Maria Bamford - Comedy@TheViperRoom - September 27 - 9:00
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Maria Bamford - Comedy@TheViperRoom - September 27 - 9:00

Maria Bamford - Comedy@TheViperRoom - September 27 - 9:00

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The Viper Room

8852 Sunset Boulevard

West Hollywood, CA

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TAMMY JO DEAREN PRESENTS: 


S T F U 

Comedy at THE VIPER ROOM 

Tuesday, September 27th - 9:00p 


Scheduled performances by~

MARIA BAMFORD

JIMMY PARDO

GREG FITZSIMMONS

ELEANOR KERRIGAN

ORNY ADAMS

HOST - AIKO TANAKA



Maria Bamford - 

Maria Bamford started stand-up comedy in Minneapolis at the age of 19 at Stevie Ray's Comedy Cabaret and 10 years later, she made her first appearance on the Tonight Show! She is best known for her portrayal of her dysfunctional family, and comedy lines involving jokes about depression. Bamford is one of those stand-up comedians whose real personality seems mysterious. In her act, she shifts through personas and voices (her parents, classmates, airheads, co-workers, monsters), so seamlessly and with such pitch-perfect imitation that it's easy to think Bamford is 100 percent vessel, 0 percent real person

Maria is the first female comic to have two half-hour Comedy Central Presents specials. She has made multiple late-night comedy appearances on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, The Late Show with Craig Ferguson, Late Night with Conan O'Brien and Jimmy Kimmel Live, as well as not-so-late appearances on John Oliver's New York Stand Up Show, Premium Blend, Tough Crowd with Colin Quinn and The World Comedy Tour: Melbourne 2003.

In 2004, comedian Patton Oswalt organized a few of his friends and fellow comics together for the Comedians of Comedy tour, a showcase of some of the best in alternative comedy. Bamford was part of that tour. The tour was turned into a documentary/tour film, called The Comedians of Comedy in 2005. In 2008, the stand-up comedian, Bamford joined her fellow Comedians of Comedy for their last-ever comedy show in San Diego.

The comedian's first stand-up album, The Burning Bridges Tour, was released in 2003. Her second comedy album, How to WIN! was released in 2007 . Her last album, Unwanted Thoughts Syndrome, produced by Comedy Central Records was released in April 2009 and includes a DVD containing "The Maria Bamford Show" episodes. The album was named one of the best comedy albums of the decade by The AV Club. The comedian Maria Bamford also appeared on the comedy compilation CD, Comedy Death-Ray.

The stand-up comedian's unique voice and ability to perform characters keeps her working in the cartoon voice-over business. Maria currently provides the majority of female voices on the Cartoon animations as Cartoon Network's Adventure Time, Disney Channel's Kick Buttowski, Nickelodeon's Kung Fu Panda, PBS's Emmy-winning series Word Girl, Tight Bros for Adult Swim. The stand-up comedian was also a regular voice on Nickelodeon's CatDog and Back at the Barnyard, Hey Arnold, Mucha Lucha, Skunk Fu! and the direct-to-video film Charlotte's Web 2. The comedian also does voice for more "grown-up" cartoons, including Tom Goes to the Mayor, Home Movies and Sit Down, Shut Up.

Recently, the stand-up comedian Maria Bamford landed a role as "The Neurotic Farm Wife" in the animated Barnyard feature by Steve Odekerk. Some of her other credits include, Stuart Little 2, Lucky Numbers with John Travolta, Dharma and Greg and The Trouble with Normal.

During the Christmas 2009 shopping season, the comedian released a free stand up special online as a gift to her fans. Her web comedy series is being displayed at the Museum of Art and Design in New York. The stand-up comedian was named one of Los Angeles Magazine's 10 comics to watch in 2005 and one of Variety's 10 comics to watch in 2007. She has definitely earned a rightful place as one of the patron saints of stand-up comedy today.


You can watch the entire season of her Netflix series "Lady Dynamite"!!


Jimmy Pardo - 

A seasoned veteran of comedy clubs and late night television, Jimmy Pardo has appeared on such shows as “The Tonight Show”, "Conan", "The Late Late Show" and his own half hour special on Comedy Central. 

Utilizing his trademark crowd work skills, Jimmy spent the last 6 years as Conan O'Brien's opening act at "Conan" tapings. Jimmy has also appeared on "Conan" as a panel guest, a field correspondent and recently filled in as co-host. He also conducts the unconventional celebrity backstage interviews for Teamcoco.com's "The Pardo Patrol."

