UnCabaret with Drew Droege, Julia Sweeney, Dave Holmes,  Jill Sobule, Alex Edelman, Doe Paoro!

UnCabaret Presents...

UnCabaret with Drew Droege, Julia Sweeney, Dave Holmes, Jill Sobule, Alex Edelman, Doe Paoro!

Sun · March 25, 2018

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!


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).
Julia Sweeney
Julia Sweeney
American actress, comedian and author, born 10 October 1959 in Spokane, Washington, USA.
Doe Paoro
Doe Paoro
"The best of what humans and machines can bring out in each other" is how NPR Music described Doe Paoro's single "The Wind," a meditation on urban isolation in the face of Hurricane Sandy. The song, which was produced by Bon Iver's Justin Vernon with beats by Chicago duo Supreme Cuts, sets the tone for release of Paoro's Anti- debut album, After, available now.

The album's first single is the intoxicatingly downtempo, R&B-influenced "Growth/Decay," which Paoro co-wrote with Sterling Fox (who has previously worked with Lana Del Rey, among others). The groove-laced, gospel-inspired track ruminates on the notion that change fuels all life, with the chorus putting out the call to "cycle to the light or fade away."
For After, Paoro worked with producers Sean Carey (drummer / supporting vocalist for Bon Iver) and BJ Burton (The Tallest Man on Earth, Sylvan Esso, and others) to even further deepen her musical repertoire, creating a mesmerizing hybrid of R&B, synthpop, and indie-leaning electro rooted in an earthy minimalism, drawing from influences ranging from Carole King to Portishead, Aretha Franklin and beyond. The album was recorded at April Base, a Wisconsin ranch house that Vernon had converted into a studio. "I'm used to just working with a piano," says Paoro, "but with this album, we built an entire world with the sonics alone."
Dave Holmes
Dave Holmes
Dave Holmes is a writer, producer, and television personality who gained national attention as the runner-up on MTV's first Wanna Be a VJ contest in 1998. From the beginning, he distinguished himself from other candidates with an encyclopedic knowledge of music trivia.

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."
Drew Droege
Drew Droege
Drew Droege is best known for his online videos as Chloe Sevigny, which have been called “compulsively watchable” by The Advocate and recently named one of the 50 Best Web Series Of All Time by TimeOut New York. His show Bright Colors Bold Patterns, directed by Michael Urie, was chosen as a critics pick by the New York Times.

Drew is also the recipient of Outfest Film Festival‘s Special Programming Award For Emerging Talent, one of OUT Magazine‘s Out 100, and one of LA Weekly’s Top Comedy Acts to Watch.

Drew’s podcast, “Glitter In The Garbage”, was deemed “lowbrow and brilliant” by New York Magazine‘s Approval Matrix. He’s the voice of the Crystal Skull in Amazon‘s new pilot, “Supanatural“, and has guest starred on “Happy Endings“, “Chelsea Lately“, “NTSF: SD: SUV“, “House Of Lies“, “Up All Night“, “Baby Daddy“, “Key & Peele“, “Hot In Cleveland“, “New Girl“, “How I Met Your Mother“, “Nick Swardson’s Pretend Time“,“The Sarah Silverman Program“, “Reno 911!“, and Logo‘s New Now Next Awards.

He’s been in the films “Such Good People“, “Ass Backwards“, “Big Gay Love“, “Sassy Pants“, “Eating Out: Drama Camp“, “Freak Dance“, and “Holly’s Holiday“.

Drew is an alum of The Groundlings (where he currently teaches improv), Upright Citizens Brigade, and The Attic Theatre, where he’s been in productions of “Red Scare On Sunset“, “Say You Love Satan“, and “Marked For Love“. He was most recently seen playing Nellie Oleson in “Little House On The PrairieOke” at the Casita del Campo in Los Angeles.
Jill Sobule
Jill Sobule
Jill Sobule can claim her place among the stellar New York singer-songwriters of the last decade.
Topical, funny and more than a little poignant…grown-up music for an adolescent age

Jill Sobule is a Denver-born, Los Angeles based singer-writer in the smart and witty tradition of Randy Newman and Warren Zevon. Over 11 albums and more than two decades of recording and performing, Jill has mused, with great compassion, empathy, wit and considerable charm on a wide range of subjects including the death penalty, depression, anorexia, shoplifting, alzheimer’s disease, coming of age, intolerance, and the Christian right.

