1) Louie will be renewed for a third season on FX. As there’s very little pattern to the show, it has us thinking that there’s kind of no way Louis C.K. can “jump the shark” except for stopping the show or going the Twin Peaks 2nd Season route.
2) Well, if you’re question to Aziz Ansari is “Why don’t you have a red dot on your forehead?” at the Tig Notaro & Friends show at Largo, his answer will be that you’re racist, which is absolutely the correct response.
3) FX’s the League had a contingency plan in case the NFL had a lockout. Sadly, it did not involve a NTSF:SD:SUV crossover.
4) Having gotten bumped from his last spot for the show running too long, Nate Bargatze will be on Conan Tues. August 9th (TBS 11PM).
5) ALSO ON AUG. 9TH, Marc Maron’s long awaited new album “This Has To Be Funny” comes out. Circle the date again on your calendars if you have to (assuming you still use an actual paper calendar).
6) According to @TrendsLA yesterday, Brody Stevens was NOT trending on Twitter. Instead, Victoria Beckham, Channing Tatum, cuddling, and youuuu were the topics Angelenos were more interested in than Brody setting @allthingsbrody on fire. Even Patton Oswalt made a hashtag #tweetlikebrodystevens in honor of him. #WTF #getyourshitTOGETHERLA #dontcareifyouwereatarave
7) ON THE HORIZON
Conan Showcase @ Nerdist Theater Fri Aug. 8th 7:30PM $8
8) COMEDY CRAWL
ASSSSCAT @ UCB Theatre 7:30PM FREE
McDonald & Thompson @ Irvine Improv 7:30PM $25/2 item min.
Re-Animator: The Musical @ Steve Allen Theater 8PM $30
French Toast @ Taix 8:30PM FREE
Top Story Weekly @ iO West 9PM $5
The Comedy Booth @ Hollywood Improv 9PM $5/2 item min.
Powerviolence @ The Complex 9PM FREE
Gravid Water: Los Angeles @ UCB Theatre 9:30PM $5 (stand by only)
Shitty Jobs @ UCB Theatre 11PM $5 (stand by only)
9) OPEN MIC RUN
PALMS 8572 Santa Monica Blvd., West Hollywood, CA/Starts 6PM/lottery
SAL’S COMEDY HOLE 7356 Melrose Ave., Hollywood, CA/Starts 6PM/$4 min./first come, first served
NERDIST THEATRE 7522 W. Sunset Blvd., Hollywood, CA (back room of Meltdown Comics)/Sign-up 7:15PM/Starts 7:30PM/lottery/30 spots available/no purchase necessary
TSUNAMEDY @ TRIBAL CAFE 1651 W. Temple St., Los Angeles, CA (Echo Park)/Sign-up 8PM/Starts 9PM/first come, first served/mixed mic
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/multiple sets allowed/bottled water and coffee available
10) So many comedy anniversaries and comedian birthdays happening right around now; can we say that LA comedy had its birthday this month?