Los Angeles-based group, Brute Squad, won the 2012 Los Angeles Improv Comedy Festival’s Sketch Competition with their fast-paced, high-energy sketch comedy. As well as their original videos being featured on sites like FunnyorDie and The Huffington Post, they can also be seen presenting a brand new show each month to sold out houses as a Mainstage Headliner Sketch Team at iO West and regulars at UCB Theatre. They are directed by Heather Anne Campbell & Eric Moneypenny of UCB’s “The Midnight Show.”
Cream is a Los Angeles based sketch & improv group that performs regularly at UCBT-LA. Cream is comprised of four talented friends (Sergio Cilli, Casey Feigh, Betsy Sodaro and Jacob Womack) who love performing together. The members of Cream have a script deal with Comedy Central and have written for CBS, PBS, MTV, Current TV. They have appeared on Animal Practice, Key & Peele, Happy Endings, Californication, Comedy Bang! Bang!, The Showbiz Show, InfoMania, Newsreaders, The Late Late Show, This Show Will Get You High, Tosh.O and a bunch of commercials. Cream loves you.
Goatface Comedy: Four friends who realized they could do something special were they to combine forces. A decision which was heavily influenced by the success of Captain Planet and The Power Rangers. Asif Ali is a leader and innovator. He hopes his photo becomes a painting someday. He does standup, improve and acting. AMERICA. Fahim Anwar is a standup comedian, writer, actor and dancer. He doesn’t know why he can dance and thinks it’s just as weird as you do. He has been on TV but more importantly, Youtube. He used to be an aerospace engineer at Boeing but now he does comedy full time. His parents are concerned. Aristotle Athiras loves to do stand up. Aristotle Athiras loves to make movie and shors. Aristotle Athiras loves to act. Aristotle Athiras is not so fond of making bios. Hasan Minhaj does the same thing as the other three members of Goatface. He also has acted alongside Raven Symone. That shit was hella Raven. In his space time he enjoys air horns and Rick Ross grunts.
David Dineen-Porter is a stand-up and filmmaker from Toronto. He was featured on Andy Kindler’s Alternative Show at Just For Laughs, at NXNE and the Toronto and Montreal Sketch Fests. He worked with PFFR, contributing to Adult Swim’s Xavier: Renegade Angel. Best known for his comedy shortL’Brondelle’s Universe, his work has been featured on Funny or Die and at the Worldwide Short Film Festival. He was a finalist in the national Laugh Out Loud Competition on CBC. He currently appears on Discovery Channel’s Prank Science, performs with acclaimed collective Laugh Sabbath, and co-hosts Don’t Get Bored Of Us And Leave.
Saturday, February 9th, 10pm, The Dark Room