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Slam, Bam, Thank You Ma'am

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There are slam books, slam dances, body slams, Denny's Grand Slam, and poetry slams. But there is only one night of the Manhattan Monologue Slam in LA, and that night is tonight. Instead of fumbling free-stylers rockin' the mic for painful sets of ad-libs and one-liners, this slam has theatrical talent duking it out slam-style for celebrity judges (we're stretching the definition of celebrity to include Sarah Silverman and Andy Dick, thanks to late-night television) and industry execs in an evening of competitive monologuing. Round one features pre-booked actors, including the New York Champ crowned just this Monday. Round Two is open to folks who sign up the night of the show, and serves as an audition for more permanent gigs down the line. So dust off your best "To be, or not to be" and grab a headshot from that fresh box on your shelf, and head down to the Ivar tonight at 8:30 for the Slammin' action. Stage shy? Admission is free for spectators, so come cheer for the champ or your favorite undiscovered thespian. The show starts at 9:00.

The Ivar 6356 Hollywood Boulevard, Hollywood
For more information, check out the MMS site, or contact Chris Talbott at (310) 415-2735.