Comedy Wednesday, Oct 17

It’s Comedy Wednesday here at Life Absorbed, and last night my comedy plans were foiled. This unfortunately leaves me with not much to report on this week. When I was wallowing in my comedy failures late last night, I saw that Sarah Silverman posted this picture (clearly taken in UCB’s green room), from Comedy Bang Bang last night.

I’ll make it all up to you, I swear. Next week I have at least two shows I’m seeing and check back later today for some goodies.

The Trailer Park Boys

Since it’s Comedy Wednesday here at Life Absorbed, and I wasn’t able to make Doug Loves Movies or Comedy Bang Bang last night, I don’t have any shows to share with you. BUT I just started watching a hilarious show on Netflix instant and I want to share it with you. It’s a mockumentary, where a film crew follows the lives of the people living in a trailer park in Canada, called The Trailer Park Boys. Bubbles is my favorite! (He’s the one wearing the helmet)

Comedy Bang Bang (September 11, 2012)

It’s Comedy Wednesday! If you want to go to Comedy Bang Bang, check out THIS website on Friday at noon when tickets go on sale. They sell out almost instantly so get’em if you can, and at $5 a ticket, it’s the best price in town.

Dave Stone (his website) was this weeks host. He was very funny and probably my favorite CBB host since Steve Agee. It was self deprecating comedy, which I normally don’t enjoy (I feel weird laughing at someone who’s calling himself fat) but he was so clever about it that I really appreciated the jokes. Check him out and follow him on twitter @davestonecomedy.

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Brendon Walsh (his website) was up next. It was so great seeing him, considering I read about him all the time but have never seen him in person. He read some letters he wrote to various companies about their products (for example Garden Burgers and Magic Scotch Tape). Genius. Especially funny where the responses to his letters from the companies themselves. Follow him on twitter @brandonwalsh.

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Nikki Glaser (her website) was the only female of the night and she rocked it. She broke all the rules by talking about periods and losing her virginity and other female-centered topics, and she was raunchy and hilarious. These are all typically taboo topics for female comedians but she rocked it. She wasn’t timid about it and was unapologetically gross about it. I loved it. Follow her on twitter @NikkiGlaser .

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Jim Hamilton (his website) was up next. I saw him not too long ago, so a lot of this was a repeat for me, but since Jim does a lot of one-liners they are easy to listen to again. Follow him on twitter @jim_hamilton .

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Hugh Moore (his website) followed up next. Having Jim go right before Hugh probably wasn’t the best idea, because Jim’s comedy is so fast (one-liners aren’t very long) and Hughs jokes involved longer set-ups which felt long compared to Jim. He had some great gems in there. Good stuff! Follow him on twitter @hugh_moore.

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Jay Larson (his website) came out next. I love Jay Larson. I saw him at CBB a few weeks ago and thought he was so funny and last night he did it again. He kept talking like he thought the crowd wasn’t into him, but I was dying laughing so hard. I could listen to him talk all day, and the Boston accent rocks. Follow him on twitter @jaylarson.

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Rory Scovel (his website) was the headliner of the night. He killed it. He started by doing his bits while dancing to the music on stage and then got political. It was all so funny. Rory makes it look so effortless. Follow him on twitter @roryscovel.

Doug Loves Movies (September 11, 2012)

It’s Comedy 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. Let’s begin with DLM:

Doug Loves Movies:

This weeks guests are David Huntsberger, Brendon Walsh, and Rory Scovel. It was especially fun seeing Brendon Walsh (it was my first time seeing him in person) and hearing his Price Is Right “You won a NEW CAR!” impression. To hear who won the Leonard Maltin game, you’ll have to listen to it on Friday HERE.

Just incase you’ve never heard of these guys…
David Huntsberger is a podcasting personality and stand-up comedian. I’ve seen him perform at Comedy Bang Bang in the past, and I’ve listened to his podcast with Tig Notaro, Professor Blast Off. He’s adorable.

Brendon Walsh is a well known stand-up comedian. He’s recording his newest album October 12th in San Francisco. He also has a podcast called Bone Zone.

Rory Scovel is a stand-up comedian who performs all over. I first got to watch him at Comedy Bang Bang a few months ago, then a few weeks ago for DLM, and now he’s back again! He’s hilarious and worth seeing live, if you can. You can get his new comedy cd Dilation, HERE.

Do This Today: Sad People Talking (comedy!)

I’m back after a short vacation of having my parents in town. We packed the past few days, but now I’m back to the usual. With my parents here, I had to skip UCB last night (so no usual Comedy Wednesday post) but your Do-This-Today is comedy themed! Tonight Barbara Gray is hosting Dave Child, Duncan Trussell, Heidi Hayward, Johnny Pemberton, and Ryan O’Flanagan.

Event: Sad People Talking (event website)
Location: Nola’s, 734 East 3rd St, Los Angeles CA 90013
Time: 9:30p
Cost: FREE (just mention or bring a flyer, or it’s $5)
FYI: They have a Late Night Happy Hour!

