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The Her Universe Fashion Show at Comic-Con 2014

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Her Universe, Hot Topic and Nerdist Industries put on their very first “Geek Couture” fashion show last night at SDCC and it was fantastic. The Hyatt Ballroom was packed, the designers came up with some beautiful and unique nerdy outfits, and Her Universe’s very own Ashley Eckstein looked beautiful in a Totoro inspired couture dress, mainly because she was excited to announce that Her Universe has acquired licensing rights for Studio Ghibli merch to be sold at Hot Topic this fall! Yes, I’m just as excited as you!

My personal favorite designs of the night were Lauren Bregman’s “Effie’s Trinkets” worn by stunning model Adrianne Curry, and Andrew MacLaine’s “Regina’s Curse” which literally wowed the crowd. Regina herself, Lana Parrilla, even tweeted about it.

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Hopefully this will become an annual event, so you nerds can attend next time. And props to DJ Amanda for playing some sweet 80s jams during the Back to the Future and Metroid inspired portion of the night.

For more information on the event and where to buy cool geek fashion visit http://www.heruniverse.com/

 

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Los Angeles Nerds – This Week at NerdMelt, 8/1-8/7

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Wednesday, August 1st 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 features Barry Rothbart, David Angelo, Eliza Skinner, Joe Mande, Fahim Anwar & Pete Holmes!

$8

 

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Thursday, August 2nd at 8pm – Horrible Movie Night

Do you love to make fun of bad movies, but are shunned by friends & family because of it? Then come home to Horrible Movie Night! We invite YOU to riff the worst movies you’ve never seen, and you could win a prize!

Your hosts John Mathot (Disney’s “Phineas & Ferb”), Susan Wright (The Because Show podcast), and improv troupe The Omelettes will present 1983’s Hercules, starring Lou Ferrigno, Sybil Danning, and a lot of hilarious stop-motion animation. If you like MST3K and RiffTrax, this is your thang!

$8 in , $10 at the door

 

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Friday, August 3rd at 9pm – The Business

Four comedians from San Francisco (Alex Koll, Chris Garcia, Bucky Sinister and Sean Keane) bring their popular variety show to LA for a night! See standup, sketch, and weird songs galore! With Guy Branum and Bobcat Goldthwait!

$8 in , $10 at the door

 

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Saturday, August 4th at 9pm – Joke Machine

Three comics battle in the LA’s original roast-meets-gameshow juggernaut Joke Machine. Comics perform new material on an assigned topic, enter a wildcard challenge to do anything from crowd work to reviewing a movie, and gain bonus points for relentless slamming– all in under a minute! The show features a changing cast of LA’s best and brightest.

This epic battle pins Brody Stevens vs Howard Kremer vs Chris Fairbanks with your host Bil Dwyer and announcer Tom Sharpe. Who will survive the comedy blitzkreig?

$8 in , $10 at door

 

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Sunday, August 5th 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.

FREE

 

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Monday, August 6th at 9pm – Harmontown

People always ask us “What is Harmontown?”, and that’s a tough question to answer, but here’s the closest thing we’ve got: we gave the creator of Community a night to do whatever he wanted, and what we got was Harmontown.

Attend a town meeting in a land free of brevity, where Mayor Dan Harmon and Comptroller Jeff B. Davis (Whose Line is it Anyway) take another small, vodka-soaked step toward colonizing the moon. Evening may include ineffectual rants, songs, shameful stories, special guests (Allison Brie, Donald Glover, and Gillian Jacobs have all stopped in), forehead sweat and repeated exposure to the phrases “like” , “uh”, “sort of” and “you know.”

$10

 

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Tuesday, August 7th at 6pm – The Mutant Season With Gil: The Awesome 10th Birthday Extravaganza Show!

THE MUTANT SEASON is a Nerdist Industries podcast where grade-schooler Gil Dominguez-Letelier talks to adults who have cool jobs and shares the awesome things he likes with you, the listeners at home! (Like, did you know that the raddest animal ever is a Cat-zilla? That’s a fact!) It’s Gil’s 10th birthday, so there will be cake!

