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.
We’ve had a run of Sold Out Summer Specials the past few weeks, and this week we have a regular show, which is now kind of a special show because we’ve been having so few. And plus what a special line up. If you want to know what alt comedy means….
Lauren Weedman is a spectacular storyteller who you should look at not just because she is a star of the new HBO series Looking! Her storytelling is storyspinning at its finest. Propulsive and mesmerizing.
The Advocate calls Sam Pancake (Arrested Development, Curb Your Enthusiasm) “The hardest working homo in Hollywood.” He’s a master at swimming in the stream of consciousness. Dark and edgy, a southern boy and as layered and delicious as an actual stack of his namesake breakfast food.
Julie Goldman (The People’s Couch, Showtime) is the rare comedian who can push so far and so fast she feels like she’s pulling. An absolute phenom. Also she happpens to be a big lezzy and lights up the house with lezzy guitar songs! You won’t believe you haven’t heard of her yet. She is rarely avail on a Sunday so yay! Buckle up.
Carlie and Doni could not be more adorable in a bad girl sort of way. One of them is gay one of them is straight. They are best friends and beach bums. We featured them in our Amazon Episodes. They have been touring the college circuit and we are glad to have them back among our post pack. See their Vine promo below.
Holly Palmer is a finely tuned songbird, with massive credits. She’s toured extensively with David Bowie and Gnarles Barkley. Has collaborated with, among many others, Michael Buble, Dr. Dre, Dave Navarro and Billy Preston, Idna menzel and our very own Allee Willis. She is the real (pretty) deal.
But! It’s not just who we have at UnCabaret that’s so special.
It’s what they do when they get there.
The comedians answer this question: What’s going on with you now? Which means it’s always a new story. Sometimes a big story. About the big now. This year, this decade, this whole life. And sometimes that now is today. On the way to the show. But it’s always vibrant and unwrapped. Unzipped. And always supported by the best comedy crowd in Los Angeles. Come be part of the magic now.
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Ongoing students are making great progress!
One person shows mounted, books and scripts getting written.
Stand up gigs going better. Life being clearer. Goals being met.
THE COMEDIAN’S WAY
A COMEDY CLASS THAT NOT JUST FOR COMEDIANS
Zero in on your authentic voice and find the projects most suited to it.
Memoir – Spoken Word – Stand Up
One Person Shows – Web Series – Speaking
KNOW WHO YOU ARE
DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT
Enrolling August session now. Use the summer’s energy to push through to your next phase.
$250 for all 4 session. $300 4 session plus private.
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