Morning Debriefing 11/15/11

1) TJ Miller’s “No Real Reason”, Pete Holmes’ “Impregnated With Wonder”, and British comedian Russell Howard’s “Right Here Right Now” are all available today.

2) Christian Finnegan on Conan

3) NBC has “tabled” (not cancelled) Community mid-season while prepping to put Whitney back to back with Are You There, Chelsea? on Wednesday nights. Is it possible that Community needs an annoying billboard and bus ad campaign to survive?

4) There’s still time to enter the Women In Comedy Festival

5) Tonight on Letterman, Bill Maher (CBS 11:35PM)

6) Lawyers now have their own humor site,, and a funny web series from comedian Matt Ritter, The Bottom Rung.

7) This Jack Donaghy vs. Ron Swanson boxing(?) with Dwight Schrute Self-Defense Demonstration poster doesn’t make up for the other NBC news, but it’s a start.

8) Marcel The Shell With Shoes On reminds us that smiling (and laughing) is worth it.


An Evening with Eric Andre at the Josh & Josh Show @ Bar Lubitsch Thurs. Nov. 17th 8:30PM FREE


Record Setter LIVE! @ Nerdist Theater 8PM $10

The Rudy Casoni Variety Show @ Steve Allen Theater 8PM $10

Hollywood Stands Up w/Sharon Houston @ ACME Comedy Hollywood 8PM $8

Save the Max! @ Westside Comedy Theater 8PM $5

Ballgame’s Laugh Lounge @ Red Rock Bar & Eatery 8PM FREE

The Good Luck Show @ The Good Luck Bar 8PM FREE

How Did This Get Made? LIVE w/Paul Scheer @ Largo at the Coronet Theatre 8:30PM $25 

Comedy Bang Bang @ UCB Theatre 8:30PM $5 (stand by only) 

Holy Fuck 2 Year Anniversary @ Downtown Independent Theater 9PM FREE 


ACME COMEDY HOLLYWOOD 135 N. La Brea Ave., Hollywood, CA/Sign-up 5:30PM/Starts 6PM/first come, first served/no purchase necessary

WESTWOOD BREW CO 1097 Glendon Ave., Westwood, CA/Sign-up 7:30PM/Starts 8PM/lottery/first come, first served/no purchase necessary

TRIBAL CAFE 1651 W. Temple St., Los Angeles, CA (Echo Park)/Starts 8PM/mixed mic 

SAL’S COMEDY HOLE 7356 Melrose Ave., Hollywood, CA/Starts 8PM/first come, first served/$4 min.

WESTSIDE COMEDY THEATER 1323-A 3rd St., Santa Monica, CA (in alley between 3rd St. Promenade and 4th St.)/Sign-up 9:45PM/Starts 10PM/lottery/$1 cover

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/bottled water and coffee provided   

12) It’s not that I think the general readership here is somehow straining visually to read my posts here. I just don’t know what is going on with Tumblr formatting.

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