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BAY HILAREA with Matt Knudsen, Gene Pompa, Henry Phillips, Jason Resler and Erikka Innes

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BAY HILAREA with Matt Knudsen, Gene Pompa, Henry Phillips, Jason Resler and Erikka Innes Thursday, December 26, 2013 08:00 PM Hollywood Improv, Los Angeles, CA
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  • Ticket Price: $10.00
  • Door Time: 6:00 PM
  • Show Type: Stand Up
  • Showroom: Main Room
  • Restrictions: 18 & over
    Two items minimum
    **Lineups subject to change**
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  • Gene Pompa

    Gene Pompa

     Comedian and writer, Gene Pompa's television credits include regular appearances on "Late Night with Conan O'Brien," on NBC and a handful of appearances on "The Late, Late Show" on CBS. Other credits include Comedy Central, HBO, Que Locos on Galavision, Showtime's "Latino Laugh Festival," and "In Living Color" on FOX, and Si TV!. Gene co-starred in Paul Rodriguez' "Comedy Rehab" in May, 2009.

    Gene has completed two half-hour solo stand-up specials, "Pompalicious" for Comedy Central and a self-titled half-hour stand-up special for SI! TV, both airing regularly in rotation.

    Gene's offbeat perspective plays extremely well with college age audiences and crosses all racial and ethnic lines. He headlines regularly at the Improvs in Hollywood, Irvine, Brea and Ontario and across the country, doing a stand-up show with great social relevance and irrelevance.

    Gene was born in East Los Angeles and raised in the working-class suburbs of Southern California. He's been a Mexican-American for most of his life, except for a few years during the 70's, when he was a "practicing Chicano." As a product of the multi-ethnic suburbs of Los Angeles, Gene was inspired to utilize universal themes in his stand-up and his writing.

  • Mike Uryga

    Mike Uryga

     

    Wirey, physical, and totally out of control. Mikes humor is all of these and so much more. He is able to nail down stereotypes with poignancy and humor. Audiences love Mike, and so do we.

  • Jason Resler

    Jason Resler

    Known for his often political and always cynical rants Resler is a veteran of the stand-up comedy circuit with nearly 5,000 shows to his credit. "Sharp, smart material that kept the crowd in hysterics!" -Sacramento News & Review. Jason has twice been ranked amongst the nations top touring comedians by the Entertainment Business Journal.

  • Erikka Innes

    Erikka Innes

    Nationally touring comedian and award-winning writer, Erikka Innes, is scoring high marks in comedy clubs all over. Her act is smart, insightful, and her quirky innocence masks a dark, biting undertone.

    Erikka has toured with "The CoExist Comedy Tour," “Five Funny Females,” “Women Who Kick Comedy Butt,” and “The High School Reunion Comedy Tour.” Her comedy has appeared in the NY Post and she was nominated by the SF Weekly as one of the funniest SF comedians to follow on Twitter. She has worked as a writer for the television show, “Fondle the Fear,” a columnist for “The OC Voice,” a freelance writer for Flixster, and an on-camera interviewer for Sidewalks TV. She has written articles for the “Vacaville Reporter” and the “SF Bay Guardian,” and produced her own wildly popular show “Geek Comedy Night” at venues all over northern California. When Erikka’s not writing or performing she’s probably busy dreaming about being a starship captain.

  • Matt Knudsen

    Matt Knudsen

    Matt Knudsen (Kah-nood-son) was born in Hawaii, raised in the Mid-west and traveled around the world as a merchant marine. After eventually putting down his sea bag, he picked up a microphone and began performing comedy in Los Angeles and New York. As a stand up, he’s appeared on Conan,The Late Late Show and Last Call, as well as several festivals, including the prestigious Just for Laughs Festival in Montreal; where his appearance garnered a “Best of the Fest,” nod. You can see Matt share the big screen with Sean Penn in Warner Brothers feature Gangster Squad or you may recognize him from his work in Go On, Big Love or Men of a Certain Age just to name a few. Matt’s also been a part of several high profile commercial campaigns for Volkswagen, Apple Computers and GE; which have aired during the Superbowl and The Olympics. His albums American, and The Comedy Stylings of Matt Knudsen are "A highly enjoyable, sure footed journey of fantastic fun," (The Huffington Post) and “Mixes droll observation with dry, almost hypnotic delivery,” (The Onion A.V. Club)

     

  • Henry Phillips

    Henry Phillips


    Henry Phillips has been seen and heard performing his twisted songs and stories on 'Comedy Central Presents', ABC’s ’Jimmy Kimmel Live’, satellite and terrestrial radio nationwide. His critically acclaimed albums, fusing mellow folk-rock ballads with psychopathic lyrics have earned him mention in Billboard magazine’s ’Critic’s Choice’, as well as acclaim from such notable artists as Moby, who refers to Phillips' songs as "disconcertingly funny". His semi-biographical comedy film "Punching the Clown" received the Audience award at Slamdance film festival '09, and is currently available on Netflix and iTunes.

     

Description:

 

Comic Mike Uryga Presents : "Bay Hilarea!..the best of SF"
 
A  night of comedy featuring some of the hottest comics that currently, or have had at one time, called the S.F./ Bay Area home.
 
The San Francisco comedy circuit is known for it's no holds barred, nothing's taboo, check the politcal correctness at the door kind of humor that's produced some of the most popular comics in the business! 
 
Robin Williams, Ellen Degeneres, Dana Carvey, Margaret Cho, Paula Poundstone, Jake Johannsen, Dana Gould, Carlos Alazraqui, Patton Oswalt, Brian Posehn, Al Madrigal,...the list is endless, have all spent some time honing their craft in the City so rich with Comedy History.
 
So, if you're a Bay Area person or just someone that has a place in your heart for the "city by the bay", this is the show for you !!

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