If you go

Jay Mohr will perform starting Thursday at Ontario Improv, 4555 Mills Circle.

The shows are at 8 p.m. Thursday, 8 and 10 p.m. Friday, 7 and 9 p.m. Saturday and 7 p.m. Sunday.

The cost is $30 for people 18 and older. There is a two-item minimum per person. A dress code is enforced.

Information: 909-484-5411 and ontario.improv.com

MIMICRY

Jay Mohr is an impressionist whose repertoire includes:

  • Christopher Walken

  • Tracy Morgan

  • Al Pacino

  • Robert DeNiro

  • Norm MacDonald

  • Ina Gartner from The Food Network

    ON SCREEN

    Jay Mohr's movie credits include:

  • "Picture Perfect" with Jennifer Aniston

  • "Playing by Heart" with Angelina Jolie and Sean Connery

  • "Suicide Kings" with Christopher Walken and Denis Leary

  • "Pay it Forward," with Kevin Spacey and Helen Hunt

  • "Are We There Yet?" with Ice Cube

  • "Jerry Maguire" with Tom Cruise, Renee Zellweger and Cuba Gooding Jr.

    ON TV

    Jay Mohr's television career highlights include:

  • Star of CBS series "Gary Unmarried"

  • Host of Fox Sports Net's "NFL This Morning"

  • Executive producer and host of the ESPN series "Mohr Sports"

  • Host of NBC's "Last Comic Standing"
  • Jay Mohr says he is a Rancho Cucamonga Quakes fan and a regular visitor to Fontana's Auto Club Speedway.

    Mohr said he also always has fun when making the drive from Los Angeles into San Bernardino County.

    So he'll likely be more than comfortable on Thursday when he brings his stand-up comedy act to the Ontario Improv for his Inland Valley fans to enjoy - and he's not planning to disappoint.

    "The first and most important thing all audience members should expect when they see comedy is to laugh - expect that," Mohr said.

    "If you aren't laughing, and I mean really laughing, the comedian has failed."

    Mohr's career has spanned more than two decades, including stints on television, radio as well as on stage.

    "I work hard. People come from jobs they don't like and drive and park and find baby sitters to come see me," he said.

    "I take that real seriously."

    Mohr has also showcased his wit in several books, including "No Wonder My Parents Drank," his stories of fatherhood; and "Gasping for Airtime," a memoir of his two years as a writer and featured performer on "Saturday Night Live."

    Mohr said he loves all aspects of performing and strives for excellence in every show.

    "If people are going to come see you do comedy, you can't have a good show; you have to have the best show. You have to. Why will they come see you again? Because you were the best they had ever seen," Mohr said.

    "No one ever sees a band that was `pretty good' again. You gotta crush it. After the show, I sell T-shirts and stuff. Mostly, I just want to shake their hands and say `Thank you.' If they don't come, I don't get paid. I'm as happy to see them as they are me."


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