Thu Oct 19 2017

8:00 PM (Doors 7:30 PM)

Hollywood Improv (The Main Room)

8162 Melrose Avenue Hollywood, CA 90046

Ages 18+

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Two item minimum purchase required.

Preferred Seating Dining Option:
Want preferred seating? Purchase a General Admission ticket with Dinner Reservation and have dinner in our restaurant before the show!
Must arrive for dinner no later than ONE HOUR prior to show start time.
Dinner satisfies the two item minimum.
Purchasing a ticket with dinner reservation confirms you for dinner; no further action is required.

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

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Rhys Darby, Darrell Hammond, Iliza Shlesinger, David Koechner & more!

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  • Rhys Darby

    Rhys Darby

    Comedy

    Rhys Darby first gained attention in the United States as Murray in HBO's �Flight of the Conchords'. This was not a new role for him having first appeared in the same role on the BBC radio show of the same name. An ex-soldier in the New Zealand Army and a veteran of fifteen years as a stand-up comedian Darby made his feature film debut in �Yes Man' with Jim Carrey. He then went on to feature as one of the DJ's in Richard Curtis' forthcoming film �Pirate Radio'. He has since completed two lead roles in romantic comedies �Coming and Going' opposite Sasha Alexander (NCIS) and NZ Film �Lovebirds' opposite Golden Globe winner Sally Hawkins.

    Darby recently appeared on the CBS television show �How To Be A Gentleman' with Kevin Dillon Dave Foley David Hornsby and Mary Lynn Rajskub.

    Darby has appeared in several comedic ad campaigns for Nike Hewlett Packard and 2 Degrees Mobile.

    Darby is never far from his standup roots. His standup has been described as a sensational blend of sound effects characterizations and askew observations. His career has taken him from his homeland of New Zealand to the U.K. and beyond. He has performed his unique brand of humour in places as far flung as Iceland to the Falkland Islands and in festivals from the Edinburgh Fringe Festival to Montreal's Just for Laughs. His first standup DVD Rhys Darby: Imagine that! Was shot in Los Angeles in 2008. His second DVD It's Rhys Darby Night! Recorded in his home town of Auckland New Zealand is due for release this Christmas.

    Darby lives between Auckland New Zealand and Los Angeles with his wife and two young sons.

    You can follow Rhys' life www.twitter.com/rhysiedarby or on facebook.

  • Darrell Hammond

    Darrell Hammond

    Comedy

    Actor/comedian Darrell Hammond fondly recalls his first taste of show business at age five practicing the impressions of his family members on the porch of their home in Melbourne Florida. It wasn’t many years later when Darrell realized he wanted to submerse himself in the pursuit of bringing his comedy and impressions to a much bigger stage. For years now, Hammond has brought to life a cavalcade of politicians, media figures, celebrities and newsmakers on television.  Darrell is known for being one of the most prolific comedians of his time.  He holds the title for being the longest running cast member on SNL.  He frequently tours comedy clubs and theaters boasting a number of brilliant impressions in his act that keep people laughing nationwide.

    Hammond has brought a great number of wonderful impressions to SNL over the years. Television critics and viewers alike, for their accuracy and range, have applauded each and every one of his impressions.  Amongst the great number of people he has mimicked include; Bill Clinton, Sean Connery, Regis Philbin, Dan Rather, John Travolta, Jesse Jackson, Richard Dreyfus, Jay Leno, Donald Trump and Ted Koppel.

    In addition to his SNL appearances, Hammond has been seen in a number of feature films and television shows. As a truly versatile actor Darrell has displayed his talents in both dramatic and comedic roles.  Some of his feature films include:  Screen Gems feature WEINERS and the Regency feature BOB BAILEY’S DISCO BALLS.  He has also starred opposite Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen in Warner Bros’ NEW YORK MINUTE and in the Dimension features SCARY MOVIE 3 and SCARY MOVIE 6.  He shared the screen with Frankie Muniz and Hillary Duff in MGM’s AGENT CODY BANKS.  Darrell also starred with Anthony Hopkins and Alec Baldwin in El Dorado Picture’s THE DEVIL AND DANIEL WEBSTER.  He received tremendous amount of reviews for his portrayal as a deranged but intense criminal defense lawyer in Dick Wolf’s LAW AND ORDER: SVU. Darrell also disturbed audiences with his masterfully creepy roll as The Deacon in the television series DAMAGES. Additionally, he did a guest spot on NBC’s THIRD ROCK FROM THE SUN. His other film credits include an appearance in Universal’s BLUES BROTHERS 2000 which also starred Dan Aykroyd, and Disney’s CELTIC PRIDE.  In 1999 he moved audiences everywhere by playing the voice of Master Little in Disney’s animated hit THE KING AND I

