Wednesday, April 4th at 8:30pm- The Meltdown with Jonah and Kumail
Our weekly popular standup show, hosted by Jonah Ray and Kumail Nanjiani, hosts the best standups in the country as well as the amazing acts you haven’t heard of quite yet but should! Plus there’s original art each week, surprise drop-ins, and sometimes a puppy! This week: THE SHOW WILL BE HOSTED BY PETE HOLMES! Matt Besser, Barry Rothbart, Bo Burnham and more!
Thursday April 5th at 6pm- An Enid Meet Up!
Is there anyone more badass than Enid Coleslaw in Ghost World?
On April 5th at 6pm, just before An Evening with Dan Clowes, you can participate in our first annual Enid Meet Up! Wear your glasses, your favorite Enid looks, and your best bored expression and come to NerdMelt! Or just come to see the spectacle of so many Enids in one place! We’ll have a fun hangout, a few photo ops, and a screening of a Ghost World going on to get everyone in the mood for the Dan Clowes event at 8pm! So come on down for the fun!
Thursday, April 5th at 8pm- An Evening with Dan Clowes
Throughout his twenty-five-year career, Daniel Clowes has always been ahead of artistic and cultural movements. His breakthrough success, Ghost World, convinced mainstream readers of comics’ literary potential. In the new millennium, with works such as Ice Haven, Wilson, Mister Wonderful, and The Death-Ray, Clowes has redefined the graphic novel as an art form.
Now, for the first time, you get to see the culmination of that, with The Art of Daniel Clowes: Modern Cartoonist, the first monograph on one of America’s most innovative cartoonists.
We are celebrating this book with a one night only event honoring and featuring Dan Clowes. Hosted by Blair Butler (of G4’s Fresh Ink), this night will include comedy, a discussion with Clowes and Mark Frauenfelder of BoingBoing, and a Q&A with the man of the hour!
Friday, April 6th at 9:30pm- Set List
From the minds of Paul Provenza and Troy Conrad… SET LIST is back from sold-out shows at The Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Montreal Just For Laughs Festival, and a regular run in London. Top comics are given a never-before-seen “setlist”of strange and outrageous topics the second they walk onstage, and perform seamlessly as if its the act they normally do, while the audience follows their list on the projection screen. Complete comedy in the moment. With Matt Kirshen, TJ Miller, Jake Johannsen and more!
$10 in , $12 at the door
Saturday, April 7th at 7pm- Muchos K-Stew Art Show Opening
Muchos K-Stew is a group show at Meltdown Comics paying tribute to the actress Kristen Stewart (star of such films as Panic Room, Adventureland, and Zathura: A Space Adventure, among others). Immerse yourself in the atmosphere of a mysterious young woman and stare at her face until it all makes sense.
Sunday, April 8th 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 are frequent drop ins), and the magic that is live comedy.
Monday, April 9th at 8pm- Magic Meltdown
Join Justin Willman (Food Network’s “Cupcake Wars”) as he and his friends present a cataclysmic evening of prestidigitation, make-believe, and excessive sleight-of-mouth. You’ll spend the entire time wondering “how’d they do that?” and gasping at the wonders of…. MAGIC!
$8 in , $10 at the door
Tuesday, April 10th at 8pm- For Shame!
For Shame is a show where comedians relive their most embarrassing musical choices from their youth. Watch as they share secret stories about bands they sadly were obsessed with. Then the audience will relive the horror by watching a music video from that artist as the other comedians comment on it as it plays!
So grab your Hammer pants, your copy of Teen Bop and check your ego at the door : For Shame!!!
With Matt Braunger, Eric Andre, Neil Campbell and more!
$8 in , $10 at the door