Morning Debriefing 7/29/11
3) We don’t get screeners here cause well (cough cough)… Anyways, sci-fi action comedy Attack the Block is started its limited theater run at Arclight Hollywood today and by the looks of the trailer and everyone we know and respect saying nothing but great things about it, you should probably, at the very least check it out.
4) Yesterday, Marc Maron gave a heartfelt, inspiring speech about being a comedian that we have posted at least twice already. Read a transcript of the entire speech at the Comic’s Comic.
“I am the future of show business. Not your show business, my show business. They want me to do this speech because I am the future of our industry.
Then my new manager got back to me and said, “They liked the jokes you did when you introduced Kindler a couple of years ago. That’s why they asked you.”
There’s a reason we’re posting it for at least a third time and maybe more. Cringe Humor even caught a small excerpt on video of the keynote address at Just For Laughs, which in our opinion, should be reprinted several times over like the Gettysburg Address in souvenir stores across America.
7) Our first piece for the Nerdist: "Why You Probably Haven’t Heard Any Funny Amy Winehouse Jokes”. Already, there’s an amazing comment from eric:
“The formula [comedy = tragedy + time] can be revised thus: (tragedy + time) / context = comedy. Time is inversely related to context–or–the more context you add, the less time between the present and the tragic event is needed in order to be funny. Less context, more time, conversely.”
Think about it. It’s kinda true.
11) COMEDY CRAWL
Faygo Fridays w/Brendon Walsh, Nick Youssef, and Esther Povitsky @ Sal’s Comedy Hole 7:30PM $10/2 item min.
Stand-up Spotlight w/Sarah Silverman & Chelsea Peretti @ UCB Theatre 8PM $10 (stand by only)
Re-Animator @ Steve Allen Theater 8PM $30
The 12 Shiny Nickels Show @ Hollywood Improv Lab 8:30PM $10
The Second City Late Night w/Howie Kremer @ Second City Hollywood 9PM $5
Cavemen Jet Pilot @ Hollywood Improv Lab 10:30PM $10
12) OPEN MIC RUN
UCB THEATRE 5919 Franklin Ave., Hollywood, CA/Sign-up 5PM/Starts 5:30PM/lottery/all spots 5 min./only 10 spots available
SET LIST @ FLAPPERS BAR 102 E. Magnolia, Burbank, CA/Sign-up 5PM/Starts 5:30PM/given “set list” of topics to do jokes off of/first come, first served/no purchase necessary
SAL’S COMEDY HOLE 7356 Melrose Ave., Hollywood, CA/Starts 6PM/$4 min./first come, first served
iCANDY 1708 E. Broadway, Long Beach, CA/Sign-up 6PM/Starts 7PM/first come, first served/$3 min./mixed mic/booked show in middle around 8PM
SILVERLAKE LOUNGE 2906 W. Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, CA (Silverlake)/Sign-up (lottery) 6:30PM/Starts 7PM/4 min./no purchase necessary
SUNSET GRILL 7439 W. Sunset Blvd., Hollywood, CA/Starts 7PM/one item min.
MAX BLOOM’S 200 N. Malden Ave., Fullerton, CA/Starts 7PM/booked show after/no purchase necessary
GLENDALE DAYS INN 450 N. Pioneer Dr., Glendale, CA/Sign-up 7PM/Starts 8PM/No foul language/No purchase necessary/first come, first served
FLOODLAMP OPEN MEG[APHONE] 3201 W. Verdugo Blvd., Burbank, CA/Starts 8PM/lottery/no purchase necessary/under floodlamp in park
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
HOLLYWOOD HOTEL 1160 N. Vermont Ave., Hollywood, CA/Starts MIDNIGHT
FLAPPERS BAR 102 E. Magnolia Ave., Burbank, CA/Starts MIDNIGHT
THE COMEDY BUREAU/@thecomedybureau