POP UP KITCHEN COMEDY SHOW

POP UP KITCHEN COMEDY SHOW

THE INFO

SAT. FEB 25th. 7PM

622 N. Coronado in ECHO PARK

TWENTY DOLLARS

If you are interested in coming you MUST reserve a seat and pre pay.

CLICK HERE TO RESERVE A SPOT

ALL ARE WELCOME! NO GUNS!

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THE BRIEF

ANY QUESTIONS? mfdaviddeery@gmail.com

As many of you know, I am an amazing cook and also a very humble person. It’s always been a dream of mine to run my very own restaurant for one night, so guess what, you guessed correctly, I’m doing just that.

On Saturday, February 25th, Kendra Hughes and I will be preparing, and serving, a set, three course menu as well as hosting a comedy show with some of the most famous comedians you’ve probably never heard of, but are still ridiculously funny.

Christian Piepper, host of the show Adrenaline and very likable guy. He grew up a Mormon, but I’m willing to bet he will tell you all about it.

Fahim Anwar, Comedy Store regular, actor and creator of the character Lance Cantstopolis who is not only a great dancer, but so fun to watch live. Fahim is just one of those really fun comics to watch because he loves it so much and you can tell.

And of course, one of my all time favorites, Al Lubel, who has more cool credits than I have space to list on this post, but he was on David Letterman a bunch and if you google hard enough you can find the documentary about the first time he was ever on TV and Bert Reynolds is telling him how funny he is in the green room after his set. YES! He’s a legend.

If you read this far, I’m assuming that means you are interested. It would really mean the world to me to have you there. It’s a thing I really like to do. Feed people and facilitate their laughter. I need it. You need it. We all need it.

Hope to hear from you soon. Like I said, email me.

Thank you.

Chef David.

The Comedy Store Potluck Pictures Part 2

The Comedy Store Potluck Pictures Part 2

More scans from negatives, from photos I took, from my travels to the World Famous Comedy Store’s weekly open mic, Potluck. Here’s a picture of the place itself. How grand.

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Each week comics come from all over the world travel from, like I said, all over the world, for a chance to perform on a stage that is well known for it’s comedy, you guessed it, all over the world. This guy below came from somewhere, I’m sure of it, but I forgot his name, and his story, but damn, That’s a pretty nice photo.

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Sometimes a more famous comic will show up and everyone will get jealous and say things behind their backs. Like this guy below. Not the bald guy, idiots, that’s Ken Garr, I’m obviously talking about Drew Lynch, or “that stuttering comic from America’s Got Talent” as many of you probably know him as.

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This is paid regular Jesus Trejo. Pronounced Hey Zues, Tray Hoe. Jesus comes around, and even though he did a spot before a sold out main room Louie show and crushed it, he’s still humble enough to give us plebs a fist bump and let us snap a photo. What a legend.

Ps. See that weird white mark on his chin? That’s something on the negative. That’s the risks of using a real camera. Many of you think it’s dumb. Use your phone. It’s easier. No thank you. I like the process of film. I like the risk of something fucking up. I like that it’s not easy. It’s like stand up. I like it. If I wanted easy I would do improv.

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Ali Macofsky. Josh Nasar. Jeff Carrisalez, his Harley and of course, GT. The Comedy Store is a magnetic field for future great comics and also, complete fucking lunatics. I believe we have a bit of both in these four photos. You decide who gets what label.

Check these guys out. They actually work at The Comedy Store. That’s Jay Mandyam. Stuart Thompson, Mike Schmitt and Feng Chao. Jay’s funny. One time I was lurking around with my camera and asked Jay (because I ask) “Hey man, can I take your photo?” To which he replied, “Why?” So I said, “No real reason. It’s just a hobby. I’m just taking pictures of Potluck.” To which he replied, “Um, no.” Making Jay the second person to deny me. The other person to deny me was Hannibal Buress, not at a Potluck of course, but at The World Famous Comedy Store non the less. Anyway, Jay’s not as intimidating as Hannibal is, so the next time, I didn’t ask as you can tell by his demeanor. Sorry Jay.

This is Brenton Biddlecombe, who’s also a paid regular at The Comedy Store. He hosts Potluck sometimes and can be seen all over town, I mean, once you know what he looks like. This is him. I bet now that you’ve seen his picture you’ll start to see him everywhere, but especially in your dreams. This photo was taken after the Potluck, at The Parlor, a show hosted by Jay Davis where great comedians bomb because the crowd is a bunch of rich entitled shit bags who expect everyone to cater their every need. It’s so fun to watch!

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And last but not least, the big CLOSER! This is Jason Van Glass, but honestly, who cares what his name is, look how good that photo looks! This is why I play the game folks. This is a nice shot. It’s crisp, clear, balanced, and has a character to it. Piercing eyes. It’s telling a story. If you look long enough you will see this guy ax murder his girlfriend in 7 to 26 years from now because he doesn’t make it in the toughest artist outlet that exists. Comedy is tough and comedy at The Comedy Store is the super bowl of comedy shows, if the Superbowl was every night, of course, anyway. My point is, if Kanye West is such a genius let’s see him come down to The Potluck on a Monday night and make people laugh.VanGlass4

GOODNIGHT!

