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T.J. Miller Is Ridiculous

Comedian T.J. Miller is coming back to Super Serious Show for more ridiculous fun. Thursday, January 19th! We're pretty confident it's going to be ridiculous. And we can't wait. Miller is headed up our October show this past Fall and brought a lot of great moments into the Super Serious fold.

This November Comedy Central aired Miller's 1-hour special, No Real Reason. And Miller also released a music album, The Extended Play E.P. Yes - it's still random. He's one of our favorite comedic actors and performers working today.

For even more Miller, go here.

Grab tickets for the January 19th show.

Sneak Peek of New Season of Jason Nash Is Married

Jason Nash is treating us all to a sneak preview episode of the new season of the popular web series, Jason Nash Is Married. The series is chalked full of comedy greatness and has a ton of great cameos and performances from some of our favorite comedians and actors.

Nash is a comedian, actor, writer, producer - basically if it's funny he's probably doing it. And you're probably watching or should be. Nash is a nationally touring stand-up comedian and also hosts and produces the long running podcast, Guys With Feelings. He's developed and written for numerous television shows. Nash was also a cast member of the VH1 sketch show, Random Play. A few of his TV appearances include Reno 911! and The Andy Dick Show. Nash currently lives in Los Angeles.

Click here for tickets and get pumped for the episode of Jason Nash Is Married.

Finesse Mitchell On Tap

*Photo by Je'BoWe come bearing the best news ever...Finesse Mitchell is in the lineup for this month’s Super Serious Show! Mitchell is an actor, stand-up comedian and published author, who’s probably best known for his appearances as a cast member on Saturday Night Live. Mitchell currently can be seen on the popular Disney Channel show, A.N.T Farm.

Some of his television credits include, The Today Show, Tyra Banks Show, Chelsea Lately, ABC’s Comic Unleashed, Comedy Central Presents, The Late Show with Conan O’Brian, The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn and BET’s Comic View.

Additionally, Mitchell appeared in such films as Mad Money, Who’s Your Caddy and The Comebacks.
On top of all this, in 2007, Mitchell published his first book Your Girlfriends Only Know So Much, which offers dating advice to women seeking honest and real answers to age-old relationship questions.

As a stand-up, Mitchell has performed sold-out live performances across the country and abroad. Mitchell is one of the smoothest and more seasoned comics working today. His effortless and cool delivery is always coupled with hilarious material, which can cover everything from his own personal relationships to current events.

Mitchell is a pro and we couldn’t be more psyched to have him on board this December! Now you get psyched! Now you get psyched!

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Kaboom! Eric Andre!

*Photo by Susan MossKaboom! Comedian and actor Eric Andre will be taking the Super Serious stage at Smashbox Studios at the December show. Andre’s off-the-wall approach to comedy and spastic on-stage energy make him one of the more exciting performers to watch. Never expect a dull performance from this super talented comic. He will blow your mind away and permanently alter it for the better.

You may recognize Andre from his television roles on such popular shows as Curb Your Enthusiasm and Hot in Cleveland. As a stand-up, Andre has appeared on Live at Gotham, Hatin on MTV, The Awkward Comedy Show on Comedy Central and Lopez Tonight. Additionally, he has performed at the Bridgetown Comedy Festival in Portland and the HBO Comedy Festival in Aspen.

We are super excited for Andre’s Super Serious debut, and all of the other fun that is to come at this month’s show.

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Comedy Goodness Courtesy of Greg Behrendt

*Photo by Mike CaranoGet excited because comedian Greg Behrendt will be taking the stage at the November Super Serious Show! Behrendt’s performances are always jam packed with energy and charisma. Along with being one of the best comedians working today, Behrendt brings a fun perspective on romantic and familial relationships to his performances.

After working as a consultant on HBO’s Sex in the City for three consecutive seasons, Behrendt went on to co-author the best selling self-help book He's Just Not That Into You, which later was turned into the feature film of the same name. This success led to his own daily daytime talk show, The Greg Behrendt Show, for Sony Pictures Television as well as countless television appearances. As a stand-up comedian, he has been seen on HBO, The Tonight Show, The Late Show with David Letterman, Late Night with Conan O’Brien and numerous Comedy Central appearances.

Behrendt also hosts Walking The Room, the popular weekly comedy podcast with his comedian buddy, Dave Anthony.

I personally can’t wait to ask him about the guy I’ve been seeing. He’s just been acting so weird lately. WHY WON’T HE CALL ME? WHY GREG? WHY? ...Sorry, Greg.

