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SKINNY SUNDAYS with Michael Macdonald, John Caparulo, Whitney Cummings, and Bret Ernst

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SKINNY SUNDAYS with Michael Macdonald, John Caparulo, Whitney Cummings, and Bret Ernst Sunday, September 08, 2013 09:30 PM Hollywood Improv, Los Angeles, CA
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  • Two drink minimum
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  • Ticket Price: $10.00
  • Door Time: 9:00 PM
  • Show Type: Stand Up
  • Showroom: Main Room
  • Restrictions: 18 & over
    Two drink minimum
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  • Joey DePaolo

    Joey DePaolo

    An east coaster by birth, Joey DePaolo found his beginnings in comedy in New York, writing and directing comedy shorts that were selected for air by NBC, IFC, and even Canada's own BITEtv. Joey made his arrival on the LA comedy scene in 2009 with the comedy trio The Skinny Dicks. It was through the group that he co-created Skinny Sundays, a night of unfair stand-up comedy attracting some of the biggest names and best hidden talents in the stand-up world. As producer and co-host, Joey was a part of the show's blossoming and eventual landing with its new home on the main stage of the world famous Hollywood Improv. Joey performs regularly on both coasts and has been seen on Funny or Die and as a regular in the sketch comedy/variety show Comedy Slice at the Improv Comedy Lab.

  • Rob Lindo

    Rob Lindo

    Rob Lindo hails from Vancouver by way of Jamaica (that's a story for another day).  But he also lived in New Jersey and Washington, DC, before relocating to LA in 2008.  He has been involved in the LA stand-up community since 2009. Rob has been seen in various national commercials, on Atom TV, Johnny B. Homeless, Comedy Central, Break.com, and Funny or Die.

    Rob performs around LA at the Laugh Factory, The Comedy Store, the Jon Lovitz Comedy Club, and the Pasadena Ice House.  He is also a member of the comedy trio The Skinny Dicks. It was with this ridiculous trio that he co-created Skinny Sundays - a comedy show featuring nationally headlining comics and the rising stars of comedy in unfair head-to-head competitions, purely for the enjoyment of the audience. As producer and co-host, Rob was a part of the show's development and eventual transition to its new home on the main stage of the world famous Hollywood Improv. 

  • Michael McDonald

    Michael McDonald

    Michael McDonald is originally from Orange County, California. He is an alumnus of the famed Groundlings Theater in Los Angeles.

    McDonald has recurring roles on the hit Showtime series “House Of Lies” and “Web Therapy.” He can next be seen co-starring opposite Sandra Bullock and Melissa McCarthy in the highly-anticipated 20th Century Fox comedy “The Heat.” Directed by Paul Feig, the film will be released on June 28th.

    His first professional writing and acting jobs came from Concorde Pictures, Roger Corman's infamous low-budget movie studio. Starting as an extra, McDonald quickly landed dozens of film roles, eventually moving behind the camera to write and direct for the studio.

    In the 1990’s, McDonald worked steadily in television, landing guest spots on “Seinfeld,” “Ellen,” “Just Shoot Me” and “News Radio.” Finally, in 1998, he obtained a starring role on “MADtv,” where he enjoyed an unprecedented ten-year run. While there, McDonald created several popular characters - most notably man-child Stuart Larkin, Marvin Tikkvah, Rusty Miller, and Mofaz, the Depressed Persian Tow Truck Man.

    In 2007, McDonald left “MADtv” to work both behind and in front of the camera on a variety of television shows and in film. He co-starred in all three “Austin Powers” films, has appeared on every season of “Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List” and guest-starred on the hit series “Scrubs” and “Desperate Housewives.” McDonald was a writer, director, and producer for several seasons of “Cougar Town” and has directed episodes of the hit series “2 Broke Girls,” “Scrubs,” “MADtv” and “7th Heaven.”

    In addition, McDonald continues to tour as a stand-up comedian, performing to sold-out audiences across the country. His first hour-long comedy special, titled “Michael McDonald: Model. Citizen.,” aired on Showtime in 2010 and is now a best-selling DVD.

    More information on Michael can be found on his website at http://michaelmcdonald.biz
     

  • John Caparulo

    John Caparulo

    Comedian John Caparulo is perhaps best known as the under-dressed everyman on the E! hit show, Chelsea Lately.  Cap, as he's known by his friends and fans, has also made multiple appearances on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Comedy Central Presents, Jimmy Kimmel Live, The Next Generation of Blue Collar, and as a standout performer in Vince Vaughn's Wild West Comedy Show.  His first 1-hour special, Meet Cap, was released in 2009 and premiered on Comedy Central the same year.  More recently, in addition to touring as a popular national headliner, Cap appeared as part of Ron White's Salute To The Troops on CMT, a network on which he became well-known as the host of the surprisingly hilarious Mobile Home Disaster.  Caparulo's stand-up comedy has become a favorite for SiriusXM fans, which led to his former radio show The Mad Cap Hour, and currently,  the Domestic Disputes podcast, which are both available on iTunes.  His newest stand-up special, entitled "John Caparulo: Come Inside Me," launched on Netflix September 5th 2013, with DVD and CD versions following shortly after. Cap has also begun an innovative adaptation to the current media trends with Caplets, monthly clips of fresh stand-up comedy that can be viewed for free on his website, johncaparulo.com

