Description: A throwback to the old school days here at the Improv, starting right after the 10pm show we open the stage to our seasoned Improv regular comedians who are hanging out at the club to work out their sets. Previous drop-ins include Russell Peters, Jeff Ross, Craig Robinson, Hugh Moore, Ryan Stout, KT Tatara, J Chris Newberg, Brent Weinbach and more!
The show is NO COVER and seated on a first come first serve basis and there is NO DRINK MINIMUM.
Come out for a fun, unpredictable show to end your Saturday night.
Peter Banachowski: Raised in the small town of Oxford MI, Peter started stand up in Detroit at age 17 while working many jobs and earning a degree in mathematics.
Now at 24, he lives in Los Angeles where he performs stand up every single night of the week, and regularly hosts 2-4 shows a week at the Hollywood Improv.
Banachowski's style of comedy is very conversational and stream of thought. His sets are filled with honesty and vulnerability making every moment seem like an inside joke between himself and the audience. Banachowski paints a picture for his audience using voices, characters, and telling deeply personal, true stories while providing unique and smart social commentary.
He thanks you in third person for reading this and hopes to see you soon.
Michael Palascak: Michael Palascak (Pal-a-sack) really likes to make people laugh--mostly because it keeps them from asking why he still lives at home with his parents. This young comedian from the Midwest grew up in Wabash, Indiana—“The First Electrically Lighted City in the World.” Most recently Michael performed at The TBS Just For Laughs Comedy Festival in Chicago. He also performed at Caesar’s Palace in The Comedy Festival in Las Vegas and was the winner of HBO’s Lucky 21 Stand-up Contest. He also won the Chicago region of Comedy Central’s Open Mic Fight and went on to make his Comedy Central debut on Live at Gotham this summer.
Having trained at The Second City in Chicago, IO, and Annoyance, Michael also recently debuted his one-person sketch show in Chicago--Pursuing Happiness: A bunch of scenes about people that moved out of their parents' house, got a real job, and got married. Performed by a guy who didn't.
Onstage he shares hilarious, relatable moments about living at home with his parents and avoiding as much “real world” responsibility as possible. His affable, self-effacing persona allows audiences to laugh a lot. Michael has been heard on Q101’s The Ryan and Kevin Manno Program and seen on The Bob and Tom Show. Michael has been seen on WGN—The Bozo Show, Age 9, Large Boot Relay Team Blue (Runner-up).
In his free time, Michael plays baseball, watches TV, and compliments his mother on her cooking. Michael dedicates his entire career to his late orange and black goldfish named Tiger that did flips whenever its favorite TV show came on. Michael swears Tiger did a flip. At least once.
Raj Desai grew up in Arlington, TX and currently resides in Los Angeles. Raj was a runner-up in Comedy Central’s Open Mic Fight 2007. He has performed stand-up on the “Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson,” “Last Comic Standing 6,” and Comedy Central’s “Live at Gotham.” Raj continues to write and perform regularly in L.A. and elsewhere. He really loves writing jokes.
Raj Desai is a stand-up comedian, writer, and performer who resides in Los Angeles, CA. He has performed in many venues in L.A., including the Hollywood Improv, The Comedy Store, The Ice House,
Leonard Robinson: Leonard Robinson is quickly becoming one of the entertainment industries most sought after talents. Whether he’s stealing scenes on tv or film, bringing his hilarious brand of stand-up comedy to clubs and colleges or performing long-form improv, Leonard is always a hit. Currently touring colleges across the country, Leonard’s growing popularity is clearly justified by his brilliant act. Leonard is wildly known as a series regular on MTV's hit comedy show "Nick Cannon Presents: Wild 'N Out" and the critically acclaimed ESPN mini-series “The Bronx is Burning”. He has also made numerous appearances in commercials, television, films along the years. On “Wild ‘N Out”, Leonard is one of the few cast members to appear in every episode during the show’s 4 seasons. His work in “The Bronx is Burning” gained him praise from the critics and even cast members like John Turturro, Oliver Platt and Daniel Sunjata. The NY Post has said “Leonard Robinson as Mickey Rivers,…steals more scenes than bases…”