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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 is a comedian, actor and writer best known for his stand up appearances on Television, internationally and around the United States. Most currently Chinedu was seen on the latest season of Coming to the Stage (HULU) and on the hit comedy series The Mindy Project (FOX/HULU) and just came back from an overseas tour performing for the US Troops stationed across the Middle East and a comedy tour of India..
Born and raised in south Los Angeles with direct Nigerian roots, Chinedu got his start in comedy after a friend in college dared/encouraged him to try stand up. Chinedu, down for 180 degree life change, told himself “Why not?” After a successful enough first show (didn’t cry or shit his pants) Chinedu became hooked; performing at every talent show, open mic and stand up night he could find at and around the University of California, Santa Barbara. After finishing school,, Chinedu moved back to LA to pursue his entertainment dreams. Chinedu began performing nightly anywhere he could, while teaching students with special needs until he figured out how to make a living through his passion.
A fews years later, CHINEDU is still eating peanut butter everyday, but has established himself as a smooth comedic presence performing regularly at some of the country’s most renowned comedy clubs. Including his local favorites: The Hollywood Improv, The Comedy and Magic Club, The Laugh Factory, The Westside comedy Theatre, The Comedy Store and many more. As well as touring universities nationwide annually through his “Study Break” College Comedy Tour reaching from USC and UCLA in Los Angeles to Ithaca College and Cornell University in New York.
Chinedu has also competed in NBC’s Stand Up for Diversity competition – being named a top ten finalist out of 1000 + comedians. In addition, he was featured on NUVO’s TV Stand Up and Deliver and was named as a top finalist at the Laughing Devil, Ventura Harbor, Burbank, San Diego and the Laughing Skull Comedy Festival. Chinedu comedic talents were also seen early on TV in his own half hour comedy special on The Africa Channel as apart of Africa Laughs, which still continually airs internationally on Time Warner Cable. Furthermore, his name can be seen on the credits as writer for a comedy project that was aired for SHOWTIME.
Chinedu is also the co-producer of The Comedy Kickback, a once a month stand up comedy show, that happens every second Friday in Los Angeles at The Hollywood Improv in The Lab
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 can next be seen in the upcoming Columbia Picture's revival of GHOSTBUSTERS and the reboot of the popular sketch show MADtv on The CW. He currently co-hosts the new TBS comedy game show "Separation Anxiety," as well as the popular podcast "About Last Night," which has featured guests including Melissa McCarthy, Susan Sarandon, and Dana Carvey. His comedy sketches have garnered over 30 million views on YouTube and Funny or Die. Adam previously appeared in Paul Feig's Fox feature, SPY (starring Melissa McCarthy) as well as Paul Feig's THE HEAT, where he plays the villain opposite Sandra Bullock and Melissa McCarthy. He was also featured as a writer and stand up on Comedy Central's second season of ADAM DEVINE'S HOUSE PARTY.
Michael Yo is a Stand-up Comedian, Actor, and TV Host known for his work on E!'s Chelsea Lately, is a regular on The Talk, The Wendy Williams Show and The Today Show. This self-proclaimed "Half-Black Brother with a Korean Mother" has also appeared on E! News, Kourtney & Khloe Take Miami and his own show, Yo on E!. Michael is currently a co-host on CBS’s The Insider.
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.