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Sep 222016
 

newtixslogo After six years of putting our blood, sweat, and urine into a live show every Wednesday, we have decided that it’s time to hang up our spurs on The Meltdown with Jonah and Kumail. When we started this thing in 2010, we only wanted a fun place to do comedy and hang out with our friends.

And things were so different- The tech area was in the middle of the room! There was even less air conditioning than now!

We never imagined how much we’d get out of this experience- we’ve gotten ridiculous memories, we’ve gotten three seasons of a TV show on Comedy Central, and we’ve gotten the best damn audience on the planet. Putting on a weekly show for your wonderful faces has been an honor, and we love you all indefinitely. We love the regulars, we love the newbies, we love the people who bring their parents. Comedians around the country speak of our audience with awe and admiration. We have been spoiled by you. We know it.

So while we are sad to end the show after six years, it just feels like the right time for us. We know we’re going to feel absolutely awful that first Wednesday that we aren’t high-fiving you into the room, but everything has to come to an end at some point.

Our final show will be on October 19th, and that show will start earlier, at 7:30pm rather than 8:30pm, and it will be a barn burner. Up until then it’s business as usual.

Thank you to the hundreds of comedians that have graced our stage over the years; thank you to Meltdown Comics, our home and second family; thank you to our staff, on loan from NerdMelt, who work incredibly hard and remind us why this is so fucking fun to do; thank you to Mike Rosenstein and Lance Bangs, who saw a TV show in us when we didn’t see one in ourselves; thank you to our Comedy Central family for letting us put this on TV; thank you to Dave Kloc, being your muse has meant to much to us; thank you to Tyler Ross, who knew before we did how important it was to document what was happening here; thank you to anyone who’s written a nice thing or a not nice thing about our show; thank you for coming to the show once or a hundred times; and thank you to anyone who has had the guts to get up on stage and talk into a microphone. We are enamored with standup comedy- we were when we started, and we still are. We’re excited to see what will come next and make us look like irrelevant dinosaurs.

Don’t stop coming to the shows before they’re over please. And don’t stop being the positive badass beautiful creative motherfuckers you have been for all these years.

Love,
Jonah, Kumail, Emily, and Ed

On a side note: we actually have lucked into some of the most talented human beings on the planet and somehow gotten them to work for us. If anyone is looking for

-directors
-editors
-producers
-general professional “get shit done” people with great comedic taste
-artists
-animators
-photographers
-writers/creators

…. please contact Emily and she will connect you.

Goodnight Dorsey!

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 Posted by on September 22, 2016
May 282016
 

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It’s time to make Season 3 of The Meltdown with Jonah and Kumail for Comedy Central! Here’s where you can get all the information you need.

BASICS!

What?
The Meltdown with Jonah and Kumail will be taping eight TV shows full of comedians for Comedy Central. We will not be releasing the lineups ahead of time. We will be selling Dave Kloc posters post-show. Here’s how it’s looked in the past.

When?

  1. Tuesday, July 12th at 7:30 – The Meltdown with Jonah and Kumail TV Taping #1 on Tuesday, July 12th at 7:30 PM
  2. Tuesday, July 12th at 9:30 – The Meltdown with Jonah and Kumail TV Taping #2 on Tuesday, July 12th at 9:30 PM
  3. Wednesday, July 13th at 7:30 – The Meltdown with Jonah and Kumail TV Taping #3 on Wednesday, July 13th at 7:30 PM
  4. Wednesday, July 13th at 9:30 – The Meltdown with Jonah and Kumail TV Taping #4 on Wednesday, July 13th at 9:30 PM
  5. Friday, July 15th at 7:30 – The Meltdown with Jonah and Kumail TV Taping #5 on Friday, July 15th at 7:30 PM
  6. Friday, July 15th at 9:30 – The Meltdown with Jonah and Kumail TV Taping #6 on Friday, July 15th at 9:30 PM
  7. Saturday, July 16th at 7:30 – The Meltdown with Jonah and Kumail TV Taping #7 on Saturday, July 16th at 7:30 PM
  8. Saturday, July 16th at 9:30 – The Meltdown with Jonah and Kumail TV Taping #8 on Saturday, July 16th at 9:30 PM

Where?
The NerdMelt Showroom at Meltdown Comics, 7522 W Sunset Blvd (same place they always have been)

How?
The benevolence of Comedy Central, our production company Red Hour, our host Meltdown Comics, our director Lance Bangs, and our amazing crew.

Why?
Because comedy.

QUESTIONS THAT ARE FREQUENTLY ASKED!

Can I go?
Yes you can! The tapings are free and all you need to do is RSVP right here!

Oh fuck I forgot to RSVP, but I still want to go. What do I do?
Ok, click here.

Please laugh like you always do.

Oh no, I signed up to go but I can’t go anymore. What now?

As soon as possible, email meltdowntaping@gmail.com to let us know what show you signed up for (date and time) if you cannot attend.
Also, just come! It’ll be fun!

Can I go to two shows a night?

Yup, you totally can, but know that you might be sitting near the front for the first show and towards the back/standing for the second show, just so it doesn’t look like we have the same audience every single episode. We will be clearing out the klonopin.

