2) Norm MacDonald’s Me Doing Standup is finally out. BUY IT NOW!!!
4) Tonight (if you don’t feel like going out to support live comedy) there’s Jeff Garlin making an appearance on Conan 11PM on TBS and the first night of the premiere of Jon Benjamin Has A Van 10:30PM on Comedy Central.
5) Independently produced Beer in the Shower has a new location starting tomorrow at Dreams Cafe (5625 W. Sunset Blvd., Hollywood, CA). It’s still free it still has a hell of line-up with Kyle Kinane, James Adomian, Baron Vaughn, and more, AND it’s only a few blocks from the original location. Don’t miss out, tomorrow 9:30PM.
6) I got a chance to catch the Tulsa Skull Swingers composed of hilarious people in their own right: Craig Anton, Ron Lynch, Blaine Capatch, and Amit Itelman at 3 Clubs last night. Simply amazing. Imagine Link Wray retrofitted for a comedy variety show and you’ll start to get an idea… Stay tuned here at the Bureau for details about their next month.
7) Art and Slapstick Comedy: Josh Fadem and his pratfalls.
8) The 2 & 45 @ All Star Lanes on Mon. July 18th at 8PM will feature Brandie Posey and Barbara Gray both doing 45 min. sets. This could very well be one of those “I saw them back when they were performing at a bowling alley in Eagle Rock” type of moments.
10) COMEDY CRAWL
Performance Anxiety @ The Pleasure Chest 8PM $7
Drunk on Stage @ Akbar 8PM $5
Comedy Night @ Hamburger Mary’s West Hollywood (w/Drew Droege, Sharon Houston and more) 8PM FREE
The Mixer @ The Hollywood Improv Lab 8:30PM $6
Comedy Bang Bang @ UCB Theatre 8:30PM $5 (stand by only)
Holy Fuck! @ Downtown Independent Theater 9PM FREE
Public School Show @ M Bar 9PM FREE/$10 min.
Jeff Garlin @ Second City Hollywood 9PM FREE
Blamblamblam!!! @ R-Bar 9:30PM FREE
11) OPEN MIC RUN
BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE TOKYO @ SEÑOR FISH 422 E. 1st St., Los Angeles, CA/Sign-up 6:30PM/Starts 7PM/6 min./first come, first served/no purchase necessary
LIBRARY A COFFEE HOUSE 3418 E. Broadway, Long Beach, CA/Sign-up 7:30PM/Starts 8PM/first come, first served/no purchase necessary
IRON GIANT OPEN MIC @ TRIBAL CAFE 1651 W. Temple St., Los Angeles, CA/Sign-up 7:30PM/Starts 8PM/mixed mic/no purchase neccesary
WESTWOOD BREW CO 1097 Glendon Ave., Westwood, CA/Sign-up 7:30PM/Starts 8PM/lottery/first come, first served/no purchase necessary
SAL’S COMEDY HOLE 7356 Melrose Ave., Hollywood, CA/Starts 8PM/first come, first served/$4 min.
WESTSIDE COMEDY THEATER 1323-A 3rd St., Santa Monica, CA (in alley between 3rd St. Promenade and 4th St.)/Sign-up 9:45PM/Starts 10PM/lottery/$1 cover
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 min./multiple sets allowed/bottled water and coffee provided
12) So, the funniest things I’ve said in 2011 have been “These are the times when I want a bucket of chicken to throw at people I hate,” and “I write about comedy and I suck at it.” OK everyone, I get the message.
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