Hyena's Comedy Nightclub – Dallas
(214) 823-LAFF (5233)
I-75 and Mockingbird Lane inside Mockingbird Station next door to the Angelica Theatre
I-75 and Mockingbird Lane
inside Mockingbird Station next door to the Angelica Theatre
Dallas Open Mic
Doors open 7:30
Showtime 8:30 - 1am
Doors open 7:30
Doors open 7:30 & 9:00
Showtimes 8:30 & 10:30
Doors open 7:00 & 9:00
Showtimes 8:00 & 10:30
Customers must be 18 and up to enter, and 21 to order alcohol.
Admission is $10 with a two-item minimum purchase per person in the showroom.
Preferred Seating is available on request for $15 per person and is recommended for the best seats. Prices are for general admission and don't apply to special events.
Aug 28, 29, 30
Comedian Michael Malone is a larger than life performer who delivers heavy-hitting punchlines with the weight of a veteran and the heat reserved only for the country's hottest up and coming comics. Known best for his top-10 selling comedy album debut on iTunes and "rubber face," Malone is a force to reckon with in the comedy world. His blistering humor and irreverent views on life, love and personal tragedy have earned him recognitions such as Campus Activities Magazine's Top Comedy Performer of 2013 and "Hot Comic to Watch in 2013" and winner of the prestigious 33rd Annual Seattle International Comedy Competition in 2012.
Malone’s been featured on the Bob and Tom Radio and TV, made appearances on WGN TV, National Lampoon’s Operation Comedy Tour, NBC TV, XM Sirius Satellite radio and the CW. He also has two top-ten selling comedy albums on iTunes. Read more...
Sept 4, 5
A thirty-year veteran of the road, Ben Creed began performing at comedy clubs in Los Angeles at the ripe age of sixteen. As a young actor under the tutelage of acting coach Joan Peterson, he won first place in the California Shakespeare Festival for his portrayal of Caliban, from ’The Tempest’. Later that year he founded ’Cheap Thrills Theater’, a comedy sketch revue performed weekly at The Little Theater in Granada Hills. Still in high school, Ben performed his stand-up at The Comedy Store, The Laff Stop, and countless horrible one-nighters and around the LA area.
Turning down a drama scholarship to Pepperdine, Ben opted instead for the rewarding life as a traveling road comic, starvation, eviction, disconnection, collection. After three years of hammering out sets to late night drunks from Loserton to Obscurityville, he hocked everything he owned and pooled the money with what he had earned on the road, took that eighteen dollars and headed out to New York City. The grim meat-hook reality of New York helped to sharpen Ben’s comedic edge and hone his sarcastic wit (and we all know how painful it is to be honed).
He quickly became a fixture in the city clubs such as Dangerfields, where he became the house comic for the next sixteen years sometimes performing up to five shows a night for the ’Blood & Whisky’ crowds who, having sat through two hours of hack impressionists, poop jokes, and ’The Hands Bit’ found Ben’s original material and unique stage presence a welcome relief. Ben has appeared on Comic Strip Live, Comedy Tonight, A&E’s Comedy on the Road, Showtime, The Playboy Channel and in the film ’Comedy’s Dirtiest Dozen’.
Here are some of the things the New York Press has to say about Ben, "Creed’s sarcastically intelligent, wise guy material and dynamic stage presence make him a stand out among New York Comics. With sharp insightful writing and strong performing skills, smart-aleck delivery and raspy resonance of Bill Murray, plus the tough yet sensitive magnetism of Bruce Willis, Creed seems destined for film." —New York Post
"I was recently blown away by edgy comic Ben Creed at Dangerfields, I highly recommend him." —New York Times Read more...
At the young age of 15, Gilbert Gottfried began doing stand-up at Open Mic nights in New York City and after a few short years, became known around town as "The Comedian's Comedian". After spending several years mastering the art of stand-up comedy, producers of the legendary NBC late night comedy show "Saturday Night Live" became aware of Gottfried and, in 1980, hired him as a cast member. It wasn't until a few years later when his true notoriety would begin when MTV hired him for a series of improvised and hilarious promos for the newly formed channel. This led to several television appearances on "The Cosby Show" and "Late Night with David Letterman".
