Celebration Theatre's KIM JONG FUNNER Opens Today

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Celebration Theatre announced today the first show in association with Nicholas Caprio, under the artistic direction of Michael Matthews & Michael A. Shepperd, KIM JONG FUNNER: A FEW BLOCKS OVER, OUT OF HIDING, IN PRIMETIME!. KIM JONG FUNNER: A FEW BLOCKS OVER, OUT OF HIDING, IN PRIMETIME!, will open on Friday, September 18 at 8pm and perform through Saturday, October 10 at the Celebration's new home, the Lex Theatre, 6760 Lexington Ave. in Los Angeles.

For the seventh time, Todd Milliner (The Second City, Chicago) and co director Nick Peet are bringing their unique brand of sketch comedy to the Celebration stage. In honor of Celebration taking a new home, the group will explore the theme of change and no matter how you slice it, we've all stayed basically the same... just with more hash tags and selfies. As always, the show is written and performed by the troupe with a wide range of hilarious sketches and musical numbers. Milliner and Peet ("Hot In Cleveland," "Grimm," "Hollywood Game Night"), known primarily for television, have reassembled the cast that has been with them for many of their shows including: Mary Buckley, John Colella, Tamara Davis, Nathan Frizzell, Reamy Hall, Jon Klaft, Marco Martinez, Jason Moyer, Justin O'Connor, Bobby Quinn Rice, Kelly Schumman and Mike Tauzin. The show is produced by Milliner and Peet, Michael C. Kricfalusi, Jason Moyer and Rebecca Eisenberg.

TODD MILLINER (Director/Producer) This is Todd Milliner's SEVENTH sketch show at Celebration. Todd hails from Chicago where he worked and taught at The Second City. Todd formed Hazy Mills Productions with Sean Hayes in 2003. Currently Todd is the executive producer of "GRIMM" (NBC) "Crowded" (NBC) and the recently wrapped (after six seasons: "Hot In Cleveland" (TVLAND) which debuted to the largest basic cable comedy audience in history. Also Todd produces the NBC Game Show hosted by Jane Lynch "Hollywood Game Night," and the Cedric the Entertainer comedy, "The Soul Man." Todd also produced the Ovation-nominated production of Richard Greenberg's Take Me Out in 2011 for Celebration Theatre.

NICK PEET (Director/Producer) Nick graduated from Bard College with a concentration in Film Production. There he did a number of theatre productions, including a co-written and directed adaptation of Paddy Chayefsky's television play Printer's Measure. After graduation, he moved from New York to Los Angeles to start working in the writers' office for NBC's "Grimm". He then became the show's Digital Writer and wrote and directed several of the show's web series. He has since been involved in a number of digital projects and short form films; including the award winning Endless Love and Threshold which he wrote and directed for the 2012 and 2014 Los Angeles 48 Hour Film Festival. Now the Manager of Development at Hazy Mills Productions, his creative endeavors have varied. Last year Peet co-wrote a one hour drama with Milliner entitled "Roanoke" for NBC. The duo also recently co-wrote and directed a sketch comedy pilot for NBC entitled "We Interrupt this Program".

SCHEDULE AND PRICING

KIM JONG FUNNER: A FEW BLOCKS OVER, OUT OF HIDING, IN PRIMETIME!, will open on Friday, September 18 at 8pm and perform through Saturday, October 10 at the Celebration's new home at the Lex Theatre, 6760 Lexington Ave. in Los Angeles.

Performances are Friday and Saturday evenings at 8pm.

All tickets are $20.00. For tickets, please call (323) 957-1884 or visit www.celebrationtheatre.com to purchase tickets online or to view a complete schedule or for further details.



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