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Skinny Sundays: BIG, FAT, ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL with TJ Miller, Eric Andre, Maz Jobrani, Todd Glass, Donnell Rawlings and Kevin Pollak (Special Event)

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Skinny Sundays: BIG, FAT, ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL with TJ Miller, Eric Andre, Maz Jobrani, Todd Glass, Donnell Rawlings and Kevin Pollak Sunday, January 12, 2014 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
    Line up subject to change
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  • T.J. Miller

    T.J. Miller

    T.J. Miller is quickly becoming one of the most sought after young comedians and actors in the comedy world. He has been named one of Variety’s “Top 10 Comics to Watch,” as well as one of Entertainment Weekly’s “Next Big Things in Comedy.”  Miller was most recently seen hosting the first season of Comedy Central’s “MASH UP,” a unique new half-hour series – an exciting mix of stand-up and sketch comedy. T.J. also co-stared in the Fox comedy series “THE GOODWIN GAMES” opposite Becki Newton and Scott Foley. In addition to his work on TV, he has a popular podcast on nerdist.com "Cashing in with T.J. Miller" which turns the traditional interview comedy podcast on its head, as it's an interview show, but host Cash Levy fails to get any other guests on the show except T.J... every episode.

    Miller has also been seen in a number of major studio films. He was recently seen in the Focus Features comedy SEEKING A FRIEND FOR THE END OF THE WORLD opposite Steve Carrell and Keira Knightly and in the Warner Brothers 80’s rock musical feature ROCK OF AGES opposite Tom Cruise. He co-starred in The Weinstein Company’s OUR IDIOT BROTHER opposite a cast led by Paul Rudd. The film premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in 2011 to rave reviews and Miller was singled out by critics for his scene-stealing moments. He starred as ‘Ranger Jones’ in the Warner Brothers live-action/CGI feature film YOGI BEAR opposite of Dan Akroyd, Justin Timberlake and Anna Faris. Miller also appeared opposite of Jack Black and Jason Segel in the 20th Century Fox live action 3D film GULLIVER’S TRAVELS and in Tony Scott’s dramatic thriller UNSTOPPABLE opposite of Denzel Washington and Chris Pine. Additionally, he co-starred in the Paramount comedy, SHE’S OUT OF MY LEAGUE, where he stole scenes opposite Jay Baruchel. Miller also had a role in Universal’s GET HIM TO THE GREEK with Russell Brand and Jonah Hill.

    Miller has a successful voice over career which includes voicing the character ‘Tuffnut’ in the hugely successful Oscar nominated Dreamworks animated film HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON alongside Jay Baruchel, Gerard Butler and Craig Ferguson. He will reprise his role for the sequel HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON 2.  He also voices ‘Tuffnut’ in the Cartoon Network show DRAGONS, ‘Robbie’ on Disney’s GRAVITY FALLS, and ‘Brad’ opposite Mandy Moore on Fox’s new quarter hour show HIGH SCHOOL USA! written by Dino Stamatopoulos.

    T.J. Miller first came to audience’s attention in 2008 when he starred in the J.J. Abrams blockbuster hit CLOVERFIELD. The Sci-Fi thriller opened number one at the box office. Soon after he appeared in Mike Judge’s EXTRACT opposite of Jason Bateman and starred in the ABC comedy series “Carpoolers” opposite of Jerry O’Connell.  Miller has also had two short films at Sundance, once as writer and star of the short SUCCESSFUL ALCOHOLICS, later called ‘hilarious’ by The New York Times and last year’s I’M HAVING A DIFFICULT TIME KILLING MY PARENTS, which he also stars in and wrote.

    Miller is currently crisscrossing the country performing his critically acclaimed stand-up act. Last year he recorded his first hour-long stand-up special for Comedy Central in his hometown of Denver and he also released a comedy oriented pop/hip-hop/folk music album (“The Extended Play E.P.”) with Comedy Central Records.  He then remixed his own album with legitimate record label ILLEGAL ART, and “The Extended Play E.P. Illegal Art ReMixTape is available on iTunes.  Whenever available, he performs with his sketch comedy group “Heavy Weight,” with Brady Novak, Mark Raterman and Nick Vatterott. Comedy Central has featured him on their “Hot List” special, which focused on the top 10 stand-up comedians of the moment.  Miller hails from Denver, Colorado, and toured with Second City in Chicago for almost two years. He also insists on reminding people that he was the Regional Winner of the Sierra Mist Search for the Next Great Comic in 2005. 

