TAMMY JO DEAREN PRESENTS:
S T F U
Comedy at THE VIPER ROOM
Tuesday, September 27th - 9:00p
Scheduled performances by~
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 -
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).
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 -
Host Aiko Tanaka - Fast and the Furious; Tokyo Drift, MTV
* line-up subject to change
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