Her recording career began in 1990 with her debut album Things Here are Different, produced by Todd Rundgren. She found commercial and critical success a few years later with her 1995 self-titled album, which introduced a large radio audiences , and adoring critics, to her witty and personal songcraft. “Jill Sobule” included the original (and oft-banned) “I Kissed A Girl” as well as the satirical gem “Supermodel” which was featured on the hit soundtrack of the movie Clueless. Since then, she has continued to record, produce and tour with an ever-growing loyal fan base and to critical acclaim. Her 2000 album “Pink Pearl” rightly takes its place among the most thoughtful, diverse and funny albums of the decade, taking on topics of faith, heartbreak, anorexia, and infidelity.

Jill is considered among her peers as a pioneer in crowd sourcing and connecting directly with her audience without record company interference. Through her website “Jillsnextrecord.com” she completely funded the California Years, which continued to showcase her exceptional songwriting. Jill’s innovative, tiered system of contributions and rewards formed the foundation for the Kickstarter.com model. She continues to be at the forefront of exploring and creating new models for artists in an ever-changing changing music industry, including personally connecting with fans through house concerts and her active engagement in social media.

Jill has performed with artist ranging from Neil Young, Billy Bragg, Steve Earle, Cyndi Lauper, Tom Morello, to Warren Zevon and John Doe, and as well as inducting Neil Diamond into the Songwriter’s Hall of Fame. She can be seen live as a solo performer as well as the co-star of the Jill & Julia Show, an unusual and mesmerizing combination of song and storytelling in collaboration with comedian/actress/author Julia Sweeney. Jill also served as songwriter/composer for the hit Nickelodeon network show “Unfabulous” during that show’s three-season run. She composed the music for the off-Broadway show “Prozak and Platypus.” Her songs have appeared in a multitude of films including Mind the Gap, in which Jill herself co-starred, as well as television shows including “Girls.” She has been a political troubadour for NPR stations across America, has contributed essays to the Huffington Post, and regularly performs at TED conferences.

Jill is also known for her many charitable performances, including most recently performing for inmates in prisons throughout the country. Jill remains a prolific, and diverse, writer and performer. Her latest studio release, “Dottie’s Charms,” is the newest example of Jill’s creativity and her whimsy. “Dottie’s” is collaboration between her and 11 of her favorite authors, including Rick Moody, David Hajdu and Jonathon Lathem, in which Jill tasked each to write a song based on a charm from a bracelet Jill purchased on Ebay. Jill then put the words to music. Jill’s idea was to bring the bracelet’s previous owner, “Dottie,” to life by imagining the importance of each charm to her life.

Jill’s latest projects include a re-imagining of the 1970 Broadway play “Yentl.” Jill wrote the music for the production, which ran at the Asolo Reperory Theater in Sarasota Florida, and has a scheduled run at Theater J in Washington D.C in the Fall of 2014. Jill is also working with Steve Cossin (The Civillians), Jim Lewis (FELA) and Robin Eaton (a longtime collaborator) on an original musical called Times Square.

In the words of New York Times pop music critic Jon Pareles, “Jill Sobule can claim her place among the stellar New York singer-songwriters of the last decade. Topical, funny and more than a little poignant…grown-up music for an adolescent age.”
Alex Edelman
Alex Edelman
Alex Edelman has a appeared on Conan. His show Millennial won a Foster’s Edinburgh Comedy Award for Best Newcomer, revealed Edelman to the international stand-up community as one of its brightest young talents, and subsequently enjoyed nice runs and performances in London, Australia, New York, Los Angeles, and Sweden (!).

Edelman’s 2015 follow-up show, Everything Handed to You, has garnered even more unanimous acclaim. It sold out its entire run at this year’s Fringe and earned a bushel full of great reviews – it was the second best reviewed comedy show at the entire Festival – and its first work-in-progress performance, at the Leicester Comedy Festival, garnered Edelman a nomination for Best New Show.

Both of Edelman’s hours have examined his position amongst his peer group and he has written intelligently about Millennials in The Guardian, The Atlantic, among other places.

Also, some other credits if you need them: He’s been opening for Simon Amstell a bunch this past year, which was really fun even though Simon is vegan. He’s also opened for Patton Oswalt, and toured with Eddie Izzard in Berlin and Moscow (!). He was a New Face of Comedy at Just For Laugh’s Festival in Montreal – which is like a big deal to comedy people and apparently two of your cousins – and, TV-wise, he’s done a surprising amount of Australian stuff, been on Comedy Central’s Comics To Watch and The John Bishop Show recently. He wore a suit on the latter and at the time his girlfriend said he looked handsome in his suit.

Although he has no personal life to speak of, he enjoys Italian food and David Foster Wallace.
Venue Information:
Au Lac
710 W 1st St.
Los Angeles, CA, 90012