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.
Owen Benjamin: Owen Benjamin started his comedy career in music. Growing up with an opera singer father, Owen has played classical piano since childhood. Owen was a regular on MTV’s PUNK’D, E!’s CHELSEA LATELY, Comedy Central’s LIVE AT GOTHAM, Late Show with Jimmy Fallon, he's had his own special "Comedy Central Presents Owen Benjamin", he's a regular on Nick Swardson's "Pretend Time" as well as over ten appearances on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno Owen feature credits include I NOW PRONOUNCE YOU CHUCK AND LARRY and THE HOUSE BUNNY where he played Marvin the Butler. He can soon be seen in ALL’S FAIRE IN LOVE with Christina Ricci and BORN TO BE A STAR with Nick Swardson and JACK AND JILL with Adam Sandler. He has done stand up at the Aspen Comedy Festival, Montreal Comedy Festival, a nationwide 18 city tour with Vince Vaughn and Kevin James as well as clubs and colleges across America. His short films and web series (OWEN BENJAMIN PRESENTS and GAYTOWN) have accumulated over 10 million hits. His unique blend of music and comedy makes his show a must-see.
You can see him currently starring on the hit TBS sitcom, "Sullivan and Sons".
Tony Baker: Tony Baker is making a lot of noise on the Hollywood Comedy Scene. In a short time he has made his presence felt at all the major comedy clubs in the LA area. He hails from Chicago and honed his stage presence while living and going to college in New Mexico. The married father of 2 balances family, acting & comedy well. He is the winner of the Uncle Clyde's Comedy Competition at the Ice House, A semi-finalist in the Boston Comedy Festival, and winner of L.A.'s Funniest Comic. He has done short films, dramas, horror movies and comedies. He has also been featured in as well as co-written numerous comedy sketches. He is a regular at The Comedy Store on the sunset strip as well as The Comedy Union. He has done numerous shows at The Laugh Factory in Hollywood & Long Beach, The Ice House & The Improv Comedy clubs in Hollywood,Ontario,Brea & Irvine. Tony Baker's comedy style is very observational and relatable and very animated. Get to know Tony Baker before everyone else does.
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
Sam Tripoli: Sam Tripoli views comedy as a calling rather a profession. It’s a passion that he’s been preaching to audiences at comedy clubs across the country and on television, including Comedy Centrals’ “Premium Blend” (receiving only one of two standing ovations in the history of the show), a frolicsome turn as a male escort for E! Entertainment’s “Party @ the Palms,” “The Late Late Show on CBS”, “Comic Unleashed” and as a co-host of Spike TV’s “Wide World of Spike,” a comedy-action cult classic. On stage he’s a force of nature, pacing the stage like a cyclone of funny as he questions authority and the conventions of our society one moment, then earnestly expresses his affinity for the bizarre the next. His comedy has no limits – its whatever he’s thinking about, and that’s usually what everyone else is thinking about, even though sometimes we don’t like to admit to it. “I like to think of myself as the little voice in everyone’s head, except I have a microphone and I’m funnier,” Sam says.
David Race: Fans of David Race have come to love his smart, edgy, and inventive stand up comedy. David's material manages to be dark and evil, without being X-Rated.
On stage David talks about his adoption, finding out as an adult that he's half Latino, his radio career, and his unique take on his daily life experiences.
David has performed in numerous stand up comedy festivals, and can be seen frequently on stage at the world famous Hollywood Improv.
Prior to embarking on his stand up career, David spent nearly a decade as a radio personality. David was a rock radio DJ, and an FM talk host, at K-Rock in New York, WBAB on Long Island, and WMMR in Philadelphia, amongst others.
David has appeared on the Howard Stern Show, Jimmy Kimmel Live on ABC-TV, and Sirius/XM's Raw Dog Comedy Channel. He has hosted TV and game shows, including "Celebrity Eulogy" (CelebrityEulogy.com). David has also acted in films, and live sketch comedy shows.
David was featured in the book "Howard Stern A to Z", by Luigi Lucaire, and has written jokes for many well known morning radio personalities around the U.S.
David Race is based in Los Angeles, California.
More at DavidRace.com
Paul Cibis: Paul Cibis has been writing and performing comedy in one form or another since he was 15-years-old. As an adult living in Los Angeles, Paul decided to try his hand at stand up comedy and he took to it like a duck to water (only funny). These days, Paul performs at the Hollywood Improv, he has featured for headliners like Chris Hardwick and Kyle Kinane, he has been the guest monologist on ASSSSCAT! at the Upright Citizen’s Brigade Theatre, and he appeared on the 2010 Nerdist Podcast “Comedians You Should Know” special.
Paul is also a co-founder of the humor site TheAtrox.com where he co-writes a web comic as well as co-writes, directs, and edits hilarious videos.