Dear Owen Wilson
Jul
20
8:00 PM20:00

Dear Owen Wilson

Dear Owen Wilson is a live comedy talk show hosted by comedian, Blair Socci. Based on a letter that Blair wrote to Owen Wilson in 2007 telling him how much she loved him, the show features comedians reading letters to celebrities who impacted them growing up.

Following their reading, Blair interviews them on stage late night style where mischievous antics ensue. The show also includes stand-up performances, special guests, and other surprises! Past guests include Michael Che, Sasheer Zamata, Aparna Nancherla, Joel Kim Booster, Guy Branum, Melissa Villasenor, Joe Pera, etc.

Tickets ($10): https://www.eventbrite.com/e/dear-owen-wilson-tickets-65069088395

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Call Me By My Name & Down The Task Rabbit Hole
Jul
22
6:00 PM18:00

Call Me By My Name & Down The Task Rabbit Hole

Call Me By My Name is a one man character show based off the real story of a young gay boy from Vermont.

Down The Task Rabbit Hole is a one woman character show that takes the audience on a journey into the lives of seemingly normal people.

Tickets ($10): https://www.eventbrite.com/e/call-me-by-my-name-down-the-task-rabbit-hole-tickets-65142766769

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Cook Blub: Meet Me in The Bathroom by Lizzie Goodman
Jul
23
8:00 PM20:00

Cook Blub: Meet Me in The Bathroom by Lizzie Goodman

Introducing the next evolution in literary criticism... Cook Blub #2 -- an Evening of Presentations and Conversations on Lizzy Goodman's Meet Me in the Bathroom: Rebirth and Rock and Roll in New York City 2001-2011

Hi. We're Cook Blub. Cook Blub is a new book club made for you-- someone who desperately wants the validation of being in a book club, but without the pressures of having to read something challenging or the risk of being made to feel dumb by the smug dick boyfriend of your office crush. Presentations by world-renowned performers, scintilating and thought provoking conversations, refreshments, group participation, a post show parlor hour, and photo opportunities to make your social media followers say "Damn, they go to a book club? They must be hella smart". Read the book or don't, we won't judge. We're Cook Blub. And we love you.

Presenters: Molly Lambert, Dave Horwitz, Caroline Goldfarb, Caroline Anderson, Connie Shin, Kerry O'Neill

Hosted by Drew Spears Half of all proceeds benefiting 826LA.


--- About Meet Me in The Bathroom --

Joining the ranks of the classics Please Kill Me, Our Band Could Be Your Life, and Can’t Stop Won’t Stop, an intriguing oral history of the post-9/11 decline of the old-guard music industry and rebirth of the New York rock scene, led by a group of iconoclastic rock bands. In the second half of the twentieth-century New York was the source of new sounds, including the Greenwich Village folk scene, punk and new wave, and hip-hop. But as the end of the millennium neared, cutting-edge bands began emerging from Seattle, Austin, and London, pushing New York further from the epicenter. The behemoth music industry, too, found itself in free fall, under siege from technology. Then 9/11/2001 plunged the country into a state of uncertainty and war—and a dozen New York City bands that had been honing their sound and style in relative obscurity suddenly became symbols of glamour for a young, web-savvy, forward-looking generation in need of an anthem. Meet Me in the Bathroom charts the transformation of the New York music scene in the first decade of the 2000s, the bands behind it—including The Strokes, The Yeah Yeah Yeahs, LCD Soundsystem, Interpol, and Vampire Weekend—and the cultural forces that shaped it, from the Internet to a booming real estate market that forced artists out of the Lower East Side to Williamsburg. Drawing on 200 original interviews with James Murphy, Julian Casablancas, Karen O, Ezra Koenig, and many others musicians, artists, journalists, bloggers, photographers, managers, music executives, groupies, models, movie stars, and DJs who lived through this explosive time, journalist Lizzy Goodman offers a fascinating portrait of a time and a place that gave birth to a new era in modern rock-and-roll.

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Princess Party
Jul
23
10:00 PM22:00

Princess Party

Tickets ($5): https://www.eventbrite.com/e/princess-party-tickets-62244800875

Hey kids! You are cordinally invited to the birthday party of the year! Meet Snow White and Alice at an enchanting celebration hosted by the wealthiest family in all of Los Angeles. Anything for the birthday girl! Story time, balloon animals, birthday cake (Parents, please notify Mrs. Densmore of ANY food allergies your children may have, as she is not liable.) Let the fun begin!! This character comedy rips the pages out of whatever fairytale you’ve been read.

