Morning Debriefing 7/18/11

1) Laughter Against the Machine (W. Kamau Bell, Janine Brito, and Nato Green) are trying to go on tour to some of the most politically charged cities in the U.S. and want to make a documentary. Please donate as this will be something that you’ll want to see (we hope).

2) Howie Mandel’s developing a reality stand-up comedy competition with only celebrities. Why do we need to convince more people that watching stand-up comedy isn’t their thing? [via]

3) Twitter Feed Theater with Paul Cibis-#Legal Tip

4) Nominations for The Annual iO West Del Close Awards are now open!

5) Riki Lindhome of Garfunkel & Oates has a new podcast coming out this Wednesday!!!

6) You’ve probably already shared this, but just in case you haven’t-Megan Amram’s Favorite Harry Potter Spells.

7) Andrew Dice Clay seemingly humbled in interview in the LA Times. Maybe the Sklar Brothers got to him.

8) Puddin’-Shaving

Bill Burr @ Irvine Improv Thurs. July 21st-Sun. July 24th $25/2 item min.
Ed Helms & Friends @ Largo at the Coronet Theatre
Sat. July 23rd 9PM $25
Greg Proops @ Flappers Burbank Sun. July 24th 9PM $20/2 item min.

The 2 & 45 @ All Star Lanes 8PM FREE
Doug Loves Movies w/Edgar Wright & Jordan Brady @ Jon Lovitz Podcast Theater 8PM $10/2 drink min.
What’s Up Tiger Lily? @ Hollywood Studio Bar & Grill 8PM FREE
Jamie Kilstein-One Night Only @ Steve Allen Theater 8PM $10
Keep It Clean @ 1739 Public House 10PM FREE 

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 

12) Why isn’t there an Eddie Pepitone alarm clock? Someone please tell us.

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