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Considered by many to be the funniest farce ever written, Noises Off reveals the hilarious backstage antics and drama of a group of small-town actors attempting to perform a dreadful flop called Nothing On. This play-within-a-play is a comedic triumph of slamming doors, falling trousers and flying fish. Written by award-winning English novelist and playwright Michael Frayn (Copenhagen, Democracy), this comedy of errors remains a crowd pleaser more than 30 years after its 1982 debut. It was also turned into a film in 1992 starring Michael Caine, Carol Burnett, Christopher Reeve and John Ritter. Learn More
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Featured review from Goldstar MemberRed Velvet
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It seemed poorly organized. There was no will-call, they stayed late, and there were a ton of people that just walked in for free after the event started. I'm not hating, but why the heck did I pay to get in. The actual comedians were hit and miss. And trust me, I went wanting to laugh, but it was really hard with a couple of them.
Access to festival events Thursday, January 9, 2014 through Sunday, January 12, 2014 and admission to THE LOT;@ RiotLA presented by KCRW on Saturday and Sunday with complimentary beer and libations, live music, arcade games, food trucks and more! See a complete schedule the RIOT LA website.
You must be age 21 or older to attend shows at Five Star Bar, The Lexington and The Jalisco. __Seating is first come first serve. Superfan Pass does not include admission to select, exclusive ticketed-only shows.
Thursday, January 9, 2014 at 8pm: Best of RIOT LA
**Venue: Five Star Bar (267 S. Main Street - Age 21 and Over Only)
Come see the best of the fest at the BEST OF RIOT LA. These comedians are some of the brightest and best that there are and we invite you to celebrate these stacked line ups full of some of the most hilarious and talented comics. Featuring: Shane Mauss, Dov Davidoff, Giulia Rozzi, Matt McCarthy, Chris Garcia, Fahim Anwar, Josh Gondelman and Dave Stone.
Thursday, January 9, 2014 at 8pm: 8 Ball with Ron Funches
Venue: The Lexington (129 E 3rd St__ - 21 and Over Only__)
This show is part of an all new series presented by RIOT LA, with rapid-fire lineups set in eclectic venues featuring some of the most incredible up-and-coming comedians. Experimentation is encouraged. Featuring: Ron Funches, Jon Dore, Adam Newman, Sean Donnelly, Ian Karmel, Jermaine Fowler, Richard Bain, Matt Donaher and Chase Bernstein.**
Friday, January 10, 2014 at 8pm: Todd Barry
Venue: Downtown Independent Theater (251 S. Main Street__)__
**New York City-based comedian and actor Todd Barry is renowned throughout the entertainment industry for his nuanced, measured, and thoroughly original approach to stand-up. Drawing audience members in with his deadpan self-deprecation and ability to pile punchline upon punchline, his decidedly low-key stage persona belies a deeply intelligent, often biting, occasionally absurdist worldview, lauded by fans who seek a fresh yet honest update to traditional observation and social commentary. Featuring: Todd Barry, Jay Larson, Beth Stelling, Dana Gould, Ron Funches and Ron Lynch. Ticket includes admission to an Exclusive VIP after party with American Tripps Berlin-Style Ping-Pong!
**Friday, January 10, 2014 at 8pm: Silly Putty with Dan St. Germain;
**Venue: The Jalisco (245 S. Main Street -__ ____21 and Over Only__)
This show is part of an all new series presented by RIOT LA, with rapid-fire lineups set in eclectic venues featuring some of the most incredible up-and-coming comedians. Experimentation is encouraged. Featuring: Dan St. Germain, Greg Santos, Eric Andre, Eliza Skinner, Aparna Nancherla, Adam Newman, Sean Donnelly, Dan Gill and Emily Maya Mills.
Saturday, January 11, 2014 at 9pm: Tommy Johnagin;
Venue: Five Star Bar (267 S. Main Street - Age 21 and Over Only)
Tommy Johnagin was invited to the prestigious Just for Laughs Comedy Festival in Montreal, where he was the highest reviewed “New Face.” Since then he’s been selling out to audiences at comedy clubs across America. His TV credits include appearances on The Late Show with David Letterman, CONAN, Comedy Central’s Live at Gotham, The Bob and Tom Show, CMT’s Comedy Stage, John Oliver’s New York Stand Up Show and Last Comic Standing where he placed second in Season 7. In 2009, he had his own half hour special on Comedy Central Presents and most recently released his second comedy album Stand Up Comedy 2 through Comedy Central Records. Featuring: Tommy Johnagin, Sean Donnelly, Dan St. Germain, Ahmed Bharoocha, Dan Mintz and Eric Andre.
Saturday, January 11, 2014 at 9pm: Power Violence
**Venue: The Jalisco (245 S. Main Street__- Age 21 and Over Only__)
Power Violence is Whit, Clay, Budd and Rod. They are a comedy collective living in L.A. Their live show is a chaotic blend of musical and interactive bits that always involve EXTREME FRIENDSHIP. Come see them, along with a couple comedian pals, perform a bunch of bits that are sure to leave you covered in toilet paper and other types of heathen ammo.
**Saturday, January 11, 2014 at 10pm: The Rodney Dangerfield Award Showcase;
**Venue: Downtown Independent Theater (251 S. Main Street)
The Rodney Dangerfield “Stand Up Stand Out Award” is given to support emerging stand-up comedians who exemplify the attributes Rodney would look for when booking talent for his HBO shows. Featuring Chris Garcia, Ian Karmel, Eliza Skinner, Tony Baker, Kate Berlant, Christian Duguay and Josh Fadem, with guest judges Fred Willard, Dom Irrera, Paul Rodriguez and Joan Dangerfield. Hosted by Brian Finkelstein.
Sunday, January 12, 2104 at 9:00pm: Best of RIOT LA
Venue: The Smell (247 S. Main Street__)__
Come see the best of the fest at the Best of RIOT LA. These comedians are some of the brightest and best that there are and we invite you to celebrate these stacked line ups chalked full of some of the most hilarious and talented comics we know. Featuring: Todd Barry, Eric Andre, Josh Gondelman, Christian Duguay, Matt Donaher, Brooke Van Poppelen, Allen Strickland Williams and Byron Bowers.
Performer lineups subject to change. Current at time of publication.
About the Ticket Supplier: The RIOT LA Comedy Festival
RIOT LA has over 45 shows in just four days featuring the top stand up comedians and podcasts, panels, shows and more! But get this—it’s ALL on one block of downtown Los Angeles. It’s a huge, hilarious weekend long block party.