Description: Sit back, relax, and laugh at Lovitz Lounge for a line up of LA's finest comics.
Asif Ali: Asif Ali is a handpicked favorite from some of the top comedy bookers & casting directors working today. From his standup in the U.S. and internationally, to many outstanding theatrical roles, he is one of the fastest rising entertainers in the business. Growing up as a young East Indian in Arizona, Asif can tell you first hand how life was trying to explain his background to his friends which developed his humor. His trademark stage personality and storytelling performance has been featured at the Annual FOX Showcase. His global demand has taken him to perform all over England, Canada, Middle East, and South Africa.
When he is not on stage or touring with his improv group, you can catch him on hit shows such as ABC Modern Family, CBS NCIS, NBC Up All Night, and CBS Young & Restless. In addition to booking 4 pilots, Asif Ali has starred in 5 feature films. The year has started off right as he was mentioned as the top performer on CBS Diversity Sketch Show performed at the prestigious El Portal Theater in Los Angeles, CA. He is also the star of the hit YouTube webside sketch group called Goatface Comedy. His webseries has been highlighted on LA Times, Huffington Post, NY Post, Funny or Die, and many other leading online news sources.
Whether it is standup, improv, writing, or acting, Asif Ali is sure to entertain a crowd with his likeable personality and stellar performance.
Feel free to follow him on www.alicomedy.com
Lauren Ashley Bishop: follow her on twitter. it's worth it: twitter.com/sbellelauren
Lauren Ashley Bishop has been making people laugh since the day she could pratt fall. She may look like a nice southern belle, as she is a proud native of Arkansas, but don’t be confused. There is a razor sharp wit behind her debutante smile that can carve you up quicker than her mom can shoot whiskey.
Lauren has performed at top clubs coast to coast, including The Improv, Zanies, The Ice House, Comix, & Gotham Comedy Club. She is currently touring colleges across the nation, recently being named a 2009 Hot Up and Coming Comic by Campus Activities Magazine. This year her tour also includes her second trip overseas to entertain the troops.
You might recognize Lauren from one of the numerous national commercials she made you laugh in this year: Mini Baby Bel Cheese, Arby's "Birthday Surprise", or performing standup comedy for Midol's newest campaign. She has voiced countless radio and TV ads, including her favorite, Popeye's Mama Slap Chicken.
Lauren is also an accomplished stage actress. She's played to rave reviews in Second City's Romeo & Juliet Musical @ Chicago Shakespeare Theatre, Eve Ensler's The Vagina Monologues @ The Apollo Theatre, & the National Broadway Tour of Scrooge, The Musical. Lauren is a graduate of Northwestern University, a proud member of SAG, AFTRA, and AEA.