January things to do all over the US of A!

December 27, 2013 at 10:20 am (Comedy)

As we prepare for The Meltdown with Jonah and Kumail TV show, we have some dates to get the show, Jonah, and Kumail ready, which means we’re coming to your [maybe] town!

DATES

January 10th- The Meltdown with Jonah and Kumail/Grawlix Crossover Show Denver, at The Bug. This show will be Jonah and Kumail hosting a few amazing standups that are also part of The Grawlix comedy crew. This one is sold out, but we may have tickets at the door.

January 17th- An Evening with Kumail Nanjiani and Jonah Ray, Arlington Draft House, DC.  This show will be Jonah and Kumail each doing a set and then doing some duo stuff as well. This is not The Meltdown.

January 18th- An Evening with Kumail Nanjiani and Jonah Ray, The Prince, Philadelphia. Again, this show will be Jonah and Kumail each doing a set and then doing some duo stuff as well. This is not The Meltdown.

January 19th- An Evening with Kumail Nanjiani and Jonah Ray, Great Scott, Boston. Again again, this show will be Jonah and Kumail each doing a set and then doing some duo stuff as well. This is not The Meltdown.

February 1st- The Meltdown with Jonah and Kumail, Cobbs Theater, San Francisco. This show will be a badass Meltdown road show, and our final one before we start taping the TV show.

 

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Jonah and Kumail coming to Portland and Seattle!

October 4, 2013 at 9:55 am (Comedy)

In preparation for The Meltdown with Jonah and Kumail coming to TV, we’re doing some road shows where Jonah and Kumail each do a set, and then they do some fun crowdwork with you! (Yes, you!)

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Thursday, October 17th, we’ll be at the Backspace Cafe in Portland! Tickets here!

Friday, October 18th, we’ll be at El Corazon in Seattle! Tickets here!

Oh, we’ll also be doing a traditional Meltdown show (with other comics on the bill) as part of the New York Comedy Festival, at The Bell House in Brooklyn on November 9th! Those tickets are here!

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Come party with The Meltdown in Santa Monica on May 18th!

May 10, 2013 at 12:31 pm (Comedy)

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The Meltdown with Jonah and Kumail is putting on a show on a special night and at a special place in order to benefit the Cancer Support Community, and guess what? Because you’re a fan of the show, you can get in for cheaper than everyone else!

What: The Meltdown with Jonah and Kumail, featuring Andy Kindler, Nick Swardson, and a special guest!

When: Saturday, May 18th. Event starts at 7pm, our show starts around 8:30pm. 

Where: The Museum of Flying, 3100 Airport Avenue, Santa Monica, CA 90405

How much: $100 gets you free food, free drinks, The Meltdown, and the knowledge that you’re contributing to a good cause! (This is a crazy discount.)

So come join us in Santa Monica! To get these special discounted tickets, you must call Jennifer at 310-314-2589 to reserve. There are only 50 tickets available at this price!

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The Meltdown in Hollywood Reporter!

May 2, 2013 at 11:58 am (Comedy)

The Meltdown with Jonah and Kumail was profiled in Hollywood Reporter’s annual Comedy Issue! Take a gander!

(And yes, they did get the day wrong. Sigh. That’s Hollywood!)

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Tonight.

February 13, 2013 at 11:38 am (Comedy)

Photo by Tyler Ross.

Photo by Tyler Ross.

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Purple Public Service Announcement

January 14, 2013 at 10:48 am (Comedy, movies, music)

Do you have a spare $10 lying around?

If you do, you should use it to buy the Two Disc Special Edition of Purple Rain.

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Sure, you get the movie, which is amazing, but you get soooo much more than that.

Quick side story- I worked at a home for schizophrenics for a while. Our 270 residents were mostly in their 40s and African American, and institutionalized since early adulthood, which meant that the 80s were their cultural reference points. This made us all great friends. They absolutely loved Purple Rain, and you haven’t really lived until a room full of adults with schizophrenia starts doing the “Dearly beloved” speech from Let’s Go Crazy in unison.

If… nay, WHEN you buy this item, you will get

  • the movie
  • commentary from the director, producer, and cinematographer, who are all still completely in love with the project and know how special it was
  • an inside look at First Avenue, the club in Minneapolis that housed Prince as well as Morris Day and The Time
  • lots of concert footage intermixed with people talking about how badass Prince was
  • a documentary about the making of the movie, where you learn such tidbits like the fact that Prince wrote When Doves Cry because the movie needed a song for a montage.
  • a ton of videos
  • and the crown jewel of the whole thing- the MTV premiere party of Purple Rain, where I collected these two images:

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Before you ask, no, Prince has absolutely no involvement in the special features. And yet, it’s still amazing. Please invest today.

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100

November 8, 2012 at 12:25 pm (Comedy)

Last night was the 100th Meltdown show, the show that has changed my life in a lot of ways and brought me two new brothers, Jonah and Ed, and some laughter to the town of Los Angeles. More pictures will come, as we had a school photo booth set up, but here are two that I’ve already looked at like thirty times today.

By Mike Rosenstein, King of Instagram

 

Ed, me, Kumail, and Jonah, having a moment.

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The Meltdown with Jonah and Kumail in NYC!

November 3, 2012 at 2:52 pm (Comedy)

If you weren’t aware, for the past two years, I’ve been running a comedy show in LA called The Meltdown with Jonah and Kumail. Next week we’re going to bring that show to New York as part of the New York Comedy Festival!

So if you’re in New York, we wanna see your faces!

We’ll bring Eugene Mirman, Chelsea Peretti, Jared Logan, Pete Holmes and a surprise guest, you bring yourselves!

Thursday, November 8th at 10:30pm at Gramercy Theater!

Tickets here!

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The Meltdown on Carson Daly!

September 11, 2012 at 9:12 am (Comedy, my life)

I found the footage of us on Carson Daly on my computer today! Please enjoy- it originally aired in February 2011!

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The Meltdown

May 3, 2012 at 10:09 am (Comedy, my life)

Last night Kumail and I celebrated our birthdays at The Meltdown, the weekly comedy show we put on with Jonah Ray. There were seven cakes there, and lots of cupcakes, and everyone got sugared up and had a blast…. and then Robin Williams dropped in.

And it made it to TMZ.

He was very very sweet, and had a blast on the show, and stayed for the whole thing along with his children, and it was a magical night. A night for which all I have to show for it is this picture of me aiming a glass gun full of tequila with a certain someone in the background.

Huge night for our show, and hopefully for our audience. They are the best audience in the world.

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