Emmy nominated actor and comedian Billy Gardell starred in the CBS Hit television series, MIKE & MOLLY as Officer Mike Biggs from 2010-2016. MIKE & MOLLY continues to air in syndication to this day.
As a followup to the hit CBS series, Billy has taken a dramatic turn in the CMT series Million Dollar Quartet as Colonel Tom Parker, the infamous manager of Elvis Presley. The drama series was inspired by the Broadway musical.
In 2016 he received a Daytime Emmy nomination as Best Gameshow Host for Monopoly Millionaires Club.
Before Mike and Molly, Gardell co-starred in the critically acclaimed television series Lucky. His other television credits include Yes Dear and Judging Amy, on the Network, My Name is Earl,The Practice,Monk and Gary the Rat.
He made his major motion picture debut alongside Anthony Quinn and Sylvester Stallone in Avenging Angelo, and had a memorable scene with Billy Bob Thornton in the Cohen Brother’s film Bad Santa. He also appeared in You, Me & Dupree.
As a standup comic, Gardell took the long road to Hollywood, stopping at every small town lounge, military base and comedy club along the way. His comedy act took him to Los Angeles where his dedication to acting, along with touring as a stand-up comedian, allowed him to grow consistently in both arenas. His stand-up show is a powerhouse. His grounded, down-to-earth point of view strikes a strong chord with American audiences. Stories about his rough childhood, wild adolescence and new family life are executed with the skill of a master craftsman. His comedy specials, Billy Gardell: Halftime, premiered on Comedy Central and Billy Gardell Presents Road Dogs premiered on Showtime.
A native of Pittsburgh who currently lives in Los Angeles,
Gardell loves Steeler football, stand-up comedy and his wife Patty, and son Will.
Danny Bevins has been called many things: juvenile delinquent, soldier, flight attendant, patient, husband and lately "disturbingly hilarious". Though the term that best describes him is SMARTASS. His mouth has gotten him arrested, fined and fired from every job he's ever had, but for the last ten years it's propelled him to tour the world and perform on some of the most prestigious stages in comedy. The son of a Jesus freak and a Green Beret, Bevins straddles the line between temptation and authority. He's loud, audacious, opinionated, cocky, animated, charming, irreverent, sarcastic, facetious, ridiculous and dangerous. He is an AMERICAN SMARTASS! Credits include: Winner of the 2000 San Francisco International Comedy Competition Comedy Central's Premium Blend Paramount's The World Stands Up Producer and Star of the comedy documentary-Comics on Duty: We Love You, Mrs. Bevins Twice a Featured Comedian at the HBO US Arts Comedy Festival in Aspen, Co Featured Comedian on The Jameson Comedy Tour Comedy Album - Danny Bevins A Different Kind of Bad !
Known as Uncle Lar', Larry Reeb is the wise-cracking black sheep, politically incorrect relative everyone knows. Like any concerned relative Uncle Lar' wants to help. So in his own twisted way he does. He gives you "tips". Uncle Lar' offers tips on everything from marriage to lotteries to children. Always topping them off with, "That's a tip from your Uncle Lar'." Reeb is a strong, distinct, classic character, with sarcastic attitude and a sardonic wit. He conveys his concepts with rapid fire one liners. "It's a sick world and I'm a happy guy", Reeb proudly announces after stating his particularly twisted observations. Reeb didn't invent obscene phone calls or adultery, but he makes his living talking about them. In a perfect world Uncle Lar' would be unemployed. Where others cringe, Reeb thrives. His sharp wit was custom built to handle hecklers. During a performance a regretful drunk once shouted "talk about sex." Larry retorted, "your parents shouldn't have had it", and of course capped it with, "that another tip from your Uncle Lar'." Uncle Lar' is a regular on "The Bob & Tom Show", syndicated in over 100 markets. Larry has been voted Chicago Comedian of the Year, and has made numerous television and radio appearances. His tips are tops. his inflections infectious. And the fans are fanatics. Reeb's cult-like clan can't get enough. Whether he's headlining comedy clubs, colleges or conventions, his wit is universally appealing. Relatively speaking, everyone travels from everywhere to see their Uncle Lar'.
I don't do jokes about mammograms or adventures I've had with my cat. In fact, I don't even like cats. I started comedy on a dare, which is also how I ended up on a pontoon boat one time. Some things work out better than others.
Billy Gardell (Mike & Molly) Presents: The funniest comics from across the country, including: Danny Bevins, Larry Reeb & Andi Smith! Here is your opportunity to see Billy Gardell up close and personal!
You can be a part of one of Showtime's amazing Comedy Specials! Billy is bringing the funny back to the Chicago Improv! One night only! Don't miss out!
Tickets are limited! Don't forget, priority seating with dinner reservations on the first show only. Limited food and beverage service during show taping.