Morning Debriefing 2/22/11

1) Hilarious comedian Paul Jay was recently threatened by someone unknown to the Comedy Bureau at the Westwood Brewco Open Mic, sometimes referred to as the “open mic of love” over an incident that happened about a month ago.  Apparently, the person dishing out the threats took offense to a comment that Paul made in trying to shut him up as this person was talking during the whole show.  If anything is “going down” tonight, I urge anyone there to have Paul’s back because he’s a good man, a funny man, and anyone who claims they were whispering during the whole show and then wants to fight over being told to be quiet is pretty much in the wrong.

2) Real People liking good comedy: Everybody’s Talkin’ Comedy Show Review (via Wisepix).  

3) The hilarious “Puddin” live action comic strip with Eddie Pepitone will be featured here everyday, but you can follow them on Twitter if you feel like beating the Comedy Bureau to the punch @puddinstrip.

Birds of Prey @ Comedy Central Stages 8PM FREE/call (323) 960-5519
Eddie Pepitone Bloodbath @ Hollywood Improv Lab Mar. 8th
Glenn Wool @ Hollywood Improv Lab Thurs. Mar. 10th 10:30PM $5
LA Comedy Fest’s First Fridays Variety Show @ Theatre Asylum Fri. Mar. 4th 10:30PM $10
Timeline B (Sax Carr Taping) @ Meltdown Comics Fri. Mar. 11th 8PM FREE
The Midnight Show Showcase @ UCB Theatre Thurs. Mar. 17th 8PM $5

5) Tonight’s COMEDY CRAWL
Biscuits & Gravy @ Hollywood Improv Lab 8:30PM $5
Comedy Death Ray @ UCB Theatre 8:30PM $5 (stand by only)
First Therapy Comedy Show @ Blue Monkey Lounge 8:30PM FREE 

BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE TOKYO @ SEÑOR FISH 422 E. 1st, Los Angeles, CA (downtown)/Sign-up 6:30PM/Starts 7PM
COFFEE GALLERY 2029 Lake Ave., Altadena, CA/Starts 8PM
WESTWOOD BREWCO 1097 Glendon Ave., Westwood, CA/Sign-up (lottery) 7:30PM/Starts 8PM  

8) Recently: Man was shot dead for eating popcorn too loudly at a ‘Black Swan’ screening.  This makes me wonder, briefly, why Bill Hicks didn’t go further in handling this heckler.

9) Special Thanks to Comedian Chris Dunham for his donation to the Comedy Bureau.

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