Grab tickets here to see Behrendt and the rest at the November 17th show.

Amy Schumer Is Bodacious

Photo by Susan MossHooray! Comedian Amy Schumer is performing at this month’s Super Serious Show at Smashbox Studios. Schumer is a clever and fearless performer, her stand-up full of bravado and wry humor. Bodacious through and through.

Since gaining attention as a finalist on Season 5 of Last Comic Standing, Schumer is distinguishing herself as one of the fastest rising comedians working today. Most recently, she appeared as one of the roasters on the highly-anticipated Comedy Central Roast of Charlie Sheen. Her other television credits include Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, The Ellen DeGeneres Show, John Oliver’s New York Stand-Up Show and a Comedy Central Presents special. Additionally, Schumer has nabbed acting roles on Curb Your Enthusiasm and 30 Rock, and was a co-host on Fuse TV’s A Different Spin with Mark Hoppus.

Grab tickets for the October 20th show. It's fun. Trust us.

The Super Serious Show with T.J. Miller

Don’t lose your shit or anything but T.J. Miller is the new headliner for the October Super Serious Show. Miller is an actor and comedian best known for his absurd sense of humor. In recent years, Miller’s film and comedy career has really taken off. You may recognize him from the comedy film, Our Idiot Brother, which he starred alongside Paul Rudd and Elizabeth Banks. He has also appeared in a number of other films such as Get Him to the Greek with Jonah Hill and Russell Brand, Gulliver’s Travels, She’s Out of My League, Yogi Bear and Mike Judge’s Extract.

Additionally, he’s showcased his talents on such television shows as Chelsea Lately, Conan and Late Show with David Letterman

This past September, Miller released his debut music comedy album, The Extended Play E.P., for Comedy Central Records. We are just hoping and praying that Miller will drop lyrical, magical bombs on us at this upcoming show. 

Grab tickets for the October 20th show before it’s too late.

Kyle Kinane: A Man of Mirth

Photo by Morten SkovgaardBest news ever! Kyle Kinane is in the lineup for this month’s Super Serious Show! Kinane is the real deal when it comes to comedians. In 2010, Kinane was named by Variety one of the 10 Comics to Watch and released his debut comedy album, Death of the Party, for A Special Thing Records. Since then, he continues to bring it in the comedy realm, including a Comedy Central Presents half hour special as well as an appearance on Conan. Kinane's other TV appearances include Last Call with Carson Daly and Live at Gotham.

According to an interview with the A.V. Club, Kinane just finished working on a Comedy Central television pilot with Matt Braunger, another Super Serious friend. So, we have our fingers crossed for the show making to the light of day. We're excited for the possibility of even more of these awesome guys.

Kinane is the kind of comedian you watch and then want to invite to your home for a beer. His cool and laidback on-stage presence never seems contrived. On the contrary, he is extremely relatable and hilarious, even when describing himself in the most self-loathing way. On top of all this, Kinane is one of the best comedic storytellers out there. We are pumped to see Kinane next Thursday and you should be too.

Grab your tickets now for the September 15th show.

Greg Fitzsimmons: Master of The Comedy Brouhaha

We’re pumped to announce the addition of the great Greg Fitzsimmons to our June lineup. Fitzsimmons is one of the most riveting and engaging comedians working today. He packs a punch with his smart biting comedy on and off the stage. Fitzsimmons is a stand-up with a ton other skills – writing, hosting and producing numerous projects. Fitzsimmons is known for his popular radio show on Howard Stern’s Sirius/XM Channel and the equally popular weekly podcast, FITZDOG Radio.

Fitzsimmons headlines as a stand-up nationwide and as numerous television appearances. His appearances include Late Show With David Letterman, Late Night With Conan O’Brien, Jimmy Kimmel Live, Chelsea Lately, John Oliver’s New York Stand-up Show and two Comedy Central specials. Greg Fitzsimmons writing credits are a plenty, including stints writing for The Ellen DeGeneres Show, HBO’s Lucky Louie, Politically Incorrect With Bill Maher and The Man Show.

It’s a true treat to have Greg Fitzsimmons join The Super Serious Show this Thursday. Grab your tickets now for the June 16th show at Smashbox Studios.

Get Ready For Some Quality Thune Time

Comedy cool kid Nick Thune will be joining The Super Serious Show next week at Smashbox Studios. Thune is a unique and versatile comedic performer. His sly wit and low key stage presence is a great combo at his live shows. Thune is popular nationally touring comedian and pops up on television often.

