Morning Debriefing 7/5/11

1) So roasts have indeed lost class, like I said so, as Comedy Central announced it will be roasting Charlie Sheen in LA in September.  

2) Keep watch close for this: “@JenKirkman If you guys are wondering why I am on Twitter all the time, I’m writing a book, due out in 2012. I’m alone all day, need constant breaks.”

3) Greg Proops Interview by us for Punchline Magazine.

4) Neil Hamburger continues his march against Corporate America on

5) The Sunset Grill Open Mic in Hollywood is back.  Thurs-Sun. around 7PM, if you can put up with it, at 7439 W. Sunset Blvd., a few other open mics are within walking distance of it.


“It’s a good sign that people trust comedians more than journalists.”-Paul Provenza on In the Arena’s blog on

7) Writing Movies for Fun and Profit with Robert Ben Garant and Thomas Lennon.

Writing Movies For Fun and Profit from Thomas Lennon

Return to Babylon w/Birds of Prey @ Dark Horse Saloon Wed. July 6th 9PM FREE 
The Super Serious Super Bonus Show @ Smashbox Studios West Hollywood Tues. July 12th FREE w/purchase of ticket to July 21st edition of Super Serious Show
Heart of Darkness w/Andrés Du Bouchet, Ron Lynch, Jon Dore & Rory Scovel, and more @ Nerdist Theater (back room of Meltdown Comics) Sat. July 30th 8PM

 The Good Luck Show @ Good Luck Bar 8PM FREE
Ballgame’s Laugh Lounge @ Red Rock 8PM FREE 
Comedy Bang Bang @ UCB Theatre 8:30PM $5 (stand by only)
Holy Fuck @ Downtown Independent Theater 9PM FREE 
Geekscape Presents: The Good, The Bad, and The Geeky @ Michael’s Bar & Grill 9PM FREE
Lower Crust Comedy @ Genghis Cohen 9PM $6 

BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE TOKYO @ SEÑOR FISH 422 E. 1st St., Los Angeles, CA/Sign-up 6:30PM/Starts 7PM/6 min./first come, first served/no purchase necessary
LIBRARY A COFFEE HOUSE 3418 E. Broadway, Long Beach, CA/Sign-up 7:30PM/Starts 8PM/first come, first served/no purchase necessary
WESTWOOD BREW CO 1097 Glendon Ave., Westwood, CA/Sign-up 7:30PM/Starts 8PM/lottery/first come, first served/no purchase necessary
SAL’S COMEDY HOLE 7356 Melrose Ave., Hollywood, CA/Starts 8PM/first come, first served/$4 min.
WESTSIDE COMEDY THEATER 1323-A 3rd St., Santa Monica, CA (in alley between 3rd St. Promenade and 4th St.)/Sign-up 9:45PM/Starts 10PM/lottery/$1 cover
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) If you’re still putting Best Comedy Show (or Comics) in Southern California on your comedy flyer, you need to think of a new comedy flyer.

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