As Artistic Director at The Hollywood Improv, I am booking and producing shows all the time with some of the biggest names and brightest up and comers in comedy. Hit me up if you want any recommendations! Every week brings a new assortment of headliners, live podcasts, and showcases, so it’s difficult to list all my favorites. However, I do sometimes produce and host my own variety shows and I am a shameless self-promoter, so:
Every Wednesday at The Hollywood Improv Lab
A weekly variety show at The Hollywood Improv produced and hosted by Jamie Flam and Vanessa Ragland, featuring a house soul/jazz band. Past guests include: Louis CK, Sarah Silverman, Aziz Ansari, TJ Miller, Craig Robinson, Tig Notaro, Kyle Dunnigan, Ian Edwards, Jon Dore, Kyle Kinane, Jake Weisman, Natasha Leggero, Zach Sherwin, Taylor Williamson, Ricky Carmona, Judah Friedlander, Harland Williams, Nick Kroll, Clownvis, The Sklar Brothers, Ron Funches, Jerrod Carmichael, Cole Stratton, Laura Kightlinger, Nick Thune, Jay Larson, Brendon Small, Karen Kilgariff, Jeff Ross, Tony Sam, Rob Delaney, Dan Mintz, Kumail Nanjiani, Morgan Murphy, Sky & Nancy Collins, Zach Sherwin, Greg Barris, Tom Papa, Greg Proops, Jimmy Pardo, Mary Lynn Rajskub, 5 Second Films, Women, TV Guide Letter Theater, Steve Agee, Andy Kindler, and Budd Friedman.
**Past Events of Note**
The Tiki Tugboat @ The Hollywood Improv, Ongoing
A tiki themed holiday variety show hosted by Jamie Flam and Tipper Newton Past guests include: Harland Williams, Ron Lynch, Jamie Lee, Tommy Johnagin, Clownvis, Ian Edwards, and Melissa Villasenor.
Gosh! This is Festive! @ The Hayworth Theater, December 2012
A holiday fundraiser for No Kid Hungry.
Hosted by Jamie Flam and Vanessa Ragland and featuring performances from Nick Kroll, Brett Gelman, John Ennis, Wayne Federman, Ali Wong, Tim Heidecker, Henry Phillips, DJ Dougg Pound, Hugh Moore, Baron Vaughn
The Bitter Buddha Fundraiser @ The Echoplex, July 2012
A fundraiser for the documentary film The Bitter Buddha by Steven Feinartz.
Hosted by Sean Conroy and featuring performance from Paul Scheer, Rob Delaney, Maria Bamford, Nick Kroll, Eddie Pepitone, Andy Kindler, Jen Kirkman, Greg Fitzsimmons, Sean Conroy, Ron Lynch.
Fancy & Enchanting @ The Hayworth Theater, March 2012
A fundraiser for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.
Hosted by Jamie Flam and Vanessa Ragland and featuring performance from Bob Odenkirk, Rob Delaney, Jerry Minor, The Walsh Brothers, Baron Vaughn, The Spanglers.
The Spanglers Time!
A comedy duo, husband and wife team The Spanglers. Perform at shows and venues around Los Angeles including UCB, The Tomorrow Show, Hot Tub, and Super Serious Show, a former residency at The Improv Comedy Lab, and a showcase at The Comedy Central Stage.
The Be-Bop Heroin Hour
A live monthly comedy/variety show harkening back to the jazz clubs of the 1950′s/60′s. The show made multiple appearances at SF Sketchfest, Bridgetown Comedy Festival in Portland, and in New York City. Past performers include Tig Notaro, Anthony Jeselnik, Hugh Moore, Matt Braunger, Maria Bamford, Kumail Nanjiani, and more.
The Travel Show
A live monthly serial comedy about a mismatched travel writing duo that went to exotic locations based on audience vote. Locations included Tibet, Kuala Lumpur, Transylvania, and Panama! Featured guests included Brody Stevens, Kyle Kinane, Drew Droege, Charlyne Yi, Anthony Jeselnik, and more.
The New Expression
A series of live multimedia comedy/music/art shows in San Francisco featuring fine artists, live bands and musicians, and sketch comedy.
Some other past show events and show posters.