Morning Debriefing 8/18/11

1) The Late Show’s David Letterman called a Jew (when he’s not) and was threatened to be killed

2) Peter Atencio will be the sole director for all episodes of the upcoming sketch series Key & Peele on Comedy Central.  We absolutely can’t wait to see what he comes up with.

3) Laughspin gets another update from Jeff Mackinnon at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

4) The Compatish proves that miniature golf isn’t just for kids… or is it?

5) Tim Shaw expounds as to what it can take to be a truly great comedian and why that has made him retire from comedy.

6) Rob Delaney explains how having one of his jokes stolen invigorated him to conquer Twitter.

7) James Patterson has a beautiful story about why Yelapa isn’t a romantic getaway.

8) The singular Rick Shapiro will be on the Green Room with Paul Provenza (Showtime 11PM), Mark Hamill & Tony Hale are guest stars on NTSF:SD:SUV (Adult Swim 12:15AM), and Hitfix’s Alan Sepinwall makes a case for continuing to watching Louie, just in case you were on the fence (FX 11PM).

The Imaginary Radio Program @ Nerdist Theater Thurs. Aug. 25th 8PM $8

The Super Serious Show @ Smashbox Studios 7PM $10 in adv/$15
Todd Glass @ Irvine Improv 8PM $17/2 item min. 
An Intimate Evening with Moshe Kasher @ Hollywood Improv 8PM $14/2 item min.
The Dork Forest Live @ Nerdist Theater 8PM $10
The Hot House Comedy Show @ Hot House 8PM FREE-Invite Only
The Josh & Josh Show @ Bar Lubitsch 8:30PM FREE 
Sarah Silverman & Friends @ Largo at the Coronet Theatre 9PM $25 (sold out, tickets may be available at door)
Third Thursday Comedy Series @ Ruskin Group Theatre 9PM $5
Mapping the Heavens @ UCB Theatre 9:30PM $5
Live at Carnegie Hall* @ Hollywood Hotel 10PM FREE
The 11th Hour Show w/The Midnight Show @ Artworks Theatre 11PM FREE

SAL’S COMEDY HOLE 7356 Melrose Ave., Hollywood, CA 6PM/$4 minimum/first come, first served
ZAPATA VIVE 101 S. First Ave., Arcadia, CA/Sign-up (lottery) 6:30PM/Starts 7PM/20 spots available/5 min.
COFFEE 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 

12) So, we got the most traffic we’ve ever gotten here yesterday and it was all because of a reblog/retweet of a PDF of a great article by Zach Dionne on the WTF Podcast. As it was misinterpreted by a few people as to who wrote the piece (it’s wasn’t us), we feel compelled to have an actual piece about Marc Maron here written by us, which will be a review of his new album “This Has To Be Funny”, to be posted very soon.

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