Written and performed by Lauren Howard Hayes and Hannah Pilkes. Come help them workshop the show before they take it to The Gilded Balloon at Edinburgh Fringe this Summer!

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Let's Get Weird with Cerwonka
Jul
24
10:00 PM22:00

Let's Get Weird with Cerwonka

Let's Get Weird with Dave Cerwonka is a comedy variety show hosted by a manimal who grew up playing acid jazz, eating dog food and setting his driveway on fire. Witness acts push beyond "playing it safe". Help this experiMental show search for signs of life beyond the Milky Way galaxy or maybe uncover some old forgotten embers inside the dumpster fire currently behind the Food 4 Less on 6th. You never know what’s gonna happen next…...

Tickets ($7): https://www.eventbrite.com/e/lets-get-weird-with-cerwonka-tickets-64275376381

$10 at the door

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I'm Melting! A Benefit for EarthJustice
Jul
25
10:00 PM22:00

I'm Melting! A Benefit for EarthJustice

Earth may be changing but it ain’t dead yet! Come out and enjoy some music, comedy, and an episode of Planet Earth, hosted by writer and amateur mushroom forager Bri LeRose. This is your last chance for happiness before you die in a catastrophic weather event, so make it count! Proceeds go to EarthJustice, a non-profit that is literally the Earth’s lawyer. You can’t handle the truth!!!

Tickets ($7 advance/$10 at the door): https://www.eventbrite.com/e/im-melting-a-benefit-for-earthjustice-tickets-65881987799

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MULTI CULT 9: Hope & Faith
Jul
28
6:30 PM18:30

MULTI CULT 9: Hope & Faith

MULTI CULT is a ritual variety show. A powerful portal to meaningful experience. Come, join us for a wild and wonderful time. You’ll find out a lot of things. Themes: HOPE and FAITH This time we feel together, putting our backs into it, the chairs, knowing we are stronger together. Relax! Sit back and watch, let’s talk about it. Moving as one, two, three, more and more reasons to see stand up comedy, experimental film, reiki healing, sound music, wordsmithery and channelling from: Byron Burchard, Yun Chen, Tashi Condelee, Sanyu Estelle, Jason Ogawa, Tyson Thurston, Bunny Urick and more TBA, hosted and curated by Sir Lyra Hill.

Bring an object for the altar * please arrive on time show at 6:30. 

ASL interpretation available. The Lyric Hyperion is ADA accessible.

This event is 18+

* MULTI CULT is a ritualized community event, in the shape of a variety show, hosted and curated by Master of Ceremonies Sir Lyra Hill. Every event includes intention, grounding, a circle, a sermon, and an altar. MULTI CULT provides a dark, warm, moist container for complex and challenging ideas, emotions, and experiences to take root. Submissions are always open at bit.ly/submit-multicult. Lyra Hill is an artist, educator, and witch. She regularly brings people together to create immersive, multidisciplinary, radical, magical live events. She has screened, published, and performed in Canada, Mexico, Scotland, England, Australia, Amsterdam, Greece and across the USA. In 2016 NewCity Magazine named her “Best Urban Ritualist.” She lives in LA and teaches martial arts, among other things.

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Chad Live Directs a Workshop
Aug
4
7:00 PM19:00

Chad Live Directs a Workshop

Chad Live Directs a Workshop is part show and part workshop - with an ensemble being live directed in front of an audience. Chad explore the principles of clowning by pushing these brave souls into taking huge risks and embracing their epic failures, all for the pleasure of the crowd. Through it all, Chad points out teachable moments for students or just audience members who are curious about how clown work differs from other performance styles. The casts are not only inclusive, but also feature talented actors, musicians, improvisers and stand-ups with little to no clown experience. If you like big risks and dumb fun, this is the show for you.