In 2006, Jimmy Pardo became a podcasting pioneer when he began hosting the raucous-but-smart weekly podcast "Never Not Funny", which Entertainment Weekly called "one of the sharpest and gut-bustingest shows on the Internet." The show has been named a top comedy podcast by The AV Club, Esquire, GQ and USA Today, and its guest list (Conan O’Brien, Jon Hamm, Amy Poehler, Tom Bergeron, Zach Galifianakis and Sarah Silverman, just to name a few) reads like a Who’s Who of Hollywood. Never Not Funny also hosts the annual Pardcast-a-Thon fundraiser, a 12-hour marathon webcast to benefit Smile Train. To date, the Pardcast-a-Thons have raised over half a million dollars for the charity.

Over the years Jimmy has also been seen on such shows as "Comedy Bang Bang", "@Midnight", "Maron" and "Monk". He hosted “National Lampoon's Funny Money" for Game Show Network, four seasons of AMC's "Movies at Our House," and episodes of NBC's "Late Friday", VH1's "The Surreal Life" and "The Playboy Morning Show". Most recently he was the host of the critically acclaimed Science Channel show “Race To Escape”.

Jimmy has recorded three comedy albums: "Uno," "Pompous Clown" and 2013's "Sprezzatura," which Entertainment Weekly named one of the 5 Best Stand-Up Albums of the year.


Greg Fitzsmmons - 

Greg is a stand-up comedian and television writer/producer. A regular guest on The Howard Stern Show, Chelsea Lately, The Adam Carolla Show, and The Joe Rogan Experience. His 2011 book, Dear Mrs. Fitzsimmons received critical praise from NPR and Vanity Fair.
Since 2006, Greg has hosted a radio show on Howard Stern's Sirius/XM channel and his own twice-weekly podcast, Fitzdog Radio. A regular on Letterman, Conan, and Kimmel, Greg also had two stand-up specials on Comedy Central and spent five years as a panelist on VH1's Best Week Ever.
As a writer, Greg won 4 Daytime Emmy Awards on The Ellen DeGeneres Show. He also worked on HBO's Lucky Louie, Politically Incorrect w/ Bill Maher and many others. He has created and executive produced pilots for VH1 and FX and served as head writer on The Chelsea Handler Show, The Man Show, and Tiny Tonight.
Greg is the winner of "The Jury Award for Best Comedian" from The HBO Comedy Arts Festival and a Cable Ace Award for the MTV game show he hosted called Idiot Savants.


Kate Walsh - The Roast of Charlie Sheen

Before modeling, Walsh worked at Burger King and Dairy Queen. She began as a model in Japan in the 1980s where she also taught English. Later she moved to Chicago and worked with the Piven Theatre Workshop. She also performed onNational Public Radio in the production of the radio play Born Guilty. Walsh later moved to New York City and joined the comedy troupe Burn Manhattan on June 27, 1987, performing in a number of Off-Broadway plays. 

In 2005, she was cast in her breakout role in the ABC series Grey's Anatomy, as Dr. Addison Montgomery, the estranged spouse of Derek Shepherd ("Dr. McDreamy", played by Patrick Dempsey).

It was announced in February 2007 that Walsh's Grey's Anatomy character would be in a spin-off of Grey's Anatomy that began airing in September 2007. Taye Diggs, Tim Daly, Amy Brenneman, Chris Lowell, and Audra McDonald were cast in the spin-off, Private Practice.[8][9] Walsh returned to Seattle Grace as a special guest star for episode thirteen in Season 4 and episodes 15 and 16 in Season 5 of Grey's Anatomy. She also briefly returned for one episode in season 6 and two episodes in the seventh and eighth seasons.
She continued playing the character of Addison Montgomery on the fourth season of Private Practice, for which ABC ordered a full season of episodes. On January 10, 2011, ABC picked up Private Practice for the 2011–2012 fall season (5th season). Walsh guest-starred in "Song Beneath The Song", a musical episode of Grey's Anatomy.
Walsh at the HBO Post-Emmys Party in September 2008
Beginning in September 2007, Walsh has appeared in television commercials for the 2008 Cadillac CTS. She is also the current spokeswoman for Caress' Exotic Oil Infusions body wash. On June 12, 2012, Walsh announced that the sixth season of Private Practice would be her final season. However, she mentioned she'd be open to reprise her role in Grey's Anatomy for a few guest spots.
In 2013, Walsh appeared in Full Circle, a 10-episode ensemble drama series created by Neil LaBute and airing on DirecTV's Audience Network channel.
In 2014, Walsh had a supporting role in the first season of FX's television series Fargo She had a guest starring role in Hulu's original series The Hotwives of Orlando and later starred in the NBC series Bad Judge, which aired for one season.


