Visit the end of the world without ever leaving L.A.!
5 Post-Apocalyptic Wastelands Hiding in Busy Cities
LA-88 was built in 1956 and manned by more than 100 soldiers who had the endearing motto “If it flies, it dies.” The base was just one link in the “Ring of Steel” — 16 Nike missile sites that protected L.A. from Russkie bombers in the good ol’ days of the Cold War (some say they were higher quality than the Reebok missile bases, while others say they lacked a certain flair). If you’re not familiar with Cold War death machines, the Nike Hercules missile packed a freaking nuclear warhead — which seems like overkill for just “bringing down airplanes” to us, but we digress. Fortunately for those of us who value the relative uncookedness of our skin, the Nike program was dissolved in the ’70s, and the site abandoned.
Would you like to marinate in the real-life essence of Cracked’s Jack O’Brien, Dan O’Brien, Soren Bowie, Michael Swaim, Cody Johnston, and Adam Tod Brown? Would you also like to hear some waggish banter and get a copy of The De-Textbook signed? Well, December 10th (this Tuesday) is your lucky day!
TODAY: Cracked returns to Comikaze with afternoon book signings and a panel at 3pm. Meet us IRL and see a brand-new sketch!
We’re at Comikaze today (and all weekend), and you can catch the whole After Hours gang at this panel. If you’re lucky they’ll do this GIF live!
EVEN BIGGER NEWS: if you bring a copy of The De-Textbook with you, WE WILL SIGN IT from 4-6pm (and then stop due to vicious hand-cramping).
"Los Angeles is covered in smog. We need to run tests to find out how this will affect people living there."
"OK, let’s put a big plastic bucket on some woman’s head and pump smog into her eyes to see how much that bugs her."
"Jesus, what? Isn’t there a less awful way to do this?"
"Probably. What’s your point?"
"Right, I’ll get the goggles!"
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One day I’ll be a good enough self-promoter that I’ll have a page that regularly updates with my stand-up dates, but that day is not today. Here are some upcoming shows.
8/27/13 The Web Show Show- This isn’t stand-up, but it is live. I’ll be on a panel with my good friend Alec from 5SecondFilms and total stranger EpicLloyd from Epic Rap Battles of History talking about sketches and After Hours and evaluating a bunch of sketches from some up-and-coming comedy troupes, which I think means I’ve graduated into old man status. It’s at Westside Comedy Theater.
9/3/13 Cracked Presents Unpopular Opinion- Cracked does a live show the first and third Tuesday of every month, and I am almost always on it. It’s a good mix of Cracked personalities plus real comedians. This show features Cracked’s Adam Tod Brown and one of my favorite not-yet-famous comedians, Nick Rutherford.
10/1/13 Cracked Presents Unpopular Opinion- See? I told you I almost always do it. Because I do this show at least once a month at the same theater for largely the same audience, I do a brand new set each time, so there’s no fear of seeing the same jokes. This show features the lovely and kind Laurie Kilmartin (Conan O’Brien), Mo Mandel and another secret special guest maybe (probably).
See Dan and/or our show! This calendar thingie has tickets.