Featuring special guests Pete Holmes, Geoff Johns, Jonah Ray, Matt Bennett and Justin Willman!

$5

 

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Tuesday, August 7th at 8pm – Justin Willman’s Magic Meltdown

Join JUSTIN WILLMAN (Food Network’s “Cupcake Wars”, The Nerdist Channel) 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

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NerdMelt Shows this Week, 2/29-3/6

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Wednesday, February 29th at 8:30pm- The Meltdown with Jonah and Kumail

Our weekly popular standup show, hosted by Jonah Ray and Kumail Nanjiani, welcomes 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!

$8

 

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Friday, March 2nd at 8pm- Double Header Night! The Saturday Morning Show and The Jesse Miller Talk Show!

The Saturday Morning Show– Kyle Clark and Dominic Moschitti revisit the beloved cartoons of our childhood. The result isn’t always pretty. Grab a bowl of sugar coated cereal and relive those Saturday morning memories through the cruel lens of adulthood. With guests Jonah Ray and more!

The Jesse Miller Talk Show– Watch some great comics, bands & various guests perform, then be interviewed by self described media mogul Jesse Miller (Andre Hyland). Along with some video and musical gems. Past guests include: Bob Odenkirk, Nick Kroll, Har Mar Super Star, Wallpaper, Skyler Stone, Nick Thune, Brent Weinbach, John Ennis, etc.

$8 in , $10 at the door

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Saturday, March 3rd at 8pm- Loud Noises!

LOUD NOISES! is back and better than French fries and ready to bring you the best night of comedy and music that ever even did was happen, brought to you by Nerdist music director, Rebecca Gleason.

You’ll laugh your face bits stretchy at the hilarious stand up comedy of our host, Brandon Vaughn (super good kisser), Eric Dadourian (is a ghost) and Karl Hess (Montreal Comedy Festival, Rooftopcomedy.com’s Best Underground Comics 2011) followed by music from songbird Sue Scrofa and a performance by Eyes Lips Eyes!

LOUD NOISES! is a fun filled night of good laughs and good music and you should go because you’re a nice person and you deserve nice things.

$8 in , $10 at the door

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Sunday, March 4th 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.

FREE

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Monday, March 5th at 8pm- The BEATdown!

Comedian Eliza Skinner and beatboxer Joshua Silverstein host 5 of Los Angeles’ finest comics and one audience volunteer in “TheBEATdown.” It’s a freestyle rap face-off decided by the audience – 6 rounds of badass one-on-one rap battles. You saw 8 Mile, right? Like that, but funnier.

$8 in , $10 at the door

 

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Tuesday, March 6th at 8pm- Bagged and Boarded

Bagged & Boarded is a weekly chat show for the discerning stoners/geeks of the world, presented by Smodcast and starring host Matt Cohen and a special celebrity nerd guest. Sometimes funny, sometimes poignant- nearly always naked from the waist down… it’s Bagged & Boarded! Featuring an appearance by Misti Dawn and a special SmodCast Network guest!

$8 in , $10 at the door

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NerdMelt Fun Times This Week, 1/19-1/24

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Thursday, January 19th at 8pm- The Thursday Thing with Dana Gould

A monthly comedy experiment from Dana Gould. On the 3rd Thursday of each month, Dana scratches another item off his comedy To-Do list. One month a carnival, the next a Spook Show, or a two-man “monologue-off,” or three robots fighting six gorillas, or, or, or… This month: an old-school showcase with a powerhouse lineup- Maria Bamford, Pete Holmes, Blaine Capatch, Ali Wong, Paul Greenburg, Eddie Pepitone, Hampton Yount and more!
$8 in , $10 at the door

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Friday, January 20th at 8pm- The Art of Kung Fu Opening Reception

An art show featuring works by amazing artists all honoring the gorgeousness that is Kung Fu.
FREE

