smashbox studios

An Eye For The Funny: Lauren Palmigiano

Whoa now – one of the coolest comedy directors working today, Lauren Palmigiano, will be screening a few shorts at Super Serious this Thursday. Her free spirited and off-beat films established her as one of the better young directors in today's comedy ranks. She’s currently a writer and producer for FunnyOrDie.com. She’s a sketch alum and past performer at Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre in Los Angeles. Her first short film, Cried Suicide, premiered at the 2010 Tribeca Film Festival.

Come watch some fun Palmigiano shorts at Smashbox Studios this week. It’ll be fun. We sear.

Click here for tickets.

All-Around Comedy: Sarah Tiana

More killer comedy coming to Super Serious this month thanks to Sarah Tiana being in the fold. Tiana is a nationally touring stand-up and one of the most fun and charming comedians working today. Plus, she’s all-around good people.

Tiana hails from the South. Calhoun, Georgia, to be precise. Her comedy brings her Southern roots to the forefront, along with sly takes on daily life and even the heady stuff. Tiana is a skilled actor and sketch performer. She offered up one of the more memorable characters (Carmen) on Reno 911!. She created a sketch comedy company, The Strait Jacket Society, that helps train your performers. Tiana’s other TV appearances include Showtime’s Jeff Garcia’s Low Budget Madness, E!, TV Guide Channel and Comics Unleashed. Adding more fun to the world, Tiana is also an avid sports fan and has contributed to NFL.com and currently co-hosts a NFL-related web series.

Check-out Smashbox Studios this Thursday for some Sarah Tiana fun.

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.

Slow Children Crossing Returns To Super Serious

Photo by Rebecca Adler RotenbergThis Thursday's show at Smashbox Studios features the return of one our favorite sketch groups - Slow Children Crossing. The group always brings the funny with a heavy dose of whip-smart characters and comedic bravado. They've had successful runs at comedy festivals nationwide. They're just returning from a successful run at the Out of Bounds comedy festival in Austin. We're excited to see what the gang has up their sleeve for the Super Serious Show audience.

Check-out their Super Serious page for more goodness.

Slow Children Crossing group members include the supremely talented quintet: Alem Sapp, Brett J Butler, Tiffany Thomas, Saudia Rashed and Destini Meshack. They're all talented comedic and dramatic performers in their own right, as well. Comedy fans always take note of some of the best live-performance chemistry working today.

We'll have door tickets available, starting at 7PM this Thursday.

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.

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.

The Gift of Gab: Andy Peters

This month's Super Serious Show at Smashbox Studios features the return of one our favorite performers, comedian Andy Peters. September 15th, check-out one of the best off-the-cuff comedians working today. Peters' performances feature an impressive combination of jovial and doubting comedy. All brought to you with a reckless abandon.

The Michigan native kick-started his comedy career in Seattle and now resides in Los Angeles. He's a veteran of numerous comedy festivals nationwide. Peters is also responsible for one of the more memorable Super Serious moments. We still just refer to it as the "cookie incident." Let's just say an audience member's cookie may or may not have been misappropriated by a certain stand-up during his performance and this may or may not have kick started a unforgettable back-and-forth between the cookie victim and her perpetrator. Check-out his Super Serious page for more Andy Peters goodness.

Grab tickets to the show for your chance to catch Peters in person.

Comedy Cool From Margaret Cho

Comedy veteran and two-time Grammy nominee, Margaret Cho will be taking the stage at this month’s Super Serious Show!

For over two decades, Cho has built a name for herself as a highly respected stand-up comedian and actress. Her stand-up mixes what she refers to as “high brow and low brow things.” While Cho is unafraid to express her opinions on race, politics and gay marriage, she seems just as comfortable being hilariously filthy. Her bold and fearless attitude has made Cho one of the biggest names in comedy.

In 2010, Cho took the plunge into the realm of music and self released Cho Dependent, her first music album, featuring collaborations with Tegan and Sara, Tommy Chong, Ben Lee, Brendon Benson, Fiona Apple and Andrew Bird. Besides receiving a Grammy nod for Comedy Album of the Year, the collection of music exhibits her talent as not only a comic but as a vocalist, songwriter and musician.

On top of all this, Cho has a starring role on Lifetime’s comedy/drama series, Drop Dead Diva. The show is currently airing its third season. While Cho is not working on this television series, she can be seen headlining sold-out shows nationally and abroad.

