UnCabaret has been critically acclaimed. It has been appeared in or on The NYT, The Today Show, NPR’s All Things Considered, Los Angeles Magazine, The Onion, Entertainment Weekly, Vanity Fair etc.
UnCabaret is the ground breaking, a legendary venue for alternative comedy, specializing in an idiosyncratic conversational story based style. Beth lapides, creatrix and host leads the intimate, very personal shows in live and media formats. The show has been running in LA for over 20 years and has produced projects for Comedy Central, Amazon, Comedy World Radio, audible.com. The talent is the cream of the crop including top names like Roseanne Barr, Margaret Cho, Sandra Bernhard, Patton Oswalt, Kevin Nealon, Janeane Garofalo, Kathy Griffin and Jennifer Coolidge.
Beth Lapides’ wildly effective workshop comedy writing and performance workshop. Cultivate your authentic voice for one-person shows, personal essays, standup, scripts, books, teaching and your evolution as a human. Beth Lapides’ wildly effective comedy writing and performance workshop. Taught by the creator, host and producer of UnCabaret (Comedy Central, Comedy World Radio, Audible, Amazon, Sirius and currently running Sundays in Los Angeles), The Comedian’s Way helps you uncover, recover, discover your 7th sense: your sense of humor. It’s a comedy workshop that is about more than comedy. Change your work, change your story, change your life. One of the most long running workshops in Los Angeles, participants have gone on to write for TV, publish books, direct films, stage shows, tour as comedians and in general live more satisfying lives.
UnCabaret was recently named one of the top 10 Comedy Shows by both USA Today and Los Angeles Magazine. We’ve been called “Liberating” by Entertainment Weekly. “Hysterical” by NPR.
WHEN: UnCabaret convenes every Sunday. Well, almost every Sunday. Occasionally we do take a Sunday off. Say, for The Oscars, The Superbowl, or an out of town gig. Here’s our current Calendar.
WHERE: For the past three years, we have been in a great room in #DTLA (aka Downtown Los Angeles) right across from the spectacular Disney Hall. Catty corner from the Music Center. It’s an intimate, elegant showroom (capacity 90) within the restaurant formerly known as First and Hope and currently known as AuLac. In the back corner of the Plaza with the fountain, right there on First and Hope. Yes that one, with the Bikram yoga studio and the coffee place. Exactly. Map here. Yes you might have seen us at LunaPark or the HBO Workspace. We have episodes up on Amazon. Have done shows for Comedy Central, The Recovery network, Comedy World Radio. Been featured on NPR, the Today Show etc. But Sunday nights, the live show, that’s the heart of UnCab.
WHAT: UnCabaret is hosted by creatrix and producer Beth Lapides. Musical Director, Mitch Kaplan on keyboards. Denise Fraser on drums. Most shows feature 4 talking funny people – comedians, actors, writers, magicians. And 2 music acts. Sometimes the music is also funny. Sometimes the funny people are also musical. Every show opens with the song Change, a Lapides/Kaplan original. Which is the only thing that doesn’t change about the show. The talkers answer the question: what is going on with you now? That now might mean right there, on stage, that day, that week, this month, this year, this life time. What you won’t see is the same act you see performers do on their TV specials and late nite appearances. UnCabaret is more than comedy. And yet, when it comes right down to it, it is comedy. More info about UnCabaret. More than Comedy.
The Showroom in Au Lac
710 W 1st Street
Restaurant Opens for Dinner and Drinks at 6:30
Showroom Doors 7:30
$10 Student of Life
$20 General Admission
2/1 KCRW Fringe Benefit
$30 VIP Reserved Seating
Email firstname.lastname@example.org to get on our email list and get the latest line ups and special offers.
There is some free street parking and there is also a guarded well lit garage under the venue. $10 cash. Enter on First Street.
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See you Sunday….
UnCabaret creatrix and host Beth Lapides, celebrates her birthday with comedians Laura Kightlinger, Justin Sayre, Karen Kilgariff, Rebecca Corry, Jennifer Coolidge and Musical Guest Nina Shallman.
Mitch Kaplan, Musical Director and Denise Fraser turning the beat around!
710 W 1st St, LA 90012
8PM, Doors 7:30
Parking Under Venue $10 Some free street parking
2 Item Minimum
Info and Credit Cards: 213-706-3630Learn More
Lauren Weedman is a favorite at UnCabaret. Her high octane, stream of consciousness, loopy style, pays off in unexpected and delightfully fresh ways.
Lauren was traveling across America, gathering material to write a new play about love… as her marriage began to fall apart! These are the stories about What went wrong??! Musical guest… “whoever I’m dating that night. Hopefully Brady Harris.” Hosted by Beth Lapides. Musical Director Mitch Kaplan, Denise Fraser on drums.
710 W 1st Street
LA, CA 90012
Tickets and Info 213-706-3630
Lauren’s TV credits include Looking, The Daily Show, True Blood, United States of Tara, Reno 911, Curb Your Enthusiasm, New Girl, Arrested Development, HUNG. Film credits include Date Night and Judd Apatow’s Five Year Engagement.
She’s also written and performed 8 solo plays (HOMECOMING, AMSTERDAM, IF ORNAMENTS HAD LIPS, HUU, RASH, WRECKAGE, BUST, NO…YOU SHUTUP) for which she was awarded the McDowell Fellowship. Her first book, A Woman Trapped in a Woman’s Body, was named by Kirkus Review as a top ten Indie book for 2007 and was optioned by Fox TV.
This will be a high energy, very special one night only! Do not miss it.Learn More