Morning Debriefing 11/10/11

1) Jesse Popp on Conan.

2) Two albums that you need to be on the look out for REAL soon: ‘Impregnated With Wonder’ from Pete Holmes (which you can stream in its entirety now), out Nov. 15th and ‘Cardio Mix’ from the Beards of Comedy out the week after that Nov. 22nd.

3) Need some more stuff to submit to? How about the Doritos’ Crash the Superbowl Commercial Contest and The Newport Beach Film Festival (where Matt Walsh’s directorial debut High Road had its world premiere last year)?

4) Well, despite our wishes for the self congratulatory pat-on-the-back that awards telecasts are to become done in private, it is sad that Eddie Murphy dropped out as the host of the upcoming Academy Awards. With Brian Grazer taking the helm, there’s hope yet for the show, but as far as hosts go, it’s a sad state of affairs that there isn’t a clear choice for the gig. Personally, we’d love to see Ron Swanson take over hosting duties.

5) Matt Besser joins the handful size genre of true improv based podcasts by starting improv4humans at Earwolf.

6) I mean, is this the best meme ever or what? [via Paul Scheer]

Yesterday, I tried to start a meme based on this picture.  I think it’s working.

Oprah Runs Part 3

7) In the world of getting things that you love on new platforms: WTF has partnered with My Damn Channel and you can get Henry Phillips’ film Punching the Clown on iTunes.

8) If you’re going to make a serious go at making fun of celebrities online, you might want to read this piece we wrote for the Nerdist.

Brian Posehn @ Irvine Improv 8PM $20/2 item min. 
This Sh*t’s For Real @ UCB Theatre 8PM $5
Subversive Comedy w/Jimmy Dore @ Flappers Burbank 8PM $12/2 item min.
Merrill Davis & Friends @ Hollywood Improv Lab 8PM $10
The Josh & Josh Show @ Bar Lubitsch 8:30PM FREE
The Comedy Palace @ The Palace Restaurant 9:30PM FREE
DC Pierson’s Bad at Girls @ UCB Theatre 9:30PM $5 

SAL’S COMEDY HOLE 7356 Melrose Ave., Hollywood, CA/Starts 6PM/$4 min./first come, first served
COFEE BEAN 16101 Ventura Blvd., Encino, CA, Suite 180/Starts 7PM/mixed mic/no purchase necessary
SANDWICH SPOT 3101 Ocean Park Ave., Santa Monica, CA/Sign-up 6:30PM/Starts 7PM/first come, first served
CAFE ON 2ND 7 S. 2nd St., Alhambra, CA/Sign-up 6:30PM/Starts 7PM/first come, first served/10 min.
SUNSET GRILL 7439 W. Sunset Blvd., Hollywood, CA/Starts 7PM/one item min.
CAFE UNURBAN 3301 Pico Blvd., Santa Monica, CA/Sign-up (lottery) 9PM/No purchase necessary 
HOLLYWOOD HOTEL 1160 N. Vermont Ave., Hollywood, CA/Sign-up 6PM/Starts 7PM/5 min./first come, first served/one drink min.TRIBAL CAFE 1651 W. Temple St., Los Angeles, CA/Starts 8PM/mixed mic
MARTY’S/THE OPEN MIC 7351 W. Sunset Blvd., Hollywood, CA (walk up Martel, past Big Mama’s and Papa’s)/5PM to 11PM/$5 min./multiple sets allowed/first come, first served/coffee and bottled water available  
FLAPPERS BAR 102 E. Magnolia Ave., Burbank, CA/Sign-up 11PM/Starts MIDNIGHT 

11) YES! Ashton Kutcher quits Twitter and my plan to end social networking and return a normal life is working.

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