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HOT COMEDY ACTION with Ryan Sickler, Iliza Shlesinger, Dean Edwards and Ben Gleib Sunday, November 17, 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
  • Showroom: Main Room
  • Restrictions: 18 & over
    Two drink minimum
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  • Chris Millhouse

    Chris Millhouse

    Chris Millhouse can be seen coming up on Comedy Central & Netflix on Owen Benjamin's 1 Hour Special "Huge Pianist!" He has been seen on CBS, SiTV (NuVo TV), VH1, Hulu, Comedy Time TV & more!

    Chris is also a regular at multiple clubs in NYC & LA, and can be seen regularly in both cities. For videos & live dates, check his website at: www.ChrisMillhouse.com

    Chris is the Host & Producer of the live stand up comedy show "Hot Comedy Action," which has been featured at the Improv Comedy Clubs for over 7 years! The show features the BEST comedians in stand up which is why the show often has SOLD OUT audiences!

    For FREE TICKETS to a "Hot Comedy Action" show, email: HotComedyAction@gmail.com (please include the number of tickets you'd like, along with your first & last name

    Sorry but Free Tickets are no longer available in Irvine. 

  • Ryan Sickler

    Ryan Sickler

    If the adage is true — that tragedy plus time equals comedy — then Ryan Sickler has paid his dues on the left side of the equation.  Born in Baltimore, Ryan lost his father when he was 16. After that, he bounced from one relative to another. And while his early years might have seemed rocky, that tumultuous childhood gave him both fodder for material and armor against the relentless onslaught that is life as a standup comic.

    His television appearances include The Pete Holmes Show, Comedy Central’s Tosh.O, Live At GothamCutman and The Late Late Show.

    Beyond standup, Ryan Sickler is an engaging storyteller.  You can catch him every Tuesday (Toozdee) on his podcast, The CrabFeast.  Inspired by his hometown, the show celebrates the things Ryan loves most — storytelling, family, friends and laughter. 

  • Erik Rivera

    Erik Rivera

    Since bursting onto to the NYC comedy scene in 2004, Erik Rivera's name has become synonymous with comedy. His “boy next door” good looks and unique perspective make him one of New York's fastest rising young comedians. His quick wit along with his commanding stage presence, charisma and infectious smile make him a favorite act at comedy clubs and colleges throughout the country.

    Erik is one of the most requested comedians on both coasts; when in New York he can be found nightly at the Comedy Cellar, The Comic Strip Live, Comix, Broadway Comedy Club and in Los Angeles he calls the Laugh Factory, The Ice House and the Hollywood Improv his comedy homes.

    Erik’s star is quickly rising! Recently, Eva Longoria Parker's production company, UnbeliEVAble Entertainment took notice of Erik's talent and approached him about producing a sitcom based on his comedy. LATV’s American Latino, which highlights accomplished Latinos in the community, will feature him this season as they document his rise to fame. Rivera is a familiar face all over several cable networks as he has appeared numerous times on SiTV, Comedy Central and most recently on MTV Tr3s. Erik also starred in the feature film Stand Up 360 along with Caroline Rhea, released in theaters across the country. In addition, he was selected to host their Latino film series, Stand Up 360 Muy Caliente! Rivera has also appeared in two independent features, My Brother and Stand Up, by award winning director Michael Rainin. Erik wrote and directed his first award-winning short film, The Cyclist last year featuring fellow comedians Ross Bennett and Imagine.

    Erik continues to tour colleges and universities nationwide. He also had the privilege of being selected this year, by NBC from a nationwide search to represent their network’s Stand-Up for Diversity College Tour!

    When not touring or acting, Rivera is one of the most requested young Latinos working today. During the 2009 Holiday season, he served as the spokesperson for Duracell SmartPower Lab in Times Square, interviewing celebrities from Justin Bieber to Academy Award nominated Gabourey Sidibe. The SmartPower Lab used human power to light the 2010 numeral during the world famous New Year's Eve festivities. In February of 2010, The National Hispanic Media Coalition invited Erik to be their special guest performer at their annual Impact Awards Gala, which honored Oscar Nunez (The Office) and Rico Rodriguez (Modern Family). He has also appeared at The Latino Laugh Festival along side Carlos Mencia to a packed house at The Kodak Theatre in Hollywood. In both 2008 and 2009, Erik was honored to be the only comedian to perform two consecutive years for The Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute at the Warner Theater in Washington, DC.

    When not touring the country. Erik calls both New York City and Los Angeles home

  • Dean Edwards

    Dean Edwards

    With a dynamic energy and an almost tangible onstage presence, Dean Edwards remains one of the comedy
    worlds most in demand performers across the globe. Armed with a razor sharp wit, an arsenal of characters
    and spot on impressions, it’s no wonder that he’s become such a favorite, garnering media attention as well
    as a legion of fans.

    As one of the stars of MTV2’s hit show, GUY CODE, Dean has helped the show become the networks
    most successful show in its history. He also just completed hosting TV One’s clip show, VIDIOTS and
    serves as a correspondent on BET’s new program, DON’T SLEEP, hosted by TJ Holmes.

