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This Week at NerdMelt Showroom!

by on October 19, 2012

Exhausted from a week of running around putting the final touches on your Al Roker costume? Well, cool off with an amazing lineup here at The NerdMelt Showroom!

Friday at 7:30 is The Friday Forty!

Scott Gimple and Dave Holmes host this current-affairs sketch-comedy quiz show where the performers get a little liquid courage to help them answer 40 questions about the events of the last 7 days! With contestants Steven Yeun (from The Walking Dead) and Jonah Ray!
$8 in advance, $10 at the door!

Friday at 9:00 is IMPRO(vs)TANDUP!

IMPRO(vs)TANDUP brings the best improvisers and stand-up comedians together for one incredible show. Watch improvisers and stand ups do what they do best and then switch it up and try their hand at what the other does best. And best of all, the audience determines which discipline wins the night, improv or stand up. Hosted by Christian Spicer (Weekend Confirmed, Double Jump) and Rajan Dharni (PBS, Eleanor)! Improv Team 
I’m Hungee! (Nick Mandernach from College Humor, Funny or Die & Rene Gube from Community, Up All Night) vs. Stand Up Comedians 
Jimmy Dore (Comedy Central, Jimmy Kimmel Live) 
Taylor Williamson (Last Comic Standing, Comedy Central) 
Jonathan Kite (2 Broke Girls)!

$8 in advance, $10 at door!

Saturday at 9:00 is Set List!

From the minds of Paul Provenza and Troy Conrad… Set List is back from sold-out shows at The Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Montreal Just For Laughs Festival, and a regular run in London. Top comics are given a never-before-seen “set list” of strange and outrageous topics the second they walk onstage, and perform seamlessly as if its the act they normally do, while the audience follows their list on the projection screen. Complete comedy in the moment. This week features Jimmy Dore, Nate Craig, Rick Overton, Dave Ross, Rye Silverman, Mark Wahlberg (played by Dan Van Kirk), Guy Branum, Rove McManus & more!

$8 in advance, $10 at the door!

Sunday at 5:00 is The Nerdist Writer’s Panel!

The Nerdist’s Writers Panel series is an informal chat moderated by Ben Blacker (co-creator of The Thrilling Adventure Hour; writer for Supah Ninjas, Supernatural, among others) with professional writers about the process and business of writing. Covering TV, film, comic books, music, novels, and any other kind of writing about which you care to hear. October 21st join us as we talk with: 
Pendleton Ward (creator, Adventure Time) 
Kent Osborne (head writer, Adventure Time) 
and Martin Gero (creator, LA Complex). As always, proceeds from the live panels benefit 826LA, the national non-profit tutoring program.

$15!

Sunday at 7:00 is The Nerdist Open Mic!

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!

Monday at 8:00 is Harmontown!

Yup, that’s right, it’s weekly, and it’s a podcast too! Attend a town meeting in a land free of brevity, where Mayor Dan Harmon (creator of Community) and Comptroller Jeff B. Davis (Whose Line is it Anyway) take 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.” (Subscribe to Harmontown on ITunes today!)

$10!

Tuesday at 8:00 is the Taylor Williamson Album Release Party!

Taylor Williamson (Last Comic Standing, Comedy Central, Craig Ferguson) is releasing his first ever comedy album and to celebrate he’s doing a big time comedy show with some of his favorite big time comedians and big time audience members! Become a big time audience member! Featuring Brody Stevens, Fortune Feimster, Paul Scheer and Steve Rannazzisi!

$5 in advance, $10 at the door!

Wednesday at 8:30 is The Meltdown With Jonah and Kumail!

This week, Jonah Ray and Kumail Nanjiani welcome Jon Daly, David Huntsberger, Shawn Pearlman, Aaron Burell, Sean Conroy, Dominic Dierkes, and a comic so big we have to keep her a secret….

$8!

Thursday at 7:00 is The Fogelnest Files!

Jake Fogelnest has scoured the Internet and his personal archives for cool stuff to show you . Remember when you would flick through television late at night, stumble across some weird stuff and it was like, “Whoa WTF is this?” Fogelnest taped that. 

Join Jake for a live taping of his Earwolf podcast, “The Fogelnest Files.” He’ll be joined by a panel of special guests who will watch this cool stuff with Jake and then have a humorous discussion about the clips. With special guests Bryan Lee O’Malley (Creator of Scott Pilgrim), Jonah Ray and James Urbaniak.

$8 in advance, $10 at the door!

Thursday at 9:00 is RISK! Storytelling Show!

RISK! is the show where people tell true stories they never thought they’d dare to share in public. Stories they’d normally only tell to close friends. At the RISK! Live shows, the brightest stars of TV, film and literature drop their usual act and show a side of themselves you’ve never seen before. In October, the topic of “Eek!” will be touched upon by these great storytellers: Cindy Chupack (writer, Modern Family)
 Dominic Dierkes (writer, Workaholics)
 Dava Krause (writer/performer, Inappropriate Fairy Tales) 
Matteson Perry (host, The Moth) 
Danny Lobell (host, Real Talk With Danny Lobell)! And as always, RISK! is hosted by Kumail Nanjiani and Pete Holmes!

$8 in advance, $10 at the door!

Thank you all so much for your continued support of the showroom. Follow us on Twitter and track us on our blog for more info about any of these shows!