Sep 6, 2011

TNP Interview: The Walsh Brothers

Check out the latest TNP Interview where Chris Bohle catches up with the Walsh brothers and discusses their unique comedy style, art vs. commerce, and balancing performing with creating new material.

Aug 30, 2011

8 Ball Comedy Line-Up – 9/4/11




with the very funny…


and an original TNP SKETCH!

Aug 22, 2011

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Aug 9, 2011

TNP Interview: Daniel Eachus

Justin Cross recently sat down with Long Beach All-Star Daniel Eachus and had a chance to talk about Dan’s show that he puts on, advice he has received as a young comic and possibly taking his pants off.

Aug 4, 2011

Sad Day For Local Pubs – Brand X Bites the Dust

If there’s one thing we like here at The Niche Players, it’s cheap booze. But if there is a second thing we like, it’s local publications – they provide the type of coverage that small (yet thriving) operations like The Niche Players live and die on. So it is with great remorse that we found out that Brand X, the weekly food/arts/culture paper put out by the Los Angeles Times for the last several years, has ceased to exist as of July 8. Thankfully, the Times Community News (TCN) is going to continue to expand its local coverage in several other areas throughout LA, showing a legitimate concern to find the right mix of broad city-wide coverage and the type of hyper-local features that made Brand X so desirable to its small yet devoted fan base.

Aug 4, 2011

TNP Interview: Rory Scovel

We had the opportunity to sit down and chat with Rory Scovel earlier this week before he performed at the TNP 8 Ball Comedy Show. Listen in as he talks about being on Conan, how he approaches comedy, and tips for aspiring stand-uppers.

Part 1

Part 2

Aug 4, 2011

Rory Scovel Stand-Up From Last Week’s 8 Ball!

Here are some clips from our headliner’s act during last Sunday night’s 8 Ball Comedy Show at the Westwood Brewing Company.

Jul 25, 2011

Crossing the Line

Crossing the Line is a new and original TNP mini web series created and hosted by Justin Cross. Crossing the Line presents current events with a comedic but informative twist. In Crossing the Line’s first segment, “Master Debaters,” Justin is joined by Dr. Miles Andrews (played by TNP member Jake Craney) and Dr. Nathan Davies (played by Michael Porter).

Jul 24, 2011
Justin Cross

8 Ball Comedy Show w/ Rory Scovel This Sunday!

Join us this Sunday, 7/31 at 7:30 pm.

A great line-up of comedians:

Eli Olsberg
L.G. Ross
Brandie Posey
Alan Lebetkin
Sean G.
Alex Hooper
Eric Sheffield

With a Musical Performance by: Rachel Bloom

And your headliner, Rory Scovel! Here is a clip of Rory on Conan:

Hosts: Marie Bullano and Michael Porter

Westwood Brewing Co. on 1097 Glendon Avenue.

Jul 22, 2011

TNP Live! with South Park Animator Anthony Sant’Anselmo

In a Truth AND Dare Game Justin Cross dances on stage with an audience member.

This week on TNP Live! the crew sits down to discuss the finer points of South Park with animator Anthony Sant’Anselmo, find out why he has an unsafe love addiction to horror movies, and play around of audience-engaging Truth and Dare. This week’s musical guest, Patty Carrillo, offers her own unique vocal stylings which is a blend of indie and folk music.


Upcoming TNP Shows!

September 25 - 8 Ball Stand-Up Comedy

All Shows start at 7:30 pm @ Westwood Brewing Company