Morning Debriefing 8/11/11

1) Nate Bargatze on Conan and Tig Notaro on Late Night Jimmy Fallon.

2) On the final episode of Lopez Tonight, Auggie Smith will not be making a well deserved appearance.  Instead you can watch him at the Comedy Palace or if you insist on staying at home you can watch something else like the 2 slated episodes of Louie, one of which features Doug Stanhope (FX 10:30PM), Paul Scheer being on both Children’s Hospital and NTSF:SD:SUV (Adult Swim 12AM/12:15AM), and the Green Room with Paul Provenza featuring Richard Lewis, Kumail Nanjiani, and more (Showtime 11PM).

3) Was Aziz Ansari in the Zookeeper?

4) Anthony Jeselnik signs development deal with Comedy Central.

5) Connected Comedy gives advice on how to promote live comedy shows.

6) Ben Stiller’s Red Hour is going to make a series of fake trailers.

7) Huffington Post made a list of comedians that could replace the slot that George Lopez will vacate tonight. Our first thought: You’re damn right Paul F. Tompkins is on there.  Also, glad that Reggie Watts, Jimmy Pardo, Marc Maron, Andy Richter, Julie Klausner, and more are included.

8) So, Brody Stevens/@allthingsbrody hasn’t had something tweeted or retweeted in his feed for almost an entire day, right around when this Laughspin article we wrote about Brody was posted.

9) Chuck Klosterman’s piece on Louie for Grantland makes ours for Laughspin look like a “nice try”.

10) Nick Kroll interviews Always Sunny in Philadelphia’s Rob McElhenney about getting fat for the show.

11) Stephen Colbert sets a new standard for political ads. [via Splitsider]

One Year Anniversary of Frolic @ Far Bar Wed. Aug. 17th 9PM FREE
An Intimate Evening with Moshe Kasher @ Hollywood Improv 8PM $14/2 item min.
Robert Buscemi Album Taping Tues. Dec. 20th

Dirty Bird Comedy @ On the Rocks 7:30PM FREE
The Josh & Josh Show @ Bar Lubitsch 8:30PM FREE 
Merrill Davis & Friends @ Hollywood Improv Lab 8:30PM $6
Stand-Up Spotlight: Brent Weinbach @ UCB Theatre 9:30PM $5
Comedy Palace @ The Palace Restaurant 9:30PM FREE
Sweet, Sweet Stand-up @ M Bar 10PM Pay what you can 

SAL’S COMEDY HOLE 7356 Melrose Ave., Hollywood, CA 6PM/$4 minimum/first come, first served
COFEE BEAN 16101 Ventura Blvd., Encino, CA, Suite 180/Starts 7PM/mixed mic/no purchase necessary
SANDWICH SPOT 3101 Ocean Park Ave., Santa Monica, CA/Sign-up 6:30PM/Starts 7PM/first come, first served
CAFE ON 2ND 7 S. 2nd St., Alhambra, CA/Sign-up 6:30PM/Starts 7PM/first come, first served/10 min.
SUNSET GRILL 7439 W. Sunset Blvd., Hollywood, CA/Starts 7PM/one item min.
CAFE UNURBAN 3301 Pico Blvd., Santa Monica, CA/Sign-up (lottery) 9PM/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/first come, first served/coffee and bottled water available   

15) Hey people that try to differentiate between alt and mainstream comedy, CAN WE JUST GET BACK TO JUST WHAT’S FUNNY? 

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