Upcoming Events Upcoming Events available at hollywood.improv.com http://hollywood.improv.com/rss.cfm Fri, 24 Apr 2015 06:53:25 PST en-us Upcoming Events https://s3.amazonaws.com/webassets.ticketmob.com/LS/templates/images/logos/improv-main-logo.png http://hollywood.improv.com/rss.cfm Copyright 2015 hollywood.improv.com http://hollywood.improv.com/ <![CDATA[Zach Sherwin with Myq Kaplan and Matt Knudsen]]> Fri, 24 Apr 2015 08:00:00 PST http://hollywood.improv.com/event.cfm?id=377079 <![CDATA[DARYL WRIGHT & FRIENDS with Rene Garcia, Chuck Martin, Kate Quigley and Ryan Sickler]]> Fri, 24 Apr 2015 10:00:00 PST http://hollywood.improv.com/event.cfm?id=392900 <![CDATA[JIMMY TATRO]]>  
Jimmy most recently starred in Sony’s 22 JUMP STREET, opposite Channing Tatum and Jonah Hill, for directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller. He also appeared in GROWN UPS 2 with Adam Sandler.

Jimmy currently tours around the country performing stand-up comedy.]]>
Sat, 25 Apr 2015 08:00:00 PST http://hollywood.improv.com/event.cfm?id=393158
<![CDATA[Jon Huck and Jen Murphy]]> Sat, 25 Apr 2015 10:00:00 PST http://hollywood.improv.com/event.cfm?id=393904 <![CDATA[MIDNIGHT SNACK Happy Hour with Alice Wetterlund, JJ Whitehead, Chris Millhouse, Jack Robichoud, Neel Nanda, Josh Adam Meyers and Avery Pearson on the keys]]> Sat, 25 Apr 2015 11:30:00 PST http://hollywood.improv.com/event.cfm?id=394044 <![CDATA[StandUpTeacher.com Presents: Stand Up Showcase]]> Kelly Vrooman
Anna Diane
Tyler Prado
Joy Mamey
Rachel Kottkamp
Tammy Munro
Sean West
Justin Brownstone
Eddie Deirmenjian
Carla Perez
Joel Schoenbach
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Sun, 26 Apr 2015 05:00:00 PST http://hollywood.improv.com/event.cfm?id=393019
<![CDATA[AMERICAN ME COMEDY with Laura Kightlinger, James Davis, Carlos Rodriguez, Cody Woods and Jason Rogers]]> Sun, 26 Apr 2015 07:30:00 PST http://hollywood.improv.com/event.cfm?id=377081 <![CDATA[HOT COMEDY ACTION with Whitney Cummngs, Dane Cook, Brent Morin, Nate Bargatze, Erik Myers, and Chris Millhouse]]>
Hot Comedy Action features & showcases the BEST up in coming comedians, and BIGGEST headliners in stand up!
 
This show was created, produced, & is hosted by comedian Chris Millhouse who is regularly featured on TV & at the the BIGGEST Comedy Clubs across the country!
 
Hot Comedy Action has been featured monthly at The Hollywood Improv, The Irvine Improv, & occasionally at The Brea Improv Comedy Clubs in Southern California for over 3 years!  Past Comedians on the show include: Daniel Tosh, Craig Robinson, Bill Burr, Nick Swardson, Dane Cook, Russell Brand, TJ Miller, & Aziz Ansari (to name a few)
 
Audiences have been SELLING OUT & PACKING THE HOUSE since the first show back in 2008!!  Its the hottest action you've seen since Paris Hilton in night vision!

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Sun, 26 Apr 2015 09:30:00 PST http://hollywood.improv.com/event.cfm?id=372923
<![CDATA[Mo Better Mondays All-Star Comedy Jam]]> For over a decade, SPIKE-DID-IT-EVENTS has proudly presented MO BETTER MONDAYS ALL-STAR COMEDY JAM, featuring the hottest urban comedians from all over the country. Comics regularly featured on Def Comedy Jam, BET, HBO, Showtime, feature films and Comedy Central round out an always awesome line-up. Such acts as Dave Chappelle, Corey Holcomb, Kevin Hart, Mike Epps and Lunelle have all come out to perform.

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Mon, 27 Apr 2015 08:30:00 PST http://hollywood.improv.com/event.cfm?id=376877
<![CDATA[BAY HILAREA]]> Comic Mike Uryga Presents : "Bay Hilarea!..the best of SF"

 
A  night of comedy featuring some of the hottest comics that currently, or have had at one time, called the S.F./ Bay Area home.
 
