Joe Rogan, Jeff Ross, Marc Maron, Bobby Lee

The Comedy Store 16 Headliners

Comedians call it the hardest room in the country and audiences call it the best. 16 national headliners, back to back, from the cute and cuddly to the down and dirty, with everything in between. Our Original Room stage has been home to such greats as David Letterman, Jay Leno, Andy Kaufman, Jim Carrey, Sam Kinison, Roseanne Barr, and Pauly Shore. The OR now plays host to the hottest stars of today. You know those guys you see on TV...Chris D'Elia and Whitney Cummings of Whitney; Steve Rannazzisi and Nick Kroll of The League; The Daily Show correspondent Al Madrigal; and regular Chelsea Lately panelists John Caparulo, Bobby Lee, Natasha Leggero, and Dov Davidoff. This is where they come to flex their stand-up muscles alongside the young talent you'll see making a splash any day now.

Not to mention the legendary late night. In a tradition started by Sam Kinison, late night is when we let our hair down. Led by late night legends like Don Barris and Sam Tripoli, the comedians get raw and real, connecting with the crowd like no other show does in delightfully unpredictable ways.

Our continuous show starts at 9:00 pm and goes until 2 am. With a full bar and tasty food, you can come early, stay late, or both. Whenever you show up, you're guaranteed hours of laughter.

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

One of the most complex and exciting stand-ups working in America today. Like an idealistic hippy stuck inside the body of a testosterone-pumped US marine. He’s been likened to late great US comedians such as Bill Hicks and Sam Kinison, but although he exhibits a similar brand of furious indignation, his observations and revelations are entirely his own. His angry, insightful act is an absorbing battle between his raw libertarian instincts and his refined liberal sensibilities.”
-- William Cook, The Guardian

A standup comedian for more than 20 years, Joe Rogan sells out theaters internationally with his inquisitive and intense comedic style. His comedy special “Joe Rogan: Live from the Tabernacle” was released in December 2012 via his website. Rogan previously starred in two hour long specials, “Talking Monkeys in Space” (2009) and “Joe Rogan Live” (2007), and released the CD’s “Shiny Happy Jihad” (2007) and “I’m Gonna Be Dead Someday” (2000).

Rogan is host of “The Joe Rogan Experience,” a twice-weekly long form conversation with guests that is one of the most popular comedy podcasts on iTunes. Fans can watch the podcast on Ustream and the podcast can also be heard on Sirius XM’s “The Virus” channel.

Since 2002, Rogan has provided color commentary for the UFC (Ultimate Fighting Championship) on Pay Per View, Spike Television and now on FOX. Rogan’s passion for MMA began with martial arts practice at the age of 13.

Film credits include Zookeeper and Here Comes The Boom. Rogan hosted the show Joe Rogan Questions Everything for the SyFy channel in 2013. Previously he hosted the high stakes game show “Fear Factor,” on NBC in 2011/12 and previously for six seasons on the network from 2001-2006. Prior to “Fear Factor”, Rogan played Joe Garrelli, the resident electrician on the hit NBC comedy series “NewsRadio.”

Rogan resides in Los Angeles and regularly performs stand-up locally and internationally.

Jeff Ross

Ross is an actor, writer, director, producer, and comedian originally from Newark, New Jersey. His latest special “Jeff Ross Roasts Criminals: Live From Brazos County Jail” premiered on Comedy Central on June 13. It’s perhaps his most dangerous roast yet. In fact, he has earned the title of The Roastmaster General skewering the likes of Justin Bieber, James Franco, Charlie Sheen, Pam Anderson and Donald Trump on Comedy Central’s wildly popular Roast franchise in which he also produces. He was recently seen on the big screen in Jeremy Garrelick’s “The Wedding Ringer” with Kevin Hart and Josh Gad and will soon be seen in “Flock of Dudes” with Chris D’Elia, which premieres at the LA Film Festival this month. He also starred on ABC’s multi camera comedy pilot “Keep It Together", produced by Kevin Hart and “The Burn” on Comedy Central, a show which he created, starred in and produced. Jeff’s writing credits include the screenplay "The Comedian" (co-written with Art Linson) and the book, "I Only Roast The Ones I Love" published by Simon & Schuster.

For over twenty years, Marc Maron has been writing and performing raw, honest and thought- provoking comedy for print, stage, radio, online and television. A legend in the stand-up community, Maron has appeared on many television talk shows, including David Letterman, Craig Ferguson, Jimmy Fallon, Jimmy Kimmel, Charlie Rose and Bill Maher. He has appeared on Conan O’Brien more than any other comedian.

