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IMPROV 50th Anniversary Celebration with Todd Glass, Dane Cook, Chris D'Elia, The Sklar Brothers, Ian Bagg, Iliza Shlesinger, Ian Edwards, Bryan Callen, Laura Kightlinger and more! (Special Event)

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IMPROV 50th Anniversary Celebration with Todd Glass, Dane Cook, Chris D'Elia, The Sklar Brothers, Ian Bagg, Iliza Shlesinger, Ian Edwards, Bryan Callen, Laura Kightlinger and more! Thursday, December 05, 2013 08:00 PM Hollywood Improv, Los Angeles, CA
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  • Ticket Price: $15.00
  • Door Time: 5:30 PM
  • Show Type: Stand Up
  • Showroom: Main Room
  • Restrictions: 18 & over
    Two items minimum
    * This show is going all night so feel free to stay for the 10PM half of the show. * Note: Comics will be rolling all night starting at 8pm. Specific set times and line-ups are undetermined.
    Line ups subject to change
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  • Todd Glass

    Todd Glass

    Todd Glass (Born Kendall Todd Glass) is an American comedian from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He was a contestant on the second and third seasons of NBC's Last Comic Standing and has appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live, Late Night with Conan O'Brien, Tough Crowd with Colin Quinn, the Sarah Silverman Program, Mr. Show with Bob and David, and his own Comedy Central Presents special. Todd also does a podcast titled Comedy And Everything Else with fellow comedian Jimmy Dore and Stefane Zamorano. Todd released a CD of live standup called Vintage Todd Glass and Other Crap and is also featured on the two CD set Comedy Death-Ray, a compilation of various stand-up comedians recorded at the UCB theater in Los Angeles, California. On the May 8, 2009 episode of Comedy and Everything Else, Todd mentions that he will have a new CD coming at the end of May on Comedy Central Records called "Thin Pig".

  • Chris D'Elia

    Chris D'Elia

    Chris D’Elia is quickly becoming one of the most sought after young comedians and actors in the comedy world. Recently named one of Variety’s “Top 10 Comics to Watch,” D’Elia can next be seen starring as Danny on NBC’s new comedy Undateable. He previously starred opposite Whitney Cummings on NBC’s multi-camera comedy Whitney.

    D’Elia quickly became a regular at the Hollywood Comedy Clubs where he performs multiple times a week.  Best known for his physical humor, he is now crisscrossing the country performing his stand-up act and will release a one hour stand-up special for Comedy Central in the fall. He has also appeared on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon, as well as on Comedy Central Presents.

    D’Elia’s other credits include Comedy Central’s Workaholics, TBS’ Glory Daze and Showtime’s Live Nude Comedy.

    He currently resides in Los Angeles.

  • Chuck Martin

    Chuck Martin

     Chuck Martin is an Emmy winning writer, producer and director, but considers himself a standup comedian first. As a veteran standup comedian, Chuck has made numerous appearances on the “Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” along with many other appearances on Showtime, MTV, and Comedy Central. Martin has also toured with legendary comedians Howie Mandel and George Wallace, and he can currently be seen on tour with Jerry Seinfeld.

    As a writer and producer, Chuck won an Emmy for his work on the critically acclaimed FOX series “Arrested Development” and was nominated for two more. Other award nominations include “Television Producer of the Year” from the PGA and two nominations from the Writer’s Guild for “Best Comedy Series.” Chuck’s other television writing credits include “Politically Incorrect with Bill Maher,” “The Ellen Show,” “53rd Annual Emmy Awards,” and the “74th (and 77th) Annual Academy Awards.”

    Chuck’s other television work includes co-writing and directing the FOX pilot “Sincerely, Ted L Nancy,” which is based on the best-selling book series “Letters from a Nut.” He also directed a pilot for Comedy Central titled “Playlist,” as well as the second season finale of “Arrested Development.”

    In film, Martin currently has two feature films in development, one for Universal and the other for Paramount for which he is also attached as director. He additionally had a voiceover role in the DreamWorks animated feature “Bee Movie” and was also a writer on the project.