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THE ONION IS TAKING SOME HEAT

THE ONION IS TAKING SOME HEAT

A PROFESSOR IS SUEING SATIRICAL PAPER FOR IT’S LACK OF SATIRE.

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Professor Jonathan Winders wants satire, not this “news bulls*t.”

“If I wanted real journalism I certainly wouldn’t be reading the fu**ing Onion, now would I? Who the hell do they think they are with this news bullsh*t!? If you claim to be a satire, than we’re all expecting satire. And you publish real news? How am I supposed to form a political opinion if what I think is satire is the real sh*t that’s happening in my world? Jesus, it’s a nightmare. I want someone fired immediately, I want an apology, and I want compensation for my losses.”

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Will the Onion shrivel or be able to take the heat? That is the question.

The “news bullsh*t” that Jonathan Winders, Professor, and teacher of Media Relations 1A at Devry Institute, is so passionately bangin on about, is the Onion’s “satirical” take on the Iraq war, that was published in 2003.

Among many other facts thought to be satire, the article claims the Iraq war would produce even more hatred for the west than before the war….

“That turned out to be true!” Said Professor Winders, “And I feel sick to my stomach. I thought they were being satirical. That’s not satire. Look it up. Satire is the use of humor through exaggeration. There’s no exaggeration in this article at all. Satire is supposed to be so fu**ing over the top, pardon my swearing, but I’m pissed the f**k off. You don’t do that. You don’t tell the people, ha ha ha, let’s make a joke about things, way over the top and then boom, just suddenly start giving facts and straight up journalism. Somebody has to pay.”

Winders is suing the Onion for defamation of character, claiming the publication defiled his character, by publishing facts under the pretense of fiction, therefor giving him a false sense of self and the true nature of his opinions on the situation.

And according to this scientific chart, he may be on to something.

Satire or truth? That is the question.
Satire or truth? That is the question.

“I thought they were exaggerating. If I knew this was real I wouldn’t have voted for George Bush and I might not have enlisted my three sons in the military. I feel dirty. I feel horrible. I’m sorry Joey. I’m sorry John, I’m sorry Jack, rest in peace. I blame the f**ckin Onion. F**k the Onion.”

The Comedy Store. Potluck pictures.

The Comedy Store. Potluck pictures.

PART ONE

Louie talked about it, and rightfully so. It’s the greatest comedy club on the planet. As far as I know, it’s the only place a comic can tell jokes in the same room a wise guy snitch ass bitch got whacked. I took my camera down there on a random Monday to try to capture the vibe of the notorious Potluck while simultaneously trying to spend all my money on black and white film processing. Let’s see how I did. thestore 14

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Every year, comedians travel from all over the world, migrating to this very patio. This is Kenny Lion. He’s come half way around the globe to be the DJ for the Go Up Show Up open mic. What a hero. Kenny_good

Jared Levin is what some people would call an alt comic and what other people would call an extremely bad speller. I like to call him a good friend, mainly because I’m afraid of what he might do if I insult him. Jared’s brand of comedy is so far ahead of it’s time it won’t be popular for literally an eternity.

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This is the very back corner of The World Famous Comedy Store. This is where paid regulars park. It’s also where management dumps the unfulfilled dreams of loser comics who come to LA to make it big and think they have a shot at getting their name on the wall of The World Famous Comedy Store, only to find out that their A game material isn’t even worth a dumpster. Those dreams? Just dump them in the corner of the back lot. It smells like shitty premises back here.

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This is Boon Shakalaka. Boon is an art collector and resident librarian at The Comedy Store. He’s been hanging out at The Comedy Store since the beginning of time, because I believe he’s not even a human, but a figment of my acid flashback having self. He’s also really funny at the Roast Battle when they can afford to hire him for it.

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It’s not just the Potluck that will destroy your dreams. If you really wanna crash and burn, Kill Tony is on Monday nights, as well. Get your name pulled out of a bucket, do one minute of your brilliant comedy, and then get humiliated by Tony Hinchcliffe, Brian Redban and two more comics who are way ahead of you in the comedy game. It’s truly awesome.

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In all seriousness. Look at this guy. Does he look like the kind of guy who could say anything mean about you or your brilliant comedy or your Isis beard, or your chain wallet? Seriously. Tony’s a real hugger. Here he is hugging an arab guy, proving there is a chance for world peace.

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I spend most of my time at The World Famous Comedy Store taking arty photos for my soon to be black and white photo tutorials on Youtube. Please kill me.

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With all this excitement, I’m having a hard time keeping my focus. It’s either that or Dan Madonia has the mental abilities to fuck up any photo he believes might end up on a shitty website.

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Well guys. That’s it for me. See you next Monday and be sure to mention me on Yelp.

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