The West Coast Funnies, Hosted by Kurt Swann, with Special Guest Stars
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Two of the funniest improv comedians working today are taking the stage together at Balboa Theatre, and you can participate in the show. Colin Mochrie and Brad Sherwood are best known as cast members of the British and U.S. versions of the popular improv show Whose Line Is It Anyway? These two comedy pros show you how it's done in a show entirely driven by audience participation. Audience members yell out suggestions and Mochrie and Sherwood will run with it, creating hilarious scenes made up on the spot. Throughout the show, audience members are brought up on stage to add an extra element of the unexpected. Whether you're in your seat or find yourself on the stage, the comedians will make it funny -- all you have to do is have fun. Learn More
Quotes & Highlights
- “Kurt Swann is like a young Johnny Carson.” --Lynn Harper, Host of Inside Southern California.
<p>The West Coast Funnies is the nation’s premier comedy variety show. The show combines the sketch comedy aspect of a Saturday Night Live with a Daily Show type of newscast; all this surrounding the centerpiece of top-notch professional stand up comedy. The comedians that have appeared on the show in its 4 year run are a veritable who’s who of hilarious funny people. Including Last Comic Standing winners Dat Phan and Alonzo Bodden, Comedy Central’s Jackie Kashian, and from the upcoming movie Dreamgirls Ralph Harris to list a very short few. The show is presented in a very unique talk show styled format and hosted by the hilarious Kurt Swann.</p> <p>Also appearing on each show is the sketch group called the Pearl St. Players. The group that originally got its start over 10 years ago at the World Famous Comedy Store in La Jolla, Ca. <Located on Pearl St. by the way> Some of the original members of that group have gone onto become some of Hollywood’s brightest young stars- Mad TV’s Bobby Lee, The Tonight Show’s Shayma Tash and Emmy Award winning writer on Late Night with Conan O’Brien Mike Komen. Now a new crop of funny people is hoping to continue that tradition.</p> <p>Headlining in January is Jack Mayberry. Jack has appeared regularly on The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson and Jay Leno. He has appeared on numerous television programs such as, A & E’s "Evening at the Improv," NBC’s "Hot Country Nights and has made over twenty-eight appearances on the Tonight Show. When Jay Leno began hosting The Tonight Show he asked Jack to appear in a comedy sketch his first week on the air. He asked Jack to portray presidential candidate Ross Perot! Whereas some might not, Jack took this as a challenge and accepted. After the show, Jack went home, watched the videotape and thought, "Yikes! I look exactly like Ross Perot! Now what?!"</p>
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