    Most recently, Chuck has been writing and producing NBC’s “The Marriage Ref” and working on his standup act in Los Angeles and New York.

  • Rick Overton

    Rick Overton

    As a 40 year comedy vet, Rick Overton has starred in numerous HBO and Showtime specials and has had countless TV standup appearances. He played The Drake on "Seinfeld" and Pam's Dad on "The Office." He currently recurs on Adult Swim's "Children's Hospital," ABC's "Last Man Standing," TNT's "Leverage" and recently guest starred on "The League," "The Middle," "The Kroll Show," and "Newsreaders." Rick has also guested on classic TV series like "Lost," "E.R.," "Mad About You" and "Married with Children." On the big screen, he has worked with A-list directors like Ron Howard, Chris Columbus, Harold Ramis, Jay Roach, and Steven Soderberg, with roles in films like "Bad Teacher," "The Informant," "Dinner for Schmucks," "Cloverfield," "Groundhog Day," "Mrs. Doubtfire," and "Willow." He also has an Emmy Award for writing on HBO's "Dennis Miller Live." Rick is currently a semi-regular contributor to the Huffington Post and hosts a popular podcast called "Overview" that is available on iTunes.

  • Sklar Brothers

    Sklar Brothers

    Randy and Jason Sklar began as one zygote and later guest starred in many TV shows, including an Emmy Award winning episode of HBO’s Curb Your Enthusiasm, the FX hit “It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, as well as Adult Swim’s Childrens’ Hospital. They starred as conjoined twins in a memorable episode of Grey's Anatomy and as warring agents on HBO's Entourage. Of the Entourage episode, Entertainment Weekly television critic Paul Katz wrote of their turn, “in the hands of comedic masters, The Sklar Brothers, they made it soar.” They’ve also appeared in such films as Touchstone's, Wild Hogs, and Fox Atomic's, The Comebacks. They currently host the critically acclaimed History Channel docucomedy
    that highlights the ways in which statistics tell the story of America called The United Stats of America. In November of 2006, Randy and Jason wrapped their 4th and final season of their cult classic comedy series, Cheap Seats on ESPN Classic. They also wrote and appeared in a regular segment on ESPN's SportsCenter called, “The Bracket” from 2008 to 2009. In addition they regularly fill in as guest hosts for Jim Rome on his popular nationally syndicated radio show.
    As stand up comedians, they recorded their second half hour Comedy Central Presents in November 2009 and it premiered in March of 2010. The Onion A.V. Club named their latest comedy CD
    Hendersons And Daughters in their Top 10 Comedy albums of 2011.
    And Neil Strausse of the New York Times said of the Sklars, “Their
    comedy accepts the reality of being twins but does not use it as a
    crutch. Instead," noted Strauss, "they work with their physical and
    mental similarities and correspondences, their status as imperfect
    carbon copies of each other. In their comedy, the straight man is often
    an echo."
    Randy and Jason currently reside in Los Angeles, where they record
    their popular weekly sports comedy podcasts Sklarbro Country and
    Sklarbro County for earwolf.com.

  • Chuck Martin

    Chuck Martin

     Chuck Martin is an Emmy winning writer, producer and director, but considers himself a standup comedian first. As a veteran standup comedian, Chuck has made numerous appearances on the “Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” along with many other appearances on Showtime, MTV, and Comedy Central. Martin has also toured with legendary comedians Howie Mandel and George Wallace, and he can currently be seen on tour with Jerry Seinfeld.

    As a writer and producer, Chuck won an Emmy for his work on the critically acclaimed FOX series “Arrested Development” and was nominated for two more. Other award nominations include “Television Producer of the Year” from the PGA and two nominations from the Writer’s Guild for “Best Comedy Series.” Chuck’s other television writing credits include “Politically Incorrect with Bill Maher,” “The Ellen Show,” “53rd Annual Emmy Awards,” and the “74th (and 77th) Annual Academy Awards.”

