Like all good art scenes, the LA comedy scene is always growing, changing, and evolving whether it be comedians moving up the ranks, new bookers shaking things up at some of the city’s most established clubs, or groups of like minded folks striking out on their own to do their thing.
The Pack Theater, which just opened up as full time comedy theater, looks to continue that pioneering spirit.
Founded by renowned improviser Miles Stroth, The Pack will have shows 7 nights a week that run the gamut of improv, sketch, stand-up, everything in between, and everything outside of that. There will even be opportunities for classes (taught by the likes of Stroth, Heather Anne Campbell, Eric Moneypenny, and Sam Brown just to a name a few of their faculty that are among the funniest in their comedic discipline) and open mics (that includes sketch open mics and improv jams as well as stand-up) to be inclusive for all levels of performers, an important aspect of existing as new comedy theater in Los Angeles.
For a few months, The Pack has already been putting on pretty swell shows with their aforementioned faculty, solid sketch and improv house teams, and some of the best all around comedians you get to know in LA. It really seems to echo the early, DIY, more rebellious days of UCB and, as you can probably guess, we’re excited to what else they’ve got cooking.
This Saturday, they’ve got a gigantic show to really kick off their opening called PackCon featuring the likes of Bob Odenkirk, Adam McKay, The Whitest Kids U Know, Ian Roberts, Matt Jones (Breaking Bad), Nick Thune, Ron Lynch, Maribeth Monroe (Workaholics), John Gemberling (Broad City), EpicLloyd (Epic Rap Battles of History), John Ennis (Mr. Show), Alison Rich (Party Over Here), Shelly Gossman (SNL), Josh Fadem, Brent Weinbach and way more. From 5PM to midnight or maybe even later, we have no doubt it’ll be a hell of a ride.
Best of all, all the shows will be pay-what-you-can for admission.