Carlos Alazraqui & Sam Tripoli at Brea Thurs

Another HUGE stand up comedy event!  This Thursday November 3rd at 8pm!  Carlos Alazraqui (Officer James Garcia from Reno 911) and Sam Tripoli (Comedy Central/E!/The Late Late Show on CBS /Comics Unleashed/Spike TV) will be gracing the stage of The Brea Improv.  This show is 18 and over.  Don’t pay online or at the door, when you can get on the FREE guest list by going to and clicking RSVP at the top of the site!   Full bio’s below!

(If Brea is not local to you, we’ve also got Melissa Villasenor, the amazing impersonator and finalist from America’s Got Talent at Sardo’s Burbank on Weds 11/2.  You will get a 10% off your bill coupon for this event when you RSVP through the site!)

Sam Tripoli views comedy as a calling rather a profession. It’s a passion that he’s been preaching to audiences at comedy clubs across the country and on television, including Comedy Centrals’ “Premium Blend” (receiving only one of two standing ovations in the history of the show), a frolicsome turn as a male escort for E! Entertainment’s “Party @ the Palms,” “The Late Late Show on CBS”, “Comic Unleashed” and as a co-host of Spike TV’s “Wide World of Spike,” a comedy-action cult classic. On stage he’s a force of nature, pacing the stage like a cyclone of funny as he questions authority and the conventions of our society one moment, then earnestly expresses his affinity for the bizarre the next. His comedy has no limits – its whatever he’s thinking about, and that’s usually what everyone else is thinking about, even though sometimes we don’t like to admit to it. “I like to think of myself as the little voice in everyone’s head, except I have a microphone and I’m funnier,” Sam says.

You may know Carlos Alazraqui as Officer James Garcia on Comedy Central’s “Reno 911.”  You also may have seen him on his many appearances on VH1 and E Television reality series. But he is also an established and talented voiceover artist, giving life to Mr. Crocker on Nickelodeon’s “Fairly Odd Parents,” Rocko on “Rocko’s Modern Life, and Lube and Winslow in “Cat/Dog.” Carlos also stars in two new cartoons for the Cartoon Network’s – as Munroe, the Scottish Pug dog on “Juniper Lee” and as Lazlo on Cartoon Network’s number one series called “Camp Lazlo.” Additionally, Carlos provided the voice talent on one of the most recognizable campaigns in commercial history – “Yo Quiero Taco Bell.” Carlos starred in his own half hour stand up comedy special on Comedy Central. Carlos performs live at the Hollywood Improv on Melrose Ave, The Ice House,The M Bar on Vine,The Knitting Factory in Hollywood and has a steady corporate schedule. He recently sold a script idea called the “Rip Squad” to Comedy Central and is currently developing another project to pitch to the Networks. In terms of work in film, he has recently completed shooting on a horror film with Lou Diamond Philips currently titled “Dark Portal”. Other films include “I Downloaded a Ghost” has been airing on Disney Europe, which is available to rent in the United States and “Happy Feet” with Robin Williams which will be released in November 2006. The Reno 911 movie is scheduled to shoot in January 2006. Carlos lives in the San Fernando Valley with his two dogs, Max Bear Jr. and Jacky O. He is a USTA 4.0 tennis player and an avid skydiver…. 690 jumps to date!