This Week at NerdMelt Showroom: Mo Welch, Star Dreck, #Chemocation, & more!
By Christian Spicer on March 22, 2013
It’s another fun week of shows at the NerdMelt Showroom at Meltdown Comics in Los Angeles, with several NerdMelt “first appearance” shows, including The Mo Welch Show, #Chemocation, and the Jail Guitar Doors Comedy Night Benefit!
March 23rd at 8pm, it’s The Mo Welch Show with Mo Welch!
The Mo Show is an hour long evening chat show packed with stand up comedy, guests and videos all hosted by Mo Welch.
March guests include Kyle Kinane (Comedy Central), Jon Schnepp (Director of Adult Swim’s Metalocalypse), Alana Johnston (aspiring pop star icon) and the guest sidekick for the month, Jet Eveleth!
$8 in advance, $10 at the door.
March 24th at 5pm it’s 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 writersabout 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 24th, come join us for a chat with: Rebecca Sinclair (90210; Gilmore Girls; Buffy), Greg Malins (Friends; How I Met Your Mother; 2 Broke Girls) and 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.
March 24th at 7pm it’s 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.
March 25th at 8pm it’s Harmontown!
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.
March 26th at 8pm it’s Star Dreck!
Kumail Nanjiani and Matt Mira are huge Trekkies, but even they have to admit that some of them 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 the help of a surprise guest, will they boldly go where no fan has gone before?
$8 online, $10 at the door.
March 27th at 8:30pm it’s The Meltdown 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 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.
March 28th at 7:30 it’s #Chemocation LIVE!
What do an unexpected houseguest, a singing tumor, and an awkward trip to the sperm bank all have in common? They are all part of comedian and writer H. Alan Scott’s show #Chemocation LIVE! It’s a story of his battle with testicular cancer – until now only seen at Huffington Post and on Twitter – brought to life. Wait just a second, though. He’s fine! But he’s oh so very real now that he’s back from his #Chemocation… and he’s got the singing tumor to prove it. On this one-night-only engagement, H. Alan Scott will be joined by writing partner and cancer caretaker Bryan Wilson as they confront, cajole, combat, cuss out, and learn to live being a little cancery.
Follow H. Alan Scott’s #Chemocation. at @HAlanScott on Twitter/Instagram.
Tickets: $8 online, $10 at the door.
March 28th at 9pm it’s RISK!
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. March’s theme of “High Hopes!” will be touched these amazing storytellers: Jon Gabrus, Brian Huskey, Lindsay Ames, Matteson Perry, and Joel Dovev.
$8 in advance, $10 at the door.
March 29th at 8pm it’s Jail Guitar Doors Comedy Night Benefit!
Nerdist Industries presents Matt Dwyer hosting a fundraising night of comedy to benefit Jail Guitar Doors, a non-profit that brings musical instruments and education to the prison population. The event will feature performances by some of today’s leading comics in an effort to raise funds for musical programs that will assist prisoners and ex-prisoners, supplying instruments and other necessary tools for writing workshops and performances.
Featuring performances by Matt Braunger, Neil Hamburger, Horatio Sanz, Matt Dwyer, Laura Kightlinger, Rob Delaney, Christian Duguay, plus musical performance by guitar god and founder of Jail Guitar Doors Wayne Kramer!
$10. 100% of proceeds benefit Jail Guitar Doors.