Mission IMPROVable

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Things to do in LA this weekend:

ART / COMICS: The Two-Headed Cartoonist art gallery opening reception, comic art and fine art by members of the Comic Art Professional Society, at Gallery 839 at the Animation Guild in Burbank, Friday, 6 PM – 10 PM. The gallery will be open every Friday, 11 AM – 2 PM, until May 27).

COMEDY: The Magic Meathands (with me!) with The Waterbrains and Mission: IMPROVable at the Westside Comedy Theater in Santa Monica, Friday, 8 PM – 10 PM. Tickets: $10.

COMICS: Free Comic Book Day is Saturday! Here’s an overview of special events happening at comic book stores all over Los Angeles. I’ve been updating it throughout the week as more announcements have been made.

FILM: The Jeff Lewis 5-Minute Comedy Hour (with me in the season finale!) is an official selection of the Santa Catalina Film Festival‘s New Media Market(s). It will be honored with the other Digital Media selections at the Canyon Resort and Spa in Avalon on Catalina Island, Saturday, 7:30-11:30 PM.

Oh boy! Funny things!

The Magic Meathands are back, and I’ll be right there with them being incredibly silly!

We’re returning to the famous Westside Comedy Theater in Santa Monica to give you giggles, chuckles, chortles, guffaws, and outright belly laughs. How will we do this? Why, by making it up of course! We perform fully improvised comedy shows using your suggestions to kick off our short form games and long form scenarios.

Immediately following us, you’ll get The Waterbrains and Mission: IMPROVable, two groups fully certified in the art of making you laugh.

Tickets are $10 for the whole night.
8 PM – 10 PM
Westside Comedy Theater
1323-A Santa Monica Promenade (in the alley between 3rd and 4th Streets)
Santa Monica, CA 90401

Laugh on April Fools’ Day

The Magic Meathands (with me!) are putting on a live improv comedy show this Friday, April Fools’ Day, at the Westside Comedy Theater in Santa Monica at 8 PM. Don’t worry, you won’t be the fool. We’ll be more than foolish enough for everyone.

Immediately following us is the always hilarious Waterbrains and then the world famous Mission IMPROVable.

All three improv groups for the whole night will cost you only $10.

See you there!

See Me: Magic Meathands at Westside Comedy first Friday of every month

Yes, it’s time for the Magic Meathands to once again activate their funny generators!

The improv comedy group I perform with will be going onstage at 8 PM this Friday in Santa Monica’s Westside Comedy Theater. We’ll be followed by the wicked funny (to use my old Massachusetts lingo) group called The Waterbrains at 9, and then Westside Comedy Theater owners Mission: IMPROVable who have toured the country and now call LA home.

What? Live improv comedy show with the Magic Meathands, plus The Waterbrains and Mission: IMPROVable
When? Friday, February 4th, 8 PM
Where? Westside Comedy Theater, 1323-A Third Street Promenade, Santa Monica
How Much? $10 for all 3 shows

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Funnies tonight and tomorrow

Reminder: live improvised comedy is happening tonight and tomorrow, as the Magic Meathands return to the stage for our first 2011 shows!

Come on out! You deserve to laugh!

Friday, January 7, 8 PM, $10: MI’s Westside Comedy Theater
Also featuring The Waterbrains and Mission IMPROVable!
1323-A Santa Monica Promenade, Santa Monica, CA 90401
(In the alley between 3rd and 4th Streets)

Saturday, January 8, 8 PM, $7: Family Friendly Comedy Night at The Spot
Also featuring Jump Start!
4455 Overland Ave., Culver City, CA 90230

First shows of 2011

The Magic Meathands have announced their first two shows of the New Year and I’ll be in both of them! These are live comedy shows, completely improvised (no script!) based off suggestions from you, the audience. We do a combination of games (short form) and long form scenarios that build unpredictable characters and worlds.

Friday, January 7, 8 PM, $10: MI’s Westside Comedy Theater
Also featuring The Waterbrains and Mission IMPROVable!
1323-A Santa Monica Promenade, Santa Monica, CA 90401
(In the alley between 3rd and 4th Streets)

Saturday, January 8, 8 PM, $7: Family Friendly Comedy Night at The Spot
Also featuring Jump Start!
4455 Overland Ave., Culver City, CA 90230

See you there!

