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This Week at NerdMelt Showroom: Mike Lawrence, Nick Kroll, Persona, and more!

NerdMelt Showroom

Well here…we…go…March 9th through 15th at the NerdMelt Showroom at Meltdown Comics in Los Angeles promises a bucket full of laughs* and good times with shows like Mike Lawrence’s album recording, Nick Kroll at the Nerdist Writers Panel, the debut of Persona, and more!

*buckets not provided.

March 9th at 7:30pm and 9pm is the Mike Lawrence Album Recording!

Mike Lawrence records his debut album “Sadamantium” for Comedy Central Records! Free admission! Free drinks! Free laughs!

7:30’s show features guests Ron Funches and Jared Logan and the 9:00 show features guests Ron Funches and Kyle Kinane!

Both shows (7:30 & 9:00) are FREE.

March 10th at 5pm is Nerdist Writer’s Panel!

Nerdist Writers Panel NerdMelt Showroom

The Nerdist Writer’s Panel series is an informal chat moderated by Ben Blacker (co-creator of The Thrilling Adventure Hour; writer for Supah Ninjas and 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 a chat with Nick Kroll and the writers, producers, and stars of the new Comedy Central hit The Kroll Show!

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


March 10th at 7pm is Nerdist Open Mic!

nerdmeltopenmic NerdMelt Showroom

Come watch Matt Mira and Paul Cibis 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.


March 11th at 8pm is 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.


March 12th at 7pm is ImprovMelt!

ImprovMelt is L.A.’s premiere showcase of the best improvisational groups in the universe at the best comedy venue that happens to be in the back of a comic shop in the universe! Featuring: Mission: Starmission – Improvised Firefly, Doctor Who Live! & Drunkards & Dragons! Produced by Giancarlo Molina and Mo Fathelbab.

$8 in advance, $10 at the door.

March 12th at 8:30pm is Auntie Sara’s Family Hour

After performing to sell out crowds in New York City, Auntie Sara’s Family Hour finally arrives at The Nerdist Showroom at Meltdown Comics! Auntie Sara’s Family Hour is a hilarious variety show presented by Sara Benincasa (host of Gettin’ Wet With Sara B. and best-selling author of “Agorafabulous!: Dispatches from My Bedroom”) where your favorite comedians — as well as other human beings — reveal true, dark, effed-up secrets about their families. Fun times for all! AND WITH FREE COOKIES!!!

Featuring: Melissa ChadburnJohn DeVoreSarah ThyreMatt McCarthyDave Ross and Rob Delaney!

$8 in advance, $10 at the door.

March 13th at 8:30pm is The Meltdown with Jonah and Kumail!

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.


March 14th at 7:30pm is This Show Is Your Show with Matt Bennett!

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

Featuring Matt Bennett, Brent Weinbach, Pete Holmes, The Birthday Boys, Patrick Walsh, Sean O’Connor, Hudson Thames, Zack Pearlman, Moses Storm, and more!

$8 in advance, $10 at the door.

March 14th at 9pm is Persona!

Tony Sam brings his hit monthly show, Persona!, L.A.’s only completely character-based comedy show, to NerdMelt Showroom! The show features the finest stand-up comedians performing as their funniest characters in a show called “a total riot” and “a stand out” by Laughspin Magazine, appearing at the Bridgetown Comedy Festival two years in a row, and regularly featured on the Comedy Central stages. Featuring special guests Mick Betancourt, The Spanglers, Cameron Esposito, Greg Barris, Ed Salazar, and Heidi Hayward. Hosted by Tony Sam!

$8 in advance, $10 at the door.

March 15th at 8pm is The Joe Starr Show Starring Joe Starr!

The Joe Starr Show Starring Joe Starr is like a late night talk show but with more robots, shaky self esteems, opinions about JNCO jeans, and Mon Calamari. Featuring Joe Starr, Chris Yule, Asterios Kokkinos, Erika Ishii, and John Ford! And the show’s Special Guest is Hasan Minhaj, host of MTV’s Failosophy!

$8 online, $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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