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A Night of Comedy to Benefit Leukemia & Lymphoma Society & Sideshow Network's Shawn Marek (Special Event)

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A Night of Comedy to Benefit Leukemia & Lymphoma Society & Sideshow Network's Shawn Marek Wednesday, May 28, 2014 08:00 PM Hollywood Improv, Los Angeles, CA
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  • Ticket Price: $20.00
  • Door Time: 6:00 PM
  • Show Type: Stand Up
  • Showroom: Main Room
  • Restrictions: 18 & over
    Two items minimum
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  • Christopher Titus

    Christopher Titus

    Employing what he’s labeled “hard funny,” Christopher Titus has released three ninety-minute albums in as many years.  That’s 270 minutes of material when most comics do the same act for years.  He has three one-hour comedy specials currently running on Comedy Central.  After years of experimentation with dark and personal storytelling, he debuted his one-man show “Norman Rockwell is Bleeding” at the Hudson Theater in Los Angeles.  It was from this performance that the dark comedy, “Titus,” was born on Fox.  The show earned Titus a Writer’s Guild nomination as well as an Emmy nomination, and Newsday called him “TV’s most original voice since Seinfeld.” 

    His second show, “The Fifth Annual End of the World Tour,” was released in 2007 to rave reviews.  Titus tackled such difficult issues as the Iraq war, racism, pedophilia and even his father’s unconventional and ridiculous funeral, where he, with his brother and sister’s help, spread his father’s ashes in a casino.  These are issues most comedians would run from, but Titus never walks into the familiar. 

    Titus’ newest one-man show, “Love Is Evol,” deconstructs relationships in a way no comic has ever attempted.  Titus wades into domestic violence, plastic surgery, custody and all aspects of the nightmare relationships that made him question the existence of God.  Then, his new girlfriend helped him reconfirm it. This groundbreaking comedy special premiered on Comedy Central on Valentine’s Day.  The album and dvd were released on February 15th, 2009.   Titus claims that “this show will either fix your relationship or destroy it, and either way, you’re welcome.  If my comedy ends your relationship, then it needed to end.”

    He is currently preparing to film his newest one-man show, “Neverlution,” for Comedy Central.  The special will air on July the 4th.

    Titus shone in 2007 as the lovable character, Brody, in ABC’s “Big Shots.”  He shared the screen with Dylan McDermott, Michael Vartan and Joshua Molina as a successful CEO who had total control in business, and no control in his relationship.

    Inspired by such greats as Woody Allen, Steve Martin, and Cosby, who wrote, directed, produced and performed, Titus has sold ideas to NBC, ABC, FOX and Comedy Central.  His pilot “Special Unit” which is about four disabled detectives, is edgy and laugh-out-loud funny. Titus describes it as “The Shield with handicapped people” and is shooting for film production in 2012.  His script “Five Seconds” has been optioned by High Road Entertainment and is slated for a 2012 release. 

    After watching Christopher Titus perform live, there is no doubt that he is one of the best comics working today.  With the complete package of comedy, acting and writing, there hasn’t been someone like him in a long time.

  • Alonzo Bodden Comedy Central Certified

    Alonzo Bodden

    An international headliner, Alonzo has performed comedy worldwide including Just For Laughs in Montreal, Kilkenny Ireland Comedy fest, Sydney, Australia, Brighton Beach in the UK and he’s entertained the troops everywhere from Iraq to Greenland. His one hour comedy special, "Who's Paying Attention?" premiered on Showtime to rave reviews. Introduced to America on NBC’s Last Comic Standing, Alonzo Bodden was runner up on Season 2 and came back to win it all on Last Comic Standing Season 3, “The Best of the Best.” Since then he’s been a regular on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno and a favorite guest on Adam Corolla’s radio show and podcast. While his movie career has consisted mainly of playing security guards, he’s protected the best. Steve Martin and Queen Latifah in Bringing Down The House and Leslie Nielsen in Scary Movie 4. He’s hosted 101 Cars You must Drive on Speed Channel and America’s Worst Driver on The Travel Channel and the ITV show Inside the Vault.

