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David Huntsberger Will Mess With Your Head

Comedian David Huntsberger will be performing at our September show! Huntsberger has one of the biggest brains in comedy. Ideas seem to spill out of him and he won’t stop until you are on board with him. At the end of his set, you’ll be nodding your head like, “That guy gets it.”

This year Hunstberger released his second comedy album, Humanitis, for Stand Up! Records. As a stand-up, Huntsberger appeared on season nine of Comedy Central’s Premium Blend and was a semi-finalist on season four of NBC’s Last Comic Standing. You may also recognize Huntsberger from the popular podcast Professor Blastoff, which he co-hosts along with Kyle Dunnigan and Tig Notaro.

He also regularly opens for Nick Swardson and Doug Benson and has worked with a number of big names such as Paul F. Tompkins (our host for the September show), Maria Bamford, Eddie Gossling and Patton Oswalt. Additionally, he has been featured act at various comedy festivals including the Bentzen Ball Comedy Festival in Washington D.C and the Bridgetown Comedy festival in Portland Oregon.

Get ready to have your mind melted and handed to you at next week’s show by the very smart and talented David Huntsberger.

Grab tickets now for the September 15th show at Smashbox Studios.

Andrew Donnelly: Off-Kilter Comedy

This Thursday, comedian Andrew Donnelly, will be performing at the show. Andrew Donnelly is one of our favorite under-the-radar comedians. Donnelly is a stand-up, writer and actor. His comedy is comes to life with his off-kilter approach to topics, a great sense of the moment and a fearlessness to embrace the setting and the crowd, no matter the circumenstance. Donnelly is a skilled off-the-cuff performer, always ready with a slew of hilarious tangents. Donnelly has numerous television appearances, including The Office, Late Friday, Premium Blend, The Late Late Show, The Life & Times of Tim and Important Things with Demetri Martin. He’s also appeared at numerous festivals, including Just For Laughs Montreal and the HBO Aspen Comedy festival.

Enjoy the comedy goodness of Andrew Donnelly this Thursday. Grab tickets for the Super Serious Show at Smashbox Studios.

The Super Serious Show with Natasha Leggero

We’re excited to announce our Summer show will be headlined by the supremely funny Natasha Leggero. June 16th, Leggero will be bringing her great comedy combo – glamour, spunk and silliness – to Smashbox Studios. Leggero is one of the most popular touring comedians, performing stand-up nationwide.

On top of her touring, Leggero has numerous appearances on television. She's a regular round table guest on Chelsea Lately. Other appearances include numerous stand-up spots on The Tonight Show, The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson and Comedy Central’s Premium Blend. She also served as a judge for season 7 of Last Comic Standing.

Some of Leggero’s most fun performances are her stints playing various crazy deviants on the several year run on Comedy Central’s past hit, Reno 911! Leggero’s other acting roles include appearances on Fox’s ‘Til Death, It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia, Samantha Who, Aqua Teen Hunger Force, The Sarah Silverman Program, Nick Swardson’s Pretend Time and a supporting role in the feature film, He’s Just Not That Into You. She is also a starring voice for Comedy Central’s animated series, Ugly Americans.

Leggero is a unique stand-up in the comedy landscape, joyfully bringing some style to the proceedings. Her stylistic look and diminutive on-stage stature is a fun match to her fun filled comedy, often taking down society’s failings and a fearless willingness to act silly during performances.

Grab your tickets now for the June 16th show - Leggero and Super Serious paired together at last!

The Super Serious Show with Pete Holmes

The May Super Serious Show is going to be another fun night of crazy comedy. One of our favorite straight-to-it funny men, Pete Holmes, is heading up the show. Holmes’ welcoming personality and self-deprecating humor has led to devoted fanbase nationwide.

On stage, Holmes is quick on his feet and always bringing life to a show – every performance is packed with crazy in-the-moment tangents and whip-smart humor. A skilled improviser, Holmes is one of the best off-the-cuff comedians working today. Holmes is a mutli-skilled talent, working as a nationally touring stand-up, actor, improviser, writer and cartoonist.

Holmes has comedy roots in Chicago, Boston and New York. He studied and performed at Chicago’s Improv Olympic theater and the Playground theater. He also spent time performing at Boston’s Improv Asylum Theater and the New York City branch of Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre. Holmes has a ton of television appearances including a Comedy Central Presents special, Late Night With Jimmy Fallon, Conan, voice work for Comedy Central’s Ugly Americans, VH1’s Best Week Ever, Premium Blend and many more. Holmes also draws cartoons for The New Yorker and writes for NBC’s Outsourced. Holmes is also a frequent contributor to CollegeHuymor.com and designs T-shirts for BustedTees.com.

On top of all that, Holmes is the voice of the popular long running E*Trade baby commercials.

Grab your tickets now for the May 19th Super Serious Show and enjoy the crazy fun of Pete Holmes at Smashbox Studios.

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.

Command of The Funny: Jen Kirkman

We’re excited to have the hyper smart and unique comedian Jen Kirkman at Super Serious this month's show. She’s one of our favorite comedians working today. She's a favorite of many others, too - held in high esteem by her comedy peers and audiences all over.

Jen Kirkman's passion and honesty sets her apart from much of the stand-up community. She is a stand-up comedian, television writer and actress. Kirkman’s stage presence is fearless – often engaging the audience and embracing in-the-moment tangents. Some of Kirkman’s most fun comedic moments on stage originate from the venn diagram of her passion and neurosis.

Kirkman most recently was a staff writer for NBC’s Perfect Couples. She spent several years as a head writer/actor on E!’s Chelsea Lately. She is still a regular on Chelsea Lately’s roundtable. Kirkman had a notable appearance as the narrator of HBO’s Funny Or Die “Drunk History,” which received the Jury Prize for “Best Short Film” at the Sundance Film Festival in 2010. She performs stand-up worldwide and has numerous television appearances, including spots on The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson, Late Friday and Comedy Central’s Premium Blend. Kirkman was also a cast member of VH1’s sketch show, Accetable TV. In 2006, AST Records released her first comedy album, Self Help. Her second album will be released late this year.

Kirkman is an online favorite through her twitter feed – MSN and The Huffington Post named her one of the top comedians to follow on Twitter. In 2009 Entertainment Weekly also named Kirkman “One of The Top 12 Rising Stars in Comedy.”

For Los Angeles locals, Kirkman currently hosts a monthly talk show at The Upright Citizens Theatre and often performs at The Hollywood Improv, The Laugh Factory and Largo.

In our past comedy life, we used to run a show at The Laugh Factory in Hollywood. The sunset strip comedy club is not always the most inspiring comedy environment, but Kirkman's numerous performances were always a treat. Engaging, sweet and always one of the funniest people in the room, Kirkman’s visits to the show were a highlight. Her comedy and our experiences working with her is one of the main reasons we created The Super Serious Show – to give great comedians a cool space to do their thing.

Grab your tickets to the March 17th show to catch Kirkman live.

As a treat, here's Jen Kirkman in the always funny online series, Drunk History.

 


















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