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RICHARD VILLA (AGES 18+)

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RICHARD VILLA (AGES 18+) Sunday, July 20, 2014 07:00 PM Ontario Improv, Ontario, CA
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  • Ticket Price: $10.00
  • Door Time: 6:00 PM
  • Show Type: Stand Up
  • Tags: Stand Up Comedy
  • Restrictions: 18 & over
    Two items minimum
    Dress Code Enforced
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  • Richard Villa

    Richard Villa

    Raised in the urban city of Compton, California, Richard Villa always knew he wanted to make people laugh.  After completing a Bachelors degree in Mechanical Engineering, Richard felt there was something more out there in stored for him. While driving home one night, the neon lights of the Irvine Improv called his name. Hey Richard!

     

    Seizing the moment of amateur night, Richard grabbed the microphone, went on stage, and has not stopped since.  Using stories of his childhood, Richard Villa turned what he thought were basic experiences into autobiographical satirical humor that depict life for Latinos and other minorities in the United States. Amid his newfound talent in improvisation, Richard was accepted to The Groundlings Theatre Group.

     

    With his comedy and thorough understanding of his audience, Richard Villa became the first Latino to ever host the renowned Hollywood Improv on Friday nights. Sharing the stage with various other talent such as Jeff Garcia, Carlos Mancilla, Gabriel Iglesia, Mike Epps, Orlando Jones and Dat Phan, Richard Villa quickly took over co-host duties at the Ha-Ha in North Hollywood, and the Ontario and Brea Improv.

     

    His ability to appeal to the audience earned him a special invitation by the U.S. Military to perform for the troops on the Combat Comedy Tour which included Iraq, Unit, May, Kyrgyzstan, Afghanistan, Kuwait, Qatar, Bahrain, Djibouti, and Saudi Arabia.

     

    In 2005 Vanguard Cinema released Richards 1st DVD, called

    Richard Villa: Performing This Way.

    Now being hailed as the leader for the new generation of Latino Comics, Richard Villa exemplifies dedication to making other people laugh. With his television appearances on Mun2s Loco Comedy Jam, HBO Latino and Los Angeles based LATV, Richard Villa has turned his talent into animation, becoming a writer and voiceover for MTVs Latin animation, Chico y Guapo.

     

    In a personal project, Richard Villa is aiming at introducing his audience to Border Patrol Tales, a sketch comedy show depicting the social impact and influence of immigrants in the United States.

     

     

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Raised in the urban city of Compton, California, Richard Villa always knew he wanted to make people laugh. After a few short years Richard was accepted to The Groundlings Theatre Group. With his comedy and thorough understanding of his audience, Richard Villa's comedy career rose quickly and he went on to be the Creator and Founder of Refried Comedy, which the world renowned Hollywood Improv quickly picked up for their Friday spot, making Richard the first Latino to ever host the Hollywood Improv on Friday nights. Richard's experience and talent has led to him sharing the stage with other performers such as Jeff Garcia, Carlos Mencla, Gabriel Iglesia, Kevin Hart, Mike Epps, Dave Chapelle, Dane Cook, Orlando Jones, Dat Phan, Russell Peters, and Louis CK.

           His ability to appeal to the audience earned him a special invitation by the U.S. Military to perform for the troops on the Combat Comedy Tour which included Iraq, Unit, May, Kyrgyzstan, Afghanistan, Kuwait, Qatar, Bahrain, Djibouti, and Saudi Arabia. Now nationally headlining, Richard is breaking through to other countries such as Australia and Mexico. Being hailed today as the leader for the new generation of Latino Comics, Richard Villa exemplifies dedication to making other people laugh, and his talent with all things comedy has translated from the stage into acting in numerous roles in film (Breaking Wind, Hostage, Combat Comedy, see below) and television (Mun2s Loco Comedy Jam, HBO, Los Angeles based LATV, see below). You can also see him as the main role in an upcoming TV show with Rob Schnieder (Real Rob).

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