As it’s Comedy Wednesday today, it’s only fitting that I share this VERY long overdue post about a podcast called Superego. They perform their improv podcast live at UCB and I was lucky enough to attend.
When I agreed to go to this live show I had never heard the podcast before and didn’t do any research. I really came to this with a clean slate. When I took my seat I was seeing what’s in the photo above. So mysterious.
(Left-right: Jeremy Carter, Mark McConville and Matt Gourley)
I quickly learned that while the podcast is improvised, there is a clear outline and prerecorded sound cues that makes this improv feel organized and professional. They did an excellent job coordinating the prerecorded sounds within the unpredictable improv.
The special guests for this episode are Paul F Tompkins and Brian Stack (centered) who are both excellent improvisors.
They are very smart fast improvisors and I highly recommend seeing them live at UCB if you can snag a ticket.
Tonight is your last chance to see comedian Eddie Izzard at Trepany House. He’s preparing for his upcoming tour Force Majeure. Enjoy!
Event: Eddie Izzard
Location: Trepany House, 4773 Hollywood Blvd, LA CA 90027
Time: 8pm and 10:30p show
Cost: $20 (get tickets HERE)
FIY: There is a free parking lot in the back, so don’t worry about parking.
I’ve talked a lot about Mohawk Bend recently and I vowed to take a break from posting about them, but then they started something called Comedy Bender and how can I not share that with you? Tonight is a FREE comedy show at Mohawk Bend, and hopefully the beginning of a more regular event.
Event: Mohawk Bend’s Comedy Bender (facebook event)
Location: Mohawk Bend, 2141 W. Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA
Time: 9pm – 10:30p
FYI: They have a huge craft beer list and delicious apps. They are also very vegan/veggie friendly.
Tonight at 8pm Russell Brand has a stand up show at Largo. He’s an excellent performer and the Largo is a great setting to see him work his magic. Tickets are $25, which is pricy for me, but Russell is great live and you’d probably end up spending that much on parking, popcorn and a movie at the Arclight. It’s all about perspective people.
Event: Russell Brand @ Largo
Location: Largo at the Coronet, 366 N. La Cienega Blvd, Los Angeles CA
Cost: $25 (get tickets HERE)
FIY: Go to the Roger Room next door. It’s a little $$$, but awesome decor. You feel like you’re in a speakeasy and those guys know their drinks.
According to Aspecialthing.com, “The Josh & Josh Show” will be happening tonight with guests Chris Fairbanks, Beth Stelling, Matt Ingebretson, Guy Branum, and Jim Hamilton. The show was rated number 10 on LA Weekly’s list of top 10 stand up shows in Los Angeles and it’s completely FREE! And it’s tonight! Check it out!
Event: The Josh & Josh Show
Location: Bar Lubitsch, 7702 Santa Monica Blvd, Los Angeles, CA
Time: 8pm seats (8:30 show)
It’s about time Pete Holmes got his own show! Well, he’s got a pilot (for TBS) which is step one to getting your own show, and considering Conan is backing him, that must feel pretty amazing.
Yesterday, I attended the live taping of The Midnight Show with Pete Holmes in Conan’s Studio at Warner Brothers. Since I’m funemployed, I thought this would be a fun FREE thing to get me out of the house and it was an excellent decision. I went alone (because everyone I know is at work at 4pm on a Tuesday) and did my fair share of people watching. Pete definitely attracts a male audience with the average age of 23 (I would guess). Since everyone goes to these things with friends (and I mean that- everyone), and me being a single ticket, it meant I got pushed up to the front to fill a prime single seat. I was sitting high enough to see over the cameras, but on the first row of the section (along the aisle), so plenty of leg room. I was sitting in the friends and family section and even recognized last week’s host of Comedy Bang Bang (Shawn Pearlman) sitting 5 seats down from me.
Get excited for this show! I’m not going to give away details, but expect stand-up, video sketches, and celebrity interviews. My favorite sketch of the night was a video of Pete doing a James Bond themed commercial for Smirnoff Vodka… very Vitameatavegamin (I Love Lucy). I was choking, I was laughing so hard.
There’s still a chance for you to attend the live taping! Click HERE to reserve FREE tickets to another taping (there are 2 more!). And Pete, if you are reading this: I’m 26, single and I love a funny man.