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Competitive Erotic Fan Fiction
Dec 28, 2015 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm| $10
Making quarterly appearances at Union Hall since December of 2012, Bryan Cook’s hit show Competitive Erotic Fan Fiction is a live comedy event (and Nerdist podcast) which was just recognized as one of LA’s top comedy shows by the LA Weekly. Each show features comics writing pieces of erotic fan fiction based upon their own whims or audience suggestions.
Competitive Erotic Fan Fiction is held monthly at the Virgil in Los Angeles, CA and has been featured as part of the Outside Lands Festival (SF), Bridgetown Comedy Festival (Portland), Riot LA (Los Angeles), San Francisco Sketch Fest, Just For Laughs (Chicago), Bumbershoot (Seattle) and more.
See why Rolling Stone said, “Its audacity alone is compelling enough, but in its best moments, the gross jokes transcend porn mechanics to become a titillating delight.”
Bryan Cook originally hails from the barren hellscape of rural Maine, and began his comedy career in Seattle, before relocating to Los Angeles where he writes for Joan Rivers’ Fashion Police. Cook is the host and creator of Competitive Erotic Fan Fiction, presented every month at the esteemed Nerdmelt Theater in LA, as well as all over the US. In 2012, he was featured as an opening act on Kyle Kinane’s Great Mistakes Tour, and has performed at the Bridgetown Comedy Fest, Riot LA, and Bumbershoot Festival. Cook has also performed at some of the finest alternative rooms in the country, including Holy Fuck (LA), Big Terrific (NYC), and The Grawlix (Denver). He has had the honor of sharing the stage with Nick Kroll, Hannibal Burress, Jen Kirkman, Todd Barry, Baron Vaughn, and has contributed to McSweeney’s.
Aparna Nancherla has an intimidating name, but don’t be scared! In fact, she’s quite approachable onstage, from a heckler’s perspective. Her credits include Conan, Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell, Last Comic Standing 6, the Bentzen Ball, Bridgetown Comedy Festival, and the North Carolina Comedy Arts Festival.
Myq Kaplan is a comedian named Myq Kaplan (pronounced “Mike”). He is a 2010 Last Comic Standing Finalist and has appeared on the Tonight Show with Conan O’Brien, the Late Show with David Letterman, Comedy Central Presents, and all the other places he’s been. You can listen to Myq’s podcast, Hang Out With Me, on the Keith and The Girl network. His debut CD, Vegan Mind Meld, was one of iTunes’ top ten best-selling comedy albums in 2010, followed by Meat Robot in 2013 and his one-hour Netflix special Small Dork and Handsome in 2014. The Comedians magazine calls him “a comedy machine, in the best possible way. the way that some machines vend soda or prevent other machines from killing future revolutionaries – that’s how Myq Kaplan does comedy: relentlessly, methodically, unblinkingly.”
Ben Kronberg combines clever one-liners and witty observations with catchy songs that he performs while playing instruments like the guitar, Casio-keyboard and iPhone! Much of his material has been inspired by girlfriends, who are now incidentally ex-girlfriends. Since his breakout performance at HBO’s Aspen Comedy Festival, Ben has performed on “Jimmy Kimmel Live!,” “Last Call With Carson Daly” and “John Oliver’s New York Stand-Up Show.” Comedy Central recently named Ben as one of the “Comics to Watch.” Ben is also the star of the popular web series: “Ted & Gracie,” a story of a woman who is engaged to a serial killer, but has no idea. Ben recently filmed his first Half Hour Comedy Central Special.
Giulia Rozzi is a comedian, writer and actress that’s been seen on Chelsea Lately, Comedy Central, The Jim Gaffigan Show, TruTV, Lifetime and Vh1. She’s a MothGrand Champion, a TEDx speaker, and the co-host/creator of Stripped Stories. Check out her web series Seeing Other People and her podcast Hopefully We Don’t Break Up. More at giuliarozzi.com
Shane Torres is a stand up comedian and writer. You may have seen him in the background on Last Comic Standing or acting on IFC’s Comedy Bang Bang. He has also been part of Montreal Just For Laugh’s New Faces in 2013 that same year. Shane was also one of Comedy Central’s Comics to Watch in 2012. Shane has performed at many festivals all over the country including Bridgetown Comedy Festival, Bumbershoot Music and Arts Festival, and many more.
He is the creator of the podcast radio show Help Wanted . Shane has also contributed writing to Laughspin, The Portland Mercury, and Nailed Magazine.
– Hollywood Fringe Festival
– Mtv’s Girl Code blog
– MetalBlade Records
– Competitive Erotic Fan Fiction (a show who’s
podcast was recently named one of the top 20
podcasts by Rolling Stone)
– Tel Aviv, Israel