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Skyler Stone's COMEDY ROCKS with Ralphie May, Whitney Cummings, Chris D'Elia, Natasha Leggero and Aries Spears

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Skyler Stone's COMEDY ROCKS with Ralphie May, Whitney Cummings, Chris D'Elia, Natasha Leggero and Aries Spears Tuesday, December 10, 2013 10:00 PM Hollywood Improv, Los Angeles, CA
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  • Ticket Price: $14.00
  • Door Time: 9:30 PM
  • Show Type: Stand Up
  • Showroom: Main Room
  • Restrictions: 18 & over
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  • Ralphie May

    Ralphie May

    Voted one of Variety’s “10 Comics to Watch,” Ralphie May has released, a record-setting, four one- hour comedy specials and will be releasing two more this year, proving that his relatable comedic genius is in higher demand than ever. In addition, he recently released a vintage comedy album recorded in Houston in 1998 and his new line of barbecue sauce called “Fat Baby Jesus.” Lovable enough to get away with anything, Ralphie continues to capture the hearts of thousands on his sold out tours and promises to make you gleefully uncomfortable.
     
    Since his debut on season one of “Last Comic Standing,” audiences can’t get enough of the larger than life comedian.  Ralphie has a proven track record of selling out multiple shows in 1,500 to 3,000 seat venues.  He has a no nonsense point of view and the ability to connect with a diverse audience by pointing out society’s hypocrisies.  Ralphie doesn’t shy away from touchy topics or ethnic jokes, nor does he bite his tongue when society suggests, because he sincerely believes that as long as what he’s saying is true, people need to hear it.
     
    Born on February 17, 1972 in Chattanooga, Tennessee and raised in Clarksville, Arkansas, Ralphie was one of four kids raised by his single mom.  At the age of seventeen he won a contest to open for his idol, Sam Kinison.  He later moved to Houston to develop his comedy routine, at Kinison’s suggestion.   “All the comics I’ve ever admired, whether it be Kinison, Lenny Bruce, Buddy Hackett or Richard Pryor, all share a commonality,” says May.  “They’re a tour de force.  When they speak, there’s no room for rebuttal.  They’ve thought it all out.  Even the pros and cons of their argument, they raise openly and debate in the midst of their conversation and it’s a beautiful thing to watch.”
     
    On the small screen, Ralphie has worked as a writer and producer on ESPN's “Mohr Sports” starring Jay Mohr and performed stand-up on numerous late night talk shows including four appearances on CBS's “The Late Late Show w/ Craig Kilborn” as well as eleven appearances on “Jimmy Kimmel Live.”  He has appeared on “The Man Show” and MTV’s “Bash” as well as guest- starred on NBC’s “Whoopie.”   As if that’s not enough, he’s also one of a handful of comedians to have received a standing ovation on “The Tonight Show w/ Jay Leno.” 
     
    When he’s not on the road, Ralphie divides his time between Nashville and Los Angeles with his beautiful wife Lahna, their wonderful dog Hoochie Mama, and their two children, April June May and August James May.  He contributes much of his time and energy to helping others.  Since establishing a residence in Nashville, he has been actively involved with the 100 Club of Nashville, various youth organizations and the Humane Society.   

    For additional information, please visit http://www.ralphiemay.com or his online press kit at: 

    http://activepitch.com/profile.php?sn=16f2ec4b706bec570e755a2ab9193e02606f3991.

  • Whitney Cummings

    Whitney Cummings

    Whitney Cummings is a Los Angeles based comedian, actor, writer and producer.
     
    Most recently, Cummings appeared in the summer tour Oddball Comedy & Curiosity Festival, co-headlining with Sarah Silverman, Amy Schumer, Aziz Ansari, Louis C.K. and more. Her second one-hour stand-up special, Whitney Cummings: I Love You, debuted on Comedy Central in June 2014. In the special, she shares brutally honest insights about love and relationships, covering everything from what real orgasms look like to her frustration at men calling women “crazy.”
     
    Cummings co-created and co-wrote, along with Michael Patrick King, the CBS comedy 2 Broke Girls, which recently got picked up for a 4th season. She also wrote, produced and starred in her autobiographical sitcom Whitney, which aired on NBC for 2 seasons between September 2011 – April 2013.
     
    Cummings appeared regularly on E!’s, Chelsea Lately, as well as Comedy Central’s Roast series.  Her one-hour stand up special, Money Shot, premiered on Comedy Central in August 2010 and was nominated for an American Comedy Award later that year. 
     
     Whitney Cummings is a Los Angeles based comedian, actor, writer and producer.
     
    Most recently, Cummings appeared in the summer tour Oddball Comedy & Curiosity Festival, co-headlining with Sarah Silverman, Amy Schumer, Aziz Ansari, Louis C.K. and more. Her second one-hour stand-up special, Whitney Cummings: I Love You, debuted on Comedy Central in June 2014. In the special, she shares brutally honest insights about love and relationships, covering everything from what real orgasms look like to her frustration at men calling women “crazy.”
     
