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Breaking down your favorite podcasts, albums, web series and more

 Emily Ann Plizak

Layers: Don’t Miss The Chance To See WE ARE THOMASSE Live

Layers: Don’t Miss The Chance To See WE ARE THOMASSE Live

The sassy married comedy duo, We Are Thomasse, rocked the Second City stage this past Friday night while performing 27 of their original sketches in 45 minutes. Nick Afka Thomas and Sarah Ann Masse are a hilarious British-American couple known for their widely famous online presence, most especially for sketches like Awkward Exes: Britain & […]

 Cody Ziglar

Layers: Michael Palascak’s New Comedy Album is THAT ONE THING You Should Listen to

Layers: Michael Palascak’s New Comedy Album is THAT ONE THING You Should Listen to

Comfortable, casual, & informal; the three words that immediately spring to mind when describing Michael Palascak’s new album That One Thing. With a half-hour Comedy Central Presents, appearances on Conan, The Late Show with David Letterman, The Tonight Show, and The Late Late Show, as well as being a Top 5 finalist on last season’s […]

 Ryan Nelson

Layers: How Robert De Niro Prepared for His Role in “The Comedian”

Layers: How Robert De Niro Prepared for His Role in “The Comedian”

In order to prepare for his role in the upcoming movie, The Comedian, Robert De Niro first partnered with writer and producer Lewis Friedman who wrote jokes for him. However, De Niro found them to be too crude for his sense of humor. Then the movie’s director, Taylor Hackford took De Niro to the long-respected […]

 Emily Ann Plizak

Layers: Find Out If Life’s A Beach in LACHLAN PATTERSON’s New Stand Up Album

Layers: Find Out If Life’s A Beach in LACHLAN PATTERSON’s New Stand Up Album

In his second hilarious album, Live From Venice Beach, LACHLAN PATTERSON relays some of the harsh wisdom he’s garnered over the years to a Venice Ale House audience for a eye-opening hour of stand up. Growing up looked easy when you were younger, but when Patterson gets on stage he points out all of the […]

 Ryan Nelson

Layers: Find Out The Most Anticipated Hollywood Comedies of 2017

Layers: Find Out The Most Anticipated Hollywood Comedies of 2017

You must know by know we’re not really into those end of year lists you see everywhere. What we are into is the feelings we have about future comedies. Kids, the comedy future is bright, so let’s get to the most anticipated comedies of the new year. Here goes! Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men […]

 Emily Ann Plizak

Layers: A Look Back At The 2016 IT SUCKED! Awards at UCB Sunset

Layers: A Look Back At The 2016 IT SUCKED! Awards at UCB Sunset

For most of us, this past year was a real roller coaster ride. It was full of more original content and films with most having a good sprinkle of political banter after a long, interesting presidential campaign. Bringing you the best of the worst of 2016, Upright Citizens Brigade held it’s annual IT SUCKED! Awards […]

 Emily Ann Plizak

Layers: An EPIC Synopsis of Epic Lloyd’s New Musical Comedy Series EPIC STUDIOS

Layers: An EPIC Synopsis of Epic Lloyd’s New Musical Comedy Series EPIC STUDIOS

It was a packed house Thursday night, December 8th, at the Westside Comedy Theater in Santa Monica. The anticipation was high as the audience awaited Lloyd Ahlquist’s newest creation, Epic Studios. Mainly known as EpicLLOYD on social media platforms for his viral videos of Epic Rap Battles, Ahlquist takes on a more narrative approach to […]

 Ryan Nelson

Layers: NETFLIX Remains Comedy Special King With CHAPPELLE Deal

Layers: NETFLIX Remains Comedy Special King With CHAPPELLE Deal

Netflix, one of the biggest names in streaming video, is now becoming one of the go-to spots for some of the biggest names in comedy. Stars in the comedy scene like Dave Chappelle and Chris Rock have inked deals with Netflix that seem bound to pay off. Dave Chappelle, star of Comedy Central’s beloved and […]

 Emily Ann Plizak

Layers: A Deeper Look At The Very First ‘RABBIT HOLE with JAY & RORY’ at NerdMelt Showroom

Layers: A Deeper Look At The Very First ‘RABBIT HOLE with JAY & RORY’ at NerdMelt Showroom

Wednesday nights just got a lot more interesting over at the NerdMelt Showroom at Meltdown Comics. Formerly the stomping ground of The Meltdown with Jonah and Kumail, Jay Larson (Conan, The Late Late Show) and Rory Scovel (Those Who Can’t, Ground Floor) are taking over the weekly 8:30pm slot with their new comedy show, Rabbit […]

 Emily Ann Plizak

LAYERS: MARIA BAMFORD’S “20%” Album Review PLUS Ticket Giveaway Announcement

LAYERS: MARIA BAMFORD’S “20%” Album Review PLUS Ticket Giveaway Announcement

Maria Bamford was the first female comic to have two half-hour specials of Comedy Central Presents. You may also know her work as the character DeBrie Bardeaux on Arrested Development, her recurring roles as Principal Thomas on ABC’s Fresh Off The Boat and a version of herself on Louis; plus, her Netflix series Lady Dynamite. […]

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