    Recently, Darrell has starred in Bay Street Theatre’s TRU, written by Jay Presson Allen and directed by Matt McGarth.  Darrell also finished shooting a TBS pilot, HOUND DOGS, as Harry Hound, with director Ron Shelton (Bull Durham & White Men Can’t Jump).  Darrell is also the author of the critically acclaimed memoir, “God If You’re Not Up There, I’m F***ed:  Misadventures with Fake Noses, Funny Accents, Addiction, and Saturday Night Live”, which was released by Harper Collins in October of 2011 to rave reviews.

    A Native of Florida, Darrell began doing his impressions and comedy early on in life, but his real pursuit of a career in performing began after graduating from the University of Florida at Gainesville.  After college, Hammond spent several years in New York appearing in many off-Broadway productions and honing his stand up at the local comedy clubs.  With his acerbic wit and masterful impressions Darrell quickly became a favorite on the comedy circuit.  He would also frequently display his comedic styles performing on a wide array of local and national radio stations.

    Although it has been a dream come true for Darrell to be a regular on NBC’s SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE, one of Hammond’s biggest honors came at our nation’s capital in April 1997. During a surprise appearance with President Bill Clinton, Hammond was widely praised by the media for his dead-on impression of the President at an event before a great number of government officials and members of the Washington Press Corps. In an equally as impressive fete at 2001’s WHITE HOUSE CORRESPONDENTS DINNER, Darrell received a standing ovation for his performance in front of 2000 press people and President George W. Bush.

    Darrell continues to move audiences with his comedy, performing in New York and throughout the entire country.  Darrell gave Comedy Central it’s biggest ratings to date for a 1/2 hour comedy special performing in his own COMEDY CENTRAL PRESENTS: DARRELL HAMMOND.  Darrell also appears frequently on CBS’ “LATE SHOW WITH DAVID LETTERMAN”, and NBC’s “THE TONIGHT SHOW WITH JAY LENO”, and “LATE NIGHT WITH CONAN O’BRIEN”. As an actor he continually looks for new challenging roles to expand his talents in Film and Television.

    Recently, Darrell has seen a massive resurgence in national notoriety due to his uncanny impression of Donald Trump. From his first impression of Trump on SNL 15 years ago (earning him the praise of Trump himself), Darrell’s imitation of the outspoken presidential candidate has evolved along with all of the extreme changes in his public appearance. Hailed as “The Comeback Kid” by the Wall Street Journal, Darrell’s impression has become a favorite of the country, drawing some of the largest viewership to SNL in recent history.  

    Hammond is a proud resident of the Hell’s Kitchen area of Manhattan.

  • Iliza Shlesinger

    Iliza Shlesinger

    Comedy

    Originally from Dallas Iliza moved to Los Angeles after graduating from Emerson College. She is the only female and youngest comedian to hold the title of NBC'S Last Comic Standing. Most recently her debut one hour comedy special War Paint reached #1 on the iTunes charts and was named one of the “Top Ten Albums of 2013” on iTunes.  It is currently available on Netflix.  She was the host of CBS's syndicated comedy dating show Excused in which she filmed 230 episodes. Iliza's TV credits include TBS’ Deal With It Comedy Central Presents as well as NBC'S Late Night with Jimmy Fallon Comedy Central's Live at Gotham E! Network's Chelsea Lately and The Soup TBS’ Who Gets the Last Laugh?  and Showtime's Pauly Shore and Friends and Bridging the Gap Comedy Festival. She is featured in the comedy documentary I Am Comic. Her live stand-up résumé also includes performing at the coveted Montreal Just for Laughs Festival hundreds of clubs and colleges and in various countries for our troops overseas. Iliza loves the troops and was honored to participate in The Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff's personal USO Tour throughout the Middle East and Europe.
     
    She wants you to tweet her @iliza.