    Chuck’s other television work includes co-writing and directing the FOX pilot “Sincerely, Ted L Nancy,” which is based on the best-selling book series “Letters from a Nut.” He also directed a pilot for Comedy Central titled “Playlist,” as well as the second season finale of “Arrested Development.”

    In film, Martin currently has two feature films in development, one for Universal and the other for Paramount for which he is also attached as director. He additionally had a voiceover role in the DreamWorks animated feature “Bee Movie” and was also a writer on the project.

    Most recently, Chuck has been writing and producing NBC’s “The Marriage Ref” and working on his standup act in Los Angeles and New York.

  • Jeremy Hotz

    Jeremy Hotz

    One of the most unique stand-up comics working today, Canadian born Jeremy Hotz has quickly become a proven international success. With stellar performances at the Montreal Comedy Festival: Just For Laughs and his sold out Canadian theater tour "What A Miserable Tour This Is....”, as well as performances all over the United States, Europe and Australia, Jeremy continues to grab audiences with his completely original and confused, yet very astute, observational comedy.   
     
    Originally from Ottawa, Jeremy began his career performing at local comedy clubs across the country. 


    In 1997, he performed at the Just For Laughs Comedy Festival in Montreal and received a standing ovation after his debut performance at the festival’s prestigious television gala. He returned to the Just For Laughs Comedy Festival in 1999, 2002, 2003, 2005 (voted Best Performer by the “Globe and Mail”), 2007, 2008 (Chosen as Best in Fest by the “Montreal Gazette”) 2011 and 2012 where he was one of the hosts for the Just for Laughs TV series for The Comedy Network.  Recognition came quick, as American studios and networks showed interest and Jeremy was offered his first of many major development deals.
     
    Another highlight for Jeremy was his debut appearance on The Late Show with David Letterman, followed by five appearances on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. Jeremy has also appeared on Comedy Central with his own half hour special, and was on MTV’s Half Hour Comedy Hour.   Jeremy filmed a one hour TV special "What A Miserable Show This Is..." for CTV, and his DVD “What a Miserable DVD This Is...”  is a hit.

    Hotz is a favorite in theaters and stand-up comedy clubs across Canada and the US, including the world famous Laugh Factory and Improv in both Las Vegas and Los Angeles.  Jeremy has also headlined at HBO’s prestigious comedy festival in Aspen, Colorado.
      
    Beyond his stand-up comic merits, Jeremy is also a talented actor who will be appearing in the fourth season of HBO Canada’s Call Me Fitz, and has appeared in the feature films My Favorite Martian (with Elizabeth Hurley) and Speed 2 (with Sandra Bullock and Jason Patric). He starred in the four-part mini-series Married Life on Comedy Central and was nominated for a Gemini Award for the CBC’s "OH CANA-DUH".  He was the recipient of a Gemini Award for “Best Performance in a Comedy Show or Series” for his work in the celebrated series "The Newsroom" on the CBC and PBS in America.
     
    Jeremy was also a staff writer and performer on the critically acclaimed "The Jon Stewart Show" (Paramount), and received a Gemini nomination for “Best Writing in Comedy or Variety Show or Series” for his half hour comedy special, "Whatever Happened to Jeremy Hotz?"
     
    In 2008, Jeremy was honored with the Dave Broadfoot, Comic Genius Award at the Canadian Comedy Awards, which is the most prestigious comedy award in the country.  Following that year, he was awarded Best Male Stand-Up 2009.
     
    Most recently, after headlining the Melbourne, Sydney and Auckland Comedy Festivals, Hotz was awarded the Jury Prize - Best International Performer at the Sydney Comedy Festival.
     
    Jeremy’s Magical Misery tour across Canada in February and March of 2013 was a smashing success.
     

