Morning Debriefing 8/9/11
1) Marc Maron’s “This Has To Be Funny” is out today! Download at the link or if you can find it in a store, something, anything.
8) An article we wrote for the Nerdist on how SEO has possibly ruined comedy is according to “Matt” is “…a boring, pointless, empty article,” further adding, “Nothing worse than a comedy critic. Get a job.” Apparently, he liked the Les Misérables parody of Jay-Z’s & Alicia Keys’ “Empire State of Mind”. To each his own.
9) Fuck yeah Down’s Syndrome Association of the UK, you bet Doug Stanhope isn’t going to apologize for his rant against Sarah Palin and her DS baby (another piece we wrote yesterday for Laughspin).
12) COMEDY CRAWL
WTF LIVE and Marc Maron CD Release Party @ Steve Allen Theater 8PM $10 (standing room only)
Performance Anxiety @ The Pleasure Chest 8PM $7
Jared’s Jokers @ The Joint 8PM $10
Comedy Bang Bang @ UCB Theatre 8:30PM $5 (stand by only)
Public School Stories @ M Bar 9PM FREE/$10 min.
Holy Fuck @ Downtown Independent Theater 9PM FREE
Blamblamblam! @ R-Bar 9PM FREE (password is FINALLY MUSTARD)
13) OPEN MIC RUN
LIBRARY A COFFEE HOUSE 3418 E. Broadway, Long Beach, CA/Sign-up 7:30PM/Starts 8PM/first come, first served/no purchase necessary
TRIBAL CAFE 1651 W. Temple St., Los Angeles, CA (Echo Park)/Sign-up 7:30PM/Starts 8PM/first come, first served.
WESTWOOD BREW CO 1097 Glendon Ave., Westwood, CA/Sign-up 7:30PM/Starts 8PM/lottery/first come, first served/no purchase necessary
SAL’S COMEDY HOLE 7356 Melrose Ave., Hollywood, CA/Starts 8PM/first come, first served/$4 min.
WESTSIDE COMEDY THEATER 1323-A 3rd St., Santa Monica, CA (in alley between 3rd St. Promenade and 4th St.)/Sign-up 9:45PM/Starts 10PM/lottery/$1 cover
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/bottled water and coffee provided
14) Perhaps instead of figuring out comedy that’s marketable, the emphasis should be on comedy that’s so funny people are tearing up, then figuring out how to market it.