    Miller currently resides in Los Angeles where he struggles to find meaning in an uncertain world

  • Rob Lindo

    Rob Lindo

    Rob Lindo hails from Vancouver by way of Jamaica (that's a story for another day).  But he also lived in New Jersey and Washington, DC, before relocating to LA in 2008.  He has been involved in the LA stand-up community since 2009. Rob has been seen in various national commercials, on Atom TV, Johnny B. Homeless, Comedy Central, Break.com, and Funny or Die.

    Rob performs around LA at the Laugh Factory, The Comedy Store, the Jon Lovitz Comedy Club, and the Pasadena Ice House.  He is also a member of the comedy trio The Skinny Dicks. It was with this ridiculous trio that he co-created Skinny Sundays - a comedy show featuring nationally headlining comics and the rising stars of comedy in unfair head-to-head competitions, purely for the enjoyment of the audience. As producer and co-host, Rob was a part of the show's development and eventual transition to its new home on the main stage of the world famous Hollywood Improv. 

  • Joey DePaolo

    Joey DePaolo

    An east coaster by birth, Joey DePaolo found his beginnings in comedy in New York, writing and directing comedy shorts that were selected for air by NBC, IFC, and even Canada's own BITEtv. Joey made his arrival on the LA comedy scene in 2009 with the comedy trio The Skinny Dicks. It was through the group that he co-created Skinny Sundays, a night of unfair stand-up comedy attracting some of the biggest names and best hidden talents in the stand-up world. As producer and co-host, Joey was a part of the show's blossoming and eventual landing with its new home on the main stage of the world famous Hollywood Improv. Joey performs regularly on both coasts and has been seen on Funny or Die and as a regular in the sketch comedy/variety show Comedy Slice at the Improv Comedy Lab.

  • Kevin Pollak

    Kevin Pollak

     

    Kevin Pollak has taken over the internet – won’t someone stop him, please…? Having started as a stand-up comedian, and then clearly when no one was looking, becoming an award-winning dramatic actor, Pollak decided three years ago he needed to capture yet another creative flag. This time around, he would forge new ground in the now wildly popular world of creative content online. Within six weeks of the launch of Kevin Pollak’s Chat Show, his weekly live streaming one-on-one talk show made famed Column One on the front page of the Los Angeles Times: http://tinyurl.com/lhrap2

     

    Often averaging two hours with film directors like Jason Reitman, Christopher Guest, Jane Campion, James L. Brooks and John Landis (who has the record length at two hours and fifty-two minutes) as well as tv & film stars like Paul Rudd, Jon Hamm, Billy Bob Thorton, Virginia Madsen, Neil Patrick Harris, Matthew Perry, Lauren Graham, Ed O’Neill, sports legends like Sugar Ray Leonard and, of course comedians like Jim Gaffigan, Eddie Izzard, Dana Carvey, Craig Ferguson, Nick Swardson and Demetri Martin, not to mention luminaries like Henry Winkler, Martin Mull, Harry Shearer and FRED WILLARD! Oh, and Weird Al Yankovic, too!

    March 15th will mark 3 years since the show started and if you’d like to watch it live, the show streams live every Sunday at 3pm, PST, at http://www.KevinPollaksChatShow.com and then seen and/or heard on iTunes, and now the entire library and all new shows are available on hulu.com at http://hulu.com/Kevin-Pollaks-Chat-Show.

    Oh, but Kevin wasn’t done with the interwebs… Oh hell no. After becoming so well known for his Christopher Walken impression, that he’s listed 1st (out of literally hundreds) when you Google the sentence: “Christopher Walken impression,” Kevin launched a comedy podcast called Talkin Walkin. Yep. It’s Kevin speaking only as Walken for an hour about life and the cornucopia of crap that fills it. Joining Kevin each week is an actor and/or comedian friend. This podcast can be heard on iTunes as well as the site: http://TalkinWalkin.com.

    Kevin’s latest 1 hour stand-up comedy special, “The Littlest Suspect” thrilled new fans and old alike this past year on tv and is now available on iTunes, Amazon.com and at http://KevinPollak.tv, where Kevin’s tour dates are listed as well.

    As an actor, Kevin has co-starred in almost 70 films, including “A Few Good Men,” “Casino,” “The Usual Suspects,” and most recently in Kevin Smith’s “Red State” and next in “Columbus Circle,” which he also co-wrote with the film’s director George Gallo (“Midnight Run”) and then co-stars in Rob Reiner’s “The Magic of Belle Island” with Morgan Freeman and Virginia Madsen.

