Good Heroin

Good Heroin is Echo Park's friendly neighborhood stand-up comedy show. It's run by four great friends -- producers Olivia Doud and Shannon Cloud, and comedians/hosts Matt Ingebretson and Dave Ross. Every single Saturday they, along with a sampling of the best comedians in Los Angeles and the country, gather in the back of Stories Books & Cafe, the cutiest and artiest and drunkest bookstore on planet earth. It's a great show, and it's a warm show. Everyone who goes to the show is best friends forever, which is definitely not true, but it does feel that way.

Solidly ensconced in the 30-40 demographic, comedian Todd Glass may now be considered ineligible to be labeled a wunderkind, but he certainly was one, having launched his career in comedy at age 16. Since that precocious start, the Philadelphia native has developed into a polished performer with a bent for inventive material that often mocks the conventions of standup.

Todd is no stranger to television, however. Viewers got a thrill watching Todd as one of the house finalists in the wildly successful seasons of the NBC reality series "Last Comic Standing 2" and "Last Comic Standing 3: Battle of the Best."

Todd's comedy is often satirical, sometimes irreverent but always funny. His television appearances are many, including performances on "The Sarah Silverman Show," "Jimmy Kimmel Live," "Late Night with Conan O?Brien," "Showbiz Show with David Spade," "Tough Crowd with Colin Quinn" and "Politically Incorrect." With his unique delivery and divergent style of witticisms, Todd quickly becomes a host and viewer favorite.

Since arriving in Los Angeles, Todd has amassed an impressive list of credits. He had guest appearances on such shows as ABC?s "Home Improvement," NBC?s "Friends," and HBO?s "Mr. Show." Todd has also become a veritable fixture on Comedy Central, recently headlining his own half-hour standup special "Comedy Central Presents: Todd Glass."

Demonstrating his unwavering innovation, Todd co-created, co-executive produced and starred in Todd?s Coma, a pilot produced by Adam Sandler?s company Happy Madison for TBS. The much-praised, slightly twisted show, in which Todd?s curious family conducts interviews with visiting celebrities while he lies in a coma, attracted such celebrity guests as Ben Stiller, Fred Willard, Herb Alpert, Ray Romano and Arianna Huffington.

Todd is no stranger to working with talent. In addition to touring with David Spade, Todd has performed with Jack Black and Tenacious D, earning high praise from Black himself: ?I covet his ****ing brain!? His live performances (including appearances at the famed 2008 Montreal "Just for Laughs Festival" and the "U.S. Comedy Arts Festival") have generated rave reviews from major publications. The Los Angeles Times praised his "freewheeling style and quick wit," while Variety noted Todd is "crafty and sharp-edged."

Aparna Nancherla

Stand Up Comedian featured on Netflix's The Stand-Ups, and HBO's 2 Dope Queens. Actress on Master Of None, HBO's Crashing, Love, Inside Amy Schumer, and Comedy Central's Corporate, Writer for Late Night with Seth Meyers. Rolling Stone's "50 Funniest People to Watch," and Co-Host of the Women's March Rally in NYC.

Nicole Byer is an actress, comedian and writer, Nicole hosts the baking show Nailed It currently streaming on Netflix and has a sitcom loosely based on her life streaming on Facebook Watch called Loosely Exactly Nicole. Her first stand up special is streaming on Netflix called Aggressively Adorable grouped with Comedians of the World. She also hosts a podcast called Why Won't You Date Me. You've also seen her on MTV's Girl Code, 30 Rock, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates, @Midnight, Adult Swim, Chelsea Lately, Transparent, Lady Dynamite, and a Nestle commercial that only runs in Israel. She co-wrote and starred in the Pursuit of Sexiness which Variety named a web series to watch. Nicole was featured as a Time Out LA comic to watch in 2015, and Refinery 29 says she’s a female comic to look out for. She’s also been featured in Cosmopolitan, Ladies Home Journal, Elle and Ebony. Nicole has done lots of fun shit. She also tours the dang country so go see one of her shows!

Chris Charpentier

Chris Charpentier is a stand up comic born and raised in Denver, Colorado. He was a "New Face" at the prestigious Montreal Just For Laughs in 2015 and was named "One to Watch" at the LA Riot Comedy Festival. Chris has also been in the Bridgetown, High Plains, OddBall and Aspen Comedy Festivals. You can often catch Chris opening the for hilarious Josh Blue, whom he met at their home club, the world famous Comedy Works.

Chris has appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live! and has a recurring role in TruTv's "Those Who Can't". He also appeared on Viceland's "Flophouse" and FuseTV's "Uproarious".

Chris is a founding member of The Fine Gentleman's Club, a comedy collective, which also includes Sam Tallent, Nathan Lund, and Bobby Crane. ​He co-produced the hit weekly show Too Much Fun! for 5 years, a show whose guests have included Dave Chappelle, Kyle Kinane, and Rory Scovel. The Denver Post called the show “Hip, messy, exhilarating comedy with a side of PBR."

In 2015 Chris moved to Los Angeles and co-founded Everybody's Great, a bi-weekly show that includes live sketch, videos, and stand up comedy. The directing and filmmaking duo The Nix Brothers, and fellow stand up comics Haley Driscoll and Jordan Doll, also run the hit show.

Punkie Johnson

Punkie Johnson is a Los Angeles-based comedian and writer from New Orleans, Louisiana. Starting her career as an emcee, Punkie is now a paid regular and favorite at The World Famous Comedy Store in Hollywood, where she is known as one of the most fearless, ruthless, and rawest forces on the scene. Most recently, Punkie starred in Adam ruins everything, Please Understand Me for the JASH Digital Network, Ahamed’s Ramadan Diaries for Comedy Central Digital, and the indie film Zombie Con from Big Squid Productions.

$10 Advance / $15.00 Day of Show


Good Heroin, Echo Park's friendly neighborhood comedy show, is now FOUR. Come celebrate with us! Normally our show is every week in the back of an adorable bookstore, but we're going huge for this anniversary. Join us at the Regent for an all-star lineup of standup comedians, plus art and animation from Jack Sjogren, and the world premiere screening of an episode from season two of Comedy Central's critically-acclaimed show, Corporate. Hosted by Matt Ingebretson and Dave Ross. All proceeds benefit the health care fund for our dear friend Jason Saenz.

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