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This Week at Nerdist Theater at Meltdown

by on June 10, 2011

Hello everyone, and welcome to another edition of “Why You Should Move to LA”, and if you live in LA, another edition of “What You’ll Be Doing This Week”! We have some fun free events and amazing shows this week, so let’s dig in.

Tonight, Friday June 10th at 7pm, we welcome the PS Nation Podcast LIVE!

Winding down E3, we have the guys from this popular Playstation-centric podcast here to weave their podcast magic all over our stage. Scheduled to appear: David Jaffe, the man behind the God of War and Twisted Metal series.

$10, buy your tickets here while you can!

Saturday night, June 11th, at 8pm, we have Pop and Politics with Jimmy Dore!

Join Jimmy Dore and a celebrity panel as they make fun of other celebrities, today’s news makers, and our favorite cultural jackasses, with a raucous blend of Stand-up, Sketch, and Video clips of people saying some of he dumbest shit you’ve ever heard. A hilarious night of Laughs, blasphemy and general disrespect! This month’s guests include Paul Gilmartin and Frank Conniff.

Tickets are $10 and they are available here!


Sunday June 12th is packed at NerdMelt. First up, at 12pm, we have a FREE Analog Playset Release Party!

Meet Wrecks and Dazey. Wrecks is a lovable T-Rex, and Dazey is his prehistoric oversized bee pal. On Sunday, we invite you to take them home, because we’re hosting the launch of the first toy release from Analog Playset! The toys, designed by Joe Ledbetter, were featured on the album “My Dinosaur Life” from Motion City Soundtrack, and an inspiration for the album. Join us for an exclusive acoustic set from Justin Pierre of Motion City Soundtrack, followed by a chance to buy these awesome toys and get them signed by Joe Ledbetter!

Then at 5pm on Sunday, we have another installment of our popular Nerdist Writers Series.

Spend your Sunday afternoons learning from the best at the Nerdist Writing Series! Join moderator Ben Blacker as he hosts esteemed panelists discussing topics like different types of writing, how they got started, what inspires them, the business side of writing, and more. Panelists will also answer your questions and give some helpful tips and tricks! This series is a must for any hopeful writer in LA, with a portion of the proceeds going to benefit 826LA.
Scheduled to appear: Ben Edlund (The Tick; Angel; Supernatural), Amy Berg (Eureka), and Angelina Burnett (Starz’s Boss; Memphis Beat).

$15 and the tickets are going fast.

And after that, at 7pm on Sunday, join us for another edition of Matt Mira’s Day Off!

Matt Mira of the Nerdist Podcast needs a Day Off, so we decided to give him Sundays at Nerdist Theater. Come watch Mira and Paul Cibis host this comedy free-for-all. You’ll see brand new comics, comics you know and love trying out new material (Chris Hardwick and Kumail Nanjiani have both dropped in), and the magic that is live comedy.

7pm signup, show shortly thereafter- FREE!

Monday, June 13th at 8pm, we can’t believe that we’re spending An Evening with Jeff Garlin.

Jeff Garlin has a lot to say, so on June 13th, he’ll get an entire night to himself at Nerdist Theater at Meltdown. Come and see Garlin, star of Curb Your Enthusiasm, as he shows you the side-splitting results of a 25 year career in standup comedy.

Tickets are $10 and they will most likely sell out, so please get yours now.

Tuesday, June 14th at 7pm, the geniuses at Comic Book Sunday! present A Titanic Trio!

Comic Book Sunday! brings three creative titans to talk about their endeavors from the past and present, as well as what’s to come!!!! We welcome Marv Wolfman (Teen Titans), Jim Krueger (Earth X) and Jon Schnepp (Metalocalypse) to the stage with ComiCast hosts Benjamin Jackendoff and Alexis Diana. It’s going to be an evening you won’t want to miss!!!

Tickets for the show are $10 and there will be a 10% discount at Meltdown Comics for everyone who attends.

Wednesday, June 15th at 8:30, it’s The Meltdown with Jonah and Kumail.

This week, our popular weekly standup show, hosted by Jonah Ray and Kumail Nanjiani, welcomes Moshe Kasher, Mike Bridenstine, Matt Kirshen, Nick Kroll, Paul Cibis, Brendon Small, and Greg Proops!

Just $8, and get your tickets while you can!

Finally, on Thursday, June 16th from 8-10pm, we’re having a Yo Gabba Gabba Gallery Closing Party!

This show opened on June 3rd with an enormous party and it’s been massively popular ever since. Come and see the art for the last time on June 16th and even score a few prints from the show! FREE!

That’s it for this next week, but stay tuned for shows from Dan Harmon, David Koechner and Dana Gould, and more! You can see all of our shows on sale here, and as always, follow us on Twitter at @NerdMelt!