Comedy & Cocktails, a perfect mix! Delicious liquor and the most hilarious stand-up comedians in the country! Show host Bill Devlin has been hosting his Irish Comedy Nights at the Hollywood Improv since 2004. In addition to a stellar monthly line up, celebrity drop-ins have included Chris Rock, Drew Carey, Dave Attell, and more. Come early to have dinner and a drink at the World Famous Improv Bar.
Kathleen Madigan: In her 22 year career, Kathleen Madigan has never been hotter. With her new Showtime special, "Gone Madigan," in constant rotation and the DVD-CD of the special topping the Amazon and iTunes charts,Madigan has the entire year booked with over 100 theater gigs across the country and numerous television appearances. She's recently back from her second Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff's USO Holiday Tour of Iraq and Afghanistan. This year Madigan shared the stage with Robin Williams, Lewis Black, Lance Armstrong, Kix Brooks and Admiral Mike Mullen who hosted the tour. After the ten day tour, she returned home to tape appearances on "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," "The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson," "The Green Room with Paul Provenza" and "The Joy Behar Show in New" York. She's had countless appearances on "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," "The Late Show with David Letterman," "Late Night with Conan O'Brien" and every other late night show that has come and gone. She's had her own hour specials on HBO and Comedy Central. In addition to the stand-up appearances, Madigan has been a correspondent for "The Dr. Phil Show," ESPN 2 and done commentary on VH1, CNN, E! , CMT and TV Guide's Emmy Red Carpet. She's performed not only in the US, but in Canada, China, Ireland and England.
Madigan has won the American Comedy Award for "Best Female Comedian" and the Phyllis Diller Award for "Best Female Comedian." Although she's has turned down many writing jobs because she loves performing more, Madigan has written and produced for Lewis Black's "Root of All Evil" on Comedy Central and for Garry Shandling. "I'll write for other people--not many-- but a few and only if they have a clear voice and persona that I already think is funny and if they let me write in my pajamas and smoke." She remains the only comedian in the history of NBC's "Last Comic Standing" to go unchallenged by any other comedian--meaning no other comedian would say they were funnier than her. Madigan was a finalist in season 2 of "Last Comic Standing" and a judge on season 5. "It was fun to judge it once, but never again. I just can't think of 2000 ways to tell someone they're not funny without turning into a full blown alcoholic."
She's a favorite on nationally syndicated radio shows such as "The Bob and Tom Show" and "The Stephanie Miller Show." She's also a constant on SIRIUS-XM Radio and last year beat out all the guys-- including Larry the Cable Guy, Ron White and Jeff Foxworthy-- to win the listener determined "SIRIUS Challenge Cup," deeming her the number one favorite comedian played on SIRIUS radio. Madigan has released four CDs and two hour long DVDs. Born in St. Louis, she now lives in Los Angeles but spends, as she puts it, "inordinate amounts of time," with her 6 siblings and parents who live in the Midwest where she hangs out on her farm and on a raft in a lake. After 22 years of 300 nights on the road, her goal remains to move to Ireland and drink Guinness while feeding her sheep herding dogs.
Kathleen Madigan is one of the most popular headliners in the country. An American Comedy Award winner for Best Female Stand-Up, her accessible and unpretentious style has earned her a devoted and growing following. Count Lewis Black among them - he called her "the funniest woman in America." Unlike any other female comedian working today, Kathleen resonates with a broad base of fans from coast to coast. She packs theaters from Nevada to North Carolina and everywhere in between. Her standup specials on HBO and Comedy Central have earned rave reviews and her latest CD/DVD "In Other Words" was one of the most downloaded comedy albums of 2006. She is a regular guest on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, The Late Show with David Letterman, VH1, E!, and CNN. She is a mainstay on Comedy Central where she recently debuted a new one-hour special and appeared on The World Stands Up, USO Comedy Tour, The World Comedy Tour, and Comedy Central Presents as well as Lewis Black's "Root of All Evil." Kathleen recently served as a talent scout on NBC's Last Comic Standing and is the host of her own weekly show on Sirius Radio Networks, The Kathleen Madigan Show. She is the only 5'2" Mid-Missouri Hoop Shoot Champion in recorded history.
Bill Devlin: “He endears himself to crowds from the moment he steps on stage… funny as hell”
LA Comedy Examiner
Bill Devlin (comedian, actor and writer) was born and raised in St. Paul Minnesota. The youngest of eight children in an Irish Catholic community, serves as fodder in a good deal of Devlin’s reservoir of comedy.
In addition to touring around the country, Bill has also performed at all the major comedy clubs in Southern California. He appears, hosts and produces shows regularly at the world famous Hollywood Improv Comedy Club. Devlin’s long running Comedy & Cocktails show has featured comedy greats Chris Rock, Jerry Seinfeld, Margaret Cho and Drew Carey just to name a few.
Hollywood took notice when Devlin performed nine one-hour comedy shows in a two day period at a maximum-security prison. He wrote a first person story of the experience, exclusive to the Los Angeles Times, which was featured on the front page of the calendar section.
This got Devlin his first major feature film development deal.
His unique comedy style is routinely written about in the Irish Herald, The Irish News and The Irish American Post. Did I mention he’s Irish? Devlin has also been profiled on NBC’s Today in LA and on National Public Radio.
He was commissioned to produce, write and host (before a live studio audience) his own TV talk/variety show The Un-Invited Guests with Bill Devlin; which starred comedy legend Dom Deluise.
As an actor, Devlin has been in dozens of television commercials and has starred in several independent feature films (Blood Predator, The God Complex) including the cult hit Rectuma; which screened at the Cannes film festival.
He has worked with such film veterans as Faye Dunaway (Chinatown, Bonnie & Clyde), Sean Young (Blade Runner) and Ernie Hudson (Ghostbusters).
Devlin has performed improv & sketch comedy for many years and trained with the father of improvisation himself, Del Close.
He is also an accomplished professional photographer and percussionist
Adam lustick: Adam Lustick is an actor and writer. He performs sketch comedy weekly at the PIT with the Harvard Sailing Team and raps rap music monthly at the UCB with his rap group, Snakes. He has appeared in TV commercials for Hershey's, NY Lotto, Slim Jim, Pontiac and more. He studied acting at NYU and RADA in London.