UnCabaret has been critically acclaimed. It has been appeared in or on The NYT, The Today Show, NPR’s All Things Considered, Los Angeles Magazine, The Onion, Entertainment Weekly, Vanity Fair etc.
UnCabaret is the ground breaking, a legendary venue for alternative comedy, specializing in an idiosyncratic conversational story based style. Beth lapides, creatrix and host leads the intimate, very personal shows in live and media formats. The show has been running in LA for over 20 years and has produced projects for Comedy Central, Amazon, Comedy World Radio, audible.com. The talent is the cream of the crop including top names like Roseanne Barr, Margaret Cho, Sandra Bernhard, Patton Oswalt, Kevin Nealon, Janeane Garofalo, Kathy Griffin and Jennifer Coolidge.
Beth Lapides’ wildly effective workshop comedy writing and performance workshop. Cultivate your authentic voice for one-person shows, personal essays, standup, scripts, books, teaching and your evolution as a human.
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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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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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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