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Eddie the Enforcer says “Go see the Magic Meathands! Or else!”

The first month of 2012 had a great batch of shows! As we gear up for February, check out our very first sketch comedy video. It was posted in November of the far off year of 2010.

Our first February 2012 show is at the Mary Pickford Studio in West LA, Saturday February 11 at 8 PM. Also performing are our improv friends, Jump Start! Tickets are $7 each ($3 for kids 12 and under). Check it out on Facebook.

Tag Team Comedy Show Reunites Magic Meathands with Darwin’s A-Team

From the far off land of Victorville comes Darwin’s A-Team!

This imaginative improv troupe has hosted us for a few shows in the High Desert, and we’ve exchanged the favor a couple of times here in LA. Now it’s happening again! Our two groups will team up for a night of fully improvised comedy, bringing you a combination of short-form games and longer scenarios.

The show starts this Saturday night at 8 PM at the Mary Pickford Studio, 8885 Venice Blvd., #102, Los Angeles 90034. Tickets are $7.

Darwin’s A-Team blogged about this show here. More info on Facebook.

Jump Start 2012 with Improv Comedy!

Get it? “Jump start”? Jump Start? Huh?

Well if you don’t get it now, you will this Saturday night, 8 PM, at the Mary Pickford Studio when Jump Start starts off a two-fer night of fully improvised comedy, followed by us (the Magic Meathands, silly!). Tickets are $7 ($3 for 12 and under).

Find out more about the show on Facebook. And while you’re over there, why not Like the Magic Meathands Facebook page. Then you’ll see all of our show invites, get special status updates fresh from the Meathand factory, and meet and interact with other fans as well as some of the Meathands themselves!

Our New Years Resolution: To Make You Laugh

If we make you laugh in 2012, we’ll have done our job. So we can do this one of two ways. Either you can come to one of our shows and enjoy a fully-improvised hour of comedy based on your suggestions, or we can follow you home from work one night and do a show in your living room. Look, I’m not threatening you, but one way might leave you with a broken TV. Not due to any violence on our part, we’re just kind of clumsy.

So what will it be? You can think it over. No need to rush into a decision. After all, you’ve got three opportunities this month to save your coffee table.

Here are the details of our first shows of 2012, straight from the freshly-updated Upcoming Shows page:

M.i.’s Westside Comedy Comedy Theater, Friday, January 6th
also featuring The Waterbrains and Mission: IMPROVable
Featured Meathands: TBA
Westside Comedy Theater
1323-A Third Street Promenade (in alley between 3rd and 4th Street)
Santa Monica, CA 90401
8:00pm; Admission $10; Rated:
Show Rating: Late Night

Family-Friendly Comedy Night, Saturday, January 14th
with special guest Jump Start Comedy Improv!

Featured Meathands: TBA
Mary Pickford Studio
8885 Venice Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90034
(310) 559-8868
8:00pm; Admission $7 ($3 for kids 12 & under); Rated:
Show Rating: Network Television

Tag Team Comedy, Saturday, January 21st
with special guest!
Featured Meathands: TBA
Mary Pickford Studio
8885 Venice Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90034
(310) 287-3700
8:00pm; Admission $7; Rated:
Show Rating: Late Night

Last Show of 2011

One more chance to get gifts for your suggestions at our improv comedy show!

This Saturday night at 8 PM at the Mary Pickford Studio, our Tag Team Comedy Show starts with The Callbacks and then we hit the stage to finish it all off. Tickets: $7.

Audiences to be Showered with Gifts at December Improv Shows

The Magic Meathands are giving their audiences special gifts during this month’s shows! Check out this special video with Shane Boroomand and Nikki Turner for details. (Edited by Corey Blake.)

Come see us at the Mary Pickford Studio, 8885 Venice Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90034 on Saturday, December 10 (with our improving friends Jump Start!) and Saturday, December 17 (with our other improving friends The Callbacks!), both at 8 PM. Tickets are $7.

For more info:

Two More Shows for Festive Funnies

Last Friday’s show at the Westside Comedy Theater was as blast! We’ll be back there next month. But first we’ve got two more shows to cap off the year. Both of them are at the Mary Pickford Studio near downtown Culver City where Venice and National Boulevards meet.

This Saturday is our Family Friendly Night with the improv group Jump Start! More on Facebook! Then, next Saturday is our Tag Team Comedy show with The Callbacks! Both shows start at 8 PM and tickets cost $7.

