Ali FarahnakianSaturday, Nov 09, 2013 8pm
YOLO SOLO Everything starts out as a bit. Ali's one-man show Word of Mouth went from being 5 bits performed at jams to an official selection to the US Comedy Arts Festival 2001 with no printed advertisement. 12 years later, Ali will be performing an exclusive continuation of this solo show at SOLOCOM. Join Ali for his inspiring presentation of YOLO SOLO. ALI REZA FARAHNAKIAN (SAG, AEA, WGA, AFTRA) studied extensively with Charna Halpern and Del Close in the 1990s at ImprovOlympic (IO). He is also a student of Mary Anne Thebus and Wynn Handman. He was also a founding member of the UCB with whom he helped to create the critically acclaimed show Virtual Reality. At The Second City in Chicago he was part of the Jeff-nominated show The Revelation Will Not Be Televised (dir. Jeff Richmond) for which he also received a Jeff nomination for Best Actor in a Revue. He was a writer on Saturday Night Live during its 25th anniversary season and received a Writers Guild Award nomination. He has worked on The Steppenwolf Mainstage in Chicago and BAM in Brooklyn. Television credits include all the Law and Orders, All My Children, Late Night with Conan O’Brien, 30 Rock (3x), Louie, Delocated, Workaholics and Inside Amy Schumer. He has acted opposite Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony award winners. He has had the good fortune to be in many commercials, voice overs, films, three of which have gone to Sundance and one went to Cannes. In 2002, he became the caretaker of The Peoples Improv Theater (aka The PIT), in 2009 he became caretaker of Simple Studios and in 2012 he became the caretaker of PIONEERS. Spread the Word! This special performance produced and directed by Chris Aurilio.