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This Week at NerdMelt Showroom: Booze Cruise, Tinkle Twins, Horrible Movie Night, and more!

NerdMelt Showroom

Come get your laugh on! The NerdMelt Showroom at Meltdown Comics in Los Angeles has one heck of a week planned and lots of laughs coming with shows like Booze Cruise, Tinkle Twins, Horrible Movie Night, and more. And of course there’s The Meltdown with Jonah and Kumail. You’re right, you should probably just go to every single show. Good plan!

April 12th at 8:30pm it’s Booze Cruise – The Blunt for Red October!

Booze Cruise NerdMelt Showroom

All Hams On Deck! Come sail the high seas as a passenger on BOOZE CRUISE! Ken Shultz (Brad Gage of Family Sandwich, SketchMelt, AFV XD) hosts the ship’s comedy variety show hour featuring an eclectic drunken meld of stand-up, sketch, music and more! This month join Ian KarmelRandy LiedtkeMo WelchBrandon Wardell, and more as they search through the waters of Jamaica for the the rare kush strain…Red October. Written and Produced by NerdMelt’s own Aaron H. BakerBrad GageDanielle N. KramerEric Lombart, Drew Spears.


April 13th at 5pm it’s Nerdist Writer’s Panel!

Nerdist Writers Panel NerdMelt Showroom

The Nerdist Writers Panel series is an informal chat moderated by Ben Blacker (co-creator of The Thrilling Adventure Hour; writer for Supah Ninjas, Supernatural, among others) with professional writers about the process and business of writing. Covering TV, film, comic books, music, novels, and any other kind of writing about which you care to hear. With NWP‘s Ben Blacker and Scriptnotes’ John August, and Craig Mazin,  all things writing and business-of-writing will be discussed! Your questions answered! MORE!

The line-up is subject to change. And as always, a portion of the proceeds from the live panels benefit 826LA, a non-profit organization based in Los Angeles that supports students ages 6-18 with their creative and expository writing skills.

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April 14th at 5pm it’s Nerdist Open Mic!

nerdmeltopenmic NerdMelt Showroom

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.


April 15th at 7pm it’s Writer’s Guild Foundation Presents Genre Smash!

The hard part of putting on an event featuring uber-mega-macro-mega-prolific TV and web writer Jane Espenson is that it’s hard to figure out what to focus on. Should we talk about her beginnings on Buffy The Vampire Slayer, where she wrote some of the most re-watchable episodes ever? Or Husbands, the insanely popular and timely webseries she co-created, which was the first webseries ever reviewed by The New Yorker? Or Once Upon a Time, which pulls consistently great ratings with its modern take on fairy tales? Or her work on Battlestar Galactica or Torchwood or that one episode of Game of Thrones she wrote or the cool Jane Austen-y episode of Firefly she wrote or her incredible reputation as a blogger or her valuable work on the metaphorical understanding of event structure in the English language alongside world-renowned cognitive linguist George Lakoff? It’s all of the above. It’s April 15. It’s Genre Smash.


April 15th at 9pm it’s Competitive Erotic Fan Fiction!

Competitive Erotic Fan Fiction is a comedy show and Nerdist podcast founded in Seattle, created & hosted by Bryan Cook. Each event features 10 comics, writing and performing Erotic Fan Fiction pieces, based on their whims or audience suggestions. It’s really stupid. Featuring Andres Du BouchetEliza SkinnerMatt McCarthyIan KarmelMatt KirshenMatt KnudsenAndrew OrvedahlAlice WetterlundLisa Best, and Chris Thayer.

$8 in advance, $10 at the door.

April 16th at 8:30pm it’s The Meltdown with Jonah and Kumail!

Meltdown NerdMelt Showroom

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 LA 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. Featuring Brooks Whelan, Emily Maya Mills, Tommy Johnagin, Andres du Bouchet, Whitmer Thomas, Doug Benson… and a special guest.


April 17th at 9pm it’s The Tinkle Twins!

Hosted by Dana Gould and Arden Myrin, The Tinkle Twins! is a monthly variety show that features comedy from LA’s top comics, with the occasional magician or musician thrown in to keep things Tinkletastic! Featuring special Tinkle guests James AdomianJC CoccoliRon FunchesCameron Esposito, and Christina Pazsitzky.

$8 in advance, $10 at the door.

April 18th at 9pm it’s Horrible Movie Night!

Shout at the movies! We screen the worst films you’ve never seen, and invite YOU to roast them — the best one-liners of the night will win prizes. If you like MST3K and RiffTrax, this is your scene! Your hosts for the evening, John Mathot (Disney’s Phineas & Ferb) and Aaron H. Baker (Nerdist, Booze Cruise), will present 1989’s Laser Mission, starring the late great Brandon Lee! In this flick, Lee plays a mercenary sent by the CIA to seize a laser expert in Cuba. But the KGB is on his ass! Oh, crap! There’ll be great stand-up comedy, and also FREE POPCORN! Zap on down to the show!

$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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