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.
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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MODERN MAGIC, MAGICAL MUSIC, MYSTICAL STORIES AND MORE! DON’T MISS!
LA Magazine recently named UnCabaret one of the top LA Comedy Clubs, and this Sunday is one of the reasons why….
We’re very excited to have Will & Grace creator and Emmy & Golden Globe winner Max Mutchnick back! He’s been quite busy with that big shot TV producing, big deal family making and in general menschy being. yay!
Laura Kightlinger lights up my life. She also lights up the screen. She was star and creator of IFC’s critically acclaimed The Minor Accomplishments of Jackie Woodman. Along with several stand-up specials she has appeared in HBO’s Lucky Louie and has written for Roseanne, Will & Grace and 2 Broke Girls. Laura’s book Quick Shots of False Hope was described in the NYT book review as “memorable, disturbing and darkly comic” and is being adapted for film.
A very special performer — funny, smart-filled and loaded with deeply personal and socially conscious songs — Jill Sobule is infamous for her hit single I Kissed A Girl and famous for a body of work that keeps growing more and more lovely. Her new CD, Dottie’s Charms, is out on iTunes now. Take a listen and then come hear her shine on Sunday. Jill is truly a joy to watch perform. “Jill Sobule can claim her place among the stellar NY singer-songwriters…topical, funny and more than a little poignant…grown-up music for an adolescent age.” (Jon Pareles, NYT)
It’s always a sweet treat when Justin Willman visits. He takes the ‘first time out’ dictum at UnCabaret seriously and always comes with fresh modern magic just for us. The Guardian dubbed him a “Variety voltron with a comic flair that marks him out as leader of the pack.” You’ve probably seen him on Chelsea Lately, Ellen, The Tonight Show or as a host on Cupcake Wars. Time Out says, “he has to be seen to be disbelieved.”
We love appearing on Frank DeCaro‘s Sirius XM show and love when he appears on UnCab. You probably recognize him from his Out at the Movies on The Daily Show, his Oscar previews on Comedy Central, or from his columns in the NYT, Martha Stewart Living and Newsweek, or for his cameo in Bear City 2! He’s always so much fun!
Yes, Jonny McGovern is the Gay Pimp on LOGO’S Big Gay Sketch Show! He is also a Glammy Award winner and a very delightful storytelling human!
Last time Mitch and I were on Frank DeCaro’s show he and Doria Biddle could not stop talking about how they had just seen their new fave singer-songwriter, Heather Reid, formerly of The Murmers, wow crowd after crowd. Here she is singing a new song on their show. Do not miss her live on Sunday!
You might remember Jenny Davis as our intern with the pink Evan Picone jacket and side ponytail. After having an actual job/gig/thingee, she swears she is still our intern. #growingup. We will see. She makes us laugh.
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UnCabaret has been called the ‘mother show of alternative comedy’ by the LA Weekly. This Mother;s Day, Sunday 5/11, come celebrate maternal instinct in all it’s glory and all it’s folly with a motherlode of amazing storytellers: Tim Bagley (Will & Grace), Lauren Weedman (Looking), Del Shores (Sordid Lives), Jen Kirkman (Chelsea Lately) and Dustin David. Plus music from Rachel Bloom (Robot Chicken) and Chris Woods!
Bring your birth mom, stepmom, pseudo mom, mother-in-law, surrogate mother or baby mama on the house. Enter code ‘Mommy and Me’ at her ticket will be free!
Plus it’s Suzanna’s birthday so we’ll have cake!
Buy tickets here. Enter code ‘Mommy and Me’ for your free mom ticket!
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