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Our Bestie: Gabe Liedman

Hip hip hooray! Gabe Liedman will be at this month’s Super Serious Show. Liedman is a comedian and writer based in New York who seriously is one of the most charming funny people working today. He will make you want to be his best friend. (We’ve already asked him several times and are still waiting to hear back.)

Liedman has been a guest on such popular podcasts as WTF with Marc Maron and This American Life. When Liedman isn’t performing solo at some of the best comedy venues in New York, he makes one half of the comedy duo, Gabe & Jenny, alongside Jenny Slate (SNL, Marcel the Shell). Together they have a video series, Bestie x Bestie, and host a fun weekly show in Brooklyn, Big Terrific, with fellow comedian, Max Silvestri.

Be sure and catch Liedman perform on the Super Serious stage while he’s in town. Don’t live your life in regret! Buy your tickets now!

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Comedy Charisma: Nigel Lawrence

*Photo by Mandee JohnsonAnother returning champ coming back to Super Serious. Nigel Lawrence, a smart-ass and charming stand-up is on tap. Lawrence is a stand-out Canadian performer. His comedy is charismatic mix of storytelling and off-beat observations. He's performed at the Just For Laughs Comedy festival and has numerous TV appeareances, including Comedy Central's Live at Gotham and Chelsea Lately on E! Television. Lawrence is one of our favorite performers working today.  We're excited to have him back at the show!

Grab your tickets for the Thursday, February 16th show.

The Crazy Fun of James Adomian

Photo by Rebecca RotenbergJames Adomian, one of our favorite crazy fun performers is returning to Super Serious this month - February 16th! He's got comedy skills all over, most notably his gifted impression work and high-energy boundary defying stand-up. Adomian never shies away from a topic or a chance to be silly. His work on numerous podcasts in the Earwolf family and more is some serious fun stuff. Adomian tours nationally.

Check out his Super Serious page for photos and more info. Plus, you can keep track of Adomian fun via his Tumblr or Twitter (@jadomian).

Grab your tickets here for this month's Super Serious Show at Cafe Club Fais Do-Do.

Super Serious January Photos

It happened! Our first show of 2012 and first show at Cafe Club Fais Do-Do. Johnny Pemberton and the rest of the gang of comedians started it off well. Performances included T.J. Miller (explaining the lights), Sean Conroy, Chris Hardwick, Barry Rothbart, Matt McKenna and videos from Shepard Boucher.

Check out our photos from the super talented Rebecca Rotenberg at her site: www.rebeccaadlerphoto.com. And more Super Serious photos at our Flickr Page!

Character Carnival: David Koechner

*Photo by Mandee JohnsonHoly moley! We're excited to have David Koechner back at the show this month. Koechner helped kick start Super Serious at our very first show. He's an all-around comedy all-star - a master of comedic characters and live performer.

Koechner is known for his great comedic roles in film and television, including Saturday Night Live, Late Night With Conan O'Brien, The Office, Anchorman, Thank You For Smoking, The Comebacks and many more. He's created some of the most memorable characters - all with a bit of edge and heart. Koechner's recent roles include voice work for American Dad and the new Beavis and Butthead series.

More info on Koechner here and at his Super Serious page.

Grab your tickets for the February 16th show here.

The Way of The Wit: Sean Conroy

*Photo by Mandee JohnsonThursday is coming quick. Get ready. Another one of our favorite performers, Sean Conroy, is returning to The Super Serious Show. Comedian Sean Conroy is one of the more versitle performers working today. He's a writer, improv performer, stand-up and the lead host of The Long Shot podcast. Conroy combines an active wit and dry humor with his creative off-beat improv skills.

Conroy is a regular performer as Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre, including his regular appearances at the famous ASSSSCAT improv show, along side the other founding members. For more Conroy check-out his Super Serious page and his site, www.seanconroy.com.

Still time to grab some tickets for the January 19th show at Cafe Club Fais Do-Do.

