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THE GREG WILSON featuring Yassir Lester, Ben Morrison, & More!

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THE GREG WILSON featuring Yassir Lester, Ben Morrison, & More! Friday, August 16, 2013 10:00 PM Hollywood Improv, Los Angeles, CA
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  • Ticket Price: $15.00
  • Door Time: 9:30 PM
  • Show Type: Stand Up
  • Restrictions: 18 & over
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  • The Greg Wilson

    The Greg Wilson

    "Don't sit in the front row!" ...unless you want to have the time of your life! For me, comedy isn't just a show, it's an EXPERIENCE.  My gonzo riffs create one-of-a-kind shows where you might wind up most of the night's material.

    You know those TV shows where they show various TV and Youtube clips and then comedians bag on ‘em? I’ve been on most of those. 3 seasons on “World’s Dumbest…” on TruTV, 2 seasons on VH1’s “The Greatest” (ya know like, 40 Greatest this or that) and random clip shows for MTV, E!, TLC, TV Guide Network (yep, there is one) and a bunch of others I can’t even remember. Stand-up I’ve done on Showtime, “Comics Unleashed with Byron Allen” and “ComedyTV”. I’ve also done some decent acting on shows like “Modern Family”, “Kickin’ It” and “Bones”. But my best work was as an arms dealer on the JJ Abrams flop "Undercovers". I call it a flop because it was episode twelve and the series got cancelled at episode 11. But you can see it on my Youtube channel if ya want.

     

    2012 – San Francisco International Comedy Competition – FINALIST

    2005 – New York Comedy Competition – WINNER

     

  • Yassir Lester

    Yassir Lester

    Marietta, Georgia native Yassir Lester almost drowned to death at a pizza party when he was seven. Now he tells jokes about pizza.

  • Olivia Harewood

    Olivia Harewood

    If Tina Fey had a baby with Al Roker, Olivia Harewood would be that baby. If Olivia Harewood wasn't that baby, she would play that baby in a movie about that baby's life. If Olivia Harewood wasn't cast as the lead in the Fey-Roker baby biopic, she would be inconsolable.  

    Watching Olivia Harewood is like watching an exceptionally book-smart person get lost in the woods, try to build a fire with her liberal arts degree, and explain third-wave feminism to an indifferent bear while having epiphanies about her relationships.

    Although Olivia is of African American and Caucasian descent, she is often mistaken as any number of ethnicities (Indian, Middle Eastern, Hispanic, Beyonce) which has afforded her many adventures, a broad understanding of human nature, and a dislike of YouTube commenters. She believes in laughing at ignorance, embracing childishness, and never letting vegans feel superior. She is the self-appointed "Misguided Oprah" of her generation.

  • Adam Norwest

    Adam Norwest

    Adam Norwest was born with the ability to make people laugh. He began performing professional improv comedy at the age of 13, and just a few years later stepped into the stand-up spotlight. In a short period of time Norwest was featured on “Comcast on Demand”, was the runner-up in the Rocky Mountain Laugh Off, and has been seen on cable TV’s “Man Up, Stand Up”. ? ?

    The Seattle Native uses his energetic style and natural confidence onstage to make his stories about dating, his family, and looking so young not only funny, but relatable and engaging as well. Adam mixes his clever material in with crowd interaction for a truly memorable experience.

    Adam currently resides in Seattle, WA, and can be seen performing in clubs and colleges across the country. In 2011, he released a new CD that is now available on iTunes.

    “Very, very, funny stuff man. You still live with your parents?”
    -Bob Saget

    “You obviously have good jokes.”
    -Greg Giraldo
     

Description: The Greg Wilson began as just another Greg Wilson from the suburbs of Dallas, Texas. Using his uber-keen observation skills and a loud mouth, Wilson cut a wide, dangerous path to the bright lights of Broadway, television, and film. His determined willingness as a comedian and actor to go against the grain, ignore the status quo, and shock the audience has been the hallmark of a career on the edge and a reputation that has to be referred to as “The.”

Wilson blew into New York City like a hurricane, changing the stand up scene forever. While others were telling Seinfeld inspired jokes, Wilson took audiences on a wild ride of gut-level observations, outlandish characters, and lightning fast improvisations. A comedy cocktail often described as Sam Kinison, Red Foxx, and John Belushi all rolled into one. Wilson's unrelenting antics electrified audiences, galvanized comedians, and frightened club managers.

Driven by the comedy mayhem that is Wilson's hallmark, he created an over-the-top carnival of comedy that combined his passion for the outrageous and the intense audience interaction Wilson perfected as a member ofAd-Libs: The Comedy Madhouse.

At the same time, Wilson set a record headlining the Laugh Factory in Times Square 40 weeks in a row in 2005.

Upon arriving in Los Angeles, Showtime immediately snapped him up for an appearance on their new stand up series Whiteboyz in the Hood, a performance that would garner the series’ only standing ovation. This was closely followed by a featured appearance in NBC’s Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip and two appearances on the syndicated hit Comics Unleashed with Byron Allen. Wilson crushed so hard, Allen offered Wilson a writing job on the show and a third appearance. Wilson graciously accepted.

Most recently, Wilson guest starred in an episode of the new NBC series Life and ABC’s Ugly Betty.

In early 2009, Wilson was tapped to write and star in a series of scenes for the National Lampoon movie Endless Bummer. He also completed a commissioned screenplay for National Lampoon, Jersey Devil. Heralded by Stuffmagazine and the New York Post as the most exciting voice in stand up comedy today, Wilson continues to break the rules, reinvent his craft, and leave audiences laughing in pain.
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