This Week at NerdMelt Showroom: Classic “Who,” More “Harmontown,” and Comedy for a Cause
By Christian Spicer on November 23, 2012
Happy Black Friday! That’s a national holiday now, right? Looking for great deals throughout the week? You’re in luck, we have some amazing shows this week at ROCK BOTTOM PRICES! Che-che-check it out: another Doctor Who screening, more Harmontown with Dan Harmon, lots of standup comedy, and a special night of improv for a good cause….
Saturday at 2pm is a BBC Classic Doctor Who Screening!
Whovians! Grab your sonic screwdriver and slap on your bowties as BBC Home Entertainment and Nerdist present the Classic Doctor Who Screening Series. Each month, come by and watch a different full adventure of everybody’s favorite Time Lord from the first 26 years of the show’s history, like this Saturday’s screening of Doctor Who: The Claws of AXOS Special Edition! Plus, there’s trivia and costume contests with tons of great Doctor Who prizes.
It’ll be a TARDIS-ful of fun. Hosted by Nerdist.com’s own Who Guru, Kyle Anderson.
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!
Monday at 8:00 is Harmontown!
It’s weekly, it’s a podcast, and it’s awesome! 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.”
Wednesday at 8:30 is The Meltdown With Jonah and Kumail!
The weekly popular standup show, hosted by Jonah Ray and Kumail Nanjiani, hosts the best standups in the country as well as amazing acts you haven’t heard of quite yet but should! Plus there’s original art each week, surprise drop-ins, and sometimes a puppy!
This week, catch Jerrod Carmichael, Levi MacDougall, Danny Solomon, Natasha Leggero, Ali Wong, Jay Chandrasekhar, and perhaps some secret suprise guests!
Thursday at 8:00 is Improv Nerds Unite: Benefit for Create Now!
Create Now invites you to join us for a night of nerd-style improv with the RPG-antics of Drunkards and Dragons (including an inflatable D20) and the time travelers and robots of Doctor Who Live, hosted by Asterios Kokkinos (National Lampoon and Cracked Magazine).
All proceeds from this event will go to providing arts education resources to homeless and foster youth in Los Angeles.
Friday 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.
At this show, the topic of “Eek!” will be touched upon by these great storytellers: Eric Andre, Sara Benincasa, Oscar Sagastume, Dave Ross, and Eric Martin!
$8 in advance, $10 at the door!