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  • Comic Jimmy Pardo hosts the behind-the-Coco-scenes series, The Pardo Patrol, opens “Conan” for Mr. O’Brien’s live audience, hosts the long-running podcast, Never Not Funny, and is a frequent performer at the UCB Theatre. All efforts are smart and consistently hilarious. And, oh yeah, he's a charitable gentlemen.
  • The Art of Charm, they say, teaches men to “get and keep the girl.” Their approach to dating doesn’t center in the woman, but in the man (in this case: the student.) Their curriculum focuses on overcoming insecurities, challenging old beliefs, and gaining comfort in one’s own skin.
  • Photo Courtesy LAist With this afternoon’s 7-6 loss to the Colorado Rockies in front of an announced 38,503, the Los Angeles Dodgers saw a five game winning streak come to an end as, unlike yesterday, this afternoon’s efforts to come from behind fell short. The Dodgers had a big hole to dig out of early with rookie starter Nathan Eovaldi’s 41 pitch first inning that saw the Rockies plate five. “I felt like I...
  • Photo Courtesy LAist Hip-hop and modern rock were noticably absent from the Dodger Stadium public address system this afternoon. Music from the 1940’s could be heard; it matched the Dodgers' powder blue Brooklyn uniforms from that era. However, with an emotional 9-8 loss to the Phillies, the Dodgers’ contemporary struggles were very much on display. In front of an announced 41,807 fans (many presumably attending the 12:10 p.m. businessman’s special for the half-price concessions),...
  • When LA’s last FM talk radio station (KLSX 97.1 FM) opted to go the pop music route (February of 2009) the station’s top gabber, Adam Carolla, turned to podcasting. Two other station employees soon followed the comedian’s lead. In May of 2009, Gina Grad (The Tim Conway, Jr. Show) and Randy Wang (The Adam Carolla Show) gave birth to The Pretty Good Podcast.
  • Last week, The Flaming Lips played two memorable shows at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery (a venue which is now this author's favorite in town). During the first night's performance of their 1999 album "The Soft Bulletin," frontman Wayne Coyne (LAist Interview) announced the two nights would be split with a sunrise performance featuring his friends from Edward Sharpe And The Magnetic Zeroes.
  • On a new chapter of A Drink With Dave, host Dave Holmes shares a beverage and a chat (that's how the web program works) with LAist-approved comic Jimmy Pardo. For the nine month run of The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien, Pardo was the in-studio opening act for O'Brien. In this Drink, Pardo shares his behind-the-scenes experience on the show's cancellation. Now performing the same gig for Conan on "Conan," Pardo also hosts the...
  • This past Saturday at Siren Studios in Hollywood was The Blue Ball, a celebration of Perez Hilton's 33rd Birthday -- which featured every attendee decked out in blue. One highlight of the very fun event (other than the bouncey-bounce castle!) was Macy Gray's surprise performance.
  • The Herd with Colin Cowherd is a sports talk radio program listened to by both its admirers and his detractors. Heard locally on KSPN 710 AM (7 a.m. to 10 a.m.,) Cowherd’s been polarizing national ESPN Radio audiences since 2003. On The Herd, Cowherd often explains that his points-of-view feature perspective free from the emotion and unwavering loyalty for which sports fans are best known.
  • Silver Lake-based web series Put This On suggests men dress like grown-ups. On this fourth episode, Jesse Thorn and Adam Lisagor (LAist Interview) suggest men groom like grown-ups, first with a trip to the old school Larchmont Barbershop. Past episodes have looked at denim, footwear, and dressing for work....

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