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Beth Lapides' Un-Cabaret is the legendary show that the LA Weekly called "The Un and Only" and "The Mother Show of alternative comedy". It's been a hot bed of personal storytelling that fostered the careers of iconoclastic comedy stars like Kathy Griffin, Julia Sweeney, Margaret Cho, Greg Behrendt, Laura Kightlinger, Mike McDonald, Bob Odenkirk, David Cross, Janeane Garofalo, Andy Kindler, Jeff Garlin, Andy Dick, Dana Gould, Patton Oswalt and Taylor Negron. Un-Cabaret is where award winning comedy writers like Judd Apatow, John Riggi, Michael Patrick King and Larry Charles have connect directly with audiences. Where luminaries like Jon Stewart, Carrie Fisher and Bill Maher have popped in to try their hand at this comedy free styling.
The LA Times recently wrote about The Un-Cabaret. Here's the link.
Un-Cabaret is returning to the boards with the addition of a new crop of deeply talented performers. The new Un-Cabaret will expand into music and is being Co-Produced by Musical Director Mitch Kaplan. Mitch is an award-winning singer, songwriter and pianist and has worked as a producer, songwriter, and musical director with such iconic luminaries as Sandra Bernhard, Ana Gasteyer and Cady Huffman. His songs have been recorded by artists such as Chaka Khan, Thelma Houston, Sister Sledge and Martika and he's appeared on "Will & Grace", "Roseanne", "The Tonight Show", A&E's "The Sandra Bernhard Experience" and HBO's “Im Still Here Damn It”. Mitch and Beth began working together on the music for "100% Happy 88% of the Time" and are excited about sharing expanding their mix of comedy and music into Un-Cabaret 2012.
Un-Cabaret has been produced by Beth and originating producer Greg Miller as a Comedy Central Special, a daily radio show on Comedy World Radio, a podcast on audible.com and three CD's. It ran for 13 years in Los Angeles, (Luna Park, Knitting Factory, HBO Workspace, The Skirball Cultural Center) as well as at the HBO Comedy Arts Festival, The Getty Center, Lollapalooza, and colleges and theaters nationally. It birthed offshoot shows Say The Word and The Other Network. And is the subject of a documentary in the making by Little Miss Sunshine directors Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris.
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Beth is best known for creating and hosting Un-Cabaret which the LA Weekly called "the mother show of alternative comedy". She was the host and Executive Producer on Comedy Central's Un-Cabaret, Comedy World Radio's Radio Un-Cabaret, and audible.com's Un-Cabaret podcast. Un-Cabaret ran for... [More]
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