Description: Sit back, relax, and laugh at Lovitz Lounge for a line up of LA's finest comics.
Maria Shehata: Egyptian-American comedian Maria Shehata’s sharp and original stand-up, combined with her quick-wit and crowd pleasing conversational delivery has brought her appearances in NY’s Arab-American Comedy Festival, the New York Underground Comedy Festival, The Los Angeles Middle Eastern Comedy Festival, as well as on Comedy Central’s The Watch List, Women’s Entertainment Network and numerous guest appearances on Sirius Satellite Radio. Maria has published essays all over the world, from the Italian magazine Stripped Stories to Kuwait’s Bazaar. Her comedy has taken her from suburban life in Columbus, Ohio, to New York City and now Los Angeles, where she brings to the stage a point of view that is unique, hilarious, and yet still universal. Watch out for Maria on Showtime’s Bridging the Gap to air June 2010!
Jamie Kaler: Jamie Kaler is best known as Mike Callahan from the critically acclaimed TBS show, “My Boys”. Having wrapped the final season, he is currently headlining comedy clubs and theatres nationwide.
An accomplished actor, writer, and stand-up comic, Jamie still can’t believe he actually gets paid to make people laugh. Originally from the comedy hotbed of New Hampshire his only dream was to live somewhere warm. A childhood trip to Universal Studios and an autograph from his hero “Frankenstein” would help him realize that there were lands out there where you didn’t have to shovel snow. Using that, and the opening montage of “Three’s Company” as his inspiration to head west, he would get there by any means necessary. Not thinking acting could be an actual profession, he chose the next best path to the west coast…Naval Officer. He received a four year NROTC scholarship for college and decided to use it at the most expensive school he could get into. After majoring in Co-Ed Dorms and Darts at Boston University he was ready for anything.
With his commission from the US Navy in hand, Jamie set off on his first “World Tour” in ports like Hong Kong, Perth, and Bangkok. Realizing he enjoyed “Kelly McGillis” and a “need for speed” a little bit more than actually being in the Navy, he resigned his commission as a Lieutenant and decided to try acting. He hasn’t looked back.
His credits include How I Met Your Mother, New Adventures of Old Christine, Friends, Will and Grace, That 70’s Show, The Family Stone, King of Queens, Monk, Robot Chicken….(Check IMDB)
As a Stand-Up, Jamie was one of the New Faces at the Montreal Comedy Festival and has appeared at both the Las Vegas and Chicago Comedy Festivals. You may have seen his act on the Late, Late Show, Live at Gotham, Chelsea Lately. or even hosting the Red Carpet at the SAG Awards.
He currently resides in Los Angeles with his fiancée and their dog Max.