Morning Debriefing 7/27/11

1) Zach Galifianakis’ plan all along for making it in comedy in America [via HuffPostComedy]

2) The New Faces of Comedy are unveiled at Just For Laughs Montreal.  Congratulations to some our favorite comics to watch:  Jerrod Carmichael, Barry Rothbart, Nick Rutherford, Nick Turner, Johnny Pemberton, Ron Funches, and Sean O’Connor.  Please make an effort to catch them live because you will absolutely not regret it.

3) Late Night with Jimmy Fallon was the place to be/thing to watch last night with appearances by Marc Maron (pt. 1 and 2) and Steve Carell (pt. 1 and 2).

4) We have been wasting time on separate fantasy sports leagues.  It’s time to unite everything according to Paul Scheer on the Daily Habit.

5) Hari Kondabolu makes some people in somewhere, MA feel uneasy.

6) Variety names top 10 comics to watch.  Another special congratulations goes out to some of the Comedy Bureau favorite comics: Jerrod Carmichael (again), Pete Holmes, and Josh Fadem.

7) Andrés Du Bouchet as head of Schmecky & Schmecky on Conan.

8) The LA Weekly interviews the hilarious Barbara Gray before she hosts Holy Fuck next week.

9) Cornell Reid (@corneezy) KNOWS music like nobody’s business. Here’s the proof on Funny or Die.

10) Wanna be part of a fake telethon at the Nerdist Theater? Of course you do

11) Dan Savage’s new threat to Rick Santorum with the help of Rick Fox, Ricki Lake, Andy Richter, some unemployed guy named Rick.

Dan Savage’s New Threat to Rick Santorum from Dan Savage

12) Web series that need to be on TV (a list by us on

13) LA Weekly has their say on the Top 10 Comedy Podcasts… Not a bad a list at all.

14) We love the Super Serious Show, so we wrote about it for our friends at Serial Optimist.

15) Moshe Kasher is going to have a book that you’re going to want to pick up.

16) Puddin’-“Tears”

The End @ The Last Bookstore Wed. Aug 3rd 8PM FREE

Come Out Laughing @ Long Beach Laugh Factory 8PM $12-$22/2 drink min.
Meltdown Movie Night @ Nerdist Theater 8:30PM FREE 
The 5 Year Anniversary of the Ed Galvez Punk House 9PM $5
RTDOK and Jake’s Presents @ Jake’s 9PM FREE
Facebook @ UCB Theatre 9PM $5 (stand by only)
Beer in the Shower @ Dreams Bar & Cafe 9:30PM FREE
The Ho Ho Show @ Hollywood Hotel 10PM FREE
Comedy Revolver @ Hollywood Improv Lab 10:30PM $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
GRINDHOUSE CAFE 1051 N. Havenhurst, West Hollywood, CA/Starts 7PM
CAFE ON 2ND 7 S. 2nd St., Alhambra, CA/Sign-up 7PM/Starts 7:30PM/$3 cover/10 min. guarantee
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   

20) If I run into traffic at 2AM here in LA, I apologize in advance to highway workers who I will uncontrollably abuse through vicious cursing and a stiff middle finger.

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