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This Week at Nerdist Theater at Meltdown

Hi ho, kiddies, it’s time for another installment of “What’s Going Down at Nerdist Headquarters?” with your host, me! We have art, we have singing groups from the 40s, we have storytelling, and we have Matt Mira ripping on Star Trek. Let’s dig in!

Today at 6pm, in the brand-new Meltdown Annex, is’s Launch Party!

Lovable Cookie Monster or Scary Villain?  Gary Busey (the killer Cookie in Gingerdead  Man, Lethal Weapon, Entourage, The Buddy Holly Story), sweetens the red carpet cavalcade of Full Moon Stars at the blow out “Halloween-style” launch party of Charles Band’s Revenge never tasted so sweet, nor evil ever tasted so good!


Then at 8pm, it’s the return of The Business!

It’s The Business, and Business is booming. This popular San Francisco stand up collective comes to L.A. bringing a unique blend of stand up, story telling, and song. Material stretches and develops organically as the performers interrupt and improvise with performers ranging from comedians to authors, dancers to sandwich artists. Featuring Brendon Walsh, Beth Stelling, and more!

$8 in advance, $10 at the door!


Saturday at 7pm, it’s the Bill Rude “7 Hells” Art Show Opening!


You’ve seen his horror work on True Blood, Ghost Whisperer, The Science of Fear, and numerous other films and television shows. Now, finally, local Los Angeles artist Bill Rude will for the first time unveil his body of personal horror work: “7 Hells.” A professional designer and animator in the film industry for over 15 years, Rude’s specialization in retro and horror themes directly inspired his concept of pop-culture terror.

Please visit the artist’s website at for further details in inspiration behind the friendly nightmares that are 7 Hells.



Sunday at 5pm is the popular Nerdist Writers Panel!

Spend your Sunday afternoons learning from the best at the Nerdist Writers Panel! Join moderator Ben Blacker as he hosts esteemed panelists discussing topics like different types of writing, how they got started, what inspires them, the business side of writing, and more. Panelists will also answer your questions and give some helpful tips and tricks! This series is a must for any hopeful writer in LA, with a portion of the proceeds going to benefit 826LA.

Scheduled to appear:
Angela Kang (The Walking Dead; Terriers) Liz Craft & Sarah Fain (Vampire Diaries; Dollhouse) Liz Meriwether (The New Girl)


Then on 7pm Sunday, it’s Matt Mira’s Day Off!

Matt Mira of the Nerdist Podcast needs a Day Off, so we decided to give him Sundays at Nerdist Theater. Come watch 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 have both dropped in), and the magic that is live comedy.


Monday at 8pm is the debut of The Apple Sisters!

From their hit podcast on Earwolf to live on the stage in Spookywood, CA, it’s The Apple Sisters—Candy, Cora, and Seedy! The award winning, musical comedy trio set in 1943, The Apple Sisters present their Halloween spook-tacular GHOULS NIGHT OUT! Someone or someTHING is haunting their Aunt Gala’s mansion and the girl must channel their inner Nancy Drews to suss out the suspect before they get sussed. And there is a murderer on the loose! PREPARE yourself for the three part shrieks and mystifying moves of their ghouly songs and dances BEWARE of the terrifying slapstick and bloody mess beyond compare. WATCH OUT for that razor in your Apple…Sister. No one is safe from the gut-busting giggles of terror. Be afraid. Be very afraid. To DIE laughing!

Special guests include: Brian Stack (Conan), Chris Smith (Paranormal Activity 3) and The Ghoul Street Dancers– Lauren McCarthy (UCB), Gina Clover (UCB), & Rebecca Delgado Smith (Harvard Sailing Team) Musical Direction by Jerome Kurtenbach. See their promo at….Nerdist!


Tuesday at 8pm is Star Dreck with Matt and Kumail!

Kumail Nanjiani and Matt Mira are huge Trekkies, but even they have to admit that some of them just don’t hold up. Join them as they introduce you to some of the worst Star Trek episodes in existence. With the help of guests Steve Agee and Chris Hardwick, they will boldly go where no fan has gone before?

$8 in advance, $10 at the door!

Wednesday at 8:30pm is the ONE YEAR ANNIVERSARY of The Meltdown with Jonah and Kumail!

This show, started on October 27th of last year, celebrates its one year anniversary with hosts Jonah Ray and Kumail Nanjiani welcoming Brett Gelman, Steve Agee, Alie & Georgia, Brett Gelman, Hari Kondabolu, and Dana Gould! Plus wedding cake and all the thrills and chills you could imagine!


And finally on Thursday at 8pm, it’s RISK! True Tales, Boldly Told!

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. RISK! Live in LA is hosted by comedians Kumail Nanjiani and Pete Holmes. RISK! is also a free audio podcast hosted by Kevin Allison of MTV’s The State. The podcast is currently getting hundreds of thousands of downloads each month. called RISK! “jaw-dropping, hysterically funny, and just plain touching.” Come see RISK! Live at NerdMelt to see why! This month’s theme: Spooky.
This month’s RISK! Live storytellers:
Jason Biggs (American Pie movies, Saving Silverman, etc)
Gil Ozeri
Ptolemy Slocum
Campbell Smith

Tickets are just $10!

That’s all for this week! We’re staying dark for Halloween weekend, but we’ll be back soon with some ridiculously amazing shows. Follow us online and on Twitter!

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  1. Vincent K. says:

    Really looking forward to Star Dreck!