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HOLLYWOOD FOLLIES: Bringing Back Vaudeville with Rick Overton, Johnny Fayva, Rusty Dooley and Kate Quigley featuring The Sugar Club Girls

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HOLLYWOOD FOLLIES: Bringing Back Vaudeville with Rick Overton, Johnny Fayva, Rusty Dooley and Kate Quigley featuring The Sugar Club Girls Thursday, April 10, 2014 10:00 PM Hollywood Improv, Los Angeles, CA
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  • Two items minimum

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  • Ticket Price: $14.00
  • Door Time: 9:30 PM
  • Show Type: Cabaret
  • Showroom: Main Room
  • Restrictions: 18 & over
    Two items minimum
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  • The Sugar Club

    The Sugar Club

    THE SUGAR CLUB
    Very sexy, very edgy and very funny...

    LA’s biggest burlesque extravaganza is an irresistible evening of sinful delights and sophisticated sensuality, featuring an explosive mix of the best in art-house burlesque performances and breathtaking circus acts.

    Welcome to the smoke-filled den of a 1930's Speakeasy; introducing a stunning array of daring and dazzling new interpretations of classic burlesque and vaudevillian specialty acts such as, hoola hoops, flame dancing, aerials, belly dancing and much much much more… 

  • Kate Quigley

    Kate Quigley

  • Patrick O'Sullivan

    Patrick O'Sullivan

    Patrick was alien Johnny Unitas for 2 seasons on the ABC sitcom The Neighbors and just gust starred on Adult Swim's Hot Package. He was sidekick to Rob Corddry on ABC's Happy Endings and he writes/acts for the popular internet channel Totally Sketch. Patrick created the hit stage shows All About Walken: The Impersonators of Christopher Walken and All About Jack (Nicholson) and he played Gary Busey in the wildly popular interactive show Point Break Live! He performs his one man show, Young Sully, across the country as well as a style of stand-up that blends the open honesty of his darkly humorous and unique upbringing with impressions and physical comedy.

    He has been seen on Comedy Central, Showtime, Fox, and CBS shows, produced the first ever stage version of The Shawshank Redemption, and a new documentary on Lenny Bruce titled Looking for Lenny. Patrick also writes and acts for the booming internet channel Totally Sketch and voices Ronald Reagan on the online cartoon series Dino Yacht Club. This former rock vocalist, jazz radio D.J. and scoreboard operator for the S.F. Giants and 49ers pretty much likes to do every crazy creative thought that comes into his mind.

  • Rusty Dooley

    Rusty Dooley

  • Jason Gillearn

    Jason Gillearn

    Jason Gillearn is a stand-up comedian and writer in Hollywood, CA. He teaches high school to juvenile offenders in Los Angeles. Unlike most teenagers, his students actually get along with their parents because a lot times they're in the same gang. He has been doing stand-up and teaching juvenile offenders concurrently for over ten years.

  • Rick Overton

    Rick Overton

    As a 40 year comedy vet, Rick Overton has starred in numerous HBO and Showtime specials and has had countless TV standup appearances. He played The Drake on "Seinfeld" and Pam's Dad on "The Office." He currently recurs on Adult Swim's "Children's Hospital," ABC's "Last Man Standing," TNT's "Leverage" and recently guest starred on "The League," "The Middle," "The Kroll Show," and "Newsreaders." Rick has also guested on classic TV series like "Lost," "E.R.," "Mad About You" and "Married with Children." On the big screen, he has worked with A-list directors like Ron Howard, Chris Columbus, Harold Ramis, Jay Roach, and Steven Soderberg, with roles in films like "Bad Teacher," "The Informant," "Dinner for Schmucks," "Cloverfield," "Groundhog Day," "Mrs. Doubtfire," and "Willow." He also has an Emmy Award for writing on HBO's "Dennis Miller Live." Rick is currently a semi-regular contributor to the Huffington Post and hosts a popular podcast called "Overview" that is available on iTunes.

  • Johnny Fayva

    Johnny Fayva

    Originally hailing from the mean streets of Bayonne, New Jersey, Johnny Fayva, the only son of a Jew broad mother and a WOP father, started his crooning career as singing busboy at the Copa the day after his 14th birthday when a freak canning factory accident rendered his father both blind and incontinent. To keep his family off the streets he began working the circuit until one fateful night at the Neville Hotel in the Catskills where he was discovered singing what would become his signature hit, "Ashanum Dank." But success was short-lived; he had his first of nine heart attacks at age 17 when he tuned into the Ed Sullivan show to see a young Wayne Newton singing ". Danke Shoen " a note for note rip off of Johnny's signature number! Because Wayne was in with Sinatra ol' blue eyes took a shine that that Spanish guy Johnny had no recourse. Devastated, Fayva took to the bottle and dropped off the map... only to turn up ten years later playing a high end bar mitzvah in Memphis finding himself mano a mano with the King. Legend has it that Elvis wept to his version of "My Yiddisha Mama". The two became inseparable. From there, of course, it was on to Vegas. Fayva's Mecca. And here he was, opening for Elvis at the International. But when the lights came up, Fayva was missing. The crowd was incensed and so was Elvis. He was found the next morning passed out with three chorus girls. His name was mud. To this day, Fayva claims the whole thing was a set up. Exiled yet again, Fayva returned to his Jersey roots. Taking custodial work at the Stone Pony in Asbury Park, Fayva swore off the business. But late one night over a few beers, (no tears Fayva hasn't cried since the doctor smacked him on the ass) Fayva shared his tale of 'high end' woe with the scruffy young leader of the house band. As the story goes, the fledgling rocker had heard the tail from his mother, Mrs. Springsteen, who would sing "Ashanem Donk" to him at night. Inspired by The Boss, Fayva decided to get back in the game. It was a long road, some twenty more years, which included five massive coronaries, three wives and a lot of IOUs. Now in Los Angeles -- to help his asthmatic condition -- he started playing the Roosevelt Hotel. Late one night, armed only with his keyboard and Casio drumbeat, Fayva tore into his stirring rendition of Led Zep's "Whole Lot of Love." Moments later, Slash, taking a breather from a late night recording session, walked in. The guitar hero was instantly smitten and bounded for the stage in time for the solo. Word traveled fast, and any one who was anyone in the LA rock scene clamored to share a mike with Fayva. Like a phoenix rising up from the ashes, Fayva is back, and finally on top where he belongs. Lately you can catch Fayva in NY and London performing at The Box as he swing from the chandeliers in his glittery G-string like a human disco ball… or balls anyway. Viva la Fayva

  • Jay London

    Jay London

  • Special Guest

    Special Guest

Description:
HOLLYWOOD FOLLIES is a gut laughing, eye popping show hosted by celebrity guests and features a gaggle of wildly talented, envelope pushing comedians interspersed with super sultry burlesque performers (from ensemble cast of The Sugar Club) that will titillate your “you know what “and, in the end, send you laughing out the front door. 

This is a multi-faceted platform that re-creates the classic Vaudeville stage shows of the 1900’s with a modern twist of comedy and burlesque. Surprise special guests will make regular headlining appearances as well, so don’t miss the edgiest, sexiest, most hysterical comedy show in town!
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