Archive for July, 2009
Quickly turning into one of LA’s most popular comedy shows, The Strings of Comedy gives you selected handfuls of the top musical comics around. Check out any of the Highlight Reels below or at StringsOfComedy.com. We always have great line ups.
We have another great show with a terrific line up at the M Bar!!!
Videos from each of the performers can be seen at StringsOfComedy.com.
Eric Schwartz aka Smooth-E (www.SmoothEtv.ning.com) One of the nation’s hottest rising stand-up headliners, Eric Schwartz aka Smooth-E and his music have appeared on “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” BET’s “Comic View,” Showtime’s “White Boyz in the Hood,” Mun2, SiTV and more. As dusk sets on the suburban corporate park, a lyrical fire glows from a pocket-protected heart. Mild ManNerd Eric Schwartz morphs from middle management to M.C., delivering his message with lyrical force. If you see him holding a microphone, he’s not there to fix it; he’s there to rip it. He is Smooth-E.
Tyrants in Therapy (www.TyrantsInTherapy.com) A cross between The Eurythmics and Mel Brooks, or maybe a New Yorker cartoon set to music. Which in itself is pretty strange since the Tyrants have always been based in L.A. Drenched in sophistication, dripping with acerbic wit, tumble dried in absurdity, the TIT live show is a kaleidoscope of social commentary, dance beats, a lick of kick-ass country, a healthy dollop of New Wave, and a decadent dose of Cabaret. It’s a one-of a-kind performance so mind-bending you’ll forget how to get home.
Kelly Meyersfield (www.KellyMeyersfield.com) Born on Long Island to a urologist, Kelly was surrounded by dick talk from the very beginning. Her sweet little face gives nothing away but her music tells us all that she is one of the funniest and most perverse gals around.
Sven Amsterdam (myspace.com/lacomedian) A comedian who likes hot babes and domestic beer. Plays electric guitar and sings very funny songs about speed dating.
Chris Valenti (www.ChrisValentiMusic.com) Valenti’s songs, films, and jokes about foiled romantic opportunities and neurotic misadventures, radiate the painfully funny universal suffering we all endure. His live show is part music, part comedy, and when possible, part cinema. A hopeful romantic with a twisted sense of humor, Chris uses blunt honesty, vulnerability, and self-deprecation to write comedy about the frustrations of life and attempted relationships. (www.ChrisValentiMusic.com)
The cover charge at the door is $10, but you can buy half price tickets here – http://www.goldstar.com/events/hollywood-ca/the-strings-of-comedy-1.html
Check out the videos of previous shows a couple inches down from where you’re looking, or at StringsOfComedy.com.
We played to a packed house at the Talking Stick in Venice. Fun show. Performers included: Phil Johnson, Bobby Banuelos, Cynthia Carle, Oded Gross, Ali Packard, and Chris Valenti
Next show is July 22 at the M Bar. Performers included: Eric Schwartz aka Smooth-E, Sven Amsterdam, Tyrants of Therapy, Kelly Meyersfield, and Chris Valenti