The Summit at the Improv ft. Darrell Hammond

Sun Sep 22 2019

5:00 PM (Doors 4:30 PM)

Hollywood Improv (The Lab)

8162 Melrose Avenue Hollywood, CA 90046

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Ages 18+

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SNL alum Darrell Hammond. comedian Sarah J. Halstead and political junkie Louie Sabatasso host a rotating cast of journalists, politicians and celebrity guests in a round-table political summit. We will solve all of the world’s problems in front of a live audience.


Two item minimum purchase required inside the showroom.


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

General Admission with Pre-Show Dinner ReservationWant preferred seating? Arrive a minimum of one hour prior to showtime and dine in our restaurant before the show. It is not necessary to reserve a specific time if you have selected this ticket; just arrive at least one hour prior to showtime. Dining in our restaurant before the show does not satisfy the two item minimum inside the showroom.


ALL SALES ARE FINAL


This show will be a phone-free experience. Use of cellphones, smart watches, smart accessories, cameras and recording devices will not be permitted in the performance space.

Upon arrival at the venue, all phones and smart watches will be secured in Yondr cases that will be opened at the end of the event. Guests maintain possession of their phones at all times, and can access their phones throughout the show at designated Phone Use Areas in the venue. All phones will be re-secured in Yondr cases before returning to the performance space. Guests are encouraged to print their tickets in advance to ensure a smooth entry process.

Anyone seen using a cellphone during the performance will be escorted out of the venue. We appreciate your cooperation in creating a phone-free viewing experience.


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

Got Questions? CLICK HERE

The Summit at the Improv ft. Darrell Hammond

  • 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.

  • Sarah J. Halstead

    Sarah J. Halstead

    Comedy

    Sarah J. Halstead is a comedian, actor and podcaster.  Born in Flint, Michigan, Sarah moved to New York shortly after high school, landing plum roles in theatre productions and network daytime dramas.  She took a hiatus, however, when her mother was diagnosed with ovarian cancer, and it wasn't till fairly recently that she relocated to Los Angeles to resume her acting career.  Since then, she's appeared in over 90 commercials, along with a slew of guest-star roles in both film and television.  She's also launched an acclaimed standup career, performing regularly at The Comedy Store, The Improv, Flappers Comedy Club, and Laugh Factory.  She's the creator of several podcasts including Drinking During Business Hours, Jimmy  & Sarah on the Sunset Strip (with co-creator Jimmy Shin) at The World Famous Comedy Store, and Sarah's new weekly show and podcast The Summit at The Improv (with SNL alum Darrell Hammond) is performed live at the Hollywood Improv every Sunday.  Sarah remains engaged in a variety of charitable pursuits, with a special focus on awareness of ovarian cancer as well as the Flint, Michigan water crisis.
  • Louie Sabatasso

    Louie Sabatasso

    Comedy

    Louie Sabatasso is an actor, producer and LA personality. After studying acting and improv at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts he did various improvisational shows and television shows including Beverly Hills 90210. He produced and starred in two James O’Brien films, Wish You Were Here and Western Religion. The live audience drew him back to his improv roots and he appeared in and hosted many shows at the Comedy Store. The fact that Louie is a self described “political junky” and one of his favorite political buddies to chop it up with is Derryl Hammond, makes the Summit a dream come true.
  • Aida Rodriguez

    Aida Rodriguez

    Comedy

    Aida Rodriguez is a new Afro-Latina, taking the world of entertainment by storm with her wit, strong performances, and charismatic personality.  Aida recently filmed a comedy special for Netflix as part of a new standup series “She Ready.”  She made history as the first Latina to appear in two specials air in one month on both HBO and Showtime. She was handpicked by director Taylor Hackford for his film “The Comedian” starring Robert De Niro. In 2017, Coca Cola Global Women’s LINC Conference sponsored Rodriguez’s speech that modeled a TED Talk. Rodriguez has also appeared on Comedy Central’s This Week at the Comedy Cellar, The Nightly Show, five-time host of the PBS Imagen AwardsNBC Last Comic Standing’s finals, TRUtv’s Laff Tracks, Fox Laughs, Nickelodeon Mom’s Night Out and Parental Discretion.  This summer, Aida will be releasing her first Netflix special, as part of Tiffany Haddish’s They Ready series. She is also a regular contributor for The Young Turks.
     
    Aida Rodriguez wears many hats as comedian, actress, writer and mother. Sharing her point of view of the world, she writes comedy that is poignant and incisive. Her audiences often laugh hard, think hard, and feel hard as her comedy is cathartic and confrontational. Known as Funny Aida, Rodriguez aims to challenge the norms of today and the discomfort or taboo-quality around controversial topics like race, gender, sexuality, and family dynamics through her comedy. From the moment she takes the stage, the audience is engaged whether in laughter or in thought. Rodriguez’s comedy is not only medicine for the soul, but it may one day just change the world.

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This event is 18 and over. Any Ticket holder unable to present valid identification indicating that they are at least 18 years of age will not be admitted to this event, and will not be eligible for a refund.

