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COMEDY & COCKTAILS with Jackie Kashian

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COMEDY & COCKTAILS with Jackie Kashian Thursday, August 29, 2013 08:00 PM Hollywood Improv, Los Angeles, CA
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  • Ticket Price: $14.00
  • Door Time: 6:00 PM
  • Show Type: Stand Up
  • Showroom: Main Room
  • Restrictions: 18 & over
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  • Bill Devlin

    Bill Devlin

    “He endears himself to crowds from the moment he steps on stage… funny as hell”
    LA Comedy Examiner

    Bill Devlin (comedian, actor and writer) was born and raised in St. Paul Minnesota. The youngest of eight children in an Irish Catholic community, serves as fodder in a good deal of Devlin’s reservoir of comedy.

    In addition to touring around the country, Bill has also performed at all the major comedy clubs in Southern California. He appears, hosts and produces shows regularly at the world famous Hollywood Improv Comedy Club. Devlin’s long running Comedy & Cocktails show has featured comedy greats Chris Rock, Jerry Seinfeld, Margaret Cho and Drew Carey just to name a few.

    Hollywood took notice when Devlin performed nine one-hour comedy shows in a two day period at a maximum-security prison. He wrote a first person story of the experience, exclusive to the Los Angeles Times, which was featured on the front page of the calendar section.
    This got Devlin his first major feature film development deal.

    His unique comedy style is routinely written about in the Irish Herald, The Irish News and The Irish American Post. Did I mention he’s Irish? Devlin has also been profiled on NBC’s Today in LA and on National Public Radio.

    He was commissioned to produce, write and host (before a live studio audience) his own TV talk/variety show The Un-Invited Guests with Bill Devlin; which starred comedy legend Dom Deluise.

    As an actor, Devlin has been in dozens of television commercials and has starred in several independent feature films (Blood Predator, The God Complex) including the cult hit Rectuma; which screened at the Cannes film festival.

    He has worked with such film veterans as Faye Dunaway (Chinatown, Bonnie & Clyde), Sean Young (Blade Runner) and Ernie Hudson (Ghostbusters).

    Devlin has performed improv & sketch comedy for many years and trained with the father of improvisation himself, Del Close.

    He is also an accomplished professional photographer and percussionist
     

  • Tommy Savitt

    Tommy Savitt

    Multi- Award winning comedian ,Tommy Savitt, has won the prestigious 2007 Boston Comedy Festival, 2008 Seattle Comedy Competition, and was honored for the "Best In Comedy"category at the 2009 LA Comedy Awards. Tommy has been seen on WGN's "The Bob & Tom Show", SI Tv's "Funny is Funny", Comcast On Demand, Man Up Stand Up on Mav.Tv and on JLTV's " James and Sunda ". Tommy's comedy CD "Who Wants Me Now!" is one of the top requested on satellite radio. Tommy has dedicated this past decade to performing for our troops here and abroad. Performance artist, Comedian, and Actor Tommy Savitt was born in New Jersey and bred in Brooklyn. Tommy performs an exhilarating brand of eclectic comedy rarely seen today. Tommy's unorthodox comedy routine envelops his audience and teleports them into a domain of hilarity and pure craftmanship. Tommy's journey to bring laughter to those that sacrifice for our country has taken him to airforce,army,and naval bases in Afghanistan, Guantanamo Bay, Japan, South Korea, Bahrain, the United Kingdom, Germany, Belgium, the Netherlands, Curacao, Honduras, and Ecuador. Tommy has done it all - even performing at the United States Embassy in Belarus. Tommy has also appeared on Si TV's "Funny is Funny", Comcasts' "Boston Comedy Festival", National Lampoon,and commercials including Adidas, Monster.com, and Lowe's. As an actor, Tommy starred as Horatio in Love's Labours Lost at the Expanded Arts Theatre in New York City.

  • David Race

    David Race

    Fans of David Race have come to love his smart, edgy, and inventive stand up comedy. David's material manages to be dark and evil, without being X-Rated.

    On stage David talks about his adoption, finding out as an adult that he's half Latino, his radio career, and his unique take on his daily life experiences.

