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ALPHA COMEDY
Sunday, June 30, 2013 7:30 PM
Hollywood Improv, Los Angeles, CA
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  • Door Time: 7:00 PM
  • Show Type: Stand Up
  • Showroom: Main Room
  • Restrictions: 18 & over
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  • Eddie Ifft

    Eddie Ifft

    Eddie Ifft – has been called one of the most underrated comics in America by the Onion and has proudly told jokes around the world to sold-out crowds in over 15 countries.  Most recently Eddie is host of one of the most successful podcasts in the comedy world called “Talkin' Sh*t”.  In March he will be guest starring in a brand new television show on the FX network called Legit.  He filmed a brand new DVD that is to be released next month.  It is the follow up to his critically acclaimed DVD "Live From Australia." That DVD was filmed in front of a sold out audience at the Sydney Opera House in Sydney Australia.  He has also released his own 30-minute special for Comedy Central and made numerous TV appearances on shows such as Showtime's the Green Room with Paul Provenza, Showtime's Tommy Chong 420 Show, E!'s Chelsea Lately, NBC's Last Comic Standing, Comedy Central’s Premium Blend, BET’s Comic View, NBC’s Late Friday Night, VH1's Never Mind the Buzzcocks, Comic’s Unleashed.. Eddie’s popularity has spanned to Australia, where he has appeared on numerous TV shows, including Rove, Thank God You're Here, The Footy Show and Good News Week. Eddie has also worked as the host of Shark Week, spent a season as the ABC College Football Guy, earned a job as 'man-on-the-street' on the Queen Latifah Show, hosted a pilot called Strap-On for Comedy Central, and co-hosted a sports radio show on New York’s legendary WNEW.  

  • Justin Berkman

    Justin Berkman

    Justin Berkman is an emerging star in stand-up comedy. He brings an incredibly original and equally hilarious brand of comedy to the stage. Justin doesn't just tell jokes; he puts on a show. 
     
    The Los Angeles native and Stanford University graduate recently filmed his first one-hour special/DVD, "All In", in front of a sold-out crowd in San Jose, California. Berkman is a favorite at colleges and comedy clubs across the country.  He was one of the headliners on The New Generation of Comedy Tour and he is a fixture at the top comedy clubs in Los Angeles.  Furthermore, he is the co-host and co-creator of The Perfect Pair game show which is currently touring colleges nationwide.  
     
    Additionally, Justin Berkman has made a number of television appearances. He recently took part in a new stand-up comedy tv show called "Uncontrolled Comedy" which is scheduled to air in the summer or fall of 2014.  He was one of the winners and was featured on three episodes of MTV's "Yo Momma", and has been seen on FX's "The People's Champion" and SiTV's "Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner". Also, he provided audience warm-up for Showtime's "Comics Without Borders", hosted by Russell Peters. 
     
    Justin Berkman makes a concerted effort to use his comedy to spread joy and help others. He has hosted multiple events for the Children's Hospital Los Angeles to raise money for pediatric cancer research. And, he works for Armed Forces Entertainment; he has entertained US troops and State Department personnel in fifteen countries.

  • Ben Morrison

    Ben Morrison

    One part nerd and one part attention-whore Morrison has spent his whole life making people laugh. Now living in Los Angeles, Morrison regularly tours the country delivering his electrifying act that includes live multimedia and photography. On TV you’ve seen Morrison on Last Comic Standing, as the lead on the final season of MTV-hit Punk’d, and as a regular contributor on Al Gore’s CurrentTV. He is also the humour columnist for both Mutineer and Crohn’s Advocate Magazines.

    This spring sees the release of two comedy albums on New Wave Dynamics – Theater Degree, his hilarious debut stand-up record and Pain in the Butt – A Comedy about Crohn’s, his long-running one-man show about poopin’. You should be buying them right now.

    In addition Morrison works with a wide-range of charities having hosted and produced over 20 comedy-charity events last year alone. His efforts have helped raise awareness among the comedy community and over 2 million dollars for the various causes he represents.

    He is a graduate of NYU’s TISCH School of emoting. And boy does he emote.

