Morning Debriefing 7/11/11

1) Marc Maron’s upcoming CD “This Has To Be Funny” is available for pre-order on Amazon.

2) Just in case thought you this was a big put-on, it wasn’t. Ron Artest had his show at the Hollywood Improv.

3) The Earwolf Challenge is here. America’s First Reality Podcast.

“Earwolf announced ‘Project Tippy-Toe’ where we asked for comedy podcasters to send us applications for a ‘super secret Earwolf project’. We were inundated with podcasts; over 120 to be exact – and we listened to all of them. Needless to say, it took a long fucking time; emphasis on the ‘fucking’.

After we sifted through the silt and the shit (silt being the good ones), we found the ten best podcasts to compete in the challenge. Matt Besser graciously agreed to be the host of the show, and we flew the ten competitors to Los Angeles and put them up in a local mansion.* Thus is where we begin the show.”

First episode’s right here.

4) Kenny Powers is the MFCEO of K-Swiss.

Kenny Powers – The K-Swiss MFCEO (UNCENSORED) – watch more funny videos

5) Comedian Brady Novak crosses out Kim Novak and gets his own star on the Walk of Fame. 

6) Long running independent stand-up comedy show What’s Up Tiger Lily? asks What’s Up James Adomian?

7) Puddin’-“Legoland”

1st Edition of Laugh Revival @ Venice Stage Thurs. July 14th 8:30PM FREE

What’s Up Tiger Lily? @ Hollywood Studio Bar & Grill 8PM FREE
The BEATdown: Los Angeles @ Nerdist Theater 8PM $10
The 4 & 20 @ All Star Lanes 8PM FREE
Brunch @ The Park Restaurant 9PM FREE 
Rick Overton: Substitute Global Ambassador @ iO West 9PM $10
Keep It Clean Comedy @ 1739 Public House 10PM FREE
Stand Up Saloon @ Old Towne Pub 10PM FREE
Crash Test @ UCB Theatre 11PM $5 

SAL’S COMEDY HOLE 7356 Melrose Ave., Hollywood, CA/Starts 6PM/$4 min./first come, first served
CLUB 705 705 Pier Ave., Hermosa Beach, CA/Starts 7PM-ish/no purchase necessary/first come, first served
RED ROCK 8782 W. Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood, CA/Starts 7PM/$5 min./multiple sets allowed/first come, first served
TRIBAL CAFE 1651 W. Temple St., Los Angeles, CA/Starts 8PM/no purchase necessary/first come, first served
JAKE’S 38 W. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena, CA/Starts 8PM/Sign-up is lottery/no purchase necessary
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   

11) Transformers 3 becomes the highest grossing movie of 2011. You do know that means that the rights to Transformers 6, 7, 8, all the way up to Transformers 10 are probably locked down by Michael Bay?  Thanks to everyone who watches shiny things shoved down your throat because it’s been marketed to you every second of your waking life, we’ll be watching 2 hour music videos on the big screen for years to come. Yes, I graduated from film school and am still somewhat pretentious and have most likely forgotten what childhood was like, but I’m OK with that.

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