  • Gene Pompa

    Gene Pompa

     Comedian and writer, Gene Pompa's television credits include regular appearances on "Late Night with Conan O'Brien," on NBC and a handful of appearances on "The Late, Late Show" on CBS. Other credits include Comedy Central, HBO, Que Locos on Galavision, Showtime's "Latino Laugh Festival," and "In Living Color" on FOX, and Si TV!. Gene co-starred in Paul Rodriguez' "Comedy Rehab" in May, 2009.

    Gene has completed two half-hour solo stand-up specials, "Pompalicious" for Comedy Central and a self-titled half-hour stand-up special for SI! TV, both airing regularly in rotation.

    Gene's offbeat perspective plays extremely well with college age audiences and crosses all racial and ethnic lines. He headlines regularly at the Improvs in Hollywood, Irvine, Brea and Ontario and across the country, doing a stand-up show with great social relevance and irrelevance.

    Gene was born in East Los Angeles and raised in the working-class suburbs of Southern California. He's been a Mexican-American for most of his life, except for a few years during the 70's, when he was a "practicing Chicano." As a product of the multi-ethnic suburbs of Los Angeles, Gene was inspired to utilize universal themes in his stand-up and his writing.

  • Allan Havey

    Allan Havey

    Allan Havey is a well-respected actor and comedian, dubbed by the NY TIMES as “cocksure, irreverent, and very funny”.  In the past year he has guest starred on LOUIE, UP ALL NIGHT, THE OFFICE, GOOD LUCK CHARLIE, and made nine appearances as Lou Avery on seasons six and seven of AMC’S MAD MEN.  According to TV GUIDE, his character became “the most hated man on television”. He recently shot the pilot for Amazon’s MAN IN THE HIGH CASTLE, slated to air in 2015. He will also appear in Chris Rock’s new film TOP FIVE, and scored big with his tenth appearance on LATE NIGHT WITH DAVID LETTERMAN.
     
    Allan has had extensive television experience, starring in the Fox half hour comedy FREE RIDE. He appeared in the pilot as well as the season (2002) opener of CURB YOUR ENTHUSIASM, as well as Jerry Seinfeld’s documentary, COMEDIAN. He made five appearances on the MTV show PUNK’D where he victimized Kanye West, Shannon Elizabeth, Lindsay Lohan and Brandy. In addition, he has appeared on MEN OF A CERTAIN AGE, SEINFELD and THE SARAH SILVERMAN SHOW.
     
    Stand up appearances include LATE NIGHT WITH CONAN O’BRIEN, THE LATE LATE SHOW WITH CRAIG FERGUSON and COMIC RELIEF IV and V. His two HBO specials “ONE NIGHT STAND” and “COMMAND PERFORMANCE” were both nominated for Cable Ace Awards. He is known as creator and host of the cult talk show “NIGHT AFTER NIGHT”, which ran for three years on Comedy Central.
     
    Allan costarred with Matt Damon in Steven Soderberg’s THE INFORMANT, and was featured in the Will Smith motion picture HANCOCK. Additional film work includes INTERNAL AFFAIRS, CHECKING OUT, ROUNDERS and KNOCKAROUND GUYS. He was also featured in the hit documentary THE ARISTOCRATS. 
     
    He has headlined for thirty years in clubs and colleges around the country, as well as internationally. His comedy festival experience includes ASPEN COMEDY FESTIVAL (Colorado), JUST FOR LAUGHS (Montreal), TOYOTA COMEDY FESTIVAL (New York), and KILKENNEY FESTIVAL (Ireland). He recently returned from the Netherlands where he starred on THE COMEDY FACTORY.
     
    Allan has made several appearances on COUNTDOWN WITH KEITH OLBERMAN.  In 2008 Allan was awarded a Streamy Award for acting as part of best ensemble in the web series EASY TO ASSEMBLE with Illeana Douglas.

