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November 16, 2016

NEW STAND UP COMEDY SHOW COMING TO FAMED WEDNESDAY NIGHT TIMESLOT
AT THE NERDMELT SHOWROOM AT MELTDOWN COMICS

Comedians Rory Scovel and Jay Larson Bring
RABBIT HOLE WITH JAY AND RORY

to Meltdown Comics Every Wednesday at 8:30pm Starting November 30, 2016

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
(LOS ANGELES, CA) – Meltdown Comics is proud to announce Rabbit Hole with Jay and Rory, a new weekly comedy show hosted by Jay Larson ( Conan, The Late Late Show) and Rory Scovel (Those Who Can’t, Ground Floor) and produced by Caitlin Durante. This stand up showcase will feature an eclectic mix of talent, from national headliners to the hilarious up-and-comers who will shape tomorrow’s comedy landscape.

The show kicks off on Wednesday, November 30, 2016 at 8:30pm in the NerdMelt Showroom at Meltdown Comics [7522 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90046].

The debut line-up will feature:
– Kate Berlant (Netflix’s The Characters, Transparent)
– Todd Glass (Tosh.0, The Daily Show)
– Bridey Elliott (Silicon Valley, Search Party)
– Baron Vaughn (Conan, Grace and Frankie)
– And a surprise guest!

Tickets will be available online for $10 at http://rabbitholeshow.com

Rabbit Hole with Jay and Rory fills the Wednesday slot famously held for the past six years by The Meltdown with Jonah and Kumail, which ended its run in October 2016. Gaston D-L from Meltdown, Inc. says, “The legacy of comedy on Wednesdays runs deep at Meltdown Comics; we have been putting on shows here for ten years now. We couldn’t be happier to have our flagship show be reincarnated with such qualified and familiar names as Jay and Rory. Keep the Wednesday energy alive and come laugh with us again!” The Meltdown Show producer Emily V. Gordon expresses her support for the new show as well: “The Meltdown with Jonah and Kumail are collectively stoked for the next chapter of Wednesday nights at Meltdown Comics knowing that Jay Larson and Rory Scovel are at the helm.”

About Meltdown Comics
Located in the heart of Hollywood on Sunset Blvd, Meltdown Comics opened in 1993 and has since become one the most respected comic book stores in the world. Taking a sophisticated approach to merchandise and operations, the 10,000 square foot giant has garnered a reputation for hosting successful gallery openings and award winning comedy, including the Comedy Central’s The Meltdown with Jonah and Kumail, as well as live shows and podcasting events in their collaborative space with Nerdist and the NerdMelt Showroom. Meltdown Comics is a mecca for all things comic book, comedy, podcasting, and pop culture.
www.meltcomics.com

About NerdMelt
To put it simply, the Nerdist Showroom at Meltdown Comics is comedy in the back of a comic book shop. Also known as NerdMelt, it’s an intimate space to see some of the best comedians, podcasts, panels, and art shows come to life. This room is the D.I.Y. beating heart of Los Angeles’s comedy community, thanks to Chris Hardwick’s vision of bringing the best, most unique entertainment to comedy lovers with the help of Program Director Caitlin Durante and the NerdMelt team. www.nerdmeltla.com

About the Hosts
Jay Larson is best known as a stand up comedian with multiple appearances on The Late Late Show, four appearances on Conan, and his own half hour special on Comedy Central. Jay’s style is completely original and his ability to connect to an audience through storytelling is unmatched. Jay’s Storytelling has been featured on This American Life with Ira Glass, Comedy Central’s This is Not Happening, and can be heard every Toozdee on his wildly successful podcast, The CrabFeast. Jay’s first album, Self Diagnosed, was released in 2011 by AST records, and his follow up album, Human Math, was released this Fall. But at the end of the day, the job that gives Jay the most satisfaction is being a father to his two kids.
www.jaylarsoncomedy.com

