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SOCIALLY AWKWARD with Tony Hinchcliffe, Erik Griffin and Merrill Davis

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SOCIALLY AWKWARD with Tony Hinchcliffe, Erik Griffin and Merrill Davis Sunday, September 01, 2013 09:30 PM Hollywood Improv, Los Angeles, CA
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  • Ticket Price: $10.00
  • Door Time: 9:00 PM
  • Show Type: Stand Up
  • Restrictions: 18 & over
    Two items minimum
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  • Tony Hinchcliffe

    Tony Hinchcliffe

     

    Always the verbal assassin, Tony Hinchcliffe is a rising standup comedian who is best known for his work at The Comedy Store, the DeathSquad Podcast Network, and Comedy Central's "The Burn". Tony has worked with Jeff Ross for years as a consultant to The Comedy Central Roasts and his one hour special Jeff Ross Roasts America. Tony has toured the country with other greats as well like Jeff Garlin, Steve Rannazzisi, Brody Stevens, and The DeathSquad.

     

    Tony was a participant in the 2012 Just For Laugh's Comedy Festival in Chicago, by the end of the weekend he was booked on the show "Best of the Fest". Tony was also in the 2012 Comedy Central South Beach Comedy Festival in Miami. Follow him on twitter now to find out what's next @TonyHinchcliffe

     

  • Merrill Davis

    Merrill Davis

  • Erik Griffin

    Erik Griffin

    Fans of the hit Comedy Central series “Workaholics” instantly recognize Erik Griffin as 

    the show?s iconic series regular Montez. Erik also tours the country headlining popular 

    comedy clubs and colleges every weekend. His debut comedy album, Technical Foul: 

    Volume One, will be released this March. His Comedy Central Presents Half-Hour 

    Stand-Up Special will premiere this year. Erik is a first generation American-born 

    comedian/actor who made the decision in 2003 to quit his job and plunge headlong into 

    making comedy his full-time occupation.

     

    Erik first gained national exposure performing in the ALMA nominated “Payaso Comedy 

    Slam” seen on Showtime and Comedy Central networks, “Live at Gotham” on Comedy 

    Central, “Last Comic Driving” on NBC, “Comics Without Borders” on Showtime, nationally 

    syndicated “Comics Unleashed;” He can also be seen featured in several national 

    commercials, including the Emmy winning, Budlight “Swear Jar.” In 2008 at the Just For 

    Laughs Montreal Comedy Festival, he received overwhelming reviews. Erik was featured 

    at the 2008 NACA National Conference, the 2007 East Regional and 2006 NACA West 

    Regional Showcases. He is currently headlining clubs and colleges throughout the 

    United States and Canada.

     

    Mostly recently, Erik was seen on “Surviving the Holidays” with Lewis Black on the 

    History Channel, he was featured in the Tribeca Film

    Festival Documentary “Just Like Us,” and will be touring the world promoting the movie. 

    Erik was also a guest star on the hit TNT show “Franklin & Bash.”

    With his multicultural background, a Central American-Caribbean mother, a father of 

    European decent, Erik blends well into the North American landscape particularly in this 

    era of cultural diversity. With his routine full of hilarious observations about life, love and 

    selfevaluation, he brings together all ages and ethnic backgrounds, which makes for an 

    uproariously good time.

  • Vinny Fasline

    Vinny Fasline

    Vinny Fasline is a fast up in coming stand up comedian currently based in Los Angeles. 

    He started his comedy career in the Pittsburgh, which also gave its start to such legends as Billy Gardell, Dennis Miller, Steve Byrne, and Eddie Ifft.

    After being diagnosed with a brain tumor and having surgery in 2000, Vinny found an outlet for his experiences through stand up. He then became the face for Gilda's Club in Pittsburgh, an organization started by Steve Martin for comedy legend Gilda Radner & husband Gene Wilder for people living with cancer, their families and friends. Vinny quickly became a regular at the Pittsburgh Improv, and soon there after, moved to Los Angeles. In 2013 he started the live stand up comedy show "Socially Awkward" that is now featured every month at the famous Hollywood Improv Comedy Club and regularly sells out! The show not only features Vinny, but has also featured some of the biggest names in comedy such as: Bill Burr, Erik Griffin, Chris D'Elia, Anthony Jeselnik, and more. In addition to stand up, Vinny is also an up in coming actor that trained & studied at John Rosenfeld Studios in Los Angeles, as well as Steel City Improv,  Donna Belajac Studios in Pittsburgh, and currently studying at UCB.

Description: Socially Awkward is a stand up comedy brand that is new to the Hollywood Improv! With the best comedians in the industry today you will not be disappointed.  Hosted and a produced by Vinny Fasline,  he defines himself as socially awkward. If you think about it, stand up comedy is socially awkward. An individual stands in front of a room of strangers and attempts to break their judgement and make them laugh, by sharing insecurities and judging others -- all of this to obtain self gratification. It's messed up right? Well... that's what makes it funny.  Wait, there's more. A portion of the proceeds from ticket sales will be donated to the American Cancer Society. Come on people... that's awesome. We can't wait to see you there!
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