C.U.F.T. was originally an open mic I hosted once a month at a place called Tribal Cafe in Echo Park. Tribal's a great place to work on material when you don't want anyone to actually watch or listen to you.
BUT this show at The Black Cat will be a lot more audience-friendly, with a lounge-y vibe, booked comics, and... well, booze. Not that you need booze to have a good time. You don't. I'm having a good time writing this post and I haven't had a sip.
But lots of my friends are parents and, after a long weekend with kids, mama needs a new sauvignon blanc!
And I LOVE booking great comics and seeing them do their acts. These people are hilarious, legit, and also all kind folk. YOU CAN BE FUNNY AND KIND. YES, YOU CAN! YES, WE CAN! (Speaking of Obama, he's funny and kind. His successor: not so funny. Not so kind. I rest my case.)
It's still part open-mic, cuz spontaneity's fresh. I love it when people show "their process" at the mic, or gear up to do standup for the first time. I've decided my mission is to get people to do things they think they might regret. (Spoiler alert: They won't regret it.)
Who doesn't wanna support that?
C U First Tuesday?