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An Evening at the Improv 

Classic showcase for stand up comedy.
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Budd Friedman ...  Himself - Host / ... 4 episodes, 1989-1996
Geoff Bolt Geoff Bolt ...  Himself 4 episodes, 1988-1991
Patrick Macnee ...  Himself - Host / ... 3 episodes, 1987-1990
Rick Overton ...  Comic / ... 3 episodes, 1982-1987
Paul Kozak Paul Kozak ...  Kozak The Magician / ... 3 episodes, 1982-1992
Stephanie Hodge ...  Herself 3 episodes, 1982-1991
Wendy Hammers ...  Herself 3 episodes, 1982-1989
Eva-Marie Fredric ...  Actress in Bar / ... 3 episodes, 1982-1983
Wayne Powers Wayne Powers ...  Wayne 3 episodes, 1982-1983
The Nylons The Nylons ...  Himself 2 episodes, 1988-1990
Steven Wright ...  Comic / ... 2 episodes, 1987-1990
Nick Di Paolo ...  Himself 2 episodes, 1991-1992
Andy Kaufman ...  Himself / ... 2 episodes, 1982
John C. McDonnell ...  Comedian (1989-1993) / ... 2 episodes, 1989-1992
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Classic showcase for stand up comedy.

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Great times!
24 January 2005 | by sklitch00See all my reviews

I appeared on "An Evening at the Improv" five years in a row from 1989-1993. It was always exciting to be on TV and a great thrill to get to work with friends and meet the guest hosts. The hosts of the five appearances I made were, Phyllis Diller (she said that I was "adorable"), Greg Evigan, Michael Feinstein, Michael McKean, and Chaka Khan. The show was originally filmed at the Improv on Melrose Ave. in Hollywood and then subsequently at the Improv in Santa Monica. There was always an air of excitement during the tapings and it was quite apparent when the shows aired. Like many of the old clubs, the Santa Monica Improv is gone. It burned down some years ago. It was located at 4th and Santa Monica. Great times and good memories. A treasure trove of comedy waiting to be released on DVD.


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