At the Improv: Brad Williams, Jamie Kennedy, Steve Byrne, Steve Rannazzisi, Theo Von, Rachel O'Brien and more!

Tue Nov 6 2018

10:15 PM (Doors 9:45 PM)

Hollywood Improv (The Main Room)

8162 Melrose Avenue Hollywood, CA 90046

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Ages 18+

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Two item minimum purchase required. 

Want preferred seating? Make a dinner reservation and dine in our restaurant. Must arrive no later than 1 hour prior to show start time. Dinner does NOT satisfy the 2 item minimum.  

ALL SALES ARE FINAL

Ticket Info:

General Admission – first come, first seated.  More than half of your party must be present to be seated. 

General Admission with Pre-Show Dinner Reservation – Arrive at least an hour prior to showtime to order dinner and get priority seating. It is not necessary to reserve a specific time if you have selected this ticket; just arrive 60-90 minutes prior to showtime.  

For Group Sales: email events.hollywood@improv.com

Got Questions? CLICK HERE

At the Improv: Brad Williams, Jamie Kennedy, Steve Byrne, Steve Rannazzisi, Theo Von, Rachel O'Brien and more!

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  • Tonight at the Improv

    Tonight at the Improv

    Stand-up

  • Mark Serritella

    Mark Serritella

    Comedy

  • Brad Williams

    Brad Williams

    Comedy

    Pound for pound, Brad Williams is the funniest comedian in the country right now, and has become one of the most in-demand comedians working today. A California native, Williams started doing stand-up comedy as a teenager and has been touring successfully ever since, routinely selling out shows all over the country and the world.

     

    Williams has parlayed that success into a multitude of stand-up television experiences, including Live at Gotham, The Tonight Show, Dave Attell’s Comedy Underground, and Jimmy Kimmel Live. Most recently, his first one-hour special, Fun Size, was the highest rated on Showtime, and a year later, he followed that up with his second special, Daddy Issues, which was more successful than the first and prompted The New York Times to write “No one is doing it [stand-up comedy] more hilariously than Brad Williams.” His third special in three years was an uproarious one, hosting some of the edgiest comedians in the country from the prestigious Montreal Just For Laughs Festival.

     

    Also an accomplished actor, Williams has appeared on numerous TV shows and feature films, including FX’s Legit, Sam and Cat, Mind of Mencia, Pitboss, a recurring role on the Hulu original show Deadbeat, and memorable roles in a plethora of movies, including Little Evil, which was produced by Scott Stuber (Ted), as well as the Netflix original Christopher Guest film, Mascots.

     

    In addition to stand-up and acting, Williams has become a dynamic on-air personality as well. His podcast with Adam Ray, About Last Night, is a mainstay on the iTunes charts. He is also a regular contributor on KROQ’s Kevin and Bean Show in Los Angeles, as well as Adam Carolla’s podcast, The Adam Carolla Show.

     

    Williams’ ability to make humorous and inspiring observations on disability, relationships, sex, and race are consistently winning over audiences and proving anyone can overcome their shortcomings. His live performances are always high energy and frequently feature full standing ovations from those in attendance, which prompted the late Robin Williams to call him “Prozac with a head.”

  • Rachel O'Brien

    Rachel O'Brien

    Comedy

  • Jamie Kennedy

    Jamie Kennedy

    Comedy


    Jamie Kennedy a multitalented comedian-actor-writer-producer is a true hyphenate. He may be seen acting in a film one minute and on stage doing stand up the next. Kennedy skyrocketed to fame with a groundbreaking performance and scene-stealing rants in Wes Craven's Scream and Scream 2. His portrayal of Randy Meeks the video-store-clerk-turned-horror-hero with a knack for pop culture secured him a place in the annals of horror movie history. He has gone on to work with some of Hollywood's biggest names including George Clooney Eddie Murphy Steve Martin and Will Smith.

    Most recently Kennedy joined the cast of CBS’s “Ghost Whisperer” opposite Jennifer Love Hewitt. In September of 2008 Kennedy released Heckler a documentary which he produced with Michael Addis. The film played at both the Tribeca and AFI Film Festivals and has been met with critical acclaim. Variety calls it “Hilarious!” and the New York Sun hails the film “A Must-See!” Heckler is a comedic feature documentary exploring the increasingly critical world we live in and asks some interesting questions of people such as Jon Voight George Lucas Bill Maher Mike Ditka Rob Zombie and many more.

    Kennedy was last seen on the big screen in his starring roles in Yari Film Group's Kickin' It Old Skool and the Warner Bros. film Malibu's Most Wanted. The film which he also co-wrote is based on the fictional Malibu rapper Brad Gluckman one of the characters Kennedy created and often portrayed on “The Jamie Kennedy Experiment.” He will next be seen in the upcoming films Finding Bliss and Spring Break '83. He is also the executive producer of CBS’ game show entitled "Splitsville" in which divorcing couples battle over their personal possessions. Kennedy is also currently producing through his Jizzy Entertainment Shingle the psychological drama In Northwood starring Nick Stahl. The film commenced filming in July 2008.

