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This Week at NerdMelt Showroom: Jail Guitar Doors Comedy Benefit, Baby Talk, Friday Forty, and more!

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There are a lot of fun shows and super rad people bringing the funny to the NerdMelt Showroom at Meltdown Comics in Los Angeles this week. For example, come laugh with David Foley, Eddie Pepitone, and more, Saturday at the Jail Guitar Doors Comedy benefit, catch Paul Scheer Thursday at Baby Talk with Dan Levy, or come be funny yourself on Monday at the Nerdist Open Mic. Come on by. Laugh. Have fun.

September 21st at 8pm it’s Jail Guitar Doors Comedy Night Fundraiser!

Matt Dwyer is hosting a fundraising night of comedy to benefit Jail Guitar Doors USA. JGD-USA is the charity based in Los Angeles and founded by musicians/activists Billy Bragg and Wayne Kramer which provides musical instruments and opportunities to help rehabilitate prisoners. This event features performances by some of today’s leading comics to raise funds for in-prison music programs and instruments, including outreach to women’s prisons as well youth camps for underaged offenders. Wayne will provide the evening’s music.

Featuring entertainment by Eddie PepitoneRob DelaneyRon FunchesSteve AgeeKaren KilgariffDavid Foley, and Jonah Ray. Plus a musical performance by Guitar God and founder of Jail Guitar Doors Wayne Kramer.

$10  – All proceeds go to charity.

September 22nd 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 upcoming 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. 


September 23rd at 7pm 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 (Chris Hardwick and Kumail Nanjiani are frequent drop ins), and the magic that is live comedy.


September 24th at 7pm it’s Star Dreck!

Star Dreck NerdMelt Showroom

Kumail Nanjiani and Matt Mira are huge Trekkies, but even they have to admit that some of them just don’t hold up. Join them as they introduce you to some of the worst Star Trek episodes in existence, and then proceed to rip them to shreds. With the help of a special guest, will they boldly go where no fan has gone before?

$6 in advance, $8 at the door.

September 25th at 8:30pm it’s The Meltdown Show 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.

This week, Jonah and Kumail welcome Eric AndreMark NormandRob DelaneyMick BetancourtRhea Butcher, and Chris Hardwick.


September 26th at 7pm it’s Baby Talk with Dan Levy!

Baby Talk NerdMelt Showroom

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 his or her mind so Dan can find out what he’s in for.

Featuring Paul Scheer, Jenny Johnson, Juilan McCullough, and a lil’ kid!

$8 in advance, $10 at the door.

September 26th at 9pm it’s RISK! L.A.!

RISK! is the show where people tell true stories they never thought they’d dare to share in public. Stories they’d normally only tell to close friends. At the RISK! Live shows, the brightest stars of TV, film and literature drop their usual act and show a side of themselves you’ve never seen before.

September 26, catch: Kumail Nanjiani (The Indoor Kids, Comedy Central, Franklin & Bash, Portlandia, HBO’s Veep), Dan Telfer (The Onion, Second City, The AV Club’s Pop Pilgrims), Liz Stewart (NBC, Comedy Central, Second City, Groundlings, Frog Island), Louis Peitzman (Buzzfeed, The Huffington Post), and Rye Silverman (What’s Up, Tiger Lily?)

Hosted by Sara Benincasa (Agorafabulous!, the upcoming Great) & Beowulf Jones (LA RIOT Festival, MyDamnChannel)

$8 in advance, $10 at the door.

September 27th at 8pm it’s The Friday Forty!

Scott Gimple and Dave Holmes host this current-affairs sketch-comedy quiz show where the performers get a little liquid courage to help them answer 40 questions about the events of the last 7 days!

With special guests Paul F. Tompkins and Paul Scheer!

$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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