Kevin Pollak has taken over the internet – won’t someone stop him, please…? Having started as a stand-up comedian, and then clearly when no one was looking, becoming an award-winning dramatic actor, Pollak decided three years ago he needed to capture yet another creative flag. This time around, he would forge new ground in the now wildly popular world of creative content online. Within six weeks of the launch of Kevin Pollak’s Chat Show, his weekly live streaming one-on-one talk show made famed Column One on the front page of the Los Angeles Times: http://tinyurl.com/lhrap2
Often averaging two hours with film directors like Jason Reitman, Christopher Guest, Jane Campion, James L. Brooks and John Landis (who has the record length at two hours and fifty-two minutes) as well as tv & film stars like Paul Rudd, Jon Hamm, Billy Bob Thorton, Virginia Madsen, Neil Patrick Harris, Matthew Perry, Lauren Graham, Ed O’Neill, sports legends like Sugar Ray Leonard and, of course comedians like Jim Gaffigan, Eddie Izzard, Dana Carvey, Craig Ferguson, Nick Swardson and Demetri Martin, not to mention luminaries like Henry Winkler, Martin Mull, Harry Shearer and FRED WILLARD! Oh, and Weird Al Yankovic, too!
March 15th will mark 3 years since the show started and if you’d like to watch it live, the show streams live every Sunday at 3pm, PST, at http://www.KevinPollaksChatShow.com and then seen and/or heard on iTunes, and now the entire library and all new shows are available on hulu.com at http://hulu.com/Kevin-Pollaks-Chat-Show.
Oh, but Kevin wasn’t done with the interwebs… Oh hell no. After becoming so well known for his Christopher Walken impression, that he’s listed 1st (out of literally hundreds) when you Google the sentence: “Christopher Walken impression,” Kevin launched a comedy podcast called Talkin Walkin. Yep. It’s Kevin speaking only as Walken for an hour about life and the cornucopia of crap that fills it. Joining Kevin each week is an actor and/or comedian friend. This podcast can be heard on iTunes as well as the site: http://TalkinWalkin.com.
Kevin’s latest 1 hour stand-up comedy special, “The Littlest Suspect” thrilled new fans and old alike this past year on tv and is now available on iTunes, Amazon.com and at http://KevinPollak.tv, where Kevin’s tour dates are listed as well.
As an actor, Kevin has co-starred in almost 70 films, including “A Few Good Men,” “Casino,” “The Usual Suspects,” and most recently in Kevin Smith’s “Red State” and next in “Columbus Circle,” which he also co-wrote with the film’s director George Gallo (“Midnight Run”) and then co-stars in Rob Reiner’s “The Magic of Belle Island” with Morgan Freeman and Virginia Madsen.
Kyle is originally from Addison, Illinois, and has been performing for ten years. He has been seen on NBC’s Last Call With Carson Daly, and the BBC’s The World Stands Up. He has performed in the Aspen, Los Ageles, Vancouver, DC, and Leicester (UK) comedy festivals. Now residing in Los Angeles, he is a regular at the Hollywood Improv and UCB theater. He’ll have you know he was rated #5 in the Top 10 Emerging Comedians list on AskMen.com. Check Kinane out on YouTube if you're ready for "a bleak, misanthropic Ernest Hemingway look-alike with a penchant for suicide jokes," as one British media outlet described him. But they're, uh, the happy kind of suicide jokes. Honest.
Lee Keeler, a native of Sioux City, is a comedy writer and producer living in Los Angeles. He has written for ScreenJunkies.com, The Devastator, Crave Comedy Online and more. Keeler produces and hosts The Hour of Power Hour, a comedy/variety event in residence at the Improv Hollywood. The show has consistently boasted some of the freshest voices in comedy today, including TJ Miller, Judd Apatow, Kyle Kinane, David Spade, Kevin Pollak, Paul Scheer, Maria Bamford and many more. He has also produced shows at iO West and the Comedy Central Stage and is the founder/producer of the Green Gravel Comedy Fest in Iowa.
As a 40 year comedy vet, Rick Overton has starred in numerous HBO and Showtime specials and has had countless TV standup appearances. He played The Drake on "Seinfeld" and Pam's Dad on "The Office." He currently recurs on Adult Swim's "Children's Hospital," ABC's "Last Man Standing," TNT's "Leverage" and recently guest starred on "The League," "The Middle," "The Kroll Show," and "Newsreaders." Rick has also guested on classic TV series like "Lost," "E.R.," "Mad About You" and "Married with Children." On the big screen, he has worked with A-list directors like Ron Howard, Chris Columbus, Harold Ramis, Jay Roach, and Steven Soderberg, with roles in films like "Bad Teacher," "The Informant," "Dinner for Schmucks," "Cloverfield," "Groundhog Day," "Mrs. Doubtfire," and "Willow." He also has an Emmy Award for writing on HBO's "Dennis Miller Live." Rick is currently a semi-regular contributor to the Huffington Post and hosts a popular podcast called "Overview" that is available on iTunes.
The Hour of Power Hour returns to laser yr brain with hardcore hilarity! Audience prizes! Drink specials! Plus the HPH is notorious for face-melting drop-ins! All this funny for five bucks w/ the promo code "POWER" at checkout! We cannot be held legally responsible for pants that get pissed.
KEVIN POLLAK (Comedy Bang! Bang!)
KYLE KINANE (Whiskey Icarus)
RICK OVERTON (Overview)
KATE BERLANT (Bridgetown, SF SketchFest)
...plus MORE DOUBLE-SECRET RAD-TASTIC SURPRISE ACTS TO BE ANNOUNCED!
...hosted by LEE KEELER (Green Gravel Comedy Fest)
...also featuring live music by that gyrating gentry, GENE JACKAL!
The Hour of Power Houris your semi-monthly face-melting of the freshest voices in sketch and stand-up comedy straight from the steaming-hot ovaries of Hollywood! Presented by The Devastator, the comedy magazine that has been amplifying the laughter of human society since 2009. Produced and hosted by Lee Keeler (Green Gravel Comedy Fest), the show features the finest in Devastation that comedy has to offer! Previous guests have included Maria Bamford, David Spade, Greg Proops, Paul Scheer, Matt Besser, Kyle Kinane, TJ Miller, Greg Fitzsimmons, David Koechner, Rob Delaney, James Urbaniak, Kumail Nanjiani, Greg Behrendt, Rich Fulcher, Neal Brennan, Myq Kaplan, Ali Wong, Dominic Dierkes, Moshe Kasher, Sean Patton, Jackie Kashian, Eddie Pepitone, Keith Knight, Brendon Walsh, DC Pierson, Brent Weinbach, Dave Anthony, Rick Overton, Ken Tanaka, Allan Havey and more!