions and has enjoyed sold-out runs at the Festival's Montreal and Toronto locations, at comedy festivals in Halifax, Vancouver, Portland and Washington, DC, and at the Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival in Manchester, Tennessee.

    From his humble beginnings as the co-host of the cable talk show Daytime Ottawa (Rogers Television) and the irreverent roving reporter on Canadian Idol (CTV), Dore recently starred in the critically acclaimed ABC-TV series How to Live with Your Parents (for the Rest of Your Life) opposite Sarah Chalke, Elizabeth Perkins and Brad Garrett. 

    Dore is the host of HBO Canada's Funny as Hell, a series showcasing bold and uncensored comedy from the fastest rising comedians at the Just For Laughs Festival, currently shooting its' fourth season. 

    He is the star of his own award-winning 'mockumentary' series, The Jon Dore Television Show, documenting his hilarious and outrageous debates on life's challenges and changes, from weight loss to gender. He also served as co-creator, co-producer and writer on the series, proving he is just as comfortable behind the camera. The series ran for a successful two seasons on IFC and The Comedy Network.

    Dore starred in the stand-up specials Comedy Central Presents...Jon Dore and Comedy Now! (CTV/The Comedy Network); appeared on a number Comedy Central's specials including Live At GothamCC: Stand-Up: The Bonnaroo Experience and Mash Up; made guest-starring turns on How I Met Your Mother (CBS) andScare Tactics (SyFy); and was the lead in the CBS pilot My Life As An Experiment

    A regular on late night talk shows, Dore has the honor of being the first stand-up to appear on Conan (TBS).

    Dore's feature film credits include the indie drama Gus opposite Michelle Monaghan (Mission: Impossible III) and the comedy Stag, with Donald Faison (Scrubs) and Eva Amurri (Californication), which picked up two awards - Best Ensemble and Excellence in Filmmaking - at the LA Comedy Film Festival. 

    TV Guide Canada called Dore one of the "rising stars of the future" and Toronto weekly NOW Magazinenamed him Best Male Stand-up. He is the recipient of four Canadian Comedy Awards including: Best Taped Live Performance (2010) for Just for Laughs; Best Performance by a Male in a Television Show (2009) for The Jon Dore Television Show; Best Writing on a Series (2008) for The Jon Dore Television Show; and Best Stand-up Newcomer (2006). He is also a two-time Gemini nominee (2008 & 2009) for Best Individual Performance in a Comedy Program or Series for The Jon Dore Television Show.

  • Annie Lederman

    Annie Lederman

    One of the most original stand-up comedians working today. A recovering alcoholic and erstwhile waitress, Lederman keeps her humor salty and sharp, delivering zingers that are equally honest and hilarious. You've seen her regularly on E!'s "Chelsea Lately", "The Soup Investigates with Joel McHale", "Gotham Comedy Live", MTV's "Money From Strangers", Comedy Central's "@midnight" , "Adam Devine's House Party" and heard her voice on "Opie and Anthony" and as "Cheryl" alongside JB Smoove in the latest "Grand Theft Auto" video game. Follow her on twitter and intagram: @annielederman and like her on facebook: www.facebook.com/annieledz 

  • Greg Proops

    Greg Proops

    “Here he is, though, in front of a live audience each week, bravely recording some of the boldest comedy on the podcasting frontier right now.”
    -Rolling Stone Magazine
     
    Greg Proops is a stand up comic from San Francisco. He lives in Hollywood. It’s not that bad. Really.
     
    The Proopdog is best known for his unpredictable appearances on Whose Line is it Anyway? He can be seen on the New Season on the WB.
     
    Professor Proops has a hit Podcast called The Smartest Man in the World. He has recorded it live in Australia, New Zealand, Montreal, Edinburgh, Dublin, San Francisco, Oslo, Amsterdam, Austin, London, Paris aboard a ship in the Caribbean and somehow, Cleveland. Find it at Proopcast.com or iTunes.
     
    Greg brazenly smokes dope on TV on The Green Room with Paul Provenza on Showtime.
     
    Greg has lent his voice to Star Wars the Phantom Menace and was Bob the Builder.That's right Bob the Bloody Builder.
     
    Mr. Proops has been a guest on Red Eye, The Late, Late Show and Chelsea Lately on E!
     
    You may Socially Network with Greg on Twitter at @gregproops and tumblr at proopcast.com
     
     

Description: Line up: Kevin Nealon, Sean O'Connor, Annie Lederman, Jeffrey Baldinger, Jon Dore

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