Thune hails from Seattle and moved to Los Angeles for comedy career purposes. Thune is a favorite of The Tonight Show with several performances, including this week. Thune’s other television appearances include a half-hour special on Comedy Central, Conan and Late Night With Jimmy Fallon. Thune appeared in his own web series for Atom Films, as well – www.nicksbigshow.com. Thune also appeared in a few feature films, including Mike Judge’s Extract, Highway 61, Unaccompanied Minors and Knocked Up.

In 2010 Thune released his debut comedy album, Thick Noon. Serial Optimist recently featured a fun and interesting interview with Thune.

Check out Super Serious Show May 19th for some quality Thune time.

Sneaky Good Fun From Allan McLeod

We have a special treat at Super Serious tomorrow. One of our favorite dudes and sneaky good comedic performers, Allan McLeod, will be dropping by the show. McLeod is a versatile talent with great acting, writing and general comedic skills working. Soft-spoken at first encounter, McLeod's a sly performer with the ability to sneak fun and outrageous comedic moments in his live shows.

McLeod studied Theatre and Film at the University of Alabama, where he wrote and performed sketch comedy for the school’s bi-weekly Guerrila Theatre show. His comedy career got its legs while taking classes at Upright Citizen Brigade (UCB) Theatre in Los Angeles. He studied and worked with veteran performers such as Matt Besser, Ian Roberts, Matt Walsh, Andy Daly, Seth Morris and many more. In 2008 he began teaching both improve and sketch writing at UCB. He’s produced and performed in numerous shows at the theatre over the years, including his own one man show “Allan McLeod: A Rabbit Stole My Car Keys.” McLeod is the co-director of the monthly UCB sketch show “Sketch Cram” and created and co-hosts the theatres “Chatroullette LIVE” show. He is a regular contributor to both UCBcomedy.com and Funny Or Die. His current UCB groups with regular shows include the improve team “Arts & Athletics” and his sketch group, “A Kiss From Daddy.”

McLeod’s television contributions include appearances on Comedy Centrals’ Tosh.0, Head Case and a series regular and writing duties for the MTV cartoon series Popzilla. He has written for the online comedy ad agency DumbDumb and the Comedy Central sketch pilot with Matt Besser This Show Will Get You High.

McLeod always surprises with his writing and performances. Get ready for the next round of fun tomorrow at Super Serious. It's a great chance to catch a performance from one of the best young unsung heroes working in the LA comedy scene.

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Ryan Sickler Cuts To The Chase

It's been a long time coming but Ryan Sickler is finally headed to Super Serious this week. We can't wait. Sickler is one of the best straight-to-it smart-ass comedians working today. Sickler’s comedy throws caution to the wind – he’s just as comfortable getting down and dirty with the rougher crowds as he is messing with the cool kids' assumptions.

A Baltimore native, Sickler moved to Los Angeles to begin his comedy career. He now tours nationally as an Improv regular. While on the road, he often performs with the biggest names in comedy. Sickler is a regular on Fox Sports "Cubed" online series and a frequent contributor to Fuel TV. His television appearances include Comedy Central’s Cutman, Live At Gotham and The Late Late Show.

Catch Sickler’s cutting edge comedy this Thursday at Smashbox Studios. Grab your tickets.

Comedy Blessings From Matt Besser

This week’s Super Serious Show will be blessed by the almighty Besser. The supremely talented Upright Citizens Brigade founding member, Matt Besser, will be the first of the UCB members to head over to Smashbox Studios and join Super Serious for what’s sure to be a night of surprises and many laughs.

Originally from Little Rock, Arkansas, Besser began his comedy career touring the Midwest, performing stand-up and learning improvisation from Del Close at Chicago’s Improv Olympic Theater. In 1991, Besser was one of the founding members of the sketch comedy group, Upright Citizens Brigade. Along with the other founding members (Amy Poehler, Ian Roberts and Matt Walsh) he performed numerous stage productions, touring the country. The group moved to New York City in 1996 and produced their self-titled Comedy Central sketch show for three seasons (1998 – 2000). The success of the show lead to the group establishing their own comedy theater and improve school in both New York City and Los Angeles. The theaters have become comedy mainstays for both comedy fans and aspiring performers.

