MAN IN A HOLE by DAVID CRABB
"Man In A Hole" is a hybrid of storytelling, standup & even (gulp) some spoken word. Don't let that worry you though. I promise the spoken word will be terribly humiliating and awkward, the way it SHOULD BE!
I've been joking that this show is essentially a kind-of "A Night with David Crabb" but that just sounds too bougie, right?
The title comes from one of Kurt Vonnegut's famed narrative archetypes. "Man In A Hole" is the kind of "things can only get worse" tale that sees an audience laugh or cringe at the increasing failure & discomfort of their protagonist. So it's basically the kind of story that feels a lot like the second half of 2016 for most of us.
In a time in which we're all so desperately trying to minimize the horribleness of the world, I thought it would be fun to tell a collection of stories about making hilarious mountains out of unpleasant molehills. I really love telling these types of stories, in which maximum hilarity and tension are eeked out of small mundane situations: overflowing toilets, uncomfortable salon experiences, awkward massages... They were terrible in the moment, but they're hilarious now. And I'd love to describe each of them to you in their garish, Technicolor, impossible-to-unsee glory.
DAVID CRABB is a comedian, writer, teacher & storyteller in Los Angeles. He is a host of The Moth & has appeared on RISK! & NPR. His solo show BAD KID about growing up gay and goth in Texas was named a New York Times Critics' Pick. A memoir based on the show was released last year by Harper Perennial.
Created by Jeffrey Baldinger & Omid Singh
Story Poker is a game where comedians use their true stories instead of cards to win a round of poker. 5 comedians compete on each episode for Story Poker bragging rights.
Our Players for 3/31 are:
and music by Danny Fitch
A Clown Show For Kids!
Join The Fool family of explorers on their wild adventure to find the lost city of Atlantis!
Pre-show Activities: 10am
Quest for Atlantic 11:30am
Portion of ticket sales go to Children's Hospital Los Angeles
Be transported back to the 1930s as you spend a night enjoying the ribald, risqué comedy of the good-old days- only filthier. The night will feature a combination of raunchy burlesque numbers, R-rated stand up, and musical comedy. Fear not, there will be ukuleles and fishnets. We are joined by Ginger Lee Belle fo CHERRY POPPINS BURLESQUE!
Stand up by:
Erin Foley ( Conan O’Brien, @ Midnight, The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, Chelsea Lately, Arsenio Hall and Last Call With Carson Daly)
Marcella Arguello (Timeout's LA Comedian to Watch in 2017)
Jamie Lee (Conan, Chelsea Lately, The Late Late Show with James Corden)
Scout Durwood (MTV's Mary + Jane)
Hosted by: Richelle Meiss, Lia Richardson, and Nina Tarr
A churchy, noon, comedy show on Sundays with live music, a choir, comedians, award-winning guests each week. Available brunch menu, mimosas, beer. Starring Dan Wiley, Ashley Ward, Shilpa Das, Sandy Green and Vance Lovett. April 2 includes: Award Winning Stand-up Pam VanNostern, Henson Puppeteer Pam Severns, Existentriloquist Karl Herlinger and Tonight Show's Comedy/ Unnatural Acts by David Deeble.
Fresh Fish Presents: The Great Tax Wars
Hosted by Michael Busch
With Sam Horwitz, Jason Kaye, Becca Scott Kerns, & Jamie Loftus
Special Guest Performers:
Brooks Wheelan (NBC’s SNL)
Kate Berlant (Netflix’s The Characters)
Natalie Palamides (Cartoon Network’s The Powerpuff Girls)
Fresh Fish is a variety show featuring comedy, music, and other nonsense. In addition to some great guest performers, this month we bring you The Great Tax Wars - the world's top accountants fight to the death for the right to do your taxes.
Tickets $5 Advance/$10 DOS
Follow us on IG/Twitter: @freshfishcomedy
The latest installment of The Bicycats & Friends, featuring music by songwriters Logan Heftel, Alyssandra Nighswonger, Pam Severns, and The Bicycats.