The San Francisco comedy circuit is known for it's no holds barred, nothing's taboo, check the politcal correctness at the door kind of humor that's produced some of the most popular comics in the business! 
 
Robin Williams, Ellen Degeneres, Dana Carvey, Margaret Cho, Paula Poundstone, Jake Johannsen, Dana Gould, Carlos Alazraqui, Patton Oswalt, Brian Posehn, Al Madrigal,...the list is endless, have all spent some time honing their craft in the City so rich with Comedy History.
 
So, if you're a Bay Area person or just someone that has a place in your heart for the "city by the bay", this is the show for you !!
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Tue, 28 Apr 2015 08:00:00 PST http://hollywood.improv.com/event.cfm?id=377080
<![CDATA[#HAlarious with Godfrey, Ian Edwards, Raj Sharma, Kevin Christy, Jeremy Craven and Matt Rife]]> Tue, 28 Apr 2015 10:00:00 PST http://hollywood.improv.com/event.cfm?id=377082 <![CDATA[DISTRESSED with Dana Gould, Iliza Shlesinger, Jackie Kashian, Brent Weinbach, Ali Wong, Tony Camin, and Ali MacLean]]>
A comedy show benefitting Peace Over Violence in honor of Denim Day.

DISTRESSED is the closing event for Peace Over Violence's national
sexual violence prevention education campaign, Denim Day in LA & USA.
This campaign mobilizes community members, elected officials,
businesses and students to make a social statement with their fashion
by wearing jeans on April 29th as a visible means of protest against
the misconceptions that surround sexual assault.

DISTRESSED is hosted by Ali MacLean, writer, comedian and POV Advisory
Board member who believes in using comedy for good.

POV is honored to have GUESS as the 2014 Fashion Sponsor
of Denim Day.

denimdayusa.org
www.Peaceoverviolence.org


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Wed, 29 Apr 2015 07:30:00 PST http://hollywood.improv.com/event.cfm?id=391553
<![CDATA[COMEDYJUICE W/ BEN GLEIB, THEO VON, KEVIN FARLEY AND SEAN PATTON]]> ComedyJuice is one of the top comedy brands in the world, producing hundreds of live comedy events and hours of online content every year as well as being an online entertainment destination. With partnerships with many of the other top comedy brands including CollegeHumor.com, Improv Comedy Clubs, Comedy.com, Comix Comedy Club, The Ice House Comedy Club, and National Lampoon, ComedyJuice content reaches a wide national audience of comedy fans through both live events and digital media. 

ComedyJuice Live produces over 150 shows every year and works with over 200 of the biggest and best comedians in the country. It’s shows have been called the best standup comedy show in the nation by sources ranging from Sirius Satellite radio to People magazine and attracts such comedy stars as Dane Cook, Sarah Silverman, and Dave Attell on a regular basis. 

ComedyJuice.com reaches hundreds of thousands of unique readers every month with millions of pages viewed. The website’s weekly newsletter reaches well over 100,000 subscribers. 

ComedyJuice Productions currently produces web series for both CollegeHumor.com and Comedy.com as well as an array of original content for ComedyJuice.com.

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Wed, 29 Apr 2015 10:00:00 PST http://hollywood.improv.com/event.cfm?id=376866
<![CDATA[THE HOUR OF POWER HOUR with Dana Gould, Jimmy Pardo, Jon Daly, Vince Mancini, Joe Sinclitico and Lee Keeler]]>
The Hour of Power Hour is proud to present its fourth annual FilmDrunk.com extravaganza! Audience prizes! Drink specials! The HPH is notorious for surprise sets from David Spade, Judd Apatow, Natasha Leggero and many more! All this funny for five bucks w/ the promo code "POWER" at checkout! GET YR FACE COMEDY'D OFF: 
 
DANA GOULD (The Aristocrats)
JIMMY PARDO (Never Not Funny)
JON DALY (Kroll Show)
DAN GILL (The Wedding Ringer)
VINCE MANCINI (FilmDrunk.com)
JOE SINCLITICO (Comedy Juice)
LEE KEELER (Green Gravel Comedy Fest)
 
...plus A NANNERS SURPRISE GUEST TO BE ANNOUNCED! 
 
Featuring live musics by the mythical GENE JACKAL!
The Hour of Power Hour delivers the freshest voices in sketch and stand-up comedy straight from the steaming-hot ovaries of Hollywood! Presented by The Devastator Press, the HPH has proudly been in residence at the Improv since 2010! 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 BamfordDavid Spade, Greg ProopsPaul Scheer, Matt Besser, Kyle KinaneTJ MillerJudd Apatow, Greg FitzsimmonsDavid Koechner, Rob Delaney, James UrbaniakKumail NanjianiGreg Behrendt, Rich Fulcher, Neal BrennanMyq KaplanAli WongDominic DierkesMoshe KasherSean PattonJackie KashianEddie PepitoneKeith KnightBrendon WalshDC PiersonBrent WeinbachDave AnthonyRick OvertonKen TanakaAllan Havey and more!