We’ve also got a special surprise for both of these shows that we’ll unveil later in the week. Keep hitting refresh on your browser to make sure you don’t miss it!

Celebrate the Holidays with Hilarity

April's Fools joins the Magic Meathands on Dec. 17

Did you get stuffed on Thanksgiving? Did you get trampled on Black Friday?

The holiday season brings joy but it can also bring stress. Shopping, cooking, decorating, family gatherings – these can either be a lot of fun or higher therapist bills in the works. One of the best things to do during this time of year is get out, relax and enjoy some good comedy. Fortunately we’ve packed December with plenty of opportunities for just that sort of solution. Here are the details:

As I mentioned last week, we’re back at the Westside Comedy Theater this Friday night. Santa Monica’s best place for laughs has been renovated with a bar, which is guaranteed to make us seem much funnier. Our show starts at 8 PM and tickets cost $10. Those tickets are good for every show for the rest of the night, which means you can hang around to enjoy The Waterbrains and Mission: IMPROVable, two hilarious improv groups. Three groups all performing improv comedy might seem like much but we each have our own distinct style and format, which really keeps the whole night lively and unpredictable.

Then it’s our popular family friendly night with Jump Start, so you can bring the kids, spouse, cousins, aunts, uncles, parents, grandparents and great-grandparents and have a great night out. The show is Saturday, December 10, and starts at 8 PM with Jump Start, followed by us at around 9. Tickets are $7 for the whole show, which is at the spacious Mary Pickford Studio on Venice Blvd. at National in West LA.

And finally, it’s our monthly Tag Team Show where we’rere joined by some of our talented friends. This month, it’s the improv comedy group April’s Fools! Based in the South Bay area, they’ve been bringing laughs to Hermosa Beach and the surrounding area for over 13 years. Don’t miss your chance to see them with us on Saturday, December 17. The show starts at 8 PM at the Mary Pickford Studio. Tickets are $7.

So there you have it! Three opportunities to make the holidays just a bit sillier (in a good way). I hope to see you at one or more of this month’s shows. Each show is a completely unique experience, never to be repeated – just like a snowflake. So try to catch as many of our shows on your tongue as you can! … Wait, this metaphor just took an awkward turn. But if someone shows up in a snowsuit it will be worth it!

Lauri Fraser says it’s too early for Christmas shopping (and we help her say it)

Way back in the pre-historic days of 2008, the Magic Meathands had a special guest appearance in Lauri Fraser‘s holiday rap video “Ain’t No Reason”. Lauri is herself a Meathand alum, as well as being an actress, the voice of Jane Jetson, and the creator/host of the live storytelling show and podcast I Love a Good Story.

If you’re sick of seeing Santa in the stores before Thanksgiving, this is the song for you.

We had a fantastic pair of shows with Jump Start and Held2gether the last two Saturdays. The Mary Pickford Studio was packed with very enthusiastic audiences. Thank you to all who came out for two great nights of comedy!

Our next show for all is at the Westside Comedy Theater in Santa Monica on Friday, December 2nd at 8 PM. Immediately following us are two hilarious improv groups, The Waterbrains (frequently joined by our director Bill Johnson) and Mission: IMPROVable. $10 gets you in for the whole night of comedy. Here’s the Facebook event, if you’d like to RSVP and invite your friends.

We’re also doing a special community outreach show on Thanksgiving day for a church that gives the homeless and needy a big Thanksgiving meal. This will make our third year doing this show. It’s a great way to spend part of the holidays and we encourage you to find a way to give back to your community.

However you spend the day, The Magic Meathands wish you a Happy Thanksgiving!

So a Lion and an Elephant Meet in the Forest…

… Then what?

To find out, you’ll have to come to this Saturday’s Tag Team Comedy show with Held2gether at the Mary Pickford Studio. Or maybe something completely different will be revealed. Who knows? It’s improv comedy – anything can happen!

Last Saturday’s audience at our Family Friendly Show with Jump Start knows this full well! We had a big audience and they had big laughs. More of the same will happen this Saturday, which is our final show for November. Then we’ll be back at the Westside Comedy Theater in Santa Monica on the first Friday of December. All shows start at 8 PM. Check out our Upcoming Shows page and our Events on Facebook for prices, addresses and other helpful info.


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