The bumbling, bow tie – wearing comedian with a greased comb-over, thick eyeglasses and a near-permanent scowl, Neil Hamburger rose to prominence as a regular guest on the Internet talk show Tom Green's House Tonight, and later as the opening act for Tenacious D's Pick of Destiny tour in 2007. He dubs himself America's Funnyman, “but he's really just this really horrible bad comic,” comedy producer Samantha Varela says. Which is a fair description, considering Hamburger is the fictional persona of L.A. comedian Gregg Turkington. Hamburger tonight continues his six-year residency at Silver Lake music venue the Satellite, where he performs his absurd stand-up on the last Sunday of every month. Joining him are comedians Jake Weisman, Lynn Shawcroft, Rob Delaney and Megan Amram, all of whom are headliners in their own right; Delaney and Amram have amassed cultlike followings with their hilarious Twitter feeds. The show often runs until 2 a.m., and Varela says, “It's basically a rock show with comedians instead.” The Satellite, 1717 Silver Lake Blvd., Silver Lake; Sun., May 25, 9 p.m.; $8. (323) 661-4380, thesatellitela.com.
Sun., May 25, 9 p.m., 2014
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