Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Houdini Historical Roast, August 4

Here's a different kind of Houdini event. A Houdini Historical Comedy Roast will be held at the Nerdist Showroom at Meltdown Comics in Los Angeles on August 4 at 9pm. Meltdown holds regular Historical Roasts ("Teaching history a lesson") with comedians Ryan Pigg and Eddie Furth. Last time it was George Washington in the hot seat. Now they have The Handcuff King in their sights.

On August 4th, 2015, the most fearless illusionist and escape artist to ever live will be faced with his last, and most terrifying feat...a comedy roast. 
Join Historical Roasters Justin Willman, Christian Spicer, Sara Schaefer, Lisa Best and Jamar Neighbors, along with hosts Eddie Furth and Ryan Pigg, as they put Houdini in his most precarious predicament yet!
Tickets are $8 online, $10 @ the door.

Meltdown Comics is located at 7522 W Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90046. You can get more information on the Houdini Historical Roast at the Event page on Facebook. You can also keep up with the latest Historical Roasts via Facebook and Twitter.

I'm looking forward to attending and will bring back a blow by blow description!

UPDATE: And what a great show it was! My review: Roasting Houdini.


  1. i will be there, for sure! (and, now that i'm a canyon-dweller, i can walk to it).

    John, i made a weird/ghostly Houdini discovery on Monday. i'll be emailing you tonight or tomorrow. Godspeed.

    1. Excellent! Looking forward to seeing you there, Bullet. A word/ghostly discovery? Yes please. :)

  2. John & Bullet: I'll see you both there; and I'll have something for you.

    1. Great!

      You guys might think about buying your tickets in advance if you haven't already. I've gone to events at Meltdown and it's a pretty small space.