Richard Villa

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Raised in the urban city of Compton, California, Richard Villa always knew he wanted to make people laugh. After completing a Bachelors degree in Mechanical Engineering, Richard felt there was something more out there in stored for him. While driving home one night, the neon lights of the Irvine Improv called his name. Hey Richard!

Seizing the moment of amateur night, Richard grabbed the microphone, went on stage, and has not stopped since.  Using stories of his childhood, Richard Villa turned what he thought were basic experiences into autobiographical satirical humor that depict life for Latinos and other minorities in the United States. Amid his newfound talent in improvisation, Richard was accepted to The Groundlings Theatre Group.

With his comedy and thorough understanding of his audience, Richard Villa became the first Latino to ever host the renowned Hollywood Improv on Friday nights. Sharing the stage with various other talent such as Jeff Garcia, Carlos Mancilla, Gabriel Iglesia, Mike Epps, Orlando Jones and Dat Phan, Richard Villa quickly took over co-host duties at the Ha-Ha in North Hollywood, and the Ontario and Brea Improv.

His ability to appeal to the audience earned him a special invitation by the U.S. Military to perform for the troops on the Combat Comedy Tour which included Iraq, Unit, May, Kyrgyzstan, Afghanistan, Kuwait, Qatar, Bahrain, Djibouti, and Saudi Arabia.

In 2005 Vanguard Cinema released Richards 1st DVD, called Richard Villa: Performing This Way.

Now being hailed as the leader for the new generation of Latino Comics, Richard Villa exemplifies dedication to making other people laugh. With his television appearances on Mun2s Loco Comedy Jam, HBO Latino and Los Angeles based LATV, Richard Villa has turned his talent into animation, becoming a writer and voiceover for MTVs Latin animation, Chico y Guapo.

In a personal project, Richard Villa is aiming at introducing his audience to Border Patrol Tales, a sketch comedy show depicting the social impact and influence of immigrants in the United States.


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Ventura Harbor Comedy Club
1559 Spinnaker Drive, Suite 205
Ventura, CA 93001
Telephone: (805) 644-1500
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Tuesday 8pm

Special Events

21 & Over Only!

Wednesday 8pm
Thursday 8pm
Friday 8pm & 10pm
Saturday 7pm & 9pm
Sunday 7pm



Veggie Wrap $9

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

Chicken Wrap $10

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

*NEW* All Star Comedy Subs $10

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

Buffalo Wings $8

Spicy wings served with celery and your choice of ranch or bleu cheese dressing

Beef Taquitos $6

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

Nachos Supreme $8

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

Sausage and Pepper Sandwich $12

Plump sausage with a mixture of peppers and onions on a special roll

Turkey Melt $10

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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