Morning Debriefing 4/3/11

1) The iCandy Open Mic in Long Beach taking place every Friday in Long Beach has put itself in a rare class of open mics running for almost a decade.  Not only do they now pay their few booked performers, but they will very soon offer to match any other indepently produced and booked room that is willing to do so.  Thanks to Shayne Michael, Jeff Leon, Kerry Arnold Stephens, and these 97 other people, comics getting paid at an open mic has become possible.

2) Antithesis Comedy, another fine comedy site, is looking for comedian/musicians and comedian/filmmakers based in LA.  Message Jesse Castro Jr. for details.

3) The Comedy Bureau “Tips Its Hat” this week to THE WALSH BROTHERS! Article/profile to follow soon

4) Always hilarious comedienne Jackie Kashian is correct in that there is stigma attached to the “solo show”, but I’m pretty sure we would all watch Jackie’s solo show.  The Comedy Bureau would.

6) Tonight’s COMEDY CRAWL
The Nerdist Podcast Live w/James Gunn @ The Nerdist Theatre 8PM $10
March Comedy Madness Finals @ The Comedy Store 8PM $14/2 drink min.
French Toast @ Taix 8:30PM FREE
Powerviolence @ The Complex 8:30PM FREE
Top Story Weekly @ iO West 9PM $5 
Gravid Water @ UCB Theatre 9:30PM $5 (stand by only)

PALMS 8572 Santa Monica Blvd., West Hollywood, CA/Starts 6PM 
SUNSET GRILL 7439 W. Sunset Blvd., Hollywood, CA/Starts 7PM/one item min. 
TSUNAMEDY @ TRIBAL CAFE 1651 W. Temple St., Los Angeles, CA (Echo Park)/Sign-up 8PM/Starts 9PM
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/multiple sets allowed    

8) In case you decided to be a human and avoid social networking, Charlie Sheen bombed last night at his first show on his “Violent Torpedo of Truth Tour”. Big surprise.  I guess what counts as news these days is something happening that everyone expected. 

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