Event Details


Time: January 6, 2013 from 7pm to 11pm
Location: Downtown Independent
Event Type: comedy, live
Organized By: Downtown Independent
Latest Activity: Jan 2, 2013

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Event Description

Come see 50 super rad LA comedians all booked on one mega show, each telling the very first new joke they've written for the new year, in order to kick off the 2013 comedy scene in the most righteous way possible.  This is the 3rd annual 50 FIRST JOKES LA!!


This year's lineup includes...

BJ Novak, Eric Andre, Jonah Ray, Rory Scovel, Matt Braunger, DC Pierson, Julian McCullough, Lauren Ashley Bishop, Sean Patton, Guy Branum, Hampton Yount, The Walsh Brothers, Hasan Minhaj, Sean O'Connor, Emily Maya Mills, Johnny Pemberton, Andy Haynes, JC Coccoli, Rob Hoffman, Andy Peters, Jim Hamilton, Claudia Cogan, Andy Wood, Nick Rutherford, Raj Desai, Jake Weisman, Dave Ross, Kate Berlant, Brooks Wheelan, Margie Mintz, John F O'Donnell Will Weldon, Matt Knudsen, Erik Charles Nielsen, Matt Ingebretson, Eliza Skinner, Jeff Watenhoffer, Allen Strickland Williams, Eli Olsberg, Alice Wetterlund, Josh Haness, Whitmer Thomas, Eric Dadourian, Brandie Posey, Wes Hudson, Mo Welch, Shawn Pearlman, Grant Pardee, Sarah Morisano, + more!!

Produced by Jeremy Burke and John F. O'Donnell

50 FIRST JOKES 2013 marks the return of the show to Los Angeles. It sold out very quickly in 2011 and 2012 and we had to turn people away. Yikes. You gotta reserve tix.

This year, the show is returning to the Downtown Independent Theater. We're so excited. We pour all of our love into 50 FIRST JOKES. Won't you please join us?

Our comedians have been on/written for SNL, Conan O'Brien, Jimmy Fallon, Comedy Central, VHI, HBO, Letterman, College Humor, IFC, Leno, Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Colbert Report, Montreal Just for Laughs Festival, Bonnaroo Festival, The Daily Show, The Office, etc


January 6, 2012

The Downtown Independent Theater

251 S Main St, Los Angeles

Doors at 7, show at 8

$10 in advance, $12 at the door


50 First Jokes is celebrating its 7th year in NYC and it's 3rd year in LA in 2013.  As well as it's 1st year in Austin, Texas. The show has been a sold-out comedy sensation since its inception and has received notable mentions in The New York Times, The LA Times, Brooklyn Vegan, and Comedy Central Insider, among other outlets. It's been nominated for 'Excellence in Comedy New York (ECNY)' awards in the categories of Best Variety Show and Best Comedy Event. The comedians performing on the show have had Comedy Central specials, have appeared on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, Conan O'Brien, The Late Show with David Letterman and have written for Family Guy, VH1, The Onion, Saturday Night Live, Tosh.0 and MTV. The show was founded in 2007 by comedians John F. O'Donnell, Claudia Cogan and Jiwon Lee.  John F. O'Donnell currently hosts and produces the NYC show, Sachi Ezura co-produces.  Margie Mintz and John F. O'Donnell co-produced the LA show in 2012.  This year Jason Burke is co-producing the LA show.

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