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This Week at NerdMelt Showroom: Horrible Movies, Sex, Nerdist Standup Cluster, and more

by on March 15, 2013

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If you wished for amazing shows at NerdMelt Showroom at Meltdown Comics in Los Angeles this week, you’re in luck, because that is exactly what you are getting with shows like Horrible Movie Night, Sex Nerd Sandra’s live podcast recording, the Nerdist Standup Cluster, Stampede, and more!

March 16th at 9pm it’s Horrible Movie Night!

Horrible Movie Night NerdMelt Showroom

Shout at the movies! We screen the worst films you’ve never seen, and invite YOU to roast them — the best one-liners of the night will win prizes. If you like MST3K and RiffTrax, this is your scene!

Your hosts for the evening, John Mathot (Disney’s Phineas & Ferb) and Susan Wright (The Because Show podcast), along with guest stand-up comedian Sean O’Connor (Conan, The Ben Show, Comedy Central), will feature the 2012 flick with the title that speaks for itself, 2-Headed Shark Attack. We will also host the film’s director Chris Olen Ray, and to-be-announced members of the cast.

And there’s FREE POPCORN!

Come on in — the water’s fine!

$8 in advance, $10 at the door.

March 17th at 5pm it’s Nerdist Writer’s Panel!

Nerdist Writers Panel NerdMelt Showroom

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, March 17th, come join us for a chat with:
Jennifer Crittenden (The Simpsons; Seinfeld; Arrested Development; Everybody Loves Raymond);
Nicolas Falacci and Cheryl Heuton (creators, Numb3rs)!
More to be announced!

The line-up is subject to change. And as always, proceeds from the live panels benefit 826LA, the national non-profit tutoring program.

$10.

March 17th at 7pm it’s Nerdist Open Mic!

nerdmeltopenmic 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.

March 18th at 8pm it’s Harmontown!

Harmontown NerdMelt Showroom

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? Allison 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.

$10.

March 19th at 7:30pm it’s Sex Nerd Sandra LIVE: Sex Nerds Unite!

Sex Nerd Sandra NerdMelt Showroom

Sex-positive coach and educator Sex Nerd Sandra answers her favorite listener emails and asks the live audience to help her nerd out on sex. Audience questions are welcome and encouraged…

With two million downloads in the first year, her Nerdist Industries podcast Sex Nerd Sandra has beamed sex positive knowledge directly into ears everywhere. It’s been quite an adventure blending her broadcasting skills with a lifetime of sex nerdery. Continually expanding on a wide range of skill sets for the erotic and neurotic, Sandra can’t wait to dish dirt with you for the betterment of humanity!

***No one under 18 admitted

$8 in advance, $10 at the door.

March 19th at 9pm it’s Competitive Erotic Fan Fiction!

Competitive Erotic Fan Fiction NerdMelt Showroom

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. Featuring: Ari Shaffir! Jackie Kashian! Jon Daly! Jonah Ray! Cameron Esposito! Patrick Keane! Scott Boxenbaum! Christian Duguay! Brandie Posey! Andy Wood!

$8 in advance, $10 at the door.

March 20th at 8:30pm it’s The Meltdown presents the Nerdist Standup Cluster!

Nerdist Presents NerdMelt Showroom

Once a year, Chris Hardwick takes over The Meltdown with Jonah and Kumail in order to present his favorite new comedians and release the whole comedy show shebang as a Nerdist podcast! And that night has arrived! Come have your laugh featured in a Nerdist podcast as you guffaw to: Ali Wong, Maronzio Vance, Dan Telfer, Mark Little, Aparna Nancherla, Ryan Singer, Beth Stelling, and Ron Funches.

$8.

March 22nd at 8pm it’s The Fringe Riders present Stampede!

Stampede NerdMelt Showroom

A rip roaring raucous wild west revue featuring L.A.’s best comics. Hosted by Mustang, Papa D, and The Birdman.
Featuring Kyle Kinane, Ron Lynch, and Beth Stelling!

$8 in advance, $10 at the door.

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!