This Week at NerdMelt Showroom: Set List, KPCC Crawford Family Forum, and more!
by Christian Spicer on March 29, 2013
Another super fun week of events planned at the NerdMelt Showroom at Meltdown Comics in Los Angeles: Some free things, like the BBC Classic Doctor Who Screening Series, KPPC’s Crawford Family Forum swinging by, Fantasy art opening, and some super-special things, like Set List recording shows for the Nerdist Channel. Of course, there’s always the Meltdown with Jonah and Kumail too, plus SketchMelt, and more, more, MOAR!!!
March 30th at Noon it’s BBC 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.
March 30th join us for Doctor Who: The Ark in Space.
The TARDIS lands on a space station orbiting the earth in the distant future. It’s seemingly deserted, but the Doctor (Fourth Doctor – Tom Baker), Sarah Jane, and Harry soon discover that they are not alone. Thousands of humans – the only survivors of the human race – are in cryogenic sleep, and while they’ve slept their ark has been invaded. A parasitic insect race – the Wirrn – have taken control and threaten the very future of mankind.
March 30th at 7 pm and 9 pm, it’s Set List Live Taping!
Join us for a very special Nerdist Channel taping of Set List! That’s right, Set List is coming to Nerdist Channel for 20 episodes of comedy greatness without a net. See it at NerdMelt first by being a part of the moment at this LIVE taping!
From the minds of Paul Provenza and Troy Conrad… Set List is back from sold-out shows at The Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Montreal Just For Laughs Festival, and a regular run in London. Top comics are given a never-before-seen “set list” of strange and outrageous topics the second they walk onstage, and perform seamlessly as if its the act they normally do, while the audience follows their list on the projection screen. Complete comedy in the moment.
The 7pm Set List features Hampton Yount, Rove McManus, Todd Glass, Rory Scovel, Dan Telfer, Drew Carey, Cameron Esposito and special guests. Hosted by Paul Provenza.
$8 in advance, $10 at the door.
The 9pm Set List features Rick Overton, TJ Miller, Jon Daly, Dana Gould, Joey Diaz, Johnny Pemberton, Neil Hamburger, Fortune Feimster and special guests. Hosted by Paul Provenza.
$8 in advance, $10 at the door
March 31st at 7 pm, it’s Nerdist Open Mic!
Guest host Christian Spicer fills in for Paul and Matt this week to 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.
April 1st at 8 pm, 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.
April 2nd at 2 pm, it’s The Crawford Family Forum presents Comics, DIY, and the L.A. Effect!
KPCC’s Mike Roe and guest panelists will discuss what place DIY has taken in the comics industry and their own careers, how living in a city with such social, cultural, and even geographical quirks has affected their work; and where they see the L.A. comics/graphic novels scene going in the future. Featuring guests: comic writer Sam Humphries (Uncanny X-Force, The Ultimates [Marvel Comics]), Sacrifice and Our Love Is Real), cartoonist and comics writer Hope Larson (Salamander Dream, A Wrinkle in Time, and Who Is AC?), Jim Higgins (Meltdown University’s founding director/principal instructor, a CalArts and Otis College of Art and Design instructor, and editor/publisher of New Thing, DC Comics editor).
Admission is FREE, but RSVPs are required.
April 3rd at 8:30 pm, it’s 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 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.
April 4th at 8:30 pm, it’s SketchMelt!
SketchMelt proudly presents a showcase of the best of new live and video sketch comedy every month! Guaranteed to be totally sketch. See sketches by: Lady to Lady! Super Kudzu! Dry Hump Comedy! Brian Morrison & His Orchestra! Get To The Chopper! H. Michael Croner! Gilli Nissim! Hosted by Brad Gage [Family Sandwich] and Christian Spicer [Double Jump, IMPRO(vs)TANDUP] with Danielle N. Kramer!
$8 in advance, $10 at the door.
April 5th at 8:30pm it’s Fantasy: A Fantasy Themed Art Show Opening!
All art is created/inspired by your favorite Fantasy themes, Myths, Movies, Books, RPGs, Video games….Like: Lord of the Rings, Game of Thrones, Dungeons and Dragons, Dragon Age, Zelda, Wheel of Time, etc. Labyrinth of Jareth will grace us with a delightful popup surprise during the night! Live drawing of a Time of the Faeries character modeled by Liz Katz! Come as you are or come in cosplay!
Participating Artists: Allan Amato, Christiane Amato, David Mack, Nguyen Dong, Adriana M Galvez, Livio Ramondelli, Jay Johnstone, Alicia Hollinger, Time of the Faeries, Lorenzo Sperlonga, Chad Michael Ward, Black_eM, Ali Vee, Satine Phoenix, Lincoln Kamm, Wilfred Jr Gago, Charlene Ventanilla, John Zarate-Khus, David M Windham, Elan’Rodger Trinidad, Dave Johnson, Snakebite Cortez, Sameerah, Aubrey Miranda, Ashley Brooke Cooper, Jeeyoon Na, Leen Isabel, Shantel Medina, Jordan Mizell, Jhoneil Centeno, Todd Ingalis, Andy Rodriguez, Pamela Tub, and more!