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COMEDY GIVES BACK with Jo Koy Iliza Shlesinger, Michael Yo, Neal Brennan, Ian Karmel and Garfunkel & Oates and Ben Gleib (Presented by Comedy Juice) (Special Event)

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COMEDY GIVES BACK with Jo Koy Iliza Shlesinger, Michael Yo, Neal Brennan, Ian Karmel and Garfunkel & Oates and Ben Gleib (Presented by Comedy Juice)
Wednesday, November 06, 2013 10:00 PM
Hollywood Improv, Los Angeles, CA
  • 18 & over
  • Two item minimum
  • Special Event

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  • Ticket Price: $0.00
  • Door Time: 9:30 PM
  • Show Type: Stand Up
  • Tags: Stand Up Comedy, Mainstream
  • Restrictions: 18 & over
    Two items minimum
    Special Event
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  • Jo Koy

    Jo Koy

    Jo Koy has come a long way from his modest beginnings at a Las Vegas coffee house.  He is now selling out clubs across the nation and has appeared on over 100 episodes of “Chelsea Lately.” His infectious, explosive energy onstage, insightful jokes, and family‚Äźinspired humor cross all boundaries. Jo, who was raised in Tacoma, WA, credits his mother for his comedic and acting talents. She encouraged him to participate in school talent shows and to hold impromptu performances for his family and friends.
     
    This loving support led to performances at a Las Vegas coffee house, and inspired a move to Los Angeles. In 2005, Jo had the “opportunity of a lifetime” with a performance on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. He became one of a select few ever to receive a standing ovation.
     
    Jo Koy pulls inspiration from his family and specifically his son.  He has had two Comedy Central specials “Don’t Make Him Angry” and “Lights Out.”  Jo has appeared on VH1, World's Funniest Fails, The Joy Behar Show, Jimmy Kimmel Live, Last Call with Carson Daly and Jamie Foxx: Laffapalooza.
     
    Jo is a firm believer in service and giving back to the community and is currently working with The Lupus Foundation to bring awareness to this cause. Jo currently resides in Los Angeles, California.

  • Garfunkel & Oates

    Garfunkel & Oates

    Riki Lindhome was born in Coudersport, PA but grew up primarily in Portville, NY. Her first break came when Tim Robbins cast her in his hit play, Embedded, which played at the Public Theater in NYC, Riverside Studios in London and The Actor’s Gang Theater in LA. Shortly after, Clint Eastwood cast her in her first film role, as Mardell Fitzgerald in Million Dollar Baby. Since then, she has appeared in several films and TV shows including The Last House on the Left, Changeling, My Best Friend’s Girl, The Big Bang Theory and Pushing Daisies. She also wrote and directed two short films, Life is Short and Imaginary Larry. Kate Micucci was born in New Jersey and spent most of her school years in Pennsylvania. As a kid she focused on playing outside in the woods and playing classical piano. In college she majored in art, focusing on painting and making puppets. She received an A.A. in Fine Arts from Keystone College. After a small stint watering banana and pineapple plants in Hawaii, Kate decided to go to Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles where she made more puppets and received a B.A. in Studio Art. Kate has appeared in Scrubs, Rules of Engagement, Cory in the House and the upcoming When in Rome.

  • Michael Yo

    Michael Yo

    Michael Yo is a Stand-up Comedian, Actor, and TV Host known for his work on E!'s Chelsea Lately, is a regular on The Talk, The Wendy Williams Show and The Today Show. This self-proclaimed "Half-Black Brother with a Korean Mother" has also appeared on E! News, Kourtney & Khloe Take Miami and his own show, Yo on E!. Michael is currently a co-host on CBS’s The Insider.
                                                                            
    You can also see Michael on Yahoo’s The Yo Show on Yahoo, a show that highlighted Michael’s unique personality and humorous take on celebrities and pop culture. You can catch Michael on the silver screen in Losing Control, Cookout 2 and Sofia Coppola’s Bling Ring. Michael has appeared at numerous comedy clubs across the country including: Improv’s, Stand-Up Live, Palms Hotel, Laugh Factory, Comedy Store, and Comedy Juice among others. His Hot Mess Tour also performs at colleges throughout the country.

  • Ben Gleib

    Ben Gleib


    Years ago, Esquire called Ben Gleib one of "six comedians who could be comedy's next big thing." The other 5 were Aziz Ansari, Patton Oswalt, David Cross, Demetri Martin, and Flight of the Conchords. It came true for each of them, and it now seems to be Gleib's time. His first hour special, Ben Gleib: Neurotic Gangster, premiered on Showtime in June. 
    http://www.esquire.com/news-politics/a3045/comedians070207/
    For 7 years he was one of the stars of Chelsea Lately, and now is Host and Executive Producer of "Idiotest," the Emmy nominated comedy game show in its third season on GSN, as their most watched original show. (For Gleib, EP is not just a title. He helps create all of the show's brain puzzles.)
    Gleib is also a regular on "The Today Show" with Kathie Lee and Hoda, and has made multiple appearances on Comedy Central's @midnight. 
    A truly unique voice in comedy, Gleib has been a regular on-air contributor to CNN and NPR (where he won a Golden Mic,) is an accomplished voice over actor (The Book of Life, Ice Age: Continental Drift -the second highest grossing animated movie of all-time internationally,)  and this year co-anchored a week of ABC News digital from their world news headquarters in New York. An unusual gig for a comedian, another example of why he is one of the most multi-talented comics working today.
    Gleib has been headlining comedy clubs around the globe since 2007 and has toured arenas with Chelsea Handler and Dane Cook. His podcast 'Last Week On Earth,' debuted on iTunes Comedy at #9, was #1 on stitcher for 20 straight weeks, and his online videos have received over 20 million views.

  • Special Guest

    Special Guest

ComedyJuice is one of the top comedy brands in the world, producing hundreds of live comedy events and hours of online content every year as well as being an online entertainment destination. With partnerships with many of the other top comedy brands including CollegeHumor.com, Improv Comedy Clubs, Comedy.com, Comix Comedy Club, The Ice House Comedy Club, and National Lampoon, ComedyJuice content reaches a wide national audience of comedy fans through both live events and digital media. 

ComedyJuice Live produces over 150 shows every year and works with over 200 of the biggest and best comedians in the country. It’s shows have been called the best standup comedy show in the nation by sources ranging from Sirius Satellite radio to People magazine and attracts such comedy stars as Dane Cook, Sarah Silverman, and Dave Attell on a regular basis. 

ComedyJuice.com reaches hundreds of thousands of unique readers every month with millions of pages viewed. The website’s weekly newsletter reaches well over 100,000 subscribers. 

ComedyJuice Productions currently produces web series for both CollegeHumor.com and Comedy.com as well as an array of original content for ComedyJuice.com.

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