Last week's Reddit Meetup in Hollywood inspired a video of comics giving shout-outs to redditors. It also inspired creating a place to post said video once Oscar Madness subsides.
Perhaps being a long-time Whose Line Is It Anyway? fan made it nerve wracking to say anything more than quick "hi" to Greg Proops and Michael McShane. It was an amazing experience to see them in person let alone watch them perform at Meltdown.
The LA crowd loved laughing at the quick wit of all the talent in the room. The performers were very gracious about meeting fans afterward and it felt like the audience was a part of something special.
Danny Lobell, a storyteller on This American Life was also in town with journalist Kylie Jane Wakefield. New Yorkers are great to have around because they're used to staying out late; the night continued onto the Laugh Factory in hopes of seeing Rick Overton and friends perform a set.
Without reading the marquee, it was a fun surprise to find Dane Cook inside on stage, promoting his return to standup. Later, Kevin Nealon joined the spotlight and interviewed him in that engaging way everyone loves.
Their set ended shortly after 11pm so unfortunately not enough time for Rick Overton. Hopefully there will be a follow up later this month. New York doesn't close early like LA... maybe an after hours comedy show is in order?
Meanwhile, check out the links and be sure to watch the Jimmy Kimmel / Oprah hilarity right after the Oscars.
ABOUT SET LIST
From the minds of Paul Provenza and Troy Conrad… SET LIST is back from sold-out shows at The Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Montreal Just For Laughs Festival, and a regular run in London.
Top comics are given a never-before-seen “set list”of strange and outrageous topics the second they walk onstage, and perform seamlessly as if its the act they normally do, while the audience follows their list on the projection screen. Complete comedy in the moment.
Performances by Chris Hardwick, Matt Kirshen, Rick Overton, Greg Proops, Kira Soltanovich, Hal Sparks, Eddie Pepitone, Jonah Ray, and Michael McShane
Set List Show www.setlistshow.com
Nerdist Theatre www.nerdist.com
Paul Provenza www.sho.com/site/greenroom/home.sho
Troy Conrad www.troyconrad.net
Chris Hardwick www.nerdist.com
Matt Kirshen www.mattkirshen.com
Rick Overton www.rickoverton.net
Greg Proops www.gregproops.com
Kira Soltanovich www.kiracomedy.com
Hal Sparks www.halsparks.com
Eddie Pepitone www.eddiepepitone.com
Jonah Ray www.jonahray.com
Michael McShane www.imdb.com
Laugh Factory www.laughfactory.com
Dane Cook www.danecook.com
Kevin Nealon www.kevinnealon.com
Danny Lobell www.dannylobell.com
Kylie Jane Wakefield www.greenpointnews.com
This American Life www.thisamericanlife.org
Edinburgh Fringe Festival www.edfringe.com
Montreal Just For Laughs Festival www.hahaha.com
Jimmy Kimmel Live http://abc.go.com/shows/jimmy-kimmel-live