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This Week at NerdMelt Showroom: Puppet Town, RISK!, Walking the Room, and more!

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So. Much. Awesome. Seriously, this week at the NerdMelt Showroom at Meltdown Comics in Los Angeles is going to be a great one with the debut of Puppet Town, Michael Showalter and Greg Proops at RISK! Storytelling Show, Patton Oswalt at Walking the Room, and more, more, more, MOAR!

Aug 17th at 2pm it’s Puppet Town!

Puppet Town NerdMelt Showroom

Puppet Town is a family friendly sketch comedy show…with puppets! Created by Alex Fox & Rachel Lewis and featuring guest host Justin Willman!

Kids under 12 get in free!

$8 in advance, $10 at the door.

 Aug 17th at 7pm it’s The Mo Show with Mo Welch!

Mo Show with Mo Welch NerdMelt Showroom

The Mo Show is an hour long evening chat show packed with stand up comedy, guests and videos, all hosted by Mo Welch! With standup by Matt McCarthy (John Oliver’s stand up show, AMC), and special guests Regina Carpinelli, CEO of Comikaze and business partner of Stan Lee, and Clownvis (America’s Got Talent). Sidekicked by Jet Eveleth and Ricky Carmona. With music by Alex Burke and Mela Lee.

$8 in advance, $10 at the door.

Saturday, August 17th at 9PM it’s Horrible Movie Night presents 1998’s Kraa! The Sea Monster!

Horrible Movie Night NerdMelt Showroom

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) and Susan Wright (The Because Show podcast), will feature 1998’s Kraa! The Sea Monster.  A massive lizard monster is terrorizing New Jersey, and Earth’s only hope lies with a biker, a diner owner, and an alien blob that speaks with an Italian accent.  And don’t forget the team of teen space cadets orbitting on a giant not-anything-like-a-Death-Star ship!  If you liked Pacific Rim, then this kaiju is for you!

This show is sponsored by the killer folks at Full Moon Features (Puppet Master/Gingerdead Man)! Freebies & prizes will be on hand from their terrifying treasure troves.  There’ll also be stand-up comedy from Allen Strickland Williams (from the sketch group WOMEN) and Shawn Pearlman (Comedy Palace, Uncle Mom)… and FREE POPCORN!  Stomp on over to the show!  Ages 16+

$8 in advance, $10 at the door.

Aug 18th at 8pm it’s Harmontown!

Harmontown NerdMelt Showroom

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. 


August 19th at 7pm it’s Nerdist Open Mic!

nerdmeltopenmic NerdMelt Showroom

Come watch Matt Mira and Kyle Clark 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.


August 20th at 7pm it’s Competitive Erotic Fan Fiction!

Competitive Erotic Fan Fiction NerdMelt Showroom

Competitive Erotic Fan Fiction is a comedy show and Nerdist Industries podcast founded in Seattle, created and hosted by Bryan Cook. Each event features ten comics, writing and performing Erotic Fan Fiction pieces, based on their whims or audience suggestions. It’s really stupid. August 20, catch Mary-Lynn RajskubMatt McCarthyMatt KnudsenAmber TozerDave RossJeff WattenhoferJoselyn HughesTyson KarraschMatty Ryan, and Lizzy Pilcher!

$8 in advance, $10 at the door.

August 20th at 9pm it’s @midnight with Chris Hardwick!

@midnight NerdMelt Showroom

Chris Hardwick, Thomas Lennon, Robert Ben Garant, and Funny or Die join forces to host a rapid-fire game show inspired by the darkest recesses of social media.  It’s another test show for Chris’ Comedy Central show coming this Fall, so see it before anyone else!


August 21st at 8p:30pm it’s The Meltdown 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 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.


 August 22nd at 9pm it’s RISK! L.A.!

RISK NerdMelt Showroom

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. August 22, catch: Michael Showalter (The State, Stella, Wet Hot American Summer, The Baxter), Greg Proops (Whose Line Is It Anyway?, Star Wars, Ep. 1: The Phantom Menace, Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas), Helen Hong (Showtime, Inside Amy Schumer, Inside Llewyn Davis), and Christian Spicer (IMPRO(vs)TANDUP, Uninformed Opinions podcast, Double Jump).

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

$8 in advance, $10 at the door.

August 23rd at 7pm it’s The Friday Forty!

Friday Forty NerdMelt Showroom

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!

$8 in advance, $10 at the door.

August 23rd at 9pm it’s Walking the Room Live Cuddle!

Walking the Room

Podcasting at its worst returns to the Nerdmelt Showroom where comedians (their word) Greg Behrendt and Dave Anthony alienate their guests Patton Oswalt and a another guest TBD. Don’t miss this mess.


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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