Megan Amram-Tip of the Hat 3/12/11
The Comedy Bureau “Tips Its Hat” this week to MEGAN AMRAM:
“@meganamram I’m giving up spell check for Lant.”
As far as escalating the art of being funny on the still new canvas of Twitter, there are few people that have mastered it quite like Megan Amram.
I’ve heard many people, especially avid Twitter users express hesitation at following comedians on Twitter as they only want to read gold instead of what’s about to be possibly tried out at an open mic. With Amram, there is no such worry as she has refined her wit to where most everything she tweets “from the hip” usually gets a solid 3 minutes of me busting up in laughter while slapping my knees profusely.
Being featured quite often in “who to follow” lists of who’s the funniest on Twitter, Amram is of a rare breed that has actually found a comedic voice through the microblogging site, often times well under 140 characters, which is a feat that some of the most established and revered comedians have not even developed yet. Perfectly absurd in her precise choice of words, references, and execution of the comedic twist within a joke, it’s no wonder that she has over 25,000 deserved followers without a network sitcom and a deranged personality to back her.
Megan also writes and contributes for other online publications in much longer form, which is equally as farcical and hysterical, as she’ll make a hilarious list of various topics including recently discovered unpublished Shakespeare plays, her own personal “bucket list” (included on that list: die), and stains.
Basically, you should follow anything she does online via Twitter, Tumblr, or anything else, which will most likely find its way somehow to the Comedy Bureau. If you’re wondering what this elusive tweeter/blogger is like live, you can check her out on Dave Holmes and Rob Delaney’s UCB LA show “Mapping the Heavens” Thursday Mar. 17th 9:30PM $5.
Morning Debriefing 3/5/11
2) Comedian Neil Hamburger now has a rubber cartoon face available for purchase for all those times that you need a reminder of war can successfully be waged via Twitter against celebrities.
3) I’m not a big fan of reality TV and even a less of a fan of the monstrous “American Idol”, but when comedian Paul F. Tompkins recaps an episode of it, it’s actually entertaining to the point where I don’t feel that I’m dumbing myself down to enjoy myself.
5) Three Minutes to Nothing-Why Comedy Contests are Largely a Waste of Everyone’s Time by the Comedy Bureau
6) Tonight’s COMEDY CRAWL
Two Milk Minimum @ Flappers Burbank 11:30AM $10/2 item min.
North Star Comedy Hour @ Michael Woolson Studio 8PM
The Anytime Show w/Dominic Dierkes @ Smodcastle 8PM $8
Magic Bag @ Smodcastle 8PM $8
Battleship Pretension @ Meltdown Comics 8PM $5
The Thrilling Adventure Hour @ Largo 8:30PM $25/sold-out, but tickets probably available at door
Midnight Show @ UCB Theatre MIDNIGHT $5 (stand by only)
The Tomorrow Show @ The Steve Allen Theater MIDNIGHT $8
7) OPEN MIC RUN
SPOT CAFE 4455 Overland Ave., Culver City, CA/Starts 2PM/people usually give feedback at end of set
SAL’S COMEDY HOLE 7356 Melrose Ave., Los Angeles, CA/Starts 6PM/one item min.
WESTSIDE COMEDY THEATRE 1323-A 3rd St., Santa Monica, CA (in alley between 3rd and 4th St.)/Sign-Up 6PM/Starts 6:30PM
SUNSET GRILL 7439 W. Sunset Blvd., Hollywood, CA/Starts 7PM/one item min.
MARTY’S/THE OPEN MIC 7351 W. Sunset Blvd., Hollywood, CA/5PM to 11PM/$5/multiple sets allowed
8) Getting a business card from a girl because you’re “just that sad” still counts as getting a number, right?
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