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DISTRESSED with Laura Kightlinger, Brendon Small, Baron Vaughn, Ahmed Bharoocha, Ali MacLean, Matt Kirshen and a special performance by Aloe Blacc (Special Event)

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DISTRESSED with Laura Kightlinger, Brendon Small, Baron Vaughn, Ahmed Bharoocha, Ali MacLean, Matt Kirshen and a special performance by Aloe Blacc Wednesday, April 23, 2014 08:00 PM Hollywood Improv, Los Angeles, CA
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  • Ticket Price: $25.00
  • Door Time: 6:00 PM
  • Show Type: Stand Up
  • Showroom: Main Room
  • Restrictions: 18 & over
    Two items minimum
    Line up is subject to change.
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  • Brendon Small

    Brendon Small

    Brendon Small (born Feb. 15, 1975 in Springfield, Illinois) is a stand-up comedian and co-creator, writer, star, and music writer for UPN's and later Cartoon Network's Home Movies which has now completed production. Small graduated from the Berklee College of Music, where he began his love affair with speed guitar. In Home Movies, he portrayed the lead character, an 8-year-old aspiring filmmaker, also named Brendon Small, and a number of other, more minor characters. Early episodes of the show featured squigglevision, a style made famous by the cartoon Dr. Katz, Professional Therapist, produced by Soup2Nuts, the same company that produced Home Movies. In April 2005 the Sci Fi Channel announced Small's latest show, Barbarian Chronicles, a half-hour animated ensemble comedy. It will be produced by Small and Worldwide Pants Incorporated. Small is also working on the Adult Swim series Metalocalypse, which premiered August 6, 2006. He is also doing several voices in Season 2 of The Venture Bros. Small posed for a pictorial that appeared in the (cover-dated) April 2006 issue of Playgirl magazine, as part of a humor-themed issue. AdultSwim.com (the official website of Cartoon Network programming block Adult Swim, on which Home Movies airs) reported on March 7, 2006, that Small posed wearing "nothing but a Viking helmet"; the Playgirl website further described a "strategically placed Viking helmet", indicating that Small's genitals were not exposed in the pictorial. Brendon Small currently resides in Los Angeles, California with his dog, Ernie.

  • 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.

  • Baron Vaughn Comedy Central Certified

    Baron Vaughn

    Actor/comedian Baron Vaughn just wrapped on the second season of the USA Network show FAIRLY LEGAL in Vancouver.  When he isn’t shooting, he performs stand-up at clubs around the country. He has also performed at numerous comedy festivals including the HBO Comedy Festival in Aspen, the Comedy Central Festival in South Beach and the 2010 Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival.

    As a comedian, he has been featured on NBC’s LATE NIGHT WITH JIMMY FALLON, Comedy Central’s LIVE AT GOTHAM, AWKWARD COMEDY SHOW, RUSSELL SIMMONS PRESENTS STAND-UP AT THE EL REY, LOPEZ TONIGHT, and most recently on CONAN on TBS.

    Other television credits include “Law & Order,” “Law & Order: Criminal Intent” and “Rescue Me.”  Vaughn has also appeared in films such as J.J. Abrams’ “Cloverfield” and “Black Dynamite.”  His stage work includes “Damn Yankees” at the NY City Center with Jane Krakowski and Sean Hayes. His first comedy album, RAISED BY CABLE, was released in September 2011.

  • Ali MacLean

    Ali MacLean

    Ali MacLean is an award winning writer, comedian and on air
    personality who hails from Boston. Ali's acting credits include The JIMMY KIMMEL SHOW, HBO's MR. SHOW with Bob Odenkirk and David Cross, TENACIOUS D, CAN'T HARDLY WAIT, KILLER BUD, STARKWEATHER and BREAK A LEG.

