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.
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
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
Jacob Sirof: Jacob Sirof was born and raised in San Francisco, California during the "Comedy Boom" of the 1980's.
There were few places more booming than San Francisco, so nobody was too surprised when Jacob announced at an early age that he wanted to be a comedian when he grew up. Today, Jacob still hasn't grown up, although he is a comedian. As a young adult, he started doing stand-up in his hometown, and quickly joined the ranks of a promising young crop of local talent, which has since been dubbed "The New Wave" of San Francisco comedy. In 2006, Jacob was selected to perform at the prestigious "Just For Laughs" comedy festival in Montreal, Canada, where he got very drunk and high with comedians and industry-types from all over the world.
His television appearances include "Live At Gotham" on Comedy Central and "Down and Dirty With Jim Norton" on HBO. He has been featured in the San Francisco Chronicle, as well as the Hollywood Reporter, and performs across much of the known galaxy. Jacob currently resides in Santa Monica, California with his wife, fellow comic Sherry Sirof, and their daughter, Wynter Moon.
He would like to do comedy for ever and ever, yet he is a mere mortal, and will most likely die someday.
Andrew Norelli: With numerous late night appearances including “The Late Show with David Letterman,” “Jimmy Kimmel Live” and “The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson,” Andrew Norelli is a comedian whose understated delivery and strong material simmers with fierce wit and biting intelligence. His other TV appearances include Comedy Central's “Live at Gotham,” and the nationally syndicated comedy round-table “Comics Unleashed,” where he also worked as a monologue joke writer. Andrew's natural charisma and sharp material have charmed audiences at comedy festivals around the world. He won the first annual Las Vegas World Series of Comedy, which only takes place in the US, so the use of the phrase “World Series” is a bit murky. But if it’s good enough for baseball, it’s good enough for him. He also took second place at the Boston Comedy Festival, and his performance at the prestigious Just for Laughs Comedy Festival in Montreal was praised in Time Out New York. He's delighted audiences at Sydney’s Comedy Store and Laugh Garage where The (Australia) Daily Telegraph remarked “his show features hair trigger laughs with a deadly aim, all the more so because while some comedians overestimate their own intelligence, Norelli never underestimates ours.”