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Morning Debriefing 12/5/11

1) 12/16/61, an unreleased recording of Bill Hicks performing when he was 21 will be released next week. [via Laugh Button]

2) Solid holiday comedy nerd gift guide from HuffPo Comedy.

3) The Midnight Show’s version of the Muppets. In short, awesome.

4) Danger 5, the retro alternative WWII comedy action web series, came out with its 2nd and 3rd parts. Watch and wonder why this isn’t on Adult Swim.

5) Fake Criterions wants to know what you would design for the Criterion cover of Manos: The Hands of Fate. There’s a good reason for this…

6) In other Muppets news, Fox News has found a conspiracy in showing the film to children. Whether or not that’s a big surprise would be the real surprise I guess?

7) ON THE HORIZON
The 2011 Channel 101 Channy Awards @ Downtown Independent Theater Sat. Dec. 10th 8PM
The 3rd Annual Doorknockers Christmas Pageant @ Steve Allen Theater
Thurs. Dec. 15th 8PM $10

8) COMEDY CRAWL
P.O.V. @ Groundlings 8PM $10
The Mixer @ Hollywood Improv Lab 8PM $5
Telethon @ Nerdist Theater 8PM $10
What’s Up Tiger Lily? @ Hollywood Studio Bar & Grill 8PM FREE
Brunch @ The Park Restaurant 9PM FREE
Keep It Clean @ 1739 Public House 10PM FREE
Crash Test @ UCB Theatre 11PM $5 

9) OPEN MIC RUN
SAL’S COMEDY HOLE 7356 Melrose Ave., Hollywood, CA/Starts 6PM/$4 min./first come, first served
CLUB 705 705 Pier Ave., Hermosa Beach, CA/Starts 7PM-ish/no purchase necessary/first come, first served
RED ROCK 8782 W. Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood, CA/Starts 7PM/$5 min./multiple sets allowed/first come, first served
PALACE RESTAURANT 2112 Hillhurst Ave., Los Angeles, CA (Los Feliz)/Sign-up 7:30PM/Starts 8PM/lottery
RAINBOW BAR & GRILL 9015 W. Sunset Blvd., Hollywood, CA/Sign-up before 8PM/Starts 8:30PM/$2 cover/mixed mic
TRIBAL CAFE 1651 W. Temple St., Los Angeles, CA/Starts 8PM/no purchase necessary/first come, first served
JAKE’S 38 W. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena, CA/Starts 8PM/Sign-up is lottery/no purchase necessary
MARTY’S/THE OPEN MIC 7351 W. Sunset Blvd., Hollywood, CA (walk up Martel past Big Mama’s and Papa’s)/5PM to 11PM/$5 min./multiple sets allowed/bottled water and coffee provided    

10) May the best sketch about the conference regarding picking Madonna to perform at the Super Bowl Halftime Show win…

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