Stand Up With Comedy Fundraiser with Bert Kreischer, Beth Stelling, Ian Karmel, Zainab Johnson, Amber Preston, Sean McBride & more!

Tue Nov 13 2018

7:30 PM (Doors 6:30 PM)

Hollywood Improv (The Main Room)

8162 Melrose Avenue Hollywood, CA 90046

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All Ages

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Stand Up With Comedy returns to The Hollywood Improv for its Second Annual Fundraiser. Stand Up With Comedy is a 501(c)3 non-profit that teaches underserved kids creativity, confidence, and self-expression through stand-up comedy. SUWC enters schools and programs that lack arts enrichment programs and implements an eight week class that teaches students about comedy, joke-writing, performance, and the importance and value of their original ideas.  All sessions culminate in a Final Show for the students’ family, friends, and faculty. Lineup forthcoming. For more information about the organization, go to www.standupwithcomedy.org

For Sponsorship Opportunities, please visit the below link: 

https://www.standupwithcomedy.org/donate

Two item minimum purchase required. 

Want a better seat? Arrive an hour early to dine before the show. This also waives 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 one 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 one hour prior to showtime.  

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

Got Questions? CLICK HERE

Stand Up With Comedy Fundraiser with Bert Kreischer, Beth Stelling, Ian Karmel, Zainab Johnson, Amber Preston, Sean McBride & more!

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  • Bert Kreischer

    Bert Kreischer

    Comedy

    BERT KREISCHER is a standup comic who performs to sellout crowds across the country. He is the host of the Travel Channel's Trip Flip and previously hosted Hurt Bert and Bert the Conqueror.  He is a regular guest on The Joe Rogan Experience and The Rachael Ray Show and has appeared on Late Night With David Letterman and Jimmy Kimmel Live. His one-hour special Comfortably Dumb appears on Comedy Central and his brand new book Life of the Party Stories of a Perpetual Man-Child in which he shares the hilarious and outrageous stories that define his comedy and inspired the movie National Lampoon’s Van Wilder was just released. 

  • Beth Stelling

    Beth Stelling

    Comedy

    Beth Stelling is a stand-up comedian, writer and actress. She's a product of the Chicago stand-up scene and studied improv at The Annoyance Theater. Beth's background is in theatre; she graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts from Miami University and interned at The School at Steppenwolf in Chicago.

    Stelling became a member of Chicago Underground Comedy and hosted a Sunday night variety show in Boystown with her best friends, The Puterbaugh Sisters, for many years called Entertaining Julia (Julia was the bartender). 

    Beth was named "Best Stand-up Comedian in Chicago" by The Chicago Reader in 2010. Soon after she was a New Face of Comedy in Montreal's Just for Laughs Festival and re-located to Los Angeles in 2011. Within her first year in L.A., Beth made her late night television debut on Conan and released her debut album "Sweet Beth" on Rooftop Comedy Records. Beth appeared on Comedy Central's @midnight, Chelsea Lately and The Pete Holmes Show. 

    More recently Beth was asked to perform stand-up on Jimmy Kimmel Live, after Jimmy saw her perform at Upright Citizens Brigade in Los Angeles. Since then Beth filmed her Comedy Central half hour stand-up special in Boston (now available on Hulu), and Vulture named it one of the "Best Stand-up Specials of 2015."

    In conjunction with her Comedy Central special, Stelling released her second (and better) comedy album "Simply the Beth." The Interrobang and Splitsider named it one of the top ten albums of 2015. 

    Other places to find Beth: Showtime's "Comedy of SXSW," the indie movie "This Isn't Funny" on Netflix or iTunes, Last Call with Carson Daly, The Meltdown with Jonah & Kumail, and season two of Amazon's series Red Oaks. She's also in the July '16 issue of Elle Magazine.

    Beth tours her stand-up extensively and embarked on her first international headlining tour to Ireland, Australia and New Zealand in addition to performing at festivals (SXSW, Bumbershoot, Outside Lands, Warped Tour, NYCF, Bonnaroo, SF Sketchfest), clubs and colleges year round. 

    Beth writes for Judd Apatow's new HBO series "Crashing" starring Pete Holmes. Prior she'd been a consulting producer for MTV's Ridiculousness and contributor to Five Lesbians Eating a Quiche, the play saw an off-Broadway run and is published by Samuel French. 

    Listen to Beth on The Adam Carolla Show, You Made It Weird, Competitive Erotic Fan Fiction, Paul F. Tompkins' Spontaneanation, Cry Babies with Sarah Thyre & Susan Orlean, Two Dope Queens Podcast and We Should Have a Podcast

  •  Ian Karmel

    Ian Karmel

    Comedy

  • 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

  • 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

  • Sean McBride

    Sean McBride

    Comedy

  • Stand Up With Comedy

    Stand Up With Comedy

    Comedy

Stand Up With Comedy Fundraiser with Bert Kreischer, Beth Stelling, Ian Karmel, Zainab Johnson, Amber Preston, Sean McBride & more!

Tue Nov 13 2018 7:30 PM

(Doors 6:30 PM)

Hollywood Improv (The Main Room) Hollywood CA
Stand Up With Comedy Fundraiser with Bert Kreischer, Beth Stelling, Ian Karmel, Zainab Johnson, Amber Preston, Sean McBride & more!
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See Tickets link for prices All Ages

Stand Up With Comedy returns to The Hollywood Improv for its Second Annual Fundraiser. Stand Up With Comedy is a 501(c)3 non-profit that teaches underserved kids creativity, confidence, and self-expression through stand-up comedy. SUWC enters schools and programs that lack arts enrichment programs and implements an eight week class that teaches students about comedy, joke-writing, performance, and the importance and value of their original ideas.  All sessions culminate in a Final Show for the students’ family, friends, and faculty. Lineup forthcoming. For more information about the organization, go to www.standupwithcomedy.org

For Sponsorship Opportunities, please visit the below link: 

https://www.standupwithcomedy.org/donate

Two item minimum purchase required. 

Want a better seat? Arrive an hour early to dine before the show. This also waives 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 one 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 one hour prior to showtime.  

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

Got Questions? CLICK HERE