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This Week at NerdMelt Showroom: Damn Fine Coffee, Benson Interruption, Baby Talk, and more!

by on June 7, 2013

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Oh, hi, there. You look great today. Yeah, that outfit works and you look really well rested… smart, too. Yeah, super smart, even! Anyway, we have some great shows happening at NerdMelt Showroom at Meltdown Comics in Los Angeles, shows like Damn Fine Coffee: An Artistic Tribute to Twin Peaks, The Benson Interruption, Baby Talk with Dan Levy, and more!

June 8th 7-10pm it’s Damn Fine Coffee: An Artistic Tribute to Twin Peaks Art Opening!

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Damn Fine Coffee: An art exhibition celebrating David Lynch’s iconic television series Twin Peaks curated by Nico Colaleo, June 8th through June 21st at Meltdown Comics!

Donuts and a hot cup of joe, anyone? Damn Fine Coffee brings you back to David Lynch’s mysterious town of Twin Peaks, with an artistic celebration brought to you by over 40 talented artists from around the industry. Join us for the opening reception at Nerdist Showroom at Meltdown Comics (7522 Sunset Blvd.) Saturday, June 8th, 2013 from 7pm-10pm.

Enjoy Twin Peaks-themed refreshments! Treat your tastebuds to a donut from Winchell’s! Be entertained by musical accompaniments, themed decor, and photo-ready backdrops! And who knows… there might even be surprise guests! In a place like Twin Peaks, only one thing’s for sure: the owls are not what they seem.

Featuring work by Kelsy Abbott, Natasha Allegri, Benjamin Anders, Eric Bauza, Emily Brundige, Tony Christopherson, Daisy Church, Anna Claydon, Nico Colaleo, Nick Cross, Becky Dreistadt, Brianne Drouhard, Kate Freund, Shane Glines, J.R. Goldberg, Gina Gress, Brenda Hickey, Danielle N. Kramer, Molly Bates Johnson, Joanna Leitch, Kirsten Lepore, Cheryl Levine, Troy Little, Marlo Meekins, Zoe Moss, Dan O’Connor, Sarah Oleksyk, Kent Osborne, Sara Pocock, Katie Rice, Sandra Rivas, Deanna Rooney, Austin Salmi, David Smith, Jacob Strick, Gabe Swarr, Matt Taylor, Doug TenNapel, Arica Tuesday, Julia Vickerman, Rishon Wagner, Pendleton Ward, Luke Weber, & more!

Free.

June 9th at 8pm it’s Harmontown!

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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 10th at 8pm it’s The Benson Interruption!

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Join Doug Benson (Doug Loves Movies, Last Comic Standing) and some special surprise guests who don’t mind being interrupted while trying to tell their jokes. Fun + awkward = fawkward!

$10.

June 10th at 8pm, it’s Nerdist Open Mic!

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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. NOTE: This week’s open mic takes place in the Meltdown Annex.

Free.

June 11th at 7pm it’s ImprovMelt!

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ImprovMelt is L.A.’s premiere showcase of the best nerdy improvisational groups in the universe at the best nerdy comedy venue that happens to be in the back of a comic shop in the universe! Produced by Giancarlo Molina and Mo Fathelbab.

$8 in advance, $10 at the door.

June 11th at 9pm it’s The Tippy Toe Variety Show!

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The Tippy Toe Variety Show is a monthly comedy & variety show hosted by husband and wife comedians Matt McCarthy (AMC’s Action Pack, Comedy Central’s Live at Gotham, more) & Glennis McCarthy (The Electric Company, The GLOC.net, more) and featuring many of their fellow comedian friends and unique, zany acts. June 11th, catch: Adam Newman, Sara Benincasa, Bridgid Ryan, H. Allen Scott, Brent Sullivan, Zach Broussard, & Emily Maya Mills!

$8 in advance, $10 at the door.

June 12th at 8:30pm it’s The Meltdown with Jonah and Kumail!

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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. June 12th, catch: Alice Wetterlund, Adam Newman, Andrew Santino, Howard Kremer, The Sklar Brothers…and a special guest we can’t mention online!

$8.

June 13th at 9pm it’s This Show Is Your Show With Matt Bennett!

This Show is Your Show NerdMelt Showroom

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. With special guests Jason Nash, Dominic Dierkes, Shelby Fero, & Tommy Johnagin!

$8 in advance, $10 at the door.

June 14th at 7pm it’s Baby Talk with Dan Levy!

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Brand new father Dan Levy and two comedian friends work out new material, then sit down with a child between the ages of 5-12 years old in hopes of getting into their mind, so Dan can find out what he’s in for. With special guests Joe Mande, Jen Kirkman, and a 5 year old!

$8 in advance, $10 at the door.

June 14th at 9pm it’s The Friday Forty!

Friday Forty NerdMelt Showroom

Scott Gimple and Dave Holmes host this current-affairs sketch-comedy quiz show where the performers get a little liquid courage to help them answer 40 questions about the events of the last 7 days!

$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!