2) Andrés Du Bouchet’s taping is tonight 10PM at Bar Lubitsch (7702 Santa Monica Blvd., West Hollywood, CA). This is a perfect part to be a part of comedy history/catch his one-of-a-kind absurdist stand-up/laugh until it hurts and then finding a way to laugh some more.
3) Thai Rivera will be debuting his new self-titled album at the Ontario Improv (4555 Mills Circle, Ontario, CA) next Thurs. June 16th 8PM. Thai’s proof that grinding it out at open mics, no matter where they are or how they are, can, through tireless hard work pays off and does so on your own terms (i.e. headlining your own show to release your own CD).
4) Melissa Villasenor auditions at America’s Got Talent. She gives that show’s name validation. Seriously. I first saw her an indie, topic based, comedy show a year ago, and only a month or so ago, she got passed at the Comedy Store as a regular, and now, this. Congratulations and hopefully she’ll leave Forever 21 soon.
5) Secret comedy show at the Comedy Brewery w/Michelle Buteau. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for details. The only thing we know is that it’s in downtown. It’s that secret.
8) “@GregProops-To everyone freaking out about the Reagan cartoon, laughing at what you disagree with is called being sophisticated.” Agreed.
10) COMEDY CRAWL
Greg Proops: Smartest Man in the World @ Comedy Central Stages 8PM FREE (RSVP at 323-960-5519)
If This Doesn’t Work, I’m Moving Home @ Harlem Place Cafe 8PM FREE
The Armando Show w/Angela Kinsey, Kate Flannery, and Kate Walsh @ iO West 8PM $25
Andre Hyland Presents: The Jesse Miller Talk Show @ Hollywood Improv Lab 8:30PM $5
Meltdown @ Meltdown Comics 8:30PM $8
Pizza Party @ DiPiazza’s 9PM FREE
Facebook @ UCB Theatre 9:30PM $5 (stand by only)
Beer in the Shower @ Whitehorse Cocktail Lounge Inn 9:30PM FREE
Andrés Du Bouchet Taping @ Bar Lubitsch 10PM FREE (first 20 audience members get drink tickets)
11) OPEN MIC RUN
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
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
12) People often wonder how I can mentally, emotionally, and physically stand putting up nearly 30 comics/musicians/erotic magicians every week at the Big Trouble in Little Tokyo Open Mic @ Señor Fish. I don’t really know. That’s how I get through it with not having an answer to that question and just doing it.
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