Deborah Thomasian

Quick Dish LA: TONIGHT Celebrate The 1 Year Anniversary of THE MERMAID COMEDY HOUR at iO West

Quick Dish LA: TONIGHT Celebrate The 1 Year Anniversary of THE MERMAID COMEDY HOUR at iO West

The Mermaid Comedy Hour has been showcasing diverse female lineups every month without repetition for an ENTIRE YEAR. No small feat! Come celebrate this laugh-raising show TONIGHT with more fantastic comedians PLUS raffles, goodie bags, drink specials, and a prize for the “Best Mermaid” costume. The lineup for the anniversary is top notch, as always: […]

 Deborah Thomasian

Quick Dish: We Are Thomasse Performing 5.21 at The iO West Mainstage in LA

Quick Dish: We Are Thomasse Performing 5.21 at The iO West Mainstage in LA

If you are completely clueless about who We Are Thomasse are, let me fill you in. The duo are a British-American comedy couple based in Los Angeles and New York. More specifically, they are husband and wife team Nick Afka Thomas (the Brit) and Sarah Ann Masse (The American). Their sketches are hilarious, thought-provoking edibles […]

 Deborah Thomasian

Quick Dish: The Stand-Up Show & Series Launch Party of SEX: A HORROR STORY Happens 2.15 at iO West

Quick Dish: The Stand-Up Show & Series Launch Party of SEX: A HORROR STORY Happens 2.15 at iO West

Hold on to your horses, kids! There’s a new web series coming to town and it’s ready to take the mating game to whole new level. SEX: A Horror Story features alt comedy talents like Alice Wetterlund (HBO’s Silicon Valley), Dave Ross (Good Heroin, Terrified), Brandon Wardell (@midnight, VICE), and other rising-stars. This unscripted “drunk […]

 Deborah Thomasian

Tasty News: iO West Hosts The 4th Annual LA Scripted Comedy Festival March 9th-12th

Tasty News: iO West Hosts The 4th Annual LA Scripted Comedy Festival March 9th-12th

Would life really be complete without some healthy competition? Of course NOT! We’re Americans! We live for this stuff (see American Idol for reference)! Coming to iO West March 9th through the 12th is an event that will feature a bevy of shows on three stages, include celebrity headliners and judges, and offer various comedy […]

 Deborah Thomasian

Video Licks: Food Thieves Get A Taste of McBain’s GLASS FOR SANDWICHES

Video Licks: Food Thieves Get A Taste of McBain’s GLASS FOR SANDWICHES

Hey, I recently heard a story about a woman who was having issues with her lunches going missing at work and the solution turned out to be a ghost chili to catch the culprit screaming for mercy. If you thought that was a great idea watch McBain’s Glass For Sandwiches. (WARNING: Comedy Cake does not […]

 Deborah Thomasian

Quick Dish: McBain Sketch Comedy 12.19 at iO West Theater

Quick Dish: McBain Sketch Comedy 12.19 at iO West Theater

McBain, an iO West house team, will have you wrapped in laughter this holiday season. This weekend, December 19th expect some weird, dark and super funny sketch comedy to drop right in your lap. No, not literally, but you get the picture. While you wait for the most absurd of sketch shows to take over […]

 Deborah Thomasian

Quick Dish: MCBAIN Comedy is After Your Laughter 11.8 at iO West’s Del Close Theater

Quick Dish: MCBAIN Comedy is After Your Laughter 11.8 at iO West’s Del Close Theater

I’ve been informed from the powers that be that the iO West sketch house team McBain (Batman fans, relax) “will blow your butt off with laughter” Sunday, November 8th at the Del Close Theater. You know what that means, you better get that rear in gear and attend this FREE show! McBain performs on the […]

 Deborah Thomasian

Quick Dish: Catch BEER SHARK MICE at iO West Saturday 6.27

Quick Dish: Catch BEER SHARK MICE at iO West Saturday 6.27

Legendary improv group Beer Shark Mice will be gracing the iO West stage this Saturday, June 27th. The team is composed of Neil Flynn (The Middle), Pat Finn (The Middle), Paul Vaillancourt (iO West), Pete Hulne (Anchorman), Mike Coleman (Drunk History), and David Koechner (Anchorman). If you only know the members individually and not as […]

 Deborah Thomasian

Video Licks: ‘Dancing Weiner Street’ is Your Off-Broadway Laugh of the Day

Video Licks: ‘Dancing Weiner Street’ is Your Off-Broadway Laugh of the Day

Yep, you’ll have a serious case of earworm after watching this premier video from the comedy duo, 2 Hot Dogs. Performers at UCB and iO West, Kirby Howell-Baptiste and Natalie Palamides invite you to take a musical romp down to Dancing Weiner Street. It’s weird and strangely hypnotic. It will probably stick with you FOREVER. […]

 Deborah Thomasian

Quick Dish: Check Out The WHEELHOUSE Harold Team Wednesdays at iO West

Quick Dish: Check Out The WHEELHOUSE Harold Team Wednesdays at iO West

What do we need? More Harold improvisation in our lives! Wednesdays at iO West you can now see the Wheelhouse team perform ‘The Harold,’ where a group of improvisers use a single suggestion from the audience to create a bevy of scenes, games and monologues. The Wheelhouse team includes Frank Caeti, Justin Michael Terry, Julia […]