Rory Scovel recently finished shooting the New Line feature The House, alongside Will Ferrell and Amy Poehler, as well as The Legacy of a Whitetail Deer Hunter for director Jody Hill alongside Danny McBride and Josh Brolin. Some of his television credits include the TBS series Ground Floor as well as the NBC series Undateable, ABC’s Modern Family, F/X’s The Comedians  and the original series Those Who Can’t for TruTV. Last year Rory also starredalongside Demetri Martin in Demetri’s directorial debut Dean  which premiered at the 2016 Tribeca Film Festival, and his new hour stand up special is available on Seeso. Rory’s stand up has been featured on Comedy Central, CONAN, and Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. His second album, Rory Scovel Live at Third Man Records, was released in 2013 and was recorded live at their studios in Nashville. Whether discussing drugs, politics, or life in general his infectious stage presence and engaging charisma will quickly shift the vibe of any room and place the
audience in the scene of every punch line. www.roryscovel.com

SUGGESTED SOCIAL LANGUAGE:

FACEBOOK (www.facebook.com/rabbitholewithjayandrory)
Brand new comedy show Rabbit Hole with Jay and Rory kicks off on November 30 at 8:30pm at
the NerdMelt Showroom at Meltdown Comics. TICKETS: http://rabbitholeshow.com

TWITTER: New comedy show @TheRabbitHoleLA hosted by @JayLarsoncomedy &
@roryscovel starts 11/30 at 8:30pm @MeltdownComics @NerdMelt

INSTAGRAM: New comedy show @therabbitholela hosted by @jaylarsoncomedy &
@roryscovel starts 11/30 at 8:30 @meltdowncomics @nerdmelt

SHOW CONTACT
Caitlin Durante, Producer
cdurante@nerdist.com

VENUE CONTACT
Meltdown Comics
7522 Sunset Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90046
(323) 851-7223
staff@meltcomics.com

Dec 072015
 

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An Evening of Live Music, Magic and More
with Joel Hodgson Special Guest Hosts Paul & Storm
with Appearances by Felicia Day, Patton Oswalt, Jonah Ray and Many More!

Final Countdown Commences at 5 pm on
Friday, December 11th, 2015
Meltdown Comics in Los Angeles

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Calling all MST-ies: it’s the final countdown! For the past three weeks, MST3K fans old and new have taken up the rallying cry of “Keep Circulating the URL”, raising more than $4 million and guaranteeing at least six brand new, feature-length episodes of the award-winning comedy television series Mystery Science Theater 3000. As the Kickstarter campaign to #BringBackMST3K comes to a close on December 11th, and needing to raise an additional $1.5 million to fund a full season of 12 episodes, MST3K creator Joel Hodgson will host a very special event, “Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Final Countdown! A Livestreaming Telethon with Joel Hodgson & Friends to Help #BringBackMST3K. ” Powered by the XSN, the Internet’s home to discover, buy and sell collectables, the telethon will be hosted at the legendary epicenter of cool, Meltdown Comics in Los Angeles.

Starting at 5 pm PT on Friday, December 11th , Hodgson will welcome a cavalcade of celebrity friends and supporters for an evening of laughs, music, magic, special offers, and MST3K memories as they join forces to ensure the campaign meets its ultimate goal of $5.5 million to produce a full season of 12 episodes. Along with special guest hosts, w00tstock founders and musicians Paul & Storm, the telethon will include in-person and video appearances from Felicia Day, Jonah Ray, Hampton Yount, Patton Oswalt, Dan Harmon, Justin Roiland, Robert Lopez, Pendleton Ward, Dana Gould, Steve Zaragoza, Freezepop, Starbomb, Master Pancake, John Carney, Game Grumps, and many more!

Fans will be able to participate in the festivities by tuning into the livestream of the event at MST3K.com/FinalCountdown and The Official MST3K YouTube Channel, and join in the conversation on social media using the hashtag #BringBackMST3K.

While Hodgson will be involved in writing and all facets of production of the new series, MST3K’s new episodes will feature comedian Jonah Ray as the new host “Jonah Heston”, actress and comedian Felicia Day as the next Mad “Kinga Forrester”, actor and comedian Patton Oswalt as the next evil henchman “TV’s Son of TV’s Frank”, comedians Baron Vaughn and Hampton Yount as the newest voices of “Tom Servo” and “Crow T. Robot”, and of course, new cheesy movies to riff.

