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October 3, 2020

Whose Live Anyway? presents: Improv Master(ish) Class

October 3, 5pm PT / 8pm ET

Show remains available to stream until Jan 8, midnight ET.

Improv Master(ish) Class is an online improv comedy workshop experience… Ish.

With special guests Ayden Mayeri (Homecoming) and Drew Carey (The Price is Right)!

Join the cast of Whose Live Anyway? and a special guest star as they experiment for the first time with a behind-the-scenes experience where they share their years of wisdom, insight, and improv knowledge live from wherever they are currently hiding.

For 24 years, Ryan Stiles (Whose Line Is It Anyway?; Two and a Half Men), Greg Proops (Whose Line?; Bob the Builder), Joel Murray (Mad Men; God Bless America), and Jeff B. Davis (Whose Line?; HarmonQuest) have shared the stage delighting audiences with improv across the U.S. and Canada and are now opening up their improv lives to you. Whether you’re a fan of the live show, a student of improv, or someone who enjoys enjoyable experiences this Master(ish) Class is for you. So come learn/laugh from the Masters… Ish.

September 28, 2020

Down At The Yard featuring Clinton Ross Davis

September 28 at 8 pm

The Yard Theater is thrilled to have dear friend & renowned multi-instrumentalist Clinton Ross Davis join us this month Down at the Yard!

Clinton is an old-time folk musician based in San Diego. A fifth-generation Kentuckian, Davis grew up in Carroll County along the Ohio River. Davis’ vast and varied musical prowess across many genres has earned him continued acclaim nationwide. His album with the G Burns Jug Band was awarded “Best Local Recording” at the San Diego Music Awards. “A joyous and soulful restoration of one of the lost treasures of American musical tradition.” – No Depression.

He’s taken his music–which spans guitar, banjo, fiddle, harmonica, mandolin, and piano–all over the country, performing at folk festivals including Wintergrass, Port Townsend Acoustic Blues Festival, National Jug Band Jubilee, Brooklyn Folk Festival, Topanga Banjo & Fiddle Competition, and Santa Barbara Fiddler’s Convention where he’s previously been awarded first prize in both banjo and fiddle.

Davis curates the Southern Pacific Sessions, a concert (pre-Covid) and video series which aims to help cultivate the next generation of audiences for traditional music in San Diego and Southern California. They have hosted some of the nation’s finest performers representing a broad diversity of American traditions: national award-winning banjo and fiddle players, grammy-nominated Cajun musicians, and Southwestern Hispanic musicians that have performed at the Kennedy Center.

During these odd times, you can find him keeping up the music online with virtual lessons on many of the above-mentioned instruments, as well as sharing his music on social media.

…and now you can find him Down at the Yard!

September 26, 2020

The Thrilling Adventure Hour: Choose Our Adventure

Sat, Sept 26, 5pm PT / 8pm ET
Stream remains available until 10/4 midnight ET

The beloved stage show in the style of old-time radio returns for a physically distant and emotionally snug performance in which YOU choose our scripts!

Tune in live to vote on which episodes of “Sparks Nevada, Marshal on Mars” and “Beyond Belief” the WorkJuice Players will perform!

And stick around after the show for the Thrilling Cocktail Hour, during which time you can submit questions to the cast, listen in on their conversations, and generally get silly.

Starring the WorkJuice Players: Paul F. Tompkins, Paget Brewster, Busy Philipps, Joshua Malina, Janet Varney, Hal Lublin, Annie Savage, Craig Cackowski, Mark Gagliardi, and Marc Evan Jackson.

Tickets are pay what you want!

September 25, 2020

The Yard Theater Fundraiser Fundstacular

John Ennis and Frank Fairfield present:

The Yard Theater Fundraiser Fundstacular!

Our first Fundstacular streams September 25th, 8pm PT, with a remarkable lineup of comedians, musicians, poets, jugglers, clowns, characters, and the unexpected.

Tickets start at $15 – get your own Yard Theater button or a limited-edition copy of this Todd Alcott-created FUNDSTACULAR POSTER with your ticket purchase! 

