Los Angeles: Bring your kids to these two family-friendly installments of Boobietrap

Scot Nery's Boobietrap is made of wild energy. Halfway between the Gong Show and an alleyway dice game, Los Angeles' most eclectic and eccentric performances have always been staged for a 21+ audience... until now. On November 29th and 30th.

Many of my favorite variety acts and odd-ball performers consider Boobietrap their home away from home. I am not certain who is in the cast for these kid-friendly shows, but if I can I'll be bringing my daughter!

Scot Nery’s Boobietrap. Hollywood’s spectacle, now in its fifth year of weekly shows, opens up the fun for ALL AGES, Friday and Saturday, Nov 29 and 30, at 5PM.

For two shows ONLY, after Thanksgiving, kids are welcome. Discounted prices for children. Doors will open at 5pm with strolling magic. The stage spectacle begins at 6PM, and reinvents the wonder of vaudeville for modern short attention spans with the world’s greatest performers.

Normally a 21+ show every Wednesday, The Family Fun Weekend acts are safe, and riotous fun for kids, featuring contortionists, jugglers, magicians, songs, aerialists, comedy, characters, a live band onstage playing between acts and laughter for the whole family.

15 Acts; it’s a fast-paced, eclectic mix of circus acts, performance artists, magicians, comedians and singers, and events that can’t be easily described. Past performers include Reggie Watts, Kate Flannery, Tom Arnold, Steve-O, the world’s fastest Etch-a-Sketch artist, live house band, Cirque Du Soleil performers, and winning acts for all the top talent shows on TV.

Special Family shows: Nov 29 and 30, 6555 Hollywood Blvd, Hollywood, CA 90028 Doors and Magic start at 5, show starts at 6.

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Scot Nery's 'Boobie Trap' combines comedy and mayhem

Scot Nery's Boobie Trap would make a fantastic television show!

This pitch reel for Scot's fantastic, rollicking circus variety show, directed by Charlie Haid, features a number of Boing Boing favorites: Bonnie Morgan, Timur Bekbosunov, Lindsay Benner, Karl Herlinger, Shadie Elnashi, and Jack Kalvan are just a few folks I recognize!

Were I in LA, I'd go see the show tonight!

'Scot Nery's Boobie Trap'

Where: Fais Do-Do Ballroom, 5253 W Adams Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90016

When: Doors open at 7 p.m. Show starts at 8 p.m. Wednesdays

Tickets: $20 online, $25 at the door

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Scot Nery’s Boobie Trap is out of his mind

See one of the best ventriloquists in the world, tonight in LA Read the rest

See one of the best ventriloquists in the world, tonight in LA

Karl Herlinger is one of the best ventriloquists in the world, and he'll be performing at Scot Nery's Boobie Trap tonight in Los Angeles!

Every Wednesday at 8pm Scot Nery gathers a cast of ridiculous folk, who are also ridiculously talented, and just sort of lets them each go for a couple minutes. It is, from what I can tell a modern, madcap take on the Gong Show. Michael reviewed Boobie Trap a few weeks ago!

Scot himself is an amazing comedian and a tremendous host. If I were in LA tonight, I'd be there!

Boobie Trap runs every Wednesday at 8 p.m. at the historic Fais Do Do theater, 5257 W. Adams Blvd. Los Angeles CA 90016. There is an after party next door that sounds like a blast, as well. Read the rest

Scot Nery’s Boobie Trap is out of his mind

LA is chock full of beautiful theaters, but the one to be at on Wednesday nights is the famous Fais Do-Do Ballroom. It’s not because of the rich history that oozes from its architectural pores – it’s because that’s where Scot Nery will be. And when you go to his show, don’t be surprised if he greets you at the door and offers you a piece of cake. After all, you’re stepping into an entertaining party of his design.  

When the show begins, Scot explains the 3 rules that each of his performers must live by:

 

While on stage, anything goes but the act must not be longer than 4 minutes At the 3 minute mark, a yellow warning light will be triggered as a reminder to wrap things up If 4 minutes are exceeded, Scot will literally run onto the stage and boot the performer as the house band plays the Boobie Trap theme-song

 

Every show that Scot puts on is completely different from the last and his emceeing style is ridiculously energetic as he introduces the evening’s 14+ acts.

At times Scot may feel that the energy isn't quite up to his standards and he'll take matters into his own hands by tumbling, contorting his body, doing one-handed pushups and lovingly pelting the audience with heavily salted snack treats.

While on stage, he's like a big happy kid who’s doing exactly what he's always wanted to do and his show is as if the Little Rascal’s grew up, stayed together and became hilarious adults. Read the rest