Sunday, April 9th
Doors open at 6pm
Fringe Festival winner and Moth Mainstage storyteller David Montgomery tells the absurd story of his life so far, comically recounting a global apocalypse, attempted murder, and of course, his time with the Spice Girls.
Spring time is here! And we've got a new home! We've got forward comedy this month with an all-star lineup you don't want to miss.
Comedians Claire Downs and Teresa Lee host Very Forward, a stand-up comedy show that is sex-positive and female friendly, just like you! Very Forward is a monthly comedy show featuring the hottest forward thinking comics from New York, LA, and your TV sets. The world is full of shitty people, but you’re not one and neither are the people on this show. Come laugh with us (if you’re one of the good ones) this month on 3/29 at The Lyric Hyperion!
EDDIE DELLA SIEPE (Just For Laughs Festival)
KATIA KVINGE (UK's SNL)
AMBER NELSON (TruTV)
DANNY JOLLES (Crazy Ex Girlfriend)
VALERIE TOSI (Out of Bounds Festival)
Hosted by Claire Downs & Teresa Lee
with resident house band DJ Hauskaat
Tickets are $7 online and $10 at the door
A monthly comedy show set up as a "Student Preview Night" for new and prospective students at the fictional small town university Clausen College. Each month highlights a different academic department with the March show featuing the Philosophy department. Hosted by Nancy Friedrich. March Show Lineup includes: Jamie Lee, Nick Vatterott, Parvesh Cheena, Ben Seeder and Christina Anthony with apperances by: Thea Lux, Sean Ellis, Jackie Durruthy, Patrick Babbitt, Hans Holsen, Josh Walker, Rich Sohn, Jen Hines, Kipp Moorman, Mark Vannier, and George McAuliffe.
Fear Based LIfe Live, is a live stage show based off the hit Feral Audio Podcast Fear Based Life.
Mel Stephens invites her friends to come on and explore everything dark. Anything they want to perform.Not for the audience but for their selfish souls. No one has to laugh. This isn't a comedy show. It's a serious art cluster fuck where hopefully people experience something and laughter isn't a bad side effect. There will be music, characters, videos, stand up, and a live interview with an audience member as a minisode. Float give aways too!!!
Blunt Force Comedy is back at Lyric Hyperion Theatre in Silverlake on Friday, March 10th at 10pm with an amazing lineup!
SAM JAY (Comedy Central's The Meltdown)
NICOLE AIMEE SCHREIBER (Roast Battle, Oxygen's Funny Girls)
DULCE SLOAN (Conan, MTV, Winner of Big Sky Comedy Fest 2016)
VALERIE TOSI (Buzzfeed, Laughing Skull Fest, Mermaid Comedy Hour)
MICHAEL MAGID (Comedy Central Stage, Laughing Skull Fest)
RANEIR POLLARD (Showtime, NBC Diversity)
FIZAA DOSANI (ABC's upcoming Gong Show reboot, CBS Diversity)
MOLLY FITE (CBS Diversity, When Puppets Are Your Only Friends Show)
& host ERIC OWUSU (HD Comedy, CBS Diversity)
Join us for a SOULFUL night of storytelling as six phenomenal storytellers take the stage to interpret this month's theme: MAGIC!
SACRED is not your average storytelling show! We go deep, we get real, we connect, and we probably all own a crystal or two! Our first show is not to be missed! We can't wait to see you there!
Musical Guest: Orchid Quartet
Storyteller and 95 year old nun: Sister Suzanne
Storyteller and Actress: Amy Patrice Golden
Storyteller and Magician: Daña Herz
Storyteller and Comedian: Atsuko Okatsuka
Storyteller, Musician, and Poet: Justin Sky
With your host: Belinda Woolfson
Poster Art: Laura Berger