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.


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.


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.

A Cheat Sheet… Instructions on Wanting

Want what you have. And have a dream. Know that when that dream comes true it will include all sorts of things you might appear to not want. Want this dream to come true anyway. And want to have new dreams. And know the things you appear not to want are part of the golden crack.