Helium Presents: Hal Sparks

Thu, Aug 10, 2017
Fri, Aug 11, 2017
Sat, Aug 12, 2017

Helium Presents: Hal Sparks

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. In 1987 he was named the Funniest Teenager in Chicago by the Sun Times. After a successful run with Second City, Sparks moved to Los Angeles and immediately began performing at numerous comedy clubs, including The Improv, The Comedy Store, The Laugh Factory and The Ice House, as well as at Comic Relief's American Comedy Festival.

From 1999 to 2000, Sparks was the host of the Emmy-award winning “Talk Soup” on E! Entertainment Television, winning rave reviews from fans and critics alike. For five seasons, Sparks co-starred as Michael on the hit Showtime series “Queer As Folk” based on the controversial and critically acclaimed British series. In 2006, Sparks hosted the WB reality series “Survival of the Richest”, and is one of the stars of the VH-1 hit pop culture series “I Love The 70’s, 80’s and 90’s”. His television credits include guest-starring roles on “CSI”, “Frasier” and “One on One”. He also co-starred in the Showtime Original feature “Bleacher Bums” adapted from the critically acclaimed play of the same name. Hal starred opposite Peter Riegert, Wayne Knight and Brad Garrett in this classic baseball comedy. In 2004 Sparks appeared in the box office hit “Spiderman 2”. Century Fox comedy, “Dude, Where’s My Car?” and “Dickie Roberts, Former Child Star”.

His numerous television appearances include “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno”, “Larry King Live”, “Good Morning America”, “The View” and “Politically Incorrect with Bill Maher”.

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