THE CAST:TBD

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The Workshop Series with Melissa Stephens
Aug
13
8:00 PM20:00

The Workshop Series with Melissa Stephens

Tickets ($5): https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-workshop-series-with-melissa-stephens-tickets-62689134890

Join IAMA founding member Melissa Stephens, as she spends the next three months working on an hour of material from her stand up, culminating in a one-woman show. Each workshop will see her increase her amount of time and give spotlight to other comics and storytellers workshopping their material as well. You'll be the people seeing and hearing everything for the first time. Come help them shape their craft with your laughter.

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Smoochin' Cuties: Crazy Famous
Jul
18
10:00 PM22:00

Smoochin' Cuties: Crazy Famous

Your favorite variety show is back at it again with more games, guests, and goofs to delight one and all in the eternal search for maximum FUN. This show is unlike anything you've seen before so hop on in and allow yourself to experience true JOY. Getting in on the action is as easy as raising your hand, and you better make it quick before this Crazy Famous show takes off for the moon and beyond.

Featuring a live score from the incredible Jack Kovacs, unparalleled performances from Maureen Silva, Lauren Neal, and JC Zepada, and hosted by the effervescent Kyla McCracken, this is an experience not to be missed!

Tickets ($7): https://www.eventbrite.com/e/smoochin-cuties-crazy-famous-tickets-64206095159

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Mary Jane French's Stupid Fucking Jamboree
Jul
17
10:00 PM22:00

Mary Jane French's Stupid Fucking Jamboree

Welcome to the Stupid Fucking Jamboree! A show with no consistent format that Mary Jane puts together whenever someone suggests it! This time around we'll have EVERYTHING you could ever want in a show:

A visit from justice seeker, Judy Salami.

Live art making from Maxwell Jefferds.

Stand up comedy from Kari Assad and Tyler Jackson.

A literal game of chess on stage, with a twist! Be there or live your life with regret!

Tickets ($5): https://www.eventbrite.com/e/mary-jane-frenchs-stupid-fucking-jamboree-tickets-65366612297

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Anna Drezen: Okay Get Home Safe!!
Jul
17
8:00 PM20:00

Anna Drezen: Okay Get Home Safe!!

Anna Drezen does standup about themes and topics that you enjoy!

Anna Drezen is a Saturday Night Live writer and former editor-at-large of online satirical women's magazine Reductress. She's heading to the Edinburgh Festival later this summer with a show all about true crime, the dark side of reality TV, and very powerful ghosts.

'Like Tina Fey before her, Anna Drezen is setting the tone for [SNL]' (PasteMagazine.com)

50 Funniest People in Brooklyn (Brooklyn Magazine)

Tickets ($7/$10 doors): https://www.eventbrite.com/e/anna-drezen-okay-get-home-safe-tickets-65335421003

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The Workshop Series with Melissa Stephens
Jul
16
8:00 PM20:00

The Workshop Series with Melissa Stephens

Tickets ($5): https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-workshop-series-with-melissa-stephens-tickets-62689134890

Join IAMA founding member Melissa Stephens, as she spends the next three months working on an hour of material from her stand up, culminating in a one-woman show. Each workshop will see her increase her amount of time and give spotlight to other comics and storytellers workshopping their material as well. You'll be the people seeing and hearing everything for the first time. Come help them shape their craft with your laughter.

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Funeral Bouquet
Jul
15
10:00 PM22:00

Funeral Bouquet

A dark (oh take it easy) musical comedy based on the life and projections of Fiona Landers. This show has it all, including material about death, rape, and cancer.

But no strobe light, so still pretty chill.

Written and Performed by Fiona Landers

Choreographed and Directed by Murphy Cross

Music and Lyrics by Fiona Landers

Musical Arrangements and Direction by Greg Smith.

Tickets ($10): https://www.eventbrite.com/e/funeral-bouquet-tickets-63817740580

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When Puppets Are Your Only Friends
Jul
15
8:00 PM20:00

When Puppets Are Your Only Friends

Lyric Hyperion Theatre & Cafe presents...

When Puppets Are Your Only Friends Episode 32 ////////////// WPAYOF is a comedy/variety/puppet show hosted and produced by Molly Fite and Jared Ramirez. It is the only comedy show in Los Angeles to regularly feature original puppetry acts alongside comedians as well as marionettes from LA’s historic Bob Baker Marionette Theater. They have taken their show to SF Sketch Fest, Skirball Puppet Festival, Big Fire Comedy Festival, and they were recently featured in LA Weekly. //////////////// Last show, we celebrated Prince's birthday with PUPPET RAIN! This time: it's the day after Bastille Day and the gang is storming the Lyric-Hyperion once more for yet another Revolution! But you know... of the French variety. So that's what we've got for you: the French-themed variety puppet show to beat the band!

