The Nerdist Showroom at Meltdown Comics   7522 Sunset Blvd   Los Angeles, CA 90046


Smart Funny & Black is a Live Comedic Competition Show where using their brains, their jokes, and audience interaction, professional funny folks (comics/writers/producers/etc) compete in various games that test their knowledge, their taste, and their understanding of black popular culture.

With contestants:
Ben Cory Jones (writer/producer, Insecure for HBO and Ain’t No Half Steppin for Broad Green Pictures)
Sam Jay (comedian, Comedy Central Comics to Watch/Bridgetown Comedy Festival)

and guest comic:
Candice Thompson

Hosted by Amanda Seales

Tickets are $8 in advance / $10 at the door – GET TICKETS

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Set List

From Paul Provenza and Troy Conrad…  Set List: Stand-Up Without A Net is a TV series in the UK and Australia, as well as a sold-out hit at festivals worldwide, including Edinburgh, Melbourne, SXSW, New York, Montreal, Ireland, Austria, and more. Top comics are given outrageous, never-before-seen topics in the moment, and perform as if it was the material they meant to do. Both the comic and the audience see the topics for the first time on a projection screen and the fun begins.

A regular NerdMelt staple, Set List is also a 60-episode web series on the Nerdist Channel on YouTube. Set List is on Twitter: @SETLISTSHOW

Featuring the never-before-seen set lists of…

Graham Elwood
Todd Glass
Paul Danke
Caitlin Gill
Riley Silverman
Hampton Yount

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

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The NerdMelt Showroom proudly presents a night of stand-up comedy with one of our favorites, CAITLIN GILL! Come join her as she performs a longer set and has some of her friends open including Bobcat Goldthwait, David Gborie & Clare O’Kane!

Caitlin has performed on the Oddball Comedy Tour, the Outside Lands Festival, SF Sketchfest, Bridgetown Comedy Festival, the Vancouver Global Comedy Fest, and in some of the best comedy clubs in the nation. Her writing has been featured in The New York Times, she was featured as one of the 7 Comics Rocking the Local Scene in 7×7 Magazine and was voted Best Comedian in the East Bay Express “Best Of” Edition in 2013.  You can also hear her on podcasts like Competitive Erotic Fan Fiction and NPR’sSnap Judgement.

Poster by Dave Kloc & Garrett Ross

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Blessings and Light! Some Souls Church invites all sinners (even minorities and women) to get the pews sticky at Church Night, the church service that services you!

This sell-out production from Washington, DC is a variety show of biblical proportions featuring a blend of sketch, stand-up, music and improv. Church Night “conveniently straddles the line between satire and sacrilege…every show is meticulously planned, beautifully written, and irresistibly funny,” (Brightest Young Things).

Church Night has opened for Tim Heidecker, Eugene Mirman, Brett Gelman, and more. They’ve featured at The Bentzen Ball (curated by Tig Notaro) and Edinburgh Festival Fringe where they received a 4 star review from the UK’s Broadway Baby, who said Church Night “confidently balances the delicate line of parody between relevant commentary and irrelevant mockery.” AMEN TO THAT!

The staff at Church Night can’t wait to come together, at the same time, in the name of the Lord, with the fine people of Los Angeles.

Brandon Wardell
Ian Abramson
Sam Jay
Jamel Johnson

Tickets are $8 in advance / $10 at the door – GET TICKETS


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Michelle Wolf

Join us at NerdMelt on April 19 for a showcase featuring Michelle Wolf and surprise guests!

Michelle Wolf is a NY-based writer and standup comedian and one of the fastest rising comedic talents in the city.  She currently works as a writing supervisor on Late Night with Seth Meyers, where she also made her late night television debut as a comic in July 2014. Michelle appears regularly on the show in various bits and as the popular reoccurring character she created, “Grown-Up Annie.” She has also made a number of appearances on Comedy Central’s hit late night gameshow @Midnight.

Most recently, Michelle created and starred in the new digital series, Now Hiring, for Comedy Central. Earlier this year she was named to Vulture’s list of “50 Comedians You Should Know in 2015” and one of “The Top 10 Funniest Women in NYC” by TimeOut New York. Michelle was also named one of Complex Magazine’s 50 Funniest Comedians on Twitter (@michelleisawolf) and selected as one of the “New Faces of Comedy” for the 2014 Just For Laughs Festival in Montreal.

