From his elaborate characters and impressions, to his provocative songs and animation, Drennon Davis is quickly making a name for himself as one of the most innovative young minds in today’s comedy scene. His performances of the Edinburgh festival favorite, the Imaginary Radio Program combine live-looped songs and beat-boxing with one-man sketches and array of hilarious special guests into a show that the Los Angeles Comedy Bureau writes “not only lives up to its name, but exceeds expectation in what you could possibly think it is.”
“If you venture into this awkward yet ultimately rewarding late-night show, you may well come out of it thinking that Drennon Davis is a bit of a genius.” – The Times (UK)
Catch his new animated series Long Legs on MTV’s rebirth of Liquid Television.
Joe Sib is a man who wears many hats. So many hats that he doesn’t get much sleep – and that’s just the way he likes it. The father of two has been married for 14 years, played and toured the world with punk rock bands throughout the 90s, and co-founded Side One Dummy Records in 1996 with his business partner Bill Armstrong. Over the last 17 years Side One Dummy has signed and released over 300 records from bands such as Flogging Molly, Gaslight Anthem, ANTI-FLAG, Gogol Bordello and many more. Ever the music enthusiast, with a wealth of stories only a touring musician could boast, Sib began hosting the Complete Control radio show in 2004, which airs in seven cities across the country, including 98.7 FM in Los Angeles. Instead of abating Sib’s energy, the show added more fuel to the fire and spawned not only his one-man show – California Calling: A Story of Growing Up Punk Rock – but also an unexpected leap into stand-up comedy.
California Calling is a “broken word” roller coaster ride delivered with enough energy and passion to power an entire city. Sib began performing his multi-media show in 2009 and held residencies at the renowned Largo at the Coronet Theatre in Los Angeles, CA, took the stage at the 2010 and 2012 Fun Fun Fun Fest in Austin, TX and performed to a sold-out crowd at Punchline Comedy Club in San Francisco, CA during the 2010 SF Sketchfest. Sib kept the show on the road and eventually began breaking the one-man show down into smaller bits. He also held a spot at the 2012 FYF Fest in Los Angeles.
As Sib’s craft grew, it transformed and took on new dimensions; it transitioned into straight up stand-up. Sib continues to work like a mad man, hitting the comedy circuits and making a name for himself in the comedy scene. Bringing the charisma and presence of a front-man who’s used to commanding massive crowds, the boundless energy and enthusiasm of a teenager and the relatable everyday experiences of family, friends, jobs and music, Sib’s created his own unique brand of stand-up and is an all-around funny man and family guy who gets it. To hash out new material, he occasionally pops in to Los Angeles and Orange County-area comedy clubs.
Jesse Fernandez shoots collages of ideas into that ether like shotgun blasts into the air. He rearranges half thoughts and feelings like a 4-dimensional jigsaw puzzle and puts the visual representations into his PowerPoint presentations. Then his boss scolds him for slacking off, and Jesse gets back to work as head writer of eBaumsworld.com
Tuesday, January 29th, 8pm, Punch Line Comedy Club