In celebration of the new movie “Get HIm To The Greek” (starring Russell Brand and Jonah Hill) we welcome the amazing “Infant Sorrow and Friends” for one night only of classic rock. Who knows what the night will have in store – your guess is as good as ours! Tickets go onsale tomorrow thru Live Nation.
It’s been a few weeks since the Boosh have been on our stage, and while we miss them terribly every day, luckily we have this fabulous video to get our fix! Thanks for Boing Boing for coming to check out the show!
Paired with the cool, cutting edge folk at Myspace Comedy – we are so excited to welcome British Comedy sensations to The Roxy for one of their first ever shows in the States. Fans will be able to lineup starting at NOON the day of the show, July 28. Please bring proof that The Mighty Boosh is in your top friends (print it out or just show us on your phone). The show is 18+. Doors open at 8:30. Not sure what all the fuss is about? Check out the official press release below.
Be sure to check out England’s innovative comedy troupe The Mighty Boosh as they perform for their American MySpace friends this week. Marking their first ever US appearances, creators Julian Barratt and Noel Fielding will bring their quirky and kaleidoscopic brand of comedy to the States for two MySpace Secret Stand-Up performances in both New York City and Los Angeles on July 21 and July 28, respectively.
If you’re unfamiliar, The Mighty Boosh is an innovative and fantastical BBC Series television experience created by Julian Barratt and Noel Fielding, which has been airing on the Adult Swim Network since March 2009. In “The Mighty Boosh,” self-absorbed wannabe glam rocker Vince Noir (Fielding) and the intellectually vain and self-proclaimed genius and jazz aficionado Howard Moon (Barratt) are in a band and live alongside a freelance shaman, Naboo (Michael Fielding) and Bollo (David Brown), a talking Gorilla. Each season, The Mighty Boosh creates its own unique environment, taking place in a vast array of locales, including the “Zooniverse”, the Frozen Tundra and the Australian desert. Each episode features an original Mighty Boosh song as Vince and Howard continue their never-ending search for the “new sound.”
Check out a hilarious clip from the group here:Eels
Said co-creator Barratt of their upcoming visit to the US, “If it’s not too presumptuous, we hope the faint ripples from our strange little show resonate through the American consciousness until they become a deafening roar of love and approval, so all-encompassing and spiritually-shattering, that they break down repression and engender a new mystical quasi-sexual religion based on our work.”
Youtube this guy one time and you’ll be sold. Trust me. Lucky for you, tickets are still available for the show THIS Thursday.
Congrats to Bo Burnham for getting a sweet little shot at opening for Dane Cook last night in NYC (via Bo’s twitter – @boburnham). Bo is on the up and up…and when your mentor gives you the seal of approval – we’re sure that’s a pretty great day. Lucky for you, their are still some tix left for Bo’s Roxy show! Check out what this youtube phenom is all about!
Youtube Credit: boburnham
Doing live music night after night is a blast….don’t get us wrong – but I’de be lying if I said that live comedy here isn’t a totally amazing change of pace. Having hilarious Russell Brand here all last summer was such a treat- and we’ve never laughed harder. Not to put any pressure on newbie Bo Burnham, but he has big comedy shoes to fill. With everyone from Pee Wee Herman to Robin Williams (and Russell of course!) taking the stage before him…can he bring it?? He’s a youtube phenomenon and his comedy central special is prettttyyyy hilarious. Musical comedy? I’m intrigued. Click here for tickets!
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Sometimes I’m against “Best Of” lists. Mostly because I never agree with them…so to remedy that – Team Roxy have created our own version of what we thought the highlights of ’08 were. Scanning thru the ’08 Roxy calendar – it was hard to narrow it down (which is a good thing)!
For the record – this started as a TOP 5…but some people *cough* Meg and Heath couldn’t make up their mind. Let us know what your favorite Roxy shows were! Thanks to everyone who contributed to making the year a success – from MYSPACE, to DIM MAK, and everyone in between. Viva 2009!