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Saturday, January 21st at 8pm- Star Dreck

Kumail Nanjiani and Matt Mira are huge Trekkies, but even they have to admit that some of them just don’t hold up. Join them as they introduce you to some of the worst Star Trek episodes in existence, and then proceed to rip them to shreds. With the help of Tom Lennon and Paul Scheer, will they boldly go where no fan has gone before?
$8 in , $10 at the door

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Sunday, January 22nd 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.
FREE

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Monday, January 23rd at 8pm- The Nerdist Way Signing

Chris Hardwick wrote a book, The Nerdist Way, and now it’s time to celebrate with the man himself. Join Chris for a reading from the book about how to channel your nerd strengths, manage your time, and reach the next level (in real life). Reading to be followed by an in-store signing!
FREE

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Tuesday, January 24th at 8pm- An Evening with Diane Spencer

Diane Spencer was recently crowned Best Newcomer by Chortle.com, and now you can see why! For one night only, this red-headed Brit brings her unique voice to NerdMelt! You won’t want to miss it!
$8 in , $10 at the door
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NerdMelt Goodness, Dec 14th – 20th

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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 ScovelBrent WeinbachAdam Cayton-Holland and more for this show that will become a Nerdist podcast!

$8

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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 ChoGreg BehrendtCooper BarnesLori Alan, and Selene Luna

$10

 

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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 BerlantJared LoganScott MoranRory Scovel, and some surprise noises too!!!

$8 in , $10 at the door

 

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Saturday, December 17th at 8pm- Regalia Art Show Opening

FREE!


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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.
FREE


Monday, December 19th at 8pm- Huckleberry Finn {The Robotic Edition} Book Release Party

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. 

FREE

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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.
$10

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Adventures at NYCC

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Last year I did this really extensive 3-day coverage where I shared the experience of my first con with everyone. Unfortunately I didn’t do nearly as in-depth an overview of this year’s (nor did I go to nearly as many things as I did last year). Still, I will try to make you feel like I earned my press pass for this year’s New York Comic Con. Today is a brief overview of my weekend. Sometime this week I should be doing one or two photo posts to make you feel like you were really there with me. Explanations out of the way, let’s begin…

The con started a day early this year for press, pros, and those dedicated enough to buy the special 4-day passes that were offered. I went to pick up my press pass and walked around for a bit to get a lay of the land, as it were. The floor didn’t open til 4pm on that day, and since it would be there all weekend I decided not to stick around too long.

Friday was the real start of the con. I started my day by meeting friends briefly before going to Felicia Day’s Spotlight. This was moderated by Chris Hardwick and almost felt like a scaled-down version of his podcast. I actually really hope one or more of the panels he moderated were recorded and are eventually shared. It’s not like this is a concept that is totally unheard of for Nerdist listeners…

 

Felicia was joined by fellow Guild cohort Sandeep Pariikh. For those who are not familiar with his work, Sandeep plays Zaboo on the web series “The Guild” and also is the creator of Legend of Neil. He and Felicia have great chemistry together, most likely because of their friendship outside of The Guild. This friendship was also cited during the panel as the reason it would be super awkward if Zaboo and Codex ever dated or had to kiss again, so don’t expect too much romantic happenings between their characters anytime soon. Other things discussed at their panel included Dragon Age and what it’s like creating your own web series. The panel ended with questions from the audience, my favorite of which was the very first one – essentially asking what shows past or present the participants wished they could work on. Felicia said Game of Thrones (even though she’s not British so it’s never going to happen), Fringe, and Big Bang Theory. Personally I would love to see one or both of the last two become a reality. I think she could be excellent in either show, but especially Big Bang Theory. Her awkward, nerdy, adorableness would fit right in with the rest of the cast. Chris Hardwick answered the question by saying “The Walking Dead,” which is another thing I would love to see happen. He has such a love for that show, I think he would make an excellent guest. Even if he’s just painted up as a zombie…

 

The other panel I went to on Friday was “Inner Light,” which was a behind-the-scenes look at the Star Trek: The Next Generation episode with writer Morgan Gendel. He told the story of what it was like pitching the story as an outsider of the ST team and eventually collaborating with everyone. The rest of the panel was clips from the episode with live commentary from Gendel as we went through everything. It was a very cool experience to get inside the head of the writer and see what the whole process was like.