    Ali has written for several TV outlets including MTV, FOX, VH-1,
    and Showtime, and she writes for The Huffington Post. Ali wrote and
    starred in the critically acclaimed play TALES OF A BLEAKNIK, which
    ran for three years at the HBO Workspace in Los Angeles. She has
    adapted her hit play as a screenplay feature entitled ALICE IN CHAINS,
    which went on to become a Chesterfield Writer's Project semi-finalist
    and an IFP Filmmakers Program finalist. Her short films have won at
    festivals in Toronto, Palm Springs, Atlanta, Victoria, Maryland, New
    York's Gen Art series and earned Ali a Best Actress nomination at the
    Method Festival in the spring of 2002.

    Ali currently stars in the web series LAW OF THE LAND, which she
    created and wrote for the DAVID CROSS owned FKR TV. She performs stand up and has shared the stage with top acts such as Tenacious D, Patton Oswalt, Bob Odenkirk, Greg Proops, Dave Foley, Dana Gould, Retta, and Jimmy Fallon and performs at Largo in the sketch show LOVE BUCKETS.

  • Ahmed Bharoocha

    Ahmed Bharoocha

  • Baron Vaughn Comedy Central Certified

    Baron Vaughn

    Actor/comedian Baron Vaughn just wrapped on the second season of the USA Network show FAIRLY LEGAL in Vancouver.  When he isn’t shooting, he performs stand-up at clubs around the country. He has also performed at numerous comedy festivals including the HBO Comedy Festival in Aspen, the Comedy Central Festival in South Beach and the 2010 Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival.

    As a comedian, he has been featured on NBC’s LATE NIGHT WITH JIMMY FALLON, Comedy Central’s LIVE AT GOTHAM, AWKWARD COMEDY SHOW, RUSSELL SIMMONS PRESENTS STAND-UP AT THE EL REY, LOPEZ TONIGHT, and most recently on CONAN on TBS.

    Other television credits include “Law & Order,” “Law & Order: Criminal Intent” and “Rescue Me.”  Vaughn has also appeared in films such as J.J. Abrams’ “Cloverfield” and “Black Dynamite.”  His stage work includes “Damn Yankees” at the NY City Center with Jane Krakowski and Sean Hayes. His first comedy album, RAISED BY CABLE, was released in September 2011.

  • Matt Kirshen

    Matt Kirshen

    London born Matt Kirshen's precision wit has earned him an impressive reputation on the international comedy circuit. Most recently he appearances on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, Paul Provenza’s Green Room, and as a finalist on NBC's Last Comic Standing have earned him a whole new host of fans in the United States and a surprising number of other countries worldwide.

    He has also recorded a half-hour special for the World Stands Up, Comedy Central, and has acclaimed festival appearances at Montreal, Edinburgh, Kilkenny, Glastonbury, Reading, Leeds, Bermuda, and Amsterdam.

    His debut CD, "I Guess We'll Never Know" was named in Punchline Magazine's top 10 albums of 2009 and his hit appearance at the 2008 Just For Laughs festival in Montreal resulted in no fewer than 4 of his gags appearing in the Montreal Gazette's round up of their best jokes of the fest.

    Matt has appeared in and written for numerous television shows in the UK, including a charity gala featuring Jimmy Fallon, which resulted in Jimmy himself requesting Matt to open for him in a college tour to promote his Late Night hosting slot.

     His youthful looks disguise a veteran comic with almost a decade of experience, and a wealth of smart, funny and relatable material, making him a firm favorite with college audiences. While it's his prime-time NBC appearances that most American comedy fans will recognize him from, they are often surprised at the breadth and scope of his material, described by one reviewer as "intelligent, but with the emphasis firmly on the funny"

  • Special Guest

    Special Guest

Description: DISTRESSED

A comedy show benefitting Peace Over Violence in honor of Denim Day.

DISTRESSED is the closing event for Peace Over Violence's national
sexual violence prevention education campaign, Denim Day in LA & USA.
This campaign mobilizes community members, elected officials,
businesses and students to make a social statement with their fashion
by wearing jeans on April 23rd as a visible means of protest against
the misconceptions that surround sexual assault.

DISTRESSED is hosted by Ali MacLean, writer, comedian and POV Advisory
Board member who believes in using comedy for good.

POV is honored to have GUESS as the 2014 Fashion Sponsor
of Denim Day.

denimdayusa.org
www.Peaceoverviolence.org


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