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This Week at NerdMelt Showroom!

by on November 16, 2012

Staying in town for Thanksgiving? Lucky for you’ve we’ve got an incredible lineup down at the NerdMelt Showroom!

Friday at 7:30 is The Podcast Podcast Podcast & Horse Cock!

LA comedy groups Family Sandwich and Dust Bowl Kids present 2 shows on 1 bill 4 FREE. First, “The Podcast Podcast Podcast” lampoons the world of podcasting the only way podcasts can’t – with live (and visual) sketch. Then, watch the infomercial taping of Horse Cock with creators Ricky and Randy as they tell you all about their revolutionary, new pre-workout supplement!

Free!

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 Dasariski (Robert Dassie, Rich Talarico & Craig Cackowski) vs. Stand Up Comedians Fahim Anwar, Jade Catta-Preta & Sean Conroy!

$8 in advance, $10 at the door!

Saturday at 8:00 is Horrible Movie Night!

If you like movie riffing DIY-style, then join us for this MST3K/Rifftrax style show that invites YOU to help make fun of the worst movies ever. Come up with the best one-liner of the night and you could win a prize!

Your hosts John Mathot (Phineas & Ferb) and Susan Wright (The Because Show podcast), along with the awesome musical improv team Love Jet, will unspool the should-never-have-been-spooled-in-the-first-place 1990 Terminator ripoff, Alienator. It features a female killer cyborg, drunken college kids, and a constipated Jan-Michael Vincent on prison spaceship!

$8 in advance, $10 at the door!

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

The Nerdist Writer’s 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. This week we have a one-on-one conversation with The Walking Dead‘s Robert Kirkman! The line-up is subject to change. And 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 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. Sign up at 7pm, lottery at 7:30!

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.”

$10!

Tuesday at 9:00 is Competitive Erotic Fan Fiction!

Competitive Erotic Fan Fiction is a comedy show (and soon-to-be podcast) founded in Seattle, created & hosted by Bryan Cook. Each event features 10 comics, writing and performing Erotic Fan Fiction pieces, based on their whims or audience suggestions. It’s really stupid. The start-studded lineup features: Ron Funches, Danielle Kramer, Will Weldon, Darien Clark, Chip Pope, Brandon Vaughn, Jim Hamilton, Chris Garcia, & Paul Danke!

$8 in advance, $10 at the door!

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

It’s Thanksgiving week, the week we give back to all of you by having a free show! Please enjoy the triptophan-filled merriment along with Greg Fitzsimmons, Christine Pazitsky, Brody Stevens, Kevin Avery, Tommy Dassalo, Kyle Kinane & PIE!

Free!

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!