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HAL SPARKS plus Chris Bonno
September 22, 2012
Saturday, Sept 22
- 8pm $28
- 10pm $24
Currently starring in the Disney XD show, LAB RATS, actor/comedian Hal Sparks began his professional career as a teenager in Chicago. As a member of the famed Second City Troupe, his quick wit and affable personality quickly gained him recognition and acclaim and he was named the “Funniest Teenager In Chicago” by the Chicago Sun Times. Sparks went on to host the Emmy Award- winning “Talk Soup” on E! Entertainment Television, winning rave reviews from fans and critics alike. He starred for five seasons on Showtime’s hit series “Queer As Folk” and appeared in the films “Extract,” “Spiderman 2” and “Dude, Where’s My Car?” Sparks recently starred in his own one hour Showtime comedy special, “Charmageddon,” which is now a best-selling DVD. He is a star commentator on VH1's popular “I Love the 80’s” series and can be heard every Wednesday on the nationally syndicated “Stephanie Miller Radio Show.” Hal is also a pop culture expert and regularly appears on such shows as "Joy Behar" and CNN's "Your Money." His numerous other television appearances include “The Tonight Show,” “Larry King Live,” “Charlie Rose,” “Good Morning America,” “The View,” “Jimmy Kimmel” and MTV. In addition to a busy acting and stand-up career, he is an accomplished musician. Hal and his band, Zero 1, recently released their debut album.
Chris Bonno, once voted the Funniest Person in Austin, is a regular performer at the Improv in LA, with the improv troupe “The Fugitives”, and at the ACME comedy theater with the improvisational forties radio comedy troupe “Liquid Radio Players” and has also done numerous shows with the “Fake Radio Players” performing in live traditional radio shows with a comic twist.
He wrote for the VH1 pilot “Popshot” and created commercial parodies for the Disney Channel. He now is the writer and voice of Spike TV’s deluded cartoon mascot named “Roger”. You may also remember him as the voice of the Red Bull frog prince. He recently returned from a comedy tour including gigs in New York’s Caroline’s Comedy Club and Cobb’s comedy club in San Francisco. His TV career includes appearances on “Just Shoot Me!” (1997), “Rock Me, Baby” (2003), “The Drew Carey Show” (1995), “Mad About You” (1992) and Oxygen’s Movie of the Week, Nadine in Date Land (2005) (TV), playing a detective opposite Janeane Garofalo. Most recently, Bonno filmed guest star roles on both the new Comedy Central series “Halfway Home” (2007) and playing opposite Michael Rapaport on Fox’s “The War at Home” (2005).
You can find Chris on the web playing the character Ralph the Roadie, a roadie who wants to be a rock star.