Comedian Basile The Greek at the Schaumburg Improv
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Best known for his five years as a cast member on Saturday Night Live, Jon Lovitz played several memorable characters, including pathological liar Tommy Flanagan and the Master Thespian. Now he's back to doing his hilarious stand-up. He's also had a long-running film and TV career, voicing the lead in the animated series The Critic, making multiple appearances on The Simpsons, appearing in such movies as A League of Their Own and The Wedding Singer, and acting on TV's Seinfeld, Friends, Two and a Half Men, NewsRadio and many more hit shows. After returning to stand-up, Lovitz opened his own comedy club in San Diego, and also has a second in Hollywood. Now you can see his act live in Chicago. Learn More
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Basile is the Greek version of Gabriel Inglesias - I'm serious. He does voice-overs for Bullwinkle cartoons that need to be digitized and when he does the bedroom scene speaking in Bullwinkle's voice - I was laughing hysterically. My husband loved his Greek humor - he talked about being Greek orthodox, noting that every holiday is later than normal. He never knew chocolate bunnies had ears because of course, the candy was the sale type from AFTER the Easter holiday. We had a great time!
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The 4 star rating is for Basile's performance ONLY. He was hilarious. His rif on the flight from Milwaukee to Chicago was great. I enjoyed seeing that he created and shaped his show to the location and audience. The trip from Milwaukee to...continued
Perhaps one of the most diverse entertainers in the world today, Basile has entertained millions of comedy fans in the United States, Canada, Europe, Australia, and Africa. Basile’s unique blend of material, improvisation, and characters has made him one of the most sought after comedians in the entertainment industry today.
Basile’s diversity in entertainment continues as he stars in his critically acclaimed series, “Growing Up Greek in America.” This series is spoken in Greek and English and to date has sold over a million copies and is distributed worldwide. Basile’s voices and characters have been heard on Armed Forces Radio, Television, syndicated radio in North America, and on XM/Sirius Satellite Radio.
Basile has over 100 television appearances throughout the world, including HBO, Showtime, Comedy Central and the Jay Leno Show on NBC to name a few. Basile is also known for his voice work as Universal Studio’s Bullwinkle J. Moose, as well as for the Cartoon Network and many Japanese Anime series.