Headlines October 14 – 16
Doug Benson began performing stand-up in San Francisco when he was 22 years old, after some friends pushed him to try it out.
With comics Arj Barker and Tony Camin, Benson co-created the show “The Marijuana-Logues” - a play on Eve Ensler’s “Vagina Monologues.” Except, obviously, about weed. The show was well reviewed and found an enthusiastic audience, running for a year Off-Broadway in New York. “The Marijuana-Logues” was later turned into both a CD and book.
Headlines October 14 – 17
Gilbert Esquivel is a unique voice in stand-up comedy, able to entertain an audience of inner-city youth to a room of senior citizens without missing a beat.
Headlines October 15 TH For One Night Only!
Irreverent insight into the human condition is Alicia’s comedy specialty. Her outrageous stories and characters are packed with punchlines, and intersect themes of love, politics, American culture, travel, and enlightenment (whatever that actually is).
Headlines October 13 – 17
Also Appearing: Andrew Norelli
In October of 2007, Paul Ogata won the prestigious San Francisco International Comedy Competition, joining the pantheon of comedy greats, including Dana Carvey, Doug Stanhope, Jake Johannsen and Sinbad.
Headlines October 15 – 17
Rapidly becoming one of the most talked about comedians, Arnez J’s charisma and physical agility are unforgettable.
Headlines October 14 – 17
Ruben Paul is one of the most unique and versatile comedians working today. His irrepressible energy, quick wit, and vivid story telling take audiences on a hilarious ride from beginning to end.
Headlines October 21 – 24
Also Appearing: Brad Wollack
Matt Braunger was raised in Portland, Oregon. An actor since childhood, Matt studied theatre in New York and improvisation in Chicago under such luminaries as Susan Messing and Del Close.
Headlines October 29 – 30
Also Appearing: Vicki Barbolak and Matt Bragg
Shawn is a regular at the world famous Comedy Store on Sunset Blvd. and performs there every weekend in The Main Room. She has been featured in The Montreal “Just For Laughs” Comedy Festival and in the all female hit comedy tours, Pretty Funny Women, Nice Jewish Girls Gone Bad and The Hot Tamales produced by Eva Longoria.
Headlines October 22 – 23
Also Appearing: Bryan Callen and Adam Ray
Dov Davidoff is a comedian and actor, and is a resident of Manhattan. He has worked extensively in different comedy clubs like the Comedy Cellar and Caroline’s Comedy Club.
Headlines October 15 – 16
“Since I was eleven, being a standup comic is all I ever wanted to be. I actually thought it was a noble profession.”
Headlines October 8 – 9
Also Appearing: Leonard Robinson
Ian Edwards was born in England and has lived in Jamaica, New York, and California. When he was 21, he stopped working the drive thru at Burger King to try his hand at comedy.
Headlines October 7 TH For One Night Only!
The Monsters of Comedy is a renegade stand-up comedy touring collective taking the mainstream comedy world and turning it upside down. Over the last decade these comedy outsiders have been sharpening their teeth in comedy clubs and festivals all over the world.
Headlines October 7 – 10
Unpredictability and liveliness are to be expected of any showcase headlined by Steve White. Steve’s loud voice and vibrant personality assail crowds and dare them to keep up with his up-tempo style. Listed among his numerous movie credits are roles in “Coming to America”, “Harlem Nights”, “Clockers”, “Do the Right Thing”, “Jungle Fever”, and “Mo-Better Blues.” He’s also surfaced on several Comedy Central productions, HBO, BET, and Fox television.
Headlines September 23 – 25 and September 30 – October 3
Joan Rivers made her name in the 1960s as a sharp-tongued New York comedian. A graduate of Barnard College (1954), she started off as a serious actress but quickly moved into stand-up comedy. By 1965 she was appearing on Johnny Carson’s late night talk show, and by the end of the decade she was one of the few nationally known female comics. Rivers appeared on Carson’s The Tonight Show nearly 100 times and served as the show’s only “permanent guest host” between 1983 and 1986.
Who did Jay Leno call one of America’s funniest female comics on The Howard Stern Show? Who did Gary Shandling ask to be a contributing writer for the 2003/04 Emmy Awards? Who did Bob Costas say was one of his favorite comedians? Who was the only comic on NBC’s Last Comic Standing to go unchallenged by her peers?