Morning Debriefing 1/13/11

1) Conan O’Brien making ground since arriving at TBS: Conan is the #1 late night talk show (of sorts) and also won’t think about talking to Leno again.  

2) One of the best shows in LA, THE JESSE MILLER TALK SHOW, now has Jesse Miller T-shirts that are, as Jesse Miller would say, “Hard as hell right there.” Pick them up off of right here.


3) Two of the newest members to Twitter just happen to be some of the funniest people in the LA area.  Please follow @fojasbradley (Bradley Fojas) and @champagnematt (Matt Champagne) as I’m sure they’ll kill it on Twitter just like they do on stage.

4) Wanna see Eddie Pepitone eat while attempting to run a football in for a touchdown at the LA Coliseum?  Of course you do.  Watch “Norton Anti-Virus Online University Bowl” that was on recently on Conan.

5) With tonight’s COMEDY CRAWL, you definitely got your work cut out for you.
Moshe Kasher @ UCB Theatre 8PM $5 
Brassy @ The Zephyr Theatre 8PM FREE
Jim Jeffries @ Brea Improv 8PM $20/2 item min.
Subversive Comedy w/Jimmy Dore @ Flappers Burbank 8PM $12/2 drink min.
The Josh & Josh Show @ Bar Lubitsch
Holy Fuck @ Downtown Independent Theatre 9PM FREE
Comedy Palace @ Palace Restaurant 9PM FREE 

SANDWICH SPOT 3101 Ocean Park, Santa Monica, CA/Starts 7PM
HOLLYWOOD HOTEL 1160 N. Vermont Ave., Hollywood, CA/Sign-up 7PM/Starts 7:30PM
CAFE ON 2ND 7 S. 2nd St., Alhambra, CA/Sign-up 7PM/Starts 7:30PM/10 min.
212 CAFE 212 Pier Ave., Santa Monica, CA/Starts 9PM
MARTY’S/THE OPEN MIC 7351 W. Sunset Blvd., Hollywood, CA/5PM to 11PM/$5/multiple sets allowed

7) The Comedy Bureau “Tips Its Hat” today to MATT KNUDSEN-“@matt_knudsen I superglued my friends hand to his forehead. Well technically I just put superglue in the palm of his hand and then sunk his Battleship.”  This is Matt’s 2nd Tip of the Hat and The Comedy Bureau is glad to continue, as he would say, to be “Knudsen Champions”. Matt is definitely a delight to watch and experience simultaneously his quick wit and very, cool, laid back style.  You can see him this Saturday at The Tomorrow Show w/Ron Lynch @ The Steve Allen Theater MIDNIGHT $8. Website. Twitter.

8) From the “You Should Have Been There” Lagoon: Harold and Maude Trailer

9) Every comedy show I’ve been in the last week has been packed to capacity.  I hope this is not just a trend and people are genuinely excited about seeing live comedy in LA and not just making it their New Year’s Resolution to watch more live comedy because all their friends do it.

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