    In 2002 Kennedy triumphed on the WB when he created the hit show “The Jamie Kennedy Experiment.” He was writer producer and star of the series portraying a myriad of characters each week during the show's three seasons. Returning to the WB again Kennedy served as a co-creator and executive producer on the WB series “The Starlet” and “Living with Fran.” In the summer of 2006 Kennedy also brought “Blowin' Up” to the small screen; a comedic reality series for MTV. The show followed him as he and sidekick Stu Stone attempted to achieve their lifelong dream of becoming rappers. They released their first album also titled “Blowin' Up” in July 2006.

    Kennedy also conquered the book market with the release of his autobiography “Wannabe...A Hollywood Experiment” in the summer of 2003. In the book Kennedy shares his good and bad times from his boyhood in Philly to his current Hollywood experiences.

    As a teenager growing up near Philadelphia in Upper Darby Pennsylvania Kennedy got a taste of Hollywood working as an extra in Dead Poets Society. A year later he moved out to Los Angeles at age 18 and began performing improvisational comedy and stand-up at open-mic nights.

    After much dues-paying Kennedy got his first big break in 1996 with the role of Sampson in Baz Luhrmann's Romeo + Juliet. Soon after he was a breakout star of Scream and next appeared as a street hustler in James L. Brooks' As Good As It Gets. The roles continued and in 1999 Kennedy co-starred in the Persian Gulf War movie Three Kings directed by David O. Russell and starring George Clooney and Mark Wahlberg. That same year he starred as a wannabe cinematographer opposite two of his biggest idols Steve Martin and Eddie Murphy in the comedy Bowfinger. In Boiler Room Kennedy teamed up with Ben Affleck Giovanni Ribisi and Vin Diesel to expose the dark side of Wall Street.

    Amassed in a short time Kennedy's expansive list of movie credits also includes the animated feature Robots Enemy of the State opposite Will Smith and Gene Hackman; Bait starring Jamie Foxx and David Morse; Max Keeble's Big Move; Clockwatchers; Sol Goode; and The Specials with Rob Lowe and Thomas Haden Church a film which Kennedy also produced.

    Kennedy currently tours the country doing stand-up comedy. He resides in Los Angeles.

     

  • Theo Von

    Theo Von

    Comedy

    THEO VON can be seen in his very own Netflix Original comedy special titled, NO OFFENSE.

     

    Theo's podcast, THIS PAST WEEKEND, is one of the top comedy podcasts, garnering 3.5m listens a month.

     

    Theo has appeared numerous times on Joe Rogan's podcast, THE JOE ROGAN EXPERIENCE, regularly on Joey Diaz’s The Church of What’s Happening Now, and was voted guest of the year on THE FIGHTER AND THE KID by TFATK listeners in 2017.

     

    Previously, Theo was the host of TBS's hidden camera show DEAL WITH IT from EP Howie Mandel, which ran for three seasons. He also hosted Yahoo's popular daily recap show PRIMETIME IN NO TIME - one of the most-watched shows on the web with nearly one million views per day. Theo also made appearances on INSIDE AMY SCHUMER, WHY? WITH HANNIBAL BURESS, ARSENIO, LAST COMIC STANDING, was the winner of Comedy Central's REALITY BITES BACK, and LIVE AT GOTHAM.

     

    Recently, Theo can be seen in season 4 of Comedy Central's THIS IS NOT HAPPENING, episode premiered in March 2018. He also starred in Trevor Moore's Comedy Central special, THE STORY OF OUR TIMES and in his own digital series “Man Up” for Comedy Central, which is now being formatted for television.

  • Steve Rannazzisi

    Steve Rannazzisi

    Comedy

    Stephen Rannazzisi plays "Kevin " the League Commissioner on FX’s hit show The League. He was the first one of the group to get married and have a kid which makes him as close as it gets to an adult in this group. He started the League because he thought it would be fun but now has realized it just means babysitting seven more children.

    Actor/comedian Rannazzisi got his first taste of television success in 2003 as one of the smart-ass cast members on MTV's Punk'd. After being recognized on stage by Ashton Kutcher at the Comedy Store in West Hollywood Steve was quickly signed up for the show. Since then Steve has continued to make audiences laugh in television feature films and on comedy stages across the country.

    Stephen grew up in Long Island and majored in Theater and Film at the State University of New York at Purchase. After graduation and a short-lived desk job Stephen left the Big Apple and moved out to Los Angeles to pursue his dream career in entertainment.

    Upon arrival his first job was as a doorman at the world-famous Comedy Store on Sunset Boulevard. It was there that he honed his skills amongst some of the most prolific comics in the business such as Eddie Griffin Joe Rogan and Andrew Dice Clay. He also worked hard on his character acting and improvisational skills with The Groundlings School and Comedy Troupe.

