Tao Comedy Studio

Tao Comedy Studio Intersectional Feminist Comedy Space StandUp Comedy, Open Mics, Shows, Festival, and Studio Rental. A safe space for marginalized voices Follow us on Twitter @taocomedystudio @thebobbieoliver @chriswoodoliver @laughriotgrrrls
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Operating as usual

Tuesdays LGBT+ on the M.I.C. Allies welcome!  ZOOM Open Mic! Hosted by Kate R Canter! Tuesdays @8pm PT!  $5 for 5 minute...
11/03/2020

Tuesdays LGBT+ on the M.I.C. Allies welcome! ZOOM Open Mic! Hosted by Kate R Canter! Tuesdays @8pm PT! $5 for 5 minutes. PAY WHEN YOU SIGN UP OR YOU’LL BE REMOVED FROM LIST

Venmo: Bobbie-Oliver
OR
PayPal [email protected]

Signups https://slotted.co/zxodbt6g

After you sign up, EMAIL US for the Zoom link: [email protected]

Saturday! Watch live Los Angeles comedy FROM ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD! Tao Comedy Studio Presents: You Had to Be There! Sat...
11/02/2020

Saturday! Watch live Los Angeles comedy FROM ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD!

Tao Comedy Studio Presents: You Had to Be There! Saturday at 8pm PT on Zoom! 15 minute sets by killer comics! Just $5 per person/ $10 per household!

To watch Venmo: Bobbie-Oliver
OR
PayPal [email protected]

and then EMAIL us for Zoom link [email protected]

LA’s Longest Running Women Only Mic!! Laugh Riot Grrrl Women Only Mic! Mondays @8pm PT via Zoom! $5 for 5 minutes. PAY W...
11/01/2020

LA’s Longest Running Women Only Mic!! Laugh Riot Grrrl Women Only Mic! Mondays @8pm PT via Zoom! $5 for 5 minutes. PAY WHEN YOU SIGN UP OR YOU’LL BE REMOVED FROM LIST

Venmo: Bobbie-Oliver
OR
PayPal [email protected]

Signups https://slotted.co/tegaf5qg

After you sign up, email us for the Zoom link: [email protected]

No Comedy Class or Show today.Happy Halloween!!
10/31/2020

No Comedy Class or Show today.
Happy Halloween!!

Speakeasy Open Mic Fridays @8pm in Tao Back Lot! $5 = 5 minutes + drink. Comics Only. Masks required. Only 8 comics allo...
10/29/2020

Speakeasy Open Mic Fridays @8pm in Tao Back Lot! $5 = 5 minutes + drink. Comics Only. Masks required. Only 8 comics allowed in lot per hour. Enter through alley.

Venmo: Bobbie-Oliver
OR
PayPal [email protected]

PAY WHEN YOU SIGN UP OR YOU’LL BE REMOVED FROM LIST

Signups https://slotted.co/4rj7y681

No Zoom on Fridays

Thanks so much to everyone who donated their funny and their money so that we could make another donation to @dwcweb !!
10/28/2020

Thanks so much to everyone who donated their funny and their money so that we could make another donation to @dwcweb !!

Wednesday Speakeasy Mic @8pm in the Tao Back Lot! $5 = 5 minutes + drink. Comics Only. Masks required. Only 8 comics all...
10/28/2020

Wednesday Speakeasy Mic @8pm in the Tao Back Lot! $5 = 5 minutes + drink.

Comics Only. Masks required. Only 8 comics allowed in lot per hour. Enter through back alley between 1st & 2nd Street.

Venmo: Bobbie-Oliver
OR
PayPal [email protected]

Signups https://slotted.co/5k7sszou
*YOU MUST PAY WHEN YOU SIGN UP OR YOU WILL BE REMOVED FROM THE LIST.*

No Zoom on Wednesdays

LGBT+ on the M.I.C. Allies welcome!  ZOOM Open Mic! Hosted by Kate R Canter! Tuesdays @8pm PT!  $5 for 5 minutes. PAY WH...
10/27/2020

LGBT+ on the M.I.C. Allies welcome! ZOOM Open Mic! Hosted by Kate R Canter! Tuesdays @8pm PT! $5 for 5 minutes. PAY WHEN YOU SIGN UP OR YOU’LL BE REMOVED FROM LIST
Venmo: Bobbie-Oliver
OR
PayPal [email protected]
Signups https://slotted.co/2hj2heif
After you sign up, EMAIL US for the Zoom link: [email protected]

