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This Week at NerdMelt Showroom: Morgan Murphy, Dan Levy, HelloGiggles, and more!

NerdMelt Showroom

Join us this week for the live recording of Morgan Murphy’s first comedy taping, more great Baby Talk with Dan Levy, the return of HelloGiggles fun, and more!

May 18th at 7pm & 9pm it’s One Hour With Morgan Murphy!

Join us for One Hour with Morgan Murphy, a filmed stand-up comedy special!

Morgan Murphy is a Variety magazine Top 10 Comic to Watch, part of the “New Wave of Comedy” according to Rolling Stone, and has performed on shows like Jimmy Kimmel Live and Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. In addition to performing in comedy festivals in the US and abroad, Morgan has acted in films like World’s Greatest Dad, It’s Kind of a Funny Story, and Comedians of Comedy: Live at the Troubadour. This is her first comedy special taping.

Online tickets are sold out but we will have additional free tickets at the door for both shows!


May 19th at 5pm it’s 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, 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.

May 19th guests will include: JG Quintel (creator, The Regular Show; Flapjack), Alex Hirsch (creator, Gravity Falls; Flapjack), and more panelists to be announced!

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


May 19th 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.


May 20th at 8pm it’s 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.


May 21st at 7pm it’s Walking the Room LIVE!

Come be a part of the sadness during a live Walking The Room podcast with Greg Behrendt and Dave Anthony. Featuring guests Dana Gould and Neal Brennan!


May 21st at 9pm it’s Competitive Erotic Fan Fiction!

Competitive Erotic Fan Fiction is a comedy show (and soon-to-be 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. May 21st, catch: Mary Lynn Rajskub! Jon Daly! Matt Kirshen! Jim Hamilton! Dan Telfer! Erin Gibson! Alice Wetterlund! Zac Sherwin! James Fritz! Rhea Butcher!

$8 in advance, $10 at the door.

May 22nd 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 Wednesday catch: Jerrod Carmichael, David Angelo, Shane Mauss, Paul Cibis, Steve Agee, James Adomian, and more!


May 23rd at 7pm 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 her mind so Dan can find out what he’s in for. This month Dan is joined by Natasha Leggero, Moshe Kasher, and an adorable young lady named Bella.

$8 in advance, $10 at the door.

May 23rd at 9pm it’s RISK!

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.

May’s lineup includes: Tom Lennon (Reno 911, The State, Writing Movies For Fun And Profit), The Sklar Brothers (Sklarbro Country, Curb Your Enthusiasm, It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia), Greg Fitzsimmons (The Greg Fitzsimmons Show, Late Night with Conan O’Brien, Chelsea Lately), Kristen Rutherford (Head Writer/Creative Producer The Nerdist on BBC America, #parent on Geek & Sundry), Ptolemy Slocum (Veep, The Wire, The Sopranos, hundreds of commercials), Jordan Morris (Jordan, Jesse, Go! on, The Daily Habit on Fuel)

Hosted by Baron Vaughn & Beowulf Jones.

$8 in advance, $10 at the door.

May 24th 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, sidekicked by Jet Eveleth. Featuring Beth Stelling (Conan), with music by Alex Burke!

More info at:

$8 in advance, $10 at the door.

May 24th 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: Hip Hop Penguin, Kyle Mooney, April Shankman, Kate Berlants, Johnny Pemberton, Shelby Fero, Will Weldon, Dress Up Gang, and more!

$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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