A Weekly Monday Night Comedy Snack

In addition to our regular monthly variety show with free beer and win, we're starting a new weekly stand-up show at Royal/T Cafe - Sad People Talking! Every Monday night, the'll be food and drinks followed by a fun 90-minute show with some of our favorite performers. We hope it'll be a fun place to catch fun and random work from the comedians, trying out new material and messing around.

It'll all take place at Royal/T, the cool cosplay cafe and gallery on Washington Blvd, between downtown Culver City and the art gallery district on Washington Blvd. Check-out their full menu. Plenty of street parking on the street and there's also a lot behind the building on Lindblade St. 6:30PM doors / 8:00PM show.

Tonight - January 16th! - is the first night of our new weekly show. So consider the Monday night show your weekly comedy snack, just a few miles away from the new Super Serious Show venue. Stop by for an early week kick-start of fun.

More info and lineups at www.sadpeopletalking.com.

Laugh Hard With Barry Rothbart

Holy yes! Barry Rothbart will be performing at this month’s Super Serious Show. Rothbart is an up and coming comedian based in Los Angeles who will make you laugh hard and charm your socks off.

Most recently, Rothbart made his late night debut on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. If you didn’t catch this sweet television event, Rothbart covers a range of topics including the sounds you make when you’re growing older, how you know you live in a bad neighborhood and his thoughts on Justin Bieber 3-D concert film. Additionally, Rothbart was a New Face at the prestigious Just For Laughs Festival in Montreal.

Rothbart has also appeared on television. He’s worked on TNT’s Men of a Certain Age and Do Whatever. Get ready because Rothbart is coming to town and he’s going to steal your heart while you laugh uncontrollably.

Grab your tickets for the January 19th show at Cafe Club Fais Do-Do.

The Super Serious Show with Johnny Pemberton

*Photo by Rebecca RotenbergOur new headliner to kick-off the new year and the new location is comedian Johnny Pemberton! Pemberton is a returning Super Serious pal. We're excited to get even more crazy comedy from Pemberton at this month's show - January 19th.

Pemberton is one of the best young comedians working today. He tours nationally and always brings surprises to his live performances. He's been adding to his acting resume, of late. You can see him in the upcoming feature, 21 Jump Street. Check-out his Super Serious page for all the awesome things he's up to, along with his Super Serious photos.

Grab your tickets for the January 19th show here.

Super Serious December Photos

We ended 2011 and our awesome 18-month run at Smashbox Studios with a particularly fun and crazy show. Jimmy Pardo lead the way with help from Finesse Mitchell, Andy Peters, Karl Hess and Eric Andre. Plus, we got to see the first episode of the 2nd season of Jason Nash Is Married.

Thanks to everyone who made time during the holidays to make it out to the show and brought a ton of clothes for our OPCC clothing drive. It was a tremendous success.

Check out our photos from our awesome photographer, Rebecca Rotenberg, at her site: www.rebeccaadlerphoto.com. And more Super Serious photos at our Flickr Page!

Super Serious November Photos

Our November show was a memorable one, indeed. Chris Hardwick took the reigns and we were off to a fun night. Gafrunkel & Oates and Weird Al Yankovic treated us to a surprise set, performing 3 songs and blowing people's minds. Chris Kattan did an oddball and fun surprise drop-in set, too. We also had killer performances from Sarah Tiana, Greg Behrendt and Drennon Davis. There were also three fun shorts from Lauren Palmigiano. Thanks again to our great crowd for staying for the long haul even when the drinks ran out. We're always lucky to have such a great turnout.

Check out our photos from our awesome photographer, Rebecca Rotenberg, at her site: www.rebeccaadlerphoto.com. And more Super Serious photos at our Flickr Page!

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Wit To Spare: Karl Hess

Karl Hess will be making you laugh at this month’s Super Serious Show. If you’re a fan of local live comedy, then you’ve probably run into Karl Hess.

Hess regularly appears on some of the best comedy shows in town. Hess’ comedy is filled with witty, often random, observations and stories that you will no doubt find hilarious. His cool hair and sweet personality will make you an instant fan of his and if not, we will give you none of your money back. None.

