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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Alt Comedy on an Alt Holiday! Thanksgivunakah!

Thanksgiving + Hanukah = Thanksgivanukah

Comedy + Stories + Music + Inspiration + Mystery + Intimacy = UnCabaret

The whole is greater than the sum of its parts. The + is part of the picture. Connections. Between the performers. Between the writing and the performing. Between the performers and the audience. Between on stage and off. Between one Sunday night and the next.

Here’s the big picture part: Connection is what we are here to learn right now. Environmentally borders are irrelevant. Science tells us that we have biophotons – little quanta of energy bouncing off of me and onto you and off of you onto me and we literally are each other. As well as stardust. And yet we are also uniquely ourselves. We alternate between these two realities. Uniquely ourselves – all one. That is one alternative aspect of UnCabaret’s brand of Alt Comedy!

And so we at UnCabaret are very excited about Thanksgivunakah! A holiday that will certainly be greater than the sum of its potato pancakes and stuffing. Greater than the sum of cranberries and candles. And yet at the same time still uniquely both Thanksgiving and Hanukah.

And this Sunday we are grateful to have 8 unique flames of our UnCab family creating a menorah of a show:) Beth (that’s me!) and Mitch welcome Rebecca Corry, Drew Droege, James Adomian, Morten Kier, Dan Levy and Hilary Parkin. Plus bonus candles Denise Fraser turning the beat around and Louis Van Taylor saxxing it up!

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