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This Week at NerdMelt Theater!

by on January 27, 2012

We’ve got so much comedy it’s coming out of our orifices! Check it out!

Today at 8:30pm, it’s Jonah Ray’s album recording!

Join Jonah Ray (Nerdist Podcast, The Soup, The Meltdown with Jonah and Kumail) as he records his second stand up comedy record “Hello Mr. Magic Plane Person, Hello” for AST Records. Ed Salazar and Jim Hamilton will be opening for Jonah! He will provide the comedy, booze, and seats. All you have to do is laugh. Sounds like a good deal to us!

FREE!
Saturday at 8pm, it’s Enter Spider!
It was so fun, so bizarre, and since so many people requested it…. Matt McKenna is doing it again!
You’re entering a stand-up comedy show on the edge of time and space; in a place where light and shadow are often mistaken for a biracial gay couple; where the lineup of comics are from all walks of life… *and* death. There is no two drink minimum here, there is only the maximum occupancy of the Imagination! You are entering… *ENTER SPIDER*.
$8 in advance, $10 at the door
Sunday at 3pm (please note the special time!!), 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. 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.
This week’s panel, featuring Vince Gilligan (creator, Breaking Bad) and Julie Plec (developer, Vampire Diaries) is SOLD OUT online. We will be releasing a handful of tickets at the door. 
$15
Then Sunday 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 are frequent drop ins), and the magic that is live comedy.

FREE

 

Tuesday at 8pm, it’s Jackie Kashian’s Dork Forest! 

Live Dork on Dork Dialog with fantastic indie comic book dork, Andy Kindler! I will learn about R. Crumb and why comics that are “real” are also not “depressing.” Let’s watch Kindler do this! I will be doing my mantra… safe space! safe space!
Eddie Pepitone will close things out with an amazingly funny set!
It’s LIVE, It’s going to be great, and you should all come.

$10

 

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

This weekly standup show is hosted by Jonah Ray and Kumail Nanjiani, and it’ll knock your socks off! This week, they welcome Rob Delaney, John Roy, Reese Waters, Howard Kremer, Neal Brennan, and Tom Wilson!

$8

 

And on Thursday at 8pm, it’s The Image Comics Alpha Girl Show!

Image Comics is celebrating the release of Alpha Girl #1, their comic set in the 80s about a cosmetics company whose products turn women into lady zombies, so it’s time to laugh! Celebrate with cocktail mistresses Alie & Georgia, Sean Patton, sketch group Diani and Devine, DJ Douggpound, Steve Agee, and Margaret Cho! Come for the comedy, stay for the signing and meet and greet with the co-creators, artists, and other people involved in the making of Alpha Girl!

$8 in advance, $10 at the door!

 

That’s our week, and we want to share it with you! Check us out on Twitter, our site, and get tickets to any of our shows here!