Black Francis (The Pixies, Frank Black and the Catholics)
Erica Rhodes (Prairie Home Companion, Modern Family)
Jon Huck (Showtime, Gotham Comedy)
Mark Fite (2 Headed Dog, Seinfeld)
Ashley Ray (Vice, The Onion)
Amrita Dhaliwal (The Idiot Workshop, Best Comedy Melbourne Fringe)
Brett Johnson (Edinburgh Fringe, Cracked.com)
Michael Raynor (America’s Got Talent, Letterman)
Neal Dandade (NBC’s Superstore)
John Tottenham (LA Review of Books)
Ellen Sugarman The Comedy Store)
Chris Walsh (Comedy Central)
Dean Evans (Cirque Du Soleil)
& More

September 13, 2020

Andy Richter Controls the Universe – The Reunion!

Andy Richter Controls the Universe- The Reunion!

Show remains available to stream until Jan 8, midnight ET.

Andy Richter Controls the Universe stars Andy Richter (Conan), Paget Brewster (Criminal Minds), Jonathan Slavin (Better Off Ted), James Patrick Stuart (General Hospital), Irene Malloy (Grosse Pointe), Patricia Belcher (Bones), and creator and showrunner Victor Fresco (Santa Clarita Diet; Better Off Ted) reunite for a live table read and a conversation about the show that means so much to them.

Guest starring Emily Chang (The Bold Type), Greg Santos (American Housewife), Aisha Tyler (Criminal Minds), Sam Richardson (Veep), and Andy Daly (Veep; Review).

Benefiting the International Rescue Committee and L.A. Regional Food Bank.

Andy Richter Controls the Universe is the beloved, critically acclaimed, outside-the-box sitcom that ran for two glorious seasons in 2002-3. Andy Richter, as Andy Richter, brought us stories of his daily life, as they should be, could be, might be, and even actually how they are. Now, when the world needs a little more imagination, Andy is back to relive one of his favorite episodes.

August 22, 2020

Nerds & Music: Jonathan Coulton, The Doubleclicks, Nur-D and many special guests

Nerds & Music: Jonathan Coulton, The Doubleclicks, Nur-D and many special guests

Show remains available to stream until Jan 8, midnight ET.

Join Internet musicians Jonathan Coulton, the Doubleclicks, Nur-D and Molly Lewis for an evening of music, comedy and love, with lots of special guests, comedy, and joy. It’s like one of those big variety shows at conventions with lots of cameos and funny bits, except it’s in your house!
With special appearances by: Amy Dallen, Aliza Pearl, Aydrea Walden (Black Girl in a Big Dress), Danielle Radford, Hal Lublin, Joseph Scrimshaw, Lexie Grace (of @smilelexie), Bonnie Gordon and Xander Jeanneret of the Library Bards, Mary Robinette Kowal, Matt Chapman, Paul and Storm, Strong Bad, Zach Reino (Off Book), and more! Written by Kayla Cagan and Laser Malena-Webber! 

The Doubleclicks, Jonathan Coulton, Nur-D, Molly Lewis, Amy Dallen, Aliza Pearl, Aydrea Walden, Danielle Radford, Hal Lublin, Joseph Scrimshaw, Kayla Cagan, Lexie Grace, The Library Bards, Mary Robinette Kowal, Matt Chapman, Paul and Storm, Strong Bad, and Zach Reino

This show benefits:

Mutual Aid Disaster Relief Inc. and the MacArthur Project. The MacArthur Project provides immediate, direct support for unhoused residents of Los Angeles by assembling hygiene kits and providing food, medicine, and shelter items.


August 21, 2020

Marc Evan Jackson’s 50th Birthday Party featuring Friends from Work

You’re Invited!

