As soon as Darren Carter (‘The Party Starter’) takes the stage he unleashes a captivating flurry of impersonations, observations, and off-the-wall social commentary that is a comedy experience unlike any other. Darren’s contagious charm and vivid imagery paints a picture, both relatable and unique. No wonder critics nationwide are calling his act ‘a must see’.
With brilliant delivery and an animated style, Darren Carter captivates a crowd and leaves his audiences rolling with laughter, while begging for more. The Los Angeles based comedian has performed all over the world and is a fan favorite at the nation’s most prestigious clubs including the Laugh Factory, Hollywood Improv, and Comedy & Magic Club, to name a few. On the live performance front, he recently rocked the stage in front of 20,000 fans at L.A.’s prestigious ‘POWER 106 Comedy Jam’ alongside Katt Williams, Carlos Mencia, and Russell Peters.
Hip-hop superstar Snoop Dogg spotted Darren Carter on television doing his dead-on impersonation of the rapper, which led to performing multiple times at Snoop’s annual family reunion.
The party doesn’t stop there. After appearing in the summer blockbuster ‘Be Cool’ with John Travolta Darren continues to make appearances regularly on television. Whether it’s Comedy Central, BET, NBC, or E!, Darren appeals to a wide audience. And if you think you are hearing Darren’s voice, don’t worry, you aren’t going crazy! He’s been using his dynamic abilities for a number of voiceover roles, including Activision’s top-selling video game, ‘Tony Hawk’s American Wasteland’.
Darren can be seen chatting it up on “Chelsea Lately”, alongside Jay Leno, entertaining on Youtube, or better yet, check him out LIVE at a show near you!
For shows and touring schedule visit www.darrencarter.com or just Google Darren Carter.
(Little Known Fact: Darren enjoys being ‘Googled’)
Egyptian-American comedian Maria Shehata’s sharp and original stand-up, combined with her quick-wit and crowd pleasing conversational delivery has brought her appearances in NY’s Arab-American Comedy Festival, the New York Underground Comedy Festival, The Los Angeles Middle Eastern Comedy Festival, as well as on Comedy Central’s The Watch List, Women’s Entertainment Network and numerous guest appearances on Sirius Satellite Radio. Maria has published essays all over the world, from the Italian magazine Stripped Stories to Kuwait’s Bazaar. Her comedy has taken her from suburban life in Columbus, Ohio, to New York City and now Los Angeles, where she brings to the stage a point of view that is unique, hilarious, and yet still universal. Watch out for Maria on Showtime’s Bridging the Gap to air June 2010!
Francisco Ramos is the voice of the Lead Marmoset in the movie “RIO” with Anne Hathaway and Jesse Eisenberg. He has toured worldwide as a standup comic, including going to Afghanistan to perform for the US troops. He appeared in the Byron Allen syndicated show “First Family”, has appeared in several sketches for the Jimmy Kimmel Live Show, and will also be a part of Steve Carrell’s new TBS pilot “Tribeca”.
Originally from Venezuela, Francisco moved to Washington D.C. in 1994. He graduated from the University of Maryland in 2004 with a double major of Finance and International Business. However, after a short-lived desk job, Francisco realized that his passion was comedy.
He has been selected to perform in the CBS Multicultural Diversity Showcase, where he was one of 12 selected from a pool of 5,000 applicants. He has also appeared in NUVO TV's show “Latino 101" and in the movie “Marmaduke” with Owen Wilson and George Lopez.
Francisco Ramos performs regularly at the major comedy clubs in Los Angeles such as the Comedy Store, Comedy & Magic Club, Laugh Factory, Improvs. He recently worked as one of the writers and host for the 123UNODOSTRES channel show “Bashtag”, and is quickly becoming one of the best Latin comics in the industry.
Tony Baker is making a lot of noise on the Hollywood Comedy Scene. In a short time he has made his presence felt at all the major comedy clubs in the LA area. He hails from Chicago and honed his stage presence while living and going to college in New Mexico. The married father of 2 balances family, acting & comedy well. He is the winner of the Uncle Clyde's Comedy Competition at the Ice House, A semi-finalist in the Boston Comedy Festival, and winner of L.A.'s Funniest Comic. He has done short films, dramas, horror movies and comedies. He has also been featured in as well as co-written numerous comedy sketches. He is a regular at The Comedy Store on the sunset strip as well as The Comedy Union. He has done numerous shows at The Laugh Factory in Hollywood & Long Beach, The Ice House & The Improv Comedy clubs in Hollywood,Ontario,Brea & Irvine. Tony Baker's comedy style is very observational and relatable and very animated. Get to know Tony Baker before everyone else does.
Josh was born in Baltimore, Md. Since moving to LA in 2008, he has been featured on Comedy Centrals "Workaholics" and Spike TV. In 2013 he was selected as a "New Face" at the Just For Laugh's Montreal Comedy Festival.
He is also the host of The Goddamn Comedy Jam. A monthly show at the Lyric Theater.
Long Beach, CA native and stand-up comic Jason Collings toured the country and shared the stage with some of the biggest names in comedy early on in his career. Opening for some of the greats turned him into a headliner and respectively, he is now headlining the country on his own bringing his observational and highly conversational trademark comedy to the masses. Proving to be a powerhouse in the field of entertainment, Collings owned the late night stage on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno and has showcased his comedic prowess on BET’s Comic View and on VH-1. He is also a frequent staple at The Comedy Store in Hollywood, the Improv comedy clubs, Laugh Factory, The Ice House in Pasadena, and at The Comedy & Magic Club in Hermosa Beach.
What started as a mere hobby has turned into what is sure to be a life-long career for Jason Collings and if you have the chance to see him live, you are sure to become a fan of his brand of comedy that has crowds roaring with laughter from coast to coast.
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.