The Ontario Improv Monthly Comedy Line-Up For September 2019

SEPTEMBER 6th – 8th

ARIES SPEARS FROM MAD TV & FOX’S THE BEST DAMN SPORTS SHOW PERIOD

Ever since Chicago native Aries Spears was 14 years old, he has been a force to be reckoned with in the comedy scene throughout America. His quick wit, charisma and ferociously aggressive style of comedy have earned him critical acclaim, high accolades, and above all, a busy schedule. From being a regular on Fox’s Mad TV, starring in feature films, appearing on a number of national talk shows and continually touring the country with his stand-up, Aries’s talents are becoming recognized and appreciated throughout the entertainment industry.  As a principal cast member on Fox’s hit sketch comedy show Mad TV, Aries brought a fresh, hip style to the already-edgy program from the third through the tenth season. The producers made full use of many of Aries’s talents

by calling on him frequently to create new hilarious characters and write sketches. Some of the many recurring characters that Aries is famous for on the show include: Belma Buttons, Bill Cosby, Jesse Jackson, Mike Tyson, Walter (Crackheads), Reggie (Erascist), Dollar Bill Montgomery, Shaquille O”Neal, The Klumps, Michael Jackson, Sisqo, Evander Holyfield, El Diablo Negro and more. Aries continues to spread his comedic wings with the development of feature film projects, which he is currently involved in writing. He is presently developing a feature project based on an original character that he created on Mad TV, as well as a thriller about a young black man immersed in hip-hop culture. Additionally, Aries has made appearances on many talk shows including: Loveline, Vibe, Keenen Ivory Wayans, Soul Train and Late Friday. He has also lent his voice to an animated character on C-Bear and Jamal and had a recurring stint on Fox’s The Best Damn Sports Show Period, where he created some of the show’s funniest characters during his short time there.Visit: http://www.ariesspears.com & http://www.facebook.com/AriesSpears / @AriesSpearsOfficial

Showtimes: Fri. 7:30PM & 9:45PM / Sat. 7:00PM & 9:30PM / Sun. 7:00PM / Tickets: $25

SEPTEMBER 10th – RENE VACA

SEPTEMBER 11th – CINDY KAZA

SEPTEMBER 12th – 14th ~ SPECIAL EVENT

LOS TRES TRISTES TIGRES 

Pedro Palacios (Guitarra y Primera Voz), fundador del trío inicia desde el año 2000 a tocar la guitarra y componer algunos temas de manera empírica. Ya en la Universidad, decide formar parte del grupo cultural “La Tuna de FIME”, donde participó escribiendo temas de amor y de humor. En el 2009, Pedro recibe una invitación a un programa de radio para interpretar algunosde sus temas de trova, pero al darse cuenta de que el programa era de comedia, pide autorización al locutor para cantar entonces algunas canciones de humor que ya tenía. Gracias a esa participación en radio, recibe una invitación para presentarse en un bar de comedia y acepta de inmediato. Con la intención de preparar algo atractivo y original para el público, decide invitar a dos compañeros de La Tuna. Así entonces, Los Tres Tristes Tigres se presentaron por primera vez en Monterrey el 6 de febrero del 2009. Gracias a la excelente respuesta del público, estuvieron presentándose en los mejores lugares de comedia en Monterrey cada fin de semana (jueves, viernes y sábados), durante casi 4 años de manera ininterrumpida. A mediados del 2012, Jesús Gallardo (Acordeón y Tercera Voz) se integra como acordeonista. En diciembre de ese mismo año, se integran al equipo de trabajo Karla Soria (Directora Artística y Redes Sociales) y Damara Félix (Manager) con la intención de dar proyección al grupo en Internet. Juan Carlos Melendez (Audio y Staff) se integra al equipo 10 meses más tarde. En enero del 2013 suben a YouTube “Mi cuenta Nueva”, una parodia de Los Invasores de Nuevo León y se hace viral logrando más de 4 millones de reproducciones, semanas después de su publicación. Gracias a esa y otras canciones como “Señora Enojona”, “El Corrido de Memo Ochoa”, entre otras, el grupo ha logrado una gran aceptación en Redes Sociales y actualmente realiza presentaciones en toda la república mexicana. Cuentan ya con un disco llamado “Obrando en Grande” bajo la firma de la disquera UNIVERSAL MUSIC y este año van por el segundo material. Han participado en campañas publicitarias para Telcel, Pepsi y KFC. Participaron en Telehit con su propio programa llamado “Los Tres Tristes Tigres” que se transmitió a más de 50 países de manera semanal durante el 2014. La plataforma más importante en la carrera de Los Tres Tristes Tigres han sido las Redes Sociales, pues gracias a ello, han logrado posicionarse en los mejores lugares de comedia en vivo de México, con un humor ligero y para todas las edades. https://www.facebook.com/LosTresTristesTigres/

Showtimes: Thurs. 8:00PM / Fri. 7:30PM & 9:45PM / Sat. 7:00PM & 9:30PM / Tickets: $28