More about Hess– he was featured as a New Face at the 2010 Just For Laughs Festival in Montreal. Additionally, he has performed stand-up at the Bridgetown Comedy Festival in Portland, Laughing Skull Comedy Festival in Atlanta and the North Carolina Comedy Arts Festival. He was recently voted by RooftopComedy.com as one of the best Underground Comics of 2011 and featured on their album, Silver Nails.

Grab a ticket to the show for some quality Hess time.

Finesse Mitchell On Tap

*Photo by Je'BoWe come bearing the best news ever...Finesse Mitchell is in the lineup for this month’s Super Serious Show! Mitchell is an actor, stand-up comedian and published author, who’s probably best known for his appearances as a cast member on Saturday Night Live. Mitchell currently can be seen on the popular Disney Channel show, A.N.T Farm.

Some of his television credits include, The Today Show, Tyra Banks Show, Chelsea Lately, ABC’s Comic Unleashed, Comedy Central Presents, The Late Show with Conan O’Brian, The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn and BET’s Comic View.

Additionally, Mitchell appeared in such films as Mad Money, Who’s Your Caddy and The Comebacks.
On top of all this, in 2007, Mitchell published his first book Your Girlfriends Only Know So Much, which offers dating advice to women seeking honest and real answers to age-old relationship questions.

As a stand-up, Mitchell has performed sold-out live performances across the country and abroad. Mitchell is one of the smoothest and more seasoned comics working today. His effortless and cool delivery is always coupled with hilarious material, which can cover everything from his own personal relationships to current events.

Mitchell is a pro and we couldn’t be more psyched to have him on board this December! Now you get psyched! Now you get psyched!

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Kaboom! Eric Andre!

*Photo by Susan MossKaboom! Comedian and actor Eric Andre will be taking the Super Serious stage at Smashbox Studios at the December show. Andre’s off-the-wall approach to comedy and spastic on-stage energy make him one of the more exciting performers to watch. Never expect a dull performance from this super talented comic. He will blow your mind away and permanently alter it for the better.

You may recognize Andre from his television roles on such popular shows as Curb Your Enthusiasm and Hot in Cleveland. As a stand-up, Andre has appeared on Live at Gotham, Hatin on MTV, The Awkward Comedy Show on Comedy Central and Lopez Tonight. Additionally, he has performed at the Bridgetown Comedy Festival in Portland and the HBO Comedy Festival in Aspen.

We are super excited for Andre’s Super Serious debut, and all of the other fun that is to come at this month’s show.

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The Super Serious Show with Jimmy Pardo

*Photo by Rebecca Adler RotenbergWe're ending the year with a bang...and cliches apparently. One of the best and one of our favorite comedians around, Jimmy Pardo is heading up our December 15th show at Smashbox. The master of off-the-cuff riffing, Pardo's comedy is full of force and charm. And he's back for a return visit to the Super Serious Show.

Pardo continues to work the comedy masses, touring nationally and serving as the opening act for Conan O'Brien's live talk show tapings. Pardo also brings comedy to directly to the people with his weekly and much heraled podcast, Never Not Funny. He also recorded two comedy albums, Uno and Pompous Clown.

For more Pardo, check-out his Super Serious Show portraits.

For even more Pardo, check-out his site:  www.jimmyparodo.com.

This month's show will serve as a benefit for OPCC (www.opcc.org). OPCC is a great organization that does a ton for local familes. In addition to the ticket price help, we'll be having a clothing drive. Bring those extra clothes and help out!

Grab your tickets for the December 15th show now before you miss out.

An Eye For The Funny: Lauren Palmigiano

Whoa now – one of the coolest comedy directors working today, Lauren Palmigiano, will be screening a few shorts at Super Serious this Thursday. Her free spirited and off-beat films established her as one of the better young directors in today's comedy ranks. She’s currently a writer and producer for FunnyOrDie.com. She’s a sketch alum and past performer at Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre in Los Angeles. Her first short film, Cried Suicide, premiered at the 2010 Tribeca Film Festival.

Come watch some fun Palmigiano shorts at Smashbox Studios this week. It’ll be fun. We sear.