On the small screen, Maron’s critically acclaimed half-hour scripted series, Maron, was recently renewed by IFC for a fourth season. The show was created, written, and produced by Maron, whoalso directed episodes in seasons 2 and 3. The first and second seasons of Maron can be found on Netflix to stream, with the third season becoming available on Dec. 28, 2015.

Maron’s first book, The Jerusalem Syndrome: My Life as a Reluctant Messiah, was based on his solo show and is available for purchase on Amazon.com. Most recently, Maron penned a collection of essays titled Attempting Normal, which was released by Spiegel and Grau in 2013, later making The New York Times’ Best Seller list. His first three albums, Not Sold Out, Tickets Still Available and Final Engagement are comedy cult classics, and his release, This Has To Be Funny (Comedy Central Records), was named #1 Comedy Album of 2011 by LaughSpin.com and named by The AV Club as one of the Best Comedy Albums of 2011. Marc released his stand-up special, Thinky Pain, on Netflix in 2013 and as an album in 2014 and his most recent special, More Later, premiered on Epix in December 2015.

Maron’s podcast, WTF with Marc Maron, premiered in September 2009 and features compelling monologues and interviews with iconic personalities such as Conan O’Brien, Louis CK, Robin Williams, Anthony Bourdain, Judd Apatow, Ben Stiller and President Barack Obama. It has become a worldwide phenomenon; averaging 2.5-3 million downloads each month. WTF regularly hits #1 on the iTunes charts, and was named the #1 Comedy Podcast by LAWeekly, as well as The AV Club. Deemed as a “must-listen” by Vanity Fair and The New York Times, select WTF episodes began airing on public radio stations across the US in June 2010.

In 2012, TIME Magazine included Maron in its short list of the 100 Most Influential People and was nominated for two Comedy Central 2012 Comedy Awards: Best Comedy Podcast and Best Comedy App. He also travels the world performing sold-out, stand-up shows, as well as LiveWTF stage shows. In 2011, Maron was given the honor of delivering the Keynote Address at the Just For Laughs Festival in Montreal.

Maron currently resides in Los Angeles.


“The Charlie Rose of comedy podcasts” - The National Post
“One of the best comedians in the country” - LaughSpin.com
“WTF is vital for people enthusiastic about not only comics but storytelling, deep conversation, and lovable displays of pathos” - GQ
“Veteran stand-up comic Marc Maron is the most intriguing interviewer in the comedy world today” - Mirth Magazine

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At 18 years of age Lee moved out of his parents' home and took jobs in restaurants and coffee shops in the San Diego area, while also attending Palomar College for a brief period. In 1994 the coffee shop for which he was working closed. “I just went next door to get a job,” he said, “which was The Comedy Store in San Diego” (also known as the La Jolla Comedy Store). After a few months of working odd jobs at the club he decided to try stand-up during one of their amateur nights. Within a year of doing regular comedy sets he got offers to open for both Pauly Shore and Carlos Mencia. Lee also went on to work regularly at The Comedy Store in Los Angeles, a comedy club owned by Pauly Shore's mother Mitzi.

Lee has admitted in several interviews that his parents had hoped he would continue on with the family business and were less-than supportive of his comedic pursuits at first. During a podcast interview conducted by fellow actor and comedian Joe Rogan, Lee stated that during the first few years he did stand-up his parents barely spoke to him, however after his appearance on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno his father called him and apologized for not supporting his comedy career. Lee's parents currently live in Phoenix, Arizona. Lee is known to have included his family in some of his work: His younger brother has appeared in several non-speaking roles on MADtv and his entire family has appeared in a skit on the show.

Sarah Tiana

Regular on @Midnight on Comedy Central, regular on Chelsea Lately, regular/writer onThe Josh Wolf Show on CMT, regular at “ignoring red flags.” Writer for Jeff Ross and The Burn, Host of the Roast Of Justin Beiber Red Carpet, Host of the CMA’s Red Carpet.

These are the things you know about Sarah Tiana.

But what you don’t know is that Sarah Tiana has been a “working” comedian/ex-waitress in Los Angeles since 2003.

Originally from Calhoun, GA, Sarah's act emphasizes the thrills of growing up after “The War Of Northern Aggression” and trying to survive in the current battle of the sexes. She doesn’t call herself “single,” (she’s too old for that), she prefers to be called “sexually active.”

Sarah’s big break came after she was recognized for her "breakout performance" as Carmen in four episodes of Reno 911!'s 7th season. In 2005, she helped create a sketch comedy company called The Strait Jacket Society as a way to help young actors in Hollywood accelerate their stage time and gain exposure while still having fun (she has currently put over 500 actors through the program).