  • Ian Edwards

    Ian Edwards

  • Laura Kightlinger

    Laura Kightlinger

    Laura Kightlinger stands out as a true original in the world of comedy. Her individual style and vision echoes through the incredibly popular characters on the hit NBC series "Will and Grace." In addition to her title as consulting producer on "Will and Grace," she's earned a recurring role on the show as "Nurse Shelia." Her first book, entitled "Quick Shots of False Hope," was described by the New York Times Book Review as a "memorable, disturbing and darkly comic debut." Laura is writing a TV pilot based on the book. Laura's unique talent has landed her film roles in "Run Ronnie Run" (with David Cross), "Pootie Tang" (starring Chris Rock), the Farrelly Brothers' "Shallow Hal," "Melvin Goes to Dinner," directed by Bob Odenkirk and the Eddie Murphy film, "Daddy Daycare." Kightlinger recently finished directing her first documentary, entitled "Sixty Spins Around the Sun," chronicling the New York City street movement to repeal the Rockefeller Drug Laws. Laura garnered the Director's Award at the Black Maria Film Festival for a short film she also wrote and starred in called "Dependable People." In addition to writing for "Will and Grace" for the past five years, Laura has written for "Roseanne," "Dennis Miller Live" and "Saturday Night Live," where she was also a featured performer. Laura was a cast member of Roseanne's sketch comedy series "Saturday Night Special" on Fox. She has made guest appearances on "Tenacious D, the Greatest Band in the World"... [MORE] Laura Kightlinger stands out as a true original in the world of comedy. Her individual style and vision echoes through the incredibly popular characters on the hit NBC series "Will and Grace." In addition to her title as consulting producer on "Will and Grace," she's earned a recurring role on the show as "Nurse Shelia." Her first book, entitled "Quick Shots of False Hope," was described by the New York Times Book Review as a "memorable, disturbing and darkly comic debut." Laura is writing a TV pilot based on the book. Laura's unique talent has landed her film roles in "Run Ronnie Run" (with David Cross), "Pootie Tang" (starring Chris Rock), the Farrelly Brothers' "Shallow Hal," "Melvin Goes to Dinner," directed by Bob Odenkirk and the Eddie Murphy film, "Daddy Daycare." Kightlinger recently finished directing her first documentary, entitled "Sixty Spins Around the Sun," chronicling the New York City street movement to repeal the Rockefeller Drug Laws. Laura garnered the Director's Award at the Black Maria Film Festival for a short film she also wrote and starred in called "Dependable People." In addition to writing for "Will and Grace" for the past five years, Laura has written for "Roseanne," "Dennis Miller Live" and "Saturday Night Live," where she was also a featured performer. Laura was a cast member of Roseanne's sketch comedy series "Saturday Night Special" on Fox. She has made guest appearances on "Tenacious D, the Greatest Band in the World" (HBO), "Dr Katz" and "Mr Show." As a stand up, Laura has been featured in two HBO specials and six Comedy Central Specials. Kightlinger recently created an animated series about standups in prison for Comedy Central, tentatively titled "Alternative Women Comics in Prison." Laura grew up in Jamestown, NY and attended Emerson College in Boston. She began honing her skills in Boston Comedy Clubs while at Emerson. Shortly after college, Laura moved to New York City and performed in clubs such as Caroline's, Stand-Up New York, Comic Strip and Catch a Rising Star. She now lives in Los Angeles and performs at local clubs.

  • Bryan Callen Comedy Central Certified

    Bryan Callen

    Born in the Philippines, Bryan Callen spent the first fourteen years of his life overseas in countries like India, Pakistan, Lebanon, Greece and Saudi Arabia, before moving to the U.S. He went to high school in Massachusetts and earned his B.A. in History at the American University in Washington D.C. 
     
    Callen has spent the last 17 years in Los Angeles fighting traffic because that's where he seems to find the most work (Callen is also writing this but making it seem like someone ELSE is writing this by referring to himself in the 3rd person). Callen got his start as an original cast member of MAD TV. He then went on to play numerous roles on the small and big screen including, "Old School" "Bad Santa", "Sex and the City", “Entourage,” "Californication", “7th Heaven,” “King of Queens,” “Stacked,” “Las Vegas,” “West Wing,” “News Radio,” “Significant Others,” “CSI,” “NYPD Blue,” “Suddenly Susan,” and “Frasier.” He recently finished a two-season character arc on USA’s “In Plain Sight.”
     
