Sunset Space

Big news: we are no longer recording new episodes of Unsafe Space.

On the bright side, I (Toby Muresianu) will be starting a new show. It will have some of the best elements of Unsafe Space: Stand-up on big issues, discussion with experts, and your questions. However, we’re taking it to the next level and streamed it on – and taking questions from – the internet, so even you folks who live far away from our venues can join in on the fun.

It’s called Up Close & Political  and will be a monthly live show at the Hollywood Improv Comedy Club and streamed on our facebook page (and possibly other places – follow the show on twitter for updates).

There will also be an in-studio live stream with comics and experts getting into the biggest issues of the week with viewers. A once a month show isn’t enough time to cover a news cycle that somehow seems to span 36 hours a day, and I’m excited to get more funny and interesting people on the show.

However, it is a little sad to leave Unsafe Space behind. A huge thank you to everyone who attended, listened to, performed on, or (praise be upon you and may the angels sing your name) rated the show on iTunes.

Here’s to ends and new beginnings. Thanks and hope all your ideas remain unsafe.

Line up announced for Unsafe Space: Trade War!

We’re thrilled to announce a fantastic panel for our upcoming show on the possibility of a Trade War!

Comedians:

Experts:

  • Ben Peck (director of the Center for Transnational Law and Business at the USC Gould School of Law).
  • Ian Henderson (director of outreach for Millenial Review, writer for the Shield Society).
  • Jon Aronson (Professor of Communications and International Relations at USC, author of Digital DNA: Disruption and the Challenges for Global Governance).

Hosted by Toby Muresianu and Faith Choyce!

The show will be April 2nd at 7:30pm at the Hollywood Improv. Get your tickets now!

Unsafe Space: Capitalism at the Hollywood Improv November 6th!

We’re freely discuss the free market, and questions like:

* How much socialism is too much?

* Is capitalism unfair or are people unfair to it?

* Is paying $5 for a ticket to this show a fair trade? (Yes).

Featuring a generous supply of comedians back by popular demand:

* Helen Hong, seen on Last Call with Carson Daly and Starz’s Blunt Talk!

* Mitch Burrow, of Bob & Tom Radio and Laughs on Fox!

And two experts to keep us honest:

* Elham Saeidinezhad, Economist of the Milken Institute!

* Kevan Harris, Assistant Sociology professor at UCLA and author of “A Social Revolution: Politics and the Welfare State in Iran”!

Hosted by Toby Muresianu and guest host Sameer Suri!

Unsafe Space: Climate Change on September 25th in LA!

We’re returning to Hollywood on the back of hurricane-force winds to answer pressing questions on climate change!

Is global warming happening? Or it the political atmosphere just getting more heated?

Should we change our behavior, or just make margaritas?

Can we agree on a climate agreement?

We have a Category 5 lineup, including:

Jon Christensen of the UCLA Institute of the Environment and Sustainability and author of ‘Bending the Curve’: Can We Flat-Line Global Warming by 2050?

Dr. Willie Soon of the Harvard-Smithsonian Astrophysics Center and author of Climate Change Reconsidered II!

Lori Weiss, comedian who has worked for both E! and the EPA!

Bryan Dey, comedian who’s performed at the Laugh Factory, Comedy Store, and comedy clubs all over the country!

Tickets are just $5 with no drink minimum, so reserve now!

Unsafe Space: North Korea in NYC on August 27th!

So we might be blown up by nuclear weapons – or will we?

It’s the hot gossip everyone’s talking about these days.

We’re returning to the city that never sleeps (especially under nuclear threat) with a special matinee show you can fit comfortably between brunch-drinking and night drinking: 3-5pm at the Kraine Theater in the Lower East Side.

Best of all, it’s free! Make your reservations here.

Next show on Surveillance June 19th at the Hollywood Improv Lab!

We’re back in LA to talk about a topic that’s always hush hush – surveillance!

* Do intelligence agencies conduct too much domestic surveillance – and do we need to keep an eye on them?

* Why are they leaking – and is it spy vs. spy?

* Do they keep us safe – or is that just what they want you to think, man?

Featuring a fantastic cast who’s willing to wind up on a watch list:

* Professor James Harrigan, former dean of the American University of Iraq-Sulaimani who’s written for the Wall Street Journal, U.S. News and World Report, and more.

* Comedian and former NSA employee Bryan Vokey!

* Comedian Sammy Obeid – seen on Conan, America’s Got Talent and more!

Tickets are just $5 online, so get yours today!

Unsafe Space: Russia hits the Hollywood Improv April 14th!

We’re back to cover arguably the world’s largest Unsafe Space — Russia!

Are they up to no good? Or just misunderstood?
Is the Cold War heating up again?
Are they the boogeyman, or are we just treating them like one?

We get down to business at the Hollywood Improv Comedy Club Lab with a panel of comedians and experts who may or may not be Russian agents.

Kira Soltanovich (former Tonight Show correspondent, Showtime special)

Peter Savodnik, founder of Stateless Media, who’s written for the
Washington Post, Time, and the New Yorker.

Sofiya Alexandra (Comedy Central’s This is Not Happening, one of
Playboy’s 50 Funniest Women On Twitter)

Benjamin Graham, USC professor of international relations and co-founder of their Security and Political Economy lab!

Tickets are just $5 with no drink minimum (as un-Russian as that is). Get yours now!

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