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New Year, New Laughs

The New Year is coming! And if the Mayans are right, we’ve only got until December 21 to live it up. Better start scheduling your good times now. We’ve got quite a few planned for you throughout 2012 because if we’re going down, we’re going down laughing!

Our first show of 2012 brings us back to the Westside Comedy Theater, right off the Third Street Promenade in downtown Santa Monica. We hit the stage at 8 PM on Friday January 6th to do a fully improvised show combining short-form games and long-form scenarios all made up on the spot based on suggestions you give us. Tickets are $10 for the whole night. If you hang around after our show, you’ll get to experience two other improv groups, The Waterbrains and Mission: IMPROVable. Each group has their own format and style, so you’re in for a real treat.

The above was cross-posted on the Magic Meathands blog. I’ve been a member of the Magic Meathands for nearly 3 years, performing well over 100 shows of improvised comedy. If you’re in the Los Angeles area, give yourself a treat and catch one of our shows.

Improv Comedy Group to hit Santa Monica theater in act of violence

The Magic Meathands (including me!) will hit the Westside Comedy Theater in Santa Monica this Friday night at 8 PM. Literally. We are actually going to assault the theater stage with our fists. We’ve been feeling a little angry recently and have decided that some pent-up violence committed against an inanimate and non-sentient object would help us feel better about ourselves.

After that, we’ll probably do some improv comedy. So if you want to stay, that should be pretty entertaining too. And after us, you can also stay to see The Waterbrains and Mission: IMPROVable, two very funny improv groups.

Tickets: $10.

Friday is Brought to You by Tail Battling Kittehs

Things to do in and around LA:

WEB-SERIES – The indie film Good Grief posts to its Facebook page a prologue short focusing on the character Penn, loosely based on Pigpen from Charles M. Schulz’ Peanuts classic comic strip, only viewable from Friday, 10 AM (aka, now) – Monday, 10 PM.

CONVENTION – The Anime Expo, celebrating all things manga and anime, starts today and runs through the long weekend at the Los Angeles Convention Center in Downtown LA. Tickets: $75 for 4-day pass, $65 for 2-day, $50 for 1-day, $25 for children 5-12, free for children up to age 4.

COMEDYThe Magic Meathands (with me!) perform live improv comedy based on audience suggestions at the Westside Comedy Theater in Santa Monica, Friday, 8 PM. Tickets: $10.

HOLIDAY – Happy Birthday, America! Get up somewhere high in Los Angeles with a pair of binoculars, and you can see a bunch of fireworks shows in different neighborhoods and cities for the Fourth of July.

Things to do in NY:

FILM FESTIVAL – The documentary Dig Comics, which I helped produce, screens at the New Filmmakers Summer Fest at the Anthology Film Archives, Friday, 6 PM. Tickets: $9.

Laugh for Freedom

This Friday night, I join the Magic Meathands to kick off the July 4th weekend at the Westside Comedy Theater in Santa Monica. What better way to celebrate our freedom?

It’s a full hour of improvisational theater for comedic results. We’ll be doing a mixture of short-form games and long-form scenarios, using your suggestions. There’s even a chance or two for you to join us on stage, if you are so inclined. And we hope you are.

The ticket for our show is also good for the two shows immediately after us, The Waterbrains and Mission: IMPROVable, two hilarious improv comedy groups.

Friday, July 1, 8 PM
Tickets: $10
Event Details on Facebook

This Friday is brought to you by Gravity Defying Kitteh

Things to do in and around LA this weekend:

COMICSReed Gunther Release Party! Celebrate the debut of the all-ages cowboy comic book from Image Comics with creators Shane and Chris Houghton who will be signing and sketching for free. Plus a giant snake! At Golden Apple Comics in Hollywood, Friday, 7 PM – 9 PM.

COMEDY – I perform improv comedy with the Magic Meathands at the Westside Comedy Theater in Santa Monica, Friday, 8 PM. Immediately after us will be the always hilarious Waterbrains and Mission: IMPROVable. Tickets: $10.

ACTIVISMSlutWalk LA is the latest in a series of demonstrations across North America in response to a Toronto police officer who advised students to not dress like “sluts” as a safety tip to avoid rape. Believing that “those who experience sexual assault are not the ones at fault, without exception,” participants will begin in West Hollywood Park, Saturday, 12:00 noon.

COMMUNITY – The Long Beach Basket Brigade has their 3rd annual fundraiser to help families in and around Long Beach. Silent and live auctions, Texas Hold ’em and Bunco Tournaments, and a fine dinner all help to raise money. At The Grand Event Center in Long Beach, Saturday, 6 PM – 11 PM.

This Friday is brought to you by Tiny Voiced Kitteh & Friends

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