Do This Today: The Blind Barber’s Secret Show

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(image taken from Pardon Me, I Digress)

Tonight get your comedy scare on by checking out Blind Barber’s Anniversary Show in Culver City. Comedian guests includeDan Cronin, Dan Cummins, Auggie Smith, Joe DeRosa, Aparna Nancherla, and regulars Grant Lyon, Andy Peters, and more. It’s gonna be fun! Email barbersecretshow@gmail.com to get on the list and get in free!

Event: The Blind Barber’s Secret Show (event link)
Location: The Blind Barber, Culver City, CA
Time: Wednesday February 26, 2014, 8pm
Cost: FREE but you have to be on the guest list to get in. Email barbersecretshow@gmail.com to get your name on the list.

In a related note, check out this video of Blind Barber creator Grant Lyon getting kneed in the balls during a show he was headlining in Tennessee.

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Do This Today: The Blind Barber’s Secret Show

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(image taken from Pardon Me, I Digress)

Tonight get your comedy scare on by checking out Blind Barber in Culver City. Comedian guests include Kurt Braunohler, Dan Cronin, Renee Gauthier, NAte Bargatze, Brent Weinbach, and regulars Grant Lyon, Andy Peters, and more. Wear a mask to enter! It’s gonna be fun! Email barbersecretshow@gmail.com to get on the list.

Event: The Blind Barber’s Secret Show (event link)
Location: The Blind Barber, Culver City, CA
Time: Wednesday October 30, 8pm
Cost: FREE but you have to be on the guest list to get in. Email barbersecretshow@gmail.com to get your name on the list.

Do This Today: The Blind Barber’s Secret Show

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(image taken from Pardon Me, I Digress)

I’ve written about this show before and I really think it’s worth checking out. To get in you have to RSVP that you’re coming so your name’s on a list. In order to get in you have to walk through and old barbershop to an unmarked door in the back. Get ready for an old -timey night filled with comedy!

Tonight they will have Andy Kindler, Jimmy Shubert, Eric Andre, Drennon Davis, Michelle Biloon, Neel Nanda as well as Andy Peters, Dave Waite, Nicholas Anthony and Grant Lyon. It’s gonna be fun! Email barbersecretshow@gmail.com to get on the list.

Event: The Blind Barber’s Secret Show (event link)
Location: The Blind Barber, Culver City, CA
Time: Wednesday August 28, 8pm
Cost: FREE but you have to be on the guest list to get in. Email barbersecretshow@gmail.com to get your name on the list.

The Blind Barber Secret Show 6/26/13

I know what you’re thinking, “It’s not Comedy Wednesday yet!” Well, I have a couple shows to share with you and given the holiday week, I figure I’ll start a day early. So for this week only, it’s comedy Tuesday and Wednesday. Expect a full Hot Tub comedy recap tomorrow.
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I want to share a comedy show I went to last Wednesday called the Blind Barber Secret Show. It’s hosted by Grant Lyon and Andy Peters and happens at The Blind Barber in Culver City on the last Wednesday of every month. It’s a free show, but reservations are required (email barbersecretshow@gmail.com). Check out Grant Lyon’s website for more details.

The bar is a speakeasy which means entering through an active barbershop (The Blind Barber), where a door takes you from the bright white room of the barber shop into a pitch black hallway. The corridor opens up into an intimate bar with a handful of booths and small tables. I must apologize, as speakeasies are known for being dark, which meant the photos didn’t come out the greatest.

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I ordered a $4 Lucky Buddha from their drink specials list. The bottle is in the shape of an actual Buddha, and is now a flower vase I keep in my kitchen 🙂 Always a crafter. Having come right from work, I also ordered from their extensive grilled cheese menu. The food was delicious and was priced right.

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On to the comedy! Grant Lyon (host) opened the show with a hilarious bit about a texting snafu. You might remember me posting about him when he hosted Comedy Bang Bang last October. The host always has the hardest job in comedy shows, keeping the energy up between guests while only being able to tell quick jokes. Grant did an excellent job, with one of my friends deeming him funniest of the night.