    David has performed in numerous stand up comedy festivals, and can be seen frequently on stage at the world famous Hollywood Improv.

    Prior to embarking on his stand up career, David spent nearly a decade as a radio personality. David was a rock radio DJ, and an FM talk host, at K-Rock in New York, WBAB on Long Island, and WMMR in Philadelphia, amongst others.

    David has appeared on the Howard Stern Show, Jimmy Kimmel Live on ABC-TV, and Sirius/XM's Raw Dog Comedy Channel. He has hosted TV and game shows, including "Celebrity Eulogy" (CelebrityEulogy.com). David has also acted in films, and live sketch comedy shows.

    David was featured in the book "Howard Stern A to Z", by Luigi Lucaire, and has written jokes for many well known morning radio personalities around the U.S.

    David Race is based in Los Angeles, California.

    More at DavidRace.com

  • Jackie Kashian

    Jackie Kashian

    Jackie Kashian has a half-hour special on Comedy Central and has appeared on CBS, NBC, and the Nationally syndicated Radio/TV show Bob And Tom. She has been a national touring comic for over 14 years and has performed at the HBO Comedy Arts Festival, the Bumbershoot Arts Festival in Seattle, Just for Laughs Festival in Montreal and has toured Australia for the Melbourne International Comedy Festival Roadshow. This year she travelled to Kuwait and Iraq and performed for the troops.

  • Don McMillan

    Don McMillan

    Don McMillan graduated from Stanford University with a Master's Degree in Electrical Engineering in 1982. He went to work for AT&T Bell Laboratories where he worked as part of the team that designed the world's first 32-bit Microprocessor. He then moved to the Silicon Valley (San Jose, California) where he worked at VLSI Technology as a computer chip designer. During his 6 years at VLSI he designed more than 50 integrated circuit chip designs many of which are still out there in systems today. However, after winning the 16th Annual San Francisco International Stand-Up Comedy Competition in 1991, Don turned in his chips for a microphone. He went on to be $100,000 Grand Champion on "Star Search" in 1993. He's had numerous television appearances including "The Tonight Show" on NBC, CNN's "The Larry King Show", MTV's "Half Hour Comedy Hour", and A&E's "Evening at the Improv". Nowadays, you can catch Don headlining comedy clubs from the "Improvisation" to "Catch-A-Rising Star" across the country.

    Currently, Don is starring in the award winning feature length film "Don: Plain & Tall" an independent feature about an engineer who tosses it all away to become a stand-up comic (sound familiar?). "Don: Plain & Tall" received the award for "Best Feature & Comedy" at the Breckenridge Festival of Film and the Back East Film Festival. Don has also appeared in: "Air Bud - World Pup", "Life Without Dick", "Macon County Jail", "Party Crashers", "Fanatics", and "TeenBoy". You most likely have seen Don as the star of fifteen national commercials for Budweiser Beer. He plays the Bud delivery guy who mans the "freshness hotline" and protects the world against "skunky" beer. He can also be seen in commercials for 7-11, Franco-American Ravioli, Little Caesar's Pizza, ServiStar Hardware, and United Airlines. Don has guest starred on the TV series "Star Trek: Voyager", "Babylon 5", "City Guys", and "Step by Step".

    He has also been profiled in both "Entertainment Weekly" and "TV Guide". Don has not lost contact with his high-tech roots. He has performed over 200 shows for major corporations around the United States including IBM, Dell, Apple, Cisco Systems, and HP. Don's corporate show utilizes his unique background to take a lighthearted look at computers, technology, and the high-tech lifestyle. He is the only stand-up comedian working who is using PowerPoint and references "Avagadro's Number", "DRAM", and he Beta tests all his jokes.

Description:

Comedy & Cocktails, a perfect mix! Delicious liquor and the most hilarious stand-up comedians in the country! Show host Bill Devlin has been hosting his Irish Comedy Nights at the Hollywood Improv since 2004. In addition to a stellar monthly line up, celebrity drop-ins have included Chris Rock, Drew Carey, Dave Attell, and more. Come early to have dinner and a drink at the World Famous Improv Bar.

Warm Up Band "Almost Famous"

 

 

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