    Check out her amazing podcast with new episodes every week at: http://sideshownetwork.tv/category/podcasts/comedy/truth-iliza/ 


     

  • David Koechner

    David Koechner

    Comedy

    Actor writer and producer David Koechner grew up in Tipton Mo. working for his father in the family’s turkey coop manufacturing business. He studied political science at Benedictine College in Atchison Kan and then transferred to the University of Missouri. After college Koechner moved to Chicago where he studied improvisation at the IO (formerly the ImprovOlympic) with Del Close and Charna Halpern. He went on to become an ensemble member of Second City Theater Northwest.
     
    From there Koechner spent one season in the cast of “Saturday Night Live” before moving to Los Angeles and landing guest appearances on “Curb Your Enthusiasm” and “Reno 911” and a recurring role on “Still Standing.” He co-starred in indie films such as “Dill Scallion ” “Wakin’ Up in Reno ” “Dropping Out” and “Run Ronnie Run” while also turning solid performances in studio comedies such as “Out Cold ” “My Boss' Daughter” and “A Guy Thing.” Koechner along with Dave “Gruber” Allen developed and performed The Naked Trucker & T-Bones Show on stage at Club Largo in Los Angeles. The show later became a Comedy Central series.
     
    Koechner’s first major film break came when he was cast as Champ Kind in “Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy.” Since then Koechner has been seen in a variety of studio and independent films such as “Daltry Calhoun” and “The Dukes of Hazzard” with Johnny Knoxville “The 40 Year Old Virgin ” “Waiting ” “Yours Mine and Ours ” “Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby ” “Snakes on a Plane ” “Let’s Go To Prison ” “Semi-Pro ” “Get Smart ” “My One and Only ” “The Goods: Live Hard Sell Hard ” “Extract ” “Final Destination 5 ” “Small Apartments ” “Piranha 3DD ” “Paul ” the animated feature “Barnyard ” and the critically acclaimed “Thank You for Smoking” opposite Aaron Eckhart and Maria Bello. He also starred in the Fox Atomic comedy “The Comebacks.”
     
    Koechner played the character Todd Packer on NBC’s hit comedy “The Office.” He currently voices a reoccurring character on FOX’s animated comedy “American Dad.” His most recent films include “Hit and Run” with Dax Shepard and “A Haunted House” with Marlon Wayans. Koechner recently reprised his popular role as Champ Kind for the upcoming “Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues” sequel with Will Ferrell Steve Carell and Paul Rudd which is set to hit theaters in December. He is receiving rave reviews for his role in the dark twisted and film festival award-winning thriller “Cheap Thrills;” it will be in theaters early 2014. Koechner also recently produced and starred in a pilot for A+E Networks called “Whitey.”
     
    When not filming Koechner performs live stand-up comedy across the country and creates original content videos for his YouTube channel “Full On Koechner.” He currently resides in Los Angeles Calif. with his wife and five children.

  • Brian Monarch

    Brian Monarch

    Comedy

    Brian Monarch has been seen on Comedy Central, Fox and Hulu...  He's been heating up the LA comedy scene for years. He plays all of the biggest stages in Hollywood and has worked with such greats as Bill Burr, Joe Rogan, Margaret Cho, Louis CK, Chris D'Elia, and Iliza Shlesinger, to name a few. You can catch him on any given night at your favorite comedy clubs around town. His uncensored views are always something to behold... Don't miss him live!

    Follow him on Twitter and Instagram @BrianMonarch

    SnapChat @BrianSFV

  • Jamie Bowen

    Jamie Bowen

    Comedy

  • Craig Conant

    Craig Conant

    Comedy

Rhys Darby, Darrell Hammond, Iliza Shlesinger, David Koechner & more!

Thu Oct 19 2017 8:00 PM

(Doors 7:30 PM)

Hollywood Improv (The Main Room) Hollywood CA
Rhys Darby, Darrell Hammond, Iliza Shlesinger, David Koechner & more!
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Ages 18+

Two item minimum purchase required.

Preferred Seating Dining Option:
Want preferred seating? Purchase a General Admission ticket with Dinner Reservation and have dinner in our restaurant before the show!
Must arrive for dinner no later than ONE HOUR prior to show start time.
Dinner satisfies the two item minimum.
Purchasing a ticket with dinner reservation confirms you for dinner; no further action is required.

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