Steve Rannazzisi and Bobby Lee at The Comedy Store

Special Event!  This Saturday, 10/20 at 8pm in the Original Room at The Comedy Store we have Steve Rannazzisi (The League/Punk’d) and Bobby Lee (Animal Practice/MadTV/Harold and Kumar) doing what they do best…  Live stand up comedy!  Don’t pay $16 at the door or online.  Get on the free guest list by going to http://www.freecomedyshows.com/ and clicking RSVP at the top of the site!  Bio’s below!

STEVE RANNAZZISI
Stephen Rannazzisi plays “Kevin,” the League Commissioner on FX’s hit show The League. He was the first one of the group to get married and have a kid, which makes him as close as it gets to an adult in this group. He started the League because he thought it would be fun but now has realized it just means babysitting seven more children.

Actor/comedian Rannazzisi got his first taste of television success in 2003 as one of the smart-ass cast members on MTV’s Punk’d. After being recognized on stage by Ashton Kutcher at the Comedy Store in West Hollywood, Steve was quickly signed up for the show. Since then Steve has continued to make audiences laugh in television, feature films and on comedy stages across the country.

Stephen grew up in Long Island, and majored in Theater and Film at the State University of New York. After graduation and a short-lived desk job, Stephen left the Big Apple and moved out to Los Angeles to pursue his dream career in Entertainment.

Upon arrival, his first job was as a doorman at the world-famous Comedy Store on Sunset Boulevard. It was there that he honed his skills amongst some of the most prolific comics in the business, such as Eddie Griffin, Joe Rogan and Andrew Dice Clay. He also worked hard on his character acting and improvisational skills with The Groundlings School and Comedy Troupe.

After his success on Punk’d, he was made a series regular on ABC’s Big Day, which chronicled all the hilarious happenings of a couple’s wedding. Stephen played the wise cracking best-man “Skobo.” After that series Stephen was cast yet again by ABC as a lead opposite Heather Locklear in See Jayne Run. Stephen was recently seen opposite Eddie Murphy and Thomas Hayden Church in the Paramount feature film Imagine That. He played “Kulik” the levelheaded partner in the financial investment firm where Eddie Murphy worked. Additionally this year, Stephen starred opposite Kevin James in the Sony Pictures blockbuster comedy Paul Blart: Mall Cop. Stephen was cast as the leading character of “Stuart,” the manager of the Pen store in a Mall that gets taken over in a robbery heist.

In addition to performing stand-up, his credits include guest starring in the FOX series Kitchen Confidential, HBO’s Sex in the City, and NBC’s Third Watch. Stephen has also performed on Comedy Central’s Premium Blend, and appeared in the feature films Summer of Sam and For Your Consideration.

BOBBY LEE
Bobby Lee stars in NBC’s new comedy series “Animal Practice” as Dr. Yamamoto, an offbeat veterinarian who is devoted to his practice, but equally devoted to gambling and partying with the rest of the staff.

Lee, best known from his numerous years as a cast member on “MADtv,” can now be seen as a regular guest on E!’s “Chelsea Lately,” and has been touring the country year‐round with his hilariously unpredictable stand‐up.

A native of San Diego, California, Lee was expected to follow in his father’s footsteps, running the family clothing store. After stints in a local rock band and at the local community college, he was spotted by Frank Burns, the legendary manager of La Jolla’s Comedy Store.

In 1995, Pauly Shore saw Lee onstage and asked the young comedian to open for him in Las Vegas. It was at that point that Lee met Shore’s mother, the celebrated owner of the Comedy Store, Mitzi Shore. Lee became a regular at the club, and also went on the road with the comic Carlos Mencia.

Lee went on to gain success from there, including landing a cast role on “MADtv.” Joining the show in 1999, Lee quickly became an audience favorite on the long-running sketch show, which in total aired for 14 seasons. Lee became known for his unique brand of pain‐inducing, physical humor. He created such memorable original characters as the comically confused film critic Johnny Gan, the world’s worst interpreter Bae Sung, and hapless warrior the Blind Kung Fu Master. Audiences have loved his takes on such real‐world figures as Connie Chung and North Korean President Kim Jong-il, and a memorable take on presidential hopeful John McCain.

Lee’s film credits include “Kickin’ It Old School” and “Killer Pad”; both features will be released later this year. In summer 2004, he appeared in the big screen comedy “Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle.” Lee also appeared in “Curb Your Enthusiasm” and “Mind of Mencia,” and has performed stand‐up on “Late Friday,” “Premium Blend” and NBC’s “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno.”