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VAN JAM! Thursday, May 23, 2013 10:00 PM Hollywood Improv, Los Angeles, CA
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  • Ticket Price: $10.00
  • Door Time: 9:30 PM
  • Show Type: Stand Up
  • Showroom: Main Room
  • Restrictions: 18 & over
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  • Harland Williams

    Harland Williams

    Comedian and Actor Harland Williams is known the world over for his hilarious movie roles and outlandish stand up and sketch comedy routines. From his unforgettable roles in films such as Dumb and Dumber, There's Something about Mary, Half Baked, Rocketman, Sorority Boys, Down Periscope and many more. Harland has been described as a scene stealing actor whose unique portrayals of his characters keep them etched in the minds of filmgoers everywhere. Add to this his incredible stand up comedy routines, which have been seen on Letterman, The Tonight Show, Conan O’Brian, HBO, Comedy Central and everywhere else. Described as sharp, witty, unpredictable and original, Harland is the true master of joke telling and crowd interaction. His improvisational skills led to him winning the award for best improviser on NBC’s short lived prime time series, Thank God You Are Here (available on YouTube). Harland Williams is a rare comic artist who has managed to master both Stand Up and Sketch comedy and combine them both masterfully into his shows. Fresh, funny and always full of the unexpected, Harland’s incredible shows are not to be missed.

  • Sklar Brothers

    Sklar Brothers

    Randy and Jason Sklar began as one zygote and later guest starred in many TV shows, including an Emmy Award winning episode of HBO’s Curb Your Enthusiasm, the FX hit “It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, as well as Adult Swim’s Childrens’ Hospital. They starred as conjoined twins in a memorable episode of Grey's Anatomy and as warring agents on HBO's Entourage. Of the Entourage episode, Entertainment Weekly television critic Paul Katz wrote of their turn, “in the hands of comedic masters, The Sklar Brothers, they made it soar.” They’ve also appeared in such films as Touchstone's, Wild Hogs, and Fox Atomic's, The Comebacks. They currently host the critically acclaimed History Channel docucomedy
    that highlights the ways in which statistics tell the story of America called The United Stats of America. In November of 2006, Randy and Jason wrapped their 4th and final season of their cult classic comedy series, Cheap Seats on ESPN Classic. They also wrote and appeared in a regular segment on ESPN's SportsCenter called, “The Bracket” from 2008 to 2009. In addition they regularly fill in as guest hosts for Jim Rome on his popular nationally syndicated radio show.
    As stand up comedians, they recorded their second half hour Comedy Central Presents in November 2009 and it premiered in March of 2010. The Onion A.V. Club named their latest comedy CD
    Hendersons And Daughters in their Top 10 Comedy albums of 2011.
    And Neil Strausse of the New York Times said of the Sklars, “Their
    comedy accepts the reality of being twins but does not use it as a
    crutch. Instead," noted Strauss, "they work with their physical and
    mental similarities and correspondences, their status as imperfect
    carbon copies of each other. In their comedy, the straight man is often
    an echo."
    Randy and Jason currently reside in Los Angeles, where they record
    their popular weekly sports comedy podcasts Sklarbro Country and
    Sklarbro County for earwolf.com.

  • Sky & Nancy Collins

    Sky & Nancy Collins

    Sky & Nancy Collins live in the gated community of Rancho Pico de Gallo in Orange County, CA. Their friends find them really funny, so they tried stand-up...

    Sky and Nancy are really: Marc Evan Jackson and Carrie Clifford.

    Sky and Nancy have appeared on LAST COMIC STANDING, LAST CALL WITH CARSON DALY and are regulars at The Hollywood Improv.

     

    follow us on Facebook!

    https://www.facebook.com/skyandnancy

    and on Twitter:

    @SkyandNancy

     

  • Mary Lynn Rajskub

    Mary Lynn Rajskub

    Mary Lynn Rajskub has established herself as a versatile and dynamic actress, writer and performer through impressive television and film roles, as well as stand-out live performances. Her fan-favorite role as computer genius Chloe O’Brian on FOX’s smash hit 24 helped earn the show a 2006 Emmy win for Best Drama, as well as 2006 and 2005 SAG nominations for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series.

    Rajskub went to art school for painting but discovered performing arts. After her first one-woman show, she received a review saying her performance was “one of the strangest and funniest performances I have ever seen.” From that moment, she began honing her skills as a comedian and dramatic actress.

    After arriving in Los Angeles, Mary Lynn was cast on David Cross and Bob Odenkirk’s critically acclaimed HBO sketch comedy Series Mr. Show with Bob and David. Quickly thereafter she joined HBO’s The Larry Sanders Show. In addition to 24, her recent episodic work includes It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, Flight of the Conchords, Raising Hope and Modern Family.

