Morning Debriefing 8/4/11

1) Russell Howard on Conan.

2) In one of the best Compatish’s yet, the gang goes raft racing and the trash talk goes to a whole other level.

3) So the comedy world will supposedly have it’s May 21st when Louis C.K. meets Dane Cook on Louie (FX 10:30PM). After the comedy world doesn’t implode on itself catch Rich Fulcher, Rob Riggle, and Paul Scheer on NTSF:SD:SUV (Adult Swim 12:15AM)

4) ON LATE NIGHT TV TONIGHT:  Ron Funches on Conan (TBS 11PM), Lewis Black, Kathleen Madigan, Jamie Kilstein, and more on The Green Room with Paul Provenza (Showtime 11PM), and Todd Glass on Jimmy Kimmel Live (ABC MIDNIGHT)

5) Splitsider interviews the fantastic Paul F. Tompkins.

6) Laughspin catches up with Kyle Kinane while on the road with Daniel Tosh.

7) Puddin’-“Mexico” w/Andy Daly

The Super Serious Show w/Jonah Ray @ Smashbox Studios Thurs. Aug. 18th 7PM $15 

McDonald & Thompson from “Kids in the Hall” @ Irvine Improv 8PM $25/2 item min.
Red Zebra Comedy Explosion @ Crocker Club 8PM FREE
The Eddie Pepitone Blood Bath @ Hollywood Improv Lab 8:30PM $5
Commercial Break @ Palms Bar 8:30PM
The Josh & Josh Show @ Bar Lubitsch 8:30PM FREE 
Live at the Carnegie Hall* @ Hollywood Hotel 10PM 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.
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   

11) I tried to get into the Moth Storyslam last night, but couldn’t because 300 people who paid $8 to get in beat me to Zanzibar Live in Santa Monica last night.  That’s 300 people who paid money to hear stories that may or may not be good by people they’ve most likely never heard of.  Why can’t people be excited for comedy like this?

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