Morning Debriefing 11/29/11

1) RIP Patrice O’Neal. Hopefully, Netflix will categorize you accurately now.

2) Conan is definitely killing it this week with tonight’s episode featuring Nathan Fillion, who is hilarious in a thing called PG Porn, Angela Kinsey, and many comedians’ favorite thing to listen to alone, Morrissey. I guess that’s the only way you can top Jason Segel’s story about Mickey Rooney and Das Racist bringing a MJ impersonator on stage. Also, Jon Stewart will be interviewing Betty White tonight on the Daily Show (Comedy Central 11PM)

3) Soundcloud is calling for podcasts!

4) And now, a very important message from Joselyn Hughes on introducing comics during a live show. Also, she sets f’n records.

5) Bob Odenkirk is hilarious when angry, especially if Andre Hyland/Phil Gower (holistic new age therapist) is the one egging him on.

6) Here’s a very interesting look at the history of laugh track and, perhaps, why it won’t gracefully die.

7) To add to the excitement of Kristen Schaal having an arc on 30 Rock, Louis CK will be returning as his lovable cop on Parks and Recreation. That news coupled with Community being TV Guide’s fan favorite must make Community fans feel a little better about the state of NBC’s comedies.

8) The new Power Rankings for Humblebrag are here and to no one’s surprise, Tyler, The Creator from Odd Future is crushing it.

9) Is there a weekly list of 5 of the best sketches, web series, uploaded live performances in comedy? Yes, there is such a thing on the Nerdist

Susan Burke’s Smoke Worry Fuck @ UCB Theatre Thurs. Dec. 1st 8PM $5
Murray Valeriano Taping @ M Bar Wed. Dec. 14th 7PM No cover/$10 min.

Performance Anxiety @ The Pleasure Chest 8PM $7
Harland Williams @ Flappers Burbank 8PM $20/2 item min.
The Dork Forest Live @ Nerdist Theater 8PM $10
The Good Luck Show @ Good Luck Bar 8PM FREE
Comedy Bang Bang @ UCB Theatre 8:30PM $5 (stand by only)
Therapy! @ Blue Monkey Lounge 8:30PM FREE
Nick Kroll & Friends @ Largo at the Coronet Theatre 9PM $25
Holy Fuck @ 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
AMSTERDAM CAFE 10905 Magnolia Blvd., North Hollywood, CA/Sign-up 6PM/Starts 6:30PM/first come, first served
WESTWOOD BREW CO 1097 Glendon Ave., Westwood, CA/Sign-up 7:30PM/Starts 8PM/lottery/first come, first served/no purchase necessary
VINNY’S PIZZA 12740 Culver Blvd., Los Angeles, CA/Starts 8PM/first come, first served
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.
PETIE’S PLACE 6025 Reseda Blvd., Tarzana, CA/Starts 9PM/one drink min./first come, first served
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  
BLUE MONKEY LOUNGE 5521 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood, CA/Starts 11PM after booked show/1 drink min./first come, first served 

13) Regarding this venting on the study of comedy, let me just say that I really love comedy, just in case this post and the hundreds of other ones just like it that we written by me weren’t evidence enough.

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