Morning Debriefing 9/7/11
3) Over the last few months, there has been a lot of talk about the consequences of talking about sexual assault and rape on stage and being aware of the sensitivity of audience members. Today, Barbara Holm gives an interesting flip on the debate in regards to hecklers sexually harassing comedians at Laughspin.
4) A guy sells punny-one liners in a park. There was a guy in Venice who just used to take donations and would make a living performing his act on the street. Is America prime for “street comedy”?
5) Laughter Against the Machine, a comedy tour bringing laughs to political hot spots around the U.S., is only a few days away from needing to meet their donation goal. If that wasn’t enough, hear what Marc Maron had to say about it.
7) ON THE HORIZON
Good Evening America: The Art of Playing Chloe Sevigny @ Casita del Campo Fri. Sept. 23rd 9PM $15
8) COMEDY CRAWL
The Matt Goldich Twitter Show @MattGoldich 4PM
The Moth: Struggles @ Zanzibar 7:30PM $8 (doors are at 6:45PM, it’s highly recommended to get there an hour before)
Comedy Congress @ Crawford Family Forum 7:30PM
You’ve Seen These Guys @ Brea Improv 8PM $15/2 item min.
Fancy Schmancy @ Bar Lubitsch 8PM FREE
A Kiss From Daddy/The Birthday Boys @ UCB Theatre 8PM $5
The End Show @ The Last Bookstore 8PM FREE
Meltdown @ Nerdist Theater 8:30PM $8
Tartar Control @ Doll Hut 9PM $5
Frolic! @ Far Bar 9PM FREE
Facebook @ UCB Theatre 9:30PM $5 (stand by only)
Beer in the Shower @ Dreams Bar & Cafe 9:30PM FREE
9) OPEN MIC RUN
SAL’S COMEDY HOLE 7356 Melrose Ave., Hollywood, CA/Starts 6PM/$4 min./first come, first served
THE SPOT CAFE 4455 Overland Ave., Culver City, CA/Sign-up (lottery) 7PM
HOLLYWOOD HOTEL 1160 N. Vermont Ave., Hollywood, CA/Starts 7PM/first come, first served
GRINDHOUSE CAFE 1051 N. Havenhurst, West Hollywood, CA/Starts 7PM
CAFE ON 2ND 7 S. 2nd St., Alhambra, CA/Sign-up 7PM/Starts 7:30PM/$3 cover/10 min. guarantee
THE MOTH @ ZANZIBAR 1301 5th St., Santa Monica, CA/Starts 7:30PM/Sign-up is lottery/have to tell 5 min. story on theme of “struggles”/10 spots only available/$8 cover/Doors at 6:45PM/recommended to show up an hour before
LIBRARY A COFFEE HOUSE 3418 Broadway, Long Beach, CA/Sign-up 8PM/Starts 8:30PM
LIQUID ZOO 7214 Sepulveda Blvd., Van Nuys, CA/Sign-up 8:30PM/Starts 9PM/first come, first served/7 min.
DANGERFIELD’S II 2860 Glenview Ave., Los Angeles, CA/Starts after booked show around 10PM
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
10) Why the fuck did I buy all these business cards if I was going to be in comedy? Damn it.