Ep. 36: Tammy Jo Dearen & Nikole Larson & Drive-In Comedy

One of the realities of this pandemic era of live comedy is “drive-in shows”. As far as we know, a historic precedent is being set by those in comedy... See More

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Ep. 36: Tammy Jo Dearen & Nikole Larson & Drive-In Comedy Ep. 36: Tammy Jo Dearen & Nikole Larson & Drive-In Comedy

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One of the realities of this pandemic era of live comedy is “drive-in shows”. As far as we know, a historic precedent is being set by those in comedy that organize and go and perform comedy in front of a parking lot of cars due to COVID-19 closing all indoor comedy venues. Two of those trailblazers are the longtime live comedy producing team of Tammy Jo Dearen and Nikole Larson who went from having a weekly show, Bitch, in The Belly Room of The Comedy Store to doing, Magic Asphalt @ The Magic Castle, the only recurring drive-in stand-up comedy show within LA city limits. Now that Los Angeles (as is the rest of the country) is going on lockdown again, drive-in shows are, for the time being, the only live, in-person shows that will be happening for the next several weeks.

Tammy Jo and Nikole zoom with TCB’s Jake Kroeger about figuring out how to pull off a drive-in show during a pandemic and also talk Quibi officially ending and NYC’s brand new venue, The Squirrel Comedy Theatre.

Follow Tammy Jo Dearen @tammyjodearen on Twitter & Magic Asphalt @asphaltcomedy on IG and Twitter

The Comedy Bureau @thecomedybureau across platforms and please, please support TCB via GoFundMePatreon, or on Venmo (@jakekroeger).
Produced by Jake Kroeger
Music by Brian Granillo
Artwork by Andrew Delman and KT

One of the realities of this pandemic era of live comedy is “drive-in shows”. As far as we know, a historic precedent is being set by those in comedy that organize and go and perform comedy in front of a parking lot of cars due to COVID-19 closing all indoor comedy venues. Two of those trailblazers are the longtime live comedy producing team of Tammy Jo Dearen and Nikole Larson who went from having a weekly show, Bitch, in The Belly Room of The Comedy Store to doing, Magic Asphalt @ The Magic Castle, the only recurring drive-in stand-up comedy show within LA city limits. Now that Los Angeles (as is the rest of the country) is going on lockdown again, drive-in shows are, for the time being, the only live, in-person shows that will be happening for the next several weeks.

Tammy Jo and Nikole zoom with TCB’s Jake Kroeger about figuring out how to pull off a drive-in show during a pandemic and also talk Quibi officially ending and NYC’s brand new venue, The Squirrel Comedy Theatre.

Follow Tammy Jo Dearen @tammyjodearen on Twitter & Magic Asphalt @asphaltcomedy on IG and Twitter

The Comedy Bureau @thecomedybureau across platforms and please, please support TCB via GoFundMePatreon, or on Venmo (@jakekroeger).
Produced by Jake Kroeger
Music by Brian Granillo
Artwork by Andrew Delman and KT

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Jake Kroeger

With a reputation as LA’s foremost comedic expert, Jake has written extensively about the art form of comedy at such publications as Vulture, Nerdist, and LA Weekly, consulted at Vin Di Bona Productions and Super Deluxe, produced a comedy album at the Grammy Award-winning comedy record label AST Records, put on great live comedy shows (of all kinds) all around town (including such places as the Comedy Central Stage, The Satellite LA, Echoplex, and Lyric Hyperion), C, and even gives a premium exclusive tour through the LA comedy scene via Airbnb Experiences.

The Comedy Bureau was single-handedly founded and is still currently run solely by Jake Kroeger. Nobody knows what’s going on right now in comedy (especially in Los Angeles) better than Jake Kroeger. For a decade, he has been in the thick of the LA comedy scene every single night performing, producing, scouting, curating, writing about comedy.