This Week at NerdMelt Showroom: Harmontown, Meltdown Pilot, and more!
By Christian Spicer on February 8, 2013
It’s an exciting week this week at NerdMelt Showroom at Meltdown Comics in Los Angeles! Dan Harmon and Jeff B. Davis return home from the road, The Meltdown with Jonah and Kumail is shooting a pilot for Comedy Central, LoveMelt is on Valentine’s Day, and more, more, more. Check it out!
Sunday at 5pm is 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. Sunday, February 10th, come join us for a chat with: Bill Prady (co-creator, The Big Bang Theory; Gilmore Girls, Dharma and Greg), Stephen Scaia (Y: The Last Man and Zorro films; Jericho; Human Target), and more. As always, proceeds from the live panels benefit 826LA, the national non-profit tutoring program.
Sunday at 7pm 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 at 8pm is Harmontown!
After vodka-soaked tour across the U.S. Harmontown comes home to NerdMelt! What is Harmontown? It’s awesome. It’s unique. It’s one of a kind. It’s something only Dan Harmon (creator of Community and the upcoming Rick and Morty) and Jeff B. Davis (Whose Line is it Anyway) can do. It’s a different show every time and it’s every week. Lucky us! Playing Dungeons and Dragons? It’s happened. Dan Harmon freestyle rapping? Yup, that too. Calling Chevy Chase from stage? Happened… more than once. A celebrity guest? Alison Brie, Donald Glover, and Gillian Jacobs among others have all stopped in. Getting super personal with an intimate audience? Always. It’s Harmontown. It’s awesome. It’s unique. Don’t miss a single week.
Wednesday at 7pm & 9:30pm isThe Meltdown Show With Jonah and Kumail Pilot Taping!
Guess what? Comedy Central has ordered a pilot of The Meltdown with Jonah and Kumail! We’ll be producing it with Red Hour Films (home of our brother from another mother Mike Rosenstein), and the legendary Lance Bangs will be directing! Exciting, huh?!?
Thursday at 8pm is NerdTerns Presents: LoveMelt!
The interns of The Nerdist Showroom at Meltdown Comics present a comedy cavalcade featuring sketches and stand up performances all having to do with love…. or the lack of it
Presented by The Nerdist Channel web series NerdTerns
Hosted by Natalie Hazen.
$8 in advance, $10 at the door.
Friday at 7pm is Just For Laughs Showcase!
Montreal’s prestigious, world-renowned Just For Laughs Festival is scouting talent in L.A. Come check out the potential at the NerdMelt Showroom!
Friday at 9pm is This Show Is Your Show with Matt Bennett!
This show is more than a show. It’s your show. Matt Bennett (Victorious, The Virginity Hit) presents a night featuring Matt Bennett, Matt Bennett’s friends, and even some special guests, for an hour of music, comedy, interviews, and general Matt Bennett-ness. Catch Kyle Mooney, Bubba Lewis, Hunter Cope, Esther Povitsky, Beowulf Jones, Nick Rasmussen, Josh Simpson, Zack Pearlman, & more!
$8 in advance, $10 at the door.