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 deep dish comedy plus explosively bright music. Specifically…
The one and only Rebecca Corry is back from her once-in-a-lifetime Million Pibble March on Washington with tales to tell.
Erin Foley’s podcast is called Sports Without Balls! I am not a fan of sports but I sure am a fan of Erin. (I am also a fan of our podcast which has episodes featuring Rebecca, The Sklar Brothers, Daniel Radcliffe, Lili Taylor, John Riggi, Ana Gasteyer, Tim Bagley, etc.)
If you have not yet seen Chris Woods do his wild thing with us you are missing something very special — a virtuoso violin player with a big heart and a huge sense of fun!
Emily Heller uses the Mr before her name and that is not the only wonderful thing about her. You may have seen her on Conan. She has been named a comic to watch by both Variety and Comedy Central and on top of that she has a series called the future. More here.
We are always happy to have an UnCab debut, and this week we welcome, from DC, Kyle Martin!
Plus it is Louis’ birthday and so that means candles making things even brighter and cake!
Have a great week, see you on the sunniest Sunday of the year!
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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
8 PMLearn More
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