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BAY HILAREA with Carlos Alazraqui, Ali Wong, Clinton Jackson, Mike Uryga and Jason Downs Tuesday, May 13, 2014 08:00 PM Hollywood Improv, Los Angeles, CA
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  • **Lineups subject to change**
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  • Ticket Price: $14.00
  • Door Time: 6:00 PM
  • Show Type: Stand Up
  • Showroom: Main Room
  • Restrictions: 18 & over
    Two items minimum
    **Lineups subject to change**
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  • Carlos Alazraqui

    Carlos Alazraqui

    You may know Carlos Alazraqui as Officer James Garcia on Comedy Central’s "Reno 911. (currently in its third season)" You also may have seen him on his many appearances on VH1 and E Television reality series. But he is also an established and talented voiceover artist, giving life to Mr. Crocker on Nickelodeon’s “Fairly Odd Parents,” Rocko on “Rocko’s Modern Life, and Lube and Winslow in “Cat/Dog.” Carlos also stars in two new cartoons for the Cartoon Network’s – as Munroe, the Scottish Pug dog on “Juniper Lee” and as Lazlo on Cartoon Network's number one series called “Camp Lazlo.” Additionally, Carlos provided the voice talent on one of the most recognizable campaigns in commercial history – “Yo Quiero Taco Bell.” Carlos starred in his own half hour stand up comedy special on Comedy Central. Carlos performs live at the Hollywood Improv on Melrose Ave, The Ice House,The M Bar on Vine,The Knitting Factory in Hollywood and has a steady corporate schedule. He recently sold a script idea called the "Rip Squad" to Comedy Central and is currently developing another project to pitch to the Networks. In terms of work in film, he has recently completed shooting on a horror film with Lou Diamond Philips currently titled "Dark Portal". Other films include “I Downloaded a Ghost” has been airing on Disney Europe, which is available to rent in the United States and "Happy Feet" with Robin Williams which will be released in November 2006. The Reno 911 movie is scheduled to shoot in January 2006. Carlos lives in the San Fernando Valley with his two dogs, Max Bear Jr. and Jacky O. He is a USTA 4.0 tennis player and an avid skydiver.... 690 jumps to date!

  • Ali Wong

    Ali Wong

  • Jason Downs

    Jason Downs

         Hot off the heels of the release of his debut comedy album, Excessive Talking, Jason Downs is one of the fastest-rising stars on the comedy scene today. Upon its release, Excessive Talking was instantly selected by iTunes as a Featured Album for an astonishing 17 weeks in a row. A Rooftop Comedy Production,Excessive Talking immediately broke the top 10 on the iTunes charts and is currently in heavy rotation on Pandora Radio.


         Critics cannot get enough of Downs' unique likability that allows him to confess his greatest flaws in an original, aggressive, and hilarious act that UnderTheGun.com describes as, “a high-energy torrent of hilarity from start to finish.” CourtingComedy.com says Downs is “one of the best salt of the earth, brick wall, universally funny comedians.” It is that good heart and bad mouth that gives Downs the ability to share his story of a know-it-all who knows nothing. Critics continue to shower Downs with praise as TheatreJones.com says, “Jason kicks his set off with a booming voice with plenty of sex and drugs, but then you realize he’s an exceptionally smart, well-read comic…you need to definitely keep an eye on.”

     

         Jason Downs was featured on NBC’s Last Comic Standing, IFC, a winner of the Las Vegas Comedy Competition, performed at the San Francisco Sketchfest and is the face of multiple NFL ad campaigns, including a Super Bowl commercial. Although known for his stand up, Downs is an accomplished playwright as well, a winner of the Actors’ Theatre National Playwright Competition. 

     

  • Mike Uryga

    Mike Uryga

     

    Wirey, physical, and totally out of control. Mikes humor is all of these and so much more. He is able to nail down stereotypes with poignancy and humor. Audiences love Mike, and so do we.

  • Andy Kindler Comedy Central Certified

    Andy Kindler

    Andy Kindler is known in comedy circles as a troublemaker.  Originally from New York, and now complaining from California, he annoys people all over the world. 
     
