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This Week at NerdMelt Showroom: Stonecutters LA, Smartest Man in the World, Humor Code, and more!

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Hope everyone had a great holiday break because… guess what, break is over and it is back to the business of awesome shows at NerdMelt Showroom at Meltdown Comics in Los Angeles. This week we kick off 2014 with Stonecutters LA, and then keep things rolling with shows like Smartest Man in the World with Greg Proops, Humor Code, and more!

January 4th at 4pm it’s Stonecutters L.A.!

Fans of The Simpsons: come on down to NerdMelt Showroom every 1st Saturday of the month to answer two rounds of trivia questions with your fellow Springfield residents for a chance to win some sort of prize — which may be edible or inedible! Expect special guests to drop in and screenings of everyone favorite episodes! Hosted by NerdMelt’s own Kyle Clark and John Ungaro.


January 4th at 7pm it’s Baby Talk!

New father Dan Levy and two comedian friends work out new material, then sit down with a child between the ages of 5-12 years old in hopes of getting into his or her mind so Dan can find out what he’s in for. Featuring Iliza Shlesinger, Kelly Oxford, Sean O’Connor, and a small kid.

$8 in advance, $10 at the door.

January 4th at 9pm it’s Guy Branum presents Talk Show: The Game Show!

Beloved comedian Guy Branum hosts the ultimate test of banter in a thrilling combination of America’s two least respected television formats. Three guests face off to prove who’s the best talk show guest by plugging, name-dropping, and anecdoting their way to victory.

With special guests Shelby Fero, Drew Droege, and Julian McColough!

$8 in advance, $10 at the door.

January 5th at 8pm it’s Harmontown!

What is Harmontown? It’s awesome. It’s unique. It’s one of a kind. It’s something only Dan Harmon (creator of Community and the  Rick and Morty) and Jeff B. Davis (Whose Line is it Anyway) can do. It’s a different show every time and it’s every week. Lucky us! Playing Dungeons and Dragons? It’s happened. Dan Harmon freestyle rapping? Yup, that too. Calling Chevy Chase from stage? Happened…more than once. A celebrity guest? Allison Brie, Donald Glover, and Gillian Jacobs among others have all stopped in. Getting super personal with an intimate audience? Always. It’s Harmontown. It’s awesome. It’s unique. Don’t miss a single week.


January 6th at 7pm it’s Nerdist Open Mic!

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Come watch Kyle Clark and John Ungaro host this comedy free-for-all. You’ll see brand new comics, comics you know and love trying out new material, and the magic that is live comedy.


January 7th at 8pm it’s Greg Proops Is the Smartest Man In the World Proopcast!

It’s just Greg Proops and you. There’s no fanfare. Proops takes center stage at a small table and chair setup with a single microphone. Then he’s off on an hour of great conversation that flies by at a breakneck clip. He crams the feeling of a great two-way conversation into the lecture-style format of a one-way conversation.

Part professor, part crazed comedian, Proops forms the show around his talent and passions. The show flows like a love letter to tangents. The Proopcast has been to Australia, New Zealand, Montreal, London, Edinburgh, Austin, Cleveland, San Francisco, and off the coast of St. Martin in the Caribbean all in one year. Now you must fall.

Be there and experience joy for once in your life. Download for free at:


January 8th at 8:30pm it’s The Meltdown with Jonah and Kumail!

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Jonah Ray and Kumail Nanjiani helm the good ship Meltdown every single Wednesday, to host the show that’s been named one of the best live shows in L.A. by LA Weekly, Splitsider, and more. At The Meltdown with Jonah and Kumail, you’ll see some of the biggest comics, up and coming acts just before they get famous, and as always, surprise drop-ins that will knock your socks off.

In our first show of 2014, Jonah and Kumail welcome the wonders of Brett GelmanWil AndersonTodd GlassAaron WeaverLiza Treyger, and a very special guest we can’t name….


January 9th at 9pm it’s This Show Is Your Show with Matt and Moses!

This show is more than a show. It’s your show. Matt Bennett (Victorious, The Virginity Hit) and Moses Storm presents a night featuring Matt, Moses and friends, and even some special guests, for an hour of standup, sketch, music, interviews, and more.

With special guests: Pete HolmesZack PearlmanHunter CopeAsif Ali, and more!

$8 in advance, $10 at the door.

January 10th at 8pm it’s The Humor Code!

Join us for an evening of debate on the science of funny. Pete McGraw is a professor of behavioral science at CU Boulder and Joel Warner is a journalist; Together, they’ve been traveling the world exploring why, scientifically, people find things funny. Since humor research is a bit of a scientific backwater, a lot of their findings are pretty new and controversial. Panelists will be announced soon!

$8 in advance, $10 at the door.

Thank you all so much for your continued support of the showroom. Follow us on Twitter and track us on our blog for more info about any of these shows!

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