  • Bret Ernst Comedy Central Certified

    Bret Ernst

    Bret is considered one of the best comedians in the business today, and has been written up in trade magazines like THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER and VARIETY, as well as being mentioned in national magazines like MAXIM, ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY, and ROLLING STONE. His COMEDY CENTRAL PRESENTS was voted one of the Top 5 specials of 2011 by Comedy Central viewers, and his comedy album “AMERICAN COMIC” broke the top 10 on ITUNES the first week of it’s release in 2012. He has made celebrity appearances on CHELSEA LATELY, ABC’s COMICS UNLEASHED, the TOP TEN on E! and THE SPORTS LIST on FOX. Bret first gained national notoriety starring in the feature film VINCE VAUGHN'S WILD WEST COMEDY SHOW, which documented Ernst with Vaughn & three other comedians as they performed in a 30 night-30 venue tour across America. Bret had a recurring role on the hit SHOWTIME series WEEDS, was seen on CSI: NY, and also appeared in Artie Lange's movie, BEER LEAGUE. Bret hosted the Oxygen Series LOVE GAMES: BAD GIRLS NEED LOVE TOO as well as WRESTLING SOCIETY X on MTV. His stand-up has been featured on THE LATE LATE SHOW on CBS, COMEDY CENTRAL'S PREMIUM BLEND, the SHOWTIME series COMICS WITHOUT BORDERS, LOPEZ TONIGHT on TBS, and was most recently seen on the KEVIN HART series ONE MIC STAND on BET. Born in New Jersey, Ernst went to high school at Plantation High in South Florida, played collegiate level football at C.W. Post in New York, and currently resides in Los Angeles. Bret performs internationally and to sold out crowds in top clubs across America.

  • Josh Macuga

    Josh Macuga

    Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania is a town that prides itself on Football, Steel, beautiful women and Josh Macuga.  A comic with a boyish charm best experienced when a few cocktails deep, Josh loves to simply entertain in any way possible. Josh and his producing partner Paul Fiore's YouTube channel TheCasualMafia has garnered over a million unique views and their hit The Douchebag Anthem still holds true. His show Between The Sheets is quickly becoming one of Hollywood's finest late night talk shows and his podcast Three's 2 Much on the ToadHopNetwork has a cult following Branch Davidians would envy. He'll make you laugh, he'll make you cry and he'll make you want to mouth kiss him. If you get a chance to see him live make sure to bring your corsett to keep your gut from busting... oh jesus that's the lamest joke ever. Okay that's a long enough bio, just go see him wherever, whenever, you won't be disappointed... If you are don't tell his Mom.

  • Andrew Santino

    Andrew Santino

    Andrew Santino Andrew is currently a lead on ABC's new series MIXOLOGY, written and produced by the creators of THE HANGOVER. Andrew was recently named comedy central's top 10 comedians to watch and performed at the Montreal for the 2013 JUST FOR LAUGHS comedy festival. He also recently Guest Starred on Adult Swim's CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL, on Netflix's ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT, HBO's FAMILY TREE, and NBC's THE OFFICE. Andrew was also a Series Regular on the final season of PUNK'D for MTV. 
     

  • Whitney Cummings

    Whitney Cummings

    Whitney Cummings is a Los Angeles based comedian, actor, writer and producer.
     
    Most recently, Cummings appeared in the summer tour Oddball Comedy & Curiosity Festival, co-headlining with Sarah Silverman, Amy Schumer, Aziz Ansari, Louis C.K. and more. Her second one-hour stand-up special, Whitney Cummings: I Love You, debuted on Comedy Central in June 2014. In the special, she shares brutally honest insights about love and relationships, covering everything from what real orgasms look like to her frustration at men calling women “crazy.”
     
    Cummings co-created and co-wrote, along with Michael Patrick King, the CBS comedy 2 Broke Girls, which recently got picked up for a 4th season. She also wrote, produced and starred in her autobiographical sitcom Whitney, which aired on NBC for 2 seasons between September 2011 – April 2013.
     
    Cummings appeared regularly on E!’s, Chelsea Lately, as well as Comedy Central’s Roast series.  Her one-hour stand up special, Money Shot, premiered on Comedy Central in August 2010 and was nominated for an American Comedy Award later that year. 
     
     Whitney Cummings is a Los Angeles based comedian, actor, writer and producer.
     
    Most recently, Cummings appeared in the summer tour Oddball Comedy & Curiosity Festival, co-headlining with Sarah Silverman, Amy Schumer, Aziz Ansari, Louis C.K. and more. Her second one-hour stand-up special, Whitney Cummings: I Love You, debuted on Comedy Central in June 2014. In the special, she shares brutally honest insights about love and relationships, covering everything from what real orgasms look like to her frustration at men calling women “crazy.”
     
    Cummings co-created and co-wrote, along with Michael Patrick King, the CBS comedy 2 Broke Girls, which recently got picked up for a 4th season. She also wrote, produced and starred in her autobiographical sitcom Whitney, which aired on NBC for 2 seasons between September 2011 – April 2013.
     
    Cummings appeared regularly on E!’s, Chelsea Lately, as well as Comedy Central’s Roast series.  Her one-hour stand up special, Money Shot, premiered on Comedy Central in August 2010 and was nominated for an American Comedy Award later that year. 
     
     

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One of the fastest-growing shows in Hollywood, Skinny Sundays brings its brand of unfair stand-up comedy to the Improv, pitting comics against each other in head-to-head competitions for the right to perform. And your enjoyment. With some of the biggest crowds and most star-studded lineups in comedy, Skinny Sundays has headlined talent from SNL, the Tonight Show, Late Show, Conan and Kimmel, and has regularly features comics like Sarah Silverman, Drew Carey, Aziz Ansari, Jeff Garlin, Margaret Cho, Tom Arnold, Tim Heidecker, Bobby Lee, Dave Foley, David Koechner, and more!
 

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