Legally Insane with Ben Gleib, Fahim Anwar, Eddie Della Siepe, Zainab Johnson, Jimmy Shubert, & more!

Thu Sep 6 2018

7:30 PM (Doors 7:00 PM)

Hollywood Improv (The Lab)

8162 Melrose Avenue Hollywood, CA 90046

Ages 18+

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Legally Insane: The hosts of the hit podcast, Matt Ritter and Tony Sam, bring you a lineup of comedians that are so funny, it should be illegal. It's a show geared toward the working professional who needs to get away from the craziness of work an life for some laughs and drinks!

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Legally Insane with Ben Gleib, Fahim Anwar, Eddie Della Siepe, Zainab Johnson, Jimmy Shubert, & more!

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  • Tony Sam

    Tony Sam

    Comedy

    Tony is a midwestern gem that was polished in Chicago before being tossed into the crazy mix of sunny So-Cal. 

    Schooled in Molecular/Marine Biology, he's since turned his back on Science and has been performing on stage ever since. 

    Since turning in his lab coat, he’s written and produced on several shows including Food: Fact or Fiction? with Michael McKean, MTV’s Ridiculousness, AWE’s Super Fan Builds, CNBC’s Jay Leno’s Garage, A&E’s Brandi and Jarrod: Married to the Job, and A&E’s Storage Wars: Barry Strikes Back. 

    As an actor he’s appeared on Tru TV’s Hack My Life, Those Who Can’t, 'Food: Fact or Fiction?', Attack of the Show and more! 

    His debut comedy album, “Scaredy Cat,” with Stand Up! Records was heralded by Huffington Post and recommended highly by LA Weekly.

  • Matt Ritter

    Matt Ritter

    Comedy

    Matt Ritter recently traded big law for the big stage. He graduated from the University Pennsylvania Law School and worked as a corporate lawyer at one of the top firm's in the country before leaving the law to pursue a career in entertainment. Matt’s voice can be heard both behind the camera as well as in front, center stage.

    Matt has carved out an interesting niche in the standup space: founding a troupe of lawyers turned comedians, aptly named the "Comedians at Law" and headlining across the country from the Hollywood Improv to Gotham Comedy Club as well as many corporate gigs. Additionally, Matt has been a guest commentator on various programs (CBS News, Fox News “On the Record”, NBC, MTV.com, ComedyTime TV, and Askmen.com), has guest hosted (Sirius XM “Raw Dog” Comedy) and is a writer for various publications (Above the Law, Bitter Lawyer, Readers Digest, and US Weekly).  Behind the camera, Matt is a writer and TV producer on various shows including A&E’s “Duck Dynasty” and Discovery's “Fat N’ Furious." He is also the co-creator of the television series “Chained to My Ex” which premiered on MSNBC recently to rave reviews, and he has sold scripted projects to Comedy Central and E! and is an on-camera host of multiple aftershows on Afterbuzz TV.

  • Jimmy Shubert

    Jimmy Shubert

    Comedy

    JIMMY SHUBERT
     
     BIOGRAPHY
     
    Jimmy Shubert delivers ‘tough love’ with side-splitting skill. He is every bit as satisfying as Lewis Black at his best.
                                                    -- San Antonio Express News
     
