Apr 132010
 

COMEDY AT MELTDOWN COMICS. Attention all geniuses NOT going to  COACHELLA. This show is a far better  substitute than standing in the  heat around a bunch of assholes. Come  and hang out, should be a lot of  fun.  We got pick of the week in the LA WEEKLY:   http://www.laweekly.com/events/jonah-rays-meltdown-905773/  Here’s the  line up: HUGH MOORE: Hugh Moore is one of the hardest working comics  around right  now. You would never think by watching him though. His  laid back style  is juxtaposed against an onslaught of great joke after  great joke. A  writer for the short lived CHOCOLATE NEWS is a comics  comic. Always  generating new material that seems as honed and perfected  as anything  he’s been doing for years. You will see him and be blown  away, I  guarantee.  MARY LYNN RAJSKUB:   Mary Lynn is best known for  her role in FOX’S show  “24” starring Kiefer Sutherland. But she’s been a  personal favorite of  mine as a comic ever since her days on HBO’s MR.  SHOW with Bob and  David. Never one to say a joke and mean it, Mary Lynn  takes you on a  weird path down a street yer not quite sure exists. You  go along with  her, you think to yerself “fuck it, wherever she takes  me I’m sure it’ll  be awesome.” And it’s true.  LAURA KIGHTLINGER:    A  legendary stand up comic. A former SNL cast  member and the Creator/Star  of her own show on IFC (The Minor  Accomplishments of Jackie Woodman.)  Laura Kightlinger is a mainstay. I’d  say that I’ve been a fan since I  was a kid but that would just upset  her. Taking self deprecation and  self medication to a heightened level  of art, Laura has a timeless  sensibility that doesn’t age…just like  her.  STEVE AGEE:   Part of one  of the best comedic ensembles on TV (the Sarah  Silverman Programme)  Steve has a lot going for him these days. But  don’t tell him that. You  see, Steve is one of the happiest curmudgeons  you’ll ever meet. And  that’s what makes me such a huge fan of his. More  than anybody I know,  Steve is constantly convinced he is about to die.  So, he will come onto  stage in his monthly conversation with me about  his hobbies that  include: Death Notes, Self Help Tapes, Constantly  Getting Sick, and  Being single at 40 years old  DANA GOULD:  Mother Fucking DANA GOULD. I  would use the term  “powerhouse” if I was the type to use such a term.  But it’s the only  thing I can think of to describe seeing this former  writer/producer of  the SIMPSONS perform. No matter how long he performs  it never seems like  enough. If you’ve never seen him perform then stop  missing out and do  your self a favor by watching him.  If that wasn’t  enough, there will be other surprises throughout the  show. Including a  performance from comedic musician ELI BRADEN. And  a  sketch by Marley  Halpern-Glaser and Elisha Yaffe.  And to top it off: Free beer, The  Crepe’in Around (crepe truck), and  comic books.  

COMEDY AT MELTDOWN COMICS.

Attention all geniuses NOT going to COACHELLA. This show is a far better substitute than standing in the heat around a bunch of assholes. Come and hang out, should be a lot of fun.

We got pick of the week in the LA WEEKLY: http://www.laweekly.com/events/jonah-rays-meltdown-905773/

Here’s the line up:

HUGH MOORE: Hugh Moore is one of the hardest working comics around right now. You would never think by watching him though. His laid back style is juxtaposed against an onslaught of great joke after great joke. A writer for the short lived CHOCOLATE NEWS is a comics comic. Always generating new material that seems as honed and perfected as anything he’s been doing for years. You will see him and be blown away, I guarantee.

MARY LYNN RAJSKUB: Mary Lynn is best known for her role in FOX’S show “24” starring Kiefer Sutherland. But she’s been a personal favorite of mine as a comic ever since her days on HBO’s MR. SHOW with Bob and David. Never one to say a joke and mean it, Mary Lynn takes you on a weird path down a street yer not quite sure exists. You go along with her, you think to yerself “fuck it, wherever she takes me I’m sure it’ll be awesome.” And it’s true.

