Huge Line Up at The Hollywood Improv Thursday

This Thursday night, August 23rd at 10pm we have an unbelievable line up for you at The Hollywood Improv on Melrose!  Adam Ray headlines (Currently filming “The Heat” with Sandra Bullock,) John Henson (Wipeout and you probably remember him as the host of Talk Soup,) Theo Von (His Comedy Central Special was just last month,) Jay Flats (In-arena host for The LA Kings,) and Bethany Dwyer (The Office/The Fred Show/Disaster Date) are on this talent packed show!  Don’t pay $14 online or at the door…  Get on the free guest list now by clicking RSVP at the top of http://www.freecomedyshows.com/

Also, Chelsea Lately’s Fortune Feimster is headlining Sardo’s in Burbank at 8pm on Weds August 22nd!  Also, the guest list for tonight’s K-von Brea show will be closed in a couple hours.  Bio’s below!

ADAM RAY
Since graduating from USC with a BFA in acting in 2005, Adam has made a name for himself amongst the crazy comedy world in Hollywood.  A regular at Hollywood’s top comedy clubs such as The Comedy Store, The Improv, and The Laugh Factory, Adam tours the country alongside acts such as Harland Williams, Bobby Lee, & Chris D’Elia.  Adam’s edgy and honest take on life, as well as his personal experiences with work, family and relationships, have made him one of today’s most exciting young comics to watch.  With the popularity of his web videos that have over 20 million hits on YOUTUBE, Adam inked a deal with Broadway Video, creating content for their channel “Above Average.”  His TV credits include CBS’s “Two Broke Girls,” ABC’s “According to Jim,” several VH1 clips shows, SYFY’s “Insane or Inspired,” Adult Swim’s “NTSF:SD:SUV,”  MTV’s “Human Giant,” and recently he was cast opposite Sandra Bullock and Melissa McCarthy in Paul Feig’s new buddy cop comedy, out next April. See more of Adam’s sketches, songs, web series and more, at www.AdamRayTV.com.

JOHN HENSON
Henson began his career as a stand-up comic. He started appearing in films in the mid to late 1990s. Henson was the longest-running host (four years) of Talk Soup on the E! Entertainment Network. Henson hosted approximately 1,140 shows in the four and a half years he was host. In 2004, he was the host of The John Henson Project, a short-lived comedy-reality show on Spike TV. Henson has also hosted several broadcast specials including ABC’s Best Commercials You’ve Never Seen, ABC’s Best TV you’ve never seen and most recently the 33rd Annual Daytime Creative Arts Emmy Awards. From 2005 – 2007 Henson was the co-host of Watch This! a daily television show on the TV Guide Channel. Henson has also produced numerous field segments on the entertainment industry for MSNBC and CNN. Beginning in 2008, Henson has had a small recurring role as a local newscaster on My Name Is Earl.  Since 2008, Henson has co-hosted an obstacle course game-show on ABC, Wipeout. Henson always ends the show with the catch phrase “Good night, and Big Balls,” a reference to the signature obstacle in the show.  He has also appeared in the Blink-182 music video for their song What’s My Age Again?

THEO VON
Theo Von is one of the fastest rising stars of stand-up comedy. He is currently the host of Yahoo!’s popular daily recap show, Primetime in No Time, which averages over one million views a day. Theo will next be seen this spring on Comedy Central’s The Half Hours. He’s also the genius behind CrankTexts.com, a website where he texts random numbers and gets into conversations with total strangers. CrankTexts was a weekly featured article on College Humor. CrankTexts.com has had 10 million page views and averages 18 clicks per visit. Theo has also been the host of The Comedy Sideshow podcast – consistently one of the 10 most downloaded video podcasts on iTunes. He is a Louisiana native whom you may recognize as the winner of Comedy Central’s Reality Bites Back, from NBC’s Last Comic Standing S4, and Comedy Central’s Live at Gotham. Theo’s work as a stand-up comedian has garnered him numerous accolades including performing internationally at the South African Comedy Festival and in the states at both the Chicago JFL Festival and South Beach Comedy Festival and later this summer at Montreal’s JFL Festival. He attended 7 colleges/universities as a full time student, including Semester at Sea, a program actively fundraises for. He currently headlines comedy clubs every weekend across the country.

JAY FLATS
You’ve seen this guy give away front row seats to lucky fans in the 300 Level and then only minutes later he’s in the Zamboni Tunnel telling the fans at Staples Center what to expect on the ice during intermission. Hey it’s that guy, Jay Flats!  This is Jay’s 3rd season with the team and 2nd year as the In-Arena and Live Event Host for The LA KINGS. 2012 is also marks his 11th year living and working in Los Angeles!  His sports backround began when he traveled as an announcer for the world famous HARLEM GLOBETROTTERS and upon his return to LA he wanted to continue mixing sports and entertainment. Shortly after his return from touring he auditioned for the Kings Ice Crew in 2008 and became a member. Jay has been hosting home games at Staples Center and Kings events all over Los Angeles including the extremely popular ‘Watch Parties’ where Kings fans can interact with Bailey, the Kings Ice Crew and Kings Players, Alumni and staff.  When he’s not rewarding rowdy Kings fans with prizes you can see Jay performing stand-up comedy all over Los Angeles and working as an audience warm-up comedian for TV shows like ‘American Idol’ and ‘So You Think You Can Dance’, ‘Minute To Win It’ and more . During the summer Jay works as a Studio Tour Guide at Universal Studios Hollywood and a stilt walker for special events in the theme park throughout the year.  He has also been a sports PA Announcer for almost every major sport…even a Harry Potter style Quiddich match featuring Bailey and his NHL Mascot Buddies against The USC Quiddich Team.  If you see him…say “what up Jay Flats?”

 BETHANY DWYER
Born and raised on the south side of a small town called Chicago, Bethany Dwyer has had an itch for performing since she could spit up. She has studied acting and improv at Columbia College, The Groundlings, Annoyance Theater, and Carolyn Barry to name a few.  On stage, Bethany worked  with independent film pioneer Henry Jaglom. Bethany acted in his play, “Always, But Not Forever” along with a cast that included Noah Wyle and Judd Nelson. She has also worked with other esteemed actors like Eric Roberts and Karen Black. Bethany is not only a stand-up comic but is also a writer, artist, musician, photographer and actor. She currently hosts the cutting edge comedy critique show “Trailer Trash.”  Bethany’s TV credits include “The Fred Show,” “The Office” and “Disaster Date,” on which she is also a writer.  On screen, she can be seen in the upcoming Paramount film “Destination Wedding.”  Bethany’s observational and sweetly twisted sense of humor are capturing audiences across the nation.