The Lampshades – Kate Flannery of The Office and Scot Robinson of Anchorman



Kate Flannery (The Office) & Scot Robinson (Anchorman) as…

A pseudo lounge act that is the real thing and something more than the real thing too. See this!




First and Hope

710 W 1st Street



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A Totally Wonderful Night for The End of August Yuckies

Beth Lapides Hosts…

Kira Soltanovich (The Tonight Show)

Greg Walloch (Howard Stern)

Scout Durwood (The Mindy Project)

Stephen Kramer Glickman (Big Time Rush)

Baron Vaughn (Conan)

The Lampshades (The Office)

Mitch Kaplan Musical Director


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UnCabaret has been seen on Amazon, Comedy Central, heard on Sirius, NPR and 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.

Doors 7:30
Show 8


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.

Any other question: or 213-706-3630.

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Chris Woods and Friends – Special Show 8/3

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


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Holly Palmer on Vine and on Sunday

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!



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Alt Comedy Spoken Here

We’ve had a run of Sold Out Summer Specials the past few weeks, and this week we have a regular show, which is now kind of a special show because we’ve been having so few. And plus what a special line up. If you want to know what alt comedy means….

Lauren Weedman is a spectacular storyteller who you should look at not just because she is a star of the new HBO series Looking! Her storytelling is storyspinning at its finest. Propulsive and mesmerizing.

The Advocate calls Sam Pancake (Arrested Development, Curb Your Enthusiasm) “The hardest working homo in Hollywood.” He’s a master at swimming in the stream of consciousness. Dark and edgy, a southern boy and as layered and delicious as an actual stack of his namesake breakfast food.

Julie Goldman (The People’s Couch, Showtime) is the rare comedian who can push so far and so fast she feels like she’s pulling. An absolute phenom. Also she happpens to be a big lezzy and lights up the house with lezzy guitar songs! You won’t believe you haven’t heard of her yet. She is rarely avail on a Sunday so yay! Buckle up.

Carlie and Doni could not be more adorable in a bad girl sort of way. One of them is gay one of them is straight. They are best friends and beach bums. We featured them in our Amazon Episodes. They have been touring the college circuit and we are glad to have them back among our post pack. See their Vine promo below.

Holly Palmer is a finely tuned songbird, with massive credits. She’s toured extensively with David Bowie and Gnarles Barkley. Has collaborated with, among many others, Michael Buble, Dr. Dre, Dave Navarro and Billy Preston, Idna menzel and our very own Allee Willis. She is the real (pretty) deal.

But! It’s not just who we have at UnCabaret that’s so special.

It’s what they do when they get there.

The comedians answer this question: What’s going on with you now? Which means it’s always a new story. Sometimes a big story. About the big now. This year, this decade, this whole life. And sometimes that now is today. On the way to the show. But it’s always vibrant and unwrapped. Unzipped. And always supported by the best comedy crowd in Los Angeles. Come be part of the magic now.




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