Performing Artists (Click on Artist for Reviews and Previews)
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Gene Pompa: Comedian and writer, Gene Pompa's television credits include regular appearances on "Late Night with Conan O'Brien," on NBC and a handful of appearances on "The Late, Late Show" on CBS. Other credits include Comedy Central, HBO, Que Locos on Galavision, Showtime's "Latino Laugh Festival," and "In Living Color" on FOX, and Si TV!. Gene co-starred in Paul Rodriguez' "Comedy Rehab" in May, 2009.
Gene has completed two half-hour solo stand-up specials, "Pompalicious" for Comedy Central and a self-titled half-hour stand-up special for SI! TV, both airing regularly in rotation.
Gene's offbeat perspective plays extremely well with college age audiences and crosses all racial and ethnic lines. He headlines regularly at the Improvs in Hollywood, Irvine, Brea and Ontario and across the country, doing a stand-up show with great social relevance and irrelevance.
Gene was born in East Los Angeles and raised in the working-class suburbs of Southern California. He's been a Mexican-American for most of his life, except for a few years during the 70's, when he was a "practicing Chicano." As a product of the multi-ethnic suburbs of Los Angeles, Gene was inspired to utilize universal themes in his stand-up and his writing.
Robert Zapata: He started his career at the Ha Ha Comedy Club located in North Hollywood, California and performed with Dane Cook, Paul Rodriguez, Jon Lovitz, and Arie Spearsat the Laugh Factory and Alex Reymundo at The Improv. He also performs at the Comedy Store on Sunset and The Ice House. Not only does he perform at all the major comedy clubs around Los Angeles but also at 4th and B's in San Diego, The San Jose Improv, in Texas and in Las Vegas.
Robert has also produced shows at the world famous Cine-Space in Hollywood, The Rumba Room at Universal City Walk, and The Ha Ha Comedy Club. He has also been featured on SiTv's Inside Joke, The Latino Laugh Festival, LATV's Loco Comedy Jam, and The Laugh Factory Website.Recently he has been accepted into the Groundlings improvisation school in Hollywood.