IMPROV SUMMER SPECTACULAR (Ages 13+) with RON G
13 & over
Two items minimum
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Ron G is blazing a trail as one of the hottest upcoming comedians in LA. This former class clown decided it was time to graduate from the classroom and take his act to the world's stage. Ron G, who describes his comedy as "high energy and clever with an urban flare," graduated with a dual degree in finance and management from the University of South Carolina. But he quickly decided he didn't fit into the corporate world, and at his cousin's urging got up on stage for the first time in Atlanta, GA and got booed severely. He calls that "the best and worst day of my life - the day I fell in love with comedy." He has been performing ever since at clubs, colleges, churches and corporate events across the country, entertaining people while staying true to his commitment to clean humor. His performance presents down to earth humor and funny characters.
Ron G began his stand up career in Atlanta, GA, and was crowned 1st place winner of the 2005 Sierra Mist Late Night Laff Off. After moving to Los Angeles to further his career as a comedian and actor, he was a finalist on the new hit TV show Bill Bellamy's "Who's Got Jokes" and was also a finalist on the most recent season of NBC's Last Comic Standing. And if that wasn't enough, on his very first commercial audition, he booked a gig as national Spokesperson for Checker's & Rally's Restaurants. Having Martin Lawrence tell him he was funny is one of Ron G's career highlights so far, and after receiving his first standing ovation only eight months in the game, he knew he had found his calling.
Ron G says, "I want to represent the new generation of comedians that get overlooked. I'd like to show the world the new generation is just as funny, clever and talented."
Jeremiah Watkins is one of those comedians that you can't forget. Born and raised in Kansas, he's literally been performing since the day he was born. (His mom brought him home from the hospital in a Santa Claus outfit) Throughout childhood, he acted, sang, and began honing impressions. In high school, Jeremiah was known for his comedic music videos, sketches, and broadcasting segments which he won multiple awards for at the state and national level. At 19, Jeremiah landed his first job in the industry as an on-air personality at a local Kansas City radio station.
A year later, he moved to LA to pursue his dream of becoming a cast member on Saturday Night Live. Since then, he has established himself as one of the most physical stand-up comedians in Los Angeles with his high energy and off-the-cuff style. He has appeared in multiple national commercials, and performs regularly at college campuses, The Comedy Store, The Laugh Factory, The Improv, and more. His comedic dance skills have been featured on VH1, and he's had viral videos on Youtube, as well as videos featured on Funny or Die. He can be seen starring in the upcoming films i-Lived and Betting On Baker in 2015. He has also trained at Second City and The Groundlings, and has performed improv all over Los Angeles. No matter what size the audience, Jeremiah Watkins guarantees a memorable show experience like you've never seen before.
Rell Battle started in the entertainment business studying theater at the University of Maryland, College Park, where he later hosted his own late night radio show "WJFK 106.7."
This Washington D.C. native later went to work for MTV radio while still in college. After moving to Los Angeles to pursue stand-up, he was quickly chosen to perform as a "New Face" for the Jamie Foxx "Laffapalooza" festival. Since then, he has performed at comedy clubs venues throughout the country and overseas to entertain the troops.
Rell recently opened the Showtime network special “Chocolate Sundaes,” shot at the Saban Theater last fall. Look for Rell as the host/VJ for Hip Hop Official and on Spike TV's “To Catch a Crook scheduled for this fall.
Steve Simeone grew up in Suburban Philadelphia, the middle of three brothers. He developed his unique high energy style of storytelling around the family dinner table competing for laughs on a nightly basis. Whether in the classroom or at home, Steve always seemed happiest making people laugh, even if it meant he sometimes got into trouble.
After graduating from Loyola College in Maryland as a member of the National Marketing Honor Society, Steve accepted a job in banking. This was not a good fit and didn’t last long. His brief stint of being a real grown up, gave way to a dream job with the Philadelphia Eagles. Now this was way more fun than banking. But those who are destined for the stage, are destined for the stage. After a few Open Mics, came the title of “Funniest Comic in Philly”. Some things are simply meant to be. Celebrity judge Pauly Shore invited Steve to Hollywood and The World Famous Comedy Store. He was now making $25 a night working the door. Steve always seemed happiest making people laugh, even if it meant he sometimes starved.
Steve has spent the last ten years slowly honing the craft of Stand Up Comedy. He is a regular performer at Hollywood’s most prestigious Comedy Clubs, The Comedy Store, The Improv, and The Laugh Factory. When he’s not headlining clubs on his own he can be seen on the road with The Playboy Comedy Tour, Pauly Shore, and Andrew Dice Clay. A proud member of “Comics On Duty”, Steve has entertained our troops around the globe on four continents. And yes, Steve has been on television (NBC’s “Spy TV”, on Current TV’s “The Schmoes Know” and TBS’s “Minding The Store”) but as they say, the best is yet to come. Steve always seemed happiest making people laugh, even if it meant he got to tour with his childhood hero “Rowdy” Roddy Piper. Be on the lookout for Steve and this professional wrestling Icon at a Comedy Club near you.
Tobe Hixx was born in Miami, Florida. At six months old he went to Omaha, Nebraska to be raised by his grandparents. Because he was a skinny kid he was often ridiculed by his classmates. Now today Tobe Hixx is one of Americas's Funniest Comedians. He credits that time for developing the thick skin needed in this business.
Tobe Hixx began his Comedy career in San Diego, California. Where he was voted San Diego's Funniest Man! During his Comedic journey, Tobe Hixx has done thousands of shows across the world. He is one of the most well traveled and respected Comedians in the industry. Tobe is also a Military favorite performing in over 15 countries including Iraq and Afghanistan. He received the highest medal of recognition for entertaining our troops.
Tobe is a versatile Comedian who can make an audience erupt with clean or adult material. When you come to see Tobe Hixx you will appreciate the Comedic ride he will take you on.
The La Times writes "Tobe Hixx is a true comedian". He works the crowd until everyone is laughing and then he gets even funnier. Great Show! Tremendous Artist! He is worth every penny of admission! Tobe Hixx has been seen in sketches on The Tonight Show w/Jay Leno, The Doctors (Man Cave Segment), Operation Repo, and 1000 Ways to Die!, as well as numerous stand-up TV performances.
Tobe resides in Studio City, California where he's close to all the action in Hollywood.
Summer is here and The Improv is proud to host Teen Tours from all over the country, and we would like to invite you out to experince the World Famous Hollywood Improv with your 13+ Teens!!!
Come out and see The Improv's most amazing talent! Combining up and coming comics with seasoned veterans and today's hottest acts, it is always an amazing show! Some shows have yielded such up and coming acts as Ian Bagg, Sam Tripoli, Bret Ernst, Adam Hunter, as well as some veteran performers such as Ron White, Bob Saget, Chris Rock,and Sarah Silverman.
***These shows are not censored for children. Material may not be appropriate for children under the age of 17***