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Meltdown Comics and NerdMelt Showroom Are Closing Next Week

Another Los Angeles comedy mainstay is closing down next week. Last night it was announced that Hollywood’s Meltdown Comics, which has been in operation for 25 years, will close for good next Friday, March 30th. In addition, Meltdown’s comedy [...]

By Megh Wright

A Tour of the All-Women Comedy Shows of Los Angeles

Women in comedy are often seen as solitary creatures, like mountain lions or that bird that fell in love with a statue. Female comics are isolated from each other on bookings and can view each other as competition in the green room. “When I [...]

By Bethy Squires

iO West Is Shutting Down Next Week

iO West, the Los Angeles branch of Chicago’s iO Theater (formerly ImprovOlympic) founded by Del Close and Charna Halpern, is closing its doors for good next week. In an email sent to performers today, iO West Managing Director Zach [...]

By Megh Wright

Starcrawler Wants to Freak You Out

The young Los Angeles band is looking to the past to create confrontational rock music for the next generation.

By Eric Ducker