What should you do for entertainment on Sunday? Whatever. How can you get some good laughs in while supporting the arts? Whatever! That's not an expression of ennui - Whatever
is a new, monthly stand-up night at the Center for the Arts, Eagle Rock, born of the bromance between comedians Eric Dadourian and Allen Strickland Williams. It's called Whatever, Dadourian says, because "like, whatever, you know?" A resident of Eagle Rock, Dadourian had seen several live shows and events at the center, and he and Williams wanted to put on a comedy night there to benefit the community. Says Williams, "Eric and I are in love, and I think that makes a big difference. We try to just book people we really love and put on a good neighborhood show. It's about love." Sunday's show will be the third Whatever, with a seven-deep roster of comedians notably headlined by the high-pitched and hilarious Maria Bamford. Known for a variety of guest spots both disturbing and charming (on Louie, Arrested Development
and Kroll Show
, among many others), Bamford is most hilarious when she's playing herself and her mother - the impression she does of her mama is singularly great contemporary comedy. More talented laugh doctors on the list are David Venhuizen, Solomon Georgio, Abbey Jordan, Keith Kelly, Barbara Gray and Caitlin Gill. At only $5 per person, you'd be hard-pressed to find a fun night out with a more ironically nonchalant name. Center for the Arts, Eagle Rock, 2225 Colorado Blvd., Eagle Rock; Sun., June 29, 8:30 p.m.; $5. (323) 226-1617, cfaer.org.
Sun., June 29, 8:30 p.m., 2014