  • Graham Elwood

    Graham Elwood

    High octane good times are had by all when Graham Elwood comes to the stage. Which is what you'll get by listening to his new CD "Graham Elwood: The Comedian's got a Boo Boo." Whether he's talking about the 13 state medical marijuana tour with Doug Benson, entertaining the military in Afghanistan and Iraq or punishing mic stands with his karate skill as a 2nd degree yellow belt, Elwood is a comedy storm. You can see him in Super High Me, on Doug Benson's the High Road on G4, as a correspondent for The Daily Habit on Fuel TV, The Sarah Silverman Program, in the feature documentary film "Laffghanistan" or in a comedy club, college, firebase or theater Palm Striking his way through amped up crowds. Put on your rain coats 'cause here comes the thunder and its name is Graham Elwood. PALM STRIKE!

  • Chris Mancini

    Chris Mancini

    Chris Mancini is a comic, author, filmmaker, and parent. He is also very tired. Chris has written and directed many films, shows, and people who were lost looking for the mall. The Sci Fi Channel awarded Chris the "Future of Film" award along with a grant to make more. The Sci Fi Channel also aired his award winning short film SKINS, which The Museum of Television and Radio in New York archived as an "Important Short Film." He has screened and spoken at various prestigious festivals including Slamdance, HBO'S US Comedy Arts festival, and at Comic-Con in San Diego. His first DVD compilation Myopic Visions is available now nationwide. The DVD includes all of his short films along with his interviews with the SCI FI Channel and many extras. His eclectic film style has been influenced by his favorite artists, including Monty Python, Tim Burton, Igmar Bergman, Terry Gilliam, and Billy Wilder. Now also an author, his book Pacify Me: A Handbook for the Freaked Out New Dad is out now from Simon and Schuster. It tells of the harrowing tale of a guy overcoming his fear of actually procreating and offers helpful advice for freaked out new dads everywhere. As a comic, Chris has played all over the country, from a beautiful Marriott in Hawaii to a beautiful Roadhouse in Ohio. He is also a regular on LA's alternative comedy circuit and has performed at: Melrose and Las Vegas Improv, Comedy Store, Ice House, Laugh Factory, Catch a Rising Star, and some of the better Funny Bones. You can often find him trolling around the internet at his blog DaddyNeedsSomeAloneTime.blogspot.com or at comedyfilmnerdsdotcom.com. Chris lives in a hovering heli-carrier somewhere over Los Angeles with his wife Audrey, his daughter Isabella, his son Griffin, and their unusually white cat, Avatar.

  • Jon Reep

    Jon Reep

    Does this face look familiar? Maybe you remember Jon as the fifth season winner on NBC's "Last Comic Standing" or have seen him on Comedy Central's "Premium Blend" or the half-hour special "Comedy Central Presents: Jon Reep". If it’s not from his stand-up performances then you probably know Jon from Dodge's popular ad campaign as the "Hemi guy" where Jon is known to millions as the redheaded hillbilly in the Dodge Ram commercials who leans out of a beat-up car and utters the now famous line: "That thing gotta Hemi?" 
    Born in Hickory, NC, Jon moved to Raleigh to earn a Bachelor of Arts degree in theater at North Carolina State University.  In 2000 Jon was invited to perform at the prestigious Just for Laughs Festival in Montreal, Canada and has since been invited back to perform in the "Best of the Fest" and a "Gala" show. Other notable festival dates include performing at the Las Vegas Comedy Festival and the Bonaroo Music & Arts Festival and the Vancouver Comedy Festival. 
    Now based in Los Angeles, Jon is one of the hardest working comics in America, performing on television, in films and selling out clubs and theaters across the country. His show is supersonic energy filled with non-stop characters, super clever writing and of course the one talent that separates Jon from all other comedians in the world: He's the best redneck dancer since Elvis.

  • Adam Hunter

    Adam Hunter

    Adam Hunter is one of the hottest young stand up comedians around today. He is full of exciting energy that makes crowds go wild. He headlines all over the country, putting his heart and soul into every performance with an act that is brash, deep and most importantly, funny. Adam is one of the hardest working comics around, performing every night of the week, usually 2 or 3 shows a night. His live ticket at comedy clubs is always hot as his act is universal and night after night Adam Hunter delivers a powerful message that keeps audiences on the edges of their seats.


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    Adam Hunter | MySpace Video
  • 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.

  • Special Guest

    Special Guest

Description: Please come down for a fantastic night of comedy and donate to help fight Hodgkin's Lymphoma.

Lineup:
Christopher Titus
Jon Reep
Alonzo Bodden
Graham Elwood
Rick Overton
Chris Mancini
Mark DeCarlo
Chris Gore
Adam Hunter

$20 will make a huge difference for Shawn and a portion of the proceeds will also be going to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.


If you can't make the event, please donate to Shawn here: 

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