Alt Comedy Plus Music Equals A Night to Go Out and Get Into 2/23

Beth Lapides enjoys Greg Behrendt so much that she asked him to be her sidekick when she had her radio show. It wasn’t long before he spun off to his own “Mantastic” show and then as the New York Times bestselling author of “He’s Just Not That Into You.” One thing we love about Greg is that whatever he’s into, he’s very into. Clothes, cookies, women, his daughters, love, guitars. He was also just a guest on Oprah’s “Lifeclass.” Greg Behrendt is in Episode 1 of UnCab Amazon.

We don’t need to tell you how funny Cheri Oteri is. She’s recently begun to treat us to her stories at UnCabaret, yay!

Joseph Keckler was the Village Voice’s 2013 Best Downtown NY Performance Artist. He sings opera and is very funny. We are delighted to have him grace our stage with his mesmerizing deliciousness once more before he heads back East.

Also here from NY — yay pilot season! — is Bridey Elliott. Her lovely quirky funniness might have a bit to do with the fact that her dad is Chris Elliott. And her grandfather is Bob Elliott of Bob and Ray. This is her first UnCab and we are very much looking forward to it.

It seems like a long time since we’ve had a visit from our friend Greg Fitzsimmons, who’s been out on the road. We are glad to have him in L.A. for a minute because he goes all the way and then a little farther and that makes us laugh. Check him out on Episode 3 of UnCab Amazon.

The Strands just sent us this new picture of them on the stairs. I bet that’s because they intend their music to take you higher!

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Alt comedy – plus magic & music on Alt Saturday – which is to say 3 Day Weekend Sunday!

People ask us why we don’t move UnCab to Saturdays.

A few reasons…There is something so wonderfully perfect about Sunday for live shows. Especially for the offbeat delight of UnCabaret’s brilliant alt comedy. A vibe of depth, a secret pocket of fun, a freedom. Access to something that the noise of Saturday doesn’t allow.

Plus NO TRAFFIC on the way to the show! (Very easy to get to – Beverly to Temple to First if you are coming from West Hollywood 15 minutes).

But the price we pay is that Sunday is a work night so lots of people can’t come. Which means we gleefully look forward to three day weekends which this Sunday is! The best of Saturday and the best of Sunday all rolled into one! Which we love. Yes we heart three day weekends. Three Day weekends are our Valentine!

This 3 Day weekend – President’s Day – 3 delights – comedy, music and (don’t be scared Justin is really great) magic! Beth and Mitch welcome:  Sam Pancake (Arrested Development) Justin Willman (Cupcake Wars), Miss Coco Peru (Trick), Kira Soltanovich (Tonight Show), and Del Shores (Sordid Lives).

If you have never seen Justin Willman he does for Magic what UnCabaret did for comedy. Turns it inside out, takes every thing old fashioned out of it and yet is as sweet as the cupcakes in Cupcake Wars which he hosts.

Miss Coco Peru is really a one of a kind, a singular talent! According to Lily Tomlin, the last of the great raconteurs! The title of Miss Coco’s show says a lot about her – She’s Got Balls!

Sam Pancake is a character actor whose face you will recognize. But at UnCab he is a force of nature. His stream of consciousness story telling is so much fun to watch, a thrilling surprising ride, with just enoug sweetness to make the bitter delicious.

Kira Soltanovich is one of the most down to earth, natural storytellers working in comedy right now. Do not miss her.=

Del Shores is not just a writer and performer but an entire industry. He has created a world of characters and projects for them to live in on stage and screen. Movies, plays, TV – Del has found a way to talk from his sassy heart in every medium.

Plus Denise Fraser turning the beat around.

See you Sunday! Happy Valentines Day we love you!

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Comedic Storytellers 2/09

Some of the best comedic storytellers will be in once place this Sunday: at UnCabaret! You don’t want to miss this opportunity to see Alec Mapa (check him out in UnCabaret’s Episode 1 on amazon), John Riggi (Exec Producer of “30 Rock” & “Super Fun Night”), Lauren Weedman (HBO’s “Looking”), Greg Walloch (Howard Stern). All in the same night! We’re also thrilled to have and two musical guests from NYC! Jenn Harris (Joe’s Pub, Gayby) and Joseph Keckler (Village Voice’s Best Downtown Performance Artist) are both quite funny too!

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I Had a Dream… about a different kind of comedy 1/19

I had a dream that comedy could be more fun.

I had a dream that comedians could do new material every time they got on stage.

I had a dream that there could be a place where women were more than welcome to do comedy, where gay comedians, and questioning comedians and off beat comedians and writers who were funny but weren’t actually comedians could feel at home.

I had a dream of a place where sophisticated audiences would feel like the comedy was for them.

Of a place where thinking comedy and emotional comedy were the same.

Where comedians felt like they could take risks.

Where intimacy was valued.

Where stories were told.

Where I actually found the comedy funny.

And then one night I was performing for an audience who thought I was funnier than I was and I asked the the last time they laughed and they said they didn’t laugh much because they were women, and artists, and lesbians, and when they went to comedy clubs the comedians made fun of them. So I told them I would produce a show for them. It would be unhomophobic, unxenophobic, unmysogenistic. It would be UnCabaret.

Some people call it alt comedy. And Sunday we are doing a show in honor of another person who had a dream. A bigger dream.

So in honor of Martin Luther King’s Birthday we are doing a special I Had A Dream Show. Stories and songs of dreams gone awry, come true, dream boys, girls, even actual dreams of the Freudian kind. And of course some Civil Rights!

Our very dreamy line-up includes Sam Pancake, Byron Bowers, Dave Ross and Karen Kilgariff and Chris Woods.

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$20 General Admission

$30 VIP

No food or drink minimum. Full restaurant dinner available in restaurant before the show. Light food and full bar during the show.

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Eclectic Entertainment of an Alt Comedy and All Star Kind

UnCabaret s famous for being the alt comedy show that leaves snark at the door and invites audiences into a house of eclecticism. To mix housing metaphors. This Sunday we have outdone ourselves on a house rocking eclectic line up!

Superstars Richard Chamberlain, Loni Anderson and Tippi Hedren join OG UnCabaret Taylor Negron, Laura Kightlinger and Tim Bagley! Plus Lindy Robbins (who wrote the Demi Lovato song Skyscraper) Baron Vaughn(Comedy Central) and autograph event queen Karen Cadle.

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