West Coast Comedy 101: To springboard into acting, you strike out for LA. To perform standup for gasp! standups sake, you slug it out in the wilds of the San Francisco club scene. Al Madrigal falls into the latter category, having honed his deceptively baby-faced delivery and effortlessly fluid commentary in the Bay Area. Hes since relocated and made the network rounds. Comedy Central, Craig Ferguson, Jimmy Kimmel Live, the award for Best Stand-Up Comedian at 2004s Aspen Comedy Festival? All worthy cred-builders. Starring in this falls Project Gary alongside Jay Mohr? An opportunity to up his public profile big-time.
Witness slice-of-life storytelling and imminent stardom intersecting during shows at the Tempe Improv.
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