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This Week at NerdMelt Showroom: Super Art Fight, ImprovMelt, Family Hour!

by on January 18, 2013

NerdMelt Showroom

Hi! How are you? Well, you look fantastic and you sound super interesting, too! Let’s be best friends. OK. Great! Now, here’s the deal: we have a lot of great shows at NerdMelt Showroom at Meltdown Comics in Los Angeles this week, things like Doug Loves Movies, Super Art Fight, and Dave Anthony’s album taping. Sure, some of these shows are sold out online already… but we’ll have a limited amount of tickets at the door, so there’s still a chance :)

Saturday at 4:20pm is Doug Loves Movies!

Doug Loves Movies NerdMelt Showroom

Comedian Doug Benson invites some of his fancy comedy friends to sit down and discuss his first love – movies! He also makes them play games they might not understand. 85 minutes of fun crammed into 90 minutes!

$10.

Saturday at 8pm is Super Art Fight!

Super Art Fight NerdMelt Showroom

The Greatest Live Art Competition In The Known Universe heads West! Equal parts live art and pro-wrestling style storytelling matched with smart-ass commentary, Super Art Fight has made its mark on the East Coast and now makes its Los Angeles debut.

Featuring guest artists Lea Hernandez (Rumble Girls) and Ethan Nicolle (Axe Cop). Come see why SAF is unlike any other live event going today! Also, join us from 5-7pm for a pre-event signing at Meltdown Comics!

$8 in advance, $10 at the door.

Sunday is Nerdist Open Mic!

The Nerdist Open Mic NerdMelt Showroom

Come watch Matt 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 is ImprovMelt!

ImprovMelt NerdMelt Showroom

ImprovMelt is L.A.’s premiere showcase of the best improvisational groups in the universe at the best comedy venue that happens to be in the back of a comic shop in the universe! This month’s ImprovMelt features Doctor Who Live! (Andrew Pish, Peter Fluet, Chris McGowan, Giancarlo Molina, Frank Moran, Markeia McCarty, Clint Verner, Madi Goff, Stephen Ji, Chris Thompson, and Andrew Wollman), who will take a suggestion from the audience and use it to create a fully improvised episode of Doctor Who – never before seen on TV or stage and never to be seen again! Drunkards & Dragons (Breon Bliss, Mike Schramm, Markeia McCarty, Justin Michael Terry, Leeann St. John, Giancarlo Molina, Ryan Marsico, and Collin Turner) will take your Medieval fantasy suggestion and create an entire fantasy adventure for you to enjoy! Plus Eliza Skinner and more! Hosted by Asterios Kokkinos!

$8 in advance, $10 at the door.

Tuesday is Family Hour with Auntie Sara!

Family Hour NerdMelt Showroom

Family Hour with Auntie Sara is a hilarious variety show presented by Sara Benincasa (host of Gettin’ Wet With Sara B. and best-selling author of Agorafabulous!: Dispatches from My Bedroom) where your favorite comedians — as well as other human beings — reveal true, dark, effed-up secrets about their families. Fun times for all!

AND WITH FREE COOKIES!!!

Featuring Jake Weisman, Stephen Falk, Eliza Skinner, and Jake Fogelnest!

$8 in advance, $10 at the door.

Wednesday is The Meltdown Show with Jonah and Kumail!

the meltdown

Jonah Ray and Kumail Nanjiani helm the good ship Meltdown every single Wednesday, to host the show that’s been named one of the best live shows in LA by LA Weekly, Splitsider, and more. At The Meltdown with Jonah and Kumail, you’ll see some of the biggest comics, up and coming acts just before they get famous, and as always, surprise drop-ins that will knock your socks off.
This week, Jonah Ray and Kumail Nanjiani welcome the comedy stylings of Dave AnthonyJon DoreDave StoneAndy RitchieJon Daly, and Moshe Kasher!

$8.

Thursday is RISK! L.A.!

Risk NerdMelt Showroom

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 January, the topic of “Beginnings” will be touched upon by these great storytellers: Rob O’ReillyJonny McGovernSean Patton, and Chris Ryan!

And as always, RISK! is hosted by Kumail Nanjiani and Pete Holmes!

$8 in advance, $10 at the door.

Friday at 8 & 9:30pm is An Evening With Dave Anthony

Dave Anthony NerdMelt Showroom

Join us for a very special evening for the recording of comedian Dave Anthony’s (Walking the Room) brand new album Shame Chamber with special guest Patton Oswalt!

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!