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Lauren Ashley Bishop has been making people laugh since the day she could pratt fall. She may look like a nice southern belle, as she is a proud native of Arkansas, but don’t be confused. There is a razor sharp wit behind her debutante smile that can carve you up quicker than her mom can shoot whiskey.
Lauren has performed at top clubs coast to coast, including The Improv, Zanies, The Ice House, Comix, & Gotham Comedy Club. She is currently touring colleges across the nation, recently being named a 2009 Hot Up and Coming Comic by Campus Activities Magazine. This year her tour also includes her second trip overseas to entertain the troops.
You might recognize Lauren from one of the numerous national commercials she made you laugh in this year: Mini Baby Bel Cheese, Arby's "Birthday Surprise", or performing standup comedy for Midol's newest campaign. She has voiced countless radio and TV ads, including her favorite, Popeye's Mama Slap Chicken.
Lauren is also an accomplished stage actress. She's played to rave reviews in Second City's Romeo & Juliet Musical @ Chicago Shakespeare Theatre, Eve Ensler's The Vagina Monologues @ The Apollo Theatre, & the National Broadway Tour of Scrooge, The Musical. Lauren is a graduate of Northwestern University, a proud member of SAG, AFTRA, and AEA.
Chinedu loves entertaining. Having superstar comedians he grew up admiring share the stage with him and call him hilarious, funny, or a great writer has been one of his career highlights and a dream come true.
Hailing from the Los Angeles area, this American born Nigerian is making a huge wave on the comedy scene. In addition, with his two degrees collecting dust from UCSB and LMU, he’s also a respected writer, and earth shattering youtube actor. CHINEDU has established himself as an intelligent comedic presence performing regularly at some of the country’s most renowned comedy clubs: The Hollywood Laugh Factory, The Hollywood Improv, The Comedy Store, The Comedy Union, The Jspot Comedy Club, Ventura Harbor Comedy Club, Comedy Hideaway, and Flappers just to name a few. As well as independently touring colleges nationwide annually.
Most recently, Chinedu competed in NBC’s Stand Up for Diversity 2013 making it all the way past the 3rd round and waiting to hear back if he made the finals in November. In addition, he has just been confirmed to be on NUVO’s TV second season of Stand Up and Deliver Comedy Show being taped at The Hollywood Improv in September. Chinedu’s comedic talents were featured on television in his own comedy special on The Africa Channel (Time Warner), which still continually airs internationally. He has also been a featured performer of The Ventura Harbor Comedy Festival for 3 years straight and counting; performing for all of the following showcases: TV Showcase, Black Friday, International Comics, etc. Furthermore, Chinedu produces his own sell out show once a month in Los Angeles called The Comedy Kickback at Echoes Under Sunset in Echo Park and has written for 2 comedy specials on SHOWTIME. Appearing on numerous stages, Chinedu provides the audience with a fresh point of view, a welcoming persona, hilarious flips in logic, sugarless eye candy, and classic jokes that will make you want to repeat them to a group of friends the next day at work and or school or on the couch to yourself.
A writer for televised comedians and viral YouTube sketch comedy groups; Chinedu has been labeled by audiences, comedians, bookers, and his mother as clever energy – with jokes that are original, universal, hysterical, and as someone who is ready for primetime.
Chinedu knows what’s FUNny plain and simple; when he is performing for shows always trust you will get your money and time worth. Just give Chinedu a spotlight and a mic, and enjoy the GENIUS.
…Glad that’s over. Typing in third person has always been awkward for Chinedu, I mean for me.
Originally from Virginia, Eddie now resides in Los Angeles. Don't worry Eddie will make no jokes about how he hates writing about himself in the 3rd person in his Bio, just understand that he does, I mean I do.
The “Hollywood Reporter” named Eddie Pence one of the Top New Faces of the Montreal Comedy Festival in 2004, he was also invited back to perform there again in 2006. In 2007 Eddie performed at the HBO Aspen Comedy Arts Festival as well as HBO’s “The Comedy Festival” in Las Vegas. In 2010 Eddie was a finalist in the Seattle International Comedy Competition. A favorite of the World Famous Improv, Eddie can be seen at clubs and colleges across the country. His credits include Comedy Centrals "Live at Gotham" and "Crossballs", "The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson", “Red Eye w/ Greg Gutfield” on Fox News, “History of the Joke” and “Surviving The Holidays w/ Lewis Black” on The History Channel and recently he appeared in the “Last Comic Driving” campaign on NBC.
Adam is a graduate of the USC Acting Conservatory. His junior year he studied abroad in London at the British American Drama Academy. Since 2007, Adam has spent time doing improv with the UCB theater in NYC and LA. His TV credits include ABC’s “According to Jim,” MTV’s “Human Giant”, Adult Swim’s “NTSF:SD:SUV” and CBS’s “Two Broke Girls”. He also just wrapped a supporting lead role in the upcoming Paul Feig directed feature “The Heat” starring Sandra Bullock and Melissa McCarthy, a guest star on Netflix’s reboot of “Arrested Development” and a guest star on Comedy Central’s hit comedy “Workaholics”.
Michael Yo is an actor, TV Host, Hollywood expert and stand-up comedian. Best known for his work on E!'s Chelsea Lately, this self-proclaimed "Half-Black Brother with a Korean Mother," has appeared on The Daily 10, E! News, Kourtney & Khloe Take Miami and his own show, Yo on E! Michael has been a correspondent on Showbiz Tonight, Today, EXTRA and currently can be seen on CBS's The Insider as well as a regular guest on The Talk.
You can also see Michael on Yahoo's The Yo Show on Yahoo, a show that highlighted Michael's unique personality and humorous take on celebrities and pop culture. You can catch Michael on the silver screen in Losing Control, Cookout 2 and Sofia Coppola's Bling Ring. Michael has appeared at numerous comedy clubs across the country including: Improv's, Stand-Up Live, Palms Hotel, Laugh Factory, Comedy Store, and Comedy Juice among others. His Hot Mess Tour also performs at colleges throughout the country.
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.