    Mary Lynn’s big screen credits include Julie and Julia with Meryl Streep and Amy Adams, Firewall, opposite Harrison Ford, Legally Blonde II: Red, White, and Blonde, Sweet Home Alabama, Dude, Where’s My Car, and Roadtrip. She can also be seen in indie hits including Sunshine Cleaning, with Amy Adams and Emily Blunt, Academy Award winning Little Miss Sunshine, Punch Drunk Love starring Adam Sandler and in the upcoming film Safety Not Guaranteed which aired at Sundance.

    Mary Lynn is currently making a return to stand up comedy where she has an established cult following, and resides in Los Angeles with her husband and their son.
     

  • Ron Funches

    Ron Funches

    Ron Funches is a very funny stand up comedian with a unique delivery and lovable demeanor, you just want to hug and squeeze him like a big stuffed bear. His easy going, inventive style sounds the way fresh chocolate chip cookies taste. Ron performs stand up all over the United States impressing audiences everywhere.
     
    Most recently Ron was featured as one of LA Weekly's Most Interesting People. He has performed live on TBS's CONAN O'BRIEN SHOW. He is seen regularly on E!’s CHELSEA LATELY, Comedy Central’s @MIDNIGHT and THE KROLL SHOW. You can see Ron on NBC’s new show UNDATEABLE premiering in May 2014. Ron resides in Southern California.
     

  • Tom Papa

    Tom Papa

    Tom is a veteran stand up comedian whose clean but cutting comedy has earned the respect of both his peers and the public alike.  He has recorded several specials for Comedy Central the most recent of which ‘Tom Papa Live in New York City’ was directed by Rob Zombie.  As a frequent guest on television, Papa has made numerous appearances on the "Tonight Show with Jay Leno," "Late Night with Conan O'Brien" and "Late Show with David Letterman."

    Tom is also the host of the hit Sirius/XM show ‘Come to Papa’ that airs on channel 99.  Some of Tom’s guests have included Mel Brooks, Ray Romano, Carl Reiner and Jerry Seinfeld.

    Tom just finished filming ‘Behind the Candelabra’ with Michael Douglas and Matt Damon. The film comes out in May ’13.  Tom also starred opposite Matt Damon in the Steven Soderbergh film, "The Informant," and stars opposite Paul Giamatti in the animated feature, "The Haunted World of El Super Beasto," as the voice of El Super Beasto. He additionally had a voiceover role in the DreamWorksanimated feature "Bee Movie" and also was a writer on the project. Among his other big screen credits are the films "Analyze That" opposite Robert DeNiro, and "Comedian."

    On television Tom was personally chosen by Jerry Seinfeld to serve as host of NBC's "The Marriage Ref" had a recurring role opposite Julia Louis-Dreyfus on the CBS series, "The New Adventures of Old Christine" and his own show "Come to Papa".

    Tom splits his time between Los Angeles and New York with his wife and family.

     

  • Todd Glass

    Todd Glass

    Todd Glass (Born Kendall Todd Glass) is an American comedian from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He was a contestant on the second and third seasons of NBC's Last Comic Standing and has appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live, Late Night with Conan O'Brien, Tough Crowd with Colin Quinn, the Sarah Silverman Program, Mr. Show with Bob and David, and his own Comedy Central Presents special. Todd also does a podcast titled Comedy And Everything Else with fellow comedian Jimmy Dore and Stefane Zamorano. Todd released a CD of live standup called Vintage Todd Glass and Other Crap and is also featured on the two CD set Comedy Death-Ray, a compilation of various stand-up comedians recorded at the UCB theater in Los Angeles, California. On the May 8, 2009 episode of Comedy and Everything Else, Todd mentions that he will have a new CD coming at the end of May on Comedy Central Records called "Thin Pig".

  • Greg Barris

    Greg Barris

Description: Line-up:
HARLAND WILLIAMS (The Legend)
THE SKLAR BROTHERS (Cheap Seats)
TODD GLASS (The Todd Glass Show)
TOM PAPA (Conan, Leno, Letterman)
BRENT FORRESTER (The Office, Mr. Show, The Simpsons)
RON FUNCHES (Conan)
SKY & NANCY COLLINS (Newport Beach Yacht Association)
GREG BARRIS (The Heart of Darkness)

+ (AT LEAST ONE) VERY SPECIAL SURPRISE GUEST!

with the otherworldly talents of RICKY CARMONA!

Weekly videos by 5 SECOND FILMS!

with house orchestra THE VJ'S featuring MARTIN DILLER, MAX WHIPPLE, CARY SINGER, MIKE ROCHA and FRANK SILVA.

Expect big surprises, and a show unlike any other you will see in Los Angeles. Stand-up, original songs, sketches, stories, photo opportunities, and true variety.


Van Jam is a true variety show featuring the biggest names in comedy and music doing stand-up, characters, storytelling, and playing original music and more with a house band featuring Grammy award winning musicians.  The weekly show is hosted by Vanessa Ragland and Jamie Flam, and will feature drop-ins from celebrity comedians and musicians and many other surprises.  Come join the fun!
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