Monday, December 29, 2014

Riot LA Alternative Comedy Festival Jan 16-18

Three days of comedy to get you excited for 2015. See brand new comics or just the old ones you thought were died from drugs. Here's the full list of whose showing up and a schedule to get you ready for some laughs over a weekend. All at Riot LA; Jan 16-18; Downtown Independent and six other venues.

Those getting the VIP pass and Superfan pass get access to to The Lot's(Arcade games + photobooth + beer tent & more shenanigans!)

Highlights were looking forward to

Happy Contest Time
January 17, 2015 @ 5:00 pm

Happy Contest Time is an action-packed live show where five comedians go head-to-head to be named the “funniest person in the world” – determined by three Japanese women.

The Super Serious Show
January 17, 2015 @ 7:00 pm

Hailed by L.A. Weekly as “the future of live comedy,” The Super Serious Show is a Los Angeles based mash-up live comedy show. An immersive experience created by CleftClips, the show exposes audiences to emerging and experimental performers alongside well-known headliners. CleftClips focuses on creating the sense of spontaneity in elevated live comedy events. Each Super Serious Show has a new Special Guest Headliner/Host and features stand-up and sketch comedy, videos, and much more.

Comedy Living Room 
January 17, 2015 @ 9:00 pm

Comedy Living Room is a live stand-up comedy show held monthly in the living room of die-hard comedy fans and roommates, Matt Lottman and Frank Chad Muniz. What started out as an open mic amongst friends has quickly become one the most unique comedy experiences in LA, bringing in anywhere from 100-200 audience members each month.

Roast Battle

January 17, 2015 @ 11:00 pm

Stand up comics competing in a match of wit and insults.

January 17, 2015 @ 11:00 pm


Host Ari Shaffir hosts a night of storytelling, and a celebration of This Is Not Happening’s TV debut – Thursday, January 22 @ 12:30 on Comedy Central. Expect live stories and a sneak peek at the show.  After two successful seasons online, This Is Not Happening is the first show ever to develop with Comedy Central Studios and make the leap to television.

January 18, 2015 @ 7:00 pm

For her 70th birthday, Marilyn Bamford (comedian Maria Bamford’s mom) comes out of retirement to dispense therapeutic advice  as a marriage and family therapist as well as eat 5 pints in fresh raspberries from a plastic bag.

January 18, 2015 @ 5:00 pm

The Indoor Kids isn’t just about video games, but it isn’t not about video games. The Indoor Kids is all about the kind of lifestyle you have to lead in order to be a proper Gamer, capital G. Join hosts Kumail Nanjiani and Emily V. Gordon as they take on a journey from childhood Shinobi obsessions, up through the best and worst video game adaptations of movies. Grab your Energy Swords (Mountain Dew liter bottles)!