Venue Details

1492 Star Starred
San Jose Improv
62 S. Second St. San Jose, CA 95150
408-280-7475
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Priscilla Lorenzo
There are lots of places to eat within walking distance. It is pretty busy in the evening, especially when there are other events/shows and sports events on the same night as an Improv show. Plan ahead for long waits to dine and packed parking lots. In other words, get there early.
Rex Navarrete dining Dec 17 2014 star this tip starred
Priscilla Lorenzo
The weather was clear, brisk winter night. . I wore a short sleeved shirt. My past experience with this venue is that it gets stuffy. Layering is best. I had a thicker winter coat that I placed over my lap and was quite comfortable the entire show. .
Rex Navarrete dress Dec 17 2014 star this tip starred
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4.5 average rating
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Michael Red Velvet
97 events
17 reviews
14 stars
7 events
1 review
7 stars
attended Sep 27 2014

I had an amazing time. He sooooo hilarious. I met him onstage after the show such a warm-spirited and humble man..May God continue to Bless him....Thanks Mr. Witherspoon for my picture and the encouragement.

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14 events
8 reviews
3 stars
attended Sep 27 2014

DEBBIE AND I GOT STUCK IN AN ELEVATOR RIGHT BEFORE THE SHOW. NEEDLESS TO SAY WE WERE A BIT RATTLED. JOHN WAS IN TOP FORM THAT NIGHT. I HAD SEEN HIM BEFORE BUT THIS WAS HIS BEST PERFORMANCE BY FAR. HE WAS STUPID CRAZY.

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You probably remember John Witherspoon as Ice Cube’s (Craig’s) outrageously funny, dog-catching dad in New Line Cinema’s smash urban trilogy_ Friday_, Next Friday & Friday After Next, or as “Pops” on the long-running syndicated sitcom The Wayans Brothers – or as Spoon on NBC’s The Tracy Morgan Show. One thing’s for sure – once you’ve seen Witherspoon you completely understand why he has earned the reputation as one of America’s funniest dads.

Witherspoon has brought to life some of the most hilarious, unforgettable characters ever including David Allen Grier’s fashionably challenged, mushroom-wearing father in the romantic comedy Boomerang, and the quirky, diner-owning father “Pops” on The WB’s The Wayans Brothers. His scene-stealing roles in Boomerang, Little Nicky, House Party, Vampire in Brooklyn, and I’m Gonna Git You Sucka, made him one of the most memorable funny men in America.

You’ve seen him in everything from popular music videos alongside Jay Z and Sugar Ray—-to sitcoms opposite The Wayans Brothers and Saturday Night Live’s, Tracy Morgan—-to blockbuster movies alongside Eddie Murphy, Adam Sandler, Chris Tucker and Ice Cube, amongst others. Not only does Witherspoon’s work span over four decades to include blockbuster movies, hit-television shows, commercials, and top-rated music videos, but he’s coined his own catch phrases – as in – “BangBang” and “You Gotta Coordinate!”

You have to wonder how a comedian whose work can be traced back as far as WKRP in Cincinnati and Barnaby Jones, can still be relevant today. His roles in the Friday series, (Friday, Next Friday, Friday After Next), Soul Plane, Ladies Man, Boomerang, Vampire in Brooklyn, Little Nicky, House Party_, etc. are arguably some of the most hilarious bits of comedy to date. The Detroit-bred comic has proven that he is a Hollywood mainstay and continues to land coveted spots in some of America’s favorite movies and television shows.