A downright ‘Merican, Sarah has done over 12 tours of comedy for the troops including Germany, Singapore, Afghanistan, Guam, Okinawa, and several Wounded Warrior Facilities. A trip to Iraq at the beginning of the war is highlighted in the documentary film, "We Love You Mrs. Bevins.” She has been a correspondent on “The Soup Investigates” as well as “Love You, Mean It” starring Whitney Cummings.

An avid sports fan, Sarah wrote for the ESPY awards and the Rob Riggle NFL segments on FOX. She can be seen at The World Famous Comedy Store, Twitter, and numerous unhealthy relationships in and around Los Angeles. She will never be seen in the three pilots she taped last year or be caught dead in the dress she wore on Craig Ferguson (it no longer fits).

In just a few short years, Steve Byrne has risen through the ranks of the comedy world to become one of the industry’s most innovative and sought-after performers. With his high-energy, physical style of comedy, Byrne has evolved throughout the years into an extremely versatile entertainer that delivers on a day-to-day basis. Hailing from Pittsburgh, PA, Steve Byrne was born to a Korean mother and an Irish father. His unique background has given him the base comedic material for his first television show, Sullivan & Son. Byrne released a one hour standup comedy special, CHAMPION, on Netflix which then became a live show on the road, Steve Byrne & the Cast of Sullivan & Son Comedy Tour, along with his castmates: Ahmed Ahmed, Owen Benjamin and Roy Wood Jr.


After winning TBS’ cutthroat competition, the Myspace Standup or Sitdown Comedy Challenge, Byrne was hurtled into a brilliant television and film career. As his popularity began to expand, Byrne was featured in his very own half-hour Comedy Central Presents which was soon voted as one of the best specials of all time in the Comedy Central Standup Showdown. His hilarious standup has been seen on NBC’s The Tonight Show, ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live, CBS’s The Late Late Show and BET’s Comic View. In 2008, Byrne’s first one-hour special, Steve Byrne’s Happy Hour, premiered on Comedy Central and further cemented his star status. Packing an impressively wide range of appeal, Byrne’s comedy soon landed him on the The History of the Joke on the History Channel and the Discovery Channel’s The Science of Laughter. He has since appeared on some of TV’s hottest shows including ABC’s The Middle, The Chapelle Show, G4’s The International Sexy Ladies Show, The Howard Stern Show, Tough Crowd with Colin Quinn, The Very Funny Show, The Byrne Identity on Comedy Central and was a series regular on NBC’s The Real Wedding Crashers.

A true international comedian, Byrne has performed to sold-out crowds around the world. He has been a featured comic at the Just for Laughs Festival (in Montreal, Toronto and Chicago), HBO’s US Comedy Arts Festival in Las Vegas and the CanWest Comedy Fest in Vancouver. He has been part of several national comedy tours including The Jameson Comedy Tour, Vince Vaughn’s Wild West Comedy Tour, The Kims of Comedy, The Camel Cigarettes Sin City Tour, and his own national Myspace Comedy tour. Byrne even had the honor of opening for esteemed musical acts such as Kanye West, Mariah Carey, Modest Mouse, Puddle of Mudd, Spoon, Rev. Horton Heat and many more. As a big supporter of the US troops, Steve also headlined several USO tours in Afghanistan, Iraq, Japan and Guam.

Byrne has appeared in the hit comedies The Dilemma, Couples Retreat, Four Christmases and The Goods: The Don Ready Story. His 2006 documentary, 13 or Bust, chronicles the attempt to perform 13 comedy shows in Manhattan in one night.

Byrne’s lack of ego and outstanding work ethic has helped him become one of today’s most respected comedians.

Greg Fitzsimmons

Mixing an incisive wit with scathing sarcasm, Greg Fitzsimmons has achieved success as a stand-up, Emmy Award winning writer and host on both radio and TV. Greg is host of The Greg Fitzsimmons Show, on SiriusXM’s "Howard 101” and twice a week puts out the hugely popular FitzDog Radio podcast. A regular on @Midnight, Conan O’Brien, Jimmy Kimmel, and The Tonight Show, Greg has made more than 50 visits to The Howard Stern Show.

Greg has a new one-hour standup special on Comedy Central, stars in season 2 of “How to be a Grown Up” (TRU TV) and appeared on Louie (FX) this past season. He is a frequent guest on The Adam Carolla Show and The Joe Rogan Experience and will appear later this year in both Comedy Bang Bang (IFC) and Aqua Teen Hunger Force (Adult Swim)

A frequent panelist for five years on Chelsea Lately, Greg also spent five years on VH1’s Best Week Ever, hosted Pumped (The Speed Channel) last year and he starred in two half-hour stand-up specials on Comedy Central. Greg’s 2011 book, Dear Mrs. Fitzsimmons, climbed the best-seller charts and garnered outstanding reviews from NPR and Vanity Fair.

