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This Week at NerdMelt Showroom: Mo Show Anniversary, Karma, Thugs The Musical & More!

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The NerdMelt Showroom at Meltdown Comics in Los Angeles has one heck of a week coming up, so plan accordingly. Harmontown is back, which is always awesome. Of course there’s The Meltdown with Jonah and Kumail, and there are things like the Mo Show with Mo Welch celebrating its one year anniversary at NerdMelt, Karma: Comedy for Good, and so much more. Get your laugh on. It’s going to be a great week.

March 15th at 7pm it’s The Mo Show with Mo Welch One Year at NerdMelt!

The Mo Show celebrates one year at NerdMelt Showroom!  Join us for a special night of celebration at this evening chat show packed with stand up comedy, guests and videos, all hosted by Mo Welch! With special guests Rachel BloomGeorgea BrooksLiquid FeetDannielle Owens-Reid, and so much more ! For more info visit

$8 in advance, $10 at the door.

March 15th at 9pm it’s Karma: Comedy for Good!

Karma: Comedy For Good: A monthly comedy show of stories, characters, and stand-up. Every month the proceeds fundraised go to a different charity. The charities chosen range from local to global nonprofits focusing on anything from education to animals to environment to human rights to equality. This month proceeds will go to Pencils of Promise, a nonprofit devoted to building schools in developing countries and providing education, both primary and secondary, in places where basic educational needs aren’t met. $25 is enough to educate a child in Ghana or Laos or Guatemala or Nicaragua for one year. So bring a friend, and help educate a child!

With stories and stand-up from: Kumail NanjianiJon Daly, Jerrod CarmichaelBeth StellingSatya BhabhaZach Sherwin, and Justin Shepherd.


March 16th at 5pm it’s Nerdist Writer’s Panel!

Nerdist Writers Panel NerdMelt Showroom

The Nerdist Writers 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.

March 16th welcome special guests Jonathan Groff (creator, Andy Barker PI; Happy Endings; Scrubs), Rob Doherty (creator, Elementary), and more to be announced.

The line-up is subject to change. And as always, a portion of the proceeds from the live panels benefit 826LA, a non-profit organization based in Los Angeles that supports students ages 6-18 with their creative and expository writing skills.


March 17th at 5pm 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 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. Subscribe to Harmontown on iTunes today!


March 17th at 5pm it’s Nerdist Open Mic!

nerdmeltopenmic NerdMelt Showroom

Come watch Kyle Clark and John Ungaro host this comedy free-for-all. You’ll see brand new comics, comics you know and love trying out new material, and the magic that is live comedy.


March 18th at 7pm it’s Writer’s Guild Foundation presents Genre Smash!

Eric Kripke was a journeyman writer, working on shorts and a short-lived Tarzan series before creating Supernatural – about two brothers who tour the country in a ’67 Impala fighting demons – in 2005. The show would go on to garner a huge fan base and persist for ten seasons. New episodes are still in production.  But that’s not all! In 2012, Eric debuted Revolution on NBC, a post-apocalyptic drama about a worldwide blackout. The show has been nominated for multiple Saturn Awards including Best New Television Series, which it won. March 18, Eric will be on hand to chat about creating (and later leaving) Supernatural, as well as Revolution and his other projects.


March 18th at 9pm it’s Competitive Erotic Fan Fiction!

Competitive Erotic Fan Fiction is a comedy show and Nerdist 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. With sexy stories by John Roy, Guy Branum, Zac Sherwin, Shawn Pearlman, Danny Solomon, and Susanna Lee.

$8 in advance, $10 at the door.

March 19th at 8:30pm 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 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.


 March 21st at 9pm it’s Thugs, The Musical!

Join us for Thugs, the Musical – LIVE! – featuring stand up and live musical performances of songs featured in the film, from Kevin Avery, Matt Braunger, Eliza Skinner, Lauren Ashley Bishop, Zach Sherwin, Marcella Arguello, Brandon Johnson, Vanessa Bryant, and Alex Burke & Mela Lee from Magnolia Memoir! Followed by a screening of Thugs, the Musical!

Directed by Liam Sullivan, Thugs, The Musical is a short film written and produced by Kevin Avery (writer on HBO’s Last Week Tonight with John Oliver) about a frustrated, sightly delusional, and extremely non-urban black actor who writes, directs & stars in a disastrous musical to prove to Hollywood and the world that he can “act black.” Starring Kevin, the film also features David Alan Grier, Baron Vaughn, Margaret Cho, Rachel True, Kenn Michael, and Prodigal Sunn from the Wu Tang Clan.

$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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