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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…

COMEDIAN’S WAY: A COMEDY CLASS THAT’S NOT JUST FOR COMEDIANS

Comedian’s Way August Session. 4 Mondays in LA. Kick your work up to the next level. Beth Lapides’ wildly effective workshop. Zero in on your most authentically comedic voice. Find the projects most suited to it. Memoir, Spoken Word, Stand Up, One Person Shows, Web Series, Pitches. Know who you are. Do something about it. The Comedian’s Way. It’s not just for comedians.

Del Shores: Backstage Video from My Sordid Best

UnCabaret’s Summer Specials series sizzles on! The legendary  Del Shores was a smash hit in his My Sordid Best. He’ll be back for More Sordid Best in the Fall. Stay tuned! And join us next Sunday, July 20, for another Summer Specials: Taylor Negron and Logan Heftel’s: The Bible, The Band. Have a special day, every day.  Post by Del Shores.

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…

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).

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,…

Moms ride free at ‘The Mother Show of Alternative Comedy’ on Mother’s Day

UnCabaret has been called the ‘mother show of alternative comedy’ by the LA Weekly. This Mother;s Day, Sunday 5/11, come celebrate maternal instinct in all it’s glory and all it’s folly with a motherlode of amazing storytellers: Tim Bagley (Will & Grace), Lauren Weedman (Looking), Del Shores (Sordid Lives), Jen Kirkman (Chelsea Lately) and Dustin David. Plus music from Rachel Bloom (Robot Chicken) and Chris Woods!