Gottfried's work in television soon led to roles in film. Most notable was his improvised scene as business manager Sidney Bernstein in the hit sequel "Beverly Hills Cop II", for which the New York Daily News said, "Gilbert Gottfried steals the picture with a single scene." Aside from his glowing reputation in comedy clubs, Gottfried began to gain a reputation as the king of quirky roles in both movies and television. He appeared in such movies as "Problem Child", "Problem Child II", "Look Who's Talking II" and "The Adventures of Ford Fairlane". He was also the host of the very popular late night movie series "USA Up All Night".
After his stellar performance as the wise cracking parrot, IAGO, in the Disney classic "Aladdin", Gottfried became one of the most recognizable voiceover talents, lending his voice to several commercials, cartoons and movies, including the frustrated duck in the AFLAC Insurance commercials. Gottfried also is the voice of DIGIT in the long running PBS Series "Cyberchase", can be heard on the Comedy Central series, "The Annoying Orange", and as the voice of the horse on "Family Guy".
Gottfried appeared on the ABC reality series "Celebrity Wife Swap", swapping with Alan Thicke, numerous Comedy Central Roasts and the Comedy Central series, "The Burn with Jeff Ross". Gottfried's hilarious viral video reading of "Fifty Shades of Grey" (College Humor) received over 4 million views on YouTube. Gilbert is a frequent guest on "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno" and "The Howard Stern Show". In addition, has had a recurring role on "Law and Order" SVU as TARU tech Leo Gerber.
Gottfried appeared in the hit comedy documentary "The Aristocrats", with Entertainment Weekly saying that "out of the 101 comedians who appear on screen, no one is funnier - or more disgusting than Gilbert Gottfried". Gottfried, a classic movie lover, was a guest Programmer on TCM. He mock-complained to TCM host Robert Osborne that choosing only four films out of all those available was "the worst homework assignment ever!"
"Gilbert Gottfried Dirty Jokes" was released on both DVD and CD, featuring 50 non-stop minutes of Gottfried telling the funniest and filthiest jokes ever. The show was filmed live at the Gotham Comedy Club in New York City. Also featured on the DVD are some of the funniest bonus features ever, including wild stories, indignant ranting and celebrity impressions.
Rubber Balls and Liquor is Gilbert Gottfried's hilarious first-ever book. Part memoir, part twisted social commentary, and part scratches on the bathroom wall. With this scathingly funny book of rants and musings, Gottfried sullies an entirely new medium with his dysfunctional worldview.
As a famed comics comic, Gottfried puts aside political correctness for his live performance and fires an onslaught of jokes that know no boundaries.
"More than a national treasure, he's a secret weapon. If we had had Gilbert Gottfried in World War II, Hitler would have given up in 1942." —Stephen King Read more...
Sept 11, 12, 13
Chris Franjola is a writer/comedian born and raised on Long Island who now lives and works in Los Angeles. He’s currently a writer and a regular performer on E!’s hit show “Chelsea Lately”. Chris also starred on the scripted comedy series “After Lately”, which aired for three seasons on E! He is also the host of the Sons of Anarchy after show "Anarchy Afterword", airing live on FX. When he isn’t busy writing and acting, he’s performing stand-up on the road, headlining venues all over the country. Before Chelsea Lately, Chris wrote for other shows, including "Family Guy", the MTV "Video Music Awards", and the original "Chelsea Handler Show". Read more...
Sept 19, 20
Mitch Fatel has been showcasing his comedic talent for 15 years and is the number one requested comedian on Sirus Satellite Radio. Fatel is known for his unique style of engaging his audiences with his innocent demeanor, then catching them off guard with his mixture of mischievous dialogue and off color comments. He has appeared numerous times on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, The Late Show with David Letterman and Howard Stern. Fatel was awarded “Best Comedian” at the HBO Aspen Comedy Festival in 2006 and in April of 2007, Fatel’s half hour stand-up special debuted on Comedy Central to rave reviews. Fatel also recorded a one hour special for the network entitled, Mitch Fatel is Magical that debuted in 2009. His third album, Public Display of Perversion, was released in March of 2013 and debuted at #1 on the iTunes comedy charts. He currently has a reality show pilot at A&E based on his life. Read more...
