The Best of The Store with Judd Apatow, Sebastian Maniscalco, Chris D'Elia, Ian Edwards

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.

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.

Judd Apatow

American film producer, director and screenwriter, born 6 December 1967 in Syosset, New York, USA. He is married to Leslie Mann.

Saying what we’re all thinking has always been Sebastian Maniscalco’s specialty.

Except when he says it, it’s a whole lot funnier, and that has fans across North America showing up in droves for his shows and millions tuning in for his network specials.

After more than a dozen sold-out performances in New York City’s comedy circuit in the last year alone, the Chicago-born-and-bred turned Los Angeles native tapped Manhattan as the backdrop for his newest comedy special on Showtime, SEBASTIAN MANISCALCO: WHY WOULD YOU DO THAT? Maniscalco is the star and executive producer of the special, which was filmed at the historic Beacon Theatre. This hilarious hour full of skepticism that was released in October follows Sebastian’s 2014 Showtime standup special and DVD “Aren't You Embarrassed?” in which he offered up his witheringly sarcastic and exasperated take on modern behavior and etiquette. As the Dallas Observer noted, “Much of the material for his three comedy specials and tours comes from his astonishment with modern society’s unspoken rules and the juxtaposition of current culture against his upbringing in a hardworking, 'half-Sicilian, half-Italian' immigrant family.” Sebastian shares, “Those values ... have been a catalyst for my comedy. I’m like, 'Wow, I guess a lot of people didn’t have this type of upbringing' … that old world technique of, you know, nothing’s given to you, you’ve gotta work for everything you’ve done.”

Distinguished by The New York Times as a comic with his “own kind of panache,” Sebastian has taken on everything from selfies that he calls “lonelies” (“Do you know how alone you have to be to have 838 photos of yourself in your bathroom?”) to online restaurant reviews (“Who’s got the time to write an 18 page essay on asparagus?”) to airport check-ins (“I’m taking out a boot…a sock…a toothpaste…does anyone know what two pounds is?”).

Sebastian grew up in the middle class suburbs of Chicago (“The world doesn’t match my upbringing”), prides himself on a work ethic his father instilled in him when he began working at the age of eight, as an altar boy at funerals during his lunch break to contribute to the family.

Still sporting his Chicago accent despite leaving the Windy City in 1998 to follow his dream in Los Angeles, Sebastian began paying his comedy dues by night playing his brand of comedy in bars and bowling alleys while working as a waiter at the Four Seasons Hotel in Beverly Hills. He eventually broke into the national spotlight with a 20-city tour in support of his one-hour Comedy Central DVD special. Yet, it wasn’t until Sebastian captured the attention of award-winning actor and entertainer Vince Vaughn, who selected him to be one of four featured comedians in the critically acclaimed film “Vince Vaughn’s Wild West Comedy Show,” that his comedy career began to explode.

Since then, the 2016 Just for Laughs Stand Up Comedian of the Year and 2014 American Comedy Award nominee for Best Club Comedian has established an avid fan following via national late night television appearances on “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon,” “Late Night with Seth Meyers,” “Conan,” and more as well as an appearance in Jerry Seinfeld’s “Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee.” Sebastian is a popular guest on groundbreaking podcasts “WTF with Marc Maron” and “The Joe Rogan Experience” while starring in his own wildly popular “The Pete and Sebastian Show” podcast every Friday night.

2017 will also find Sebastian making his move to the big screen with several major motion picture appearances, including a voice-over role in the animated feature "Nut Job 2," a New Line feature comedy "The House" starring Will Ferrell and Amy Poehler (directed by Andrew Cohen), and the independent drama "Cruise" directed by Rob Siegel and produced by Jeremy Renner.

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!

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".

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.

Kevin Christy

Kevin Christy was born on January 31, 1977 in La Crescenta, California, USA. He is an actor and writer, known for Dude, Where's My Car? (2000), Race to Witch Mountain (2009) and Masters of Sex (2013).

Brian Holtzman

Brian Holtzman is originally from Long Island, New York, where he graduated from General Douglas MacArthur High School. After being honorably discharged from the United States Air Force, Holtzman moved to the Bay Area, where he began performing stand up at the Holy City Zoo, the Other Cafe, the Punchline, and other clubs throughout Northern California, where he became a favorite. His often perplexed scenarios of everyday life, intertwined with his own neurotic behavior, are not to be missed by any serious aficionado of comedy. Since relocating to Los Angeles, Holtzman has added actor to his resume, having appeared on My Wife and Kids, Mind of Mencia, Minding the Store, and in movies like Pauly Shore is Dead, Sheep Man, Foolish, and Looking for Lenny. Holtzman’s stand up was featured on National Lampoon Live: New Faces – Down and Dirty, which is available on DVD

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