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COMEDY & COCKTAILS with Laura Kightlinger, Darren Carter, Brian Scolaro and Frank Nicotero

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COMEDY & COCKTAILS with Laura Kightlinger, Darren Carter, Brian Scolaro and Frank Nicotero Thursday, February 20, 2014 10:00 PM Hollywood Improv, Los Angeles, CA
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  • Ticket Price: $10.00
  • Door Time: 9:30 PM
  • Show Type: Stand Up
  • Showroom: Main Room
  • Restrictions: 21 & over
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  • Bill Devlin

    Bill Devlin

    “He endears himself to crowds from the moment he steps on stage… funny as hell”
    LA Comedy Examiner

    Bill Devlin (comedian, actor and writer) was born and raised in St. Paul Minnesota. The youngest of eight children in an Irish Catholic community, serves as fodder in a good deal of Devlin’s reservoir of comedy.

    In addition to touring around the country, Bill has also performed at all the major comedy clubs in Southern California. He appears, hosts and produces shows regularly at the world famous Hollywood Improv Comedy Club. Devlin’s long running Comedy & Cocktails show has featured comedy greats Chris Rock, Jerry Seinfeld, Margaret Cho and Drew Carey just to name a few.

    Hollywood took notice when Devlin performed nine one-hour comedy shows in a two day period at a maximum-security prison. He wrote a first person story of the experience, exclusive to the Los Angeles Times, which was featured on the front page of the calendar section.
    This got Devlin his first major feature film development deal.

    His unique comedy style is routinely written about in the Irish Herald, The Irish News and The Irish American Post. Did I mention he’s Irish? Devlin has also been profiled on NBC’s Today in LA and on National Public Radio.

    He was commissioned to produce, write and host (before a live studio audience) his own TV talk/variety show The Un-Invited Guests with Bill Devlin; which starred comedy legend Dom Deluise.

    As an actor, Devlin has been in dozens of television commercials and has starred in several independent feature films (Blood Predator, The God Complex) including the cult hit Rectuma; which screened at the Cannes film festival.

    He has worked with such film veterans as Faye Dunaway (Chinatown, Bonnie & Clyde), Sean Young (Blade Runner) and Ernie Hudson (Ghostbusters).

    Devlin has performed improv & sketch comedy for many years and trained with the father of improvisation himself, Del Close.

    He is also an accomplished professional photographer and percussionist
     

  • David Race

    David Race

    Fans of David Race have come to love his smart, edgy, and inventive stand up comedy. David's material manages to be dark and evil, without being X-Rated.

    On stage David talks about his adoption, finding out as an adult that he's half Latino, his radio career, and his unique take on his daily life experiences.

    David has performed in numerous stand up comedy festivals, and can be seen frequently on stage at the world famous Hollywood Improv.

    Prior to embarking on his stand up career, David spent nearly a decade as a radio personality. David was a rock radio DJ, and an FM talk host, at K-Rock in New York, WBAB on Long Island, and WMMR in Philadelphia, amongst others.

    David has appeared on the Howard Stern Show, Jimmy Kimmel Live on ABC-TV, and Sirius/XM's Raw Dog Comedy Channel. He has hosted TV and game shows, including "Celebrity Eulogy" (CelebrityEulogy.com). David has also acted in films, and live sketch comedy shows.

    David was featured in the book "Howard Stern A to Z", by Luigi Lucaire, and has written jokes for many well known morning radio personalities around the U.S.

    David Race is based in Los Angeles, California.

    More at DavidRace.com

  • Frank Nicotero

    Frank Nicotero

    Frank Nicotero has been doing stand up for over 20 years and is a regular at THE WORLD FAMOUS LAUGH FACTORY, THE ICEHOUSE and THE COMEDY AND MAGIC CLUB. You can purchase Frank's first comedy CD "That Street Smarts Guy" online now! Most people remember Frank as the host of the wildly popular comedy game show STREET SMARTS which ran in syndication for 5 years. Currently you can watch him daily on Yahoo Studio's PRIMETIME IN NO TIME which is a 3 minute recap of TV's water-cooler moments from the night before. In March of 2012, Frank will shoot the 1,000 episode which has had over 650 million views making it the most popular show in the history of the internet! Frank also hosts the kids game show GAME OF LIFE, based on the popular board game, on The HUB Network every weekend. You can also hear Frank as the voice of TruTV's AMERICA: CAUGHT ON CAMERA.