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Thu, 30 Apr 2015 08:00:00 PST http://hollywood.improv.com/event.cfm?id=380220
<![CDATA[COMEDY RAP BATTLE with Sandy Danto, Melissa Villasenor, Greg Santos and DC Peirson]]> The infamous...the original...The Comedy Rap Battle is back again!

Comedians going head-to-head in stand-up comedy followed by freestyle rap battles. Like 8 Mile...but WAY funnier. The All-Star comediemcees battling are:

DC Peirson (Key & Peele, Comedy Bang Bang!)
Greg Santos (Pranked)
Melissa Villasenor (America's Got Talent)
Sandy Danto (Brody Stevens: Enjoy it)

Tickets: $15

 

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Thu, 30 Apr 2015 10:00:00 PST http://hollywood.improv.com/event.cfm?id=385329
<![CDATA[Adam Hunter]]> Fri, 01 May 2015 08:00:00 PST http://hollywood.improv.com/event.cfm?id=377467 <![CDATA[Richard Villa's REFRIED FRIDAYS]]> Producer and host of "Refried Fridays", Richard Villa, never fails to entertain. In addition to his own brand of heavy-hitting comedy, he brings out the best up and coming talent such as Bret Ernst, Owen Benjamin, Steve Trevino, and Chris Porter, as well as some of the best veteran comics like Jeff Garcia and more!



 

 

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Fri, 01 May 2015 10:00:00 PST http://hollywood.improv.com/event.cfm?id=394137
<![CDATA[PABLO FRANCISCO]]> Sat, 02 May 2015 08:00:00 PST http://hollywood.improv.com/event.cfm?id=381634 <![CDATA[PABLO FRANCISCO]]> Sat, 02 May 2015 10:00:00 PST http://hollywood.improv.com/event.cfm?id=381635 <![CDATA[MIDNIGHT SNACK Happy Hour with Avery Pearson on the keys]]> Sat, 02 May 2015 11:30:00 PST http://hollywood.improv.com/event.cfm?id=394841 <![CDATA[MIDNIGHT SNACK Happy Hour with Avery Pearson on the keys]]> Sat, 02 May 2015 11:30:00 PST http://hollywood.improv.com/event.cfm?id=394842 <![CDATA[Dylan Brody‚Äôs Driving Hollywood]]> A hilarious and significant look at hope and heartbreak at the intersection of Art and Commerce.]]> Sun, 03 May 2015 06:00:00 PST http://hollywood.improv.com/event.cfm?id=393582 <![CDATA[Mo Better Mondays All-Star Comedy Jam]]> For over a decade, SPIKE-DID-IT-EVENTS has proudly presented MO BETTER MONDAYS ALL-STAR COMEDY JAM, featuring the hottest urban comedians from all over the country. Comics regularly featured on Def Comedy Jam, BET, HBO, Showtime, feature films and Comedy Central round out an always awesome line-up. Such acts as Dave Chappelle, Corey Holcomb, Kevin Hart, Mike Epps and Lunelle have all come out to perform.

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Mon, 04 May 2015 08:30:00 PST http://hollywood.improv.com/event.cfm?id=394140
<![CDATA[JayDavisComedy Presents at The Improv with JAY DAVIS, JERROD CARMICHAEL, BRAD WILLIAMS, ORNY ADAMS and SHANG FORBES]]> Tue, 05 May 2015 10:00:00 PST http://hollywood.improv.com/event.cfm?id=385333 <![CDATA[GAYS R US]]> Wed, 06 May 2015 08:00:00 PST http://hollywood.improv.com/event.cfm?id=394143 <![CDATA[COMEDYJUICE]]> ComedyJuice is one of the top comedy brands in the world, producing hundreds of live comedy events and hours of online content every year as well as being an online entertainment destination. With partnerships with many of the other top comedy brands including CollegeHumor.com, Improv Comedy Clubs, Comedy.com, Comix Comedy Club, The Ice House Comedy Club, and National Lampoon, ComedyJuice content reaches a wide national audience of comedy fans through both live events and digital media. 

ComedyJuice Live produces over 150 shows every year and works with over 200 of the biggest and best comedians in the country. It’s shows have been called the best standup comedy show in the nation by sources ranging from Sirius Satellite radio to People magazine and attracts such comedy stars as Dane Cook, Sarah Silverman, and Dave Attell on a regular basis. 

