Fresh Line-Ups Featuring San Francisco's Best Stand-Up ComediansLong home to an electric comedy scene, the Bay Area has spawned some of the biggest names in stand-up, from Margaret Cho to Patton Oswalt, and it continues to breed the next generation of hilarious stars, like Vah?? Hove and Chris Schiappacasse. Every Friday, get a sneak peek of who is up-and-coming in San Francisco's comedy scene, when a fresh line-up of San Francisco's best comics -- including many who have been seen performing on HBO, NBC, Comedy Central and more -- take the stage at the beautiful Variety Preview Theater in downtown San Francisco's iconic Hobart Building. Once there, splurge on food and drinks for a good cause. Proceeds from the sales go to Variety Children's Charity of Northern California.
Solidly ensconced in the 30-40 demographic, comedian Todd Glass may now be considered ineligible to be labeled a wunderkind, but he certainly was one, having launched his career in comedy at age 16. Since that precocious start, the Philadelphia native has developed into a polished performer with a bent for inventive material that often mocks the conventions of standup.
Todd is no stranger to television, however. Viewers got a thrill watching Todd as one of the house finalists in the wildly successful seasons of the NBC reality series "Last Comic Standing 2" and "Last Comic Standing 3: Battle of the Best."
Todd's comedy is often satirical, sometimes irreverent but always funny. His television appearances are many, including performances on "The Sarah Silverman Show," "Jimmy Kimmel Live," "Late Night with Conan O?Brien," "Showbiz Show with David Spade," "Tough Crowd with Colin Quinn" and "Politically Incorrect." With his unique delivery and divergent style of witticisms, Todd quickly becomes a host and viewer favorite.
Since arriving in Los Angeles, Todd has amassed an impressive list of credits. He had guest appearances on such shows as ABC?s "Home Improvement," NBC?s "Friends," and HBO?s "Mr. Show." Todd has also become a veritable fixture on Comedy Central, recently headlining his own half-hour standup special "Comedy Central Presents: Todd Glass."
Demonstrating his unwavering innovation, Todd co-created, co-executive produced and starred in Todd?s Coma, a pilot produced by Adam Sandler?s company Happy Madison for TBS. The much-praised, slightly twisted show, in which Todd?s curious family conducts interviews with visiting celebrities while he lies in a coma, attracted such celebrity guests as Ben Stiller, Fred Willard, Herb Alpert, Ray Romano and Arianna Huffington.
Todd is no stranger to working with talent. In addition to touring with David Spade, Todd has performed with Jack Black and Tenacious D, earning high praise from Black himself: ?I covet his ****ing brain!? His live performances (including appearances at the famed 2008 Montreal "Just for Laughs Festival" and the "U.S. Comedy Arts Festival") have generated rave reviews from major publications. The Los Angeles Times praised his "freewheeling style and quick wit," while Variety noted Todd is "crafty and sharp-edged."