 

I left the con early that day to get a double dose of Nerdist podcast live. I’ll probably write about that at some point either here or on my other blog, News on Shuffle. Moving on to Day 2…

 

Saturday for me was a lot of missed connections (trying to meet fellow Nerds in Babeland-ers and members of Ghost This) and one panel – Dark Shadows. For those unaware, Dark Shadows was a television series that ran from 1966-1971. It also had 2 films and spawned a comic series. There is a new movie due out May 11, 2012 that is directed by Tim Burton and stars Johnny Depp. This movie takes place in 1972, a year after the original series ended. The panel was mostly Q&A with Lara Parker and Kathryn Leigh Scott, two of the actors from the original series who also have cameos in the upcoming film. Lara could not make it to New York because of her schedule, but was able to Skype with the audience for her portion of the Q&A. They couldn’t share much, due to confidentiality clauses, but they were able to describe the sets in some detail and tell us that the movie will be a new interpretation of the old series and films. They added the new movie was still very well-done and they were both excited to be involved in the project.

Unfortunately I had to leave early on Saturday as well, so I didn’t make it to The Walking Dead or Avengers panels like I wanted to…

 

The final day of the con I spent mostly wandering the floor and trying to get as many pictures as possible of cosplay and such. I felt like there weren’t as many good costumes as last year, but still managed to get a few good shots. The highlight of the day for me was meeting Dave Marquez in Artist Alley and getting him to sign my copy of Days Missing. We also chatted a lot about the difference between NY and SD Comic Con, which was cool. He really is a genuinely nice guy, as well as an amazing artist. If you’re not familiar with his work, then please go pick up a copy of Days Missing. Not only is his artwork fantastic, but it’s also an interesting and unique story that I think will really get you thinking. Marquez won’t be doing the art for Days Missing 3, unfortunately, but he will be working on Fantastic Four next, so you can check that out as well.

That about wraps up my NYCC coverage for this year. To be honest, I think last year was overall a better experience for me because it was my first con and I spent most of it with a very good friend. I didn’t get to see as many people this year, which dampened my experience a bit. I still had a great time though and enjoyed the things I did manage to see. Plus it was all worth it just to be a fangirl for 5 minutes with one of my favorite artists. Seeing Chris Hardwick and Felicia Day in the same room didn’t hurt either…

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Los Angeles Nerds! NerdMelt Goodness, Aug 24-30

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Wednesday, August 24th at 8:30pm
The Meltdown with Jonah and Kumail
Jonah Ray and Kumail Nanjiani host Brent WeinbachJen Kirkman and more, plus a comic so secret we can’t even tell you his name!
Tickets – $8

Thursday, August 25th at 8pm
Imaginary Radio Program
This show is the anti radio. LA’s best comics parody radio in this hilarious musical comedy extravaganza, hosted by Drennon Davis, featuring Baron VaughnRachel Bloom, MC Mr Napkins, and more!
Tickets – $8 in advance, $10 at the door

Friday, August 26th at 8pm
The Business
A foursome of San Francisco comedians bring their popular weekly variety show to LA! Scheduled to appear: Kyle Kinane, Rob Delaney and more!
Tickets – $8 in advance, $10 at the door

Saturday, August 27th at 8pm
Captured Aural Phantasy
Are you ready for the (end of) summer?! Captured Aural Phantasy Theater celebrates the season in its Comic Book Summer Camp. Captured Aural Phantasy players interpret nuggets of pop culture straight from the height of the Silver Age. They combine the art, drama and comedy of a vintage radio program with the live entertainment of a variety show. Evenings also include short acts, sultry singing, prizes, and live music. This show offers a special guest appearance by the super-powered surf band “The Noble Gasses.” Get there early!
Tickets – $10