ComedyJuice.com reaches hundreds of thousands of unique readers every month with millions of pages viewed. The website’s weekly newsletter reaches well over 100,000 subscribers. 

ComedyJuice Productions currently produces web series for both CollegeHumor.com and Comedy.com as well as an array of original content for ComedyJuice.com.

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Wed, 06 May 2015 10:00:00 PST http://hollywood.improv.com/event.cfm?id=385334
<![CDATA[Jake Hurwitz and Amir Blumenfeld "If I Were You" Live Podcast]]> Fri, 08 May 2015 08:00:00 PST http://hollywood.improv.com/event.cfm?id=393583 <![CDATA[Jake Johannsen]]> Sat, 09 May 2015 08:00:00 PST http://hollywood.improv.com/event.cfm?id=377190 <![CDATA[SCENE MONKEYS]]>  
Celebrate Mother’s Day with this gang of amazingly talented young improvisers. Harvard-Westlake’s Scene Monkeys return to the Improv with completely improvised scenes, songs, and mayhem.  Bring Mom and join them for a delightful evening of family-friendly fun!
 
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Sun, 10 May 2015 05:00:00 PST http://hollywood.improv.com/event.cfm?id=385325
<![CDATA[Stand Up! For Girls with SARAH SILVERMAN]]> Join us at the iconic Improv Theater, where some of today’s best comedians will be generously donating their time and talent for the empowerment of girls. All proceeds go toward the REALgirl Foundation (tax deductible) and will make it possible for girls across the world to experience our transformative program, dedicated to helping them reach their highest potential. Spend this Mother’s Day evening laughing, and become part of our mission to transform the world, one girl at a time. Must be 18+ to attend. Food and beverages available for purchase, and special tokens of appreciation for all attendees!

Cocktails and Silent Auction at 6:00 p.m.
Showtime 7:30 - 9:00 p.m.

More seats and VIP tables available at www.REALgirlPrograms.com/Fundraiser Questions? Email info@realgirlprograms.com.

Line-up to include:
  • Sarah Silverman Sarah Silverman

  • Retta (Parks & Rec)Retta


  • Keegan-Michael Key (Key & PeeleKeegan-Michael Key


  • Jessica St. Clair and Lennon Parham (Playing HouseJessica St. Clair & Lennon Parham
  • Garfunkel and Oates Garfunkel and Oates


  • Eliza Skinner Eliza Skinner


  • Ellen Etten Ellen Etten
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Sun, 10 May 2015 06:00:00 PST http://hollywood.improv.com/event.cfm?id=384934
<![CDATA[Montreal Just For Laughs New Faces Callbacks]]> Watch some of L.A.'s best up-and-coming comedians audition for a spot at the prestigious Just For Laughs Comedy Festival in Montreal, Canada. Every July, Montreal hosts the largest gathering of comedy industry executives from across the globe. For stand-ups, the Just For Laughs New Faces show is the most important and recognized career-launcher around. This showcase is the first step towards getting that big break.]]> Mon, 11 May 2015 08:00:00 PST http://hollywood.improv.com/event.cfm?id=384138 <![CDATA[Mo Better Mondays All-Star Comedy Jam]]> For over a decade, SPIKE-DID-IT-EVENTS has proudly presented MO BETTER MONDAYS ALL-STAR COMEDY JAM, featuring the hottest urban comedians from all over the country. Comics regularly featured on Def Comedy Jam, BET, HBO, Showtime, feature films and Comedy Central round out an always awesome line-up. Such acts as Dave Chappelle, Corey Holcomb, Kevin Hart, Mike Epps and Lunelle have all come out to perform.

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Mon, 11 May 2015 08:30:00 PST http://hollywood.improv.com/event.cfm?id=394150
<![CDATA[Montreal Just For Laughs New Faces Callbacks]]> Watch some of L.A.'s best up-and-coming comedians audition for a spot at the prestigious Just For Laughs Comedy Festival in Montreal, Canada. Every July, Montreal hosts the largest gathering of comedy industry executives from across the globe. For stand-ups, the Just For Laughs New Faces show is the most important and recognized career-launcher around. This showcase is the first step towards getting that big break.]]> Mon, 11 May 2015 10:00:00 PST http://hollywood.improv.com/event.cfm?id=384145 <![CDATA[HYBRID]]> Hybrid is a brand new blend of LA's best improv teams and stand-up comedians from producers Joey Long and Ben Stewart. A magical mixture of two great comedic communities, all under one roof in one epic night! The show takes place on Tuesday, May12th at 10pm.
 
