1) It’s official: The Nerdist Theatre has arrived (@nerdmelt) and the back room of Meltdown Comics is no more (well, sort of). Kicking off their inaugural weekend off with Jimmy Dore’s Pop and Politics tonight and a live Nerdist Podcast w/James Gunn tomorrow night, the Nerdist Theatre is sure to be one of the “places to be” in LA.
2) LA via Texas and Texas via LA: Hampton Yount’s experiences at SXSW and Matt Ingebretson and the Hell Yes Fest in the Austinist.
3) The Comic’s Comic is now on Tumblr. I think you should follow.
4) Comedy Central now has a smart phone app for free. Perhaps you can find out when Mash-Up is on at 3:30AM again even more accesibly than visiting the Comedy Bureau.
5) ON THE HORIZON
TJ Miller Makes Mayhem @ Largo Sun. Jun. 5th 8PM $20
6) Tonight’s COMEDY CRAWL
Two Headed Beast: A Story Telling Show @ Stories Books & Cafe 8PM FREE
Mike Phirman @ Flappers Burbank 8PM/10PM $17/2 item min.
ASSSSCAT @ UCB Theatre 8PM $10 (stand by only)
The Anytime Show w/Dominic Dierkes & Magic Bag @ Underground Annex Theatre 8PM/10PM $5 will get you into both shows
Truth or Dare @ Hollywood Improv Lab 8:30PM $5
The Thrilling Adventure Hour @ Largo 8:30PM $25 (sold out, tickets may be available at door)
Comediaplex @ Westside Comedy Theatre 9PM $10
The Roast of Justin Bieber @ UCB Theatre 10PM $10
Ryan Stout @ Hollywood Improv 10PM $18
The Midnight Show @ UCB Theatre MIDNIGHT $5 (stand by only)
Tomorrow Show w/Ron Lynch @ Steve Allen Theater MIDNIGHT $8
7) OPEN MIC RUN
SPOT CAFE 4455 Overland Ave., Culver City, CA/Starts 2PM/people usually give feedback at end of set
WESTSIDE COMEDY THEATRE 1323-A 3rd St., Santa Monica, CA (in alley between 3rd and 4th St.)/Sign-Up 6PM/Starts 6:30PM
SUNSET GRILL 7439 W. Sunset Blvd., Hollywood, CA/Starts 7PM/one item min.
MARTY’S/THE OPEN MIC 7351 W. Sunset Blvd., Hollywood, CA/5PM to 11PM/$5/multiple sets allowed
8) May I stress that I have ABSOLUTELY no problem with people telling jokes that might be considered controversial or “too soon” as long as they’re inherently funny and not depending on mere hyperbole/graphic detail. Perfect example from comedian Brooks Wheelan posted only a few days after the earthquake and tsunami struck Japan: @brookswheelan This whole Japan thing is the biggest win dolphins have had since the ‘72 undefeated season. #LARRYCSONKA. Nicely done, Brooks. Nicely done.
THE COMEDY BUREAU/@thecomedybureau