Day: March 24, 2014

Michael Malone’s 8 Rules to Emcee’ing

So many comedy shows — whether they’re in a comedy club chain, a one-nighter or an alternative theater space — focus so much on the headliner or marquee drop-in names on the lineup that they overlook the one person onstage that audiences will see first, last and most during the show. The MC. An emcee sets the mood and can make or break the show, no matter whose name attracted the crowd and the ticket sales. Michael Malone, who headlines clubs and colleges across North America and won the 2012 Seattle International Stand-Up Comedy Competition, offers up eight rules...

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“Space Jam” table read with Blake Griffin, DeAndre Jordan and comedians at the UCB Theatre in Los Angeles

So, this happenedĀ at the UCB Theatre in Los Angeles on Sunday night. A table reading of the screenplay for Space Jam, the 1996 film that starred Michael Jordan with the Looney Tunes animated characters that fictionalized Jordan’s retirement from the NBA and his comeback — on film, joining Bugs Bunny and the gang to take on criminal aliens of the outer-space variety. Hosted by Jensen Karp and Sean O’Connor, the 2014 reading included current Los Angeles Clippers Blake Griffin and DeAndre Jordan, plus actors Danielle Fishel, Seth Green and Ralph Garman, writer Melissa Stetten, and comedians Nick Kroll, Paul...

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