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This Week at NerdMelt Showroom: Mo Show, Greg Proops, Beta Test, and more!

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Congratulations, you survived Valentine’s Day. You’re happy. Everyone is happy. Even happy is happy. Well, let’s keep the happy rolling. This week at NerdMelt Showroom at Meltdown Comics in Los Angeles promises to be full of happy, with shows like the Mo Show with Mo Welch, Greg Proops doing a live Smartest Man in the World Proopcast, the debut of Beta Test, and more!

February 15th at 7pm it’s The Mo Show with Mo Welch!

The Mo Show is an hour long evening chat show packed with stand up comedy, guests and videos all hosted by Mo Welch!

Featuring special guests: Beth StellingBaron VaughnMollie MerkelJoshua GDavid Dineen PorterCandy Lawrence, and Alex and Mela Lee of Magnolia Memoir!

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$8 in advance, $10 at the door.

February 15th at 9pm it’s Greg Proops The Smartest Man In The World Proopcast!

It’s just Greg Proops and you. There’s no fan fare. Proops takes center stage at small table and chair setup with a single microphone. Then he’s off. An hour of great conversation that flies by at a break neck clip. He crams the feeling of a great two-way conversation into the lecture-style format of a one-way conversation.

Part professorial, part crazed comedian, Proops forms the show around his talent and passions. The show flows like a love letter to tangents. The Proopcast has been to Australia, New Zealand, Montreal, London, Edinburgh, Austin, Cleveland, San Francisco and off the coast of St. Martin in the Caribbean all in one year. Now you must fall.

Be there and experience joy for once in your life.

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February 16th 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 NinjasSupernatural, 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 February 16 for an evening with James Wong (X-Files; American Horror Story; creator, Occult), Moira Kirland (Arrow; Castle), and Terry Matalas & Travis Fickett (12 Monkeys [SyFy]; Nikita; Terra Nova).

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


February 16th 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 17th 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 17th at 9pm it’s Beta Test!

Beta Test NerdMelt Showroom

Chris Hardwick and two comedian friends each try out 20 minutes brand new standup material. You see it first at Beta Test. Featuring sets by Chris Hardwick, Matt Braunger, and Jackie Kashian!


February 18th at 7pm it’s Writer’s Guild Foundation presents Genre Smash!

Lizzie and Wendy Molyneux are the Emmy-nominated sisters behind some of the funniest episodes of Bob’s Burgers. So of course we begged them to join us for the fourth installment of our Genre Smash.

Bob’s Burgers was just renewed for a fifth season, and its dedicated fan base is expanding with each episode. It’s even inspired one blogger to create a series of burger recipes based on the show’s running “Burger of the Day” gag.


February 18th 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.

February 18 catch Jared LoganMark AgeeLaura CrawfordShane TorresJiavani LinayaoRick WoodDave ChildTJ ChambersBrandie Posey, and Stephanie Hasz.

$8 in advance, $10 at the door.

February 19th 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 20th at 7pm it’s SketchMelt presents Awkward Kids & Hip Hop Penguin Double Bill!

SketchMelt proudly presents a double bill of our hand-picked favorites each performing 30 minutes of live and video sketch!

Awkward Kids, a.k.a. the Ladies of Rap, bring you a potpourri of rap songs inspired by film, TV, and well, life. So, bring your cleanest underwear and get ready to feel weird things in your loins, cuz this show is gonna be explosive (in a good way, not the Michael Bay way).

Motivational hip-hop edutainers Hip Hop Penguin bring their best lessons from past assemblies to NerdMelt. Prepare to get learned on telling the truth, saying no to drugs and so much more!

Hosted by Brad Gage and Christian Spicer.

$8 in advance, $10 at the door.

 February 20th at 9pm it’s The Tinkle Twins!

Hosted by Dana Gould and Arden Myrin are The Tinkle Twins, a monthly variety show that features comedy from LA’s top comics, with the occasional magician or musician thrown in to keep things Tinkletastic!

February 20 Special Tinkle Guests include Moshe KasherErin FoleyKate WalshGuy BranumBaron VaughnSusan BurkeEddie Pepitone, and the musical stylings of The Lampshades! (Kate Flannery from The Office).

$8 in advance, $10 at the door.

February 21st at 8pm it’s Set List: New Brains Night!


Join us for a very special event in Set List history, Set List: New Brains Night, a full show of first-time-ever Set List performers!

Top comics are given a never-before-seen “setlist”of strange and outrageous topics the second they walk onstage, and perform seamlessly as if its the act they normally do, while the audience follows their list on the projection screen. Complete comedy in the moment.

Featuring the never-before-seen set lists of Jake WeismanKevin ChristyAlice WetterlundAnnie LedermanTaylor WilliamsonMatt FulchironChris Thayer, and Allen Strickland Williams.

$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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