Past Guests

Every THE LEAGUE OF FOOLS WITH HEYDAY & MAX comedy show features a pair of comedy guests. Here are the folks who did their silly things in between our silly things.

Thurs, April 25 @ 9pm:

COUNTRY JESSE STORM (aka RICHARD LEVINSON), with special vocalist guest, JAMIE FLUET! After penning Burt Reynolds's hit "Let's Do Something Cheap and Superficial" many years ago, Richard entered the dark world of jingles, winning many advertising awards, including two Clios. To atone, he writes comedy music and satiric songs, some of which have appeared in productions for MTV, National Lampoon, Fox, Showtime, and Disney Television. His CD, "Unchartables Vol. 1 Live at the Sacred Fools Theater" is heard on XM Radio, and some of his not funny songs have been heard on HBO's "True Blood" and other less critically acclaimed shows. Richard often contributes to Sacred Fools' "Serial Killers" and performs with Fred Willard's sketch group, The MOHOs." He appeared in "Louis and Keely Live at the Sahara." Also, we dug up this bio from his show "Savin' Up For Saturday Night," which was written around his deep catalog of songs. And we did that show in 2009. He's done other stuff since, including his Fringe shows "12 Bars" and "Personal Privilege," and he co-wrote the Fringe hit "Thanks A Lot: My Gratitusical!"

NIKKI MULLER: Manic Pixie Dream Valkyrie. Writer, theater artist, Ukulele comic, ironman, ghost grad student, Cole Porter of vagina songs. Nikki received her M.F.A. at the Institute for Advanced Theatre Training at Harvard before moving out to Los Angeles. Here, she's spent the last ten years self-producing, gaining national news coverage for her music video, "The Ivy League Hustle." She worked with director JJ Mayes and movement director Tavi Stutz on Tangerine Sunset at Sacred Fools - and before that, on Definition of Man, the play she co-created, wrote and co-stars in, which recently completed an L.A. run after touring Edinburgh Fringe this summer and taking Best in Dance and Physical Theatre as well as the Cherry Poppins Ripest Show Award at the 2017 Hollywood Fringe. For writing Definition of Man, Muller was a semi-finalist in The Playwrights Realm's 2016-2017 Writing Fellows Program and received a nomination for the Inkwell Playwright's Promise at Hollywood Fringe.

Ari Radousky and his Five Minute Quiz: Ari is an actor, writer, and producer, best known for the Five Minute Quiz. He is a member of Sacred Fools, and the co-host of Tell Me A Story - A Competitive History Podcast.

Thurs, April 11 @ 9pm:

redDoor is a multi award winning comedy improv/writing duo from Los Angeles, California, that performs high octane shows throughout North America. Justin Michael Terry and Ryan Marsico have formed a unique bond that allows for mind blowing physical awareness and a level of trust which leads to completely unexpected and delightful performances. redDoor will take you into their wheelhouse of accents, big characters and crisp space work to show you that anything is possible behind the redDoor. Hitting the stage with high energy, power listening and seamless editing, redDoor is a great example of fast and furious team work.

Thurs, Mar. 28 @ 9pm:

The New Bad Boys of Magic combine Chicago-style sketch comedy with Hollywood stage trickery. Two perfect foils, they stumble backwards into one impossible feat after another in vaudevillian synchronicity. The New Bad Boys of Magic are record-breaking* headliners at the world-famous Magic Castle. (*The record was Most Audience Complaints.)

Josh Lanzet is a Los Angeles-based writer and standup comic whose credits include sold out runs in Chicago, Los Angeles, and New York of his original two-person show, "Dating: Adults Embracing Failure," and a one-man standup show, "Do You Want a Sandwich? The Romantic Missteps of Josh Lanzet." He currently runs a monthly show called "The Jump Off" at Westside Comedy Theater.

Thurs, Mar. 14 @ 9pm:

Victress is an L.A. based comedy burlesque troupe, flipping traditional burlesque on its head with a character-fueled strip show. They've performed at Second City, The Lyric Hyperion and were recently featured at LA's QueenFest. Directed by Thea Lux, hosted by Katherine Biskupic and featuring Joy Haven, Mel Forrest, Leah Frires, Saliha Muttalib & Sarah O'Dwyer, Victress is sure to knock their tops off.

