Steven Ray Morris

Layers: THE BEST FRIENDS SHOW Celebrates One Year Of Low-Key Friends Forever

Layers: THE BEST FRIENDS SHOW Celebrates One Year Of Low-Key Friends Forever

The Best Friends Show asserts, “Comedians are never as funny on stage as when they are with their friends.” Celebrating their one-year anniversary on May 21st, the monthly show revolves around this bold claim getting the best stand-up comedians and performers in Los Angeles to bring a friend on stage and tell stories together. Comedians […]

 Steven Ray Morris

Icing: LAURIE KILMARTIN On Why She Can’t Wait To Talk About Her Dumb Life

Icing: LAURIE KILMARTIN On Why She Can’t Wait To Talk About Her Dumb Life

LAURIE KILMARTIN is a firebrand, and charming as all hell. A veteran of the comedy scene, she started performing in San Francisco before moving to New York City. She’s been a finalist on NBC’S Last Comic Standing, she wrote a book about being a ‘Shitty Mom’ in 2012, and she live-tweeted her father’s passing in […]

 Steven Ray Morris

Icing: EMILY MAYA MILLS Talks ‘By A Thread’ And Going Full Kanye

Icing: EMILY MAYA MILLS Talks ‘By A Thread’ And Going Full Kanye

Comedian Emily Maya Mills makes stand-up look effortless. Her style has a deceptive genial quality that bites when you least expect it. Like a blow dart filled with wily truth bombs and simmering self-deprecation, you’re laughing at her jokes before you even realized what’s happened. There are comedians that make you laugh from your head […]

 Steven Ray Morris

Layers: Josh Gondelman Is A Sensible Superhero On PHYSICAL WHISPER

Layers: Josh Gondelman Is A Sensible Superhero On PHYSICAL WHISPER

Josh Gondelman is a very empathetic New York-based comedian and Physical Whisper is his sophomore stand-up record. Famous for co-creating the Modern Seinfield Twitter account and current writer on Last Week tonight With John Oliver, Gondelman’s nervous charm makes his humor relatable and funny for everyone. Many of the highlights off Physical Whisper come from […]

 Steven Ray Morris

Quick Dish: Navigate The Treacherous Waters Of Nostalgia With RETRO RAD At NerdMelt 03.11

Quick Dish: Navigate The Treacherous Waters Of Nostalgia With RETRO RAD At NerdMelt 03.11

Comedians Caitlin Durante (Laughs, Women in Comedy Festival) and Kyle Clark (The Nerdist and This Is Rad! podcasts) welcome you to a brand new show at NerdMelt and it’s called RETRO RAD happening March 11th at 9pm. They’ll wade the treacherous waters of nostalgia taking a look at some of the darker corners of 80s […]

 Steven Ray Morris

Quick Dish: New Comedy Show PARTY IN THE BACK Ushers In Spring 03.09 In Echo Park

Quick Dish: New Comedy Show PARTY IN THE BACK Ushers In Spring 03.09 In Echo Park

If you’re going to check out a new show this week, Party In The Back is your ticket. Located in the back patio of The New California Barbershop, the show is hosted by the very funny Kate Willett, Trevor Hill, and Casey Ley bringing you new faces and local favorites every week. Did I mention […]

 Steven Ray Morris

Quick Dish: EVER MAINARD Will Encourage You To Stay Hydrated At NerdMelt on 03.08

Quick Dish: EVER MAINARD Will Encourage You To Stay Hydrated At NerdMelt on 03.08

Spend your Tuesday night with EVER MAINARD at NerdMelt and watch as she will instantly win you over with her wit, charm, and infectious enthusiasm. She’s traveled all across the country performing and she also co-hosts her own storytelling show here in LA called The Last Book Review. However, on March 8th she will do […]

 Steven Ray Morris

Quick Dish: The Freaks, Nerds, & Romantics – TERRIFIED Podcast Says Goodbye At NerdMelt 2.29

Quick Dish: The Freaks, Nerds, & Romantics – TERRIFIED Podcast Says Goodbye At NerdMelt 2.29

Comedian Dave Ross and Anna Seregina’s podcast Terrified is over. The podcast about feelings is celebrating their over two-year run with a final live episode at the NerdMelt Showroom in the back of Meltdown Comics on Monday, February 29th at 9pm. They are inviting a select few of their friends and fellow comedians onstage to […]

 Steven Ray Morris

Layers: Comedians Provide Life Lessons With ADAM RUINS EVERYTHING LIVE at Riot LA

Layers: Comedians Provide Life Lessons With ADAM RUINS EVERYTHING LIVE at Riot LA

Dapper Comedian Adam Conover hosts the acclaimed TruTV series Adam Ruins Everything. Part Bill Nye, part MythBusters, Conover dismisses with glee many of the misconceptions people have about society and the world we live in including topics such as canned food donations, voting, and even death, to name a few. I assumed Conover would lay […]

 Steven Ray Morris

Layers: 7 MINUTES IN PURGATORY Puts Comedians In The Experiential Void

Layers: 7 MINUTES IN PURGATORY Puts Comedians In The Experiential Void

7 Minutes In Purgatory (hosted by comedian Ian Abramson) kicked off my Riot LA Festival weekend on a surreal and compelling note. The setup is this, comedians are locked in a room and must tell jokes to a live audience via a camera. At the Downtown Independent, stand-ups appeared ginormous and larger than life as […]

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