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Tue, 12 May 2015 10:00:00 PST http://hollywood.improv.com/event.cfm?id=394154
<![CDATA[FULL THROTTLE COMEDY]]>

Ready to go from zero to funny? Full Throttle Comedy is a pedal to the medal ride of the nations top stand up comics! Originally a staple of the New York comedy scene, now you can enjoy the Full Throttle Comedy experience right here in Hollywood! Each show features today's hottest talent from HBO, Comedy Central and Showtime.

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Wed, 13 May 2015 08:00:00 PST http://hollywood.improv.com/event.cfm?id=394162
<![CDATA[COMEDYJUICE]]> ComedyJuice is one of the top comedy brands in the world, producing hundreds of live comedy events and hours of online content every year as well as being an online entertainment destination. With partnerships with many of the other top comedy brands including CollegeHumor.com, Improv Comedy Clubs, Comedy.com, Comix Comedy Club, The Ice House Comedy Club, and National Lampoon, ComedyJuice content reaches a wide national audience of comedy fans through both live events and digital media. 

ComedyJuice Live produces over 150 shows every year and works with over 200 of the biggest and best comedians in the country. It’s shows have been called the best standup comedy show in the nation by sources ranging from Sirius Satellite radio to People magazine and attracts such comedy stars as Dane Cook, Sarah Silverman, and Dave Attell on a regular basis. 

ComedyJuice.com reaches hundreds of thousands of unique readers every month with millions of pages viewed. The website’s weekly newsletter reaches well over 100,000 subscribers. 

ComedyJuice Productions currently produces web series for both CollegeHumor.com and Comedy.com as well as an array of original content for ComedyJuice.com.

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Wed, 13 May 2015 10:00:00 PST http://hollywood.improv.com/event.cfm?id=385335
<![CDATA[Israel Bonds New Leadership Presents the 2nd Annual Night of Comedy with Taylor Williamson, Zach Sherwin, Matty Goldberg, and Danny Lobell]]> Thu, 14 May 2015 07:30:00 PST http://hollywood.improv.com/event.cfm?id=394446 <![CDATA[LOUD VILLAGE]]>   Loud Village is an upcoming comedy brand that has been taking over the LA alternative scene with their shows and parties.  Some notable shows they are behind include Comedy Night at Best Fish Taco, Holy Fuck, Le Village, and SetList. They also specialize in large events like their Holiday Special at The Troubadour (sold out in December), 50 First Jokes, upcoming SXSW parties, and much more.  If you've ever been to a Loud Village show, you know how much fun these are.  Comedians that have been featured on their shows include Aziz Ansari, Patton Oswalt, Tim Heidecker, Adam Devine, Maria Bamford, Demetri Martin, BJ Novak, Hannibal Buress, Chelsea Peretti, Nick Kroll, Thomas Lennon, and many many more!]]> Thu, 14 May 2015 10:00:00 PST http://hollywood.improv.com/event.cfm?id=394165 <![CDATA[Byron Bowers]]> Fri, 15 May 2015 08:00:00 PST http://hollywood.improv.com/event.cfm?id=377191 <![CDATA[SET LIST: STAND-UP WITHOUT A NET]]> From Paul Provenza and Troy Conrad. Comics are given outrageous, never-before-seen topics in the moment, and perform as if it was the material they meant to do. Both the comic and the audience see the topics for the first time on the screen onstage and the fun begins. Set List is also a TV series in UK and Australia, and tours festivals worldwide, including Edinburgh, Melbourne, New York, Montreal, Austria, and Ireland.
The show is also a 60-episode web series on the Nerdist Channel on YouTube starring many of your favorite comics.
Website:  www.setlistshow.com 
On Twitter and Facebook: @SETLISTSHOW 
 
"The must-see show of the festival... the clearest view there has ever been into the comics' minds." -The Scotsman

"If comedy is the new rock and roll, SET LIST is a punk gig" -Fest Magazine

"Incredibly funny... like a sharp 'Whose Line is it Anyway?' for stand-ups." -Punchline Magazine

