This month we’re doing things a little different. It’s good to shake things up every once in a while. After all, isn’t that what improvisation is all about? And improvising is what the Magic Meathands are all about. (Unless we’re doing something else. Then we’re all about that other thing.)
Normally we have a Family Friendly show on the second Saturday of the month, but it turns out August is bursting with Tag Team Comedy! So you get back-to-back Saturdays of Tag Team Comedy where we join forces with another comedy act to bring you a full night of fun-tertainment. (I’m sorry for ending that sentence like that. It was wrong of me. I’ve learned my lesson, but at a terrible price.)
This Saturday, August 11th, we’ve got Battlesocks for the first time! They just finished an impressive run at the Westside Comedy Theater‘s House Team Tournament, and now they’re going to celebrate with us. They will fight for their right to wear socks starting at 8 PM and then the Meathands will hit the stage at 9. Don’t miss your chance to catch this group of rising stars.
Then Saturday, August 18th, it’s the return of Fun Night Live! This is a full-on variety show with comedians, musicians and unpredictable performers. They regularly perform at our old stomping ground The Spot Café and Lounge in Culver City and they were a blast when we had them join us at the Mary Pickford Studio.
So there you have it. Two weeks of live entertainment you can’t find anywhere else.
Tickets: Only $7.00!
10659 West Pico Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90064
(one block east of Overland)
PARKING: The meters on Pico Blvd. do not need to eat after 6 PM. They’re on a special diet. Yes, that’s right, free street parking on Pico Blvd.! But look closely at the signs if you park on the side streets off Pico.
Change is certainly in the air for the Meathands.
In case you haven’t heard, Indiewire initially broke the story and Deadline Hollywood has the most recent information. The basics is that the Mary Pickford Foundation cut off funding of the Mary Pickford Institute, which owns the Mary Pickford Studio. For those that don’t know, here is the Mary Pickford Institute’s mission statement:
The Mary Pickford Institute (MPI) is a non-profit organization dedicated to cultivating awareness of film pioneer Mary Pickford’s life, preserving her work, furthering her philanthropic legacy and honoring her creativity. Our community resources and services provide a bridge from early cinema to modern filmmaking. Our innovative outreach programs ignite an excitement for learning while building participants’ sense of accomplishment and self-esteem by utilizing teaching tools that are immediate, relevant and current.
There’s an online petition set up to ask the Foundation to reconsider. Please join us in adding your voice in support of continuing the legacy of Mary Pickford and the Institute’s (and our) efforts of outreach.
Truthfully, we don’t know much more than what’s been released in those links above, but we know that this Saturday night’s show will almost definitely be the last chance to catch the Magic Meathands in this great venue. We’re crossing our Meaty fingers for a last minute Hollywood ending. But in the meantime, we’re going to give the Mary Pickford Studio one heck of a blow-out for our final show! Please come out and help celebrate the good work the Institute has done. We have given a percentage of the box office from every show we’ve held at the Mary Pickford Studio to the Mary Pickford Institute. Maybe if we completely pack the house, we’ll send the signal to the Foundation that the Studio has value in the community and both the Studio and the Institute deserve to stick around.
HOW YOU CAN HELP:
- Come to a special fundraiser at the Mary Pickford Institute tonight at 7:30 PM!
- Come to this Saturday’s Tag Team Comedy Show at the Mary Pickford Studio at 8 PM!
- Sign the online petition to Save the Mary Pickford Institute and the home of the Magic Meathands!