September 17, 2000
ANYTIME Sundays: Workaholic Jay Leno continues appearing virtually every Sunday night at the Comedy and Magic Club in Hermosa Beach. Thursdays: Drew Carey, Ryan Stiles, Colin Mochrie, Wayne Brady and Greg Proops keep their improv act sharp and try routines that may turn up on their ABC-TV series, "Whose Line Is It Anyway?" Thursdays at the Hollywood Improv. Fridays, beginning Sept.
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August 15, 2000 |
Comedian Bill Engvall wasn't sorry to see the end of the '90s, a decade in which you couldn't just order a cup of coffee--it had to be a latte or an espresso--and "awesome" was the word du jour. The only problem, Engvall says onstage, is that we were using the word wrong: "We were saying stuff like 'Ooh, your car is awesome." Or "Your yard looks awesome."
April 19, 1999 |
When the Irvine Improv moves to the Irvine Spectrum Center in November, owner Robert Hartman is hoping to attract a bigger, broader and more appropriate customer base for the 12-year-old comedy club. "The center we're in right now is turning into more of a student-based center, and most of our audience is a little bit older, probably 25 to 45," Hartman said of the current venue in the Marketplace restaurant, theater and retail center across from UC Irvine.
January 29, 1999
Joe Rogan, the loopy technician who can fix anything on NBC-TV's "NewsRadio," steps out of character--waaaaay out of character--in his stand-up act, which he brings to the Irvine Improv through Sunday. Unlike the somewhat dopey, genial guy he plays in the series, Rogan displays a caustic, edgy wit that knows few bounds. * Irvine Improv, 4255 Campus Drive. 8:30 and 10:30 tonight, 8 and 10:30 p.m. Saturday, 8 p.m. Sunday. $10-$12. (949) 854-5455.
December 8, 1996 |
UC Irvine, a work in progress on the basketball court, experienced a small step forward for the first time this season. The Anteaters repeated many of the same mistakes that have plagued them this season in a 69-59 loss to Nevada Las Vegas Saturday. But the things they did right were almost enough for a victory. The Rebels (4-0) needed a 18-3 run in the second half to overtake Irvine (0-4) in front of 2,098 at the Bren Center. The run erased a 48-40 Anteater lead.
May 3, 1996
MOVIES: "Mulholland Falls" is all crude energy, a neo-noir about tough cop Nick Nolte investigating the death of a young woman in 1950s Los Angeles. It owes a lot to the classic, more persuasive "Chinatown," but is an example of brutal, effective filmmaking. And Jean-Claude Van Damme scores on both sides of the camera with "The Quest" as star and director of this rousing martial arts adventure-odyssey that culminates in an awesome martial arts tournament held in the "Lost City" of Tibet in 1925.