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

 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 […]

 Steven Ray Morris

Layers: Five Favorite New Comedy Podcasts Of 2015

Layers: Five Favorite New Comedy Podcasts Of 2015

I discovered podcasts a few years ago due to my then burgeoning obsession with stand-up comedy. Podcasts allowed me to continue listening to my favorite stand-ups gab about life, love, politics, and pop culture for hours on end and even now most of my favorite podcasts (Slumber Party with Alie & Georgia, Terrified with Dave […]

 Sarah Dopson

Layers: An Evening of Quality…and Notions!

Layers: An Evening of Quality…and Notions!

Calling all those who thirst for seemingly useless, but actually useful knowledge! And, they all apparently got the memo. The Virgil was packed (NO three feet of personal space here!) to watch Jaqueline Novak and friends on an October evening. This gothy, classy grotto without water was hot and sticky like a Deep South summer […]

 Sarah Dopson

Layers: THE BEST FRIENDS SHOW Yields a Comic’s Best Comedy

Layers: THE BEST FRIENDS SHOW Yields a Comic’s Best Comedy

Did you ever notice how much funnier you are around your friends – meaning the ones who WILL tell you that your joke missed the mark? Well, comedians and best friends Kim Seltzer and Aliya Kamalova took that concept to the stage. The Best Friends Show, at Nerdmelt, is essentially just that – each comedian […]

 Steven Ray Morris

Layers: At LUCK OF THE DRAW We’re All Winners

Layers: At LUCK OF THE DRAW We’re All Winners

I attended Luck Of The Draw, a brand new show at NerdMelt, on Saturday night. Hosted by comedian Caitlin Durante (freshly minted Program Director of the NerdMelt Showroom) and comedian Matt Donaher, this new show has a digestible hook: audience members draw suggestions at random from a hat and the comedians must integrate whatever’s on […]

 Sarah Dopson

Layers: Picture This! Show – Bojacking Hilarious

Layers: Picture This! Show – Bojacking Hilarious

This was honestly one of my favorite shows ever! If you haven’t been to a PICTURE THIS! show, I highly recommend that you get to one, now. For those of you who’ve never been, Picture This! is a series of live shows, featuring live comedians paired with illustrators. And, this girl was lucky enough to […]

 CakeMama

Layers: “The Bitch Seat” is A Show-And-Tell Feast For The Soul

Layers: “The Bitch Seat” is A Show-And-Tell Feast For The Soul

When I first received an invite to see a show called The Bitch Seat I must confess I was ever so slightly intimidated by the name. Sure I knew it was a comedy show featuring comedians presenting items from their adolescent past on stage. I was even aware it was taking place within the nurturing […]

 Sarah Dopson

Layers: ‘Neil Hamburger LIVE’ Yields Lots of Gourmet Comedic Cheese

Layers: ‘Neil Hamburger LIVE’ Yields Lots of Gourmet Comedic Cheese

Where do I even start on this one? My night at The Satellite Theater began with walking down Silver Lake Blvd., GPS in hand, then looking up to see it was the last thing I needed to find Neil Hamburger Live. With my earbuds blaring something I’m probably ashamed to say I even listen to, […]

 Sarah Dopson

Layers: SURPRISE Comedy Yields An UnSurprisingly Good Time

Layers: SURPRISE Comedy Yields An UnSurprisingly Good Time

Let’s face it; L.A.’s comedy scene can be one-in-the-same sometimes – You get the Facebook invite. You might get a comp. And, you stand in line at a theater, until showtime, where you sit stiffly until your friend goes on stage. Then, you try to remember a “favorite joke” from the show, to prove you […]