Morning Debriefing 3/29/11
1) April 1st-There will be a piece about Downtown LA Comedy in the Los Angeles Times. Please look out for this.
4) Bobby Bottleservice Joke Contest! Finish the joke, “Why did the mosquito cross the road?” to win tickets to a show with Conan O’Brien, Sarah Silverman, and Bottleservice’s alter-ego Nick Kroll, here in LA [via The Comic’s Comic]
5) Comedians Shayne Michael and Jeff Leon have started a Matching Funds program for other booked shows/open mics to pay featured performers. Yes, this what performing comedy in LA has come to.
6) ON THE HORIZON
Air Sex Championships Season 3 @ Satellite LA Wed. Mar. 30th $10 (yes, there is stand up comedy at the beginning of this)
Rory Scovel @ Hollywood Improv Fri. Apr. 1st 8PM $13/2 item min.
Ryan Stout @ Hollywood Improv Sat. Apr. 2nd 10PM $18/2 item min.
The Eddie Pepitone Bloodbath @ Hollywood Improv Lab Sat. Apr. 7th 8:30PM $5
Melissa Villasenor’s Singing Show @ Bar Lubitsch Wed. Apr. 20th FREE
Skinny Sundays @ Hollywood Improv Sun. May 1st 9:30PM
The Nerdist Podcast LIVE @ Meltdown Comics Mon. May 2nd 8PM $10
7) Tonight’s COMEDY CRAWL
The Good Luck Show @ Good Luck Bar 7:30PM FREE
Drunk on Stage @ Akbar 8PM FREE
Scoomies @ Westwood Brewco 8PM FREE
WTF! Podcast Live @ Steve Allen Theater 8PM (standing room only)
The Mixer @ Hollywood Improv Lab 8:30PM $5
Comedy Death Ray @ UCB Theatre 8:30PM $5 (stand by only)
A Great and Terrible Thing @ Hollywood Improv Lab 8:30PM $5
8) OPEN MIC RUN
BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE TOKYO @ SEÑOR FISH 422 E. 1st, Los Angeles, CA (downtown)/Sign-up 6:30PM/Starts 7PM
SAL’S COMEDY HOLE 7356 Melrose Ave., Hollywood, CA/Starts 8PM/$5 min.
MARTY’S/THE OPEN MIC 7351 W. Sunset Blvd., Hollywood, CA (walk up Martel past Big Mama’s and Papa’s Pizza)/5PM to 11PM/$5/multiple sets allowed
9) While watching a stand up comedy show, I saw a passer-by through a window stop and look confused that someone would be just talking on stage, then quickly hurry off. I guess it’s weird that people want to laugh nowadays.
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