Besser’s other television projects include a MTV hidden camera show with Method Man and Redman, Stung. He also co-created and starred in Crossballs for Comedy Central and most recently This Show Will Get You High for Comedy Central, as well. Besser is a frequent guest star, including appearances on Modern Family, Parks and Recreation, Children’s Hopsital, The Sarah Silverman Program, Reno 911!, Frasier and many more.

He is a frequent performer at the LA branch of the UCB Theatre, including writing an co-directing comedy musical “Freak Dance.” Besser is also a regular performer at the popular "ASSSSCAT!" improv show at the theatre. Besser’s performances are always a treat. Besser is also a regular contributor to the popular podcast, Comedy Death-Ray Radio, where he is known to show up impersonating a random assortment of characters.

Grab your tickets for Thursday's show – even we have no idea what to expect. Gold.

The Super Serious Show with Brendon Walsh

Super Serious Show is back. Thursday, April 21st. This month we have raconteur comedian Brendon Walsh running the show. Walsh is a favorite comedian with a diverse fan base, touring clubs and festivals nationwide. His comedy is always surprising and fun. His comedy is silly and smart, always engaging.

Walsh hails from Philadelphia and established his comedy career while living in Austin, TX. In 2004 he won the “Funniest Person In Austin” contest and appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live as the original character “Scary Monster” (a terrible monster stand-up comedian). Walsh continued to gain fans in 2005 and 2006 as Austin Chronicle’s readers voted him “Best Stand-up Comedian.” His other TV appearances include Comedy Central’s Premium Blend, NBC’s Last Comic Standing and Conan on TBS.

Other Walsh accolades include winning the grand prize on the comedy stage in the 2007 Famecast.com internet contest, being featured on the Just For Laughs “New Faces” 2008 Montreal showcase. In 2010 he returned to the festival to tape his HBO Special “Funny As Hell.” In addition to his stage stand-up skills, Walsh also writers and regularly appears on TruTV’s The World’s Dumbest.

Grab your tickets here to catch the comedy stylings of the great Brendon Walsh.

The Funny and The Fury: Eddie Pepitone

The Bitter Buddha – comedian Eddie Pepitone – is coming to Super Serious this month - St. Patrick's Day. Watch out. Pepitone is a force of nature on stage – often switching back and forth between social rage and self doubt. An energetic combo of calm and chaos, Pepitone is one of our favorite comedians. Few comedians working today channel the power of the rant better than Pepitone. He’s one of a kind and a favorite among fellow comedians and die heard comedy fans alike.

In addition to his stand-up skills, Eddie Pepitone is a stand-out comic/character actor. Pepitone began his comedy career in New York City, quickly becoming a regular on the scene. He appeared regularly on Late Night With Conan O’Brien. His other numerous television appearances include Chappelle’s Show, Crossballs on Comedy Central, Jimmy Kimmel Live, King of Queens, Last Comic Standing, It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia and The Sarah Silverman Program. Pepitone also appeared in the hit movie Old School.

Pepitone’s has dramatic acting chops, as well, with appearances on Law and Order: Criminal Intent, Deadline, The Beat and Now and Again.

He toured the country with the acclaimed Improv company Chicago City Limits. He currently tours nationwide and is a staple in the Los Angeles comedy scene, performing at The Improv, Largo and The Upright Citizen Brigade Theatre. The Comedy Bureau recently profiled Pepitone and his excellence. It's a great read and summary of why so many love Pepitone.

Pepitone’s one of the more popular and flavorful comedians online these days - his Twitter account is a must follow. He is one of the hosts of the popular comedy podcast, The Long Shot. Recently, Pepitone wrote and starred in an ongoing web series, Puddin’ Time – a great modern live-action version of the traditional single-frame comic.

Here’s one of our favorite Pepitone rants from a 2009 live recroding of Marc Maron’s popular WTF podcast. Enjoy.

The Super Serious Show with Jay Larson

It’s time to finally bring meaning to St. Patrick’s Day. Great comedy with your scheduled drinking? This month’s Super Serious Show with be headlined by the great on-the-rise comedian, Jay Larson. Larson’s a self-proclaimed simple man but his comedy is always thoughtful and slyly charming. He always finds a way to add a healthy dose of WTF randomness – his shows are full of surprises and great one-of-a-kind moments. Larson’s a sneaky-good comedian – we’re excited to have him be the one to combine the fury of Super Serious and St. Patrick’s Day this year.

