JayDavisComedy Presents at The Improv with Bryan Callen, Ian Bagg, Chris D'Elia and Alonzo Bodden
Performing Artists (Click on Artist for Reviews and Previews)
18 & over
Two items minimum
Tickets are only $15 pre-sale, $20 the day of the show!
Line up subject to change
Ian Bagg is the first name in this sentence and chances are, it will be the last. Ian started comedy in a small country off the coast of Japan called “Canada”. He proceeded to do all the show business things that every successful Canadian entertainers do. He went to a “Hockey Night in Canada” game on a Saturday night, performed at the “Montreal Comedy Festival”, kissed a fish in New Foundland and did a “Comedy Now” special on CTV. So what does a Canadian do when he has done all? He boards a train to NYC! Wherein he goes on to live in a youth hostel but eventually and luckily ends up on “Late Night with Conan O’Brien”, “The Late Late show with Craig Ferguson” and the “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno”. It is not always fun and games; he was forced to do “Make Me Laugh”, “Showcase Comics with Louie Anderson”, “Fridays” on NBC and “Late Late Show with Caig Kilborn”.
Acting, although not his first love, has been fun. Here is something interesting; Ian is the only known human that has worked with famed director producer Judd Apatow and has not become a multi-billionaire. But in spite of that, life has been amazing! Ian has been on the History Channel, the Food Network and the Biography Channel. Also, Ian was the first ever Canadian to meet three different presidents, including Ronald Reagan, Jimmy Carter and George Bush. Although only one of these people were actually physically in the White House at the time…one was on a plane and one at a hockey practice… He has worked red carpet interviews, managing to piss off Brad Pitt, be hit with a champagne bottle, and asked for chocolate-covered pretzels by Alec Baldwin. You probably wonder what kind of man does this and does not implode. Why, it is a man whose dog survived a horrific three story fall. A man that’s been known to think he is twelve, although was actually more like twenty-nine or seventy-two. Surprisingly, Ian went to school to be an explosives enigneer. But a lucky chance at a open mic event made him the oh-so volatile one. Soon after all of that , Ian had two successful half-hour specials; one on “Comedy Central Presents” and HBO’s “A Comics Climb”. And just recently, he taped his first one hour special.
So if you dare to see a comedian who was named the “…number 2 out of 11 comics to see live in 2012” by “Crave Online”, he will be in your area soon…‘cause this Manchild does over a million airmiles a year Or conversely, you could listen to his radio/podcast, The Ian Bagg Show on Sirius/XM 160 radio,www.theianbaggshow.com or download on itunes.
“Anyway you get to know him you will remember him”, (Ronald Reagan)
Born in the Philippines, Bryan Callen spent the first fourteen years of his life overseas in countries like India, Pakistan, Lebanon, Greece and Saudi Arabia, before moving to the U.S. He went to high school in Massachusetts and earned his B.A. in History at the American University in Washington D.C.
Callen has spent the last 17 years in Los Angeles fighting traffic because that's where he seems to find the most work (Callen is also writing this but making it seem like someone ELSE is writing this by referring to himself in the 3rd person). Callen got his start as an original cast member of MAD TV. He then went on to play numerous roles on the small and big screen including, "Old School" "Bad Santa", "Sex and the City", “Entourage,” "Californication", “7th Heaven,” “King of Queens,” “Stacked,” “Las Vegas,” “West Wing,” “News Radio,” “Significant Others,” “CSI,” “NYPD Blue,” “Suddenly Susan,” and “Frasier.” He recently finished a two-season character arc on USA’s “In Plain Sight.”
Callen is not a famous actor but sometimes people look at him and scream "Bilson," since that's the character he played on several episodes of CBS’s “How I Met Your Mother.” His most recent TV role was Captain Frank Dashell, leader of the Undead Task Force, in the short-lived but critically acclaimed MTV comedy, "Death Valley." He has been recognized for that role exactly 4 times but who cares since he's been recognized over one million times (I'm guessing) as EDDIE, the Middle Eastern owner of a wedding chapel in a little movie called THE HANGOVER. Not to mention his role as Samir, in HANGOVER II where he played basically the same exact character only Samir had thick, curly, hair and darker skin which is actually a good look on Callen considering his Irish/Italian heritage has left him with a ruddy complexion and thinning, mouse-brown hair.
His most recent roles on the big screen were in the Lion's Gate drama WARRIOR and the 2014 feature film RIDE ALONG starring Kevin Hart and Ice Cube.
Between acting gigs Callen spends his time power lifting, taming lions, vanquishing evil and making people laugh as a stand up comic. That's why he can currently be seen on SHOWTIME performing a stand up comedy special called MAN CLASS.