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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…

UnParalleled Alt Comedy at Sunday’s UnCab – Zappa, Droege, Pyle plus!

So excited about Sunday’s mix of alt comedy extraordinary. Drew Droege , Moon Zappa, Tim Bagley, Matt Braunger plus Musical Guests Missi Pyle and Mak Grgic. I love Moon’s  TWITTER. It gets the whole big wonderful ball of her. She’s a rebel yogi, an author, actress, artist, Mom, daughter, yes also the proto valley girl – and all of it oh so sweet and sour funny. She recently made a much talked about appearance on MARC MARON’S WTF PODCAST. I love her rants…

Spring Downtown for Alt Comedy 3/23

Yesterday was the first day of Spring!!! Yay. I really try to love winter but it’s hard. Even here in sunny Southern California. The light is less and there is an aura about winter.  There is a stuckness. In spring things start to move. Happen. One thing and then another. And so it makes sense that the first day of spring is also  World Storytelling Day! We love the world. We love stories. We love days. But we especially love…

The Comedian’s Way For Writers, Performers and Other Humans – Comedy Writing Workshop Los Angeles

Spring Session! 4 Mondays: March 17, 24, 31 & April 7. 7:30-9:30 PM Beth Lapides’ acclaimed creative workshop helps you shape your unique comedic perspective and zero in on the projects that most suit it. The Comedian’s Way is a wildly effective method for creating new material for stand-up, one-person shows, spoken word, memoirs, storytelling, talks and developing skills for pitching, auditioning and in general being a funnier and more authentic version of yourself. It’s a life changing, enlightening environment…

Daylight Savings Comedy 3/9

We are always running on all burners so we hate to lose an hour’s sleep. But we do love the light. Onstage and off. Lighting up the stage this Sunday comedy from Light Makers: Greg Behrendt (He’s Just Not That Into You), Laura Kightlinger (2 Broke Girls, The Minor Accomplishments of Jackie Woodman) , Rebecca Corry (Million Pibble March, Comedy Central) , Jonny McGovern (Big Gay Sketch Show) and Jenny Davis (UnCabaret Intern!). And sweet soul music from Jamila Ford…

We’re Skirballing! Storytelling of the funny kind!

March 14th is UnCabaret’s “Say the Word: The New Me” at Skirball Cultural Center. Join Beth Lapides as she hosts this springtime night of comedic storytelling about rebirth and reinvention and of course resistance to rebirth and reinvention!

We’re excited to welcome back Jay Kogen (The Simpsons), Peter Mehlman (Seinfeld), Wendy Liebman (Letterman, HBO) and to welcome to the show for the first time Ian Harvie (Logo) and C. Brian Smith (Vanity Fair).