Pick of the Day: Kvetch. (in LA) 5/18

Genghis Cohen, the Chinese restaurant with a side room that looked more like a humble chapel than a place for live, very secular comedy and music. It has been a go to place for comedy ever since we started covering the comedy beat in LA. Whether it was Abbey Londer’s stand-up showcase from over a decade ago (she was one of the folks large and in charge at Netflix Is a Joke Fest now) or Greta Titelman and Blair Socci’s weekly Tuesday show or the open mic run by now NYC comedy transplant, Nina Tarr, we found our way to Genghis Cohen someway somehow pretty regularly.

Of course, COVID put a stop of all of that for a long, long time.

Thankfully, they survived and comedy is returning to their delightfully intimate space, this time, with LA comedy staple, Alison Stevenson, and a brand new monthly variety show that will draw from the vast spectrum of comedy performers of all ilks and backgrounds that this city has to offer.

Aptly named, Kvetch., Stevenson will assemble the comedy stylings of Laurie Kilmartin, Nori Reed, Ify Nwadiwe, and Courtney Pauroso, which is one hell of a LA comedy variety. This first show is slated for a week from now Wed. May 18th at 8PM PT and tickets are $8 (plus 1 item min.). Go get your tickets right here right now.