Comedy Wednesday

Since it is Comedy Wednesday, I feel like I need to share this with you today. As you know, I love (cheap) indie comedy in LA and I write about the shows I go to all the time. Nakedcomedy.org has decided to try to open another comedy venue in LA which would be like a Largo/UCB/Improv haven. While I think there are several places like this in LA already (most are bars and not really theaters), I would love a legit intimate (affordable) comedy theater venue! Nakedcomedy needs your help to make this come to fruition. Click THIS link and reblog/tell your friends.

Photo courtesy of Nakedcomedy.org

Do This Today: Sad People Talking (comedy!)

Since I was away for all the fun comedy shows last night, sadly there is no Comedy Wednesday post to share with you today. But I will make the Do-This-Today comedy themed! Come see Baron Vaughn (hilarious!), Beth Sterling, Brandon Vaughn, Brock Wilbur, and Chris Thayer!

Event: Sad People Talking (event website)
Location: Nola’s, 734 East 3rd St, Los Angeles CA 90013
Time: 9:30p
Cost: FREE (just mention or bring a flyer, or it’s $5)
FYI: They have a Late Night Happy Hour!

Comedy Bang Bang (August 22, 2012)

It’s Comedy Wednesday! This week Doug Love Movies didn’t happen before Comedy Bang Bang, which was prefect because I got to see the Pete Holmes pilot taping without missing anything. If you want to go to Comedy Bang Bang, check out THIS website on Friday at noon when tickets go on sale. They sell out almost instantly so get’em if you can, and at $5 a ticket, it’s the best price in town.

John Chavo?? was this weeks host. I can not for the life of me find his name on the internet, which means I’m spelling it probably way wrong. I don’t feel too bad, as he wasn’t my favorite comedian. If anyone knows his name, please let me know!

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Sean O’Connor (his website) was up next. He was new to me and very funny. He’s currently working on Shaq’s new show and told the hilarious story of him getting suspended for 1 month from his Catholic high school for shooting “gay porn” in order to pick up chicks. Yeah see, hilarious. Follow him on twitter @seanoconnz.

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Brent Weinbach (his website) was next on the line-up. I’ve seen him several times and tonight he did all new material (to me). He also showed this NSFW video.. it’s super NSFW even the censored version. Follow him on twitter @BrentWeinbach.

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Baron Vaughn (his website) was my favorite comedian of the night. I’ve seen him many times and his show is always different. He’s so natural on stage, his comedy style makes you feel like he’s a friend telling you a story. I saw him walk past me outside UCB, so I knew he’d be performing and right then I knew it was going to be a great night. Follow him on twitter @barvonblaq.

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Dave Anthony (his website) followed up next. He was very funny and told a story about his son and an unfortunate babysitting scenario involving his 3 year old son, his neighbors 3 year old daughter, and “big penis!”. Good stuff! Follow him on twitter @daveanthony.

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Chris Fairbanks (his website) came out next. This was my first time seeing him perform. I thought he was excellent. You could tell all the comedians were trying out material and a little jittery, and I think that had to do with the audience having low energy. That being said, everyone was still so fun to watch and Chris was great. Follow him on twitter @chrisfairbanks.

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Andy Kindler (his website) was the last comedian of the night. He had a lot of energy, which is always good for the last comedian of the night. He was great and will be performing with Marc Maron, Todd Glass, Neil Hamburger, and Nick Kroll at the Improv on Saturday. Get tickets HERE (use coupon code KIND, although they might be out)  Follow him on twitter @andykindler.

Doug Loves Movies (August 14, 2012)

It’s Comedy 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. Let’s begin with DLM:

Doug Loves Movies:

This weeks guests are Alison Rosen, Todd Glass, Rory Scovel and Brian Bishop. It was a blast! I haven’t seen Todd Glass in person in a while, and he’s just so great. Rory Scovel, I first saw at Comedy Bang Bang several months ago and he and Todd have great charisma together. To hear who won the Leonard Maltin game, you’ll have to listen to it on Friday HERE.

Just incase you’ve never heard of these guys…
Alison Rosen is a radio personality who does the news on The Adam Carolla Show, and also has her own podcast called Alison Rosen is Your New Best Friend. She’s also a journalist who’s been writing for years and probably contributed to every magazine/newspaper you’ve ever heard of (the list is very long).

Todd Glass has a podcast called The Todd Glass Show by Nerdist Industries. He’s a famous stand-up comedian who has two comedy albums: Vintage Todd Glass and Other Crap (2001) and Thin Pig (2009). If you haven’t seen him perform in person, do yourself a favor and add it to your to-do list.

Rory Scovel is a stand-up comedian who performs on Conan, Jimmy Fallon, and in other comedy specials. I first got to watch him at Comedy Bang Bang a few months ago, and haven’t stopped hearing his name since. You can get his new comedy cd Dilation, HERE.

Brian Bishop is most known in the radio/podcast world as Bald Bryan and makes appearances on The Adam Carolla Show podcast. He also runs The Film Vault. He’s also won money on Who Wants To Be A Millionaire and won on Comedy Central’s Beat the Geeks.

This last photo was taken when the guests were picking who they were going to represent in the Leonard Maltin Game. Check out the podcast to find out the winner!