Zappa Plays Zappa
Hot Hot Heat
Hot Hot Heat
Raphael Saadiq w/ Janelle Monae
Marc Broussard w/ Matt Hires
It seems like its been non-stop VMA’s for a few weeks now – and as the hangover sets in – it’s time for a little recap. We all had crossed fingers and eager hearts that our favorite Russell Brand would be a raging success – and while their seems to be a bunch of mixed reviews, we still love him and think he was fabulous! Our dear Jonas Brothers were great…and the nutty TOKIO HOTEL took home best new artist! We also played host to a super fabulous official VMA party on Saturday night, where T-Pain brought the house down! Drinks were flowing and fun times were had. Hope all who watched and participated, had a great time too!
Russell and LL Cool J
youtube credit: anscapemtv
Perez took the time to chat with our good friend about his upcoming stint as host of this years Video Music Awards. Thanks Russell for the Roxy shout out! Make sure you tune into the VMA’s this SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 7, 2008 on MTV and watch him in action!
But only because he asked us to. It was another sold out show for our favorite Brit..and was it funny!! After the stand up routine, we were all happy to play heckling fans as Russell returned as lovable lothario Aldous Snow as he filmed a few snippets for the upcoming movie “Get Him To The Greek.” Such a fun night – not a dry eye in the house, as tears of laughter took over the room. As always, such a pleasure to work with Team Russell – hopefully we see you all again soon! Also, don’t miss Russell TONIGHT on Jay Leno! Many thanks to some of Russell’s die-hards for taking such great pictures during the show! Check out TINKERBELLA’S photos for some great ones of Russell as Aldous Snow. Stay tuned as we post some of our own later!
Russell Gets Booed
It’s already super cool that our homie Russell Brand is tagged as the host of this years Video Music Awards (check out his live comedy show here this Sunday!) – his residency couldn’t have been more fun, and he was such a cool guy to have around! Now, our OTHER killer residency o’ the summer (which concludes tonight!) TRV$DJ-AM is this year’s house band of the VMA’s. Add those, with a couple nominations for our Shwayze boys – and you’ve got quite the night.
Check out this snippet from the LA TIMES
The duo — a kind of beat-driven version of the revolving-door rock collective Camp Freddy that already has hosted such high-profile guest stars as Paul Wall and Warren G — will perform its third of three sold-out shows at West Hollywood’s Roxy Theatre tonight before going on to serve as house band for the MTV Video Music Awards on Sept. 7.
Since he last left us – Russell Brand has clearly been on the up-and-up. Most notably, he’s the host of this year’s MTV Video Music Awards! He’s one talented guy, and before he clearly takes over the entire world -he’s coming to make us laugh one more time. Couldn’t be happier to announce that Russell will be coming back AUGUST 31, 2008 – tickets go onsale TODAY (FRIDAY AUGUST 22, 2008) at 5:00pm! Click here for the ticketing link!
Check out his funny VMA spots!
Youtube Credit: apastilhaelastica
Ohhhh so many amazing things happening in the land of Shwayze, and we really wanted to give them a big congrats for currently being #4 on ITUNES TOP SONGS. All is good in the world when you are sandwiched between the hottest Jonas Brothers tracks! In addition, they have been nominated for TWO VMA’s (hosted by our dear friend Russell Brand) for Best Pop Video & Best Hip Hop Video- so please head over and vote vote vote for them. Congrats Boys!
Roxy played host on Wednesday to the “Road to The VMA’s” where 3 bands vied for a coveted pre-party slot at the festivities! All star judges The Game, Kat Von D, and Alkaline Trio joined in on the fun and told it how it was! Thanks to U-N-I, Hazelden, and The Ruse for rocking out! Check out the awesome pics courtesy of our good man, Erik Voake.
