The Warehouse restaurant in Marina del Rey celebrates its 45th anniversary this month, and now Comics on the Spot — the weekly comedy showcase held there every Monday night — turns five this week.
Helping comic emcees L.G. Ross and Vicky Nissen celebrate: headliner Jay London.
“You might recognize me, I’m the fourth guy from the left on the evolutionary chart,” cracks stand-up comic London, a Bronx-born former boxer and cab driver with a hairdo and complexion that might get him mistaken for a member of the rock group KISS.
A contestant on “Last Comic Standing” in 2004, London is not the only familiar name to appear with Comics on the Spot. Others have included “Last Comic Standing” 2008 finalist and self-described “Asian Sarah Silverman” Ester Ku, a cast member on MTV shows “Wild ‘N Out” and “Girl Code”; Samba Schutte, the winner of 2011’s March Comedy Madness who describes himself on the Jon Lovitz Comedy Club website as “born and raised in Africa (and survived); and Westsider Barry Weisenberg, the Jeff Jena-trained, 2006 Las Vegas Comedy Festival winner who famously posed the comedic question, “Is it normal for a condom shop to have a blowout sale?”
But don’t worry: Comics on the Spot doesn’t let things get too raunchy. Ross, a pro working the comedy circuit for a decade now, promises to keep the proceedings relatively clean.
“Comics on the Spot” begins at 7 p.m. Mondays with an open mic before pros take the stage at 7:45 p.m. at The Warehouse, 4499 Admiralty Way, Marina del Rey. $10. Call (310) 823-5451 or visit mdrwarehouse.com. — Michael Aushenker