53rd Anniversary All-Star Weekend
Performing Artists (Click on Artist for Reviews and Previews)
18 & over
Two drink minimum
To mark its upcoming 52nd Anniversary Show on October 14, The Ice House is celebrating early, with a weekend of shows featuring multiple Ice House headliners and favorites each night!
With PAUL MORRISSEY (The Late, Late Show with Craig Ferguson, Comics Unleashed, HBO Comedy Festival), AMIR K (Stand-Up for Diversity Showcase, Argo), BLAKE CLARK (Home Improvement, The Waterboy, I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry), amazing impressionist DAVID GEE, KAREN RONTOWSKI (The Late Show with David Letterman, Comedy Central, Comics Unleashed), KT TATARA (Comedy Central, Showtime, MTV), MATTY GOLDBERG (BET’s 106 and Park),RODELL SHERIDAN (Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Late Night with Conan O'Brien), ventriloquist act WILLIE TYLER & LESTER and JACKIE FABULOUS (BET, MTV, Starz) Hosted by JIMMY BURNS (Live From Here on National Lampoon Radio)
Paul was raised as a sports fanatic in the tiny town of Owego, in upstate New York. After four years of playing college basketball, somehow he graduated. Aside from playing in the NBA, his dream job was to talk about sports for a living. Paul then moved to California after landing a television sports anchor job but found out quickly that he was “too much of a smart-ass” for TV news. After he was fired, Paul took his unique sense of humor to comedy club stages all over the country. In 2005, Paul was selected to perform at the HBO Comedy Festival in Las Vegas. Morrissey has also been a finalist in several national comedy competitions including Wendy’s Comedy Challenge, Comedy Central’s Open Mic Fight and Maxim’s Real Men of Comedy. Morrissey’s big break came in June 2006, when he made his network television debut on “The Late, Late Show with Craig Ferguson” on CBS. He was so well received that Paul has been asked to return three more times to the show. Morrissey’s four appearances are the most by a comedian on “The Late, Late Show” during the past year. The recent TV exposure has put Paul in high demand as a headliner at clubs and colleges across the US and Canada. He also performs frequently at The Comedy & Magic Club in Hermosa Beach, Laugh Factory, The Hollywood Improv, and The Icehouse in Pasadena. Morrissey has also released two CDs,”Good Seats Still Available” and "Comedy Sampler" which get regular airplay on both XM/Sirius Satellite Radio. One reviewer says, “When an experienced comedy fan is repeatedly surprised by the payoff or where the jokes land, you know you are listening to an original comedic talent.”
AMIR K is currently on the cast of the MTV prank show, JERKS WITH CAMERAS. Last year, Amir made his foray into film with roles in Ben Affleck’s ARGO and Alexandre Aja’s SITE (for Fox), where he stars as the love interest opposite Ashley Hinshaw. In addition to acting, Amir is an accomplished comedian who can often be seen headlining Los Angeles comedy venues such as The Comedy Store, Laugh Factory and The Improv. Born in Tehran, Iran and raised in Southern California, his comedy is a blend of character work, storytelling and improvisation shaped by a multi-cultural upbringing. Amir is fluent in Farsi, Spanish and is known for his incredible accents and impressions.