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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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  • 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

    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

    Kate Quigley is a standup comedian, model, host, and actress. Her credits include THE OFFICE (Fox), THE DANNY COMDEN PROJECT (Pilot for Warner Bros), THE MEGAN MULLALLY SHOW (NBC), and TALKSHOW WITH SPIKE FERESTEN (Fox) to name a few.  Most notably Kate is the host of the new show, UNDER COVER on Playboy TV.  She also hosts a web show called, #DateFAILS on the Jon Lovitz Comedy Network (JLCN.tv), and has had guests such as Katt Williams, Jon Lovitz, & Stephen Kramer Glickman. Kate performs stand-up regularly at the Improv, Icehouse, Comedy Store, and Jon Lovitz Comedy Club and recently returned from an Armed Forces Tour, performing for troops in Japan, Singapore, Guam, and Diego Garcia. Kate is SAG/AFTRA, and has a BFA in Acting from the prestigious Chicago Collegefor Performing Arts.

    Check out her weekly podcast with Co Host Stephen Kramer Glickman at: 

  • Patrick O'Sullivan

    Patrick O'Sullivan

    Patrick has a recurring role on Dr. Ken on ABC after 2 seasons playing Alien Johnny Unitas on the network's The Neighbors sitcom. He has major roles in two films out this year, The Thinning and Internet Famous. Other recent appearances include FOX's Grandfathered, Adult Swim's Hot PackageABC's Happy Endings and Comedy Central's Free Radio.

    A fixture on the national standup scene, Patrick was chosen for the 2016 Laughing Skull Comedy Festival (Atlanta) and is headlining clubs in Seattle, Calgary and San Francisco. He also writes for roasts, artists of Nickelodeon's Awesomeness TV and the internet channel Totally Sketch. As a producer, his documentary on Lenny Bruce titled Looking for Lenny was ranked #1 by IFC.COM on their "10 Great Documentaries about Comedians" list. 

    Patrick also had a two year run as Gary Busey in Point Break Live! and created the hit impersonator stage shows All About (Christopher) Walken and All About Jack (Nicholson)His touring one man show Young Sully was chosen as S.F. Chronicle Pick of the Week and for the Out of Bounds Comedy Festival (Austin) in 2011.


    Patrick O'Sullivan Stand-Up from Patrick O'Sullivan on Vimeo.

  • 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

    Jay London (born September 12, 1966) is an American stand-up comic, whose one-liner jokes made him a favorite on NBC's Last Comic Standing. Although he did not win either of the two seasons in which he appeared (Seasons 2 and 3, both in 2004), his humble personality and clean comedy made him a favorite among the show's fans.

    London was born in The Bronx, but grew up in Flushing, Queens, before moving to Los Angeles in his adult years. He was a boxer and a taxicab driver, among other occupations, before becoming a stand-up comic in the 1980s.


  • Special Guest

    Special Guest

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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