    A talented Actor/Comedian, Dean Edwards has been making his mark in comedy following two successful
    seasons as a cast member on “SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE With such memorable impressions as Don
    Cheadle, Michael Jackson and Denzel Washington, as well as such original characters as "Man in Elevator"
    and "Cop#2", Dean always pushed himself to the limits of creativity and exhaustion. Always the multi-
    tasker, Dean found the momentum to juggle his SNL career, his numerous standup appearances and
    multiple television appearances.

    Born in the Bronx and raised throughout New York, Dean's travels made it easy for him to communicate
    with all walks of life. After dividing his college career between classes and a 6-year term in the U.S. Army
    Reserves, Dean ultimately made the choice to devote his career to comedy. Although his fellow soldiers
    loved his impressions of their drill sergeant, Dean spent many an afternoon doing push-ups to pay for his
    comedic talent. That talent paid off and Dean found his career after participating in a college talent show.

    Armed with a degree in communications, Dean became an in-demand comic, and landed his first big
    break on Russell Simmons' “DEF COMEDY JAM.” Though the show is renown for it's blue humor, Dean
    found a way to break the traditional mold with his mainstream appeal. Subsequently, he was a featured
    comedian on “SHOWTIME AT THE APOLLO” a few years later. Dean followed his TV appearances by
    starring in numerous television commercials, and also worked with Spike Lee on the hit feature film “THE
    ORIGINAL KINGS OF COMEDY”.

    Edwards has since earned a reputation as a headlining favorite at comedy clubs and colleges across the
    country. An international sensation, Dean has attended Montreal’s Just For Laughs Comedy Festival twice
    and was chosen to perform at the Jozi, Cape Town and Durban Comedy Festival’s in Johannesburg, Cape
    Town, and Durban South Africa, as well as Saudi Arabia in late, 2009. More recently, Dean completed a
    tour of the Middle East, performing in front of more than 10,000 comedy fans: beginning in Cairo, Egypt
    and ending in Kuwait.

    Dean has made several late night appearances, including “The Late Show with Craig Ferguson” and “Last
    Call with Carson Daly.” He is also a favorite and frequent guest on Byron Allen’s “Comic Unleashed,” and
    is frequently providing comedic commentary on various VH1 highlight shows. Director Malcolm Lee also
    chose Dean to finish Bernie Mac's voice/ADR work on "Soul Men" after the comedian’s untimely death.

    He spent 2 years workshopping and creating the character of Donkey, leading up to Dreamworks’
    SHREK THE MUSICAL on Broadway. Jeffrey Katzenberg was so impressed by Dean’s vocal talents
    that he invited Dean to step into Eddie Murphy’s shoes to reprise the role of Donkey in Dreamworks’
    new Halloween classic, “SCARED SHREKLESS”. Some of his feature credits include “SPIDERMAN
    3”, “TONY –N- TINA’S WEDDING” and “UNIVERSAL REMOTE”. Dean’s first comedy CD, “REAL
    TALK WITH FAKE PEOPLE, Volume 1” debuted at the top of Itunes comedy charts in 2009. As he
    continues to ascend in the ranks of entertainment, Dean next plans to record a one hour comedy special in
    the near future.

     

  • Ben Gleib

    Ben Gleib

     

    Ben Gleib is a standup comedian, actor, and TV host, best known as a round table regular on the hit show “CHELSEA LATELY” on E! appearing on the show over 85 times.

    He is the voice of Marshall the Sloth in 20th Century Fox’s “ICE AGE – CONTINENTAL DRIFT” which is now the #1 animated movie of all-time internationally, and is one of the stars of Kevin Smith’s new movie “JAY AND SILENT BOB’S SUPER GROOVY CARTOON MOVIE.”

    ESQUIRE named him one of “Six comedians who could be comedy’s next big thing.”

    He just worked for THE OSCARS, hosting The Academy’s first ever “Oscar Roadtrip,” which was featured on ABC’s “OSCARS PRE-SHOW.” Ben was also a guest star this season on the popular E! scripted series “AFTER LATELY” Gleib also makes appearances as a guest correspondent on CNN, sharing his comedic take on politics.

