Poultry is no longer an afterthought at traditionally beef-oriented fast food chains like McDonald's and Burger King, which earlier this year launched, respectively, a chicken wrap and a turkey burger on their menus. For insiders, the new items are just evident of a longtime wave toward beef alterna ... More >>
Let's all give thanks we have bountiful great comedy in this town.
5. 17th Nerdmelt Horrible Movie Night
Hosts John Mathot and Susan Wright, along with the awesome musical improv team Love Jet, get ruthless on Alienator with Jan Michael Vincent. Nerdmelt at Meltdown Comics, Sat., Nov. 17, 8 p.m.
In the long, tortured, maddening relationship between Southern California and Mexico, we have only wholeheartedly accepted three things from the Empire of the Sun: "96 Tears," the taco, and lucha libre. From the moment Mexican wrestling movies started airing on late-night movie matinees during the 1 ... More >>
It's just after 10 p.m. and already five comedians have done their thing when comic Eddie Pepitone strides up to start his set. Short, bald and decidedly unhinged, Pepitone gives the air of a blue-collar Buddha: a wizened, workaday sage who happens to be slightly crazy-eyed.
Getting right to the po ... More >>
Twitter turned six years old this past Wednesday, which means six years of communicating via intermittent bursts of 140-character sound bytes and six years of convincing ourselves that even the most mundane of thoughts are worthy of a megaphone. According to the official Twitter blog, there are now ... More >>
Here's comedian Patton Oswalt crashing a chat with Harlan Ellison at Cinefamily. The brilliant, irascible sci-fi writer known for his rants (our favorite: "Pay the Writer") is there to discuss the limited-edition re-release of The Glass Teat, his collected writings on television.
When Oswalt hijac ... More >>
As all PBS Anglophiles know, the highly anticipated second season of Downton Alley aired last night. (6 days, X minutes to go until the next one...) Why do we care? Because we're all secret monarchists who would trade every taco truck and empanada stand in this town for a sitdown cup of tea and toas ... More >>
The Heart, She Holler The Heart, She Holler is a TV dream for fans of bizarre comedies. The six-episode miniseries, set to debut on Adult Swim this Sunday night, was created by Vernon Chatman, John Lee and Alyson Levy. Chatman and Lee are best known as co-creators of the scathing children's t ... More >>
Instead our usual insipid questions with the brilliant comic, Mr. Stanhope enlisted his fans to submit their own insipid questions.
Do you think social media is a positive or detrimental thing?
It's like a dildo on a power-drill. It depends on how you use it.
Patton Oswalt and Grumpus
LA Weekly's brand new People Issue, out on newsstands Thursday, has enough nerd heroes to fill a whole, err, nerds don't know sports. But they do like systems and categorization, and so we put them in a list:
5. James Urbaniak
Whether you were in Austin, Texas for the kick off of the SXSW Film and Interactive Festival and Conferences or in Los Angeles for the madness that is Fashion Week, it is safe to assume you didn't get much shuteye over the weekend. L.A. Weekly worked overtime in both cities Thursday through Sunday t ... More >>
Comedy is Dead, the excellent comedy and music revue which brightens up Hollywood Forever Cemetery's hallowed Masonic hall from time to time, was back in full force on Thursday night, and Duncan Trussell - one of the comics performing as well as one of the organizers of the show - had some question ... More >>
Deep in the heart of Echo Park, surrounded by taco trucks and fruit vendors, cash-only dive bars and my ex-boyfriends, there exists a Time Travel Mart off Sunset Boulevard that supplies an array of collectibles one might need (or want) from the past or future; collectibles like human emotion chips f ... More >>
Another Day of the Ninja has come and gone, leaving us all a bit sad for its passing, as this holiday season can sometimes do.
Hundreds of budding young ninjas, cleverly disguised as 20-something nerds and geeks, converged on the El Rey Wednesday night for the first ever live performance of Ask ... More >>
Who do I gotta blow to get a drink around here?
It's very annoying that you have to choose between drinks and seeing bands. The "beer garden" is roped off and you can't see a stage anywhere from it. I guess I get it though, because there's also a lot of 14 year olds wandering around, which, if I w ... More >>