This Week at NerdMelt Showroom: Hilarity for Charity, March Madness, All Growz Up & more!
By Christian Spicer on March 7, 2014
Art, laughs, an anniversary, and so much more: It’s going to be a great week at the NerdMelt Showroom at Meltdown Comics in Los Angeles with the grand opening of the Wes Anderson inspired art exhibition, the debut of All Growz Up, plus Horrible Movie Night, The Meltdown with Jonah and Kumail, and so much more. Check, check, check, CHECK IT OUT!
March 8th 7-10pm it’s Wes Andershow: WES ANDERSHOW: An Artistic Tribute to the Films of Wes Anderson!
Let’s get into it! The Wes Andershow is an artistic celebration of the prolific filmmaker’s movies, characters and works, brought to you by over 75 talented artists from around the industry. You are cordially invited to join us for the opening reception, 7pm-10pm, Saturday, March 8, 2014!
Enjoy free beer and wine, along with Wes Anderson-themed entertainment, decor, and photo ready backdrops! If you’ve got some lightning in you, or even if you’ve just always wanted to be a Tenenbaum, then you’re not going to want to miss this fantastic evening.
March 9th at 5pm it’s Nerdist Writer’s Panel!
The Nerdist Writers Panel series is an informal chat moderated by Ben Blacker (co-creator of The Thrilling Adventure Hour; writer for Supah Ninjas, Supernatural, among others) with professional writers about the process and business of writing. Covering TV, film, comic books, music, novels, and any other kind of writing about which you care to hear.
March 9th, welcome special guests Clark Gregg (writer/director: Choke; Trust Me; actor: Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD), Dan Bucatinsky (co-creator, Web Therapy; actor: Scandal), and more!
The line-up is subject to change. And as always, a portion of the proceeds from the live panels benefit 826LA, a non-profit organization based in Los Angeles that supports students ages 6-18 with their creative and expository writing skills.
March 9th at 8pm it’s Hilarity For Charity!
Hilarity for Charity (HFC) is a movement led by comedian Seth Rogen to inspire change and raise awareness of Alzheimer’s disease among the millennial generation.
HFC takes a new approach to fighting a terrible disease. For two years, our successful Los Angeles HFC Variety Show has entertained young, hip professionals through evenings filled with music and comedy while creating the next generation of Alzheimer’s advocates – not to mention serving up some delicious food and raising almost $1 million!
How do you get involved, you ask? Come laugh with us! Join Hilarity for Charity and your host, Jamar Neighbors, as we present the best stand up comedians while raising money for the HFC Fund! Have a laugh, receive top-level karma, and buy your way into heaven!
With special guests Marc Maron, Todd Glass, Eddie Pepitone, Whitmer Thomas, and Matthew Broussard!
March 10th at 5pm 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.
March 11th at 9pm it’s What’s New!
What’s New is a live standup show and Nerdist Industries podcast (subscribe to the podcast here) featuring amazing stand up comedy. What’s New is new material. It’s a headliner. It’s insight into the process. Also, it’s FREE and there’s some FREE BEER too. Yes. Yes. Yes.
–“must-listen for any would-be standup comedian, or standup nerd” -Splitsider.com
–“Top 5 favorite live shows in LA.” -ComedyGroupie.com
March 11, catch the new hotness from: Thomas Dale (Chelsea Lately, Late Show, Just for Laughs), Grant Cotter (MTV’s Jerks with Cameras), and Steve Simeone (NBC, TBS, Comics on Duty). Plus a headlining set from Ari Shaffir (Comedy Central, Just for Laughs), all with host Christian Spicer (Double Jump, IMPRO(vs)TANDUP, DLC)
Come see some of the best comics create and develop new bits, watch an amazing headliner do a long set of whatever material he/she wants and subscribe to the podcast to get behind-the-scenes insight…and it’s all FREE!
March 12th 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 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, Jonah and Kumail welcome Baron Vaughn, Beth Stelling, Julian McCullough, Katie Crown, Moshe Kasher, and Anthony Jeselnik.
March 13th at 7pm it’s March Madness!
In honor of the NCAA Basketball Tournament, 100s and eventually 64 bracketed comedians will go one-on-one in the 8th Annual March Comedy Madness single elimination comedy competition refereed by Josh Filipowski of Like2Laugh.com. In the first round, two comedians perform their best minute of stand-up head-to-head and then the audience, by applause, decides the winner. As the field is narrowed down, the sets get longer and more hilarious, until we crown the 2014 March Comedy Madness Champion!
Past winners include: Julian McCullough (Comedy Central Presents), Reese Waters (Comedy Central’s Live at Gotham), Myq Kaplan (NBC’s Last Comic Standing), Sam Morril (Comedy Central’s Comic to Watch), Samba Schutte (NBC’s Fatal Encounters), Adam Yenser (Conan) and Nick Cobb (Comedy Central’s Live at Gotham)!
–“Top comedians face off.” – NBC’s Today in LA
–“The one early-spring elimination competition that actually matters.” -LA Weekly
For info on how to submit and the full schedule of tournament events, check out http://www.like2laugh.com/.
March 13th at 9pm it’s This Show Is Your Show with Matt and Moses Two Year Anniversary!
This Show Is Your Show With Matt and Moses celebrates our two year anniversary at NerdMelt Showroom!
This show is more than a show. It’s your show. Matt Bennett (Victorious, The Virginity Hit) and Moses Storm present a night featuring Matt, Moses and friends, and even some special guests, for an hour of standup, sketch, music, interviews, and more.
Featuring Chris Hardwick, Kira Morrison, Chris D’elia, Zack Pearlman, plus special surprise guests!
$8 in advance, $10 at the door.
March 14th at 7pm it’s All Growz Up Live!
All Growz Up with Melinda Hill is the popular Huffington Post web series that explores what comedians & writers wanted to be when they grew up. It’s an insightful journey into the little minds that became the big minds we love today. Join us for the first live show, which will include interviews and a “show and tell” segment.
Featuring Maurice LaMarche (Emmy winning voice on Futurama, Simpsons, Adventure Time & more), and Claudia Lonow (Creator and producer of How To Live with Your Parents (For the Rest of Your Life) & Accidentally on Purpose)!
$8 in advance, $10 at the door.
March 14th at 9pm it’s Horrible Movie Night!
Shout at the movies! We screen the worst films you’ve never seen, and invite YOU to roast them — the best one-liners of the night will win prizes. If you like MST3K and RiffTrax, this is your scene!
Your hosts for the evening, John Mathot (Disney’s Phineas & Ferb), and Susan Wright (The Because Show podcast) will present 1984’s Voyage of the Rock Aliens. It’s a bizarre mix of sci-fi, comedy, and music, featuring singing aliens, asinine robots, and gigantic hair.
There’ll be comedy from Kyle Kinane (Comedy Central) & Christian Spicer (SketchMelt, IMPRO(vs)STANDUP), and also FREE POPCORN! Beam yourself on down to the show!
$8 in advance, $10 at the door.