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50 First Jokes
The Downtown Independent Theater
Los Angeles, CA, CA
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50 First Jokes
Come see 50 super rad LA comedians all booked on one mega show, each telling the very first new joke they've written for the new year, in order to kick off the 2012 comedy scene in the most righteous way possible.  This is the 2nd annual 50 FIRST JOKES LA!!

Hosted by Dc Pierson

Produced by Margie Mintz and John F. O'Donnell

50 FIRST JOKES 2012 marks the return of the show to Los Angeles. It sold out very quickly in 2011 and we had to turn people away. Yikes. You gotta reserve tix.

This year, it's gonna be at the Downtown Independent Theater. We're so excited. We pour all of our love into 50 FIRST JOKES. Won't you please join us?

Our comedians have been on/written for SNL, Conan O'Brien, Jimmy Fallon, Comedy Central, VHI, HBO, Letterman, College Humor, IFC, Leno, Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Colbert Report, Montreal Just for Laughs Festival, Bonnaroo Festival, The Daily Show, The Office, etc

January 6, 2012
The Downtown Independent Theater
251 S Main St, Los Angeles
Doors at 7, show at 8
$8 in advance, $10 at the door

50 First Jokes is celebrating its 6th year in NYC and it's 2nd year in LA in 2012. The show has been a sold-out comedy sensation since its inception and has received notable mentions in The New York Times, Brooklyn Vegan, and Comedy Central Insider, among other outlets. It's been nominated for 'Excellence in Comedy New York (ECNY)' awards in the categories of Best Variety Show and Best Comedy Event. The comedians performing on the show have had Comedy Central specials, have appeared on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, Conan O'Brien, The Late Show with David Letterman and have written for Family Guy, VH1, The Onion, Saturday Night Live, Tosh.0 and MTV. The show was founded in 2007 by comedians John F. O'Donnell, Claudia Cogan and Jiwon Lee.  John F. O'Donnell currently hosts and produces the NYC show, Sachi Ezura co-produces.  Margie Mintz and John F. O'Donnell co-produce the LA show.

Allen Strickland Williams
Amber Kenny
Andy Wood
Aparna Nancherla
Barbara Gray
BJ Novak
Brandie Posey
Claudia Cogan
Dan Levy
Dan Mintz
Danny Solomon
Dave Ross
Eliza Skinner
Eric André
Erik Charles Nielsen
Grant Pardee
Hampton Yount
Jake Weisman
JC Coccoli
Jeff Klinger
Jeff Wattenhofer
Jesse Case
Jim Hegarty
Joe Doyle
John F. O'Donnell
Joselyn Hughes
Josh Comers
Justin Ian Daniels
Karl Hess
Kate Berlant
Margie Mintz
Maria Bamford
Matt Braunger
Matt Knudsen
Mike Bridenstine
Mike Burns
Mike Holmes
Rob O'Reilly
Robert Buscemi
Rory Scovel
Sean O'Connor
Shawn Pearlman
Taylor Williamson
Todd Levin
Zach Sherwin


The Downtown Independent Theater (View)
251 S Main Street
Los Angeles, CA, CA 90012
United States



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