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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.
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
Mike E. Winfield: MIKE E WINFIELD is taking some major leaps in this comedy game. His is an updated version of uncut funny. He is currently one of the fastest rising comedy stars on the scene. He's been on Showtime's Comics Without Borders hosted by Russell Peters, Comicview on BET, Comic's Unleashed with Byron Allen, and Last Comic Standing on NBC. Who knows where you've seen him? You may have seen him at the grocery store or at any comedy club delivering material in a story-telling format that leaves you captivated. You can catch him often in the Bay Area of Northern California. That’s where he's been playing the majority of his shows. That’s where the magic of his standup began. That’s where he first bombed horribly. No, he never bombs. His vision is clear and his purpose is being seen one city at a time.
He's originally from Baltimore, MD but now resides in Sunny California. He left Baltimore after high school. He physically left, but there's many aspects of B-more life that still live inside of him. So much is going on in his life today. He and his Dad have been in major conflict because of some of Mike E's decisions. His marriage is complicated like facebook says. She wants to do things her way instead of doing things his way (a simple way to put it). Sometimes women don't listen. Sometimes they do. Men too. TV, movies, writing, and standup are more aspects that have to be balanced. Righteousness.
Have you met Mike E Winfield? One can say that he is actually one of the most amazing personalities that you will ever get the chance to be around. He has this magnetic presence and you just feel comfortable being around him, and that is normally the result at his shows, and he sells the coolest shirts. Go to his store here online where you can purchase them now.
Tune in to Comedy Central's Live at Gotham on DEC 4TH to catch him on the tube. This is his Comedy Central debut. Leave comments on his youtube. Thank you for visiting.