Michelle headlines comedy clubs and colleges all over the United States. She has performed at the Riot LA Comedy Festival and as part of the San Francisco Sketchfest Dozen. This past summer she continued the festival circuit with performances at Moontower, Bonnaroo and the Dublin Comedy Festival.

Tickets are $8 in advance / $10 at the door


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RISK! is a live show and podcast “where people tell true stories they never thought they’d dare to share in public,” started by Kevin Allison of the legendary TV sketch comedy troupe The State.

The award-winning live show happens monthly in New York and Los Angeles. Rolling Stone Magazine featured it on their list of “25 Best Comedy Podcasts In The Country” and called it “jaw-dropping, hysterically funny, and just plain touching.”

This month’s theme: “Passion”

Mike Lawrence (@Midnight, Conan, John Oliver’s New York Stand-Up Show, Sadamantium CD [Comedy Central Records])
David Crabb (Bad Kid: A Memoir, The Moth)
Kate Willett
(Comedy Central’s This Is Not Happening, Viceland’sFlophouse)
Chris Redd
(Empire, Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping)
Linda Bailey Walsh
(HateDate, Veronica Mars, The Foreclosure Of Taylor Negron)
& More!

Hosted by Beowulf Jones (“The Andy Dick Incident”, LA RIOT Festival)
Tickets are $8 in advance, $10 at the door – GET TICKETS
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The Writers Panel: Inside the Conan Writers Room – GET TICKETS


The Writers Panel podcast is an informal chat among professional TV writers about the business and process of writing TV. Hosted by Ben Blacker (co-creator, The Thrilling Adventure Hour; Cassius & Clay; Supernatural), proceeds from each live Writers Panel benefit 826LA.

On Thursday, April 14, Blacker is joined by the writing staff of TBS’s CONAN, including current head writer Matt O’Brien, recent head writer Mike Sweeney, Todd Levin, Jose Arroyo, Dan Cronin, Andres Du BouchetRob Kutner, Jessie Gaskell, Levi MacDougall, and Leah Krinsky.

Tickets are $10.

Subscribe to the Writers Panel podcast of live shows and one-on-one interviews with writers like Norman Lear, Chris Carter, Vince Gilligan, Carlton Cuse, Michael Schur, Greg Daniels, Kay Cannon, and hundreds more on iTunes.


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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 Star Vs. the Forces of Evil), and SUSAN WRIGHT (The Because Show podcast) will present 2001’s SEANCE, starring Corey Feldman and Adam West! While having a party, a group of friends attempt to contact the spirit that haunted one of them as a child. The botched seance unleashes something else, which stalks them all. Can they send the evil spirit back, and save themselves?

There’ll be stand-up comedy from KUMAIL NANJIANI and ERIN DARLING plus FREE POPCORN! Conjure yourself on down to the show!

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Hottest Authors 2

The Objectively Hottest Authors On Earth LIVE! with Sara Benincasa, celebrating with the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books! It’s a hilarious live talk show with authors and comedians and author-comedians! Objectively hot guests include…

John Scalzi (Bestselling author and cult hero, Old Man’s War novels)
Maris Kreizman (Slaughterhouse 90210)
Cecil Castellucci (Star Wars: Moving Target: A Princess Leia Adventure)
Isaac Fitzgerald (editor of Buzzfeed Books)
Annabelle Gurwitch (I See You Made An Effort)

Hosted by comedian/author Sara Benincasa (DC Trip, Real Artists Have Day Jobs)

Tickets are $8 in advance / $10 at the door – GET TICKETS

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Historical Roast

Da Man. Da Myth. Da Vinci.

He’s not the blue Ninja Turtle with katana blades, or the Oscar winner, he’s the man who painted the Mona Lisa and invented a whole bunch of shit!

On Tuesday, April 5, 2016 at 9pm at The Nerdist Showroom join Tony Sam, Kristen Studard, Nate Craig, Dana Moon, Anyi Malik, Caitlin Durante, Eric Dadourian, and hosts Eddie Furth and Ryan Pigg as Historical Roast takes on Da Vinci!

Historical Roast…teaching history a lesson.

Tickets are $8 in advance / $10 at the door – GET TICKETS

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