UnCabaret w Moon Zappa, Dave Holmes, Lauren Weedman, Carlie and Doni, John Roy, Rocco Stowe and A Special Surprise Guest!
Sun · January 21, 2018
Doors: 7:15 pm / Show: 8:00 pm (event ends at 10:00 pm)Au Lac
$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!
He began his career performing in independent rooms in Chicago. After honing his act in clubs around the Midwest, John was crowned the first champion of CBS’ “Star Search,” in 2003.
John was a Co-Producer on Fusion’s “Trump Vs. Bernie: Debate for America” and “Shout the Vote” television specials.
John has written on projects for Comedy Central and MTV, and co-written numerous videos for Funny or Die, including the IFC web series “Maron in Space.” In addition, John has been a creative consultant on national ad campaigns for Apple, NBC Sports, and Mitsubishi, including spots that aired during the Super Bowl.
John’s CD “Dressed for Recess,” was released in 2008 on RBC Records. His second, “Alexander Hamilton,” was released on AST Records in 2013. Both are heard on Sirius XM radio.
John is a national touring headliner across North America. He performs in numerous clubs including Gotham in New York and the Improv in Hollywood. He is also a regular performer on acclaimed independent shows like “Whiplash,” “Hot Tub,” and “Meltdown.”
John’s Podcast, “Don’t Ever Change” is on the Feral Audio network, and has featured Dan Harmon, Kumail Nanjiani, and T.J. Miller.
John was a guest at the HBO Comedy Arts Festival in Aspen, the Just For Laughs Festival in Chicago, The Just For Laughs Festival in Montreal, and Laugh Fest in Grand Rapids. John also appeared in the High Plains, Limestone, and Bridgetown Comedy Festivals.
Her first solo show, HOMECOMING began as a 15 minute performance art piece at Seattle's On the Boards and went on to go off-Broadway in NYC. BUST, about her work in the LA county jail was awarded a Macdowell fellowship for playwriting by the Alpert Awards as well as several 'best of the arts' across the nation. She has written and performed 9 solo plays. HOMECOMING, AMSTERDAM, IF ORNAMENTS HAD LIPS, HUU, RASH, WRECKAGE, BUST, NO...YOU SHUTUP-a piece commissioned by Boise Contemporary Theater and directed by Jeff Weatherford. Most recently THE PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC OF PORTLAND for Portland Center Stage.
Weedman's first book, A Woman Trapped in a Woman's Body: (Tales from a Life of Cringe), is a collection of comedic essays and was named by Kirkus Review as a top ten Indie book for 2007 and currently she is working on a second book of essays about for Plume due out 2014. Weedman lives in Santa Monica and is the host of the popular Moth Storytelling series in LA.
Zappa first came to public attention in 1982 at the age of 14, appearing on her father's hit single, "Valley Girl." The song featured Moon's monologue in "valleyspeak", slang terms popular with teenage girls in the San Fernando Valley, Los Angeles.
In the mid-1980s, Zappa was a frequent guest VJ on MTV. "Valley Girl" was Frank Zappa's biggest hit in the United States, and popularized phrases from the lyric such as "grody to the max" and "gag me with a spoon." The song appeared on her father's 1982 album Ship Arriving Too Late to Save a Drowning Witch. She also sang on Dweezil's songs "My Mother Is a Space Cadet," b/w "Crunchy Water" in 1982 and "Let's Talk About It" from the album "Havin' a Bad Day" in 1986.
As a teenager, Zappa acted in the television series CHiPs, The Facts of Life, and the film Nightmares. As an adult, she has worked as a stand-up comic, magazine writer, and actress, appearing in the films National Lampoon's European Vacation and Spirit of '76, the television sitcom Normal Life, and The Super Mario Bros. Super Show.
Zappa appeared as a niqab-clad Muslim woman in an episode of Curb Your Enthusiasm, as Ted Mosby's cousin Stacy in an episode of How I Met Your Mother, and on an episode ("Pampered to a Pulp") of Roseanne. Most recently, Zappa was the voice of Mrs. Lamber on FOX Broadcasting's Animation Domination High-Def series High School USA!.
