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Cynthia Levin & Friends

October 13 9:00 pm PDT

Second Stage

Doors Open: 8:30 pm


Chicago native Cynthia Levin was taking improv classes at The Second City Player’s Workshop and the Training Centre for the Working Actor by age 15. It was in these idea incubators and in her untethered upbringing where she learned the art of authentic truth telling because someone had to do it. As her mother explained one day over half a sandwich and soup, “You’ve always been the truth-teller in the family, but you know what? Nobody wants to hear it!” To Cynthia’s surprise, the right audiences did want to hear it—in her stand-up comedy, writing, directing, and her chameleon-like characterization of original personalities in film and episodic productions and on stage. By combining her vulnerability and sardonic wit with life experience, she has become one of the industry’s leading voices for fresh, unexpected comedic storytelling.

After launching a stand-up career that now spans 30 years, she quickly became a regular at L.A. clubs like The Comedy Store and the Improv and later at New York City clubs, including The Comic Strip Live and Stand Up NY. Cynthia’s stand-up experience has taken her around the globe, including performances in Latin America, Canada, Asia, and Europe. Some TV credits as a comic include: ABC’s, “Comics Unleashed” with Byron Allen, Comedy Central’s, “Tough Crowd” with Colin Quinn, and B.E.T.’s, Comic View.

Throughout her career, Cynthia has written, produced, directed, and starred in 13 one-woman shows for venues and festivals across North America and the U.K. While also focussing on the creation of original comedic content, including, “Unprepared for Life”, a TV series based on her life, she continues to build her film and series credits as an actor. She has appeared in many films as well as both scripted and unscripted TV series. Most recently, she has been seen on FX Network’s “Legion”, and the TV pilot, “The Mortician’s Daughter”.

UPDATED COVID-19 POLICY: As of November 8th: Due to the Los Angeles City Mandate, it is now required that our guests show proof of vaccination or a negative Covid test (PCR or antigen and taken within 72 hours of the event) to enter venues within the City of Los Angeles. Proof of vaccination includes a vaccine card, photo of your vaccine card, or the CA QR code. We also ask that all patrons, staff and band members wear masks inside the venue. Thank you. In purchasing tickets and attending the event, you certify and attest that you and all individuals in your party attending the event will abide by the aforementioned regulations.

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Ages: 21 and up


October 13
9:00 pm PDT


Hotel Cafe
1623 N Cahuenga Blvd
Los Angeles, 90028 United States


Door Time
8:30 pm