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READING TO KIDS BENEFIT COMEDY NIGHT w/DOUG BENSON (Special Event)

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READING TO KIDS BENEFIT COMEDY NIGHT w/DOUG BENSON Tuesday, June 18, 2013 06:00 PM Hollywood Improv, Los Angeles, CA
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  • DINNER INCLUDED IN $35 TICKET PRICE
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  • Ticket Price: $20.00 - $35.00
  • Door Time: 6:00 PM
  • Show Type: Stand Up
  • Showroom: Main Room
  • Restrictions: 18 & over
    DINNER INCLUDED IN $35 TICKET PRICE
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  • Doug Benson

    Doug Benson

    Doug Benson (“Last Comic Standing,” "Super High Me") has been on an album-a-year schedule since 2008 (his most recent release being "Gateway Doug 2: Forced Fun"), plus he has two popular weekly podcasts (“Doug Loves Movies” and "Getting Doug With High"), does the occasional film (“The Greatest Movie Ever Rolled”) and makes regular appearances on “@midnight” on Comedy Central.  Such a busy schedule for High Times’ 2009 Stoner of the Year.

  • Bil Dwyer

    Bil Dwyer

    Hailing from Chicago, IL, Bil Dwyer, like many hearty Midwesterners, is a very private person and likes to keep things to himself. Unlike many hearty Midwesterners, he is forced to compose bios of himself written in the third person. Bil’s career has covered many facets of show business, from performing to writing to commercial voiceover work.

     

    Bil is an accomplished standup comic, who has appeared on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn, and his very own half hour standup special, Comedy Central Presents: Bil Dwyer. His takes on marriage, kids and family are hip and sardonic, and yet beneath lies a certain odd sweetness.

     

    Bil has hosted GSN’s I’ve Got a Secret, Comedy Central’s BattleBots, Fox Sports’ Ultimate Fan League, PAX-TV’s Dirty Rotten Cheaters, GSN’s Extreme Dodgeball and MTV’s The 70’s House (as mock game show host, Bert Van Styles).

     

    Besides appearing on great television shows like The Larry Sanders Show and Ally McBeal, Bil has also been in such forgettable films as Ski School 2, The Bogus Witch Project, and What Planet are You From? Writing with sitcom star/television producer Christopher Titus, Bil co-created a show based on his stand-up comedy called Back After This for Sony Pictures Television.

     

    A regular commentator on various cable shows, he is most often recognized for his work on VH1’s highly-rated I Love the… series. Bil was also seen as a finalist on Season 4 of NBC’s Last Comic Standing and starred in Cartoon Network’s live action/animation hybrid series, Out of Jimmy’s Head. He currently recurs as Valerie Bertinelli’s ex-husband on the highly-rated TV Land sitcom, Hot in Cleveland.
     

  • Flip Schultz

    Flip Schultz

    When Flip Schultz was eight years old, he won a summer camp talent show by performing stand up comedy. There was never a doubt in his mind that comedy would be his future.

    For a while he performed wherever he could find an audience, whether at a family get together, bar-mitzvahs, seniors center; he didn't care. He just wanted to make people laugh.

    Finally, at 18, he braved a real comedy stage and won the open mic contest. For the next few years Flip performed at many comedy clubs (and bars) honing his craft, paying his dues and finding his comedic voice. And he still managed to earn his degree in theater.

    After leaving South Florida as a local favorite, Flip now lives in Los Angeles and tours clubs & colleges all over the country, and has quickly become a sought after comic in Scandinavia.

    As a writer, Flip has written many short plays, a musical, and was an on staff writer for Terry Fator & Friends Show in Las Vegas. Flip has also written a film called "Mr. Right Before" (© 2002) that was one of 250 scripts to make it into the second round of competition in HBO's Project Greenlight.

    After leaving as one of the hottest and most requested comics in South Florida, Flip moved cross country to LA. His high energy and very physical show has made him a favorite on the LA comedy scene and a regular performer at the world famous Hollywood Improv. Plus he has had the pleasure of sharing the stage with such performers as:

    PAUL ANKA, LEWIS BLACK, GEORGE CARLIN, DANA CARVEY (contributing writer), BOBBY COLLINS, TOMMY DAVIDSON, JEFF DUHNUM, PABLO FRANCISCO (frequent writer), BOBCAT GOLDTHWAIT, DAVID ALAN GRIER, MARYELLEN HOOPER, WENDY LEIBMAN, JAMIE KENNEDY (frequent writer), JACKIE 'THE JOKEMAN' MARTLING, LARRY MILLER, JAY MOHR, BOB NELSON, JOHN PINETTE, KEVIN POLLACK, ROBERT SCHIMMEL, PAULY SHORE, BOBBY SLAYTON, THE TEMPTATIONS, JOE TORRY, DAMON WAYANS, MICHEAL WINSLOW & “WEIRD AL” YANKOVIC.