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Fri, 15 May 2015 10:00:00 PST http://hollywood.improv.com/event.cfm?id=394279
<![CDATA[Ron Funches]]> Sat, 16 May 2015 08:00:00 PST http://hollywood.improv.com/event.cfm?id=377192 <![CDATA[Brendon Small with Steve Agee, Craig Anton, and Andrew Donnelly]]> Sat, 16 May 2015 10:00:00 PST http://hollywood.improv.com/event.cfm?id=377193 <![CDATA[Comedy Playground]]> Bring the family! See the amazing comics of Comedy Playground bust out the best stand up and improvisation in their showcase and see some special guests to Comedy Playground! Since 2002, Comedy Playground has been providing teens and pre-teens (ages 10-19) the opportunity to learn both stand up and
Improvisation ending in a live show here at the world famous Improv! Susanna Spies, Founder/ President of Comedy Playground, is a seasoned comedienne and teaches stand up to youth, adults, corporations and more! So as the Comedy Playground motto goes: "Why sit... when you can STAND UP!" For info on classes please visit: http://www.comedyplayground.com or email: susanna@comedyplayground.com

Tix $12.00 / 2 item in showroom
All ages show
 
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Sun, 17 May 2015 05:00:00 PST http://hollywood.improv.com/event.cfm?id=393157
<![CDATA[THE STAND UP WORKSHOP CLASS SHOWCASE]]> Comedy veteran Cary Odes and a great lineup of new talent!

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Sun, 17 May 2015 07:30:00 PST http://hollywood.improv.com/event.cfm?id=394174
<![CDATA[Sheena Metal's COMEDY CARNIVALE]]> Sun, 17 May 2015 09:30:00 PST http://hollywood.improv.com/event.cfm?id=394280 <![CDATA[Mo Better Mondays All-Star Comedy Jam]]> For over a decade, SPIKE-DID-IT-EVENTS has proudly presented MO BETTER MONDAYS ALL-STAR COMEDY JAM, featuring the hottest urban comedians from all over the country. Comics regularly featured on Def Comedy Jam, BET, HBO, Showtime, feature films and Comedy Central round out an always awesome line-up. Such acts as Dave Chappelle, Corey Holcomb, Kevin Hart, Mike Epps and Lunelle have all come out to perform.

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Mon, 18 May 2015 08:30:00 PST http://hollywood.improv.com/event.cfm?id=394283
<![CDATA[Rob Paulsen's TALKIN' TOONS Presents: BRAD GARRETT]]> The world-famous Hollywood Improv is proud to invite you to join Emmy and Annie award winner Rob Paulsen as he talks about his experiences in voice acting!

About Rob Paulsen:
Born in Detroit, Rob Paulsen spent his childhood in Livonia and Rochester, attending Junior and Senior high school in Grand Blanc, Michigan. Rob loved cartoons like most kids but aspired to be a professional hockey player. “Fortunately, thanks to some big, strong, kid from Winnipeg who drilled me so hard my ears are still ringing, I learned around age 18 I had neither the talent nor the temperament to make a living playing hockey. So, I turned to my other passions: singing and acting.”

The goal of bringing absolute believability to a fictional character, live-action or animated, is what every actor strives for. Those who are committed to their career and who combine experience, passion and skill are likely to succeed.

Those gifted with exceptional talent who focus on maximizing their potential by finding their own niche, quickly break away from the pack. After years of honing their craft and consistently delivering memorable performances in which the character impacts an indelible image on the viewer, the public and the industry take notice, singling out the best.
“I’m getting paid to do what I got in trouble for in the 7th grade,” jests Rob, who won a Daytime Emmy in 1999 as “Outstanding Performer in an Animated Program” for Pinky and The Brain (Warner Bros.) Though nominated twice previously, the victory was especially sweet due to some formidable competition – fellow nominees Louie Anderson, Ernest Borgnine, Dennis Franz and Jeffery Tambor. In addition to his Emmy, Rob won back-to-back Annie Awards in 1997 and 1998. “I absolutely love what I do and thank my lucky stars for twenty-five years of full-time employment in this business,” he says.

“It’s a treat to portray a complex character,” Rob explains about Pinky, a goof-ball mouse with funny teeth, a head filled with clouds and an inane imagination that is punctuated with a staccato laugh. “Besides … where else could I find a job where emotional outbursts and odd exclamations like ‘Egad!,’ ‘Narf!,’ ‘Poit!,’ ‘Splonk!,’ and ‘Zort!’ are allowed and in fact, encouraged?” With over 2,000 half-hours of animation to his credit, Rob’s versatility shines in his starring roles as the voices of Yakko, Pinky and Dr. Scratch ‘n’ Sniff in the Peabody and two-time Emmy award-winning series “Animaniacs.”

Some of Rob’s other well-known animated characters include Raphael of the “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles,” Arthur in “The Tick,” the title role in “The Mask” (for a WHOLE lot less dough than Mr. Carrey, thank you), the title role in “Mighty Max,” Carl Wheezer in “Jimmy Neutron, Boy Genius,” Jack Fenton in “Danny Phantom,” Bobble in the “Tinkerbell” series of DVDs and hopefully more to come.