LA’s Longest Running Women Only Mic!! Laugh Riot Grrrl Women Only Mic! Mondays @8pm PT via Zoom! $5 for 5 minutes. PAY W...
10/26/2020

LA’s Longest Running Women Only Mic!! Laugh Riot Grrrl Women Only Mic! Mondays @8pm PT via Zoom! $5 for 5 minutes. PAY WHEN YOU SIGN UP OR YOU’LL BE REMOVED FROM LIST

Venmo: Bobbie-Oliver
OR
PayPal [email protected]

Signups https://slotted.co/jv2n83i4

After you sign up, email us for the Zoom link: [email protected]

Saturday! Watch live Los Angeles comedy FROM ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD! Tao Comedy Studio Presents: PUSSY RIOT! Saturday at ...
10/23/2020

Saturday! Watch live Los Angeles comedy FROM ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD!

Tao Comedy Studio Presents: PUSSY RIOT! Saturday at 8pm PT on Zoom! 15 minute sets by killer comics! Just $5 per person/ $10 per household! A portion of proceeds will be donated to Downtown Women's Center

To watch Venmo: Bobbie-Oliver
OR
PayPal [email protected]

and then EMAIL us for Zoom link [email protected]

10/23/2020
Speakeasy Open Mic Fridays @8pm in Tao Back Lot! $5 = 5 minutes + drink. Comics Only. Masks required. Only 8 comics allo...
10/22/2020

Speakeasy Open Mic Fridays @8pm in Tao Back Lot! $5 = 5 minutes + drink. Comics Only. Masks required. Only 8 comics allowed in lot per hour. Enter through alley.

Venmo: Bobbie-Oliver
OR
PayPal [email protected]

PAY WHEN YOU SIGN UP OR YOU’LL BE REMOVED FROM LIST

Signups https://slotted.co/f5yoy4c7

No Zoom on Fridays

Wednesday Speakeasy Mic @8pm in the Tao Back Lot! $5 = 5 minutes + drink. Comics Only. Masks required. Only 8 comics all...
10/21/2020

Wednesday Speakeasy Mic @8pm in the Tao Back Lot! $5 = 5 minutes + drink.

Comics Only. Masks required. Only 8 comics allowed in lot per hour. Enter through back alley between 1st & 2nd Street.

Venmo: Bobbie-Oliver
OR
PayPal [email protected]

Signups https://slotted.co/6h2c1dzu
*YOU MUST PAY WHEN YOU SIGN UP OR YOU WILL BE REMOVED FROM THE LIST.*

No Zoom on Wednesdays

LGBT+ on the M.I.C. Allies welcome!  ZOOM Open Mic! Hosted by Kate R Canter! Tuesdays @8pm PT!  $5 for 5 minutes. PAY WH...
10/20/2020

LGBT+ on the M.I.C. Allies welcome! ZOOM Open Mic! Hosted by Kate R Canter! Tuesdays @8pm PT! $5 for 5 minutes. PAY WHEN YOU SIGN UP OR YOU’LL BE REMOVED FROM LIST
Venmo: Bobbie-Oliver
OR
PayPal [email protected]
Signups https://slotted.co/9iyecjiu
After you sign up, EMAIL US for the Zoom link: [email protected]

Saturday! Watch live Los Angeles comedy FROM ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD! Tao Comedy Studio Presents: PUSSY RIOT! Saturday at ...
10/19/2020

Saturday! Watch live Los Angeles comedy FROM ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD!

Tao Comedy Studio Presents: PUSSY RIOT! Saturday at 8pm PT on Zoom! 15 minute sets by killer comics! Just $5 per person/ $10 per household! A portion of proceeds will be donated to Downtown Women's Center

To watch Venmo: Bobbie-Oliver
OR
PayPal [email protected]

and then EMAIL us for Zoom link [email protected]

LA’s Longest Running Women Only Mic!! Laugh Riot Grrrl Women Only Mic! Mondays @8pm PT via Zoom! $5 for 5 minutes. PAY W...
10/19/2020

LA’s Longest Running Women Only Mic!! Laugh Riot Grrrl Women Only Mic! Mondays @8pm PT via Zoom! $5 for 5 minutes. PAY WHEN YOU SIGN UP OR YOU’LL BE REMOVED FROM LIST

Venmo: Bobbie-Oliver
OR
PayPal [email protected]

Signups https://slotted.co/ii35dr7d

After you sign up, email us for the Zoom link: [email protected]

‪SUNDAY! Our next ‬Depression/Mental Illness Support Group for Comedians meeting is Sunday , October 18th at 7pm Pacific...
10/18/2020

‪SUNDAY! Our next ‬Depression/Mental Illness Support Group for Comedians meeting is Sunday , October 18th at 7pm Pacific via Zoom.