Writing credits include HBO’s Lucky Louie, Cedric the Entertainer Presents, Politically Incorrect with Bill Maher, The Man Show and many others. On his mantle beside the four Daytime Emmys he won as a writer and producer on The Ellen DeGeneres Show sit “The Jury Award for Best Comedian” from The HBO Comedy Arts Festival and a Cable Ace Award for the MTV game show he hosted called Idiot Savants.

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Erik Griffin, a first generation American-born comedian/actor, is hard working, ambitious, talented, and most importantly “funny” according to his mother. Erik made the decision in 2003 to quit his job and plunge headlong into making comedy his full-time occupation. This challenge paid off, Erik will next be seen as a recurring character on the new Comedy Central series, The Workaholics as “Montez Walker”. Erik first gained national exposure performing in the ALMA nominated Payaso Comedy Slam seen on SHOWTIME and COMEDY CENTRAL networks, Live at Gotham on COMEDY CENTRAL, Last Comic Driving on NBC, Comics Without Borders on SHOWTIME, nationally syndicated Comics Unleashed; and he can be seen featured in several national commercials, including the Emmy winning, Budlight Swear Jar. In 2008 at the Just For Laughs Montreal Comedy Festival, he received overwhelming reviews. Erik was featured at the 2008 NACA National Conference, the 2007 East Regional and 2006 NACA West Regional Showcases. He is currently headlining clubs and colleges throughout the United States and Canada. Mostly recently, Erik was seen on, Surviving the Holidays with Lewis Black on the HISTORY CHANNEL, he was featured in the Tribeca Film Festival Documentary, Just Like Us and will be touring the world promoting the movie. With his multicultural background, a Central American-Caribbean mother, a father of European decent, Erik blends well into the North American landscape particularly in this era of cultural diversity. With his routine full of hilarious observations about life, love and self-evaluation, he brings together all ages and ethnic backgrounds, which makes for an uproariously good time.

Andrew Santino just finished shooting the feature THE DISASTER ARTIST starring and directed by James Franco. He also stars in the upcoming SHOWTIME series, I’M DYING UP HERE exec produced by Jim Carey and directed by Jonathan Levine. Previously, Santino was the star of ABC’s comedy MIXOLOGY.

His COMEDY CENTRAL HALF HOUR standup special was just released alongside his debut album SAY NO MORE on COMEDY CENTRAL RECORDS. He also is a regular guest on COMEDY CENTRAL’S @ MIDNIGHT with Chris Hardwick. He made his standup debut on ADAM DEVINE’S HOUSE PARTY and since has performed standup on CONAN and THE MELTDOWN WITH JONAH AND KUMAIL. Santino headlined at Montreal’s JUST FOR LAUGHS COMEDY FESTIVAL as well as SXSW and numerous clubs across the country.

Andrew got his start acting and writing on the final season of PUNK’D for MTV and his since then he has guest starred on ADULT SWIM’S CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL, NETFLIX’S ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT, HBO’S FAMILY TREE, NBC’s THE OFFICE, FX’s THE LEAGUE and HULU’s DEADBEAT.

Ian Edwards has appeared on Family Guy, Live at Gotham, and HBO's Bad Boys of Comedy. He can be seen weekly at the Laugh Factory in Los Angeles.

Edwards was born in England and has lived in Jamaica, New York, and California. When he was 21, he stopped working the drive-thru at Burger King to try his hand at comedy. Since then, he's appeared on Def Comedy Jam (twice) and Show Time at the Apollo. He's written for Saturday Night Live, the Lyricist Lounge show on MTV, The Boondocks for the Cartoon Network, etc., and was currently a cast member of the fifth season of Punk'd on MTV.

Sandro Iocolano

Sandro was born in Boston, Massachusetts speaking in third person. After a
few years of not shoveling snow and still being a child, his parents and him
moved to Florida in hopes of finding happiness and sunshine.
Before becoming a stand-up comedian he was in Pharmacy School to
become in debt. He decided he’d rather laugh and write jokes than push
pills.
But he still has an affinity for medicine, pills.
A joke writer at heart and a story teller by trade.
He prides himself on his quick wit and ability to connect with audiences and
human faces and ears.
“Sarcastic and dead-pan”, “A true joy to watch...every time.” —My Relatives
He likes long walks off of short piers. The moonlight as you hit the water is
just breathtaking.
And so is drowning in the ocean.
Sandro enjoys comedy, candles, and comedy. And so will you.