SEPTEMBER 15th – SHANG

SEPTEMBER 17th – RICK IZQUIETA

SEPTEMBER 18th – THE DIRTY SHOW

SEPTEMBER 19th – 21st ~ SPECIAL EVENT

MAZ JOBRANI FROM THE BACK TO SCHOOL PODCAST, NETFLIX’S SPECIAL IMMIGRANT & CBS’ SUPERIOR DONUTS

Maz Jobrani was most recently seen playing the loveable “Fawz” on the CBS comedy SUPERIOR DONUTS as a series regular.  He can often be seen on television’s most popular shows such as Grey’s Anatomy, Curb Your Enthusiasm, The Detour, Last Man Standing and Shameless.  Maz starred as the title character in the award-winning indie comedy, Jimmy Vestvood: Amerikan Hero, a feature which he co-wrote and co-produced and is now available on all major outlets online. He’s co-starred in many additional films, including Sydney Pollack’s The Interpreter, Disney’s Descendants and Ice Cube’s Friday After Next. Maz’s original Netflix standup special Immigrant was filmed at the prestigious Kennedy Center and is currently available for streaming.  He’s also released 3 additional solo specials on Showtime including: Brown and Friendly, I Come In Peace and I’m Not A Terrorist, But I’ve Played One on TV.  In Spring of 2016 he performed at the White House where he had the privilege of introducing Michelle Obama. As a UC Berkeley alum, Maz gave the keynote speech to the graduating class of 2017. He was a founding member of The Axis of Evil comedy tour, which aired on Comedy Central.  He is a regular panelist on NPR’s WAIT WAIT… Don’t Tell Me and has given 2 TED Talks. His LA Times Best Selling Book, I’m Not A Terrorist, But I’ve Played One on TV, was published by Simon & Schuster. Maz executive produced Everything Must Change, a documentary about his sister’s battle with breast cancer which is currently available on iTunes.  Visit: https://www.mazjobrani.com/.  Watch: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aaXb409GYlE.

Showtimes: Thurs. 8:00PM / Fri. 7:30PM & 9:45PM / Sat. 7:00PM & 9:30PM / Tickets: $30+

SEPTEMBER 22nd – JOE EL CHOLO

SEPTEMBER 24th – ROMARICK ANDERSON

SEPTEMBER 25th – TUESDAY AND CYRUS PRESENT FREAK SHOW

SEPTEMBER 26th – ROAST BATTLE

SEPTEMBER 27th – 29th

ERIK GRIFFIN FROM WORKAHOLICS, SHOWTIME’S I’M DYING UP HERE & MURDER MYSTERY

A towering force in comedy, Erik Griffin is an American actor, comedian, writer and podcaster.  He is best known for his work as the mustachioed Montez Walker on the hit Comedy Central series Workaholics as well as his series regular role in Showtime’s I’m Dying Up Here, executive produced by Jim Carrey.  Most recently, Griffin was featured in the global Netflix film Murder Mystery alongside Adam Sandler as well as Laurie Collyer’s Furlough.  Griffin can also be seen in the 2016 box office hit Mike & Dave Need Wedding Dates.  A veteran stand-up headliner, Griffin performs in venues across the world, but most often can be seen at The Comedy Store in Los Angeles, CA. Griffin’s comedy is immortalized on his debut comedy album, Technical Foul: Volume One, his Comedy Central special The Half Hour, in addition to his two hour-long comedy specials titled The Ugly Truth and Amerikan Warrior, which are available to stream NOW on Amazon and Showtime respectively. Erik just wrapped production on the Netflix film The Sleepover. Visit: https://www.instagram.com/erikgriffin/?hl=en

Watch: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCI9fEg4ZCx6NsOgDpyzmX1Q

Showtimes: Fri. 7:30PM & 9:45PM / Sat. 7:00PM & 9:30PM / Sun. 7:00PM / Tickets: $20

OCTOBER 1st – JERRY GARCIA

OCTOBER 2nd – THE BUDDY SYSTEM

OCTOBER 3rd – THE PUMP & DUMP SHOW: PARENTALLY INCORREC

OCTOBER 4th – 6th ~ SPECIAL EVENT

DERAY DAVIS FROM EMPIRE & LICENSE TO WED

Born and raised on the south side of Chicago, comedian-turned-actor DeRay Davis can most recently be “scene” starring opposite Taraji P. Henson’s “Cookie Lyons” as her go-to hitman/cousin “Jermel” in seasons 1 and 2 of the Lee Daniels and Danny Strong, creative collaboration, Empire on the FOX network.  After his wildly successful 1-hour Showtime Comedy Special, DeRay Davis: Power Play that aired to rave reviews, Davis continues to ascend. It’s been eleven years (and counting) of back to back, prominently featured/starring roles in both film (32+) and television (50+) staring opposite Hollywood heavy hitters.  License to Wed, Semi-Pro, Imagine That, Life As We Know It, Old Dogs, 21 Jump Street and G.I. Joe: Retaliation – just to name a few.  Davis contributed 5+ Voice Over Character roles on Multi Seasons of  The Boondocks, Adult Swim’s Black Dynamite and continued sharpening his comedic craft by starring on almost every season of Nick Cannon’s Wild n Out from its conception to current airing on MTV as well as Hip-Hop Squares, Short Circuitz and hosting the game show Mind of a Man on GSN.  This led to his currently starring as Host on MTV2’s Joking Off currently in its second season (release date TBA)!  From the Hood to Hollywood – nothing is off-limits, and no one is safe from DeRay’s hilarious, sidesplitting anecdotes.  His highly anticipated 1st ever Netflix special DeRay Davis: How to Act Black smashed the cultural landscape on November 14, 2017 and was so popular it shut down the Netflix server TWICE! Davis is continuing to ascend. He can currently be seen on the FX hit, Snowfall. (All shows 21+.) Watch: https://youtu.be/3J89euWFJkM. Visit: https://www.deraydavis.com/.

Showtimes: Fri. 7:30PM & 9:45PM / Sat. 7:00PM & 9:30PM / Sun. 6:00PM / Tickets: $30

Coming Soon:

OCTOBER 6th – POLIN TETO EL MONAGUILLO Y EL KOMPAYASITO

OCTOBER 6th – ERIK RIVERA

OCTOBER 9th – MARONZIO VANCE

OCTOBER 10th – CHRIS KATTAN

OCTOBER 11th – 13th – PAUL RODRIGUEZ

OCTOBER 16th – THE DIRTY SHOW

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