Morning Debriefing 8/17/11

1) Sean O’Connor on Conan.

2) J. Chris Newberg discovers that roasting works on America’s Got Talent.

3) Jeff MacKinnon who was in LA is now covering the Edinburgh Fringe Festival for Laughspin.

4) Children’s Hospital gets a 4th Season!

5) The hit improvised stand-up show started in LA, Set List, tours at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival to stellar reviews.

6) W. Kamau Bell shows how fame can go to a comedian’s head even when they’re not that famous.

7) Not sure what to expect from a comedy contest? Connected Comedy can help with that.

8) NTSF:SD:SUV’s Trent Hauser has a special message for the blind people of America… or does he?

Don’t Trust the Blind! from Paul Scheer

9) Puddin’-“Daily Affirmation”

Conan Showcase (now with Rob Delaney) @ Nerdist Theater Fri. Aug. 19th 8PM $8
Bill Burr @ Largo at the Coronet Theater Tues. Sept. 13th 8PM/10PM $20

Smartest Man in the World LIVE w/Greg Proops @ Bar Lubitsch 7PM FREE 
Women Who Kill @ Hollywood Improv 8PM $14/2 item min. 
Bil Dwyer @ Comedy Central Stages 8PM FREE RSVP at (323) 960-5519
Persona @ Hollywood Improv Lab 8:30PM $5
Meltdown @ Nerdist Theater 8:30PM $8 
The Ed Galvez Punk House @ Westside Comedy Theater 9PM $8 
Frolic! One Year Anniversary @ Far Bar 9PM FREE 
5 Second Films Screening @ El Cid 9PM $8
Facebook @ UCB Theatre 9:30PM $5 (stand by only)
Beer in the Shower @ Dreams Cafe & Bar 9:30PM FREE 
Mostly Normal Show @ Hollywood Improv Lab 10:30PM $5 
The Anna Lee Lawson Comedy Hour-ONE YEAR ANNIVERSARY @ Next Stage Theater 11PM $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
TRIBAL CAFE 1651 W. Temple St., Los Angeles, CA/Sign-up 7:30PM/Starts 8PM/first come, first served/5 min.
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    

13) Sometimes, when you’re down, you just need to hear “You’re a gorilla… and that’s a good thing,” at 1 in the morning.

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