This Week at NerdMelt Showroom: Booze Cruise, RISK, An Evening with Jake Weisman, and more!
By Christian Spicer on December 13, 2013
There are only 75,346 shopping days left until Space Kitty Christmas. Good thing the NerdMelt Showroom at Meltdown Comics in Los Angeles has a week full of awesome shows to help make the wait easier. Shows like Booze Cruise, RISK, An Evening with Jake Weisman, and more, more, MOAR… you hear that, Space Kitty Christmas?… MOAR!!!!!
December 14th at 2pm it’s Puppet Town!
Puppets! Music! Sketch Comedy! Fun! With a cast of comedians from iO, Second City, Groundlings, and UCB, along with puppeteers from Broadway’s Avenue Q – it’s never-ending fun in Puppet Town! Puppet mastery by Christian Anderson and puppet design by Derek Lux (Ovation Award Winners: Puppet Design – Shrek the Musical). Directed by Megan Grano (Jim Belushi and the Chicago Board of Comedy, former staff writer – Jimmy Kimmel Live). Created by Alex Fox and Rachel Lewis. With guest host: Derek Miller (Wedding Band – TBS, Secret Girlfriend – Comedy Central)
$8 in advance, $10 at the door. Kids under 12 are free.
December 14th at 4pm it’s Stonecutters L.A.!
Fans of The Simpsons: come on down to The NerdMelt Showroom every 1st 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 Kyle Clark and John Ungaro.
December 14th at 8:30pm it’s Booze Cruise!
All Hams On Deck! Come sail the high seas as a passenger on BOOZE CRUISE! Ken Shultz (Brad Gage of Family Sandwich, SketchMelt, AFV XD) hosts the ship’s comedy variety show hour featuring an eclectic drunken meld of stand-up, sketch, music and more! This month join Baron Vaughn, Dan Van Kirk, Annie Lederman, and more as they learn the true meaning of Christmas in this holiday edition properly titled, “A Booze-mas Carol”…
Written and Produced by NerdMelt’s own Aaron H. Baker, Brad Gage, Danielle N. Kramer, Eric Lombart, and Drew Spears.
Free show with free drinks.
December 15th 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 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. Subscribe to Harmontown on iTunes today!
December 16th 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, and the magic that is live comedy.
December 17th at 7pm it’s WGF presents Genre Smash!
Though he’s written drama like the Clint Eastwood-directed Changeling, J. Michael Straczynski is perhaps best known for his genre material. Straczynski – he goes by “Joe” – created the groundbreaking Babylon 5 as well as the lesser-known-but-still-excellent Jeremiah, and contributed to the first Thor movie and the World War Z script.
But that’s not all. Joe also writes comics, like Superman, The Fantastic Four, and The Amazing Spider-Man, as well as his titles like Rising Stars and Midnight Nation.
He’ll meet us in the fabulous NerdMelt Showroom to chat about his work, his early history as an animation writer, and how he felt when Babylon 5 was mentioned on Breaking Bad.
Plus, there will be a signing with J. Michael Straczynski before the show starting at 6pm!
December 17th at 9pm it’s Competitive Erotic Fan Fiction!
Competitive Erotic Fan Fiction is a comedy show and Nerdist podcast founded in Seattle, created & hosted by Bryan Cook. Each event features 10 comics, writing and performing Erotic Fan Fiction pieces, based on their whims or audience suggestions. It’s really stupid.
Featuring sexy stuff by: Eliza Skinner, Solomon Georgio, Baron Vaughn, Ian Karmel, David Huntsberger, DC Pierson, and Erin Whitehead.
$8 in advance, $10 at the door.
December 18th 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 L.A. 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. Featuring Jon Daly, Jerry Rocha, Kurt Braunohler, Erik Meyers, James Adomian… and a special guest!
December 19th at 9pm it’s RISK! Storytelling!
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. Featuring James Adomian (MADtv, The Late Late Show, Comedy Bang Bang), Satya Bhabha (Scott Pilgrim VS The World, New Girl, Salman Rushdie’s Midnight’s Children), Danielle Kramer (Nerdist, Booze Cruise, SketchMelt), Sam Feirstein (KCRW/NPR’s Strangers, CBS Radio/Fiat Storytellers), Sara Benincasa (Agorafabulous!, Great), and Beowulf Jones (LA RIOT Festival, MyDamnChannel).
$8 in advance, $10 at the door.
December 20th at 9pm it’s An Evening With Jake Weisman!
The NerdMelt Showroom proudly presents a night of stand-up comedy with one of our favorites, Jake Weisman! Come join him as he performs a longer set and has some friends open, including Brent Weinbach, Allen Strickland Williams, and Eliza Skinner!