This Week at NerdMelt Theater!
by A Real Person on March 30, 2012
It’s almost April, but we aren’t fooling you when we say that there is a slew of incredible shows this week at NerdMelt Theater!
Friday at 8:00 is An Evening with James Adomian!
James Adomian would like to invite you and a guest to attend an evening of laughter … and MURDER! NerdMelt is the scene of the crime, an hour of standup is the weapon of choice. Come see James prep for his upcoming album recording!
$8 in advance, $10 at the door!
Noon Saturday is The Ultimate Spider-Man Launch Party!
Catch the new series before it airs April 1 inside Marvel Universe on Disney XD with a sneak peek of the first episode! Enjoy a Q&A and signing with some of the biggest names in the business, including Jeph Loeb, Paul Dini, and Man of Action’s Steven T. Seagle and Duncan Rouleau, plus other great talent, giveaways and more surprises!
Saturday at 8:00 is the return of Cosplay Karaoke!
What would Harley Quinn sing if she had a chance? What would Peter Parker belt out? You have a chance to find out! This Saturday night at 8pm, Scott Lobdell (DC writer extraordinaire) brings you a night of karaoke like you’ve never seen it: in costume! Come and enjoy the fun in your normal everyday clothes, or come and dress up for your chance to sing like a superhero! Hosted by cosplay queen Nicki Hunter!
Sunday at 5:00 is another edition of 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. Featuring Castle‘s Terri Miller and Andrew Marlowe and The Simpsons‘ Tim Long!
Sunday at 7:00, 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 8:00 is another edition of The BEATdown LA!
Comedian Eliza Skinner and beatboxer Joshua Silverstein host five of Los Angeles’ finest comics and one audience volunteer in “The BEATdown”. It’s a freestyle rap face-off where the winner is decided by the audience. It’s six rounds of badass one-on-one rap battles.
You saw 8 Mile, right? It’s like that, but funnier. April’s lineup includes Suzi Barrett, Kimmy Gatewood, Marshall Givens, Eli Olsberg, and Whitmer Thomas!
$8 in advance, $10 at the door!
Wednesday at 8:30, it’s The Meltdown with Jonah and Kumail!
This week, Jonah Ray and Kumail Nanjiani welcome Matt Besser, Dan Levy, Barry Rothbart, from Chicago, Dan Telfer, Steve Benaquist and Bo Burnham!
Thursday at 6:00 is An Enid Meet Up!
Is there anyone more badass than Enid Coleslaw in Ghost World? Just before An Evening with Dan Clowes, you can participate in our first annual Enid Meet Up! Wear your glasses, your favorite Enid looks, and your best bored expression and come to NerdMelt! Or just come to see the spectacle of so many Enids in one place! We’ll have a fun hangout, a few photo ops, and a screening of Ghost World going on to get everyone in the mood for the Dan Clowes event at 8pm! So come on down for the fun!
Thursday at 8:00 is An Evening with Dan Clowes!
Throughout his twenty-five-year career, Daniel Clowes has always been ahead of artistic and cultural movements. His breakthrough success, Ghost World, convinced mainstream readers of comics’ literary potential. In the new millennium, with works such as Ice Haven, Wilson, Mister Wonderful, and The Death-Ray, Clowes has redefined the graphic novel as an art form. Now, for the first time, you get to see the culmination of that, with The Art of Daniel Clowes: Modern Cartoonist, the first monograph on one of America’s most innovative cartoonists. We are celebrating this book with a one night only event honoring and featuring Dan Clowes. Hosted by Blair Butler (of G4’s Fresh Ink), this night will include comedy, a discussion with Clowes and Mark Frauenfelder of BoingBoing, and a Q&A with the man of the hour!
$40 gets you the book and TWO tickets to the show that night!