Richard Villa

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Richard Villa is a bilingual (English/Spanish) stand-up comedian and actor whose comedic influences draw from life experiences growing up as a Mexican-American Latino in the United States. His crossover comedy appeal has landed him with appearances and specials on Netflix, MTV, Comedy Central, HBO, Comedy Central Mexico, Netflix, Televisa, Galavision, Azteca TV, DirecTv, and more. He was the longtime Friday night host of “Refried Friday’s at the world famous Hollywood Improv, and was the first Latino to land this coveted gig. Richard has performed alongside the comedy world’s top talent including: Luis de Alba, Gabriel Iglesias, Franco Escamilla, Russell Peters, Carlos Mencia, Louis C.K., Mike Epps, Orlando Jones, El Costeño, and more. He has traveled the world performing his comedy and is the key player in developing Spanish stand-up comedy in the United States, Mexico and Latin America. 

Raised in Compton, California, from immigrant parents, Villa began performing stand-up in his early-20’s and left a successful career as a mechanical engineer to pursue a new passion. Gaining quick momentum, Villa soon began writing, producing sketches, and performing comedy that led him to star in “Habla” on HBO, “Mind of Mencia” on Comedy Central, and as a voiceover talent for MTV’s animated series, “The Chico y Guapo Show.” In addition, Villa has landed supporting and co-starring roles in productions for Lions Gate, Vanguard Cinema, Cine Mexicano and Distrimax. His successful comedy production company, “Refried Comedy,” has made a strong impact in the industry and is now international.
His crossover appeal in both the English and Spanish market opened new doors and has led Villa to star in various Spanish language specials like “Sigue la Risa” on Netflix, “Stand-Parados” with comedian Adal Ramones on Televisa, and a variety of other comedy specials on Comedy Central Mexico, Galavision and Azteca America. Villa is a key player in the rising stand-up comedy scene in the United States and Mexico City, and can easily be credited in changing the dynamics of stand-up comedy in Latin America by bringing the American style to performances.
Villa has toured all over the U.S. for the “Refried Comedy Tour,” and was invited by the U.S.  Military to perform four tours of the “Combat Comedy Tour” which included visiting servicemen and women in Iraq, Kyrgyzstan, Afghanistan, Kuwait, Qatar, Bahrain, Djibouti, Saudi  Arabia, and more. Richard is set to begin his first ever Spanish comedy world tour with Mexican superstar Franco Escamilla in 2017 with the tour being recorded/documented for Netflix. Richard Villa is currently an international headliner who’s comedy continues to steal the show everywhere he performs and he’s on pace to becoming one of the best comedians in the business.


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Ventura Harbor Comedy Club
1559 Spinnaker Drive, Suite 205
Ventura, CA 93001
Telephone: (
805) 644-1500
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The Ventura Harbor Comedy Club is Ventura County's premiere comedy destination. Located in the beautiful Ventura Harbor. Owned and Operated by seasoned Comedians Andres Fernandez and Randy Lubas since 2007, the Ventura Harbor Comedy Club has put Ventura on the map for stand up. Our club has featured some of the largest names in entertainment while nurturing the growth of local talent. Our venue is perfect for every celebration, especially Birthdays, Corporate Parties, Holiday Celebrations and Bachelor Parties. We expanded our club in 2012 with our Green Room Lounge, which offers one of the best views of the harbor. 
Our regular show hours or Tuesday through Friday at 8PM, Saturdays at 7PM & 9PM and Sundays at 7PM. Our age requirement is now 18 and over. Seating is first come first serve, reservations suggest for all events. Special Event prices subject to change. 



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18 or accompanied by a parent

Thursday 8pm
Friday 8pm & and sometimes10pm
Saturday 7pm & 9pm
Sunday 7pm



Veggie Wrap $9.50

Chopped veggies, jack cheese, lettuce and tomato with a cilantro dressing wrapped in a spinach tortilla

Chicken Wrap $11

Mesquite chicken, jack cheese and chopped veggies with a pesto aioli wrapped in a spinach tortilla

*NEW* All Star Comedy Subs $11

Your choice of:
Caprese: Tomato, mozarella and pesto on a baguette
Italian: Ham, pepperoni, salami, tomato, lettuce and italian dressing on a baguette

World's best Hot Dog $8

100% All-beef hot dog served with ketchup, mustard and salsa

Chicken Quesadilla $9

3-cheese blend grilled in a flour tortilla with sour cream

Beef Taquitos $8

6 All beef taquitos topped with melted cheese and served with sour cream and chunky salsa

Nachos Supreme $8.5

Corn tortilla chips topped with cheese, jalapenos, olives, sour cream, chunky salsa and guacamole

Costline Grilled Chicken Salad $12

Grilled Chicken on a bed of Romaine Lettuce with tomatoes, black olives, jalapenos, tortilla chips, and guacamole

Jumbo Shrimp Cocktail $12

Six Jumbo Shrimp served on a bed of Lettuce with a helping of our home made cocktail sauce

Chesse Plate $12

An assortment of 5 imported cheeses, fresh and dried fruit, nuts and crackers

Turkey Melt $11

Turkey covered with melted Swiss cheese, lettuce and tomato

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We teach a stand-up comedy workshop. If you have ever wanted to try stand-up comedy, this is the perfect place for you. Classes start October 19th and will continue every Sunday for the following 6 weeks!

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