It’s don’t-miss comedy from Sam Pancake, Rebecca Corry, John Riggi and Jackie Kashian plus musical guests Judith Owen and Allee Willis!
We’re thrilled to have Grammy, Emmy, Tony and Webby award-winning and nominated songwriter Allee Willis back on stage at UnCabaret. Her hit songs include The Pointer Sisters’ “Neutron Dance,” Earth, Wind and Fire’s “September” and “Boogie Wonderland,” and The Rembrandt’s “I’ll Be There For You” (aka the theme song from “Friends”). She’s a true original artist who works in many mediums, and her performances at UnCabaret bring down the house every time. Find out more at http://alleewillis.com/ or check her out performing “September” at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U3LOfSBo18s
While some people will be getting crazy for three overindulgent days at Coachella in the desert this weekend, the lucky ones will be getting just the right dose of music and comedy in downtown L.A. at UnCabachella — it’ll be like three days of fun rolled into one glorious night.
No road trip, no dirt, no Porta-Potties, no parking hassles, no overpriced beer, no sunburn, no trying to see all your favorite bands on every stage and not miss anything or pass out from exhaustion.
On just one stage you’ll find a star-studded lineup of hilarious comedy from Drew Droege, Cheri Oteri, Rebecca Corry and Casey Wilson, plus cool music from The Ooks of Hazzard, Ellyn and Robbie, and Sharon McConochie.
And it’s all hosted by Mistress of UnCabaret Beth Lapides and featuring Musical Director Mitch Kaplan on keyboards and Drummer Denise Fraser.
Who knows, we might even get a little crazy, too — but at least we’ll be comfortable!Learn More
LA Culture Hound review of 3/10/13
Beth Lapides has just returned from a visit to the Magic Castle and thinks magic may be in the air tonight. It’s hard to disagree. Inside the magical speakeasy at First and Hope, time bends and conflates and it’s not necessarily due to today’s time change. Perhaps it’s being in the midst of exceptionally strong talent that allows for time to pass so quickly, or maybe it is magic. “Tonight we’re going there,” Beth announces. And away we go!
If there is one take away from tonight’s edition of UnCabaret, it’s that situations aren’t funny, it’s the people observing them. What’s funny about wiping your nephew’s butt? Squeegee-ing your mom’s shower? Your aging father drinking a cosmo? Nothing. But when these performers are talking about it? Everything. Tonight’s line-up demonstrates that there is power that comes from diving into the stories and feelings that most of us prefer to avoid. And comic gold. Perhaps Jill Soloway sums up tonight’s theme during her set: “Good and bad, they go together.”Learn More
Great time tonight at Say The Word: Bleeding Hearts at The Skirball Cultural Center. Thanks to a great line up: Tim Bagley, Carlos Kotkin, Cindy Chupack, Wayne Federman, Jon Kinnally and making her stage debut 18 year old Natalie Lindeman with a truly lovely story about falling ad falling in love that is slated to appear in the New York Times’ Modern Love column in March.
We looked at love from so many different angles: first love, bad boy love, having a crush on someone with a heart transplant, the death of a loved one, STD’s, on line dating, divorce, red flags. Laughed. Feel better.
Here’s a pic of the crazy space ship room! Next Say The Word April 21. The New Me!