Paulsen’s extensive credits include on-camera roles in numerous motion pictures including Body Double, Stewardess School, Eyes of Fire, The Perfect Match, and Warlocked. His television acting credits include guest-starring roles on MacGyver and St. Elsewhere. Additionally, he is one of the most sought-after voice actors in the commercial arena, performing in over 1000 commercial spots.

As passionate about “paying it forward” as he is about his lucrative career, Rob supports various charitable organizations, particularly those benefiting children and military veterans. Rob’s volunteer work with GOALmodels has been particularly rewarding. GOALmodels, a high school program in Reseda, California, is designed to inspire 9th graders to set goals and overcome obstacles in life. Blending his life experiences with passion for his work, his presentations are informative, entertaining and inspiring. In his leisure time, Rob enjoys golf, riding his motorcycle and occasionally lacing up his skates for another chance to relive his past glory on the rink. He spends the majority of his free time with his wife, Parrish, and their two Yorkshire terriers, Pooshie and Tala.

www.RobPaulsenLive.com

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Tue, 19 May 2015 08:00:00 PST http://hollywood.improv.com/event.cfm?id=392972
<![CDATA[FLYOVER COMEDY]]>
Flyover comedy brings you the very best comedic talent from in and around the Midwest.  Each month, we feature and highlight a specific state from the heartland of America, giving out special deals and/or prizes from restaurants that brings that great Midwestern mentality to Los Angeles! Kansas City BBQ, Chicago Deep Dish, and Minnesota Nice all rolled into one amazing night of Comedy!]]>
Tue, 19 May 2015 10:00:00 PST http://hollywood.improv.com/event.cfm?id=394284
<![CDATA[COMEDYJUICE W/ ILIZA SHLESINGER AND ALONZO BODDEN]]> ComedyJuice is one of the top comedy brands in the world, producing hundreds of live comedy events and hours of online content every year as well as being an online entertainment destination. With partnerships with many of the other top comedy brands including CollegeHumor.com, Improv Comedy Clubs, Comedy.com, Comix Comedy Club, The Ice House Comedy Club, and National Lampoon, ComedyJuice content reaches a wide national audience of comedy fans through both live events and digital media. 

ComedyJuice Live produces over 150 shows every year and works with over 200 of the biggest and best comedians in the country. It’s shows have been called the best standup comedy show in the nation by sources ranging from Sirius Satellite radio to People magazine and attracts such comedy stars as Dane Cook, Sarah Silverman, and Dave Attell on a regular basis. 

ComedyJuice.com reaches hundreds of thousands of unique readers every month with millions of pages viewed. The website’s weekly newsletter reaches well over 100,000 subscribers. 

ComedyJuice Productions currently produces web series for both CollegeHumor.com and Comedy.com as well as an array of original content for ComedyJuice.com.

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Wed, 20 May 2015 10:00:00 PST http://hollywood.improv.com/event.cfm?id=385336
<![CDATA[THE BIG SHOW LA]]> Thu, 21 May 2015 10:00:00 PST http://hollywood.improv.com/event.cfm?id=394286 <![CDATA[John Rosenfeld Studios Comedy Fundraiser with Theo Von, Francisco Ramos, Julian McCullough, Whitney Rice, Rell Battle, Jay Montepare, and Hanoch Serebrenik]]> Please join the comedians of John Rosenfeld Acting Studio for a night of fundraising. In an effort to create a fund for students who need financial aid, we are performing a night of standup where the proceeds will go to do just that. As a student myself, and the recipient of aid at JRS in the past, this seems to be the best way to give back and to give to other actors who may need help. ]]> Fri, 22 May 2015 08:00:00 PST http://hollywood.improv.com/event.cfm?id=380385 <![CDATA[HOT COMEDY ACTION]]>
Hot Comedy Action features & showcases the BEST up in coming comedians, and BIGGEST headliners in stand up!
 
This show was created, produced, & is hosted by comedian Chris Millhouse who is regularly featured on TV & at the the BIGGEST Comedy Clubs across the country!
 
Hot Comedy Action has been featured monthly at The Hollywood Improv, The Irvine Improv, & occasionally at The Brea Improv Comedy Clubs in Southern California for over 3 years!  Past Comedians on the show include: Daniel Tosh, Craig Robinson, Bill Burr, Nick Swardson, Dane Cook, Russell Brand, TJ Miller, & Aziz Ansari (to name a few)
 
Audiences have been SELLING OUT & PACKING THE HOUSE since the first show back in 2008!!  Its the hottest action you've seen since Paris Hilton in night vision!

