Chris Gethard's very first comedy album, succinctly titled My Comedy Album, is available now for your listening pleasure from Don Giovanni Records. It’s a hilariously dark winding road through the life and times of Gethard stopping through bad tattoos, I Survived, and more colorfully detailed misfortunes.
It’s time for Thursday’s hottest weekly free comedy show above a chinese restaurant! Come see LA’s best, newest and big name comedians do everything from TV ready sets to working out new genius bits.
This week it’s the cream of the LA ‘alt’ scene! Everyone from the hottest open mic-ers to TV stars who enjoy the warm embrace of an ‘alt’ show so you know they’re ‘chill.’
Donny Divanian (The Dress Up Gang, SF Sketchfest)
Yassir Lester (Take Part Live, Black Dynamite)
Sean Conroy (The Longshot Podcast, Mr. Pickles)
Alison Stevenson (VICE, Entitlement)
David Huntsberger (Professor Blastoff, Bridgetown Comedy Festival)
Sean O’Connor (Conan, @midnight, Comedy Central)
Jamie Lee (The Pete Holmes Show, Girl Code, Chelsea Lately)
Will Hines (Broad City, Inside Amy Schumer, Adult Swim)
Howard Kremer (Who Charted?, Beavis & Butthead)
PLUS a special residency spot by Andy Peters (Super Serious Show, Wandertown)
Hosted Comedy Palace’s own Shawn Pearlman!
Doors Open 8:30pm, residency spot 9pm, Show 9:30pm
2112 Hillhurst Ave., Los Angeles, California 90027
Full bar WITH DRINK SPECIALS!
Great Chinese food! Parking!
RSVP on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/576336962465479/
Jenn Tisdale at Brightest Young Things did some wonderful legwork in finding out what comedy festivals are looking for in potential performers.
She asked the folks behind Bridgetown (Portland, OR), Women In Comedy Festival (Boston, MA), Charm City (Baltimore, MD), Comedy Exposition (Chicago, IL), Bentzen Ball (Washington D.C.), Hell Yes Fest (New Orleans, LA & Austin, TX), and Riot LA (Los Angeles, CA) and compiled this nice article of their answers and explanations at the link.
But what are they looking for in bookers…
This Week on TCGS: I AM SO NERVOUS ALL THE TIME
Hello everyone. My name is Chris Gethard, and I am nervous all of the time.
I’ve really enjoyed being back on MNN, but I won’t lie – the episodes feel slightly off to me and I think it’s because I am so overwhelmed by this year. We shot the pilot and are waiting to hear if it’s a go. My album comes out this week and I’m terrified no one will like it. I taped a Comedy Central half hour and am scared it will bomb.
These are all GREAT problems to have but I can’t lie, I am nervous all the time. I haven’t really done anything except WORK and stay at home. I am no longer social and barely see other human beings. I am scheduling tons of shows so I can just kind of stay under the radar personal life wise.
This week, we discuss that nervousness, the nervousness of the rest of the TCGS world regarding the pilot’s fate, and the idea of nervousness in general. Call in at 212-757-1393 and let us know what makes YOU nervous! We want to hear about nerves. It’s all I’m feeling lately, so let’s deal with it LIVE ON PUBLIC ACCESS!
I really need this episode this week.