Morning Debriefing 8/23/11

1) David Letterman responds to his recent death threats the only way he knows how… a Top 10 list (strangely, the Jew accusation is not brought up).

2) Wyatt Cenac is a Comedy Person with a comedy album out today. Decent people pick it up now.

2) Why Can’t We Just Be Funny?-our newest post at the Nerdist (cue instrumental to Why Can’t We Be Friends?)

3) Lewis Black is coming back with “In God We Rust”.

4) Connected Comedy has a little something to say about “stage time” and what comedians should expect.

5) Jeff MacKinnon doesn’t rest on the 7th day at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

6) Jon Dore, the Sklar Brothers, Kaitlin Olson in a mask, Josh Haness, Tig Notaro, and more all make for a great pilot for Crackle’s Held Up.

From Crackle: Pilot


Performance Anxiety @ The Pleasure Chest 8PM $7
Comedy Bang Bang @ UCB Theatre 8:30PM $5 (stand by only)
Hybrid @ Hollywood Improv Lab 8:30PM $5
Holy Fuck @ Downtown Independent Theater 9PM FREE 

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  

10) “I know how to wrap them around a bat.”-Blaine Capatch in response to Marc Maron’s question of how he could do his act on the road several years ago. 

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