    Whether it’s stealing scenes in major motion pictures or blowing the roof off any comedy club from Hawaii to Halifax Jimmy Shubert is stand-up comedy’s next breakout star.
    His full contact comedy has led him to headlining The Improv and Comedy Store in Hollywood as well as the Hilton Hotel in Las Vegas in December 2011 to his own stand-up special on Comedy Central with five years on “King of Queens” and several appearances on “Entourage” for good measure.
    A veteran of stage and screen Jimmy is one of the rare triple threats in today’s comedy scene. “I like to entertain people in any form under any circumstances ” he says. “Whether it’s in a sold-out three thousand seat theater or in the middle of a war zone in Afghanistan “my mission is to make ‘em laugh as hard as I can.”
    He has produced three albums of his material and his own concert performance DVD which showcase his “hilarious” take on the world at large.
    “I am a pragmatist ” he says in his Philly rasp that’s as authentic as a Philly cheese steak   “I think people are fed up with all the horse shit!! We are subjected to on a daily basis.  The virtual assault on our senses from every angle a barrage of Bullshit on a constant feed from the 24 hour news cycle and don’t get me stated about the lunatics in Washington D.C. “I will run through your bubble garden with a pin and make no apologies!!  From the audience’s reaction…. they appreciate the candor.”
    His crowning achievement was his hour-long stand-up comedy special “Alive N’ Kickin’” – soon to be seen on a premium cable network in 2012. It made Top Ten Best Stand Up comedy DVD’s for 2010 by punchlinemagazine.com the leading comedy web site in the industry.
    “Alive N’ Kickin’” was Shubert’s brainchild from start to finish. “I did everything but hang the lights ” Jimmy says. “Oh wait I did that too.” It is a theatrical presentation of his stand-up persona of a working man’s man. Jimmy combines the outlook of a modern-day Archie Bunker with an utterly real world sensibility to create signature bits on Starbucks airport security the dumbing down of America and relationships.
    But Jimmy’s work is not confined to comedy. He has aced several dramatic parts as well. He’s played everything from a prison guard in a hostage crisis to a murder victim on “Monk ” He’s worked with such marquee names as Brad Pitt Angelina Jolie Charlize Theron Katie Holmes Robin Williams. He says: “One of the great things about working in movies is I get a chance to work with A-list filmmakers.” It is another medium that allows you to be creative in a whole other way.
    He recently completed work on two short films entitled “Wedding Jimmy” & “Uncle Melvin’s Apartment” which just won best screenplay at the Hoboken Film Festival June 2011 it is currently making it’s rounds on the festival circuit  as well as  a feature entitled “Cut Off” starring Faye Dunaway and Malcolm McDowell.
    On the small screen He recently did a guest star on CBS freshmen comedy “2 Broke Girls” He plays Betty Whites neighbor in a new NBC show called “ Off Their Rockers” and also Bobby Dicey”-“World’s Greatest Daredevil” on Disney’s #1 show Zeke and Luther he’s made three appearances on HBO’s hit comedy “Entourage” after five years in a recurring role on CBS’s “King of Queens.” He has also made appearances on such shows as “Heist ” “The Loop ” “ER ” “Reno 911 ” “Rude Awakenings ” “Angel ”  “Lucky ” “New Car Smell ” “Sonny with a chance” ” “Just Shoot Me” and “Youth In Revolt.”  
    In September 2007 Jimmy recorded his first half-hour special for Comedy Central at the Hudson Theater in New York City which received rave reviews and a standing ovation from the discerning New York audience and the Comedy Central Presents plays in heavy rotation on the Network.  In Addition He has released two break out comedy albums “Animal Instincts” and “Pandemonium ” produced by Grammy-winning producer Dan Schlissel which have both sold incredibly well.  He has performed all over the United States Canada Ireland Mexico The Bahamas Korea and in 2007 he along with Drew Carey performed for the troops in the Middle East and Afghanistan as part of the “America Supports You” program for the Defense Department and Armed Forces Entertainment.
    Growing up as the son of a Philadelphia Detective wasn’t easy for Jimmy. He says “ It was like living with Lieutenant Colombo.” Jimmy and his band of six brothers were always getting into trouble.  Jimmy was the middle child; so most of his childhood days were spent wearing bloodstained hand-me downs from his older brothers. He attended the Philadelphia High School for Creative and Performing Arts majoring in Drama. It was from those experiences in acting class that Jimmy knew he wanted to be an entertainer. Always the class clown and performer Jimmy performed magic tricks for his friends and family at nine years of age. By the age of 15 he had become an accomplished professional magician. He later channeled that energy into stand-up comedy.
    Jimmy started performing out of high school in comedy clubs around the Philly area. He later moved to Los Angeles and started working at the Comedy Store performing and writing material for acts like Yakov Smirnoff Jimmy Walker and Andrew “Dice” Clay.  It was the Comedy Store where he later met Sam Kinison and they became friends. Kinison liked Shubert’s chutzpah and included him as one of the original “Outlaws of Comedy” which he toured with for five years playing major casinos in Las Vegas and other venues like the Universal Amphitheater in front of audiences as large as 6 500 people. After a well recognized performance at the prestigious Just For Laughs Comedy Festival in Montreal he was spotted by the late Brandon Tartikoff who signed Jimmy to a holding deal to develop a pilot sitcom for him to star in at 20th Century Fox.
    Jimmy’s comedy routine is usually performed with an observational point of view in comedic short-story form and typically focuses on poking fun at pop culture. As AllMusic.com put it “His confidence and lucid delivery enhances his humor making even his most perverse moments hilarious.” 

  • Fahim Anwar

    Fahim Anwar

    Stand-up

  • Zainab Johnson

    Zainab Johnson

    Comedy

    Zainab is a Last Comic Standing semi-finalist and has performed at the 2014 BET Experience at LA Live and the world famous Just For Laughs Festival in Montreal. She has also appeared on Comic View, the Arsenio Hall Show,
    and Gotham Live. Letting laughter carry her through the day, Zainab Johnson shares with audiences how interesting everyday life can be, especially when you turn the day’s drama into serious comic relief. Whether she’s performing on
    stage, writing a script, or acting on screen, Zainab is making people laugh with her own engaging style. Having moved from New York City to the glitz and grit of Los Angeles, Zainab’s first appearance as a series regular on BET’s “Hell Date” led her to explore comedy in earnest. She is a graduate of The World Famous UCB, the Groundlings and IO West. Zainab has performed improv and sketch comedy with Troop Hollywood and the Black Hand Side. She is a regular
    headliner at the top comedy clubs throughout the country, from LA to NYC, including The Improv, Laugh Factory, Standup NY, and Caroline’s on Broadway.

