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!

Experts:

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!

Our show on America is on the 2nd of July!

The question keeps popping up in the news.

"Is this who we are?"
"Is this America?"

But what is America, anyway? What are "American values" and how many Americans have them? 

Is Donald Glover's vision in "This is America" more accurate than John Cougar Mellencamp's?

On July 4th America'll be 242 years old and in the middle of a full-blown identity crisis.

So we're trying to resolve the question with a town hall open to all at the Hollywood Improv Comedy Club. It features stand-up comedy on this country, followed by a discussion with panelists, the audience, and folks streaming online.

With comedians:

Sofiya Alexandra, writer for Amazon's Danger and Eggs and seen on Comedy Central!

Thom Tran, creator of the GIs of Comedy Tour and seen on NBC's Black-ish!

Panelists: 

* Sean Dempsey, American history professor at Loyola Marymount University and Jesuit priest!

* Pedro Gonzalez, writer for American Greatness!

And hosted by Toby MuresianuFaith Choyce and Laura Crawford.

Tickets are just $5. Get them here!

Toby Muresianu
Pre-game the primary with our show on California.

Bothered by California politics? Or haven't bothered learning about them?

Either way, we're getting together on the eve of the primary for stand-up on the state of our state, followed by a discussion with experts and you, the audience!

It all goes down at the Hollywood Improv Comedy Club Lab at 7:30pm on Monday, June 4th.

Featuring:

Ramsey Badawi, comedian and former campaign manager who's appeared on Fox and KPCC!

Cory Loykasek of The Dress Up Gang on TBS!

Mariel Garza, Editor and political columnist for the LA Times!

Sebastian Ridley-Thomas, USC professor and former Assemblyman!

Dan Flynn, Campaign advisor and political analyst!

And your hosts:

Toby Muresianu of Comedy Central's Roast Battle!

Faith Choyce of McSweeney's!

Laura Crawford of Reductress!

We'll be going through the ballot measures, so it's BYOB - Bring your own Ballot (please don't bring your own beer, it's available from the bar).

Toby Muresianu