Comedy Trumps Tragedy

Beth Lapides hosts UnCabaret on Sunday, November 20 because if we weren’t laughing, we’d probably be crying. #catharsis #strongertogther #change #silverlining #itscomplicated!

John Riggi is one of our BFF’s and makes us laugh in some of our darkest hours. He is an Emmy award winning writer, producer and director. 30 RockThe Larry Sanders ShowWill and Grace and The Comeback. His stand up was seen and given a big thumbs up on The Tonight show but John went for a bigger canvas and his performing is limited to pretty much UnCabaret now. You can listen to John on our podcast Life and Beth.

Sam Pancake is a whirling dervish of storytelling. You might recognize him from his appearances on Gilmore Girls, Where the Bears Are, Transparent, Will & Grace etc. Or know his from his extravaganzas with our friend Drew Droege. But you there is none of that that quite compares with hearing this southern boy get tall with a tale.

Sara Schaefer is a critically acclaimed, Emmy winning stand-up comedian, writer, and producer. She was the co-host of MTV’s late night show Nikki & Sara Live and has appeared on @MidnightJohn Oliver’s New York Stand Up Show, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, Best Week Ever, and Inside Amy Schumer. She won two Emmy awards for her work at Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, and has written for Her debut stand up album, Chrysalis, debuted in March 2015. Her work at Late Night earned her two Emmy Awards, a third Emmy nomination, a Webby Award and a Webby nomination.

Sara’s accolades include USA Today’s “100 People of the Year in Pop Culture,” Backstage Magazine Comics to Watch 2011, Huffington Post’s “Favorite Female Comedians,” New York Post “Best Jests 2010,” ECNY Award Nominee: Best Female Stand Up 2010, Comedy Central’s Comics to Watch Showcase 2010, and New York Magazine’s “10 Comedians to Watch” 2010.

Matthew Patrick Davis has a way of at once being cheerfully, almost perky and taking on some of the most difficult socio-political stuff. He is also the tallest performer to have graced the UnCabaret stage. Matthew is a versatile actor/musician/composer and you’ve seen him in The Sarah Silverman Program, Comedy Bang! Bang! and Community. He has bridged the gap between The Kennedy Center and his in Coke commercials. That’s the kind of thing you can do when you are tall and have a tall smile. He also has written a musical called The Compete (Abridged) History of America. That’s a tall order.

SpaceCream is singer Savannah Pope. Savannah is a soul singer born and bred in LA. She is a voice of here and now and yet somewhere else. An earth angel. She’s been hailed by fans as “Anne Wilson starring in Bowie’s edition of Rocky Horror Picture Show.”  SpaceCream won the gold medal at LA Battle for Vans Warped Tour at House of Blues Sunset. They’ve played all over Southern California, including sold out shows at the Viper Room and Troubadour. “Progressively minded, musically accomplished…something akin to the spirit of early Queen.”  Powerplay Magazine.

Byron Bowers Master of the slow burn and thrilling to watch. Byron loves to tell a story, is playful, experimental, unloving and a risk taker. Can you tell we love Byron? One of the very few stand-up comedians to have appeared on Jimmy KimmelByron has also toured nationally with Dave Chappelle, Hannibal Buress,  Eric Andre and shared the spotlight at the Oddball Comedy Festival in 2013 with Louis CK, Jim Gaffigan and Sarah Silverman.

Au Lac Plant Based Food

710 W. 1st Street
LA, CA 90012
Doors 7:15

Tickets Here $10 – $30

Information and phone reservations: 213-706-3630

Mitch Kaplan Musical Director
Denise Fraser on Drums