Explosively Bright Comedy and Music for the Summer Solstice! 6/22/14

Stories and deep dish comedy plus explosively bright music. Specifically…

 The one and only Rebecca Corry is back from her once-in-a-lifetime Million Pibble March on Washington with tales to tell. 

 Erin Foley’s podcast is called Sports Without Balls! I am not a fan of sports but I sure am a fan of Erin. (I am also a fan of our podcast which has episodes featuring Rebecca, The Sklar Brothers, Daniel Radcliffe, Lili Taylor, John Riggi, Ana Gasteyer, Tim Bagley, etc.) 

 If you have not yet seen Chris Woods do his wild thing with us you are missing something very special — a virtuoso violin player with a big heart and a huge sense of fun!

Emily Heller uses the Mr before her name and that is not the only wonderful thing about her. You may have seen her on Conan. She has been named a comic to watch by both Variety and Comedy Central and on top of that she has a series called the future. More here. 

We are always happy to have an UnCab debut, and this week we welcome, from DC, Kyle Martin!

 Plus it is Louis’ birthday and so that means candles making things even brighter and cake! 

Have a great week, see you on the sunniest Sunday of the year!

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Special Father’s Day Downtown LA Comedy and Music 6/15

OH DADDIO!

Stories and songs about  Father Figures, Bad Dads, #Dadvice

Joining Beth and Mitch will be some of our fave UnCab family.

Comedians extraordinaire: Byron Bowers, Jackie Kashian, Rebecca Corry, Matt Braunger.

Musical guests: Zach Sherwin and Sam Morrow.

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First and Hope

710 W 1st Street

LA, CA 90012

8 PM

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Best Comedy in LA Sunday 6/1

Merrill Markoe is one of the true originals in comedy writing. If you are talking comedy in LA you are talking Merrill. Though she makes very few appearances her tone, her voice helped define an entire generation or maybe three of comedy writers.

The briefing: She is an Emmy winning writer, famous for co-creating Late Night with David Letterman. Without Merrill, no Stupid Pet Tricks. She is a keen observer of human, as well as canine behavior, and her TV shows, books, articles all combine her compassionate take on life with her acute sense of the ironic and absurd. Merrill started off as a visual artist and she continues to be a visionary.

You might recognize her from her appearances on Letterman, TV Nation, Friends and have probably read her writing in NY Times, Rolling Stone, LA Times and Vanity Fair etc.  I asked Merrill “what makes you, you?” on UnCabaret’s podcast UnCabaret UnStaged and the episode is Something Extremely Important. 

Along with Merrill we are thrilled to welcome Erin Foley (Curb Your Enthusiasm, Conan), Kira Soltanovich (Tonight Show, Girls Behaving Badly), James Davis (Chelsea Lately, Funny or Die), Mak Grgic (Cinema Verisimo, Croatian Chamber Philharmonic) and Deborah Pardes (Love and Discipline, Strange Tattoo, To Have Sex).

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First and Hope

710 W 1st St 90012

Info 213-706-3630

Doors at 7:30

Show at 8

$20 General Admission

$30 VIP

$10 Students/downtown residents

 

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Memorial Day Weekend Fun!

Los Angeles Magazine recently called UnCabaret one of the best comedy shows in LA.  

Here’s another reason why…

YOU MIGHT KNOW PAUL DOUCETTE FROM A LITTLE BAND CALLED MATCHBOX TWENTY. PAUL’S SOLO PROJECT IS BRILLIANTLY TITLED THE BREAK AND REPAIR METHOD.  HE’S A HUGELY GIFTED MUSICIAN & WE’RE SO EXCITED TO HAVE HIM AT UNCAB! 

I LOVE MY SOUL SISTER, THE ONE AND ONLY MOON ZAPPA! I LOVE HER STORY AND HER VOICE AND HER CHIC YOGA THING. SHE’S AN AUTHOR, AN ACTRESS, A RECORDING ARTIST, AND VERY DELICIOUSLY FUNNY. SHE IS ALSO BRINGING ALONG AN EX, THE ABOVE-MENTIONED PAUL DOUCETTE, FOR YOUR ENJOYMENT.

 HAPPY TO REPORT UNCAB FAVE KAREN KILGARIFF WILL BE IN THE HOUSE. WHEN SHE IS NOT UNCABBING SHE IS MAKING TWITTER WORTH IT. YOU KNOW HER FROM MR SHOW, HER WRITING ON ELLEN AND ROSIE.  SHE MAKES DRY SEEM WET. HAPPINESS.

 YOU MIGHT HAVE SEEN THE FIRECRACKER KNOWN AS GREG FITZSIMMONS THIS WEEK ON CHELSEA LATELY AND @MIDNIGHT. YOU CAN HEAR HIM ON HIS WONDERFUL PODCAST AND SEE HIM ON AN UNCABARET AMAZON EPISODE. IF YOU RECOGNIZE HIM IT MAY BE FROM HIS COMEDY CENTRAL SPECIALS OR HIS MANY APPEARANCES ON LETTERMAN, CONAN, KIMMEL, OR HIS SHOW ON HOWARD STERN’S SIRIUS XM CHANNEL. HE REALLY LIKES TO GET INTO IT AND WE LIKE TO GET INTO IT WITH HIM! 