To contribute to the campaign and for updates, visit www.bringbackmst3k.com, and follow MST3K on Facebook (facebook.com/MST3K), Twitter (@MST3K) and Instagram (@MST3K).

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Contact: Sarah J. De Bruin, Shout! Factory sdebruin@shoutfactory.com /310-442-5013

 

May 162015
 

Daniel Clowes at Meltdown Comics

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DANIEL CLOWES AT MELTDOWN COMICS
Launch Party for The Complete Eightball

Daniel Clowes will be at making his first Los Angeles appearance in several years at Meltdown Comics on June 5th to celebrate the release of The Complete Eightball, a two-volume collection of the influential and iconic comic book series, from Fantagraphics Books.

On Friday, June 5th, from 6-10 PM, Meltdown will be opening its Los Angeles doors to fans new and decades strong for a night complete with prizes, a book signing, costume contest, and an interview between Clowes and Mark Frauenfelder from Boing Boing.

Creator of touchstone stories such as “Ghost World”, “Art School Confidential” and “Like a Velvet Glove Cast in Iron”, Daniel Clowes changed the landscape of comics when he began publishing Eightball with Fantagraphics Books in 1989. To commemorate the 25th anniversary of its release, and celebrate the future, the biggest comic book retailer in California, Meltdown Comics, is pulling all the stops for this one-night-only engagement. Meltdown and Clowes’s relationship dates back over 20 years, when Clowes created the venerable Meltdown mascot, Mel, in the early days of the store.

From Associate Publisher, Eric Reynolds says, “It was literally unfathomable for us to consider any Daniel Clowes / Complete Eightball event schedule that didn’t include Meltdown Comics. I don’t know if there’s a bookseller in the country that has done more to promote Eightball and the work of Daniel Clowes over the past two decades. This is going to be a barnburner.”

WHO: Cartoonist Daniel Clowes
WHAT: Signing The Complete Eightball
WHERE: Metldown Comics – 7522 Sunset Blvd, LA, CALIF
WHEN: Friday, June 5th from 6-10 PM

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PRE-ORDER THE BOOK (Book, Tote Bag, Buttons, Boing Boing Talk admission + more included with all pre-orders ). Email staff@meltcomics.com or call 323.851.7223 to save a copy and pick up day of event. SRP: $119.99

About Fantagraphics Books, Inc.
Publisher of the world’s greatest cartoonists since 1976.

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Apr 012014
 

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 31, 2014
DOGEPARTY WEST: LOS ANGELES AREA 1ST DOGECOIN PARTY AT MELTDOWN COMICS IN HOLLYWOOD APRIL 4TH, 2014

DogeParty on April 4th, at Hollywood’s fantastic Meltdown Comics

Los Angeles, Calif, March 31, 2014– Spelunk.in, a Los Angeles area group that hopes to teach interested parties about crypto currencies, is throwing a DogeParty on April 4th, at Hollywood’s fantastic Meltdown Comics.

DogeParty West is a good opportunity to learn more about the current slate of crypto currencies, setting up your own mining operation and scoring some free pizza. Sounds like a good time to me!

Spelunk.in is also creating opportunities to sponsor the Southern California Shiba Inu Rescue. Helping dogs is a sure way to get my attention.

Spelunkin is proud to present our first Dogecoin party – April 4, 2014!
Place: Meltdown Comics, located at 7522 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, California.
Time: 7-10 pm!
Admission: FREE!

  • Music by DJ Headshot and Carl Schwenk.
  • Featuring LIVE SHIBAS from Southern California Shiba Inu Rescue and Two Dogs Farms!! We’ll be doing a doge contest where you can donate to your favorite dog soon, but if you’d like to send dogecoin to the charities, here are their wallets:
    -Socal Shiba Inu Rescue Doge Account: DTEPzQ8SP6xvPzudh5QNtcuUMrN9WRaUYt
    -Two Dogs Farms Doge Account: DGtdNLjE71CoWyPBHh3YpKhnzFo4ynDwNe
  • Come hang out with fellow doge fans, perhaps even dance with them! Bring a Shiba Inus and have it slathered in coos and joyous pets from strangers or enter it into our DogeDog contest!
  • Speak in simplified sentences all night!
  • Neon Roots is bringing their live cryptocurrency ticker.
  • Jeff Maki is play-testing a game, and Brad Wolf is demoing a doge-funded game.
  • Let’s Be Frank Food Truck will be serving human and doggy treats.
  • Live Reddit -Live streaming via MeltdownTV

