Morning Debriefing 8/5/11


1) Ron Funches on Conan.

2) Congrats to Melissa Villasenor on moving onto the semifinals of America’s Got Talent and actually proving the show’s title right.

3) The Ploplist interviews successful (and paid) podcast producer Katie Levine.

4) Of course you want to see Las Vegas’ #1 Weather Dame, Becky Lake… (Also, Erin Gibson is damn funny)

5) Rob Delaney beats out Daniel Tosh and Conan O’Brien on Twitter.

6) While it’s enticing to hear that there is going to be a series, Laughing Stock, where Steve Carell interviews comedians, please read Steve Heisler’s post about what makes a ‘definitive’ interview with comedians. [via CleftClips]

7) Puddin’-“Love/Hate” w/Andy Daly

The Jerk/Dirty Rotten Scoundrels Drink-Along & Beer Pong @ Downtown Independent Theater Fri. Aug. 12th 7PM $10 


Dead Authors w/Paul F. Tompkins @ UCB Theatre 6:30PM $5
Re-Animator: The Musical @ Steve Allen Theater 8PM $30
Bil Dwyer @ Flappers Claremont 8PM $15/2 item min.
McDonald & Thompson @ Irvine Improv 8PM $25/2 item min.
Rough Cut & Diamond Lion @ Nerdist Theater 8PM $10
The 12 Shiny Nickels Show @ Hollywood Improv Lab 8:30PM $10
Tig Notaro & Friends @ Largo at the Coronet Theatre 9PM $25
McDonald & Thompson @ Irvine Improv 10PM $25/2 item min.
Bil Dwyer @ Flappers Claremont 10PM $15/2 item min.
Stood Up Friday Night: Red Flags @ Moving Arts Theater
10PM $5 
The Also-Ran Comedy Hour @ Hollywood Improv Lab 10:30PM $5 

SET LIST @ FLAPPERS BAR 102 E. Magnolia, Burbank, CA/Sign-up 5PM/Starts 5:30PM/given “set list” of topics to do jokes off of/first come, first served/no purchase necessary
SAL’S COMEDY HOLE 7356 Melrose Ave., Hollywood, CA/Starts 6PM/$4 min./first come, first served
iCANDY 1708 E. Broadway, Long Beach, CA/Sign-up 6PM/Starts 7PM/first come, first served/$3 min./mixed mic/booked show in middle around 8PM
SILVERLAKE LOUNGE 2906 W. Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, CA (Silverlake)/Sign-up (lottery) 6:30PM/Starts 7PM/4 min./no purchase necessary
SUNSET GRILL 7439 W. Sunset Blvd., Hollywood, CA/Starts 7PM/one item min.
MAX BLOOM’S 200 N. Malden Ave., Fullerton, CA/Starts 7PM/booked show after/no purchase necessary
450 N. Pioneer Dr., Glendale, CA/Sign-up 7PM/Starts 8PM/No foul language/No purchase necessary/first come, first served   
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   
HOLLYWOOD HOTEL 1160 N. Vermont Ave., Los Angeles, CA/Starts MIDNIGHT
FLAPPERS BAR 102 E. Magnolia Ave., Burbank, CA/Starts MIDNIGHT 

11) Man, being famous at open mics really isn’t all it’s cracked up to be.

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