The Best of The Store with Nikki Glaser, Michael Kosta, Chris Spencer, Theo Von

The Best of The Store

The ultimate comedy experience, our Main Room is one of the best showrooms in the country, with 14 of the Best of the Best in one big show. The original showroom of the famed Ciro's nightclub, Mitzi Shore transformed the Main Stage into a showcase for the highest caliber talent in the country. Richard Pryor, Robin Williams, Andrew "Dice" Clay, Chris Rock, and Dave Chappelle have all unleashed an onslaught of comic genius to packed house crowds. Now home to luminaries like Joe Rogan, Bill Burr, Joey Diaz, Marc Maron, Bobby Lee, Whitney Cummings, Maz Jobrani, Iliza Shlesinger, and Sebastian Maniscalco; sit back and enjoy a night of uproarious laughter with 300 of your new closest friends.

Doors open at 8:00, Show begins at 8:30. All shows are 21+, with a 2-drink minimum.

*In the event of a sell out, tickets purchased will be released 30 minutes after the show begins. No Refunds.

Nikki Glaser

Nikki Glaser is quickly becoming one of the most sought after young comedians and actors in the comedy world. Glaser will next be seen as creator, executive producer, and star of the upcoming Comedy Central series Not Safe w/ Nikki Glaser, where some of comedy’s funniest voices will joke, learn, and share their personal stories about sex, relationships, and other taboo topics. The series will premiere in February 2016 and will also be Comedy Central’s first series to be introduced and developed across multiple social platforms, including a companion Snapchat original series, “Quickie with Nikki.”

On stage, Glaser continues to cement her status as a force in standup comedy. Her first one-hour standup special, Perfect, will premiere on Comedy Central in April 2016. Glaser is also a regular at Hollywood and New York comedy clubs and continues to tour the country as a headliner.

Previously, Glaser could be seen as co-host of the MTV late-night talk show Nikki and Sara LIVE and co-hosted the popular podcast You Had To Be There. Glaser has also made memorable appearances on Comedy Central’s @midnight with Chris Hardwick and Inside Amy Schumer.

She currently lives in Los Angeles.

Michael Kosta

Michael Kosta is an accomplished stand-up comedian, actor, host and former professional tennis player. In fall 2015, Michael will be hosting new E! series Comment Section, produced by Joel McHale. Michael was also recently featured on Fox Sport 1’s series Crowd Goes Wild, where he and Regis Philbin lead a panel of sports experts in a lighthearted look at the daily happenings in the world of sports.

Kosta started out as an athlete; he is quick to point out that he was once-ranked number 864 in the world in professional tennis and earned over $11,000 on tour. Don't laugh, that's $11,000 more than you made as a pro athlete.

Kosta gained attention as a comedian when he broke out of the HBO Comedy and Arts Festival in Aspen. He quickly relocated to Los Angeles where he began his television career; he has appeared on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Chelsea Lately, and Conan. He also starred in his own half hour special, Comedy Central Presents: Michael Kosta.

Kosta’s debut album Comedy for Attractive People launched November 2014.



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Chris Spencer

It's hard to keep a straight face when talking to Chris Spencer. Extremely talented and hilarious, this quick-witted funnyman began his stint in the entertainment industry at the age of six, as a star in a national television commercial for Mattel's Tuff Stuff Toys. Today, his resume ranges across several sectors of the industry, with more than 30 television commercials, nine feature films, several television show appearances, a published book, and numerous nationwide comedy tours. If Spencer looks familiar, it's probably because you may have seen his work.

He has two comedy specials on Showtime. One, he executive produced and hosted entitled, “Chris Spencer's Minority Report,” and the other is his one-man show entitled, “Chris Spencer...the Other Chris.” He has also performed on Lopez Tonight, Jimmy Kimmel Live! and Def Comedy Jam to name a few. Additionally, Spencer is currently one of the hottest comedic writers and producers in Hollywood. VH1, Comedy Central, and HBO have all used his talents to springboard many of their latest projects. Comic talents such as Will Smith, P. Diddy, Damon Wayans, and Cedric the Entertainer all call on his comedic talents when it's time to rewrite their act, special, or television/film script.

Spencer currently serves as creator and executive producer of the hit BET show “The Real Husbands of Hollywood” starring Kevin Hart. Notable writer/producer projects also include MTV’s Wild ‘N Out, Jamie Foxx’s The After Party, The ESPY Awards, MTV Video Music Awards, BET Hip Hop Awards, Soul Train Awards, and all comedy specials for Jamie Foxx. He also published the best seller, 150 Ways to Tell If You're Ghetto.

He also hosts the hottest night in comedy entitled “Russell Simmons Presents…All Def Digital Comedy,” every Friday Night at Inside Jokes Comedy Club, of which his is co-founder. On any given night, expect to see Chris Rock, Dave Chappelle, Martin Lawrence, or Chris Tucker on this incredible stage. Hollywood's elite come here to not only look for new talent, but to enjoy a fun-filled night. Regulars include Spike Lee, Eddie Murphy and Russell Simmons.

THEO VON can be seen in his very own Netflix original comedy special titled, NO OFFENSE. Previously, Theo was the host of TBS’s hidden camera show DEAL WITH IT from EP Howie Mandel, which ran for three seasons. He also hosted Yahoo’s popular daily recap show PRIMETIME IN NO TIME - one of the most-watched shows on the web with nearly one million views per day. Recently, Theo made appearances on INSIDE AMY SCHUMER and WHY? WITH HANNIBAL BURESS.

Theo’s podcast titled, ALLEGEDLY is one of the fastest growing comedy podcasts and is consistently in the top 10 on the iTunes charts. Theo and his completely opposite best friend Matthew Cole Weiss, compete to see who has better "alleged" tales of celebrities, hilarity, trauma, dating, success and failure from their years living in Hollywood.

