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Keep Warm This Week at NerdMelt!

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Winter storms be damned, make it out to LA's best comedy joint this month!

December 13 at 7pm - CAN I KICK IT?

Mystery Science Theater meets Biz Markie.

There is nothing better than kickin' it with friends, reminiscing and watching videos. CAN I KICK IT? invites fans of hip hop and people new to the genre to be part of a hilarious new take on an old school era: hip hop from the 70’s - early 90’s. Al Jackson and a panel of comedians/entertainers/rappers give comedic commentary to some of our favorite videos in front of a LIVE audience. 

Hosted by: Al Jackson (Comedy Central Presents, Legit, Last Comic Standing)

-Moshe Kasher (Chelsea Lately, @midnight, Conan)

-Rob Christensen (Adam Devine's House Party, Last Comic Standing, Gotham Comedy Live)

+DJ Josh Spoon before the show!

$8 in advance/$10 at the door

December 13 at 9pm - Horrible Movie Night

Shout at the movies! We screen the worst films you've never seen, and invite YOU to roast them -- the best one-liners of the night will win prizes.  If you like MST3K and RiffTrax, this is your scene!

Your hosts for the evening, JOHN MATHOT (Disney's Phineas & Ferb) and SUSAN WRIGHT (The Because Show podcast) will present a bizarre holiday chestnut, 1971's "THE CHRISTMAS MARTIAN"!  A badly-dubbed wonder, the film concerns a snowbound French-Canadian town visited by an oddball Martian.  He makes friends with two kids, and frightens the rest of the town, who then want to destroy him.  Can the kids protect their new alien friend?

Come all ye faithful bad movie fans!  We'll have great stand-up comedy, prizes, and FREE POPCORN!  Buy your tickets in advance at a discounted price!

Jingle all the way to the theater, and join us for the show!

$8 in advance, $10 at the door

December 14 at 8pm - Harmontown

What is Harmontown? It's awesome. It's unique. It's one of a kind. It's something only Dan Harmon (creator of Community and the upcoming Rick and Morty) and Jeff B. Davis (Whose Line is it Anyway) can do. It's a different show every time and it's every week. Lucky us! 

Playing Dungeons and Dragons? It's happened. Dan Harmon freestyle rapping? Yup, that too. Calling Chevy Chase from stage? Happened...more than once. A celebrity guest? Allison Brie, Donald Glover, and Gillian Jacobs among others have all stopped in. Getting super personal with an intimate audience? Always. It's Harmontown. It's awesome. It's unique. Don't miss a single week. 

Subscribe to Harmontown on iTunes today!

$10

December 15 at 5pm - Nerdist Open Mic

Come watch Kyle Clark and John Ungaro host this comedy free-for-all. You’ll see brand new comics, comics you know and love trying out new material, and the magic that is live comedy.

FREE

December 16 at 7pm - WGF Genre Smash

Writer’s Guild Foundation presents GENRE SMASH! Oh. You ain’t heard o’ David Fury? Fella writes programs for the television. Folks say he’s called David Fury ’cause he writes with a fury what can’t be matched even by the devil’s own boiler furnace.

What’s he write, you ask? Oh, only some o’ the biggest ‘n watched-est programs o’ the last couple decades. Like that vampire slayer program, and the one spun off it. Or the one about that fella only has 24 hours to stop a buncha terrorists. Or that one where all them folks got lost on that island with the polar bears and weird numbers and whatnot.

They say one year he wrote so much that his copy o’ Final Draft caught fire right there on his computer. ‘Nother time he typed so fast th’ other folks in the writers room start hearin’ these pop-pop-pop noises comin’ from his fingers – lil’ bite-size sonic booms is what they was. Yep, when it comes to churnin’ out the credits, that Fury fella’s got a locomotive engine in his belly.

He’ll be on th’ NerdMelt Showroom stage with us ’round holiday time, so a ticket to hear him cogitat an’ allocute about his career might just be the perfect gift.

December 17 at 8:30pm - The Meltdown with Jonah and Kumail

Jonah Ray and Kumail Nanjiani helm the good ship Meltdown every single Wednesday, to host the show that's been named one of the best live shows in LA by LA Weekly, Splitsider, and more. At The Meltdown with Jonah and Kumail, you'll see some of the biggest comics, up and coming acts just before they get famous, and as always, surprise drop-ins that will knock your socks off.

$8

December 18 at 7pm - Proopcast

It's just Greg Proops and you. There's no fan fare. Proops takes center stage at small table and chair setup with a single microphone. Then he's off. An hour of great conversation that flies by at a breakneck clip. He crams the feeling of a great two-way conversation into the lecture-style format of a one-way conversation. 

Part professorial, part crazed comedian, Proops forms the show around his talent and passions. The show flows like a love letter to tangents. The Proopcast has been to Australia, New Zealand, Montreal, London, Edinburgh, Austin, Cleveland, San Francisco and off the coast of St. Martin in the Caribbean all in one year. Now you must fall. 

Be there and experience joy for once in your life. 

Download for free at: Proopcast.com

$10

December 18 at 9pm - RISK!

RISK! is a live show and podcast “where people tell true stories they never thought they’d dare to share in public,” started by Kevin Allison of the legendary TV sketch comedy troupe The State. 

The award-winning live show happens monthly in New York and Los Angeles. Rolling Stone Magazine featured it on their list of "25 Best Comedy Podcasts In The Country" and Slate.com called it “jaw-dropping, hysterically funny, and just plain touching.”

Awesome lineup to be announced!

Hosted by Beowulf Jones ("The Andy Dick Incident", LA RIOT Festival, Nerdist)!

$8 in advance, $10 at the door

December 19 at 7pm - All Things Comedy with Bill Burr and Al Madrigal

All Things Comedy presents live at NerdMelt with Ryan Sickler, Josh Wolf, Erin Foley and Steve Simeone!

Tickets are $10!

The All Things Comedy Podcast Hosted by Bill Burr and Al Madrigal every month live from NerdMelt in Hollywood. Streamed LIVE on https://www.tubestart.com/projects/atc/5494, they have special, amazing guests!

December 19 at 9pm - Guy Branum Presents Talk Show: The Game Show

The single most electrifying night in live variety entertainment in Los Angeles reaches the glorious pinnacle of its year. The top victors of GUY BRANUM's long-running competitive talk show will vie to determine who the single greatest talk show guest for the year of 2014 is. With guests JAMES ADOMIAN (@midnight) & ARDEN MYRIN (Chelsea Lately) and judges KAREN KILGARIFF (The Drew Carey Show) and CASEY SCHREINER (Attack of the Show).

Tickets are $8 in advance, $10 at the door

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