Meltdown Comics, located in the heart of Hollywood, California on Sunset Blvd, opened in 1993 and has since become one the most respected comic book stores in the world. Taking a sophisticated approach to merchandise and operations, the 14,000sq/ft giant has garnered a reputation for hosting successful gallery openings, award winning comedy including the @meltdown_show on @ComedyCentral and live shows as well as podcasting events in their collaborative space with @NerdistDotCom, the @NerdMelt Showroom. Meltdown Comics recently made news by being the first brick and mortar comic book store to start accepting BITCOIN and on April 4th, will be first brick and mortar store to accept both BITCOIN and DOGECOIN in Los Angeles.

AWARDS:
“Best of LA” LA Weekly, “Best of LA” LA Magazine, “Best Comedy” LA Weekly, “Top 50 things why LA kicks ass?” LA Weekly, “Best Store” Playboy Magazine “top 10 store you must visit before you die” etc… Plus: “Husbands and Knives” 7th episode of The Simpsons’ 19th season. 1st aired on Nov 18, 2007 – Lead segment is based on @MeltdownComics. (Google it.) ‘Nuff Said
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If you would like more information about this topic, please contact Francisco Dominguez or Pinguino Kolb at staff@meltcomics.com

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Oct 222013
 

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EXHIBITION: The Doctor Is In:  A Tribute to The Show
LOCATION: Meltdown Gallery, 7522 Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90046
ON VIEW: November 1, 2013 – November 23, 2013
OPENING RECEPTION: Friday, November 1, 2013 at 7pm

Hollywood, CA – Meltdown Comics presents:
The Doctor Is In: A Tribute to The Show.

This interdisciplinary exhibition will bring together work by a group of [mostly] of over 100 local artists and followers to celebrate the Golden Anniversary of the sci-fi cult classic. From angels who weep to Dalek plungers and whisks, the art about our favorite madman with a box police box will be nothing to shake a sonic screwdriver at.

Curator FD has assembled artists whose work for the shows includes animation, graphic design, illustration, graffiti, comics, painting, installation and performance. Each artwork presented was chosen based on the artist’s vision and how their work portrays a distinct Los Angeles interpretation of the monolithic British franchise.

The opening reception for The Doctor Is In: A Tribute to The Show will take place on Friday, November 1st at 7:00 pm. The reception is free and open to the public.

Hours: Meltdown Gallery/NerdMelt Showroom is open during Meltdown Comics store hours –
Thursday thru Tuesday 11am-9pm, Wednesday 10am-10pm
Admission:
Free and open to the public

Press & Show information/Contact:
Francisco Dominguez francisco@meltcomics.com or Meg Meg.PR@meltcomics.com
Resident Whovian: Benjamin Dunn bcdunn@gmail.com

Participating Artist:

