Rhys Darby’s Saying Funny Things Society
Kurt Braunohler, Asif Ali, Andy Kindler
Thu, August 18, 2016
Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:30 pmLargo at the Coronet
Seat assignments begin at 6:00PM, Doors open for drinks at 7:00PM, Showtime at 8:30PM | When you arrive at Will Call on the night of the show, seats will be assigned first come first served, from the front of the theatre to the back. If you want to sit closer, be sure to come earlier. | NO LATE ENTRY * NO REFUNDS * NO EXCHANGES * SPECIAL GUESTS ARE SUBJECT TO CANCEL WITHOUT NOTICEhttp://www.largo-la.com/event/1259999/
A new monthly comedy night brought to you by Rhys Darby. Darby will gather his favourite comedy acts from around the globe each month at the Largo in Hollywood. Expect standup, sketch, improv, variety, music and funniness.
Before Rhys Darby was Murray on Flight of the Conchords he did stand-up comedy. He did stand-up comedy with a lot of very funny people who live in far flung places like England, Australia, New Zealand, Canada and the moon.
Rhys Darby now lives (near) Hollywood (The Valley). In an effort to get more friends to visit (and bring him pineapple lumps from home) he has started this gig. Once a month Rhys will bring together 3 or 4 of the finest international comedy talkers and practitioners that are currently sleeping on his couch.
Darby started comedy 20 years ago after leaving the NZ Army. After a few years he moved to Britain with his now wife, Rosie. They are now veterans of the Edinburgh Fringe and UK comedy circuit having spent 7 years living there. Rhys hit the road 6 days a week performing in places as humble as country pubs and as glamorous the world renowned Comedy Store. Rosie was a talent booker booking shows for the Jongleurs Comedy Club chain. They know lots of funny people.
On TV, Kurt can been seen (or heard) on Bob's Burgers, The New Girl, @midnight, Comedy Central Presents, Drunk History, Chelsea Lately, John Oliver Stand Up, Delocated, Getting Doug with High, Adam Devine's House Party, Jon Benjamin Has a Van, Assy McGee, The Heart She Holler, Human Giant and as host of IFC’s comedy game show Bunk!. He has also performed standup sets on CONAN and The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, and The Late Show with Seth Meyers. He can also be heard on the radio on This American Life telling a story which he is currently developing for film.
Kurt Braunohler was featured in Variety’s annual prestigious “10 Comics To Watch” list, named in Time Out New York's list of 50 Funniest New Yorkers and Backstage Magazine’s “5 Comics To Watch,” "Comic to Watch" by Comedy Central, the New York Comedy Festival and Time Out NY, as well as “Best Male Stand-Up” by the ECNY and “Best Unscripted Host” by the New York Television Festival.
Kurt rode a jet ski from Chicago to New Orleans on a seven city water tour/mission to send 500 goats and 1,000 chickens to families in need in Africa. The adventure was filmed for a Comedy Central webseries called “Roustabout” and launched January 2015 on cc.com.
Kurt’s chart-topping debut album How Do I Land?, recorded live at packed rock clubs, was the first comedy release for venerable indie label Kill Rock Stars and was included in several Best Of 2013 lists The album’s title comes from Kurt’s “Cloud Project” in which he raised $6k on Kickstarter and hired a pilot to write the words “How Do I Land?” across the LA sky. The resulting skywriting images went viral.
Called "a prolific stand-up comedian" by the Los Angeles Times, Kurt has performed his whip-smart comedy on stages across the world including Outside Lands, SXSW, Moontower, All Tomorrow's Parties, Bonnaroo, Just for Laughs in Montreal and Chicago, SF Sketchfest and IFC’s Comedy Bang! Bang! Live. Oh, and he once performed at Radio City Music Hall.
Kurt co-created and has co-hosted the continuously sold-out variety show “Hot Tub” for 11 years with comedy writing partner Kristen Schaal. The duo moved the show to LA in Jan 2013 where it was hailed “the hottest new comedy show” by Los Angeles Magazine.
Kurt and Kristen continue to host and peform Hot Tub to a packed house every Monday night. Kurt’s popular podcast “The K Ohle with Kurt Braunohler” features some not-so-standard segments featuring Kurt and guests including Paul F Tompkins, Doug Benson, Bobcat Goldthwaite, Kumail Nanjiani, and Nick Thorburn (from Islands/Unicorns who also wrote the theme song). Episodes are available on the Nerdist Network.
“A charismatic comedian with a flair for the absurd.” – New York Times
“Kurt Braunohler is the closest thing we have to a real-life Willy Wonka.” – Vice
“Not only a singular talent, but an inimitable spirit.” – LA Weekly
Largo at the Coronet
366 N La Cienega Blvd
Los Angeles, CA, 90048