Charlyne Yi

People Under The Stares presents - Early Show

Charlyne Yi

Neal Brennan, DJ Douggpound, Lisa Laureta

Thu, June 16, 2011

8:00 pm

The Hideout

Chicago, IL


Tickets Available at the Door

Charlyne Yi
Charlyne Yi
is an American actress, comedian, musician, writer, and painter. Her performances do not always include joke-telling as in standup comedy; instead, she uses different tactics such as music, magic, games, and often audience participation. Her screenwriting debut, the feature film Paper Heart, won the Waldo Salt Screenwriting Award at the 2009 Sundance Film Festival.
Neal Brennan
Neal Brennan
Neal Brennan is a director, writer, actor, and comedian. After graduating from the
prestigious NYU Film School (Dropout Program), he began his writing career at the
age of 20 on the MTV dating game show, “Singled Out,” (you’re welcome) and the
Nickelodeon sketch show, “All That.” Three years later, he and his writing partner
DaveChappelle wrote the stoner cult classic, “Half Baked.” Though the script was
good,neither of them liked the movie. They didn’t know as much about studio politics
as mostpeople in their early 20s do, and got bulldozed.

Between 1998 and 2002, Brennan wrote and sold three screenplays with Michael Schur,
who went on to co-create ‘Parks and Rec’ on NBC.

Once the Half Baked stink had worn off, Chappelle and Brennan linked back up
and created “Chappelle’s Show.” They wrote and produced virtually every sketch
themselves. In the second season, Brennan was allowed to officially direct, and helmed
such sketches as “Charlie Murphy/Rick James,” “The Racial Draft,” “Charlie Murphy/
Prince,” and the “John Mayer Sketch.” Brennan received Three Emmy nominations
for Chappelle’s Show; one for directing “Rick James,” the other two for writing and
producing. The show ended all crazy. Google it.

As of this writing, “Chappelle’s Show” in the number one selling television show DVD
of all time, selling nearly nine million units. Ask your parents what DVDs are.

In 2008, Brennan sold a screenplay called, “Split Decision” to The Montecito Picture
Company. He also directed the woefully underappreciated feature film, “The Goods,”
for producers Will Ferrell, Adam McKay and Paramount. The film starred Jeremy Piven,
Ed Helms, Ken Jeong, Ving Rhames, and Ferrell. It opened against District 9 and was
summarily pummeled. But it is funny. Brennan doesn’t read his own reviews (that’s
what the help is for), but apparently the New York Times and Roger Ebert both liked it.

Neal has spent the past two years doing re-writes for Hollywood and focusing on stand-up comedy. He has appeared on “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon” and “Lopez Tonight.” The Lopez is on youtube. It’s good.

In 2010, Brennan appeared in “Get Him to the Greek,” and a pilot for Showtime, “Seek
and Destroy,” which Brennan wrote, directed and starred in. It didn’t get picked up,
which almost never happens.

Most recently, he wrote with Seth Meyers at the White House Correspondents Dinner.
He does stand-up virtually every night at the top clubs in New York and Los Angeles.
DJ Douggpound
DJ Douggpound
DJ Douggpound is the stage name of Doug Lussenhop. Douggpound is both a cast and crew member of The Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job!, and serves as the opening act at Tim and Eric Tour shows.

DJ Douggpound tells jokes that often lead into remixes of the jokes and ask for audience participation.
Lisa Laureta
Lisa Laureta
Lisa Laureta is a stand up comedian who has performed at Chicago Underground Comedy, The Lincoln Lodge, Entertaining Julia, Comedy Under the Tap, Shut Up and Laugh, Rotten Comedy, Speak Easy Comedy, Crown Comedy, Laughtrack at Sidetrack, Parlour, Upstairs Gallery, Kinky Comedy, The Edge, Laugh Comedy Club, Gorilla Tango, Gimme 5, and The Two Hour Comedy Hour, to name a few. She also act as an occasional replacement co-hostess at The Shit Show open mic and have placed numerous times, including first prize, as well as hosted The Starving Artist's Project.

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Venue Information:
The Hideout
1354 W. Wabansia Ave
Chicago, IL, 60642