    Everything you’ve ever needed to know about him is available on his website www.benmorrison.org

  • Monty Franklin

    Monty Franklin

     "Unbelievable...Fantastic... one of the best social nights we've had." Col, President, Tarwin Football Club

    Monty Franklin is an Australian born stand-up comedian now based out of LA. He has performed hundreds of shows all over Australia, New Zealand, on P&O Cruise ships throughout the South Pacific and a handful of major comedy clubs in Los Angeles.
    Monty’s numerous television performances include Channel 10s The Circle, Foxtel’s Stand Up Australia, and as part of The Comedy Channel’s special – The Best Of Stand Up and Comedy Gold. Performing sold out shows at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival in 2005, 2006, 2007 and 2010, he received wide recognition and praise for his shows The Full Monty, Monty McFly.
    Monty performed at the 2009 Carols By Candlelight to a crowd of 15,000 at the Sidney Myer Music Bowl, and MC’d for 12,000 music goers at the 2010 and 2011 Pyramid Rock Festivals.
    Monty has made three pilots for his own TV Shows with Fremantle Media and Australia’s largest network Channel 7 that consisted of a mix of sketch, stand-up and travel shows.
    Monty’s versatile humor and fresh approach has seen him gain a lot of exposure in his relatively short career, with sold out live shows throughout the country, TV appearances and a successful weekly radio show on Australia’s most widespread Radio Network Austereo.

     

  • George Perez

    George Perez

    The new and exciting face of comedy is George Perez. Growing up in the mean streets of Orange County, George knew he was destined to make people laugh since the early age of 13 years old; performing for his family and now performing at the top comedy circuits across the nation. Along with being one of the brightest and hilarious comics around George is an accomplished actor, screenwriter and proud father of four children.
    Evolving Hollywood.com calls George Perez, “the freshest face in comedy with a comedic range that can compete with the best of them.” (2014). George uses his own life experiences as his anecdote to every joke. His poise and familiarity with growing up in the streets, becoming a young father, and tearing down every stereotype has evolved George as a fresh comic making light of his tragedies and growth. It also allows the audience to relate to him on multiple levels; allowing him to cross over with all audiences through original storytelling and authenticity.

    George Perez has appeared on numerous television shows, such as Comedy Central, SHOWTIME, PAYASO COMEDY SLAM, LATV Live, Loco Comedy Jam, Mind of Mencia, Master P’s Black Superman and starred in three episodes of MTV's Yo Momma, where he got to use his sly wit and quick thinking to win his episode. After working with Wilmer Valderama, he was asked to return for the Best of LA episode as a final competitor with MTV’s highest ratings. Other appearances include Fox’s Laugh TV and the anticipated comedy film entitled “Taco Shop” from the Producers of Selena.

  • Grant Cotter

    Grant Cotter

    Grant Cotter is  a stand-up comedian and writer from San Diego, CA. He was one of the breakout stars from the MTV prank show 'Jerks With Cameras'. He has appeared on NBC's 'Last Call with Carson Daly', 'Off The Chain' on Bounce TV, 'Mystery Diners' on Food Network and is the host of the Dr. Pepper 'One Of A Kind: Music Sessions' for SPIN Magazine. 

    In 2014, Grant was selected to perform on all 21 dates of the Funny or Die Oddball Comedy Tour with Louis CK, Sarah Silverman, Aziz Ansari and Hannibal Buress. You can also catch him on the upcoming season of HBO's smash hit 'Silicon Valley'. Grant is a staple in the L.A. comedy scene and can be seen performing regularly at The Laugh Factory and the Improv. www.GrantCotter.com 

Line up: Grant Cotter, George Perez, Monty Franklin, Alice Wetterlund, Ben Morrison, Justin Berkman, Eddie Ifft

Witness one of the most entertaining, memorable comedy shows ever. Alpha comedians are those who refuse to do safe, predictable, mild-mannered comedy. They are brash, passionate, more than willing to mock societal conventions, and undoubtedly funny. If you can’t stand corny jokes, over-the-top performances from comedians with little to say, and generally bland comedy, then this show was created for you! If you appreciate originality, rebelliousness, and envelope-pushing comedy, then this show was created for you! Be a part of the revolution in stand-up.
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