Tonight at the Irvine Improv: "Stand Up & Deliver: Cabo Relief"

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There is something to be said about coming together for a good cause and when you pair that with a ton of laughter, amazing things can happen. NUVOtv was all set to film season four of their comedy show "Stand Up & Deliver" at the Cabo Comedy Festival in early October but sadly, the festival was postponed due to the devastation in the area caused by Hurricane Odile. In order to show their support for an area they love and so you can get on board as well, NUVOtv is joining forces with Levity Entertainment and the Irvine Improv tonight (October 1st) at 8 p.m. to chuckle for charity and help raise money for the city and community of Cabo San Lucas.

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The Best Hip-Hop Stripper Anthems

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The allure of an exotic dancer can be irresistible, and nothing screams, "I want to make it last forever...or just for the night" like penning a song dedicated to the craft of poppin' that thang. Whether you make it rain with dollars or make it hail with quarters (cheap bastards), the sultry shaking of a dancer's hips can be the gateway to the champagne room for some and for others, an ode to the art. Like with this list we compiled for you. Grab your champagne for the campaign and get a little bounce in that bootie with our picks for the Best Hip-Hop Stripper Anthems.

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Bobby Kelly's Advice on The Crazy Things We Do to Become "Marriage Material"

Categories: Q&As, comedy

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We're all fucked up so there is no perfect scenario.
Those of you who follow my work on Heard Mentality know that I spend most (OK, all) of my time talking to comedians about their lives. We talk about sex and dating (and poop jokes) quite a lot. I decided that maybe, despite all the depraved things I now know about these comics, maybe it was time I asked one of them to hang out and talk about my life for a change--more specifically, my romantic life. See, comics are writers so they understand how it is to have deadlines (tour dates for them) and we also share the "gift" of being in our own head all of the time. (Which can quite honestly lead to a few negative views on life.) Add those two together and some people (i.e. me) could have a hard time juggling a relationship as well.

This time around and since he is married, I reached out to one of my favorite comics Bobby Kelly to get some advice on how to become "marriage material." Seeing as how it took him so long to become marriage ready himself, I knew he'd have some semi-decent (kidding) words for me on the topic.

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Paul Rodriguez and Mario Lopez: The Not So Odd Couple?

Categories: Q&As, TV, comedy

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I knew he was going to be a big and talented star, I would have treated him better.
Comedian Paul Rodriguez has made a major success out of himself as a comedian and actor for almost 30 years. It's that longevity that spawned his newest NUVOtv special "For the Record" which tells the tale of his life. On September 18th at 10pm, he'll be talking all about both when he joins Mario Lopez on his series, "One on One." With the show coming up tomorrow night, we got Paul on the horn to see what's been going on since the last time we talked to him and to find out not just about this special, but to see what's up with his ever evolving life, get an update on his comedy camp at Laugh Factory, and to hear about his newest venture in theater.


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This Comedy Show Helps Raise Money For Autism and Revive Fullerton's Fox Theater

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In 2009, Larry Houser, the co-owner of Bourbon Street and one of the most popular bartenders in a downtown flush with them, didn't know squat about autism. He learned a lot in a hurry. His 6-year-old son, Boyd, was diagnosed with autism and Houser started a crash-course on learning as much as he could about the condition.

That led him to volunteering with national organizations like Autism Speaks but, he says, "I was bringing a lot to the table but realized that I wasn't seeing anything in my own community."

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The Deconstruction of Comedian Grant Cotter

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I legit wiggled out of the straight jacket.
Around the halls of the Weekly, we love us some Grant Cotter. We've watched this OC native go from the stand-up stage, to MTV, and now, to winning himself some time on one of the most stacked comedy tours that we've ever seen, the Oddball Comedy and Curiosity Festival. Proud? Hell yeah. Do we still want to pick on him though? Totally. So while we wait for the big event this weekend that includes Louis C.K., Sarah Silverman, Chris Hardwick, Aziz Ansari, Jeff Ross, and Marc Maron among others, we tapped him to pick on his act. Or better yet, pick apart his act. It's not an easy feat to critique material that you have written yourself but, we knew that Grant would be up for the challenge and nail it to the wall.


