A Night at the Improv with Erik Griffin, Roy Wood Jr, Finesse Mitchell, and Matt Rife
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Levity Live presents the 'Beast of the East' show. What do you get when you combine Rob Stapleton, Talent Harris and The Gangster of Comedy Capone? Well what you get, is one of the best nights of comedy that you may ever witness. Each comedian stands alone as a headliner around the country but on this night, they come together for one awesome night of roof raising comedy! The show will be hosted by Rob Stapleton. Rob well known for his energetic style, and his ‘Sweet and Low’ character can currently be seen getting a standing ovation on Showtime’s ‘Mike Epps and Friends Live at The Nokia’ as well as his very own special on Comedy Central presents and his classic performance on P Diddy’s Bad Boys of Comedy on HBO. Talent, well known for his hilarious observations, is well known for his stints on Russell Simmon’s Def Comedy Jam and Martin Lawrence’s 1st Amendment as well as several hit movies. The gangster of comedy Capone Lee is a well-known for his aggressive, rapid, in your face style. Capone is well known from the last two seasons of HBO’s Def Comedy Jam as well as the current season of Showtime’s ‘Shaquille O’neal’s All Star Comedy Jam’ as well as host of Showtime at The Apollo. All of this energy and talent comes to together for one show for one night only. Be sure to get your tickets today for what will be a show that people will talk about for a long, long, time.
Fans of the hit Comedy Central series “Workaholics” instantly recognize Erik Griffin as the show’s iconic series regular Montez. Erik also tours the country headlining popular comedy clubs and colleges every weekend. His debut comedy album, Technical Foul: Volume One, will be released this March. His Comedy Central Presents Half-Hour Stand-Up Special will premiere this year. Erik is a first generation American-born comedian/actor who made the decision in 2003 to quit his job and plunge headlong into making comedy his full-time occupation.
Erik first gained national exposure performing in the ALMA nominated “Payaso Comedy Slam” seen on Showtime and Comedy Central networks, “Live at Gotham” on Comedy Central, “Last Comic Driving” on NBC, “Comics Without Borders” on Showtime, nationally syndicated “Comics Unleashed;” He can also be seen featured in several national commercials, including the Emmy winning, Budlight “Swear Jar.” In 2008 at the Just For Laughs Montreal Comedy Festival, he received overwhelming reviews. Erik was featured at the 2008 NACA National Conference, the 2007 East Regional and 2006 NACA West Regional Showcases. He is currently headlining clubs and colleges throughout the United States and Canada.
Mostly recently, Erik was seen on “Surviving the Holidays” with Lewis Black on the History Channel, he was featured in the Tribeca Film Festival Documentary “Just Like Us,” and will be touring the world promoting the movie. Erik was also a guest star on the hit TNT show “Franklin & Bash.”
With his multicultural background, a Central American-Caribbean mother, a father of European decent, Erik blends well into the North American landscape particularly in this era of cultural diversity. With his routine full of hilarious observations about life, love and self evaluation, he brings together all ages and ethnic backgrounds, which makes for an uproariously good time.
Roy Wood Jr
In 2015, Roy Wood Jr joined The Daily Show with Trevor Noah as a correspondent.
Described by the Hollywood Reporter as “A Standout”, and by Entertainment Weekly as “charismatic crankiness”. The thought-provoking comedy of Roy Wood Jr. crosses cultural lines and has entertained millions nationwide by stage, radio and television. Wood was last seen for three years on the TBS‘ sitcom, Sullivan and Son.
He’s currently a regular on Conan, ESPN’s ‘SportsNation’ & Comedy Central’s @Midnight.
Wood, a native of Birmingham, Alabama, began his comedy career in 1998 at the age of 19 while attending Florida A&M University. He made his network television debut in 2006 on The Late Show with David Letterman. and finished third in the 2010 season of Last Comic Standing.
In 2002, Wood earned a slot as one of 10 national finalists in Comedy Central’s Laugh Riots competition in Los Angeles. Roy was a Star Search Semi-Finalist in 2003 where he advanced to the semi-finals. He’s also appeared on HBO’s Def Comedy Jam, Comedy Central’s Premium Blend and The Late, Late Show with Craig Ferguson
Prior to this he also appeared at the 2006 Montreal Just for Laughs Comedy Festival in the “New Faces Showcase”. In 2006, Wood appeared on the Bob and Tom Radio Show: The Comedy Tour on Comedy Central.
From 2001-2007 Wood served as head writer/producer of the Buckwilde Morning show on 95.7 Jamz (Birmingham). He return to the station in 2010 and for two years hosted the ‘Roy Wood Jr Show’ and took home two awards from the Alabama Broadcasters association for ‘Best Large Market Morning Show’.
Wood has recorded three nationally-released prank call CD’s: My Momma Made Me Wear This (2003), Confessions of a High School Bench Warmer (2005) and I’ll Slap You to Sleep! (2009). And has recently released his first comedy CD Things I think, I think (2013).
In March of 2015 SNL/Saturday Night Live alum Finesse Mitchell played a role in HBO’s new comedy pilot Brothers In Atlanta. The show is executive produced by Lorne Michaels (SNL/ Saturday Night Live) with Tim Story (Ride Along, Think Like A Man) directing.
In February of 2015 Mitchell hit the road with Cameron Crowe (Almost Famous, Jerry Maguire) and producer JJ Abrams (Star Wars, Star Trek, Lost) for the Showtime Network’s new comedy pilot Roadies.
In January of 2015 Mitchell a supporter of the men and women in the armed forces appeared at Ron White’s Comedy Salute to the Troops. The live event from Las Vegas was recorded for airing at a later date on Country Music Television (CMT), and all proceeds benefit the Armed Forces Foundation.
Also in the stand-up comedy space, Finesse was a member of the 2014 Shaq All-Star Comedy Jam tour. He further shined on the SHAQ All-Star one-hour comedy special taped in Atlanta, GA which aired on SHOWTIME.
In addition to being an SNL/Saturday Night Live alum, Finesse’s previous credits include Disney’s A.N.T. Farm and BET/ Centric’s According To Him & Her. Mitchell has also had numerous appearances on NBC's Today show, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, The Arsenio Hall Show, B.E.T Comic View, Tyra, and many more.
Born and raised in Atlanta, Georgia, Mitchell graduated from the University of Miami and is a distinguished member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity. He is also a former student-athlete who was a walk-on for the National Champion Hurricanes football team.
When it comes to an night of stand-up comedy that you'll never forget, there's really nothing quite like the world famous Improv. Enjoy comedians and artists in an intimate setting, hand picked exclusively to ensure that this show has something for everyone, whether you're on a date, with a group of friends or rolling solo. This is the place that comics call home, you never know who's going to drop in, and this show is us asking you to have a seat in our living room. This is where the industry is at. Come on over.