    After his success on Punk'd he was made a series regular on ABC's Big Day which chronicled all the hilarious happenings of a couple's wedding. Stephen played the wise cracking best-man "Skobo." After that series Stephen was cast yet again by ABC as a lead opposite Heather Locklear in See Jayne Run. Stephen was recently seen opposite Eddie Murphy and Thomas Hayden Church in the Paramount feature film Imagine That. He played "Kulik" the levelheaded partner in the financial investment firm where Eddie Murphy worked. Additionally this year Stephen starred opposite Kevin James in the Sony Pictures blockbuster comedy Paul Blart: Mall Cop. Stephen was cast as the leading character of "Stuart " the manager of the Pen store in a Mall that gets taken over in a robbery heist.

    In addition to performing stand-up his credits include guest starring in the FOX series Kitchen Confidential HBO's Sex in the City and NBC's Third Watch. Stephen has also performed on Comedy Central's Premium Blend and appeared in the feature films Summer of Sam and For Your Consideration.

  • Steve Byrne

    Steve Byrne

    Comedy

    In just a few short years Steve Byrne has risen through the ranks of the comedy world to become one of the industry’s most innovative and sought-after performers. With his high-energy physical style of comedy Byrne has evolved throughout the years into an extremely versatile entertainer that delivers on a day-to-day basis.  Hailing from Pittsburgh PA Steve Byrne was born to a Korean mother and an Irish father. His unique background has given him the base comedic material for his first television show Sullivan & Son. Byrne released a one hour standup comedy special CHAMPION on Netflix which then became a live show on the road Steve Byrne & the Cast of Sullivan & Son Comedy Tour  along with his castmates: Ahmed Ahmed Owen Benjamin and Roy Wood Jr.


    After winning TBS’ cutthroat competition the Myspace Standup or Sitdown Comedy Challenge Byrne was hurtled into a brilliant television and film career.  As his popularity began to expand Byrne was featured in his very own half-hour Comedy Central Presents which was soon voted as one of the best specials of all time in the Comedy Central Standup Showdown. His hilarious standup has been seen on NBC’s The Tonight Show ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live CBS’s The Late Late Show and BET’s Comic View. In 2008 Byrne’s first one-hour special Steve Byrne’s Happy Hour premiered on Comedy Central and further cemented his star status. Packing an impressively wide range of appeal Byrne’s comedy soon landed him on the The History of the Joke on the History Channel and the Discovery Channel’s The Science of Laughter.  He has since appeared on some of TV’s hottest shows including ABC’s The Middle The Chapelle Show G4’s The International Sexy Ladies Show The Howard Stern Show Tough Crowd with Colin Quinn The Very Funny Show The Byrne Identity on Comedy Central and was a series regular on NBC’s The Real Wedding Crashers.

    A true international comedian Byrne has performed to sold-out crowds around the world.  He has been a featured comic at the Just for Laughs Festival (in Montreal Toronto and Chicago) HBO’s US Comedy Arts Festival in Las Vegas and the CanWest Comedy Fest in Vancouver.  He has been part of several national comedy tours including The Jameson Comedy Tour Vince Vaughn’s Wild West Comedy Tour The Kims of Comedy The Camel Cigarettes Sin City Tour and his own national Myspace Comedy tour.  Byrne even had the honor of opening for esteemed musical acts such as Kanye West Mariah Carey Modest Mouse Puddle of Mudd Spoon Rev. Horton Heat and many more.  As a big supporter of the US troops Steve also headlined several USO tours in Afghanistan Iraq Japan and Guam.

    Byrne has appeared in the hit comedies The Dilemma Couples Retreat Four Christmases and The Goods: The Don Ready Story.  His 2006 documentary 13 or Bust chronicles the attempt to perform 13 comedy shows in Manhattan in one night.

    Byrne’s lack of ego and outstanding work ethic has helped him become one of today’s most respected comedians.

At the Improv: Brad Williams, Jamie Kennedy, Steve Byrne, Steve Rannazzisi, Theo Von, Rachel O'Brien and more!

Tue Nov 6 2018 10:15 PM

(Doors 9:45 PM)

Hollywood Improv (The Main Room) Hollywood CA
At the Improv: Brad Williams, Jamie Kennedy, Steve Byrne, Steve Rannazzisi, Theo Von, Rachel O'Brien and more!
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See Tickets link for prices Ages 18+

Two item minimum purchase required. 

Want preferred seating? Make a dinner reservation and dine in our restaurant. Must arrive no later than 1 hour prior to show start time. Dinner does NOT satisfy the 2 item minimum.  

ALL SALES ARE FINAL

Ticket Info:

General Admission – first come, first seated.  More than half of your party must be present to be seated. 

General Admission with Pre-Show Dinner Reservation – Arrive at least an hour prior to showtime to order dinner and get priority seating. It is not necessary to reserve a specific time if you have selected this ticket; just arrive 60-90 minutes prior to showtime.  

For Group Sales: email events.hollywood@improv.com

Got Questions? CLICK HERE