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This Week at NerdMelt Showroom: Horrible Movie Night, Sleight of Mouth, 140 Characters, and More!

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Dear stores, restaurants, cafes, etc., we get it, it’s October, you have pumpkin in stuff. Congratulations. Can we move on with something non-pumpkin already? What? We can? Great! How does this sound?: Here is a fantastic week of shows at the NerdMelt Showroom at Meltdown Comics in Los Angeles, all without pumpkin spice added.*

*We cannot 100% guarantee that there will be no pumpkin spice at this week’s shows…because, well, you know, pumpkin spice stuff is pretty great, right?!?!?

October 12th 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 (Booze Cruise, Nerdist) and guest comedians Jay Larson and Jim Hamilton will present 1995’s Voodoo, starring Corey Feldman and Jack Nance (Twin Peaks, Eraserhead). Corey plays Andy, who wants to be closer to his girlfriend when she enrolls in college, so he joins a very strange fraternity on campus.  A lot of dead bodies later, it seems his frat brothers are up to some occult shenanigans, and may not be — well, alive.

Ages 16+

$8 in advance, $10 at the door.

October 14th 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.


October 15th at 7pm it’s Sleight of Mouth with Justin Willman!

It’s a late night-style talk show, hosted by magician Justin Willman (Food Network’s Cupcake Wars, The Nerdist Channel), in the back of a comic book store. Enough said!

For ages 16 and over!

With special guests Eric AndreTodd RobbinsAndy Clockwise, and Eric Schwartz (aka Smooth E).

$8 in advance, $10 at the door.

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

Competitive Erotic Fan Fiction is a comedy show and Nerdist podcast founded in Seattle, created and 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 sexy stuff by Rory ScovelAndres DubouchetEmily Maya MillsDave StoneIan KarmelMike O’ConnellMike BridensteinTony Sam, and Gaby Dunn.

$8 in advance, $10 at the door

October 16th 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 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.

This week, Jonah and Kumail welcome Nick Swardson, Joe DeRosaNoah GarfinkelBrian BabylonMaria Bamford… and a surprise or two….


October 17th at 7:30pm it’s 140 Characters: A solo “show” by @colestratton!

Twitter. It’s not going anywhere. Everyone is getting on it, whether you like it or not. Cole Stratton (co-host of the Pop My Culture Podcast and co-founder of SF Sketchfest, the San Francisco Comedy Festival) takes you on a whirlwind journey through cyberspace as he embodies 140 characters through their fictitious Twitter accounts in under an hour. So open up your mind portal as he direct messages you his goofy brand of random comedy. With special guest Steve Agee!

$8 in advance, $10 at the door.

October 17th at 9pm it’s Baby Talk with Dan Levy!

Brand 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 their mind so Dan can find out what he’s in for. Featuring Neal BrennanChelsea Peretti, and a surprise guest!

$8 in advance, $10 at the door.

October 18th at 9pm it’s HelloGiggles: After Dark! is once again bringing their unique, quirky web presence to the stage with Hellogiggles After Dark at the Nerdmelt Showroom. Where things go from PG-13 to Rated D for Dark.

Come see your favorite comedians doing what they do best – stand up, sketch, characters…  anything. LITERALLY ANYTHING COULD HAPPEN! Featuring Nate CraigWill WeldonCorey Podell and Courtney ParousoRhea ButcherJake WeismanJade Cata PrettaSean O Connor, and Dress Up Gang. With your host Melissa Stephens!

$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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Tommy Wiseau and Greg Sestero in THE DARK KNIGHT Interrogation Scene


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