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The very funny Jimmy Pardo was up next. He’s the king of crowd work (which he does on Conan every day) and has a podcast Never Not Funny.

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He was very funny, bringing up audience members to find the right person to take his quiz (about his days in a band) and win the $7 he had in his pocket.

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Baron Vaughn was up next. He’s one of my favorites to see live around LA and it shocks me that he’s not commercially well known yet. He’s high energy and jumps from joke to joke. He just had his Comedy Central half-hour special you can check out here.

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Ryan Dalton came out next. He’s currently acting in Sullivan and Son on TBS. He did a good bit about getting mean Christmas gifts (Rogain and teeth whitener).

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Andy Peters co-produces the Blind Barber Secret Show and performs around town, although this was my first time seeing him in person. He was very funny, and high energy. Check out his website for videos of his standup.

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Up next was Joe Prainowho I was also new to. He has a Daniel Tosh and Anthony Jeselnik style of bad-boy comedy. Check out video’s of his standup here.

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Josh Comers (Conan writer) was up next. He was self-depricating and very funny. Check out his standup and videos at his website.

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The last act of the night was also the only female of the night. Laurie Kilmartin (also a Conan writer) had an excellent set. She talked about being a single mother and dating life in LA. She also wrote a book called “Shitty Mom, The Parenting Guide For The Rest Of Us”.

Everyone, check out The Blind Barber Secret Show on the last Wednesday of every month. I had a blast and recommend it… and it’s FREE!

Check out the It Gets Worse Project by Dave Waite and Grant Lyon:

Do This Today: The Blind Barber’s Secret Show

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(image taken from Pardon Me, I Digress)

I’ve written about this show before and I really think it’s worth checking out. To get in you have to RSVP that you’re coming so your name’s on a list. In order to get in you have to walk through and old barbershop to an unmarked door in the back. Get ready for an old -timey night filled with comedy!

Once you get in this place you’ll see stand-up from Todd Glass, Karen Kilgariff, Hampton Yount, Jim Hamilton, Lachlan Patterson, Rob Gleeson, as well as Andy Peters, Dave Waite, Nicholas Anthony and Grant Lyon. It’s gonna be fun! Email barbersecretshow@gmail.com to get on the list.

Event: The Blind Barber’s Secret Show (event link)
Location: The Blind Barber, Culver City, CA
Time: Wednesday May 29, 8pm
Cost: FREE but you have to be on the guest list to get in. Email barbersecretshow@gmail.com to get your name on the list.

Do This Today: The Blind Barber’s Secret Show

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This is one of the coolest comedy show’s Ive stumbled across in a long time, it’s at a old-school speakeasy in Culver City. To get in you have to RSVP that you’re coming so your name’s on a list. In order to get in you have to walk through and old barbershop to an unmarked door in the back. Get ready for an old -timey night filled with comedy!

Once you get in this place you’ll see Andy Peters and Grant Lyon doing sketches, as well as stand-up from Rory Scovel, Michael Palasack, Melissa Villasenor, The Walsh Brothers, Dave Waite, and Nicholas Anthony.

Event: The Blind Barber’s Secret Show (event link)
Location: The Blind Barber, Culver City, CA
Time: Wednesday Feb 27, 8pm
Cost: FREE but you have to be on the guest list to get in. Email grant@grantlyon.com to get your name on the list.

Do This Today: The Super Serious Show

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Come check out The Super Serious Show tonight! Tickets are $10 and include free wine from Cube Cafe, free beer from Eagle Rock Brewery and free drinks from Aqua Hydrate. The Urban Overn food truck will be parked out back, so come early to get some food free beer and a great seat. Tonight It’ll be featuring Paul F. Tompkins with Andy Haynes, Bobcat Goldthwait (legend!), Dave Anthony, Dr. Brown, Little Esther, Red Bastard and videos by Britanick. I’ve been to this show and it’s a very fun night.

Event: The Super Serious Show (event link)
Location: Cafe Club Fais Do-Do, 5253 W. Adams Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90016
Time: Thursday Feb 21, 7pm
Cost: $10 presale (get tickets here!) includes free beer and wine
FYI: This neighborhood is sketchy, but the event is awesome. Bring a friend and check it out.