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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!

Britweek! UnCabaret’s British UnVasion 4/27

UnCabaret is thrilled to be part of Britweek L.A.! Sunday’s show is a British UnVasion! Stories and music by L.A. living and love Brits and Brit loving and living Los Angelenos: David Conolly, Matt Kirshen, Kelly Mantle, Taylor Negron, Sam Pancake, Eliot Glazer and Kirsten Holly Smith. Get Laughstub tix  here.  Like us on Facebook – go ahead! And say you are coming on our Event page! It’s our Twitter. Which is American for the British Twitter. Which is Britsih for the American…

Podcast: UnCabaret UnStaged

UnCabaret UnStaged is our new podcast. Please do put it into your ears and then let it play around inside you. Beth asks our guests the provocative but UnAnswerable question: What makes you you? They talk for half an hour and then Mitch plays them their own personal theme song. Our guests have been amazingly entertaining, soulful and funny. Daniel Radcliffe, Ana Gasteyer, Tim Bagley, Rebecca Corry, Jackie Kashian, John Riggi, Merrill Markoe, Brooke Smith and Lily Taylor. Listen, subscribe…