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Hannibal Buress Isn't an Oddball But He May Be A Weirdo.

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"Yo what's up dude? Hannibal Buress!"
If last year's Oddball Comedy & Curiosity Festival (presented by Funny or Die) was any indication of how this year's show will be on September 13th and 14th at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre, then be sure to drain your bladder before hand. There's a good chance you could laugh hard enough to piss yourself. With a stellar line-up that includes performances by Louis C.K., Sarah Silverman, Hannibal Buress, Whitney Cummings, Chris Hardwick, Marc Maron, Demetri Martin and so many more, our "giddy with excitement" phase quickly turned into a "we need to know more" phase. With the show looming in the super near distance, we got in on a conference call with Hannibal and grabbed some questions from it in order to dish out some details about the show, find out what he loves about being on this tour, and also learned about how people react when they see him these days.

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Phil Hendrie's Cult Status in Radio Continues on Stage

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Phil Hendrie knows what it's like to have at least half a dozen voices going through his head at any given time. After years of unleashing them behind a microphone, many of them have become even more famous than his own. If you've ever watched Futurama, King of The Hill, the movie Team America: World Police, Rick and Morty, Squidbillies, or Disney's The Replacements, you have heard Hendrie in action, bringing his odd, yet realistic and weird sounding characters to life through voices, a feat that he does every morning on his new Podcast, from studios based in Ventura County.

Hendrie's career in terrestrial radio spanned four decades as a DJ and talk show host. But his balls-out, satirical humor was created in the mid to late '90s, with the addition of fictional characters to his talk show, whom many angry callers thought were real. Hendrie was on the air in Orlando, Miami, Atlanta, St. Louis, and locally in Ventura and many other major cities, including Los Angeles on KFI, which many fans argue produced some of his most legendary, and hilarious shows. Though he quit terrestrial radio in 2013, Hendrie remains a cult figure behind the mic. Hendrie took time to speak with the Weekly about his newly formatted Podcast, the nature of his comedy bits, the origins of his character voices, his love for heavy metal and hip-hop music, and his one-man show comedy act, coming to the Irvine Improv on September 11.

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Comedian Jesus Trejo Cares About Rick Ross's Weight

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I'm more of a self-deprecating comic so that's safe ground for me.
[Editor's Note: Quick Questions is our semi-regular feature where we ask comedians a ton of random questions without giving them time to think of anything funny to say. Surprisingly, they still do.]

We could tell you that the fourth annual Comedy Show for Autism is coming up on September 12th at The Fox Theatre. We could also tell you that the line-up has been beyond spectacular over the years, how incredible the line-up will be this year, and how letting comedians tickle your earhole all for a great cause feels better than great. Rather than go on and on though, we decided to tap comedian Jesus Trejo for a game of quick questions before he hits the stage at this very event because we know you're smart readers. So you get it. Also, we know Trejo is a smart ass comic who would get the game. Win MF-ing win all for a good reason, right?

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Colin Quinn's Dating Advice: Play Head Games, Be a Bully and Stay Away For a Few Days

Categories: Q&As, WTF, comedy

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I think bullying is an underrated technique.
Those of you who follow my work on Heard Mentality know that I spend most (OK, all) of my time talking to comedians about their lives. We talk about sex and dating (and poop jokes) quite a lot. Recently, I decided that maybe, despite all the depraved things I now know about these comics, maybe it was time I asked one of them to hang out and talk about my life for a change--more specifically, my romantic life. See, comics are writers so they understand how it is to have deadlines (tour dates for them) and we also share the "gift" of being in our own head all of the time. (Which can quite honestly lead to a few negative views on life.) Add those two together and some people (i.e. me) could have a hard time juggling a relationship as well. Recently, I reached out to Colin Quinn to get some advice on amoré. Before I picked up the phone I already realized I would be dealing with a cynical, depraved individual. But, so did he.


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