GREG COPE WHITE IS A LONGTIME FRIEND OF UNCABARET. HE IS ALSO, AMONG OTHER THINGS, A FOOD WRITER (EAT GREG EAT) WITH A VORACIOUS APPETITE FOR LIFE, A HUFFPO BLOGGER, AND, MOST PERTINENTLY, THE AUTHOR OF THE PINK MARINE, A STORY YOU DEF MUST HEAR THIS MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND!

IT’S SORT OF STRANGE THAT LAST SUNDAY WE HAD THE AMAZING HEATHER REID (IF YOU MISSED HER, PLEASE DO NOT NEXT TIME SHE IS ON) AND THIS WEEK WE HAVE KEN REID. WE HAVE NEVER HAD THE PLEASURE OF EVEN ONE REID AND NOW WE ARE REID RICH! KEN WAS NOMINATED IN BOTH 2010 AND 2012 AS BEST COMEDIAN IN BOSTON BY THE BOSTON GLOBE, WHO CALLED HIM A POP CULTURE MAVEN. BUT HE IS IS, MORE IMPORTANTLY TO US, A WONDERFUL STORYTELLER WHO HAS OPENED FOR SOME VERY PICKY COMEDIANS, INCLUDING EUGENE MIRMAN AND OUR OWN PATTON OSWALT. CATCH HIM SUNDAY BEFORE HE GATHERS HIS TOYS AND GOES BACK HOME.  

YES, IT’S A VERY SPECIAL MELANGE THIS WEEK, BUT THE TRUTH IS, 

IT WON’T BE THE SAME WITHOUT YOU!

FIRST & HOPE

INTIMATE, ELEGANT AND AIR CONDITIONED!

710 W 1ST STREET 90012

CORNER OF THE PLAZA ACROSS FROM DISNEY HALL

CATTY CORNER FROM THE MUSIC CENTER

VALET GARAGE $9 – ENTER ON FIRST STREET

 

2 ITEM MINIMUM

FULL DINNER IN RESTAURANT BEFORE SHOW – ARRIVE 6:30

BAR & PUB MENU IN SHOWROOM 

DOORS 7:30

SHOW 8:00

 $20 GENERAL ADMISSION 

$30 VIP 

  

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5/18! Stories, Magic, Music and More at LA Comedy Club

        MODERN MAGIC, MAGICAL MUSIC, MYSTICAL STORIES AND MORE!  DON’T MISS!    

LA Magazine recently named UnCabaret one of the top LA Comedy Clubs, and this Sunday is one of the reasons why….

We’re very excited to have Will & Grace creator and Emmy & Golden Globe winner Max Mutchnick back! He’s been quite busy with that big shot TV producing, big deal family making and in general menschy being. yay! 

Laura Kightlinger lights up my life. She also lights up the screen. She was star and creator of IFC’s critically acclaimed The Minor Accomplishments of Jackie Woodman. Along with several stand-up specials she has appeared in HBO’s Lucky Louie and has written for Roseanne, Will & Grace and 2 Broke Girls. Laura’s book Quick Shots of False Hope was described in the NYT book review as “memorable, disturbing and darkly comic” and is being adapted for film.  

A very special performer — funny, smart-filled and loaded with deeply personal and socially conscious songs — Jill Sobule is infamous for her hit single I Kissed A Girl and famous for a body of work that keeps growing more and more lovely.  Her new CD, Dottie’s Charms, is out on iTunes now. Take a listen and then come hear her shine on Sunday. Jill is truly a joy to watch perform. “Jill Sobule can claim her place among the stellar NY singer-songwriters…topical, funny and more than a little poignant…grown-up music for an adolescent age.” (Jon Pareles, NYT)

 It’s always a sweet treat when Justin Willman visits. He takes the ‘first time out’ dictum at UnCabaret seriously and always comes with fresh modern magic just for us. The Guardian dubbed him a “Variety voltron with a comic flair that marks him out as leader of the pack.” You’ve probably seen him on Chelsea Lately, Ellen, The Tonight Show or as a host on Cupcake Wars. Time Out says, “he has to be seen to be disbelieved.”

 We love appearing on Frank DeCaro‘s Sirius XM show and love when he appears on UnCab. You probably recognize him from his Out at the Movies on The Daily Show, his Oscar previews on Comedy Central, or from his columns in the NYT, Martha Stewart Living and Newsweek, or for his cameo in Bear City 2! He’s always so much fun!

 Yes, Jonny McGovern is the Gay Pimp on LOGO’S Big Gay Sketch Show! He is also a Glammy Award winner and a very delightful storytelling human!

Last time Mitch and I were on Frank DeCaro’s show he and Doria Biddle could not stop talking about how they had just seen their new fave singer-songwriter, Heather Reid, formerly of  The Murmerswow crowd after crowd. Here she is singing a new song on their show.  Do not miss her live on Sunday!

 You might remember Jenny Davis as our intern with the pink Evan Picone jacket and side ponytail. After having an actual job/gig/thingee, she swears she is still our intern. #growingup. We will see.  She makes us laugh.

 Do join us.. it won’t be the same without you!

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