The Funny, The Scary, & The Nerdy Shows at NerdMelt Oct 19th – 25th
Wednesday, October 19th at 8:30pm
- The Meltdown with Jonah and Kumail
Jonah Ray and Kumail Nanjiani host Kyle Kinane, Todd Levin, Jon Daly and more in this popular weekly standup showcase!
Thursday, October 20th at 8pm
- Jackie Kashian’s Dork Forest
Jackie Kashian invites Marc Maron to come and dork out with her during the live version of her popular podcast. It’s dork-on-dork dialogue.
Friday, October 21st at 8pm
- The Business
It’s The Business, and business is booming. This popular San Francisco stand up collective comes to L.A. bringing a unique blend of stand up, story telling, and song. Material stretches and develops organically as the performers interrupt and improvise with performers ranging from comedians to authors, dancers to sandwich artists. Featuring Brendon Walsh, Beth Stelling, and more!
$8 in , $10 at the door
Saturday, October 22nd at 8pm- 7 Hells: The Retro Horror Art of Bill Rude Reception
You’ve seen his horror work on True Blood, Ghost Whisperer, The Science of Fear, and numerous other films and television shows. Now, finally, local Los Angeles artist Bill Rude will for the first time unveil his body of personal horror work titled: ‘7 Hells’. A professional designer and animator in the film industry for over 15 years, Rude’s specialization in retro and horror themes directly inspired his concept of pop-culture terror.
7 Hells fabricates a horrifying world like a Frankenstein’s Monster: part rockabilly savagery, part abhorrent cinema, part ghastly story telling. 7 Hells is not a tribute to b-movies, pulp-novels, horror magazines, or distressing fairy tales, but to the atmosphere that surrounds and unites them all.
These visions span mediums of paint, ink, plexiglass, costumes and fabricated merchandise that interconnect the body of works with one another and blur the lines between the artwork and reality. Rude’s investigation into what defines horror and it’s nostalgic attraction is as much about the process of creation as the finished pieces themselves.
Please visit the artist’s website at www.7hells.com for further details in inspiration behind the friendly nightmares that are 7 Hells.
October 23rd at 5pm- Nerdist Writers Panel
Spend your Sunday afternoons learning from the best at the Nerdist Writers Panel! Join moderator Ben Blacker as he hosts esteemed panelists discussing topics like different types of writing, how they got started, what inspires them, the business side of writing, and more. Panelists will also answer your questions and give some helpful tips and tricks! This series is a must for any hopeful writer in LA, with a portion of the proceeds going to benefit 826LA.
Ben Blacker (moderator) is the co-creator of The Thrilling Adventure Hour, a monthly staged production and podcast in the style of old-time radio. For information go to ThrillingAdventureHour.com. Blacker and his writing partner have developed pilots for Fox, Nickelodeon, Spike, and USA (twice). Currently, they write for CW’s Supernatural.
Scheduled to appear:
Angela Kang (The Walking Dead; Terriers) Liz Craft & Sarah Fain (Vampire Diaries; Dollhouse) Liz Meriwether (The New Girl)
October 23rd at 7pm- Matt Mira’s Day Off
Matt Mira of the Nerdist Podcast needs a Day Off, so we decided to give him Sundays at Nerdist Theater. Come watch Mira and Paul Cibis host this comedy free-for-all. You’ll see brand new comics, comics you know and love trying out new material (Chris Hardwick and Kumail Nanjiani have both dropped in), and the magic that is live comedy.
October 24th at 8pm- The Apple Sisters: Ghouls Night Out
From their hit podcast on Earwolf to live on the stage in Spookywood, CA, it’s The Apple Sisters—Candy, Cora, and Seedy! The award winning, musical comedy trio set in 1943, The Apple Sisters present their Halloween spook-tacular GHOULS NIGHT OUT! Someone or someTHING is haunting their Aunt Gala’s mansion and the girl must channel their inner Nancy Drews to suss out the suspect before they get sussed. And there is a murdererer on the loose! PREPARE yourself for the three part shrieks and mystifying moves of their ghouly songs and dances BEWARE of the terrifying slapstick and bloody mess beyond compare. WATCH OUT for that razor in your Apple…Sister. No one is safe from the gut-busting giggles of terror. Be afraid. Be very afraid. To DIE laughing!
Sing along with your favorite Apple Sister Halloween delights, like the yummy tune “Trick or Treat”; prepare to meet your match with “Three Little Merry Murderers”; and your eyes won’t be playing tricks on you when you see these ghosts come to life with the terrifying number “Rebels with Caws.” Sponsored by Corndy, the corn flavored candy.
Special Guests will be announced soon. Past guests have included Olivia Wilde (House), Ginnifer Goodwin (Once Upon A Time), Paul F. Tompkins (Pod F. Tompkast), Jason Ritter (Parenthood), James Urbaniak (Venture Bros), and more!
Musical Direction by Jerome Kurtenbach
October 25th at 8pm- Star Dreck
Kumail Nanjiani and Matt Mira are huge Trekkies, but even they have to admit that some episodes just don’t hold up. Join them as they introduce you to some of the worst Star Trek episodes in existence. With the help of guests Moshe Kasher and Chris Hardwick, they will boldly go where no fan has gone before?
$8 in , $10 at the door