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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

Nov 042016
 

An ART SHOW celebrating 8 years of bringing NERDLESQUE to Los Angeles!

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Join Peepshow Menagerie and Meltdown Comics for their first BURLESQUE ART SHOW gallery showing happening at the store in the new “Sharktank Gallery” featuring art and photography from past shows as well as new works inspired by the many shows put on by Peepshow over the last 8+ years!

Featuring the work of:
Chris Beyond
Sebastian Kadlecik
Petrina Mina
PIXELDRIP GALLERY
The Yarb
Frank Soñador
Markus Alias
Lisa Sparks
Leggy Lass Greenleaf
Hot Patootie Photography
VV Trippple
Jamika Eichelberger
Jasmine Bazzi
and MORE!

Opening Reception: 6pm
Admission: FREE!!!
Address: 7522 Sunset Blvd., L.A., CA 90046 (Hollywood)
Store Phone: 323.851.7223

All works will be available for sale at the store and signed by the artists.

Peepshow Menagerie has been serving up fresh NERDLESQUE since 2008 and is produced by the team of Chris Beyond and Scarlett Letter as a throwback to doing what burlesque was known for – doing naughty parodies of pop culture. They were one of the first shows to mainly focus on Nerdlesque with hit shows like “Cherry Potter & The Wizards Of Burlesque”, “Spacetease!” (L.A’s exclusive parody of Doctor Who), “Burlesqueland!” (a parody of all this Disney and Disneyland), “Super Burlesque Galaxy” (Their ‘Sintendo’ themed show), “Marvels Of Burlesque” and SO many more! They have become known around L.A. for these shows as well as their prolific poster art (some shows will have over 10 posters for a one night only event). Their shows have garnered quotes from the press such as “Best Of L.A. (Nightlife)” – L.A. Weekly, “L.A.’s Wildest Burlesque” – Fangoria Magazine, as well as fantastic write-ups in Time Out L.A., Campus Circle, Nuke The Fridge, and even The Guardian UK.

You can find out more about Peepshow Menagerie on their website at: http://www.peepshowmenagerie.com/

For 23 years Meltdown Comics has been a Mecca for all things comic book, comedy, podcasting and pop-culture related bits. Their blockbuster line-up of events and programs 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… More info on Meltdown can be found at: http://www.meltcomics.com/

Oct 112016
 

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Super Sisters Bio
Super Sisters Zine is an anthology of contemporary and historical feminist zine culture. We are a group of artist who work to preserve and promote contemporary artists with feminist themes from Los Angeles. Together we are see and we are heard! RSVP HERE

Zine Release Party and Signing
November 5th, 2016 2PM
Meltdown Comics
7522 Sunset Bl. LA, CALIF 90046

Oct 102016
 

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Come one, come all to our newest gallery exhibit “SPOOKY” in the Shark Tank Gallery inside Meltdown Comics. Hang out and see spooky works by our spooky friends while we also celebrate Meltdown’s 24th Anniversary.

Opening Reception Saturday, October 15th, 4pm – 9pm
Show up October 15th – November 1st
RSVP HERE

Original Horror art by:
Mauro Balcazar
Abby Belle
EL Joe Benitez
Pierre Bernard Jr
Tristan Child
Sam G
Natalie Hazen
Jim Koch
Pinguino Kolb
Jared Konopitski
Laura Knight
Roger Kuhns
Sarah E. Kushner
Danny Lacy
Evan Lewis
Digger Mesch
Melodie Miu
Ciro Nieli
Drew Rausch
Jack Rossi
Bill Rude
Austin Salmi
Frank Soñador
Guy Sparger
Aimee Major Steinberger
JT Steiny
Bernyce Talley
Jeremy Wojchihosky
and more….

Aug 292016
 

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More rage per page, more slaughter for your dollar!

Join Lawrence Rawdog Hubbard at Meltdown Comics for a launch party to celebrate the release of the complete Real Deal Comix from Fantagraphics Books. Meltdown Comics, Friday – September 16th, 7PM

About Real Deal:
Real Deal Comix trades in what it calls the genre of Urban Chaos — a satiric depiction of the madness that occurs in the urban centers of America. Each story details the everyday struggles of the urban dwellers who go off on each other out of the rage and futility that their lives bring them. These people live on the edge of a precipice, where everyday tasks like going to the store or buying gas requires a stand-or-back-down attitude to survive. Every story ends in mayhem. Join G.C, Ace Brogan and Slick Willie in their adventures in da’ hood, and remember, they live a real man’s life: no matter what, they never back down. Real Deal Magazine (“More Rage per Page, More Slaughter for your Dollar”) was a self-published independent comic book created in the 1990s by Lawrence Hubbard (a.k.a “Raw Dog”) and H.P. McElwee (a.k.a. “R.D. Bone”) and inspired by magazines like Madand traditional superhero comics but satirizing Blaxploitation movies with a cast of convicts, hustlers, drug addicts, crack whores, car thieves, and murderers. Real Deal has achieved cult status over the years, especially amongst underground artists and counterculture circles, and has even been featured in a line of t-shirts from Stüssy, but has never been collected… until now. This full-color hardcover features gold foil debossing on the cover, while the interiors feature a variety of paper stocks that showcases the Real Deal aesthetic.

Meltdown Comics, Friday – September 16th, 7PM