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’ wildly effective comedy writing and performance workshop. Taught by the creator, host and producer of UnCabaret (Comedy Central, Comedy World Radio, Audible, Amazon, Sirius and currently running Sundays in Los Angeles), The Comedian’s Way helps you uncover, recover, discover your 7th sense: your sense of humor. It’s a comedy workshop that is about more than comedy. Change your work, change your story, change your life. One of the most long running workshops in Los Angeles, participants have gone on to write for TV, publish books, direct films, stage shows, tour as comedians and in general live more satisfying lives.
So excited for this… One Night Only!
Alec Mapa with Featured Guests Jeffery Self and Michelle Collins!
“Alec Mapa is a freak. No one should be this talented.” Variety
“Smart, hilarious and funny.” Ellen Degeneres
Alec‘s televison career has gone from desperate to ugly! He is beloved for his recurring roles on ABC’s Desperate Housewives and Ugly Betty. On Wisteria Lane Alec is known as Gabriel Solis’ personal shopper, Vern. On Ugly Betty no gossip report would be complete without the latest from Alec as fashion reporter extraordinaire Suzuki St Pierre.
Audiences first discovered Alec on Broadway in the Tony Award winning production of M. Butterfly.
He guest starred on over 40 television series, including Switched at Birth, Alias, Friends, Roseanne, Seinfeld and NYPD Blue. Alec played network television’s very first gay asian series regular role on the short lived CBS sitcom Some Of My Best Friends. He then starred in four seasons of the UPN sitcom Half and Half. He has also appeared as his own very fine self on The Tonight Show, RuPaul’s Drag Race, Showville and UnCabaret on Amazon.
Film audiences howled at Alec as N’Cream in the wildly popular drag queen musical Connie and Carla. Other films include Playing By Heart, Marley and Me and You Don’t Mess with The Zohan. Alec’s Wisecrack stand up comedy special premiered on LOGO in 2005 and has since gained a huge cult following. He is the subject of the 2013 award winning documentary Baby Daddy.
Alec has entertained live audiences with Rosie O’Donnell aboard her R Family Cruises and all over the world with Atlantis Cruises. Alec was awarded the prestigious Davidson Valentini GLAAD Award for promoting equal rights for the LGBT community. A tireless fundraiser Alec has toured the country on behalf of The Human Rights Campaign and The Matthew Shepard foundation earning him the unofficial title of “America’s Gaysian Sweetheart”.Learn More
Beth Lapides welcomes a spectacular line up – comedy, music, stories, modern magic and more!
Justin Willman (Chelsea Lately The Tonight Show)
Laurie Kilmartin (Conan, NYT Bestselling Author: Sh*tty Mom)
Sam Pancake (Arrested Development)
Drew Droege (Where The Bears Are)
Jackie Kashian (Conan, This American Life)
Scott Reynolds (All, The Pavers)
Zach Sherwin (The Pete Holmes Show)
Downtown Los Angeles DTLA, across from Disney HallLearn More
As hot as this heat wave…
Beth Lapides (Sex & The City, NPR) hosts…
Taylor Negron (Curb Your Enthusiasm)
Justin Willman (Chelsea Lately, Tonight Show, Cupcake Wars)
Karen Kilgariff (The Ellen Degeneris Show)
Byron Bowers (Eric Andre Show)
James Davis (@midnight)
Erin Foley (Conan)