February 11, 2011 |
If the thrills of online dating have become dull to you ? stocking your profile with witty anecdotes, winking at a stranger after a late-night riffle through the 25-32 set, meeting dates for coffee in a neighborhood where you won't run into anyone you know ? there is now "The Fix-Up Show," a live-theater matchmaking spectacle that is at once gutsy and surprisingly tame. Hosted by J. Keith van Straaten of "What's My Line? ? Live on Stage," "The Fix-Up Show" sets up a single man or woman with one of three suitors who must answer questions ?
February 11, 2011
'The Fix-Up Show' Where: ACME Comedy Theatre, 135 N. La Brea Ave. When: 8 p.m. every Wednesday through March 30 Price: $12 to $15 Info: (323) 525-0202; thefixupshow.jkeith.net
November 4, 2010
COMEDY Now in its eighth season, the Los Angeles Comedy Festival is a showcase of all things funny ? including stand-up performances, sketch, improv, short films and features ? and a medley of live performances and screenings of comedic films from across the country. Highlights include alternative stand-up from melon-smashing Gallagher, improv from the Younger Statesmen and much more. Acme Comedy Theatre, 135 N. La Brea Ave., Los Angeles. 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Nov. 21. Check website for additional times.
September 26, 2009 |
It sounds like the setup for a comic sketch: two Middle Eastern American guys launch a comedy festival to dispel those cabdriver-terrorist stereotypes and show Hollywood that "Prince of Persia" star Jake Gyllenhaal isn't the only one who can play a likable Arab. But festival co-founders Ronnie Khalil and Ryan Shrime not only launched the Middle Eastern Comedy Festival last week with four sold-out nights of stand-up and sketch comedy at the Laugh Factory and Acme Comedy Theatre, they also populated the audiences with casting agents and TV executives and persuaded the Disney/ABC Television Group to co-sponsor, with KPCC-FM (89.3)
February 17, 2005 |
It's enough to make a network programmer burst into tears. With none of the partial nudity, vicious backstabbing and vermin consumption that fuels its small-screen counterparts, the Acme Comedy Theatre has pulled in a capacity crowd of hipsters on a Wednesday night to watch -- gasp! -- a low-tech, PG-rated reality show. "It's sort of our motto: Nobody gets voted off, nobody gets fired and nobody eats bugs," explains host and co-producer J. Keith van Straaten.
September 19, 2004 |
Comedy Jay Leno The workaholic host of NBC's "The Tonight Show With Jay Leno" polishes his stand-up routines. Comedy & Magic Club, Hermosa Beach. Every Sunday. George Carlin He's done it all: books, TV, movies, records, clubs, commercials, Grammys, Las Vegas -- for four decades, a comic icon. Humphrey's Concerts by the Bay, San Diego, Friday. Also, Universal Amphitheatre, L.A., Nov. 13. Liquid Radio Troupe improvises an old-time radio show. ACME Comedy Theatre, L.A., Thursdays, this week-Dec.