Starring Molly Fite Jrd M Rmrz & Bob Baker Marionette Theater with Wesley Doloris! SPECIAL GUESTS: Billy The Mime Pam Severns Bangs The Clown Joe Selph of Rene and His Artists Productions Musical Accompaniment by Andy Favre Music of Alpine Universe +an episode of the The Kara Morgan Show!

18+ / $15 in advance / $20 at door!

7:00pm: Puppet Preshow/ Mix n' Mingle/ Cocktail Hour!

8:00pm: SHOWTIME!

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Gutterplum
Jul
14
10:00 PM22:00

Gutterplum

A surreal and erotic and very very stupid solo clown show from the mind/body/soul of Courtney Pauroso. Come check out the final performances in Los Angeles before she takes this work-in-progress to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and Soho Theatre London! *nudity and audience participation.

Directed by Corey Podell and developed with Dr. Brown.

Tickets ($10): https://www.eventbrite.com/e/gutterplum-tickets-64954284012

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SmileKnife
Jul
14
8:00 PM20:00

SmileKnife

SmileKnife is a genreless evening of cute-but-psycho performances hosted by your favorite childless feminist performance artist, Sophia Cleary. Please arrive ready for psychic penetration. I want to be inside you!

With special guests: Anna Seregina, Teresa Lee, Atsuko Okatsuka, Alyssa Stonoha, Elodie Blakely, & Madison Shepard!

Tickets ($7 advance/$10 doors): https://www.eventbrite.com/e/smileknife-tickets-65074683129

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Gutterplum
Jul
13
10:00 PM22:00

Gutterplum

A surreal and erotic and very very stupid solo clown show from the mind/body/soul of Courtney Pauroso. Come check out the final performances in Los Angeles before she takes this work-in-progress to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and Soho Theatre London! *nudity and audience participation.

Directed by Corey Podell and developed with Dr. Brown.

Tickets ($10): https://www.eventbrite.com/e/gutterplum-tickets-64954284012

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The Workshop Porkshop
Jul
12
10:00 PM22:00

The Workshop Porkshop

It's The Workshop Porkshop!

An hour-long show where performers work out their longer sets of material. It's a workshop so things can get a little WEIRD and MESSY but thats OKAY because thats where the GOOD STUFF is... It's The Workshop Porkshop.

The July Edition of the Porkshop Features:

Mike O'Brien (SNL, AP Bio) will be performing stand-up comedy from his current life, as well as stand-up from himself at age 8, 80 and 16.

John Norris (Make-A-Wish Foundation) will be workshopping solo material. Some of it may be great, some of it may be terrible. It will all be entertaining.

Tickets ($5): https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-workshop-porkshop-tickets-64992088085

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Gutterplum
Jul
12
8:00 PM20:00

Gutterplum

A surreal and erotic and very very stupid solo clown show from the mind/body/soul of Courtney Pauroso. Come check out the final performances in Los Angeles before she takes this work-in-progress to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and Soho Theatre London! *nudity and audience participation.

Directed by Corey Podell and developed with Dr. Brown.

Tickets ($10): https://www.eventbrite.com/e/gutterplum-tickets-64954284012

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Gutterplum
Jul
11
8:00 PM20:00

Gutterplum

A surreal and erotic and very very stupid solo clown show from the mind/body/soul of Courtney Pauroso. Come check out the final performances in Los Angeles before she takes this work-in-progress to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and Soho Theatre London! *nudity and audience participation.

Directed by Corey Podell and developed with Dr. Brown.

Tickets ($10): https://www.eventbrite.com/e/gutterplum-tickets-64954284012

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Alan Starzinski: Spiritual
Jul
10
10:00 PM22:00

Alan Starzinski: Spiritual

Alan has written and performed several one man shows in the past, but recently has felt he’s been lazy. So, he decided to do something completely insane and commit to creating an entirely new and different one man show a month for an entire year. Some of these show will be seen again someday down the line, others will only be spoken about in legend.