Marc Evan Jackson’s 50th Birthday Party featuring Friends from Work

Join Marc Evan Jackson and cast members from The Good PlaceThe Baby-Sitters ClubBrooklyn 99, and more!
They’ll catch up, share memories, and tell stories from work.
Marc’s friends from work include:
Ted Danson, Kristen Bell, D’Arcy Carden, William Jackson Harper, Jameela Jamil, Manny Jacinto, Eugene Cordero, Jason Mantzoukas, Maribeth Monroe, and Mike Schur from The Good Place; Momona Tamada, Malia Baker, Shay Rudolph, Xochitl Gomez, and Sophie Grace from The Babysitters Club; Paul F. Tompkins, Paget Brewster, Busy Philipps, Janet Varney, Craig Cackowski, Autumn Reeser, Annie Savage, Ben Acker, Ben Blacker, Joshua Malina, Hal Lublin, Jonathan Dinerstein, and Mark Gagliardi from The Thrilling Adventure Hour; Terry Crews, Joe Lo Truglio, Stephanie Beatriz, Joel McKinnon Miller, and Dirk Blocker from Brooklyn 99; and Nick Offerman and Megan Mullallly as themselves.

With more to be announced!

All to benefit The Detroit Creativity Project, a nonprofit that uses improv training to transform how Detroit’s young people view their potential at school and in life. 


August 20, 2020

Down at the Yard featuring John Reed-Torres

Down at the Yard

August 20th, 8pm PT

Stream remains available for 5 days following the event.

Folks, do we have a treat for you! This Thursday’s Down at the Yard features none other than Mista Ragtime himself, JOHN REED-TORRES!

John, a South Central Afro-Mexi-American, is a self-taught, against-the-grain pianist & composer, and a true Angeleno. From scholarships through Neighborhood Music School in Boyle Heights and musical studies at Pasadena City College to national recognition as a pianist and composer, he has established himself as a pillar of ragtime in the city and beyond. Planted deeply in the cultural heritage of the self made & styled Black composers of legend, he lives among his heroes: Scott Joplin, James Scott, Arthur Marshall and the like. His original compositions are an ode to and an exaltation of our great city, as he himself is one of its brilliant jewels. Mr. Reed-Torres is a dear friend, a class act, a rare gem indeed, and he will be playing tip top tunes for you all this Thursday.

Down at the Yard benefits The Yard Theater in its efforts to provide East LA and the arts community worldwide with high-quality comedy, music and theatrical performances, as well as classes for artists of all ages, backgrounds and income levels. Learn more here: https://www.theyardtheater.com/

August 10, 2020

Down at the Yard: Frank Fairfield Trio

Down at the Yard: Temple Street Trio (Frank Fairfield, Zac Sokolow, Dave Elsenbrioch)

August 10th, 8pm PT
Stream remains available for 5 days following the event.
Down at the Yard has established itself as LA’s best spot for unique, live and compelling musical performances, from Americana and Ragtime to Norteño and Baroque. Now, the weekly series comes to HouseSeats.live!
The inaugural Down at the Yard features fan favorites, the Temple Street Trio, with Frank Fairfield (NPR Tiny Desk Concert; OFF Festival), Zac Sokolow (Banjo Hangout) & Dave Elsenbroich (Ragfest).
Tickets are $10 plus a $2.50 service charge. 

Down at the Yard benefits The Yard Theater in its efforts to provide East LA and the arts community worldwide with high-quality comedy, music and theatrical performances, as well as classes for artists of all ages, backgrounds and income levels. Learn more here: https://www.theyardtheater.com/
August 9, 2020

Mr. Jackson & Mr. Tompkins: A Two Gentleman Improv Show August Replay

Mr. Jackson & Mr. Tompkins: A Two Gentleman Improv Show

Show remains available to stream until Jan 8, midnight ET.

Join comedians Paul F. Tompkins (BoJack Horseman, Bajillion Dollar Propertie$) and Marc Evan Jackson (The Baby-Sitter’s Club, The Good Place, Brooklyn Nine-Nine) for an evening of improvised comedy based on audience suggestion. Watch as Tompkins and Jackson enact false stories for a duration of one hour and perhaps ten additional minutes.

A portion of the proceeds benefit  The Detroit Creativity Project’s free improv programs for Detroit public school students. Learn more at www.dcpimprov.org

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