When Trepany House at the Steve Allen Theater and NerdMelt at Meltdown Comics closed in 2017 and 2018, respectively, fans missed having a comedy venue that also staged music, film screenings, podcast tapings and variety acts. Luckily, Dynasty Typewriter
opened in March 2018 and filled the void, becoming the new home for previous Trepany and NerdMelt resident shows, including the Bob Baker Marionettes, Ron Lynch's Tomorrow!
and Dan Harmon and Jeff B. Davis' podcast, Harmontown
. Jamie Flam, who was previously artistic director of the Hollywood Improv, co-operates with Vanessa Ragland the 200-seat space located inside the Westlake District's Hayworth Theatre, which was designed in 1926 and also houses the offices of Orange Is the New Black
creator Jenji Kohan and her husband, Christopher Noxon. In only a year the theater has hosted Conan O'Brien, Sarah Silverman, Bob Odenkirk, Marc Maron, Eddie Izzard and, most recently, Hannah Gadsby's whopping 11-night residency. 2511 Wilshire Blvd., Westlake; (657) 222-6147, dynastytypewriter.com.