    Cummings co-created and co-wrote, along with Michael Patrick King, the CBS comedy 2 Broke Girls, which recently got picked up for a 4th season. She also wrote, produced and starred in her autobiographical sitcom Whitney, which aired on NBC for 2 seasons between September 2011 – April 2013.
     
    Cummings appeared regularly on E!’s, Chelsea Lately, as well as Comedy Central’s Roast series.  Her one-hour stand up special, Money Shot, premiered on Comedy Central in August 2010 and was nominated for an American Comedy Award later that year. 
     
     

  • Skyler Stone

    Skyler Stone

    Skyler Stone is an actor, producer, comedian and writer from Kalamazoo, Michigan. He has been on The Late Show w/ Craig Ferguson, Comics Unleashed with Byron Allen, and Comedy Central's Premium Blend. He has headlined in over 40 cities and 5 different countries and has opened for Jay Mohr, Damon Wayans, Christopher Titus, Dane Cookand Dave Attell. He had his own show on Comedy Central when he was only 25 years old called CON that he wrote, executive produced, and starred in. The show has found a cult following online and bootlegs of it are distributed frequently. In 2007, Skyler wrote, executive produced and starred in a prank show called Skyler's Revolution for FOX and in the same year he was nominated for an MTV Movie Award for Best Short Film for a short that he directed. With producer Michael Abbott he made a video that went extremely viral called Hands Free Driving about the driving law that went into effect in 2008 in California.

    Many top directors have cast Skyler in supporting roles in the last few years (Sir Christopher Guest, the Farrelly Brothers, Michael Bay, and Roger Avary to name a few). He has done guest stars on The Defenders, Rules Of Engagement, The Mentalist, CSI:NY, Dollhouse, Dark Blue, Zeke And Luther, and Lost. He has been the host of two Cartoon Network shows, two MTV shows and hosts his own live comedy show every month in LA at the Hollywood Improv called Skyler Stone & People He Pretends Are His Friends (it is one of their top-selling shows). Most remember him from his role as one of the cooks in the feature Waiting, he played opposite Dane Cook, Ryan Reynolds and Luis Guzman in his kitchen scenes.

    Skyler just starred in his first leading role in a film called Housebroken with Danny Devito. He has also just been cast in a hilarious recurring role on Raising Hope for FOX (from My Name Is Earl creator Greg Garcia). It started airing September 21st of 2010 on Fox in the much sought after time-slot after Glee. Skylerstone.com has won several awards for its design and for its innovative use of Skyler's twisted comedy. He is just wrapped filming a lead role for the horror film Hostel: Part III. He has a dog named Sammy that goes with him everywhere.

     

  • 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.

  • Natasha Leggero

    Natasha Leggero

    She currently stars in Comedy Central's new hit animated series UGLY AMERICANS as well as NICK SWARDSON’S PRETEND TIME. She played various pants-less deviants on RENO 911 and has starred in IT'S ALWAYS SUNNY IN PHILADELPHIA, SAMANTHA WHO?, AQUA TEEN HUNGER FORCE , THE LIFE AND TIMES OF TIM, WORSTWEEK, TIL DEATH, and THE SARAH SILVERMAN PROGRAM .

    Natasha is an accomplished stand-up with appearances on THE TONIGHT SHOW w/ Jay Leno, THE LATE LATE SHOW w/ Craig Ferguson, LAST CALL w/ Carson Daly and a COMEDY CENTRAL special which premiered in March 2011. Her record “COKE MONEY” has been in the top 10 on itunes since it's debut on Comedy Central Records in March 2011.

    Natasha tours the country headlining packed comedy clubs across the US with her own brand of sophisticated writing, physicality and glamour.

    She resides in Los Angeles in a servantless household.

  • Aries Spears Comedy Central Certified

    Aries Spears

    Ever since Chicago native Aries Spears was 14 years old, he has been a force to be reckoned with in the comedy scene throughout America. His quick wit, charisma and ferociously aggressive style of comedy have earned him critical acclaim, high accolades, and above all, a busy schedule. From being a regular on Fox’s Mad TV, starring in feature films, appearing on a number of national talk shows, and continually touring the country with his stand-up, Aries’s talents are becoming recognized and appreciated throughout the entertainment industry.


