This Week at NerdMelt Showroom: No Pun Intendo, Prompter, Dan St. Germain, and more!
by Christian Spicer on September 6, 2013
Schooooooool’s back for a little. Schoooooool’s back for a little. Some more pencils, some more books, some new teacher’s dirty looks. Schooooool’s back for a little. Not entirely sure if that’s how the song goes, but you get the drift. Good thing there are some fantastic shows going down at the NerdMelt Showroom at Meltdown Comics in Los Angeles this week to counterbalance all that school stuff. This week, catch shows like the debut of No Pun Intendo, the return of Prompter, and Dan St. Germain’s album recording!
September 7th at 4pm it’s Stonecutters L.A. FUTURAMA EDITION!
In September, NerdMelt’s monthly trivia show celebrating The Simpsons makes way for the OTHER awesome animated series brewed up by Matt Groening — Futurama!
Come by for trivia! For the screening of your favorite episodes!! And for special guests David X. Cohen (Co-Creator) and Maurice La Marche (voice actor extraordinaire)! And it’s all for free!
Hosted by NerdMelt’s own Kyle Clark and John Ungaro.
September 7th at 9pm it’s No Pun Intendo!
No Pun Intendo is Nerdist Showroom’s first in house video game competition! Hosted by Ron Funches, Bette Bentley, and David Cope, we’ll form teams from the audience and go head to head on games like, oh, I don’t know… Injustice, Marvel vs Capcom, and Soul Caliber!
Be on the lookout for house challenges and special drop ins to mix things up. Special guests include: Brent Weinbach, Eric Andre, Andy Peters, Richard Bain, and more!
September 8th 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.
September 9th at 7pm it’s Nerdist Open Mic!
Come watch Kyle Clark and John Ungaro 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.
September 10th at 9pm it’s @midnight!
Chris Hardwick, Thomas Lennon, Robert Ben Garant, and Funny or Die join forces to host a rapid-fire game show inspired by the darkest recesses of social media. It’s a test show for the series @midnight, coming to Comedy Central 4 nights a week this Fall! See it first here!
September 11th at 8:30pm 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.
September 12th at 8pm it’s Prompter!
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 premise? A lot, it turns out. September 12, catch: Jerrod Carmichael, Mike McShane, and Kumail Nanjiani!
September 13th at 7:30pm & 9pm it’s Dan St. Germain “Bad at the Good Times” Album Recording!
Dan St. Germain was chosen as featured comic in Variety’s annual prestigious “10 Comics To Watch” list. Time Out New York has remarked that “St. Germain has a playful, freewheeling sensibility that sends the audience tumbling through daydreams of his design.” Dan’s Comedy Central special The Half Hour recently hit the airwaves, and he’s now busy developing a script for the network called Hell Hole. He has appeared on Conan, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, Best Week Ever, John Oliver’s New York Stand-Up Show, The Electric Company, and a bunch of other basic and not-so-basic cable programs. Catch him live recording his debut album for aspecialthing records.