Sept 25, 26, 27
Stand-Up Comedian, Actor, Writer and Producer, Margaret Smith does it all! A six-time Emmy Award winner, Margaret recently left her gig as a writer and producer for the Ellen Degeneres Show to work on her own projects. She is currently in negotiations on a pilot she has developed. She also recently published her first book. A hilarious yet poignant, partial memoir about becoming a single mother. It’s titled, “What Was I Thinking”. Additionally, she has won the American Comedy Award for Best Female Stand Up Comedian. She starred in her own special for Comedy Central and has produced and starred in her own independent projects. Her incredibly funny CD, titled “As It Should Be” has a liner note on the cover from Jay Leno. Jay writes, “The best comedians are the ones that write and perform their own material and Margaret Smith is at the top of that list”.
She played the standout record store owner in the hilarious, yet short-lived, spin off of “That 70′s Show” aptly titled “The 80′s Show”. Her list of roles in Television and Film include parts in Martin Scorsese’s “Goodfellas”, the remake of “The Blob”, the Wachowski brother’s hit thriller “Bound” with Gina Gershon and Meg Tilly, and a guest starring role in the Pamela Anderson series, “VIP”, to name a few. You may have also seen one of her many performances on both The Tonight Show with Jay Leno as well as Late Show with David Letterman. Margaret has toured the comedy circuit doing live performances throughout the United States and beyond including Britain, Ireland and Australia, not to mention a one-nighter in Tasmania. “Have you ever seen a Tasmanian Devil? They’re so cute. You want to pet them, ‘till they yawn.”
She’s worked with everyone from Rosie O’Donnell to the late Bob Hope. She says, “Phyllis Diller told me the dirtiest joke I’ve ever heard”, and claims to have had an emotional bottom on The Oprah Winfrey Show. You might want to keep your eyes open for Margaret during her summer hiatus when she hits the road and tours. She may be coming to a theater in your area. Read more...
Oct 2, 3, 4
Call him cocky, call him confident, but never call him dull. The Midnight Swinger erupts onto the stage like the volcano in front of the Mirage Hotel in a fresh and original, over the top event that has been called "sharp-witted", "clever" and "classy". Putting the show back in showman, The Midnight Swinger combines the style and cool of a 60's Las Vegas performer with the flash and excitement of a 21st century Super Bowl halftime extravaganza. More than just a stand-up comedian, the Midnight Swinger is proud to be called a throwback entertainer. That's right, an entertainer! The Swinger believes in more than just standing behind the microphone and telling jokes, and doing more than just a simple "comedy show". The Midnight Swinger puts on a spectacle that leaves the audience LAUGHIN', SINGIN' and SWINGIN'.
The Swinger always wears the sharpest threads no matter where he is performing, and stylin' and profilin' with an oversized pompadour. The Swinger will be the first to tell you, "Damn, I Look Good", his battle cry before, during and after every show.
The never subtle or soft spoken Midnight Swinger heats up the room as he puts on a classic Las Vegas style show filled with great comedy, music, singing and dancing. And when the show is over, you will walk out with a smile on your face yelling DAMN, I LOOK GOOD! Read more...
Oct 9, 10, 11
Steve Hirst comes All the way from Manchester England. Now based out of Dallas, Texas, Hirst performs his crowd-pleasing act on American stages nationwide. Steve's unique brand of humor manages to translate the comical differences between the UK and the US, and his act has often been described as a mix between Benny Hill and the movie Snatch. With dead-on impressions, music and a closing bit that will have you falling out of your seat, Steve's rollercoaster ride of laughs will leave you short of breath and begging for more. Get ready America because the new British Invasion of comedy has arrived and it goes by the name of Steve Hirst. Read more...
Oct 17, 18
Heather McDonald doesn’t hold back on anything, especially when it comes to demonstrating her many talents. She continuously proves to master her craft as a comedian, actress, story producer, and best-selling author. Currently in her sixth season, McDonald is best known for her roundtable appearances on E!’s top rated show ‘Chelsea Lately’ and she became a breakout star on the E! comedic “mockumentary” series, ‘After Lately’, which chronicled the ‘behind-the-scenes’ shenanigans of the ‘Chelsea Lately’ cast and crew.
