Pick of the Day: Brighter Comedy (BIG SUNDAY Benefit)
If you can believe it (and we hope that you can because of how much we’ve got listed at our site), there is still plenty of comedy going on and lots of shows are raising money for great causes that are so deserving of your support.
One such event is happening this weekend called Brighter! It’ll be an atypical talk show that features Mickey and Robin Bright (Dannah Phirman, Seth Morris) who are divorcing while in quarantine and getting in touch with the likes of Maria Bamford, Nick Kroll, Jason Mantzoukas, Kate Micucci, Phil LaMarr, Carl Tart, Betsy Sodaro and more playing their neighbors in their “artist commune apartment building” to check-in/get advice to cheer up, especially given their situation. For those missing the sort of fare you’d get to see at UCB in the before times, this might be what you’re looking for.
The show will be in support of BIG SUNDAY, a Los Angeles-based non-profit, organizing free meal delivery for doctors, nurses and staffers who work in the ER in LA. Anyone can watch the show, but they will be taking donations.
Straw Men is, without a doubt, one of our new favorite shows of the year in how it puts many of the funniest people in LA to have the most absurd debates ever using the dumbest arguments and childish tactics possible.
While name-calling, the title-inspiring “straw man”, tangential insults, etc. are not at all productive in real debates between politicians that steer the course of policy at any level, it’s pretty damn fun to watch comedians do it in a theater.
So, go get your tickets for the next Straw Men, happening next week!
We Cordially Invite You to Our Latest Most Wanted List, Sunday June 30th at The Satellite
It’s about time we put on another show.
So, we’re doing another gathering of our favorite comedy folks from every corner of comedy for another edition of our Most Wanted List on June 30th at Silverlake landmark, The Satellite.
As mentioned above, you’re cordially invited.
Tickets are only $8 and you really ought to snag up quick here.
If you both desire the superiority that comes with being a member of a book club AND also don’t want to really put in the work to actually be in a book club AND want to see a great comedy show with LA comedy’s best and brightest doing the work of a book club for you, then Drew Spears’ Cook Blub might just be for you.
For this debut at Blue Rooster Art Supplies, fantastic line-up will be breaking down Chris Kattan’s SNL memoir “Baby Don’t Hurt Me: Stories and Scars from Saturday Night Live” (you’re free to read the book or not by the way).
Also, you’ll get to be part of a book club that meets in the back of an art supplies store, so you definitely will feel intellectually superior after attending.
Go get your tickets here.
Not only does supporting the Thomas Angel Foundation for this charity benefit mean that you’re supporting annual scholarships for women in comedy, but it also means that you’ll get to see the likes of very stand-up line-up of UCB’s very best (as you can see above).
Tickets are going for $15-$100 and can (and should) be bought up here.
The rest of our listings for comedy shows, events, screenings, open mics, maps, and more can be found at www.thecomedybureau.com.
The Rest of the Folks on Fox’s New Variety Show “Party Over Here” Are Pretty Great Too
Heather Anne Campbell, Nick Wiger, Ryan Perez, Marques Ray, Danny Jelinek…
…Lauren McGuire, Yamara Taylor, Carl Tart, and Rachel Lee Goldenberg are the additional writers/directors/cast of Party Over Here on top of The Lonely Island, Paul Scheer, and Nicole Byer/Alison Rich/Jessica McKenna.
That’s some of UCB and Funny or Die’s best that make this new late night sketch series at Fox even more enticing.