This Week at NerdMelt Theater!
by Emily Gordon on January 13, 2012
January is in full swing, which would mean that we’re starting to get tired of our winter coats, but we live in LA, so instead, it’s continued lovely weather. And comedy.
Tonight at 8pm, it’s Sex Nerd Sandra LIVE!!
Sex Nerd Sandra is the awesomely frank podcast where the endlessly curious sex educator Sandra Daugherty and her comedian co-host Dave Ross explore the fascinating world of human sexuality. With tell-all interviews, juicy topics, tips and more, Sandra and Dave keep it fun, keep it sex-positive and keep it real.
Tonight, Sex Nerd Sandra will talk “damage control” during a special live recording of an episode entitled “Whiskey Dick: The Bedroom Blunder Show”. So, what do you do if your willie won’t work? What if your mind is wet but your panties are dry? Yikes, did the condom just fall off?
Then on Saturday at 8pm, it’s The Indoor Kids LIVE!
You’ve heard them on Nerdist Industries’ own The Indoor Kids, now see them in person for a live podcast recording! The Indoor Kids isn’t just about video games, but it isn’t not about video games. The Indoor Kids is all about the kind of lifestyle you have to lead in order to be a proper Gamer, capital G. Join hosts Kumail Nanjiani and Emily Gordon as they take on a journey from childhood Shinobi obsessions, up through the best and worst video game adaptations of movies. Tear yourself away from Skyrim and join us! We’ll be joined by Blair Butler, Jordan Morris, and more! (Art by Andrew Nixon)
Sunday at 5pm, it’s The Nerdist Writers Panel!
Spend your Sunday afternoons learning from the best at the Nerdist Writers Panel! 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. This series is a must for any hopeful writer in LA, with a portion of the proceeds going to benefit 826LA.
Scheduled to appear: Dana Gould (The Simpsons), Liz Tigelaar (creator, Life Unexpected; Revenge), Robert Hewitt Wolfe (Alphas; developer, Dresden Files)
Then at 7pm on Sunday, 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 are frequent drop ins), and the magic that is live comedy.
Monday at 8pm, it’s the return of Harmontown!
People always ask us “What is Harmontown?”, and that’s a tough question to answer, but here’s the closest thing we’ve got: we gave the creator of Community a night to do whatever he wanted, and what we got was Harmontown.
Attend a town meeting in a land free of brevity, where Mayor Dan Harmon takes another small, vodka-soaked step toward colonizing the moon. Evening may include ineffectual rants, songs, shameful stories, special guests (Allison Brie, Donald Glover, and Gillian Jacobs have all stopped in), forehead sweat and repeated exposure to the phrases “like” , “uh”, “sort of” and “you know.”.
This month, Comptroller Jeff Davis will be replaced by Community writer Megan Ganz!
, and this show is almost sold out!
Tuesday at 8pm, Justin Willman returns with his Magic Meltdown!
Join Justin Willman (Food Network’s Cupcake Wars) as he and his friends present a cataclysmic evening of prestidigitation, make-believe, and excessive sleight-of-mouth. You’ll spend the entire time wondering “how’d they do that?” and gasping at the wonders of…. MAGIC!
January’s lineup features: Magician Matt Marcy, comedian Dan Mintz, Juggler Michael Rayner, and a special performance by The Blood Brothers!
On Wednesday at 8:30, it’s The Meltdown with Jonah and Kumail!
Jonah Ray and Kumail Nanjiani host our weekly standup show, full of puppy dogs, vinegar, and laughter.
This week, they welcome TJ Miller, Beth Stelling, David Cope, Hannibal Buress, Chris Locke, Kyle Kinane, and Natasha Leggero!
And we close out the week on Thursday at 8pm with The Thursday Thing with Dana Gould!
A monthly comedy experiment from Dana Gould. On the 3rd Thursday of each month, Dana scratches another item off his comedy To-Do list. One month a carnival, the next a Spook Show, or a two-man “monologue-off,” or three robots fighting six gorillas, or, or, or… This month: an old-school showcase with a powerhouse line-up. Maria Bamford, Pete Holmes, Blaine Capatch, Ali Wong, Paul Greenburg, Eddie Pepitone, Hampton Yount and more!
Stay tuned for more fun stuff, including a few free shows that we must be INSANE for making free shows, plus storytelling, more Star Dreck
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