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UnCabaret

Sunday, Jul 15 at 8:00 PM

First and Hope 710 West First Street Los Angeles, CA 90012 View Map Add to my calendar

UnCabaret
Joining Beth Lapides and Mitch Kaplan on this week's show: Margaret Cho, Dana Gould, Taylor Negron, Tig Notaro.

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 UnCabaret 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.


** Please note - if you are purchasing a dinner package, you MUST call ahead for a dinner table reservation. Dinner is served in the dining room 90 minutes prior to show time. Dinner seating is closed 1/2 hour prior to show time**

Artists Performing:

  • Margaret Cho

    Margaret Cho

    Beginning with her early days on the scene in SoCal, comedian Margaret Co has always been the Agent Provocateur of stand up. Never one to shy away from a difficult, or even 'taboo' topic, there is no subject off limits. Her socially aware brand of comedy has made her both a thought leader... [More]

    Upcoming Shows:
    Known For:
    • I'm the one that I want
    • Assassin
    • The Cho Show
  • Dana Gould

    Dana Gould

    I was born and raised in the ironically-named town of Hopedale, Mass. I started performing stand-up comedy at the tender age of 17. As a performer, I was too young to be any good. As a person, I was socially inept and looked weird. Let’s skip ahead! I moved to Los Angeles in the halcyon days o... [More]

  • Beth Lapides

    Beth Lapides

    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]

    Upcoming Shows:
    Known For:
    • Un-Cabaret
    • Sex & The City
    • The Beth Lapides Experience
  • Taylor Negron

    Taylor Negron

    Taylor Negron, a native of Glendale, California, attended UCLA. He studied acting with Lee Strasberg and studied comedy at a private seminar taught by Lucille Ball. He went on to join the cast of an improvisational comedy group, whose ranks included talents like Robin Williams, Martin Short an... [More]

  • Tig Notaro

    Tig Notaro

    Tig (affectionately named by her brother as a child) was born in Jackson, Mississippi and raised by her single mother. While serving time in a Texas high school, Tig failed three grades by entertaining classmates rather than entertaining the notion of a successful academic career. After dropping o... [More]

    Upcoming Shows:
    Known For:
    • The Sarah Silverman Program

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