Although we wrote this brief introduction, now that we think about it, this grand master of comedy really didn't need one. We seriously can’t wait to have Margaret Cho on our show. Get super excited but be cool about it.

Click here for tickets for the September 15th show at Smashbox Studios.

The Super Serious Show with Paul F. Tompkins

The amazing Paul F. Tompkins is headlining The Super Serious Show in September, which means it’s going to be a fun and classy show. Tompkins comes to Smashbox Studios September 15th to lead the charge on a stellar night of comedy. Tompkins is one the best comedians working today, quickly becoming a diehard comedy fan favorite. Tompkins is a stand-up unlike any other, always full of charm and confidence and a master of off-the-cuff comedy. Skilled master of both silly and smart.

Tompkins tours nationally as a stand-up and usually hosts a monthly variety show at the Largo Theatre in West Hollywood. Dapper Paul F. Tompkins was the host of VH1's Best Week Ever for several years and has numerous Television credits, highlighted by stints on Mr. Show with Bob and David, Tenacious D, Late Night with Conan O’Brien and The Late Show with David Letterman.

Tompkins recently penned a stand-out collection of pop culture satire with his weekly recaps of the last season of American Idol for New York Magazine's online arm, Vulture. Tompkins also produces his own monthly podcast, The Pod F. Tompkast – one of the best ongoing offerings of digital comedy. Tompkins has also written for Real Time with Bill Maher, Mr. Show and Best Week Ever. His feature film roles include Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy, Tenacious D In The Pick of Destiny, There Will Be Blood and The Informant!.

Grab tickets now for to see Paul F. Tompkins bring his grand comedy to The Super Serious Show, September 15th!

The amazing Paul F. Tompkins is headlining The Super Serious Show in September, which means it’s going to be a fun and classy show. Tompkins comes to Smashbox Studios September 15th to lead the charge on a stellar night of comedy. Tompkins is one the best comedians working today, quickly becoming a diehard comedy fan favorite. Tompkins is a stand-up unlike any other, always full of charm and confidence and a master of off-the-cuff comedy.

 

Tompkins tours nationally as a stand-up and usually hosts a monthly show at the Largo Theatre in West Hollywood. Dapper Paul F. Tompkins was the host of VH1's Best Week Ever for several years and has numerous Television credits, highlighted by stints on Mr. Show with Bob and David, Tenacious D, Late Night with Conan O’Brien

 

Tompkins recently penned a stand-out collection of pop culture satire with his weekly recaps of the last season of American Idol.  Tompkins also produces his own monthly podcast, The Pod F. Tompkast – one of the best ongoing offerings of digital comedy. Tompkins has also written for Real Time with Bill Maher, Mr. Show and Best Week Ever. His feature film roles include Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy, Tenacious D In The Pick of Destiny, There Will Be Blood and The Informant!.

 

Grab tickets now for your chance to see Tompkins bring his grand comedy to The Super Serious Show. September 15th!

Comedy Goodness: Michael Palascak

Comedian Michael Palascak is in the lineup for the August 18th Super Serious Show! Please applaud and then sit back down. Thank you. Palascak is one of the funniest young performers working today.

Palascak’s childish and playful tales of living with his parents and working a shitty job is what makes this gentleman funny and relatable to any audience. It’s hard not to love him. Just his gawky stage presence and innocent speaking voice alone will have you giggling. He is like a little big kid turned comedian.

Palascak has made television appearance on The Late Show with David Letterman, Tonight Show with Jay Leno and Comedy Central’s Live at Gotham. Additionally, he performed at the Just For Laugh festival in Chicago, Ceasar’s Palace for the Las Vegas Comedy Festival and was named the winner of HBO’s Lucky 21 Stand-up competition. He can also be seen performing at clubs and colleges all over the country…so don’t you worry. We, personally, can’t wait to ask him if he is still living with his parents.

Grab your tickets early to save some cash - Thursday, August 18th at Smashbox Studios!

Returning Champ: Matt Braunger

Matt Braunger, one of our favorite comedy people is returning to Super Serious this month - August 18th at Smashbox Studios. Braunger continues to be one of the funniest comedians working today. He still tours nationally and has appeared on Chelsea Lately and The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson this past year. We're pumped to have him back at the show. A Braunger performance is our comedy guarantee for you.

Click here for tickets.

Check-out Braunger's Super Serious photos and bio.


















© CleftClips 2010-2014 all rights reserved.