    AWARDS
    Semi-Finalist, 2014, NBC’s Last Comic Standing
    Winner, 2013 HBO’s American Black Film Festival Comedy Competition

  • Ben Gleib

    Ben Gleib

    Comedy

    Ben Gleib was just named by TBS one of the "funniest comedians working today." 

    He is host of the Emmy nominated comedy game show “Idiotest” in it’s 4th season on GSN, with over 200 episodes. It’s the most watched original program on the network. 

    His hilarious hour standup special “Ben Gleib – Neurotic Gangster" is currently airing on Showtime. 

    He's also a regular on “The Today Show” with Kathie Lee and Hoda, on their “Guys Tell All” segment, and you may have seen one of his recent appearances on "@Midnight with Chris Hardwick" on Comedy Central.

    For years Ben was best known as one of the most frequent regulars on "Chelsea Lately" on E! with over 100 appearances!

    His podcast "Last Week On Earth" on the Smodcast Network, debuted on iTunes Comedy at #9, and was #1 on stitcher for 20 straight weeks. 

    Gleib is the first comedian to ever live stream a full headline set on Facebook Live, and has been doing for one show in each city on his current tour 100% improvised, each getting hundreds of thousands of views. His act is chock full of hilarious material, but he's also one of the best improvisers in standup comedy. 

    An accomplished voice over actor, he voices characters in "Ice Age: Continental Drift" and "The Book of Life," and is one of the stars of "Jay and Silent Bob's Super Groovy Cartoon Movie." 

    He's been headlining comedy clubs around the globe since 2007, and has toured sold-out arenas with Chelsea Handler and Dane Cook. 

    Esquire once called him one of “Six comedians who could be comedy’s next big thing.” The other five were Aziz Ansari, Patton Oswalt, David Cross, Demetri Martin, and Flight of the Conchords. It came true for all of them and it now seems to be Gleib's time.

  • Eddie Della Siepe

    Eddie Della Siepe

    Comedy

    Toronto native Eddie Della Siepe is a comedian, podcaster and actor who has quickly become a mainstay of the Canadian & U.S (Los Angeles) comedy scene.
     
    Eddie has been seen on Hulu’s stand up series, “Coming to the Stage” season 2 which was produced by Comedy Dynamics. His podcast “Barely Friending” has hit number 9 on iTunes Comedy Podcasts and was featured as a top new podcast.  His second album, “I Think I’ve Changed” broke the top 20 on iTunes and can be heard on SiriusXm radio. He has been to some well renowned comedy festivals such as The Just For Laughs Festival in Montreal (2010, 2012 & 2013), JFL 42 in Toronto (2014 & 2015), LOL Sudbury Comedy Festival and the Halifax Comedy Festival. 
    On Canadian Television Della Siepe was one of MuchMusic’s most recognizable faces and stared on one of the network’s highest rated shows as a pop culture expert on Video On Trial, a position he has had for over five years. He has also made appearances on Match Game on CTV and has own stand-up special Comedy Now! on CTV/Comedy Network. 

  • Cathy Ladman

    Cathy Ladman

    Comedy

    CATHY LADMAN

     

    One of the country's top comedians, Cathy Ladman is a self-probing, anxiety-venting individual, both on and offstage. She has appeared on "The Tonight Show" nine times, and was also featured on the last two of Johnny Carson’s "Tonight Show Anniversary" shows. She’s been on “The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson,” five times, has had her own HBO "One Night Stand" comedy special, and was awarded the American Comedy Award for Best Female Stand Up Comic. Her TV and film credits include: a recurring role on Showtime’s new series, “I’m Dying Up Here,” and on Freeform’s “Pretty Little Liars,” “NCIS: LA,” “Mad Men,” “Brothers and Sisters,” “Curb Your Enthusiasm,” “Caroline in the City” (recurring), "Everybody Loves Raymond," Politically Incorrect,” “Dr. Katz: Professional Therapist,” “Charlie Wilson’s War,” “The Aristocrats,” "White Oleander,” "What Planet Are You From?" "My Fellow Americans," and "Don't Tell Mom The Babysitter's Dead.” She’s currently working on her new solo show, “Does This Show Make Me Look Fat?” (It does not, but she won’t agree.)

     

Legally Insane with Ben Gleib, Fahim Anwar, Eddie Della Siepe, Zainab Johnson, Jimmy Shubert, & more!

Thu Sep 6 2018 7:30 PM

(Doors 7:00 PM)

Hollywood Improv (The Lab) Hollywood CA
Legally Insane with Ben Gleib, Fahim Anwar, Eddie Della Siepe, Zainab Johnson, Jimmy Shubert, & more!
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Ages 18+

Legally Insane: The hosts of the hit podcast, Matt Ritter and Tony Sam, bring you a lineup of comedians that are so funny, it should be illegal. It's a show geared toward the working professional who needs to get away from the craziness of work an life for some laughs and drinks!

ALL SALES ARE FINAL

Ticket Info:

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

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

Got Questions? CLICK HERE