    Callen is not a famous actor but sometimes people look at him and scream "Bilson," since that's the character he played on several episodes of CBS’s “How I Met Your Mother.” His most recent TV role was Captain Frank Dashell, leader of the Undead Task Force, in the short-lived but critically acclaimed MTV comedy, "Death Valley." He has been recognized for that role exactly 4 times but who cares since he's been recognized over one million times (I'm guessing) as EDDIE, the Middle Eastern owner of a wedding chapel in a little movie called THE HANGOVER. Not to mention his role as Samir, in HANGOVER II where he played basically the same exact character only Samir had thick, curly, hair and darker skin which is actually a good look on Callen considering his Irish/Italian heritage has left him with a ruddy complexion and thinning, mouse-brown hair. 
     
    His most recent roles on the big screen were in the Lion's Gate drama WARRIOR and the 2014 feature film RIDE ALONG starring Kevin Hart and Ice Cube.  
     
    Between acting gigs Callen spends his time power lifting, taming lions, vanquishing evil and making people laugh as a stand up comic. That's why he can currently be seen on SHOWTIME performing a stand up comedy special called MAN CLASS. 

    Bryan Callen Reel from Nasi Peretz on Vimeo.

  • Dane Cook

    Dane Cook

    Dane Jeffrey Cook (born March 18, 1972) is an American stand-up comedian and film actor. He has released five comedy albums: Harmful If Swallowed; Retaliation; Vicious Circle; Rough Around The Edges: Live From Madison Square Garden; and Isolated Incident. Retaliation became the highest charting comedy album in 28 years[when?] and went double platinum. Cook performed an HBO special in the Fall of 2006, Vicious Circle, a straight-to-DVD special entitled Rough Around The Edges (which is included in the album of the same name), and he has made numerous television appearances.[citation needed] As an actor, Cook has appeared in 15 films since 1997, including Mystery Men and Waiting.... He also starred in major movie roles since 2006[clarification needed] including Employee of the Month and Good Luck Chuck. He also had supporting roles in the very dark Mr. Brooks (a departure from his standard comedic roles) and Dan in Real Life. Most recently[when?], Cook starred in My Best Friend's Girl.

  • Al Madrigal Comedy Central Certified

    Al Madrigal

     

    Named Best Stand-Up Comedian by the HBO/U.S. Comedy Arts Festival in Aspen, Al Madrigal's comedy has been called "dynamic" by The New York Times. He is now a seasoned correspondent on "The Daily Show." His unique, spontaneous and fast-paced lyrical storytelling style has made him a regular on television with numerous appearances on Comedy Central including his own half-hour Comedy Central Presents Special and appearances on John Oliver's New York Stand-up Show and Pretend Time with Nick Swardson. Al has also appeared on "The Tonight Show," and "Conan" as well as multiple appearances on "Lopez Tonight," "The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" and "Jimmy Kimmel Live." Al also has his share of acting credits. He has appeared on CBS's "Welcome to the Captain" with Jeffrey Tambor and "Gary, Unmarried" with Jay Mohr. Al was on "Free Agents" on NBC with Hank Azaria. When Al brings his talents to a club or theater near you don't miss the chance to see him live!

     

    ME from Alessandro Liborio Madrigal on Vimeo.

    Ferguson from Alessandro Liborio Madrigal on Vimeo.

    Fixer Upper from Al Madrigal on Vimeo.

    Day Laborer from Alessandro Liborio Madrigal on Vimeo.

    Cholo Soccer Dad from Alessandro Liborio Madrigal on Vimeo.