Theo is the genius behind CrankTexts.com, a website where he texts random numbers and gets into conversations with total strangers. CrankTexts was a weekly featured column on CollegeHumor.com. and has had 10 million page views and averages 18 clicks per visit.

In addition to his upcoming NETFLIX special, Theo has had a half-hour Comedy Central special, has made appearances on ARSENIO, LAST COMIC STANDING, was the winner of Comedy Central’s REALITY BITES BACK, and LIVE AT GOTHAM.

Francisco Ramos is one of the top 10 finalists from this season's Last Comic Standing, and he will appear as Ramon on the new Netflix show "Lady Dynamite", slated to come out in early 2016.
He is also the voice of the Lead Marmoset in the movie “RIO” with Anne Hathaway and Jesse Eisenberg. He has toured worldwide as a standup comic, including going to Afghanistan to perform for the US troops. He appeared in the Byron Allen syndicated show “First Family”, has appeared in several sketches for the Jimmy Kimmel Live Show, and is also a part of Steve Carell’s new TBS pilot “Tribeca”.
Originally from Venezuela, Francisco moved to Washington D.C. in 1994. He graduated from the University of Maryland in 2004 with a double major of Finance and International Business. However, after a short-lived desk job, Francisco realized that his passion was comedy.
He has been selected to perform in the CBS Multicultural Diversity Showcase, where he was one of 12 selected from a pool of 5,000 applicants. He has also appeared in NUVO TV's show “Latino 101" and in the movie “Marmaduke” with Owen Wilson and George Lopez.
Francisco Ramos performs regularly at the major comedy clubs in Los Angeles such as the Comedy Store, Comedy & Magic Club, Laugh Factory, Improvs. He worked as one of the writers and host for the 123UNODOSTRES channel show “Bashtag”, and is quickly becoming one of the best comics in the industry.

Rick Ingraham

Started stand-up comedy at Stanford and Sons Comedy Club in Kansas City (little Hollywood). After two years in the fast-paced, highly competetive Kansas City comedy scene, I moved to L.A. and started doing comedy full time. I’ve been a regular at the Hollywood Comedy Store since 2003, performing 5 nights a week. I also perform at the "Comedy and Magic Club" in Hermosa beach occasionally, and I’ve performed at both "Laugh Factories" (L.A. & N.Y.), a number of "Improv" Comedy Clubs (L.A., Miami, Ontario, Irvine, Brea, San Jose, Tampa Bay), the Comedy Store in La Jolla (San Diego), Mandalay Bay Casino (Las Vegas), and tons of other comedy clubs around the country (Looney Bins, Jokers, Comedy House, Wiley’s). I have opened on the road touring with national headliners Andrew "Dice" Clay and Pauly Shore. I’ve seen some great places with "Dice" like Miami, New York, and Vegas... livin’ the dream... And I’ve seen the worst parts of America with Pauly, like Dayton, Wichita, and Brownsville... livin the Weasel nightmare... The unbelievable stories can be read in my soon to be written Autobiography "On My Way Up, On Their Way Down: Rising From the Ashes of Hollywood Burnouts".

Byron Bowers

Atlanta Raised Byron Bowers grew up on that line between the middle class and the lower class. Emerging from a Black community and educated in a white middle class community gives him some the most diverse observations in the world. Byron Bowers’ obsession for success drives his ability to connect with any audience. He compels audiences because of his smooth delivery—he's a poised puncher. Byron Bower’s creativity and quick wit marks him as one of the cleverest, making him the most unstoppable comedian in this solar system.

Candice Thompson

Candice Thompson is a comedian/writer/actor that was born in Queens, raised in Cincinnati, and currently resides in Los Angeles. She is the perfect mix of both East and West coasts with just the wrong amount of Midwest street cred. Candice comes from an ethnically mixed family with both of her parents being of African-American and Native American descent, but often gets mistaken for just plain old white.

Candice is one of the newest paid regulars at The Comedy Store in Hollywood, performs at the Hollywood Improv, Laugh Factory and was a 2013 NACA participant. You may have also seen her as a cast member on BET’s #1 hit show HELL DATE. You can hear her every week on iTunes as co-host of the podcast OFFARIOUS: The Show that’s Offensive & Hilarious, and in the comedic YouTube sketch series she co-created, CREEPY CARESS. She was also on season 9 of NBC’s LAST COMIC STANDING and currently on E! network’s THE COMMENT SECTION.

Candice’s comedy has often made people squirm in their seats and most recently, has gotten her ejected from a wedding, but it’s her edgy vs. adorable factor that keeps crowds begging for more. Candice wants to thank her friends and family for all their support, but most of all she wants to thank God for making her better than everybody.

Brody Stevens is the executive producer and star of the unique Comedy Central TV series “Brody Stevens: Enjoy It!”, co-created and produced by Zach Galifianakis. Brody is also the host of two popular podcast series - “The Steven Brody Stevens Festival of Friendship” on the Feral Audio Network, and “Brode and Esther” on Deathsquad. In addition, Brody hosted his own live video podcast "Positive Push with Brody Stevens" on Youtube's Video Podcast Network.

Stevens has appeared on Conan, Chelsea Lately, @midnight, Premium Blend, TMZ, The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn, Late World with Zach, The Best Damn Sports Show Period, Tosh.0, Fox NFL Sunday, Playboy Morning Radio and on podcasts by Jay Mohr, Joe Rogan and WTF with Marc Maron. Brody also appeared in the movies Jesus Is Magic, Due Date, The Hangover and The Hangover Part II. He was, however, cut out of the movie Funny People.

Most recently, Brody released his Comedy Central Half-Hour Special in January, 2014.

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