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This Week at the NerdMelt Showroom

Hey guys, welcome to another week of Nerdmelt programming. Tune in for all the comings and goings throughout the week, and let us know if you’re stopping by!


August 19th at 7pm – Writer’s Guild Foundation presents Genre Smash

Do you know how many women are writing big superhero and science fiction movies these days? If your answer was a really low number, you’re probably still overestimating. The imbalance between male and female screenwriters is even more pronounced when it comes to the big summer movies. Which is why it’s so awesome that Marvel’s smash hit of the summer, Guardians of the Galaxy, was developed and co-written by Nicole Perlman, a first-time screenwriter.

Nicole joins us at the Nerdmelt Showroom to talk about working in Marvel’s writing program, developing a story based on a little-known comic series, and writing dialogue for a gun-toting raccoon. Get hooked on a feeling – reserve a seat today.


What's New NerdMelt Showroom

August 19 at 9pm – What’s New

What’s New is a live standup show and Nerdist Industries podcast (subscribe to the podcast here) featuring amazing stand up comedy. What’s New is new material. It’s a headliner. It’s insight into the process. Also, it’s only $5 and there’s some FREE COOKIES too. What?!?! Yes. Yes. Yes.

“Must-listen for any would-be standup comedian, or standup nerd” –

“Top 5 favorite live shows in LA.” –

Catch the new hotness from: Jann Karam (Late Show with David Letterman, Seinfeld), Brady Matthews (Jimmy Kimmel Live), and Hasan Manaj (Montreal Just For Laughs, Chelsea Lately), plus a headlining set from Dan St. Germain (@midnight, Comedy Central Half Hour, Conan, Fallon)! With host: Christian Spicer (SketchMelt, IMPRO(vs)TANDUP, DLC).



August 20th at 8:30pm – The Meltdown with Jonah and Kumail

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.


Part Two

August 21st at 9pm – Part Two: The Sequel Show

Dust off your tux, fit into that ball gown and get camera-ready for the 68th Annual Pitchies!

The only awards show that celebrates the unwritten sequels to famous movies, pitched by your favorite comedians!

Join Tony Sam and Julia Prescott as they guide you through the festivities, complete with a Lifetime Achievement Award and a musical guest!

This month features Matt Ingebretson, Emily Maya Mills, Blaine Capatch, Henry Phillips, Ryan Stout, Brendon Walsh

“…there’s now way you’ll wanna miss this.” -LA WEEKLY

Get your tickets before they sell-out!

$8 in advance, $10 at the door – GET TICKETS

Friday Forty NerdMelt Showroom

August 22nd at 9pm – The Friday Forty

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!

With special guests Lennon Parham (from Playing House) and Tymberlee Hill (from Hotwives of Orlando)

$8 in advance, $10 at the door – GET TICKETS

Can I Kick It

August 23rd at 9pm – Can I Kick It?

What’s better than watching ol’ school hip hop videos from the ’80s and ’90s on a projection screen? Watching it with comics that loved that era and love to laugh while looking back on hip-hop’s “awkward” phase.

Comedians: Al Jackson, Tone Bell, Joe Derosa and a rotating cast of comics will help you understand the meaning of “takin’ it back to the ol’ school” Can you kick it or not? Then get your Hammer pants and your rope chains and let’s go!

With special guest Seaton Smith (Mulaney).

$8 in advance, $10 at the door – GET TICKETS

Harmontown NerdMelt Showroom

August 24th at 8pm – 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 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. Subscribe to Harmontown on ITunes today!


nerdmeltopenmic NerdMelt Showroom

August 25th at 5pm – Nerdist Open Mic

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.


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