Sunday, August 28th at 5:30pm
Matt Mira’s Day Off
A place for comics to work on new material with The Nerdist’s own Matt Mira.   FREE

Sunday, August 28th at 8pm
An Evening with Brendon Walsh
This comic, seen on Conan and John Oliver’s New York Standup Show, is one of the best storytellers around. Come and watch him do an entire hour!
Tickets – $8 in advance, $10 at the door

Monday, August 29th at 8pm
Attack of the Show Art Show Reception

G4 TV’s Attack of the Show returns to Meltdown Comics with Attack of the Art Show. Last time around, AOTS challenged its viewers to create a work of art based on Keyboard Cat, but this time, they’ve opened it up to any viral video out there. Come meet the hosts of AOTS and witness hundreds of paintings, sculptures, puppets, dioramas and other creations based on everything from Star Wars Kid to Dramatic Chipmunk, Chocolate Rain to Lemon Party.

FREE

Tuesday, August 30th at 8pm
Nerdy Secrets
Ever wanted to know what your favorite creative types go geek-tastic over but were too timid to ask? Sure you did, which is why host Mo Fathelbab and DC Pierson will take that burden off of your shoulders and ask those awesome questions in this chat show. Featured this month: Kumail Nanjiani (The Indoor Kids; star of “Franklin & Bash”), Matt Selman (Executive Producer/Writer of “The Simpsons”), Azita Ghanizada (Star of the new SyFy hit “Alphas” & the 1st Afghani-American lead of a TV show), and more!
Tickets – $8 in advance, $10 day of show

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Tuesday, August 30th at 10:30pm
The DC Reboot Party
DC is releasing its first reboot comic, Justice League #1, at midnight, so we’re going to celebrate! Come to Meltdown Comics for costume contests, live readings, a funeral for the old DC Universe, comedy, and of course, COMIC BOOKS! Get your hands on the DC Reboot first at Meltdown Comics!
FREE

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Calling all Los Angeles Nerds! NerdMelt Awesomeness 8/17-8/23

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Wednesday, August 17th at 8:30pm– The Meltdown with Jonah and Kumail
Jonah Ray and Kumail Nanjiani host this popular weekly standup show, featuring John MulaneyAnthony JeselnikGarfunkel and Oates and more!
$8

 

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Thursday, August 18th at 8pm– Dork Forest with Jackie Kashian
Jackie Kashian hosts a live version of her popular podcast, where people get to dork out about the things they are most passionate about, with guests Ben Schwartz and Frank Conniff!
Tickets – $10

 

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Friday, August 19th at 8pm
Conan Showcase
Come watch some of the hottest unknown comics as they showcase for the chance to do standup on Conan! Featuring Matt Braunger, Sean Patton, Rob Delaney, Adam Cayton-Holland, and more amazing comics. Hosted by Kumail Nanjiani!
Tickets – $10

 

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Saturday, August 20th at 8pm
Harmontown
With trusty Comptroller Jeff Davis at his side, Community creator Dan Harmon returns for another installment of this popular show in which Harmon discusses his desire to start a colony on the moon.
Tickets – $10

 

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Sunday, August 21st at 5pm
Nerdist Writers Series
Ben Blacker hosts these panels chock full of screenwriters, novelists, and more. A must for anyone wanting to break into the biz. Scheduled to appear: Peter GouldKerry EhrinBridget Carpenter, and more!
Tickets – $15

 

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Sunday, August 21st at 7pm
Matt Mira’s Day Off
A place for comics to work on new material with The Nerdist’s own Matt Mira.   FREE

 

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Tuesday, August 23rd at 8pm
Sex Nerd Sandra
Sex Nerd Sandra Daugherty is an accomplished sex educator. The Nerdist’s own sexpert brings her skills to you! Topic: Female masturbation sexpertJamye Waxman!
Tickets – $8 in advance, $10 at the door

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Coming up at NerdMelt! Starting tonight, 8/13-16

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Saturday at 8pm, we have Pop and Politics with KPFK’s Jimmy Dore!