Tickets ($5): https://www.eventbrite.com/e/alan-starzinski-spiritual-tickets-64953958037

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Cook Blub: Meet Me in The Bathroom by Lizzie Goodman
Jul
9
7:00 PM19:00

Cook Blub: Meet Me in The Bathroom by Lizzie Goodman

Introducing the next evolution in literary criticism... Cook Blub #2 -- an Evening of Presentations and Conversations on Lizzy Goodman's Meet Me in the Bathroom: Rebirth and Rock and Roll in New York City 2001-2011Hi. We're Cook Blub. Cook Blub is a new book club made for you-- someone who desperately wants the validation of being in a book club, but without the pressures of having to read something challenging or the risk of being made to feel dumb by the smug dick boyfriend of your office crush. Presentations by world renouned performers, scintilating and thought provoking conversations, refreshments, group participation, a post show parlor hour, and photo opportunities to make your social media followers say "Damn, they go to a book club? They must be hella smart". Read the book or don't, we won't judge. We're Cook Blub. And we love you.

Presenters: DC Pierson, Molly Lambert, Dave Horwitz, Caroline Goldfarb, Caroline Anderson, Connie Shin, Kerry O'Neill

Hosted by Drew Spears Half of all proceeds benefiting 826LA.

--- About Meet Me in The Bathroom --

Joining the ranks of the classics Please Kill Me, Our Band Could Be Your Life, and Can’t Stop Won’t Stop, an intriguing oral history of the post-9/11 decline of the old-guard music industry and rebirth of the New York rock scene, led by a group of iconoclastic rock bands. In the second half of the twentieth-century New York was the source of new sounds, including the Greenwich Village folk scene, punk and new wave, and hip-hop. But as the end of the millennium neared, cutting-edge bands began emerging from Seattle, Austin, and London, pushing New York further from the epicenter. The behemoth music industry, too, found itself in free fall, under siege from technology. Then 9/11/2001 plunged the country into a state of uncertainty and war—and a dozen New York City bands that had been honing their sound and style in relative obscurity suddenly became symbols of glamour for a young, web-savvy, forward-looking generation in need of an anthem. Meet Me in the Bathroom charts the transformation of the New York music scene in the first decade of the 2000s, the bands behind it—including The Strokes, The Yeah Yeah Yeahs, LCD Soundsystem, Interpol, and Vampire Weekend—and the cultural forces that shaped it, from the Internet to a booming real estate market that forced artists out of the Lower East Side to Williamsburg. Drawing on 200 original interviews with James Murphy, Julian Casablancas, Karen O, Ezra Koenig, and many others musicians, artists, journalists, bloggers, photographers, managers, music executives, groupies, models, movie stars, and DJs who lived through this explosive time, journalist Lizzy Goodman offers a fascinating portrait of a time and a place that gave birth to a new era in modern rock-and-roll.

Tickets ($10): https://www.eventbrite.com/e/cook-blub-meet-me-in-the-bathroom-by-lizzie-goodman-tickets-65074830570

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Princess Party
Jul
9
6:00 PM18:00

Princess Party

Tickets ($5): https://www.eventbrite.com/e/princess-party-tickets-62244800875

Hey kids! You are cordinally invited to the birthday party of the year! Meet Snow White and Alice at an enchanting celebration hosted by the wealthiest family in all of Los Angeles. Anything for the birthday girl! Story time, balloon animals, birthday cake (Parents, please notify Mrs. Densmore of ANY food allergies your children may have, as she is not liable.) Let the fun begin!! This character comedy rips the pages out of whatever fairytale you’ve been read.

Written and performed by Lauren Howard Hayes and Hannah Pilkes. Come help them workshop the show before they take it to The Gilded Balloon at Edinburgh Fringe this Summer!

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Dr. Brown Live Directs
Jul
8
10:00 PM22:00

Dr. Brown Live Directs

We're starting from scratch again and have no idea what this is gonna be. Come see some of LA's maddest clowns create and fail/succeed under the direction of Dr. Brown. If you like major risks, this show's for you.

Featuring: 
Natalie Palamides
Chad Damiani 
Juzo Yoshida 
Courtney Pauroso 
Bill O’Neill 
Christina Catherine Martinez 
Ian Bratschie 
Max Baumgarten

Tickets ($5): https://www.eventbrite.com/e/dr-brown-live-directs-tickets-64954584912

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