Morning Debriefing 4/9/11

1) Want to be part of the audience of an episode of Norm Macdonald’s Sports Show (premiering tomorrow night on Comedy Central)?  Click that link.  Also, watch Norm MacDonald’s Sports Show tomorrow because, simply, it’s Norm MacDonald’s Sports Show and that should be reason enough.

2) Though it was posted yesterday, there may still be room for the Comedy Store screening of American: The Bill Hicks Story on Wed. Apr. 13th 8PM.  Try e-mailing at

3) Entertainment Fund Chiefs Pen Op-Ed urging need to raise money for American Comedy Fund via The Comic’s Comic.

4) The Comedy Bureau “Tips Its Hat” this week to Jim Hamilton.  Article/profile to follow later today. 

An Evening with Tina Fey in Conversation with Steve Martin @ Nokia Theatre Tues. April 19th 8PM $29
Humanist Comedy @ Bar Marmont Mon. Apr. 11th 8PM FREE

6) Tonight’s COMEDY CRAWL
LA Comedy Shorts Festival @ Downtown Independent Theater
Ogre Mage @ Silverlake Lounge 6PM FREE
ASSSSCAT @ UCB Theatre 8PM $10 (stand by only)
Lit Up! @ St. Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church, Parish Hall 8PM $10
Christina Pazitsky @ Downtown Comedy Club 9PM $11/2 drink min.
The Anytime Show/Magic Bag @ Underground Annex Theatre 8PM/10PM $5 
Dana Gould @ Hollywood Improv
8PM/10PM $20/2 item min.
Alonzo Bodden @ Ice House 8PM/10PM $17.50/2 drink min.
The Back Room @ UCB Theatre 10PM $10
The Tomorrow Show & Midnight Show COMBINE @ Steve Allen Theater MIDNIGHT $8

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) Said to someone last night, “I am the Comedy Bureau,” and felt more validated than ever for about 5 seconds before remembering I only have $5 in my wallet and my empty light is about to turn on.

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