Born in Tucson, Arizona, raised on the East Coast, and having spent several years in his mother land of Iran, Max Amini graduated from UCLA’s school of Theater, Film and Television. He’s an actor with numerous film and TV credits including NBC’s Heroes, recurring actor on Comedy Central's Mind of Mencia, and his leading role in the movie Beer Pong. Fluent in Farsi, Max is also a stand-up comedian who performs all around the world and expresses his views on family and cultural topics. He was recently chosen as one of the finalists for NBC's Diversity Showcase this year, and just finished taping his first special on Showtime on December 12th, 2009. You can learn more about him by visiting: www.MaxComedian.com
Fans of David Race have come to love his smart, edgy, and inventive stand up comedy. David's material manages to be dark and evil, without being X-Rated.
On stage David talks about his adoption, finding out as an adult that he's half Latino, his radio career, and his unique take on his daily life experiences.
David has performed in numerous stand up comedy festivals, and can be seen frequently on stage at the world famous Hollywood Improv.
Prior to embarking on his stand up career, David spent nearly a decade as a radio personality. David was a rock radio DJ, and an FM talk host, at K-Rock in New York, WBAB on Long Island, and WMMR in Philadelphia, amongst others.
David has appeared on the Howard Stern Show, Jimmy Kimmel Live on ABC-TV, and Sirius/XM's Raw Dog Comedy Channel. He has hosted TV and game shows, including "Celebrity Eulogy" (CelebrityEulogy.com). David has also acted in films, and live sketch comedy shows.
David was featured in the book "Howard Stern A to Z", by Luigi Lucaire, and has written jokes for many well known morning radio personalities around the U.S.
Tom Clark was born and raised, in that order. Clark started off his career as a social worker finding jobs for disabled people in Milwaukee and at night he would perform stand up comedy. As his stand up career picked up Clark made the move to Los Angeles, eventually performing on such shows as CBS’s ‘Late Late Show’, NBC’s ‘Last Comic Standing’, and Comedy Central’s ‘Premium Blend’. Clark spent the next few years traveling coast to coast doing stand up and eventually performing internationally as part of New Faces at the prestigious ‘Just For Laughs Comedy Festival’ in Montreal and on The Main Stage at ‘The Capetown Comedy Festival’ in South Africa.
Clark also has a strong background in improv and sketch having completed the Second City Conservatory in Chicago and being a Main Company member at ComedySportz LA, which specializes in short form improv. After taking some acting classes Clark began to pursue acting work and landed guest star roles in the Hallmark made for TV movie ‘The Wish List’, NBC’s ‘Outsourced’, and even a dramatic role on TNT’s ‘The Closer’ opposite Kyra Sedgewick. After landing the role on ‘Outsourced’, director Ken Kwapis invited Clark to be in the Drew Barrymore movie, ‘Big Miracle’.
“He endears himself to crowds from the moment he steps on stage… funny as hell”
LA Comedy Examiner
Bill Devlin (comedian, actor and writer) was born and raised in St. Paul Minnesota. The youngest of eight children in an Irish Catholic community, serves as fodder in a good deal of Devlin’s reservoir of comedy.
In addition to touring around the country, Bill has also performed at all the major comedy clubs in Southern California. He appears, hosts and produces shows regularly at the world famous Hollywood Improv Comedy Club. Devlin’s long running Comedy & Cocktails show has featured comedy greats Chris Rock, Jerry Seinfeld, Margaret Cho and Drew Carey just to name a few.
Hollywood took notice when Devlin performed nine one-hour comedy shows in a two day period at a maximum-security prison. He wrote a first person story of the experience, exclusive to the Los Angeles Times, which was featured on the front page of the calendar section.
This got Devlin his first major feature film development deal.
His unique comedy style is routinely written about in the Irish Herald, The Irish News and The Irish American Post. Did I mention he’s Irish? Devlin has also been profiled on NBC’s Today in LA and on National Public Radio.
He was commissioned to produce, write and host (before a live studio audience) his own TV talk/variety show The Un-Invited Guests with Bill Devlin; which starred comedy legend Dom Deluise.
As an actor, Devlin has been in dozens of television commercials and has starred in several independent feature films (Blood Predator, The God Complex) including the cult hit Rectuma; which screened at the Cannes film festival.
He has worked with such film veterans as Faye Dunaway (Chinatown, Bonnie & Clyde), Sean Young (Blade Runner) and Ernie Hudson (Ghostbusters).
Devlin has performed improv & sketch comedy for many years and trained with the father of improvisation himself, Del Close.
He is also an accomplished professional photographer and percussionist
Jamie Kaler is best known as Mike Callahan from the critically acclaimed TBS show, “My Boys”. Having wrapped the final season, he is currently headlining comedy clubs and theatres nationwide.
An accomplished actor, writer, and stand-up comic, Jamie still can’t believe he actually gets paid to make people laugh. Originally from the comedy hotbed of New Hampshire his only dream was to live somewhere warm. A childhood trip to Universal Studios and an autograph from his hero “Frankenstein” would help him realize that there were lands out there where you didn’t have to shovel snow. Using that, and the opening montage of “Three’s Company” as his inspiration to head west, he would get there by any means necessary. Not thinking acting could be an actual profession, he chose the next best path to the west coast…Naval Officer. He received a four year NROTC scholarship for college and decided to use it at the most expensive school he could get into. After majoring in Co-Ed Dorms and Darts at Boston University he was ready for anything.
With his commission from the US Navy in hand, Jamie set off on his first “World Tour” in ports like Hong Kong, Perth, and Bangkok. Realizing he enjoyed “Kelly McGillis” and a “need for speed” a little bit more than actually being in the Navy, he resigned his commission as a Lieutenant and decided to try acting. He hasn’t looked back.
His credits include How I Met Your Mother, New Adventures of Old Christine, Friends, Will and Grace, That 70’s Show, The Family Stone, King of Queens, Monk, Robot Chicken….(Check IMDB)
As a Stand-Up, Jamie was one of the New Faces at the Montreal Comedy Festival and has appeared at both the Las Vegas and Chicago Comedy Festivals. You may have seen his act on the Late, Late Show, Live at Gotham, Chelsea Lately. or even hosting the Red Carpet at the SAG Awards.
He currently resides in Los Angeles with his fiancée and their dog Max.
MELINDA HILL has performed stand-up all over the world, and is an accomplished actress and writer. LA Weekly describes her as, “bubbly, adorable, outlandish, funny,” and Buzzine Magazine claims she “puts the fun back in funny and the smart back in smarty- pants.” In 2010 she appeared in several sketches on Comedy Central’s Pretend Time with Nick Swardson (produced by Adam Sandler), and in the film Bright Day, opposite Bill Maher. She is also the voice of Dr. Princess on the cartoon Adventure Time. Other TV appearances include, Glory Daze, Reno 911, Sarah Silverman Program, Important Things with Demetri Martin, Frank TV, The Winner, and Chris Kattan’s Bollywood Hero. Her stand-up has been featured on Late Show with Craig Ferguson, Bonnie Hunt Show, BBC’s World Stands Up, NESN’s Comedy All Stars, Comics Unleashed, and most recently when she hosted Byron Allen’s Comedy TV.
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.