Thursday June 20th, 2013 at 8:30pm
$22, 21+ show At Johnny D’s Uptown Restaurant & Music Club, Somerville, MA
Currently starring in the Disney XD show, LAB RATS, actor/comedian Hal Sparks began his professional career as a teenager in Chicago. As a member of the famed Second City Troupe, his quick wit and affable personality quickly gained him recognition and acclaim and he was named the â€œFunniest Teenager In Chicagoâ€ by the Chicago Sun Times. Sparks went on to host the Emmy Award- winning â€œTalk Soupâ€ on E! Entertainment Television, winning rave reviews from fans and critics alike. He starred for five seasons on Showtimeâ€™s hit series â€œQueer As Folkâ€ and appeared in the films â€œExtract,â€ â€œSpiderman 2â€ and â€œDude, Whereâ€™s My Car?â€ Sparks recently starred in his own one hour Showtime comedy special, â€œCharmageddon,â€ which is now a best-selling DVD. He is a star commentator on VH1’s popular â€œI Love the 80â€™sâ€ series and can be hear every Wednesday on the nationally syndicated â€œStephanie Miller Radio Show.â€ Hal is also a pop culture expert and regularly appears on such shows as “Joy Behar” and CNN’s “Your Money.” His numerous other television appearances include â€œThe Tonight Show,â€ â€œLarry King Live,â€ â€œCharlie Rose,â€ â€œGood Morning America,â€ â€œThe View,â€ â€œJimmy Kimmelâ€ and MTV. In addition to a busy acting and stand-up career, he is an accomplished musician. Hal and his band, Zero 1, recently released their debut album.