Ian Edwards, Neal Brennan, Chris Spencer, Rick Ingraham

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.

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.

Neal Brennan is a writer, director, and comedian. He is the co-creator of “Chappelle’s Show,” for which he received three Emmy nominations. (Winning None!)

He co-wrote the film “Half Baked,” and directed the film, “The Goods,” starring Jeremy Piven, Ed Helms, Ken Jeong and Will Ferrell. He also collaborates regularly with Seth Meyers, writing and directing the ESPYs and The White House Correspondents Dinner.

Online, the podcast Neal co-hosts, “The Champs” is routinely on the iTunes charts and has been downloaded over 1.3 million times. As of this writing, Brennan has 180,000 followers on twitter and has been named by Time magazine and Rolling Stone, “One of the Funniest People on Twitter.”

Neal recently directed an episode of “New Girl” on Fox and is scheduled to direct Amy Schumer’s new show on Comedy Central. He is also developing a sitcom for himself to star in for the Fox network.

Stand up-wise, Brennan regularly tours the good venues in the good parts of America, has had his own ½ Hour on Comedy Central and just recently finished filming his hour special.

He has also appeared on “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon,” “Conan,” “Just For Laughs” and “Lopez Tonight.”

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.

Brent Morin

Brent Morin was the co-star on the NBC live comedy series UNDATEABLE which just wrapped its third and final season. Most recently, Brent released his new Netflix special I’M BRENT MORIN which is streaming now! He has appeared on CHELSEA LATELY, CONAN, COMEDY CENTRAL, BROOKLYN 99, THE MCCARTHY’S and GROUND FLOOR. Only a year after his New Faces set at the Just for Laughs Comedy Festival in Montreal, Brent was named one of "Variety's Top Ten Comics To Watch". Currently he resides in Los Angeles.

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.

For over 13 years, from the stage to the silver screen, Steve Rannazzisi has made audiences laugh. Currently, Rannazzisi stars and writes alongside Katie Aselton, Mark Duplass, Nick Kroll, Jonathan Lajoie, and Paul Scheer on the critically acclaimed FX Network comedy series, The League, which is produced by Jeff and Jackie Schaffer. Steve plays “Kevin McArthur,” the fantasy football league commissioner on the show, which will premiere its 7th and final season on Wednesday, September 9th on FXX, FX’s sister station.

Rannazzisi recently filmed his second, one-hour comedy special, Breaking Dad, at the historic Wilbur Theatre in Boston. The special premieres September 19th on Comedy Central and follows Rannazzisi’s 2013 critically acclaimed Comedy Central special “Steve Rannazzisi: Manchild.” Earlier this year, Rannazzisi wrapped up his national Strawberry Blonde Ambition comedy tour and he is currently the spokesman for the sports restaurant, Buffalo Wild Wings.

Rannazzisi emerged on the scene in Los Angeles after leaving a desk job in New York where he grew up. The Long Island native graduated from the State University of New York at Purchase, majoring in Theater and Film. Pursuing his dream, Rannazzisi moved to Los Angeles and began performing at the world-famous Comedy Store on Sunset Blvd. where he honed his skills amongst comedy veterans such as Eddie Griffin, Joe Rogan, and Andrew Dice Clay. He quickly caught the attention of Ashton Kutcher and got his first taste of television as a cast member on MTV’s Punk’d in 2003.

After his success on Punk’d, he was cast as a series regular on the ABC sitcom, Big Day, opposite Krysten Ritter. Further proving his comedic acting ability, ABC again cast Steve in See Jayne Run, where he costarred Heather Locklear. Rannazzisi has also appeared on Kitchen Confidential alongside Bradley Cooper, Samantha Who? with Christina Applegate and additional shows such as State of Romance, Love Bites, Trust Me,Outsourced and his own web series Daddy Knows Best.

Along with his flourishing career in television, Rannazzisi is also a prolific standup comedian. His standup has appeared on Comedy Central’s Premium Blend and is featured in the standup special Pauly Shore & Friends.

