Harmontown

HarmonTown

I checked out Harmontown at Meltdown this past Sunday. It was a really fun time. Dan Harmon is the show runner of Community (who was famously fired a season ago due to a Chevy Chase issue but was reinstated for this newest season). LEts face it, without him Community was a mess. Harmontown is his podcast, which he does with Jeff Davis, and is recorded live every Sunday. Tickets are $10 (you can get them here).

Harmontown combines guest interviews with audience work, as well as a lot of Community talk and then D+D. It was my first time getting to see what Dungeons and Dragons is. I also got a glimpse into how the writers room works on Community. It was very funny and kept my attention for the full two hours. Dan and Jeff have great chemistry (not sexual but hilarital). Check it out live if you’re in LA or HERE if you live anywhere else.

Do This Today: Competitive Erotic Fan Fiction

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Tonight at the Nerdmelt Showroom, check out the Competitive Erotic Fan Fiction Podcast Championship Edition! Featuring past winners Moshe Kasher, Kurt Braunohler, Eliza Skinner, Jim Hamilton, Andres du Bouchet, Heather Thompson, Mike O’Connel and more!

Event: Competitive Erotic Fan Fiction (event link)
Location: Meltdown Comics, 7522 Sunset Clvd, Los Angeles CA 90046
Time: Tuesday June 18, 2013, 9-10pm
Cost: $8 in advance, $10

Do This Today: The Josh and Josh Show

 

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Tonight check out the Josh and Josh Show at Lubitsch. The guests are Brody Stevens, Chelsea Peretti, Hampton Yount, Jason Nash, Jono Zalay, Josh Haness and more! Did I mention it’s free?! Per their facebook event, “dj/dance party/love making contest to follow”.

 

Event: The Josh and Josh Show (event)
Location: Lubitsch, 7702 Santa Monica Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 90046
Time: 8:30-10pm
Cost: FREE

Do This Today: Risk LA with Kurt Braunohler + DC Pierson

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Tonight visit Meltdown Comics to watch host Kumail Nanjiani invite Kurt Braunohler, DC Pierson, Emily Gordon, Andy Cobb, and Greg Walloch to the stage to share stories. Tonights theme is “flirting with disaster”. Get tickets HERE! $8 advance, $10 at the door. 

Event: Risk LA with Kurt Braunohler + DC Pierson (event link)
Location: Meltdown Comics 7522 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA
Time: Thursday Feb 28, 9pm -10:30pm
Cost: $10 at the door $8 presale HERE)

Superego Live

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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.

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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.

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(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.

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The special guests for this episode are Paul F Tompkins and Brian Stack (centered) who are both excellent improvisors.

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They are very smart fast improvisors and I highly recommend seeing them live at UCB if you can snag a ticket.

Do This Today: The Meltdown 100th Show Blowout!

The Meltdown is tonight with hosts Jonah and Kumail celebrating their 100th episode and 2nd year birthday. Special guests Dave Anthony, Paul Cibis, Steve Agee, Al Jackson, Sean Patton, David Cope, and Nick Kroll are slated to join the fun. Tickets are cheap- you gotta go! I hear there’s gonna be cake…

Event: The Meltdown with Jonah and Kumail (event link)
Location: Meltdown Comics, 7522 Sunset Clvd, Los Angeles CA 90046
Time: 8:30p
Cost: $8 (get tickets here)

Do This Today: The Fogelnest Files

Tonight Jake Fogelnest has a live taping of his Earwolf podcast, The Fogelnest Files. Jake scourers the internet and late night tv for hilarious clips to show you and his special guests tonight are Horatio Sanz and Steve Agee. GEt your tickets ahead of time, while they still last.

Event: The Fogelnest Files
Location: UCB-LA, 5919 Franklin Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90028
Time: 9:30p
Cost: $5 (get tickets here)

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:

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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.

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!

Do This Today: The Smartest Man in the World Proopcast (comedy!)

 

Since it’s Comedy Wednesday here on LifeAbsorbed, it’s only fitting that the “Do This Today” post also be about comedy. There was a lot to choose from today (you can see a full comedy listing on Comedy Bureau-a blog I love) and I decided to go with the free show. Greg Proops is doing a live taping of his podcast The Smartest Man in the World Proopcast at Lubitsch in West Hollywood. Why not give the podcast a listen while you’re at work today, and then come to the FREE live taping tonight in WeHo?

Event: Greg Proops “The Smartest Man in the World Proopcast”
Location: Lubitsch, 7702 Santa Monica Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 90046
Time: 8pm
Cost: FREE