McDonald is also a best-selling author: her debut book (released June 2010), You’ll Never Blue Ball in this Town Again, spent seven weeks on the New York Times best-seller list, and climbed to the #1 position on Amazon’s “Bestsellers in Entertainment” list. McDonald released her follow up to Blue Balls in February 2013 titled MY INAPPROPRIATE LIFE: Some Material Not Suitable for Small Children, Nuns, or Mature Adults which also became a national bestseller. My Inappropriate Life is an irreverent account of McDonald’s attempts to balance fame with family time, all while doing it her way. McDonald also contributed a chapter to the NY Times #1 bestselling book Lies That Chelsea Handler Told Me. Heather’s writing has also been featured in Redbook Magazine, Reader’s Digest, The Hollywood Reporter and she has contributed to New York Magazine’s Vulture.
On top of being a full-time writer and story producer for ‘Chelsea Lately’, McDonald is also a regular collaborator with the Wayans Brothers; serving as a writer on their features WHITE CHICKS and DANCE FLICK. Heather is also a featured performer on ‘The Tonight Show with Jay Leno’ and has been a guest star on the hit television series’ ‘Frasier’, ‘Malcolm in the Middle’, ‘Reno 911′ and Nickelodeon’s ‘Drake and Josh’.
As a stand-up comedian, McDonald just wrapped her ‘My Inappropriate Life’ Tour where she performed to sold-out crowds in San Francisco, Chicago, Dallas, Las Vegas, Atlanta and more. She opened for Chelsea Handler’s ‘Lies That Chelsea Handler Told Me’ TOUR in sold out performances around the country. These 2000-4000 seat theaters included Carnegie Hall, The Borgata in Atlantic City, The Pearl in the Palms Casino, Treasure Island, Route 66 Casino and the Wiltern in Los Angeles to name just a few.
McDonald was a member of The Groundlings Theater where she performed in the Sunday Company for two years. She is a graduate of the University of Southern California. Heather has been married to her husband Peter for 10 years and they have 3 children. They reside in the San Fernando Valley next door to her parents just in case they run out of milk, Chardonnay or need one of her dad’s Vicodin. Read more...
Oct 23, 24, 25
In 2013 Shane Mauss has had his fifth appearance on Conan, recorded his first one hour special which will be out in early 2014, performed his solo show for a full month in the world's largest comedy festival The Edinburgh Comedy Festival, and recorded a TV spot in Australia at The Just For Laughs: Stand-Up Series at The Sydney Opera House.
Originally from La Crosse, WI, Shane Mauss moved to Boston in 2004 (at the supple, tender age of 23) to pursue his childhood dream of becoming a standup comedian. In less than three years, Shane caught his big break when he was awarded Best Standup Comic at HBO's US Comedy Arts Festival in 2007.
Comedy Central Presents: Shane Mauss debuted in 2010 and was accompanied by his first CD Jokes To Make My Parents Proud with Comedy Central Records, which was named in the Top 10 Albums of 2010 by Punchline Magazine.
Shane's other TV credits now include two appearances on Conan on TBS, three appearances on Late Night with Conan O'Brien, an appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live!, Comedy Central's Live at Gotham, Showtime's Comics Without Borders, two appearances on BBC's The World Stands Up, and in what is easily his strangest television appearance to date: Playboy TV's Night Calls.
Shane has been in several comedy festivals around the world including The Just For Laughs Festival Comedy Festival in Montreal, Sydney & Chicago, The Bridgetown Comedy Festival in Portland, OR, The Comedy Central South Beach Comedy Festival, The Cat Laughs Comedy Festival in Kilkenny, Ireland, The Sydney Comedy Festival, and The Aspen Rooftop Comedy Festival.
You may also know him as a regular on The Bob and Tom Show, Sirius Radio, Pandora, Spotify or podcasts such as WTF, You Made It Weird, Doug Loves Movies, Keith and The Girl or as co-host of The Double Date Podcast. Read more...