In which we celebrate the letter Y, purity rings, and Jane Austen.
With performances by Will Greenberg, Martha Marion, Frank Smith, Ryan Harrison, Jen Burton, Dan Oster, Lauren Flans, Dylan Ris, Mikey Wells, Brenton Kossack, Rich Ramberg, and Dave McKeever. Written by Martha Marion, Frank Smith, Ryan Harrison, Lauren Flans, Dylan Ris, Rich Ramberg and Mikey Wells. Directed by Martha Marion. Produced by Dave McKeever.
You can see the spectacular Silver Lake Chorus (featuring Lost Moon Radio’s Michael Wells) in a FREE SHOW this coming Monday night. The group will be bringing its symphonic blend of joymongering to the Silverlake Lounge, 2906 W Sunset Blvd., and starting the set at 8pm, to be followed by some other great bands. Maybe grab a café con leche or guava empanada next door at Cafe Tropical beforehand. That place is delicious.
SIDE OF THE STORY, the indie folk duo featuring Mason Flink and (LMR stage manager and vocalist-secret-weapon) Gianna Masi is performing tomorrow night at Bar Lubitsch. You’ll recall that last year when we shared a bill with them, they performed a pretty extraordinary set of folk covers of pop hits all dedicated to the life of probably gay U.S. President James Buchanan. Now they’re back with a new slate of material they’re dubbing “CH. 2 : ALL ABOUT ANNE,” dedicated to Puritan iconoclast Anne Hutchinson.
SIDE OF THE STORY Tuesday, July 23 @ 9pm Bar Lubitsch 7702 Santa Monica Blvd. West Hollywood, CA $8 at the door
For a taste, watch a video of their take on Nirvana’s “All Apologies” performed WITHOUT AIR-CONDITIONING.
If the summer has found you starved for great live sketch comedy events and for the incomparable comedic stylings of Jen Burton, we have great news. Jen Burton is in a new live sketch comedy show.
It’s called Kim Jong Fun and it’s running every Friday and Saturday this month at 10:30pm at LA’s Celebration Theatre. The show is directed by Todd Milliner and also features Mary Buckley, John Colella, Tamara Lynn Davis, Nathan Frizzell, Joey Honsa, Jon Klaft, Joanna Leeds, Maia Madison, Jason Moyer, Justin O’Connor, Bobby Quinn Rice, Kelly Schumann, and Michael Tauzin.
So last week’s premiere of the relaunched Wild ‘N Out, featuring Lost Moon Radio’s Lauren Flans, was the highest-rated program in the history of MTV2. THE PEOPLE HAVE SPOKEN. (And by “people” we especially mean the key 12-34 demographic with a notable showing among both female and male teens.)
The season’s second episode airs tonight at 11/10c. By Lauren’s account, it was one of her favorites to film all season, and contains what is sure to be the most talked-about television kiss since at least Season 2 of Moonlighting. If you miss it tonight, you can catch it starting tomorrow through the magic of the internet.
In which he learn about Kevin Spacey’s, Helen Mirren’s, and Ed Begley Jr.’s deepest secrets.
Performances by Will Greenberg, Ryan Harrison, Lauren Flans, Frank Smith, Jen Burton, Dan Mahoney, Dan Oster, Martha Marion, Mikey Wells, Dylan Ris, Brenton Kossak and Rich Ramberg. Words by Dan Oster, Frank Smith, Ryan Flans and Dylan Ris. Directed by Dan Oster. Produced by Mikey Wells, Dylan Ris, and Dave McKeever.
LA Weekly Says “Go” to Roger Wodehouse’s Androgymnasium
Today’s LA Weekly says “GO” to ROGER WODEHOUSE’S ANDROGYMNASIUM, calling it a “spoof children’s TV program that you can only pray no child ever sees” and “a show that flawlessly walks the funny/offensive line. Better yet, you’ll be so busy laughing that you’ll hardly notice that the show is knitting in hot-topic social issues of sexuality.” They also give a shout-out to the show’s frequent partial nudity, which we appreciate.
You can read the full review on p.48 of the current issue, or find it online here (just scroll down to the photo of Roger). And of course, you can get tickets to our 3 remaining performances, this weekend and next, here: http://ow.ly/lFAoX
The Hollywood Fringe Festival’s Opening Night Party is tonight, and we are stoked. It’s the grand opening of the festival, and of the social venue, Fringe Central Station, which now officially becomes the best hangout in Hollywood for the remainder of the month.
Tonight, as on all nights in June, Fringe Central Station is free and open to the public (as long as the public is over 18). The cheap drinks will be plentiful, the theater people will be friendly, and the musicians and magicians will continue their good-natured, age-old rivalry. Heading over shortly.
Fringe Central Station 6314 Santa Monica Boulevard Los Angeles, CA 90038