On the silver screen, Rannazzisi appeared in the 2009 blockbuster comedy smash hit Paul Blart: Mall Cop alongside Kevin James and Jayma Mays. He also appeared in the family comedy, Imagine That,with Eddie Murphy in 2009, and For Your Consideration, a comedy set in the mid-1940s with Catherine O’hara and Eugene Levy.

A diehard NY Giants, Yankees, Knicks & Rangers fan, Rannazzisi currently resides in New York and Los Angeles with his family.

Argus Hamilton

Who is Argus Hamilton, and why is everybody quoting him?

Meet the funniest topical comedian in America, the man Robin Williams once called "the Will Rogers of the Baby Boom." Argus Hamilton's daily column of jokes on the news, now carried in over 100 newspapers across the United States, is also read and heard by millions on the Internet and on radio stations across the country.

Argus James Hamilton III is the son, grandson and great-grandson of Methodist ministers in the South. A proud graduate of the University of Oklahoma and now based in Los Angeles, Argus brings an unusual perspective to the news from Washington and around the country. "I'm an English Monarchist and a Southern secessionist," Argus says. "Let's see Rush Limbaugh get to the right of that."

Argus Hamilton performs at corporate, political and charity events around the country. When he's in Los Angeles, he can be seen working out the latest material nightly at The Comedy Store in Hollywood.
Argus is regularly quoted by daily newspapers including The San Francisco Chronicle and the Los Angeles Times, by weekly business papers including the Orange County Business Journal, by Time magazine and by radio personalities including Paul Harvey.

Argus was honored by Oklahoma Governor Brad Henry as the official comedian of the Oklahoma Centennial and appeared with the governor in the 2007 Tournament of Roses Parade.

You can read Argus Hamilton's outrageously funny humor column on the Internet six days a week -- yes, six days a week ("Unbelievable," says Yahoo.com) -- at www.argushamilton.com

Brenton Biddlecombe

Brenton Biddlecombe is a stand up comedian from Huron, Ohio living in Los Angeles. He is a Paid Regular at The World Famous Comedy Store and tours all over the country. He runs social media for The Comedy Store and The All Things Comedy Network.

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.

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.

Jay Larson

Jay Larson is best known as a stand up comedian with multiple appearances on The Late Late Show, four appearances on Conan and his own half hour special on Comedy Central. Jay's style is completely original and his ability to connect to an audience through storytelling is unmatched. As a storyteller his "Wrong Number" story went viral after climbing to #1 on Reddit and was also featured on "This American Life" with Ira Glass claiming, "Perfect Comedy, Perfect Storytelling…" Jay's Story telling has also been featured on Comedy Central's "This is Not Happening" and can be heard every Toozdee on his wildly successful podcast, The CrabFeast. Jay's first album, "Self Diagnosed" was released in 2011 by AST records and his follow up album, "Human Math" is set to release in the fall.

While stand up is his first love Jay wears many hats and recently co-hosted two seasons of "Best Bars in America" for the Esquire Network. This Spring Jay made his Movie debut in the critically acclaimed Thriller, "The Invitation". The Karyn Kusama film has launched Jay in a different light and led to a role in the highly anticipated second season of Twin Peaks, set to air on Showtime in 2017. Between stand up, podcasting, hosting and acting Jay has also found time to write and create two television shows for NBC Universal. Though neither show was made Jay is on the hunt for the next one! But at the end of the day the job that Jay gets the most satisfaction out of is being a father to his two kids.

Brian Moses

Brian Moses is a comedian who has performed at comedy clubs and colleges across the country. He was a finalist in the Orange County’s Funniest Person Competition a few years ago, and he has opened for several amazing comedians including Cheech & Chong, Sarah Silverman, and Bill Burr. Brian’s parents worked for the Navy and the Department of Defense while he was growing up. As a military brat, he moved around a lot as a kid and needed to be funny in order to make new friends. He has since turned that skill into his career. One of his goals is to become friends with more black people so he can get his hair braided for free. Brian lives in Los Angeles and regularly performs at The Comedy Store.

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.

Josh Martin

Josh Martin is a Paid Regular at The Comedy Store. He produces the Kill Tony Podcast every Monday at 8 in the Main Room.

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.

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".

Upcoming Events
The Original Room - The Comedy Store Hollywood

  • Sorry, there are currently no upcoming events.