1. 1 year ago

    MARY LYNN RAJSKUB / JO ELLESS / May. 26 @ 8:30

    May 26 / 8:30 pm / The Improv Lab

    TICKETS! USE PROMO CODE “ELECTRA" FOR $5 OFF!

    Special Guests Mary Lynn Rajskub (24, The Larry Sanders Show, Mr. Show) & Jo Elless (Sunset Strip Music Festival)

    Starring Sean Cowhig, John Druska, Rebecca Leib, Jennie Newman, Paul Straw

    Hosted by Brian James O’Connell

    Written by Alan Lebetkin, Jacob Harper, Aaron Mervis, Paul Straw, Lara Zvirbulis

    Directed by Scott Garner

    Produced by Scott Garner, Alan Lebetkin, Paul Straw

    >The Improv Comedy Lab
    >8156 Melrose Ave (right next to the Hollywood Improv)
    >Los Angeles, CA 90046

    This all-new variety show is part of Obama’s jobs package intended to put artists back to work! Forget today’s troubles with sketches, stand-up, and videos that transport you back to a happier time: The Great Depression.

    2012

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  2. 2 years ago

    STEVE SHANE / ED GREER / Apr. 25 @ 8:30

    April 25 / 8:30 pm / The Improv Lab

    TICKETS! USE PROMO CODE “SNAZZY" FOR $5 OFF!

    Special Guests Steve Shane & Ed Greer

    Starring Sean Cowhig, John Druska, Rebecca Leib, Jennie Newman, Paul Straw

    Hosted by Brian James O’Connell

    Written by Alan Lebetkin, Jacob Harper, Aaron Mervis, Paul Straw, Lara Zvirbulis

    Directed by Scott Garner

    Produced by Scott Garner, Alan Lebetkin, Paul Straw

    >The Improv Comedy Lab
    >8156 Melrose Ave (right next to the Hollywood Improv)
    >Los Angeles, CA 90046

    This all-new variety show is part of Obama’s jobs package intended to put artists back to work! Forget today’s troubles with sketches, stand-up, and videos that transport you back to a happier time: The Great Depression.

    2012

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  3. 2 years ago

    MARIA BAMFORD / KETCHUP SOUP / Mar. 31 @ 8:30

    March 31 / 8:30 pm / The Improv Lab

    TICKETS! USE PROMO CODE “RECOVERY" FOR $5 OFF!

    Special Guests Maria Bamford & Ketchup Soup

    Starring John Druska, Ryan Hitchcock, Amber Kenny, Matt Mider, Meghan Parks, Ric Rosario

    Hosted by Brian James O’Connell

    Written by Alan Lebetkin, Aaron Mervis, Paul Straw, Lara Zvirbulis

    Directed by Scott Garner

    Produced by Scott Garner, Alan Lebetkin, Paul Straw

    >The Improv Comedy Lab
    >8156 Melrose Ave (right next to the Hollywood Improv)
    >Los Angeles, CA 90046

    This all-new variety show is part of Obama’s jobs package intended to put artists back to work! Forget today’s troubles with sketches, stand-up, and videos that transport you back to a happier time: The Great Depression.

    2012

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  4. 2 years ago

    Michelle Malkin’s blog wants to prove a point

    This offensive picture went up at Michelle Malkin’s blog “Twitchy” in a post originally titled “Why #TeamDueProcess is important for justice.”

    They have since issued a correction on the revelation that the “Trayvon as gangsta” photo is actually “not a Trayvon photo.” No word yet on the authenticity of “your friendly, smiling George Zimmerman.”

    Incompetence betrays the righteousness of the ones who posted this.

    Conservatives are making the argument that “a tragedy is a tragedy,” accusing the Left of artificially injecting the racial question here to further political goals of equality and gun control. While I firmly believe that race is in fact central to the details of this case, and that equality and gun control are noble causes for which the Left needs no ginned up pretext to debate, let’s set those issues aside and address the deeper insult waged with the posting of the above picture.

    A 17 year old boy was needlessly and senselessly killed, and his family is now saddled with grieving his loss on top of the blinding supernova of national racial angst, and yet the authors of that post thought they would be making a helpful point by posting what they thought was a racially charged picture of the same minor who is not alive to defend himself. Could they look Trayvon’s parents in the eye and explain this photo? Would they even want to?

    No point is worth making if it reveals yourself as a craven social boor. No matter the circumstance, an innocent kid is dead and good families have been blasted apart. If conservatives really want to make a point here, I suggest empathy.

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  5. 2 years ago

    [Link] Romney Chalks Up Detail-Free Policies To Political Considerations

    ^Mitt Romney^

    In this interview he proudly admits that he’s running as a silhouette with a question mark over it.

    The only thing this guy believes in is that he really, really wants to be president. He’s an embarrassment to American democracy and a stain on the Republican party. Anyone who believes in anything should repudiate him. Without questionmark.

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  6. 2 years ago

    The problem with Republican thinking

    Paul Ryan and crew are proponents of middle and lower class people working 3 jobs to get through college. Accomplishing this, of course, will give you a chance at a regular life, but that is far from a guarantee. This same line of thinking applies to all their arguments about how middle and lower class people should manage to transcend their socio-economic status, and if it was just the hard Hard Work = Success model we’d agree that’s a fair proposition. The problem is this goes beyond basic hard work. Let’s be honest about what working 3 jobs as a full-time student actually is: being super-human.

    Are we really okay with a society where you must be a super-human to be AVERAGE? What kind of society does that encourage? Since not everyone can be super-human, it’s a recipe for a largely depressed socio-economic majority overrun by an egotistical 1%. That is not a healthy or fair society by any means.

    Middle and lower income people should be able to work hard for a shot at a better life. Working hard does not mean 80 hours a week with a full class schedule while simultaneously managing the real-world hardships that befall the underprivileged through no fault of their own. That’s believing that only the exceptional geniuses of the lower classes deserve to be AVERAGE.

    Working a part-time job and getting good grades in college should mean that you can live an average life without exception. We can always applaud the exceptional geniuses with inhuman work ethics who succeed wildly, but we should never ever be hoodwinked into believing that those people are the normal ones.

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  7. 2 years ago

    Sign of the times

    While he’s publicly scoffed at the notion that the reaction to his misogyny is having an impact, he’s quietly hired an expert in crisis management to handle the fallout.”

    It just occurred to us… it’s pretty funny that “Crisis Manager” is an actual, real occupation that exists. Maybe they should scale their rates down for the 99% so they can help manage the crisis of not being able to pay for shit.

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  8. 2 years ago

    A Kazakhstani athlete must stand through Borat’s parody version of her national anthem during an international sporting event.

    Thing is, Sacha Baron Cohen’s schtick has gotten so old that we’re almost ready to side with Kazakhstan.

    LEAVE KAZAKHSTAN ALONE!!!!!!!!

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  9. 2 years ago

    [Link] Newt calls Obama's Trayvon Martin comments 'disgraceful'

    At last! Mr. Happy-pants weighs in!

    In fairness, the guy sure knows a thing or two about “disgrace.”

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  10. 2 years ago

    [Link] Govt. agencies, colleges demand applicants' Facebook passwords

    Romney sez: “Corporations are people, my Facebook friends.”

    Everyone should be outraged at this. It’s such a terrible idea not just on grounds of invasion of privacy, but for the ludicrous amount of liability it’s placing the employers in. Employer overreach and control of employees’ lives needs to be addressed on a national level.

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