Hailing from Massachusetts, Larson now splits his time between New York and Los Angeles. Larson has made a name for himself touring nationwide and with some great TV appearances, including Comedy Central, The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson and Last Comic Standing.

Larson also writes and performs in videos for ATOM.com. He’ll be recording his upcoming comedy album, too. Be on the lookout.

Save some money and grab tickets early for the March 17th show.

**His new Comedy Central Presents special airs this Friday – March 11th.

Unhinged Comedy: Reggie Watts

We're extremely lucky and excited to catch comedian, music artist and all-around crazy talent, Reggie Watts, during his Los Angeles visit. Tomorrow night at Super Serious, Watts will be taking the stage at Smashbox. The fun of Watts is his unpredictability, his improvised musical comedy sets are always memorable.

Watts' comedy and music is all about surprising the audience. Watts' performances effortlessly switch from character bits to stand-up to characters to impromptu songs. He's hard to define but that's half the fun of a Watts performance.

Reggie Watts has toured world wide, including numerous festivals and clubs. In New York, Watts regularly performs at The Box, UCB, Comix, the Bellhouse, Slipper Room, Caroline’s, Union Hall and Moonwork. Watts awards include the ECNY Award (2009) and the Andy Kaufmann Award (2006).

Watts' television and film credits include appearances on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon, Conan, HBO's The Yes Men Save The World, Comedy Central's Michael and Michael Have Issues. Currently, Watts is filming short comedic interstitials for Comedy Central’s late night block.

Watts also has a ton of experience as a musician, including singing on Regina Spektor’s "Dance Anthem of the 80s" and contributing tracks to DFA Records’ Spaghetti Circus. Watts is also the frontman for Maktub, ther Seattle rock outfit. Maktub recently released their firth album, Five.

Watts also has achieved success on the theatrical front, creating absurd shows for modern performance spaces in collaboration with playwright Tommy Smith. Their stage shows have toured the country and have won awards, including the 2008 & 2009 MAP Fund and 2008 Creative Capital award.

Comedian Eugene Mirman tries to sum up Watts:

"Amazing and unlike anything you have ever seen. Unless you have seen a comedic stream of conscious operatic beat-boxing marvel. Then it's like that."

Fearlessly Funny: Ali Wong

Comedian and character-extreme Ali Wong is performing at Super Serious this week. Wong is one of the more fun comedians working today, winning over hearts and minds by the day.

Wong began her comedy  career in San Francisco and now lives and works in New York City. SF Weekly chose Wong as "The Best Comedian of 2009" and the she won the SF Bay Guardian's "Best of the Bay" awarrd. Since leaving for New York, she gained an intense cult following, including being listed on Comedy Central's 2010 "Comics to Watch" list.

Kong Magazine says about Wong:

“One of the most fearless comics in the NYC comedy scene right now,ALI WONG’s control of a crowd and the stage could be compared to that of Chris Rock or Richard Pryor. Fortunately for us, her tendency for brutal honesty results in devastatingly funny shows. Ali dares to goes place most comics fear and that’s just one of the reasons she’s so fun to watch and definitely one to keep an eye on.”

 

The Super Serious Show with Iliza Shlesinger

Watch out! Iliza is heading our way this month. High-energy  big-time comedian, Iliza Shlesinger is charging through Smashbox Studios Thursday 12/16 for the holiday episode of Super Serious.

One of our favorite comedians of the past few years, Shlesinger is pretty much a sure thing, always bringing it to audiences. Plus, she's "good people." Bonus.

The fun of Shlesinger's comedy is its great variety. She freely jumps from topic to topic, often off-the-cuff and always packing a punch with super stage energy.

Shlesinger currently resides in Los Angeles. She was the winner of NBC’s Last Comic Standing Season 6. She is the first female and youngest comedian to hold the title of Last Comic Standing.

Her television credits include having her own half hour special on Comedy Central Presents, Comedy Central’s Live At Gotham, Showtime's Pauly Shore & Friends and Bridging The Gap Comedy Special, E! Network’s Chelsea Lately, E!'s The Soup and NBC’s Last Call with Carson Daly.

She performed at the coveted Just for Laughs Festival in Montreal and for the troops all over the world. Most weekends, you can find Shlesinger headlining at variety of colleges and clubs across the country.

When not wreaking havoc on stage, Shlesinger hosts her own hit web series The Weakly News with Iliza on thestream.tv.

Brave the funny and find out for yourself what makes Iliza Shlesinger tick, Thursday 12/16 at Super Serious.


















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