Email us for the Zoom link at [email protected]
Please join us if you are a comedian that needs support. ❤️

Saturday! Watch live Los Angeles comedy FROM ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD! Tao Comedy Studio Presents: You Had to Be There! Sat...
10/16/2020

Saturday! Watch live Los Angeles comedy FROM ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD!

Tao Comedy Studio Presents: You Had to Be There! Saturday at 8pm PT on Zoom! 15 minute sets by killer comics! Just $5 per person/ $10 per household!

To watch Venmo: Bobbie-Oliver
OR
PayPal [email protected]

and then EMAIL us for Zoom link [email protected]

Note new time: Speakeasy Open Mic Fridays @8pm in Tao Back Lot! $5 = 5 minutes + drink. Comics Only. Masks required. Onl...
10/16/2020

Note new time: Speakeasy Open Mic Fridays @8pm in Tao Back Lot! $5 = 5 minutes + drink. Comics Only. Masks required. Only 8 comics allowed in lot per hour. Enter through alley.

Venmo: Bobbie-Oliver
OR
PayPal [email protected]

PAY WHEN YOU SIGN UP OR YOU’LL BE REMOVED FROM LIST
Signups https://slotted.co/duy2yjie

No Zoom on Fridays

‪Our next ‬Depression/Mental Illness Support Group for Comedians meeting is Sunday , October 18th at 7pm Pacific via Zoo...
10/14/2020

‪Our next ‬Depression/Mental Illness Support Group for Comedians meeting is Sunday , October 18th at 7pm Pacific via Zoom.

Email us for the Zoom link at [email protected]
Please join us if you are a comedian that needs support. ❤️

Wednesday Speakeasy Mic @8pm in the Tao Back Lot! $5 = 5 minutes + drink. Comics Only. Masks required. Only 8 comics all...
10/14/2020

Wednesday Speakeasy Mic @8pm in the Tao Back Lot! $5 = 5 minutes + drink.

Comics Only. Masks required. Only 8 comics allowed in lot per hour. Enter through back alley between 1st & 2nd Street.

Venmo: Bobbie-Oliver
OR
PayPal [email protected]

Signups https://slotted.co/o38trw7h

*YOU MUST PAY WHEN YOU SIGN UP OR YOU WILL BE REMOVED FROM THE LIST.*

No Zoom on Wednesdays

Tuesdays LGBT+ on the M.I.C. Allies welcome!  ZOOM Open Mic! Hosted by Kate R Canter! Tuesdays @8pm PT!  $5 for 5 minute...
10/13/2020

Tuesdays LGBT+ on the M.I.C. Allies welcome! ZOOM Open Mic! Hosted by Kate R Canter! Tuesdays @8pm PT! $5 for 5 minutes. PAY WHEN YOU SIGN UP OR YOU’LL BE REMOVED FROM LIST

Venmo: Bobbie-Oliver
OR
PayPal [email protected]

Signups https://slotted.co/nn6spyve

After you sign up, EMAIL US for the Zoom link: [email protected]

Saturday! Watch live Los Angeles comedy FROM ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD! Tao Comedy Studio Presents: You Had to Be There! Sat...
10/12/2020

Saturday! Watch live Los Angeles comedy FROM ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD!

Tao Comedy Studio Presents: You Had to Be There! Saturday at 8pm PT on Zoom! 15 minute sets by killer comics! Just $5 per person/ $10 per household!

To watch Venmo: Bobbie-Oliver
OR
PayPal [email protected]

and then EMAIL us for Zoom link [email protected]

LA’s Longest Running Women Only Mic!! Laugh Riot Grrrl Women Only Mic! Mondays @8pm PT via Zoom! $5 for 5 minutes. PAY W...
10/12/2020

LA’s Longest Running Women Only Mic!! Laugh Riot Grrrl Women Only Mic! Mondays @8pm PT via Zoom! $5 for 5 minutes. PAY WHEN YOU SIGN UP OR YOU’LL BE REMOVED FROM LIST

Venmo: Bobbie-Oliver
OR
PayPal [email protected]

Signups https://slotted.co/zhxsr8n7

After you sign up, email us for the Zoom link: [email protected]