    Andy is a frequent guest and correspondent for The Late Show with David Letterman.  Each summer at the Just For Laughs Festival in Montreal he delivers the State of the Industry address to a packed ballroom filled with comics and Hollywood industry types.  He is infamous for his scathing attacks on the world of entertainment, including the previously taboo practice of making fun of his fellow comedians.  Just as the comedy boom of the nineties was imploding, Andy wrote the “Hack’s Handbook” for National Lampoon.  This “how-to” guide satirized and exposed tired comedy formulas.
     
       Andy currently recurs on IFC’s Maron, Comedy Central’s Tosh.0 and Fox’s   hit animation, Bob’s Burgers.  He was also a judge on the seventh season of NBC’s Last Comic Standing and starred in two half-hour Comedy Central Presents specials. Other noteworthy credits include the HBO Young Comedians Special, Late Night with Conan O’Brian, The Daily Show, Wizards of Waverly Place, Dr. Katz Professional Therapist, Home Movies and The Larry Sanders Show.  Andy is often recognized for playing the life-affirming character “Andy” on the CBS sitcom, Everybody Loves Raymond.  
     

  • Clinton Jackson

    Clinton Jackson

    Born and raised in Oakland, California, Cinton Jackson is the youngest of 3 and the only son. An imaginative child inclined to perform, Clinton stood empty handed at “Show & Tell”, told his jokes and officially claimed his identity as a stand-up comic at the age of 9.

    After graduating from high school Clinton began to hone his craft in San Francisco’s thriving comedy scene, quickly moving up the ranks to become one of the youngest headliners around. He has appeared on many stand-up comedy television shows including his own half hour special on Comedy Central and most recently The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson. When not headlining his own shows Clinton has been the opening act for such notable artist as Aretha Franklin, Donna Summer, Dennis Miller, Chris Rock, and Steven Wright. Clinton has also recorded and released two full length comedy CDs, both of which are regularly featured on satellite radio comedy channels.

    Following an acclaimed showing at HBO’s prestigious Aspen Comedy Festival, Clinton was cast to co-star as affable science teacher “Mezz Crosby” on the WB’s “Nick Freno: Licenced Teacher”. Subsequent roles as teachers on shows such as the Disney  Chanel’s “That’s So Raven” and Nickleodeon’s “Taina” further showcase Clinton’s trademark guy-next-door appeal with. Additional guest appearances on other sitcoms have shown that Clinton’s talents definitely reach beyond the stand-up stage.

    Upon signing with the Commercials Unlimited agency Clinton began to work in television commercials. With what one casting director called “a natural ability to connect” Clinton was cast to star in numerous national commercials including Jeep, Subway, Circuit City, Old Navy, 21st Century, Nissian, and AC Delco.

    Stand-up remains Clinton Jackson’s first love and greatest passion. In addition to comedy clubs he is very popular on the corporate event circuit, doing shows in which he often incorporates his keen ability to improvise with his audience. The San Francisco Chronicle says, “on stage Clinton Jackson moves as if he were in a boxing match delivering material that is not only hilarious to hear but brilliantly visual as well. He's good natured, clever, and engaging with a unique point of view, earning him the respect of his peers and giving him a broad cross-over appeal. “
     

Description:

 

Comic Mike Uryga Presents : "Bay Hilarea!..the best of SF"
 
A  night of comedy featuring some of the hottest comics that currently, or have had at one time, called the S.F./ Bay Area home.
 
The San Francisco comedy circuit is known for it's no holds barred, nothing's taboo, check the politcal correctness at the door kind of humor that's produced some of the most popular comics in the business! 
 
Robin Williams, Ellen Degeneres, Dana Carvey, Margaret Cho, Paula Poundstone, Jake Johannsen, Dana Gould, Carlos Alazraqui, Patton Oswalt, Brian Posehn, Al Madrigal,...the list is endless, have all spent some time honing their craft in the City so rich with Comedy History.
 
So, if you're a Bay Area person or just someone that has a place in your heart for the "city by the bay", this is the show for you !!

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