    As a principal cast member on Fox’s hit sketch comedy show Mad TV, Aries brought a fresh, hip style to the already-edgy program from the third through the tenth season. The producers made full use of many of Aries’s talents by calling on him frequently to create new hilarious characters and write sketches. Some of the many recurring characters that Aries is famous for on the show include: Belma Buttons, Bill Cosby, Jesse Jackson, Mike Tyson, Walter (Crackheads), Reggie (Erascist), Dollar Bill Montgomery, Shaquille O'Neal, The Klumps, Michael Jackson, Sisqo, Evander Holyfield, El Diablo Negro and more. Aries also boasts a number of uproarious impersonations on the show that include James Brown, Al Pacino, and his childhood idol Eddie Murphy. The Aries-branded sketch “Talkin’ American” was Mad TV’s most popular bit, keeping fans tuned in and boosting Mad’s ratings impressively on Saturday night.


    Aries has also found great success in the world of feature films. At the age of 17, after being spotted in a comedy club, Aries landed a part in the movie Home of Angels, which also starred Abe Vigoda and Sherman Helmsley, but never saw a theatrical release. He then appeared in Out-of-Sync, and portrayed Red Foxx in Warner Bros.’s Why Do Fools Fall In Love. In addition, Aries starred alongside John Leguizamo in TriStar’s The Pest and delivered his most notable performance to date as Cuba Gooding, Jr.’s brother in Columbia’s blockbuster hit Jerry Maguire.
    Aries was born on April 3, 1975 in Chicago but grew up in New Jersey. He remembers at the young age of six being the funnyman of the household and impersonating family members at the dinner table during holidays. By age 14, Aries was belting out his fresh stylings in front of paying audiences at local clubs around his hometown. Shortly thereafter, he appeared on Russell Simmons’s Def Comedy Jam on HBO and Showtime at the Apollo. The word was out about the prodigal superstar from then on, and in 1992, Aries moved to Los Angeles. He quickly landed a recurring role on NBC’s A Different World, and was signed to a huge development deal at one of the major television studios. The following year, Aries found himself starring in the short-lived CBS series South of Sunset with former Eagles guitarist Glenn Frey. Although the series didn’t last long, it did not discourage other networks from tapping Aries’s talents for their projects, as he soon appeared in Crosstown Traffic and Brisco County, Jr. for Fox. Ultimately, Aries’s fierce momentum landed him on Mad TV as a series regular, where he thrived for eight seasons.


    Aries continues to spread his comedic wings with the development of feature film projects, which he is currently involved in writing. He is presently developing a feature project based on an original character that he created on Mad TV, as well as a thriller about a young black man immersed in hip-hop culture. Additionally, Aries has made appearances on many talk shows including: Loveline, Vibe, Keenen Ivory Wayans, Soul Train, and Late Friday. He has also lent his voice to an animated character on C-Bear and Jamal and had a recurring stint on Fox’s The Best Damn Sports Show Period, where he created some of the show’s funniest characters during his short time there.


    Aries maintains a strong connection to his African roots and is involved in many charitable events, including a number of organizations that help abused women. He feels blessed to have been able to achieve everything that he has, but he in no way intends on stopping there. Given the extreme growing success rate of action comedies coming out of Hollywood, it’s safe to say that Aries Spears will be in demand for quite some time.

  • Cody Morley

    Cody Morley

     Only a recent arrival on the West Coast, Cody Morley is has been performing since the age of 12 and first stepped on stage as stand up comedian in 2003 at a high school talent show and has never looked back since. In 2013 Cody has filmed his first starring acting role as part of the ensemble series "Patience". Now playing comedy clubs all over the country as well as many locally produced shows in Los Angeles, his act has been described as "playfully offensive", "affably dark" and, "Not as horrible as I thought it was gonna be". This is a show you cannot miss.

  • Special Guest

    Special Guest

Description: Every month Skyler Stone gets THE best comics to take the stage at the world famous Hollywood Improv for his show Comedy Rocks. The show is now in development to be a TV show, so stay tuned! Some months he has HUGE music guests that he has jump on stage to get interviewed in a highly comedic fashion. It's a rare treat to see these music icons in such an intimate environment like the Improv. Past guests include Josh Homme from Queens Of The Stone Age, Jay Bentley from Bad Religion, RZA from the Wu Tang Clan, Andy Summers from The Police, Everlast from House Of Pain, Mickey Avalon, Stewart Copeland from The Police and more! He also gets incredible drop-ins, so you never know who will show up! Past surprise guests have included Louis CK, Dane Cook, Jeff Ross, Tom Papa, Dave Attell, TJ Miller, Nick Kroll, Whitney Cummings, Jay Mohr, Jerry Seinfeld, Marlon Wayans, Finesse Mitchell, Harland Williams, Bobby Lee, Garfunkel & Oates, Nick Thune, Craig Robinson, BJ Novak, Sarah Silverman, Damon Wayans, Bob Saget, Jamie Kennedy, Nick Swardson, Aubrey Plaza, Christopher Titus, Chris Delia, Bryan Callen, Jokoy, David Spade, Kevin Farley, Brad Williams, Tom Green, Steve-O and Ralphie May!

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