This Week at NerdMelt Showroom: The Dork Forest, Star Dreck, Sex Nerd Sandra, and more!
by Christian Spicer on January 25, 2013
Well look at this, January is already coming to a close and February is all ready to get started. Good thing the NerdMelt Showroom at Meltdown Comics in Los Angeles has a great slate of shows to help you make the month-to-month transition, with shows like the always incredible Meltdown with Jonah and Kumail, a LIVE Dork Forest with Jackie Kashian, the return of Star Dreck, and a double dose of Sex Nerd Sandra!
Saturday at 2pm is Classic Doctor Who Screening!
Whovians! Grab your sonic screwdriver and slap on your bow ties 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. Trivia and costume contests will also be happening 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. January’s screening will feature Doctor Who: An Unearthly Child.
Sunday is Nerdist Open Mic!
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.
Monday is The Dork Forest with Jackie Kashian!
The Dork Forest is THE podcast that features Dork-on-Dork dialogue with comedian and host Jackie Kashian. She’s interested in whatever dorky thing folks want to talk about. Guests speak to their love of books, TV, movies, comic books, websites, food, wrestling, cars, action figures, and bees. There’s room for all in The Dork Forest. This is a safe space.
Featuring special guests T.J. Miller and Sue Costello!
Tuesday is Star Dreck!
Kumail Nanjiani and Matt Mira are huge Trekkies, but even they have to admit that some of the episodes just don’t hold up. Join them as they introduce you to some of the worst Star Trek episodes in existence, and then proceed to rip them to shreds. With special guest Moshe Kasher!
$8 in advance, $10 at the door.
Wednesday is The Meltdown Show with Jonah and Kumail!
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 L.A. 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 some of the best! Some of the best include: Jenny Slate, Tyler Greene, Adam Cayton-Holland, Alice Wetterland, Todd Glass, and a special guest in from out of town!
Friday at 7pm is Sex Nerd Sandra Presents: Nerdy Flirty Speed Dating!
WHAT: Get nerdy & flirty with scientific speed dating! Presented by the Sex Nerd Sandra podcast, this night of chit chat has nerd culture & social psychology integrated into the experience. Sex educator Sandra Daugherty & comedian Dave Ross host what is sure to be an adorably good time.
WHO: People in their 20s & 30s looking to date heterosexually & game for a good time. Space is limited, so reserve your spot today!
WHEN: 7pm sharp. Please be kind by being on time!
Friday at 9pm is Sex Nerd Sandra: Sex Nerds Unite!
Attention, anyone confused by the L.A. dating scene: Infiltrating dating sites, singles mixers and meat markets all over town, Sandra has some “field research” to share with you. Join sex educator Sandra Daugherty, co-host comedian Dave Ross and hilarious guests as we get down to brass tacks about what it means to be single in this town.
*This is a safe space for sex nerds, geeks, dorks and naughty monkeys over the age of 18.
$8 in advance, $10 at the door.