10/11/2020

No Sunday mic this week due to our TELETHON! Noon- Midnight Pacific!
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Saturday! Watch live Los Angeles comedy FROM ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD! Tao Comedy Studio Presents: You Had to Be There! Sat...
10/09/2020

Saturday! Watch live Los Angeles comedy FROM ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD!
Tao Comedy Studio Presents: You Had to Be There! Saturday at 8pm PT on Zoom! 15 minute sets by killer comics! Just $5 per person/ $10 per household!
To watch Venmo: Bobbie-Oliver
OR
PayPal [email protected]
and then EMAIL us for Zoom link [email protected]

New Friday Outdoor Mic @7:30 pm, 8:30 and 9:30pm in the Tao Back Lot! $5 = 5 minutes + drink. *YOU MUST PAY WHEN YOU SIG...
10/09/2020

New Friday Outdoor Mic @7:30 pm, 8:30 and 9:30pm in the Tao Back Lot! $5 = 5 minutes + drink.
*YOU MUST PAY WHEN YOU SIGN UP OR YOU WILL BE REMOVED FROM THE LIST.* Comics Only. Masks required. Only 9 comics allowed in lot per hour. Enter through back alley between 1st & 2nd Street.
Venmo: Bobbie-Oliver
OR
PayPal [email protected]
Signups https://slotted.co/pefmxkkg

Be one of the cool kids! We’re selling Tao Comedy Studio masks to raise money for Tao. Each mask is $10.‬ Don’t miss you...
10/08/2020

Be one of the cool kids! We’re selling Tao Comedy Studio masks to raise money for Tao. Each mask is $10.‬ Don’t miss your chance to get one or two!

‪Venmo: Bobbie-Oliver ‬
‪OR ‬
‪PayPal [email protected]

‪You can pick them up at Tao or it’s $4 postage for one mask. $5 postage for 2 masks. If you buy two masks, we’ll throw in the best pen you’ve ever written with. Be safe and stylish while helping a good cause!!! ‬

‪EMAIL us your address [email protected]

EDIT: ‪You are only allowed to sign up for one spot per night. ‬ NEW!! Wednesday Speakeasy Mic @8pm and 9pm in the Tao B...
10/07/2020

EDIT: ‪You are only allowed to sign up for one spot per night. ‬

NEW!! Wednesday Speakeasy Mic @8pm and 9pm in the Tao Back Lot! $5 = 5 minutes + drink.
Comics Only. Masks required. Only 8 comics allowed in lot per hour. Enter through back alley between 1st & 2nd Street.

Venmo: Bobbie-Oliver
OR
PayPal [email protected]
Signups https://slotted.co/9dj3gjct

*YOU MUST PAY WHEN YOU SIGN UP OR YOU WILL BE REMOVED FROM THE LIST.*
No Zoom on Wednesdays

LGBT+ on the M.I.C. Allies welcome!  ZOOM Open Mic! Hosted by Kate R Canter! Tuesdays @8pm PT!  $5 for 5 minutes. PAY WH...
10/06/2020

LGBT+ on the M.I.C. Allies welcome! ZOOM Open Mic! Hosted by Kate R Canter! Tuesdays @8pm PT! $5 for 5 minutes. PAY WHEN YOU SIGN UP OR YOU’LL BE REMOVED FROM LIST

Venmo: Bobbie-Oliver
OR
PayPal [email protected]

Signups https://slotted.co/m0wl1df0
After you sign up, EMAIL US for the Zoom link: [email protected]

It’s a Tao-a-thon! Please join 100 comedians from around the world in a 12 HOUR TELETHON to save Tao Comedy Studio: ‪Sun...
10/05/2020

