Up Close & Political: Impeachment is October 7th!
 
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We're back with a special late night show on the big one.

History’s being made, and we’re combining stand-up from great comedians, a panel discussion with experts, and your chance to get your questions answered and/or made fun of!

Featuring stand-up from:

Jordan Coburn, comedian heard on the insanely popular Mueller, She Wrote podcast!

Michael Loftus, conservative comedian with an hour special on Comedy Central!

and expert analysis with:

Michael Genovese, president of the Global Policy Institute at Loyola Marymount University, author of fifty books including "How Trump Governs”!

Robert English, USC professor of international relations specializing in eastern Europe and a former policy analyst for the Department of Defense!

Showtime is 10pm at the Hollywood Improv Comedy Club. Reserve your tickets today!

Toby Muresianu
Up Close & Political: The Gun Show is September 2nd.
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Up Close & Political is the show where comedians do standup on the big issue of the month followed by a discussion with experts and the audience.

The topic is guns, so we'll be using the first amendment to talk about the second in a well-regulated discussion with no background checks required.

Featuring an incredible panel, including:

Erroll Southers, current director of Safe Communities Institute at USC; former California Deputy Director of Homeland Security, FBI agent and LAPD officer.

Susan Shelley, conservative opinion columnist for 11 newspapers including the OC Register and LA Daily News and VP of the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association.

Josh Stepakoff, board member of Women Against Gun Violence and mass shooting survivor.

Steph Tolev, winner of the Canadian Comedy Award for 'Best Female Standup' and seen on Comedy Central's "Up Next" and "Corporate"!

Joe Carl AbouSakher, Tennessee native, Funniest Comic in LA Finalist and host of the "Hometown Heroes" podcast!

Hosted as always by Toby Muresianu of Comedy Central's Roast Battle.

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Up Close & Political: New Abortion Laws is June 3rd.
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New abortion restrictions are being passed across the country.

We’re rowing - or dare we say wading - into the waters with stand-up comedy and an open discussion with experts and the audience.

Featuring an incredible lineup of comedians:

Megan Gailey, a host of Crooked Media's popular podcast Hysteria who's been on Comedy Central, @Midnight and other stuff. 

Laurie Kilmartin, writer for Conan, contestant on "Last Comic Standing," and author of "Sh*tty Mom."

Adam Yenser, a regular performer and writer on Ellen and former Politicon Political Comic of the Year.

And experts:

Raquelle De La Rocha, Senior Attorney at the Bloom Firm, former professor at UCLA Law School and past president of the L.A. Police and L.A. Ethics commissions.

Dr. Brian Nguyen, assistant professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at USC and head of the EMERGE (Expanding Male Involvement in Reproductive and Gender Equity) Lab.

Dr. Jasmine Patel, OB/GYN and family planning researcher.

We’ll be trying to do the impossible: have a discussion on abortion that is not a total shitshow, and is actually informative and even funny.

Will we succeed or crash and burn? Hey, it’s only $5 to find out.

Showtime is 7:30pm Monday, June 3rd at the Hollywood Improv comedy club.

Get your tickets here.

Toby Muresianu
Up Close & Political: Endgame is May 7th.
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The Mueller Report is in. What does it mean? Where should we go from here? Who should we lock up, anyway?

We go deep with our own public hearings: stand-up from comedians on the topic, followed by a discussion with experts and the audience.

Featuring comics:

Jaleesa Johnson of the Mueller She Wrote Podcast!

Mitchell Lamar, comedian and veteran!

And experts:

Rachel VanLandingham, professor of criminal law and national security law at Southwestern Law School and former judge advocate in the USAF!

Michael Genovese, political science professor at Loyola Marymount and editor of the journal "White House Studies" and book series "The Evolving American Presidency"!

Hosted as always by Toby Muresianu of Comedy Central’s Roast Battle!

Come by for a fun and exciting evening at the Hollywood Improv Comedy Club in West Hollywood!

Show runs 7:30-9p and is just $5 with a one-item minimum.

Reserve your tickets now!

Toby Muresianu
Up Close & Political: Extremism is April 1st!
 
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Up Close & Political is the live podcast where comedians do stand-up on the big issues of our time, followed by a discussion with experts and the audience.

We're back with our next show on April Fool's Day! And no, that isn't a joke, though we will try to include several.

This month’s topic is extremism. As in political extremism, not the X-Games, though that would also be a fun show.

We have two of our favorite comedians:

Sammy Obeid, seen on Conan and America's Got Talent!

Adam Yenser, writer and sketch star for Ellen and former Politicon Political Comic of the Year!

and great experts:

Ariella Schusterman, Deputy Regional Director for the Anti-Defamation League Los Angeles!

Jihad Turk, president of Bayan Claremont Islamic Graduate School!

The show is 7:30-9pm April 1st at the Hollywood Improv Comedy Club in West Hollywood.

Tickets are just $5 with a one-item minimum. Get yours today!

 
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