Ronna and Beverly (Formally the All Jew Review)

I know I’m going out of order here, but I have to tell you about my Friday night. My sister and I went to the Upright Citizen’s Brigade Theatre to see Ronna & Beverly (formally called the All Jew Review). They do this show in LA once a month and occasionally in London.

This show is played by Jessica Chaffin and Jamie Denbo, two 30 year olds playing their 50 year old Jewish mothers. They start by talking about current events and discussing chapters from their book “You’ll Do A Little Better Next Time”. Then they bring out a celebrity guest who sits on a chair in the center of the stage while Ronna and Beverly interview the guest. The two ladies stand on either side of the guests chair throwing out questions in a spitfire fashion. It closely resembles the way suspects get interrogated by the police and the celebrities act accordingly. It’s hilarious, and I try to see it every month in LA. There are often celebrity guests in the audience too. They also have a podcast too. You should check it out HERE.

Taken from their facebook page.

They discussed their book, before they brought out their first guest, Marissa Jaret Winokur.

You can see from their interview style, the guest is clearly in the hot seat (and the only seat). It’s so great to see the guests squirm. Jeff Garlin came out after Marissa.

Jeff Garlin has some history with these girls and you can hear all about their chemistry on their podcast. He has a thing for Ronna (on the right side of the screen) and he chased her around the stage hoping for a kiss. He’s the only guest I’ve seen ever turn the tables on Ronna and Beverly. In fact Jeff barely sat down, which totally changes the dynamic of the interview.

It was such a great show. Friend them on facebook HERE, and come check them out at UCB in March. You’ll love them, I swear.


P.S. Here’s a video of them I found online. Enjoy!


Weekend Guide Feb. 24 + 25 + 26

The past 2 weeks I’ve been slacking on the Weekend Guide, posting it late on Friday night. I’m trying to get back on track and stay focused one what’s really important, you my dear blog. Alrighty, lots of good stuff happening this weekend so lets get right into it!

Friday Feb 24th

Start your Friday at OhWow in West hollywood seeing Terry Richardson‘s Terrywood Hollywood themed art opening from 6-9pm.

At 8pm on Friday night I will be watching Ronna and Beverly at the UCB Theatre. Tickets are $10, and the show will be amazing because it always is. I wait for this show every month and this months Guests are Jeff Garlin and Marissa Jaret Winkor. Check out the video to get a feel for this “All Jew Review”:

Saturday Feb 25th

If you aren’t up for a walk or hike, check out The Carnival of Magic Medicine downtown from 1-9p. Advance tickets are $20 and the event includes kids yoga, visits with Tarot Readers and Shamans, a great auction including services and art from well-known people/places around LA. Check out the schedule HERE. The event sounds pretty cool, so if you have an open mind about this lifestyle, hop on the metro and head downtown to the event.

Chevy Metal is playing on Saturday at Rock & Roll Pizza in Topanga Canyon at the Rack. I know I don’t seem very “rock and roll” so why am I telling you about this? Because Chevy Metal is a 70’s cover-band with the drummer and guitarist from the Foo Fighters. Awesome, right?

Photo taken from THIS website.

Hadley Holliday has an art opening displaying her abstract series Warp and Weft, from 6-8pm in Culver City at Taylor de Cordoba.

Finish out your fun-filled Saturday with an 8pm visit to Meltdown Comics for their Spidey and Friends show. Tickets are $10 and you can get them HERE.

Sunday Feb 26th

On Sunday you will find me at CoLAboration‘s craft beer event downtown at The Belasco. $25 gets you a glass (which is your entry into future CoLAboration events) and 3 beer tokens (good for 3 fills). Come check out the scene and try some new brews. For those of you who can’t make it, I’ll have a full report next week.

For people boycotting the Oscars, check out the Upright Citizens Brigade 7:30p FREE Asssscat Show. Because it’s free, they don’t take reservations which means you need to get there early to claim your spot in line. But the waiting pays off by getting to see some of the best improvers in the biz. Many of them haven’t achieved stardom, although they should. Chad Carter and Sean Conroy are 2 of the greatest improvisors who frequent this show. You need to see them in person, in addition to Matt Besser, Matt Walsh, and Ian Roberts (3 of the 4 UCB founders) who also often frequent this show. They never give the line-up in advance but it’s always good. They do this free show every Sunday and you should check out a video I found of a prior show on youtube: