Living Single's John Henton Dec. 21-23 🎫: pittsburgh.improv.com John Henton will never forget where it all started…on the road. John continues performing in clubs writing new jokes and traveling the country but recently took a break to appear in a guest role on a “Hannah Montana” episode. Back in July of 2005 John performed at the Montreal International Comedy Festival – Just For Laughs. Initially scheduled for one performance at their “Uptown Comedy Show ” John had the audience in so much laughter that he was asked to perform at the second show. John has also paired up with former “Living Single” co-star Kim Coles and together they have delighted audiences as well. After having nine successful years on network television John Henton established a name for himself as one of today’s leading comic talents. He is fortunate to be among an elite group of actors who found success on the small screen. He found a loyal and endearing following through the lovable and sensible character of “Overton Wakefield Jones” on the FOX hit sitcom “Living Single ” and the loyalty continued with fans embracing the character of “Milsap” on the sitcom “The Hughleys.” For its third season The Hughleys moved to UPN and contributed to the network’s very successful Monday night line-up. The Hughley's” wrapped its fourth and final season in spring 2002. John’s stellar television work has not gone unnoticed as he was recognized in 2001 and 2002 with an NAACP Image Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series. #pittsburghimprov
Brent Morin Dec. 15-17 🎫: pittsburgh.improv.com Brent Morin, Connecticut raised, but LA based, worked for the Tonight Show with Conan O'brien as well as continuing to work for the Conan show now on TBS. He spent night after night since Film School crafting his skills as a stand up eventually becoming a paid regular at every major club in Hollywood including the Comedy Store Improv and Laugh Factory. Most recently, Brent released his new Netflix special I’M BRENT MORIN which is streaming now! He has appeared on Chelsea Lately, Late Night with Conan O'Brien, Comedy Central Stand-Up, Brooklyn 99, The McCarthys and Ground Floor. Only a year after his New Faces set at the Just for Laughs Comedy Festival in Montreal, Brent was named one of Variety's Top Ten Comics To Watch.
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Mike Epps Dec. 8-10 🎫: pittsburgh.improv.com #pittsburghimprov #mikeepps #pittsburgh Mike is generating an extraordinary amount of buzz among his peers for being not only one of the funniest comic actors in town but also for his burgeoning dramatic talent. Since 2000, Epps steadily climbed his way up the stand-up comedy ranks when he was recognized by a national audience in 1995 for appearing on HBO’s Def Comedy Jam (which, years later, he would go on to host). Mike has starred along side Ice Cube in the cult hits “Next Friday,” Friday after Next, and “All About the Benjamins.” Other features include the Hangover franchise, “Hancock,” “Roll Bounce,” & “How High”.
Aries Spears Jan. 4-7 🎫: pittsburgh.improv.com #pittsburghimprov #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.
Tone Bell Nov. Dec. 2-3! 🎫: pittsburgh.improv.com Tone Bell is best known for starring in the NBC multi-camera comedy Whitney as RJ Alex's (Chris D'Elia) old high school friend who has moved back to Chicago to bartend after a recent divorce. Born and raised in Atlanta the stand-up comedian began his career in Dallas where he was voted one of the Funniest Comics in Texas. Bell's real-life brand of comedy has seen him succeed on both the comedy festival circuit as well as previously on NBC as the winner of the Stand Up For Diversity program. Tone recently was a guest on the Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson and was also featured on the Spike TV special Eddie Murphy: One Night Only and E!’s “Love You Mean It”. He currently tours around the country performing at colleges and clubs. Tone recently starred in a single-camera comedy pilot for Fox has also appeared on Comedy Central’s “Key and Peele” and hosted MTV's Jerks with Cameras. Tone can next be seen starring in the new NBC comedy pilot Bad Judge which was recently picked up to series. #pittsburghimprov #tonebell
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