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ALPHA COMEDY Sunday, June 30, 2013 07:30 PM Hollywood Improv, Los Angeles, CA
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  • Ticket Price: $14.00
  • Door Time: 7:00 PM
  • Show Type: Stand Up
  • Showroom: Main Room
  • Restrictions: 18 & over
    Two items minimum
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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.  

    http://youtu.be/JtfoLIQdu4I http://youtu.be/K08srm7IoyY
  • 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

    George Perez is one of the best up and coming comedians of his time. His wit and charm capture an audience and from there on the laughs are unstoppable. His street smarts and charismatic personality poke fun at the harsh, yet hilarious realities of growing up as a Latino in today's society. He 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 aided George in becoming a better comic. It also allows the audience to relate to him on a higher level; making his comedy that much more real and amusing.
    In the past seven years George has had the opportunity to enlighten audiences with his comedy in clubs all across Southern California and the Mid West. He 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

     

  • Grant Cotter

    Grant Cotter

    Grant Cotter is  a stand-up comedian, writer and host from San Diego, CA.

    A staple in the LA comedy scene, Grant is a three-time winner of The Laugh Factory's Fresh Faces competition. Earlier this year, he made his TV stand-up debut on BounceTV's Off the Chain and OC Weekly named him one of the Top 5 Comics to Watch. Grant is the only comedian to perform on the Vans Warped Tour and is known for his high energy, quick wit and rapid fire delivery. He currently hosts his own segment on AXStv and his stand-up can regularly be heard on LA's KLOS '5 O'clock Funnies'. Grant is on of the stars of MTV's new prank show 'Jerks With Cameras' which premieres in early 2014.

    For a full tour schedule check out www.GrantCotter.com. 

Description: 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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