Time Out says
Posted: Sat Sep 8 2012
Since opening in the back of Meltdown Comics in 2011, NerdMelt Showroom—the lovechild of Meltdown, the Nerdist's Chris Hardwick and Nerdist Industries—has become one of the best spots in LA to catch live comedy. The Wednesday night Meltdown shows, hosted by Jonah Ray and Kumail Nanjiani, are a must for anyone looking for belly-laugh-funny from both up-and-coming and established comedians. Louis C.K., Aziz Ansari and Robin Williams are among those who've turned up for the weekly gig.
This is also our pick for the best place to attend a live podcast recording. Although stand-up is performed here, NerdMelt is well suited for nontraditional comedy. Shows such as Harmontown, Risk!, and Alison Rosen Is Your New Best Friend have recorded at NerdMelt, and the theater is continuously adding new podcasts. So go get your nerd on.
What's on at NerdMelt Showroom
Things to Do, Art
You all remember what to do whenever anybody throws a Pee-wee Herman art show? Scream! For one week only, NerdMelt hosts a tribute to the man behind the red bow tie with Paging Mr. Herman, a show of Pee-wee-inspired works from over 50 artists. Make sure...
While you keep waiting for that Ghostbusters sequel, the comedians at Part Two: The Sequel Show have already devised (potentially disastrous) sequel pitches for your favorite movies. Comedy writers Tony Sam and Julia Prescott host this regular showcase...
Things to Do, Storytelling
One of the top podcasts to catch live in LA, RISK! finds comedians, actors and writers telling personal stories they never counted on sharing with the public. Big names from Sarah Silverman to Kevin Nealon have all participated, delighting listeners with...