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.
Stories and songs about Father Figures, Bad Dads, #Dadvice
Joining Beth and Mitch will be some of our fave UnCab family.
Musical guests: Zach Sherwin and Sam Morrow.
Use code DADDIO to bring your dad for free! Get tickets here
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First and Hope
710 W 1st Street
LA, CA 90012
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Merrill Markoe is one of the true originals in comedy writing. If you are talking comedy in LA you are talking Merrill. Though she makes very few appearances her tone, her voice helped define an entire generation or maybe three of comedy writers.
The briefing: She is an Emmy winning writer, famous for co-creating Late Night with David Letterman. Without Merrill, no Stupid Pet Tricks. She is a keen observer of human, as well as canine behavior, and her TV shows, books, articles all combine her compassionate take on life with her acute sense of the ironic and absurd. Merrill started off as a visual artist and she continues to be a visionary.
You might recognize her from her appearances on Letterman, TV Nation, Friends and have probably read her writing in NY Times, Rolling Stone, LA Times and Vanity Fair etc. I asked Merrill “what makes you, you?” on UnCabaret’s podcast UnCabaret UnStaged and the episode is Something Extremely Important.
Along with Merrill we are thrilled to welcome Erin Foley (Curb Your Enthusiasm, Conan), Kira Soltanovich (Tonight Show, Girls Behaving Badly), James Davis (Chelsea Lately, Funny or Die), Mak Grgic (Cinema Verisimo, Croatian Chamber Philharmonic) and Deborah Pardes (Love and Discipline, Strange Tattoo, To Have Sex).
First and Hope
710 W 1st St 90012
Doors at 7:30
Show at 8
Los Angeles Magazine recently called UnCabaret one of the best comedy shows in LA.
Here’s another reason why…
YOU MIGHT KNOW PAUL DOUCETTE FROM A LITTLE BAND CALLED MATCHBOX TWENTY. PAUL’S SOLO PROJECT IS BRILLIANTLY TITLED THE BREAK AND REPAIR METHOD. HE’S A HUGELY GIFTED MUSICIAN & WE’RE SO EXCITED TO HAVE HIM AT UNCAB!
I LOVE MY SOUL SISTER, THE ONE AND ONLY MOON ZAPPA! I LOVE HER STORY AND HER VOICE AND HER CHIC YOGA THING. SHE’S AN AUTHOR, AN ACTRESS, A RECORDING ARTIST, AND VERY DELICIOUSLY FUNNY. SHE IS ALSO BRINGING ALONG AN EX, THE ABOVE-MENTIONED PAUL DOUCETTE, FOR YOUR ENJOYMENT.
HAPPY TO REPORT UNCAB FAVE KAREN KILGARIFF WILL BE IN THE HOUSE. WHEN SHE IS NOT UNCABBING SHE IS MAKING TWITTER WORTH IT. YOU KNOW HER FROM MR SHOW, HER WRITING ON ELLEN AND ROSIE. SHE MAKES DRY SEEM WET. HAPPINESS.
YOU MIGHT HAVE SEEN THE FIRECRACKER KNOWN AS GREG FITZSIMMONS THIS WEEK ON CHELSEA LATELY AND @MIDNIGHT. YOU CAN HEAR HIM ON HIS WONDERFUL PODCAST AND SEE HIM ON AN UNCABARET AMAZON EPISODE. IF YOU RECOGNIZE HIM IT MAY BE FROM HIS COMEDY CENTRAL SPECIALS OR HIS MANY APPEARANCES ON LETTERMAN, CONAN, KIMMEL, OR HIS SHOW ON HOWARD STERN’S SIRIUS XM CHANNEL. HE REALLY LIKES TO GET INTO IT AND WE LIKE TO GET INTO IT WITH HIM!
GREG COPE WHITE IS A LONGTIME FRIEND OF UNCABARET. HE IS ALSO, AMONG OTHER THINGS, A FOOD WRITER (EAT GREG EAT) WITH A VORACIOUS APPETITE FOR LIFE, A HUFFPO BLOGGER, AND, MOST PERTINENTLY, THE AUTHOR OF THE PINK MARINE, A STORY YOU DEF MUST HEAR THIS MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND!
IT’S SORT OF STRANGE THAT LAST SUNDAY WE HAD THE AMAZING HEATHER REID (IF YOU MISSED HER, PLEASE DO NOT NEXT TIME SHE IS ON) AND THIS WEEK WE HAVE KEN REID. WE HAVE NEVER HAD THE PLEASURE OF EVEN ONE REID AND NOW WE ARE REID RICH! KEN WAS NOMINATED IN BOTH 2010 AND 2012 AS BEST COMEDIAN IN BOSTON BY THE BOSTON GLOBE, WHO CALLED HIM A POP CULTURE MAVEN. BUT HE IS IS, MORE IMPORTANTLY TO US, A WONDERFUL STORYTELLER WHO HAS OPENED FOR SOME VERY PICKY COMEDIANS, INCLUDING EUGENE MIRMAN AND OUR OWN PATTON OSWALT. CATCH HIM SUNDAY BEFORE HE GATHERS HIS TOYS AND GOES BACK HOME.
YES, IT’S A VERY SPECIAL MELANGE THIS WEEK, BUT THE TRUTH IS,
IT WON’T BE THE SAME WITHOUT YOU!
FIRST & HOPE
INTIMATE, ELEGANT AND AIR CONDITIONED!
CORNER OF THE PLAZA ACROSS FROM DISNEY HALL
CATTY CORNER FROM THE MUSIC CENTER
VALET GARAGE $9 – ENTER ON FIRST STREET
2 ITEM MINIMUM
FULL DINNER IN RESTAURANT BEFORE SHOW – ARRIVE 6:30
BAR & PUB MENU IN SHOWROOM
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