Team Roxy was so excited to find out that our very own Russell Brand was named as host of MTV Video Music Awards 2008! He’s obviously one of the biggest rising stars and funniest guys around – and we’re excited for him to be slowly but surely conquering the states. His residency here was some hilarious stuff, and we can’t wait to see him on the oh-so-famous VMA’s (with some of our other favs, the Jo Bro’s)! We showed Russell nothing but love, and we are so excited that the Roxy shows are tagged as the ones that caught the attention of the MTV Powers. Congrats Russell! Here are few articles announcing his new gig!
(Photo Credit Above: Erik Voake)
Russell Backstage at The Roxy- Vid Credit: Buzzworthy @ MTV.com
The LA Times
The Associated Press
So, it might not be the most appropriate of Father’s day gifts – but Russell’s comedy show is something not to be missed. Its the grand finale, and after a solid 6 week, sold out run – we’re sure our favorite Brit will take it out with a bang. We know he’s been the subject of a hefty about of press since the run began, check out the latest one written by Chris Lee and latimes.com
Clad head to toe in skin-tight Johnny Cash black, Russell Brand mounted the stage at Hollywood’s venerable rock venue the Roxy Theatre on a recent Sunday looking every inch the louche, preening British rock star of archetype. His haystack of “Edward Scissorhands”-esque hair: impressively vertical. His winkle-picker boots: pointy and sharp. Brand’s shirt was unbuttoned nearly to his waist, revealing a cluster of silver Gypsy medallions as he looked up to face the capacity crowd.
Then he started talking. Because Brand — who ends a six-week “residence” of sold-out Roxy dates Sunday night (several were added “due to overwhelming demand,” according to the venue website) — had come to rock the house with jokes, not music.
And for all you folks that tuned in to see Russell on Leno on Tuesday, we don’t have rats. Ghosts? Questionable. Rats? Negative.
Rumor has it, their are still a few tickets left for the LAST two Russell Brand comedy shows. We know you might think we’re joking…as shows kept getting added – but we happen to know Russell is heading back over the pond to work on a few more movies so this is in fact your last chance to see his comedy show! Don’t be lame – come see it. How funny was Forgetting Sarah Marshall?? Click here for tickets!
So, we cheated. We didn’t exactly know it was Russell’s birthday….but Heko and I were surprised when two HUGE birthday pinatas were delivered and it led us to google. So, HAPPY BIRTHDAY. He’s one funny dude, and we’ve loved having him here for the past month – cheers to two more shows!
Russell reading birthday wishes from the fans
This month will be hard to beat. With so many legendary artists gracing The Roxy stage, it was very hard to find just 10. Camp Freddy had by far the most added to the group, mostly do to having 5 shows this month and a lot of amazing trigger happy photographers. Russell Brand also had many to choose from but i felt this one had special meaning because our own sound guy lee was in the mix. My personal favorite picture, not just because it’s so awesome, but that the Foxboro Hot Tubs was my favorite show in a long time. Again a huge thank you for all who added your pictures to The Roxy Theatre Group on flickr. We now have over 2500 photos and 120 members in just over a month. Keep it coming, Click click!
Foxboro Hot Tubs
Photo by Matthias Arni Ingimarssn
Juliet Lewis performing with Camp Freddy
Photo by Nate Christenson
Billy Idol performing with Camp Freddy
Photo by Nate Christenson
Russell Brand is slowly taking over the comedy world – and it seems the Roxy is his portal. He’s one funny guy – and we wanted to give you all a heads up that TWO more shows go onsale today. All of his shows have sold out quickly – so come join us on a Sunday and get your laugh on. Click HERE for tickets!
More Russell Brand coming up Sunday night. Very very funny. Come see him before he jumps back over the pond.
The bold English comedian kicked off the first of his four shows at The Roxy on Sunday – and it was hilarious!!! Stemming from the success of his movie “Forgetting Sarah Marshall” – he is the hottest comedian on the scene! We’re excited to transform the room into a comedy club a few more times this month- come check it out! Click here to see some great fan pictures.