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L.A. Times

Electric Guest

Hosted by Comedian Natasha Leggero

8 p.m., Sunday, August 13
Theatre at Ace Hotel

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Hosted by Comedian Natasha Leggero

8 p.m., Sunday, August 13
Theatre at Ace Hotel

Get Tickets

‘L.A. Times’ is an indie rom-com for the 21st century.

—The Wrap

L.A. Times

Annette might be judgmental, critical, and a total perfectionist—but only of the most charming variety. When she suddenly perceives that her relationship with her boyfriend, Elliot, is inferior to all the happy coupledom she sees among her friends, she decides they need to break up. Launched into the LA dating scene, where film industry jobs, old school bars, and elitist consumerism are the norm, Annette begins to realize that maybe meeting some cool new guy isn’t going to lead her to personal fulfillment. When unsettling revelations about her friends and their “ideal” relationships surface, Annette is further forced to reexamine her theories.

In this aesthetically pleasing world created by writer/director/lead actor Michelle Morgan (whose short film K.I.T. played at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival), L.A. Times is a contemporary comedy of manners where West Coast meets Whit Stillman, and sweetness rules over cynicism. Morgan delights in language—witticisms and pithy observations roll off the tongues of her endearing characters who, despite their seemingly perfectly curated lives, manage to complicate things in the most human of ways.

Director: Michelle Morgan

Screenwriter: Michelle Morgan

Cast: Michelle Morgan, Dree Hemingway, Jorma Taccone, Kentucker Audley, Margarita Levieva, Adam Shapiro

Electric Guest is making a gigantic resurgence. … There’s nothing that’s going to be able to stop them.

Riff Magazine

Electric Guest

The LA-based duo Asa Taccone and Matthew Compton recently released their adventurous electronic R&B album Plural. Rolling Stone called their Mondo “a Beck-ian journey into L.A. slacker soul,” and they’ve been named an MTV Artist To Watch and NME Band Of The Week.

Natasha Leggero

Natasha Leggero is an accomplished actress, writer, and stand-up comedian who’s garnered attention across film, television, and the web. Her movie credits include Neighbors, Let’s Be Cops, and He’s Just Not That Into You, and she has appeared on series including Community, It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, Arrested Development, Key and Peele, and The Tonight Show, among many others.

Leggero walks a thin line between curmudgeon and comedian—and she usually does it in heels and evening gloves.

—A.V. Club