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Quick Dish: HAPPY CONTEST TIME 6.13 at The Improv Comedy Lab

Quick Dish: HAPPY CONTEST TIME 6.13 at The Improv Comedy Lab

East meets west for LA’s only comedy competition with the most critical & esteemed Japanese judges around. We talking about you, T.J.! Aiko Tanaka (Fast and Furious) and Deborah Etta Robinson (Tosh.0) are back with perhaps the greatest HAPPY CONTEST TIME yet. Expect quirky bits, cool sunglasses, SURPRISE giveaways and a SURPRISE judge. Ooooh! Your […]

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Quick Dish: HAPPY CONTEST TIME at The Hollywood Improv SATURDAY 12.19

Quick Dish: HAPPY CONTEST TIME at The Hollywood Improv SATURDAY 12.19

Are action-packed Japanese themed comedy shows your game? Then head out to the Hollywood Improv this Saturday, December 19th for some Happy Contest Time fun. This is one of our favorite shows and you will be kicking yourself if you miss this lineup. You hosts Deborah Etta Robinson and Ever Mainard (subbing for Aiko Tanaka) […]

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Quick Dish: HAPPY CONTEST TIME 11.21 at The Hollywood Improv

Quick Dish: HAPPY CONTEST TIME 11.21 at The Hollywood Improv

By now we’ve properly acquainted you with the comedy sensation known as Happy Contest Time. But for those living under a mossy rock, we will get you up to speed. HAPPY CONTEST TIME or HCT is an high energy Japanese themed comedy show hosted by Deborah Etta Robinson and Aiko Tanaka. Five stand-up comedians display […]

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Video Licks: The ‘Inappropriate Spanish Idioms Hour’ Es Muy Bueno

Video Licks: The ‘Inappropriate Spanish Idioms Hour’ Es Muy Bueno

Did you know that Happy Contest Time producer Christina Thiele moonlights as the Inappropriate Spanish Idioms Hour profesora? Well, now you do! In the first two episodes you learn exactly what not to say to your friends and co-workers (unless, of course, you roll like that). Enjoy! Episode 1: Episode 2: Mentions: Check out the […]

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Quick Dish: DON’T MISS Happy Contest Time’s Last Show at NerdMelt 4.21

Quick Dish: DON’T MISS Happy Contest Time’s Last Show at NerdMelt 4.21

Millions of voices suddenly cried out in terror! Yes folks, Happy Contest Time will be performed at NerdMelt Theatre for the last time April 21st. It was a magical run, but all good things must come to an end. NO! Yes. NOOOO! Stop fighting it. If you’ve never seen the show, this is your chance […]

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Quick Dish: St. Patrick’s Day Celebrate with Happy Contest Time at NerdMelt

Quick Dish: St. Patrick’s Day Celebrate with Happy Contest Time at NerdMelt

At the last Happy Contest Time Scully and Mulder showed up. What could possibly happen this time? Well, it just happens to be St. Patricks Day (Mar 17), so you can only imagine. One thing we do know is Happy Contest Time will be at NerdMelt Showroom offering up the comedy of some fine comedians […]

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Quick Dish: Don’t Miss HAPPY CONTEST TIME at NerdMelt 2.17!

Quick Dish: Don’t Miss HAPPY CONTEST TIME at NerdMelt 2.17!

Tuesday, February 17th it’s time for another installment of the stand-up contest we all love, HAPPY CONTEST TIME! When you are all done with the bad luck of Friday the 13th, the heart jabs of V-Day, and the hangover from President’s Day revive with some mega laughs at HCT. This killer line-up is sure to […]

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Quick Dish: DO NOT Miss Happy Contest Time with Maria Bamford TONIGHT 1.20

Quick Dish: DO NOT Miss Happy Contest Time with Maria Bamford TONIGHT 1.20

If you missed out on the RIOT LA Alternative Comedy Festival you also didn’t see Happy Contest Time with a bevy of fabulous comedians facing judgement by Japanese school girls (plus one otosan). Well don’t fret, kids. TONIGHT (Jan 20) you have another chance to catch this hilarious show with even more amazing participants. On […]

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Quick Dish: Experience Happy Contest Time at RIOT LA 1.17

Quick Dish: Experience Happy Contest Time at RIOT LA 1.17

This show is near and dear to my heart which means I’m bursting with enthusiasm to give you the 411 about it. Happy Contest Time is a live stand-up show where five comedians go head-to-head to be named the “funniest person in the world” under the scrutiny of three very unforgiving Japanese female judges. The […]

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Quick Dish: Snatch Up Your Tickets for the UCB Debut of Happy Contest Time

Quick Dish: Snatch Up Your Tickets for the UCB Debut of Happy Contest Time

Comedy Cake faves and generally stupendous human beings, The Happy Contest Time folks, have an amazing show for you this November. They’ve said “sayonara” to the Three Clubs venue and made the jump into the big lights of UCB Franklin. Comedians will be going head to head to be named the “funniest person in the […]

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