LAURA KIGHTLINGER: A legendary stand up comic. A former SNL cast member and the Creator/Star of her own show on IFC (The Minor Accomplishments of Jackie Woodman.) Laura Kightlinger is a mainstay. I’d say that I’ve been a fan since I was a kid but that would just upset her. Taking self deprecation and self medication to a heightened level of art, Laura has a timeless sensibility that doesn’t age…just like her.

STEVE AGEE: Part of one of the best comedic ensembles on TV (the Sarah Silverman Programme) Steve has a lot going for him these days. But don’t tell him that. You see, Steve is one of the happiest curmudgeons you’ll ever meet. And that’s what makes me such a huge fan of his. More than anybody I know, Steve is constantly convinced he is about to die. So, he will come onto stage in his monthly conversation with me about his hobbies that include: Death Notes, Self Help Tapes, Constantly Getting Sick, and Being single at 40 years old.

DANA GOULD: Mother Fucking DANA GOULD. I would use the term “powerhouse” if I was the type to use such a term. But it’s the only thing I can think of to describe seeing this former writer/producer of the SIMPSONS perform. No matter how long he performs it never seems like enough. If you’ve never seen him perform then stop missing out and do your self a favor by watching him.

If that wasn’t enough, there will be other surprises throughout the show. Including a performance from comedic musician ELI BRADEN. And  a sketch by Marley Halpern-Glaser and Elisha Yaffe.

And to top it off: Free beer, The Crepe’in Around (crepe truck), and comic books.

jonah ray is UNFUCKWITHABLE.

Apr 122010
 

It’s Jonah Ray’s MELTDOWN!

With:

Dana Gould, Laura Kightlinger, Mary Lynn Rajskub, Hugh Moore and Steve Agee!

Friday, April 16th at 8PM

Meltdown Comics

7522 Sunset Blvd

Los Angeles, CA 90046

(map)



via:LA WEEKLY
THE MELT GOES ON
By Nicole Campos

Few local comedy shows in recent years have been as consistently excellent and almost unfeasibly fun as Meltdown Comics’ monthly Friday-night lineup in the shop’s back-gallery space. The “Comedy Meltdown” banner took a breather a few months back when original booker Linda Pine moved on to pursue other projects, but new host/organizer (and damn funny stand-up in his own right) Jonah Ray has grabbed the reins and hit the ground running. This week’s second installment of the revamped show, now called Jonah Ray’s Meltdown , boasts a mighty lineup, with Dana Gould, Mary-Lynn Rajskub, Laura Kightlinger, Hugh Moore and Steve Agee. Outstanding comedy, brought to you in an intimate space for a measly $8 cover that includes free beer, plus the chance to get your geeky shopping in before the show? What more could you possibly ask for in a night out?! Maybe some food? — covered. A surprise food truck will stop by for tasty vittles delivery. Rad.

Parked in-front serving tasty crepes

Mar 252010
 


Via: LA WEEKLY: The Good Exchange – Meltdown Comics – Los Angeles – Events.

The Good Exchange

Sat., March 27, 3:00pm-8:00pm

TUNE IN, SELL OUT, MELT DOWN

By Nicole Campos
As the kids today might be prone to say, Meltdown Comics is made of so much WIN. The venerable comics outlet on Sunset Boulevard has made a name not only for its superb inventory but also its thriving sense of community, attracting geeks of all ages with in-store appearances, terrific art and comedy shows, and this weekend a wonderful event in conjunction with Otis College of Art and Design titled The Good Exchange. Drop by Chez Melt this Saturday for the culmination of a three-stage project by the college’s illustration department. Students will be on hand to swap, exchange and sell their artworks and promote “community, conversation, creativity and commerce.” (If you’re looking to score an early meister werk by the next John Cassaday or Alex Ross, be sure to bring cash, since it’s preferred.)
The Good Exchange

Sat., March 27, 3:00pm-8:00pm

Meltdown Comics
7522 Sunset Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90046 (map)

1.323.851.7223