Punchline Punchout with Amber Preston, Andy Erikson, & more!

Fri Jun 30 2017

9:00 PM (Doors 8:30 PM)

Hollywood Improv (The Lab)

8162 Melrose Avenue Hollywood, CA 90046

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Ages 18+

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What is Punchline Punchout, you ask?

It's the ultimate comedy challenge. The morning of the show, comedians are given a topic and have a scant twelve hours to write a brand-new routine to be performed that night. Works out to about an hour a joke. To put that in perspective, it's taken us three solid days just to write this paragraph.

The challenge of writing alone not being enough, we divide 16 comedians into 2 teams of 8 each. Every performer has 4 minutes of untested brand new material to unleash, beating a single opponent on the opposing team who's been assigned the same topic. The object is to get the biggest possible laughs and, more importantly, completely embarrass your opponent. The winner ... is the audience.

Punchline Punchout: Reserve a ringside seat.

 

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

Punchline Punchout with Amber Preston, Andy Erikson, & more!

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  • Andy Erikson

    Andy Erikson

    Stand-up

    Andy Erikson's love of cats and unicorns is only surpassed by her love of performing. In 2015 Andy placed in the top 5 on NBC's Last Comic Standing and in 2016 she played Chanel #7 on Ryan Murphy's television series Scream Queens on Fox. Andy intertwines silly one-liners with whimsical stories in a playful but thought-provoking way. She was once a semi-finalist for the Andy Kaufman award and has won several comedy competitions and performed at prestigious festivals over the years. Her favorite thing about comedy is making friends.

  • Amber Preston

    Amber Preston

    Comedy

    Amber Preston is a comedy seductress.  Recently named one of “5 Comedians to Watch” in New York Magazine her brassy charisma and keenly honed jokecraft leave audiences powerless not to fall head over heels.  From raucous roadhouses to the classiest clubs Preston’s saucy, mischievous charm captivates diehard and casual comedy fans alike.

    A proud native of Fargo, ND Preston’s early performance career consisted of hosting family talent shows and dancing in the aisles of the Hornbacher’s grocery store hoping to be discovered by Lawrence Welk.  Years of musical theater,  improv training, and short film work followed.  In 2004 she took the plunge into standup comedy and immediately started turning heads.

    Preston is a natural improviser whose comedy can be defined as much by the method of its creation as by its hilarious outcomes.  She brings her “piddly ideas”, those small grains of nascent humor, to the stage.  There she pokes, prods, and explores them, involving the audience in every step of the instinctive and spontaneous process until they emerge days, weeks, or months later as comedy pearls.  Add to this a laundry list of quirky obsessions (mustaches, Hall and Oates, Hall and Oates’ mustaches), and a genuine passion for connecting and having fun with her audience and you have a recipe for true comedy excellence.

    Bridgetown Comedy Festival

    Big Sky Comedy Festival

    3rd Place at the 2012 Great American Comedy Festival
    2012 Best of the Midwest winner at Gilda's LaughFest 
    Marc Maron’s Five Comedians to Watch
    Women in Comedy Festival
    Francisco Sketchfest 
    The 2010 Aspen Rooftop Comedy Festival 
    2010 Rooftop Comedy Silver Nail Award 
    Laugh Your Asheville Off! Comedy Festival
    Finalist in Progressive.com Help Flo! Contest
    Has been a Contributing comic to Life & Style magazine

  • Tone Bell

    Tone Bell

    Comedy

    Tone Bell is best known for starring in the NBC multi-camera comedy "Whitney" as RJ Alex's (Chris D'Elia) old high school friend who has moved back to Chicago to bartend after a recent divorce. Born and raised in Atlanta the stand-up comedian began his career in Dallas where he was voted one of the Funniest Comics in Texas. Bell's real-life brand of comedy has seen him succeed on both the comedy festival circuit as well as previously on NBC as the winner of the Stand Up For Diversity program. Tone recently was a guest on the Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson and was also featured on the Spike TV special Eddie Murphy:  One Night Only and E!’s “Love You Mean It”.  He currently tours around the country performing at colleges and clubs. Tone recently starred in a single-camera comedy pilot for Fox has also appeared on Comedy Central’s “Key and Peele” and hosted MTV's "Jerks with Cameras."  Tone can next be seen starring in the new NBC comedy pilot "Bad Judge" which was recently picked up to series.

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Punchline Punchout with Amber Preston, Andy Erikson, & more!

Fri Jun 30 2017 9:00 PM

(Doors 8:30 PM)

Hollywood Improv (The Lab) Hollywood CA
Punchline Punchout with Amber Preston, Andy Erikson, & more!
  • Sorry, you missed this event.
  • Check out other similar events on TicketWeb.

See Tickets link for prices Ages 18+

What is Punchline Punchout, you ask?

It's the ultimate comedy challenge. The morning of the show, comedians are given a topic and have a scant twelve hours to write a brand-new routine to be performed that night. Works out to about an hour a joke. To put that in perspective, it's taken us three solid days just to write this paragraph.

The challenge of writing alone not being enough, we divide 16 comedians into 2 teams of 8 each. Every performer has 4 minutes of untested brand new material to unleash, beating a single opponent on the opposing team who's been assigned the same topic. The object is to get the biggest possible laughs and, more importantly, completely embarrass your opponent. The winner ... is the audience.

Punchline Punchout: Reserve a ringside seat.

 

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