Huge s/o to Chris D'Elia..truly one of the greats #salute #Repost @chrisdelia ・・・ Wow. This was a picture I took NINE years ago yesterday when I headlined my FIRST show ever. It was at the San Jose Improv. I had no idea this was coming up. Weirdest part is that on the 9 year anniversary of my first headlining gig I was literally performing at the same place in San Jose. The shows were much different now tho. There were 6. Not just one that was half full. It’s been a long 9 years. I’ve gained a lot and lost some too all because of the hard work. Okay annnnnd I’m actually crying now. Thank you to everyone!
Arsenio Hall Jan. 19-20 🎟: sanjose.improv.com If you ask different people where they first saw Arsenio Hall you’d probably get a number of different answers. But it was the success of his Emmy Award-winning late night talk show “The Arsenio Hall Show” that made Arsenio a household name. On January 3 1989 “The Arsenio Hall Show” made its debut. Virtually overnight Arsenio changed the face of late night television by captivating young viewers across the country. During his successful five-year run as Executive Producer Arsenio provided a forum for cutting edge comedy politics and the television debut of such pop superstars as Mariah Carey Snoop Doggy Dogg Boyz II Men and countless others. In 1994 Arsenio was again ready to grow and diversify. He resigned from the late night gabfest to pursue other personal and professional interests. Arsenio was featured as the comical “Carl Cristall” in Exodus Films’ animated feature “Igor ” starring John Cusack which was released in theaters nationwide in September 2008 and on DVD in January 2009. Arsenio appeared in a memorable cameo starring as “Tasty Freeze” in the highly touted feature comedy “Black Dynamite ” an homage to classic blaxploitation films which opened in theaters nationwide October 16 2009 (Sony/Apparition) was released on DVD in February 2010 and debuted as a new animated series on Adult Swim in July 2012. In addition Arsenio was featured in the HBO Sports Documentary “Magic & Bird: A Courtship of Rivals” which premiered in March 2010 as well as the A&E two-hour documentary special “The Battle For Late Night ” which premiered in April 2010. He was also featured in the NBA Entertainment documentary “The Announcement ” which premiered in March 2012 on ESPN where he shares his insight and experience surrounding the day of Thursday November 7 1991 when Earvin “Magic” Johnson made people stop and watch at the Forum in Inglewood California announcing he was HIV-positive and would be retiring from basketball immediately. The documentary gets to the core of Magic’s incredible personal journey and explores how he continues to prosper and thrive two decades later. #sanjoseimprov
Two more sold out shows tonight with this amazing human! #Repost @chrisdelia (@get_repost) ・・・ Just met these two new guys in San Jose! They were really fun! After we sat down and had a chat I brought them back to my hotel room and we watched human porn and ate sandwiches!
#Repost @themarkhayes ・・・ Leading the legions of heathens @sanjoseimprov Knees out for the lads (and the ladies)
#Repost @gglambo ・・・ Wonderful night seeing @chrisdelia @sanjoseimprov with @imjessicker ! One of the best comedy shows I’ve ever seen! Thank you @imjessicker for a great night!! #comedy #standupcomedy #standup #drinks #greatcomedygreatcompany #chrisdelia #comic #sanjoseimprov #sanjose #comical
The Lovemaster Craig Shoemaker, Dec. 15-17! 🎟: sanjose.improv.com Craig Shoemaker’s extensive accomplishments, spanning more than three decades, are beyond impressive. He has performed for major television and cable networks, writes for the hit sitcom Fuller House, a radio guest on countless stations, hosted his own syndicated radio and podcast shows, on stage stand up, performances on Broadway, has written two children’s books, invented ON Hold advertising and hosted motivational presentations and speeches; all with audiences ranging from 50 to over 70,000 people. These efforts have earned him accolades including, but not limited to, Comedian of the Year by American Comedy Awards; Number One comedy routine of all time by XM Radio, iTunes #1 comedy album; The Last Stand Up, voted in the Top 20 on Comedy Central, two Emmy awards, an induction into the Association of Transformational Leaders and the Communicator Award Crystal prize. And, let’s not forget to mention, the honor of performing for four United States Presidents. #sanjoseimprov #craigshoemaker
Zainab Johnson Dec. 21-23 🎫: sanjose.improv.com Zainab Johnson, a stand-up comedian, actress and writer, is quickly being propelled as one of the most unique and engaging performers on stage and screen. Zainab’s comedy is based on her unique point-of-view, which was shaped growing up in Harlem as one of thirteen siblings in a Muslim family. After getting a degree in math and taking a job as a teacher, she quickly learned that she had a different calling. Zainab can most recently seen in her breakout appearance on HBO’s All Def Comedy and has made appearances on Arsenio, BET's Comic View, MTV's Acting Out, AXSTV's Gotham Comedy Live!, and just recently HBO's All Def Comedy. She was honored as a New Face of Comedy at the prestigious Montreal Just For Laughs Festival and was one of the breakout new comedians on NBC's Last Comic Standing. She most recently sold a television show to ABC with Wanda Sykes producing. #sanjoseimprov #zainabjohnsonI
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Ray William Johnson Dec. 20 🎟: sanjose.improv.com #raywilliamjohnson #sanjoseimprov Ray William Johnson is a Los Angeles-based stand-up comedian and actor with over 17 million followers on various platforms. His quick wit, charisma, and good- natured cynicism have made him one of the most in- demand comedians currently touring. Creator of several popular shows including Equals Three, Ray has produced hit content over the past decade that has garnered a staggering 3 billion views.