Are tapings different than regular shows?
We try our hardest to have the tapings run just like regular Wednesday night shows- we don’t stop once the show starts, and each taping will run about an hour and a half. You may have to clap a bit upon request, but other than that, it’s business as usual!

 Posted by on May 28, 2016
Mar 162015
 

Did you miss out on your opportunity to be at one of the eight tapings of The Meltdown with Jonah and Kumail for Comedy Central?

DON’T WORRY, YOU CAN STILL GET IN!

We are taping episodes on Wednesday, March 25th, Friday, March 27th, Wednesday, April 1st, and Saturday, April 4th at 7:30 and 9:30pm.

There will be room for many extra people at each taping. We will have standby lines inside Meltdown Comics, near the bathroom. Standby audiences are not guaranteed to get a seat but are welcome to stand. 

In order to be considered as a standby audience member, you must

-for the 7:30pm tapings, you must be IN THE STANDBY LINE by 7:00PM

-for the 9:30pm tapings, you must be IN THE STANDBY LINE by 9:00PM

-show up ready to sign a waiver to possibly appear on camera, laughing and looking as gorgeous as ever!

 Posted by on March 16, 2015
Feb 062015
 

Jonah Ray and Kumail Nanjiani welcome: 

Rory Scovel,
Danny Tamberelli,
Jared Logan,
Andrew Donnelly,
Jak Knight,
Jenny Slate,
…and a special guest.     

If tickets for The Meltdown sell out online, we will have a limited number of tickets available at the door on a first come, first served basis. We suggest that you arrive by 7pm the day of the show in order to get any “at the door” tickets, but there is no guarantee they will still be available. Come on down!

 Posted by on February 6, 2015
Jan 222015
 

Jonah Ray and Kumail Nanjiani welcome: 

Jerrod Carmichael
Alex Hooper
Moses Storm
Moshe Kasher
from NYC, Michelle Wolf
James Adomian   

If tickets for The Meltdown sell out online, we will have a limited number of tickets available at the door on a first come, first served basis. We suggest that you arrive by 7pm the day of the show in order to get any “at the door” tickets, but there is no guarantee they will still be available. Come on down!

 Posted by on January 22, 2015
Jan 152015
 

Jonah Ray and Kumail Nanjiani welcome: 

Hampton Yount,
John Roy,
Solomon Georgio,
from Boston, Ken Reid,
Dana Gould,
from NYC, Bridget Everett,
…and a special guest.    

If tickets for The Meltdown sell out online, we will have a limited number of tickets available at the door on a first come, first served basis. We suggest that you arrive by 7pm the day of the show in order to get any “at the door” tickets, but there is no guarantee they will still be available. Come on down!

 Posted by on January 15, 2015
Jan 082015
 

Start off your 2015 correctly with our first show of the year! Jonah Ray and Kumail Nanjiani welcome;

David Cross, 

Kate Berlant, 
from NYC, Matteo Lane, 
from Chicago, Drew Michael, 
The Sklar Brothers, 
Vance Sanders, 
Jenny Slate.  

If tickets for The Meltdown sell out online, we will have a limited number of tickets available at the door on a first come, first served basis. We suggest that you arrive by 7pm the day of the show in order to get any “at the door” tickets, but there is no guarantee they will still be available. Come on down!

 

 

 

 Posted by on January 8, 2015
Dec 312014
 

Start off your 2015 correctly with our first show of the year! Jonah Ray and Kumail Nanjiani welcome
Anthony Jeselnik,
Matt Pharr,
Emily Maya Mills,
Chris Garcia,
Pete Holmes,
Al Madrigal

If tickets for The Meltdown sell out online, we will have a limited number of tickets available at the door on a first come, first served basis. We suggest that you arrive by 7pm the day of the show in order to get any “at the door” tickets, but there is no guarantee they will still be available. Come on down!

 

 

 

 Posted by on December 31, 2014
Dec 112014
 

Tickets3Come on down for our final show of 2014! Bring Christmas cookies if the spirit moves you and we’ll nibble them while watching Jonah Ray and Kumail Nanjiani host the best damn comedy show this side of Santa Claus!

Emily Heller,
Dave Stone,
from NYC, Mike Lawrence,
Billy Wayne Davis,
Myq Kaplan,
Garfunkel and Oates…  

If tickets for The Meltdown sell out online, we will have a limited number of tickets available at the door on a first come, first served basis. We suggest that you arrive by 7pm the day of the show in order to get any “at the door” tickets, but there is no guarantee they will still be available. Come on down!

 

 

 

 Posted by on December 11, 2014
Dec 042014
 

Tickets3This week, Jonah Ray and Kumail Nanjiani welcome
Adam Cayton Holland, 
Kevin Avery, 
Gabe Bravo, 
David Angelo, 
From NYC, Mark Normand, 
Anthony Jeselnik,
Judah Friedlander,
…and a surprise guest…

If tickets for The Meltdown sell out online, we will have a limited number of tickets available at the door on a first come, first served basis. We suggest that you arrive by 7pm the day of the show in order to get any “at the door” tickets, but there is no guarantee they will still be available. Come on down!

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 Posted by on December 4, 2014