Sparkling Wit

Comedian Hal Sparks headlines the Ice house July 12, 2018

PHOTO: The Ice House | | Hal Sparkis

The Ice House is thrilled to welcome actor/comedian/musician HAL SPARKS for one show only on Thursday, July 12.

Actor, comedian and political activist, 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 “Funniest Teenager in Chicago” by the Chicago Sun Times. Sparks went on to host the Emmy Award- winning Talk Soup on E! Entertainment Television, winning rave reviews from fans and critics alike. He starred for five seasons on Showtime’s hit series Queer As Folk and appeared in the films ExtractSpiderman 2 and Dude, Where’s My Car? Sparks recently starred in his own one hour Showtime comedy special, “Charmageddon,” which is now a best-selling DVD. He is a star commentator on VH1’s popular I Love the 80’s series and a regular guest on the Stephanie Miller Show. 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 The Tonight Show, Larry King LiveCharlie RoseGood Morning AmericaThe View, Jimmy Kimmel 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.

Along with his acting career, Sparks recently joined the DGA following his directing several episodes of a hit comedy show on Disney. Last year, Hal made a very memorable guest appearance on Netflix’s Fuller House, as D.J. Tanner’s (Candace Cameron Bure) ex-boyfriend, Nelson Burkhard.

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Beyond his acting and comedy pursuits, Hal openly vocalizes his political activism through hosting his Superior Podcast. He is also a “go-to” for CNN International/LA Newsroom when there is breaking news that demonstrates how comedy and politics intersect.

Hal Sparks will perform one (1) show at 8 p.m. on Thursday, July 12. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased at or through the Ice House box office at 626-577-1894. This is a Special Event show.