Howard Kremer has performed on Jimmy Kimmel Live and Comedy Central's Premium Blend as well as at the U.S. Comedy Arts Festival in Aspen, the Montreal Comedy Festival, as part of the Comedians of Comedy and at top comedy clubs around the world. He just performed at the Coachella Festival in April, 2007, and his half-hour comedy special aired on Comedy Central on April 6th. As Dragon Boy Suede, he performs and records filthy, funny, infectious rap. They say the average man thinks about sex once every six seconds...these rhymes will hold them over for the other five.
After enrolling in Emerson College in Boston, Dan began performing at open mics and other strange venues—where people were more focused on their beer than what the wannabe comics were saying.
As a sophomore in college, Dan was chosen to compete at the HBO US Comedy Arts Festival in Aspen, CO, where he won the title of Funniest College Comedian.
Since then Dan has been seen at the Montreal Just For Laughs Comedy Festival numerous times and has made TV appearances on Comedy Central’s “Premium Blend,” “Chelsea Lately,” “The Late Late Show,” and “Comedy Central Presents: Dan Levy. He has also hosted four VERY short-lived shows on MTV including “Rock Band Battle,” “Your Face or Mine,” “The Reality Show,” and “MTV Spring Break”. You don’t remember them? Either does he.
With this and the success of his 2008 College Humor series, “The I Have To Go In A Minute Show with Super Host Dan Levy,” Dan’s following has grown to sold out shows at clubs and colleges across the country. And he continues to work in the digital space as he’s in development a deal with Comedy Central to produce a second series for their sister website Atom.com.
After selling the TV show “MY LDR” to MTV, which is based on a joke he performed in his stand up routine, which later because a popular web series for SONY’s crackle.com, Dan began not only performing but writing too. Since last year he has developed a sitcom for FOX called “Party People”, a movie for Disney called “Stoked the band” and is currently developing another TV series with SONY television. He is also the executive producer of E!‘s reality series “Pretty Wild”, but that is a very long story that he will have to explain to you in person.
Dan’s next big screen appearance will be in the Sony Screen Gems coming-of-age comedy “Mardi Gras,” in theaters this year. He was previously featured in the Happy Madison film “The House Bunny” (but then was cut out) and co-starred in “My Sexiest Year” with Frankie Muniz and Harvey Keitel.
Dan lives in Los Angeles where he is writing more television show and collecting sneakers and knives. He understands those are two very weird things to obsess about.
Hailing from Fort Worth, Texas, Sydney Castillo is a writer and stand-up comedian making waves in the entertainment industry. Not yet 30 years old, Sydney has already established himself as a comedic force performing at some of the country’s most renowned comedy clubs: “The Comedy Store”, “The Laugh Factory”, and “The Improv” (nationwide) as well as touring with David Alan Grier, Chris Spencer and Tony Rock. Sydney’s comedic talent is also currently featured on the “I heart Jonas Brothers” DVD available for purchase nationally. Appearing on over a dozen comedy shows and specials, Sydney provides the audience with a very distinctive perspective on life mixed in with a little southern charm. Performing on hit shows like HBO’s “Bad Boys of Comedy” and BET’s “1 Mic Stand”, audiences have labeled him hilarious and hysterically funny while bookers have labeled him a cutting edge, rising star.
A self-proclaimed R&B sensation, Sydney is also a thriving comedic/sketch comedy writer having written for BET’s “HellDate”, The Tony Rock Project, both the 2008 & 2009 BET Awards, and Humor Mill Magazine.
Hormoz Rashidi was born in Iran but grew up in Southern California. He attended the University of California, Berkeley where he wasted his time obtaining a B.A. in Political Science. Luckily for all mankind, Hormoz became disillusioned by politics and became a stand up starting in DC, then New York City, and now Hollywood. You're welcome world!
Jamar Neighbors is a stand up comedian from Los Angeles, Ca. He's been doing stand up comedy for 8 years and improv for 9. He graduated from Pasadena City College with an AA degree. He then went to Cal State University Dominguez Hills where almost majored in theatre until he decided to call it quits and pursue stand up full time. Since then he's written for Adult Swim's Loiter Squad and few other presentation pilots. He's also appeared on Comedy Central's Tosh.O . With his unique, raw, and colorful perspective, Jamar continues to hone his stand up regularly in various clubs around the country. A club favorite!
Sam Tripoli views comedy as a calling rather a profession. It’s a passion that he’s been preaching to audiences at comedy clubs across the country and on television, including Comedy Centrals’ “Premium Blend” (receiving only one of two standing ovations in the history of the show), a frolicsome turn as a male escort for E! Entertainment’s “Party @ the Palms,” “The Late Late Show on CBS”, “Comic Unleashed” and as a co-host of Spike TV’s “Wide World of Spike,” a comedy-action cult classic. On stage he’s a force of nature, pacing the stage like a cyclone of funny as he questions authority and the conventions of our society one moment, then earnestly expresses his affinity for the bizarre the next. His comedy has no limits – its whatever he’s thinking about, and that’s usually what everyone else is thinking about, even though sometimes we don’t like to admit to it. “I like to think of myself as the little voice in everyone’s head, except I have a microphone and I’m funnier,” Sam says.
Born and raise in Cincinnati, Ohio. Jeremy began his interest in Stand-Up Comedy at the age of 8. Not really the class clown, he was more into evaluating ironic situations and pointing out inconsistencies in everyday life. This train of thought lead him to pursue a career in comedy as it was an appropriate medium to express such ideas.
Jeremy moved to Hollywood, California in 2010 to further his career beyond the midwest comedy circuit. Since then he has also established himself in the New York and Las Vegas comedy scenes. He performs at various comedy clubs and colleges throughout the country. He regularly can be seen at various Improvs and Funnybones all over the country as well as major Los Angeles clubs (Laugh Factory, Comedy Store, Flappers, etc...)
His style has been described as smart, sarcastic, witty and very specific. He has recently appeared on the Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN)
Josh Filipowski: Comedian, Impresario and Profesor de ingles will crack you up with sex, drugs & math 'n science. Born in NYC, raised in Westchester, party schooled at UW-Madison, hosted his own radio show in Costa Rica, and now lives in LA.
Photos by Gijs van der Most, Chris Casaburi & Trina Nyx
Christmas comes early with the Comedy Holiday Rap Battle at The Hollywood Improv!!!
Stand-up comedy sets followed by freestyle rap battles. Like 8 Mile...but way funnier!
FRIDAY DECEMBER 20TH, 10PM, 18+, $10 AT THE DOOR, FEATURING:
Howard Kremer aka Dragon Boy Suede (IFC's Comedy Bang Bang, Comedy Central Presents...)
James Davis (BET's Real Husbands of Hollywood, Chelsea Lately)
Alice Wetterlund (MTV's Girl Code, New Girl)
Dan Levy (NBC's The Office, Baby Talk)
Jen Murphy (NBC's Last Comic Standing)
Sydney Castillo (FX's The League, Comic View)
Omar Elba (Showtime's Legally Brown, NCIS: LA)
Hormoz Rashidi (Indoor Soccor Shoes)
Hosted by Jamar Malachi Neighbors w/ Sam Tripoli, Jeremy Scippio, Christopher Fivestacks Burns & Josh Filipowski