    Flip has performed at many 'A' comedy rooms, including:

    THE CAPITAL CITY COMEDY CLUB - THE COMEDY CORNER - THE COMEDY STORE - THE FUNNY BONE - THE IMPROVS (national chain) - THE PUNCHLINE COMEDY CLUB - RASCALS COMEDY CLUB - THE STARDOME - THE TROPICANA - THE TULSA COMEDY CLUB - ZANIES COMEDY CLUB

    His accomplishments include:

    Starring in the feature film "30 NIGHTS OF PARANORMAL ACTIVITY WITH THE DEVIL INSIDE THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO" (20th Century Fox)

    Appearing in the feature films "BIG TROUBLE" (Touchstone) & "BREAKING WIND" (Lionsgate)

    Featured on the Nick at Nite sitcom "INSTANT MOM" & on the ABC show "MISTRESSES".

    Semi-Finalist on LAST COMIC STANDING 4 & was featured on LAST COMIC STANDING 7 as “Skippy Greene”

    Is the face of BAZOOKA BUBBLE GUM'S "Wincredible Sweepstakes" (2014) appearing in the national campaign as "Donny Gold'

    Featured on Comedy Central’s LIVE AT GOTHAM

    Winning Ed McMahon's NEXT BIG STAR

    Staff writer for the Terry Fator & Friends (winner of 2007 America’s Got Talent) at the Vegas Hilton & Mirage

    Other TV appearances: THE NEW STAR SEARCH , THE JERRY LEWIS TELETHON, HBO, COMICS UNLEASHED, COMEDY.TV, WHO WANTS TO DATE A COMEDIAN, QUÉ LOCO, FUNNY MONEY, THE GONG SHOW, LATINO LAUGH FESTIVAL, LATINO 101 (as “Skippy Greene”) & LOCO COMEDY JAM

    Toured Europe in 2007 & 2009 with Pablo Francisco & headlined his own tours of Scandinavia in 2008, 2011 & 2012.

    A military tour of Iraq in 2009 & two military tours of Europe in 2013.

    Writing & performing in the shows: Flippin’ Through The Channels, Skippy Greene: We Laughed…, Skippy Greene’s Big Show & Fustercluck

    COMEDY FESTIVALS: Aspen, Boston (semi-finalist), Calgary (Festival Allstar), Canmore, Chicago, Hollywood (as “Skippy Greene”), Las Vegas (Miami ‘Comedy Club Pick’), New Orleans, San Luis Obispo (as “Skippy Greene”), South Beach, Traverse City, The World Series of Comedy (Semi-Finalist)

    Recorded 5 comedy CDs & 2 comedy DVDs

    NOTABLE QUOTES:

    “He’s like an ostrich on PCP!” - George Carlin

    “Within seconds, Schultz turns into a manic, mike-wielding madman…” - The Calgary Herald

    "With his affable demeanor, rubbery limbs & tall, wiry frame, he reminded me of a young Jim Carrey…" - Ink19.com

    Awesome job this week. Always great to see an artist who gets better each time I see them and you are one of them" - Les McCurdy (Owner of McCurdy's Comedy Theater/Sarasota, FL.)

    “Flip Schultz is unlike any Generation X comedian around today…he's actually funny.” - Route 41 Magazine

    “Flip Schultz's comedy prowess is second to no one. His comedic versatility is the best I've seen in a long time. Not to mention he has huge balls...when it comes to taking chances on the dramatic beats.”   – Craig Moss (film director)

    "Flip did what his own idols like Howie Mandel, and Steve Martin had done for ages. He made intimate contact with the audience. And, the reserved Nordic crowd...adored the transgression." – The New York Resident

    “He…performs well-conceived bits that show an acumen for writing and social satire” - The Sun Sentinel

    “Flip Schultz is a very original and energetic comic whose comedic palette has more colors than many wellknown stand-up comedians who have their own sitcom” – www.theseriouscomedysite.com

     


    Flip Schultz''s Comedy on TV Reel


    Flip Schultz''s Comedy Club Reel


    Flip Schultz''s Acting Reel

  • Chris Millhouse

    Chris Millhouse

    Chris Millhouse can be seen coming up on Comedy Central & Netflix on Owen Benjamin's 1 Hour Special "Huge Pianist!" He has been seen on CBS, SiTV (NuVo TV), VH1, Hulu, Comedy Time TV & more!

