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This Week at NerdMelt Showroom: Greg Proops, Justin Willman, Fringe Riders, and more!

by on May 31, 2013

NerdMelt Showroom

It’s happening. June is here. Like it or not, it’s June. Time for popsicles, tourists, more fun movies and popcorn, and, oh yeah, some really great shows at NerdMelt Showroom at Meltdown Comics in Los Angeles, with more Greg Proops, Sleight of Mouth with Justin Willman, The Fringe Riders, and much more!

June 1st at 4pm, it’s Stonecutters LA!

Stonecutter LA NerdMelt Showroom

Fans of The Simpsons: Come on down to The NerdMelt Showroom every first Saturday of the month to answer two rounds of trivia questions with your fellow Springfield residents for a chance to win some sort of prize — which may be edible or inedible! Expect special guests to drop in and screenings of everyone favorite episodes!

Hosted by NerdMelt’s own John Ungaro and Mo Fathelbab!

FREE.

June 1st at 8pm, it’s Greg Proops is The Smartest Man In The World: Proopcast

Greg Proops NerdMelt Showroom

It’s just Greg Proops and you. There’s no fan fare. Proops takes center stage at small table and chair setup with a single microphone. Then he’s off. An hour of great conversation that flies by at a break neck clip. He crams the feeling of a great two-way conversation into the lecture-style format of a one-way conversation.

Part professorial, part crazed comedian, Proops forms the show around his talent and passions. The show flows like a love letter to tangents. The Proopcast has been to Australia, New Zealand, Montreal, London, Edinburgh, Austin, Cleveland, San Francisco and off the coast of St. Martin in the Caribbean all in one year. Now you must fall.

$10.

June 2nd 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.

June 3rd at 8pm, it’s Nerdist Open Mic!

nerdmeltopenmic NerdMelt Showroom

Come watch Matt Mira and Kyle Clark 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.

 June 4th at 8pm, it’s Sleight of Mouth with Justin Willman!

Sleight of Mouth NerdMelt Showroom

It’s a late night-style talk show, hosted by magician Justin Willman (Food Network’s Cupcake Wars, The Nerdist Channel), in the back of a comic book store. Enough said! With special guests Nick Swardson, The Human Calculator, Marcus Monroe, and Bushwalla! For ages 16 and over!

$8 in advance, $10 at the door.

June 5th at 8:30pm it’s The Meltdown with Jonah and Kumail!

Meltdown NerdMelt Showroom

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. This week catch Chris Thayer, Mike Holmes, Byron Bowers, from Chicago, Ever Mainard, Todd Glass… and a special guest we can’t advertise!

$8.

June 6th at 8:30pm, it’s SketchMelt!

SketchMelt NerdMelt Showroom

SketchMelt proudly presents a showcase of the best of new live and video sketch comedy every month!  Guaranteed to be totally sketch. See live and video sketches by PicnicfaceUncle MomMo WelchGenuine JerksMichael D. Francis Presents, videos by 5 Second Films, and more!

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.

June 7th at 7pm, it’s Prompter!

Prompter NerdMelt Showroom

Troy Conrad’s newest creation! Comics use a teleprompter to deliver a TED Talk-style presentation. When the teleprompter unexpectedly freezes, the performer must rely on their ability to improvise and continue their talk on the subject until the prompter comes back on. How much fun can comics have with a supposedly “broken” teleprompter and an absurd?  A lot, it turns out. Featuring presentations by Dave Anthony , Jon Daly, Rove McManus, Kumail Nanjiani, Johnny Pemberton, and Kira Soltanovich!

$8 in advance, $10 at the door.

June 7th at 9pm, it’s The Fringe Riders present Stampede!

stampede NerdMelt Showroom

A rip roaring raucous wild west revue featuring LA’s best comics. Hosted by Mustang, Papa D, and The Birdman. Featuring the rootin’ tootin’ Howard Kremer and Brody Stevens!

$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!