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"Soul Blast - Gary Owen and DL Hugley Back-to-Back Weekends at the Improv!"

This Weekend (Oct 22-24) Check out...
GARY OWEN 
NEXT Weekend  (Oct 28-30) Check out...
DL HUGHLEY

LIVE AT THE WATERFRONT IMPROV


Order tickets online at www.improv.com

 

Gary Owen has been entertaining America for over a decade with his side-splitting comedy.  Having performed in all of the major comedy rooms across America, including The Laugh Factory Hollywood, The Comedy Store, all of the Improvs, numerous Funny Bones and Punchlines, and Caroline's in New York, Owen is one of America's most loved comedians.  Owen has also been recognized around the country for his scene stealing role of "Bearcat" in MGM's film COLLEGE.  Owen can be seen as "Zach" the barber on Tyler Perry's extremely successful HOUSE OF PAYNE, which just got picked up for an additional 46 episodes. Perry met Owen on the Tom Joyner Morning Show (on which Owen is a regular), immediately knew he wanted to work with him, and wrote him into the show. Additionally, Owen has been seen in such films as LITTLE MAN with the Wayans Brothers, REBOUND, and DADDY DAY CARE with Eddie Murphy. 

Owen was always the class clown growing up in Cincinnati, Ohio. After high school, he got serious and enlisted in the Navy. He was chosen for the prestigious Presidential Honor Guard. However, spinning rifles and carrying flags for George Bush and Bill Clinton turned out to be the wrong job for a funny guy. "I was always smiling," he remembers, "I got yelled at for smiling all the time."  After leaving his ceremonial position, Owen became a military police officer at the Naval
Installations on Coronado Island in San Diego, but he says he was too much of a pushover to be a cop. Owen only made two arrests in three years, but during that time he embarked on his true calling: stand-up comedy. One night while hanging with his service buddies, Owen worked up the nerve to go at a nightclub. After only a year of doing stand-up, he was named "Funniest Serviceman in America."

Owen continued doing stand-up in San Diego, and had a huge African American fan base. He went on to win the "Funniest Black Comedian in San Diego" contest. That led to his first big gig at the Comedy Store in Hollywood.  Then in July of 1997 he auditioned for BET's COMICVIEW. Two appearances on the multi-cultural comedy showcase won him his own one-hour "Grandstand" show. At the end of the season he was selected from the year's four "Grandstanders" to be the host. Not only is Owen the only white man to have ever hosted COMICVIEW, but he is the only white on-air personality the network has ever had.  Owen has produced two stand-up DVDs: BREAKIN' OUT THE PARK, which is now available nationwide, and URBAN LEGAND. He can also be seen next month on MARTIN LAWRENCE PRESENTS: 1ST AMENDMENT STAND-UP on STARZ.

Show Info for Gary Owen at the Pittsburgh Improv:
Showtimes for (Oct 22-24):
Friday -- 8pm & 10pm
Saturday -- 7pm & 9pm
Sunday -- 7pm


Age Requirements - must be 21 and over for all shows

To purchase tickets or for more info visit  www.improv.com

or 412.462.5233 (Pittsburgh Improv Box Office)
The Pittsburgh Improv Box Office is Located at
166 East Bridge Street, The Stacks at the Waterfront,
Homestead, PA 15120

 

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One of the most popular and highly recognized standup comedians on the road today has also made quite an impression in the television, film and radio arenas. D.L. was most recently heard on the New York airwaves, as host of the morning show on WYKS-FM until early September.  In just a few months on air, DL has managed to increase the listenership for the station.  DL also serves as a weekly contributor to the nationally syndicated "Tom Joyner Morning Show."

 Most recently, D.L. hosted the NBC game show pilot "Who's Bluffing Who", in which 7 contestants will try to win half a million dollars. Each episode they will use their bluffing skills -- including possibly stealing each other's money -- to advance in the game as they are gradually whittled down to one winner.  He also had guest role stints on the new "Hawaii Five-O" series and the upcoming "Glory Daze."

Known for his astute political savvy in true comedian style, DL served as host of his own late night talk show on CNN "D.L. Hughley Breaks the News."  Proving he could, indeed break news, D.L. was able to uncover startling, news-making comments from such guests as former White House press secretaries Scott McClellan and Ari Fleischer, as well as RNC chair Michael Steele.

D.L.'s creative arsenal is non-stop.  He starred as "Simon Stiles" on the Aaron Sorkin drama series for NBC "Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip" and was hosted the popular BET hidden camera reality series, "S.O.B. Socially Offensive Behavior".  In 2006, D.L. also starred in his own HBO comedy special entitled "Unapologetic" .  The special, which aired on HBO to excellent reviews, and is now available on DVD.   Following the success of the special, D.L. went on to host the second season of HBO's "Def Comedy Jam" and served as host of the BET Awards in 2008.

Hughley spent four successful years starring in his own sitcom "The Hughleys," and showed no signs of slowing down. It was the mega-hit ORIGINAL KINGS OF COMEDY that launched D.L. into superstardom. The film, based on the 1999 tour featuring D.L., Bernie Mac, Steve Harvey and Cedric the Entertainer, garnered close to $40 million at the box office and became one of the highest selling DVDs in 2001.

In 1999 D.L., along with comedians Bernie, Steve and Cedric embarked on this national tour, which sold out most of the major concert arenas in over 50 cities across the country and went on to gross a staggering $37 million dollars nationwide.   Spike Lee, eager to expose the tour to a larger audience, made a docu-film of the tour, and it was released nationwide to rave reviews.

In 2005-2006, D.L. hosted his own late night talk show for Comedy Central "Weekends at the DL", his first foray into late night hosting.

In addition to some exciting television developments, D.L. took a serious turn with his work, starring in the drama Shackles. Hughley wowed audiences in 2001 in The Brothers, co-starred in Cloud Nine opposite Burt Reynolds, and also starred in the film Doubting Thomas.

D.L. has undoubtedly proved himself as one of the hardest working men in showbiz.   In addition to his growing tv and film resume, D.L. continues his reign on the standup comedy front, filling out concert halls and headlining comedy clubs across the country.


Show Info for DL Hughley at the Pittsburgh Improv:
Showtimes for (Oct 28-30):
Thursday -- 8pm
Friday -- 8pm & 10pm
Saturday -- 7pm & 9pm


Age Requirements - must be 21 and over for all shows

To purchase tickets or for more info visit  www.improv.com

or 412.462.5233 (Pittsburgh Improv Box Office)
The Pittsburgh Improv Box Office is Located at
166 East Bridge Street, The Stacks at the Waterfront,
Homestead, PA 15120

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