By purchasing tickets to this event, you are authorizing this charge and acknowledging our terms and conditions below.
ALL SALES ARE FINAL, unless an event is cancelled by the artist or venue. There are no refunds, transfers or exchanges.
There is a two item minimum purchase per person in the showroom. Any two item combination of food or beverage satisfies the minimum. Unless otherwise stated, there are no food or beverages included with your ticket purchase.
All events are 21 years of age or older, unless otherwise stated in the event description. You must have a valid state or government issued photo ID to show proof of age.
All seating is on a first come first served basis. For best seating, arrive early. In order to be seated, at least half of your party must be present. Under certain circumstances, we may not be able to seat your entire party together.
Resale is not permitted and the venue has the right to cancel or deny entry to someone suspected of resale or suspected buyer of resold tickets.
Venue reserves the right to resell tickets of any person/party that has not been seated by scheduled show time. No refunds will be issued.
Valid Photo ID and the Credit Card used for the purchase must be presented to pick up tickets. Tickets will only be released to anyone other than the purchaser unless prior arrangements have been made.
Venue is a non-smoking property. Vape pens are also prohibited.
Management reserves the right to deny and refuse entry or remove parties that may be deemed a distraction to other guests. This includes those that may appear intoxicated or not abiding by venue policies.
Dress Code: Guests are asked to wear casual evening attire. Attire shall be deemed appropriate at the sole discretion of management. For security reasons, management reserves the right to search personal items and may request that personal belongings not be permitted into the venue.
Photography, videography, filming or any recording during the show is strictly prohibited.
By entering the venue, you acknowledge that the venue and its parent companies, affiliates or subsidiaries, are not responsible for any lost, stolen or damaged property.

The Summit at the Improv ft. Darrell Hammond

Sun Sep 22 2019 5:00 PM

(Doors 4:30 PM)

Hollywood Improv (The Lab) Hollywood CA
The Summit at the Improv ft. Darrell Hammond

See Tickets link for prices Ages 18+

SNL alum Darrell Hammond. comedian Sarah J. Halstead and political junkie Louie Sabatasso host a rotating cast of journalists, politicians and celebrity guests in a round-table political summit. We will solve all of the world’s problems in front of a live audience.


Two item minimum purchase required inside the showroom.


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

General Admission with Pre-Show Dinner ReservationWant preferred seating? Arrive a minimum of one hour prior to showtime and dine in our restaurant before the show. It is not necessary to reserve a specific time if you have selected this ticket; just arrive at least one hour prior to showtime. Dining in our restaurant before the show does not satisfy the two item minimum inside the showroom.


ALL SALES ARE FINAL


This show will be a phone-free experience. Use of cellphones, smart watches, smart accessories, cameras and recording devices will not be permitted in the performance space.

Upon arrival at the venue, all phones and smart watches will be secured in Yondr cases that will be opened at the end of the event. Guests maintain possession of their phones at all times, and can access their phones throughout the show at designated Phone Use Areas in the venue. All phones will be re-secured in Yondr cases before returning to the performance space. Guests are encouraged to print their tickets in advance to ensure a smooth entry process.

Anyone seen using a cellphone during the performance will be escorted out of the venue. We appreciate your cooperation in creating a phone-free viewing experience.


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

Got Questions? CLICK HERE

Please correct the information below.

Select ticket quantity.

Complete the security check.

Promo Code

Select Tickets

Ages 18+
limit 10 per person
General Admission
GA
$15.00
General Admission with Dinner Reservation
GA
$15.00

Delivery Method

ticketFast
Will Call

Terms & Conditions

This event is 18 and over. Any Ticket holder unable to present valid identification indicating that they are at least 18 years of age will not be admitted to this event, and will not be eligible for a refund. By purchasing tickets to this event, you are authorizing this charge and acknowledging our terms and conditions below.
ALL SALES ARE FINAL, unless an event is cancelled by the artist or venue. There are no refunds, transfers or exchanges.
There is a two item minimum purchase per person in the showroom. Any two item combination of food or beverage satisfies the minimum. Unless otherwise stated, there are no food or beverages included with your ticket purchase.
All events are 21 years of age or older, unless otherwise stated in the event description. You must have a valid state or government issued photo ID to show proof of age.
All seating is on a first come first served basis. For best seating, arrive early. In order to be seated, at least half of your party must be present. Under certain circumstances, we may not be able to seat your entire party together.
Resale is not permitted and the venue has the right to cancel or deny entry to someone suspected of resale or suspected buyer of resold tickets.
Venue reserves the right to resell tickets of any person/party that has not been seated by scheduled show time. No refunds will be issued.
Valid Photo ID and the Credit Card used for the purchase must be presented to pick up tickets. Tickets will only be released to anyone other than the purchaser unless prior arrangements have been made.
Venue is a non-smoking property. Vape pens are also prohibited.
Management reserves the right to deny and refuse entry or remove parties that may be deemed a distraction to other guests. This includes those that may appear intoxicated or not abiding by venue policies.
Dress Code: Guests are asked to wear casual evening attire. Attire shall be deemed appropriate at the sole discretion of management. For security reasons, management reserves the right to search personal items and may request that personal belongings not be permitted into the venue.
Photography, videography, filming or any recording during the show is strictly prohibited.
By entering the venue, you acknowledge that the venue and its parent companies, affiliates or subsidiaries, are not responsible for any lost, stolen or damaged property.