Doug Loves Movies/ Comedy Bang Bang: June 19, 2012

It’s Wednesday, so it’s time for last nights wrap-up of Doug Loves Movies and Comedy Bang Bang which I saw last night at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre in Los Angeles.

Doug Loves Movies:

This weeks guests are TJ Miller, Pete Holmes, and Jeff Garlin. Jeff Garlin is known on the podcast for being a side-tracker, who talks about everything other than what Doug wants to talk about: movies. Now take him and add in Pete and TJ who are hilarious and full of energy. Basically it was three people talking about anything other than movies and Doug banging a head against the table. It was hilarious (and bizarre) and you’ll have to listen to it on Friday HERE. I’ve never seen a DLM like it.

Just incase you’ve never heard of these guys…
TJ Miller (who I think is so funny and recently saw perform at the Silver Lake Jubilee) has a tiny but very funny role in the new movie Rock of Ages. Here’s a video of him performing just a week ago at Conan’s Chicago event, Just for Laughs:

 

Pete Holmes has a podcast called You Made It Weird. He’s very animated and full of energy. For some reason he reminds me of a young John Ritter. He often performs with TJ Miller or Kumail Nanjiani. I’m a fan of Pete’s and his podcast is worth a listen. Here’s a video of Pete also on Conan:

 

Lastly, Jeff Garlin was on. I feel like I see him all the time so you’ve probably read about him on here before. He’s on Curbed Your Enthusiasm and has performed comedy for 30 years. He was not in a great mood last night, and set a weird vibe for the podcast. Right out of the gate he was kinda rude to Pete Holmes, who did a great job trying to alleviate the tension. I just felt like Jeff had a negative attitude going into the show. He had just gotten a flat tire and probably had a shitty day but it was bringing down the podcast. He lightened up a little throughout the show but toward the end he said he was hungry and just sort of walked out. You’ll have to give the show a listen on Friday. It was definitely one of a kind. Oh, and Samm Levine came out to say hi.

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Next up, Comedy Bang Bang!

Adam Cozen‘s was the host of the nights events. First up was Alex Koll. He did a great set and this was the first I’ve heard of him. I really enjoyed him. Here’s my crappy cell phone picture:

Here’s a video of Alex doing standup, which I found online:

 

Next up, Baron Vaughn. I’m actually going to see him perform this Thursday at the Super Serious Show. This was also my first time seeing him perform and I loved it. He was my favorite of the night and I can’t wait to see him again on Thursday. And of course my cell phone didn’t save the photo I took of him, but I did find this video of him doing Conan (found on youtube):

 

Jenny Slate came out next. She one of my favorite female performers and I saw her perform at Largo this past March. She is newly engaged and talked about that as well as her childhood. She was very funny. This is my crappy cell photo of her from last night:

Here’s a video of her, also on Conan (so many Conan videos today!):

 

Nick Thune, who is also performing at the Super Serious Show on Thursday, came out next. He did his usual guitaring with one-liners, with all new material. He also did a little crowd work, which I’ve never seen him do. Nick Thune is always great. I’ve seen him many times and never a rough set. Here’s my photo of him from last night:

Here’s a video of Nick:

 

Eric Andre came out knocking down everything onstage. He was sick of all his material and trying some new bits.

He was pretty funny and I’ve been meaning to catch him at the Satellite, where he normally does his monthly show. He also has a show for Adult Swim. Here’s an ad for it:

 

Last up was Andy Kindler. He was classic… Andy Kindler. He’s hit or miss to me, and last night I thought he was on his game.

And to mix it up, here’s a clip of Andy on David Letterman:

Weekend Guide Feb 17 + 18 + 19

Again, I’m off to a late Weekend Guide post. I’m starting to think that until I’m back on funemployment, the Weekend Guide is going to be mostly about Saturday and Sunday nights. Lets face it, everyone’s so tired after a crazy work week, who has the energy to go bananas on a Friday? I save banana-time for my Saturdays! So here it is, well into the evening on a Friday night and I’ve already got my walk-on and I’m sipping an Old Rasputin. We are about to embark on a three-day weekend and I’m stoked. Are you ready for your weekend? Let’s get right into it!

FRIDAY February 17th:

Since it’s getting late, I’ll include the only activity that hasn’t already started. Children of the Corn III is playing at the Cinefamily Silent Movie Theater at 12am (later tonight). Director James D.R. Hickox , Cinematographer Gerry Lively, writer Dode Levenson, Daniel Cerny, and Jim Metzler will be there for the start of the film. Learn more about the event on their official website HERE.

SATURDAY February 18th:

I don’t have anything fabulous or even note worthy to talk about for midday tomorrow, but if the weather is great you better be outside on a walk or on a hike. I garunte that’s what I’ll be doing. Secret Stair book? Don’t mind if I do! But at night it’s another story…

Start your night by seeing Anna David’s “True Tales of Lust and Love from Writers and Comedians 2“. Get tickets online HERE for $11.58. This show features 10 minutes from each of the following: Anna David, Amy Dresner, Vanessa Marshall, Christie Nittrouer, Melinda Hill, and Claire Titelman. Now I’ve never seen the show nor do I know any of these women, but I like comedy and cheap entertainment and this show could be awesome. Give it a shot.

After an hour of laughs, hit up the Ansel Adams show opening reception at the Drkrm Gallery. These photos are from the archives of the LA Library. It’ll be a very LA event.

As of this afternoon, Iron Comic has sold out which is a bummer. Thankfully it’s happening at 10pm at UCB and if you get there early you can add your name to the standby list, then wait with your fingers crossed for a seat. Iron Comic is a live gameshow where 5 comedians rush to write a routine on the spot based on topics selected by the audience. Think Iron Chef, just more comedy and less meat. This weeks guests are Greg Behrendt, Morgan Murphy, Chelsea Peretti, Louis Katz, and Alex Koll.

SUNDAY February 19th:

All weekend is the 23rd Annual Mardi Gras celebration at the LA Farmers Market. There will even be a Mutti Gras pet costume contest! HERE is a link to the full schedule of events happening all weekend. There will be New Orleans and Zydeco music, bead throwing, arts and crafts and authentic Cajun food.

At 2pm on Sunday, Meltdown Comics is hosting “Rascal Raccoon in Reading, Writing, and Revenge”. Selected readings from the graphic novel will be read by Seth Green, Zeb Wells, Dan Milano, and Heidi Gardner.