With record high temperatures all across the country, one thing is pretty clear: Waterworld is upon us. And I don't remember any free comedy shows in that movie, so you should probably take in as much as you can before it's too late. Fortunately, Comedy Central Stage once again has a whole month chockfull of comedy shows that are as hilarious as they are free.
All shows take place at The Hudson in Hollywood, start and 8pm and have limited seating. Call (323) 960-5519 for reservations.
THE ED FORMAN SHOW
Late-Night Talk Show
Imagine Stephen Colbert as a libidinous sociopath! That’s Ed Forman! The self EDsorbed alter-ego of Portland actor/comedian Aaorn Ross whose boozy, polyester clad EDvice and self-EDprovement lessons have EDspired audiences in the NW since 2008. Special guest interview Peter Stormare (Fargo, The Big Lebowski) and the jazz-funk music of THEM! THE BAND!
ALISHA AND RENEE: AN EVENING OF SHOCK AND AWE
Alisha Gaddis and Renee Gauthier
Two one-woman shows back-to-back for a single night of pure hilarity. Realities and dreams ranging from dancing to pooping, from auditions to how-to-parent. A whirlwind of hopes, laughs and succeeding despite all the odds.
THE SPANGLERS Present “U Know You Want This!”
Featuring The Spanglers (Jamie Flam & Vanessa Ragland)
The Spanglers are the husband and wife team that was “Born to Perform” (hit single 1996). They can do it all, and those who can, DO! So listen up, Hollywood: They’ve got songs, dances, and ideas for Broadway, television, movies, rock operas and regular operas.
THE MOVIE GUYS LIVE!
Paul Preston, Adam Witt, Lee Kias, Karen Volpe and guests
The Movie Guys are film-drenched wise-asses with no shortage of insightful and hilarious things to say about all things movies. Spun from the popular Movie Guys podcast, “The Movie Guys LIVE!” expands the commentary into a multimedia comedy show filled with sketch, video and improv.
SIT N' SPIN
Writers' Reading Series
True funny stories from truly funny people. With Ilyse Mimoun, Julie Lynch, Danielle Bernabe, Suzanne Whang, and Michael Feldman. Presented by Jill Soloway, Maggie Rowe and Andersen Gabrych.
FRANK & PETER ARE CRUSHING IT!
Written and Performed by Peter Moses & Frank Cappello
Frank and Peter have been living in Los Angeles for two years…and they’ve got everything figured out. Come take a journey through the lives of two 24 year-olds as they muse on politics, television and fictional celebrity children. With Caitlin Kimball, Chase Newell, Nick Marcucci, Rebecca Rivera, Sara Lindsay, and Nicholas Cutro.
FRANKENMATT Presents: AMERICAN IMPERIL
Frank Caeti and Matt Craig
FrankenMatt’s new sketch comedy show, American Imperil, follows Frank Caeti (former MADtv actor) and Matt Craig (former Saturday Night Live writer) on a pilgrimage to look at the man in the mirror. This fast paced show combines characters, narrative and sketch elements to explore America’s worst enemy, Americans.
Bold, fearless and off the cuff, LA’s hottest comedy troupe Duchess Riot is all-female and all-funny. Featuring Lauren Howard Brown, Suzanne Cotsakos, Chelsey Crisp, Katie Elsaesser, Dione Hardin, Debbie Lockhart, Jen McGlone and Erin Muroski.