    Chris is also a regular at multiple clubs in NYC & LA, and can be seen regularly in both cities. For videos & live dates, check his website at: www.ChrisMillhouse.com

    Chris is the Host & Producer of the live stand up comedy show "Hot Comedy Action," which has been featured at the Improv Comedy Clubs for over 7 years! The show features the BEST comedians in stand up which is why the show often has SOLD OUT audiences!

    For FREE TICKETS to a "Hot Comedy Action" show, email: HotComedyAction@gmail.com (please include the number of tickets you'd like, along with your first & last name

    Sorry but Free Tickets are no longer available in Irvine. 

  • Baron Vaughn Comedy Central Certified

    Baron Vaughn

    Actor/comedian Baron Vaughn just wrapped on the second season of the USA Network show FAIRLY LEGAL in Vancouver.  When he isn’t shooting, he performs stand-up at clubs around the country. He has also performed at numerous comedy festivals including the HBO Comedy Festival in Aspen, the Comedy Central Festival in South Beach and the 2010 Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival.

    As a comedian, he has been featured on NBC’s LATE NIGHT WITH JIMMY FALLON, Comedy Central’s LIVE AT GOTHAM, AWKWARD COMEDY SHOW, RUSSELL SIMMONS PRESENTS STAND-UP AT THE EL REY, LOPEZ TONIGHT, and most recently on CONAN on TBS.

    Other television credits include “Law & Order,” “Law & Order: Criminal Intent” and “Rescue Me.”  Vaughn has also appeared in films such as J.J. Abrams’ “Cloverfield” and “Black Dynamite.”  His stage work includes “Damn Yankees” at the NY City Center with Jane Krakowski and Sean Hayes. His first comedy album, RAISED BY CABLE, was released in September 2011.

Description: Reading to Kids' Comedy Night at the Improv features hilarious comics and a fabulous Silent Auction.  Come bid on interesting and exciting items, then laugh the night away over dinner with friends, family, and wonderful Reading to Kids volunteers.  It's a night of fun benefiting Reading to Kids!

TICKET OPTIONS:  $35 WITH DINNER INCLUDED
OR, $20 PLUS ADDITIONAL PURCHASE OF 2 ITEMS MINIMUM (FOOD AND/OR DRINK)

6:00 p.m. Silent Auction begins
6:30 p.m. Dinner service begins
8:00 p.m. Stand-up Comedy Show featuring Doug Benson

Doug Benson (http://www.douglovesmovies.com/ ) has appeared on many programs, including Jimmy Kimmel Live, Comedy Central Presents, Last Comic Standing, and KROQ's April Foolishness, to name just a few.  He also hosts his popular Doug Loves Movies and The Benson Interruption podcasts.

Joining Doug will be several other hilarious comedians hand-picked by the world famous Hollywood Improv, including:"

Iliza Shlesinger (www.laughstub.com/Iliza-Shlesinger), "Last Comic Standing" Season 6 winner, "Comedy Central Presents"
 
Baron Vaughn (www.laughstub.com/Baron-Vaughn)

Dave Anthony (http://daveanthonycomedy.com/), "Jimmy Kimmel Live!", "The Naughty Show", "Talking Dead" writer, & more!

 
Bil Dwyer (http://www.laughstub.com/Bil-Dwyer), "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno", "Comedy Central Presents: Bil Dwyer", "Hot in Cleveland", & more!
 
Flip Schultz (http://www.laughstub.com/Flip-Schultz)

Hosted by: Chris Millhouse (CBS, "Control TV" w/Seth Green, & Improv Comedy Club Regular)

Please note: After purchasing your ticket(s), your name will be added to our list of attendees on the Reading to Kids Comedy Night webpage (http://readingtokids.org/News/20130618_ComedyNight.html).  If you do not wish your name to be added to that page, please email Charlie.Orchard@readingtokids.org or call (310) 479-7455.
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