Bill & Dana is a Los Angeles-based improv team formed from the ashes of an iO West Honor Roll team. The phoenixing happened something like this: y'all wanna keep doing this? Cool. B&D plays supportive, physical improv full of cute and despicable characters. We've been described as "Aggressively fun." Bill & Dana features members trained at iO, UCB LA, The Groundlings, ComedySportz and The Pack Theater. Featuring: Devin Entmacher, David Finch, Dorothy Garcia, Sylvia Kolb, Kerry Nash, Lance Nealy and Megan Reisberg. Coached by Nate Ballard (Wheelhouse, Honeymoon).

Plus Guest Hosts Brandon Barrick (HeyDay) and Frank Moran (Max), while regular hosts Peter and Lauren are in final dress rehearsal for Tangerine Sunset!

Sun, Feb. 10 @ 8pm:

Claudio & Ryan Present: We Rehearsed - Claudio and Ryan first began performing together on the former iOWest Harold team Linoleum City. It became clear very quickly that they are both dumb and needed to create a show together. What you will see from them will be dumb. Like really truly dumb. Like so so dumb. Honestly...it's gonna be dumb.

Sat, Jan. 26 @ 9pm:

Connie Shin is a writer/performer. She writes for Maude team Thirst Trap and has appeared in I Do Until... I Don't, Will and Grace, Splitting Up Together and Crazy Ex-Girlfriend.

Nick Dopuch is one of those "Comedian/Magician" hybrids. Born in St Louis, MO. Known primarily for his sleight of hand, he's also been seen on TBS, Just for Laughs, and The Late Late Show. He's performed all over the country for over 15 years - from dive bars, casinos, and high end hotels... all the way to wherever you're reading this now. Thanks for reading, your hair looks great. :)

The Botch Bros.: From Pensacola to Pontiac, no comedians have wrestled more and no wrestlers have comedied more than the Botch Bros. World champions in both fields, they're thrilled to be here tonight instead of at a higher paying gig. At a combined weight of 408 pounds, from parts unknown, they are Hammerin' Hank Horn and Ramblin' Reid Rex, the Botch Bros.

Sat, Jan. 19 @ 9pm:

MAX is taking the week off, so instead we bring you the improv of Linoleum City (Ken Breese, Ryan Coil, Walt Delaney, Erin Lann, Katie McDermott, Claudio Saavedra, Genetra Tull & Jessica Uhler). Linoleum City is a good team.

Our other comedy guests this week:

Hal Rudnick is a writer and comedian from New Jersey. His credits include Key & Peele, America's Got Talent, and Community. He performs regularly at UCB and can be seen weekly hosting shows on YouTube's Screen Junkies channel. Please follow him @halrudnick on Twitter and Instagram because followers and likes is how he determines his self worth. Also, his dog Millie is a very good girl.

Kent Jenkins (AKA Snubby J) is a Los Angeles-based actor, YouTuber & musician known for his RimbaTubes, a homemade PVC Pipe Instrument. Combining his training in theatre (Loyola Marymount University, Dell'Arte International) and long-time passion for unique music, Kent creates musical performances that have garnered millions of views online and on television around the world (MTV's Amazingness, Das Supertalent, TEDx). Kent can additionally be seen performing at the Hollywood Fringe Festival with Scherzo Theatre Co. (YARN, 8:03) or as one of the lovable Fringe Freaks.

Fri, Jan. 3 @ 9pm:

Mama's Papa is Jessica Uhler and Walt Delaney. Two down and dirty kids from the wrong side of the tracks who don't know how to write a proper bio. They can be seen improvising around town with Linoleum City and with each other (also as Mama's Pappa), they run a monthly show out of Jess' garage called The Milly Milly Show, and also make videos (watch Trapped on Walt's vimeo page). They are thankful to be here.

Zachary Bernstein is a prolific writer and songwriter who records and performs solo as The Bicycats, including his latest album release, Don't Be Surprised When You See Us Bears. He also writes musicals, including Disasteroid! (nominated for Best Musical at the 2018 Hollywood Fringe Festival) and is currently at work on his next musical, Earth to Karen. To hear more music: : www.thebicycats.bandcamp.com

Fri, Nov. 29 @ 9pm:

The Christmas Matters Holiday Carolers and other other guest TBA! Christmas Matters Holiday Carolers have been entertaining for over 20 years. Amazing singers + amazing costumes + great rates = your fabulous holiday!