     

  • Maz Jobrani Comedy Central Certified

    Maz Jobrani

     

    MAZ JOBRANI is a founding member of The Axis of Evil Comedy Tour, which first aired on Comedy Central.  He has had two Showtime specials, Brown and Friendly, and most recently, I Come In Peace.  He performs stand-up live around the world, including in the Middle East, where he performed in front of the King of Jordan.  Maz has also performed stand up on THE TONIGHT SHOW and THE LATE LATE SHOW WITH CRAIG FERGUSON.  Most recently, Maz starred as the title character in the award-winning indie comedy, JIMMY VESTVOOD: AMERIKAN HERO, a film which he co-wrote and produced.  He can next be seen (Summer 2015) playing the role of Jafar (from Aladdin) in the Disney movie, THE DESCENDANTS.  With over 50 guest star appearances, Maz can regularly be seen on television’s most popular shows.  Recent guest stars include MISSION CONTROL, TRUE BLOOD, and SHAMELESS.  Maz has been featured on CNN, the BBC, The New York Times and Time Magazine. He is a regular panelist on NPR’s WAIT WAIT DONT TELL ME, and he also has a book coming out, I’M NOT A TERRORIST BUT I’VE PLAYED ONE ON TV, published by Simon & Schuster, that’s expected to hit shelves in February 2015.  

  • 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".

  • Donnell Rawlings

    Donnell Rawlings

    2013 is a huge year for Donnell Rawlings, in the fall you can see him starring in his own show as Judge Rawlings on MTV2’s Guy Court. Donnell will be back on MTV2’s Guy Code for another season as well. Donnell can be seen hosting Staann' Dup to be seen on StarzBlack. He lends his voice in a recurring role as “Another Cat Named Rally” on the hit animation Black Dynamite as well being featured in Adult Swim’s animation. Donnell continues to tour heavily, performing his intelligently bold stand-up throughout the US, Europe, and the Caribbean.

    Donnell is an overnight success a decade in the making. He made a splash in the DC comedy clubs going from a heckler in the audience to HBO's Def Comedy Jam in a period of six months. You’ve seen him as 'Ashy Larry' on Comedy Central’s award winning and critically celebrated Chappelle’s Show, where he joined Dave Chappelle as both as a writer and performer. He will also be featured in Queen Latifah's new movie Percentage. His 1-Hour Stand-Up “Ashy to Classy” premiered on Comedy Central in October of 2010.

    He was a co-host on both Power 105’s (NY’s #1 Hip Hop and R&B radio station) morning show “Egypt and Ashy in the Morning” and “The Big Tigger Morning Show” on WPGC in Washington DC, and he enjoyed weekly guest appearances on New York’s Hot 97 Morning Show. He was a regular on E!’s “Chelsea Lately", starred in Comedy Central's “Reality Bites Back,” and was the resident “Funny Guy” on the Ricki Lake Show. In 2007, Donnell co-created and starred in Heavy.com’s hit web series “From Ashy to Classy”, which was picked up for a second round of episodes. His movie of the same name
    screened at the 2011 L.A. Comedy Shorts Film Festival.

    As an actor Donnell has also appeared in the Law & Order series, Special Victims Unit (SVU) and Criminal Intent (CI) as well as NBC’s Third Watch, the Emmy-Award winning HBO Mini-Series: The Corner and as Day-Day Price on HBO’s Emmy-Award winning series “The Wire.” On the big screen he could be seen in the blockbuster Spider-Man II.

    His rise to stardom may not have been “overnight”, but the journey itself has kept him edgy and relevant. Comedy's heavy hitters have noticed his talent with Neal Brennan, co- executive producer and  co-head writer of Chappelle’s Show exclaiming “whenever we put Donnell in the game he’s going to hit a home run.” Jamie Foxx says, “That guy is a beast!” Wayne Brady commented that Donnell provides “amazing work on the show” and Dave Chappelle feels that “Donnell brings so much to the table...this very funny guy makes it look natural and easy.”

  • Eric Andre

    Eric Andre

    Comedian/actor Eric Andre is the creator/host of THE ERIC ANDRE SHOW on Adult Swim. New episodes are on Thursdays at 12:30 am on Adult Swim. He will be touring with THE ERIC ANDRE SHOW live in November (after an extremely successful cross-country tour last year). Beyond his show, he has performed stand-up at clubs, colleges and festivals all around the country. Eric was most recently on ABC’s DON’T TRUST THE B IN APT 23 and on the big screen in THE INTERNSHIP with Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson.

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One of the fastest-growing shows in Hollywood, Skinny Sundays brings its brand of unfair stand-up comedy to the Improv, pitting comics against each other in head-to-head competitions for the right to perform. And your enjoyment. With some of the biggest crowds and most star-studded lineups in comedy, Skinny Sundays has headlined talent from SNL, the Tonight Show, Late Show, Conan and Kimmel, and has regularly features comics like Sarah Silverman, Drew Carey, Aziz Ansari, Jeff Garlin, Margaret Cho, Tom Arnold, Tim Heidecker, Bobby Lee, Dave Foley, David Koechner, and more!
 

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