NerdMelt Goodness, Dec 14th – 20th
Wednesday, December 14th at 8:30pm- The Meltdown with Jonah and Kumail presents Comedians You Should Know!
Once again, the Nerdist himself, Chris Hardwick, is taking over The Meltdown for the night to present you with some of his favorite comics! See Hardwick host Rory Scovel, Brent Weinbach, Adam Cayton-Holland and more for this show that will become a Nerdist podcast!
Thursday, December 15th at 8pm- RISK! Storytelling Show
RISK! is the show where people tell true stories they never thought they’d dare to share in public– stories they’d normally only tell toclose friends. At the RISK! Live shows, the brightest stars of TV, film and literature drop their usual act and show a side of themselves you’ve never seen before. RISK! Live in LA is hosted by comedians Kumail Nanjiani and Pete Holmes. RISK! is also a free audio podcast hosted by Kevin Allison of MTV’s The State. The podcast is currently getting hundreds of thousands of downloads each month. Slate.com called RISK! “jaw-dropping, hysterically funny, and just plain touching.” Come see RISK! Live at NerdMelt to see why!
Featuring Margaret Cho, Greg Behrendt, Cooper Barnes, Lori Alan, and Selene Luna
Friday, December 16th at 8pm- Memories from the Happy House
If PeeWee’s Playhouse hosted a comedy show on Acid directed by David Lynch starring NYC/LA comedy druglords, then it would probably be called “Memories from the Happy House” and guess what? It is called that.
For exactly one hour you will step into a time machine that doesn’t exist and be transported to a warehouse in the middle of your brain where escaped mental patients are putting on a live animated non-animated brain-show called “Memories from the Happy House”. The patients are so mental, they aren’t even mental patients. In fact they are doctors or clowns or magicians or politicians or maybe they were even soul savers. Either way, why wouldn’t you Bee Hive for this show and step into a painting by the famous Captain Charlie? You will, if you want to know all the secrets. With Kate Berlant, Jared Logan, Scott Moran, Rory Scovel, and some surprise noises too!!!
$8 in , $10 at the door
Saturday, December 17th at 8pm- Regalia Art Show Opening
Sunday December 18th 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.
Diani and Devine present an evening of Bluegrass, whiskey, and classic literature altered to include robots featuring LIVE MUSIC from The Dustbowl Cavliers, FREE COCKTAILS courtesy of Big Bottom Whiskey, robot art from Day of the Robot, and Luna the World’s First Personal Robot! Special Appearance by The Wien Truck.
About the book:
Mark Twain’s classic text has been a lightning rod for controversy since its first publication in the late nineteenth century, and has consistently been one of the most banned books in schools and libraries across the United States. In an effort to fight the censorship of this iconic piece of literature, editors Gabriel Diani and Etta Devine have removed every instance of the word “n-word” and replaced it with the word “robot.” Complete and unabridged (except for bits here and there), with E.W. Kemble’s original illustrations painstakingly altered by artist Denise Devine to include robots, this bold new edition makes Twain’s timeless work accessible to a whole new generation of readers … without being bogged down by what he wanted to say about racism.
Tuesday, December 20th at 8pm- Dork Forest
Jackie Kashian welcomes Kevin Eastman, creator of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, into her forest of dorkery to talk about whatever comes up. It’s a safe space.
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