    His weekly podcast, LAST WEEK ON EARTH WITH BEN GLEIB, on the Smodcast Network, debuted on iTunes as the #9 Comedy Podcast in the world, and was #1 on Stitcher for over 20 straight weeks. He was recently on tour performing to sold-out Arenas all over North America opening for Dane Cook. Gleib was one of the stars of the SyFy series “INSANE OR INSPIRED?” hosted “DOG PARK SUPERSTARS” and “GSN LIVE” for GSN, hosted the webseries “BEHIND ENEMY LINES” for Yahoo!, “IS IT MANLY?” for Egotastic, and the official “LIVE RED CARPET” for “The Grammys.” He also starred in the NBC primetime comedy series THE REAL WEDDING CRASHERS, recently hosted DOG PARK SUPERSTARS and GSN LIVE for GSN, and has appeared on “GOOD MORNING AMERICA,” “SPORTSCENTER,” “VH1′S BIG MORNING BUZZ LIVE,” “EXTRA,” “ACCESS HOLLYWOOD LIVE,” and THE GREENROOM with PAUL PROVENZA on SHOWTIME. He will also be voicing two characters in the popular Disney animated series “PHINEAS AND FERB,”

    Gleib has performed his standup on THE LATE LATE SHOW on CBS, and on NBC on LAST CALL with CARSON DALY and LAST COMIC STANDING. He also makes frequent appearances talking politics on NPRnpr_logo%5B1%5D.png on PATT MORRISON’S COMEDY CONGRESS, for which they recently won a prestigious GOLDEN MIC Award.

    When in Los Angeles, he can often be seen performing at the legendary Hollywood Improv ImprovLogo.jpg

    No stranger to the internets, Gleib’s online videos have received a total of more than 15 MILLION VIEWS. In 2010 he did comedic news pieces for Myspace. This was the first time they have ever given anyone a talent deal, and his videos were reviewed as “The best thing Myspace has ever done.”

    In 2006 he sold a pilot called THE GLEIB SHOW to FOX fox_tv_logo-med-small_1.jpg produced by Saturday Night Live’s Lorne Michaels and NBC/Universal. Before that “The Gleib Show” ran for 3 seasons as the #1 show on the National Lampoon Network, airing to millions of college students across the country. And even before that, he did it for 4 years in college, at The University of California, San Diego, where his show was the subject of his Honors Thesis, and even became a class that students could take for 4 units. This helped several of his close friends graduate. He was asked to speak at his graduation, and filled it with lots of inappropriate jokes and a Bill Clinton impression.

    An LA native, Gleib is a unique voice in comedy, known for a wide range of material, and quick improvisational skills. A versatile performer, he recently shot five other pilots, including a pilot for FOX called "Naked But Funny,” "WTF?” for GSN, a BET improv comedy show called “Get It In” on which he was the only white cast member, and “CQC” a comedic news show where he got to mess with with Barack Obama, Bill & Hillary Clinton, and ruined a John McCain press conference, getting kicked out by the secret service. Gleib can also can be seen in a supporting role in the feature film, “Bar Starz” a comedy with Charlie Murphy that can be seen on Netflix.

    A workaholic, he has also hosted several pods for CURRENT TV, hosted a webseries called “COUCH CRASHERS” for Playboy’s non-adult division, wrote a monthly column for “Saturday Night Magazine,” and appeared as a guest on FOX REALITY CHANNEL’s REALITY REMIX , TV GUIDE CHANNEL’s REALITY CHAT, and No Good TV’s Up Close with Carrie Keegan(ngtv.com).

    He used to write for Collegehumor.com – one of the most popular sites on the internet, and was the voice of Dirk Melvin on the animated series “THE MELVIN BROS.” on gopotato.tv (and youtube.) Gleib is consistently in the Top 10 on the syndicated radio show “Comedy Countdown” (also on XM,) and is a regular on SIRIUS SATELLITE RADIO. In addition, he has written the RADIO MUSIC AWARDS for ABC ABC-logo.jpg, and hosted a pilot for E! called CASUAL FRIDAYS.

    He has performed in the Vancouver Comedy Festival, the Laughing Matters Festival in the Netherlands, and was selected “Best of the Fest” at the Just For Laughs Chicago Comedy Festival. He has also performed with The Satiristas, alongside Janeane Garofalo, and Henry Rollins.

    In 2006 he released his first comedy album, titled “NOT AVAILABLE IN STORES.” His second album is due out soon. As soon as he can decide on a title.

    Random facts include… when he was still in college he pranked his way onto THE TONIGHT SHOW WITH JAY LENO, and a memorable episode of BLIND DATE, pretending he was an Israeli guy with no social skills, and had one of the most awkward dates ever. For his college talk show, Carmen Electra was his last guest, and Gleib was featured all over her E! True Hollywood Story.

    He is proudest that he can probably eat more than you.
     

Description:

Hot Comedy Action features & showcases the BEST up in coming comedians, and BIGGEST headliners in stand up!
 
This show was created, produced, & is hosted by comedian Chris Millhouse who is regularly featured on TV & at the the BIGGEST Comedy Clubs across the country!
 
Hot Comedy Action has been featured monthly at The Hollywood Improv, The Irvine Improv, & occasionally at The Brea Improv Comedy Clubs in Southern California for over 3 years!  Past Comedians on the show include: Daniel Tosh, Craig Robinson, Bill Burr, Nick Swardson, Dane Cook, Russell Brand, TJ Miller, & Aziz Ansari (to name a few)
 
Audiences have been SELLING OUT & PACKING THE HOUSE since the first show back in 2008!!  Its the hottest action you've seen since Paris Hilton in night vision!

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