Abbybelle Daniel Spellman John Devilman Messy Pink
Adam Murray Deanna Rooney John Mathot Michael Thomas Grant
Adam Rosette Dik Pose Jon Schnepp Michael White
Aimee Steinberger Doc43 Rueda Jonathan Woods Mike Pflaumer
Aldrin Cornejo Donna Letterese Jordan Mizell Monstark
Aliki Grafft e.D. Xu Josh Karp Nate
Amy Smith Ellie Kushner Josh Prieto Nathan Chesshir
Amy Watson Emily Barr Joshua Pruett Pierre Bernard Jr.
Aun-Juli Riddle Eren Unten Justin Bloomer Pinguino Kolb
Ben Collison Erin Pearce Justin Ridge Rebecca Lord
Bernyce Talley FriedGoldenMonkey Kali Fontecchio Roger Kuhns
Austin Salmi Galo MAKE Canote Kate Ward Sarah E. Kushner
Bill Rude Gustavo Alberto Garcia Vaca Katherine Waddell Satine Phoenix
Black_eM Heather Carlton Kelly McKernan Sergio D. Robleto
Brandon Bird Holly Knevelbaard Kelly Singpo Sherwin Viray / heydanger
Brian Fyffe Holly Payne Kenny Keil Simon Sotelo
Caroline Louis J.Q. Hammer Kevin Sukho Lee Stephen Kramer Glickman
Cassie Soliday Jack Rossi Laura Knight Susan Mandel
Chelsea Kenna Jared Konopitski Lauren Andrews TAHK0
Christopher Bennett Jean Kang Liane Ricci Tiki Jay One
Christopher Graybill Jeff Rebner Lincoln Kamm Tomi Monstre
Cleia Barreto Jeremy Wojchihosky Lissa Treiman Tristan Child
Daisy Church Jim Koch Maggie Rossetti Valerie Petrarca
Damon O’keefe John Abarca Maha Tabikh Yesenia Prieto
Dana Lechtenberg Alex Willan Mandar Zoë Moss

 

About the Gallery:
Meltdown Gallery on Sunset Boulevard in Los Angeles, California. Meltdown Gallery is located within Meltdown Comics, one of the most respected comic book stores in the world. Meltdown Comics/Meltdown Gallery is a key component in the cultural sphere of Los Angeles. Meltdown Gallery exhibits local and international established and emerging artists working in the mediums of graphic novel/comic art, designer toys, graffiti/aerosol painting, photography, illustration, and digital artwork.

About Meltdown Comics:
In 1993 with little more than some Vertigo comics, a run of “The Crow”, and some Spider-Man t-shirts Meltdown Comics and Collectibles opened its doors. The neighbors were afraid to let their children come in and play the Jokers Wild pinball game and the pimps would run their girls in to hide from the cops. Constantly gazing across the street at the not-so-aptly named “Syds” children’s store Gaston Dominguez-Letelier and Ilia Carson-Letelier knew their dream of one day being the largest comic book store on the west coast would one day come day come true.

After 2 moves on the same block (and with the help of Francisco Dominguez and Hisami Dominguez-Letelier) in 2002, that dream materialized. Now the mecca for all things comic book, comedy, podcasting and pop-culture related bits, Meltdown celebrates its 20th anniversary this fall with a blockbuster line-up of events and programs that in the past have garnered such accolades as “Best of LA” LA Weekly, “Best of LA” LA Magazine, “Best Comedy” LA Weekly, “Top 50 things why LA kicks ass?” LA Weekly, “Best Store” Playboy Magazine “top 10 store you must visit before you die” etc…

About NerdMelt:
You won’t find a marquee for the NerdMelt Showroom on Sunset Boulevard, or any signage, for that matter. When you walk in to the verifiable comic book Mecca that is Meltdown Comics and head to the back, a Nerdist logo greets your entrance to one of the most unique performance  paces in Los Angeles. It isn’t your typical showroom with plush chairs, dark walls and a far off green room marking the divide between performer and audience. This is NerdMelt Showroom. If NerdMelt’s vitality is partially drawn from its unique aesthetics and surroundings, perhaps the rest is thanks to the community that has found itself drawn to the vision of Chris Hardwick of bringing the best, most unique, nerd-centric entertainment to you. It’s a place for Dan Harmon to hold court among a hundred or so adoring fans. It’s a place to see your favorite podcasts recorded live, in the flesh. It’s a place to spend your Sunday afternoons listening to Ben Blacker host the best television writers in the industry discussing their craft. It’s a place where every Wednesday night any standup comedian you’ve ever wished to see could be at The Meltdown with Jonah Ray and Kumail Nanjiani, from Louis C.K. to Jim Gaffigan to Robin Williams. It’s The Nerdist Showroom at Meltdown Comics and it’s the D.I.Y. beating heart of Los Angeles’s comedy

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Poster and flyer art by
Dana Lechtenberg

Follow us:
The Doctor Is In Twitter/Instagram official hashtag #TheDoctorIsIn2013
Meltdown Comics Twitter/Instagram – @MeltdownComics
NerdMelt Twitter/Instagram – @NerdMelt