Venue Details

San Jose Improv
62 S. Second St. San Jose, CA 95150
408-280-7475
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4.7 / 5 Rated by 35 members
Review from john wunderlich
27 events 13 reviews

Tony puts on a good show and we enjoyed it. His act is not the most original or topical but he's a very funny guy. The emcee was better than I'm used to for an opening act and the second comedian was decent too.

reviewed Aug 18 2012 report as inappropriate
Review from Danny Gonzalez
24 events 12 reviews

Very good show .

reviewed Aug 17 2012 report as inappropriate
Review from Bonita
19 events 9 reviews

We really enjoyed the venue....the wonderful old Victory/Jose Theatre.
The staff was pleasant , waiter cordial and efficient. The show was highly enteraining! We loved how Tony could improvise off of the audience. Tony was very funny....great...continued

reviewed Aug 16 2012 report as inappropriate
Review from Patricia
33 events 8 reviews

Tony Rock had a great stage presence. I think he could have had a bit more material but he was able to bring in the crowd and work his show around the audience response. Good job Tony Rock!

reviewed Aug 18 2012 report as inappropriate
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Born in the same Brooklyn New York Hospital where most of his seven brothers and one sister found their way into the world, Tony Rock, not to be confused with his favorite wrestler, was born laughing. Being the fourth child, of Rose Rock and Julius Rock, Tony had a natural knack for entertaining. Decatur Street in the Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood, where he grew up, was one of the toughest that New York had to offer. It also provided a host of rich characters on which to draw. Now residing in Los Angeles, Tony has taken Hollywood by storm.

Being the brother of an established entertainer, Tony was able to successfully elude the shadows of his older sibling and step into his own limelight. Tony has proven himself as one of the most talented, well -respected entertainers in the business. After more than a decade of experience, Tony has proven himself as a skillful comedian, actor, and executive producer. Early in his career Tony gained a reputation as a young star in the making. The Hollywood Reporter in 2001 picked him as one of the hot young talents to come out of New York. People magazine featured Tony in their July 7, 2003 Issue. During the first six months in the business, his first booking on the road lead him to Amsterdam. No, not to Amsterdam, New York, but Amsterdam, Netherlands, where he became a more popular figure than Ed Joost Swarte.

Since then Tony has gained a domestic and even international presence, performing in major cities and small towns between the east coast, which he represents proudly, and the west coast where he’s takes advantage of the Hollywood lifestyle. When in New York, he’s a regular at the famous Comic Strip, Caroline’s and Stand-Up New York. When in Los Angeles, he’s a regular at The Comedy Store, The Comedy Union, Icehouse and he headlines at the Laugh Factory. In June 2001, he co-starred in an ABC/Disney pilot, Me and My Needs. In July 2001, he hosted an MTV pilot, It’s Your Show. In 2002, Tony hosted Comedy Central’s successful BattleBots (2000); in 2003, Tony hosted Oxygen’s Can You Tell? (2003). In June 2003, Tony landed the Jada Pinkett Smith/Will Smith pilot for UPN All of Us (2003-2007).

In June 2004, Tony was featured in Will Smith’s movie, Hitch (2005). Tony found comfort on the screen; playing roles in movies such as Three Can Play That Game, alongside Vivica A. Fox, and Life Support, with veteran entertainer Queen Latifah. Tony stepped into the role of executive producer on projects such as _The Funny Spot _(2008) and _The Tony Rock Project _(2008), both of which he also hosts. 

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