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.
A MAGICAL MELANGE OF MAGNIFICENT MEGA-NESS!
TO CELEBRATE THE FULL HUNTER’S MOON!
A hunter’s moon? Yes that’s what this moon is called.
What are you hunting? Love, sex, money, beauty, peace, freedom, chocolate?
We are hunting for transcendent comedy and music that will make your life a way better one!
Or at least be fun. Super fun. And we hunted and gathered this mega talent for you….
Max Mutchnick creator of Will & Grace!
Sarah Colonna Chelsea Lately regular and New York Times Bestselling Author!
Justin Sayre you read about in the NYT and has been imported by Michael Patrick King to write on 2 Broke Girls! He was on the show last week and was so stellar that we had to have him back this week! Yay!
Frank DeCaro sassy Film reviewer from the Daily Show and Sirius XM host!
Harrison Greenbaum who is funny and magical and went to Harvard and appeared on MTV! Mash that shit up!
Plus some really beautiful music to stir your stirrables!
“Every year the mounting landfill of new releases that threatens to bury the working music journalists yields a few unexpected gems, and Tom Freund is one of them.” THE NEW YORK TIMES
“Chrissie Hynde meets Ani DeFranco meets Prince!” Live Magazine
And of course Beth hosts.
Mitch Musical Directoring and Denise turning the beat around.
Tickets and Info!
(This is 40, Web Therapy, Will & Grace, #*! My Dad Says)
(The Mindy Project, The Moth)
(The Minor Accomplishments of Jackie Woodman, Will & Grace)
(NYT, Vanity Fair, Letterman, Friends)
(2 Broke Girls, Joe’s Pub)
First and Hope is an intimate warm room where we make magic, on the best corner in LA, First and Hope.
710 W ist Street. LA CA 90012Learn More
So excited for this… One Night Only!
Alec Mapa with Featured Guests Jeffery Self and Michelle Collins!
“Alec Mapa is a freak. No one should be this talented.” Variety
“Smart, hilarious and funny.” Ellen Degeneres
Alec‘s televison career has gone from desperate to ugly! He is beloved for his recurring roles on ABC’s Desperate Housewives and Ugly Betty. On Wisteria Lane Alec is known as Gabriel Solis’ personal shopper, Vern. On Ugly Betty no gossip report would be complete without the latest from Alec as fashion reporter extraordinaire Suzuki St Pierre.
Audiences first discovered Alec on Broadway in the Tony Award winning production of M. Butterfly.
He guest starred on over 40 television series, including Switched at Birth, Alias, Friends, Roseanne, Seinfeld and NYPD Blue. Alec played network television’s very first gay asian series regular role on the short lived CBS sitcom Some Of My Best Friends. He then starred in four seasons of the UPN sitcom Half and Half. He has also appeared as his own very fine self on The Tonight Show, RuPaul’s Drag Race, Showville and UnCabaret on Amazon.
Film audiences howled at Alec as N’Cream in the wildly popular drag queen musical Connie and Carla. Other films include Playing By Heart, Marley and Me and You Don’t Mess with The Zohan. Alec’s Wisecrack stand up comedy special premiered on LOGO in 2005 and has since gained a huge cult following. He is the subject of the 2013 award winning documentary Baby Daddy.
Alec has entertained live audiences with Rosie O’Donnell aboard her R Family Cruises and all over the world with Atlantis Cruises. Alec was awarded the prestigious Davidson Valentini GLAAD Award for promoting equal rights for the LGBT community. A tireless fundraiser Alec has toured the country on behalf of The Human Rights Campaign and The Matthew Shepard foundation earning him the unofficial title of “America’s Gaysian Sweetheart”.Learn More