1) At 9AM PST, Louis CK will be releasing his newest special Live at the Beacon Theater on louisck.net. At 10AM PST, check the internet for memes and .gifs of said special.
2) Funny or Die continues to find the gold in the GOP’s garbage as DC Pierson plays Jesus in response to Rick Perry’s most recent campaign ads.
4) Add another book to your comedy nerd Christmas List: Mourning Remembrance by Jim Earl. What’s more festive than fictional obituaries?
6) Our Facebook Page has a whole bunch of stuff on it that isn’t posted here or on our Twitter, so like it to be even more impressed of how great it would be if an entire team was curating the Comedy Bureau.
7) Here’s a response we wrote for the Nerdist regarding a NY Times article claiming comedy (specifically those of sitcoms) are over. Before you think it’s “preaching to the choir”, read the whole thing.
8) ON THE HORIZON
Justin Willman’s Magic Meltdown (Pete Holmes is on the line-up and just might do his now famous bit about magic) @ Nerdist Theater Tues. Dec. 13th 8PM $8 in adv./$10 at door
The Brendon Small Secret Experimental Show @ Steve Allen Theater Sat. Dec. 17th 8PM $10-$300
9) COMEDY CRAWL
Bill Burr @ Brea Improv 7PM/9PM $25/2 item min.
The Creepy Caress Show @ Flappers YooHoo Room 7:30PM $10/2 item min.
Loud Noises! @ Nerdist Theater 8PM $10
The 2011 Channel 101 Channy Awards @ Downtown Independent Theater 8PM FREE
ASSSSCAT @ UCB Theatre 8PM $10 (stand by only)
Hutch’s Comedy BBQ & Laughs @ Hutch’s Barbecue 8PM FREE
Paul Scheer’s 3rd Annual Sexy Christmas Spectacular @ Largo at the Coronet Theatre 8PM $25 (stand by only)
One-Two Punch @ Benton Manor 8PM $3
Lost Moon Radio @ Club Fais-Do-Do 8:30PM $13-$25
Magic Bag @ Underground Annex Theater 10PM $5
10) OPEN MIC RUN
SPOT CAFE 4455 Overland Ave., Culver City, CA/Starts 2PM/feedback given at end
MARTY’S/THE OPEN MIC 7351 W. Sunset Blvd., Hollywood, CA/5PM to 11PM/$5 min./multiple sets allowed/coffee & water provided
WESTSIDE COMEDY THEATER 1323-A 3rd St. Promenade, Santa Monica, CA (in alley between 3rd and 4th St.)/Sign-up (lottery) 6PM/Starts 6:30PM/no purchase necessary/4 min.
SUNSET GRILL 7439 W. Sunset Blvd., Hollywood, CA/Starts 7PM/one item min.
FLAPPERS BAR 102 E. Magnolia Ave., Burbank, CA/Sign-up 10PM/Starts MIDNIGHT/lottery
11) Thanks to my purchase of DVD of Mike Mills’ the Beginners, I can simultaneously cry and laugh with the simple push of the play button.