Morning Debriefing 3/29/11

1) April 1st-There will be a piece about Downtown LA Comedy in the Los Angeles Times.  Please look out for this.

2) At least the Shorty Awards (Twitter Awards) got one thing right: Conan O’Brien winning the Shorty Lifetime Achievement Award.  @lord_Voldemort7 for humor.  Yeah, right…

3) Earwolf, a podcast platform for many big comedy podcasts has a “secret project”.  Besides it being called “Project Tippy Toe”, that’s all I can really say. [via Ploplist]

4) Bobby Bottleservice Joke Contest! Finish the joke, “Why did the mosquito cross the road?” to win tickets to a show with Conan O’Brien, Sarah Silverman, and Bottleservice’s alter-ego Nick Kroll, here in LA [via The Comic’s Comic]

5) Comedians Shayne Michael and Jeff Leon have started a Matching Funds program for other booked shows/open mics to pay featured performers.  Yes, this what performing comedy in LA has come to.  

Air Sex Championships Season 3 @ Satellite LA Wed. Mar. 30th $10 (yes, there is stand up comedy at the beginning of this)
Rory Scovel @ Hollywood Improv Fri. Apr. 1st 8PM $13/2 item min. 
Ryan Stout @ Hollywood Improv Sat. Apr. 2nd 10PM $18/2 item min.
The Eddie Pepitone Bloodbath @ Hollywood Improv Lab Sat. Apr. 7th 8:30PM $5
Melissa Villasenor’s Singing Show @ Bar Lubitsch Wed. Apr. 20th FREE 
Skinny Sundays @ Hollywood Improv Sun. May 1st 9:30PM
The Nerdist Podcast LIVE @ Meltdown Comics Mon. May 2nd 8PM $10

7) Tonight’s COMEDY CRAWL
The Good Luck Show @ Good Luck Bar 7:30PM FREE 
Drunk on Stage @ Akbar 8PM FREE 
Scoomies @ Westwood Brewco 8PM FREE
WTF! Podcast Live @ Steve Allen Theater 8PM (standing room only)
The Mixer @ Hollywood Improv Lab 8:30PM $5 
Comedy Death Ray @ UCB Theatre 8:30PM $5 (stand by only)
A Great and Terrible Thing @ Hollywood Improv Lab 8:30PM $5 

BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE TOKYO @ SEÑOR FISH 422 E. 1st, Los Angeles, CA (downtown)/Sign-up 6:30PM/Starts 7PM
SAL’S COMEDY HOLE 7356 Melrose Ave., Hollywood, CA/Starts 8PM/$5 min.
MARTY’S/THE OPEN MIC 7351 W. Sunset Blvd., Hollywood, CA (walk up Martel past Big Mama’s and Papa’s Pizza)/5PM to 11PM/$5/multiple sets allowed 

9) While watching a stand up comedy show, I saw a passer-by through a window stop and look confused that someone would be just talking on stage, then quickly hurry off.  I guess it’s weird that people want to laugh nowadays.

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