La Weekly has named And the Drum — the immersive, experimental theater and dance production co-written by Lost Moon Radio’s own Lauren Ludwig and Martha Marion, produced by Monica Miklas, and based on Martha’s poetry — as one of the five “coolest and most creative experimental” works produced in Los Angeles in 2016. Nice! So let the record show, it’s not all novelty songs and yuk-’em-ups from Lost Moon company members. Sometimes they also make avant-garde theater, and when they do, it is ACCLAIMED.
You can read the full write-up here.
13 Jun / Lauren Flans Joins ANOTHER PERIOD
Fans of Lost Moon Radio and Gilded Age mayhem have a lot to be excited about this week, as Lauren Flans is officially joining the cast of Comedy Central’s Another Period this week, stepping into the role of Hortense Bellacourt, the often marginalized third Bellacourt sister, for the show’s second season. Lauren is the third actor to step into the role, which technically makes her the Roger Moore of the part, but in our hearts she’s really more of a Dalton. Or at least a Brosnan.
Who knows what betrayals, tragedies, and total shitshows will visit Hortense and the rest of Bellacourt Manor in the months ahead, but we certainly look forward to finding out. The season premieres on June 15th.
Big news! (If you are a Lost Moon fan and enjoy the medium of television.) TruTV has just announced the debut of a new half-hour series, Rachel Dratch’s Late Night Snack, presenting “a carousel of premium comedy segments curated by and premiering on TruTV.”
These segments include limo-based relationship advice from Alec Baldwin, a long-awaited star vehicle for Benjamin the Cat, and “Passive Aggressive History,” a painstakingly researched* series of docudramas chronicling every eye roll, backhanded compliment, and clench-toothed smile behind the iconic events that shaped our world — written by and starring the cast of Lost Moon Radio.
That’s us, you guys! We’re going to be on this show! On television! Adjacent to but not actually interacting with Alec Baldwin!
Honestly, we’re as surprised as you are. More details, teaser images, etc. coming soon. Late Night Snack premieres Thursday, March 3rd, at 11 p.m Eastern/Pacific, right after Those Who Can’t. So set your VCR’s and mark your paper calendars or whatever.
*By “painstakingly researched,” we mean 100% made-up.
14 Sep / The Sapphire Sisters LIVE – 9/26
Lost Moon Radio’s beloved female folk duo The Sapphire Sisters are finally getting their very own show (fuck you, glass ceilings) and you’re invited.
Our friends at Crooked Grin Theater are hosting an epic autumn bash, Crooked Grin Carnivale, featuring live music, comedy, cirque performance, virtual reality films, and a full half-hour set from the Sapphire Sisters (along with a couple of special guests). And tickets are just $9! Details below.
In the meantime, if you’re unfamiliar with the Sapphire Sisters, or if you’d just like to revisit their soulful acoustic sound, enjoy this classic track, “Mr. Boots.”
Now come watch these mistresses of melody and mayhem sing their hits, share their road stories, and maybe shiv someone in the audience.
The Sapphire Sisters
at Crooked Grin Carnivale
Saturday, September 26th
1503 S Central Avenue #2A
Los Angeles, CA 90021
Featuring performances by Jen Burton, Martha Marion, Lauren Flans, Ryan Harrison, and Dylan Ris. Songs by Dylan Ris, Michael Wells, Ryan Harrison, Frank Smith, and Lauren Flans. Written by Frank Smith & Ryan Harrison. Directed by Lauren Ludwig.
Sponsored by Perrier!
The new season of Wild ‘N Out – featuring Lost Moon Radio’s Lauren Flans – premieres tonight on MTV2 at 11:00pm ET/PT. The season is kicking off with a pair of back-to-back episodes, both of which heavily feature Lauren (as demonstrated in this blistering face-off with KingBach). #WildNOut
02 Mar / campfireball – 3/9
On Monday, March 9th, at 8pm, Lost Moon Radio will perform a short set in one of Los Angeles’s most unique and inventive variety show events, campfireball. Built very loosely around a theme, in this case “the lonely rovers of Mars,” campfireball is a fully immersive, community experience where the audience has no idea what’s around the corner.
Past campfireballs have included musicians, comedians, storytellers, short films, online dating, ponies, the world’s largest deliverable pizza, haircuts, campfire flavored ice cream, school bus field trips and more. We don’t know anybody who’s seen it who didn’t find the whole thing magical. (Yes, we said magical. Don’t be a dick about it.) And the whole show is free.
Golden Road Brewing
5410 W. San Fernando Rd, Los Angeles, CA 90039
(The show is in the very cool back room that you probably didn’t even know was there, entered through the Pub.)
Monday, March 9th
(No reservation necessary. Awesome food and beer available on site.)
Lost Moon Radio’s Lauren Flans is featured in this week’s Epic Rap Battles of History video. She plays Ellen and kicks Oprah’s ass. (But the competition is fierce.)
After 146 years, we finally have a Little Women the way it was meant to be seen: live on stage in Hollywood with Lauren Flans playing Jo March.
WOMEN is the New York hit that won Best Comedy at this year’s Hollywood Fringe Festival and is now returning to The Asylum Theatre for a limited run. This fast paced comedy is a mash-up of Louisa May Alcott’s classic Little Women and HBO’s critically acclaimed Girls, delivering a smartly crafted and hilarious 55-minute show.
Note: The show is sure to be excellent every night, but die-hard Lauren Flans fans (“flans”) should note that she will not be appearing in the 9/13 and 9/27 performances.
The show opens on Sept.5th and tickets are $15: http://womentheshow.com/. (There’s also a preview on Thursday, Sept.4th, to which you can obtain half-price $7.50 tickets with the code “preview”: http://bit.ly/bethdies)
WOMEN is written by Chiara Atik, based on the novel by Louisa May Alcott, and directed by Stephanie Ward. In addition to Lauren, the cast features Erika Rankin, Jacquie Walters, Brigitte Valdez, Chris Farrah, Clayton Farris, Joseph Patrick O’Malley, Ben Moroski, and J.B. Waterman. Plus lighting design by Lost Moon Radio’s own Brandon Baruch!
12 Jun / Lauren Flans Returns to Wild ‘N Out
Lauren Flans is back for an all-new season of Nick Cannon Presents: Wild ‘N Out in just a few short weeks. Check her out in the teaser trailer below:
She wants to know what you’ve got for her! Nick Cannon is concerned about her mental well-being! Wild N’ Out: Season 6 premieres Wednesday, July 2nd, at 11/10c on MTV2.
In the meantime, you can bask in Lauren’s comedic rapping and elaborately choreographed dance skills LIVE this month in Lost Moon Radio’s Million Dollar Hair, an original comedy tribute concert now playing at the 2014 Hollywood Fringe Festival.
You can see the spectacular Silver Lake Chorus (featuring Lost Moon Radio’s Michael Wells) in a FREE SHOW this coming Monday night. The group will be bringing its symphonic blend of joymongering to the Silverlake Lounge, 2906 W Sunset Blvd., and starting the set at 8pm, to be followed by some other great bands. Maybe grab a café con leche or guava empanada next door at Cafe Tropical beforehand. That place is delicious.