Justin Sayre, Eliot Chang, Anthony Desamito, Charlie Hickey and More!

UnCabaret Presents...

Justin Sayre, Eliot Chang, Anthony Desamito, Charlie Hickey and More!

Sun · April 30, 2017

Doors: 7:15 pm / Show: 8:00 pm (event ends at 10:00 pm)

$10.00 - $30.00

The Showroom at Au Lac, Bar Fedora, serves food from their world class plant based menu, prepared by Chef Ito. You can arrive early, 6ish, and eat in the dining room before the show, or eat dinner, snacks, drinks during the show. You can even start your meal in the restaurant and have them carry over the rest of your meal in the showroom.

The showroom itself is a beautiful intimate room, with a speakeasy vibe.

It's located right across from Disney Hall.

Questions and more info call 213-706-3630 or uncabaret.com

We look forward to seeing you there!

xo

Beth Lapides
Beth Lapides
Creatrix, host, producer of UnCabaret (Comedy Central, Amazon, HBO Comedy Arts Festival). Host, Creator of The Other Network (Just For laughs), The Couch (Pilot for MTV). Actor (Sex & The City, Will & Grace). Commentator (Politically Incorrect, CNN). Radio Host (Comedy World Radio) Author ("Did I Wake You?", O Magazine, LA Yoga, Elle Decor, Time Magazine).
Justin Sayre
Justin Sayre
Justin is currently a writer for 2 Broke Girls on CBS-TV and is the author of Husky, a young adult book (Penguin Books) and is best know as the creator and host of The Meeting of the International Order of Sodomites, the acclaimed comedy/variety show.

The Meeting* was named among the Top nightclub shows of 2013 by Time Out New York, and received the 2012 Bistro Award for “Comedy Artistry” and a 2011 MAC Award nomination for Best Male Comedy Performance.

He was described by Michael Musto in The Village Voice as “Oscar Wilde meets Whoopi Goldberg.” In a recent story for Edge New York, Steve Weinstein said ”Comedian, raconteur, performing artist, gay rights activist and sexual outlaw: I’m not sure Justin Sayre is classifiable. The veteran performer is on his way to becoming a Downtown Manhattan institution along the lines of Charles Ludlum or Charles Busch.” Justin is a child of Forty Fort, Pennsylvania who demonstrated a supernatural instinct for “camp” at an early age. With a voice straight out the MGM finishing school for girls, he moved to New York believing it was still 1947. He was terribly misinformed.

As an actor, he has worked and studied with some of the finest professionals in the city. As a comedian, Sayre is regular guest at Homo-Comicus at the Gotham Comedy Club and contributing writer to Murray Hill’s ShowBiz on MTVX. As a gay, Justin has excelled at scarf placement, devilish quips, and a healthy but firm love of the American musical.

An evening of his short plays, Justin Sayre Is Alive and Well… Writing – called one of the “Top 10 Events on the New York Stage” by the New York Daily News – sold out two shows at Ars Nova in 2012. Sayre’s play, The Click of the Lock, was a finalist for the Eugene O’Neill Theater Conference and debuted at The Cherry Lane Theatre starring Randy Harrison. Sayre is a contributor to The Huffington Post and Flavorwire, as well offering playful and witty love advice at The Date Report.

“The Gay Agenda” – his debut comedy/spoken word album – was released in Fall 2014.
Charlie Hickey
Charlie Hickey
Anthony Desamito
Anthony Desamito
Anthony Desamito co-hosts an NPR featured podcast in which he recaps episodes of the Golden Girls called, "Thank You for Being a Podcast." He is a five-year stand-up comedian and taco enthusiast from Arizona, the Winner of the 1st Annual AZ's Funniest Person with a Day Job, was voted Best of SLOCase at the San Luis Obispo Comedy Festival and was a Finalist in Arizona's Funniest Comedian.

Anthony has performed at some lovely comedy festivals such as Hell Yes Fest, World Series of Comedy, Laugh Riot Grrrl and the Scruffy City Comedy Festival. Anthony
Eliot Chang
Eliot Chang
Eliot Chang's "Comedy Central Presents" half hour special was voted #2 in the Comedy Central Stand Up Showdown 2011. Other TV appearance include E!'s "Chelsea Lately" and Showtime's "Minority Report." Eliot has performed at over 400 colleges.

In a comedic landscape that is often wrought with sarcasm, self deprecation, and cynicism, Eliot Chang is a welcome relief! His point of view is honest and real yet marked by a fun positive energy that is genuine and refreshing. (That is something that sets him apart - the fact that he is still funny with this attitude and energy that other people try to put forth and it comes off as an act). He's simply fun to watch and makes me laugh. "
-JoAnn Grigioni, VP Talent, Comedy Central
Alec Mapa
Alec Mapa
Ellen Degeneres has called him “smart, hilarious and funny.” Variety has said, “Alec Mapa is a freak. No one should be this talented.” With uproarious live performances and groundbreaking television roles, actor and comedian Alec Mapa has entertained audiences worldwide in every imaginable medium.

Currently that medium is television. Alec’s latest comedy special Alec Mapa: Baby Daddy premieres on Showtime June 12, 2015. Based on his award-winning solo show, Alec Mapa: Baby Daddy hilariously, irreverently chronicles Alec’s journey to fatherhood via foster adoption. TV audiences currently enjoy Alec in his recurring roles on ABC Family’s Switched At Birth and Lifetime’s Devious Maids.

Audiences first discovered Alec on Broadway in the Tony Award-winning production of M. Butterfly. He guest starred on over 40 television series, including Alias, Friends, Roseanne, Seinfeld, and NYPD Blue. Alec played network television’s very first gay Asian series regular role on the CBS sitcom Some Of My Best Friends. He then starred in four seasons of the UPN sitcom Half & Half. Alec went on to appear in the ABC hit Ugly Betty and was a frequent guest star on Desperate Housewives. Film audiences howled at Alec as “N’Cream” in the wildly popular drag queen musical Connie and Carla. Other films include Playing By Heart, Marley & Me, and You Don’t Mess with the Zohan.

An accomplished stand-up comedian, Alec’s Wisecrack comedy special premiered on LOGO in 2005 and has since become a cult favorite. His follow-up comedy specials America’s Gaysian Sweetheart and No Fats, Femmes or Asians aired on the Here! And LOGO networks respectively.

Alec was awarded the prestigious Davidson Valentini GLAAD Award for promoting equal rights for the LGBT community. A tireless fundraiser, Alec has toured the country on behalf of The Human Rights Campaign and The Matthew Shepard Foundation earning him the unofficial title of “America’s Gaysian Sweetheart.”

Alec lives in Los Angeles with his husband Jamie and his son Zion.
Venue Information:
Au Lac
710 W 1st St.
Los Angeles, CA, 90012
http://www.aulac.com/