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Sun, 24 May 2015 09:30:00 PST http://hollywood.improv.com/event.cfm?id=394287
<![CDATA[Mo Better Mondays All-Star Comedy Jam]]> For over a decade, SPIKE-DID-IT-EVENTS has proudly presented MO BETTER MONDAYS ALL-STAR COMEDY JAM, featuring the hottest urban comedians from all over the country. Comics regularly featured on Def Comedy Jam, BET, HBO, Showtime, feature films and Comedy Central round out an always awesome line-up. Such acts as Dave Chappelle, Corey Holcomb, Kevin Hart, Mike Epps and Lunelle have all come out to perform.

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Mon, 25 May 2015 08:30:00 PST http://hollywood.improv.com/event.cfm?id=394288
<![CDATA[BAY HILAREA]]> Comic Mike Uryga Presents : "Bay Hilarea!..the best of SF"

 
A  night of comedy featuring some of the hottest comics that currently, or have had at one time, called the S.F./ Bay Area home.
 
The San Francisco comedy circuit is known for it's no holds barred, nothing's taboo, check the politcal correctness at the door kind of humor that's produced some of the most popular comics in the business! 
 
Robin Williams, Ellen Degeneres, Dana Carvey, Margaret Cho, Paula Poundstone, Jake Johannsen, Dana Gould, Carlos Alazraqui, Patton Oswalt, Brian Posehn, Al Madrigal,...the list is endless, have all spent some time honing their craft in the City so rich with Comedy History.
 
So, if you're a Bay Area person or just someone that has a place in your heart for the "city by the bay", this is the show for you !!
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Tue, 26 May 2015 08:00:00 PST http://hollywood.improv.com/event.cfm?id=394289
<![CDATA[#HAlarious]]> Tue, 26 May 2015 10:00:00 PST http://hollywood.improv.com/event.cfm?id=394290 <![CDATA[COMEDYJUICE]]> ComedyJuice is one of the top comedy brands in the world, producing hundreds of live comedy events and hours of online content every year as well as being an online entertainment destination. With partnerships with many of the other top comedy brands including CollegeHumor.com, Improv Comedy Clubs, Comedy.com, Comix Comedy Club, The Ice House Comedy Club, and National Lampoon, ComedyJuice content reaches a wide national audience of comedy fans through both live events and digital media. 

ComedyJuice Live produces over 150 shows every year and works with over 200 of the biggest and best comedians in the country. It’s shows have been called the best standup comedy show in the nation by sources ranging from Sirius Satellite radio to People magazine and attracts such comedy stars as Dane Cook, Sarah Silverman, and Dave Attell on a regular basis. 

ComedyJuice.com reaches hundreds of thousands of unique readers every month with millions of pages viewed. The website’s weekly newsletter reaches well over 100,000 subscribers. 

ComedyJuice Productions currently produces web series for both CollegeHumor.com and Comedy.com as well as an array of original content for ComedyJuice.com.

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Wed, 27 May 2015 10:00:00 PST http://hollywood.improv.com/event.cfm?id=385337
<![CDATA[LOUD VILLAGE]]>   Loud Village is an upcoming comedy brand that has been taking over the LA alternative scene with their shows and parties.  Some notable shows they are behind include Comedy Night at Best Fish Taco, Holy Fuck, Le Village, and SetList. They also specialize in large events like their Holiday Special at The Troubadour (sold out in December), 50 First Jokes, upcoming SXSW parties, and much more.  If you've ever been to a Loud Village show, you know how much fun these are.  Comedians that have been featured on their shows include Aziz Ansari, Patton Oswalt, Tim Heidecker, Adam Devine, Maria Bamford, Demetri Martin, BJ Novak, Hannibal Buress, Chelsea Peretti, Nick Kroll, Thomas Lennon, and many many more!]]> Thu, 28 May 2015 10:00:00 PST http://hollywood.improv.com/event.cfm?id=394291 <![CDATA[G Thang]]> Sat, 30 May 2015 10:00:00 PST http://hollywood.improv.com/event.cfm?id=377195 <![CDATA[Sarah Colonna]]> Sat, 06 Jun 2015 08:00:00 PST http://hollywood.improv.com/event.cfm?id=378896 <![CDATA[Sarah Colonna]]> Sat, 06 Jun 2015 10:00:00 PST http://hollywood.improv.com/event.cfm?id=378898 <![CDATA[Nate Craig]]> Fri, 12 Jun 2015 08:00:00 PST http://hollywood.improv.com/event.cfm?id=377194