Comedy Night 2018

Monday August 6th 2018
Laugh Factory: 8001 Sunset Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90046
Reception: 6:30PM
Show Starts @ 7:30PM
Tickets are $125, all proceeds go to help the children.
There will be no fundraising at the event.

Call to Purchase Tickets: 818-888-7640

Avi Liberman:

Avi Liberman’s quirky style has made him a favorite in comedy clubs from Los Angeles to New York. Born in Israel, raised in Texas, having gone to college in New York, and now living in Los Angeles, his style is a winning combination of life experiences and topical issues told through a varied blend of characters and voices with worldwide expertise.

Avi has performed stand-up comedy on CBS’s “Late Late Show” with Craig Ferguson on Comedy Central’s “Premium Blend” and “Make Me Laugh” as well as NBC’s “Friday Night!” His acting credits include “Dave’s World” CBS, “Boston Common” NBC and “Andytown U.S.A.” Comedy Central.  Avi can be seen regularly on E! as one of their frequent guests on their very popular countdown series. He has also guest starred on “Movies At Our House,” as well as having shot a pilot titled “Through the Keyhole” both on AMC. He has also been heard on radio stations across the country.

A successful commercial actor, Avi has appeared in spots for “Mercedes,” “L.A. Cellular,” “Miller Lite” and most recently “Starbucks” and “Net Zero.” He has appeared at the prestigious Montreal Just for Laughs Festival. Since 2001, Avi has successfully arranged widely acclaimed stand-up comedy tours in Israel to help boost morale while donating all of the proceeds to a charity. The successful “Comedy For Koby” tour is now a biannual event, benefiting the Koby Mandell Foundation.”

Tehran Von Ghasri:

TEHRAN VON GHASRI is one of the hottest young comedian, actor, writer, host, personality, and social commentators in Hollywood.  A Washington DC native, Tehran was born to a Muslim and Zoroastrian Iranian Persian father and a Jewish and Baptist African American mother making him and his comedy as international and diverse as the guest list at his bris.  Having graduated with double undergrad degrees, Masters, and JD, Tehran combines his education with life experiences, unique cultural perspectives, and universal charm to bring comedy, social commentary, and activism alive on stage.   A mix of Dave Chapelle meets Maz Jobrani, you can find Tehran hosting his own show at the World Famous Laugh Factory every Monday and Thursday 10pm or on his Dash XM Radio show and podcast Imperfect Gentlemen weekly every Tuesday.

Find Tehran on Instagram/Twitter/Snapchat: @IAmTehran

Dana Goldberg:

Raised by a wild pack of Jews, otherwise known as her mother and siblings, Dana Goldberg is a force of nature on stage. She sets the standard for smart comedy, and her timing and tongue-in-cheek edginess is why she continues to collect loyal fans in cities all over the world. Goldberg’s quick wit and playful stage presence is spreading like wildfire! Voted one of the “Top Five Funniest Lesbians in America,” CURVE Magazine raves, “She’s smart, cute, and seriously funny!” The Irish Post writes, “Dana’s sharp, insightful observations are concealed behind an easy-going chatty style. This makes her one of a handful of comics able to transfer their work across the Atlantic.

Goldberg started her comedy career in 2003 in front of 650 people in a sold out theater in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Seven months into her career she was invited to Scotland by Emmy Award Winning writer Paul Wagner to perform with 13 other American comedians as part of the US Comedy Invasion at the Fringe Festival in Edinburgh. After returning to the states Goldberg began competing in festivals and competitions all over the country. She was one of five national finalists to perform in the “Wendy’s Good Taste Comedy Challenge” produced by HBO and TBS in Las Vegas, Nevada as part of The Comedy Festival. In 2005 Goldberg was chosen out of thousands of comedians to participate in the San Francisco International Comedy Competition. In three short years, she was invited to New York City to share the stage with powerhouse comedians Roz G, Laurie Kilmartin and Judy Gold for the 17th Annual Comedy Hour at Caroline’s On Broadway on behalf of the Ms. Foundation and Gloria Steinem. Since her explosive start, Goldberg has performed in clubs and theaters all over the country, graced two national magazine covers, and performed in 23 states and 7 countries across two continents.

In 2006, just three years after she stepped onto the stage for the first time, Goldberg put on a producer’s hat and started the Annual Southwest Funnyfest in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Each year Goldberg hosts the night of comedy to help benefit New Mexico AIDS Services. She brings the best national female headlining comics to the Land of Enchantment for a night of non-stop, no holds barred, side splitting comedy. Since its inception, the Funnyfest has helped to raise over $15,000 for NMAS and has brought in over a dozen comedians from The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Comedy Central, Late Night With Craig Ferguson, Last Comic Standing and Comics Unleashed.

In the summer of 2009, Goldberg starred in her comedy special “One Night Stand Up: Episode 4” on the LOGO network; filmed at the Great American Music Hall in San Francisco. Later that year she recorded her debut DVD “Hot And Bothered: Dana Goldberg Live” in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Emmy award winning comedian David Brenner raves, “One of the best ways to beat the recession is with laughs, and Dana Goldberg offers you one of your best chances to get some in her debut DVD.” After moving to Los Angeles in the fall of 2009, Goldberg found a new comedy home and it wasn’t long before she was headlining nights at world famous clubs like The Laugh Factory and the LA Improv.

Goldberg continues to combine her gift of humor with humanitarian efforts raising significant funds to fight HIV/AIDS and joins LGBT communities and organizations across the country to raise national awareness in the fight for equality. In addition to her hilarious comedy and side-splitting performances, Goldberg has shared the national stage with President Barack Obama, Jane Lynch and the cast of GLEE, Lady Gaga, Kathy Griffin, Portia de Rossi, Judy Gold, David Brenner and Kathy Najimy. As the youngest child in a single parent household run by a Jewish mother in which two of three kids are gay, Goldberg helps keep most of the comedy venues and half of the psychotherapists in the country in business.”

Mark Schiff:

When Mark Schiff was six, his mother took him into Manhattan every weekend for singing and ballet lessons. When Mark returned to school each Monday and showed his fellow Bronx classmates what he had learned, the class would gather around and beat him up. Mark’s mother smartened up and enrolled him in karate lessons, but those came to a halt when the karate teacher beat him up. When Mark was twelve, his parents took him to a nightclub. There, live on stage was Rodney Dangerfield doing his act. At that moment, he knew the path he had to follow. Mark has headlined in all the major casinos and clubs across the country and has appeared many times on both The Tonight Show with Jay Leno and Late Night with David Letterman. He has had both HBO and Showtime specials, and has been the featured act at the Montreal Comedy Festival. He has written for and guest starred on Mad About You, as well appearing on Empty Nest and serving as a writer on “The Roseanne Show.”