The Magic Meathands at the Westside Comedy Theater

This Friday at 8 PM, the Magic Meathands and I will return to Santa Monica for another show of improvised comedy at the Westside Comedy Theater! Also performing: improv groups The Waterbrains and Mission: IMPROVable. $10 gets you in for all three shows! Click on the big meaty hand for more.

Friday, Dec. 3, 8 PM
Westside Comedy Theater
1323-A 3rd Street Promenade
Santa Monica CA 90401

Tickets: $10

Open Call for Laugh Makers, Joy Givers

The Magic Meathands Comedy Ensemble have really been picking up steam lately, which thrills me to no end.

Last night, as part of our expanding Comedy Outreach Project, we did an hour-long live show of improvised comedy for a group of women at the Alexandria House here in Los Angeles. We had tons of fun, and really look forward to our next show there in February. Tonight we’ll be returning to the Joy Center at the Hope for Homeless Youth in Echo Park. We perform there once a month and have made some great friends. It’s always a good time. The Meathands’ Comedy Outreach Project is a big part of the group’s mission, and our base of regular organizations that we visit is growing. We bring comedy to people who may not have the means to come to us. We bring laughter to the greater Los Angeles and Southern California community, instead of holing up in a theater somewhere expecting people to come to us. It is a tremendous gift for both us performers and our audience.

That’s not to say we don’t do the more traditional shows everyone can attend. Every first Friday of the month we perform at Mission IMPROVable’s Westside Comedy Theater in Santa Monica, opening for the hilarious Waterbrains. We also have regular appearances at The Spot Café & Lounge in Culver City, including our popular Family Friendly Night every second Saturday of the month with Jump Start Comedy Improv. I’m extraordinarily lucky to have this outlet where I get to perform to a live audience usually once a week, sometimes more. Seriously, this is like manna from heaven for someone like me. (No surprise I’ve done well over 100 shows with the Meathands.)

I’m also getting to stretch other creative muscles. Through our recently launched sketch videos program, I get to write, produce, direct, and edit comedy shorts. Hey, I’m actually using my college education! What a concept! This program is sure to grow in the future, and we’re already talking about doing a web-series.

OK, so you get it. I love the Meathands and I’m a big suck-up. Yay for me. Well, if you’re in the Los Angeles area and this sounds like something you would also enjoy, we just so happen (complete coincidence, I’m sure!) to be holding auditions for new members. If you’re interested and are a comedic actor/improviser 18 years or older with training in performance level improvisation, email your resume to our director Bill Johnson. Workshop-style auditions will be held on Monday, December 6 at 7 PM. Callbacks will follow the next evening, Tuesday, December 7. See here for more information about being a main company member of the Magic Meathands.

2 Shows for the Price of… 2

The Magic Meathands and I are performing twice this week!

First, it’s our weekly Thursday Night Comedy Cafe at The Spot! For just $5, you get to experience audience interactive comedy theatre. The Meathands do a mix of long form improv and scene games to deliver a full hour of delightful absurdity based on audience suggestions. Come hungry and ready to relax ‘cause the couches are comfy and the food is excellent.
Showtime: 8 PM, Thursday, December 3, 2009.
Location: The Spot Cafe & Lounge, 4455 Overland Ave., Culver City, CA 90230.

Second, this Friday is the Magic Meathands special debut performance at the Westside Comedy Theater in Santa Monica! For $10, you get a full Meathands show, with our audience interactive experience featuring long form improv and scene games, plus performances by The Waterbrains and Mission IMPROVable.
Showtime: 8 PM, Friday, December 4, 2009.
Location: Westside Comedy Theater, 1323-A Santa Monica Promenade (in the alley between 3rd and 4th Street), Santa Monica, CA 90401.

Come on out and laugh with us!

Magic Meathands debut at Westside Comedy Theater Dec. 4

Next Friday, December 4, 8 PM, improv comedy group the The Magic Meathands and I will make our Santa Monica debut at the Westside Comedy Theater! Tickets are $10. And you’ll also get to see improv groups The Waterbrains and Mission IMPROVable, and variety show Comedy Collision!

If you can’t make our Thursday night shows or want to see us bigger and better than ever, this is your chance!