Eleanor Kerrigan - Showtime

Eleanor J. Kerrigan is the latest in a long line of historically funny women who cut their teeth at the World Famous Comedy Store. Starting out as a waitress there, Eleanor learned the ropes of comedy, all the while making the best comics in the country laugh, in the kitchen of the club. It would take several years and lots of pushing from one of her biggest fans, Andrew Dice Clay, to finally get her to take her comedic talents to the stage. After co-starring with him in “Dice Undisputed”, Dice invited Eleanor to go on the road with him to promote the show. “I’m an actress not a stand up!” she replied. After seeing her one woman show, Andrew would no longer take no for an answer. “You’re hysterical and everyone should know that!” he said, and Eleanor’s been performing stand up in clubs and theaters around the country ever since. Her hilarious take on life comes from her unique experiences growing up street-savvy in South Philly, as one of 10 children in a very Irish-Catholic family. She paints an uproarious portrait of her life experiences, beginning with her childhood in a three bedroom row home and moving to her adventures as an adult living in L.A... Eleanor’s shoot-from-the-hip take on life is both refreshing and exciting. She’s not afraid to give the audience a piece of her mind and they love her for it. Eleanor is also a graduate of the esteemed Joanne Baron and D.W. Brown acting studio in Santa Monica, California, following in the footsteps of acting greats such as Halley Berry and Patrick Dempsey. She’s had audiences rolling as one of the motorcycle riding, pool cue wielding tag team called “Harley’s Angels” on UPN’s “Women of Wrestling” and has made countless appearances on other major networks such as Nickelodeon and VH1. Eleanor Kerrigan is certainly one to watch and will be touring the country with her brazen brand of humor. Don’t miss her!

Orny Adams - 

American comic Orny Adams has been touring all over the world for over twenty years. With hundreds of thousands of followers on social media, Orny is regarded by his peers as one of the hardest working and passionate comedians in the business. Orny first rose to international prominence after Jerry Seinfeld chose him to co-star in his documentary “Comedian.” He has made several appearances on The Tonight Show and appeared on The Late Show with David Letterman. Orny’s debut DVD “Path Of Most Resistance,” was critically acclaimed and was available on Netflix. That was followed by a powerful and poignant one hour special “Orny Adams Takes The Third” which aired on Comedy Central and Netflix. Currently, and for the past six seasons, Orny can be seen playing the iconic role “Coach Finstock” on the hit MTV show “Teen Wolf,” a one hour drama created by Criminal Mind’s Jeff Davis. Jeff handpicked Orny for the role after seeing him perform at the Hollywood Improv.
Early in his career Orny was named in The Hollywood Reporter as a favorite comedian to watch. He has written jokes for Jay Leno, Garry Shandling, and many other top comedians. He has twice written for the Annual Emmys Broadcast and has become the “go to” guy when a celebrity needs a funny line. In July 2000, Orny made quite an impact at the Montreal Comedy Festival, which resulted in a development deal with Warner Brothers Studio, and his appearance on Letterman. In 2010, Orny was thrilled to return to the festival in Montreal working alongside one of his favorite comedians Steve Martin on a taped televised stand up show Martin hosted. Orny garnered rave reviews for his performance and was called a “Stand-out act” by The Hollywood Reporter.
Other notable projects include a talk show pilot developed for Orny by CBS Television Distribution/Kingworld along side Ashton Kutcher’s Katalyst Films. Orny shot another pilot for his own late night talk show for TBS and taped his own series, “Modern Chaos with Orny Adams” for The Discovery Channel. He hosted his own show on Discovery’s Travel Channel, has appeared on Jiminy Glick, Tough Crowd on Comedy Central, The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn, Last Call With Carson Daly, and did a regular segment on Hollywood and politics on Entertainment Tonight and The Insider. You may also recognize him from other notable television appearances and many of his national commercials, including Coca-Cola. Orny made his first TV appearance in 1996 on Friday Night Videos.
When not performing stand-up, Orny spends his days writing, penning scripts, and developing television shows. A few years back, he struck a deal with Endimol for “The Pitch,” a reality show he conceived.
But none of this matters until you see Orny live where he is at his best, deconstructing the chaos of the modern world and getting energized about things that most people just accept. His tour has reached clubs, theatres, even the Staples Center in LA, colleges, corporate events, and festivals as far away as Ireland, Australia, and South Africa. Orny’s comedy style is unique, yet universally appealing. Orny is quick on his feet to deliver a powerful, clever, sophisticated, and fast paced routine that pounds topics from an angle that many people have never considered.


Host Aiko Tanaka - Fast and the Furious; Tokyo Drift, MTV


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