The print version of the Bridgetown guide is seriously lacking in one major way: Daytime shows on the weekends aren't listed. And some of the best shows today are in the afternoon:
An Afternoon with The Simpsons
Dana Gould hosts a panel with producer Matt Selman and writer Brian Kelley, promising trivia, history, and a behind-the-scenes look at ideas that didn't make it into the show's final cut. Bagdad Theater, 3702 SE Hawthorne, Sat April 20, 2 pm, $20
The Mental Illness Happy Hour
A live taping of Paul Gilmartin's remarkable self-help focused podcast.
w/Karen Kilgariff; Mt. Tabor Theater, 4811 SE Hawthorne, Sat April 20, 2 pm, $15
An Afternoon with Robert Popper and Peter Serafinowicz
The brilliant creators of the spoof-educational program Look Around You are joined by the very funny Kurt Braunohler for an afternoon show that's mathematically incapable of not being awesome. Bagdad Theater, 3702 SE Hawthorne, 4 pm, $25
Peter Serafinwicz and Robert Popper headline the popular podcast.
Mt Tabor Theater, 6 pm, $20
A festival highlight, Iron Comic is competitive, fast, and funny as hell, as some of the festival's most hilarious comics go head-to-head in bits they make up on the spot. Dana Gould is a favorite this year, but my money's on Moshe Kasher. Hollywood Theatre, 4122 NE Sandy, 5 pm, $25
Kurt Braunohler's popular show is another one of those "everyone you want to see on one bill" shows, including Dana Gould, Reggie Watts, Peter Serafinowicz, Matt Braunger, and Emily Heller. Bagdad Theater, 3702 SE Hawthorne, 8 pm, $30
A popular LA comedy showcase snags some festival heavy-hitters for its Bridgetown installment, including Dana Gould, Greg Behrendt, Laura Kightlinger, and Cameron Esposito. Hawthorne Theatre, 1507 SE Cesar E. Chavez, 9 pm, $25
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