The Spot Café & Lounge

It’s Friday. We can stop pretending to be serious now.

Nothing would make me more happy than to get up on a stage and be a complete idiot in front of you. You can even yell out ideas of specifically how I will be a complete idiot, and I’ll do it! And I’ll have others with me to also be complete idiots – the Magic Meathands. We like to call it “improv comedy” to sound like some fancy theater thing but really we’re just a bunch of idiots being complete idiots. And I mean that in the best possible way.

If this sounds like fun, you should get yourself over to The Spot Cafe in Culver City on Friday and/or Saturday night at 8 PM. (That’s tonight and tomorrow night for those playing at home.)

Have a great weekend, everyone!

2 Chances to Laugh

This weekend you can see two live improv comedy shows with me and the Magic Meathands at The Spot Café, 4455 Overland Ave., Culver City 90230.

Friday night: 8 PM, $5!

Saturday night: 8 PM, $7, with Jump Start!

Come have fun with us!

Double dose of holiday meat

The holidays are here! If you’re going to survive all the fruit cake, you best stock up on some laughter. Fortunately, the Magic Meathands have you covered with a show-packed finale to 2010!

This weekend, we’re performing twice! Get out your daily planners and make your notes. Here are the details:

And then just like that, the Meathands’ 2010 shows will be over! So don’t miss your chance to see us live in person. (Sheesh, I’m only just now getting used to writing the year on my checks.)

We’ll also post a few more videos, so keep your eyes peeled!

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.

This Saturday – Magic Meathands team up with Jump Start

The Magic Meathands (with me!) and Jump Start reunite for another family friendly show, 8 PM at The Spot Café, 4455 Overland Ave., Culver City! Tickets: $7!

This is always a fun show with lots of opportunities for the audience to get involved and play with us. Or if you’re shy, just sit back and enjoy laughing at the silliness.

Also: There’s no Thursday Night Comedy Café show this week. We’ll be back at our weekly gig in The Spot Café starting next week, January 14, 8 PM. Tickets: only $5!

Family Friendly Funny with Jumpstart Saturday night

My improv comedy troupe The Magic Meathands team up with Jumpstart Saturday night, December 12, at The Spot Café in Culver City for a night of family friendly funny! The fun starts at 8 PM. Tickets are $7.

I’ll be there. So should you!

For you social networking types, here are the event details on Facebook.

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!

2 Magic Meathands shows – Thursday and Saturday

Double your pleasure with… two Magic Meathands shows this week! Both with me!

November 12, Thursday night at 8 PM, it’s our weekly Comedy Cafe at The Spot, 4455 Overland Ave., Culver City 90230. Only $5, and you get lots of laughs in return. There’s also yummy food available for your consumption.

Then on Saturday, November 14, at 8 PM, it’s our brand new family friendly show! We’ll be teaming up with the improv troupe Jumpstart for a special all-ages show. So bring the kids! Bring the senior citizens! Bring everyone in between! That’s also at The Spot, 4455 Overland Ave., Culver City 90230. Admission: $7.

Hope to see you at one or both of the shows!

Corey featured in Thursday’s Magic Meathands show

(Hey I’M Corey.)

This week’s Magic Meathands show at The Spot Café in Culver City will have ME in it! Can you imagine?!

Live improvised comedy! That means we completely make it up! Like, for reals. No script or nuthin’.

Come one! Come some! Come all!

Tickets are $5.