Clubs come and go in Los Angeles, but Mike Locker and Trenton Willey’s mash-up of noise musicians and comedians at a soul food joint on Crenshaw, aka Da Mudd Duck (the place was inside a popular billiard’s hall) won’t soon be forgotten. Fortunately booker Mike Locker is bringing his crew to L.A.’s Got Talent: Comedy Night at Sancho in Echo Park tonight.
The grease may be gone, but the jokes live on.
Da Mudd Duck reeked of talent amongst other things. The cheap food was totally Cleveland (read: African-American/deep fried), so I could relate (yum). The comedy bizarre. The music—consistently the best in town.
I was so sad when the club shut down.
Now—through the documentary above & at L.A.’s Got Talent: Comedy Night tonight—you can re-live the glory.
Here’s what Comedy Night curator Mike Locker has to say about the comedians performing:
“He’s a comic genius and a loose cannon. Rick is the best comic in L.A.”
“Needs to stay out of trouble. Second best comic in L.A.”
“Got talent. Will do anything.”
“Because Sean asked me to book him.”
“He has performed at many Mudd Duck events and is always great.”
“The most sexual man in Los Angeles. We love him and he loves us back. Trenton and I have known him since our days in Chicago and now, serendipitously, he joins us once again.”
“He is funny.”
Allen Strickland Williams
“Dry as gin.”
“I like his voice. Trenton is a fan.”
“Nice last name. Once again Trenton is a fan.”
“He is amazing! Great talent and outlook.”
“I have a crush on him.”
Don’t miss out on this extravaganza…
THURS 8/11 9pm $10 (includes bar):
You’re gonna shit yourself laughing, so bring a mop! Comedy instigator Mike Locker has recruited some real funny guys to perform this night.
Curated by Mike Locker
Stand up from Trenton Willey, Rick Shapiro, Todd Baker, Dave Sirus, Joseph Larkin, Don Takano, Brett Gilbert, Allen Stickland Williams, Eric Dadourian, Luke Pennington, Jared Whitham, Travis Mcfarland, more.
Plus DJ Baglady
Starts 9pm / $10 (open bar for 21+)
Sancho—1549 W. Sunset, in downtown Echo Park