“A lot of the stand-up comedy that gets done in Los Angeles is really just comics auditioning for parts in TV or movies. Not at UnCabaret. For 25 years, it's been a place to hear unvarnished, rough-edged ideas being tried out — mostly for the first and possibly only time.” —NPR, All Things Considered
L.A.’s legendary UnCabaret celebrates 25 years of wildly fun, idiosyncratic and intimate performance with this one-time-only evening of live comedy, music and never-before-seen footage from the vault. Guests include alumni Julia Sweeney, Janeane Garofalo, Bob Odenkirk, Greg Behrendt, Rebecca Corry, Jill Soloway, Alex Edelman, Allee Willis, Andy Kindler, Maria Bamford, Julie Goldman, Byron Bowers, Justin Sayre and many more to be announced.
From its origins at the Women’s Building in DTLA, UnCabaret grew from the need for a comedy space that was, as host and creator Beth Lapides once described, “unhomophobic, unmisogynist and unxenophobic.” The Los Angeles Times dubbed Lapides, host, producer and creatrix of UnCabaret, the “High Priestess of alternative comedy” for having reclaimed comedy as an art form, allowing for depth, meaning and even transcendence.
UnCabaret has remained devoted to revitalizing, refreshing and reimagining what’s possible in the comedy world. Over the years it has nurtured the talent and fostered the careers of such iconoclastic comedians and comedy writers as Margaret Cho, Kathy Griffin, Jeff Garlin, Andy Dick and Judd Apatow, and hosted guest appearances by Jon Stewart, Sarah Silverman, Roseanne Barr, Jennifer Coolidge, Kevin Nealon, Sandra Bernhard, Carrie Fisher and Bill Maher, who have popped in for some comedy freestyling.
If you’ve never been, now is the time to come see what all the commotion is about!
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