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Aries Spears Mar. 1-4 🎫: sanjose.improv.com #sanjoseimprov #theimprov #sanjose #ariesspears As a principal cast member on Fox’s hit sketch comedy show Mad TV, Aries brought a fresh hip style to the already-edgy program from the third through the tenth season. The producers made full use of many of Aries’s talents by calling on him frequently to create new hilarious characters and write sketches. Aries has also found great success in the world of feature films. At the age of 17 after being spotted in a comedy club Aries landed a part in the movie Home of Angels which also starred Abe Vigoda and Sherman Helmsley but never saw a theatrical release. He then appeared in Out-of-Sync and portrayed Red Foxx in Warner Bros.’s Why Do Fools Fall In Love. In addition Aries starred alongside John Leguizamo in TriStar’s The Pest and delivered his most notable performance to date as Cuba Gooding Jr.’s brother in Columbia’s blockbuster hit Jerry Maguire. Aries continues to spread his comedic wings with the development of feature film projects which he is currently involved in writing. He is presently developing a feature project based on an original character that he created on Mad TV as well as a thriller about a young black man immersed in hip-hop culture. Additionally Aries has made appearances on many talk shows including: Loveline, Vibe, Keenen Ivory Wayans, Soul Train, and Late Friday. He has also lent his voice to an animated character on C-Bear and Jamal and had a recurring stint on Fox’s The Best Damn Sports Show Period where he created some of the show’s funniest characters during his short time there. Aries maintains a strong connection to his African roots and is involved in many charitable events including a number of organizations that help abused women. He feels blessed to have been able to achieve everything that he has but he in no way intends on stopping there. Given the extreme growing success rate of action comedies coming out of Hollywood it’s safe to say that Aries Spears will be in demand for quite some time.
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Vir Das Feb. 16-18 🎟: sanjose.improv.com #sanjoseimprov #virdas #sanjose #valentine #datenight Tickets are nearly sold out, find your seats today! Vir Das was recently honored by Variety as one of their annual “Top 10 Comics to Watch” and just sold a television show to Hulu that he created and stars in based on his original idea. As the biggest English speaking comedian in India, one who has cemented himself as one of the country’s top stand-ups, actors, writers, musicians, and festival producers, he is now making impact globally, which was kicked off by his Netflix Original special “Abroad Understanding,” which intercuts between a stadium in India and a club in New York. Vir climbed the ranks of the Bollywood elite in various films such as BadMaash Company, Delhi Belly, and Revolver Rani to become their country’s version of Ben Stiller or Adam Sandler: a leading man with impenetrable comedic chops. The Hollywood Reporter has said, “Das Exhibits a deft comic timing and a winning vulnerability” and extolled his “sparkling comic performance.” Through his various tours, including The History of Comedy and Battle of the Sexes, he has sold over half a million tickets as a stand up. While he has spent his formative years in India, his comedy and point of view is accessible and relatable to a mainstream audience and he has infiltrated the United States and the rest of the world with his unique point-of-view. He has sold thousands of tickets in the US, recently concluded sold-out runs in Australia and at London’s prestigious Soho Theatre. He has also been featured at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival as well as the Montreal Just For Laughs comedy festival and made his stand-up television debut on Conan.
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Mo'Nique Feb. 9-10 🎟: sanjose.improv.com #sanjoseimprov #sanjose #monique Mo’Nique is a multi-media powerhouse whose consistent, extensive body of work has captivated audiences in stand up comedy, television, film and literature. The award winning comedienne’s career began 20 years ago after her brother dared her to take the stage for the first time in their hometown of Baltimore, Maryland. She received a standing ovation which instilled the confidence that led to performances on “Showtime at the Apollo,” HBO’s “Def Comedy Jam,” “Apollo Comedy Hour,” HBO’s “Snaps,” BET ‘s “Comic View,” The Montreal Comedy Festival and Uptown Comedy Club. Before long, the single mother of one decided it was time to step out on faith and quit her job at the phone company so she could become a star. The next is history. In 1999, Mo’Nique’s career took a quantum leap once she landed the starring role as Nikki Parker on “The Parkers,” UPN’s hit television series about a single mom who attends college with her daughter. The celebrated family sitcom earned Mo’Nique several accolades, including four NAACP Image Awards for Outstanding Actress in a comedy series in 2001, 2002, 2004 and 2005. Mo’Nique was also the first female to host NBC’s nationally televised program, “Showtime at the Apollo” in 2002. She carried the legendary torch for three consecutive seasons. Other memorable television moments include appearances on “Ugly Betty,” “The Game,” “Nip/Tuck,” “The View,” and the BET Awards. Throughout all of her Hollywood success, Mo’Nique never strayed too far away from her comedic roots, which were born on the stage. One of her most notable performances to date is when she starred in the hit stand-up comedy film, The Queens of Comedy, which was released in 2002 by Paramount Home Entertainment and aired on the Showtime Network. The Queens of Comedy also toured the country, released an album of the same title, and went on to earn a GRAMMY nomination for Best Spoken Comedy Album.