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Posts Tagged ‘Jen Kirkman’

Jerry Seinfeld Does Surprise Set at The Improv

How do you stay limber ahead of stand-up performances in Redding (tomorrow) and Santa Barbara (Friday)? If you’re Jerry Seinfeld, that’s easy; you valet park the vintage wheels at Budd Friedman‘s Improv and walk on stage for an unannounced 20 minutes.

Jay Mohr was on the marquee for the early show at The Improv last night and tweeted out, with the hashtag #studygreatness, news of the Great Observational One’s drop-by. That in turn inspired this tweet from a certain Chelsea Lately regular:

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FishbowlLA Ticket Giveaway: The Comedians of Chelsea Lately*

Greetings loyal Fishbowl readers. It’s holiday time, and we’re feeling the Hanukkah spirit. So all you fans of Chelsea Lately (or of comedy in general) listen up. We have five pairs of tickets to giveaway to see The Comedians of Chelsea Lately perform at Club Nokia on December 16. Ross Mathews, Heather McDonald, Josh Wolf and Jen Kirkman will all be performing.

First five people to email us will get tickets. The show starts at 9. More info here.

*Three of our winners have since told us they can’t make the show. So keep emailing if you’re interested. We have three pairs of tickets left.

Legal mumbo jumbo after the jump.

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Comedian Paul F. Tompkins Racks Up a Dozen Podcasts

If you have not yet sampled the monthly “Pod F. Tompkast” from comedian Paul F. Tompkins, you need to do so.

From the hilarious non-sequitur intro lines – “A 2,000-year-old vampire peruses her Netflix queue with disgust…” – to topics like whether “knucklehead” could have been a term of endearement during Shakespeare’s time, it’s a blast. There are now a dozen episodes archived, including the most recent July 1st posting, recorded mid-June at Largo at the Coronet in Los Angeles.

One of FishbowlLA’s favorite things about the rise of podcasts by the likes of Tompkins and Doug Benson (“Doug Loves Movies“) is the authentic laugh track. No canned slider-board inserts here; it’s just real folks, laughing (or not) at real gags.

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