Maral Adams is the lady in the second photo.

Thurs, Nov. 29 @ 9pm:

redDoor is a multi award winning comedy improv/writing duo from Los Angeles, California, that performs high octane shows throughout North America. Justin Michael Terry and Ryan Marsico have formed a unique bond that allows for mind blowing physical awareness and a level of trust which leads to completely unexpected and delightful performances. redDoor will take you into their wheelhouse of accents, big characters and crisp space work to show you that anything is possible behind the redDoor. Hitting the stage with high energy, power listening and seamless editing, redDoor is a great example of fast and furious team work.

Bird-Prov - Los Angeles's newest Independent Improvisational Long-Format Comedy Troupe (Benjamin Crutcher, Blake Rosier, and Claudio Saavedra)! What makes our Troupe different is we perform Live, Improvisational, Long-Format Comedy all while riding on Bird Scooters. Please come out and support Live Improvisational Long Format Comedy.

Thurs, Nov. 15 @ 9pm:

Sexie Veggies, starring Erin Holt, is a vegan comedic web cooking show where pin-up meets vegetables. A retro pin-up model provides foodporn recipes that are real tasty plus some flirt & fun!

The Joe & Joshua Show - Joe Hernandez-Kolski (Emmy Award-winning two-time HBO Def Poet) and Joshua Silverstein ("The Late Late Show with James Corden" and co-host/beatboxer for TBS' hit TV show "Drop The Mic") are a theatrical duo who combine comedy, hip-hop and spoken word poetry to create something fresh. Their material delves deep into issues of masculinity, relationships and what it means to come from a mixed background. "Raucous, raunchy, radical, relevant! Finally out of the box comedy and much more for the new century!" - Ric Salinas, Culture Clash | "Joe & Joshua are hilarious and outrageous, driven by provocative writing and strong performances. An amazing team!" - Stan Lathan, Co-Creator of Def Comedy Jam & Def Poetry

Hosted this performance by Lauren Van Kurin & Molly Erdman

Sun, Oct. 18, 2018:

Cherry Poppins! CherryPoppinsProductions creates contemporary, interactive theatre experiences for Los Angeles audiences. In addition to producing musical theatre burlesque shows all over Los Angeles county, Cherry Poppins has also expanded to produce many musicals and plays. CP's mission as a company is to entertain and tell stories in a fun, relaxed atmosphere in which the audience is not just a witness but a willing and active participant. Cherry Poppins is rejuvenating the live performance/theatre scene in Los Angeles....come to a Cherry produced show with your tie undone and your drink in your hand. @cherrypoppinsla

SCREAMlesque visits your favorite 90's horror flick in a new fashion, Skeet is a woman, Neve is a blonde, first time sex is musical, popcorn is on pointe shoes, Ghostface is a fetish, and the principal is an amazing dancer. While some of your favorite relationships and lines are there, this is a whole new look at what Wes Craven might've considered had burlesque and lgbtq ideals been available for the film! Fridays in November at Three Clubs, across the street from the Broadwater on Vine, just north of Santa Monica!

Ed Goodman didn't provide us with a bio, so we wrote one for him:

Ed Goodman is that strange, ranting guy down the road who, when you ask about him, your parents share a brief, frightened glance that they think you didn't catch - but you did - and then tell you that he's just crazy, pay him no mind. But you can't put him out of your head and so you DO listen to him, and he even almost starts to make a kind of sense. But listening to him is dangerous. 'Cause you can't unhear the things he says. And what happens if they're true? You can look for him on social media, but he probably won't be home. But you shouldn't follow him. You should follow yourself. You should follow your heart. You should follow the truth.

(In reality, Ed did not appear, but Brendan Hunt and Peter Fluet did an excerpt from Ed's The Poe Show.)

Thurs, Oct. 11, 2018:

Avalon Penrose does music and comedy, but most of all she is a storyteller. No subject is too personal for her to sing about, and by the end of each song you are going to know more about Avalon than you probably ever needed to know. You will laugh, you will cry, and you may feel slightly uncomfortable, but don't worry, it's all part of the Avalon Penrose experience.

Ari Radousky and his Five Minute Quiz: Ari is an actor, writer, and producer, best known for the Five Minute Quiz. He is a member of Sacred Fools, and the co-host of Tell Me A Story - A Competitive History Podcast.