It’s a Tao-a-thon! Please join 100 comedians from around the world in a 12 HOUR TELETHON to save Tao Comedy Studio: ‪Sunday, October 11 @ NOON-MIDNIGHT PACIFIC‬!!
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Tao is a staple of the Los Angeles comedy community and has been closed for 6 months due to the quarantine-but still has to pay rent! Tao won LA Weekly’s Best of LA and Open Mic Reviews Best Place to Do Your First Set! www.TaoComedyStudio.com
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Watch any or all of the 12 hours of comedy for a minimum donation of $10!! Donate more for cool Tao Comedy Studio merchandise!* It’s a Laugh and a half!! Critics say, “It’s virtually hilarious!”
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3 ways to donate:
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Venmo: Bobbie-Oliver
Or
PayPal: [email protected]
Or
CashApp: $BobbieOliverTao
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Then email for the Zoom link: [email protected]
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*Donation tiers for cool Tao merch
$25 gets you a choice of two: Tao Comedy Studio “Church” Fan, our killer Pen or a Tao Sticker!
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$50 gets you a choice of a Tao t-shirt OR Bobbie Oliver’s book The Tao of Comedy: Embrace the Pause PLUS a killer Tao pen!
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$100 gets you a Tao t-shirt AND Bobbie Oliver’s book The Tao of Comedy PLUS a Tao pen AND a Tao face mask!
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$200 gets you a Tao t-shirt AND Bobbie Oliver’s book The Tao of Comedy AND a Tao pen AND a Tao church fan AND a sticker AND a Tao face mask!
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$500 gets you a PRIVATE SESSION with Bobbie AND a Tao t-shirt AND Bobbie Oliver’s book The Tao of Comedy AND a Tao pen AND a Tao church fan AND a sticker AND a Tao face mask!
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$750 gets you an 8-week COMEDY CLASS at Tao (on Zoom or in person) AND a Tao t-shirt AND Bobbie Oliver’s book The Tao of Comedy AND a Tao pen AND a Tao church fan AND a sticker AND a Tao face mask!
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$1,000 gets you an 8-week COMEDY CLASS at Tao (on Zoom or in person) AND a PRIVATE SESSION AND a Tao t-shirt AND Bobbie Oliver’s book The Tao of Comedy AND a Tao pen AND a Tao church fan AND a sticker AND a Tao face mask AND a hand-job (jk)!

Saturday! Watch live Los Angeles comedy FROM ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD! Tao Comedy Studio Presents: You Had to Be There! Sat...
10/05/2020

Saturday! Watch live Los Angeles comedy FROM ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD!
Tao Comedy Studio Presents: You Had to Be There! Saturday at 8pm PT on Zoom! 15 minute sets by killer comics! Just $5 per person/ $10 per household!

To watch Venmo: Bobbie-Oliver
OR
PayPal [email protected]

and then EMAIL us for Zoom link [email protected]

Address

131 S Western Ave
Los Angeles, CA
90004

Opening Hours

Monday 19:30 - 22:00
Tuesday 19:30 - 22:00
Wednesday 19:30 - 22:00
Thursday 19:00 - 22:00
Friday 19:30 - 22:00
Saturday 19:30 - 22:00
Sunday 13:00 - 18:30

Telephone

(323) 552-6929

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I’m looking for new (mostly female) comics I haven’t booked before, but also ones I have booked. I am one of Bobbie Oliver s comedy babies. Who wants to do a #CannabisLoving comedy show where the theme is RELATIONSHIPS AND DATING!? 😉🥰😀💕🌱
To the cast of Crazy Woke Asians 5/20, Tao Comedy Studio and So Cal Asian Artists Ensemble: Great job with last night's Crazy Woke Asians 5/20 show guys. I'd never been to an Asian comedy show where all the stand up comics as well as the improv comedians are this funny. Way to go! With that said, I almost walked out of that show because I find some of the jokes from the stand up comics unnecessarily homophobic and distasteful, especially when the male host screamed out "No Homo," to one of the comics. Now, as a gay Asian man I was offended, humiliated and shamed. FYI...saying "No Homo," is akin to saying "That's so gay," and the implication is that there is something wrong with being gay. There were at least two gay men sitting in the audience at your show last night. I was thinking to myself, "Wow, I just paid $20 of my hard-earned money to come support my fellow Asian actors and artists only to be clubbed over the head with homophobic slurs." Don't get me wrong, you can and should make gay jokes and there were several comics who made gay jokes that were funny that was not degrading to gay people so for future reference (if you want gay audience members to come support Asian comedy shows), please be mindful and run your jokes through one of your gay friends, and, if you don't have any gay friends that might be the problem. With that said, I'm so glad that I pushed through and stayed until the end because I would've missed Jason's phenomenal performance as well as an altogether well rounded show. But it was incredibly distracting as I was troubled with said slurs and it diminishes my ability to be present and enjoy the show. Plus, I was there to see someone specifically and I didn't want to leave without seeing someone whom I support shine on that stage and as far as I'm concerned you all shined last night and I'm very proud of you. Ok, I'm getting off my soapbox now. Please know, I'm not posting this to debate but I see this as a teachable moment. Saying anti-gay slurs is not very woke. To a gay audience member, it’s in the same territory as sitting in the audience at a movie theater, play or musical when there is an anti-Asian joke being said on screen/stage except it’s worst because the performer saying you’re wrong (anti-gay slur) is worst than them saying you’re less than (anti-Asian slur).
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