  • Laura Kightlinger

    Laura Kightlinger

    Laura Kightlinger stands out as a true original in the world of comedy. Her individual style and vision echoes through the incredibly popular characters on the hit NBC series "Will and Grace." In addition to her title as consulting producer on "Will and Grace," she's earned a recurring role on the show as "Nurse Shelia." Her first book, entitled "Quick Shots of False Hope," was described by the New York Times Book Review as a "memorable, disturbing and darkly comic debut." Laura is writing a TV pilot based on the book. Laura's unique talent has landed her film roles in "Run Ronnie Run" (with David Cross), "Pootie Tang" (starring Chris Rock), the Farrelly Brothers' "Shallow Hal," "Melvin Goes to Dinner," directed by Bob Odenkirk and the Eddie Murphy film, "Daddy Daycare." Kightlinger recently finished directing her first documentary, entitled "Sixty Spins Around the Sun," chronicling the New York City street movement to repeal the Rockefeller Drug Laws. Laura garnered the Director's Award at the Black Maria Film Festival for a short film she also wrote and starred in called "Dependable People." In addition to writing for "Will and Grace" for the past five years, Laura has written for "Roseanne," "Dennis Miller Live" and "Saturday Night Live," where she was also a featured performer. Laura was a cast member of Roseanne's sketch comedy series "Saturday Night Special" on Fox. She has made guest appearances on "Tenacious D, the Greatest Band in the World"... [MORE] Laura Kightlinger stands out as a true original in the world of comedy. Her individual style and vision echoes through the incredibly popular characters on the hit NBC series "Will and Grace." In addition to her title as consulting producer on "Will and Grace," she's earned a recurring role on the show as "Nurse Shelia." Her first book, entitled "Quick Shots of False Hope," was described by the New York Times Book Review as a "memorable, disturbing and darkly comic debut." Laura is writing a TV pilot based on the book. Laura's unique talent has landed her film roles in "Run Ronnie Run" (with David Cross), "Pootie Tang" (starring Chris Rock), the Farrelly Brothers' "Shallow Hal," "Melvin Goes to Dinner," directed by Bob Odenkirk and the Eddie Murphy film, "Daddy Daycare." Kightlinger recently finished directing her first documentary, entitled "Sixty Spins Around the Sun," chronicling the New York City street movement to repeal the Rockefeller Drug Laws. Laura garnered the Director's Award at the Black Maria Film Festival for a short film she also wrote and starred in called "Dependable People." In addition to writing for "Will and Grace" for the past five years, Laura has written for "Roseanne," "Dennis Miller Live" and "Saturday Night Live," where she was also a featured performer. Laura was a cast member of Roseanne's sketch comedy series "Saturday Night Special" on Fox. She has made guest appearances on "Tenacious D, the Greatest Band in the World" (HBO), "Dr Katz" and "Mr Show." As a stand up, Laura has been featured in two HBO specials and six Comedy Central Specials. Kightlinger recently created an animated series about standups in prison for Comedy Central, tentatively titled "Alternative Women Comics in Prison." Laura grew up in Jamestown, NY and attended Emerson College in Boston. She began honing her skills in Boston Comedy Clubs while at Emerson. Shortly after college, Laura moved to New York City and performed in clubs such as Caroline's, Stand-Up New York, Comic Strip and Catch a Rising Star. She now lives in Los Angeles and performs at local clubs.

  • Brian Scolaro Comedy Central Certified

    Brian Scolaro

    Brian Scolaro is an actor, writer, and stand-up comedian.
    He is most known for being Doug on TBS's "SULLIVAN AND SON", Stuart on FOX's "STACKED", and Gordon on NBC's "THREE SISTERS". He has also acted on SHOWTIME'S "DEXTER," AMC's "MAD MEN", ABC's "GREY'S ANATOMY," NBC's "HARRY'S LAW," TNT's "MEN OF A CERTAIN AGE", DISNEY'S "WIZARDS OF WAVERLY PLACE," Bob Odenkirk's film "THE BROTHER'S SOLOMON", and numerous appearances on HBO'S "LIFE AND TIMES OF TIM." as well as many other programs and films.
    He has done stand up on his own half hour special "COMEDY CENTRAL PRESENTS: BRIAN SCOLARO" as well on "THE LATE LATE SHOW WITH CRAIG FERGUSON", "LATE NITE WITH CONAN O'BRIEN", COMEDY CENTRAL'S "LIVE AT GOTHAM", and ABC's "COMICS UNLEASHED ".

  • Darren Carter

    Darren Carter

    As soon as Darren Carter (‘The Party Starter’) takes the stage he unleashes a captivating flurry of impersonations, observations, and off-the-wall social commentary that is a comedy experience unlike any other. Darren’s contagious charm and vivid imagery paints a picture, both relatable and unique. No wonder critics nationwide are calling his act ‘a must see’.
    With brilliant delivery and an animated style, Darren Carter captivates a crowd and leaves his audiences rolling with laughter, while begging for more. The Los Angeles based comedian has performed all over the world and is a fan favorite at the nation’s most prestigious clubs including the Laugh Factory, Hollywood Improv, and Comedy & Magic Club, to name a few. On the live performance front, he recently rocked the stage in front of 20,000 fans at L.A.’s prestigious ‘POWER 106 Comedy Jam’ alongside Katt Williams, Carlos Mencia, and Russell Peters.

    Hip-hop superstar Snoop Dogg spotted Darren Carter on television doing his dead-on impersonation of the rapper, which led to performing multiple times at Snoop’s annual family reunion.

    The party doesn’t stop there. After appearing in the summer blockbuster ‘Be Cool’ with John Travolta Darren continues to make appearances regularly on television. Whether it’s Comedy Central, BET, NBC, or E!, Darren appeals to a wide audience. And if you think you are hearing Darren’s voice, don’t worry, you aren’t going crazy! He’s been using his dynamic abilities for a number of voiceover roles, including Activision’s top-selling video game, ‘Tony Hawk’s American Wasteland’.

    Darren can be seen chatting it up on “Chelsea Lately”, alongside Jay Leno, entertaining on Youtube, or better yet, check him out LIVE at a show near you!

    For shows and touring schedule visit www.darrencarter.com or just Google Darren Carter.
    (Little Known Fact: Darren enjoys being ‘Googled’)

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Comedy & Cocktails, a perfect mix! Delicious liquor and the most hilarious stand-up comedians in the country! Show host Bill Devlin has been hosting his Irish Comedy Nights at the Hollywood Improv since 2004. In addition to a stellar monthly line up, celebrity drop-ins have included Chris Rock, Drew Carey, Dave Attell, and more. Come early to have dinner and a drink at the World Famous Improv Bar.

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