10 Best New* Stand-Up Shows in L.A.
Do your four-legged friends deserve more laughter in their lives? Every first Sunday of the month, Monique Madrid, her dapper pooch Comet and a rotating guest host invite dog lovers to enjoy stand-up comedy, complimentary “pupcorn” and raffles for pet-parent prizes. Dogs, meanwhile, can dress up for the red carpet photo shoot, safely socialize in a community environment and partake in plenty of their own fido-friendly goodies. The $5 admission, raffle proceeds and donations benefit the nonprofit Tailwaggers Foundation, which provides funding for organizations that treat sick and injured animals. More >
Featured in “This Week in Comedy Podcasts”
It’s been a great year for comedy podcasts about people who love dogs. First there was Can I Pet Your Dog,and now Monique Madrid brings her dog-friendly monthly standup show in LA to podcast or “pupcast” form. This week Monique and her pup co-host, Comet, released the first three episodes, welcoming comedians Baron Vaughn, Janine Brito, and dog trainer Bob Weatherwax. Each episode starts out on the street meeting dogs and their owners and ends with a rapid-fire questionnaire about favorite breed, dog names, dog movie, and their most doglike attribute. More >
RIOT LA Festival Insiders Guide: January 29-31, 2016 “Local Favorites”
…. RIOT has grown to include flashier headliners, booked more mainstream comedians and considerably more out-of-towners, and has placed more emphasis on existing themed or branded shows rather than general showcases. Many of the original touches remain, though, including The Lot, a centrally located vacant lot that is transformed into a comedy carnival, complete with an outside stage, food, drinks, a photobooth, and skeeball. With all that happening, there’s a lot to choose from. here’s a handy cheat sheet to get the most bang for your Superfan pass bucks.
2 Girls One Pup
Sunday, 5 pm at The Lot. This dog-themed show is presented in partnership with Best Friends Animal Society, who will receive a portion of the admission proceeds and are holding a pet adoption event in The Lot throughout the weekend. More >
Featured in This Dog’s Life
What’s better than attending one of Hollywood’s most unique live comedy shows? Attending with your best friend, of course! And when I say best friend, I don’t mean your typical BFF. In this case, I’m talking about the furry little friend that’s by your side on the reg.
Enter 2 Girls 1 Pup, a Los Angeles-based dog-friendly comedy show featuring complimentary “pupcorn,” fun games, raffle prizes, hilarious segments and more. Named one of the “10 Best New Stand-Up Shows in L.A.” by LA Weekly, the event is hosted by comedian Monique Madrid, her dog Comet and a rotating cast of comedians at Tailwaggers on the first Sunday of the month. By entertaining attendees and encouraging pup participation the stand-up show is enjoyed by both humans and dogs.
“We literally have dogs and their humans sitting in dog beds on the floor, while others curl up on their owner’s lap, hump a leg, or just hunker down to take a nap,” says Madrid. “We never take offense to it, though – it just means the dogs are having a good time, too. My dog, Comet, is always happy and exhausted the next day. It’s great!” More >
Named one of LA Weekly’s 21 Best Things To Do In L.A. This Week
Layers: The ‘Two Girls. One Pup.’ Show is the “PAWfect” LA Comedy Experience
OK, it’s not THAT kind of entertainment, so get your mind out of the gutter, pervert. If you have no idea what I’m referring to then stay blissfully ignorant, please. Now for our main feature! We had the pleasure of attending the Two Girls. One Pup. comedy show this month and it was an absolute delight, furry friends and all. More >
“Shut Up! With Deborah, Ana and Leslie”
Shut Up! is a compelling show about today’s issues that effect all of us – from politics to consumer issues to grief, entertainment and even fine wines and travel. But what separates this show from others? The hosts. Deborah Zara Kobylt, Ana Garcia and Dorothy Lucey. Each of them journalists, moms, activists, philanthropists and motivated by what matters. Listen to the episode >
GET A LEG-UP WITH 2 GIRLS 1 PUP
Monique Madrid’s comedy show for dog lovers celebrates its one-year anniversary.
Hey bitch, fetch those car keys, roll on over, and get ready for a pawty! Every first Sunday of the month, Monique Madrid, her dachshund Comet, and a special guest co-host present 2 Girls One Pup, a canine-friendly standup show out of the Tailwaggers Pet Store in Hollywood. On Sunday, April 12th Girls 1 Pup will be celebrating it’s one-year anniversary (seven if we’re thinking in dog terms) and to mark the occasion Madrid and co. are planning a big birthday bash. PBR, cake, door prizes, party gifts and extra special raffle prizes will all be on hand as part of a benefit for the Tailwaggers Foundation, a non-profit organization that helps fund qualified 501c non-profit organizations who supply life-saving treatment to sick and injured animals. More >