Morning Debriefing 8/14/11

1) We were wondering what happened after this article was posted, but Brody Stevens/@allthingsbrody is tweeting again…

I’m at the #UCLA Psych Ward… 14-day #HOLD #PovitiveEnergy + magnets #JEWISH #SMART #818 = #HEALTHY 🙂

2) There are AMAZING THINGS happening at the Nerdist Theater, affectionately known as NerdMelt, and if you want to be a part of such events/happenings, they’re looking for interns.

3) Co-Ed Magazine makes a list of “The 11 Most Relevant Stand-up Comedians”. Going off of their definition of relevant, “…having a connection with your audience,” it’s a decent list with Louis C.K., Aziz Ansari, Daniel Tosh, Donald Glover, Whitney Cummings, and more.  However, there are incredibly notable omissions: Doug Stanhope, Paul F. Tompkins, Chelsea Handler, Chris Hardwick, and Marc Maron.

4) lists five young comedians who should be movie stars. Yeah, we’d like to see Jamie Lee, Hannibal Buress, John Mulaney and Morgan Murphy in a bank heist movie.

5) The Joan Rivers episode of Louie is downright inspiring and right here.

6) ON THE HORIZON-One Year Anniversaries
Frolic! @ Far Bar Wed. Aug. 17th 9PM FREE
Anna Lee Lawson Comedy Hour @ Next Stage Theater Wed. Aug. 17th 11PM $5

Grand Theft Audio Live! @ UCB Theatre 6PM $5
Lazy Sunday @ Westside Comedy Theater 8PM $5
Running Your Trap w/Jimmy Pardo @ UCB Theatre 8PM $5
Re-Animator: The Musical (Closing Night) @ Steve Allen Theater 8PM $30
Powerviolence @ The Complex
RTDOK and Chatterbox Presents @ The Chatterbox 9PM FREE 
Top Story Weekly! @ iO West 9PM $5 
Entertainment Hollywood Live! w/Erin Gibson & Bryan Safi @ UCB Theatre 9:30PM $5 (stand by only)
Skinny Sundays @ Hollywood Improv w/TJ Miller & Marc Maron 9:30PM $10/2 item min.
Up Late with Adam Fisher @ Comedy Sportz Theater 10PM $8
Shitty Jobs @ UCB Theatre 11PM $5 (stand by only)

PALMS 8572 Santa Monica Blvd., West Hollywood, CA/Starts 6PM/lottery
SAL’S COMEDY HOLE 7356 Melrose Ave., Hollywood, CA/Starts 6PM/$4 min./first come, first served
NERDIST THEATRE 7522 W. Sunset Blvd., Hollywood, CA (back room of Meltdown Comics)/Sign-up 7:15PM/Starts 7:30PM/lottery/30 spots available/no purchase necessary
TSUNAMEDY @ TRIBAL CAFE 1651 W. Temple St., Los Angeles, CA (Echo Park)/Sign-up 8PM/Starts 9PM/first come, first served/mixed mic
SUNDAY SKETCH SHOW @ WESTSIDE COMEDY THEATRE 1323-A 3rd St., Santa Monica, CA (in alley between Promenade and 4th St.)/Starts 9:30PM/for sketches/$5
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/multiple sets allowed/bottled water and coffee available  

9) Downtown LA’s only improved in the sense that there are parts of a Battleship board where your ships don’t get hit… especially East of Main.

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