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.
OK Columbus did not discover America. And what happened after he rediscovered it is still being repaired. Neverthless discovery itself is what makes life worth living and there is something about Fall that makes this a good time to celebrate that. Even if what we discover is that Columbus didn’t discover America.
So this Columbus Day weekend, some of our favorite alt comedy explorers will share stories of their journeys and discoveries. Ben Gleib, Kira Soltanovich and Jackie Kashian have landed on our shores before and regaled us with their unique comic treasures. We also have some of our own new discoveries: Greg Walloch and singers Sarah Stanley and Tammy Fay Starlite/Nico! Drop anchor on the shores of UnCabaret and discover a new world of comedy and music with a rich history — you’ll want to return to again and again.
There is so much that we are on the verge of discovering. If we can just put our guns away and play nice for a bit. Vast dimensional shifts, new arenas of human potential. Not to mention the theory of everything! At UnCabaret we continue to discover the best of the alt comedy comedy performers and mix them with music magic, stories so that every Sunday you can discover you are pretty glad to be a human on earth.
PS if you are not familiar with First and Hope it’s quite easy to discover. It’s downtown – but just. Across from The Music Center. 710 W 1st Street. LA 90012Learn More
Justin Willman has worked his magic as host of the Food Network’s “Cupcake Wars” for the last eight seasons and he’s coming back to add icing to our alt comedy cupcake this Sunday. The rest of the richly delicious lineup includes Lauren Weedman, Dan Levy and Zach Sherwin. And as an added treat we also have music from two-time Oscar nominee Allan Rich & Jud Friedman.
For more info on Justin Willman, visit his website.
Here’s a funny video from Dan Levy, who is making his UnCabaret debut.
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Our guests this week are all on the rise and totally happening right now – so we’re extra happy to have them all together in one show! It’s the downtown uprising and it’s gonna be a riot!
Sam Pancake! Drew Droege! Frank DeCaro! (SiriusXM) Missi Pyle! Nicol Paone! (BIg Gay Sketch Show) Michaela Watkins! (SNL, In A World Where, Trophy Wife) conniekim! It’s a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see them all in one night — don’t want to miss it! So get up and get out and come on down!
On top of which we will be celebrating the birthday of UpRising Yoga Executive Director Jill Weiss. UpRising Yoga brings yoga to at-risk youth and underserved communities and they are fellow downtown LA peeps and we are happy to have a chance to give them some love! There will be cake and hugs:)
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