Mort Sahl, June 2, 8pm
Since the late 50s, Mort Sahl has been both entertaining and enlightening audiences with his frank, free-association take on pertinent topics of the day. Sahl is a gunslinger and his weapon of choice – his trusty, omnipresent newspaper. Sahl’s words, observations and style have gone on to open up the minds of many. He has also championed the cause for countless free thinkers – some of these being comedy greats such as Woody Allen, George Carlin and Lenny Bruce.
McCabe’s Guitar Shop, 3101 Pico Blvd., 310.828.4497, mccabes.com, $22.50
Adam Carolla and Meghan Daum, June 1, 7:30pm
Adam Carolla is one of the funniest, no-nonsense talents working today. Some fine examples of his work include his classic pairing with Jimmy Kimmel on The Man Show, his longtime stint on Loveline, numerous talk show appearances and his rib-cracking work on Crank Yankers. Carolla will be accompanied by Los Angeles Times columnist Meghan Daum, as the two discuss everything under the sun, as well as anything that may have gotten under Carolla’s skin.
Skirball Center, 2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd., LA, 310.440.4500, skirball.org, free, reservations recommended