9.20.16 On Mercury Retrogade

Mercury is almost out of retrograde! Yay! Hang on…. just a few more days. Sept 21. During Mercury retrograde I try to remember. Mercury retrograde is good for… for what again? Tech.  Ha ha ha. Kidding. The worst. Did you get an extra mail from us last week?  Tech glitch on provider’s end. Sorry about that. How could this happen I asked them. … Read More

Nowness

I was doing an interview about the show and the reporter asked if we have theme shows. You used to have all those theme shows, he said. Now, not so much. Now, the theme is now. Just now. The bigness of this now. The mystery of it.

Book Soup with Jeffrey Marsh

We taped this episode of our podcast, Life and Beth with author, Vine phenom, lgbt superhero, genderqueer artist and wonderful human Jeffrey Marsh at Book Soup to co-ordinate with signing of Jeffrey’s new book “How To Be You”. Beforehand Beth and Jeffrey showed each other books they love and talked about why. Hear Beth and Jeffrey talk I Ching, Patti Smith, Be Here … Read More

Infinite Jest

Is it here already. I have that feeling so frequently. It’s one of the main reasons I meditate. That and the wight loss. Ha ha. Is it here already? Five o’clock. Sunday. August. August really has a is it here already feeling to me. The end of the summer. That marks the beginning of the end of the year. And … Read More

Sunday Girl: Mother Load

The other day someone called me an Earth Mother. I always have a moment when that happens. And it does. I start to get offended. I’m not earthy, I’m a city girl! Then, after that reactive moment passes, after I check my hair for lawn detritus, I just give the someone a hug. Yes, ok, Earth Mother, that’s me. Down by the river taking care of the lost children. Including myself.

#DreamSmallBiz

Happy Small Business Week. In its smallness I think of UnCabaret as a boutique. As haute couture. As a flower or gem. I think of intimacy and conversation. The best part of cabaret. I think of how we can easily shift and make changes without going through department heads. These are the parts of its small that I cherish.

In its bigness I think of UnCabaret as long running. Really long for a live show almost unfathomably long. Big missioned. We set out to change comedy, did. Then set out to be the best place for comedy of nowness.

Great Vibes at UnCabaret

UnCabaret is famous for exceptional comedy but we are loved for our great vibe. DTLA every Sunday.

UnCabaret: We Make Sundays Better

It’s funny about Sundays. UnCabaret didn’t start out there. We were at various venues on various nights. But back in the day, when Jean Pierre called me to do something at his new club, Luna Park, I suggested doing UnCabaret for 3 Sundays. We ran for 7 years, from the Sunday they opened until the Sunday they closed. Kind of the Gilligan’s Island of comedy shows.

LIVE PODCAST TAPING

A live podcasting taping of UnCabaret;s podcast Life And Beth. Beth Lapides in conversation with hilarious Julie Goldman at the #weho library. A free event. Free dessert. Free parking. Free thinking.