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Super Serious October Photos

We had an insanely fun time at the October show headed up by T.J. Miller, who brings screwing around to an artistic level. Great performances by Miller, Amy Schumer, Matt Knudsen, Garfunkel & Oates and Alex Fernie & Alex Berg. The super talented director Jason Woliner treated us to a sweet sneak preview of a Season 2 Eagleheart episode, too. Thanks to everyone who made it out!

Check out our photos from photographer supreme, Rebecca Rotenberg, at her site: www.rebeccaadlerphoto.com. And more Super Serious photos at our Flickr Page!

 

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Comedy In The Mix: Drennon Davis

Drennon Davis is bringing his offbeat and fun comedy to this month’s Super Serious Show. November 17th at Smashbox Studios Culver City. Davis is one of the more imaginative and creative comedians working today. His unconventional act can have him singing original tunes with his ukulele to performing as a range of inventive and hilarious characters. Davis is definitely one of our favorite wacky characters and we’re certain that he will be yours too.

You may recognize Davis from season 6 of NBC’s Last Comic Standing or from his semi-regular show, The Imaginiary Radio Program, at The Nerdist Theater, located in the back of Meltdown Comics in Hollywood. The show has quickly become a favorite amongst comedy nerds and non-nerds alike. He also can be seen performing at a range of venues in the Los Angeles area.

Please reschedule your dinner plans and business meetings accordingly because you really don’t want to miss this.

You can nab your tickets here. We wouldn't lie about it. Seriously.

Comedy Goodness Courtesy of Greg Behrendt

*Photo by Mike CaranoGet excited because comedian Greg Behrendt will be taking the stage at the November Super Serious Show! Behrendt’s performances are always jam packed with energy and charisma. Along with being one of the best comedians working today, Behrendt brings a fun perspective on romantic and familial relationships to his performances.

After working as a consultant on HBO’s Sex in the City for three consecutive seasons, Behrendt went on to co-author the best selling self-help book He's Just Not That Into You, which later was turned into the feature film of the same name. This success led to his own daily daytime talk show, The Greg Behrendt Show, for Sony Pictures Television as well as countless television appearances. As a stand-up comedian, he has been seen on HBO, The Tonight Show, The Late Show with David Letterman, Late Night with Conan O’Brien and numerous Comedy Central appearances.

Behrendt also hosts Walking The Room, the popular weekly comedy podcast with his comedian buddy, Dave Anthony.

I personally can’t wait to ask him about the guy I’ve been seeing. He’s just been acting so weird lately. WHY WON’T HE CALL ME? WHY GREG? WHY? ...Sorry, Greg.

Grab tickets here to see Behrendt and the rest at the November 17th show.

The Super Serious Show with Chris Hardwick

Photo by Sian Kennedy2nd time's the charm! After an almost October, comedian and nerd extraordinaire, Chris Hardwick is back to head-up the November 17th Super Serious Show at Smashbox Studios.

Hardwick is one of the more fun and smart comedians working today. Hardwick’s performances are full of charm and wit, loaded with all-direction snark – from nerdy tangents to tales from his Southern upbringing. He’s also a master of the digital domain, including running his own popular weekly podcast, The Nerdist, along with recent Super Serious alum Jonah Ray.

Hardwick has kick-started his own online, podcast, production and comedy empire under his Nerdist Industries moniker. He hosts G4’s Web Soup and is a frequent contributor to G4’s Attack of The Show. Hardwick’s recent television appearances include regular spots on Chelsea Lately, The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson and John Oliver’s New York Stand-up Special.

Hardwick released his book, The Nerdist Way, this month. Hardwick also has music chops, teaming up from time to time with his pal, Mike Phirman, to form the comedy music outfit, Hard N’ Phirm. Hardwick has a ton of other possible projects in the works with companies such as HBO, NBC, Comedy Central, IFC and Funny Or Die. His televised version of his Nerdist Podcast just aired a special on BBC America this Fall.

Hardwick is a skilled stand-up, touring nationally and a regular at festivals including SF Sketchfest, Just For Laughs, SXSW, Coachella and Bumbershoot.

Grab tickets for the November 17th show before it’s too late.


















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