1) The future is here Mr. Gittes! The 2nd Nerdist Podcast Stand-up Special is here w/Pete Holmes, Rory Scovel, Hampton Yount, Jim Hamilton, Brent Weinbach, and more.
2) Former Senator Arlen Specter does a solid 8 min. set of stand-up, to the point where you really wonder if he’s been coached and had material written for him.
3) Emily Heller, one of Comedy Central’s most recent Comics to Watch, started a theme blog that takes every caption contest in the New Yorker and offers a submission that involves talking about getting dicks sucked called, Suck My Dick New Yorker. Please enjoy.
5) One of the more entertaining and less aggravating comedy lists of 2011 comes from Splitsider in their 10 Funniest Video Games of 2011.
6) Here’s a holiday edition of the Nerdist’s 5 Most Intentionally Funny Videos This Week with plenty of Christmas comedy mayhem.
7) ON THE HORIZON
The Thursday Thing w/Dana Gould @ Nerdist Theater Thurs. Jan. 19th 8PM $8 in adv., $10 at door
8) COMEDY CRAWL
Ha: Unstuffed & Unstrung @ Irvine Barclay Theatre 8PM $38-$45
You’ve Seen These Guys @ Brea Improv 8PM $15/2 item min.
Comedy For Dorks @ Hollywood Improv Lab 8PM $5
Meltdown @ Nerdist Theater 8:30PM $8
9) OPEN MIC RUN
SAL’S COMEDY HOLE 7356 Melrose Ave., Hollywood, CA/Starts 6PM/$4 min./first come, first served
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
10) For how disruptive it is during comedy, I’d like to think that it’s surprising that someone is working on the silent blender, but, sadly, because it’s for comedy, it’s not surprising at all.