Join KPFK’s Jimmy Dore and a celebrity panel as they make fun of other celebrities, today’s news makers, and our favorite cultural jackasses, with a raucous blend of stand-up, sketch, and video clips of people saying some of he dumbest shit you’ve ever heard. A hilarious night of laughs, blasphemy and general disrespect! This month’s guests include Frank Conniff, MST3K, and David Feldman, writer for Real Time with Bill Maher and The Daily Show. Proceeds benefit 90.7 KPFK!

Tickets $8 in advance, $10 at the door

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Then on Sunday at 5pm, we have the 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. Scheduled to appear: Alan Yang (Parks & Recreation), Genny Hutchison (Breaking Bad), and Ryan Farley (Cold Case)!
$15

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At 7pm on Sunday, stay for 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.
FREE

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Monday at 8pm, we have Science Bear screening their movie Sketch!

Rag tag Canadian sketch comedy troop Science Bear pulls together a completely improvised feature length comedy with nothing but the change in their pockets. In this homage to the world of comedy, we follow Jeffrey Patrick’s struggle to tell jokes “the right way” in a world that laughs at the lowest common denominator. Join Science Bear for an evening filled with live comedy, award-winning shorts, and the Los Angeles Premiere of what some have called the funniest movie they have ever seen (i.e. their moms).

Tickets – $8 in advance, $10 day of show!

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Then on Tuesday, we have one of our favorite shows, Two Thumbs Way Down!

When it comes to movies, there is bad-bad and good-fun-over-the-top bad. Join Eli Olsberg and guests Rory ScovelMoshe Kasher, and Jonah Ray as they celebrate the latter. Each comic brings in a movie of their choice and after watching a clip/trailer from all three, the audience votes as  to which one they watch and rip to shreds. Also, if you have a bad movie you want to show off, bring it in for a chance to have it be our movie of choice that night!

Tickets – $8 in advance, $10 day of show!

Nerdist @ Meltdown

Los Angeles Nerds! NerdMelt Events, July 7-11

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Los Angeles nerds and geeks, here is your weekly dose of Nerdist Theater at the Meltdown for the next few days, starting TONIGHT!

Thursday, July 7th at 8pm- Dork Forest with Jackie Kashian
The Dork Forest Podcast is dork on dork dialog. Jackie Kashian is interested in whatever you are really really into. Dana Gould and James Urbaniak will speak to their love of old Hollywood. They will also meander around a love of everything else. Please join us. As there is room for all in The Dork Forest.
$10- http://www.meltcomics.com/webstore/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=2&products_id=70

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Friday, July 8th at 8pm- Sex Nerd Sandra
“Sex Nerd” Sandra Daugherty is the lead sex educator at Pleasure Chest LA and has been teaching sex and intimacy skill workshops for over two years, helping thousands of people improve their sex lives. Now The Nerdist’s own sexpert brings those skills to the back of a comic book store! Come and see the woman who brought you “The Crab Hand of Doom” & “The Clittiest Part of the Man-Clit” live and in person as she geeks out on the finer points of orgasming your life and answers your most intimate questions.There will be guests! Prizes! Even sex toy reviews!
$10- http://tinyurl.com/64ad24a

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Sunday, July 10th 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.
FREE

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Monday, July 11th at 8pm- The BEATdown
Eliza Skinner (Diamond Lion, Baby Wants Candy) and Joshua Silverstein (“The hardest working beatboxer in LA”) host some of Los Angeles’ finest comedians in an improvised rap battle decided by the audience. That’s right – comedians freestyle rapping. This show has been running to sold out audiences in NY and LA for 5 years – and now for the first time, the competition will be all 2-person tag teams! You’ve seen 8-mile, right? It’s like that but double, and way funnier.
$10- http://www.meltcomics.com/webstore/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=6&products_id=92

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