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Up Close & Political: The Environment is March 4th!

Up Close & Political returns to create a positive environment to discuss the potential collapse of ours!

Is the Green New Deal the real deal or do we need a new one?
Is it the size of the Pacific Garbage Patch that matters, or the commotion in the ocean?

As always, we'll have stand-up on the topic followed by a discussion with experts and your questions!


JC Coccoli of Last Comic Standing and the New American Road Trip!

Brian McWilliams of Comedy Ahoy! and the Electric Libertyland podcast!


Noah Bleich, founder of The Tea Book - a zero-waste organic tea company. He’s also worked with LA Conservation Corps and studied environmental science and marine ecology!

Jisung Park, UCLA economics professor studying environmental economics, labor economics, and public finance!

It’s going down at the Hollywood Improv Comedy Club on Monday, March 4th from 7:30-9pm—for the environmentally-friendly ticket price of $5 and a one-item minimum.

Reserve your tix today!

Up Close & Political: The Shutdown Showdown is February 4th!

We're back and talking about the current showdown over the government shutdown! (Yes, last week's is over, but next week's hasn't even started yet).

We're discussing national emergencies, the current stalemate, and whether these will be a fixture of our politics forever or if we will, at some point, have a shutdown to end all shutdowns.

Joining us will be an awesome lineup of comics:

Kelly McCarron, winner of the Battle of the Bay comedy competition and producer of Operation Funny!
Aida Rodriguez, seen on HBO and Showtime!

And panelists:

Matthew Craffey, chair of the Log Cabin Republicans of California and writer for The Advocate!

Mark Peterson, UCLA professor of Political Science specializing in American government who's appeared on CNN and NPR!

And your questions!

Hosted by Toby Muresianu of Comedy Central's Roast Battle.

Tickets are just $5, and free if you weren't paid during the shutdown!

Our show on transportation is 9/4!
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The story is familiar. Traffic is a problem, the drivers are terrible, and mass transit isn't what it should be.

How is should it change? With self-driving cars, bird scooters, high-speed rail and whatever Elon Musk has come with this week all in the mix, we could be at - dare we say - a crossroads. To help figure out what route to take, we're bringing a group of experts, comics, and possibly annoyed citizens together to discuss it.

Featuring comics: 

Virginia Jones, of Portlandia and CNN's The History of Comedy!

(Stephen) Brody Stevens, of Last Call with Carson Daily and Comedy Central's The Half Hour!


Joe Linton, editor of StreetsBlog LA!

Brian Taylor, head of UCLA's Institute for Transportation Studies!

Hosted by Toby Muresianu.

The show will be on Tuesday, 9/4 at 9:30pm, rather than the usual Monday, on account of Labor Day. It's still at the Hollywood Improv comedy club and tickets are just $5 - get yours today!