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Show Review: Meltdown Blends Comics and ... Comics

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OK, follow me. Yup, right in through here, and straight to the counter. No, we’re not stopping to look at the Walking Dead comics. ID, cash, hand stamp, and on through the nondescript double doors in the back. Yeah, it’s dark, and the ceiling’s a little low, just trust me. It’s a lot less ‘Deer Hunter Russian roulette’ scene than you’re thinking. See? Listen to all that laughter. Look, and there’s Matt Braunger. He wouldn’t kill anybody.*

*The above is an unofficial transcript between you and a friend the next time you venture over to The Meltdown Show at (aptly enough) Meltdown Comics on Sunset Boulevard in Hollywood. Here, in the back room of LA’s comic book nexus, comedians Jonah Ray and Kumail Nanjiani preside over a once-monthly and now-weekly stand up comedy barrage that’s no less exciting and vibrant than the countless hand-drawn pages out front.