Morning Debriefing 6/15/11

1) The Comedian/King of Comedy 2? [via Punchline Magazine]

2) Jeff Garlin on Conan.

3) Thai Rivera’s releasing his album TOMORROW at the Ontario Improv at 8PM. The pic below can get you in for free (drag and drop to a folder or your desktop, and print).

4) Forget about exclusionary, overpriced dance clubs, check out The Legacy Music Dance Party with Brent Weinbach and Rob F.  

The Legacy Music Dance Party – watch more funny videos

5) If you insist on getting your comedy through the small screen, the 2nd premiere night of Jon Benjamin Has a Van is tonight on Comedy Central 10:30PM and TOMORROW, Kyle Kinane is on Conan 11PM TBS.


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7) Interview with Emily Gordon, the Nerdist Theatre Director. [via DelusionsOfGrandeur]

8) When you’re on the local news and Jimmy Kimmel parodies you, you’re doing something right.  The Walsh Brothers’ planking video has done exactly that.

Planking Los Angeles:

9) Tips to Get More of Stand-Up Videos. [via Connected Comedy]

10) Puddin’-“Justine Bateman”

Conan O’Brien Can’t Stop @ Regent Theatre Fri. June 24th
Comedy Off The Record @ The Basement Lounge Sun. 26th 8PM $5
Everything is Festival @ Cinefamily June 30th-July 4th

Smartest Man in the World w/Greg Proops @ Bar Lubitsch 7PM FREE 
LA Indie Improv Tournament @ Room 101 8PM For Donation 
Meltdown @ Meltdown Comics 8:30PM $8 
The Ed Galvez Punk House @ Westside Comedy Theater 9PM $8
Frolic! @ Far Bar 9PM FREE
Beer in the Shower @ Dreams Cafe & Bar (at Dunes Inn) 9:30PM FREE
Facebook @ UCB Theatre 9:30PM $5 (stand by only) 
The Mostly Normal Show @ Hollywood Improv Lab 10:30PM $5 
The Anna Lee Lawson Comedy Hour @ Next Stage Theater 11PM $5 

SAL’S COMEDY HOLE 7356 Melrose Ave., Hollywood, CA/Starts 6PM/$4 min./first come, first served
THE SPOT CAFE 4455 Overland Ave., Culver City, CA/Sign-up (lottery) 7PM 
HOLLYWOOD HOTEL 1160 N. Vermont Ave., Hollywood, CA/Starts 7PM/first come, first served
CAFE ON 2ND 7 S. 2nd St., Alhambra, CA/Sign-up 7PM/Starts 7:30PM/$3 cover/10 min. guarantee
CAFE MUSE 6547 Santa Monica Blvd., Hollywood, CA/Sign-up (lottery) 8PM 
LIBRARY A COFFEE HOUSE 3418 Broadway, Long Beach, CA/Sign-up 8PM/Starts 8:30PM 
LIQUID ZOO 7214 Sepulveda Blvd., Van Nuys, CA/Sign-up 8:30PM/Starts 9PM/first come, first served/7 min.
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/first come, first served/coffee and bottled water available  

14) Saw a guy recently tape the comic before him at an open mic and I warned him that he shouldn’t really be doing that to which he responded, “Oh, I just want to show what a good comedian is like and then me, a bad comedian.” Is that where we are at open mics now? Just being bad for instructional purposes?

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