  • Iliza Shlesinger

    Iliza Shlesinger

    Originally from Dallas, Iliza moved to Los Angeles after graduating from Emerson College. She is the only female and youngest comedian to hold the title of NBC'S Last Comic Standing. Most recently her debut one hour comedy special, War Paint reached #1 on the iTunes charts and was named one of the “Top Ten Albums of 2013” on iTunes.  It is currently available on Netflix.  She was the host of CBS's syndicated comedy dating show Excused, in which she filmed 230 episodes. Iliza's TV credits include TBS’ Deal With It, Comedy Central Presents, as well as NBC'S Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, Comedy Central's Live at Gotham, E! Network's Chelsea Lately and The Soup, TBS’ Who Gets the Last Laugh?, and Showtime's Pauly Shore and Friends and Bridging the Gap Comedy Festival. She is featured in the comedy documentary I Am Comic. Her live stand-up résumé also includes performing at the coveted Montreal Just for Laughs Festival, hundreds of clubs and colleges, and in various countries for our troops overseas. Iliza loves the troops and was honored to participate in The Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff's personal USO Tour throughout the Middle East and Europe.
     
    She wants you to tweet her @iliza.

  • Ian Bagg

    Ian Bagg

    Ian Bagg is the first name in this sentence and chances are, it will be the last. Ian started comedy in a small country off the coast of Japan called “Canada”. He proceeded to do all the show business things that every successful Canadian entertainers do.  He went to a “Hockey Night in Canada” game on a Saturday night, performed at the “Montreal Comedy Festival”, kissed a fish in New Foundland and did a “Comedy Now” special on CTV.  So what does a Canadian do when he has done all?  He boards a train to NYC!  Wherein he goes on to live in a youth hostel but eventually and luckily ends up on “Late Night with Conan O’Brien”, “The Late Late show with Craig Ferguson” and the “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno”.  It is not always fun and games; he was forced to do “Make Me Laugh”, “Showcase Comics with Louie Anderson”, “Fridays” on NBC and “Late Late Show with Caig Kilborn”.

     Acting, although not his first love, has been fun.   Here is something interesting; Ian is the only known human that has worked with famed director producer Judd Apatow and has not become a multi-billionaire. But in spite of that, life has been amazing! Ian has been on the History Channel, the Food Network and the Biography Channel.  Also, Ian was the first ever Canadian to meet three different presidents, including Ronald Reagan, Jimmy Carter and George Bush.  Although only one of these people were actually physically in the White House at the time…one was on a plane and one at a hockey practice…  He has worked red carpet interviews, managing to piss off Brad Pitt, be hit with a champagne bottle, and asked for chocolate-covered pretzels by Alec Baldwin. You probably wonder what kind of man does this and does not implode.  Why, it is a man whose dog survived a horrific three story fall. A man that’s been known to think he is twelve, although was actually more like twenty-nine or seventy-two.  Surprisingly, Ian went to school to be an explosives enigneer. But a lucky chance at a open mic event made him the oh-so volatile one.  Soon after all of that , Ian had two successful half-hour specials; one on “Comedy Central Presents” and HBO’s “A Comics Climb”.  And just recently, he taped his first one hour special.

    So if you dare to see a comedian who was named the “…number 2 out of 11 comics to see  live in 2012”  by “Crave Online”, he will be in your area soon…‘cause this Manchild does over a million airmiles a year  Or conversely, you could listen to his radio/podcast, The Ian Bagg Show on  Sirius/XM 160 radio,www.theianbaggshow.com or download on itunes. 

     

     “Anyway you get to know him you will remember him”, (Ronald Reagan)

     

     

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Description: For over 50 years, when it comes to an evening of stand-up comedy that you'll never forget, there's really nothing quite like the world famous Improv. We are America's original comedy showcase and restaurant, and this event is our star studded birthday bash! Enjoy comedians and artists in our intimate setting, hand picked exclusively to ensure that this is the show that has something for everyone... whether you're on a date, with a group of friends or rolling solo. This is the place that comics around the world call home, so you never know who's going to drop in and do a set or mingle at our bar. This is where the industry is at, so come have an enchanting evening of laughs with us and let us make you a regular.


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