Practitioner of the Deadly Art of Comedy Sam Tripoli views comedy as a calling rather a profession. It’s a passion that he preaches to audiences at comedy clubs across the country and on television. In 2014, Tripoli’s 2nd album “Believe In Yourself” went to #2 on iTunes in America and #1 in Canada! His TV Credits include Showtime's "Live Nude”, "Russell Peters' Comic Without Borders!”, E!’s “Love You, Mean it! With Whitney Cummings,” CMT’s “The Josh Wolf Show,” Comedy
Centrals’ “Premium Blend” (receiving only one of two standing ovations in the history of the show), a frolicsome turn as a male escort for E! Entertainment’s “Party @ the Palms,” “The Late Late Show on CBS”, “Comics Unleashed”. He was also a co-host of Spike TV’s hugely popular “Wide World of Spike" and “Bellator MMA Digital!” Tripoli has been heard on The Howard Stern show, The Jason Ellis Show on Sirius Radio, and also regularly appears on The Joe Rogan Experience podcast. Tripoli hosts his own very popular radio show called "The Naughty Show" on PlayboyRadio as well as his mega popular All Things Comedy “Punch Drunk Sports” podcast with cohost Ari Shaffir of Comedy Central. Sam’s writing credits include The 2012 MTV Movie Awards, Comedy Central Roast of Joan Rivers and Pamela Anderson, The 2011 World MMA Awards and most recently his Roast Of The Iron Sheik jokes were quoted in Rolling Stone Magazine. On stage he’s a force of nature, pacing the stage like a cyclone of funny as he questions authority and the conventions of our society one moment, then earnestly expressing his affinity for bizarre the next. His comedy has no limits – its whatever he’s thinking about, and that’s usually what everyone else is thinking about, even though sometimes we don’t like to admit to it.

“I like to think of myself as the little voice in everyone’s
head, except I have a microphone and I’m funnier,” Sam.

Eleanor Kerrigan

Eleanor J. Kerrigan is the latest in a long line of historically funny women who cut their teeth at the World Famous Comedy Store. Starting out as a waitress there, Eleanor learned the ropes of comedy, all the while making the best comics in the country laugh, in the kitchen of the club. It would take several years and lots of pushing from one of her biggest fans, Andrew Dice Clay, to finally get her to take her comedic talents to the stage. After co-starring with him in “Dice Undisputed”, Dice invited Eleanor to go on the road with him to promote the show. “I’m an actress not a stand up!” she replied. After seeing her one woman show, Andrew would no longer take no for an answer. “You’re hysterical and everyone should know that!” he said, and Eleanor’s been performing stand up in clubs and theaters around the country ever since. Her hilarious take on life comes from her unique experiences growing up street-savvy in South Philly, as one of 10 children in a very Irish-Catholic family. She paints an uproarious portrait of her life experiences, beginning with her childhood in a three bedroom row home and moving to her adventures as an adult living in L.A... Eleanor’s shoot-from-the-hip take on life is both refreshing and exciting. She’s not afraid to give the audience a piece of her mind and they love her for it. Eleanor is also a graduate of the esteemed Joanne Baron and D.W. Brown acting studio in Santa Monica, California, following in the footsteps of acting greats such as Halley Berry and Patrick Dempsey. She’s had audiences rolling as one of the motorcycle riding, pool cue wielding tag team called “Harley’s Angels” on UPN’s “Women of Wrestling” and has made countless appearances on other major networks such as Nickelodeon, VH1, Howard Stern & HBO’s Entourage. You can also catch Eleanor on the Blue Show on Showtime. Hear her share those crazy Comedy Store Stories as Co-host of the Comedy Store podcast. Eleanor Kerrigan is certainly one to watch & will be touring the country with her brazen brand of humor. Don’t miss her!

Punkie Johnson

Punkie Johnson is a Paid Regular at The Comedy Store. She encompasses what it means to be a "Store" comic and is raw, edgy, heartfelt, and real everytime she touches the mic.

Don Barris

Don's has an unique brand of comedy unlike most other comics and that makes him the clubs perfect closing act every night. Don was the co-creater/star of the cult classic film, "Windy City Heat", which was developed in the Comedy Store's Belly Room. The show is now called The Ding-Dong Show and it continues every Monday night as it has since 1992 making it the longest running show in the clubs history. Don can also be seen nightly as the audience warm-up for ABC's, "Jimmy Kimmel Live". Don's eyes are blue and his relationship status is complicated.

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