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This Week at NerdMelt Showroom: Horrible Movie Night, Competitive Erotic Fan Fiction, Fred Stoller, and more!

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Summer is here. It’s BBQ season, beach season, vacation season, and, thank goodness, always comedy season at the NerdMelt Showroom at Meltdown Comics in Los Angeles. So whether you’re a local and hanging around Los Angeles, a visitor in town, or a local with a friend visiting (or some other option we didn’t list here), you’ll want to swing by for laughs.

June 15th at 9pm it’s Horrible Movie Night!

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 1990’s Abraxas! It’s a lovely Terminator rip-off starring Jesse The Body Ventura as an interstellar assassin pursuing — well, another interstellar assassin to Earth. Add an immaculately-conceived kid, and lots of cheesy special effects, and you’ve got cinematic meal. It’ll be unstoppable fun! There’ll also be stand-up comedy from Jordan Morris (Jordan, Jesse, Go! Maximum Fun podcast, Fetch Quest/The Daily Habit writer) and Jackie Kashian (The Dork Forest podcast, Conan), and FREE POPCORN! Come stalk the show!

** This event is age restricted – 17 and over**

$8 in advance, $10 at the door.

 June 16th 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.


June 17th  at 8pm 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.


June 18th at 7:30pm it’s The Joe Starr Show Starring Joe Starr!

Joe Starr Show Starring Joe Starr NerdMelt Showroom

Do you like robots, Game of Thrones jokes, and sexy hosts that do tons of push ups? This is your show. Joe Starr and his cohost/stagefriend Chris Yuleare your guides for segments like “Transformers Talk! With Hugo Chavez,” “Zooey Deschanel Explains St. Patrick’s Day,” and fantastic pitch sessions for Gladiator 2: Black Gladiator starring Cedric The Entertainer (are you not entertained?!)

With special guests Ali Wong (Are You There, Chelsea?, Savages, Tonight Show), Brandie Posey (Lady to Lady), and Brendan McGowan. Featuring John Ford, Erika Ishii, and Asterios Kokkinos.

$8 in advance, $10 at the door.

June 18th at 9pm it’s Competitive Erotic Fan Fiction: Championship Edition!

Competitive Erotic Fan Fiction NerdMelt Showroom

Competitive Erotic Fan Fiction celebrates its first anniversary at the Nerdist Showroom (as well as the launch of the CEFF Podcast on the Nerdist Network) on June 18 with the first ever Competitive Erotic Fan Fiction Championship Edition, featuring former winners from the LA show, including: Kyle KinaneKurt BraunholerMatt BraungerEliza SkinnerChip PopeJim HamiltonAndres DubouchetMike O’ConnellHeather ThomsonDanny Solomon!

Competitive Erotic Fan Fiction is a comedy show and now 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.

$8 in advance, $10 at the door.

June 19th 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.

June 19, catch: Gabe Liedman, Joe Sib, magician Justin Willman, Nick Cobb, Ron Funches, and a special guest or two….


June 20th at 8pm, signing at 7pm it’s The Guest Stars of TV with Fred Stoller: Book Release Event!

Fred Stoller NerdMelt Showroom

Fred Stoller (Seinfeld, Friends, Everybody Loves Raymond) is celebrating the release of his new book Maybe We’ll Have You Back: The Life of a Perennial TV Guest Star with a live reading, along with stories from other guest star exploits sharing their experiences as permanently cast odd-ball characters in Hollywood. There will be a Q&A, signing, and SWAG giveaways from some of the many roles Stoller has played in Tinseltown. Featuring Fred Stoller along with special guests: Larry Hankin (Seinfeld, Friends, Breaking Bad), Steve Agee (Sarah Silverman Program, Happy Endings), Jim Turner (Arli$$, The Big Bang Theory, The King of Queens), Jordan Black (Community, 2 Broke Girls), John Kapelos (Justified, Psych), plus Allan Murray as the warm-up guy!

COME EARLY FOR A PRE-SHOW SIGNING INSIDE MELTDOWN COMICS AT 7PM, free with the purchase of his new book!

$8 in advance, $10 at the door.

June 21st at 7pm it’s The Mo Show with Mo Welch!

The Mo Show 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, sidekicked by Jet Eveleth. With special guest Ron Funches (NBC’s Undateable, Conan)! With music by Alex Burke!

$8 in advance, $10 at the door.

June 21st at 9pm it’s HELLOGIGGLES: After Dark!

Hellogiggles After Dark NerdMelt Showroom 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! June 21, catch: Julian McCulloughBaron Vaughn, Medium Friends, Dress Up GangApril ShenkmanJoselyn Hughes, and Emily Maya Mills! Hosted by Melissa Stephens!

$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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