AMIR K is currently on the cast of the MTV prank show, JERKS WITH CAMERAS. Last year, Amir made his foray into film with roles in Ben Affleck’s ARGO and Alexandre Aja’s SITE (for Fox), where he stars as the love interest opposite Ashley Hinshaw. In addition to acting, Amir is an accomplished comedian who can often be seen headlining Los Angeles comedy venues such as The Comedy Store, Laugh Factory and The Improv. Born in Tehran, Iran and raised in Southern California, his comedy is a blend of character work, storytelling and improvisation shaped by a multi-cultural upbringing. Amir is fluent in Farsi, Spanish and is known for his incredible accents and impressions.
Chase Durousseau is a household name that even smart people have trouble spelling. A Creole Texan, his easy going delivery and unique rapid-fire animated mannerisms have captivated audiences around the globe. Growing up latch key and down the street from a dollar theater, his early childhood consisted of getting dropped off at theme parks, the movies and pulling pranks on strangers that would eventually become his friends. He then proceeded to crash so many of these peoples family get togethers that eventually everywhere he went felt like home.
After volunteering for Red Cross during Hurricane Katrina, he couldn’t stop talking to people, took his insatiable lust for blabbering to the stage and has been there ever since. After starting comedy he won Houston's Funniest Person Contest, entertained U.S. Troops in Kuwait and Iraq. He performed at Moontower Comedy Festival with Hannibal Buress, opened for Craig Robinson and The Nasty Delicious on the east coast, and with Norm Macdonald, Jo Koy, Anjelah Johnson, Steve Byrne, Louis CK, Bill Burr and more in the south.
He currently lives in Los Angeles where he regularly performs around town and hosts a popular live weekly show called “Midnight Snack” at the Hollywood Improv.
Plagued by constant sunshine, he desperately applied to graduate programs on the east coast. Rejected from all but one school, he packed all his belongings and boarded a plane to Boston. His belongings boarded a plane to Philadelphia and were never seen again. Jono is currently earning his PhD in Neuroscience at Boston University, where he spends his days giving cocaine to rats, and his nights with similar company in comedy clubs all over New England and the rest of our great nation. Inspired by the legendary performers before him, Jono is proud to continue the great stand-up comedy tradition of studying Neuroscience
This natural entertainer grew up in St. Peter, MO., just west of St. Louis. “IT” all started
in preschool. Full of energy and wit, his teachers gave him time in the early afternoons
to entertain his classmates in order to minimize his comedic exploits during class time.
Michael did dance routines, mimicking Michael Jackson, and was a natural for leading
roles in school plays. He just loved to be the center of attention so he could entertain
everyone and make them smile.
Michael Anthony continued to act in plays throughout elementary school, high school,
and college. His roles include everything from dramatic historic plays to gut-busting
comedies. At times, he would juggle appearances in two different plays simultaneously.
After graduating high school, he put his entertainment career on hold in order to pursue
a college education from the University of Missouri-St. Louis. The acting bug forced
Michael Anthony to take classes at COCA and The Muny, two of St. Louis’s well known
He entered into a profitable entertainment venture when he began performing, writing
lyrics, rapping, and co-managing the group, KRT (Knights of the Round Table).
Michael’s natural passion for writing led him to co-write songs used in sports highlights
for both the St. Louis Cardinals and the St. Louis Rams. He and KRT performed songs
live in the studio of News Channel 5’s “Sports Plus” in 2006 and 2007. In 2005, Michael
won the Midwest Market Addy Award for writing a commercial for ‘Slackers’, a music
and video game store in Missouri. After writing two locally respected albums, Michael
returned to his main passion and directed his talents to writing sketches, scripts, and
material that keep the audience laughing and smiling.
Michael Anthony’s natural passion for entertaining, mixed with his experiences in
writing and acting, led him to pursue stand up comedy. His timing & observations on
current events quickly made him a favorite at local comedy clubs. Within months of
Michael’s initial pursuit of comedy, he was already getting paid to perform and even
asked to do shows with Guy Torry and Paul Mooney.
Michael is now ready for the next chapter in his life as an entertainer. He is passionate
about providing quality entertainment for his audience, and has built upon his prior
experiences in order to know the best way to do so. Michael’s experiences are diverse,
and his passions are many. He has always put all of himself into every creative project he
has ever been involved with, and will continue to do so, so long as there are still people
out there that Michael can make laugh and smile.
Melissa Villasenor is a stand-up comedian and impressionist who is currently in the Finals of NBC’s hit show, “America’s Got Talent.” She grew up in Los Angeles and started stand up in Comedy Camp at the age of 15. And now, you can catch her as a regular at the Improv, Comedy Store and Comedy and Magic Club.
Melissa made her first TV appearance doing Ellen DeGeneres and Sarah Silverman impressions on “Frank TV” on TBS. She also appeared in the Just for Laughs Montreal Comedy Festival as part of the New Faces show in 2010. Recently she played a part as Nora Ephron on Fox's “Family Guy” and voiced various characters on Cartoon Network's “Adventure Time.”
You can catch Melissa perform her many voices all around the country and in her one-woman show, “I’m Not Myself.”
Summer is here and The Improv is proud to host Teen Tours from all over the country, and we would like to invite you out to experince the World Famous Hollywood Improv with your 17+ Teens!!
Come out and see The Improv's most amazing talent! Combining up and coming comics with seasoned veterans and today's hottest acts, it is always an amazing show! Some shows have yielded such up and coming acts as Ian Bagg, Sam Tripoli, Bret Ernst, Adam Hunter, as well as some veteran performers such as Ron White, Bob Saget, Chris Rock,and Sarah Silverman.
*These shows are not censored for children. Material may not be appropriate for children under the age of 17.