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 has been seen on Amazon, Comedy Central, heard on Sirius, NPR and audible.com etc. We’ve toured, produced spin-offs and web series. Been featured on The Today Show, This American Life and E!. But the true heart of UnCabaret is the Sunday night show which is stories and storied.
In our latest incarnation, since January 2012, our Sunday show has been fortunate to call First & Hope home. It’s a bit of a secret room, but so worth the effort of finding. Intimate, comfortable, elegant, with the feel of a speakeasy, on the corner of First and Hope. Yes, it’s the name of the venue and the location! Very easy to get to. On Sundays, about 25 minutes door to door from West Hollywood.
First and Hope
710 W 1st Street
LA, CA 90012
(The Larchmont Blvd address elsewhere on this site is our mailing address- don’t go there for fun!)
We love it when you come to see us.
Ticket links for each show on our fabulous Calendar Page here.
General Admission to a Very Specific Show! $20 VIP, Easy Breezy Reserved Seating $30
KCRW Fringe Benefit Members use code KCRW and show your card at the door.
Students $10 Use code Student. (Not available for all shows.)
For your peace of mind and easy transactions we use Square at the door and for phone presales.
Tickets may be purchased by Credit Card over the phone: 213-706-3630
Cash and Credit Cards at the door, space permitting.
FOOD AND DRINK
Two item minimum – drink or Bar Bites in the showroom during the show. OR pre-show dinner in the restaurant. Arrive for dinner by 6:30.
The food is lovely, but not too fancy, American Bistro.
There is some free street parking. More of it on those nights when Disney Hall and The Music Center, with whom we share the Cultural Corner of First and Hope, are dark.
$9 Valet Garage under venue. Pull into the driveway off First, before Hope. Take a left into the garage. When you leave the garage you walk up a flight of stairs or take the elevator into a Plaza. First and Hope is in the back corner. Yes, it is a little hidden. But that just keeps the riff raff away:)
We are happy to help you celebrate your birthday. We didn’t used to be corny like that, but lately, with everything, we like to light the candles and cheer you on. The band will play, you can bring a cake or not. If you are bringing a group let us know in advance and we can carve out a seating area for you. Yay you! That’s our feeling about it.
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Chris Woods came to us the old fashioned way… through Facebook. Oh right. The new fashioned way. I was immediately intrigued by his massive hair and enthusiastic message. But what really interested me was the combination of virtuoso violin playing with his passion for creating comedic stories. He is a very in the moment performer and practices what Michael Beckwith preaches at Agape where he also performs.
Chris has done some of the wildest sets this year at UnCab and we are excited about doing this special one night only show with him and his friends – opera singer and dancer Lauren Woods (related by love:), beatboxer Joshua Silverstein (I Didn’t Do It) and comedian Mike Glazer (Food Network, Second City). Their material is both light and deep. Absurd and yet practiced.
Chris started playing the violin at the age of 4, and has performed around the world as a musician. He has been featured on American Idol, The Voice, the Grammys, The Conan O’Brien Show, and The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, recorded for artists such as Justin Timberlake and Will.I.Am. He’s also an actor, having appeared in commercials and television, including The Fresh Beat Band on Nickelodeon.
It will be that kind of one of a kind night. TICKETS
Holly Palmer has sung with David Bowie and Idena Menzel and on Sunday 7/27 she will grace the UnCabaret stage with her dazzling songbird self.
Half price tickets for UnCab peeps enter code #90012 or #cameltoe depending on if you are in the mood to be a downtown denizen or an irreverent hipster.
Either way half off Summer Special!