Arts & Entertainment

'Hangover' comedian to perform at Joker's

Bryan Callen is one funny guy.

For those who saw him in the hilarious movie The Hangover, you'll understand.

Callen brings his stand-up routine to the Tri-Cities for three nights of comedy at Joker's in Richland. Showtimes are 8:30 p.m. Sept. 15, and 7 and 9 p.m. Sept. 16-17. Cover charge is $20 for those 18 and older.

Besides making a name for himself in The Hangover, as well as its sequel, which was released earlier this summer, Callen was part of the original cast on the cable television show MADtv, which premiered in 1995.

Some of his more notable characters from MADtv were the Pool Boy from the Cabana Chat skit, motivational speaker Al Casdy and the relationship-challenged death row inmate Jeremy Anderson.

Callen also performs impersonations of Bill Clinton, Robert De Niro, Al Gore, Luke Perry, Steven Seagal, Sammy Hagar, Kevin Bacon, Jim Carrey, Ted Knight, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sean Astin and Frank Gifford.

He has been all over the board when it comes to guest appearances on TV, including Sex in the City, Entourage, Frasier, Suddenly Susan, NYPD Blue, King of Queens, Las Vegas, CSI, How I Met Your Mother and Reba, as well as the Showtime series Fat Actress.

He is also the master of ceremonies for E! channel's Bank of Hollywood.

Callen is a native of the Bronx and attended American University on a drama scholarship in 1985, where he graduated with honors.

But comedy was his calling and in 1993 he moved to Los Angeles and performed in comedy clubs, which is where the producers of MADtv discovered him.