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Amuse Bouche at Melody

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Amuse Bouche comedy night at Melody Wine Bar Virgil Village Karl Hess
Photograph: Stephanie BreijoAmuse Bouche host Karl Hess

Time Out says

Get ready to laugh and eat until your stomach hurts because Amuse Bouche is back, baby.

The intimate stand-up—comedy night returns with even more jokes, local restaurants and natural wine than any other pop-up party in town, and comes curated and hosted by Karl Hess—who also co-hosts the wildly fun L.A. food podcast Yelling About Pâté. The semi-regular event takes over Virgil Village wine bar Melody with comedy on the patio, plus a rotating selection of bites from some of the best chefs in L.A. 

At the February 11 iteration, expect food from Jonathan Whitener of Here's Looking at You and All Day Baby (one of our Best New Restaurants in L.A.) and Ryan Costanza of Freedman's (where you can find a few of our favorite dishes of 2019, naturally). And—per usual for Amuse Bouche—the bites come included in your ticket price.

Starting at around 8:15pm there'll be live comedy from Kristen Schaal, Rory Scovel and Ian Edwards, which you don't want to miss (better arrive closer to 7pm so snag a good seat). Oh, and that natural wine? You can thank Melody, whose team will be pouring from an à la carte selection they've curated just for the affair.

This comedy-food-wine soirée sold out fast the last few editions, so our money is on this event running through tickets even quicker. We'll bet $35 on it (which just so happens to be the cost of a ticket: a total steal, if you ask us).

Written by
Stephanie Breijo


$35 per person
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