Morning Debriefing 12/14/11

1) FX’s The League gets renewed for its fourth season! If only the negotiations for sports leagues were actually this easy…

2) Sacha Baron Cohen is the Dictator in this new trailer, not Jeffrey Ross at the last Comedy Central Roast.

3) TJ Miller & Nick Swardson are going to Hell & Back. Stop-motion animation style. 

4) Please get some joy in your life by watch Nick Vatterott and Nick Frost on Conan. Further your joy with Louis CK on the Tonight Show (NBC 11:35PM) and Patton Oswalt on the Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson (CBS 12:35AM).

5) Drunk History coming back for Christmas might be the best gift ever. Full disclosure: We have poor friends that can’t afford gifts.

6) Font Wars? Yes, it’s a real thing between the Comics Sans Project vs. Bans Comics Sans

7) Next Wednesday, there’ll be a new open mic in Hollywood at The Bar, sign-up 7PM, starts 7:30PM, no cover/no minimum, and hosted by Stan Macie.

8) In Louis CK news, he made some money on his special and was on NPR’s Fresh Air.

9) Comedian/singer Karen Kilgariff knows how to do Christmas right.

10) Do not miss this week’s 5 Most Intentionally Funny Videos This Week from the Nerdist.

Murray Valeriano Taping @ M Bar 7PM No cover/$10 min.
Shotgun Story Worthy, The Game Show Podcast @ El Cid 7:30PM $8
Persona! @ Hollywood Improv Lab 8PM $5
Your Dose of Comedy @ Ice House Stage 2 $10/2 drink min.
Trepany House Benefit Opening Night @ Steve Allen Theater 8PM $35-$300 
Meltdown Presents: The Nerdist Stand-Up Special @ Nerdist Theater 8:30PM $8 
Facebook @ UCB Theatre 9:30PM $5
Beer in the Shower @ Dreams Cafe & Bar 9:30PM FREE
Dot Comedy @ Laugh Factory 10PM $20-$30/2 drink min.
Stampede! @ Hollywood Improv Lab 10PM $5
The Anna Lee Lawson Comedy Hour @ Next Stage Theater 11PM $5 

SAL’S COMEDY HOLE 7356 Melrose Ave., Hollywood, CA/Starts 6PM/$4 min./first come, first served
SMILES NIGHTCLUB 13615 Ventura Blvd., Sherman Oaks, CA/Sign-up 5:45/Starts 6PM/first come, first served/no purchase necessary
THE SPOT CAFE 4455 Overland Ave., Culver City, CA/Starts 7PM/lottery
HOLLYWOOD HOTEL 1160 N. Vermont Ave., Hollywood, CA/Sign-up 7PM/Starts 7:30PM/5 min./first come, first served/one drink min.
GRINDHOUSE CAFE 1051 N. Havenhurst, West Hollywood, CA/Starts 7PM
TRIBAL CAFE 1651 W. Temple St., Los Angeles, CA/Starts 8PM/mixed mic
LIBRARY A COFFEE HOUSE 3418 Broadway, Long Beach, CA/Sign-up 8PM/Starts 8:30PM 
LIQUID ZOO 7214 Sepulveda Blvd., Van Nuys, CA/Sign-up 8:30PM/Starts 9PM/first come, first served/7 min.
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  

13) To every bit of comedy that doesn’t work, know that it was still funny, even if only to the one person that created it.

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