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COMEDYJUICE W/ MAZ JOBRANI, NEAL BRENNAN, AHMED AHMED AND BEN GLEIB Wednesday, February 05, 2014 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
  • Tags: Stand Up Comedy, Mainstream
  • Restrictions: 18 & over
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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 will soon be seen starring in the upcoming Fox comedy series “The Goodwin Games” opposite Becki Newton and Scott Foley. The show will be centered on three siblings who reconnect after the death of their father when he leaves them his fortune. Miller will play the youngest Goodwin sibling ‘Jimmy,’ who has just been released from jail. He will also be seen this October hosting Comedy Central’s “Mash-Up,” a unique new half-hour series – an exciting mix of stand-up and sketch comedy. 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 only has one guest: T.J. Miller.

     

    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. He also voiced 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. Miller also had a role in Universal’s GET HIM TO THE GREEK with Russell Brand and Jonah Hill.

     

    T.J. Miller first came to audiences attention in 2008 when he starred in the JJ 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 music album with Comedy Central Records. 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.

     

  • 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.
     

  • Neal Brennan

    Neal Brennan

     

    Neal Brennan is a writer, director, and comedian. He is the
    co-creator of “Chappelle’s Show,” for which he received
    three Emmy nominations. (Winning None!

    He co-wrote the film “Half Baked,” and directed the film,
    “The Goods,” starring Jeremy Piven, Ed Helms, Ken Jeong
    and Will Ferrell. He also collaborates regularly with Seth
    Meyers, writing and directing the ESPYs and The White
    House Correspondents Dinner.

    Online, the podcast Neal co-hosts, “The Champs” is
    routinely on the iTunes charts and has been downloaded
    over 1.3 million times. As of this writing, Brennan has
    180,000 followers on twitter and has been named by Time
    magazine and Rolling Stone, “One of the Funniest People
    on Twitter.”

    Neal recently directed an episode of “New Girl” on Fox
    and is scheduled to direct Amy Schumer’s new show on
    Comedy Central. He is also developing a sitcom for himself
    to star in for the Fox network.

    Stand up-wise, Brennan regularly tours the good venues in
    the good parts of America, has had his own ½ Hour on
    Comedy Central and has appeared on “Late Night with
    Jimmy Fallon,” “Conan,” “Just For Laughs” and “Lopez
    Tonight.”

    He does see Dave every once in a while. Dave is fine.
     

  • 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.  

  • Andrew Santino

    Andrew Santino

    Andrew Santino Andrew is currently a lead on ABC's new series MIXOLOGY, written and produced by the creators of THE HANGOVER. Andrew was recently named comedy central's top 10 comedians to watch and performed at the Montreal for the 2013 JUST FOR LAUGHS comedy festival. He also recently Guest Starred on Adult Swim's CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL, on Netflix's ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT, HBO's FAMILY TREE, and NBC's THE OFFICE. Andrew was also a Series Regular on the final season of PUNK'D for MTV. 
     

  • J Chris  Newberg

    J Chris Newberg

    J Chris Newberg is funny. Ask him. He will disagree, but in a way that is probably humorous. He has performed on America’s Got Talent, but lost to dancers that sparkle. He has also been on the Tonight Show, Jimmy Kimmel Live & Comedy Central. He has toured nationally in arenas with Dane Cook, Internationally in Stadiums with Russell Peters and written songs for American Idol. He is in fact the funniest person that you have never heard of. Yet. Cedric The Entertainer agrees saying, “He has got an odd sense of humor and he is unique in his point of view.  His quirkiness and his own kind of demeanor are things that can go a long way in this business.  Talented folks will see it, and the industry will see it.” J Chris Newberg also writes jokes, a lot of them. Some of your favorite comedians have used his jokes on SNL, Late Night With David Letterman, Chelsea Lately and The Conan O’Brien show. J Chris Newberg recently finished being lead writer on Idiotest for GSN and is currently writing at E! He doesn’t ask you to think. He’ll do that for you. Just watch and listen and then tweet your friends and pretend you wrote it. TheChrisArmy.com @thechrisarm

  • Carl  De Gregorio

    Carl De Gregorio

    Carl De Gregorio is an actor, comedian, and writer who might be the author of this mini-biography.

    Getting an early start, Carl performed at New York City’s Lincoln Center, while still in grade school, and was accepted to The New Jersey Governor’s School for the Arts, before graduating from the prestigious Carnegie Mellon University drama department.
    He soon after, got his start in commercials for products such as Tylenol, Pizza Hut, and Budweiser.

    As a playwright, Carl produced his play Knee Deep at the Flatiron Theater in New York City, in which he also performed.
    You can see Carl, regularly on The Countdown on Reelz, as well as appearances on Chelsea Lately, on E! Network; HBO’s Page 36; or, most recently, on the new FX series Legit.

    Writing in the third person is not as fun as speaking in the third person, which Carl D. does often. Pretending to be me is harder than I thought.

    Carl De Gregorio recently completed his first book, a memoir, entitled The Drama King.

    To learn more, email Carl De Gregorio or me.

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  • Special Guest

    Special Guest

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ComedyJuice is one of the top comedy brands in the world, producing hundreds of live comedy events and hours of online content every year as well as being an online entertainment destination. With partnerships with many of the other top comedy brands including CollegeHumor.com, Improv Comedy Clubs, Comedy.com, Comix Comedy Club, The Ice House Comedy Club, and National Lampoon, ComedyJuice content reaches a wide national audience of comedy fans through both live events and digital media. 

ComedyJuice Live produces over 150 shows every year and works with over 200 of the biggest and best comedians in the country. It’s shows have been called the best standup comedy show in the nation by sources ranging from Sirius Satellite radio to People magazine and attracts such comedy stars as Dane Cook, Sarah Silverman, and Dave Attell on a regular basis. 

ComedyJuice.com reaches hundreds of thousands of unique readers every month with millions of pages viewed. The website’s weekly newsletter reaches well over 100,000 subscribers. 

ComedyJuice Productions currently produces web series for both CollegeHumor.com and Comedy.com as well as an array of original content for ComedyJuice.com.

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