Mar 152012

The Thursday Thing 3/15/2012 
Date: Thursday – March 15, 2012 – 08:00 PM
Location: Nerdist Theater (8) – Los Angeles – General Admin
Doors Open 07:00 PM

A monthly comedy experiment from Dana Gould. On the 3rd Thursday of each month, Dana scratches another item off his comedy To-Do list. One month a carnival, the next a Spook Show, or a two-man “monologue-off,” or three robots fighting six gorillas, or, or, or… This month: Former Simpsons producer Dana and reigning Simpsons stalwart Matt Selman some provide a behind-the-scenes look at some of their favorite episodes, as well as… dirt! Who punched a box? Who punched a wall? It’s all here. Like a DVD commentary you can touch and smell!
Tix here:  $8 in advance, $10 at the door


BTW. Matt Selman is the writer that gave us one of the raddest bragging rights ever by putting Meltdown Comics into the Simpsons in the episode Husbands and Knives!


Nov 132011

Read the full story here: LA WEEKLY SQUIDINK

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Courtesy of 20th Century Fox
Food on Television Q & A With Simpsons Exec Producer Matt Selman: The Food Wife, Food Blogging + Dining at Jitlada With Matt Groening
By Margy Rochlin Wed., Nov. 9 2011 at 2:27 PM

​Just a few weeks ago Fox Studios and the voice actors and producers of Simpsons were engaged in a financial tug-of-war that threatened the existence of the long-running animated series. If you need to remind yourself why we should celebrate the resolution (two more years!), watch The Food Wife this Sunday at 8:00 p.m. on Fox.

Early in the episode, Marge, Bart and Lisa start a food blog called The Three Mouthketeers, an act then followed by a culinary reference tornado that is so unrelenting that to catch them all requires DVR slow-mo or, barring that, multiple viewings. If neither are possible, pay very close attention when Marge, Lisa and Bart’s blog profiles are revealed — (on Bart’s list of grossest foods eaten? “Blood Cheese”) — and for fleeting cameos by every food world celebrity from Paul Prud’homme to The Muppets’ Swedish chef as well as a pointed reference to our own Jonathan Gold’s Essential 99 L.A. restaurants.

If you want to sing along with the foodie rap belted out by Amuse Bruce and Fois Garth (Tim Heidecker and Eric Wareheim of Tim and Eric’s Awesome Show, Great Job), it is printed in its entirety on Grub Street. If you’d like to read our conversation with the writer of The Food Wife, Simpsons executive producer and food blog scourer Matt Selman, turn the page.

Courtesy of 20th Century Fox

​ Squid Ink: Food blogs take many forms – the eating diary blog, the recipe blog, the restaurant gossip blog, the “I’m-in-it-for-the-free-food” blog… What category does The Three Mouthketeers fall into?Matt Selman: The kind where people take pictures of everything and write non-professional reviews. But the show isn’t really about the content of the blog. It’s more about how Marge uses it as a way to bond with the kids emotionally. It’s more like a new activity for them to share and how Homer is excluded. For Homer, blogging about food is pointless because you’ve already eaten it and you’re full.

Read the full story here: LA WEEKLY SQUIDINK 

Aug 162011

Ever wanted to know what your favorite creative types go geek-tastic over but were too timid to ask? Something like: “How do you play ‘Magic: The Gathering’?” and “Who’d win in a fight: Malcolm Reynolds or William Adama?” Sure you did, which is why host Mo Fathelab (The Nerdist Theatre at Meltdown Comics, will take that burden off of your shoulders and ask those awesome questions.

And if you like awesomeness, this August’s NERDY SECRETS is THE RAMADAN SPECTACU-ALLAH! Come down to The Nerdist Theatre at Meltdown Comics on TUESDAY, AUGUST 30TH AT 8PM to enjoy an authentic end of Ramadan feast as Mo chat it up with:

  • special guest co-host DC PIERSON (DERRICK Comedy, “Mystery Team”)!
  • KUMAIL NANJIANI (co-host of The Meltdown with Jonah & Kumail, The Indoor Kids; star of “Franklin & Bash”)!
  • MATT SELMAN (Executive Producer/Writer of “The Simpsons”)!
  • AZITA GHANIZADA (Star of the new SyFy hit “Alphas” & the 1st Afghani-American lead of a TV show)!
  • With Nerdy Kid, GIL T. DOMINGUEZ-LETELIER, who’ll give us a rundown of the best and worst films of 2011 (so far).
  • Opening for Nerdy Secrets is the always funny DAN CURRY!

Presented by
$8 in advance, $10 day of show

Get your tickets HERE

Nerdist Theater inside Meltdown Comics
7522 Sunset Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90046