Weekend Guide Oct. 4 + 5 + 6

It’s time for the weekend and for once I’m able to put out a Weekend Guide! It’s been crazy at work, but I can’t not do one on Life Absorbed’s birthday! Crazy-talk.

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Tonight, Friday October 4th, maybe you were lucky enough to snag a $60 ticket to the small Moby concert at the Fonda? It looks like a limited number are left, so if you’re a fan it’ll be worth the price. The concert starts at 8:30, so you’ve only got 4 hours left to decide.

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Not a Moby fan? Like outdoor movies? The many outdoor summer series throughout the summer may have ended, but there’s one that normally begins in Fall, It’s the Barnsdall Art Park’s Outdoor Movie Nights. For some reason they have only committed to doing this one night this fall, and it’s tonight! I hope you like the film Inception. The remaining tickets are $25 but include wine/beer. Usually food trucks are there too and it’s fun to layout a picnic on the hill overlooking downtown as the sun is setting while sipping wine and watching movies. Enjoy!

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Lastly, you can check out Maria Bamford tonight in NoHo at The Federal Bar. They have good food, beer and comedy (upstairs). She will be performing with other comedians in a Ladies Night Fun-raiser. Tickets are $15, get there at 7pm!

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If you’re up for shopping Saturday, October 5, check out THIS Pop-up Vintage Marketplace happening downtown. There’s going to be a dj and food and all that jazz from 3-8pm. Tickets are $10 and you can get them HERE or at the door.

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If you are ready to rock out, you better hit up the Eagle Rock Music Festival happening (you guessed it) in Eagle Rock (Colorado Blvd)! It’s a $10 suggested donation. Check out the lineup HERE!

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At night head downtown to see the Zombie Fashion Show + Creature Art Exhibit at Lot 613. There’s a $10 cover and the event includes tons of zombie pieces in this fashion show as well as djs (of course). 21+

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On Sunday, October 5th, CicLAvia is happening downtown from 9a-4pm. Check out the map and deets HERE!

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Book Soup in West Hollywood has Bo Burnham stopping by Sunday at 5pm. There’s also a Saturday Book Soup event with Nick Offerman for his new book. Check out the store website for details.

Alright, Happy Weekend Everybody! Go out there and have fun!

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Do This Today: Maria Bamford CD Signing

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Maria Bamford is signing her new CD/DVD “Ask Me About My New God” at Amoeba Music today! She’ll be at the Sunset store at 7pm

Event: Maria Bamford CD Signing (event info)
Location: Amoeba Music, 6400 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90028
Time: Wednesday August 7, 2013 7:00p
Cost: FREE!

Triple BONUS Do This Today: Comedy Palace

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This is my TRIPLE BONUS Do This Today! Wow- tonight is jam packed with fun! Tonight Maria Bamford is headlining a free night of comedy at the Comedy Palace. Doors at 9pm and the show starts at 9:30p. Other comedians include Sara Benincasa, Justin Cousson, Katie Crown, James Fritz, Lauren Ashley Bishop, Edward Salazar, Kate Berlant and hosted by Matt Champagne.

Event: The Comedy Palace (event link)
Location: 2112 Hillhurst Ave, Los Angeles CA
Time: Thursday January 31, 9pm doors, 9:30p show
Cost: FREE!

DOUBLE BONUS Do This Today: What’s Up Tiger Lily? (comedy!)

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So many comedy choices tonight! I’m really impressed that this many headliners are in LA tonight. Here’s your third comedy option for the night:

What’s Up Tiger Lily is hosted tonight by Power Violence Fellas, with guests Maria Bamford, TJ Miller, Eric Andre, Jon Daly, Melissa Villasenor, Barry Rothbart, Adam Cayton Holland, Andy Wetterlund, and Justin Cousson with Byron Bowers in Residency.

Event: What’s Up Tiger Lily? Comedy (event link)
Location: Hollywood Studio Bar & Grill, 6122 Sunset and Gower, In Gower Gulch, Hollywood
Time: Jan 28 2013, 8:00 pm
Cost: Free!

Do This Today: What’s Up Tiger Lily? (free comedy!)

Starting tonight is a week long celebration to celebrate Tiger Lily’s 6 year anniversary. That’s huge in tinseltown. This Monday night comedy show will be extra special (along with next weeks show) with top comedians performing… like:

Patton Oswalt, Sklar Brothers, Greg Proops, Greg Behrendt, Garfunkle+Oates, Kumail Nanjiani,  Brandon Small, Ron Lynch, Nick Kroll, Matt Braunger, Natasha Leggero, Melinda Hill, Maria Bamford, Jarrod Harris, Matt Dwyer, Mo Mandel, Karl Hess, Walsh Brothers, JC Coccoli, Eddie Pepitone and more. Aka, comedy gold.

And it’s FREE! Crazy right? Check it out!

Event: What’s Up Tiger Lily? (facebook invite)
Location: Hollywood Studio Bar and Grill, 6122 W Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles CA
Time: 8:05pm (tonight and next Monday too)
Cost: FREE
FIY: Free parking too!

Do This Today: Art F*ck (Free Comedy)

Tonight at 9pm, there is an awesome (FREE) comedy line-up performing at the Downtown Independent. They’ll have Maria Bamford, Baron Vaughn, Josh Fadem, Ryan Singer, Hampton Yount, Barbara Gray, and Eric Lampart with host Matt Ingebretson.

Event: Art Fuck (facebook event)
Location: The Downtown Independent, 251 S. Main St, Los Angeles, CA
Time: 9pm
Cost: FREE!

Comedy Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2012

I’m mixing it up this week and instead of my usual Comedy Bang Bang, I ventured to a new venue on Melrose for Melgard Mondays. This was a totally new venue for me. There were maybe 20 people in the audience? This is a challenge for any comedian. Even if we were all laughing very hard, it still sounded empty. The show started a little behind schedule (around 8:30p). They had the headliners go first (as I imagine they had other shows to get to afterword).

First up: Maria Bamford.

Rory Scovel came up next.

And then this happened… as Rory wooed the 65+ year old couple in the front seats.

Jake Weisman was up next.

Ahmed Weinberg, who co-organizes the show every Monday, was up next. I really enjoyed him, and he was new to me.

Thai Rivera came out next. He reminded me so much of the character Scott Thompson does on Kids In The Hall, Buddy Cole. Click here to see the skits Im talking about.

Joe Dosch came out next. Funny stuff!

Ali Wong did a set, and she’s just so unexpected, in a fun way. When she talks, her voice and character are so different from the way she looks, it makes her set really unique.

Raj Desai was the last comedian of the night. I’ve heard his name around town, and it was great seeing him in person. As he was the last of the night he had to deal with 2 woman on their second pitcher of beer. They were supportive and not heckling, but they kept inserting themselves into his act. It had funny moments, but it was distracting as Im sure the rest of the audience felt the second-hand embarrassment that is normally reserved for watching Michael Scott on the Office.

It was a fun night of free comedy in a tiny venue. Some of my favorite shows have been in hole-in-the-wall joints with 20 audience members, so you should definitely give it a chance.