In 2000, Zappa appeared as guest vocalist on Kip Winger's third solo album "Songs from the Ocean Floor."
She has also written for The New York Times.
Rocco is internationally known on the microphone by doing the Comedy ROK tour in Korea for MWR in April 2010. He started in Los Angeles in 1999 and after 6 months was hosting his own show at the Naked Lunch in Beverly Hills, which tragically ended six months later after he was stabbed in the neck behind the ear by Sticky Fingers from the rap group, Onyx. The stabbing left him with 27 stitches, plastic surgery on his ear, and a busted face. But because of his former 4-year 0311 infantry marine enlistment and being from a blue collar background in Philadelphia, his "never give up" and "what doesn’t kill you, makes you stronger" mentality, soon allowed him to regain his composure and go back to his home turf with a new mindset. He hit the scene hard by indulging in the tough urban scene. He did every stage in front of him from halls to dive bars and lounges all over Philadelphia. He then soon became a regular act at the Laff House on South Street. From there, he landed in NYC and South Florida. Rocco is a high-energy comic that can go clean or go south. He can go mainstream or he can go urban. He is just plain out of his mind and caters to any audience, doing set-up/punch-line jokes along with personal stories, and an occasional parody. Who knows what will come out of his mouth next? You’ll just have to see! He has worked and opened with a series of headliners in NYC, L.A., and all of South Florida. He has been booked and paid to perform with headliners including Damon Wayans, John Witherspoon, Orlando Jones, Tommy Davidson (Caroline’s NYC, Stand-up New York, Laugh Factory Long Beach), Bobby Slayton, Jim Florentine, Bruce Bruce, Roy Wood Jr., Bobby Lee, Bert Kreischer (Improvs, West Palm, Miami, Hard Rock) and Mike Epps(Comix NYC). He currently resides in Hollywood, CA, and does the LA comedy circuit. including regular spots at the Comedy Store, Laugh Factory, The Improv.
Despite his loss to Jesse Camp, MTV hired Holmes as a VJ shortly after Wanna Be a VJ. He went on to host several MTV shows, including 120 Minutes, Video Clichés, a Real World reunion special, and the popular Say What? Karaoke until 2001. His MTV career lasted about three years longer than Camp's.
After leaving MTV in 2002, Holmes hosted FX's weekly movie night "DVD on TV" for ten seasons, and Court TV's "Saturday Night Solution" for six. He also hosted CBS's reality comedy series "Fire Me Please" in 2005. On July 7, 2007, he co-hosted Bravo's coverage of the Live Earth Concerts with Karen Duffy. He also appeared on a variety of talking-head shows for VH1, E!, Tru TV on BBC. Holmes had a recurring role as "Leslie Frost" on Comedy Central's Reno 911!.
Holmes came out as a gay man in Out magazine in 2002. On September 23, 2010, Holmes contributed a video to the "It Gets Better" project, spearheaded by advice columnist and gay rights activist Dan Savage.
He has been an Editor-at-Large for Esquire Magazine since 2015. Currently, he is the host of the LGBT-themed Earwolf podcast Homophilia, which Entertainment Weekly called "thoughtful and charming."
He also hosts the Maximum Fun comedy quiz show International Waters, and, along with musician Mike Doughty, the Real World-themed Feral Audio podcast "Truu Stowray." He also appeared in a series of commercials for Ford motors.
Since 2003, Holmes has co-hosted the live comedy game show "The Friday Forty" with The Walking Dead executive producer Scott M. Gimple. He is also an on-air personality on the SiriusXM music channel The Spectrum.
On June 28, 2016, Penguin Random House's Crown Archetype imprint published Holmes' nonfiction book Party of One: A Memoir in 21 Songs. The memoir chronicles Holmes's experiences coming to self-acceptance during adolescence and early adulthood, with popular music as a guide and backdrop, from the 1980s through the present day. Kirkus Reviews has described it as "a hilarious and touching coming-of-age story that will strike a particular nerve among Generation Y."
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