Make Us Laugh, Funny Boy! ! Rick Overton

Rick Overton & Friends promises to be a "thinking-person's event that brings together daring, smart comedy and cool music." With friends like Eddie Pepitone, Laura Kightlinger, Matt Kirshen and host Chris Pina, plus music by Will Ryan, all you thinking people won't want to miss it.

L.A. WEEKLY: You've been performing stand-up comedy for a whole lotta years. How do you stay inspired?

RICK OVERTON: I stay inspired by doing improv shows like Set List. It's like time travel back to that nervous young-comic-on-the-boards level of adrenaline."

How glad are you that the election is over?

I am so glad this election is over! FINALLY I can fall back into the daily routine of obsessing on midterms ...

Are there better words to call conservatives and liberals? Ann Coulter suggested "Americans and cowards."

How about Winners and Losers?

What question have you always wanted to be asked in an interview?

What took me so long to ask you for an interview?

Where do you keep your Emmy for Dennis Miller Live?

It faces me while I write, as if to say, 'No pressure.'

What types of people don't think you're funny?

Bullies. Works for me.

What would your teenage self think of you now?

He'd wonder how he could forestall some of this.

Rick Overton & Friends at the Improv, 8162 Melrose Ave., W. Hlywd.; Sun., Nov. 25, 7:30 p.m.; $14. (323) 651-2583.

Sun., Nov. 25, 7:30 p.m., 2012


All-access pass to the top stories, events and offers around town.

  • Top Stories


All-access pass to top stories, events and offers around town.

Sign Up >

No Thanks!

Remind Me Later >