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This Week at Nerdist Theater at Meltdown!

by on July 29, 2011

We’re rolling out of July and into August with the enthusiasm of a small child, if a small child cooked up a bunch of fun live shows for you… but with slightly less drool. Here’s what we have on tap this week!

Saturday, July 30th at 8pm we have Heart of Darkness

This popular NYC comedy show returns to LA! Instead of appearing solo, at this show each performer becomes a part of the group sound when they join the band The Forgiveness on stage. The 6-piece band backs each comedian up to add color to their stories with original music, and everyone’s sins will be forgiven. Hosted by Greg Barris! Scheduled to appear: Andres Du Bouchet, Rory Scovel and Jon Dore, Ron Lynch, ethnomusicologist Alexandre Tannous, and special guests!

Just $10!

Sunday, July 31st at 5pm, we have the 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: Meredith Stiehm (creator, Cold Case) David Weddle & Bradley Thompson (Battlestar Galactica; CSI) and Naren Shankar (CSI; Grimm)

$15

Then on Sunday, July 31st at 7pm, it’s 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.

FREE

Wednesday, August 3rd at 8:30pm, it’s The Meltdown with Jonah and Kumail

This popular weekly standup show, hosted by Jonah Ray and Kumail Nanjiani, gets extra fun, because it’s Jonah’s birthday! To celebrate, we’ve gathered his favorite comedians: Duncan Trussel, DC Pierson, Brendon Burns, Matt Dwyer, Matt Mira, and Hard n’ Phirm!

$8

We’ll be back next week with another Sex Nerd Sandra, a Nerdist Podcast with The Guild, and more! And next time you’re at NerdMelt, stop in and buy a button from us- just $1 tells the world that you care!

And check us out at our new home, http://NerdMeltLA.com!