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Sidney Smith @ Stand Up Live Comedy Club

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Sidney Smith @ Stand Up Live Comedy Club
Sidney Smith @ Stand Up Live Comedy Club

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Apr 06, 2024, 9:45 PM – 11:15 PM MST

Stand Up Live , 50 W Jefferson St, Phoenix, AZ 85003, USA

About the event

Get them tickets for Sidney Smith hitting the stage, with Jonathan Kite!

This year, Jonathan Kite can be seen starring in the film “Needle Little Christmas,” with Sara Waisglass and Thomas Lenon, which he is producing and in which he also makes his feature screenwriting debut. Most recently he appeared in the Netflix comedy series, "Dad Stop Embarrassing Me!" opposite Jamie Foxx. Kite shined as Johnny Williams, Brian's (Foxx) best friend since childhood, and an honorary member of the family. The series, inspired by Foxx's real-life relationship with his daughter Corinne, is currently streaming globally on Netflix.

Kite may be best known for his starring role as the hilarious and lovable Ukrainian cook Oleg in CBS' long-running, award-winning comedy series "2 Broke Girls" opposite Kat Dennings and Beth Behrs. The show, created by Michael Patrick King and Whitney Cummings, ran from 2011-2017 and was nominated for 12 Emmy Awards and four People's Choice Awards.

Additional credits for Kite include indie comedy feature "The Bellman" opposite Thomas Lennon and Richard Kind, horror feature "All the Creatures Were Stirring" alongside Constance Wu, and the Jamie Foxx produced sketch show, "In the Flow with Affion Crockett" for FOX. Aside from his live-action work, Kite has lent his voice to multiple films and series including the Warner Bros. feature film "Smallfoot," Dreamworks' "Adam's Family 2", Peacock's "Cleopatra in Space," Netflix's "The Boss Baby: Back in Business," Adult Swim's "Black Dynamite," FOX's "Family Guy" and "American Dad!" As a stand-up comedian, Kite has performed nationwide and internationally to sold-out audiences.

He is an expert impressionist, boasting over 250 celebrity impressions that include Donald Trump, Vince Vaughn, Tom Hanks, Anthony Bourdain, Seth Rogen, Brendon Fraser, Jason Statham, Jeff Bridges, Robert Downey Jr., and John Lithgow, to name a few. Born and raised in Skokie, Illinois, Kite studied drama in high school and at the University of Illinois Champaign/Urbana, where he received a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Theatre. He performed many times on stage in Illinois before moving to Los Angeles to pursue a career in voice-over acting, film, and television.

Kite also studied improvisation and sketch comedy with Chicago's Second City and The Groundlings in Los Angeles. He is a founding member of the improv group, L. Ron Jeremy, which in 2010 set the national Cage Match Competition record at the Improv Olympic West Theater, winning 52 weeks in a row and then retiring undefeated. In 2009, he created, wrote, produced, and starred in his own sketch comedy television pilot, "The Skokie-Jo and Shappy Show," which has been described as "Mr. Show" meets "Quantum Leap."

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