Tony La Russa’s ARF Offers Comedy Night – Friday


Friday, January 9, 2015
7:30 p.m.

Lesher Center for the Arts Walnut Creek

$20 – $40 – $60
Available at 925.943.SHOW or

Allan Havey (@AllanHavey), considered one of the best stand-ups working today, is “cocksure, irreverent, and very funny” according to the New York Times. Allan began his career in New York as part of the comedy duo “Two for Nothing”, then made the move to individual standup in 1981 after “passing” at the famous Improvisation. He quickly became a regular in clubs around the city.

As a film actor he has appeared in Internal Affairs with Richard Gere, Checking Out with Jeff Daniels, Hancock with Will Smith, and, most recently, The Informant with Matt Damon. In 2012 he appeared on Ray Romano’s Men of a Certain Age, in Disney’s Good Luck Charlie and FX’sLouie. In 2013 he was featured on two episodes of The Office and appeared on AMC’s hit showMad Men. He currently headlines in clubs and colleges across America and his one-man showGod’s Camera is being produced by Brian Koppelman and David Levien.

Brian Kiley (@kileynoodles) has been a staff writer for Conan O’Brien since 1994 and is currently the head monologue writer. He has been nominated for 16 Emmy Awards and is the winner of the 2007 Emmy Award for Writing in a Comedy/Variety Series. He has also appeared on The Late Show with David Letterman, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno and Late Night with Conan O’Brien, and performs regularly at clubs in L.A.  Much to his surprise, he was even featured in the New York Times Sunday Crossword Puzzle. (He has never completed said puzzle.)

He has had a recurring role on the Cartoon Network’s Delocated and has been on The Bonnie Hunt Show, Comedy Central Presents, Dr. Katz Professional Therapist, The CBS Morning Show, Spotlight Café, Caroline’s Comedy Hour, Comedy On The Road, the Showtime Comedy Club network, the TBS Conan writer’s special and An Evening at the Improv.

Mark Pitta (@PittaTwitta) is a national headliner coming from the fervent San Francisco comedy scene of the 1980s. He appeared on The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson, making subsequent appearances with Jay Leno, hosted FOX’s Totally Hidden Video and NBC’s Friday Night Videos, and made guest appearances on Mad About You and Third Rock From the Sun. In the 1990s, Mark became the roving entertainment reporter/host for the top rated morning show in the San Francisco Bay Area. A favorite on the comedy club, college, and corporate circuits, Mark has also opened for Chris Isaak, Celine Dion, Vanessa Williams, Paul Anka, Kenny Rogers, Olivia Newton John, Smokey Robinson, Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, and Rick Springfield. The prestigious ELAN Awards has chosen Mark as Master of Ceremonies five times, and Anthony Robbins has employed Mark to liven up his financial seminars.

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