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This Week at NerdMelt Showroom: Horrible Movie Night, What’s New, Seems Legit, and more!

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Love and laughs are in the air this week at NerdMelt Showroom at Meltdown Comics in Los Angeles! There are more Comedy Central tapings of The Meltdown with Jonah and Kumail, Horrible Movie Night is back, Red Bastard is paying us a visit, Seems Legit is having a show and throwing a free after party, and more. It’s going to be a great week!

February 8th 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), Susan Wright (The Because Show podcast), and special guest co-host Jay Thomas (Sirius XM’s The Jay Thomas Show, Murphy Brown, Cheers) will present 1984’s C.H.U.D.!  Strange and scary things are going down under the streets of New York City —  the homeless population is being mutated into cannibalistic monsters!  A photographer and the director of a homeless shelter must dig through nuclear waste and flame throwers to defeat them.

There’ll be comedy from Ryan Singer (10 Best Comedians to watch in 2014 by LA Weekly), and also FREE POPCORN!  Avoid the subway, and come on out to the show!  Ages 16+

$8 in advance, $10 at the door.

February 9th at 5pm it’s Nerdist Writer’s Panel!

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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.

Join us for an evening with Phillip Iscove (co-creator, Sleepy Hollow), Dawn Prestwitch & Nicole Yorkin (The Killing; The Riches; Carnivale), and Cole Haddon (creator, NBC’s Dracula)!

The line-up is subject to change. And as always, proceeds from the live panels benefit 826LA, the national non-profit tutoring program.


February 9th 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 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. Subscribe to Harmontown on iTunes today!


February 10th at 5pm 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.


February 10th at 9pm it’s Red Bastard!

Could this 5-star, Dangerous, Seductive Comedy-Monster literally change your life? Experience the madness as this exquisite monstrosity, Red Bastard (formerly of Cirque du Soleil’s IRIS), unleashes an absurdly sadistic master-class where “something interesting must happen every 10 seconds.” His mission: charm/disarm, shock-and-seduce. His target: you! Anything can happen as Red Bastard lures his “students” into raw conversation, traps, rewards, and catch-22’s.

“Very, Very Funny”– NY TIMES; Named Top 5 Shows in U.K. for 2013; Top 10 Most Memorable Performances of 2013 Chortle Magazine (U.K.); Received a whopping TEN 5-star reviews at Edinburgh Comedy Festival.

$8 in advance, $10 at the door.

February 11th at 9pm it’s What’s New!

What’s New is a live standup show and Nerdist Industries podcast (subscribe to the podcast here) featuring amazing stand up comedy. Described as a “must-listen for any would-be standup comedian, or standup nerd…” by, What’s New is new material. It’s a headliner. It’s insight into the process. Also, it’s FREE and there’s some FREE BEER too. Yes. Yes. Yes.

February 11, catch the new hotness from: Nick Rutherford (The Office, Comedy Central), Leo Flowers (The Kevin Nealon Show), and Rajan Dharni (IMPRO(vs)TANDUP, NCCAF). Plus a headlining set from Ben Gleib (Chelsea Lately, The Late Late Show, Last Week on Earth). With host Christian Spicer (DLC, IMPRO(vs)TANDUP)!

Come see some of the best comics create and develop new bits, watch an amazing headliner do a long set of whatever material he/she wants and subscribe to the podcast to get behind-the-scenes insight…and it’s all FREE!


February 12th at 7:30 & 9:30pm it’s The Meltdown with Jonah and Kumail TV Tapings!

Meltdown NerdMelt Showroom

You’ve been a huge part of The Meltdown with Jonah and Kumail for the past three years, so now you get to also be a part of the TV series for Comedy Central! The lineups will be amazing, and it will be a blast.

Free – RSVPs SOLD OUT, standby only.

February 13th at 9pm it’s This Show Is Your Show with Matt & 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 Kyle KinaneJerrod CarmichaelElizabeth MessickThe Bath BoysKeith CareyJoe KardonCameron EspositoPatrick Walsh, and Dominic Dierkes.

$8 in advance, $10 at the door.

February 14th at 8pm it’s Seems Legit!

Seems Legit is a truly outrageous storytelling show. 4 performers will be telling seemingly true tales, but 1 of them will be lying to you. However, unlike your past relationships, you’ll get to call this person a big fat liar right to their face (and all of the Twittersphere). You like stories, but you like being right even more, don’t you? Join us and find out if you can really tell if someone is faking it.

With stories by Andy DickGuy BranumAlice WetterlundLauren Ashley BishopBryan Cook, and Ian Karmel. With music by Muncy Family Riverboat Band.

$8 in advance, $10 at the door.

February 14th at 9:30pm it’s Seems Legit Valentine’s Day Mixer!

Seems Legit is hosting a FREE Valentine’s Day mixer with FREE DRINKS after their show at 9:30pm! Bring a hot date or come single to mingle. Must be 21+ to attend.


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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